Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It's That Time of Year

It's the time of year where we are reminded how blessed we are to live in this country. We're also reminded of the amazing men and women who give so much for others. This past weekend I was blessed to be a part of an event at my local scrap store that was sponsored by a number of companies (including We R Memory Keepers) to make cards for Operation Write Home. These cards will be sent (along with many, many others) to the men and women of our armed forces. If you're not familiar with Operation Write Home, you can check them out here. They are a very cool organization that has sent out over 1 million cards to date. If you're feeling especially blessed this 4th, you can also check out It's another awesome organization where you can find info on sending notes of thanks and care packages to the troops.

Ok, now on to the details about the cards! I finally got around to cutting fabric with my Silhouette. Let me tell you, it was so easy! If you can cut paper with your Silhouette, and you can work an iron, you can cut fabric. I found patriotic linen napkins that were just too cool to pass up, so I used them here for the stars. I paired the stars up with My Mind's Eye's American Made paper, added a button or 2 and some ribbon, and ta-da some star-spangled cards.

Wishing you a blessed weekend and beautiful 4th of July!

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