crafts, daily life

A Productive Day

I worked on some children’s greeting cards today to send to Card Care Connection. They are an organization that gives cards to adults and children who are facing cancer and they take donations of homemade cards to give out to cancer patients. This will be my second package to them. You can read more information and how to donate at their website.

I first read about sending cards to hospitals and patients from the blog, Jess Crafts, where I learned to make cards using a 6×6 paper pad. I enjoy watching her videos and reading her posts because she is very easy to understand and very encouraging. These cards were made using the Dino Friends kit from Echo Park.

Dinosaur Cards

crafts, faith life, prayer, snail mail

Bible Journaling

I like the idea of Bible journaling…only not in my Bible.  I do write in my Bible (it’s a wide margin) and underline but I don’t want to do art work in it.  For the longest time I’ve kept a commonplace book; basically just a place to write down quotes that I have come across and want to keep.  Last year I started a prayer journal.  This isn’t a journal of prayer and praises (I have another for that) but a journal of quotes, Scripture, articles, etc., all having to do with prayer.

I am new to the world of mixed media but I thought my prayer journal would be the perfect place to try it.

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I also tried my hand at mail art.  I’ve done some before but mainly I use washi or just create an envelope out of scrapbook paper or old calendars.  Here’s a recent creation:

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I had fun putting it together.  The images are from an old calendar and then I used some stamps that I had.  I like the way it turned out!

And finally a birthday card and envelope that is heading out today:

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crafts, snail mail

Envelopes!

My friend, Pam, over at Lost Art, has some cute pictures of envelopes she made.  I was inspired a few years ago to make my own and have really enjoyed it.  I use scrapbook paper (if using regular and not two-sided, then you’ll need to make a liner), and old calendars.  I use envelope templates that I purchased from Paper Source.  Although there are free ones available online, I like these plastic ones.  They have faired well through many, many uses.

Here’s some that I’ve made.  I hope you will try this easy craft.  It’s a nice way to brighten someone’s day when they receive this in their mailbox!

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handmade envelopes