Archive for May, 2012

First, a little bit about Operation Write Home, and the amazing work

they do to help our troops stay in touch with their loved ones.

OWH Mission:

Supporting our nation’s armed forces
by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on,
as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

This merry band of thousands of cardmakers is made up of Americans – and citizens of other nations too – who care about our military, and want to support them through creativity and encouragement. Crafters of all ages and levels of experience have participated – 1,628,893 handcrafted cards have been deployed since 2007!

Care packages filled with hundreds of handmade cards are sent to our contacts, restocking every 6-8 weeks, and are sent in time for the long journey back home to loved ones. Each box is packed with great care, alternating styles, colors, and cardmakers from all over the USA, creating “eye candy” for heroes who see only khaki around them. The topper on each box is a plastic bag filled with 20-30 letters from adults and children across the country, letters handed out especially to those in need of a positive word from the homefront.

Boxes are shipped through every week of the year, so join us anytime in sending your beautiful creations to help our heroes keep in touch with home!  Please visit the OWH “Get Involved” page to see how you can help.

We’re honored to be playing along in the OWH blog hop this Memorial Day weekend!  Take a peek at the OWH sketch library and take on the challenge yourself!

Here are the sketches our designers took on…


Amy took on Sketch #121 and featured Tonic’s Ticket/Tag Duo Punch, Doily Edger 5 Punch, and the Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch.

Click HERE for a “how to” of Amy’s card.


I loved the simplicity of sketch #7!  I grabbed my Tonic Simplicity Star Border Punch, a few red, white & blue scraps, and whipped up a card in no time at all!


Jackie created a stunning rosette card from sketch #116!  Jackie’s card features Tonic’s Riblet (900) Punch, Border System, and Simplicity Dotty Border Punch.

Click HERE for a “how to” of Jackie’s card.


Thanks for stopping by and for your support of Operation Write Home!  

Leave a comment for a chance to win a package of Tonic Studios punches!  


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