Operation Write Home Blog Hop




Hello friends....are you enjoying the great blog hop with Operation Write Home?

I am so thrilled to be involved today to honor the brave people who have volunteered past and present to keep our country safe. 

From Sea to Shining Sea, thanks to those who keep us FREE.

A big THANK YOU to the men and women of the United States military.




Using Sketch 168 at OWH as inspiration.
This card will make a wonderful Any Hero card.

Just click the logo above to take you back to the beginning of the hop.

Get involved. Make a card for a Hero. Now go...go create something wonderful for our service people to send home.

Thanks for stamping by......

Let's go Shopping:
Ultra Thick White card stock (Simon Says Stamp)
Patterned paper – Glory (Authentique)
Stamp – Military Thank you (Whippersnapper Designs)
Watermark ink & Memento Toffee Crunch (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
White embossing powder (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Veneer Stars (Studio Calico)
White gel pen (Signo Uniball)
A2 Curved Border One (Spellbinders)
Scoring board (Scor-Pal)
Corner Chomper (We R Memories)
Distress tool (Ranger)
Foam Adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)




151 comments

Sandra H said...

A lovely card xx

Donna Hanley said...

This card is so different and attractive. I love the camouflage type font on the sentiment. and that curvy bottom to your panels makes for a very interesting look. Nice Job. Enjoy your weekend.

sherry varga said...

Very awesome card, I like the camouflage on it.

Marsha said...

What a wonder, unique card. Love the shape of the papers and the borders, not to mention the colors.

Elizabeth Campau said...

Love the way it looks like towels flying in the wind. Lovely card!

Patricia Chalas said...

Lovely card I love the blue pieces it looks like is flying above... very cute

Jen said...

This is so beautiful! I love the wavy edges and the faux stitching! Great job, Penny!

Kathy said...

Wonderful card. I especially like the way you have distressed the edges and the fold of the corners and the curve of the panels, which give the card a vintage look. The whole card says "Old Glory".

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

Wonderful card. I love all the colorful papers you used.

hugs,
M.E.

Cyn Bell-Moores said...

Very different and lovely card.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Penny!
I love the way you used the paper...especially the scored blue at the top: Such a beautiful card!
Blessings,
Antoinette

Amelia Andrade said...

This card is so different. How'd you ever get the border stamp to stamp so perfect on the curve? Great job! (Amy A. #118)

Jean S said...

Love the banner effect of the layers. Looks like they are waving in the wind. Great card.

Sue Kinman said...

Wow you put a lot of time and detail into this card. I looked the aged look it has. Just beautiful.

c8e631a6-c542-11e2-91b6-000bcdcb2996 said...

I love the antique look of this card. This card is gorgeous!

Anne Temple said...

Wow - this is fabulous! Love the muted colors and the distressed edges.

ladypainter44 said...

God Bless our heroes and their families today and every day.

Nice ideas here to borrow for my next project...going to mail my first box to OWH on Monday, can't wait.

msalmon said...

Unique approach, love the dulled colors and edges....very nice

Stacy B said...

Great card Penny! I love the curved edge of your papers...replicates the wave of the flag perfectly! Thanks for joining in the hop today.

Kathy Ashworth said...

Penny-this card is amazing once you realize how it's made--you really should give directions. I had to take several close looks and finally figured it out--wow girl I like your creative thinking!!!

Laurie said...

An awesome card!!

Marybeth said...

Penny this is gorgeous! I love the banners you made and the RW&B Love it!

byAnnette said...

I like the papers and texture of your card. Any Hero would love to get it!

Brittany Snoke said...

Love it. The border, the distressing, the everything!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

love these large banner-style papers, what a beautiful patrotic card!

Kelly said...

Great texture on this cute card. I love the stitching!!

Andrea T said...

WOW. Your distressing is fantastic. I know this is just paper but your distressing makes it look like old fabric. Great job!

Kathy S said...

Love the curved lines on this card - makes it unusual. TFS

madamewong said...

Love the layers - this card looks like it has alot of heft.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous--- absolutely love the thank you stamp set that you used-- so pretty!!!

rlovew said...

Fantastic card! I love the blue banner and the trim and edging on it especially.

Susan C said...

Very artistic . I like your interpretation of the sketch.
Thank you for the inspiration

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is so cool! I love all the different layers.

Cherie said...

This is so different from anything I would make, but I love it! Those papers are beautiful the way you used them. All of the little details really pull it together.

cissymurphy.com said...

The movement the card portrays is awesome! You did a fabulous job and I really like all the little details.

Misty said...

Really great card. I especilaay like the texture you managed.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Kathryn said...

Those curved banners give your cards so much movement! Thanks for sharing. :)

Rufus said...

The curves really make this card stand out! Great job.
R/

MaryS said...

Such a creative card - anyone would love to give or send this grateful greetings - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Debbie Caldwell said...

WOW!!! Absolutely wonderful card.
very patriotic..Thanks for a great card share, any Hero would love to receive this card.

Barbara Greenberg said...

