Thursday, January 31, 2008

Some Love For Our Troops& SWAP cards

One of my friends has a brother who is currently in his 3rd tour in Iraq. I had a house full of little ones today! A 5, 4, 3 & 2 year old! We whipped out 40 cards for her to send to our troops. Each kid did 10! They inked up their hand in the color of their choice. The sentiment is from the Happy Heart Day set (To someone with a very big heart) and the inside says "handstamped by..." The 5 & 4 year old signed their names. My oldest son helped by writing the name in Calvin's and Luke's cards. They kind of look like baby announcements, right? Regardless, I am sure they will be well received!
Stamps: Happy Heart Day, Like It a Latte
Paper: Kraft, whisper white
Ink: apricot appeal, certainly celery, pretty in pink, tempting turquoise, real red
Accessories: 1/4" ribbon, versa mark, heat & stick powder, romantic red glitter

Does this one look familiar?? Last night, I recreated 13 of these cards for a swap with my stampin' up group. I really liked how this VSN card turned out. It was quick to get the 13 done!

I also finished my 6 sister swaps. This was inspired by a card I did for VSN. I intended to make the special closure but didn't have enough jumbo eyelets! Sorry gals! I hope this is still okay. These are both going out today. So 59 cards since last night! WOW!


meohmyers said...

I love the valentine's cards you made with the sweet handprints! They are so adorable and I know they will be greatly appreciated by the recipients! Thanks so much for doing this!! I got them on my doorstep and should have told you not to worry about the envelopes. (more postage) I'll hang on to those to give back to you next time I see you. Thanks again, Maren!!!

Maureen Merritt said...

The always and kind thought cards are beautiful. TFS!!

Cassie said...

WOW! 59!! I adore those handprint ones - and they would make a darling birth announcement!

Lynn said...

WOW! you certainly are ambitious!!! All great cards! Wish I had your energy!

Elaine said...

Wow, the kind thoughts card is so striking and the always card is so lovely!