Thursday, June 23, 2011

Card for OWH - Sending Love Your Way

Hello crafty peeps!

Sorry I've been slacking on postings.

I recently started going back to school and it's kicking my behind!

I'm struggling to find crafty time for myself these days.

I recently started making cards for a cause that is near and dear to my heart, Operation Write Home (OWH).

As most of my readers know, I have a son who is in the Army and is deployed to Afghanistan, so I am so grateful for this organization.

If you haven't heard of them, go check out their site here.

Their mission is: "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."

Here is the latest card that I have made for this cause:

I am kind of slow at card making right now, because I haven't been doing it long, but I hope to get better and faster at it so I can send LOTS of these off to the shippers at OWH.

I started off using a card map from the OWH Stars & Stamps bloggers circle to help get my creativity flowing.

This is the one I used OWH Sketch #72:

As you can tell though, I changed it up a bit, but these card maps are great to get you thinking about where and how you want to start, especially if you are a newbie card-maker like me!

 Here is a picture of the tools and supplies I used to create this card:

Cricut Imagine Machine - Better Together Cartridge
Cutter Bee Scissors
ATG Tape Gun
Provo Craft Bone Folder
Blank White Card, 4"x5.5", Recollections
Printed Diecut, Square with contoured edges, "Sending Love Your Way", pg. 3, Better Together Cartridge
Patterned Paper, DCWV Citrus Matstack, 4.5" x 6.5" Pad
Card Stock, Light Olive Green (Unknown Brand, from stash on hand)
Paper Flowers, Orange Brown, Olive Green, Oriental Trading
Lace Ribbon, Matilda (Cream/Off White), Really Reasonable Ribbon
Pearl Brad, blue/green, Eyelet Outlet
Zots, Glue Dots, Medium, Singles
Foam Adhesive Squares, Recollections

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Uhooi said...

These cards are nice, beautiful and sweet,,

Megan said...

Hi Lisa, this looks like even a non-crafty type (like me) can use this!


Donna said...

Hi Lisa, following you from CMC. Your blog is wonderful! So are you creations! Glad I found you.