OWH Memorial Blog Hop


I can’t believe that a year has passed already since the last OWH blog hop. The time sure does fly by. This year the theme was to use red, white and blue on our cards. Lucky for me this is also the month that we celebrate national scrapbooking day. I managed to score this awesome paper pack from Close To My Heart for only $5. The paper pack had the perfect red cardstock in it along with some pretty amazing vellum paper!

I made two cards for the hop. The first one I used a sketch from Close To My Heart and the second one was an OWH sketch. The first card was a little more detailed but I really enjoyed making it. I started out creating the pocket for the missing you tag. I used navy blue cardstock that I had in my stash along with the vellum feather paper that came in the paper pack. Next I got out my crop-a-dile and some buttons that I had to attach the vellum part to the blue cardstock.

I then adhered all of this to the base of the card and went to my Cricut where I cut a tag using my Art Philoshphy cartrdige. This Cricut cartridge has everything that you need to get creative with your Cricut. I then of course decided that the card needed a little oomph so I got out my walnut distress ink and distressed the edges of everything. I was very pleased with the end result.

The next card I made was a Thank You card that I used the OWH sketch for. I cut out the paper pieces and used the same red cadstock that I used for the missing you card that I created. I orginally was going to just use a plain piece of white cardstock but quickly realized that it needed a little more. I grabbed my faded jeans distress ink and distressed the edges. I stamped the Thank you sentiment with my Close To My Heart stamp that came with my Art Philosphy cricut cartridge and cut the shape with my Cricut.

Both of these cards were really easy and quick to make thanks to the card sketches. Enjoy the blog hop!

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  1. Great cards. I like the pocket made of vellum – too cute.
    April S. recently posted..Happy Memorial Day and Thank You to Those Who Have ServedMy Profile

  2. I like the scalloped edges of the circle

  3. Cute idea to use the vellum for the pocket so that you can see the tag through it.

  4. Great cards. Love how you incorporated the Cricut! TFS

  5. Awesome cards, they each have a special flair that makes them a treat for whomever will receive them.

  6. Great cards. I like the pocket on the first one.

  7. Great cards! I love the feather vellum!

  8. Heather Thompson says:

    great cards, very neat,

  9. Love both cards. I might have to CASE the pocket one! So cute! Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH!
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  10. AnnetteH says:

    Nice Cards!
    Especially like the tag

  11. Shanta Newby says:

    lovely lovely cards!!!

  12. anne Johnson says:

    I love your cards. I especially love the pocket card very cute.

  13. Both of your cards are really cute.
    Pat Q recently posted..Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop 2014My Profile

  14. Love the vellum pocket, and just made a card with the second sketch. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. That pocket idea is awesome! I also love that feather vellum paper you used. – Kristal

  16. Fabulous cards, I love that pocket!
    Tammy recently posted..OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop 2014My Profile

  17. PaulaSpagnuolo says:

    Nice use of the vellum in this. Perfect, since the pocket still allows the tag in the sentiment to show through. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH!

  18. Pammy J. says:

    Love that vellum paper. This card inspires me to get out my eyelets and use them!

  19. Wonderful card, love the missing you tag!

  20. Really cute cards!
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  21. I like the use of the vellum-I struggle with vellum so I really appreciate it!

    Thank you for posting today and giving us something nice to see :)

  22. Love the missing you tag! What a great way to use the negative cut!

  23. I really like that die cut tag with the sentiment and the clever vellum envelope!

  24. Thanks for sharing and for supporting OWH.

  25. Amy Hunsinger says:

    Both cards are very nice. That feather vellum really is cool!

  26. Love how you turned the focal point into a tag – great job!!!

    • Love the idea of the pocket and tag! And thanks for using the Cricut- I love my machine- but do not use it enough- so thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Saw your first card at the OWH bloghop page, and the tag intrigued me so much, I really had to come take a closer look! Glad I did, because I like the second card, too. Great take on the sketches, and I love your inking. Tfs!
    Andrea D. La Vigne recently posted..Operation Write Home Memorial Day BloghopMy Profile

  28. Jo Ann U. says:

    Terrific card – I love love love the pocket card – CASEing that one!

  29. Great cards. I love your use of vellum for the pocket. Thanks for participating in the hop.

  30. Great cards. Love the vellum pocket. Thanks for participating in the OWH blog hop.

  31. Barb Mason says:

    I love the tag idea. Why didn’t I ever think of that.

  32. Rhonda Miller says:

    These are great. I love the tag on the first one.

  33. Diana Newman says:

    Two wonderful cards! Love that vellum paper with the feathers!

