Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Service Project

My husband is the leader of my son's cub scout den and the boys needed to complete a service project. Last year, they made cards for a local nursing home, but this year, we decided to send cards to the troops overseas. I was tipped off to a "Holiday Cards for Heroes" program through the American Red Cross to get cards to the soldiers. So I whipped up some red, white and blue cards because I wasn't sure what holiday the recipients celebrate. The boys added a personal message to the cards and then they each signed all the cards. Some even added some cute drawings inside. I wanted to keep the cards simple because I didn't have much time to throw them together. So I pulled out this old, retired stamp set that Stampin' Up! sold back in 2001 and designed this...

The boys seemed to really enjoy the project, and it felt great to send good wishes to those service men and women who are away from their friends and family this holiday season.

{{God Bless America}}
Stamps: God Bless America (retired), Starring You
Cardstock: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red
Accessories: none (can you believe it? I made a card without dimensionals?!)

3 comments:

Kathy W said...

I love it that the boys are stamping! my boys like to stamp too! I did this with local brownie troop so good for them to do come service projects.

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Great project for the boys to do! Very nice! I left an award for you at my blog, check it out!

Jana Emmert said...

What a great project for them! And the cards are just wonderful!

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