July 5, 2011

Week 3-Hero and Creativity cards

Sorry for the late post. This week has been really chaotic, but especially with the 4th of July, I couldn't forget to make some cards for the troops. And for the holiday, I felt like doing something a little more patriotic and summer-y.

Hero Card

Supplies used: paper by Paper Studio, die cuts by Base Camp and Indi Art Cricut Cartridges

In my mind, this card looked a lot different. Initially, it started brown and green. I thought about how the men and women fighting for our freedoms are my heroes, but who are their heroes? So I wanted to make a "You're my hero" card that they could send to who they admire. But with the 4th of July, I decided to switch it to a red, white, and blue card. I really like the way it turned out. The star border is my favorite part, I designed it using the Gypsy by Provo Craft. I'm getting pretty hooked on manipulating Cricut cartridges with it.

Creativity Rules Card

Supplies Used: Cardstock by Provo Craft, brads by Making Memories, stamps by Autumn Leaves, markers by Zig

I really love this card. It's pretty simple, but it was a lot of fun to make and to look at. As I was coloring in the stamp, I remembered how much I loved to color as a kid, and I really enjoyed how bright the markers turned out. Plus I love the saying-Creativity Rules, because it does. And even better, it also helps support our troops!

Additionally, for the 4th of July, I got some kids in the neighborhood to make some AnyHero cards. (You can find out more info about AnyHero cards and get some free downloads for them on OWH's webpage.) The kids really got into it. When we got short on time, one girl started to panic-insisting that she had to finish her letter to the soldiers. That was one of the highlights of my 4th of July.

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