Welcome to my stop on the bloghop! This is the first time we are participating in a bloghop so I'm quite excited! If you want to start at the beginning and see all the wonderful cards, please go to Operation Write Home's Blog: http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/.
The instructions for the card were quite broad, although it had to be something springy. We have ordered a lot of new Stampin' Up products in the past month or so, so I thought it would be fun to use them on this blog for everyone to see. The tree stamp on this card comes from the 'Seasons of Friendship' stamp set from Stampin' Up. For those of you not familiar with the set, it comes with a tree, a flower, leaves, a bird and a sentiment. It's a really awesome stamp set! I used chocolate chip brown ink to stamp the tree directly onto the white card. I then placed a piece of patterned green paper on the bottom. The paper comes from a Sizzix paper pack that we bought years ago. It has been sitting in the drawer for a while, but I thought the green paper with leaves on it was perfect for this card! I used a green marker to ink up the leaves and stamped them right onto the branches. I then used pink chalk ink for the flowers and stamped them on a scrap of white paper. Using a very small pair of scissors, I cut each one out and attached it to the card using pop up dots. This gave the tree a nice 3D look. Next, I used a small piece of chocolate chip ribbon on the bottom of the card. Finally, the sentiment comes from the 'Teeny Tiny Wishes' stamp set also from Stampin' Up. I punched it out using the window punch and then the larger punch to create the green background for the sentiment. I hope you enjoy!
Although we are fairly new to Operation Write Home, I have to say that my favorite thing so far has been the Sunday sketch challenges on the new blog. I also love the tutorials on there! They really inspire us to try new techniques and different products. We have been making cards for a long time, and always had them lying around the house. Robin found out about Operation Write Home this past summer and it seemed like the perfect way to use our cards. We went from only making a few cards around the holidays to mailing out a box of over 150 cards every other week. I just hope our cards can bring a smile to someone serving our country and to their families when they receive the cards.
As I mentioned above, Robin and I are fairly new at making cards and stamping so please leave us a comment! We would love to hear what you think about our cards! Thanks!
Hop on over to http://thepaperspa.blogspot.com to see more beautiful cards! The cards on her blog are simple yet gorgeous so you should really check them out!