Friday, January 22

Cards for Card Ministry (CAS(E) this Sketch #156

One of the perks of doing the challenges are the cards that I have designed can be donated to the card ministry at my friends' church.
Once a month a bunch of us stampers meet at our friends' church. We don't always work on cards just for the ministry, however if you want to participate our friend asks us to donate 10 cards per month.
The cards are sold in her church to pay for the postage for the shut-in cards to be sent out. Some of our "extra" cards are used for the shut-ins. Some of us just make extra simple cards for the shut-ins above our ten.

This challenge has no prizes associated with it. 
Sometimes the prize is being able to use the sketch to get your creative juices flowing.
Sometimes, as in my case, it's a great way to make extra cards for the ministry.

My friend had said that we were running out of sympathy and get well. 
Here are 2 of my donations for February!

 The first is a sympathy card. I used a piece of patterned paper from Echo Park Paper Company. These lovely birch trees gave me the idea to pull out my Tim Holtz birch tree die.
The ink is Hickory Smoke Distress. A soft look for my submission.

 After finishing the sympathy card I turned the birch paper over and found these cute cardinals. Using the sketch I decided to make the get well card using my text from Taylored Expressions and the die cut from Paper Smooches.
 Just love these companies!
Using the paper as a guide I found cards stocks to match and to make the snow dots I used my embossing folder from Cricut Cuttlebug.

I love thinking that cards I have made find their way to someone, somewhere who can enjoy them.
You might try to find a card ministry in your area, or find some shut-ins or elderly that would love getting a handcrafted card once in a while!



Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love the first one -- it's fabulous! Great take on the sketch!

Michelle said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Celeste Goff said...

Two fabulous cards! Love the silvery finish you added to the birch trees on the first card!