Thursday, May 26, 2011

OWH Cards - For you

I completed these cards last night.  For these cards, see how many hands worked on how many steps.

1) Cut Card base - Kathy S.
2) Cut Choco Chip cardstock - Seongsook D.
3) Cut White cardstock - Susan D.
4) Glued Flowers on the white layer - Susan D.
5) Embossed 4) with Lattice EF - Kathy S.
6) Adhered all the layers on the card front and stamped OWH stamp on the card back - Joanie R., Caro Lou R., Karen R. Sandra
7) Stamped and punched out the For you sentiment image - Seongsook D.
8) Check the white layers to make sure they are adhered well - Mary P.
9) Punched out the Ribbon borders - Ping P.
10) Adhered the sentiment image with stampin' dimensionals - Seongsook D.
11) Adhered the ribbon borders - Seongsook D.
12) Added the Pearls and Rhinestones to finish touch - Seongsook D.

Did I miss any step?

Not a surprise!  In fact, most of cards that we make, you know that it takes many steps and time.  However, with many helping hands, it makes easier and create more fun.

I hope these cards will brighten up our heroes ---- especially who are in the environment as the female soldier described below that I copied from the OWH Hero Blog.

Thank You for Sending Something Pretty
Dear Dixie,
Thank you so very much for sending my unit a box of Operation Write Home cards. The volunteers' creativity is truly impressive. I have never seen such beautiful cards in my life. It is hard not to keep in touch when you have such lovely stationary to use! It brightened everyone's week to receive this shipment of cards. I know it takes a lot of effort to coordinate volunteer activities, sort and package materials, and find people to receive them - in college I organized a group to collect clothing and toys to send to our ROTC grads to distribute to Iraqis. I also wanted to let you know how much, as a deployed woman, it meant to me to have some pretty things. I live in a trailer full of holes and weird stains on the floor; I wear cargo pants and no makeup or jewelry. I work with all military men in a decrepit Iraqi facility, and all we ever get to talk and think about is stuff blowing up and helping the Iraqis prevent stuff from blowing up. It's really not a horrible deployment - I like the people I work with, no one has gotten hurt, and it's truly rewarding to work with Iraqis - but it is definitely an environment full of rough edges, hard realities, and concrete barriers and brown dirt and dust everywhere. So in this environment, a colorful and unique handcrafted card really makes a difference. Thank you, so much, for sending something pretty.
Best regards,

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