The Mama Elephant team is so excited to be partnering this summer with Operation Write Home - they are a nonprofit organization that sends beautiful handmade cards to American service members so that they can write home to their families. Isn't that wonderful? There's no Hallmark in the desert, so this is a meaningful gift we can give them as crafters.
Mama Elephant's In My Heart set was inspired by the OWH mission, as many of those serving overseas have little kiddos at home that they write to. So they designed cute little kids images and sentiments to express just how much those little ones are missed. The drawings are done in such a way that they can be adapted to different ethnicities, making it a very flexible set. Mama Elephant will be donating 20% of the proceeds from the sale of this set from now until July 31st when purchased through their store.
We know you'll want to support these efforts! Visit the OWH website and read all of the guidelines carefully. You'll learn about why glitter is dangerous to send, and much more information on their welcome page, including answers to various questions you may have. They also have a fun YouTube show each weekday, with project info, tutorials, and more - click!
I kept my card fairly simple, and flat for mailing, but added subtle interest by masking all of my images to be able to cluster them in closely together and sponge some soft brown ink around them.
I also added a touch of thread - less bulky than twine or ribbon, but it adds a bit of soft texture.
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If you are just starting the hop on my blog, here is the complete hop list:
Mama Elephant ♥ Sandy Allnock ♥ Nichol Magouirk ♥ Lisa Spangler ♥ Elena (that's me!) ♥ Emily Leiphart ♥ Julie Ebersole ♥ Pamela Ho ♥ Joni Andaya ♥ Kathy Racoosin ♥ Laura Bassen ♥ Ashley Marcu ♥ Heather Campbell ♥ Operation Write Home