Tuesday, August 2, 2022

August Card Ministry

 We made some cards for the church staff, discussed restaurants, and had fun today! Below are three cards we made and I can just imagine the reactions of the people who receive them. We've had such wonderful feedback from members of the congregation who get handmade cards. And you know it's a God Thing when a retired Coast Guard Officer gets one with a nautical theme. His wife said he had it on the mantle for the longest time! We are truely blessed to be able to share this gift with others. I've got some cardstock in retired colors that we used this time (Misty Moonlight and Bumblebee) these designs would work with other colors as well.


  • Cup of Tea Bundle

  • Approaching Perfection stamp set

  • Tea Boutique DSP 4 x 5-1/4

  • Tea Boutique DSP 2 x 2-3/4 for tea cup diecut

  • Inks: Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Garden Green, Crushed Curry

  • Purple Posy card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score @ 4-1/4

  • 4-1/8 x 2-7/8 Orchid Oasis cardstock

  • 2-3/4 x 4 Basic White cardstock for stamping greenery

  • 1-1/4 x 1-1/2 Basic White cardtstock diecut teabag

  • 2 x 2-3/4 Basic White for stamping flowers

  • 2-1/2 x 2-1/4 Crushed curry cardstock with embossed Happy Birthday

  • Washi Label Punch

  • Stampin' Pierce Mat

  • Glue Dots


  1. Fold Purple Posy card base and reinforce score with bone folder.

  2. Adhere DSP to card front.

  3. Adhere 4-1/8 x 2-7/8 Orchid Oasis cardstock on top of DSP.

  4. Punch out greeting on Crushed Curry cardstock with Washi Label punch and adhere to top right of 2-3/4 x Basic White cardstock.

  5. Stamp greenery on 2-3/4 x Basic White cardstock just below the punched greeting.

  6. Stamp two clusters of flowers on 2 x 2-3/4 Basic White cardstock, one cluster in Fresh Freesia and the other in Orchid Oasis, then diecut.

  7. Glue 5 diecut flowers on top of the stamped greenery, some of each color.

  8. Diecut the tea cup from 2 x 2-3/4 Orchid print DSP.

  9. Diecut larger teabag from 1-1/4 x 1-1/2 Basic White cardstock, then stamp enjoy on it with Orchid Oasis ink.

  10. Place a glue dot inside the diecut cup at the top, then attach the string to it. Adhere tea cup just below the flowers leaving string hanging out.

  11. Place a glue dot on the back of the teabag diecut, place over string on the cup.

  12. On the inside, stamp the tea cup with leaf in Fresh Freesia ink and the sentiment in Orchid Oasis ink.


  • Wildlife Wonder stamp set

  • Itty Bitty Birthdays

  • Misty Moonlight card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score @ 4-1/4

  • New Horizons DSP 4 x 5-1/4

  • Gray Granite 2-1/8 x 2-7/8

  • Misty Moonlight 2-1/4 x 3

  • Layering Designs Vellum 1-3/4 x 5-1/4

  • Inks: Basic Gray, Misty Moonlight

  • Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Fold Misty Moonlight card base and reinforce score with bone folder.

  2. Adhere the 4 x 5-1/4 DSP to the card front

  3. Adhere the Vellum to the middle/left on top of the DSP, apply glue only to the middle so it won't show through.

  4. Stamp the wolf in Basic Gray ink, on 2-1/8 x 2-7/8 Gray Granite cardstock.

  5. Adhere stamped wolf to 2-1/4 x 3 Misty Moonlight cardstock, then adhere both of those to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

  6. Inside: 4 x 5-1/4 Basic White – stamp bear in Basic Gray ink and sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink.


  • Nature's Harvest bundle

  • In Your Words stamp set

  • Go To Greetings stamp set

  • Ink pads: Early Espresso, Bumblebee, Soft Seafoam

  • Stampin' Blends: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry

  • Bumble bee cardstock base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score @ 4-1/4

  • Early Espresso cardstock: 4 x 5-1/4 

  • Basic White cardstock 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 embossed layer

  • Basic White cardstock 1 x 2-3/4 for greeting

  • Cork Paper 3-7/8 x 1-1/4

  • 2-3/4 x 4 Basic White cardstock for stamping flowers

  • 4 x 5-1/4 Basic White Cardstock for inside card

  • Timeworn Type Embossing Folder

  • Holly Berry Dies

  • Blending Brush


  1. Fold Bumblebee card base in half and score with bone folder.

  2. Adhere 4 x 5-1/4  Early Espresso cardstock to card front.

  3. Emboss 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 Basic White cardstock with embossing folder, then use Blending Brush to apply a very light bit of Soft Seafoam ink on the raised portions.

  4. Adhere embossed layer on top of Espresso layer.

  5. Adhere Cork Paper on embossed layer, towards the bottom.

  6. Stamp birthday greeting in Early Espresso ink on 1 x 1-3/4 Basic White cardstock, then diecut with Holly Berry dies.

  7. Adhere greeting diecut on left side of cork paper.

  8. Stamp flowers in Early Espresso ink on 2-3/4 x 4 Basic White cardstock, then color with Stampin' Blends markers.

  9. Diecut colored flowers and adhere to cardfront.

  10. Adhere 4 x 5-1/4 white cardstock to inside, stamp small flower in Bumblebee ink and sentiment in Early Espresso.