Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cards are a gift of "Thyme!"



Tomorrow evening, my husband, Mark, will be attending a Men's Retreat at the church he helped to build last fall. (Anyone remember the 350 cards I cranked out for the building help?) This time there wasn't as large a project, but I volunteered to make a set of cards for the baksets of 2 of the pastors that will be there.
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Our church is famous for baskets, I think, because anytime something is going on, there are gift baskets to be put together. They are always very nice and thoughtful, but try as I might, I just don't have the knack for putting all that stuff together and making it look all foo-foo and nice and all...but I have found that I can make cardsto help fill them up and I am helping out the best way I know how to. But this is the first time I have made cards for the guys' retreat.
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So I picked out some masculine paper and it matched the former in-color "True Thyme," of which I am in very short supply of. So I stamped and I sponged and used the smallest pieces up, trying to conserve all I could, because once the in-colors are gone, they are gone! I did not stamp the insides, as I wouldn't know what would need to be said at the time they wanted to use the cards. I will also stamp an all-occaission verse on the envelopes, so they won't have to (if they even noticed) a certain card to a certain envelope.
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Here are the individual shots below, with a quick name of the set I used, so 3 are pretty vintage for Stampin' Up! sets, which I am thankful that I got them way back when.





9 comments:

Martha said...

very nice

sumbine said...

Fabulous card, they looks so elegant.

Jackie said...

These are fabulous and I do like the colors you used! tfs!!!

Ronnie said...

These cards all look wonderful! I really miss True Thyme, it was a great color for Christmas cards.

Vicki said...

Amazing cards, love the colors!!! Great set!!

alica said...

wow, this looks really elegant - the color goes great with the theme

Anonymous said...

nice cards. They would make nice cards for men. love the ideas. Keep up the great work!!!

Tammy said...

Love the colors.

Beth said...

I love these cards, the colors and the theme. Love all the cards you make, you have a gift.