Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop



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..


Supplies Used:
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! 

27 comments:

Kathryn said...

I love the color scheme you chose and your choice of patterned papers to mix. Thanks for sharing.

Peggysuez said...

Lovely layout and best wishes to Heather.

Jane said...

Heather is going back? :( Give my best to her. I am thinking of jumping in on Operation Write Home. I am president of my local American Legion Auxiliary and this is something I can get my group involved in.

Karen said...

Love the unique layout and layering. Great card. Best wishes to Heather.

Paper Love said...

I really, really love this card! That wreath is stunning and such great paper!

Lauren, Paper Love
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Fabrizio said...

Brilliant card, I love the papers used

Amanda said...

Love the layering technique. Thank you for sharing :)

Manda :)
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Laurie said...

Great color scheme - I love that line of paper! And your design is great for CASing. Thanks for sharing with OWH!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Nice card, I like all the rounded corners in your layout!

Best wishes to Heather and thank you for serving our country!

Jen said...

Gorgeous card - love the sketch and the papers you chose!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful and thanks for your support of OWH - good luck to Heather.

Barb Housner

Erin said...

I love the layout and the non-traditional color scheme. Great card!

Theresa said...

great layout. 1 I'll be case-ing for sure. :) Love the basic grey, one of my favorite paper companies.

Cindy O said...

Beautiful colors. I love the circles and rounded corners mixed with the linear sentiment strip and pattern stripes. Thank you! and thank you to Heather too for her service.

MidnightCrafter said...

Really pretty combination of colors in your card, and that layout is SUPER! I will be adding this to my file for inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

Beautiful! I really like the layering!!

Bridget Larsen said...

I love cards with mitred corners

Rufus said...

What a great layout! Love your paper choices. Please thank Heather for her service. Thanks for supporting OWH!
R/

adele holcomb said...

These two rounded shapes make a great, simple but interesting background. Best wishes to Heather!

Nancy M said...

I like your layout and CAS design. TFS. All the best to Heather and all our military folks and families; Godspeed.

Nichole said...

Cute card. I really like the rounded corners!

Linda said...

Great LO and DPS! Wreaths seem super pupular! Love yours! TFS!!!

Cheryl said...

Cute card! Love the design and the DP you used.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your card- and the great combo of DSP. The troops are sure to love receiving this! Great OWH Hop!

Paula S. said...

Beautiful job on this card! I like the nontraditional colors and the rounded corners throughout give it a fresh, modern feel. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

Ann said...

I love this layout! So very cute!!! TFS!

Julie said...

Great card! I love the nontraditional colors and especially like the sentiment pennant, really cute!

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