Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Cards Made By Clients

Sorry it has taken me so long to get the pictures posted. I was very busy the last few days working on layouts for the HSN E2 contest. I actually got 3 done but then I found out that beech Monique Griffith of Monique Griffith Designs is entering so I think I will just go start a fire with the layouts I made!! *okie so hates Monique and all her fantastic talent*

Oh but back to the cards...

My clients had a blast making the cards and now they are asking about making birthday cards. I told them we would do that either in May or June.

Here you can see where they are signing the insides of their cards. Some said they were giving them to their friends that live at the facility or to staff members, others said they were going to mail them to family members.

I guess you can see my favorite glue in the picture!! I did have to work with them on how to squeeze the bottle SLIGHTLY after one of them gave it a good squeeze and glue went flying across the table. Luckily it was before anything else was on the table so nothing got ruined.

I took gel pens for them to use to decorate the eggs I had cut from the From My Kitchen cartridge. A few chose not to decorate the eggs but most of them did. They really enjoyed going through and looking for colors to use. I did have to keep reminding them to put the lids back on the pens and during my last group one of the ladies went through the pens and found 3 that didn't have lids and she chastised the group for putting them back in the container without a lid *okie laughs about how her clients will reprimand each other* and told them "Shirley won't let us do this again if we don't treat her stuff right!".

My last group of the day were able to get a little more creative and decorate the fronts and insides of the cards since I had cut extra images and I told them they could use what they wanted that was left over. Most of them in that group chose to make an extra card.

I did have the bunnies and baskets all put together. I only have an hour with a group so I needed to make it a little easier to put the cards together. Some chose to have me put the mounting foam on the back. Which was rather humorous because I forgot to tell them they needed to peel the back off the little pieces of mounting foam and they couldn't figure out why the images weren't sticking.

I told them to be creative and make their card how they wanted when several kept asking if theirs was right. I let them know that in card making there is no right or wrong "there is only the masterpiece you create" and they seemed okay with that.

It can be a lot of work to get stuff ready for 30-32 cards and wondering if I got it easy enough to complete in an hour but artistic enough to have them feel they did well, but it is worth it when I see the pride on their face of how they made a card.


  1. You can tell your group that I'd be proud to send their cards out for CFS. They did a good job on them!

  2. I love that you do this! I can image the proud look they have on their faces when they are finished. WONDERFUL!!!

    Ditto on the Monique comment....Can I ask for mine back!?!!?

  3. The cards look wonderful Okie! And I'm sure they all just LOVED doing this project! You are wonderful to let them do this and I know it makes them feel so good to show what wonderful creations they can make! :O)

  4. What an awesome gift you gave them! The cards are fabulous. Good Golly Monique is entering that Happy Birthday disney layout????? Well fortunately I think they are giving out more than one prize. Hopefully she isn't sending in three lol.

  5. This was great of you to do. I'm sure it meant a lot to them !Because of people like Monique and Okie I wasn't going to send mine in but I did it just to make my husband happy. I know I don't stand a chance !

  6. Beautiful Cards. Your groups did a wonderful job. As for the contest, too much talent out there for me to even think about trying to compete.

  7. I don't even have a clue what contest everyone is entering.. I hate it when I don't know what's going on. :-(
    What a sweet thing for you to do Okie...

  8. I think it is wonderful that you do this for your groups. I am sure they not only get enjoyment and accomplishment out it but also a great sense of pride and self worth. Okie you rock and your posts always make my day.

  9. This is great, I know they loved it! The cards are wonderful.

    Don't let that Monique scare you off!!!

  10. You did a great job. I worked today with the card club at the grade school 2 blocks from my home. We send seasonal cards to the shut-ins in our parish and the extras are send randomly to member of the parish. Most of those participating are in kindergarten. I do the same by making kits with stickers, die cuts, sentiments and edges in the kits. It amazes me how creative they are with what I give them. We also have one hour after school. The hard part for me is to let their creativity actually complete the cards. When I make the kits I visualize how they will be used and they never are. The funny thing is they actually end up cuter than I could ever have created myself. Keep up the good work!

  11. These are very lovely. What a nice way to share some of your time and craft expertise. Smooches...

  12. I love that you do this for your groups! They are all beautiful!