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Cards for Heroes

Cards for Heroes

Hey!! Need some holiday card inspiration? Welcome to the Cards for Heroes Mini Blog Hop! Check out all the blogs for great ideas and beautiful holiday card samples to get you in the mood to create cards. And if you have any extras, send them to Card for Heroes to send overseas to our Heroes.

Here’s a holiday card that I recently completed for a 1:1 card swap. This would NOT be a good card to send to Cards for Heroes. Why you say? Isn’t that mouse too cute??? Well, glitter is a no-no for our Heroes. Could I use the same stamp and color with say, watercolor pencils, crayons, markers or chalks? Yes, MOST definitely, but stay away from the glitter. It exposes our Heroes because it is so reflective and it gets everywhere!

House Mouse

and here are the totally AWESOME glitter glitz colors that I used from PK Glitz.

House Mouse colors

To make this card, stamp on acetate using StazOn. Get out your liquid clear adhesive (like Glossy Accents) and “color” in each section with the Glossy Accents. Go a section at a time: adhesive, glitter, dump and flick. Move on to the next section and it will go pretty fast! Make sure you reuse the glitter for another project.

After the glitter “painting” is complete, mat and adhere to the front of a card. Add extra embellishments if you would like. Enjoy!

I LOVE making cards for our Heroes!! Using scraps and embellishments and oh yea, my stamps is all so much fun!! You should try it! 😉

The holiday card cut-off is November 1. That means to get your cards mailed to one of the 3 addresses shown on the site by November 1. Get together with your friends and really pack a USPS Flat Rate box!! You can do it!


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Happy holidays and glad tidings!



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