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New Day to Shine! Z- Folded Handcrafted Stationery

It’s a New Day to Shine! Z- Folded Handcrafted Stationery

Earlier this month I shared a blog article featuring  Fire Engine Puppy Birthday Card with Matching Ribbon Made with the Cricut which the little boys in my life adored!  If you haven’t created it yet, make sure to add it to your Cricut Design Space projects to create. Please make sure to review my terms & conditions page for more information about creating projects I design in Cricut.

 

Happy Birthday To Me!

 

In  honor of my birthday, today’s blog article I will be sharing a quick and easy handcrafted  Z- folded greeting card that brings  birthday encouragement to any young lady or woman in your life. This greeting card can easily be transformed into any style by choosing different textures, pattern paper, color combinations, paper crafting techniques, and sentiments.

I have had Jen Hadfield’s  “Best of Meilleur D’ Homemade Pattern Paper Collection” for quite some time now and I find the best paper combination gems that go along with the stamp sets I already own. It is FABULOUS!

I used this same paper pad to create my prayer journal you can read that blog article here and create one of your own!

So grab your favorite pattern paper collection, stamps, and let’s start making some awesome greeting cards!

With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God.

PRO STATIONERY TIP

Once you have gathered all of your paper crafting supplies for this project; make sure that everything coordinates well before assembly. Once you’ve stamped you can’t un-stamp and once you’ve glued it’s difficult to salvage a card.

A fellow well known card-maker takes pictures of her cards before she assembles them and makes it permanent. I have found this so helpful when adding multiple embellishments.

It's Your Day to Shine Z- Folded Greeting Card

Supplies Needed

  • Xyron adhesive machine ( Xyron creative or the Xyron X for tiny embellishments)
  • Advanced Tape Glider Adhesive or roll of double sided tape
  • Recollections Z-folded greeting card with matching envelope
  • Pattern Paper with coordinating sentiments and embellishments  Jen Hadfield Paper Pads
  • Thick card stock to stabilize embellishments
  • Favorite Ink pad to add dimension and interest
  • Favorite stamp sets from Paper Trey Ink :  PTI Bold Blossoms Vintage linens Peonies on Parade
  • Favorite sentiment stamp set: Stamp Simply Words of Encouragement
  • Markers of your choice
  • Ink dauber with applicator
  • black puffy paint
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Crystal Clear  Glitter Pen
Directions:

Stamp out each of your favorite images and color them to coordinate with the paper pad that you chose for this project. Once you have finished this step cut out the images and add any dimensions such as puffy paint or sparkle. Let the puffy paint dry for a few hours or even over night before adding the shimmer and adhering to the card.

To finish off your card: adhere your sentiments to thick card stock to give them stability and arrange them to your card design. Before I added the largest sentiment ” it’s a new day to shine”  I  used coordinating ink and inked the edges and added foam adhesive to the back for added dimension.

As you can see from the pictures the Z folded card has an added panel to add a message or more patterned paper. I chose to add coordinating pattern paper to tie everything together. On the inside of the greeting card I added a lovely message and sent it out.

As you can see from the pictorial slide show  you can use this same paper pad to create a similar birthday greeting using the flower as the focal point.


God will put certain people on your heart to send your lovely greeting cards to. He may even stretch you to send your greeting cards to people that might not treat you nicely.  Make the decision to be available for God to use your handcrafted cards to minister the love He has for them and You.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s Have Faith Stationery blog tutorial. If you are blessed by the content I share please consider: reading previous blog articles, comment and share on your favorite ones, subscribe for monthly access,and donating to support the mission.

Many Blessings,

Kristal DeBold

Sow your seeds of faith & make lasting impressions with have faith stationery.

Fire Engine Puppy Birthday Card with Matching Ribbon Made with the Cricut

Fire Engine Puppy Birthday Card with Matching Ribbon Made with the Cricut

In last month’s blog article I shared with you a Milk & Cookie’s Greeting Card tutorial that features the CUTEST little milk and cookies greeting card design. I also shared two bonus blog articles entitled, New Feature for Have Faith Stationery  and  “When Handcrafted Meets Luxury: Japanese Washi Paper- Best Paper Investment.” If you haven’t read these articles please take a moment and read them.

