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From December 2008 through December 2011- our group of ladies have sent 6,117 cards to the troops.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Dollar find - alter cards

While shopping in Michael's the other day. I was looking for envelopes for cards that I am making for the soldiers. I was a bit disappointed but did find something and was able to use my 50% coupon. While digging through the dollar bin, I had a brain storm. There are always package of (8 to 10) thank you notes, or just note cards with simple designs. Well I brought 2 packages of ones that said "Thank You". Brought them home and decided to use them as bases for my own cards. I went into the garage and found some sandpaper and a sandpaper block and went to town on sanding the glossy finish off the front of the cards, and then I decorated them like if they were blank bases. So for $1.00 I was able to make 8 cards that had envelopes. Since I am challenging myself this year to make 30 cards for the soldiers and have sent out to some of my scrapping friends challenging them to make 4 cards each. The 1st of November we will be sending them to a dear friend's son that is stationed in Iraq, for himself and for him to share with the other men and women in his troop. I am also going to try and make at least 5 to 10 if I can each month of "all occasssion" cards for


Jenn said...

thanks for the wonderful comments you left on my blog...I really appreciate that! You've made some very nice em'.

Deb Neerman said...

Wow, what a terrific idea!! And so wonderful of you to send them to our soldiers!

TFS; and thanks for visiting my blog, too!


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