Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Break Blog Hop



















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! 

63 comments:

  1. Hi Steph! I am hopping a little early because I have a full day tomorrow! :( I love your tree card. I really need a Stampin' Up person near me. I have a very few stamps and occasionally I get to see the fliers. I love their stuff! Thanks for sharing your cute springy card! I think I am going to have to look into those sentiments.

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  2. Beautiful card, Stephanie & Robin! I miss getting your wonderful boxes, and hope you guys are enjoying this wonderful spring we are having on the east coast! Thanks for joining in the hop!

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  3. Such a pretty card - love the popped flowers! It makes me think of all the great cherry blossoms we've been enjoying these last few weeks out here in Washington. Thanks for joining in the hop, ladies!

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  4. glad your hoppppppin' with us. It's a lot of fun. Your card is really cute. I think I have this set (it's sad I don't know for sure)

    happy day!

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  5. What a great card for someone fairly new!!
    thank you for sharing,
    darlene a

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  6. What a great card. I love how you have cut/punched the individual flowers and popped them up. TFS.

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  7. Beautiful card!! I love the flowers in the trees and and leaves stamped at the bottom!

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  8. love the cherry blossom tree...so springy. Thanks for supporting OWH

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  9. Steph, You may be fairly new at stamping, but you have a very nice sense of design and execution! I like your card very much. Keep up the beautiful work! Blessings, Louise

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  10. Nothing says spring like a cherry tree. What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Beautiful blossoms on your tree. Love it. Thank you for supporting OWH.

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  12. OMGOSH! I love this card!! Great job :)

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  13. I love your card and we all started somewhere. Believe in yourself and all your designs and you will both go far.
    God Bless you for joining the OWH team.
    Jeanine #14 on the Hop

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  14. That's a great card! Thanks for posting today!

    jeanne706 at yahoo.com

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  15. I love this card. All the dimention on it is great.

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  16. Such a beautiful card! I love that tree with the blossoms! TFS!

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  17. I've always loved that stamp set but haven't collected it yet. You did a beautiful job with your card today, I especially like those flowers on your tree.

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  18. Very cute card! Keep up the good work!

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  19. Beautiful card! And as a military wife I must say thank you for helping OWH keep families close despite the distance duty calls for.

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  20. I love the 3D-flower effect on your beautiful tree and the elegant simplicity of your design! I don't have the punch set but I'm dreaming up ways to recreate your design without it... Stand by for a scraplift!

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  21. Cute card! I love the pink flowers.

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  22. What a cute card. I like the flowers on the tree. We are near apple orchards and that is what this card reminds me of.

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  23. I LOVE that tree...what a cute card!

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  24. Such a pretty card, love the popped up flowers!

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  25. Does anything say, "Spring," better than pink blossoms? I think not. This card is a work of art. Well done!

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  26. Cute card! So cheerful and spring like!! Thanks!

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  27. Very pretty card. Keep up the great work.

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  28. Here I am hopping along and suddenly I am on your blog. And suddenly I remember that you two made the way cool card I cased for a Stars and Stripes blog challenge! Your cards rock.

    What a pretty card you made for the hop too! Fresh as a Spring day!

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  29. Love your card. I am a pop-dot addict so really like what you did with the flowers!

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  30. Love this beautiful spring card!

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  31. Here's my scraplift... it's more an 'inspired by' actually! http://kajikit.blogspot.com/2010/03/more-scraplifted-cards-from-owh-bloghop.html

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  32. I just love this! Love how you pop-dotted the flowers. Gorgeous card!

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  33. I love your card and the way the cute flowers pop up a bit.

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  34. Your card is so sweet. I love the little pink flowers on the tree. The 3D look gives it a lot of pop. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Love it! The card is beautiful! Love the way the pink flowers make it pop! Welcome to OWH! :D

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  36. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us today on the hop!

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  37. Beautiful card!!! I love how you layered the flowers on the tree!! Great colors!! SU! is soooo addicting!!!! lol

    As a military spouse and someone new to OWH, I thank you for taking part in this awesome blog hop and in OWH!

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  38. Your card looks like a beautiful dogwood tree!

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  39. This is so adorable.....and how creative.....thank you for sharing this awesome creation with us.....

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  40. Love the tree. I like how the flowers pop.

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  41. What a beautiful card. I love your stamped tree and flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. I'll have to try some flowers on a tree. it's so cute and springy!!

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  43. This is such a beautiful card...I love that tree stamp.

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  44. love the tree with blooms! i really like the dimension of the blooms, they pop of the page.

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  45. Your tree is gorgeous. Love the springtime blooms.

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  46. I think your card is great. Love the dimension and the different textures. 150 every other week? Wow I thought I sent a lot! I'm with you, the thought of the smiles on all those faces keeps me going! Thanks for supporting OWH and all our Heroes!
    R/

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  47. Wow! who wuuda thunk that you were new to making cards! It is just perfect, so appropriate for so many uses. Thinking of you is just right. I just love it. You are awesome to make and ship so many, just what is needed! OWH keeps getting more and more requests for them.

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  48. Great job on your understanding of Spring. Of course a tree! It grows and blooms in Spring and you really made that happen in your card. Very pretty. Have fun and continue to stamp.
    Thanks for sharing in the OWH Blog Hop.
    Sher

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  49. Cute card! Love those flowers popping off the tree!

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  50. What a lovely card!!! I love the wonderful 3D blossoms!!! So very pretty!!!

    Hugs!
    Carolyn

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  51. Beautiful card!!! I love the popped up pink blossoms on the tree.

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  52. Beautiful card! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  53. Love your blossoming tree! Thx for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni (Stop #55)

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  54. What a beautiful card! I love the pink blossoms!

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  55. I love your card. Especially how you popped the flowers!

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  56. Wonderful Spring card! Love that tree and blossoms!

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  57. Lovely spring card! you are doing a good thing, and I am going to be joining you :)
    Susan

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  58. HI Stephanie!
    I love your card!
    Just wanted to let you know that you won my drawing!
    Please email me: bmclean710@yahoo.com and I will forward you all of the information.
    Thanks for being a supporter of OWH!!
    -Brianne

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  59. LOVE your spring card!!! Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

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  60. What a cute card - love it. Glad you could participate in this blog hop!

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  61. Such a great springy card. Thanks for joining in on the fun at OWH.

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  62. Your card is beautiful! I love how you pop dotted the blossoms on the tree.

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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