Monday, May 9, 2011

Splitcoast CAS118: Banners

This just isn't something you see very often...

More on this later!

First, I have my card(s) for today's Splitcoast Clean and Simple challenge: Banners.  I thought I was done with graduation cards for our church card ministry, but the idea of a CAS card with banners got me thinking that I could do a group of cards based on each local high school's school colors.  So I finished those three and realized there were two private schools.  I probably should have done some of the schools from the suburbs north and west of us, but I never obsess over things like that! (That thud you heard was the sound of all of my cardmaking buddies falling out of their chairs laughing hysterically over the fact that I stated I don't obsess!)

  • Stamps: Studio G sentiment (the cheap stamps at Michaels), Taylored Expression banner
  • Ink and Paper: a variety to match school colors
  • Accessories: Taylored Expressions banner die, Cuttlebug folder, misc brads.

So what's up with the penguins??

This weekend our church held our second annual day of service.  We had 15 different projects- some in the church, many out in the community.  I was in the church working with a group making Magic Cards - they are great cards for kids as they image is black and white until you pull up a tab and it magically becomes colored (tutorial here).  We are giving them to Lutheran Family Services who will use them as birthday cards for their clients.  Since I was in the church, my pictures are some of the inhouse projects - but the people outside did such things as feed our local firefighters, build a handicap ramp, clean up the yard of a WWII vet, garden at Girls/Boys Hope homes, work at our local food bank and others.

This is a small portion of the group stuffing the penguins
to give to Ronald McDonald house.  They carefully
placed a heart in each penguin and then
decorate "birth certificates".

Here's part of the group making birthday cards.

This group is decorating brown paper bags for
Project Angel Heart.  That group delivers meals
to people dealing with life-threatening illness.
The meals are necessary, but the bags are treasured!

Here's my boys!  After they went to one of our
shut-ins home to install their air-conditioning units,
they worked to fill bags with toiletries to donate
to The Gathering Place - a safe daytime refuge for
women and children experiencing homelessness
and poverty.

I have to credit my husband for the success of the birthday card project.  I was so totally overwhelmed last week with our regular church cardmaking gathering, the service day (I also did all of the organizing/communicating) and a big bell choir finale with a full orchestra - that it fell to my husband to get all the parts and pieces of the birthday cards together.  He cut and scored for three days - and he will proudly show you his paper cuts!


  1. Kim, Fabulous card,and what wonderful photos. Everyone looks so involved and very happy. TFS. Hugs Rita xx

  2. The graduation cards are fantastic Kim. Your layout incorporating the border embossing & the stamp banner is awesome.
    Thanks for sharing all the photos on your Church's Day of Service. What an amazing event - the results of the day would have brought joy & assistance to so many & I'm sure all the helpers had a wonderful time too. :)

  3. Love the graduation cards. Your family will be very blessed for all the giving of your time and talents!

  4. What fabulous work your church group does, Kim! It's really inspiring how much can be accomplished in a day. Love that all your boys are fully involved as well. :)

  5. Isn't it so wonderful to have hubbies that support and encourage like ours! Your hubby must have a very big servant heart to help you out like that. Loved reading this post ... about the wonderful service day ... such an encouragement! and ... LOVE the grad cards! Sigh ... I wish I could stamp like Kim! You are the queen! Hugs xxaxx


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