Thursday, May 8, 2008

Christmas cards for Cards for Heroes

I took Kim and Alison's challenge and sent Mindy 69 Christmas cards today. 19 Christmas cards, along with many all-occasion cards, were already promised, so I made up 50 more for their challenges.
I kept it pretty simple, with minimal layers. I had a package of 50 pre-scored invitations that you can run through the computer. The original plan was to make party invitations with these, but we never did. Following my current mantra of "USE WHAT YOU HAVE", these became the base for my cards. Envelopes were even included!

Sidekick Sayings (2007 hostess, retired. Real Red, Bashful Blue, WW, Dashing designer paper (retired). Black Ink, markers. D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder.

Big on Christmas. Red or Blue CS, White. Black ink, watercolor pencils. D'Vine Embossing folder.

Gotta love Frosty. He's been around forever, but he makes great cards!
Frosty (retired). Bashful Blue, Real Red, WW CS. Black ink. D'Vine Swirls Embossing folder.

This one is one of my favorites and I didn't stamp it! Yep. That's right. Another PIF image. I received 6, so I made up all 6. I really like how this turned out. Since I'm out of this image, I'll be watching for this image again!

This amazing image is from Scenescapes. It's called The Old Mill.
I used my pastel chalks to add some color to this image then stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy. Added a double mat, ticket punched the corners, added some eyelets and this card is finished.
Subtle but very striking!
I used non-SU paper and retired eyelets. Follow that mantra! (I's not SU! but it worked so well with this image!)

Mindy has pledged to have 1200 cards by the end of September. Those on the PIF thread are doing what we can to help.
I'll be hosting a card making party in June to help out with this awesome organization. As always, you are invited to make cards for any occasion. Drop them off at my house and I'll mail them to Mindy. If making the cards isn't your thing, then sponsor a mailing. Any amount is welcomed!


Sandy said...

Great job on the cards you made for Mindy's challenge.

Newstampinaddict said...

WOW! I would never have thought to use that image for holiday cards (the old mill) -- That is awesome! Hope you don't mind if I copy! :-)