Saturday, May 24, 2014

Operation Write Home Memorial Day BlogHop


Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Memorial Day BlogHopOperation Write Home supports our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade cards for them to write home to their loved ones, as well as "Any Hero" cards of gratitude and encouragement!   I am so excited to be participating in this wonderful bloghop!  What a great way to honor our heroes and start 2014 Memorial Day!!  I hope you are having fun checking out all the great cards being posted and that you will be inspired to make some beautiful cards for OWH too! 

The BlogHop theme this year was to use and OWH Sketch and a make a red, white and blue card  in one of the following categories:

Love cards
Missing You cards
Thank You cards
Birthday Cards
Any Hero Cards ~ with notes inside written to them!!

Here is the OWH Sketch Archive

For this challenge I made two cards, one "Miss You" card and one "Any Hero" card that I will write a note in and include in my next shipment of cards to OWH.  For these two cards I used OWH Sketch #225:


And here is my "Miss You"card:

 
And here is my "Any Hero" card:
 
 
 For both of these A2 cards I started with white cardstock for the base of the card.  Next I cut a piece of Bo Bunny Anthem paper to 5 1/4 inches by 4 inches and inked the edges with Denim Distressed ink and then placed that on the white cardstock base. I also inked the edges of the white cardstock with the same ink.  On the Hero card I used a strip of Doodlebuy Designs Stars & Stripes paper.  For both of these cards I used Die-Versions dies "Miss You" Sweet Phrases and the "Hero" Sweet Phrases and then I placed some red and blue stars on the cards.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Lori
 
 

 

78 comments:

  1. Such lovely cards. I really like the ticket die with the Miss You and Hero cut out.
    April

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  2. These are really nice cards! Love that woodgrain background!

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  3. Those are super! I love the tickets and hey, we used the same BoBunny paper. That sketch boggled my mind with all the elements, but you rocked it!

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  4. Very nice cards and great interpretation of the sketch!

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  5. Love this card! I love the distressing and inking you did around the edges to grunge it up!

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  6. The fence card is GREAT! Love the woodgrain with red white and blue :)

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  7. LOVE both your cards. The woodgrain is so effective with those stars. Great design choices.

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  8. What a neat touch inking the edges of the base card as well as your decorative paper layer !

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  9. Great idea for your cards. Love that woodgrain background

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  10. I adore this design, the first one being my favorite!

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  11. Perfect cards. I love how you swapped out the circles for stars.

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  12. I love these new die-versions OWH dies - great for embedding like you did keeping the cards nice and flat, just like Sandy needs them.

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  13. Great interpretation of the sketch. I like how you used the stars instead of circles. Fit the theme perfectly.

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  14. Simple, rustic look, good sentiments....

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  15. Great job on both cards. I enjoy seeing a dofferent take on the same design! Thanks.

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  16. Love that layout and the Bo Bunny paper!

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  17. Great cards. Love the blue and red on the wood grain paper. Very nice.

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  18. I love your cards and the awesome layout of them. Perfect paper choices!

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  19. Great cards! Love the distressing on the wood DP and card base. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Both of your cards are fabulous, Lori!! I love the designs and details!! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  21. Good job with this layout. Love the wood background.

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  22. Great use of the sketch, very patriotic! Thanks for sharing :)

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  23. Great, great cards!! I looked at that sketch for so long, but drew blanks....you've inspired me!

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  24. LOVE the look of the wood grained paper with patriotic colors!

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  25. The woodgrain paper is great, and I love how you used the ticket for your sentiment label.

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  26. Both cards are great. Love the barn wood background on each!!

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  27. Love the wood background! Really perfect way to set off the pop of colors!

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  28. Great sentiment focused cards! I struggled with that sketch, but you nailed it.

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  29. Two great cards -- love your interpretation of the sketch's square in the banner.

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  30. Fun sketch, and wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Wonderful cards! I love how the red and blue pop off the wood grain!

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  32. These are great and I Love the ticket shapes.

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  33. Both of your cards are great. I always love a card with distressed wood paper.

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  34. Great cards! I love the tickets with the words. Great paper too.

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  35. Well I love both cards. The rustic look is very cool.

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  36. Great job. I like the rustic feel and the way you used the great paper as well.

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  37. Very nice cards. I love those Die-Versions dies!

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  38. Love these cards- so cute! I like the rustic look and the dimension

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  39. Love the papers you used on the first card! Great designs!

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  40. Thanks for supporting OWH. Great use of the sketch and the papers were perfect!
    R/

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  41. Great cards! I love the Die Versions dies! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. I love both of these cards! The woodgrain background really gives them that something extra special! - Kristal

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  43. That BoBunny paper gives such a rustic looks to your cards-- very Americana and very nice!

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  44. Great cards, I love the way the sketches can be adapted to just about any theme. Thank you for sharing.

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  45. Lori these cards are wonderful, great job!

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  46. Ohh, that Bo Bunny Anthem paper is among my all time favorites and it looks great in these cards. Nice work Lori! Thanks for joining in the hop this weekend and supporting OWH.

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  47. Fantastic patriotic cards, I love the woodgrain backgrounds!

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  48. Great interpretation of the sketch - love the woodgrain and the wonderfully bold sentiments.

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  49. Nice Cards!
    I especially like the stenciled wood background paper

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  50. Beautiful cards, love the design

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  51. I love both cards, Lori! You chose a great sketch for the hop!

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  52. I love the wood background on your miss you card. I'm writing some hero cards this weekend to send to OWH.

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  53. Both of the cards are terrific! Love using word dies for the sentiment.

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  54. Hi Lori!! These cards are so awesome!!

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  55. Great use of the sketch! Love the wood background!

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  56. Great job --I'm a sucker for stars and stripes.

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  57. Both cards are great. The die cut words in the tickets always looks special. Bo Bunny paper is so much fun.

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  58. What a great example of how to multi-use a sketch! They look good to me!

    Thanks for making and sharing with us!

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  59. Both cards are great. Love the bright and cheery stripe DP. This is a great sketch! Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH!

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  60. Both cards are great...I love the papers you used.

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  61. I like the "picket fence" look of your cards - what a great sense of Americana! :)

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  62. very cute. I like the papers and the ticket shapes.

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  63. I love the woodgrain background paper and the ticket sentiments. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  64. I love how the woodgrain paper is "softened" a little with the ink. Very nice!

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  65. These cards are great! I love the woodgrain papers and the distressing around the edges is a great touch!

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  66. Your cards have inspired me to get out these dies and make some cards with them! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  67. Lovely cards. I love how you pulled everything together -- the woodgrain look, the ribbon and sentiments are excellent choices. TFS

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  68. Love both of these. Great background papers to go with the dies.

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  69. I love these. Love that paper too that looks like a side of the fence to me with the banners on them. I like the distressing too, it adds to the "gringe" feel of the fence. Kudos, you rocked Sketch # 225...

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  70. I like the subtler colors on the first card

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  71. Lori, I love the wood grain background and the inked edges are a great touch!

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  72. Those die version dies are fun. Both cards are really neat.

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  73. I especially love the Hero on secod card! TFS!!!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment! I love reading them!!