The Last of the First

This is the very last post in the series of posts I made about my donation to OWH.  This post will cover two sets of cards I made by paper-piecing. The first set was made to be sent home to a son and the second to a daughter.

For the set of ‘son’ cards, I used my favorite 6×6 paper pad from echo park. This is the only 6×6 pad that I have purchased multiples of because I ran out! It’s perfect for masculine cards as well as vintage-looking feminine cards.

I used the same design on each of the cards but moved the banners around to keep it interesting. The stamp I used on the ‘son’ cards came from the Family Ties stamp set from Pebbles.

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I love those little cameras! They are really adorable on the 12″x12″ set as well!

For the ‘daughter’ set, I thought the sentiment from the New Arrival Girl stamp set from Pebbles. Although it’s meant to be a “new baby girl” kind of set, I thought that by playing it up with a paper pad that was feminine but didn’t scream ‘baby’, I could make the recipient of these cards be any daughter, not just the little ones.

The paper pad I used for these cards was from, ironically enough, the Baby Jane collection from Cosmo Cricket. I followed the same design idea as the masculine cards but white heat embossed the ‘baby girl’ sentiment on some teal paper out of the pad. Fairly simple, and I think I liked the feminine cards a bit more than the masculine ones.

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So that’s it for my first Operation Write Home donation. It totaled around 60 or so cards, and for me it was quite an accomplishment. Between class, mid terms and work (plus having a life on the side), I’m not really sure how I managed to get them all finished.  But now that this series of posts is finally wrapped up, I can move on to all of the Christmas creations I’ve been working on.

Thanks for stopping by!

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