Sentiments

What to write in a Christmas Card

Dear Fellow Crafters,

This is one of the best articles!

https://ideas.hallmark.com/articles/christmas-ideas/christmas-wishes/

~Sallie

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Adventures in Card-Making · Sentiments

Thanksgiving sentiments

Dear Fellow Crafters,

It’s time again to send Thanksgiving cards and here are some ideas to get you started. Feel free to share:

May your Thanksgiving overflow with reasons to give thanks!

May Thanksgiving bring you a harvest of happiness.

May the bounty of the season fill your heart and home.

Autumn Greetings

Have a festive fall.

Gobble up the good things in life.

Happy Crafting!

~Sallie

 

Adventures in Card-Making · Sentiments

Halloween cards and sentiments

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Some ideas from Pinterest boards for your Halloween inspiration:

Haunted House

 

Sentiments for cards

Here’s a little greeting that always bears repeating…

Happy Trick or Treating!

Spiders, bats and a ghostly brew

Are all in this Halloween wish for you!

May your costume be scary.. your cat be black, and buckets of candy fill your sack!

Happy Haunting!

Have a spooktacular day!

Best witches to you.

I’m bats about you!

A bat, a cat, a bright-eyed pumpkin too

A Happy Halloween and best witches to you!

Monster manners

Only spook when spooken to
Avoid biting when a simple hello will do
Keep your spells to yourself
Brush your fangs, no goblin your food, and cover you mummy.
Treat every batty with respect
Never serve your friends stakes or sandwitches
Don’t eat the trick or treaters.
Ghoul Talk

Make time for your ghoul friends
Candy corn and jelly beans are vegetables
You can never have too many shoes
No bat kissing
Hair belongs on spiders, not on your chin
Everybody picks a pumpkin that is pleasingly plump
Don’t wait for the invisible man. He won’t show up.
It’s ghoul night out, so if the broom fits, fly it.

Halloween greetings,

~Sallie

 

Sentiments

Father’s Day card sentiments

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Finding the right words for a father’s day card can make all the difference! When you are ready to add the sentiment, “Happy Father’s Day” seems so bland. You can type a poem, song lyric, quotation or even something Dad says all the time. Some creative ways to showcase your sentiments are:

1. You can write a father’s day poem on decorated paper and insert into your handmade card.

2. Print the short poem onto the front of the card and decorate the sides with embellishments.

3. Record your message or made a video.

Some writing tips:

1. If your relationship with your father is complicated, don’t feel obligated to make your message more complimentary or effusive than you feel. Instead be sincere and focus on what’s true. Wish him a good day.

2. If you have a Grandfather make it personal, by addressing him by his familiar title or nickname.

3. Don’t hesitate to send a card to any men who are like a father/mentor to you.

4. A warm closing before your signature is like the bow on top of a present. Some suggestions are: “Warmly, with love, love always, wishing you happiness, warmest wishes.”

The men in your life:

Your father, Grandfather, husband, partner, brother, friend, mentor, son, grandson, father-to-be or new father will surely appreciate your remembering them.

‘Til next time,

~Sallie

Adventures in Card-Making · Sentiments

Sentiments

Dear Fellow Crafters,

If you’ve been creating cards for a while and sending them to friends and family, they’ve probably begun to anticipate one of your “specials” each and every time there’s an occasion in their life. The challenge is, of course, is to surprise them with new and exciting techniques, embellishments, stamps etc. One of the ways I use to ensure that I don’t repeat my cards is to keep a record or photo of them. So what happens when you’re stuck with an idea for the inside of your cards?

There are several ideas that you can use to make the inside as special as the outside. One way is to write/stamp/die-cut your message on the left side of the card! Here are some other ideas:

1. Type up the greeting or stamp it and then cut it out and attach to a border. The paper can be coordinated with the colors of your focal point on the front of your card.

2. Use stickers. I especially like the ones that are printed in color and have clear adhesive.

3. Create a background of light hues of ink (dye) or marker around the greeting.

4. Continue the theme on the inside. For instance, if using clouds or butterflies on the front, stamp or die-cut some on the inside too.

5. Use some Flat embellishments.

6. Flat ribbon creates a special touch.

Mother’s Day Sentiments

1. A Grandma fills the world with love.

2.What do I wish for a Mom like you? Beauty that blossoms the whole day through!

3.Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

4.Because of you, I am me.

5. There are a thousand languages in the world. But a Mother’s smile speaks them all.

~Sallie