Saturday, May 26, 2012

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop!  Operation Write Home is  made up of thousands of cardmakers who care about our military, and want to support them through creativity and encouragement. Many thousands of crafters of all ages and levels of experience have participated since 2007! Care packages filled with hundreds of handmade cards are sent to troops so they can write home to their loved oness.  If you'd like to get involved in mailing some of your own hand crafted beauties you can get more information here.   

To go to the beginning of this blog hop to see the other participants please click here.

Today we are remembering lost loved ones and honoring troops who have died in our nation's service.  My thoughts are with those who currently have family serving in our military and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our liberty.

OWH places a few limitations on cards they forward to our troops (size, embellishments, etc.)  They want to get as many cards in the hands of our troops as possible.  Today I've used two beautiful stamps from Serendipity - the American Eagle, and the Porch Flag.  Both are heat embossed in gold.   I made the folded flower embellishment.  It is simple and lays very flat for easy mailing.  You can see a short tutorial here. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Jeanne
Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5.5" x 4.25"
Stamps:  Serendipity Eagle, Porch Flag, Love You Small, Miss You Small
Paper:  Authentique Glory Collection 6x6 Bundle
Dies:  Spellbinder Petite Ovals, Petite Scalloped Ovals, Nested Lacy Pennants, Nested Pennants
Border Punch:  Ek Success Dotted Scallop
Gold Embossing Powder ZING!
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen

74 comments:

Cora said...

Very elegant with the gold embossing. Your folded embelishment is perfect.

Donna Bowman said...

These are awesome patriotic cards! I love these images and the embossing and papers are FAB!

Beverly said...

So pretty. I love the embossing.

Kay said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the tutorial on the folded flower too. I've marked it to come back to once I've made the rounds :)

Judy Rozema said...

Such striking cards - love the folded flowers and your gold embossing~

Misty said...

Stunning cards, love the heat embossing. Have marked to come back later for tut on flower.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Marybeth said...

Both are beautiful! I love the flag stamp! The square flowers you made for these are gorgeous in patriotic colors! So perfect for this weekend!

Margaret said...

Stunningly beautiful cards. Love the square folded flowers.

hannah said...

these are so pretty.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Jeanne!
I have not seen that folded flower before...great embellishment, not too bulky either! Gorgeous card!
Blessings!

Paula S. said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the tutorial link. I will definitely check it out more closely when I have some time. Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Linda said...

Great cards! I especially like the second one! Thank you for your support of OWH and for hopping with us today!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful cards Jeanne, the way you've used the sketch with your patterned papers is fabulous as is everything else with your cards!

Donna Nuce said...

Love the gold embossing, so elegant.
Thanks for hoppin' with OWH. craftycolonel.blogspot.com

Ms. Craftin-ista said...

Absolutely Stunning! This is my favorite card so far! Thx for tutorial. Im going to try it!!!

Sandy Allnock said...

Lovely lovely cards! The embossing, diecutting, embellishing - it all works so well together on all your cards! (And I'm partial to love and miss you cards.... :)

Thanks for hopping with us!

Julie said...

Beautiful cards, Jeanne! I love the folded flower and all the heat embossing!

Susan Marie said...

I so much love your cards and the folded flowers! I will be back to check out how you made them. Thanks for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I LOVE those folded flowers. Really lovely. Thanks for being part of the hop!

Terri O said...

Love the folding woth the pear!!

Cut n Paste said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the tutorial!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards-- I am definitely going to need to try out this folding technique!

Sybrina K said...

These cards are fabulous! Love your choice of paper, your embossing, and your folded embellishment! TFS!!!

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

Your embellishment caught my eye right away, so very cool looking. Going to have to give this a try. Great job!

Redonna said...

Neat embellishment. TFS

Marsha said...

These are really beautiful. I like your folded embellishment.

Diane said...

Your cards are beautiful- the gold embossing is such a striking touch with the stamps- and I need to check out how to make the embellishment! thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great cards. I love the little folded embellishment! Nice touch. Pat K.

Renee said...

Jeanne this are both gorgeous!!
Love those images heat embossed in gold...
perfect!
And that flower...
I saw the post yesterday but haven't had a chance to really SEE the post...
but they're fabulous and now that I have more hours in my days (Summer break!) I'm giving those a whirl!
Hope you have a wonderfully safe and Happy Memorial weekend!

helloholley said...

