Saturday, May 28, 2011

Blue with Kraft Hearts - Missing You

Hearts and circles. Two shades of blue, with kraft and a touch of white. A "missing you" card for Operation Write Home's Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop. Around 130 bloggers participating - wow!

Added May 30, 2011: A few people commented that they might like to try this idea. So I posted a tutorial with more details, especially on how to line up the punched hearts and slots. For my tutorial, scroll down to the previous post (also dated May 28), or click here.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and if you have any comments or questions for me, I'd love to see them! To comment, or to read more about my card, scroll down below the blog hop badge.

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Card details:
    • The punches are a 1" circle, a 1/4" circle, a 1" heart, and a 1/4" double slot punch. Tip: punch the slots first, and then the hearts.

    • The sentiment is computer-printed in blue ink with "Lucida Handwriting" font. The card stock is Papertrey Ink spring rain (light blue), Papertrey Ink kraft, and Paper Source lake (dark blue).

    • My white "ribbon" is a narrow (3/16") strip of Neenah card stock. I tried using real ribbon, but the Neenah's stiffness made it easier to thread through the slots, adjust, and adhere. Tip: bend each heart a bit while threading it onto the "ribbon."

    • I ran the threaded hearts through my 1-1/2" Xyron. Then I was still able to adjust them as I positioned them on the dark blue circles (which I had already attached to the light blue layer).

    Like most of my cards, this one was created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (056b)

61 comments:

Kajikit said...

I just adore how very simple and uncomplicated (but not boring!) your cards are... you have a great eye for colour and shape. Thanks for playing.

Windy Robinson said...

I love what you did with those hearts!

Brenda said...

Love your "ribbon" threaded through the hearts!

Paula S. said...

The woven ribbon is terrific! What a great effect... no you have me thinking of all the various things I can "string together"! Thank you for participating in the OWH hop today.

Karla HdezA said...

Nice card!

Patricia H said...

The "ribbon" woven through the hearts is fantastic! What a great effect. Excellently done!

Jennifer Scull said...

really cute and fun!
have a great weekend! :)

Nancy Keller said...

I just love those kraft hearts! Thank you for sharing!

KellyRae said...

LOVE how you used your punches to create the heart border. Thanks for the tip on using white cardstock instead of ribbon to thread through the slots. Great idea!

Louise Fox said...

This is indeed a great OWH card! I shall have to CASE it with something similar as it is great for making more than just one. Thanks for the inspiration. Blessings

Laura Evangeline said...

Love it! Thank you!!!

Dot said...

Great card! Love the hearts!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Cindy,
I love the ribbon threaded through the hearts...it's neat and tidy and beautiful! Blessings!

Divinity said...

oh what a creative card!!!!! i love it!!!!

Misty said...

Totally loving the kraft hearts! Great cas card!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

craftymrs said...

what a clever layout! This is something I will try!

Susan said...

BEAUTIFUL CAS card :)
Enjoy your weekend!
Susan

Amanda said...

I love the hearts and the ribbon. Great card - Happy Memorial Day :)

K said...

very cute idea--can be used for so many different occasions! good job!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Wonderful card. Simple and yet beatiful. I like the way you strung the hearts together. Thanks for sharing your work.

Cheryl said...

Oh so clever! I love these little hearts strung on a ribbon.


--Cheryl--

Redonna said...

Nice card - love the hearts all strung together like that.
TFS,
Redonna
rleckie911 AT gmail.com

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fabulous card. I love the layout. TFS.

The Stamper's Touch said...

How fabulous!!! Love the colors you used.

Linda

Joanne Travis said...

Awesome! I love the way you wove the ribbon throught the hearts.

One Scrappy Gal said...

I love the simple design and the colors! Great card!

...Darlene said...

Nice contrast with the blue and kraft hearts. Thank you for sharing on the blog hop.

Nancy M said...

Nice job-I like this one!

sharon said...

Awwww. So blue, and broken hearts. Definite a missing you card. This card is beautifully done.
Sharon L
sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

sandy said...

I like this card a lot. It is simple but it has lots of heart!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I like your hearts miss you card, very nice!
Happy hopping, have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Dolores A. said...

Thanks for sharing you wonderful card with us. Great idea on using the "paper" ribbon to thread thru the hearts.

Sylvia said...

Cute card! Have a wonderful weekend.

Lee Mae said...

Your cards are so whimsical and playful! I cruised through your blog a bit and I loved seeing the geometric shapes and then the three flowers cards. Excellent! On the card for the hop, I liked the hearts with the "ribbon" threaded through.

Anita said...

Adorable card! Great tip!

Operation Write Home said...

Oooooooh love all the threaded hearts!! I have that double punch, I might have to try that :) :) :)

Yolanda said...

Very cool card. Love how you "strung" the hearts.

Karen Howard said...

Wonderful missing you card! Thanks for sharing and joining in the bloghop! Hugs, Karen

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What a wonderful string of hearts card--love it!

Missy said...

What a sweet card, I really like this, love the added Kraft paper, I can never get enough brown kraft paper myself (love the stuff).

Shell said...

oh I love the hearts! Thank you for sharing.
She11ygirl at verizon dot net

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love the card and the colors used. Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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AllisonG said...

SIMPLY beautiful!

Axes DesigNs said...

Love your card.. those hearts are so pretty!

Sandi said...

I love the ribbon weaving the hearts! I also like the contrast in colors!

Lady Fair said...

Threading the hearts is an awesome idea - love it! I'm getting great inspiration from all the talented card makers on this blog hop! TFS! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Julie said...

Great card, Cindy! I love how you threaded the hearts! Great idea.

Scrapacat said...

Cool technique! Love the card. Thanks for taking part in the hop!

Cora said...

The threaded hearts are very different. You made a lovely card.

Tami B. said...

Love the heart string.

Rufus said...

Very creative, how you made the ribbon threader hearts and brilliant on your white "ribbon"! Thanks for supporting OWH and all our Heroes.
R/

Jennifer E. said...

Love those hearts! Nice job!

Heather Grow said...

I love the hearts with the circles. Great design.

Sherry Hickey said...

Wow! What a great design. I love kraft paper so I especially like your kraft hearts. The white strip does look like ribbon. You put a lot of work into this lovely card and it shows!

helloholley said...

Great card and blog!!!;)

grandmalee said...

Beautiful card! I love how you did the hearts...I may have to CASE this! Thanks for all that you do for OWH!
I'm not on the main hop, but you may want to stop at my blog. You can sign up at my blog to win some blog candy: http://stampingwithgrandmalee.blogspot.com/

Missy said...

Awesome card, love the punches.

SueB said...

thanx for the inspiration!
- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Juliana T said...

Nice card! I like the way you did the hearts, thanks for explaining it. Great colors, too.

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

SO cute!! Love all those little hearts lined up like that!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your card and supporting OWH!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Ann said...

very cute!! LOve the slotted hearts!