Well, I certainly haven't been doing the daily SCS cahllenges. Several of my fellow stamping bloggers are asking for cards for the US troops. I don't know of anyone personally who is serving our country. But being patriotic, I was glad for an opportunity to brighten their day. (Plus, such a great excuse to stamp!)
I started making these trifold cards.
Then, I realized, that someone is going to have to buy a lot of envelopes. So I changed my design to what you see below. They fit in a regular lettter envie. The card stock is 6 x 6.5 and scored in half on the longer side. Here are the designs:
When designing the cards, I thought about the types of people who would receive these cards. Sons and daughters, girlfriends and wives (or boyfriends and husbands)...friends and family. Since there would be a wide variety, I tried making cards that would suit different ages and genders and occasions. Above all, I hope that the soldiers and their loved ones find some comfort in the words that they write and read from each other on these cards. I know it is't much. But us card lovers know the joy of receiving and sending cards.