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:

  1. This ia wonderful CAS design.

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  2. Very clean and simple looking. I love it.

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

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  4. Great CAS card!

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  5. 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.

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  6. This is nice. I like the sentiment.

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

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

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

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  10. Gorgeous card ad slways Kim. Thaks for supporting OWH.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  18. I like it! It is clean ans simple.

    reflections:0)

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

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  20. This is fabulous! CAS and perfect.

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  21. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  27. 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

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  28. Love the strips on this card. Beautiful.

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

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

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

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  32. 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

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  33. 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!

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  34. 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

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  35. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  41. Beautiful and simple! Thanks for sharing!

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

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

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

    Kren @
    Http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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

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

    Hugs,
    M.E.

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  47. I love the simplicity of your card :)

    Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda
    http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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

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  49. 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

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

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

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

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  53. 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

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  54. I love the clean look of this card!

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

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

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

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  58. clean and simple but fabulous

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

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

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  61. Clean and simple card. Perfect.

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

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

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

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  65. Love your choice on the sentiment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  72. Perfect design for a wonderful cause! Hugs xxx

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  73. Perfect design, love the sentiment

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  74. Beautiful! I love the 3 stripes and 3 stars!

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  75. 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!

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

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

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  78. 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!

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

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

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  81. 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

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

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

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

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

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  86. love the blocks of colour on kraft.

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

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

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  89. 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!

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  90. 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"

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

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

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

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  94. Love this! Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  95. what a nice patriotic card! just love it!

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

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

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