Thursday, September 27, 2012

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Good morning!  Today we're hosting a blog hop supporting Operation Write Home. If you've just stumbled onto this blog hop, go back and start at the beginning, otherwise, you're in the right place! 
In reading through the OWH feeback, one that really touched my heart was a soldier writing home to her daughters who are blind.  She took special care in choosing out cards that were 'tactile'.  Making dimensional cards for OWH is a fine balance of adding interest, without adding too much bulk that would detract from shipping efficiency.  So today I'd like to challenge you to make subtly dimensional cards that are visually and tactile-y interesting, without being lumpy or difficult to ship.  I'm fairly new to card making, so I searched Pinterest for inspiration and stuck with simple designs I could pull off.  Feel free to be as fancy as you like, just remember to keep shipping efficiency in mind.  Things like embossing, small bling, border and shape punches, ribbons, etc. 
Please check out the OWH guidelines and don't forget to include a packing slip when you mail your cards!