Saturday, May 25, 2013

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Today is a big day at Operation Write Home.  It's a huge blog hop full of cards to send to our armed forces.  The theme is "Thank You" and the idea is to make either blank cards for our heroes to use or to make AnyHero cards which are thank you cards for our heroes.

Dedicated Service and Sacrifice

Operation Write Home has a huge number of sketches for our use - you can find them weekly on their blog or they are all collected here.  For this card, I used a bonus sketch which you can find by clicking on the link and looking at the bonus sketch PDF.  (FYI: if you haven't browsed their site, they also have an amazing number of tutorial videos!)

OWH recently sent out their 2 millionth card!  They created a video commemorating the moment - I dare you to watch this without a box of kleenex nearby!

Click here to get to the beginning of the hop so you can see it all!


  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Service and Sacrifice
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar, Night of Navy, and Poppy Parade CS; Night of Navy, Sahara Sand and Poppy Parade dsp
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Night of Navy
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up punches, Basic Grey star stickers, Timeless Twine Krazy for Kraft twine
BIG NEWS: The downloadable Copic charts for color matches to Stampin' Up and
Papertrey Ink have been updated for the brand new Stampin' Up colors and the
most recent Papertrey Ink colors.  The link to these charts is on my side bar to the right!!

110 comments:

madamewong said...

This ia wonderful CAS design.

snappy scrappy said...

Fabulous!!

sherry varga said...

Very clean and simple looking. I love it.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

HI Kim!
Such a CAS (cute and SPECTACULAR!) card...I love the clean lines and beautiful details! Lovely!
Blessings,
Antoinette

Brittany Snoke said...

Great CAS card!

Sybrina K said...

Kim, Love the way the Baker's twine brings your eye right to the sentiment.The brads in the corner of the strips are a nice touch.

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is nice. I like the sentiment.

Renee said...

What a great card! Love the saying and love the layout!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

really like your CAS card, the added star embellies are perfect

Tammy said...

Fantastic card Kim! I love the kraft cs with the red, white & blue!
Tammy x

Donna Nuce said...

Gorgeous card ad slways Kim. Thaks for supporting OWH.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh, this is PERFECTION! Love that awesome sentiment too!

Marsha said...

Very nice. Crisp, clean, patriotic. And I love the sentiment.

Barbara said...

I love kraft w/ Red whit and blue! Your easy approach looks hi impact!!

Jen R said...

I like how everything brings the eye to the sentiment. Thank you for supporting OWH!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the CAS lines of this card. And, all looks so fantastic against the kraft too.

Dana D. said...

Great card. Love the use of twine and the star brads.

Cindy Sartain said...

I like the way you used the star brads on the polka dot paper.

reflections:0) said...

I like it! It is clean ans simple.

reflections:0)

Andrea T said...

I have tons of stars. I may have to steal this CAS card! TFS

Jen said...

This is fabulous! CAS and perfect.

Jean M said...

Soft yet powerful. TFS

JPScraps said...

Fabulous CAS card!

Carol L said...

I'm so envious of your CAS style and how beautifully you put a card together! This is fantastic with the striped papers, twine and silver stars! Have a fabulous Memorial day weekend!
PS: thanks for those Copic charts too!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful CAS card.

Misty said...

Excellent CAS card, love the stars & twine.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Operation Write Home said...

Love the CAS look - but it has enough on it to be interesting. Well done!
Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

cinfulcrafts.com said...

Very nice card. Love the CAS design & the use of twine & stars!

postalorphan said...

Great CAS card - I love how you've layered the punches for the sentiment!

Sarah said...

This is fabulous-- those stars are the perfect touch to make it just right!

Sylvia said...

Wonderful card, Kim, always enjoy seeing your cards. I love the paper you used and adding the stars just completes your card. TFS and have a wonderful weekend. #133

garnett said...

Great card.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the strips on this card. Beautiful.

grandmax2 said...

like the simple lines.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

polka dots always make a great card!

Jules said...

what a pretty CAS card!

stampursocksoff.com said...

Love how you attached the sentiment with the baker's twine. TFS.

Rufus said...

Super CAS card! It's hard to make effective CAS cards, you've rocked it!
R/

Sharon Russo said...

Polka dots are my favorite color :-)
Thank you for sharing.

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Oooh, red, white and blue polka dots for your banners - nice! Love the twine behind the great sentiment. Nicely finished off with the star embellishments and mat layering. Thank you for sharing your CAS card today! ~ Marilyn

Becca Whitham said...

This is so crisp, I feel like I need to offer a salute. Love your blog. I'm here on a regular basis because you inspire me all the time. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

Leslie Hanna said...

This is perfection.

Paula S. said...

Beautiful CAS design! The star brads and twine add just the right finishing touches to the design. Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

cissymurphy.com said...

Clean and simple and just the kind of card I like to make. The star brads are a great touch. When I recover from today's hop I'll be back to visit your site and be inspired. Thanks for sharing!

Patricia Chalas said...

I love the cleaness of your card... and the die cut is just perfecT!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this CAS card! The stars are a great touch!

Stacy B said...

Simple but elegant...just how I like cards to be. Great job!

JoAnn P said...

You distracted me with the copic to stampin' up chart. :) great card

Annie Wills said...

