Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I have 3 special cards for you, because they are all set to be shipped off to Operation Write Home! For those of you who don’t know this organization, they support our armed forces by collecting handmade cards and shipping them to our troops to write letters home on. It was initially started up in 2007 but has grown immensely and thousands of cardmakers now share their cards with OWH. Isn’t that such a wonderful idea??
So today I whipped out multiple past Studio Calico card kit stamp sets to make 3 cards that will follow the OWH guidelines and once properly “tucked” in an envelope, will be ready to ship! Here is number one >>
As part of the OWH guidelines, you can’t use foam dots and you want your cards to be pretty flat because they try to package as many as they can into each box that gets shipped off. So for each of my cards, I tried to make them as “one layer” as I could.
For this card, I stamped the heart background using Hero Arts Red Royal ink and the heart stamp from their November card kit, Cuppa, to create a pattern. Then I stamped the sentiment stamp (from Studio Calico) on a separate piece of kraft cardstock, cut it out and adhered it to the card. Here is the next one >>
Now this is a true one layer card and it’s as simple as it gets! This card is a kraft card base, with a stamped floral design in three spots, in three different inks, and 2 sentiment stamps in one other ink. And… done. 😉 This card is completely flat and very simple. So shipping will be as easy as can be! Here is my final card >>
For this last card, I used the same heart and sentiment stamp as my first card, and the same floral design stamp as my middle card! For this card I started by stamping the floral design in Versafine Smokey Gray ink onto my kraft card base. Next, I trimmed and adhered 2 strips of pattern paper (both from the Cuppa SC card kit). I stamped my sentiment on a separate piece of kraft cardstock, cut it out and adhered it to the card. I finished my card off with a stamped and cut out heart adhered next to my sentiment. That’s it!
I had so much fun creating cards for OWH and I hope you will join in and make some yourself! Make sure to check out the deadlines and guidelines from their web site first because there are strict “no-no’s” that won’t be admitted (like NO glitter!).
Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next week! 🙂