Saturday, October 05, 2013

WCMD - Blog Hop with OWH




Today is a big day in the lives of card makers everywhere!  And I am hoping to get the rest of my cards packed and shipped off to OWH.  I've been busy working on some holiday and winter themed cards to make the early bird deadline of October 15th.

There's a big blog hop going on with Operation Write Home, you may have come from a link from their blog, but if not be sure to head over to the Stars and Stripes blog to catch all the action!

For the blog hop we were asked to make a thank you card using one of the OWH sketches.  If you are ever in need of some inspiration check out the "library" of sketches they have here.

For this card I chose sketch #101 and followed it pretty closely.  The cardstock is some nice heavy weight navy from Club Scrap and the patterned papers are from Authentique.  I used my handy pennant punch from Stampin' Up for the banner.  The saying is from Embossing Arts, I've had this thank you stamp for a long time, I love the look of it.
Enjoy the inspiration you will see along the hop, and hopefully you are making some cards today too!



38 comments:

Nicole Sprouse said...

I just love this patriot banner! I know I am going to have to CASE this card! Beautifully done!

Kara said...

Love the paperpiecing of the banner!

Julie said...

Nancy, your card is beautiful. The banner is wonderful!

Studio Diva said...

Lovely card! I'm amazed at how you made all of those different patterns play so well together!

Kim R said...

Love, love, love!

Cherie said...

Great patriotic card. I like the use of the red/white twine and little bows.

Diane said...

Awesome use of the sketch-- love your banner and your paper combination! And the twine is perfect! Thanks for your support of OWH and our troops!

Julie said...

Awesome card! I love the patriotic bunting and I agree that's a great sentiment stamp! Happy WCMD!

Jen R said...

Love the twine that connects the banners and bows! Ties it together well (pun intended)!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!!! radloffjen at cableone dot net

Jennifer said...

Love your color selection and the pennants. Cool sketch and I love the twine, too. It does tie it all together.

Farley said...

nancy you really caught the spirit of this challenge. LOVE your card and the banner is awesome. You centered the patterned papers just right for the pennants! Really great card.

cissymurphy.com said...

Great use of different patterned paper without it being too much. You did a fabulous job with the sketch! Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Very cute with the banner and the twine.

Annie Wills said...

Love the papers you chose...gorgeous banner!

Operation Write Home said...

I just love what you've done! I tried this sketch once and wasn't happy with it, but you've given me inspiration to try it again!
Happy WCMD!
Sandy

Jody Green said...

Your card is just beautiful - but I'm amazed at how perfect it is. I could never get all these elements aligned as well. TFS

Paula S. said...

The patriotic papers and pennants are a fabulous combination. Thanks for joining in the hop today and supporting OWH!

Sharon "Sherry" Hickey said...

Fantastic card, Nancy! I am so glad I clicked on your photo to see it larger and appreciate the beauty of your card! I really love that sentiment, too.

Jessie said...

Wonderful patriotic card! Love the paper! Happy WCMD!

Ruth G said...

I love the patriotic colors and the great banner with twine bows at the ends! Thanks for supporting OWH!

bensarmom said...

This is a fantastic card. Love the banners which are all different and the twine which really makes this patriotic card!

Dixie Cochran said...

That sketch has always stumped me. Your card is fabulous! Love the mix of prints.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful card - right choice of papers so all the ements show - thanks for being part of the blog hop

Barb Housner

Marybeth said...

Nancy I love this patriotic banner card…. just too fun! Thanks for the reminder about the early deadline. I am going to try and finish up this week.

Kathy S said...

These banner flags really make it patriotic. TFS on WCMD.

*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the colors and banner! Thanks for sharing this for World Card Making Day! :) HUGS

Jen said...

This is an awesome card! I love the pennants and the little twine bows you added!

Rufus said...

Beautifully done CAS and I'm with you, love the sentiment! Thanks for supporting OWH.
R/

Linda said...

Wonderful sentiment for sure! One of my least fave sketches and you made a great card with it! tfs!!!

Carolyn said...

Lovely card Nancy - so nice to see you in this Hop!!

Michele from MS said...

This card is just perfect for the occasion! Love the embellishments on the banners and especially the matted sentiment. Great job! TFS

Ann said...

Cute card!! I love the patriotic banner and the twine bows on the ends!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love your patriotic banner card!

BobbisTreasure said...

Great combination of colors and patterned papers!

KellyRae said...

Sweet banner card! LOVE the patriotic color choices and patterns.

Camille Short said...

Great card - Heartfelt!

heather said...

The extra added star brads in the center of the pennants are a great touch !

Donna Nuce said...

I love the look of that sentiment too! Nice patriotic card. Thanks for your support of OWH.