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Monday, May 7, 2012

Hugs and kisses

Challenge #127 Mother's Days

The current challenge at My Grafico Crafts (#127) is Mother's DayThis challenge runs until May 11th. You still have plenty of time to craft a spectacular Mom's Day project and post it on our blog HERE
The design team has some beautiful Mother's day cards to share with you. Just click HERE to be inspired:)

My next project (card) was inspired by this jar image. I had to ponder what to put into the jar that was a bit unusual. Mind you, I had some other unique ideas: bugs, chocolate, soap, buttons but they just didn't inspire me. I had been thinking about a friend who's husband is deployed and how difficult it is for her and their two sons. I called and asked her if I could make a Father's Day card for the boys to send to their Dad. She was delighted. Here is my card:

The jar holds "hugs and kisses"! I found military DP and an Army tag. The ribbon of course is Yellow...waiting for his return.

This is the inside of the card:

Coincidentally, the distressed ink just happened to look Army Green! I left plenty of space for each of them to write a short note.

Once I had the idea, this was an easy card. I could not find individual camouflage DP so I purchases a kit. The kit included the Army tag, the gold button, Military DP, and several military related words.
The sentiments were computer generated. Although you may not see it in the picture, the jar has a clear plastic overlay to make it shiny. I adhered it with the yellow ribbon.

All my supplies were purchased at our local Michael's.
The image is from My Grafico Crafts.

I hope your have enjoyed visiting this blog. Are you inspired to create a Mother's Day and/or Father's Day card? If you have the time, please enter the current challenge. I would love it if you left me a comment and/or followed this blog. Here's hoping that you have a wonderful week and please take a little time to do something that you love to do. 
###Also, please pray for all our service men and women helping to protect us from harrm.

I am sharing tnis card with:
creative craft challenges: Anything Goes
craftycardmakers: For the Boys
make it monday: Anything Goes


  1. Barbara!! Your card is beyond superb and thoughtful and patriotic. As a military wife myself, who's husband is also overseas, I can say for certain this will be the most heartwarming mail for him. Beautiful work :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  2. Love the idea and sentiment behind this card - I'm sure he will appreciate the messages from home. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

  3. What a nice thing to do! LOVE the card--the concepts of it are amazing, and this is just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

  4. What wonderful kind thing for you to offer to make a card for the boys to send to their father. Your friends must treasure you. The card is delightful and I just love the jar full of hugs and kisses. Perfect!

  5. What a lovely card, I really like the idea of a jar of hugs and kisses for a serving soldier. I'm sure the recipient will really appreaciate the sentiment. Great design and papers too.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  6. Barbara ,I will join you in quiet reflection for our troops deployed elsewhere too .Thanks for sharing this sweet card on Make it Monday .

  7. Great service card. Love what your doing here. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

  8. What a fabulous idea Barbara and the Dad will love it I'm sure. Carol x

  9. That's fab!

    Thanks for playing along at Creative Craft Challenges.

    Susan x