Friday, September 10, 2010

Virtual Cardmaking Party for Operation Write Home


Over at the Hero Arts flickr site, we are having a whole weekend of card-making! Our aim is to make and send 500 cards for Operation Write Home. In case you're unfamiliar with this wonderful organization, here is their purpose: "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."  Please consider taking some time this weekend to make some cards for our heroes.  There are loads of ideas and challenges at Flickr, and if you upload your cards to the flickr site, you have a chance of winning prizes!  And you can use any kind of stamps you'd like, not just Hero products. 

Hero Arts asked each of the Hostess groups, current and alumnae, to come up with a challenge. My sistas came up with making cards of encouragement. Here is the card I made as an example. I looked through all my sentiments and picked out the ones that fit this category, attached them all to an acrylic block, and then stamped them all at once. Then all I needed to do was to add some punched hearts and highlight the xs and os with a marker.


8 comments:

  1. Love it!!!! My goal is to make the 15 or 16 tomorrow night!!!!

    Thanks for being a hosti!

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  2. Oh Lin that looks great! Such a simple idea but very clever of you to make it look so easy.

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  3. Love the way this turned out, Lin!

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  4. Lovely card! Love that you used all the sentiments.

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  5. Love the scattered sentiments, this is sure to make someone happy! Thanks so much for all your organization of this, you're amazing Lin!!

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  6. I love your card Lin! All the sentiments and popped hearts look brilliant together!

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