No, I am not sick.....or in quarantine. Idaho is not under lockdown, but we are encouraged to not go anywhere....which is fine by me! So I am just calling this my "quarantine" project since, like many of you, I am (rather cheerfully) staying home (and crafting...a little bit) during this virus thing.
Some weeks ago while shopping at a thrift store, I picked up a big box of 106 pretty Serenity Prayer stationery notes and matching envelopes in a lovely blue "parchment" finish. The notes are quarter-folded of paper weight stock.I like the Serenity prayer, but sure didn't need 106 of them! And I actually picked up the box for just the envelopes alone. The thrift store price was unbelievably low...only 80 cents!!!
Well, I couldn't just toss out the notes, and I wanted some of the paper for making liners for my own cards. So I die-cut scalloped and straight-edged rectangles right through the 4 layers of each card to remake them into cards to give away.
That way I ended up with the decorated panels for card fronts plus liners for the inside of the notes and extras to use for myself.
I had some decades-old navy cardstock that a friend had given me....way back when the kids were young. I still had a pile of it and I knew it would be just right for these notecards.
So I went to work putting fronts and liners on the navy cardstock, and paired them with plain white envelopes...keeping the pretty blue ones for myself! :)
I bundled up sets of 6 notes, 3 plain edge and 3 scalloped edge, with envelopes into sandwich bags.
By the time I was finished, I had over 100 pretty envelopes plus 200 liners to keep for myself.....and a box of simple but attractive notecard sets to give away. I will leave these at our tiny church for people to pick up if they wish (no church meetings until at least Palm Sunday for us) and donate any that are leftover elsewhere.
The Serenity Prayer is an encouraging one to remember during these trying times:
God, grant me the serenity
The above is only a portion of the prayer. You can read the rest of it HERE.
I hope you liked my quarantine project. It was a way to use the parts of this thrift store find that I didn't want....and a way to hopefully share peace and hope with others. I'd love to read about things you have been doing to spread joy and peace to those around you during this time.
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Stay healthy and safe!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this project in the following challenges:
1. Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge
2. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #432-433 - AG
3. DL.ART March Linky Party - AG
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG
5. CARDZ-TV Challenge #110 - AG
6. The Creative Crafters Challenge #26 - AG
WOW....Have I not posted ANYTHING in March????? I had no idea. Sorry for the long time between posts. (I've encountered some speed bumps lately, including a dental emergency that required travel out of state to take care of.....UGH!! I think the tooth is all good now, though, so it was worth it!) With everything going on here and in the world, my crafting mojo has taken a nosedive. So I am sharing a very simple card that has been in my drafts file for a little while. Maybe this will jumpstart me to get going on something.
I love patterned paper pads, but find that I often am left with some very large patterns that don't get used right away. So I am trying to get some of those out and use them as backgrounds with a simple stamped sentiment. I love the serene colors of this piece that I teamed up with a comforting scripture. I made this specifically as a sympathy card, but I think the verse is appropriate for everything our world is facing right now. I used scraps for the sentiment panel and matting. Yay!
Supplies used include:
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you and yours are faring well during this unusual time. At least we crafters know how to entertain ourselves at home! (I, for one, am in no danger of running low on crafting supplies. What about you? lol...) Take care, stay healthy, and craft on!!!
Dare 2B Artzy - Prayers 4 You stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (retired)
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set
Versafine ink in Vintage Sepia
Distress ink in Walnut Stain for edges
Scraps from stash for sentiment panel and mat
DCWV patterned paper background
JanisThank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #373 - Use Snippets
2. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #430-#431 - AG
3. Crafty Hazelnut's March Patterned Paper Challenge
4. CARDZ-TV Challenge #110 - AG
5. DL.ART March Linky Party - AG
6. The Creative Crafters Challenge #26 - AG
7. Dare2BArtzy March Challenge - AG