Thursday, August 6, 2009

Great Greetings from The Angel Company (A Must-Have for Making Cards)

There is really something special about a handmade card. I love to ponder how many people have been blessed by the card ministry I help with. As I was getting these card designs ready to bring to church tonight, I was mindful of making the inside as meaningful as the outside is beautiful. Cards with insides sell far better than ones without. (The exception is Thank You's. They are OK plain.)

Coordinating the inside of a card is even easier to accomplish with some of the new sayings sets, like Great Greetings from The Angel Company. With coordinating fonts and heartfelt sayings, your cards will really have that extra sparkle. (Click the link for ordering information and to see a larger image.)

There are phrases that work great together, as well as greetings that could go with TAC's other word sets. The "May all your wishes come true" phrase could be added to almost any birthday set for a fun gender-neutral inner greeting. Here I've worked my Semi-Hand Stamped magic for a quick and easy card.

Another trick I sometimes use is to print the inside from my computer. Click here for the document I use.

Cleverly Coordinated
You've heard me say how much I love our Ordinary Greetings set as well. (Click here to see how I cut it apart to make it even more versatile.) It is a perfect companion to Fishy Friends, since they both have a curly, but not-too-cutesy font. There are so many cards you can make with just those two sets.

Tip: to get the little waves, I flipped over my scallop scissors. Isn't that fun?

This thinking of you card is just right for summer, with its little lobster. The images work great for kids' cards, but I think they work for big people too.

It's your turn:
How about a little challenge? Check out the Ordinary Greetings and Fishy Friends sets and leave a comment with your favorite or most original greeting that could be used for the outside and inside of a card. I'll pick a winner and send them ANY $20 SET FROM THE TAC CATALOGUE! It could be Great Greetings or any other set. Wanna Play?

Edited: We have a Winner! Congratulations, Carolyn!


Mary said...

Hey Julie - I love your blog - you have so many fun and inspiring ideas! Thanks for sharing - I love the Great Greetings set as well - Hope you have a great weekend!

Carolyn said...

Hi Julie. How about putting a santa hat on the lobster/crab and on the outside put "Sandy Claws says"
inside "Sea sons Greetings"

Thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

Leslie said...

I really like these sets. I am one of those people that needs something stamped on the inside. I get really tired of stamping Happy Birthday on the outside and on the inside! These sets give so many options. I would do some creative cutting and make some of these connections: I've just read a report that... you make a difference! OR hugs and fishes...Welcome to our family OR Just be-claws...don't ask me why, just smile and say thank you. And one that I need right now, Oops, I really goofed! again, and again and again!

Thanks for the inspiration and project ideas!

Barb said...

Great cards, Julie! The sparkle on the cupcake, the waves with the whale... great details :)

Elaine said...

One thought that came to mind is to use the lobster image from Fishy Friends and this saying on the outside "in a pinch for time".

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

I just love following your blog, you come up with such great things using TAC stamps!
A fishy friends greeting that I came up with for the inside of a card is "Whale I can tale it's your Birthday, you are just glowing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Bridgett said...

I love all the fun combinations you came up with. These cards are so awesome! I love, love, love them all!

Seleise said...

Great cards!!! and, so glad your video is being featured on Mischelle and Mabelle's blogs. You're awesome!

I love putting stuff on the insides of cards too and struggle with finding the right phrases. I use a lot of the With Sympathy Phrases on the outside and inside. "Sending Angel's Wings to Wrap You in Love" and for birthdays I really like the new "Great Greetings" set for the "may all your wishes come true"

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

I love your Fishy Friends Cards! I'm definitely going to case these! Thanks for the inspiration that I needed to get this set out and use it!

Cynthia said...

I love these cards!! I am always stalking your blog for inspirational ideas!! I hope to be like you one day when I grow up:)


Anonymous said...

Great cards Julie! And love your projects in Inspiration Avenue! rita w

Mel said...

We wish you a merry fishmas, we wish you a merry fishmas, and a finny new year!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm impressed. You are so talented. Please don't stop. I'm like a junkie, I have to see something creative everyday or I go into withdrawals. Crazy huh??