A couple of quick cards today, inspired by the OWH Bloghop over the weekend. What’s OWH, you say? It’s a great organization, Operation Write Home, that sends handmade cards to our deployed troops so that the troops can send them back to their loved ones. I know I would much rather get a handmade card when my soldier is gone than some mushy thing he paid $5 for at the PX. I’m pretty sure they have like 2 card styles and every spouse has already received those! I’ve gotten quite a few with the occasion scratched out and a new one written in, even. But I digress. If you haven’t already, check out them out at OperationWriteHome.org.
This month, Our Daily Bread Designs challenged OWHers to link to a “love” card on their blogs. For every 25 links, they’ll pay to ship a large box of cards to our troops. So here’s my contribution:
Whisper White, Early Espresso, and Real Red cardstock; Crumb Cake ink
Full Heart punch, Red Polka Dot Ribbon, Real Red and Early Espresso markers
I really like this set (and I’m sure you could find it on Ebay)…such a great sentiment anytime of year, not just Valentine’s Day. For some reason, when I woke up yesterday, this punch idea was in my head. Go figure, but I thought it would work great for this card. I stamped the background with the Crumb Cake and Stitched, then just used markers to color the sentiment stamp. Quick and easy, just like love. Heh heh.
River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White cardstock;
Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler ink; Denim Ribbon; XL Oval and Star punches
Oops…I just realized that one star is missing as edge, over there on the left. I’ll have to dig that out of the recycle bag, I guess, and glue it on! Sorry. Anyway, OWH is in need of masculine thank-yous, and I think this fills the bill nicely. Same concept as above, punch and let the background show through.
Enjoy and I hope you’re inspired to craft a little for OWH!