Monday, February 22, 2010

C.........elebrate Family!

Each year, to celebrate birthdays of family members and close friends, I try to design a new birthday card that can be made in various colors for them all. This year, using a balloon punch, these "bouquets" of balloons are personalized. One of these is shown below. But the one that to me is most special is the one (to the left) that I made for my great nephew, a Marine serving in Afghanistan. The balloons are punched from camouflage paper and tied with a discreet sheer, gray ribbon. What do you do special for folks who serve in the military?


Ruthie said...

I've started making handmade cards - but I'm no where near as good at it as you are!

storybeader said...

great looking balloon punch! Love the cards! {:-D

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love giving handmade cards :)
And I love the idea of one design for the whole family customized to their colors!

Ani said...

What a great idea! And beautifully done, too.

Been a while since I knew anyone in the military. But I pray for our soldiers, and an end to war.

Anitra Cameron said...

What a great idea, and beautifully done, too!

Been a while since I've known anyone in the military, but I pray for our soldiers, and an end to war.