Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I am sure a great deal of you have already heard about Operation Write Home, their mission is to donate blank handmade cards for deployed heroes to write home on, as well as write letters of gratitude to encourage them.

I figured what better way to spend Memorial Day than to make some cards to send to them. 

They prefer A2 size cards with not to many embellishments that can fall off, also no glitter, etc. because of safety concerns. You can read more about what they would like on their web site. They also have sketches for you to use and challenges for you to join in on. A very worthy cause!

I made this little birthday card yesterday to send to them. It was inspired by a design by Kim Hughes that I found in my new Card Creations magazine:

Supplies used: cardstock - cream; patterned papers - Buttercream Bobby, Archie Angel Food, Holly Hazelnut, and Betty Bundt all from Confetti by American Crafts, Scrap from my stash (for cake plate); rub on - American Crafts; buttons, twine - my stash; circle punch - EK Success; ink - Cocoa by ColorBox.


Kim H said...

Esther ~ I LOVE this whole idea about making cards for those who protect our country ~ so thoughtful of you! What a CLEVER idea to do the birthday cake like that with the papers! I LOVE it! CLEVER idea! Awesome job and what a GREAT way to celebrate Memorial Day!

Crafterkhush said...

I love this card and such an amazing thought.. Doing something for the people who serve the country...Amazing use of PP and gorgeous looking card you have come up with.. :)

Mom said...

You spent Memorial Day in a way that honors the men and women in the service of our country and that effort is so commendable. God Bless all who take part in this most worthy cause. The card is very pretty, too.

chillin with Quillin said...

what a good way to spend Memorial day, and for those who serve our country, this is awesome!!!!

Donna said...

Yes, bless you for reminding others of writing for our Veterans and for our service members away from home!

This really is an honor to do for the people who put so much on the line for us!

Bless you, Esther!

CraftyJAR said...

That is so thoughtful of you Esther. This card is really cute and I am sure they will appreciate them.

CathyK said...

Great way to honor our service men and women!