In this month’s blog article I will share with you a greeting card tutorial I created from Cricut Design Space  for a child’s birthday card with matching birthday ribbon.  This is just the cutest birthday card set and my son just adored it! Over the years I have made plenty of sets like these that were a hit for each of my children.

With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God.

Matching Fire Engine Birthday Card & Ribbon

Cricut Design Space File

Directions:

Using your Cricut Die-cutting machine cut out all the card stock according to the Design Space directions. Once all the card stock is cut; begin adhering each piece according to the placement in the die cut.

Remember you make awesome cards!


PRO STATIONERY TIP

There are some pieces that attach to the fire pup that are difficult to attach. Be patient with yourself . After many attempts; I chose to use a gold pen to color in a bell attached to the  red collar for the fire puppy.

Before adding the wheels to the fire truck, add the metallic brads first so that the wheels become interactive for the child. SUPER CUTE!

Adhere all the pieces to the card THEN embellish the puppy with puffy paint. Let dry overnight. I accidentally smudged my pup!

I hope you have enjoyed today’s Have Faith Stationery blog tutorial featuring this adorable Fire Engine Puppy Birthday Card with Matching Ribbon that I created in Cricut Design Space. If you are blessed by the content I share please consider; reading previous blog articles, comment and share on your favorite ones, and subscribe for monthly access.

Many Blessings in Christ,

Kristal DeBold

Sow your seeds of faith & make lasting impressions with have faith stationery.

Milk and Cookies Cricut Greeting Card

Handcrafted Milk & Cookies Cricut Greeting Card

In last month’s blog article I share with you The Top 10  Requested Greeting Cards That Speak Volumes for Missionaries. If you haven’t read the article please take a moment to read it. In this months blog article I will share with you an adorable thinking of you Cricut greeting card that is just delightful to handcraft and share with the children in your life.

When I created this greeting card in Cricut Design Space, I didn’t have a die cut of a cookie so I created one out of die cuts I already paid for from previous cartridges. It is really simple to create a die cut of your own through Cricut Design Space.  To make a chocolate cookie die cut all you need is a large circle with several tiny circles then weld or punch the scalloped edge to the circle. You will see from the Design Space File that it is a print then cut file. If you don’t want to print this file and you would rather cut you are welcome to do so.

Continue to follow along with today’s tutorial and enjoy creating!

 

With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God.

Handcrafted Milk & Cookies Greeting Card

Cricut Design Space

  • Cricut Design Space Cut File
  • Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air, or Cricut Maker Machine ( Cricut Design Space)
  • For the smaller pieces I used a two- way Zig glue pen.
  • Xyron adhesive machine ( Xyron creative or the Xyron X for tiny embellishments)
  • Printer with color ink for Cricut Machine Print then Cut feature
  • Yellow or orange card stock ( card base )
  • Pale yellow or light orange card stock
  • Light blue card stock
  • Medium blue card stock
  • White card stock
  • Peachy Keen Stamp of  your choice
  • White gel pen
  • Glossy accents

Directions:

Using your Cricut Die-cutting machine cut out all the card stock according to the Design Space directions. Once all the card stock is cut; begin adhering each piece according to the placement in the die cut. For the milk bottle I used Glossy Accents to make the straw shinny and stamped a cute Peachy Keen smile stamp face on the white card stock. In my opinion Peachy Keen Stamps are perfect embellishment for die cuts on children and youth greeting cards.If you don’t have all the supplies listed, have the liberty to play with your design.

Remember you make awesome cards!

Pro Stationery Tip

When working with glossy accents, make sure to assemble all the pieces together before adding glossy accents to your project . It is also a great idea to allow the project to dry from an hour to over night depending on the size of the project and how much glossy accents is applied.

 

I hope you have enjoyed today’s Have Faith Stationery blog tutorial. If you are blessed by the content I share please consider reading previous blog articles, comment and share on your favorite ones, and subscribe for monthly access.

Many Blessings in Christ,

Kristal DeBold

Sow your seeds of faith & make lasting impressions with have faith stationery.

