Saturday, October 6, 2012

Operation Write Home - World Cardmakers Day Blog Hop!

 There are three posts for me since it is World Card Maker Day - If you are looking for my Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Post please scroll down (THANK YOU!!)   

I couldn't resist the Operation Write Home Blog Hop today because card making is all about showing those you care about how much they mean to you.  They are worth the time and effort you put into a one of a kind creation that you will never find in a store.  Seems like a perfect fit for OWH!    They have been working with card makers collecting these one of a kind creations for service men and women to send home to their loved ones.  Imagine all the smiles and what a keep sake treasure - a beautiful hand made card by you sent home from someone serving in the military this holiday season.  A great cause, and a beautiful reason to get involved. 

I will keep this short because I know there are a ton of blogs you want to visit today.   I stamped the pine branch on rustic cream card stock, distressed the edges and then (Finally!) got to put some of my Washi tape collection to good use!  I used three strips across the bottom!
The theme for this hop is wintry cards or holiday / religious cards with a wintry feel.   You can go to the list of all the blogs participating here.  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you like it - I already made a bunch to mail off! 

Jeanne

Supplies used: Finished Size 5.5" x 4.25"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Vintage Ornaments, Festive Foliage
Paper:  Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream, Pure Poppy
Die:  Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament
Washi Tape, Music:Tim Holtz, Cherry Graph:Poshi Washi, Chevron Red, Queen & Co. Trendy Tape
Ink"  Momento Desert Sand, Stampin Up Real Red, Ranger Antique Linen, Momento Bamboo Leaves, Momento Rich Cocoa
1/8" Double Face Satin - Red

49 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow what a brilliant card! Those bright colors are sure to bring many smiles across the miles! Hey I'm a poet and didn't know it! :)

~Tammy~ said...

These are all amazing! I love how Vibrant they are! Thanks for doing this! As a military Spouse this is appreciated! As one who participates and has been a recipient! It truely is appreciated!

Sharyn said...

Beautifully done!!!

madamewong said...

I love the pine branch stamp and how the ornament just pops!

Gayle Wheeler said...

Very bright and cheerfully red!

Tricia Morris said...

Gorgeous card! The music strip adds so much!

Maria said...

Wow! Love all the red! Beautiful Christmas ornament and pine boughs in the background! Great job...love it!

Michele from MS said...

Wonderful Christmas card Jeanne! I love the branch with the inked background. The tape is the perfect element to bring out the colors of the ornament. So very pretty!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Fabulous! These are going to be so loved - great job!

Happy Hopping!

Brittany said...

Yay Washi tape! I'm obsessed with it! Love your card- so gorgeous!

Paula S. said...

These are just beautiful! You've totally reignited my *wish* to add some Waltzing Mouse stamps to my collection with this card design....everything about it is just lovely. Thanks for hopping with us today!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Cathy Weber said...

These are so beautiful Jeanne, love the Washi tape...they will be so nice for someone away from home to send to a loved one.

Sandy Allnock said...

Beautiful! Looks like you have a bunch too - thanks so much for the inspiration!

Happy World Cardmaking Day!
Sandy, OWH President

Pat said...

Beautiful card. I love the use of three different tapes across the bottom.

Renee said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the die cut and all the colors…perfect card for our Hero's to send home! Awesome job!

Suzanne D. said...

Holy moly - you have been BUSY! Look at all those gorgeous cards! LOVE them!

Misty said...

Amazing, colorful cards, and SO many. Busy lady!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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Marybeth said...

I jumped ahead so I could see your cardssss ! You are such a sweet girl, to make so many. It's absolutely beautiful and I love that you used washi tape!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!! Wow..you've made them many already! WOW!

Anonymous said...

I love your card, and the washi tape is just the right touch. Pat K.

Lee Mae said...

What a brilliant use of different mediums! Love the washi tape borders and the stamped branch behind the die cut ornament looks fabulous! Dynamite card!

Pamela said...

Oh I love this!!! Great work! You got so much done!! :)

Debbie D. Dodd said...

Wow! You DO have a bunch! The use of the washi tape makes it so easy to create those stripes.

Kathryn said...

The washi's great! What an awesome pile of cards to send to our heroes. :)

Jen said...

These are truly lovely! They washi tape is perfect and that pine branch is the perfect backdrop!

Barb said...

wonderful card-loved the colors used

Kathy S said...

Wow, am I impressed. Card making assembly line!

Gita said...

Wow, you got quite a few cards done there...love the use of your washi tape. Very nice card!!

Jinny Newlin said...

WOW! Such great cards, Jeanne, and for such a good cause, too! LOVE the Washi tape!

Stacy B said...

Such a bright and cheerful card. I love the use of the washi tape at the bottom. It adds so much detail without a ton of cutting.

Julie said...

Fantastic card, Jeanne! Perfect use of washi tape and I love the stamped branch. Thanks for being part of our hop today! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :)

Donna Nuce said...

What a great idea for that washi tape. I have some and have never used it.

teresa said...

Beautiful card love how you used the washi tape !

Karen (karey2005) said...

What a fun card. I love the combination of the ornament and the pine tree!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow your cards are amazing. I love the colors and the fun look of them. TFS AJ-

heather said...

Cheery pile of holiday cards all ready ready to go make some people smile, good for you =)

Ann said...

Beautiful card!! I love the Washi tape! I especially love that pine bough stamp!

Tammy said...

WOW I love your card!! Awesome design and the Washi tape is fabulous!!

Ruth G said...

What an awesome card! I love the traditional colors, the music in the background and the lovely ornament and tree branch!!! Thanks so much for sharing and for supporting OWH!

Misty Campbell said...

Your card just jumped right off the page, so bright and cheery and fun. I have yet to buy any washi tape (gasp!) but I love the effect it has on this card. Thanks for sharing!

AllisonG said...

Beautiful card! Love the big, fat ornament as the focal point. LOL

I gotta get me some of that washi tape - when I see it I just can't decide what color/design I would use the most!

Nancy M said...

Very nice; TFS! I like it all but the pine branch just makes it happen!!

Nancy Keller said...

Nicely done!!! I haven't jumped on the Washi wagon yet. Your card is making me think that maybe I need to.:)

Ellen said...

Beautifully done! I love Washi tape and your use of it is perfect!

Sue D said...

Love this big ornament and your use of washi tape.

Linda said...

So cheerful...I may need to CASE this card...somehow... Perfect use of the tape! tfs!!!

Hushgirl said...

Love the ornament & great use of the Washi tape.

Sharron said...

Beautiful, Jeanne! Love the bright, cheerful colors and the washi tape looks fabulous! You have been a very busy girl!

cbuswell said...

WOW! I just love these! Fabulous design!!