Thursday, June 23, 2011

Don't Forget to Write...




Our sewing and crafting group members really enjoy working on projects for worthy causes. Two of us spent a morning recently making cards to donate to Operation Write Home. Their mission is to support our military by providing them with handmade blank cards on which they can send home greetings to their loved ones. It's a huge effort, and the organization gets lots of support. They are working on their second million cards! And their website contains all sorts of helpful material, including inspiring letters from members of the military.




There is a special drive for "thinking of you" cards right now. So we focused on that for our efforts. Here is what we came up with so far. The card at the top has a cut-away flap that reveals an insert strip of patterned paper on the inside. I saw an instructional video for it on Two Peas in a Bucket's "Finally Friday" series. My cardmaking friend Prue and I agreed that we could spend hours looking at all the wonderful ideas and videos online! But we also decided we better get on with it. We made a happy mess, and these cards were the result.


We kept the designs simple, and for a couple of the cards we used blank cards that had a background design already imprinted. That way we just had to "tart them up", as the saying goes.

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Nancy,
This is such a wonderful project and I know all those who receive these cards are so appreciative.....

You ones you and your friend did are colorful and fun....so cute....

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

What a great project, and you must have so much fun creating them. I'm sure those who receive them are in awe ... not like a bought card .. so much better. Thanks for dropping into my blog today and leaving your kind words. Take care, Donna

Robbie said...

What a great idea!!! And how thoughtful of you to do this!!! And for such a wonderful cause. We get so wrapped up on our own world, we forget our military folks and what they are going through. I'm sure they will enjoy these cards when sent from their family!! Nice!!!