15 November 2009

Operation Write Home

I finished up the sample cards for the Operation Write Home project we’re doing tomorrow after work, and I’d like to share them with you. When we first started discussing this, we decided to make two birthday cards, two Valentines, and a miss you card. Here’s what I came up with:

Here’s the miss you card. I need to get Cuttlebugging—haven’t cut these panels yet!


The first birthday is the card I'm least satisfied with—it definitely needs something! I think we’ll end up putting the stamped image on pop dots—that should help.


On the OWH site, they suggested that birthday cards meant for kids are always welcome, so we kept that in mind. I think this sentiment will also get pop dots. The orange piece has been embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Also—if anyone can give me any tips on photographing orange so it looks less like a construction cone, please let me know!!!


Here is a Valentine we’re sending—this is my favorite card (probably because of all the layers!).


Finally, here’s the second Valentine. I think we’ve all been enamored with the SU Fifth Avenue watercolor roses—I hope this isn’t too ambitious for us!


I want you to see the inside of this, too. The OWH site had this great idea, and we’re going to use it in all our cards. This is the only card with a sentiment stamped on the inside.


The inner lining of the card is a full sheet of text weight paper that can be unfolded for letter writing. Don’t you love this? Guess I’d better get busy folding and trimming 250 pieces of paper, huh???


Finally, I’d like to share a comment left this morning by Linda:

Kim OWH is a great project! But 250 cards in one hour? Well if you have enough people to help that should be the easy part, the kitting is the crazy part. Hope all goes well and smoothly for you! As a Mom and MIL of military personnel, THANK YOU for taking the time to get the cards ready for them!

Comments like that make all the effort worthwhile—thank you, Linda, and thanks to your family for helping to protect our freedom!

Now I have to get busy finishing up the kits and getting Angie’s blog candy packaged up to be mailed. Have a great Sunday, everybody, and I’ll let you know later in the week how close we got to making 250 cards!