Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

A huge Thank You to all who have served.
This card will travel some miles and hopefully remind one of the many service members that they are appreciated for all they do.

Its never to late to send cards to Operation Gratitude who will forward them to military service members stationed overseas.

The cards are to be mailed to:
Operation Gratitude
16444 Refugio Road
Encino,CA 91436

Here are some guidelines to follow when sending cards to our troops:
· any size card is acceptable
· the cards can NOT have any glitter on them
· no candy or food items can be included or attached to the card
· keep the message positive and stay away from political comments
· do NOT seal the envelope that will be used to sent the card to the military member; all cards are subject to screening and review
· include your name, address and e-mail if you’d like to receive a reply back
· it’s nice to include another card that they can send back to their family and loved ones (cards are difficult for our military serving in combat areas to purchase)
. If you are sending more then one card; place all of your cards in a Ziploc bag with post-it notes on the cards that are to be sent for the service member to mail back.

No frills, not all sure I'm thrilled, but to the point and heartfelt all the same. :) I had to try and be kreative - without a star punch, without a 'patriotic' stamp set...hmmmm! Have you tried out the Printed Window Sheets in the Occasions Mini? Fabulous, quick, easy! My window sheet, with the beautiful Whisper White design already kreated for me, was cut to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 and placed on to my Real Red card base. I used my Mat Pack and piercer to place holes through both the window sheet and cardstock and slip my brad through. I've had these non-SU star brads stashed for quite some time, but I think they give it the right patriotic feel. A 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon finishes off the top. I'm off to go through my card stash and maybe kreate a few more of these quick cards to send off to Operation Gratitude. I hope you'll join me in honoring them in this way. God Bless

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Happy Kreating

Paper: Printed Window Sheets (Occasions Mini - 115122), Real Red (102482)
Accessories: 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon(109025), non-SU star brads (makingMemories), Mat Pack (105826)


Mary Fish said...

Very clever with the stars. Stellar job! Hugs, M

Ann Schach said...

Kim, I think you did a great job! Once again your creative shines!

Patti said...

I love the colors you used and how the stars are placed on the swirls. I also love that you are sending it to Operation Gratitude!

Melissa said...

Very creative!