Did you know that October 1 is World Cardmaking Day? Will you be getting your craft on today?
The holidays are right around the corner so I want to share a Christmas card..
cardstock: Bazzill (blue) and Paper Source (beet)
patterned paper: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Powdered Sugar
stamp: Wreath for All Seasons, Papertrey Ink
inks: Close to My Heart
I used a sketch from Jen Del Muro. This would be an easy card to mass produce for holiday cards. Four simple components that can be cut and stamped in batches and then assembled. I used a non-traditional color scheme for a lighter, airy feel to a Christmas card.
I support Operation Write Home and their mission to supply troops with blank handmade cards they can send home to their loved ones. There's something special about spending time making cards knowing it will help our soldiers keep in touch with their family and friends. My best friend's little sister served a tour of duty in Iraq four years ago. I remember how much we loved getting a note from her. She was so great at sending thank you notes for care packages. Back then she was "adopted" by a group of Red Hat Ladies who sent her blank cards for writing home. When I learned about Operation Write Home last year, I knew I wanted to pay forward the kindness of those ladies.
Heather will be deploying to Afghanistan next month. Making cards is one small way I can support her and all our soldiers.
The deadline for sending Christmas cards to Operation Write Home is October 31. But they are always looking for birthday, love and thank you cards.
Thanks for hopping by today!