Operation Write Home

I am currently making cards for Operation Write Home, which sends blank handmade cards to deployed servicemen and women. OWH is an amazing organization that ships thousands of cards each month to our nation's Heroes so they have something to write home on. Please check out the tag on the sidebar for more information on this inspiring mission. Please join me in supporting our men and women who sacrifice for us all.



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

OWH MWT - Color Challenge

This week's challenge at Stars and Stamps blog is color.  The colors are brown and turquoise.  This one was fun to do.  This is the finished card and the following shows a bit of how I got there.  It was made with some small note cards I got at the local craft store, 12 in a pack for $.50.
I cut the back off the card and trimmed the front so that it could be mounted on the back giving it the white frame. 
Then I cut the flap off the envelope, put a small dab of glue inside to keep it shut and mounted the butterfly onto the envelope.
The glitter heart is from a doller store sticker set that is 3D glitter swirls.  I cut the heart off the clear plastic sheet and put a heavy coat of Dimensional Magic on it to seal it.

The stamp is from the local craft store dollar bin and then I just added the butterflies.  Yay!  There it is!


8 comments:

JoAnn Ross said...

So pretty! I love your pop of green and pink and the little butterflies flying up toward the large one!

Cindy E. Burton said...

Geesh, you sure know how to find some bargains! Very lovely final product... :)

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, Very pretty card. Thank you for the tutorial on this one. Have a good evening.

cindyann said...

Brilliant re-purposing of those inexpensive note cards. And it worked out well!

Jen said...

Love the pretty butterflies!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a fun idea Lynn, your card is awesome!

Lee Mae said...

Great idea to reuse those notecards - a beautiful card and thrifty too! I too like how the little butterflies are flying up towards the larger one. Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!

Donna Nuce said...

Very pretty card. Love all the butterflys.