Tuesday, November 06, 2012

2012 Cards for the Troops Drive

The time to donate to the 2012 Christmas Cards for the Troops drive has come to an end. I was so touched to receive the couple of hundred cards you all sent and am busy packaging them up to get them to our Troops in time. There are some beautiful cards among the collection. I tried to take photos of all the different designs and have cobbled together a slide show for you that I will add to as I edit more photos of the collection.

Seeing them all together in a photo gallery is such concentrated inspiration!

The Troops who get these handmade greetings will be able to send their loved ones something very special this Christmas, thanks to a dedicated group of papercrafters with generous hearts. ♥♥♥

Look out for the beginning of the drive next year, around June or July. As long as the Forces allow is to send them, I want to make sure those who want a chance to contribute to this cause can do so :)

Thank you again!

PS: Here is a simple design I made for our Troops. I am hoping it will inspire some new people to make cards for 2013. Your cards don't have to be complicated to be appreciated by the deployed who have limited chances to buy Christmas cards when posted to foreign locations.

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:

Lovely as a Tree and Christmas Classics stamp sets
Framelet template
Large oval punch and Fancy Tag punch
Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Crumb Cake and Garden Green ink
Clear embossing powder
Retired ribbon

1 comment:

Carla Murphy said...

Hi Susan! This was great for you to coordinate that. I've always loved that Lovely As a Tree SU set and I love how you softly did the background like that. Great design. I know the troops will appreciate all your (and everyones) hardwork. =)