Sunday, September 29, 2013

Look out! A deadline is coming!

Ok, so I've been largely absent from my craft room for the past several months.  I had a busy summer and the beginning of the school year has also felt like a whirlwind.  But, I know that the Christmas deadline for OWH is fast approaching and I wanted to get my box out in time for that since I made a bunch of Christmas cards early in 2013.

Sandy also asked us to post pictures of us holding cards that we're sending soon.  Here's a close up of the card I posted and a similar one I made while I was trying out different designs.


The globe is done with Distress Ink (Broken China and Peeled Paint) on glossy photo paper.  I used a wadded up paper towel soaked with some rubbing alcohol to swirl the colors.  It's not as fancy as the glossy paper that you're meant to use with these inks, but it was sitting around the house begging to be used.  I'd love to tell you who made the stamps, but I don't know.  I bought them at a dollar store in a mall in Massachusetts a few years ago.  The patterned paper is ancient (over 10 years old) Making Memories and the embossing folder is "Love is in the Air" by Cuttlebug. 
  

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Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 651 blank and 236 AnyHero (as of 4/28/13)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 1284 blank and 218 AnyHero
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.

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