Sunday, March 17, 2013

For Our Everyday Heroes

Hi everyone,

Surprise, surprise! I found a little time to make an Any Hero card after all. And, since Mother's Day cards need to be to Operation Write Home shippers by the end of March, I have a card fit for a super mom -- or 15 super moms, to be exact -- to share.

Card 1: A Star-Studded Tribute

OWH Sketch #164 is the inspiration for today's Any Hero card.

dp: We R Memory Keepers Red, White and Blue; Bazzill Admiral; rust cardstock: ???
Sentiment from Stamper's Best in Stampin' Up! Night of Navy; Recollections brads

The card came pretty easily -- and I am still LOVING this new Stampin' Up! trimmer!

Card 2: The Adventures of Supermom

Talking about everyday heroes, who doesn't owe a huge thank you to their mom? A while ago, the word "Supermom" popped in my head and I just couldn't shake it. After quite a bit of mulling, tinkering, and revising, the card below was born. About 15 of these were shipped to Kris a week or so ago.  :)

cardstock: AC; sentiment: computer-generated (Comic Sans); lots of fussy cutting
Inside sentiment: "Promoter of truth, justice, and the American way"

What I love the most about this card is that hubby was a huge collaborator on this one. His suggestions were key to the phrases that ended up the card. Since neither of us were sure that today's heroes would be familiar with the opening of the "old" television series, hubby suggested creating phrases that mimicked the original opening lines as closely as possible. Another big help was his assistance in picking out just the right cardstock colors.

My typical Mother's Day cards are usually pretty girly. I'm hoping a few heroes might appreciate this change of pace.

Another atypical aspect of these cards is that I included an inside sentiment. Almost all of my OWH cards are completely blank on the inside to allow for as much writing space as possible. The inside sentiment of "Promoter of truth, justice and the American way" also mimics an opening line from the television series.

Suffice it to say these cards were pretty labor intensive. And, I was struggling with a less than cooperative trimmer. But, I really felt that the cards were well worth the effort -- and hubby and I were both very pleased with the end results!

Parting Thoughts

Not sure there will be much card-making this week. But, the following week looks promising!

Thanks for visiting. Have a great week and happy scrappin'!


Sarah said...

Hilarious-- love the second one--too funny! Great card :) And I know a hero out there will love the top card too :)

Diane said...

I love your Hero card- the star brads look great! And your supermom card- a ton of work-- but soooooo worth it! I love that you took the superman comments and made them now!! Cool of your hubby to help! And I think putting the sentiment inside- really completes it- nice touch!

Donna Hanley said...

Two great additions to your next OWH box. I am old enough to remember the TV series and I think the Mom's day card is a great one and, yes, it would be nice to have a change of pace for some. Your hero card is simple and to the point, which I think is perfect for our heroes.

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

This card "leaped" above all others! Great sentiments, so "in". I appreciate the labor that went into this, I'm sure one lucky mom will too!

Jen said...

Your mom cards are great and I love your sketch card with those star brads!

Penny Ward said...

I LOVE your SuperMom card...may have to CASE that one. :) I have joined your blog. Hoping you will join mine also.

Linda said...

Your hero card is stunning! Fun card on the second! tfs!!!

BobbisTreasure said...

I really like your take on the sketch, it really showcases the sentiment!