Here's a card I made for Operation Write Home's Midweek Throwdown Challenge. The theme is Love and Anniversary.



Cardfront, brown cardstock; Layer, pink cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug folder; Rectangle of dp from Stampin Up, matted on brown cardstock; Ribbon from Michael's; Flower from light pink, darker pink and dryer sheets made using Sizzix die, Family Treasures punch and Marvy punch, fastened with brown brad. Sentiment (source unknown) stamped on ivory cardstock, matted on darker pink scrap. Assembed as shown.

I made these two cards to finish off my day and to use up some printed paper scraps.  I love this paper with its cheerful holiday colors.   To climb out of my rut, I thought I'd make a tag for a change. I tend to make all components of my cards straight and aligned, and angles, layers and collage elements are by biggest challenge. Tags are still a great way to use up odds and ends. 



Stamp sets used: Mittens, Stampin Up "Merry"; Skating Girl, Stampin Up "Spruced Up"; Both Sentiments from Hobby Lobby Christmas Words clear stamp set.

This morning I found two images, already colored, in my stash. Because they were colored in different palettes the cards look very different. I had some little wired pom poms that I had picked up at Michaels and decided to add them for texture/interest. I like the pink one best, what do you think?



Pink card - White, gable green, pixie pink cardstock and stamped image (Stampin Up); Pink chevron paper by Recollections; Cuttlebug embossing folder; pom-poms from Michaels

Red Card - White and red cardstock; stamped image Stampin Up; printed paper unknown source; Michaels pom-poms
I have a huge Christmas stash, collected over a number of years (don't we all!)and I'm trying really hard to use stuff I have and not shop. So far, so good. Got about a dozen more cards done today for OWH. I plan to mail a box on Wed., so I'm pushing myself to get as many into this month's box as I can.

Here are two of today's designs:



Since I'm using scraps and older paper, I don't have sources. All the images are Stampin Up: Mug and sentiment "Winter Wilma"; Collage sentiment "Season of Joy"
WORLD CARD MAKING DAY -- PART 2

Well, I hoped to do a dozen cards today, but the time just goes by so fast! I took a break for very important real life stuff, like visiting my three-month old grandson in the hospital. He gave us a scare a few days ago, but he's on the mend now.

So, I may have to settle for a half-dozen today!



Stampin Up Supplies: Ivory Naturals and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Top Note Die, DP, Snowflake Punches, "Winter Post" stamp set. Misc. Supplies: Button, Ribbon, Twine.
HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!! I've been on vacation and am just getting back to my craft room, and what a great day to do it! My goal today is to make a dozen cards for Operation Write Home. Who doesn't like cocoa on a winter day? These first cards use a long-retired Stampin Up set called "Winter Wilma." When I make OWH cards, I try to remember that the majority of our troops are still male (I think!) and I try to make cards that arten't too "girly." I think the brown, ivory, red colors fill the bill.