If you are a new reader, or have missed the previous posts about the Safelight Project 2018, do go back a few days and see what I have been doing! https://stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com/2018/03/31/safelight-project-5-sets-finished-plus-a-bonus-etc/
Carole has asked for help, and I am sharing her post – Safelight Project 2018 again. She mentioned the responses have been fairly quiet, so I hope you can help make a little noise.
This project is to support women in the shelter who are escaping domestic violence. Carole has coordinated this project in 2017 and now is asking for reader’s help in a small way.
If you are a “maker” – there are makeup bags, sunglasses holders and cards to make. If you are a giver, she could use small financial contributions. Please take the time to read her posts and see if you can help in a small (or LARGE) way if you are able.
I made the make up bags and sunglasses holders and tissue packets (they were a bonus) last week, and decided to add some cards to the package before it went out in the mail yesterday. I am by no means an awesome card maker, just a novice, but I had fun. My supplies are limited to the stamps, and paper products on hand. (Dreaming of more stamps…..). I do have that wonderful Brother Scan n Cut my children gave me for Christmas a few years ago, so I gave it a run on a few cards. (One of my daughters has a Cricut and she is getting lots of practice with it). I cut out lettering and a coffee cup for these cards. When it came to stamps that gave positive messages, I am extremely limited. You will see a lot of repetition. My printer in my craft/sewing room is acting up, so I decided not to try to print inserts for the cards, just stamp and hand write little messages.
I cut the coffee cup with my Scan n Cut, and stamped the message and used a sharpie for the squiggly steam . I used my Fiskars corner punch for the flower corners.
This is my favorite card, because I am a coffee lover! I even decorated the envelope –
I showed this card to my sister in California yesterday who is a coffee drinker. She gave it a thumbs up!
This next card I used the Brother Scan n Cut to cut out the lettering. One word is preloaded in the machine, so the letters are “welded” together. The other words I typed in, and then they were cut as individual letters. They are tricky to “stick down”. I ended up with a glue stick instead of tape runners.
and the inside –
The card below had several elements layered. The flowers were cut with the Scan n Cut, the centers punched with creative memories punch.
and the inside of the blue card –
Again, the flowers had to be applied with glue stick instead of tape runner. ( If you make cards and have a tip, let me know what you use on items with lots of open area for adhesive. )
Sometimes I cut up cards I have received and save elements. This next card was a thank-you note, sent to me by the church in Colorado where I donated the Log Cabin Cross Banner nearly 3 years ago. (https://stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/new-log-cabin-cross-banner/ ) (Someday I am going to re-write the directions for that pattern!! )
I cut the center of the card out, trimmed it to the size I wanted and applied it here to a new card base.
and the inside –
This is another card where I have added elements from those saved cards.
lots of layering to give some dimension. I liked this card because I have butterfly stamps I can use!
I see butterflies as a symbol of re-birth and new beginnings.
This next card, I cut a “window” with the Brother Scan N cut, and the bottom border. I used some purple butterfly fabric behind the window. Glue stick to the rescue there too.
All of these photo’s are in my FLICKR album called Paper Crafting. The album is kind of a journal of my paper crafting, and is available to view here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/92296158@N02/albums/72157668947466596/page1/
I love getting inspired by other card makers. This set of 6 cards is pretty simple, but they were fun to make. Coming up with inspiring words was a little harder. I can not imagine what these women have gone through before they escaped the violence in their life. I hope these will be a little bright spot in their lives as they start to rebuild.
In closing, I want to say that I always get more personally out of doing these projects for Carole than I give. The gift to me is in the giving. Won’t you help in some small way? Carole has sponsors for her blog, and they are offering some gifts in return! Be sure and follow her too – https://frommycarolinahome.com/2018/04/01/safelight-project-2018/