Beautiful simple classy card...thanks so much for sharing it!

paula said...

Beautiful and simple! Thanks for sharing!

KKoch said...

I love the stars in the upper left hand corner! A nice touch for a beautiful card. Well done from a fellow Coloradan :)

Heather Grow said...

Clean, crisp and full of gratitude. I love your card.

Studio Diva said...

Fabulous card!

kren said...

Great colors and papers. Like the addition of the stars. TFS!

Kren @
Http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Marybeth said...

Love the red white and blue,the stars and the way you tied the twine!

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

Your card is very patriotic. Great take on the sketch.

Hugs,
M.E.

ajsdigishoppe said...

I love the simplicity of your card :)

Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda
http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

Ginny said...

Beautiful clean and simple card - the stars really make it great!

Debbie Caldwell said...

Simple yet touching. I really like the sentiment attached with twine...this is a card many will want for their own. Thank you for sharing your talent and supporting OWH

Barbara Greenberg said...

Very nice card. I like the 3 stars you added on the 3 strips of paper, just the right finishing touch.

Camille Short said...

This is absolutely fabulous! I love it. Beautiful card!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Simply gorgeous patriotic card. I like to case it for my monthly OWH Cardmaking party. Thanks for sharing.

April Story said...

Great card. I've got some of those brads - I really like the way you used them to anchor your strips. I'm definitely going to have to copy you.
April

Jessie said...

I love the clean look of this card!

Joanne Travis said...

I always love polka dots and this layout is so clean and pretty.
Thanks for supporting OWH!

Margaret said...

Fabulous clean design and the stars are the perfect embellishment! Wonderful card!!

Susan Strawser said...

Very nice...I really like the layering - took it from simple to really special

Barb said...

clean and simple but fabulous

Sheila said...

Beautiful card. Love that sketch. Have an awesome weekend.

Kelly said...

This sentiment packs quite a meaning!! Thank you for your service as well!

Crafting Adventures said...

Love your clean and elegant look!

lesleysoriginalthings said...

Clean and simple card. Perfect.

MaryS said...

love the simpleness - well done - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Loving the simplicity of this card and how it focuses on the sentiment.

Linda said...

Wonderful card...love thos matching papers and the star brads...simply brilliant! tfs!!!

Lee Owens said...

Love your choice on the sentiment

Pam said...

Great card

Patti J said...

Beautifully done! Love that you kept this sketch CAS! Thanks for sharing :)

scrappingnana said...

Beautifully done. Love the kraft and red/white/blue. TFS

Colleen Schaan said...

LOVE this card! Great sketch and love the layers... and colors!

Nancy M said...

Nice job! I like the colors and how you used the dots DP 3 times! TFS!

Susan said...

this is one of my favorite sketches! I love how you added the brads. looks great!

Kelley said...

Love the simplicity of your card and how the sentiment pops.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Perfect design for a wonderful cause! Hugs xxx

msalmon said...

Perfect design, love the sentiment

Ann said...

Beautiful! I love the 3 stripes and 3 stars!

Dodge3670 said...

Love the layering and how you used the twine. Great punch used with the sentiment. The gold stars are a nice added touch. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card--I like the polka dot panels and the stars.

sarahstone said...

I love the red, white, and blue strips and the star-shaped brads. Such a neat design!

Lynn said...

This is a card worth CASE-ing! the CAS design is full of wonderful little details. Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Such a pretty card. Your pattern papers are perfect. Thanks for joining in.

Missy said...

Great card, very clean. I'm casing it right now!

Michele from MS said...

I love that you used the kraft paper for the background instead of the traditional blue. The little stars are the perfect embellishments and the sentiment is just perfect. TFS

Karenladd said...

A wonderfully simple but striking card! Love the red white and blue against the kraft!

leslierahye strickland said...

Lovely card! I love those dotted pattern papers! Thank you for sharing!

BobbisTreasure said...

The star brads are great element!!! And the twine is an unexpected detail!!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

This is one of my favorite cards today. Love the red, white and blue, the twine, the way the sentiment is set up. Fabulous!

Mary-Anne V said...

love the blocks of colour on kraft.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

wonderful use of the sketch with great papers and sentiment. well done! thanks for sharing and for your support of OWH
:) Marie

Beth F. said...

Beautiful CAS card! Love the wonderful message.
Beth F. OWH #114

Kigz said...

love the papers and stars!!! :)

Angelica Chambers said...

I like the service and sacrifice stamp! The silver stars give this card a touch of class! TFS and posting such a lively card! Thanks for the other links so I can bask my eyes out too!

lakeslady said...

Love the simplistic elegance of this card. Stunning!!
It might be after the weekend here in the UK, but I just wanted to support such a good cause.
"Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand united we fall"

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Love how you added the twine, and the stars! TFS!

Cheri said...

The papers with the stars look like banners behind the twine and the sentiment....this is a stunning card in every way!!!

Paper Blessings said...

Absolutely perfect example of a CAS card with just a touch of whimsy with your embellishments in the upper corners of the strips. TFS!

PoJo said...

Love this! Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

Robin Clendenning said...

what a nice patriotic card! just love it!

heather said...

I really like the little stars in the corners of your panels !

Julie said...

Awesome card - this is one of my favorite sketches and I love what you did with it!