My first attempts at making cards for Operation Write Home. While creating scrapbooks and altering don't phase me at all - making simple little cards can be agonizing. Not that I don't enjoy, just that it is not something I feel talented at. Kind of like knitting vs. crocheting - one is easy, the other is hard, but the tools are similar.
So, the website (here: http://operationwritehome.org/) said simple is good - and to make a lot of space available for writing. The card fronts are attached to smooth white cardstock - so lots of space to write. Both are blank inside.