Lately, with the intention of selling them to raise money for John and Jarrod's Eagle Scout projects, I have been making a bunch of cards with varying degrees of success. I've learned, from myself and others, that not everything a crafter creates - works. I must say that several of the cards I've made I have had that varied success.
But, this card I love.
I began by printing the sentiment on to white cardstock. I tried stamping a sentiment but I really didn't have the size I liked. While printing on cardstock rather than stamping may not seem 'homemade' I think the remainder of the card makes up for it totally.
I had a Martha Stewart 1-inch butterfly punch and monochromatic colored cardstock in my stash, and I found those sweet, self-adhesive pearls and baker's twine at Micheals. Each card takes about 30 minutes to make from start to finish once I got the 'format' down, from the punching, cutting, adhering, adding embellishments and tying twine to finish it off.
So cute, right? I love the 'With Sympathy' sentiment but I also made this type of card in a 'Thank You' sentiment also. I also changed up the monochromatic colors with a card of purples and another of greens.
I've only made about $36 dollars for the boys but - every little bit helps. From the pallet of wood donated, to the electrician donating his time, the plumber donating his time, to that stray handicap bar donated, and that overhead light...and then there are the donated CAD drawings.
God will provide! I have no doubt.