Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop: Thank You to the Troops

http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps
Welcome to my stop on the OWH Memorial Day Hop!!! I want to say thank you to all of the service men and women, and their families, and remember all they do for us EVERY day.

My assignment for this hop was to create a Thank You card to send as AnyHero  mail for OWH. I have to admit, I am terrible at this as I always send a pile of cards, but never any AnyHero mail. I will change this, I swear!

OWH #142

This is the sketch I chose to use, and as you can see, I am still not over my banner/dovetail phase :)

I knew the Words of Courage set would come in handy! I used the words in that set to stamp the three banners, and the star in the background of the sentiment. After I decided on a sketch and colors, this came together quickly.


Inside, I continued the theme words. I love how this looks.


I thought you might like a little close up of the details.
  • Stamps: Words of Courage, Word Play
  • Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate
  • Paper: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate
  • Other: Big Shot with Honeycomb embossing folder and Ovals framelit, Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercer and Mat, Signo white gel pen, dimensionals
I hope this hop inspires you to do some AnyHero mail and cards for the troops to use. Now, on with your happy hopping!

106 comments:

madamewong said...

I love banners, too. They're great for making alot of card when you've got scrappy bits left over.

Unknown said...

Great color combination and use of the sketch!

sherry varga said...

Nice colors and great banners.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Tanya! (I have a photo of my feet in a pool, too..just had to share!) Your card is great with the banners...love the way you stamped the inside of the card across the layout!
Blessings,
Antoinette

Karen Wyngaard said...

I like that you created the text background on the banner pieces...it's very striking. TFS!

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is very uplifting. I like the doodling outlines.

Brittany Snoke said...

Great colors! And I'm still in love with banners, too!

Kathy Ashworth said...

I am so enjoying this blog hop and everyone's intreprtation of the sketches--I like the watermark stamping on the banners--great idea--the colors really pop and just really like this card!!!

Sybrina K said...

Love the tone-on-tone watermark stamping. TFS!

Barbara Greenberg said...

Love banners, this is a great card and love the faux stitching you did on them too.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love this! The colors and the sketch you've used are great!

kren said...

Like those banners and the choice of layout. Continuing the words inside makes the card totally awesome.

Come and see what I've done lately!
kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Lynette said...

Love the way you stamped on the banners!

Jen R said...

I also like the stamping on the banners!!! Really great! Thank you for supporting OWH!

Leslie Hanna said...

Ha, I may NEVER be over the banner/dovetail thing. You and me, into the sunset with our banners. :) (leslie #113)

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

GREAT banners! they are simply perfect :)

Marsha said...

Wonderful card. Love the words on all the fishtail banners and how cute to use the different color words inside.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful and colorful banner design on your card. Nice work!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card! I love the bright colors and your wonderful inside!

Barbara said...

Love the fish tail banners and colors you used, it all worked to make a really nice card! Extra points on that stamping on the inside.

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you used the sketch, and the sentiments!

postalorphan said...

This is a wonderful card - love the stamping on the banners, and the use of the embossing folder! Great colors, too!

Operation Write Home said...

I'm right there with you on the banners!! Love them too :)
Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is lovely.

Donna Inks said...

Love these colors together and that is an excellent use of the sketch! Great job!

Andrea T said...

I like those stamped banners. TFS

Kelli Acopan said...

love how you stamped on those banners. what a great idea!!

Cissy Murphy said...

Oh my goodness, I'm in love with that color combo! Time to drag that SU! wish list back out and add to it. I really like the way you stamped the words across the banners and the pen outline is fabulous. Great card! Thanks for sharing!

Cheri said...

Oh, I looked at this one for the longest time and couldn't come up with anything....you did a fabulous job with it!!!

byAnnette said...

Nice Card!
Like the tone on tone on the flags

cinfulcrafts.com said...

Great card! Love your color choices and the stamp set is PERFECT!

Sharon Russo said...

I like the stamps on the inside. Nice continuity.
Thank you for sharing.

RoseofGold said...

I totally thought the words on the banners were a watermark on the image. Totally Awesome.

Paula S. said...

Fabulous card! I love the tone-on-tone stamping on each banner and then the repeat of them on the inside. This is a perfect stamp set for OWH cards. Great job. Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the stamping on the banners. Fabulous card. TFS

reflections:0) said...

I really Nice card I like the colors you used.

reflections:0)

Donna Nuce said...

A bright cheery card! Love the banners and how you stamped on them with the tone on tone! Thanks for your support of OWH.

Sylvia said...

What a great card, Tanya, I love the colors and the stamped words on your banners! TFS and have a lovely weekend! #133

grandmax2 said...

I like the way you carried the words and colour scheme inside the card.

Sarah said...

Great banners! Love, love, love that embossing folder :)

April Story said...

What a great card. I need to use this sketch. I love the choice of colors you used and the stitching brings it all together.
April

Jules said...

Fantastic job with the layout and perfect color choices.

Rufus said...

like the way you carried the background stamping on into the inside of the card! Thanks for supporting OWH and our Troops!
R/

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I love the stamping on the banners!

Patricia Chalas said...

very cute card! I love the stamps on the inside...

Sheila said...

Wow, I really love your card. It's in my top 10 favorites of this hop for sure! Have an awesome weekend.

Studio Diva said...

Lovely card. What a great idea to stamp words on the banners to punch up the solid color card stock!

