I can't begin to express my gratitude for all of you kind, generous stampers who have made and sent cards for my brother's birthday (you can read more about it here). Several of you have sent him more than one card--a birthday card and a thinking of you/thank you card. How sweet is that?! Several of you have even sent me some money to help pay for postage. Thank you so much! Then to top it off, I've read the messages you've written to my brother and they have brought me to tears. I cannot wait to send this package to my brother and have it touch his heart the way it has touched mine.
I need to address another question that has been brought up--Can I use non-Stampin' Up! stamps. Absolutely! The whole purpose of the cards is to send some happiness and cheer to my brother. So please use whatever stamps you'd like. Besides, I don't think my brother would recognize a Stampin' Up! stamp if it jumped up and bit him. I love him to death, but stamping is not a common interest that we share! lol!
I've had many requests to post the pictures of cards that I've received so here's the first batch of cards.
I love the colors that Dixie used to make this card. It's very pretty yet masculine looking.
I love the lighthouse and color combination that Haylie used on her card. She also used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the background.
I love the stamp set Jennifer used on her card. As soon as I saw this stamp set I purchased it because my brother is in the military. I've never colored in the flag like she did, I'll have to try that the next time I use it.
Laurie made a waterfall card. How cute is that?!
Tina made this cute birthday card. My brother loves dogs so this card is perfect.
Donna made a card along with a folder to put it in. This is the cover of the folder.
This is the folder open...
and here's the card that's in the folder. Donna included a note telling me that she's never stamped a card before. Can you believe it? Donna, I think you've found your hidden talent because you did a fantastic job on this card. If this is what you did on your very first card, I can't wait to see what you'll do on your next one!
I've received over 50 cards for my brother so far and they're still coming in the mail daily. I'll post small groups of pictures throughout the month so be sure to check back. If you can, I'd love to have you join in on the fun. Please be sure to mail your cards by Saturday, August 9th so I can include them in the package. Thank you so much for making his birthday so special! ~Dannie