Both cards are simply stunning.....love that folded flower embellishment and thanks for the link to the tutorial!!!! ;)

Berni Cuttino said...

Striking with elegance. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Hugs

Stacy B said...

Wow! The gold embossing is such a great touch! Your cards are beautiful and very patriotic!

Dixie Cochran said...

Wowzers, your cards are terrific! Thanks for the close-up shots of the various elements! Lovely!

Julie said...

WoW, love your folded flowers. What a terrific touch to your cards.

Lee Mae said...

Love, love the gold embossing! The papers look wonderful - I'll have to check out Authentique!

Pauline said...

These are beautiful Jeanne, and for a very worthy cause too.

KellyRae said...

Your cards are gorgeous - so elegant with their gold embossing. LOVE the folded paper accents. TFS and supporting OWH.

Crafting Adventures said...

These cards are fabulous! Love the embossing and embellishment!

Crafting Adventures said...

These cards are fabulous! Love the embossing and embellishment!

Beth L. said...

Beautiful cards! I love those images and your format is great. I am going to try your folded flower. Thank you for the tutorial.

Deborah Anton said...

Such awesome patriotic cards!! Fabulous folded flower

Lynn said...

I love the gold embossing as it always makes a card look special! These are wonderful! I especially like the folded flower and am off to read your tutorial. Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

ajsdigishoppe said...

Love the folded flower! TFS :)

ajsarts said...

Great card love the eagle and the flower :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Both of these are fabulous Jeanne - heartfelt and so patriotic. I love them both!

Marybeth said...

Congrats on your pinwheel shout out!

SuzAnn said...

I love everything about your cards! C-L-A-S-S-Y! thanks for supporting OWH.

SuzAnn
OWH Board

JoAnn Ross said...

What a great idea to heat emboss that door! I've been looking at it and puzzling. I also love all the detail you put into your cards. Your care for our troops really shows in the paper, the flower, the pearl. Just fabulous.

sherry varga said...

Really, really awesome cards!!! Love them!

JPScraps said...

Fabulous cards!

Ronni said...

Great cards - I really like that embellishment you had on both - nice job

Ronni said...

Great cards - I really like that embellishment you had on both - nice job

PatQ's Cards said...

Great cards.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful in design and sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration!
Mary, Wausau WI

Helen said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful, patriotic cards!
The paper folding is gorgeous!! Thanks for your support of OWH!

Angela Crandall said...

The gold embossing adds a nice touch of elegance to the cards. Great color combo! :)

Michele from MS said...

Ohhh I love the beautiful colors surrounding the monochromatic images! Not sure how you created the little square but it's fabulous! Thanks for sharing!!

Diana E said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I love doing teabag folding, so making these flowers will be lots of fun! Thanks for supporting OWH.

Ann said...

Your gold embossing is gorgeous! I love the folded flower as well!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you embossed your cards in gold. Thanks to our troops.

Cheri said...

Fabulous cards and I adore the folded paper "flowers" and the embossing.

suzann said...

Thank you for showing support to our Troops. Your beautiful efforts will be appreciated by so many. Honor Memorial Day!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--I like the embossing and the folded flower--thanks for the tutorial.

Brenda Hugar said...

Beautiful cards -- so patriotic.

Indy said...

Such regal cards! Love the gold embossing!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Wonderful cards, Jeanne! I love those stamps and handmade embellishments!

Linda said...

Really like the folded flower...adds dimension but doesn't look "girly"! TFS!!!

airbornewife said...

What beautiful cards you have made.. love everything about them. Off to check out the tuturorial you shared.. thanks so much. blessings ~ Pam

Sharron said...

Hope you & your family had a wonderful day. Both of the cards are just gorgeous! The gold embossing is especially effective. Love the flag and your wonderful folded flower! I haven't had time to read through your tutorial but it looks like a fun technique. Thanks so much for sharing!

Yolanda said...

This is just gorgeous. I love that little folded flower. Thanks for the tutorial!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Absolutely stunning!! I love your embossing and die cuts, those little square flowers are amazing too.

cbuswell said...

Fabulous cards as always! The gold embossing works so well. Love those flowers too!

Cheeky's doing great, has settled in well. He's pretty lively! Keeping us on our toes!

Lisa S. said...

These patriotic beauties are amazing and I love all of the detail on each card. There's going to be two very happy recipients when they open these Jeanne! :-)

Nicolepkqz said...

Such regal cards! Love the gold embossing!