This is a scrap of my favorite Basic Grey Romani line of paper from more than 10 years ago. My stash is down to one half sheet. SIGH. And Basic Grey went out of business.
I paired the delicate floral with “You are strong”, and I am sending it off to someone who could use a reminder of just that.
Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Basic Grey Romani, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPop.
I mentioned earlier this summer, that one of the teachers from our elementary school was undergoing chemotherapy for an early stage of breast cancer (with an excellent prognosis).
(Note: the offspring are all WAY out of elementary school! But I still keep in touch (or run into) some of the teachers that were such a big part of our lives.)
My friend had such overwhelming support around her, she decided to channel some of that support into helping other people going through chemotherapy. She asked for donations to create “chemo care bags”, that will be presented to patients who are in the chemo treatment chairs. Think of it as a small makeup bag, containing things you might need while you are hooked up to an IV – tissues, lip balm, hand lotion, hard candy.
Fast forward a few weeks, the donations totaled 52 bags! I got a message asking if I could donate some encouragement cards (one per bag). So, I am gladly donating half of the cards she needs. We decided on flat panel cards (no fold, blank on the back).
My biggest challenge – they all have to be gender neutral (because they will be randomly handed out). No flowers!
Working on a set of notecards (this is the last one). Struggling creatively. I decided on the scrap of Basic Grey for the coffee cup first (an OLD scrap!). Then, the idea of a paint chip in the background smacked me in the head. My paint chips can always pull me through!
Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Basic Grey Romani, Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (cup, lid), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.
I was digging around in one of my scrap folders, and I found this quilted background. It has to be at least 8 years old. I used a punch to cut squares out of Basic Gray paper, glued them onto a scrap of white, and then used my sewing machine to stitch around the squares. The finished card measures 4.25 x 4.25 inches.