I make cards for Hero Hugs (Post here), and while I love to add bling and sparkles to my cards as a rule, I cannot do that with these cards. They are going to deployed men and women in the military and no glitter is allowed.
This card looks great with some Rhinestone Basic Jewels on a few of the flakes, but I compromised with Mini Brads. They dress it up a little while still keeping our soldiers safe.
The Merry sentiment can certainly stand alone, but I like a complete thought, so I added the Christmas from the Watercolor Winter Too stamp set. I finished it off with a stylized bow from the Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon in the holiday catalog, which matches the ink and cardstock. This is a simple and pretty card you can make in large quantities in no time at all, and if you make it for non-military friends and family, use the Rhinestones. You’ll love the effect!
I will be hosting a Hero Hugs event in Marietta, and will post details soon. If you are in the area, and can come help make cards, I’d love to have you. I keep the cards simple so any adult is able to make them look nice, and even if crafting isn’t your specialty, all the cards need a personal message, so you can come just write kind thoughts to our soldiers.
Thanks for stopping by. Come back Wednesday for my take on the Snowflake Card made with the new Thinlet die in the holiday catalog. To view my class list or purchase anything, go to Stampin’ Bon.