Birds & Words

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cards for Soldiers

We're doing it!  We had a great time last week as six of us got together and churned out 62 cards in 2 hours. 

We're making cards to send to soldiers overseas for them to use.  Its very cool to think of men & women serving in the armed forces having a beautiful handmade card to send to mom on her birthday.  So we're making them, using guidelines set by Operation Write Home, and sending them off.  Each time we meet, we'll do two designs.  One will be birthday, thinking of you, miss you, etc. and the other will be either Mother's Day or Father's Day.  We want to have a huge offering of those two cards, hoping there will be enough for everyone.
 Here is the Mother's Day card we made.  I think its lovely.  It uses a Penny Black rose and a shadow made just with an acrylic block!  So simple, but very elegant.  Hope it gladdens the hearts of mom's who receive them.
Here's our "thinking of you" card.  Here we have a Tim Holtz pinecone stamped with Brushed Corduroy.  Again, simplicity reigns.  Making this set presented a challenge, because of staying within the OWH guidelines.  But hey, a challenge is great for creativity, huh?

If you'd like to help, we're getting together again Thursday, December 9 from noon to 2 pm to make Valentine's and Father's Day cards.  There's no cost to you, and all materials are provided.  Bring your basic kit if you can.  Call and let me know you're coming so we'll make sure there's space for everyone.  I'll be posting the cards we're doing on the 9th soon, so stay very tuned.  Hope to see you there! Call me!

Anybody out there?  Leave me some comments!!!

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