Operation Write Home w/ Cosmo Cricket!

Hi Everyone – today I am sharing some cards and they are going to some very special people.. read on for more information!
Cosmo Cricket is one of my absolute favorite manufactures, and when they posted a Challenge this week to create a project that “Makes a Difference” it seemed like the perfect time to do something I had wanted to do in a while!
I decided to make some cards for Operation Write Home (more about them later) and I have used the Togetherness Collection from Cosmo Cricket. 
These cards are so simple, but they are bright and cheery which was important. I love this one above which I thought would be great for a Dad away to send to his daughter

I made a total of 15 from this collection and another 9 using Circa 1934 (see below) in about 2 hours – and I am not much of a cardmaker!

I hope that the servicemen and women who get to send these to their loved ones smile when they see these!
Operation Write Home
Simply put – Operation Write Home sends blank, homemade cards to servicemen overseas so they may send them home to their families. They have sent over 1 million cards since 2007 – HOW COOL IS THAT!

All the information you need to know about them is on their Facebook page and Website – I urge you to check it out as there are a few rules you need to follow. They prefer standard size cards (oops!) definitely no glitter and ideally they should be labelled and tucked into envelopes correctly
  1. I created some labels for the backs with the OWH logo and my blog address 
  2. Stuck them to all the cards
  3. Tucked and folded them all into envelopes correctly :-)
I also made some cards using the Circa 1934 Collection (also from Cosmo Cricket) These are a little more sophisticated and I made a couple with ages on them for specific birthdays.
I am sending off my cards tomorrow with about another 100 assorted cards, bookmarks and mini decorated notebooks that I seem to have accumulated over the last couple of years!
Please post a comment with any questions.
I am linking up this post to these websites here.
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  • Reply Meerjungfrau February 16, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    These cards are so cute! I love Cosmo Cricket. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration! Thats what I needed today!

  • Reply Liz February 16, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Fabulous Lowri! How cool. I LOVE those papers too. Cosmo are a lovely company (and I enjoyed meeting them at SENZ!)

  • Reply Tina Connolly February 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Fab cards Lowri, they are gorgeous!

  • Reply Ann February 16, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Beautiful cards, Lowri! Thank you for joining us at OWH!

  • Reply CARO February 16, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    I love these Cosmo cards! You are so talented! Looking at your blog list, we follow the same things! Looking forward to more of your designs..

  • Reply Tess Harry February 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Welcome to the OWH family! Your cards are beautiful! I am absolutely positive that these cards will be treasured by whomever receives them from a Hero.

  • Reply Susan February 16, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    LOVE your cards! Are you as bummed as I am that Circa 1934 is being discontinued? :(

    • Reply Lowri February 16, 2012 at 7:50 PM

      Yes I am Susan – though I have to admit to having a little hoard of it!!
      It's one of my faves – so versatile and a fab color combination!

    • Reply Susan February 16, 2012 at 8:58 PM

      I'm buying up any little leftovers I come across to build my own little stash. :)

  • Reply Tally Heilke February 17, 2012 at 3:54 AM

    Super cute! Love all the little critters. Also, a handy reminder that I need to make and send some thank you cards of my own… :)

  • Reply Steph. February 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Just wanted to let you know I gave you this award


  • Reply Amy February 17, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Oh, wow. What an amazing project…I love this. I know several folks who are just returning from deployment, and I know it would have meant so much to them to receive something like this. Your cards are adorable and the generosity behind them is even more beautiful. Thanks for sharing this fantastic idea at Shine on Fridays…you truly are shining.

  • Reply Hani@Craftionary February 17, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    Wow.. These are adorable cards.. Thanks for linking up at Friday fun party..

  • Reply Daneilia @ Anchors Away February 18, 2012 at 4:38 AM

    Your cards are so adorable. Glad you participate in something great like that. We are an Army family and to see things like this give me great joy to know people care.

  • Reply Emily February 18, 2012 at 5:34 AM

    these are adorable! What a neat cause to support!!! I love all your cards!

  • Reply dreamit February 18, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    I found you through Pineapple Hill Designs. Love you blog! So creative ♥

  • Reply Jen @ Creating with the J's February 19, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    AWESOME!!! Your cards turned out great! I just came across OWH last week. I am hoping to start on some cards for our country's heroes. You did awesome!! Stopped in from COM.

  • Reply Kristi February 20, 2012 at 4:49 AM

    Lowri, these cards are stunning…the colors are amazing. And LOVE Operation Write Home…we live in a mostly military community and love everything this organization does. Would be delighted for you to link up with us over at Mop It Up Mondays (at i should be mopping the floor): http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-4.html#comment-form

    Have a great week!

  • Reply Swathi February 20, 2012 at 5:47 AM

    All the cards are adorable. THanks for sharing this information about OWH
    Visiting via COM

  • Reply Sally February 20, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Cool idea and lovely cards. I love the togetherness range!

  • Reply Nitzan February 21, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    the cards are stunning!
    great idea on how to use them.
    i love your blog, it is very inspiring!!

  • Reply April February 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    These are so cute and what a great way to use them!

  • Reply DesignDazzle.blogspot.com February 23, 2012 at 4:40 AM

    These are so adorable! Thank you for linking up!

  • Reply ButtercreamSewingMachine February 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Very beautiful cards! So you bought kits to make them?

    • Reply Lowri February 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

      Not kits – though you still might find some its available. Both these collections have now been discontinued – but shop around and you will find some online for sure!

  • Reply Sandy Ang February 26, 2012 at 1:46 AM

    You must be a speed demon ! All those cards in just 2 hours. Everything looks wonderful

  • Reply samrala March 29, 2012 at 6:46 AM

    I think if i try to make some design with follow your description than i can make it so i am very thankfull to your nice blog.keep posting on paper craft and paper flowers

  • Reply michii February 4, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    These are so cute. I actually love that they're not exactly like all of the other OWH cards I've seen. Thanks for the inspiration!

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