Friday, January 18, 2013

Love Cards... Handling it on the Homefront

We had a "Handling it on the Homefront" get together last week and before the event I made a bunch of "LOVE" cards to take with me.  After all the talking, I passed around two baskets full of cards for the ladies to take one of so that they could write a note of love/encouragement to stick in their soldiers bag when they leave.      These are some of the pictures I took during the process.  I can't remember how many I made, but I am thinking it was over 40.    

The cards are all basically the same, just different pattern papers.   I used 12x12 pattern paper that I cut down for these.  

Here are the measurements:

PATTERN PAPER:    3 1/4" X 4 1/2"
WHITE LAYER:        3 3/8" X 4 5/8"
BLACK LAYER:       3 1/2" X 4 3/4"
RED LAYER:             4" X 5 1/4"

The card base is kraft paper and I is cut  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" then folded in half to make an A2 size card.

I punched out hearts and layered them onto a scallop heart.   The red hearts I punched out of the red layer,, I could put my punch in far enough to punch it out and use the red layer without any punched out area showing.    The strips for the sentiment were cut at I believe 1"  or maybe a little smaller.. based on your sentiment.   The sentiment I used is from an Hero Arts~Operation Write Home set.  After stamping the sentiment, I punched the ends to make the banner.

thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them


Misty said...

That's alot of cards Pam! Bless ya! ♥

Lynn said...

You are getting this down to a fine science! The cards are very pretty and I think I will be putting these measurements down on an index card for future reference. Great job!

Unknown said...

You made a lot of cards for this! What a lovely thing to do! The cards are perfect for Valentine's Day. Thanks for providing the measurements!