Saturday, March 20, 2010

OWH Spring Break Blog Hop

Hello!! Its so nice of you to visit today:) Welcome to Operation Write Home's Spring Blog Hop! If you are just joining and and want to hop along, you can click over to Stars & Stamps to start at the top.

When I think spring, I think of birds, clear and sunny blue skies, white fluffy clouds and flowers...
So I created this card to capture all of those things. Happy Spring!

To create this card:
1) cut card from kraft
2) punch strip of kraft with double loop border punch and adhere to card
3) cut strip of white cardstock with mini scalloped border punch and adhere to card
4) remove glitter from decorative bird border strip and adhere to card, stamp sentiment
5) adhere patterned paper to card and sew top edge of patterned paper with zig zag strip
6) tie on bow and glue on flowers
Products:
kraft (Paper Reflections)
patterned paper (Homespun Chic collection/GCD Studios)
die cuts (Artsy Urban Die Cut Borders/GCD Studios)
flowers (cameo roses/Prima)
fibers (white 7/8" grosgrain ribbon)


If you live in the States, I hope you join me in helping out OWH. I appreciate every sacrifice that our nation's heroes make every day for my children and our country. It is an honor for me to make cards for these men and women to send home to their loved ones.

Here are some upcoming card deadlines: Mother's Day (April 1), Graduation (April 19), and Father's Day ( May 15). For more information on how you can make cards for Operation Write Home, visit their site: http://operationwritehome.org/.
Now hop on over to Debb's blog for some more gorgeous Spring inspiration:Thanks for stopping by Card & Page! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

43 comments:

Nancy Keller said...

Hi Windy! I love your card - my favorite bit is that music paper! Happy blog hopping day to you!

Tami B. said...

Thank you for explaining the steps for your stunning card. Love everything about it.

...Darlene said...

Pretty card. Blue birds singing the coming of spring!

thank you for sharing,
darlene a

Operation Write Home said...

Wow, Windy, what a stunning card! I love all the elements - the birds, the scallops, the beautiful ribbon and flowers, all against that pretty paper. Lovely!!

Thanks for joining in the hop!

Meg Bean said...

I love the way you used punches on your card!! I also love making cards from kraft paper - there's just something about it that I love!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

SuzAnn said...

what a beautiful card. Thanks for supporting OWH

Paula said...

Very nice card. What pretty, delicate details.

Dawn said...

your card is very very very pretty!

Jeanne said...

That's a beautiful card. I love the flowers on the ribbon.

Betty said...

Love the music paper!!

aussiescrapper said...

What a wonderful way to help out the amazing sacrifice our heroes make in this time of unrest. You are an amazing person, and going to try to do the blog hop too.

Fabre said...

Windy, your card is fantastic - thank you so much for sharing the instructions! Hope you are enjoying the blog hop and for making cards for OPeration Write Home!

lavendarrose29 said...

Your card looks great. I love the border on it.

JenMarie said...

Oh this is so pretty, totally gorgeous!!

Anita said...

Awesome springy card!

Marianne said...

Windy,
Your card is beautiful. You have a great way with words.

TN Granny said...

I love your card and you inspiration to make all these cards.
God Bless,
Jeanine #14 on the blog hop.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Ohhh, what a beautiful card! Love the colors and layout.

rstuck2003 said...

Such a nice spring card..thank you for sharing.

Renee said...

Beautiful card. I especially love the border at the bottom.

Dixie Cochran said...

Windy, I love your style! I like everything about your card!!I'll be back to your blog!

Marci said...

So pretty

hiscreation2 said...

Very pretty card! I make cards for OWH too, as a VET, just north of the border. I just pay more for postage! LOL!

Kas said...

One of my favorite cards on the hop. The birds and music are just beautiful.

Julie said...

What a cute card! Love that houndstooth check paper!

shelly said...

pretty, pretty card!!!

-- said...

the roses on your card are beautiful. Love it. :)

Jennifer Moore said...

Beautiful card. Love your paper sky.

Lauretta See said...

gorgeous card, great job!!

Hugs x

Trinity Paper Arts said...

Windy, What a delightful card. It has a great design and use of color. I really like it! Blessings and thanks, Louise

Cathy... said...

Windy, this is absolutely stunning! I love every little thing about your card! Thanks so much for sharing and taking part in this hop!

Rufus said...

What a great card, love the paper and details! Thanks for your support of OWH and our Heroes!
R/

Gloria Westerman said...

Love your card.....and the music with the birds are awesome....thank you for sharing.....

Martha said...

Oh how pretty your card is! I like the blue and white hounds tooth. You are right that it feels like a sunny sky. I also really like the look of the border punched pattern, tone on tone. I'm going to remember to try that. Thanks!

gorotajo said...

That is a great card. I really like the flowers you used and how you put them in the ribbon.

debb said...

Windy- beautiful card! Your blog is lovely!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love your style and wonderful eye for detail!! You have definitely created a showstopper with this beauty!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Lyneen said...

Your cards screams spring... Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

Cut n Paste said...

Beautiful card!!! I love all the different elements you incorporated into it!!! Thanks for joining in the bloghop!

Purple Princess said...

Your card is just gorgeous!! I love the punched border and the papers!!

Susan said...

I am planning on joining you all...what an amazing org. Love your card. and I am now a follower,
Susan

Collette said...

Beautiful card ... Thanks for being a part of the Blog Hop this weekend.