I just finished my first 14 cards for a wonderful organization I just discovered called Operation Write Home. From their site:
Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. This merry band of thousands of cardmakers is made up of Americans - and citizens of other nations too - who care about our military, and want to support them through creativity and encouragement. Crafters of all ages and levels of experience have participated since 2007...and are on the way to a landmark one MILLION cards!Care packages filled with hundreds of handmade cards are sent to our contacts, restocking every 6-8 weeks, and are sent in time for the long journey back home to loved ones. Each box is packed with great care, alternating styles, colors, and cardmakers from all over the USA, creating "eye candy" for heroes who see only khaki around them. The topper on each box is a plastic bag filled with 20-30 letters from adults and children across the country, letters handed out especially to those in need of a positive word from the homefront.Boxes are shipped through every week of the year, so join us anytime in sending your beautiful creations to help our heroes keep in touch with home!
I plan to make as many cards as I can fit in a flat rate box and then send them off. If you are interested and need any info, plmk. These are just one set of many different kinds I shall be making using all manner of techniques.
On to the cards.....I used 2 different Stampin' Up stamp sets on these cards so they are similar yet each one is still unique. I used Unfrogettable and Crab & Co. Just like the Journals of Love I am so enjoying my "Crafting for a Cause". I love the gift of ART that I have been given. Since we all happen to have just a 'few' :::gasp, cough::: ART supplies hanging around in our studios I think this is an amazing way to use them up. Oh, it appears that I desperately need to clean the scanner! Trust me, the cards are crisp and clean! Ugh! Off to find the cleaner......
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