The Swim Team

Some of you may remember my posts about the “Swim Team”. My kids go swimming 3 days a week. On Fridays there is a group of ladies who swim at the same time. Most are in their 80’s. Mind you, none of them swim. :O) They walk in the warm pool and visit. My husband refers to them as the Swim Team. A couple of times a year I make batches of cards and give about a half-dozen cards to each of the Swim Team members, my mom, and a few other older friends. They love them! They  love to send cards but it is harder for them to shop for cards and the price of a card astounds them. So because I am making close to 100 cards some of them need to be fairly simple. And my mom, who will be  90 in March tells me she needs sympathy cards “in bulk”. :O)   Just using a stack of 4×6 paper and one simple vinyl design allowed me to whip these cards up in no time. Here is the file for “With Sympathy” with sympathy team knk

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KNK Maxx

Red capped blade

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IMG_2860 And last but not least, a childhood friend was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. The good news  is that it was found early and the prognosis is good. I had made this card a while back so I don’t remember what font was used but I do remember that I cut it from a black leather looking contact paper. It has such great texture, I love how it looks. Still sub-zero here with another round of -30+ windchill coming our way, the perfect time to stay inside and keep my KNK warm.

Shhh…it’s Saturday and I snuck in

Today isn’t a day to post but I had to share this. :~)

I make cards for the “Swim Team” that swims at the same time as my kids and I .They are a group of ladies in their 70’s and 80’s and they love getting the cards. Because I have been making so many plaques and tiles it has been a while since I made them cards. Unfortunately with that age group Sympathy cards are a hot commodity. I found this card on Pinterest and I think it was made with a punch and a stamp. pinterest with sympathy

I was able to design it in KNK Studio and cut it from vinyl using my KNK Maxx. But with all of the tiny pieces it was a pain to weed and I was making at least a dozen. My KNK friend Shirley told me she applies the vinyl and then weed with intricate cuts. Hmmmm…so i cut the vinyl, put tranfer tape over the top, picked up the whole thing, applied it to the card, and then just pulled off the excess vinyl. It worked like magic and saved so much time. I used Coredinations paper for the card, it is a great cardstock for applying vinyl. Thanks Shirley!!!!


with sympathy flower