Saturday, August 30, 2008

Missionary Christmas Cards

Our church supports several missionaries in Africa, Middle East, China and Kazakhstan, and other countries as well as ministering to international students in colleges in the USA. Four of us stamping crazy sisters were asked to make cards for the missionaries. Then all our congregation will be asked to sign the cards and add messages if they wish. Here are pictures of the 3 cards I created.
The lighter green and red covers were cuttlebugged with the Holly and Snowflakes folders. The Hunter Green card was Versamarked with Pine Needles & Cones backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms.

The 3 singers image is an old Stampin' Up set Song In Your Heart. I used Baby Blue Stickles on the snow under the feet and Crystal Ice Stickles as snow on the people and gold background. There are holly leaves and berry brads at each corner of the center panel.

The center card is CHF Christmas at 19 Mushroom Lane image. It has shiny brads, star brad and Stickles all over it! The sentiment was stamped with red versamark and clear glittered. The sentiment is from SU A Merry Little Christmas.

The pine cones and needles is a stencil. I used clear embossing paste and glitter on the image. The designed was CASED from Linda Bullard's Sparkly Pinecones card.

I stamped various images on the inside pages and colored some of them. I didn't put any embellishments on the pages so people could write any place on the inside.

Both images on these pages are CHF. These are miscellaneous stamps I had.

The mice are CHF Tom Allen Friendly Critters O Christmas Cone.
The Santa and teddy are from SU's A Merry Little Christmas.

Both images here are SU. The curved one is from The World Over.
Snowmen are from The Angel Company. The smaller snowmen are an SU wheel.

This is CHF Thomas Kinkade Silent Night. The sentiment is SU.
The last page is from an old SU set Song in Your Heart.
The pages in each book were trimmed with a different pair of fancy edge scissors and inked to match the cover cardstock. Then I tied the cards together with ribbons from my stash.

Tomorrow these will go to church to be signed and then on to a missionary family to brighten their Christmas holiday!

Thank you for looking! Have a safe Labor Day weekend.


Roxy said...

These are great Kathy!
I dropped mine of in Deby's office the other night. I'll have to show you them tomorrow.

JHET said...

Hi Kathy,

Your cards all look great! Thanks for droppin' by on my blog as well.

God bless you!

Gwen said...

What a great idea!!! They are beautiful!!!

Marge said...

A lot of work, but very nice; I'm sure they'll appreciate them!

Sarah Elliott said...

Beautiful cards. I'm sure the families will enjoy them very much.

Nancy B. aka Jean said...

Kathy, This is such a wonderful idea.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Tina C said...

lovely cards and greatidea behind them...keep it up

Cindy Vernon said...

Great cards, thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

Cool Christmas cards...I'm back to blog hopping :O)

Belinda said...

These are beautiful cards! What a wonderful way to put them together.