Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Crafting Cards For Soldiers

I just volunteered to make cards for our soldiers overseas (click on pics to enlarge). I love volunteering and I love crafting, so when the opportunity to combine the two presented itself... well, of course I was on-board! But I COULD NOT have done it without my Cricut and my Xyron 900. It would have taken me forever!

I spent the day working an assembly line to make these pretty cards inspired by Abby (thanx Abby!). First was the stamping, then the coloring with the water color pencils, then the blending with water, then the drying and embellishing all before cutting out each image.... twenty... 2.... 0.... But it just so happens that while I was doing all those steps, I was also cutting out my card fronts and mats on my cricut. See, the beauty of the Cricut is you can load and cut your paper and walk away while it's cutting. On top of that, I was able to plan out all of my cuts with my Gypsy which saved even more time and certainly more paper. Twenty cards were made in all and I think I might just have to make 20 more. Can you think of a better cause to craft?!? :)

If anyone else is interested in jumping on the Cards for Soldiers bandwagon, feel free to check out their site HERE. Their email address is right at the top of their blog, so feel free to contact them with any questions you may have or if you want to participate... which I hope you do! :D

Nothing beats the heart of a volunteer!

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