Sunday, April 6, 2014

Handmade Sympathy Cards Using Hymnal Pages

This week I needed to send two sympathy cards to friends.  We didn't have any that I liked, and these friends are very special.  So I decided to make some.  I sat down at my ironing board (an ironing board, lowered to table height, makes a great craft table in a small space!) and looked over my paper crafting supplies.  Then I knew what I wanted to do...use a vintage hymnal page of a hymn about heaven, to make the cards.  I have 2 old hymnals that I use for making special crafts...I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

I like to use pre-made white cardstock cards from Michaels, and decorate the fronts of them as well as adding a little coordinating embellishment on the back of the envelope.  The card with the bird on it is for a man who lost his brother recently, so I tried to add a bit of masculinity with some burlap layered under the bird.  Using decorative scissors in the antique pattern made the hymn page look torn on both sides.

Handmade cards are always a gift.  And hymns comfort our souls.  When put together, I hope it brings comfort and love to our friends who have said an earthly goodbye to their loved ones.

Be Blessed,

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