Saturday, October 1, 2011

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!!!

 scroll 1 post down for the first post of 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN, COUNT DOWN TO HALLOWEEN, and THE REAL WITCHES OF HALLOWEEN

Today, October 1rst is World Card Making Day, and I am celebrating with OPERATION WRITE HOME and also with PAPER CRAFTS MAGAZINE



We were to make a Christmas or Seasons greetings card. I made both, one is definitely going to OWH, the second one I am not sure yet, and I'll tell you why further down.

Here is my first card, as you can see it is pretty CLEAN and SIMPLE--CAS, which the folks at OWH prefer.

All products by STAMPIN' UP, everything BUT the stamp set is retired though. I had to use different red brads. (I taught this card to my daughter and some of her friends, and I used all the correct shade of red brads on their cards, so mom had to improvise, LOL!) The Kraft card stock base of the card opens from the bottom, I try to make some of the cards different from the normal straight, right to left opening. 
The inside says:
"Warmest greetings of the Season
and every good wish
for the coming year."


The card you will see below, has GLITTER on it which is a MAJOR NO-NO for OPERATION WRITE HOME cards. As we all know  glitter loves to flake off and land on everything, this sparkly stuff can very well land on the uniform of an enlisted person and give away their location. WE DO NOT WANT TO DO THAT !!
Stickles and other glitter glues are ok, as the glue totally encases the glitter.
The glitter on the below cards, are actually foam stickers that came that way, and I have deliberately tried rubbing off the glitter to see what happens. So far, nothing has come off. I might run this past Sandy, but MOST LIKELY will NOT include it in my Christmas card box.



I would like to share with you why I support OPERATION WRITE HOME.
* I am a very patriotic person
* I am surrounded by veterans both living and passed on
*Initially out of HS I was supposed to go into the Air Force for Nursing, but circumstances kept that from happening
* I have always been a supporter of our service men and women, I THANK THEM, whenever I see one, wherever I see one! (You should also)
* Our enlisted troops have NOTHING to do with politics, you may not think they should be where they are, but they are where they are and need to know they are supported!
* I have always been a worker, always employed from the age of 15 on, in 2005 I became permanently disabled. I need a purpose, as my kids really do not need me anymore or the hubby (you know what I mean by need) so by making cards for OWH I am supporting our military personnel and I feel good about doing it.

I can not afford to donate  cash to anyone at this point in my life (though I always do include $5-$10 in with my card shipments) However OWH is running extremely low on funds for shipping these large boxes of cards overseas. We would love to have more card makers and would never turn anyone away, but we also need donations. Please consider clicking here to Donate to OPERATION WRITE HOME:
 


Here is my other card:

Card stock -STAMPIN' UP, printed paper- DCWV, border punch - MARTHA STEWART,
Markers- STAMPIN' UP, Glitter Foam stickers- MAKING MEMORIES
Digi Image- BUGABOO DESIGNS
sentiment- CORNISH HERITAGE FARMS
 this angle you can see the foam.
 Thanks for visiting!!

35 comments:

Sus said...

pretty pretty pretty..... wish I didnt have to work...I wanna make cards!

http://sipsfromthefirehydrant.blogspot.com/

Toriz said...

I think it's great that you're doing something nice like sending cards and such to the people fighting for your country. I wish there was no need for them to be fighting, but since they are then we should show support for them. :)

Bridget Larsen said...

One of my favorite SU stamps

Jen said...

I just adore the image on the first card! Gorgeous!

Amanda said...

Cute cards! I love the little girl. Thank you for sharing :)

Manda :)
ajsarts at gmail dot com
www.ajsartsanddesigns.com
www.ajsdigishoppe.com

Paper Love said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing! :)

Paula S. said...

Two nice cards. I like the retro skater image and the postmark is a fun touch. Good advice about being very, very careful with anything glittered too. Thanks for supporting OWH!

Michelle said...

Very pretty! Love your coloring on that little girl and that glittery poinsettia is gorgeous.

Fabrizio said...

Lovely vintage card

Stefanie said...

The little girl is cute!

Rufus said...

Thank you for your support of OWH and all our Heroes! The second card is pretty, but you're right, better safe than sorry!
R/

Kim H said...

Really like the vintage look of the first card, and the second is adorable with the little girl. Though glitter isnt allowed for the troop cards, it lokks wonderful on this card. Thank you.

Rhonda Miller said...

Your cards are both great. TFS.

Dori said...

These are both very lovely! Thanks for sharing them

Nancy M said...

Very pretty cards, TFS! Love the vintage look!

adele holcomb said...

Your skaters look great with torn edges inked in red; and I like the background behind the little girl.

debb said...

very pretty cards!!!!

grandmalee said...

Love both of your gorgeous creations! I haven't seen the skaters used on a card before. They look great on your card! I never seem to have the right color brads either. Lately, I just load Versamark on the brad and then dip it in the color of dye ink that I've used on the image, pour clear embossing powder on top and heat emboss. I use a clothespin to hold the brad, so I don't burn my fingers. :o) I so love that Bugaboo digi! You made her look even cuter with that gorgeous border.

I was also going to blog today, but life got in the way. I've had to babysit my grandkids and a 4 month old that belongs to my daughter's best friend, so needless to say I didn't get to finish my cards. I feel bad since this is usually one of my favorite hops, but maybe I'll actually make it through this hop in one day for once! Thanks again for being so supportive of our troops!

Jen Timko said...

These are both wonderful! Thanks for all your support of OWH and the heroes!

Pamela said...

Great cards! :)

Linda said...

Love the retro feel to the first card and the postmark. The second card is ultra chrismas with the red and green. Love the poinsetta! Thanks for sharing!!!

Yolanda said...

What a great skating scene. Your card puts me right into that holiday feel.

Tracey said...

Very nice, really love the elf, :)

My Need 2 Craft said...

These are both very pretty.

Alex said...

both are beautiful Susan. I love sending cards to OWH :)

KellyRae said...

Your cards are lovely. The vintage feel to the first is fun (and I miss doing the bottom open type cards but because of the OWH 'tuck' I stopped doing them for a while) but I LOVE LOVE your elf card.

Laurie said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I found that if I buy embellies (that don't show on line) with glitter, than I can paint glossy accents over them. It seals the glitter!
Thanks for sharing with OWH!

jen said...

these are both so sweet!
xoxo!

LizArt said...

Great Cards .. are lovely. Happy WCMD!

Ann said...

very nice cards. I LOVE the 2nd one. She is just adorable!

Cheryl said...

Great cards!

Nancy Keller said...

Great work! Bugaboo stamps are one of my favorites! Thank you for sharing!

Erika said...

Cute!

And as a military wife, let me say thank you for sending your hard work to those who could use a pick me up. :)

Julie said...

Love that ice skater image and the designer paper in your first card! Thanks for sharing!

Kathie said...

I like both of your cards very much. The vintage look of the skaters card is very charming and I hope your cute little girl card is okay to send. The glittered stickers and card stock are often coated so no glitter falls off but maybe it's better to be safe than sorry. I'm glad you are supporting our troops!