Veterans Welcome Card

I have a super group of ladies who stamp with me.  They are all caring and supportive, and willing to help with almost any crazy project I come up with!  We regularly support our local VA Retirement Center in Radcliff, KY.

We take handmade cards to the center and help the veterans write messages to send to their friends and families.  We also volunteer to help with some of their activities, like Casino Day, which is happening today.  I’ll post more on that later.

The center is still not at full capacity, but new residents are coming in. To welcome them, we make Welcome to the Neighborhood cards.

Several months ago, I stamped the birdhouses and the ladies took them home, colored them, and returned them.  Now, we’re making those into cards like these.  We make different colored frames, based on the colors used on the birdhouses.  Inside it says “Welcome to the Neighborhood”.

Today, we made 24 of these.

This is also a good time for me to use up some retired products, so I used the following:

Home Tweet Home stamp, Tangerine Tango cardstock, and Tangerine Tango Bakers Twine.  I can’t tell you what was used to color, as each of my ladies used their favorite supplies to color as they desired.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lasting Lily Sympathy

Today I’m using the Lasting Lily stamp set.  Did you know you can get this stamp set FREE?  It’s one of the items available with purchase during Sale-a-bration.

This set is actually gorgeous in any color, and I had a tough time deciding which color to use.  I was looking at my new ribbons and found this beautiful new reversible ribbon, with Coastal Cabana on one side, and Granny Apple Green on the other.

Stamps:  Lasting Lily

Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green

Dies:  Rectangle Stitched Framelits

Other:  Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8” Reversible Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

If you have questions about this project or need more information on earning FREE product during Sale-a-bration, please comment below.