Today I'm sharing cards I designed to show appreciation for our nation's military heroes. A friend asked me for a set of cards she could use to send to retired military friends on Veteran's Day, but why wait for a special day? Our troops both active & retired need to know they are appreciated everyday!
These are quick and easy to make. Both use only two colors of ink - Real Red and Dapper Denim -on a Thick Whisper White card base.
There are four different stamp sets that I used on these cards. The sad thing is, three of the four are on the retiring list! I use them all a lot, and will continue using them for my own personal projects. On the first card, the swooshes and hearts are from Work of Art. This one is carrying over to the new catalog coming in June. The "thank you" is from Tin of Cards, and "for your service" is from Endless Thanks, both retiring in May. The white star is die-cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Stars Framelits Dies. The Stars Framelits are also on the retiring list.
The second card uses Gorgeous Grunge to make the spatters across the card - I stamped 2 different images multiple times to get this effect. Gorgeous Grunge is retiring and will no longer be available after May 31. The stars once again are cut using the Stars Framelits (retiring) out of Dazzling Diamonds and Red Glimmer Paper. The smallest stars were punched out with a previously retired punch.
I used Real Red & Dapper Denim cardstock to make a box that holds a dozen of these cards and envelopes using my Envelope Punch Board. The square decorating the boxtop was cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
I hope you have enjoyed this project!
Visit my website today to see the complete list of retiring products. Any order that contains one or more of the retiring stamps or dies used in this project will get a free pdf instruction sheet of how to make the card box - just make sure to provide me with your email address!