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I made a couple of new cards to send to our son James while he attends Army Basic Training. We have heard from him by letter twice.  James told us that Basic was tough but, not as hard as he expected. He also said the food wasn’t bad and that he was a fast eater, so the brief chow times were no problem for him. (The brief time and long lines in his High School cafeteria trained him well) The only thing he really disliked was the lack of sleep and the mandatory 1/4 mile sprint after every meal.

Word Jumble Card

I have seen a few cards similar to this one around the internet. It seemed simple enough but, it actually took a little time to get the letter spacing and jumblyness (a new word for Webster’s Dictionary) just like I wanted it. One of the B s in the middle got smudged but, overall I am pleased with simple, graphic nature of the card.

Each time  we receive another letter from our son I get all excited to read what he has experienced that week.  I would guess that he gets a happy feeling too when he gets a letter from one of his family or friends. And so I have been sending at least one letter per week.

You Are Here

I had made a card similar to this one before. In my heart card But the clothespin was much too large to send through standard mail. So I wound up hand delivering the original card to my parents for their 55th Wedding Anniversary last month.

The newer version of this card is much more practical for mailing purposes. And I love the new Pointing Hand stamp that I purchased recently from Purple Onion Designs! P.O.D. is having a 25% off sale on all of their stamps until August 25.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

About cardsbymo

Paper crafting is my Yoga. It takes my mind off any stress that I might have at the time. My daughter loves to get involved in my projects too and it is a great way to connect with her. Sixteen years ago I began scrapbooking but, my new true love is card making!

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  1. Mo, Happy belated B-day. I’m a terrible friend, I know. I had it written on my calendar but I guess you have to look at the calendar for that to work. I hope you had a relaxing day & enjoyed yourself with all that you have going on. It’s so hard for me to see James & Sam so mature. I know your are so proud & missing James tons. Tell your hubby hello & best of luck with your new store & house sale. I miss you.

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