I missed last week's challenge because I was traveling for work. This week's Mojo Monday Challenge was round or square. Being the circle-challenged crafter, I opted for the square option. Here is the sketch:
I need to make a few more cards to fill the box before shipping it off to Operation Write Home. Caro Hopkins, the shipping/packaging volunteer for my region, spends up to 60+ hours/week sorting and packaging the cards and then sending the boxes to our troops overseas! I try to make my cards pretty generic (unless Caro tells us she needs a specific holiday or occasion). For some reason, I have a vision of my little card as the last one left in the shipping box, and a soldier needing it for a special occasion. I would hate for him/her to not be able to send a card to their loved one because my card was not appropriate for the occasion!
I made this for one of my son's teachers. It's really easy to turn a simple frame into something pretty with printed paper. I used Mod Podge on the paper/frame and a pre-made embellishment. To finish off the edges, I painted the trim around the frame and the opening for the sentiment in black acrylic.
I'm still addicted to Heidi Grace Design's Tweet Memories and Tweet Dreams. In fact, I'm about to run out of the paper and since it was released early this year, it's no longer available. That being said, if you have any and want to sell it, I'm your girl.
A couple of months ago, the company I work for hired an amazingly creative and dynamic person. I wanted to make a nice welcome gift for her; however, I was feeling very inept given her level of talent. This weekend, I finally put my thoughts together and came up with this little gift set. I made 5 note cards and a coordinating box. The "Creative, Inspirational & Talented" sentiment on vellum came from Studio 112. I learned that vellum and Mod Podge are NOT friends. If I did it again, I would try a spray adhesive for the vellum.
I used Bo Bunny's Hello Sunshine paper that I won from Simon Says Stamp! Looking at the card, I should have put the sentiment on cream card stock and attached it to the yellow paper; however, it is more prominent on the card than it shows in the picture.
I followed a sketch for this card and I think it was for a challenge; however, it was such a busy week at work, I put it aside and have no idea which blog had the sketch! Anyhow, here it is! Another card I made with that cute Edamame paper from K & Company.
Please make some cards and send them to Operation Write Home. Our deployed troops need to know we are thinking of them and that we care. And please, don't ever forget the 31 Americans who lost their lives in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011.