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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cards for Soldiers - Inspiration

A new challenge has been posted for the "Cards for Soldiers", I hope many of you will decide to help. The cards go to our soldiers overseas so that they may have cards to send their family and friends. The cards may be simple or fancy with a blank inside so that they have room to write letters home. Here's the link to explain more about it:

The cards below used:
Rich Razzleberry (new In Color)
Dusty Durango (new In Color)
Cushed Curry (new In Color)
Stamp Set Nature's Nest (item #113826)

This is one of my favorite cards. I absolutely love the feather !!!! I added color with color pencils.

The turtle may be slow, but he is quick on getting his message across. I added in a bit of ribbon for accent (Organza Ribbon, item #114319).

Using chocolate chip classic ink I buffed (using a small felt sqaure) the edges. Really adds to the card I think. The Skateboarder is part of a new set of single stamps we have: Extreme Skateboard (item #115179), Extreme Snowboard (item #115177), Extreme Surfboard (item #115173), Extreme Guitar (item #115328), and Extreme Dirt Bike (item 115175) are the ones available. They are all silhouettes.

Every time I see the ocean, a shell, or a starfish I think of my family and all the wonderful times we spent at the beach. I hope this will touch someone's heart the same way when they see it.

A dear friend LOVES dragonflies and this made me think of her and smile. Added in the scallop edges to the dragonfly paper by using the Eyelet Border Punch (item #113692).

This one didn't show up as well as I hoped with the camera. I added color to the nest and eggs with color pencils. The little bird in the right corner is from: Of the Earth (hostess set). This card has soft suede (new In Color) has the accent piece of cardstock.

The new In Colors are fabulous. There are inks, refills, paper, markers, and ribbon all that match and coordinate with each other. LOVE IT.

Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)


Eclectic Pink Rose said...

That is a totally awesome idea. I love it. Thank you sooooo much for visiting today, and for your sweet comments.
♥ Teresa

Deb said...

Great cards Mary.

KweenScrapper69 said...

Awesome Cards!!! :D
love that skater stamp

Enfys said...

I love the way you made all these different cards from one colour palette, clever!
En x

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Hi Mary,
Hard to choose but I think the first card is my favorite. I have a thing for feathers and I love the quote! What stamp did you use for the quote? I know I've seen it around but the maker escapes me.

On the other hand the last card has my new fav stamp from Of the Earth.

All together you've created a wonderful set of simple easy and gorgeous cards that any soldier will appreciate. Good of you to participate in the challenge.

Hugs - Jean

Nate's Mimi said...

I love that color combo. I, too, love making cards for soldiers.

The Champagne Family said...

Hello - I came across your website while searching for inspirational quotes. I am a Family Readiness Group Leader for the 502nd MRBC Engineer Company from Ft Knox, KY. Our Soldiers, inlcuding my husband, are deploying very very very soon. I looked around your site and found your challenge for cards for the Soldiers to mail home. I just wanted to let you know what an amazing gift you are providing to our nations troops. It is so refreshing to see the wonderful things people come up with to support our Soldiers serving overseas and their families back home. Thank you very much.

Courtney Champagne

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