Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cards for Soldiers

For anyone who has the time, this is a most worthwhile cause.  About every 3-4 weeks, we are given a challenge (just to keep us inspired and help with our creativity) to create cards that our troops can use to send back home to their families/friends/loved ones.  When you join, you are not obligated to a certain number of cards or challenges: it's your choice when to participate and how many cards you are willing to send.  Cards are sent to a distribution person according to our time zones and then packaged and mailed to the troops. For all the information you need, go to www.Cricut.com/messageboard.  Look in the General Chit Chat forum under Cards for Soldiers.  The first post will give you all the information you need.

When I make my cards - I usually commit to 24 per challenge - I choose a design and then make 6 of the same.  I've found that I can get 6 A2 card fronts from one 12x12 piece of patterned paper so that usually works for me.  The challenge we're working on now is Romance - anniversary, miss you, love you, etc.  Here are the cards I'm mailing this week.
As you can see, the cards don't have to be fancy.  Most troops are not in a place where they can purchase cards to send home.  They are just so thankful to receive anything that you are willing to create.

It's a fabulous project.  I would love to have you join us.

Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Larelyn

2 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

great cards

love2create said...

Hi Larelyn - I've seen your cards on the MB and in RAQ's challenges but had never looked at your blog. I do try to limit how much time I spend online, because that's less time creating. haha! You have some wonderful cards here and are such a giving person participating in both the Card Fairies and the Cards for Soldiers. I will go out and take a look at the challenge on the MB. Who knows, I may join in. Thanks for the info!
JeanH

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