Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cards For Heroes Blog Hop





Welcome to my stop on the Cards For Heroes Holiday Card Inspiration Mini Blog Hop. If you stumbled onto my blog without doing the hop & want to start from the beginning head on over to CFH Blog HERE. Along the way you will see many different styles of cards to inspire you.

Cards for Heroes is an amazing organization that gets blank homemade greeting cards into the hands of our soldiers on active duty all over the world. This really blesses the soldiers with something a little special to send back home to their loved ones. The blog is filled with many stories & thank yous from the soldiers who have recieved the cards. I love being involved in this organization because it is something I can do with my love of paper crafts & a way I can send a little thank you to those serving whom I so admire. I have a package ready to send next week with my 25+1 cards for the summer card making drive.

I love vintage things & that translates into my cardmaking & scrapbooking. Graphics 45 has some great vintage theme papers. This card was really easy to make but doesn't lack the little details that make it special. By adding simple machine stitching to the layers it adds texture & interest. Inking the edges of the papers with a little brown chalk ink ages the new paper instantly. A bit of ribbon tied in a knot brings the whole card together & adds more texture. I wanted the greeting to pop so I punched out a tag using inexpensive kraft paper & added my favorite sentiment from Unity Stamp Company.


Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill, Paper Resources & The Paper Company); Paper (Graphics 45); Ribbon (Joann's Craft Essentials); Brad (The Paper Studio); Punch (McGill); Stamps (Unity Stamp Company & Inkadinkado); Ink (Ranger & Colorbox); Thread (Coats & Clarks)

When you are finished getting inspired on the blog hop I encourage you to make some holiday cards to send to Cards for Heroes. The deadline is November 1st so that there will be plenty of time for the soldiers to receive & send them on to their family & friends. They have some tips on the blog here. The only main rule that can't be broken is NO GLITTER. Because that will make the soldiers visible to the enemy at night with night vision goggles.

I am offering a RAK for all of my visitors today. Leave a comment & you will be entered to win a set of wooden stamps by Anna Griffin & some Me & My Big Ideas rub ons. Contest closes Sunday, August 16th at 11:59 pm.


The store I design for is also having a RAK drawing for some brand new prizes picked up at CHA (I bet there will be new Rock Candy Stickles in the box, along with some great other new products) a couple weeks ago head on over to the Everything Scrapp'n Online Scrapbook Store Blog & leave a comment for a chance to win.


Thanks so much for visiting & the next stop is the very talented Tammy. Her cards are so cute & filled with whimsy.


31 comments:

Kim Strother said...

Hi Suz- the stamps are so cute, I'd love to win them!!!
Hope thing are well with you??!! Hugs-Kim

anabellpepper said...

Love the card! The vintage images on there are such a wonderful touch!!

Tammy said...

Hi Suz-What a wonderful Christmas card! I love the vintage look and the tag is a perfect touch!

Tammy x

Diane S said...

You've made a beautiful card. I've never been able to do vintage cards.

Teri said...

great card! I love the vintage look!

Kate said...

I love the vintage look too. One of these days I'm going to try the stitching on paper thing. I always love the way it looks.

Dawn said...

First of all, this card is fantastic, I think it's my favorite card so far, it's just gorgeous. Your so talented. Your blog is great! I'll be checking you out again!

Cathy said...

Oh wow! I love a good vintage card. Very nice work!

Sandy said...

Fantastic vintage look, Suz, it's really pretty!! Thanks for joining in the hop hop hop!

Andrea said...

love the old time feel of your card!

Grammykrob said...

I love all things vintage too. Love you blog. Thank you for your work with Cards for Heroes.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love the vintage feel of your card!!

Dora said...

what a wonderful card! it really feels like Christmas in front of a roaring fire.

...Darlene said...

Great classic design. Thank you for sharing.

SuzAnn said...

"OMG!" is actually what I shouted when I say your card. It is amazing! I can never get vintage to turn out right so I am really impressed with your talent. Thanks for supporting CFH.

Maureen L. said...

OMG - that is so beautiful. I love th evintage look, but I never get it to look that good! Thanks for sharing!

Loni said...

Great vintage card. Thanks for your support of Cards for Heroes. Hugs!!

Night Shift Nancy said...

Love it! And this is totally off topic but we were just in Atlanta and got to go to the zoo. Your "Mama Panda" page really caught my eye. That is adorable! Thanks for sharing, and I am glad that I found you via the blog hop!

Seongsook Duncan said...
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Seongsook Duncan said...

Thanks for sharing your nice card and how you made it. I visited your gallery and enjoyed your scrapbooking pages. You did a wonderful job.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card for a wonderful organization. Love your blog - added it to my favorites.
brianandnicolesmith@yahoo.com

Windy Robinson said...

Great card!

Martha said...

Love the vintage look and the feel of old postage!

MidnightCrafter said...

I have to learn how to do that paper stitching - it always looks so great! Thansk for sharing the insporation!
Happy Crafting!
~angie

Diane said...

Vintage has always been a favorite of mine...I sew with vintage linens, love the old feel of your card...beautiful!

Karen said...

Wonderful....just wonderful card! I love the vintage feel and old postage look. TFS and supporting our troops! =)

LETUMom said...

Love your vintage cards!

Thanks for supporting CFH!

liannallama said...

what a beautiful vintage card! Love the stitching to add the perfect touch!

Mrs. E said...

Great card! I love the vintage paper and the stitching! Wonderful!

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous card Suz!!

Maggie said...

You card is very nice. I also like vintage.