OWH: World Cardmaking Blog Hop!
Ribbonista Jess Mutty:
I was so honored to be able to create these for the fabulous Operation Write Home! My card set uses Pink Paislee Father Christmas paper, twine from The Twinery, Prima flowers, and of course a bit of May Arts twill ribbon. I hope these cards will be small tokens of appreciation for all the dedication and service that our military folks give us every day.
Ribbonista Charlene Driggs:
I created a Christmas card that I thought could be used by either male or female members of our Armed Forces. It’s a simple design that I hope invokes the homey smell of gingerbread baking for our soldiers far from home and family. I know how much my husband loved getting homemade cookies when he was in the military and how much I loved his letters home. I’ve used strong glue to attach all the elements and the Inside full sheet of computer paper, folded so that it’s full letter size when unfolded, so they can write a long letter home. The stamp is Gingerbread Man from Impression Obsession by Alesa Baker. I’ve used May Arts KB14 3/8 inch red and white checked ribbon for an extra homey touch.
I am so very grateful to our men and women in uniform. They leave the comfort of their homes and families and risk all so that we may live in freedom. Thanks Operation Write Home for the opportunity to help them say Merry Christmas!
Ribbonista Jen Shears: I don't think for one moment that MY freedom has been free. I am grateful beyond measure to those that keep us free!
I created this card with Melissa Francis papers and a favorite Skipping Stones Design stamp of mine. I love the idea of using soft colors and butterflies for Christmas cards because they are just so pretty together and offer that stillness that we crave during the holidays. The ribbon is the white crinkle ribbon from May Arts. It is so neat to be able to offer these cards through Operation Write Home to get them to those who will consider them just a *bit* more special than usual as they come from family back home.
Ribbonista Mandie Wade:
To make my card I used some of the gorgeous My Mind's Eye Snowed In paper that I had in my stash. The glitter in the paper is embedded (doesn't flake off) so it is acceptable for OWH. I love this 1" Grosgrain Ric Rac because I think it looks like icing! To keep my cards somewhat simple so I could mass produce them, I simple stamped my gingerbread boy, matted the image and added some foam adhesive. A couple rhinestones was the finishing touch! I think that OWH is amazing because the soldiers who are sending cards home deserve to have something beautiful to send! It's just a little way that I can say "Thanks for All You Do for Us"!
Ribbonista Ellen Sosnoski:
I love sending cards in for OWH whenever I can. It is the least we can do for all of those amazing men and women serving our country every day to keep us safe and project our freedom.