Beautiful card. Love that Authentique paper collection you used, I've made many projects using that paper.

JoAnn P said...

Love the embossed lines you included on the blue section.

Joanne Travis said...

Wow! Awesome design. Love what looks like the bottom of the sleeve. Beautifully done.

JD/ Jill said...

Great card! Very nicely done!

sarahstone said...

I love the die cut bottoms of your banners. This is such a good layout for a patriotic card. Great job!

JPScraps said...

Sweet card! Love it!

Jules said...

the papers look like flags waving in the wind. love it!

Jen R said...

The distressed look is interesting...I like how the folded upper rt corner is repeated in the design.......lots to look at!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a lovely and fantastic card! I love all the texture you added to it. Great design.

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is so great.

Dana D. said...

Oh my WOW. Your card is amazing. So very creative and terrific details. Really stunning for sure.

Ginny said...

I'm amazed by all the talent on this hop!
Your card is beautiful and the stars are too cute!
Great focal point!

reflections:0) said...

I really enjoyed looking at your card. The little stars are awesome detail.

reflections:0)

Becca Whitham said...

I love that Military Thank You stamp!! I've never seen one before. Hmmm...might have to track that one down! Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop! I love how you added interest by curving the bottom of the two panels and making them look like banners.

grandmax2 said...

Really like your card. Very appropriate for memorial day.

Beth F. said...

Wow! Those curved edges on your paper pieces are so neat. Love it!
Beth F. OWH #114

hana jones said...

I love the way you used the colors on your card with the touch of curves to make it pop !

scrappingnana said...

Love the red/white & blue combo and the wavy borders on the bottom of the panels. A great card for a hero.

Pam said...

What a unique and eye catching design on the card. Great use of materials. Nice going.

Jean M said...

rocking the grunge look! A great card

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

You rocked this card. Love the grunge look you created. Wonderful patriotic colors and a great stamp as well. TFS! ~ Marilyn

MichelleZ said...

What a wonderful card! I love the white embossing. Have a great weekend! And thanks for supporting OWL.

September Whisenant said...

I love that your card has so many textures. It make it very interesting. Great job!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Penny, it has so much lovely detail, but I love the embossing the best! TFS and have a blessed weekend.

stampursocksoff.com said...

Love it! So creative. I like the curved lace edge with the faux stitching.

Susan Strawser said...

great use of layers...awesome card

Cindy Sartain said...

Love the texture in your card. Just beautiful.

Mare said...

Love how this card looks antique! Beautiful!

Sybrina K said...

Love the wave look and border punch of the three banners' edges. Really wonderful card!

garnett said...

WOW !!! great cards.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love your layers and edge punching

Kikoandco said...

Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the layering and stitching technique.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the tattered edges of this card. Beautiful paper choices.

Ann said...

Great patriotic card! I especially love how each layer has a wave.

Operation Write Home said...

Lovely! This looks like a group of hanging flags and banners....beautiful waving in the wind!
Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

Annie Wills said...

Beautiful card...I NEED those wood veneer stars now after seeing this. Thanks so much for sharing your creation!

Colleen said...

WOW!! I can not pin down what it is about this card,but it just made me stop and look for a long time. Just LOVE it!

postalorphan said...

Beautiful card - love the curved and punched bottoms on the layers!

barbara macaskill said...

Very unique card! Love the way the blue panel seems to be billowing! TFS!

Stephenie said...

I like the curvy edges and stitching! TFS beautiful card!!

Jessie said...

Great vintage looking card! I love the distressing!

Barb said...

great colors-love how you did the layers

Patti J said...

What an awesome creation! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy M said...

I love how unique -in a great way- your card is and how you pulled off distressed so well. Mine always look dirty to me when I try! TFS and supporting OWH!!

Heather Grow said...

I'm wondering how you did the scalloped edge on the uneven edges. Hmm.

Shana said...

I love the way this is layered!
shanasewing@yahoo.com

Made In The Shelter said...

I'm wondering the same...about the curved scalloped punched edges. Very unique.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a cool looking card. The curves at the bottoms of the different elements is a great look!

Robin B. said...

What an awesome card, I love the vintage look of it.

Dodge3670 said...

Love the stitching and the sentiment. I like how you layered the pieces also. Nicely done! Thank you for sharing!

Crafting Adventures said...

Great patriotic theme!

Carol L said...

WOW, what an amazing creation! They look like beautiful drapes hanging over the edge of your card! NJ!

lesleysoriginalthings said...

Cool card, good job.

Margaret said...

This is wonderful! I love the curved borders on the banners, and the little stars are terrific too!

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, this is one fabulous card! Love your layout! Gorgeous and patriotic.

Linda

Penny L. said...

First, Hello to a fellow PENNY!!! I rarely see others with the same name as me! Second, love your card! I'm not familiar with that sketch but will definitely be using it in the future! Also, I've not gotten into the wood veneer pieces yet, but I love them on your card and will be looking at my LSS for others tomorrow...may have to give them a try~~~

Paula S. said...

