Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cards for Hereos Mini Blog Hop!


***RAK Update*** Congratulations arslmom aka Lynda!!! You have won the RAK here. Please email me at melissaelsner@gmail.com to give me your address so I can send you the goodies!

I am so excited to be a part of the CFH Blog Hop again! The one during Memorial Day was such a blast. If you are starting at my blog, you just missed a TON of amazingly talented bloggers. Click here so that you can start at the beginning.

This Mini-Blog Hop is centered around Holiday Cards for our heroes. As I've read through the testimonials from our service men and women who get our cards, I find it a true blessing and honor to make them cards that they can send home to their loved ones! Sure they can write on some plain paper or buy a card but doesn't that "handmade" touch just add so much more?? I haven't been able to send any of my cards over yet but I'm working through some other deadlines and hope to take part in future card send offs.

Would you like to see the Christmas Card I made? I hope to have it ready to send off with a few others to my local point person by Nov. 1. This card was inspired by the current challenge over at Creative Twist AND by a card Kim Moreno made:


{Supplies}:
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey (Figgy Pudding)
Green and Red Cardstock - Bazzill
Bling - Kaiser
Stamp sentiment - Studio G
Twine - stash

{How}:
I took the red cardstock and cut so it would fold to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". That's the size recommended by CFH as they will fit most envelopes. My sample is a little bit longer than that though but I have an envelope to fit it. The circles are punched with my handy dandy 1 1/8" circle punch by EK success. I cut the green strips about 1/4" wide and then hand cut the edges. The tree trunk was also hand cut from some of the BG paper. The process of making this was so easy as I just layered circles and then a green strip, then more circles, added the trunk and the larger bling (star) and the twine. Stamping the green strips was a tad tricky but I didn't mind that some of it wasn't on the paper.

Look what arlsmom aka Lynda won!!!!



PHEW! Please come visit me again! I do monthly challenges centered around scrapping about YOU. Check out what this month's challenge is on the left side there. The prize is a $10 G.C. to Two Peas in a Bucket. The link to the original post is here.

Okay.. got all that done? Now get yourself over to Nancy's blog! She's a last minute addition and I'm so glad because you are going to LOVE her card!!! Happy Hopping!


29 comments:

anabellpepper said...

Very very sweet idea!! Genius!!

Diane S said...

Cute idea!

Teri said...

I love your card!! I love the circles!!

Teri said...

ooops! Forgot to tell you that I am now a proud follower of your blog and The Creative Twist blog as well!

Dawn said...

Love that basic grey paper...Fun Fun FUn card. Thanks for supporting our heroes!

CBT said...

I love this card. I love how you used the circles and made a tree just so cute!!!!

Andrea said...

great card! love the geometric feel to it!

Sandy said...

I just love how the tree is made from so many scraps! I live in scrapland, I can do this!!!! lol!!

Thanks for joining in the CFH hop!

Heather said...

Love your card-- great use of scraps!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great card. I am a follower on both blogs...

designingdms said...

I love your card!
Diana

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

so many great ideas on this hop! thanks for sharing :)

Dora said...

very cool design! and I am now a follower to both blogs.

...Darlene said...

This a a great card to use up those scraps that we never get back to.
thank you for sharing.

Joanie said...

Wonderful idea. I love the name of your blog.

Cathy said...

Cool Card! I like how the circles make a tree.

Night Shift Nancy said...

Oh those circles! Too cute! I am definitely going to follow. :) Thanks for sharing for the blog hop!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Good to see that I have scraps of the same patterned papers on your card. Thanks for sharing how to make it.

MidnightCrafter said...

XD LOVE IT! Perfect for my scraps of paper -- and it looks darling! Very Clever!
Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Happy Crafting!
~angie

Martha said...

The decreasing size of the circles to make up the tree is brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen said...

Great card! Very whimsy and sweet! Thanks for the idea to use up some scraps! btw, I also just love the name of your blog! Great stuff, I have added you to my Google reader and will be back often!! =)

Tammy said...

Oh, what a fun Christmas card! I love to use up scraps! I am now a follower of both blogs!

LETUMom said...

Hey, Melissa! That is such a cute card! Great idea!

I've been a follower since the last blog!

Thanks for supporting CFH!

Christina Lucido said...

I love your take on a Christmas Tree! Very creative... Thanks for supporting C4H!

Suz said...

very creative card. thanks for the chance to win & for your support of the troops

liannallama said...

fun card--love how the tree is made of such festive circles!

Mrs. E said...

Great card, love your circle tree!

Purple Princess said...

Love this card!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maggie said...

What a great way to make a tree. Love your card.