Hey there - I'm popping in today with my first cards for an Adopt-a-Member program I joined. Some of you may remember that I marched back in the day with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps from La Crosse WI. The current corps Director of Organizational Leadership asked alumni to sign up to adopt a 2023 member for the summer. How fun - I signed right up!! We'll send cards, letters, care packages, etc to help boost the members' spirits during the long days of rehearsing and touring.
I got the name of a rookie colorguard member - I'll use her initials AJ for my story. I sent her a card seen later in this post, giving her my contact information and wishing her a great experience with the corps. AJ texted me when she received the card last week (she loved it) and shared some life details. I learned AJ graduated from high school just two weeks before heading off to the corps' spring camp!
I'll lead with the grad card I sent AJ - another pop up bridge card (they are addictive!!). Go HERE if you missed the first one I made....
Here's a view from the top so you can see the fold - so simple and fun! Be sure to check out Jennifer McGuire's video on this type of card. It flattens perfectly for mailing. The little grad label was fussy cut from the Doodlebug paper; love that paper!!
I'll share this card at Darnell's June NBUS Challenge since my HA Circle Set is getting first play today. I bought this set with a big bundle for the upcoming online Summer Mixed Media Stamp Along - would love to "see" you there! The Stamp Along instructors always share amazing tips and we created a lovely bundle of projects every time.
Next, I'll share the first and second cards I sent to AJ. Since the corps name includes Star - I leaned heavily on that shape!