Misty said...

Great use of color and texture. I like how you carried it inside as well.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Lynn said...

Stamping those banners made them unique and eye catching. I love how you continued the stamping inside the card! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

Stacy B said...

I love those words of service trailing the bottom of the card. Really terrific use of colors too.

stampursocksoff.com said...

Love how you stamped your banners. I will have to try that. The perfect accent for the card. TFS.

Kigz said...

Wonderful repetition stamping! Love the line of sentiments inside! Will have to remember that! :)

ajsdigishoppe said...

I love the banners!
Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda
http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

Annie Wills said...

Ooooh, I love how you stamped the words over and over...beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing!

JPScraps said...

Terrific card! Love how you stamped the inside.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Great card. I love the color combination and taking of the sketch! Thanks for sharing.

Camille Short said...

The card is unique and inspiring!

Kim OConnor said...

Love your banners! Great card, thanks for sharing:)

Ginny said...

Love the tone on tone stamping on the banners - great job!

Becca Whitham said...

How cool that you could make such and overtly patriotic card using non-traditional colors. I am SO copying this!! Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

Barb said...

great card and design-love that sketch

Linda said...

Super sharp! Love those colors and stamping! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Caldwell said...

I love the way you stamped the words on the papers and inside..genius!! What a great card, thank you for sharing your card and for supporting OWH

JoAnn P said...

Love how you stamped on the banners and on the inside of the card.

Susan Strawser said...

I love this...the stamping is great

Kelly said...

Neat color ideas. not the norm but great nonetheless

paula said...

Love your banners and the tone-on-tone stamping! Very pretty!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Tanya, I really like your stamped banners! I also like your embossed background and the faux stitching added. Nice star on the sentiment, too. Thank you for sharing your card with us! ~ Marilyn

Renee said...

I love the layout you chose for your card! Your card is stunning!

MaryS said...

I love this sketch - you added so much extra detail - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Wonderful choice of colors and SU products!

Cindy Sartain said...

I love how you used the words on the pennants as texture. Great card.

Jessie said...

I really like this card! The deminsional white drawn around the edges really makes the card! Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

love how you added dimension to the flags with the stamped sayings!!

Patti J said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen Schaan said...

WOW... I'm a fan! I love this card! Perfect design, color and sentiment!

Sue D said...

I like how you stamped on the banners.

Julie said...

I love this card! It's from one of my favorite sketches, too :) I will never get over my banner/dovetail phase!

scrappingnana said...

Great card. Love the stamped banners.

Cheri said...

This is beautiful. I really like the sentiments across your banners. I am pinning this for future reference.


Cheri - John 3:16
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

penguinpapers.net said...

I like your colors and banners. This is a neat sketch! Your detail inside is really a nice touch! Thanks for sharing! --Yvonne

Karenladd said...

what a striking card! Love the banners and bright colors!

patti said...

I keep seeing more and more banners on cards , I'm going to have to give this a try.

Carol L said...

I love how you stamped those words on the banners - what a fantastic look! Those vibrant colors combine to make one awesome thank-you card!

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

Wonderful card. So bright and cheery. I love how you stamped on the banners and carried that over to the inside of the card.

Hugs,
M.E

Crafting Adventures said...

Love the stamping on the banners!

Dodge3670 said...

Great color combination. Love the banners, the sentiment and label and the honeycomb embossing. nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

Heather Grow said...

I love the tone on tone and that you did the words on the inside. I haven't played with this sketch yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane said...

Love the banners, your happy colors and the inside! Wonderful job-- and I need to send more hero cards too!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

What a great card. I love your colors and the banners are so neat. Thanks for joining in.

Jen said...

LOVE The colors and how you continued the words on the inside. Looks terrfic!!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Love how you stamped on the banners! very cool effect. thanks for your support of OWH.
:) Marie

lesleysoriginalthings said...

I like your choice of colors. And how you stamped on the banners.

Ann said...

Love it! Your banners are great and the gel pen accent really makes it pop!

Michele from MS said...

Great card! Love all the sentiments and the outline of the banners! The embossing is always a nice touch! TFS

Ruth G said...

Fabulous colors and great idea to use the sentiments as patterns for your banner strips! What a wonderful way to thank a hero! Thanks so much for sharing and for supporting OWH!

silvia said...

LOVE the stamped banners!!!

Angelica Chambers said...

Ur card definitely inspires! I need to get that stamp set bcuz I really like the words on the inside and down the banners! That's perfect! TFS!

Margaret said...

What a great way to use the stamp set! I love the paper piercing and that you carried the stamping inside as well! Wonderful card!

BobbisTreasure said...

I love how you echoed the banner backgrounds on the inside of the card. Great effect!!!

lakeslady said...

Great use of colour and stitching!
It might be after the weekend here in the UK, but I just wanted to support such a good cause.
"Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand united we fall"

sarahstone said...

I really like the words stamped on the background of your banners and the sentiment is perfect!

Paper Blessings said...

Great colors and fun banners. I'm not over that phase either, lol. But really like the pops of color on the inside, yet still plenty of room to write a thank you! And I have faith you will do better in creating some Any Hero mail in your packages!

PoJo said...

WOW! Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

heather said...

This is fabulous ! I really like that you used such a different color combination !

Yapha said...

Spectacular card! I love the words stamped on the banners!

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