Friday, January 22, 2010

Troop Card #3--Buy A Soldier A Cup Of Coffee

Here's another version of Team Canada from High Hopes Stamps!! This card will be going to a soldier in Kandahar with a little something inside...a Tim Horton's gift card. On July 1st, 2006 (Canada Day) Tim Horton's opened its doors at Kandahar Air Field--home to about 2200 military personnel from Canada and abroad. For those of you who don't know, Timmie's is a Canadian institution, household word and source of many 1000's of Canadians morning java. It's also a taste of home for the men and women who spend long periods away from loved ones as they bravely serve in Afghanistan.

Photo Courtesy of Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services

I personally love their chocolate dipped doughnuts and the hot apple cider :)--Not exactly weight loss food...

For this card I thought if might be nice to buy a soldier a cup of coffee long distance so I made it with an inside pocket that could hold the gift card...Here's the front of the card...

And the inside...

Recipe for This Card:
  • Team Canada--High Hopes Stamps
  • Card Stock--Bazzil Papers
  • Patterned Paper--The Paper Studio--Textured Camo
  • Die Cuts--Love Letter & Support Ribbon--Quickutz
  • Ribbon--Michael's
  • Metal Letter Charms--Dollar Store
  • Brads--Screwheads--Stash
  • Stamped On--Prism Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Interesting story...Read Jennifer's account of her time at Kandahar Air Field as a Tim Horton's employee.

Thanks for stopping by today--hope you have a great day--do something nice while you're at the Timmie's drive thru--pay for the person behind you--RAK!! :)



1 comment:

  1. Hi Sarah! You have been a busy crafter lately! Its good to see you posting again. Bless you! I love this soldier card! The image is just so cute, and the way you put a pocket inside for a gift card is a great idea. Well done! Also, I love the new look of your blog!


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