Sandy Allnock, President of Operation Write Home, has spent over a year creating this Interactive Cardmaking Project for Operation Write Home. The project consists of over 100 videos which are all hosted on youtube.com. Sandy said that the project alone resulted in creating more than 400 cards. It is a lot easier to have Sandy explain the Interactive Cardmaking concept herself, so I have added her “welcome” video below:
Sandy mentions that the project is best viewed on the youtube.com site itself, so click this link to get started.
At the end of the welcome video, you will be presented with three choices for layouts. You simply have to click on either “A”, “B”, or “C” as shown int he screenshot below. When you click on one of the choices, you will be taken to the next video for that choice.
For this article, I chose “Sketch A” and was taken to another video to pick a theme as shown in the screenshot below. In the video she says that “A” is a missing you card and “B” is a thank you card. I am going to pick “B”.
After choosing the Thank You card, you are given two more choices. you can choose “A” which is an any hero card or “B” which is a clean and simple card that the Servicemembers can use to write home on. I am going choose “A”, the any hero card.
You are then presented with two options. “A” is for red, white and blue cards and “B” is for camouflage colored cards.
After posting a few of the screenshots, I hope you have a better understanding of how this works. If you think the lady in the first video looks familiar, you may recognize her from the first video in this article where she showed everyone how to use glitter safely.
Operation Write Home has sent (deployed) 1,942,773 handcrafted cards since 2007! If you would like to get involved in creating handcrafted cards for deployed Servicemembers, check out the Operation Write Home site to learn more. For more information about the Interactive Cardmaking Project, check out this page on Operation Write Home.
I am a military wife and mother of two. I have a love of crafting. I typically do paper crafts and have been published a few times in Cardmaker magazine for my cards. You can see some of my work at BearyCrafty.com