Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Easel Card

I made a birthday card for a girlfriend who lives three states away and was thrilled when a local girlfriend was able to take it with her to deliver it in person during her surprise fly-in visit!I added a large decorated paper clip to match as a little present :)

I sponged Daffodil Delight ink around the Scallop Circle die cut before stamping over it with some flourished form Baroque Motifs. Then I glued on some little flowers and put the lot through my Big Shot to emboss the die cut and the flowers together. Some bling finished it off nicely before I adhered it to my easel card front.

The inside was finished off with some Hodgepodge Hardware, some stamping, some buttons and strips of scalloped paper.

The pin was made by punching out two heart shapes, decorating them and adhering them together over the paper clip. A little bit of Concord Crush poly ribbon finished it off :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Christmas Card for Aussie Troops Drive

Would you like to help the Aussie Troops who cannot easily access cards (let alone hand-made ones!) to send some hand made greeting cards to their loved ones this Christmas? Many of our Troops are deployed overseas where there is no local stationer's or card shop, and they really do appreciate the efforts of people who are able to send them some special greetings.

The drive officially starts in June 2011, but since you may need as much notice as possible, I thought I would let you know I will be collecting for it now. The due date for getting cards to me will probably be about 1st November, but I will confirm this when I know the date for sure.

A couple of things that would really help the processing to make it a little easier are:

1. Please put all your cards in one Snap lock lunch bag, with your name and the number of cards in the bag on the front.

2. Also, if you could please put an envelope with each card so that the soldiers can write on them to send them to their loved ones, it would be greatly appreciated.

3. If you would like the soldiers to write back please also put your address on the plastic bag, or your business cards inside each card. (Otherwise I will put c/- my address for you as I have a PO Box).

So, who will help our Troops? If you would like to help, please contact me and I will send you address details.

Thank you in advance!