Friday, August 14, 2009

Cards For Heroes Blog Hop




There is an organization that collects cards to send to soldiers so they may send them to loved ones. It is called Cards for Heroes.
This is very dear to my heart. So I have chosen to join so that I may help in some small way.

The card I made is very simple. It is made entirely with Cuttlebug folders. The cardstock measures 4 1/4" x 8 1/2". Then you score it at 5 1/2". This card is based on a design by Pat Genardo. Her card was absolutely breathtaking.

I chose three different folders.The backgound for the base card is done using the Snowflakes folder. I took the 5 1/2" length and only embossed the left hand side. The I turned the card over and only embossed the 3" side. This left a 3" space for the soldier to write. Then I took a 3" square and used the Swiss dot folder on that. Next for the Ice Crystal, I used the combo folder that has the cutter and the folder. I attached that to the Swiss dot with pop dots and adhered it to the left side of the embossed base. The right hand side tucks in behind that flap.
I hope this inspires you to make simple cards for the soldiers. They really need the motivation. Homemade cards are a godsend to them.


Now link back to the Cards for Heroes Site.

http://cardsforheroes.org/homefront-blog/2009/8/14/happy-holidays-for-heroes-minibloghop.html

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! I love all the embossing!! Great work!

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  2. sheila, your card is stunning! Nothing is prettier than white-on-white and I love this! Thanks for posting.

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  3. Happy blog hop day, pretty card!

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  4. Such a pretty and elegant card - I love the tone-on-tone (or lack of tone on tone, lol!) look! Thanks for joining in the hop!!

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  5. Beautiful card! I used the same folders on mine!!

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  6. I love simple looking cards! thanks for sharing :)

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  7. such fabulous texture! love them.

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  8. Really pretty, love all the embossing!

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  9. Incredibly beautuful -- yet simple, clean, and monochromatic. You're so talented you don't even need colors! :)
    Alan

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  10. Love this tone on tone card. So simple and clean ya know? TFS!

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  11. OH MY GOSH you have so many neat ideas at your blog! I stopped by for the hop and now I am going to follow. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. Beautiful! I love Cuttlebug folders. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Dang - I am going to have to check out the cuttlebug folders - that is a super card!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Happy Crafting!
    ~angie

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  14. WOW, that white on white is so cool! I like the layout of your card too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. What a beautiful card! Love the all white and your embossing!

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  16. Very pretty card!

    Thanks for supporting CFH and our troops!

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  17. Great card; simple and beautiful!

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