As you may recall, I promised to share the total card count from this event. Last night my team and I assembled to go over the boxes for quality control, making sure every card was written in, and to get a final count. I am SO PROUD to say that the volunteers and stampers created a grand total of 1,276 cards for Badger Honor Flight!!! I was very hopeful we'd get to 1,000, but we blew that total out of the water. THANK YOU to everyone who worked on this enormous project with us.
I know you want to see the designs, so while we were sorting and counting last night we tried to pull out one of each design and snap a pic. Please forgive me if I missed yours! I think I counted 41 total designs.
I am sorry some photos are not as clear as they should be, but hopefully if you've stumbled on this post looking for ideas to support your own state's Honor Flight chapter, make cards for your local VA hospital or honor a special soldier, you'll have some starter ideas.
Notice how many of the cards do not use a specifically patriotic stamp set. So much can be done with just the color scheme and a star punch or dies. I thought some of these were immensely creative!
I especially appreciated the amount of prep work in advance that was done so that we had a chance of making our HUGE goal of 1,000 cards. All die-cutting and any embossing or heat embossing was requested to be done in advance so all the volunteers needed to do was stamp, assemble, and write inside the cards. That was a lot of effort our volunteers put into it behind the scenes.
Looking at these cards makes me smile… as I know they will make the veterans smile when they are received during the Mail Call portion of their flight back from Washington, D.C. If you'd like to read more about our event, click here for a complete review of that super-fun evening.
Now that the cards are all packed up and waiting to be presented, I'll get back to my regular stamping schedule, I hope! I know ya'll want to see some more sneak peeks from the upcoming catalog and I will HAPPILY share them in the next two weeks! One of my stamper friends has already gotten her catalog in the mail from me–maybe yours will come today??? This is going to be so much fun! See you soon.