Thursday, November 7, 2019

Christmas Tea Remembrance Cards

Top Pick at Stinkin' Inkers
Coffee/Tea of the Day - Chestnut Praline coffee

Hello and Happy weekend! :)

I wanted to participate in both the Caring Hearts Card Drive and the Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's blog hop. I was so excited when I saw that the Caring Hearts card drive deadline had been extended, so I got busy. understand that it takes me forever and a day to get anything crafty made anymore. oh, the joys of cancer. rolling eyes.....and when I thought about creating cards for people who are in nursing homes, I knew I would be remiss if I didn't make some to send to my MIL, who is also in a nursing home. I thought I would make some little tea cards for her to pass out to her friends. she has always been one of my biggest supporters of my crafting. I think she has truly given away hundreds of my cards as gifts to her friends over the years. :)

So about a week ago I started crafting. yep, it takes me that long! :D I usually have an hour or two each day when I feel well enough to craft. I am so very thankful for that time! although I confess that I spread out on the living room coffee table these days so that I can rest on the couch when I start to feel icky. hubby is so very kind and understanding!

The little packets use digital papers from Gecko Galz, including items from the following collections: Christmas in Nature ATC set, Botanical Christmas, Grandmother's House, Merry & Bright, Christmas Past, and Merry Little Christmas. the tea cups were die cut with dies from Stamp Simply Coffee or Tea set. foliage is from the Tim Holtz mini Holiday Greens die set and cut from cs sprayed with several shades of distress oxide sprays. the poinsettias are from Michael's.

inside the poem is die cut with the Tim Holtz stitched rectangles set, and the scripture is cut with a Spellbinders die set. distressing was done with both inks and a paper distressing tool. beautiful gold organza ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. mini doilies are from my stash. oh yes, I also stamped the right hand side behind the scripture with the music score from the Tim Holtz Mini Holidays 3 stamp set. sheesh, my head these days! oh goodness!

as I was checking the Caring Hearts card drive post to find out about envelopes, I discovered that they are only wanting A2 sized cards. oh well. I guess I will be sending all 24 of these to my MIL instead! but I hope all of you who are reading this can get something made in time to participate in the card drive. it's for such a worthwhile cause. I know there is no way I am going to be able to get anything done in time between the way I am feeling and the amount of time it takes me to create. but I know that my MIL will be happy to have some treats to share with her friends. :)

have a most amazing weekend! love to all of you, my dearest friends!

Crafting by Designs - anything goes
Ellibelle's Corner - Christmas/holidays
WAW - anything encouraging goes
Ike's World - K is for kindness
Holly and the Ivy - anything Christmas goes
TTCRD - anything goes
Unicorn Ch - Christmas/winter
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas/winter
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - anything Christmas goes
Merry Little Christmas - anything Christmas goes
Papercraft Business Ch - to give as a gift
Stinkin' Inkers - 'die'lirious and punchy (dies by Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, and Stamp Simply)


Fikreta said...

these are so wonderful!
Hello from Coffee Lovers blog hop!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your little tea card gift packets are so gorgeous and your mother in law will love passing them on to her friends. You are a great daughter in law to do this for her. Bless you.

Esther Asbury said...

Oh my - these are beautiful little tea packets! You put a lot of work into them! I'm sure they will be a blessing to whoever receives one. Hugs to you!

Crafting With Jack said...

Love your teacup cards. I must look out for this die .

Billie A said...

Great gift idea.. Perfect for the coffee lovers hop.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, so fabulous

New Creations said...

Lots of gifting work, so beautiful!

ike said...

Oh WoW Jennifer - these are absolutely gorgeous :-) Sorry they are not the correct size for that card drive but I am certain your MiL will adore them and enjoy giving them out to her friends. xxx
I am sending healing prayers for you sweetie xxxxx
Many hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

sarascloset said...

These are so beautiful and filled with the love you have poured into each one! I'm sure your Mother in Law will be delighted to gift her friends with these! You are such a blessing!

Shelly said...

Oh so pretty!

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
DT Anneke

Anna M. said...

Wonderful tea pocket cards! So inspiring!
Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.
Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio. Thank you

Ellibelle said...

Jennifer, these are so very beautiful. Love the papers and gorgeous Poinsettia!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday "Christmas/Holidays" Challenge this month!
Ellibelle's Corner

Jill Killeen said...

What a clever idea! No matter how long it takes you, if you enjoy it that's all the matters! Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Business Challenges!
Jill – Design Team member
Visit my blog - Killeen House Studio

valscraftings said...

Beautiful tea cards! Sending you lots of hugs 🤗 my daughter Leigh has been through the turmoil of cancer too 💕

Thank you for joining in at IkesWorldChallenges
Val DT x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Just popping in to say hello, Jennifer. I hope you're having some good days. I've been thinking of you and praying for you. These little tea packs are fabulous and so thoughtful! Even though you missed Caring Hearts, your MIL can share these with her friends there. I sent a big bundle of cards to Caring Hearts; this was my fifth year. I now send them in memory of my MIL, who passed away in a nursing home 3 years ago. Sending hugs and prayers, Jennifer.

MadeByMeghanK said...

GORGEOUS! I love this little gift idea! Thank you for joining us at Paper Craft Business Challenge! Come back again! -DT Meghan Kennihan

Sall said...

beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Helen said...

Great creation - thanks for sharing it with us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge.

Helen x