Nana nana nana-nana nana NA, Na na nana-na-na HOP HOP HOP! Ok that’s my best attempt at singing the Bunny Hop. I hope you are enjoying the Operation Write Home Bunny Hop so far. You should have hopped here from the InStyle Stamps Blog, if not you will want to go back to the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Blog to get the full list of hop stops.
Remember if you would like to donate any Easter cards the deadline is March 18 and Mother's Day cards must be to the shippers by March 31. This helps insure that the cards can make it to their destinations in plenty of time for our troops to send home to their loved ones. If you have never sent cards to OWH before the list of their shippers and all the information you need to know can be found here.
I am a sucker for sketches. Did you know that you can find a new sketch for inspiration every Sunday on the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Blog? They have an index of all their sketches here.
I used last weeks sketch #54 for this card using Honey Bunny the freebie from the InStyle Stamps Blog:
And here is a Spring/Easter card using InStyle Stamps Tia and Cuddles He is Risen:
A few of my personal tips for sending in cards to Operation Write Home:
*Generic is a good thing. ~I tend to leave off sentiments so that cards can be used for any occasion. The second card here can really be used for Easter, Mother’s Day or any other time depending on the needs of the shippers.
*Use good quality adhesive around the outside edges of the panels. ~I have collected cards in the past to send in and seen many people use a lot of adhesive in the center of the layer but none on the edges. In the shipping and sorting process cards can get stacked and edges that are not stuck down well get caught and the layer will pop right off.
*Keep it simple. ~Embellishments can come off causing cards to go to the card hospital, and too much bulk on a card means fewer cards can be mailed in a box.