{Card Making} Thinking of You

Card Making Thinking of You

Last Saturday morning I spent a good portion of my morning making cards for friends and family. My whole goal was to make this card. You see, a former colleague of mine (a past of VP)–one that I’ve always admired and respected is battling cancer. Hospice has been called in and to be honest I don’t think it is looking good for her. I wanted to send her a card to let her know I was thinking of her and how much I’ve always admired and respected her as a boss. I’ve been with my current cooperation for 7 years now. This women who is battling cancer hired me into a position that I had very little experience with almost 5 years ago to the date. She took a chance on me. She believed in me. She also attended our wedding 4 years ago, and every year on the date sends me a private Facebook message to wish us a happy anniversary. Of course she also sends me messages for birthdays and holidays. So I only felt it was right to send her a card and express my deepest gratitude towards her. Please send positive vibes her way and keep her in your prayers.

Now, lets make this gorgeous layered card.

Supplies:

(1) 5.5 in x 4.25in card

DCWV Summer Dreams

Recycled Cardstock

Fiskars Corner Punch

Scissors

Thinking of You Stamp

Xyron 2.5 inch create-a-sticker

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Purple Cows 9 Blade Trim It

Sewing Machine

Coordinating Thread

Seam ripper

Card Making Thinking of You

First up, I cut a piece of card stock to fit the card.

Card Making Thinking of You

I used my Fiskars corner punch to add decorative detail to the corners.

Card Making Thinking of You

Then using a cordinating thread I sewed a leaf pattern around the cardstock/card. This is how I adhered the card to the cardstock.

Card Making Thinking of You

I just love the details!

Card Making Thinking of You

Next up, time to measure out the next layer of paper.

Card Making Thinking of You

Trim it to the size you need.

Card Making Thinking of You

Run a coordinating solid light blue piece of cardstock through the Xyron machine.

Card Making Thinking of You

Adhere it to the polka dot card stock.

Card Making Thinking of You

Cut it to the exact size you need.

Card Making Thinking of You

Time to stamp! Place the stamp on the stamp pad and get the stamp moist with ink.

Card Making Thinking of You

Carefully, place the stamp on the recycled card stock.

Card Making Thinking of You

Next up, trim the recycled stamped cardstock. I made the mistake of doing this while the stamped paper was still damp and it smeared in certain areas. Make sure you let the paper dry completely.

Card Making Thinking of You

Place the trimmed card stock on top of the layered paper to make sure the size will work.

Card Making Thinking of You

Next up, I added a few stitches to the bottom and top of the layered pieces of card stocks.

Card Making Thinking of You

This is what it looked like.

Card Making Thinking of You

I added the 3-D Foam squares to the back of the laired pieces of card stock.

Card Making Thinking of You

Place it on the front of the card.

Card Making Thinking of You

Then I grabbed some scrapped polka dot paper and cut out 2 strips to place in the inside of the card.

Card Making Thinking of You

Ran it through the xyron machine.

Card Making Thinking of You

Place it in the inside of the card and trimmed it with scissors.

Card Making Thinking of You

I love how this card turned out. Very elegant and perfect for my friend.

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