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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cards for Heroes Holiday Cards blog hop

I am so very thrilled to be participting in the mini blog hop with these other talented crafters in honor of the Cards for Heroes program. This amazing organization has sent over 170,000 cards to our military men and women in service to our country.

Being the wife of a now retired Naval officer I knew this was something I HAD to support. There is nothing better than a note or card from a loved one that is gone and knowing that my cards would be used to transfer that love across the miles has inspired me to create these cards for the holidays.

I decided for my cards that I was going to use this wonderful Cuttlebug snowflake die cut that I have. This particular diecut also has a matching embossing folder, so you can add extra details to your snowflake.

I first cut the snowflake from cardstock. I embossed a few of the snowflakes. I added a Kaiser rhinestone to the center of each snowflake to make them shine. I the cut a coordinating piece of cardstock for my card front and used another Cuttlebug embossing template to add the extra details to the card front. I added the rubon sentiment to a piece of what cardstock and added it to the front of the card. Each of these cards was created following the same steps, but with different colors.












I hope you will think about our service members that are working so hard to keep our country safe this upcoming holiday season. The Cards for Heroes program is looking for papercrafters of all varieties to create handmade cards. The deadline for holiday cards is November 1.

If you need an added incentive; the wonderful ladies over at Scrap Street are hosting a Cards for Heroes contest on their message board...you can find all the details here.

This mini blog hop is going to be awesome...I hope you'll stop by each participating blog and get some early holiday spirit. Your next stop along the way is Seongsook's blog

If you get lost along the way you can head over to this list to find your way:
http://cardsforheroes.org/bloghop

Happy Crafting!!! Lynda

37 comments:

Tricia said...

AWESOME Cards! Love all of the embossing you did too! What a terrific cause to support as well!

K said...

Love all the cards they are wonderful and what a great cause!

cindy said...

Beautiful snowflake cards. I just love em.

limor292 said...

Hopped over from dixiepieces and found amazing links and cards. I was vert touched to read about cards for heroes. thank you for sharing.

JoanneK said...

Really pretty cards Lynda!!!

anabellpepper said...

These are just stunning in their simplicity! Great work sweetie!

Dawn said...

A huge thank you to your husband for his service. Your cards are fab, love the pop of white...Thanks for supporting Cards for Heroes!

intrikate said...

I love these embossing patterns. All these cards are great. I love the white on white of the first card, but the colorful noel just jumped off the screen at me.

Great ideas!

ellen s. said...

i just love all of the embossing!

Calia Yang said...

OMG!!! BEAUTIFUL CARDS!! I super love the white/white card - very cool!!!

Cathy said...

What a cool looking card! You just went crazy with that Cuttlebug didn't you? I love it!

Sandy said...

Love all your embossed snowflake cards! SO pretty, and they'll make some heroes and their families mighty happy!

Thanks for joining in the hop!!!

Andrea said...

great cards! love the simplicity!

RiverDog Prints said...

I like how you used one idea and created such a varied and beautiful set of cards!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Love the cards and how you created a different look with each one with the same technique!

Windy Robinson said...

Lovely cards! Great idea!

Dora said...

oh the texture! love them!

liannallama said...

oh, they all turned out so lovely! I especially love the blue but they are all great cards!

LETUMom said...

Great cards! Love the embossing!

Thanks for supporting CFH!

Tammy said...

Oh, these are all beautiful! All the embossing is fantastic!

SuzAnn said...

what an adaptable idea; each one is unique and so dang cute. Thanks for your support of CFH and our troops.

Maureen L. said...

Love the embossed look! clean simple lines, but just stunning!

wendyp said...

They're all beautiful!!! Love the white on white card...very elegant!

Gwen said...

Those a gorgeous Lynda!!

Loni said...

great variety yet cohesiveness in your collection. Thanks for supporting CardsForHeroes.org

Hugs!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Your cards are all turned out very nicely with the Cuttlebug embossed background. I love your snowflake!
Thanks for sharing!

Night Shift Nancy said...

Every time I see cards like these I kick myself for not having a cuttlebug. . . they are beautiful! Thanks for sharing! What an awesome technique you have!

Martha said...

How very lovely! Now I think I need that snowflake die though, lol.Thanks for the inspiration!

MidnightCrafter said...

Tool envy!!! I love these cards, great inspiration!!
Happy Crafting!
~angie

Kajikit said...

It just goes to show, simple can be best for making a striking card... my favourite is the one with the blue/lavender snowflake, but they all look great!

Sarah said...

beautiful Christmas cards! some might say it's too early, but it gets me excited about Christmas!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Truly Beautiful cards & such a worthwhile cause too.

Suz said...

beautiful cards I love the embossing.

Heather Lough said...

Such cute cards and a great cause. I should really get involved in that.

Mrs. E said...

Love your cards and the embossing.

Maggie said...

So simplistic yet beautiful. Great job.

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous cards!!!!