Encouraging Bookmark Cricut Design Space Cut File

Encouraging Bookmark Cricut Design Space Cut File

Last week on Have Faith Stationery I share with you a Cricut Access greeting card cut file called ” Hosanna!” that is absolutely stunning! Today’s handcrafted blog article is no exception; however, this time I am just sharing an example of an encouraging bookmark cut file for Cricut Design Space that you can design on your own. You can either add embellishments from Cricut Cartridges you already own or  with your own stamps  and/or art work.

Please keep in mind that in order to use any of the Cricut Design Space cut files you need to have an account with them and a Cricut Die cutting machine. When I first started posting content on Have Faith Stationery Blog I forgot to mention that you need this in order to access these files.

 

 

Encouraging Bookmark Cricut Design Space Cut File

Encouraging Bookmark Cricut Design Space Cut File

Supplies Needed

  • Cricut Design Space Cut File   
  • Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air, or Cricut Maker Machine
  • Xyron adhesive machine ( Xyron creative or the Xyron X for tiny embellishments)
  • Heavy weight card stock
  • Favorite die cut embellishments
  • Favorite stamps and ink

Directions

This Cricut Design Space cut file gives you the liberty to create a bookmark to encourage others . Choose from a variety of Cricut Cartridges, embellishments you own, and stamp designs.

 

 With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God. Your beautiful bookmark can be sent out to libraries in your communities, at coffee shops, and within your sphere of influence. Every day is a great day to encourage someone who may feel discouraged.

I hope today’s Have Faith Stationery blog tutorial was a blessing to your craft room.

Many Blessings,

Kristal

“Hosanna, In the Highest!” Cricut Design Space Greeting Card

Hosanna in the Highest!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! ( Singing along in my heart)

In today’s Have Faith Stationery tutorial I am featuring a Cricut Design Space Cut file that is featured for Cricut Access members only.  It makes me so happy when I able to find pre-made greeting card cut files for my Cricut that Glorify God.

As a bonus to today’s post I have included one of my favorite devotional songs that my children and I sing along together that  simplifies Matthew 21:9-11 into a beautiful melody of praise. “Hide ’em in your Heart”.  


Hosanna in the Highest! Greeting Card

Supplies Needed

  • Cricut Design Space Cut File   
  • Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air, or Cricut Maker Machine
  • Xyron adhesive machine ( Xyron creative or the Xyron X for tiny embellishments)
  • Dark Blue card stock for greeting card base
  • Peach or light pink card stock for angel body
  • Gold Shimmer card stock for angel hair
  • Silver Shimmer card stock for angel clothing
  • Medium blue card stock for angel wings
  • Light blue card stock for angel wings
  •  2 pieces of white card stock for layer panel ( inside greeting card) and white banner die cut
  • Brown card stock for “Hosanna” die cut sentiment
  • Dark Blue ink with ink dauber to add dimensional detail
  • Silver star gems in various sizes
  • Foam tape or square to add dimension to Hosanna banner
  • Liquid glue of your choice
  • Pair this card with any of your favorite Scriptural sentiment and snail mail it!

Directions

Die cut all the pieces out in the appropriate colors, add some ink to the edges of the card base, and use adhesives of your choice.  If you don’t have a shimmery card stock you can substitute for Shimmer pens or glitter card stock of your choice.

 

 With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God. This beautiful card can be sent any time of year and it is not limited to the birth of Christ:

Let’s make our focus as believers in  Jesus Christ be on the resurrection of Him because that is the place we are to live our lives.

Steve Green Hosanna!

 I hope you enjoyed today’s Cricut Design Space Tutorial of ” Hosanna in the Highest” greeting card as well as the beautiful song for the whole family to sing along to.  I hope that Have Faith Stationery  blog posts inspire you to snail mail handcrafted stationery that shares such truthful and  powerful messages about Jesus Christ.  If you have any questions, please comment below.

Many Blessings,

Kristal

Our Love Greeting Card- Cricut Design Space Cut File

Our Love Greeting Card- Cricut Design Space Cut File


In today’s blog article I will be sharing with you a Cricut Design Space cut file that will help you create a heartfelt message to your loved one.  Before there was Cricut Design Space, I had to figure out how to create the all my greeting card and stationery designs in a way that conveyed my message inexpensively and within my skill set. I am so thankful that my husband generously gave me a huge stack of his expired flight maps. If you have something vintage that isn’t something you can just go find online, I suggest using that as the material for the background layer.

