Saturday, November 15, 2008

Christmas Cards

I found the idea on Gina Krupsky's (Gina K. Designs) blog to make cards of the troops to send home to their families for Christmas. I thought it was a fantastic idea, and I have a brother-in-law in Iraq who can distribute cards to the people in his group.

The girls and I have been trying to make cards, we have only gotten about 20 done, but I want to get them sent out next week.

I was having trouble with the stamp set I had chosen to use, but today Patti suggested I use her cute Hero Arts set, and tonight I have been cranking out the cards like crazy. (Thanks, Patti!)

This is a closer view. I used the new Slice machine to cut the little Holiday Cheer tags. I really like the Slice, but I'm still learning how to use it.

The DP with blue is from Basic Grey. I think it is called Figgy Pudding. I also bought this paper on advice from Patti (nicknamed "The Enabler" by our friend Amy).

I ordered this stamp from Paper Pretties. I totally love how adorable this cute little girl is. I used paper that I received from Archivers as some kind of gift with purchase. I love that it is not traditional Christmas green and red.

The irony of the day is that I NEVER make or even send Christmas cards, and here I am making Christmas cards for others to send. Funny, huh?

5 comments:

Amy said...

I love how these turned out they are so cute! I hope my cards were not to late to go with your first batch. Hugs. A

stampmonkey said...

These cards are all really cute, Priscilla! How thoughtful of you to be doing this, especially since you don't make them for yourself to send out. Too funny. I'm sure your BIL and his troop will appreciate them more than you can know. And you're a better person than I for taking ALL the time required to do this (that's why I bake cookies -lol). I'm glad, too, that Patti's going well and that you guys get to hang out. I haven't 'seen' her around in what seems like forever. Please tell her I said hello. ;)

Thanks, too, for such leaving me such a sweet comment today. You really made my day with your kind and caring words.

BTW, I just started reading "When Crickets Cry" today...I had to exercise longer than usual just because I couldn't put it down! lol If you haven't read it yet, I'm already of the opinion that you'd love it!

I hope that you have time to create and post (and read...for fun -lol) more once your finals are over.

hugs and blessings to you!

Patti Gingrich said...

These turned out so cute Priscilla! I know the troops are going to appreciate them. (I'm going to ignore the nickname comment) lol

The "trim the tree" card is absolutely precious! Great job with the Copics too!

Hope your finals are continuing to go well. Hang in there friend, freedom is just around the corner. ;)

Patti Gingrich said...

Still waiting for "the tote card" Hope you find time to get back to sharing soon. :)

stampmonkey said...

Hi, Priscilla! Just thought I'd check and see how you're doing and what's new with you. Did you finish law school yet? Hope all is well. ;)