Creative Inking Blog Hop: Sending Handmade Love

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Sending handmade love, it's what the world needs now more then ever, one person at a time. And, fortunately, it is what we paper crafters do best!! I'm excited to share a simple card layout with you today that you can use to create a bunch of cards to get out in the mail using your supplies that you have on hand. The cards below have been sent out to health card providers with a special project that I've been helping my sister-in-law with.

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I refer to this layout as the Three Panel Card layout and I have 5 different versions for you today plus the original card that inspired me which I received in a swap.  All of the card feature the Ornate Layers Dies, the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, and the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper.
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First up: "Colorful Daisies with Soft Suede".  Here are the dimensions for this simple card layout:

Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", folded in half

White Layer: 3 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Designer Paper: Three pieces 1" x 4", preferably all the same pattern.

Paper for Ornate Layer Die: 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"

Layer for the greeting: 1" x 2 3/8"

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Then we have some pretty spring green on "Colorful Daisies with Old Olive". The detail that you get with these stunning new Ornate Layers Dies is incredible!!

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And last a cheerful pop of yellow on "Colorful Daisies with Crushed Curry". Which colorful daisy color combo is your favorite?!

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By simply choosing a different pattern from the pack of Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Paper, we get a completely different look! Let's see, I think I will call this one "Spring Posies with Terracotta Tile"
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And "Spring Posies with Old Olive".  The ribbons on the two Spring Posy cards are from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack which is part of this fantastic Ornate Garden Suite of products.
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This is the original card that I received in the swap that inspired me to make these cards, it was created by Minnesota demonstrator Carrie McHale – thanks Carrie!

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My sister-in-law is staying with us during the pandemic and has been crocheting these "ear savers" for health card professionals to keep the strain off their ears from wearing their masks all the time. I have been helping add the buttons and getting them out to people. One batch went to Children's Hospital in St. Paul and one went to the staff in the ER at United Hospital. Both batches included one of the cards from above letting them know how much we appreciate what they do for our community!

 

Here is a video of this card layout with some tips for getting the panels perfectly lined up!

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Time to hop along to BJ Peters!
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Or you can hop back to visit Sue Lehrer!

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