Cards for the Troops

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride and our Team Stamp It Blog Hop. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator. This month the theme for our Hop is Christmas In July.

Now I live in Texas and it can be a little difficult to work on Christmas cards in the million degree heat but if there’s anything that gets me motivated for the holidays, it’s doing my cards for the troops. My ambitions are pretty big this year with 150 cards planned for both Cards for the Troops and family and friends. I can’t quite share everything I’ve got up my sleeve but what I will show you are the five cards I made with the same Bundle.

Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil

I have difficulty doing any more than 10 cards using the same set without changing the set up. With these five cards, I was able to produce 10 of each bringing my Christmas Card Count to 50 in just a matter of days. Simple yet elegant, I just couldn’t get enough of them.

Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Champagne Foil

Although the colors I used are different, the supplies I used are basically the same as is the assembly instructions for each card.

Real Red, Garden Green, Silver Foil

I started with our standard A2 Cardbase in Shaded Spruce. I cut Cherry Cobbler Cardstock in half to measure 5 1/2″× 8 1/2″ and ran it through my die cutting machine using the Best Plaid Dies from the Best Year Bundle. To remove confusion I will refer to this as Layer 1. I adhered Layer 1 to the Cardbase using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Champagne Foil

I cut Gold Foil down to measure 5 1/2″× 8 1/2″, placed Adhesive Sheet on the back and ran the second die from the Best Plaid Dies through the die cutting machine. Again, to avoid confusion, I will refer to this piece as Layer 2. Using my Take Your Pick Tool I removed the backing from the Adhesive Sheet and glued it directly onto Layer 1.

Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, Silver Foil

*NOTE* These dies are massive and I had to trim Layers 1 and 2 down using my Paper Snips to get them to fit our standard A2 Cardbase.

Using Shaded Spruce Ink, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock and Layering Circles dies, I die cut the sentiment and the scalloped circle in Gold Foil.

At this time, I’d like to Congratulate the winner of last month’s Blog Hop, Congratulations Penny!! I hope you’ll enjoy your Looking Up Card Kit!

Thank you so much for reading along with me today. I hope that you’ll keep hopping along with the other very talented ladies participating in this month’s Blog Hop:

1. Tami White  
2. Cindi Clarke  
3. Tina Wardell~Tina’s Crafty Ink Spot  
4. Lori Mueller – Stampin’ Dreams  
5. Christina Miller  
6. Rachael Rife  
7. Pam Nichols – Just Dreamin’ Stamps  
8. Mary Bush – Stampin’ In The Sand  
9. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
10. Fun Stamper – Oksana Semenska  
11. Kim Quade  
12. Dawn Seelhoff – Dawn’s INKlings  
13. Danette Herrera  
14. Jodi McRae  
15. Linda Cullen  
16. Gigi Melone  
17. Lori McBride  
18. Luly Gonzalez at Painted Ladies Journal  
19. JaNette Howard  

Please do not forget to leave a comment on each one of the ladie’s Blog Posts for another chance to win a Looking Up Card Kit! Until next time, Happy Hopping Everyone!

Supply List:

Best Year Bundle (Item #154104 Annual Catalog)

Layering Circles Dies (Item #151770)

Shaded Spruce Cardstock (Item #146981)

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (Item #146981)

Whisper White Cardstock (Item #100730)

Shaded Spruce Ink (Item #147088)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Item #110755)

Stampin’ Dimensionals (Item #104430)

Adhesive Sheets (Item #152334)

Take Your Pick Tool (Item #144107)

Paper Snips (Item #103579)

34 thoughts on “Cards for the Troops

  1. I had seen in another place about cutting the paper down because the dies are so big that’s why I passed on this set. However, all the cards I’ve seen, including yours, have been wonderful.
    Karen Finkle

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  2. #stampitcontest We are a military and first responder family. So doing cards for the troops is very near to my heart. I also agree – it is hot here in Texas so working on Christmas cards is hard. Very lovely designs. Thank you for what you do.

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