This has such a wonderful, vintage feel to it and your distressing is excellent Penny! So many nice details.. great job. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home.

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Carolyn said...

great card!! TFS

Kelley said...

Your card is fantastic! Love the layers and details.

SHartl said...

A really beautiful patriotic card with a unique look!

Camille Short said...

What an awesome card...love the idea of a "sleeve."

Mary Mac said...

Love this card. It has a beautiful antique look.

Studio Diva said...

Love this vintage look!

Laura Turcotte said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Lynn said...

Beautiful job! Love the colors.

Courtney said...

Love the style. I need to get the punch you used. Pinning this to copy later :)

ajsdigishoppe said...

Love the vintage look of this card :)
Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda :)
www.ajsdigishoppe.com

Tammy said...

Gorgeous patriotic card Penny! What a fantastic design and I love the tiny stars!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great design...love the different panels with the border. Thanks to our troops!

Leslie Hanna said...

Love the curved banners! (leslie #113)

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Your card definitely says patriotic! Love the choice of papers.

Rosie said...

Very patriotic and in some way a restful design. I see an old quilt over a clothesline in a backyard on a summer day. NIce job.

Sharon Russo said...

I like the vintage look, you obviously spent some time planning this card.Thank you for sharing.

Michele from MS said...

I am loving the distressed look on your card and the stitching really gives it the homespun feel. The white sentiment is just awesome and really stands out. Thanks for sharing! Love it

Barbara said...

Beautiful rustic style card. Love all those details!

cbcotton said...

Such a beautiful card it reminds me of real cloth the way the blue lays on the card. Thank you for sharing an being a part of the OWH.

Robin Clendenning said...

Love your card, very nice!

Tami B. said...

I love that stamp and your card turned out great.

Patti said...

Your card has a great vintage feel. Love those little stitch lines and the gold stars. Thanks for sharing!

Cindy's Card Co said...

This is the coolest patriotic card yet, love everything about it.

Izababy and KJ's Mom said...

Great Card! Love the border you chose for each of the panels. Nice Job!

Janice said...

Love how you used cloth for part of your card and the stripes underneath. Awesome job!

April Story said...

I really like this card. I like the sentiment and the stamp. It looks so good in white.
April

croppinmama said...

TFS and supporting OWH. Nice patriotic card.

rstuck2003 said...

I really like this card!! It's so different but really awesome.

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you used the sketch, the R/W/B looks awesome with the flag, stars, stitching! Awesome job! TFS!

Donna Nuce said...

Stunning card Penny! Love your style. Thanks for your support of OWH.

Susan said...

love how you edged those strips!! and the pen stitching is way cute!

Angelica Chambers said...

I'd have to run my fingers across the card to feel the sleeves! So cool! AND, I will be singing your little lead in all day! "From sea to shining sea...thanks to those who keep us FREE". Makes me smile! TFS!

rscholz said...

Cute card. Love the layers and curves. Thanks for sharing.

Judi Go said...

What a beautiful card. It is clean and meaningful. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

heather said...

Fantastic card, lots of little details so expertly put together. I especially like that border ! Thanks for the inspiration and making cards for our heroes !

heather said...

Fantastic card, lots of little details so expertly put together. I especially like that border ! Thanks for the inspiration and making cards for our heroes !

Sue D said...

Great papers and card design.

Jess said...

Cute card! Love the patriotic theme!

Sammantha said...

Very neat card. Love the look of the white sentiment on the red paper.

Linda said...

Great card...the edges are so unusual...love the white sentiment..lots of visual pop!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Such an awesome card. I love the edges which add so much. Makes it look old. I love it!!

Ruth G said...

Cute! I love the banners and all the wonderful texture!
Thanks so much for sharing and for supporting OWH!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

I just love the layout of your card! Beautiful patterned paper! Thanks so much for sharing your talent for this GREAT cause!!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

I love the unusual shape of the banners you used and the great color choice. very nice card--thanks for encouraging others to make cards for OWH. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
:) Marie

Cheri said...

Your card is stunning!!! I aboloustely love it. What a unique design and great way to interpret the sketch!!!

Kigz said...

Oh I like the rough edge to your card! It all comes together so well! :)

Sheila said...

Stunning card! Thanks for supporting OWH.

lakeslady said...

Like your use of the spellbinders and stitching, unusual but brilliant design.
I know it might be past the weekend here in the UK, but I wanted to support a good cause.
"Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand, united we fall".

PoJo said...

Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

Paper Blessings said...

OOh! Really like the "retro" feel of this card. The design and washed out fade of the papers, yet still colorful and sentimental. Love it!

Crystle Kunchick said...

I agree I love the "retro" look of the card. I love it.

Julie said...

Great card! Love those tiny little veneer stars!

paula said...

Gorgeous card! Really love the border punch on the banners!

Debi said...

I missed this blog hop. Good thing I'm loitering on your blog. Looks like I'll have to follow your blog, your cards and projects are too great to miss!
TFS
DebiB
thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Back to Top