  34. Love that fabulous Cricut tag!
    Sybrina K recently posted..OWH Memorial Day BloghopMy Profile

  35. Love that reverse die cut!! Really cute how the background papers peek thru!
    Karen McAlpine recently posted..Memorial Day Blog Hop with Operation Write Home!!!My Profile

  36. cdebbie672 says:

    These are great cards, I really like the pocket card.

  37. Both cards are wonderful but I especially love the die cut and pocket on the 1st card. Great job ~ thanks for sharing!
    Michele Smith recently posted..Operation Write Home ~ Memorial Day HopMy Profile

  38. DawnMcD says:

    Great job on your cards. I love the ink distressing and that vellum pocket and tag is so nice.

  39. That pocket card is totally awesome! LOVE the use of the vellum! HUGS and happy Memorial Day weekend! :) Mynn xx
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  40. Cherri Simon says:

    I like your use of vellum. Very nice.

  41. Very pretty patriotic cards. I really like that tag you created for the first card.

  42. Like how you used the vellum. I like the Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy. Like the Missing You sentiment on tag. Like the Patriotic Red/White/Blue.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”
    Melissa SunshineHoneyBee recently posted..Love Mail RWB Distressed CardMy Profile

  43. Wow! That distress ink is awesome! First time I’ve seen it in use. Have seen it in stores but was afraid to purchase it but now i’ll snatch it up next time I shop! Love the cards!

  44. I love the pocket for the tag. So creative. Great job! I would love for you to check out my blog. I’m offering blog candy for followers. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com to Amy A.,

  45. stampnk says:

    Oh, I love this pocket card with the insert! Great way to use vellum too!

  46. Ellen Oliver Smith says:

    My favorite is the tag card. Keepup the good work.

  47. What a cool idea making the pocket card. I love it!
    Cheri Weston recently posted..OPERATION WRITE HOME MEMORIAL DAY BLOG HOPMy Profile

  48. Love pockets! The feather vellum paper makes a great one. Good idea.

  49. Valerie says:

    Love the pocket idea.

  50. Love your use of vellum
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  51. Tammy Pope says:

    The pocket card with the tag is great. I love the feather vellum paper. I agree that the distressed edges look terrific on both cards!

  52. The velum pocket is such a great idea to hold the sentiment tag – what a fun idea for an interactive card!
    Lee Mae recently posted..Operation Write Home 2014 Memorial Day BloghopMy Profile

  53. Hi Beth!
    Nice work!

  54. Heather Ferguson says:

    Love the pocket card and the tag with the great cut out sentiment. And I love the ink distressing on both cards… I love that! Thank you for sharing

  55. Ann Marie Robalik says:

    Love the cards you did! Very talented!

  56. I, too, love the tag in the read-through vellum pocket. I also like the scalloped edges of the circle motif in the second card and your off-center placement so more of the blue is seen. Nice projects!

    I want to see if distress inks work on fabric.
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  57. Each card is wonderful – I especially love the fun pocket card! Someone would get double the fun, right? Thanks for sharing!
    Patti J. recently posted..Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog HopMy Profile

  58. Thanks for participating in OWH’s Memorial Day blog hop. Nice cards–especially love your use of a pocket in the first card—very imaginative touch.

  59. Chris L. says:

    Great cards. I liked the tag cut on your machine. I will have to try that. Thanks for sharing.

  60. Jen Radloff says:

    Love the pocket card!!! Very neat!

  61. Rosie Glenn says:

    Great ideas. I never think to use my cartridges for cards…I need to change that!

  62. Verna Angerhofer says:

    Awesome cards. And, I love the distressing you did with the inks. Cool pocket card with that die cut tag.

  63. Korin Carter says:

    Love the pocket. Gives me some ideas for Xmas cards!

  64. Great cards!

  65. I have the Art Philosophy cartridge. I’m going to have to try these.
    Andrea T recently posted..OWH Memorial Day Blog HopMy Profile

  66. Lisa M. says:

    Your tag and pocket are especially inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  67. DebbieV says:

    that’s an interesting way to have color show through. Love the tag :)

  68. I love the little vellum pocket.

  69. Terrific cards. Love the pocket on the 1st one.

  70. Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

  71. Celeste Goff says:

    What great cards! I love the idea of a removable tag!

  72. Love the missing you tag in the pocket!!
    Lori Kobular recently posted..Operation Write Home Memorial Day BlogHopMy Profile

  73. What a cool idea to create a tag in a pocket! I know this would be treasured by a young child… you’ve inspired me!

  74. Interactive cards are always fun – gives people a connection to the card. Thanks for sharing and participating in the OWH Blog Hop.
    Kathy Stacy recently posted..Operation Write Home – Memorial Day Blog Hop 2014My Profile

  75. Melanie says:

    This is really cool.

  76. Sherry V says:

    Great cards!

  77. Debbie M says:

    Love these cards!!

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