Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Holiday Card Inspiration: Cards for Heroes Mini Bloghop

Welcome Cards for Heroes Fans and wonderful blog followers! This is my post for Cards for Heroes Happy Holidays for Heroes Mini Bloghop which takes place on Saturday, August 15th. So if you are hitting this post before the 15th, please stop back then once we are all linked up for a holiday bloghop that is sure to please!

You won't want to miss it because it will be a great way to pick up some holiday card making ideas while getting to know more about Cards for Heroes, an organization with the mission to support our nation's armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. 

Well, here is a glimpse of the holiday cards, I'm preparing to send to CFH. Because I am making so many cards, I usually use the KISS theory for making my holiday cards. 


Tip: to alter the white foam letter stickers that I used on my first card, I simply stamped them with a small circle stamp in a random pattern.

Inside of JOY cards read: "You are my joy... happy holidays!"

Tip: Here, I distressed the edge of the foam letters to match the distressing on the edge of the card.


Tip: to making your own postage stamp like paper... just take a hole punch and punch half circles around your paper. For speed... don't sweat perfection, just punch:)

If you love to make holiday cards there is still plenty of time to help out, CFH is in need of holidays cards to send our armed forces through November 1. Click here are some tips for making cards to send. 

I hope you can join me in helping out CFH. I appreciate all of the sacrifices that our nation's armed forces make every day for my children and our country & it is a honor to make some holiday cards for these men and women to send home to their loved ones.


28 comments:

anabellpepper said...

What precious cards!! They are all adorable!!

...Darlene said...

What bright and cheerful cards. Thank you for sharing.

Kate said...

I really love your "joy"! That's exactly what I need to finish a birthday card I've been trying to work out. Also the tip on the stamp look. Great ideas!

Dawn said...

Ohhh, these cards are so so cute. I love the one with the snowman, so simple in a way, but yet so perfect. Thanks for supporting our heroes!

Loni said...

Great cards and those snow chicks are adorable. Thanks for supporting Cards For Heroes. Hugs

Sandy said...

Love all your cards but that love u snowman is just my favvvvvvorite! Great work on them all!

Thanks for joining in the hop around the blogosphere...Merry Christmas!

Cathy said...

Really love the simplicity of your cards! Thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

super cute cards! I like simple. :)

Grammykrob said...

You are doing a super job on your cards. Thnaks for all your work.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful cards!!!

Cyn said...

Great selection of cards! I like the varied techniques on the foam letters.

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great cards! You've been a little busy ;) Thanks for supporting with us.

Dora said...

I am so in love with all of these! Great inspiring designs.

liannallama said...

wow! You really made a lot of super cards! I love the blue and white Joy card with the ornaments!

LETUMom said...

Great job on the cards, Windy. You and I think alike when it comes to KISS. I did the same thing on my cards!

Thanks for supporting CFH!

Tammy said...

Oh, all of your cards are fantastic! I love how you altered the foam letters!

SuzAnn said...

I appreciate your KISS approach - sometimes I get too caught up and end up "pimping out" my cards. Your designs are great and I love the idea of the circle stamps on the letters. Thanks for being part of the hop.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Your cards are very nice. Thank you so much for your tips!

Night Shift Nancy said...

Holy cow! I love all of these! I am loving the foamy letters! I picked up a ton of cool techniques here. The "stamp" effect using a hole punch is brilliant. I am going to have to give it a go. :) Thank you for sharing!

Joanie said...

Your cards are so cool. Lots of joy and very cheerful and colorful. I couldn't blog hop because I had to work but I saw that you stopped by mine and I appreciate that. Cards for Heroes is such a great avenue of expression and appreciation to our troops.

kajikit said...

I love the giant 'stamp' effect... and I never thought you could do so many different things with simple foam lettering. Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

Wow! What great cards! I absolutely love your simple and from the heart designs. I feel a lift coming on ;-)

MidnightCrafter said...

Wow! Foam letters! Love It!! Great cards, thanks for the inspiration!
Happy Crafting!
~angie

Suz said...

Wonderful cards sure to bring smiles along their way. Thanks for the inspiration

Mrs. E said...

Great cards. Good idea distressing the foam letters.

Maggie said...

Great cards. I love the different techniques that you used. Lots of ideas here to help get my creative juices going.

Purple Princess said...

Adorable cards!!

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