At the time of this design, all I had was my Cricut Expression and a printer.

 

Romantic Masculine Stationery

Cricut Design Space File

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air, Cricut Maker
  • Cricut Design Space
  •  Cricut Design Space File
  • Masculine Pattern paper ( please note- the flight maps I chose are not available in stores as they are authentic flight maps that were given to me as a gift)
  • Adhesive
  • Printer or Cricut Marker ( write then cut feature- you will have to change that if you want to do this instead of printing)
  • Heavy card stock for the base of your card
  • envelope ( I have included an envelope in the file)

This is such a versatile design that you can change the heart embellishment and choose something to suite your style and taste. I have purposely left the greeting card dimensions as is so you have the liberty to adjust it for your taste. Please Note: This project is for personal use only. Please refer to my terms and conditions tab for more information.

With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God. If you have any questions about this handcrafted greeting card design, please comment below.

Many Blessings!

Kristal

Sharing the Love of the Gospel Through Stationery – Why Does it Matter? pt 2

Sharing the Love of the Gospel Through Stationery- Why Does it Matter? Pt. 2

 

In last weeks blog article, I shared with you ” The Beginnings of Have Faith Stationery. ” Today in my two part series I will share with you my biggest reasons why I share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through stationery and paper crafting.  If you haven’t read part 1 of this series, please take a moment to visit it here

In today’s part two blog article, I will share with you 14 examples of the most needed and desired people to share the Gospel with through your handmade stationery and greeting cards. At the end of today’s post is a wonderful reminder from the King of Glory about giving to the needy and about earthly possessions.

If you are a card maker and have found yourself asking what else can I make? Who can benefit from the greeting cards I make?

 May I encourage you to create stationery to Glorify God and spread His message? I plan on using the tools and talent He’s given  to reach the lost and broken hearted in my sphere of influence. Would you like to join me in sowing the seeds of faith to reap a harvest of blessings for the Kingdom of God?

If this topic interests you, please have the liberty to get started.  In the weeks to come I have planned out a series of blog articles for Cricut Design Space Files that can help you get started with making cards.

14 examples of expanding the Gospel in the lives around you


  •  First, make cards for your family.  It’s so important to focus on the spiritual needs of your household before you branch out to share the Gospel.

  • Make greeting cards for the homeless
  • Make greeting cards for the lonely
  • Make greeting cards for the elder
  • Make greeting cards for the single parents and orphans
  • Make greeting cards for your enemies
  • Make greeting cards for the people who clean the toilets at your job
  • Make greeting cards for the sick and lame and tell them the Good News that Jesus heals all sickness!
  • Make greeting cards for the military, the veterans, and their families
  • Make greeting cards for the poor and meet their needs
  • Make greeting cards for the missionaries who will visit other countries ( the workers are few but they need your help)
  • Make greeting cards for your neighbors
  • Make greeting cards for the fellowship you attend so as a community of believers you can further expand your reach of the lost
  • Make greeting cards for the people that everyone else forgets about.

Jesus didn’t forget about You or them and we shouldn’t either!

Jesus’ Teaching about Giving to the Needy Matthew 6 NLT

 “Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get. But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.”

Isn’t this message about giving powerful? In our culture the average person spends most of their time “sharing” all their good deeds on social media. Let us all live the example that The Lord Jesus Christ has set before us and give to those in need privately.

Jesus’ Teaching about Money and Possessions Matthew 6 NLT

19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

22 “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. 23 But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!

24 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.

25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God[e] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. 34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

I am thankful for the reminders from The Lord Jesus Christ about the things of this earth.  I am thankful that I don’t have to worry about my life because Jesus already has the provision I need daily. I really like making cards but I don’t want to make it more important than my relationship with God or people.  My focus for 2019 and beyond is that I will love the Lord with all my heart, mind, and soul. Then I want to love myself more and extend more love to my neighbors.

It is my hope that my 2 part blog article series “Sharing the Love of the Gospel Through Stationery- Why Does it Matter?” was a enormous blessings to you in your paper crafting journey and with people.

“How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”
Many Blessing in the Messiah,
Kristal