Operation Write Home is an organization which creates hand-made cards for deployed soldiers. I happened across the site last year while visiting fellow crafting bloggers. What a great idea to send a card to let our soldiers know that we are thinking about them and appreciate their courage and sacrifice. "THANK YOU", from all of us to you.
As an added bonus to this special blog hop, I'll be selecting one lucky winner to receive a set of the "Seeing Stars" stamp set from SU! To be eligible, you simply need to select the Follow Me on my Google reader or leave a comment here at this post by the end of the day Sunday. A randow winner will be selected Monday, Memorial Day. Take a look at all the fabulous stars included:
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Here's my first card, a sample using the Seeing Stars images. With the 4th of July just around the corner, it's a great set to have and works equally well for Christmas, birthdays and backgrounds for collages.
I'm a big fan of patriotic colors, especially when they're folk art style. Here I have some grungy stars and stripes paper layered with cheesecloth, dyed fabric and metal stars.
A little close-up of the star and fabric piece.
Here's another grungy background paper with paper and fabric embellishments. The text on the craft colored paper is the new 'Red, White & Blue" wheel from SU!. It's wheeled in Navy ink. The folk art star is an old SU! punch but I thought given then folk art colors, it would work best. A little stitching along the stars (more folk art touches).
This lace strip came from the Dollar Store. I stained it with walnut ink!
Now, hop on over to Cindyscardco and check out her patriotic samples. Enjoy the rest of the hop!