Saturday, October 5, 2013

Operation Write Home World Cardmaking Day HOP! Thanks, hero!






Hello! 
I'm so happy you are here for the Operation Write Home blog hop! Click on the link above to see all of the links; there's always great inspiration! Today we are using OWH sketches (a new sketch is posted every Sunday) to make thank you notes. 

My story for this card is too long for this post, so if you would like the back story of how I made this card for a local hero who was interviewed for our local phone book's "Tribute To Veterans" edition, go to this post

I won't tell you that I didn't read the directions and use a sketch to make this card, soooo... let's say this is based on sketch 189 and I REALLY played around with the measurements   'K? Good. :)
My Mind's eye Lost & Found 6x6 (Christmas papers, go figure!)
Paper Smooches Circle of Honor sentiment stamps
Stamping up Ruby Red and Momento tuxedo black inks

Now go read that back story and comment to win some blog candy. Wherever you are, I hope you are having a beautiful day!  Thanks for visiting me!

Jen

40 comments:

  1. The holiday paper you chose looks so patriotic! I love the banners peeking out from your sentiment. I read your backstory which was wonderful. Please exclude me from your drawing - I have too much paper in my own stash.

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  2. Jen, what a great card! I LOVE those papers,! Some of the funnest "patriotic" paper I've found has been the back side of Christmas paper.

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  3. Really love card and sentiment! Beautiful job! :) Thanks for sharing and Happy World Card Making Day fellow craft friend! HUGS

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  4. Great combo of patterned paper! I love stripes too!

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  5. Love the design and banners. This is a very CASE worthy card.

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  6. Very patriotic card! I have my own favorite "sketches" that I use...I like what you did, it works well! radloffjen at cableone dot net

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  7. Lovely patriotic card! Happy WCMD!

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  8. Love that DP! Works great for layers.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  9. The papers together look so vintage patriotic. I love the combination.

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  10. Even before I became a military mom, I was attracted to patriotic paper. I have always looked at the sketches as a jump starter, so I think that your card turned out the way it was meant to be. Besides, it is totally cute.

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  11. very nice - loose interpretation of a sketch - that is OK - it is a beautiful card - thanks for supporting OWH fellow Cheesehead

    Barb Housner

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  12. I "play" around with measurements all the time...sometimes after the card is made it doesn't look like the sketch at all :) Great story and super card!!

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  13. Love your card, Jen and was so impressed with the phone book story!!!

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  14. Jen, that's such a wonderful backstory! Love it! Great card, and I laughed about your "interpretation" of the sketch!

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  15. Sometime you gotta do a little changing around to get a sketch to work for you. The card is perfect. Love the striped paper. Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  16. I would have never thought to look at my Christmas paper for "patriotic" paper! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. LOVED your story about the inspiration for your adorable card!! Thanks for helping spread the word about OWH!!

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  18. Your card is adorable! Great patterned papers, fun sentiment and font, and fun design! Your story of how you were inspired to make this card just made me smile! I am a huge supporter of OWH and love hearing how others spread the word!

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  19. I love the fact that you used Christmas papers to do a patriotic card. I love using seasonal paper for other things. Great job. I love everything about it.

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  20. What a great idea to use those 2 stamps together in different colors! I am going to borrow that idea! I especially like how the 2 little banners match the paper in the vertical stripe. Great card! TFS

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  21. wonderful card--I like your choice of paper and the banners.

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  22. Love the layout!! And I really like how you inked the HERO in red--- a really nice, small touch that makes a big impact! Great paper selection! Thanks for your support of OWH and our troops!

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  23. This is great Jen! Glad it wasn't just me who totally zoned out on using a sketch but was lucky enough to find one pretty close. LOL I never once thought to combine these Paper Smooches stamps.... Duh! They're perfect together. Glad you were able to join in the hop. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  24. Jen, you rocked this sketch! Your sentiment is the star of the show. Perfect.

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  25. I always love your cards and this one doesn't disappoint! You did a fabulous job!

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  26. Ah ha, you failed to read the fine print for this blog hop, huh? I did read them; doesn't mean I remembered. Still I'm lost without the sketches so I've always got one to point to. I am learning much from Sandy and the OWH posse.

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  27. Love this card with the fun Thanks!Such a fun font!

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  28. I really like this, great color combination. I giggled a little, sometimes I too read directions really quick and miss an important part! But, the sketch is just a starting point, right ;)

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  29. Well you created your own sketch but it's still an adorable card, Jen! Happy WCMD!

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  30. Awesome card! Love that you are sending it to a special veteran.

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  31. Don't you love when papers can be used for other than their intended use? You did a great job using Christmas papers on a wonderful card for a local vet. I imagine he'll love it more than any of us will.

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  32. Hi Jen, as you can see, I'm still far from finished hopping! So many great cards; I love yours. That awesome sentiment jumps off the page! I had a similar experience re the sketch requirement...nuff said, lol!

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  33. There were a ton of sketches, so it helps when you forget ...you can often find one that was "close!" :) This is a perfect sentiment for your hero!

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  34. I used this sketch too. Love your interpretation of it. Wonderful card.

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  35. great masculine card. The sentiment is my favorite :) thanks for playing PSS!

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  36. The Christmas papers worked beautifully with your sketch and sentiment for the hero card =)

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