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Sherry Lynn

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Operation Write Home Challenge And Guidelines

24 October 2013 - 08:15 PM

Operation Write Home OWH) mission --- Helping heroes keep in touch with home. Please join the Hybrid Team in creating hand-made cards for out troops.

Once you create your cards please send them to:
Scrap Girls
(For OWH)
4110 SE Hawthorne #753
Portland, OR 97214

We will bundle them all up and send them on to OWH!

Please complete and mail your cards by November 7th to be entered into a drawing for the following prizes:
1 $10 Gift Certificate
2 $5 Gift Certificates
1 Nano Collection
1 Template set
The more cards you send the more chances you have of winning a Scrap Girls gift certificate or product!

Here are some of the guidelines --- please if you have any questions, post them here in this thread and we will get back to you with an answer!
*No glitter. Really! Glitter is a safety hazard for our heroes, so no cards with any glitter that will flake off the card are accepted. Stickles or pens that apply glitter that will NOT rub off can be acceptable but test them.

*A2 sized cards (4.25 x 5.5”) only and include envelopes. Do not send handmade envelopes.

*Stamp or write your name on the backs of your cards.

*They stamp the backs of cards with our organization name so families know where the card came from. To help them with stamping they will send you a stamp for free. We will stamp any without the OWH stamp.

*Line cards made with dark cardstock so they can be written on.

*Limit multiples --- Max quantity for multiples of a card is 25 or less, including ones that “look” similar (just changing out the paper doesn’t make it ‘different’ – go get creative!)

*Deadlines for special holiday cards --- I will update this information for 2014 when it is available:
Nov 30 – AnyHero Christmas
Dec 31 – Valentines

*Heroes are requesting quality. Your card may be the last piece of communication with a family – and remember that many scrapbook these letters.

*The next guidelines are requests from soldiers and their families. Use quality supplies. Computer paper or thin designer paper is not adequate for letterwriting when a hero might be using the sand as a “table” . . . so please use good, heavy cardstock (80 weight) for your card bases.

*Do not use foamies, ittybitty stickers, or gluesticks – they don’t hold up to the rigors of the battlefront. Some dimension is okay – and is loved – but don’t use big vintage buttons and deep 3D embellishments

*Remember who’s sending these cards: adults. Please do not use explicit images or sentiments out of respect for cultures and sensitivities. The best cards for our heroes’ use are actually general ones.

Acceptable Card Themes:
Thank you
Missing you
Thinking of you
Blank (no sentiment)

Please do NOT send:
Get Well
Wish you were here
Party invitations
Baby shower cards
Bridal announcements
Wedding cards
To mommy/daddy
Retirement, other rare themes
Blank AnyHero cards (write your own note in them, we don’t need blanks)

*Absolutely NO store bought cards. Neither complete cards, NOR cards repurposing parts of them

*Limit photo cards. Your photos may be beautiful, but they are being overloaded with photo cards, which a number of our heroes have said do not get used.

*NO handwritten sentiments. Some of our military wives have shared with us their instant angst when they opened a card, and the first handwriting they saw was the sentiment on the front – by another woman. *gasp*

Operation Write Home Chat --- 7 Pm Et (6Pm Central, 5 Pm Mountain, 4 Pm Pacific)

24 October 2013 - 12:18 PM

Join Karen (butterflykisses) and Sherry (Sherry Lynn) for the Operation Write Home Chat at 7:00 PM ET in the chat room!

Do you love making cards and doing fun charitable projects? Well this is the chat for you! We will be presenting the first Scrap Girls hybrid project for charity, discussing ideas for cards and going over the guidelines set up by Operation Write Home.

Bbuss Posted A Question On The Status Update About Number Templates

16 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

Bbuss posted in the status update that she is looking for 12 x 12 templates with numbers on them! I thought it might be easier to help her with a thread!