Christmas Cards for Troops

Every year we make Christmas Cards for Troops. This year we are expanding our efforts to reach even more service members. Volunteers are needed to assemble cards. No crafting experience or creativity required. The cards are designed and all supplies will be provided. Please join us to help reach our goal of over 300 cards!

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020 1 – 4 pm
Location: Art Monkey Emporium located at 16144 Churchview Dr, Lithia, FL 33547. Directions

Not Local to Lithia, FL? Still want to help? Donations for postage and supplies are greatly appreciated. This effort is not affiliated with a 501(c)3. Funding for this effort is provided by Tina Newberry Designs. 


Please reach out to me directly to sign up or make a donation! You can click the red button to donate online. Thank you!

What’s the Back Story?
In May 2019 my son joined the U.S. Navy and I joined a few penpal and card writing groups as a way to ‘mother’ from my now empty nest. I’ve enjoyed sending 50-80 birthday cards each month since July 2019. I truly feel called to do this. Every Christmas the groups I belong to focus on sending cards for deployed military personnel of all branches and recruits going through Navy Boot Camp over the holidays. In 2019 with the help of some friends and a local Ladies Club, we were able to make about 100 cards. this year we are aiming for a total of over 300! We need about 250 more. Won’t you join us? 

A Huge THANK YOU to Art Monkey Emporium for partnering with us and providing the location for our Card Making Event.

Happy Birthday

Isn’t this flower from the Band Together Stamp Set so pretty? I feel like this flower could be for any season, just change up the color. The monochrome color scheme of this card makes me want to go to the ocean! Three of my favorite colors right here. Enjoy!

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Pool Party Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ w x 4 1/4″ h.
Strip: Bermuda Bay 5 1/2″ h x 1″ w
Decorative Strip: Coastal Cabana with die from Detailed Band Dies
Sentiment Layer: 
Whisper White Cardstock 1 ″ h x 2 1/2″ w Stitched Rectangle Die

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Stamp the Flower image with Bermuda Bay ink on the Card Base.
  4. Stamp the Sentiment on the Sentiment Rectangle.
  5. Die cut leaves from Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Vellum Cardstock scraps.
  6. Attach the Strip and the Decorative Strip with Stampin’ Seal.
  7. Use a Mini Glue Dot to attach the leaves to the lower right corner of the Sentiment Layer.
  8. Attach the Sentiment Layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Color Basic Pearls with the Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and attach.
  10. Pretty simple! Who are you going to send it to?

Product List

Stamper’s Toolkit

Design inspired by Brenda Quintana.

Congratulations

These Detailed Band dies really take the show. Their intricate details add so much to any card with extra WOW when layered as in this card. I was in fall color mood when I made this one. Maybe a card for an upcoming Anniversary…. hmmmm.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Merry Merlot Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w
Background: Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w
Sentiment Layer: 
Whisper White Cardstock die cut with Detailed Band Dies

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Run the Background through die cutting machine with the Subtle Embossing Folder and adhere with Stampin’ Seal.
  4. Die cut Champagne Foil and Merry Merlot Cardstock with Detailed Band Dies.
  5. Stamp the Sentiment with Merry Merlot ink.
  6. Use Fine-Tip Glue pen to attach the Detailed Band Dies and Stampin’ Dimensionals to position the Sentiment in place.
  7. Very Elegant! Ready for a special occasion.

Product List

Stamper’s Toolkit

Design inspired by Diane Malcor.

Let’s Celebrate You

I tell you this a sleeper stamp set! I’m so glad I took a second look at the Painted Poppies Stamp Set and Painted Moments dies. This set came out last spring as a whole Suite of products with a lot of Ta Da. The Suite had such a beautiful pack of Designer Series Paper and the lovely coordinating Poppy Moment Dies that this sweet Painted Poppies stamp set and pretty Painted Moments die set were far overshadowed. This #simplestamping card uses just Stamps, Ink and paper for a simple stunning look.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w.
Background: Whisper White Cardstock die cut with Painted Label Die
Sentiment Layer: 
Whisper White Cardstock 1/2″ h x 2 1/2″ w Stitched Rectangle Die (stamp Sentiment first)

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Stamp the Flower in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the Background.
  4. Stamp the Large Splatter Stamp in Balmy Blue twice on the Card Base and once on the Background.
  5. Stamp the Large Splatter Stamp in Granny Apple Green twice on the Card Base and once on the Background.
  6. Adhere Background with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Use the Real Red Stampin’ Blend to color the Flower and Blossom and the Granny Apple Green to color the stems and leaf.
  8. Stamp the Sentiment in Real Red ink and Die Cut it out.
  9. Adhere Sentiment with one Stampin’ Dimensional where it overhangs and Stampin’ Seal on the Background Layer.
  10. Super Easy! Who will you send it to?

Shopping List

Stamper’s Toolkit

Design inspired by Amanda Bates.

You’re One in a Melon

A rainbow of colors and watermelon are perfect for summer. Here in Florida it is rare if we don’t see a rainbow every day. We get such swift and severe storms in the afternoon that it can be pouring in front of us and sunny behind us- the exact conditions needed for a rainbow. Thank you 7th grade science fair project for that fun fact. LOL. Had so much fun creating this card with my friend Kim and her Cute Fruit Stamp Set.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w.
Background: Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/4 h x 3 3/4″ w
Background Strips: Coordinating colors 3/4″ h x 3 3/4″ w cut 6
For the card shown: Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Bumble Bee, Just Jade, Bermuda Bay & Misty Moonlight.
Sentiment Layer: 
Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/4″ Layer Circle Die

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Use Stampin’ Seal to adhere the Background Strips to the Background, leaving 1/4″ of Whisper White at top and bottom. Trim the left and right edges, as needed.
  4. Adhere the Background using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Stamp the Sentiment on the Sentiment Layer in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. On scrap Whisper White Cardstock Stamp Off the Rind using Just Jade and the Melon using Magenta Madness. To Stamp Off, ink the stamp and then stamp it on scrap paper before stamping on the cardstock. This makes a lighter shade of the color.
  7. Attach the Melon to the Sentiment Layer with Stampin’ Seal.
  8. So cute! Put it in the mail. Now.

Stamper’s Toolkit

Design inspired by Allison Okamitsu.