Monday, 7 October 2019

Seventy-two

I am still catching my breath from the 72 birthday cards I made for giveaways at a charity event my daughter was involved with.

I kept them very, very simple in design and tried very hard to use up some VOS (very old stash) in the creating of them.  I seemed to have a plethora of embellishments suitable for toddler cards and also cards for school age children. Mostly leftovers from previous card making forays, and lots from the many garage sales I have attended each summer at my local papercraft store parking lot. Most of those garage sale embellies were 10 cents to 25 cents for a package of four items or more, so these were very economical cards to make!

 I made up 24 sets of 3 cards each...One adult, one girl and one boy. It was great fun and although they may be very simple in design, I am still proud of them. I packaged them up three at a time, in large size Avery Elle envelopes. I could have easily slid in a fourth or maybe even a fifth card as their was lots of room...but sadly my fingers did not fly fast enough to finish more.

I forgot to take photos as I made them so you have to settle for rather poor photos of some the 3 packs already in their Avery Elle envelopes...in other words, photos with a bit of glare. You will have to imagine the middle card as it is hidden...





Each had a verse and I decorated the envelopes to match. I mostly used a balloon on the front of each envelope, coloured with pencil crayons and blended with gamsol to match the cards.

25 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

WOW!!! You have done really A LOT of work!! And for a great cause! Very well done!! It's great you have added also the matching envelopes!!

Jo said...

Oh wow, what an impressive collection....well done! They all look lovely & what a great use of stash! Hope you're well. xx

Chris said...

72 cards!?! A real marathon of card making! You did amazingly well to make so many, and from what I can see in the photos they're beautiful! Well done you!
xx

Michelle said...

They look lovely - well done on getting so many done - Michelle x

Jackie T said...

Wow you have been busy. They are gorgeous. Well done. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pia S said...

Gosh, 72 cards, how long did it take you? I can honestly say I find them all very pretty, not a single one I would turn down. I’m so impressed! They might be simple to you, but I rarely add much more than what you’ve added on your cards here:)

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my goodness 72 cards, a marathon indeed and they are gorgeous, well done Mo, Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow! that is a mammoth pile of cards! Well done you and for a great cause too.
Lorraine

Kathleen said...

Oh WOW Maureen, what a fabulous collection of cards and HUGE praise for you for making them, very well done indeed.

Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

They all look fantastic Maureen, you have been busy. Hope they make lots of money for the charity.

Sue xx

Liz said...

OMGosh, 72 cards! You HAVE been busy, Maureen! What a beautiful collection of cards. xx

Christine Alexander said...

Wow you have been busy, they all look so beautiful and to decorate the envelope as well OMG.

Megan J said...

Hi Mo, you have been a busy beaver, 72 cards is quite a feat... Hope they all sold out at the charity sale... have a wonderful week... Megan

Sandra H said...

OMG....totally stunning cards too! You did extremely well getting all done well done you xx

AlisonC said...

Amazing! you have every right to be proud that's a fantastic effort. Brilliant to be supporting charity in this way. X

mamapez5 said...

My word, that was quite a marathon! Well done on such a lovely collection of cards.
I love the decorated envelopes as well, but unfortunately my Spanish Post Office doesn't agree! I am sure these will make a tidy sum for the charity. Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

I can see why you have to catch a breath now. That is lots of cards and all look fantastic to me as well. I hope they all get sold too.

Bonnie said...

What an impressive undertaking, Maureen! Kudos for all that hard work! I'll bet these were snatched up quickly!

cotnob said...

Wow! You certainly have been busy Maureen, well done.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Kathleen said...

Hi Mo,

I am truly honoured that you took the idea of making so many cards from me, it is a great task but worth it when it is for family members,
As you may also remember I did have the huge task of making cards for my x-place of work where in the first year I had to make 400, which was a bit of a nightmare and to be honest I thought that this year they did not want any but I got a call the other day to say they still wanted cards BUT thank goodness it was down to 50, as they still has some left from last year.
I view this as a great relief but also very sad as it must mean that business is not as good as it was.

This will also be my last year of making cards for my Grandsons as Ethan is in his 4th year at Grammea School and he only wants one card for his form teacher and Austin is in his last year at J&I school,, so after this year he will only want a teachers card.

Obviously. as I am also getting older, it does make life easier for me but in a way I feel that it is sad too.

HUGE thanks to you and your team for still carrying on with the RD challenge blog.

Love

Kath x

Sue - said...

Wow Mo what a marathon card making session. They look fabulous!

Carol L said...

You are amazing!! What a wonderful collection of fabulous cards and you've earned a well deserved honor for working so hard on this project! They're all beautiful!

Eemeli said...

Wow, that work(load) is impressive! You sure have deserved a break -- and a glass of wine or two. Lovely bunch of creations and I love how they look like they are from the same "production line" -- don't know how to say it better in English but I mean that they have a similar look on the overall even though they don't look the same.

Glad to be back from my summer break (and also stuff happening after me and my new fiance have purchased a home late June and moving together -- so many crafting stuff are still in boxes and I have no idea where to find things that I need). See you either tomorrow or early next week at Rudolph Day challenge.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Gail said...

How wonderful you took time to create these awesome cards! I am impressed

Marianne said...

Well done you! Awesome job!
Marianne x