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Cards for Kids: OWH Throwdown

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I make cards for my family and friends but, I also make cards to donate to Operation Write Home. OWH sends cards to military personnel who are deployed outside of the United States. The cards are free for the men and women of our Armed Forces and the cards provide a means for them to keep in touch with loved ones at home. Each week OWH hosts a “Midweek Throwdown” that challenges cardmakers to create cards following a certain theme. This weeks theme is Cards for Kids.

Most of the cards I make are for kids because, I have nearly two dozen nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. For this card I tried to make something cute but, not too babyish since kids include teenagers too.  I used some of the cute characters from my Hero Arts: Woodland Creatures stamp set. And I created a photo booth strip look to feature 3 of the cutest critters.

Hero Arts Forest Critters

Last week I was  archiving the photos of my cards and I noticed that I make A LOT of cards on white cardstock, with the focal feature in the dead center and mounted on plain colored paper. So I made a conscious effort to do something a little different this time.  Kinda cute!

I will be sharing this card with the Operation Write Home, Stars and Stamps Blog for their Midweek Throwdown.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

One Smart Chick!

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I made a graduation card for our son James’ girlfriend, Maya. The card features a really cute stamp from Denami Design called Large Chickie. Lisa P. from the Denami Design team has featured several cards using this chick dressed up in different clothing and accessories. That inspired me to make him/her into a Graduate.

graduation card idea

First I stamped the mortarboard hat and the covered it with a stamping mask and then I stamped the chickie and colored it in. Easy peasy but, totally cute! (check out this post to see how a stamping mask  works)

Our local High School colors are Green and Gold  so I featured those colors in the background and on the tassel. I nipped the edge of the mounting papers and the image with a 1/2 circle punch to create a ticket punch look.

Now that I have  seen how easy it was to dress my Large Chickie up I am eager to try it again. Check out Lisa blog to see some really creative ways to dress up this stamp.  bellalistona.blogspot.com

Happy Stamping,

Mo

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