11 March 2012

Creative Life Week 11 - Color-me-card Greeting card kits

Last week I made 24 'angel in my pocket' buttons for the children of Roma Qld (creative life week 10 -angel in your pocket buttons).

I was thinking since this is craft month and a good time to share your passion for arts and crafts, I decided to make another handmade item for the children.

Whenever I find a time to spare, I make handmade greeting cards to sell and one of my favourites is my Color-me-card kits. I select images that matches the occasion being celebrated and print these images on a standard 155mm x 110mm folded size. The inside panel is blank to allow you to write your own personal message and be proud of your keepsake and it comes with a matching standard white envelope. 

Also included in the card kit is a pack of mini crayons which you can use to colour the image and lately I have been including a color-me-chocolate bar wrapper which matches the image of the card. The chocolate bar wrapper can accommodate a 45gms chocolate bar (ie. Aero, Cadbury bars) and with a 3-block double-adhesive tapes each measuring about an inch. When you are ready to wrap your chocolate bar, all you have to do is removed the white paper from the tape. That convenient.

So back to my old inkjet printer and blank cards which I have so many in stock I decided to make Easter color-me-card greeting sets. The images I selected were very appropriate for an event (Easter) which we all soon will be celebrating.

Here are samples of the Easter color-me-card kits I made for the 24 children in Roma and I hope they will like it and enjoy colouring the card while wearing their 'angel in the pocket' button necklace. Soon they will be creating their own personal work of art.
If you want to know more about these color-me-card kits, please send an email to softtreasures@bigpond.com or click on 'contact me' tab found on the left navigation pane of this page.

These card kits make great childrens' party favours, great childrens' activity sessions and/or projects. Makes great gifts for any holiday season or any life's special events as we have lots of designs available to choose from birthdays, anniversaries, valentines, easter and of course Christmas and more! 

These color-me-card kits will soon be made available for easy purchase in my gallery.

***Images are original designs of Cheryl Seslar Designs.

Creative Life Week 10 - Angel in your pocket Buttons

Been quite busy I am a bit late in blogging and showing what I did for the week after working on the 21-pocket quilt for my niece.  

It is now week 10 of my creative life and looks like I still am filled with ideas to make. Let me see if I can sustain my brain to keep on coming up with something to make every week especially that this month is craft month.

For this week I decided to make buttons for the children of Roma Qld. A lady member of the facebook group The Sewing Library posted a message on the group's page about children of Roma who with their family lost their homes and everything in them in a flood that inundated Queensland several months ago and she thought it would be a great idea to get some members of the group to make some handmade things for the kids. 

Am not so sure how the kids would react to what I was going to make but the moment I saw the message posted I was determined to make buttons and I was going to adhere ribbons to the buttons so they can wear it if they want to. I started to find the right image to use for the buttons and I came up with the image of an angel inside a pocket and a message which read 'an angel in your pocket they say...will keep your troubles far away...'. I used a 57mm size button which I have plenty in stock.

Here is the button I created with a ribbon and to finish off the handmade item I placed them in organza bags which I bought from a 2-dollar shop near where I live. 

I hope the children of Roma will like what I made for them.

If you want buttons to be made with your own designs, please send an email to softtreasures@bigpond.com. Buttons can be made in different sizes (25mm, 32mm, 57mm and 77mm) and can be made into the regular buttons, magnetic buttons, keychains or mirror buttons. Mirror buttons only come in 57mm size. Or you can click on the 'contact me' tab on the left navigation pane.