Thursday, August 13, 2009

Christmas Cards in August?!?!

It's true...I have been making Christmas cards. Not your ordinary Christmas cards, these cards are for CARDS FOR HEROES. CARDS FOR HEROES is a great organization that supports our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. I first learned of this organization on Memorial Day and have felt a tug to do this since then. They are having a mini blog hop (scroll down to the end of this post for the next stop) and I thought I would join in. My goal for today was to make a dozen cards, but I actually whipped out 16.

Easy peasy....I went for a whimsical card that our military personnel would love to send home to their little boys and girls. Plus, since it is still August and in the 80's, I couldn't get myself to use traditional Christmas colors. I used only supplies from my scrapbook stash...white pre-made card, pink card stock trimmed out with leaf green acrylic paint (imperfection is okay, inspired by Donna Downey), triangular shaped green tree embellished with paper from the Dollar Spot @ Target, small green bow for the tree topper and a quick pink "Merry Christmas" stamp. So very easy. My goal is to send a dozen a month.

My crafty Emilie made a note of encouragement to send with our cards. Very cute. I love her thoughfulness and kindness.
If you too are thinking of sending cards to CARDS FOR HEROES, the Holiday card deadline is November 1, 2009. Get to it...it's fun and easy!

Go check out the next stop on the hop: Suz G's.
If you get lost, go back to the Mini-bloghop: Happy Holidays for Heroes...have fun, it's addicting.

25 comments:

anabellpepper said...

What an adorable little christmas tree!! I love the simplicity of it!

Kate said...

I love this happy little tree! It's a great way to use scraps of paper too. I have a little box full of scraps and I'm always looking for ways to use them. I just can't make myself throw them away. :)

Dawn said...

Ohhh, your dd, is so cute, and her card is lovely! Good job girlie, you rock!

And mom your card is fantastic too! Love that tree, what a great idea!

Happy days, thanks for supporing the heroes of the USA!

Cathy said...

Cute card! And kids too! I do love that you used non-traditional Christmas colors.

Sandy said...

I love your card!! I have some pink ribbon that you've inspired me to pull out...I've had it for 2 years but have been hoarding it, but now I need to make a bright holiday card :)

Your daughter and her card are adorable too!!

Andrea said...

great card!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great card!!! Love your daughter getting involved...mine are too!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great card even if you couldn't find the colors of christmas. who says it has to be red and green anyway! I love it! How great to get your daughter involved!

Dora said...

what a bright and fun card! thanks for inspiring me to pull out some non holiday papers!

...Darlene said...

Your little tree is the best! I love even more that your dd is able to help you with the cards.
That is a blessing in itself.

Cyn said...

You've made such a joyful card - love it!

SuzAnn said...

I love that you used non-traditional colors! Both cards are dang cute. thanks for supporting CFH.

Loni said...

terrific card and great use of non-traditional colors!! Thanks for your support of Cards for Heroes. Hugs!!

Tammy said...

What a fun-bright Christmas card! Fantastic way to use up the scraps!

Night Shift Nancy said...

So adorable! And I love your colorful blog!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Very cute card! I like your idea.
Thanks for sharing.

Windy Robinson said...

You've both made lovely cards.

Martha said...

Love your idea of using bits of the papers you have on hand to create your trees. Kinda slides you into Christmas cards without too much shock, lol. Thanks for the inspiration!

LETUMom said...

Great card! And you are so right - simple cards make it easy to create so many.

Thanks for supporting CFH!

kajikit said...

I love your little girl's note of encouragement... somebody will be very happy to get that. :) And I love your non-traditional christmas card too. It's easy to make red and green and blue cards christmassy, but much harder with other colours, and sometimes people want a change of pace.

Suz said...

Adorable card & your dd is awesome too! Thanks for your inspiration & support of CHF.

liannallama said...

oh, it's super cute and so cheery! Love the fun colors!

Purple Princess said...

Adorable card!!

Maggie said...

Very cute card, what child wouldn't love to get this from Mommy or Daddy.

sara's art house said...

What a great idea- and I love that card!!!!!