Monday, September 20, 2010

Christmas cards for soldiers

This paper pack was picked up at Hobby Lobby and I have used the heck out of it this past week!  For a pack that only has 60 pages in it, I've already finished over 75 cards using the paper and have a lot of pages left.

Here are three of the cards that I've finished.  One of the patterned papers in this pack has holiday images that are 2" square so they fit great on the tags I cut with my Cricut.

The sentiment was printed on my computer, then I used a SU scallop punch on the strip and added some red dots with my SU marker.

Of course I had to ink the edges of the card or Okie would have really dinged me about not doing that!

The heart images are one of the preprinted squares in the pack.  I just added a red bow, inked the edges and mounted it on the card with some of my home made pop dots.
These cards are super simple to make but I'll still be proud to donate them for CFS.  As I've said before, I try to limit the amount of embellishments that are on the card front so they won't get damaged in the mail.
About every 6 weeks the Cards for Soldier group will announce a new challenge.  I committed to making 250 cards for the current challenge and have met my goal.  The majority of the cards are holiday type and I'm just about burned out on making them so it's time for me to switch gears and go back to making something different.

So, I can put away the Christmas themed paper, for now, and start looking for some inspiration for another type of card.

I encourage all cardmakers to pick a charity and donate some cards! 


okie_ladybug said...

That is a nice stack!! Your cards came out nice!

DtsArt said...

very pretty I like the last merry christmas tag. it pops

Country Twinkle said...

Sweet cards and for such a good cause too. Kudos to you!

okie_ladybug said...

When are you going to post something new? I am tired of looking at these! HA HA HA

lguild said...

Hey! I had to be away from my computer yesterday and couldn't get anything set up to post!

Maybe tonight I can dig something out and make a new post. NO PROMISES THOUGH! LOL!

It's hard to make things when you're out running around goofing off all day!

Grandma Bugs Place said...

I was thinking about that paper pack - now you sold me! Great cards and good work!
Thanks for sharing