Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Quick make masculine appreciation card

My husband requested a small thank you card to accompany a gift card for one of his buddies who has helped us immensely over the past 7 months.

We've had trauma and drama that would have most people crying in despair. Without any extra details this is the timeline: August 6-14, 2017 I was hospitalized with saddle pulmonary embolism with right-side heart failure and a heart attack; August 13, 2017 house fire that destroyed 40-43% of the structure and $19-20K of personal property; October 27-28, 2017 husband hospitalized with mild heart attack; January 6-8, 2018 husband hospitalized for another mild heart attack; and January 17-18, 2018 husband in hospital for another mild heart episode. UGH!!

Great news we are focusing on thanking the good Lord for sparing us so many times, appreciating the small and large blessings via friends, family, and strangers, and regaining our health and home! 

Crafting has been part of my therapy. My husband thrives on helping his buds. He loved being Mr. Fix It but now has to limit his time amounts and lifting or else pay the cost of chest pain. This winter we've been going together to the closest hospital 25 minutes away for 3 mornings per week to use its Life Fit wellness/exercise phase 3 cardiac rehab center. Conditioning our bodies gradually has helped us each to gain back stamina. We still have improving but we've come from death's door to now leading semi-active lifestyles!

The appreciation card was easy to make with 2 different colors of cardstock in different sizes, decorative tape, 3 colors of cording, stencil lettering, stamper, pencil, ruler, and dark blue marker and colored pencil for a 2-tone effect for "Blessed".

The colors are a dark blue-gray, light gray, and red. The light gray cardstock triangles are the same size and placement was just rotated from the front to the inside and position was slid down when you compare front to inside. The striped tape was placed on an angle to give it an unexpected twist and not be so predictable on placement.

Thanks, buddy!

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