My sister-in-law recently approached me about putting together a care package for some soldiers in Afghanistan. She had some some research and she found a platoon that are in desperate needs of some of the basics. They live in tents, and they do have 110v electricity and a small microwave. The problem that they have is that their rations keep running out. If they open a box of cereal, they have to eat the whole box otherwise the bugs and rodents will get into it. They requested only food and socks to be sent to them. Of course, I want to help! My father was in the Navy, and my brother was in the Marines, so I feel for these guys and I am grateful that my relatives did not have to live in these conditions. My SIL has put together a lot of stuff, and I am giving her the stuff that I put together tomorrow so that she can get it all shipped out. We want them to have it before Christmas, so we have to get it shipped soon. I could not resist putting together a Christmas card for them as well.
The snowflake on this card is from the Jen Allyson Celebrates eCraft Design Card. I did have some trouble getting it to cut right in one spot. I decided that I would let it hang over the edge and cut off the bad portion, because I needed to get this done quickly! I am in love with this color combination! All from Papertrey Ink, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, and Hawaiian Shores. The scalloped border is cut from the Tim Holtz Alterations die, and I just love how imperfect it is! The red panel was impressed with Papertrey Ink's linen impression plate. I stamped the sentiment (from Papertrey Ink's 2009 Holiday Tag Collection) on a piece of white cardstock and then punched it out with the Word Window Punch from Stampin Up.
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