Monday, August 8, 2016

A Masculine Card

This has been a very fun card to make and I keep thinking of new ideas for this style of card that I will be trying.

I saw this idea on Pinterest by Kathleen Wingerson.  She has a great video too that you can see by clicking here.

One thing that I did differently, was to stamp the sentiment before attaching the front panel to the card. My friends Darlene Pavlick and Diane Hover spent the day with me crafting on Saturday and Darlene made that suggestion which I thought was excellent.  Because, if you mess up you don't have to remake the card. (ask me how I know)

The clear panel on the front side allows you to see inside which makes for such a pretty different card.

By the way, my friend Jean has been released from the hospital in St. Louis and is now in rehab.
I talked with her yesterday and she sounds so good.  Thank you for your prayers and I sure give God the glory for bringing her through this illness.  She spent 39 days in the hospital.  Praise God for her recovery.

Let me know if you try this card, and what ideas you have for it.  Also, send me a link when you post it to your blog.

Have a fantastic week.  I am having a "camp" day for my 17 Grand and Great Grandchildren on August 26th. I am planning a big day for them with crafts, games, flannel graph bible stories, singing and of course food.  If you have any ideas to suggest for games let me know.  Their ages are from 4 to 15.  I think I have the crafts in mind, but always looking for any good ideas you might have.  My goal is to make lasting memories for them.  


Diane said...

Well you know we love, love this card...and I can hardly wait to make another one...we had so much fun, good food and I really enjoyed your gardens too and your new 'crafty' area. Thanks having us!! Great creative space you have too!! Glad your friend is doing better, prayers help....have fun with all the kiddos, I know I sure enjoy mine when they come (but shhh don't tell them, but I kind of like it when they go back home, too...LOL)!!!

Pssequimages said...

This is JUST what I've been waiting for! What a GREAT card, and wonderful idea, Joan. Thank you so much!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What an awesome card. I would love to see a tutorial on how you did it. Glad to know Jean is doing better. We have some of the best hospitals in St. Louis :). I don't have any suggestions for your day with the grandkids and great grands, but it sounds wonderful! Haven't seen flannel graph Bible stories for years. I know the day will be loaded with memories that the kids will cherish always. Hope you'll share pictures.

Joan Fricker said...

Judy, if you click on the link I shared, she does a wonderful tutorial and video that you can watch. Click where it says click HERE.
Thanks for the nice comment.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Joan, This is awesome! You did such a marvelous job!

April said...

Awesome card! I will have to look at the video. You did a wonderful job. I thought of a few games for your crew. Bean bag toss, ring toss, also if it is hot, a water balloon fight ( my second graders always loved that ). I would have one near the end of the school year when we had field day. I would divide them into age groups so the little ones don't get creamed by the bigger ones! Scavenger hunts are fun too, but require a lot of prep work by you before hand. Anyway, have fun! I want to come -- LOL!

Jan Castle said...

Gorgeous card...will check out the video! Soon happy to hear that Jean is recovering, and will continue to pray for her. Your camp day for the grands is a Wonderful idea - great inspiration there Grandma!!!!
Paper Hugs,

Elaine M said...

Think this may become a "go-to" style card - you really rocked it! Have fun with the kiddos at "camp". hugs

Darlene said...

Thanks so much Joan for sharing the time with Diane & I ... what a fun day we had and I just LOVE this card design you shared. I will be making several to add to my 'show stash' ... I think they will be a hit. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful gardens and eating your yummy lunch dishes ... loved that cucumber salad (see I do eat SOME green veggies, lol). So good to hear Jean is doing much better ... will continue to keep her in my prayers. Enjoy those yungins ... I have no doubt you will create lots of happy memories for them. They are so lucky to have a grandma like you!! HUGS my friend!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Beautiful card Joan, very well made.


Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness, this is beautiful! I'm so stunned by this gorgeous design. LOVE it! You all must have had such a great time together!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your card is fabulous, Joan! I like the clear window piece; very clever.
I hope the camp day worked out well, as it was yesterday!