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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Can you believe that its that time of year again! World Card Making Day is a great day and what better way to use up all those scraps of paper that you have lying around then to create cards that you can send off to the troops! I decided to create a card based on this sketch from Operation Write Home. You can find the post that goes along with this sketch here! If you are ever looking for more card inspiration you can check out the massive list of sketches that OWH offers here! There are some wonderful card sketches for you to choose from!

Apparently because I haven’t scrapped in quite some time I had quite a few scraps laying around on my table. So I found all the scraps and picked the colors that worked the best together and went to trimming away on my cutter pillar. I swear the cutter pillar is the best trimmer there is! Any who I came up with this lovely card but then could not figure out a sentiment to put on the card.

Caption This!

Caption This!

I used the Swiss Dots Embossing folder from Cuttlebug which is one of my favorite embossing folders and my wonderful Epiphany Crafts Shape Maker tool for the circle in the middle. I also adhered the squares with some Zots 3d dots to add some extra dimension. This card for me was all about texture and dimension and just fell right into place except for the sentiment part!

I send cards as much as possible to Operation Write Home so that our troops have something nice to send back home to their loved ones while they continue to fight for our country! Operation Write Home is a great way to give back to our troops and they really appreciate our cards!

So I challenge you to give me a sentiment for this card by following the theme of this blog hop which is Thank You. The card can be a Thank You card that I will send out to someone in the troops or the card can be a Thank You card for someone in the service to send to a loved one. Leave your suggestion in the comments and don’t forget to check out all the wonderful cards that have been made for World Card Making Day here!






Cricut and a Card

This weekend I was able to accomplish quite a bit. I finally finished my December Daily (as I pat myself on the back for that). I also managed to create two lovely cards. The first one I already showed that I made for the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog and then I made this wonderful card that Cara Miller shared. This card came from her Feeling Grace class. Every week Cara sends out a card class that includes a video, a cricut file and written instructions on how to make the card. That is quite a lot of information and it’s information that is very well put together. I didn’t have any problems following the instructions that came with the class.

Cara does this for the entire month and you can purchase the card classes separately or you can purchase the entire month. Cara also offers one free class during the month. I took her free class this past weekend and I truly enjoyed it. I got this lovely Cricut file that opened in the Cricut Craft room and I just cut away. You can also mail the cards out to Cara and she will send them to operation write home which is a great cause!

If you are interested in trying out her free class you can find the link here . I highly suggest you give it a try if you have a Cricut machine of course.

Here is the card that I made with Cara’s awesome class:

Feeling Grace Card

Pop Up Hearts

Close up of Pop Up Hearts

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