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Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 84

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, the wonderful Dani Dziama’s blog.  We have some fun holiday treats for you today!

AAA hosted another fantastic “Cards for the Troops” event at work last week.  We made nearly 90 cards and employees put sweet messages inside each card.  We will be distributing them at a local Veteran’s Home this holiday season.

We used the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and coordinating punch.  It made creating 90 cards easy peasy and the card is so cute!

The base is Whisper White accented with a Real Red strip and a little peek of Candy Cane Christmas DSP.   The reindeer image is stamped on Crumb Cake in Early Espresso and punched out.  His nose is blinged out with a Red Glimmer paper circle!  Cute accents include Emerald Envy Metallic Thread, Rhinestones, a circle cut with the Stitched Shapes die, and a circle embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The card is fast and easy to assemble but packs a nice creative punch using these fun tools and embellishments.

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Some of our stampers:

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Thank you to our troops serving now and in years past!  Thank you for joining me today, I hope I’ve inspired you to make a pile of sweet Christmas cards for someone you love!!

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Cards for the Troops!

In celebration of the 4th of July, the Military Employee Resource Group at work sponsored an event where we made 85 thank you cards to send to active duty service men and women.  I designed a patriotic card that would be easy enough for non-stampers to make.  I found this stamp from a few years ago that was perfect for this project!  Everyone had so much fun stamping….some stampers went through the line a couple of times 🙂

Thank you AAA for sponsoring this!

Super simple card with easy stamping.  We used the banner punch to punch the underlying red banner and the medium star punch to punch the larger star.  We used the small retired star punch to make the little stars.  We stamped the small stars in Real Red randomly on the Whisper White base.  Dapper Denim is the perfect blue for this project!  Love, love, love!!!  The card pops together quickly once the parts are made.  We did them assembly line style with lots of direction at each station along the way 🙂

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Hard at work…

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Happy Stampers 🙂

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This was a great event!  Everyone signed the inside of the card they made thanking the service person for their service….

A perfect celebration of our country’s birthday 🙂