Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cards, Cards and more Inchies!

I have challenged myself to make 100 cards a month for the Operation Write Home Organization and I got to thinking about how I bet the Dad or Mom would love to have some cards to send home to their kids.  I was at Michael's on Monday and saw these cute  Recollections Monkeys on sale for 79 cents.  Wow 12 to a package means I could make 4 cards out of 1 pack so with DCWV Grade School DSP Stack I was ready to begin my quest for Mommy & Daddy cards. 
Here are all the cards I made with Die Cuts with a View DSP and Recollections Monkeys a pack of Race Cars and Ducks & flowers in Puffy Stickers.
I made inchies to hold the race cars that are puffy stickers and so cute.  It amazes me what you see when you take pictures and their blown up in size.  Jeez I could have added ribbon, should of added
more layers.  Should of would of could of but since the first of the month I've made 34 cards to send off already but I usually mail one big package at the end of the month.
I didn't have any yellow rick rak so I used Copic Y15 to color this white rick rak.  I learned you need to let it dry before you try to put it on the card.  Made a little mess on the card but I hope I covered it OK.

Each of the cards have a small salutation either 'Princess, I miss you!' or Son, I miss you!  I think these will be wonderful so parents can send a little love home to their children.
I really enjoyed making these and they only took a few hours to make 12 cards.  So I made these cards for less than $2.50 worth of puffy stickers, card stock and stamped salutations.
Have a great night and remember to 'Pay it forward'.
God Bless,


Sandy said...

You did a great job and I know it's a lot of work to do that many cards a month. I do that many for missionaries and it's so worth it knowing that we are helping people!

I love that you are doing the kid cards for them!

GrannyCharlotte said...

What a great idea. Most kids I know love to receive mail and these are too cute. Any child would be thrilled to open these. Great job and thanks for sharing.