Thursday, March 7, 2019

Cards 'A little how to'!

I make cards for the patients at the Legacy Hospice House. I have been volunteering for over a year now. I spend one afternoon there every week (and sometimes stop in at other times). I am a patient visitor so I spend time with the patients and their families and friends. 


Each room has a bulletin board so I make cards to put there. 


The cards I make are really a big tag. (they don't open) I take cardstock and cut it into 4 'tags'. Then I put a colorful piece of paper on top and embellish.


 Let's 'get real' and spread everything out on the table so that we can WORK!!! 


It's not easy finding the words to put on these labels, so I usually just put 'love' or 'you are loved' and then I write a little something on the back of the tag and sign my name. It adds some color and cheer to their rooms.


I know I could probably buy butterflies but I have a chip board butterfly that I trace onto pretty paper and I cut them out....4 or more at the same time. 


 I take my ruler and bend the wings up so that I'm gluing just the body to the card. 


 And look at what I'm doing with the little pearl stick-ons Gina! Don't they add the perfect touch to the butterfly! 


Gina at With Twigs and Branches makes beautiful cards and she sent me a box filled with craft supplies to use for my cards. It's fun to get creative with new supplies!


I want to mention the beautiful silk ribbon I use to add the finishing touch. It's from the Etsy shop Victorian Gypsy Girl HERE and her prices are reasonable and the ribbon is DIVINE!!! (I need to order MORE!)


 So that's what I do in my spare time. I have lots of projects I want to do but making these cards is easy and fun! And I love having a folder filled with them when I visit the hospice patients.

Are you crafting this week? I have some new watercolor markers I can't wait to try out! Stay tuned!!!

I'm thankful for friends and crafting and my volunteer work AND my BLOG!!!

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays

and Cooking and Crafting with J&J HERE. 



38 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

You are so kind. I love your pretty cards. The butterflies are beautiful. I am sure the patients love and appreciate you for volunteering and visiting with them. Wishing you a happy day!

Vee said...

This is such a thoughtful, loving thing to do, Diane. Your creations are beautiful! I am sure that the hospice patients appreciate your cards and visits.

Mia said...

What beautiful tags you make, my friend. Really stunning. And it is lovely that they are for a great purpose. Kisses!!!

Arlene Grimm said...

Oh I love your creations Diane. Those butterflies are amazing. I am sure the cards lift the spirits of all who see them.

Karen Ann said...

What a lovely idea, you are truly a good soul, the world needs more of that.

LOVE that header photo - Rainbow Springs - the color of the water! what a great place to kayak!! - Unless there are gators. Aaaaah~

Sue said...

You truly are gifted, Diane, this is such a great ministry of love in action. My daughter is director of nursing in a facility that has short term and long term care. She says there is such a need for love gifting like this.
Gina is a dear friend of mine, she is also so gifted, thank you for the link to Gypsy Girl!
And thank you for visiting me, and for your sweet comment. I am so happy that you were able to retrieve your original blog., I have now added you to my blog list and I look forward to visiting with you.
Blessings,
Sue

The Feminine Energy said...

Bless your dear heart, Diane, for doing this. I know it blesses the people who receive your cards so very very much. Love, Andrea xoxo

Kate said...

Such a lovely idea to make someone's day brighter! I like the tags and appreciate knowing how you make yours - especially the butterfly .... you clever girl. ^^

Joyful said...

I love your cards. They are beautiful and I know you brighten the day to day lives of the patients with your lovely cards and with your visits.

Sandra said...

this is wonderful, for them and their families and for you also. they are beautiful and cheerful and make me feel happy looking at them..

Tom said...

...clever!

David Gascoigne said...

It is fine work that you do and the cards are important. What is more significant, however, is that you spend time with the patients and their families. THAT is really important.

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice project, I started with hospice in the late 70's as part of a death and dying class.

gypsyrose said...

That is such a nice thing for you to do the tags are lovely and Im sure much appreciated x

Terri D said...

What a wonderful ministry you have going on there! The cards are lovely and I just know you brighten the day for so many when you are there. Beautiful!

Ellen D. said...

Thank you for doing this and also for sharing the idea! I could do this when I retire in a few months. Thanks for the inspiration!

Decor To Adore said...

So pretty and I am SO glad that your blog is back!

Debbie Harris said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Those hospice patients and their families will certainly find great joy in your love for them with those cards made by your own loving hands, good for you!

Thank you for sharing your beauty with us ♡

Ann said...

I absolutely love these. Not only are they pretty but what a nice way to cheer up the patients.

Denise inVA said...

I love these, all beautiful and lucky recipient :)

happyone said...

What a kind and thoughtful thing to do. The cards are lovely and I'm sure they bring smiles to all who see them.

bobbie said...

Bless your huge, generous heart for doing this!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing. Blessings to you. I know those patients are thankful. I appreciate you linking up today.

NanaDiana said...

I had no idea you did this, Diane...and here all I thought you did was hike! LOL Those are beautiful cards and I really love the butterflies with the pearl heads. Lovely!!! What a nice way to spread a bit of cheer. xo Diana

Anonymous said...

Diane, oh I am so excited to see your beautiful creations! Good job! Absolutely love them! xo

Jeanie said...

I love the cards but most of all I love that you are giving of your time and talents to share with the Hospice. What a gift.

BeachGypsy said...

Those cards are so pretty!! I know how you like to work with pretty paper and scrapbook and altered books, etc.---so this is another project just perfect for you! I know the people must surely appreciate them! I also loved yesterday's post about Rainbow springs...oh my goodness look how clear and BEAUTIFUL that water is! I am fascinated with the pretty springs in Florida, I never even knew about them until fairly recently. Some of them GO SO DEEP!! We always love to swim in the Weeki Wachee springs every summer, its ICE COLD but so so fun and you feel great when you get out! One year we went in the Fall, and it was too cold to swim and WE STILL HAD TO stick our legs in and wade in it, ha ha LOL

It's me said...

These are Nice....you make beautiful cards and tags ...love from me Ria happy weekend 💕💕

Edna B said...

I found your blog while visiting another blog. I read your post about the blog removal and posted a bit of it on my blog. I hope it helps. Your cards are beautiful and I just love your photos. I got quite a chuckle out of the one with the sneakers all chained up.

I'm on vacation here in Florida and loving it. My little dog, my daughter and a friend are here with me. Time is going by just too fast for us. Back home it is cold an snowy. Yuk! Ah well, Spring is almost here. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Louca por porcelana said...

So cute and darling!Hugs!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful cards. It's so nice of you to spend time there.

Red Rose Alley said...

This is such a wonderful thing to do, Diane, for the Hospice patients. Your cards are delightful, and I'm sure brightens their day. I really like what you write on there....it's simple and lovely. Just what they need to hear. You have such a talent when creating these cards. They are really special. And who doesn't love butterflies? : )

~Sheri

Carol said...

I'm sure your cards are much appreciated, Diane! They are really sweet and colorful and certainly brighten the patients' days...

Carla from The River said...

This is so special my dear friend. Thank you for sharing.
xx oo
Carla

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

And I am sure those patients are thankful for your generous sharing of your time and talents. The cards are beautiful.

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely thing to do, I'm sure the patients appreciate it.
The cards look so nice.

All the best Jan

Cherdecor said...

Oh, I love all your cards! I wonder where I could get a chip board butterfly?

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, you are making such pretty tags for the patients at the hospice. It's so wonderful that you take the time to make them and visit each week. :)
Thanks for sharing at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Yay, spring starts this week. Have a nice week.
Julie