Friday, March 7, 2014

Operation Write Home FUNdraiser Bloghop

 
Welcome to my blog. Wow! Irit did some awesome designs.
If you are just starting the bloghop there are links below that will take you to the beginning.
 
 I cut the die cut three times, once in red, blue and gold. I then used the gold as the base. I cut out the blue and red and glued them over the top of the gold die cut. Then added the gold stars and added the red star to the eagle. The background was done with a sponge and scallop punch of scrape paper to use as a stencil. I added a couple of mat layers and this card is done. I plan to use it as an Any Hero card.
The Die-Version dies are so easy to use. I used mine in a Big Shot but I am sure they would work in just about any die cutting machine. I had no problem with getting the die cut paper to separate from the die itself. These are very detailed die cuts. I just loved using them.

With this card I tried to make it appropriate for a male or female recipient. I first cut out the blue layer. I then did a yellow layer for the hearts and 2 pink layers to make the die cut look layered plus a layer of black for the letters. Add some layers with pattern paper and card stock, a little ribbon and you have a quick and easy Miss You card.  

 I can see using this die a lot. Not just for Operation Write Home cards but personal cards I send out to loved ones.
 
If you are not familiar with Operation Write Home, our mission is to support our armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as "AnyHero" cards of gratitude to encourage them. You can find more information for newcomers at: http://operationwritehome.org/welcome/
Patti is the next one on the hop. 

Thanks for stopping and shopping.

Marianne


1. OWH Stars & Stamps @ http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps
2. Sandy @ http://sandyallnock.com
3. Lori @ http://loriskreations.blogspot.com
4. Kristie @ http://eponinekc.blogspot.com
5. Archana @ http://craftcave.blogspot.com
6. Paula @ http://www.paulaposts.blogspot.com
7. Lisa @ http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
8. Marlene @ http://marlenescubbyholecreations.blogspot.com
9. Mary @ http://madebymarymoisan.blogspot.com
10. Donna @ http://donnainksla.com
11. Irit @ http://iritshalom.blogspot.co.il
12. Marianne @ http://diaryofascrapbooker.blogspot.com
13. Patti @ http://cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com
14. Nancy @ http://brujahrose.blogspot.com
15. Anne @ http://www.annemade-anne.blogspot.com
16. Samantha @ http://august1686.blogspot.com
17. Emilia @ http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.nl
18. Julie @ http://www.handmadebyjulie.com/

88 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Marianne I love your cards!! The one with the medal die is AMAZING!!

Joan Smith said...

Your cards are amazing you sure did amazing things with the dies. Girl you are super clever, creative and oh so talented!!

Becky S. said...

I love both of your cards and thanks for explaining how you did the medal one. It looks simple but elegant and very fitting. I just love those "ticket" dies - the Miss You is great!

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!! I love how you layered the Medal die!! It looks fabulous!! So happy to be hopping with you!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Anke said...

Great cards. Indeed, the 'miss you' die can be used on a lot of occasions.

Patti J said...

Wow! Great cards, Marianne! That first one is stunning - looks like a medal in a fancy box. Beautiful! So happy to be hopping with you today!

sherry varga said...

Your cards are awesome. I love your paper choices!

Julie said...

Love love love that medal card, Marianne! I didn't get that die but now I think I want it, lol! Thanks so much for participating in our hop today!

Patty said...

Wow...love both your cards! Fantastic use of dies on your first one..that gold makes it really shine!! And the sponged background is awesome! Love the totally different look to your second one..such bright cheery colors!

Gabby Sews said...

Great cards! I really like the miss you card and the way you used the ribbon embellishment. I'll be trying that idea soon - I'm in a wrap it around and adhere to the back sort of slump lately. Thanks for sharing!!

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Whoa!! Your medal card is absolutely stunning!! You went the shining gold way instead of using ordinary golden-yellow paper and it makes a world of a difference

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are amazing. Love the background you created for the first one and the second one is so colorful.

just jill said...

Love the muted background on the first card. It really allows the medal to stand out. Nice job!

Jen R said...

That first card with the gold is really neat!!! Well done!!! Radloff jen at cable one dot net

Archana Joshi said...

Oh I am in love with that Die you used. Your card is beautiful. TFS
Hugs,
Archana

greggers said...

The background on the first card is awesome and love how you combined it with the medal! Love you cards. TFS

Stamp S'More with Linda said...

