Thursday, April 7, 2011

thank you to our troops!

A month or so ago, my friend Sarah had mentioned that she would love to get a group of ladies together to make some cards to say thank you to our soldiers. She has been helping to support a new organization called Thanks For Our Freedom and wanted to have a large stack of cards she could give to them to use. Sarah asked if I would be willing to design the cards if she took care of gathering together the "helping hands"! Of course I wanted to do my part in helping support in any way that I could.

We had our card making night on Monday night and whoever was able to come, simply came to help at no cost to them (other than through donations, which everyone so graciously pitched in). Each of the guests took home a card of their choice as a thank you. Overall we made 12 cards of each design...with 3 designs each that totaled 36 cards! We whipped these cards out in a matter of an hour and a half! It was so fun to see everyone working the "assembly line" and piecing together each card. Thanks, ladies, for coming on over! And, with the donations we received, we plan on making another set of cards to add to the stack.

I wanted to keep each of the cards a little on the simpler side, so that we could get them put together quickly! I also didn't want to have too much dimension on the card to avoid extra postage on the envelope.

Stamp Set:
Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel, So Happy For You (sentiment - no longer available)

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Brilliant Blue (retired)

Ink: Real Red, Brilliant Blue (retired)

Accessories: Dimensionals, red adhesive gemstones (non-SU!), red gingham ribbon (retired)

Tools: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Stars #2 Originals Die (used with Big Shot), Small Star punch (retired)

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Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes (Hostess Level 3 set)

Paper: Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White, Celebrations DSP

Ink: Real Red

Accessories: Dimensionals, light blue adhesive gemstones (non-SU!), sponges

Tools: Stars #2 Originals Die (used with Big Shot), Small Star punch (retired)

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Stamp Set: Thank You Kindly

Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Brilliant Blue (retired)

Ink: Brilliant Blue (retired)

Accessories: 1/8" Real Red taffeta ribbon, dark blue adhesive gemstones (non-SU!), clear adhesive gemstones (non-SU!),

Tools: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Stars #2 Originals Die (used with Big Shot), Small Star punch (retired)

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**All of these cards would also make great 4th of July cards if you changed up the sentiments!


Kelli said...

These cards will be very much appreciated!

Sarah said...

Thanks again, it was a great night! :-)

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