Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Operation Write Home Last Hoorah!
I am not sure if every one is aware but Operation Write Home is ceasing operations at the end of this year. The last date to accept cards is August 1. I have been meaning to send cards forever, so with the end in sight, I had to get it done. I enlisted the help of some friends and had a little party at my home. I designed several cards and prepared all the pieces for my friends to assemble. I tried to leave some creativity in each design. There was always a choice of sentiment that my friends stamped.
This is the first card I designed. I found the base at Michael's in a 10 pack with envelopes on clearance. OWH wants to limit each design to 30, so I purchased 3 packs. OWH also advised some kraft papers may be too dark to write on with a pencil if that is all the service member has available. Therefore each of these is lined with the same die cut shape inside but larger and solid card stock. The cut was made on the Cricut. Sorry, I cannot remember which cartridge. I picked the shape because it closely resembled the Stampin Up punch and stamp set I used.
I thought my friends would have fun with the washi. I stuck with oranges, reds, and tans as washi colors.
I made these two cards but the cards with this design were completed by Nikki and her daughter Abbi. Her son Drew is a Marine stationed in Japan.
Stampin Up tiny bracket punch
various washi tape
QQ tahiti chalking ink
Ranger Spring Floral ink
SU white confetti paper
SU stamped sentiment
and wood grain paper
Here is all the cards bundled by them ready to go to OWH:
We made 87 total cards!
I will be featuring some others I designed for OWH shortly.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
T is for Twine
Thanks so much for stopping by!