Great use of the die. Love your samples.

Debbie Caldwell said...

The first card with the medal is seriously fabulous! Really it looks just like a metal, great job. I love the ticket on the second card too. thanks for sharing.

Marsha C said...

What great cards! Love the backgrounds, too!

Steampunk Suzy said...

Greetings from England. I really like your cards and particularly like the fact the die cuts can be used for a multitude of reasons. tfs

Pammy J. said...

I am in awe of the work you put into the medal cars, VERY nice! And the colors on the miss you card are so bright and cheerful!

clmelton said...

The second card is definitely for male or female - nice job. You outdid yourself on the first card. I think someone will hang on to that card a long time. It's kind of the way I build my cricut objects and I hadn't thought of doing the same with dies. You have inspired me!

Dee Earnshaw said...

LOVE the first card with the pink clouds and the stunning medal in the front. Truly inspirational. Thank you for your beautiful ideas. I think, I might be buying a couple of these dies LOL

Donna Inks said...

Your first card is simply stunning! I love the construction of it! That die just went to the top of my wish list. Wonderful work! Thank you so much for supporting Operation Write Home!

Shelley C said...

I overlooked the medal die, but I will go back and look again. You did a beautiful job using it!

Marie H said...

So cute! I love how you added the metal into the die. Looks amazing!

Pat said...

This is the first card I've seen using the medal die and it is beautiful. I love the way you cut it three times using different colors. Any hero would love to receive this card.

Andrea T said...

They are both nice and simple but with wonderful color choices!

Elsie B said...

Since burgundy and navy are two of my favorite colors, the first card spoke to me! I love the clean and simple look to this card - very effective. The way you made the ticket look layered is very clever - easy to do if there aren't various sizes of the same die for layering. Thanks for taking part in this blog hop!

Ann said...

Your cards are both wonderful, but I really love the red, blue and gold star one. You did a fabulous job sponging the background!

Barbra said...

Both cards are amazing. Especially like the first one with the gold!

Aimee said...

Hi Marianne! Thanks for the awesome inspiration, both of your cards are beautiful. I really love the first one, and how you used multiple layers on the medal. It looks fantastic!

Rose Hackman said...

That medal is fit to be worn on a uniform...beautiful. I love the simple yet fun look of the miss you card too. Great job!

Jeanette Fincher said...

Beautiful cards! I love the ribbon on the miss you card!

Sharon R said...

Loved seeing your cards. The gold really makes the medal shine. Great!

Miss Marie said...

Great cards. Thanks for your support of our troops!

Sue C said...

My favorite is the ticket shaped dies best. You've shown such great ideas for ways to incorporate the dies on cards for our servicemen to tell their loved ones back home they miss them.

I REALLY enjoyed the blog hop!!! I'm very inspired and anxious to make many new cards.

Thank you Marianne, and the entire design team for all your hard work for our servicemen! I'm proud to participate.

Becki with an i blog said...

Love now you did the medal. Very striking. Also love how you did the background. Gotta get this die

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards using these dies. Love the medal on the first one and the background.

Lynne said...

The medallion on the clouds is gorgeous

Cherie said...

I really like your second card. The little ribbon bits are a perfect touch with those yellow hearts.

Irit Shalom said...

Amazing job! Great use of DV dies! Love it!

Tammy said...

Great cards. Love the miss you one.

Marie said...

Great cards!! Love the background behind the medal!

Patricia Meadows said...

Great cards. Missing you is my favorite.

Bounding said...

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness!!! Jumping out of my chair on the first card. The way you layered the medal is so stunning, obviously painstakingly done with care. You can just feel the love in its creation!

Cheryl L. said...

That first card is great! Super background and I love the colors of the medal. I like the colors you used on the 2nd sentiment as well.

Jean Bullock said...

Wow. Both cards are terrific. I love the background behind the cool medal die cuts and I especially like the background for the second card. It reminds me of a crocheted zigzag afghan. Gives it a homey feel.

Crystal said...

I love the layered medal. And your second card is very pretty, nice to see how the dies can be used for something other than OWH & Any Hero cards

Mary M. said...

Love the cards. the first one is my fave.

Rufus said...

