Saturday, July 31, 2010

Christmas Cards for Our Heroes

As cardmakers, I think we all know that now is the time to get ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, not only for our personal card use, but to send to the troops overseas, which requires extra time for the mail to get to them, and for them to write and send the cards home.   The mid-week throwdown challenge at OWH this week is Christmas in July and was a great idea, as well as a nice cooling thought during this hot summer.  Here's the first card to get me rolling:
 

If you didn't see last week's tutorial on paper punch characters, you have to check it out as it is a lot of fun to work with.   I got the hang of making Elmo, Grover, and Big Bird, and decided to try other cutout shapes.  Here's two that turned out pretty cute, I thought, and plan to send them  along to OWH for a hero to send to his kids.

While I'm on this roll today, want to continue getting some Halloween cards made as well to send to Dixie soon as the Sept. 20th due date is not far off,  and I know the shippers like to get them earlier if possible. 
Thanks for stopping by, and do come back in the next couple days as I'll have some more paintings to show you that I've been working on. 
Happy Holidays!



9 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your Christmas card is adorable and so are the punch pals!! I look forward to more of your amazing paintings!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh Delores your Christmas card is fabulous! Thanks for leaving a sweet comment on my blog today too! When I saw you'd entered the owh challenge I had to come over right away ;)

I like your punch pal cuties too!

Cindy's Card Co said...

I know those Jingle Balls, those are Whipper Snapper!! Cute cards.

Sherry H said...

Cute Christmas card and paper punch animals! I also enjoy seeing your paintings; it motivates me to get back to drawing/painting!

Tammy said...

These are too cute! Warm aloha!

Noelle's Corner said...

Dolores these cards are just too cute! I love all of your work.

Betty said...

That is so cute! And the punch pals are adorable too...

Sandy said...

Love that Jingle Balls stamp! So cute Mom. And your punch critters are so cute!! Linda told me "Mom's punching stuff with circles, I don't know what she's up to!" So it's cool to see them finished! :)

Paula said...

What fun cards. The punched chickie is adorable! So creative...and yes I'm gonna CASE (copy and steal everything) it!