Tuesday, July 7, 2009

VBS Volunteer Thank Yous

Typically when I'm making cards, I do not make multiples. I try to make each card specific to the individual's likes and personality, but sometimes with a limited time frame and budget, making multiples is a necessity.

This card is a sample of the thank yous that I am sending out to our Vacation Bible School volunteers. I wanted to make cards that reflected our VBS's woodsy summer camp theme, that were only one layer of cardstock with no embellies, and that I could stamp quickly and easily.

I made these cards assembly line style. Once I made my prototype, it probably took me ten minutes tops to make a big stack of these cards. I cut a bunch of cards out of various shades of sage or olive green. Using the retired Pines set from SU!, I stamped the pine branch around the edge of each card in SU! River Rock and went around again with Staz-on Olive Green. Next I stamped the bear with Ranger's Vintage Photo Distress Ink and used the same ink to stamp the sentiment from SU!'s Favorite Teddy Bear set.

The Bazzill cardstock I used for these cards is very heavily textured, and I really like the distressed look it gives the images. It really lends to the handmade feel of these cards, and that's what stamping cards (for me) is all about. If it looks like it was cranked out on a printer, then what's the point?

Thanks for stopping by today! We're getting the fill dirt for under our front porch today. Never thought I'd be excited about dirt, but it's amazing how your values shift when you're doing home improvement! :) Have a good day!


  1. How wonderful of you to give your volunteers these thank you sets ... they will LOVE them! Assembly line creations are okay sometimes and this was the perfect time!!!
    How's that porch project coming along? How wonderful it will be when completed and you can sit and enjoy it!!!