Monday, January 27, 2020

Operation Valentine

Hello friends.  Last week Darnell posted HERE about a 104 year young WW II vet  Maj. Bill White USMC (Ret) who would like to receive some Valentines for Valentine's Day, and being a card maker AND having a son in law who served in the USMC, how could I not send this gentleman a homemade Valentine?!!

Since I had brand new products from The Greetery, I got busy this weekend and came up with a somewhat masculine Valentine!  Take a look...


Rather than using pinks and reds, I stuck with a more "manly" color palette in blues, creams, and reds.  I started with a Night of Navy card base and a Real Red layer, and then added a layer Rustic Cream cs that I had lightly blended a bit of Night of Navy ink on, stamped with the new Windowpane Plaid Background Stamp, and die cut with the Postal Frames Dies.  I did splatter a bit of water onto this layer to give it a touch of vintage before adhering to my red layer.


Next I had fun stamping and die cutting with the new Signed & Sealed set and the Signed & Sealed With A Kiss set.  The envelope has this cool slit in it so that I could tuck the leaf spray and little card into it...that Betsy thinks of everything!!  I finished it with the heart stamp seal that I embossed in clear to give the look of a shiny wax seal and a piece of rustic jute twine at the top rather than ribbon to give it even more of a vintage and masculine feel.  (ALL stamps and dies on this card are from The Greetery.)

If you would like to help out and bring a smile to this 104 year old gentleman, you can send a Valentine (handmade OR store bought) to:

Operation Valentine
ATTN: Hold for Maj Bill White USMC (Ret)
The Oaks at Inglewood
6725 Inglewood Ave.
Stockton, CA  95207


Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


11 comments:

  1. What a thoughtful card Marcia.....Your card clearly has been made with love and the masculine design and colours look amazing. Great stamping and dies and what a cute little envelope and wax seal for the message and foliage. The wonderful 104 gentlemen is going to love it x.
    A fabulous card Marcia x

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  2. Fabulous, Marcia! And I best get on this one because my FIL was a marine, sadly he died just before his 90th birthday, so this is something definitely to celebrate! Thank you for sharing the link again!

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  3. This is so sweet Marcia! I had not heard about the challenge! I have been a bit MIA due to getting a bran new computer!! woo hoo (awesome and hard at the same time) I hope to figure out this beast soon and be back in the game! I am headed over to see Darnell's post. Thank you for sharing Mr. White is going to flip over this card!! : )

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  4. Love this, Marcia, and I'm sure the Major will love it too! I have a feeling he'll be getting lots of Valentines!

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  5. You worked you usual magic with those Greetery goodies Marcia! This is wonderful and Major White is sure to love it too!

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  6. This is a perfect Valentine for this gentleman. I love the red, white and blue and The Greetery stamps and dies are so much fun to play with.

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  7. Perfect valentine for the operation! I've got my envelope addressed and just need to get the card into it.

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  8. What a wonderful Valentine to send to such amazing gentleman. I heard about him on the radio and plan on sending him a card as well. Your card is just amazing! Love how you used these new sets!

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  9. Love the colours you chose for Major White's card, Marcia ... they put me in mind of his dress blues ... and are fabulous for this sprig filled envelope to wish him Happy Saint Valentine's Day! He'll love it! Hugs, Anita :)

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  10. Absolutely beautiful!! I love the colours and the elements and someone is going to be very happy!

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  11. Beautiful Valentine's Day card for Maj. Bill. Great colour combo and design, my friend! xx

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