Tuesday, November 19, 2013

OWH Calls out for Miss You Cards

Operation Write Home needs Miss You cards...at least that's what I read on their Facebook feed. So I made some. With Miss You cards, I like to emphasize the emptiness and/or loneliness of the sentiment in whatever graphic element I use.

Nailed it!

Just think...from a design standpoint, here's an instance where trapped white space is a good thing!

(Psst: If you've forgotten or don't know what trapped white space is, read about it here.)

Take a peek through your stash and look for items that have holes in them. If you find a few, whip up some Miss You cards for OWH. That's one sentiment the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines feel the whole time they are deployed.

stamps: Papertrey Square Prints, Sign Language
ink: Memento
paper: Papertrey Ink
accessories: none!


  1. Yea, you definitely nailed it! No frills, just perfect!

  2. Simply perfect! Anita :)

  3. Love it Susan! Trying to fill my OWH box before the end of the month. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Great card! I'm working on my OWH box too. Thanks for your inspiration.

  5. Great card and lesson on what's not there making a statement. Just curious if you put a sentiment of any kind inside.

  6. Thanks for the lesson on white space, it is new to me.
    I too am working on cards for OWH but Hero letters and after I get about twenty ready I will work on Miss You.

  7. I definitely considered contributing to OWH after reading about them on your blog. But I was so disappointed to find they don't want and won't accept Jewish themed cards that I just can't bring myself to align with them.

    I do love your card, though, and I know it will be much appreciated.

  8. Hi Susan, Once again, I'm inspired. If you'd like to see my take on your inspiration, please check out my blog post of today (11/21).


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