Friday, January 21, 2011

Bunches of Valentine Cards

Hello there!
It's all about Valentine Day cards today--hope you are ready for some SWEET cards!! If you don't know already, I belong to the San Antonio Calligraphy Guild, and every year we make Valentine Day cards for the San Antonio Battered Women's Shelter.
For 2 years now, I've been in charge of conducting this mini workshop for the calligraphy members.
Well, my mini workshop was last night, and boy, did we have fun!!! There were 17 of us and we made over 160 cards in about 2 hours.
I come up with the designs and supplied everything to make the cards--except the women-power to make the cards.
All stamps are from The Angel Company (TAC) (some are retired). I also used some Cuttlebug folders (gotta love 'em, right?). For the hearts above, I used TAC's Metropolis Designer Collection paper (retired) but of course ANY paper will work! The heart on the left does not have Stickles (gasp) and the heart on the right does have Stickles (whew)!
A little closer look at the Stickled heart! :}
Here are the last two cards I came up with. The card on the left, Be Mine card, has NO stamping on it. Remember. . . we needed to make a bunch of cards in about 2 hours, so I had to come up with quick quick and easy cards.
All the "Be Mine" card needed was some chalking inside the hearts and a heart sticker--BAM. . . DONE!
The "Love You" card on the right required a bit more effort!
I had all the solid hearts and lace hearts punched out for them; all they had to do was glue them together.
There are some score lines added to the white cardstock too.
And, of course, I used the border from TAC set, Wonderful Day, love love love that set!!!
So the next four photos are the GROUP SHOTS of all the cards we did last night!
Some are stacked on top of each to conserve space!

So. . . there you have it! Over 160 cards made in about 2 hours with 17 ladies working their booty buns off!
One of the tables actually had an assembly line going--one lady was doing all the scoring, another stamped the border, another did gluing--there were about 6 of them working like little Chinese factory workers!
Come back again to see what a bunch of creative ladies they all are because many of them took my card designs and did a tweaky tweaky on them.
In our mind, we all have own "envisonment" of how something should be, right? :}


Rho's place said...

This is such a wonderful thing to do for the Womens Shelter, cards were fun~

Lisa Phillippi said...

Love the cards...and had a great time making them! Thanks for all you do!