Cards for Heroes - I made some!

Cards for Heroes - I made some!

Post by Kajiki » Sat, 11 Jul 2009 09:23:59



I think the cards for heroes project is a great idea, so I've started
making some cards for them... in the last few weeks since I heard
about it here, I've made 33 assorted cards. Yesterday and today I
experimented with my water colour pencils and some direct-to-paper
inking to make some romantic I love you cards and before that I made a
random selection of birthday/general greeting cards. Their current
challenge is 'christmas in July' so I've made them an even dozen
christmas cards too... their most important rule is that you can NOT
use glitter on your cards because it can come off and get onto the
soldiers' uniforms etc and be dangerous because it sparkles in the
night (not to mention messy) and half of the Christmas stuff in my
embellishment box is liberally pre-glittered so I couldn't use it! You
can still use metallic paper etc...

I made a folder for my cards in my webshots... so you can see them all
here -
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/573431400gCfugj?vhost=home-...

 
 
 

Cards for Heroes - I made some!

Post by Sand » Tue, 14 Jul 2009 08:42:16


Karen,
You come up with some of the best ideas for using paper scraps. I'll bet you
never throw anything away.
Your cards are great. I think we should crown you the 'Scrapbook Paper
Recycling Queen"

Sandy


Quote:
>I think the cards for heroes project is a great idea, so I've started
> making some cards for them... in the last few weeks since I heard
> about it here, I've made 33 assorted cards. Yesterday and today I
> experimented with my water colour pencils and some direct-to-paper
> inking to make some romantic I love you cards and before that I made a
> random selection of birthday/general greeting cards. Their current
> challenge is 'christmas in July' so I've made them an even dozen
> christmas cards too... their most important rule is that you can NOT
> use glitter on your cards because it can come off and get onto the
> soldiers' uniforms etc and be dangerous because it sparkles in the
> night (not to mention messy) and half of the Christmas stuff in my
> embellishment box is liberally pre-glittered so I couldn't use it! You
> can still use metallic paper etc...

> I made a folder for my cards in my webshots... so you can see them all
> here -
> http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/573431400gCfugj?vhost=home-...


 
 
 

Cards for Heroes - I made some!

Post by Kajiki » Wed, 15 Jul 2009 04:02:24




Quote:
>Karen,
>You come up with some of the best ideas for using paper scraps. I'll bet you
>never throw anything away.
>Your cards are great. I think we should crown you the 'Scrapbook Paper
>Recycling Queen"

Thanks! Nope. I don't throw paper away until it's a s***less than 1
inch square or it's been mangled too much to cut up... (not even I can
find a use for the remains of a sheet once I've taken my paper punches
or stencils to it...)  I put all my cut-up sheets into paper drawers
sorted by colour, and it makes it easy to pull one out and find a bit
roughly the right size/shape for my needs... I HATE cutting into a
full sheet of paper - it's psychologically traumatising to me. Every
s***of pretty paper I can manage to wring out of a sheet is one less
sheet I have to find the money to buy! And it makes me be creative
with my cards...
 
 
 

Cards for Heroes - I made some!

Post by whoduni » Wed, 15 Jul 2009 07:38:18


Quote:



>> Karen,
>> You come up with some of the best ideas for using paper scraps. I'll bet you
>> never throw anything away.
>> Your cards are great. I think we should crown you the 'Scrapbook Paper
>> Recycling Queen"

> Thanks! Nope. I don't throw paper away until it's a s***less than 1
> inch square or it's been mangled too much to cut up... (not even I can
> find a use for the remains of a sheet once I've taken my paper punches
> or stencils to it...)  I put all my cut-up sheets into paper drawers
> sorted by colour, and it makes it easy to pull one out and find a bit
> roughly the right size/shape for my needs... I HATE cutting into a
> full sheet of paper - it's psychologically traumatising to me. Every
> s***of pretty paper I can manage to wring out of a sheet is one less
> sheet I have to find the money to buy! And it makes me be creative
> with my cards...

Serendipity squares/circles/oddball shapes, etc! :-)