Right now, here in Tasmania Australia, we are just over half way through our summer holidays
I don’t know about you but I find school holidays suck the creativity right out of me!
I have less time to create, more time to be outside and once the day is over I just can’t find the ‘want’ to sit at my crafty table
With the recent floods in Queensland (and other parts of Australia) ripping at our heart strings I spied a lovely way to get my crafty-ness back and not feel guilty about time spent creating.
Heart Cards is a drive to collect thank you and blank cards to give to those people in flood affected areas (You can read more about it here)
I love that this little idea allows people to do something from afar.
Now because I don’t claim to be a card maker I used this time to learn a few things and wanted to pass on these tips to you
Some of you might know all these things already but I hope that there is something new/helpful amongst what I will share
and if now I hope it just inspires you to create. While making these cards I had to use the most of my time so a lot of the processes had to be efficient and make the most of what I had.
First things first…
I went through my box of scraps and pulled out all the pieces of cardstock and all the pattern paper pieces that weren’t double sided (ie where white on one side)
These were perfect for making into cards, so I folded up a pile of these ready to go
I went through my Banana Frog stamp packs and looked for stamps that had ‘thank you’ or similar
The Simple Greetings pack and Sentimental Style pack were perfect
Now to save time I put the “THANK” and the “YOU” together on the acrylic block with the “Thanks so much”
again I used cardstock strips taken from my leftover stash
Another way I cut down on time was turning the stamp around, this allowed me to fit in a long line of sentiments
which I then cut out to create a nice little pile ready to be added to my cards
I then started creating
Some were simply simple
Others were a simple twist on the simple
and for others I just added a little more stamping
I hope my little Heart Cards inspire you, in some way, and if you would like to take part in the card drive I know that any support would be welcome, no matter what part of the world it came from