Saturday, May 23, 2015

Red, White, and Blue Love, for Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Today I have two things to share: a simple card and an important message.  First, the message.  Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year.  All cards need to be sent in by August 1st!  So, along with many other bloggers on our Memorial Day weekend hop, I’m helping to get the word out!

My card has a mix of curves and straight lines, lots of Red White and Blue, and a shiny accent heart.  The white oval makes a strong focal point with the Love word.

For the past five years, I've loved creating handmade cards for our deployed service men and women to write home on. A big thank you goes to Operation Write Home for making it possible for many of us crafters to express our gratitude to our heroes in this heartfelt way.  Please click HERE to see everyone's blog hop postings!


Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red), enchanted evening (dark blue), stamper's select white, and a striped print from Pink Paislee pen pals 6x6" paper pad.
  • Note: the gray is background, not part of the card.
  • Embossing folder is Darice diagonal stripe on the red panel. It looks nice in real life, but it's not so easy to see in the picture.
  • Dies are PTI limitless layers: 2-1/4" ovals and Impression Obsession love.
  • Bottom corners are rounded with Crop-a-Dile 1/2" corner chomper.
  • The small red heart is inlaid into the Love die cut, and covered with Glossy Accents.
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." (464)

49 comments:

Beth F. said...

Perfect for an OWH card! Patriotic and with a bold sentiment.

Diane said...

The sentiment is gorgeous- love that your crisp clean card let the sentiment take center stage!

Nancy said...

Love you clean and graphic design!

Lori Kobular said...

Love all the red, white and blue on your card! That LOVE die is a must have for me!! Your card is Awesome!

Donna Nuce said...

I love that diagonal strip DP and the interest it provides to the Love sentiment! That die is awesome! Have a great day.

Waverunner said...

Excellent CAS card. Clean, sharp, catches the eye! The thin stripes allow enough white to make the pop a lot. Good choice!

Ruby Craft said...

Love the glossy accents on the inlaid red heart. Perfect touch for your lovely card.

Paula S. said...

Super card! The clean, bold design is fabulous and the little glossy heart is a perfect finisihing touch.

StampinCarol said...

Love this! The heart accent is perfect!

Grancy said...

The combination of shapes is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Trish said...

Very nice, perfect for OWH.

Linda said...

Well done...esp the diecut...the little red hear is perfect!

Jill said...

What a beautiful simple card. I love that Love die cut, and the striped background paper makes it pop. Thanks for sharing with us.

Lee Mae said...

Love the diagonal lines and the inset heart in the love die cut. Fabulous card!

conil said...

Clever way you embellished the "Love" die with the sweet heart.

Sherry Hickey said...

Awesome card! I've never tried those word dies and this one is fantastic! I love how versatile your card is. Thanks for all you've done for OWH and let's all stay in touch!

Bunny said...

I love the LOVE!

Greta said...

What a great love die--perfect for the design of your lovely card! Thanks so much for the sweet comment about my balloon card! Enjoy the weekend!

Robin Hoff said...

oh my, I love that die word LOVE, it is so cute! thanks for sharing your card with us

Lisa D said...

Very sweet card! The heart adds extra sweetness!

Heidi said...

Love the clean lines and sentiment!

sherry varga said...

I absolutely love your card. The little red heart makes it perfect!

Carolyn said...

Cute card! I really love the use of the oval to draw focus - great tip!

Michele Smith said...

What a great use of red, white and blue but not patriotic! I love the die cut with just a tiny little heart to bring it all together. Very nice ~ thanks for sharing

Jessica Moyer said...

Such a great clean and simple card! Love the way you combined the patriotic colors!

Carol L said...

I just love the design of this wonderful love card! The stripes, ovals and especially the "love" die, make for one great way to show someone you love them!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great ckean design and really like that love diecut.

Tammy said...

What a fabulous card, I love that 'love' die cut!!

gbinion said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the bold colors, and I think I need that LOVE die!!

Lucy said...

This is a great CAS card! Perfect for OWH :-)

Sybrina K said...

What a sweet card! Love that teeny tiny heart inside the larger heart.

Going to make sure I am a follower to be sure to keep up with your craft adventures. :)

April Story said...

Great card. :-)
April

Caroline said...

Love the colors and the simplicity! Amazing work!

Dixie Cochran said...

That die is fun, and you created the perfect card for it!

graywhiskers said...

I love the die cut and the little heart is so cute!!

Gina said...

Love the adorable little die cut!

Kathy S said...

Great C&S card - just perfect for OWH. Die is sweet too. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Ann said...

I love your patriotic love card. That love die is fabulous and the ittle heart accent is the perfect added touch.

Dana Joy said...

Fantastic patroic card. Love it's!

Lynn said...

This is a great Patriotic card. I think I might have to CASE this one for my next box! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

WhoMom said...

Lovely simple, patriotic card. The bold sentiment stands out cleanly.

heather said...

Lovely card, the inlaid heart with glossy accents is the perfect touch

Debbie Caldwell said...

I love the LOVE with the heart...centered on the white it is the perfect focal point.

Diana said...

Super card. Love those stripes!

Marybeth said...

Hi Cindy . I LOVE your beautiful red white and blue card! :)

Sue D said...

Very cute CAS design.

Ronda S said...

I love the stripes! And such a CAS card.....with that special little pop with the shiny heart.

Sarah said...

Great paper---those stripes are awesome and I love that little heart!

Lisa :) said...

Very sweet card!!!