Saturday, February 6, 2016

These are Going in the Mail

It is not too often that I mail out cards I make myself, but the cards in this post are actually going to be mailed. I created a set of three cards like the above for the Lasting Hearts Card Drive. This drive speaks dearly to my heart, and I just wanted to help some families out.

I used the MISTI for these, stamping a white card panel with some florals and a sentiment from Avery Elle's Laurels Stamp Set.

Opting out of the two/three step stamping, I added some white dots on the solid portions of the light pink florals, having been inspired by Kathy's tip in her Day 6 Video for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I finished the card with a strip of May Arts Black Adhesive Scallop Trim.

With the remaining white panel (smaller in size) and the same supplies, I made a card to give to a friend, just because, inspired by the AEIHeartYou Challenge #33: Friendship. I bordered the panel with strips of washi tape.

This next card was created to send to the Cox Family, you can read about their story here. I was inspired to pull out most things sparkly for the A Blog Named Hero's Challenge: A Bit of Sparkle.

I clear embossed some florals from a retired Hero Art's set called So Sorry onto a cream cardstock panel. Then I added a sentiment and some gold foiled patterned paper. I adhered a cardboard butterfly to some glittery vanilla paper and wrapped the panel with May Arts Gold String.

I know this was a super long post...if you haven't already, please consider making some cards for these two great causes!


  1. These are all so pretty Karen! Love the sweet pink flowers!

  2. These are lovely, Karen, and just right for the card drive!

  3. awesome...look at all of your wonderful pretty mail!

  4. Beautiful...these are sure to be loved!

  5. So many gorgeous cards and all for such special people and causes :) You are so kind and thoughtful in addition to being an amazing artist!!! Hugs to you!

  6. Karen these are such beautiful and thoughtful cards!

  7. love the gold and glittered butterfly card!

  8. These are all so lovely- what a giving heart you have! I'm excited to hear more of your thoughts on the MISTI.... I think I might really enjoy one!

  9. So beautiful; love the sparkle on your butterfly card.

    The lasting hearts cards are delicate and so heartfelt!!

    Thank you for joining us at A Blog Named Hero!! Michele, DT