Sunday, March 10, 2013

Seeing Stars

I had a request from a friend to do some cards for World War II Veterans that will be going on the Honor Flight to Washington DC to see the World War II Memorial.  On the way home they will have a "mail call".  This is a time when the vets are each given a bag of letters, notes, and thank you cards that have been provided by their family and friends. Here's where you could do something meaningful for a vet that doesn't have any mail or very little. 

Sue is asking us to consider making a "Thank you for your service" card that will be given to a vet on this April 23rd flight, that didn't receive any or very little mail.  It would be nice if we added a personal note thanking them for their service.  (There will be vets from different war theaters so just thank them for them service.) Sue needs the cards by March 31st.

So today, I set aside some time to do some cards to send Sue for this worthy program.  Here's the first one.

Freshly Made Sketches was a big help with this.  Here's their sketch.

I punched the stars from a piece of white that had been stamped with the Sanded background stamp (retired) and mounted some snippets of DSP behind them.

I'm going over to Pixie's Crafty Workshop with my snippets.  There's always some fun going on over there!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Sanded (retired)
Ink:  Not Quite Navy
Paper:  Whisper White, Midnight Muse, DSP snippets
Other:  Large and Small punches (retired), Stripes EF

I have some others to share with you but I need to get some pictures and editing done.  I've had the best time creating this afternoon!

Hope you've had a great weekend.  Thanks for spending some of it with me.



Rita said...

What a great cause, Bonnie. This card is just perfect too. I love the sanded background with the stars!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful cause, and your card is the perfect way to give a patriotic thanks! As a veteran and wife of a veteran I know firsthand how a simple thank you can go a long way!

Benzi said...

Bonnie, that is an awesome card for such a worhty cause. Love the bg and the wonderful stars.

My sis is visiting this week so you may not see me for several days. Have a great week.

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, this is fantastic! Love the way you used the sanded background against those stars.
Great idea to send cards for this too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Bonnie what a perfect card!

Marisa said...

What a wonderful project! Great card with the sandpaper background and the stars.

Cathy said...

Love this layout Bonnie! That sanded stamp looks very effective. What a great cause you are supporting :)

Di said...

Lovely card Bonnie - as always I might add! The stars are perfect for such a worthy cause - and you're also a little star for making some to contribute!

Playing catch up today - hope you had a lovely weekend!

Hugs, Di xx

Cynthia said...

Congrats on finding time to make cards--especially this one! What a wonderful way to thank our vets!

And congrats also on your win over on Addicted to CAS!!!! I *told* you that was my new favorite card, didn't I?? =D You rocked it!!

Cindy Hall said...

This is such a great card, and such a great cause that you created it for. I love the stars and the stripes embossing. Very well done and I'm sure it will be treasured by the recipient. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great card Bonnie and perfect for the cause!

LeAnne said...

What an awesome card for a special occasion!

Faith A said...

What a wonderful idea, we had the pleasure of getting to know one USA veteran many years ago, we still write and send Xmas cards I think he will be 88 htis year and still helps "the old folk"

Love your card Bonnie

Debs Willis said...

Great card Bonnie, and what a good cause



Allisa said...

What a great cause! Love the sanded background. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

KayM said...

What a fantastic card Bonnie! I love the distressed background and the red white and blue stars are perfect!!

Kathleen said...

Great idea for a card for the vets, sorry but I read about the Veterans on your post then when the word vets came up numerous times, I thought why did they need so many vets as in animals and why are only they going... silly me.
Love the stars and the way you have made the card.

Kath x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Perfect card for the challenge. xxx

Anonymous said...

Great card for a great occasion. The stars looking stunning with the stamping over them, it's a great distressed effect.

Have a good weekend x