Monday, September 5, 2022

Grandparents Day Cards

Today I worked on creating some special cards for my parents and my in-laws, all of whom are FABULOUS grandparents to my children and awesome great-grandparents to my new grandson. I feel so blessed to have all four of these AMAZING people in my life! When I saw the theme was Grandparents Day on the Cut It Up challenge blog, I knew I wanted to do something extra special for my parents and my in-laws to celebrate the occasion. 

I chose a photo theme for my cards since I wanted to include some pictures of my adorable grandson! I knew I needed to make the cards bigger than usual to be able to include all the elements I wanted, so I used a full-size letter page that I folded in half to make each 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 inch card. I found an old rubber stamp I don't think I have ever used before that had the sentiment "Picture Perfect" on it, and I finally was able to use a picture-themed set of Spellbinders dies I bought ages ago. The set comes with these adorable little sentiments like "love," "sweet," "smile," etc. Sizing all the little pictures of my grandson was a bit time-consuming, but I like how it turned out, and I know my parents and in-laws will LOVE all the little pictures of Sawyer! 

I also decided to break out my full-sized embossing folders that I rarely use, and I chose this fun pattern:
I used a die for the "Happy" sentiment and its background and used my Silhouette Studio design software to create the "Grandparents Day" sentiment at the bottom and the "To....(Great) Grandparents" sentiment on the inside of the card. I used photo corners to adhere the 4X6 photos to the inside of the cards, too. 

I chose a few different Spellbinder sentiments, but the main elements of the two cards are the same: 

Here's a closer look at the inside sentiment. I used a Gina Marie Designs stitched square die to die cut the "Picture Perfect" sentiment: 

A few close ups of the Spellbinders photo sentiments: 

 I can't wait to give these sweet cards to my parents and in-laws! I like to pray as I design and create cards for people that God will use the cards I make to encourage the recipient, and this time I asked the Lord to help our parents feel loved and appreciated. They are such a blessing to our family and a true treasure! 

Challenges I'm entering: 

Classic Design Challenge Blog: ATG (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

Cut It Up ( Grandparents Day Winner of Top 3 Pick 9/9/22 Stamp it (I used a rubber stamp for the interior sentiment) (1/5) ATG (1/5)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (1/5 for the week 1/10 ends 9/13)

Through The Craft Room Door ( ATG (1/4 every two weeks ends 9/13)

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: Challenge #237.: AATG (1/3 ends 9/9, winners announced 9/16)

Dies R Us Challenge: ATG with brand of die they sell (Spellbinders) (1/3 winners posted 9/15)

Allsorts challenge blog: ATG with option of School Days (1/3 ends 9/9)

Taylormadecards4u: ATG with option of food or drink (1/3 ends 9/30)

Double Trouble Paper Crafting ( Colors of your choice, embellishments, stamped or digital image (1/4)

Can You Handle The Pressure? ( ATG with twist of sentiment as the focus

The Sisterhood of Crafters: Frame It

TIME OUT Challenges: Festive (At first I thought this meant Christmas, but I noticed the DT used a variety of types of celebrations, so I think Grandparents Day will work, but please disregard my entry if it's not what you were looking for)

Digi Choosday Cardmaking & Crafting Challenge: ATG (1/2 ends 9/6) Top 3 Pick and winner of one Polkadoodles digi (I chose the pre-colored version of Hot Chocolate Elvis Wesley Moose in an email on 9/13/22 and haven't yet received the digi)

Gem of A Craft Challenge ( ATG (1/3 ends on 9/9)

Polkadoodles Cardmaking, Craft & Scrapbooking Challenge: ATG (1/2 ends on 9/16)

Ally's Angels ( ATG: (2/3 ends on September 9)

Arty Divas ( ATG (1/3 ends on September 21)

The Diva's that cut ....paper! ( ATG with option of Autumn (1/4 ends September 30)

We Love to Create mixed media Challenge Blog...sponsored by Polkadoodles ( ATG  (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)


  1. What a nice idea as a gift - I am sure it will be treasured. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble ;)

  2. Lovely memory-keeping cards for the grandparents! Thank you for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

  3. Such special and wonderful cards for the grandparents! I am sure they will be so appreciated!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!

  4. I know both sets of grandparents will enjoy their cards. Yes, you did need a larger card size. So sweet and special. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas in our "Anything Goes with an option of Autumn".

  5. How lovely to give such personalised cards on the special day, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  6. These cards are amazing, what a fabulous idea!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

  7. First of all, congratulations on becoming a grandparent!
    I love the beautiful cards you made for the great grandparents, and I know they'll treasure them. The photo theme is a perfect way to show off these pictures.

    Thank you for sharing your project with us at Cut it Up!


  8. Fabulously fun AND cute cards, they are surely going to treasure them! Thank you for joining our final challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT

  9. Me again, thank you so much for sharing your adorable cards with us at The Sisterhood!
    Dian{Nellies Nest}
    {The Sisterhood}e TSH DT

  10. Wonderful and precious cards!! Thanks for playing along our September challenge at Die Cut Divas.

  11. This card is awesome! You can tell it was a work of the heart. It offers so much awesome inspiration. Thank you for sharing and for taking part in the polkadoodles digi choosday challenge. Happy Crafting! Mel x

  12. This is simply precious! Love your beautiful creation. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

  13. Ein wundervolles Werk. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.

  14. What a great project! Thanks for joining in with a Polkadoodles challenge, Donna P (DT)

  15. Wow, how adorable, love your cards they will surely be a hit!

    Thank you for joining is at Cut it Up for our Grandparent's Day challenge.


  16. Carrie, you are indeed blessed! I'm sure Sawyer is the pride and joy of his four grandparents, too! Thank you for sharing your special cards you made for the grandparents, and of course the adorable photos of Sawyer with us here at Double Trouble Challenge!!! -Donna

  17. Great project. Thank you for entering our challenge at Polkadoodles.
    Sabina DT

  18. Such a beautiful design and so thoughtful of you to create the cards for Sawyer's grandparents. Thank you for joining the challenge fun at Double Trouble #120.

  19. Great idea for Grandparents day, creative and full of adorable photos. They for sure will enjoy these cards and photos of Sawyer. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.