A Greeting Card Story: Engagement, Thank You, and Baptism

It’s been a while since I’ve told the story of a few greeting cards. These are from a few months ago (although it took me far too long to actually get them in the mail). Welcome to the story of an engagement card, a thank you card, and a baptism card.

Aside: I really do love making cards, but somehow I have a list of 9 cards right now that has been sitting on my desk to make for weeks. If someone could help me figure out how to add more time to the week that would be great. K, thanks.

The engagement card is for my cousin and his fiancee, the thank you card was for for a co-worker whom I sent a box of chocolate to India for, and the baptism card was for a friend who had her second baby that I wasn’t able to attend the baptism.

Apparently the theme this time was stickers. I knew I kept these around for something.

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After I chose the stickers I chose complimentary paper for the rest of the card. I chose bright colors for the card sent to India, a fun pattern for the engagement card, and some bright colors to add some fun to the dull-colored religious stickers.

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Then the cutting and folding began.

A Greeting Card Story - Engagement, Thank You, and Baptism via Chrystina Noel

A Greeting Card Story - Engagement, Thank You, and Baptism via Chrystina Noel

Every time I go to write bubble letters on the front of a card I get nervous that it’s not going to come out correctly so I cheated this time and wrote it in pencil first.

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So much easier than taking a chance on having to start the card over again. I added some dimension to the engagement card and added some white dotted lines to the baptism card (which is definitely one of my trademarks).

A Greeting Card Story - Engagement, Thank You, and Baptism via Chrystina Noel

And I couldn’t show you these without showing you were the fun colors for the thank you card ended up. I love adding a pop of color to the back of a card, it’s always unexpected.

A Greeting Card Story - Engagement, Thank You, and Baptism via Chrystina Noel

Here are the final products:

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I love sending people snail mail. I’ve actually been doing pretty well on the birthday cards so far this year. I’m still on top of it and we’re 25 days into the year. I’ll take it.

As for the other cards I’m supposed to make, I’m hoping to find time this weekend for a condolences card, 4 thank you cards, 3 congratulations cards, 1 thinking of you card, and 1 I think you’re cool card. No pressure.

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