Friday, July 7, 2017

With the Faith of a Child... and an announcement!

With the faith of a child my husband and I decided to bring Because of Delaney Jane Cards to the next step. While I wanted to write this blog post to highlight these three beautiful cards and their reason for being made, I wanted to share some personal information and announce something very special.

First, the cards...

Our church will be "graduating" three young people this Sunday from the Children's Church and into the general congregation. One of the teachers asked me to create three cards, one for each of the graduates. I wanted to create similar but different cards because they are similar but different in their personalities and their walk with God.

So, I created two boy versions and one girl version.

The papers are from a BO Bunny  6 x 6 paper pad and the stamp sets are Unity Stamp Co. Each image is Copic colored and then layered into different designs.

My husband took some great photos to show the layers in these cards. They aren't cheap or flimsy, they are quality cards with multiple layers and details.

I finished the inside of the cards as I almost always do with a piece of coordinating paper, leaving a place for a message.

These cards are incredibly important to myself, my husband and mark a huge milestone in the life of BODJ cards. They represent the last and final cards created before we make one HUGE CHANGE.

I've made cards for over a decade. My style and skill level has changed and I've gotten better with my craft, as you'd expect from a decade of practice. I've participated in craft shows, hosted a Facebook page and sent cards to hundreds of people including anonymous cards to many cancer patients.

I currently have a studio where I create beautiful cards, take photos, post them to this blog or to my Facebook page and then I place them in a card rack and hope someone either decides from a post they like it or I bring them to a local craft fair to hopefully sell them. THIS IS ABOUT TO CHANGE!

Over the last week or so my husband and I have been working very hard at something incredible. He has taken over 500 photos, much like the ones above and I've sat at my computer for countless hours in hopes that my hobby can become more than just a hobby.

So with the faith of a child, bright eyed and hopeful, we have decided to open an ETSY shop.

We've named it DelaneyJaneCards and have loaded the store with tons of goodies.

We've also decided to have a GRAND OPENING, this weekend!!!

While we are both nervous about jumping into an actual business we are really excited to see what we can do together, for our family.

We want to open with a huge bang and are offering a coupon code to our friends, family and followers. Coupon code GRANDOPENING will get you 10% off orders of $10.00 or more when you use it at checkout.

Please checkout my Etsy shop by clicking here ---> DelaneyJaneCards  or by typing or copy paste into your browser

Remember, the coupon code is good all weekend. Share with your friends and family. Additional coupon codes will be available in the future.

Thank you and we really hope this is the best next step for these cards and our family.



  1. Your cards are truly beautiful! Good luck on this new adventure! Wishing you great success (PS. those are really good photos :) )

    1. Thank you Chris. We worked hard on consistency with the photos and it took many hours. We were both very satisfied with them... finally...

  2. Renee keep adding cards every week to get found on Etsy. You can do it. Your cards are beautiful and your passion runs deep. I am excited for you and your hubby. Have fun working together!

  3. I can't wait for my first order!!