Saturday, June 2, 2012

Dollar Tree inspiration

I was cruising around the Dollar Tree today and I took a stroll down the aisle of patriotic things to see if there was anything I could use on a card.  I've bought wide patriotic ribbon there before to use for AnyHero cards.  Unfortunately, the ribbon they had this time was contaminated with glitter and that's not good for our heroes' safety. 

I did spot a bag of these maze games in a bag of 8 for $1.  They're definitely too thick for letter mail, but I thought they would be cool on AnyHero cards.   I don't know if I can send them to OWH or not because of copyright rules, so once I check on that, I'll write them up.  My box is getting fuller and fuller and I need to make sure I include 5% or more hero mail for the next challenge.  I'm a bit behind in writing it, but I figured these cards would be a good start.  If I can't use them for Hero Mail, I'll swap out the sentiment for a 4th of July one and send them to my own friends.  In padded envelopes.  :)

Star stamps: SU
Sentiment: Amuse Studios
Cardstock: from stash
Maze: from Dollar Tree

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Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 620 blank and 200 AnyHero (as of 4/24)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
Check out OWH at www.operationwritehome.org to learn more about its mission and how to get involved.

8 comments:

  1. That is awesome! Definitely not something I would even consider using on a card. But not only is it great for an Any Hero note to lift his/her spirit but they can play with it too :o)

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  2. Oh my goodness--these are amaze-ing! Love it! I will be heading to the $ tree to find these bad boys!

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  3. Isn't it great to check out everyone's Patriotic stuff at this time of year? I am completely stocking up because I noticed that the rest of the year, Patriotic is hard to come by! Super job on the card! I hope it's okay for OWH because Krystil is right, it would be fun for them to play with after and it would take them back to a simpler time! Kudos...

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  4. I love it and what a great idea!!!

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  5. Great card! I would definitely use them for Any Hero mail. They are sure to put smiles on the faces of the recipients.

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  6. OH MY GOSH!!!! This is FABULOUS!!! I think that the Heroes will love these. What a fun card you have made.. thanks for sharing this idea.

    blessings ~ Pam

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  7. Great card!! A hero will love getting this!

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  8. OMG! Love this one, you really made it perfectly. I love the glass-like star. It's so simple yet this one stands out. Everything is perfect.

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