Oh boy the farther I get into the hop the more of the dies go on the list! My mind is spinning with possibilities. Loved the way you triple cut the medal and layered it, along with the scalloped cloud sky. Thanks for sharing!
R/

Colleen said...

Love the ribbon tabs on the miss you card.

Sandy Allnock said...

Super job on these, Marianne!! That first card is arresting - really fabulous!!!

-Sandy, Exec Director/Founder, OWH

TK said...

These are both very nice. I love the simplicity of the first one with the medal. And the miss you card is super. I love the colors and the layers on the ticket against your background paper. Nice touch with the ribbon. TFS

Joan K said...

The background on the first card is so well done - I love how the colors blend and it is perfect subtle shades that allow the focal image of the medal to stand out. Beautifully done!

Nancy Keller said...

I am loving that medal die so much now!! What an awesome hero card! I love your use of that ribbon, too!!!

Bert B said...

love the cards! the one with the medal die is great! Great job! I agree, the miss you die is one that can be used all the time!

Mary Locke said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Crafty56 said...

Love the clean and simple look of your cards.

Andrea La Vigne said...

All I can say is, wow! The layering on both cards is fantastic. And the stenciling on the first gives such a great look for the background. Tfs!

Paula S. said...

Both of these are fabulous Marianne! The medal die is so nice and the way you combined the colors adds so much definition and depth to all of its lovely details. The touch of ribbon behind the ticket die is great too. Thanks for participating in the hop and for supporting OWH.

Annan said...

Great cards! The multiple colors on the medal look so neat. Brilliant!

Marsha said...

Now it is time to say "Wow" for your cards, especially the medal. Love the different pieces you used.

Jeanne Woody said...

I love the "clouds" you made using the sponge and scallop stencil. Clever idea and the card will be really great for a hero card. I also loved the brightness of the Miss You card.

Misty said...

Both cards are amazing, the Hero card is a winner!

sara said...

I like the I miss you die also. will have to add that one to my stash.

WhoMom said...

Two great cards! I love the simplicty of each card. Thank you for sharing with us.

Diane Loughrey said...

Love the way you used gold on your first card. Great job. Our heros will enjoy.

Ann Abrahamson said...

Great cards! I love the detail of the medal in the first one against the soft cloud background.

PoJo said...

The "Miss You" card is definitely gender neutral! Good choice of paper! Great inlay technique!

lhalnan said...

Love your ideas!

rscholz said...

Love both of your cards and the CAS look. I really like how you did the background and the medal on the first card. Thanks for sharing.

Michele from MS said...

Love both of your cards but especially all the different colors on the 1st die. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing

Aundria B. said...

I really like how you made the medal die cut the star of your first card by making it blue, red and gold - really classy! And that 'miss you' die is definitely on my want lis because it's so versatile. Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards & for your ongoing support of OWH.

Anne Slattery said...

Thanks for showing how you made the cards. I like how you made your clouds with the scalloped die and how you achieved the medal card.

Ute said...

Marianne, I love the way you made the medal just look like the real thing. Looks so good, also the stenciled background. And I agree with the miss you one - I know I will use that die often. Ute

Karen Engelder said...

Both cards are beautiful and will be appreciated by both the sender and the sendee. I really like the use of the gold paper to add sparkle and shine to the card. Thank you for sharing.

Cindy's Card Co said...

The first card is so classy, I love it. Very simple but very classy.

Samantha said...

You did an amazing job on both cards! I really love the placement of the ribbon on card 2. Thanks for sharing with us!

Sarah said...

Great cards-- absolutely love what you did with the medal and the gold paper-- wow!

chignon said...

I am getting so many great ideas from this hop! Your miss you card is great with the pattern paper and solid thank you diecut. Makes me think I could use pattern paper ;)

Nancy M said...

LOVE your 1st one; I thought it was really gold metal!! Also, the background on that one is just great! Second is neat for the color combo! TFS!

Doudou said...

Nice cards!

Dotti Snell said...

I really like the unisex card. I often make cards that can be used for either gender.

Robin said...

Fantastic Cards

crimsonowlcreations said...

I love the stamped background technique used in your first card! It makes your die cut jump right off the page! Beautiful cards!

kzladie said...

Great idea about using the different colors with the same die and pasting them together. I'm learning so much from each blogger! Thanks for sharing.

kathleen mansfield said...

Love your cards! Especially the way you pieced together the medal die and the sponged background is perfect with it.