How to Make a Thinking of You Greeting Card – A Tribute to Shirley and Harold Samson

How to Make a 'Thinking of You' Greeting Card

My family has been blessed to have wonderful neighbors. We had the privilege to have known a loving couple, Harold and Shirley Samson, who lived next door.

Allow me to talk a bit about my wonderful neighbors.

Over the years we’d known them, they were very kind to us. It started when we first visited them and gave them homemade bread as a gift, with the intention of getting to know one of our closest neighbors. They were very welcoming; we got to know each other really well. Our eldest son, Ben, was hired by them to help them weekly with their trash bins.

Although we lived next to each other, Shirley and I exchanged emails a lot, and sometimes snail mails as well.

In 2014, Harold, 93, was hospitalized due to cancer and Shirley, 89, shortly after that was diagnosed with cancer too.

When we found out about that from their daughter, Teri, we just had to visit with them at their house. I just had to make something for them, quick.


About Today's Paper Craft Tutorial:

What started with a special card for my neighbors, is now a wonderful memory for me to cherish.

This greeting card tutorial is a tribute to Shirley and Harold, our beloved neighbors who are no longer with us.

Harold died two years ago. Shirley just recently passed away on the first day of Ramadhan in early June.

As I write this, I feel the emotion that I felt on the day I learned Shirley had passed away. What is even sadder is that she won’t be able to watch this video. I could only plan, but God is the best planner. Shirley and Harold were a living example of what marriage should be; they both had been married for 66 years and had wonderful children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Now, this video will remain special in my heart because it reminds me of the good times I shared with Shirley. I’m happy that I captured this card on video when I made the card for them and that I’m able to share it with you.


What You'll Learn:

Make your own card using these four easy steps:

  1. Prepare the card surface
  1. ‘Dress’ the card surface
  1. Seal to perfection
  1. Embellish the card


Watch the Video

Click to watch the ‘Thinking of You’ greeting card tutorial from start to finish.