Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cards 4 Kids.. Operation Write Home

Hi all and a very Happy Wednesday to you!  Today I am back with a Fun Challenge for Operation Write Home.  This week Miss Jan Hunnicutt of OWH's Mid Week Throwdown asked me to whip up a couple of cards for a bit of inspiration for OWH's Challenge theme, Cards 4 Kids.  Yay! 8-)
I had a lot of fun with this one cause believe it or not, I've never made a card for kid type folks So to be fair, I thought I should make up two, one for a little boy and the other for a little girl.  Now I made both of mine Birthday cards, but you don't have to.. As long as it's a card for a Kiddo, you will do just fine. 8-)

So to start with here's My little Boy's card.. I made this little cutie up with the fun Roboto image from Tiddly Inks & colored him up with my trusty Copics. My mats and BG were created with a combination of some aqua CS from my stash and Basic Grey's Oliver collection, which I though would be just perfect fro a little boy.. 8-)  The rest is super easy,  two colors of bakers twine a fun button and a sweet little stamped Happy Birthday Tag.


Now for my little Girl's card, I used a Darling Kitty Kitten image from Di's Digi Downloads also colored up with my trusty Copics and cut out and matted up with my Classic Circles and Scalloped Circle Nesties. My BG was created with digi dp's from Carina Gardener's super pretty Garden Vignette Courtyard set you can find at Two Peas in a Bucket.  And to finish it up I added a bit of Sweet polka dot ribbon, a cute little button and fun stamped Birthday tag all tied up with some pink bakers twine from my stash.

So there you have it, my very first two cards for just for Kids. Yay! 8-) I sent them off to Miss Jan so she can include them in her next batch of cards to be shipped off to OWH.  Okay, Now it's your turn!  Can't wait to see what you all come up with.  8-)

And remember if you are planing to send your cards off to support OWH, please make sure there is absolutely no glitter of any kind as it can interfere with night vision type instruments our troupes use. We want to keep them safe and sound so they can all come home to us! 8-)

Hope you all are having a Wonderful day & thanks so much for visiting! 8-)
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Shannon, both of these are adorable and will be WONDERFUL for OWH for the kids! Super cards.

  2. OM Gosh Shannon both of these are ADORABLE!! Perfect for OWH! Awesome coloring and details!
    Hugs, Tammy :)

  3. These are both so cute, Shannon! Nice to "meet" you and join as a follower.

  4. What beautiful cards! These are both perfect for OWH and will no doubt bring a big smile to whoever receives them. Thanks for such nice (and inspirational) samples for the OWH MWT!

  5. Hi Shannon,

    I loved both of your cards as soon as I saw them over at the Stars and Stamps blog. Your coloring is fantastic and I'm also a fan of both Tiddly Inks and Di's wonderful digi images!!

    A special note of thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!!

    Happy Crafting and thank YOU!!


  6. Your cards are adorable! I love the way you coordinate your paper with the colors in your artwork. The robot one is so cute! I love the bakers twine idea.

    Karla Schroeder

  7. Your cards are even cuter in person! Thanks so much for helping me out and making these samples for Operation Write Home, I LIKE 'em ;)

  8. What fun cards, Shannon! They will love them!


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