Thursday, September 24, 2009

Vintage Hero

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My nephew just joined the ROTC at his school, Boyertown High.  This kid is OBSESSED with anything military, especially World War II.  I wanted to send him a little encouragement card and this stamp set came to mind.  Being a teenager, it will probably get tossed in the trash, or MAYBE, in a drawer, so I didn't want to spend a lot of effort on it, therefore it is fairly simple.  I had some scraps on my table from a couple other projects; the colors were military-ish, so away I went:

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I also wanted to show you the gift I made for my downline, Laura, who always hosts our meetings at her wonderful barn studio.  This little pumpkin has been around a lot, I know, but it's always fun to see how each person puts their own personal spin on things:

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You can see there were various punches and dies used here, and there are some goodies inside!  Yum!  Feel free to email me with any questions!

Thanks for visiting today!

11 comments:

mudmaven said...

I love that pumpkin treat box! I may use him as my make and take for this month's downline. Too cute. ~chris

Lisa Foster said...

Fabulous card, LeAnne! LOVE that Pumpkin Treat Box!!!
Hugs,
Lisa

dpkennedy said...

So nice of you to send a card to your nephew! That pumpkin box is adorable!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

GREAT card for your nephew, and that pumpkin is incredibly cute!!!

Wendy said...

Awesome card, LeAnne! I'm sure your nephew will treasure it and not throw it away!
LOVE your Pumpkin Box!! WOW, this is the nicest one I seen yet!
Have a great day!

Barbara said...

Great encouragement card for your nephew! I'll bet he keeps it :) And that pumpkin box is super cute!!!

Susan Raihala said...

As the wife of a retired AF officer, I really love that card and it's heartwarming to see the military tradition coming up in the next generation!

Your treat box is, of course, WONDERFUL!

Juanita said...

I love your take on the pumpkin, you have used so many great tools and punches to produce a fabulous gift holder.
That military card is great too. So clean and strong looking.

Bree said...

love that treat box,,,,,

Pam Speidel said...

SUPER card for your nephew and I'm sure he'll be honored to receive it. Love love love your pumpkin treat box too! Super gift idea for your hostess. :)

Stamp and Smile said...

LOVE your Pumpkin... adorable!!! Using the dies and punches to create such a fun idea for goodies for Halloween.. totally ROCKS! In my Fav's it goes... I love the card too! :)