I used the SU! new Inspired Thoughts Bundle to create for Operation Christmas Cards for Troops Overseas.
And, if you send them a PM thru Facebook with the number of cards you’d like to send, they’ll reply with an address where to send your items. Too, this is my fourth year participating with them and you can read more about them here. As you may know, I have a very sweet spot in my heart for our service members as my husband served for 26 years in the US Army. Also, my youngest son was in the Navy and other family members served in the Air Force. Per their request, I don’t add glitter to any of the cards as it adheres to the troop member’s clothing and can be spotted at night. So, the Inspired Thoughts Bundle seemed to be perfect for a Christmas card. The stamp set contains 11 different sentiments in a great font. Plus, the dies have a neat tree image that I’ve used on my card.
First, I made a card base with Night of Navy cardstock. Then, I added a layer of Basic Gray cardstock to the card. Next, I embossed a layer of Night of Navy cardstock with the Bark 3 D Embossing Folder. Afterwards, I adhered it to the card front.
Second , I used the dies in the Inspired Thought Bundle with Basic White cardstock to cut out the tree image. Next, I used the Layering Circles dies and cut out a moon from Basic Gray cardstock. Then, I adhered them to the front of the card, placing the moon behind the trees.
Third, I used Night of Navy ink and stamped a sentiment from the Inspired Thoughts Bundle onto Basic White cardstock. Then, I used the Tasteful Labels Dies to cut it out. Afterwards, I adhered it to the card front. Finally, I added two Holiday Rhinestones to the sentiment panel.
For the inside of the card made with the Inspiring Thoughts Bundle-
Next, I used Night of Navy ink and stamped a sentiment from the Inspiring Thoughts Bundle onto a layer of Basic White cardstock. Then, I used the dies in the bundle to cut out a tree image from Night of Navy cardstock. Next, I adhered the tree image partially onto the Basic White cardstock and used my Paper Snips Snips to cut off excess paper. Finally, I adhered the layer to the inside of the card.
So, I hope you enjoyed learning more about Operation Christmas Cards for Troops Overseas and will participate with us in the next event (October) Sign-up to like their Facebook page and be included in their updates.
I really like the Inspired Thoughts Bundle and see it being used for many different occasions. Too, I used the stamps here, but this is the first time using the awesome dies.
Don’t forget to check out the Last-Chance Products and Kit Collection details here. And, the Retired Items for Sale list is still dwindling here. Plus, I’m still taking registration for my next Coffee & Card Class here.