Sunday, May 26, 2013

AnyHero Mail: Thanks So Much

Red, White & Blue Thanks So Much Card

This Memorial Day Weekend, our friends at Operation Write Home are holding a bloghop and the theme is Thank You cards. I managed to miss the signup deadline for the hop, but I'm playing along anyway, because it's such a great cause. (Check out the OWH bloghop here.)

Although our heroes do send thank you cards home to loved ones, there is a real need for "AnyHero Mail" - cards and letters written TO our heroes, and shipped along with the other handmade cards. These cards or letters can be as long or as short as you wish. A quick word of encouragement or thanks for serving our country is really appreciated by our servicemen and women. Learn more about sending AnyHero Mail here.

Paper-piercing and brads add subtle detail

My Thanks So Much card will be a good one to crank out for AnyHero Mail. It's a pretty simple design that I can create several of fairly quickly. Hopefully, I can whip a few more of these up to send right away instead of adding them to my growing box of OWH cards awaiting shipment.

Love clean and simple designs? The new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to rock the Red, White and Blue. You'll find some fab CAS ideas or play along by adding your creation.

Enjoy the weekend, have fun, and be sure to break out the stamps and ink!

I also hope you'll remember what this weekend is really about: remembering our fallen heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country and for US.


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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Oh, Hello (W-130730, C-130733)
Ink: Midnight Muse (126860), Riding Hood Red (126968)
Paper: Naturals White (102316), Midnight Muse (126843), Whisper White (100730)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Chevron Embossing Folder (127749), Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies (127003), Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381), Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189)
Accessories: Brights Brads (119740)

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  1. Gayle this is just beuatiful! I'm sorry you missed the hop deadline and hope you go share this on the OWH Facebook wall. It deserves to be seen. :)

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

    1. Oh my, Paula! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I took a little break over the weekend and was tickled to start my day with your note. Feeling a little shy about posting it now ... and not sure where to add it. Hopefully, I'll be able to join in properly next time!

  2. Gorgeous! LOVE it!!
    Thanks for joining our CAS-ual Fridays Challenge this week and I hope to see you again, soon :)
    Sylvia xx

    1. Thank you Sylvia! I am fairly new to CAS-ual Fridays, but plan to pop in more often.

  3. Love how your embossing matches the chevrons on your pp! Really ties it in well. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!


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