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!