Thursday, September 22, 2011

Operation Christmas Cards

Hi there! I have decided to participate in the Operation Christmas Cards outreach this year! This is the 3rd year for this great event. What you do is send filled out Christmas cards to OCC, and they send them to our troops who are stationed overseas. Many of them don't get holiday mail, so it's a great way to show you care. This will be one card I send, but I am hoping to send at least 10 cards total. The Spotted Canary website (EK Success brands) is helping out with this meaningful project this year! If you register and go here, you can take a free online class that demonstrates how to make 3 different specialty cards. I made this 3D card after taking the class! I've never made a card like this one before, so you never know what you might learn! The snowglobe is heat embossed with silver powder on Kraft paper & then colored in with gold and white markers. The sentiment is accented with a wood snowflake and a fancy brad. This would be cute even as holiday decor, maybe I'll make a JUMBO one for my mantel! :) It will fold flat for mailing, too :) 

I have also realized that this card will work over at this week's Jingle Belles, where they are doing a snowflake theme! I LOVE me a good snowy card whether it be snowmen, snowflakes, or a snowglobe, like here :)

Here's some more pics for ya.....

Well, that's it for me tonight! I've got multiple projects coming together for the next few weeks, as I'll be guest designing at another blog & teaching a class. Stay tuned! :) 

hugs, Noelle

supply list: specialty paper: Martha Stewart Crafts; stamps: Inkadinkado; gold marker: Inkadinkado; white marker: Zig; fancy brad: K&Company; circle punch: EK Success; chocolate brown dye inkpad: silver embossing powder/heat gun/embossing ink

9 comments:

Sandy Ang said...

What an absolutely amazing card ! Love the shine and metallic embossing effect you achieved

Anne Marie said...

Such a gorgeous card, Noelle! I know your cards will be greatly appreciated by our service-members during the holiday season! My husband has been deployed over numerous holidays. Opening a card from "home" is always appreciated and a morale boost. Big hugs to you! :)

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... absolutely magical ... love the metallic sparkle ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

lauren bergold said...

holy ♥♥♥WOW♥♥♥ miss noelle!!! i'd almost be willing to join the armed forces just for a shot at getting a masterpiece of both engineering and design (& snowflakes!!!) as THIS magnificent card!!! truly UNBELIEVABLE... but in a really REALLLLLLY good way! ♥♥♥♥♥! (& so totally generous of you to make such fancy and sophisticated cards for that good cause! outstanding!)

Jennipher Lowery said...

Wow...this is a great looking card! Nicely done.

Marie B. said...

Ummmm, like WOW!!! What a stunning card! I love the kraft base with the white and gold! So elegant! :)

Gisèle said...

Wow, you did such a wonderful job on this card...he or she will cherish it for sure...hugz to you for doing this; you have given me a good way to make use of my cards...thank you xoxoox

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow! what a gorgeous card. Saw it on Jingle Belles and had to have a look!

LeAnne said...

Noelle, this is not a card, it is a work of art! Congrats on the Jingle Belles pick, it is well-deserved!! AND----I GOT MY STUFF! WOOHOO! Thanks so much! ♥