Saturday, October 1, 2011

Christmas Blog Hop for Operation Write Home



It's my first blog hop for Operation Write Home. Let's get right to the card.


Items used:
Patterned papers and cardstock: Fiskars Cloud 9 Cinnamon Stick, American Crafts Eleanor, JoAnn kraft value pack
Dies: Nestabilities circles, Sizzix Flower #2
Punches: EK Success tulips border
Stamps: SU's Baby Jesus is Born
Hardware: eyelet by Fiskars Cloud 9

I started making cards for Operation Write Home in December 2010 and have since donated over 1300 cards to the effort. Please join in and make cards of your own or support OWH with a monetary donation to cover some of the shipping fees. A Paypal link is on their homepage. :)

Thanks so much for joining me for my first hop. Enjoy the rest of the cards. :)

Cards shipped to OWH (as of 9/12/11): 1325

28 comments:

  1. I love using kraft paper at Christmas time. It has such a homey old time feel. :) Great card!

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  2. love the layered poinsettia flower! Great idea to ink the edges of the petals so they stand out! Into the idea file this goes! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Lovely layering on the poinsettia!

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  4. Very cute!

    Lauren, Paper Love
    readysetlove@me.com
    www.readysetlove.me

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  5. Very cute. Thank you for sharing :)

    Manda :)
    ajsarts at gmail dot com
    www.ajsartsanddesigns.com
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  6. I love the effect you get from using the background paper for your poinsetta. The embossed sections add so much interest, and from this angle, bling!

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  7. Like the poinsettia effect flower, great card

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  8. Interesting, unusual Christmas colors. I really like the cinnamon with kraft and gray. Very nice effect.

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  9. Lovely flower and colors! I love kraft & red together!

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  10. Nice, I like the unusual colors of your Christmas card!

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  11. flowers make a card look so special

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  12. Great color combo! Thanks for all your support of OWH and all our Heroes!
    R/

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  13. Great way to use a flower set! Thanks for sharing with OWH!

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  14. I love that you choose blue to really make this card pop. Nice job.

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  15. I like the layering of the flower and the background paper; TFS.

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  16. Hi there, I love that flower! As for the rock candy question - yes you can use clear embossing powder it just doesn't give you cracks as small as the rock candy. If you emboss you just have to "break" it to get that effect.

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  17. So cute!! I almost used that flower on my card as well! It is so versatile!! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. What a great card. I love that flower.

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  19. I like the way you used the same paper for the flower and the background, but separated them with the blue circle -- the blue punches are a nice touch too!

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  20. Lovely card! Background really catches the eyes, :)

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  21. Awesome card. I like how the background paper and the flower are the same!

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  22. Great card! I love everything about it! The kraft background, the DP and the flower!

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  23. Great LO! Love the layers! TFS!!!

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  24. Congratulations on your first OWH hop! This is a great layout. I love how the light colored circle draw your eye to the detailed, layered flower and the bar with the sentiment works nicely. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

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  25. Very pretty! I love the layered flower

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  26. Wow- that is alot of cards- Bless you! Love your pretty card- the flower is awesome!

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  27. Your layered flower is fantastic! Congrats on your first OWH hop. I hope it won't be your last! :)
    Way to go with all the cards you've given OWH. I'm impressed!

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  28. That is a beautiful layered flower! I also really like the cinnamon/kraft/light blue color scheme. Great job on this card!

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