Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Operation Write Home Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Skip!!

Hello Friends!!
I am happy to announce that I am participating in my first
If you happened upon my post first, then 
You will want to start at the link below

The Operation Write Home Organization is always a Season ahead, to allow for shipping time.
So I decided to do a few Christmas Cards.

The cards also need to meet the OWH guidelines.
The basics are:
No glitter (safety issue)
No Very Lumpy embellishments
Needs to be A2 size
They need to be easily mail-able with standard postage
(just visit the guidelines page)

Here are my cards below.
A Very Merry Christmas
I used Gecko Galz Christmas Images that will be out on October 1st, so you are getting a sneak preview!
I also used my Perfect Layers Ruler to create all my yummy layers!!  You will notice that I used the 1/8 ruler for three sides of my light blue cardstock layer, then used the 3/8 ruler for the left side, that is what I tied my cream ribbon around :0).
The buttons, red polka dot and sheer two tone stripe ribbon are from 
Really Reasonable Ribbon.
You will notice that there is not any glitter :0)  I have kept my embellishments to flat!  My card still has that "Lot of work" look, because of all the fabby layers!
Merry Christmas Card
This time I used another Gecko Galz image, and newsprint candies, red twine, red polka dot ribbon and Juliet Lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This one I used some Tombow pop dots (a lot so everything stays together).  
I used Designer Dries Clear glue from Art Glitter as well as the Red Sticky tape (but no glitter) to hold all my embellishments on!  That glue and tape are the best!  Again, lots of lovely layers thanks to my
Perfect Layers Ruler!!
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Joyous Christmas
I used one digital paper (soft blue stripe) and one more Gecko Galz image for my focal piece.  The base of my cards are all made with Stampin Up card stock. 
The buttons, red twine, Juliet lace and cream seam binding are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I am so excited to be taking part in this skip, and am happy to be creating cards for such a wonderful cause!  
So if you would like to create some cards for Operation Write Home, please check out the guidelines.  
They have some wonderful sketches to help get you going!
 OWH Sketches



Next you need to skip on over to 
Roxie's Blog
and see her wonderful cards!
Thank you for visiting today!!
Hugs
Heather

56 comments:

  1. Such lovely soft vintage layers - these are so pretty Heather! Thanks for joining the OWH hop!

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  2. Love all the vintagey wonderfulness.

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  3. What GORGEOUS images! I must check them out! Beautiful cards, Heather! Thanks for the inspiration - it's been fun skipping with you today!

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  4. Gorgeous cards Heather, your talent shines through! Such fun to hop with you today! ~Diane

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  5. How very vintage. I love them all especially the air mail one.

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  6. Love your cards! The little girl is so adorable! I also like the way you used LACE in your cards. I'm a fan of vintage and lace.

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  7. What a perfectly spooky stop :) I love Halloween and I love your retro cards! Thanks so much for skipping along with us and for your support of OWH! What an inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Oh my what beautiful cards. The layers do make the card!! Great job on all of them. Thank you for supporting OWH and sharing your talent

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  9. Wonderful, gorgeous cards. I particularly love the tip to make the left hand mat border larger than the right hand, so that the ribbon/twine doesn't get mushed in the mat layers. I would never have thought to be asymmetrical. So clever! TFS!

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful cards that will be treasured-- lovely work!

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  11. Love the vintage look of the images that you used on your cards. Very nice!

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  12. All 3 cards are stunning! Wonderful vintage imagery and of course I love all the layering!

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  13. Love your vintage style! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Wow! Those vintage images are just gorgeous! They look great all layered up! Thanks so much for participating in our hop today and for all your support of OWH!

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  15. Vintage Beautiful. Like the small ribbon on the first card with the button.

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  16. Oh Heather, these are just gorgeous. Each image was beautiful but you've accented them so well with your choice of ribbons and papers. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  17. Love all of your cards! Great image choices! Love all the layering!
    BOLB Hugs!

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  18. Your cards remind me of some vintage ones from long ago, very nice. I love all the little details you add from the buttons to the twine. :)

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  19. The vintage prints on these are super. You did a wonderful job on all of them.

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  20. Heather, I love your vintage cards! This is a look I can never achieve. Your cards are perfection!

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  21. Such pretty vintage images in all of these and the layers frame them beautifully! Thanks for supporting OWH and joining in today's skip.

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  22. I love the vintage images, so soft and lovely. I layers are just wonderful with these images. Beautiful cards!

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  23. Vintage is always perfect for Christmas. What wonderful images!!! The layering only adds to the great choices you made.

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  24. Wonderful layering and awesome vintage images. Every card is prettier than the next.

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  25. Very vintage, love them. Happy to be in the lineup of talent with you!

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  26. Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing

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  27. They are tooooo good to give away - yup, we all say that !

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  28. Very pretty. Love the vintage style and images.

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  29. Beautiful vintage images and love all the layers.

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  30. Stunning! Love the layers & the images :)

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  31. Love the sweet vintage images and all the layers, buttons and ribbons.
    isoscia@aol.com

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  32. Such gorgeous colors! Love your cards!

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  33. Those are just beautiful.

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  34. Gorgeous, Heather! Love them all!

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  35. Love the vintage look! The first card just 'jumped' out at me when I first came to your page--it is outstamding!!! They all are!

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  36. Wow I just love all your cards. The little girl is so cute. Love the vintage style reminds me of days gone by. Your love shows in each of these cards Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Love the vintage/shabby/chic cards! I'm sure these will be hits with our Heroes and their families. Thank you for supporting OWH. And you're right the layers make the cards look even more fantastic!
    R/

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  39. wonderful! Love the image. thanks.

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  40. Love it!!!!!!!! Very classic cards :)

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  41. Amazing cards!! Love the layout and all the ideas!! You are very talented!

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  42. Theses cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. I love the vintage feel of these!

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  44. Love the vintage look! The layers are just right - they enhance without overwhelming. Love the extra touches, too - the lace cord and buttons.

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  45. Like how all the solid layers add to the design ~Pretty!

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  46. Absolutely beautiful cards. Someone will be thrilled to have these. TFS!

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  47. Great cards I love the vintage images.

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  48. I adore the vintage look you've done here. Your layers compliment the stamped images and just are to die for.
    Thank you for sharing where you got the stamps. I need some of them!
    Lyn

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  49. Very Beautiful cards. I love the vintage look. Thank you for sharing.

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  50. Love the vintage images and the paper you used on the cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. I like the layers and the vintage images.

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  52. beautiful cards! love the vintage style and your papers are so perfect to compliment each other

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  53. I love how you used ribbons on your cards. Beautiful cards!

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  54. I LOVE how you used the buttons and ribbon on the first card - great dimension and texture!

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  55. Yay, no glitter! The heroes will thank you. From Laura Pervier

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  56. great share love your cards doing the blog skip~ thanks for supporting the armed forced, my husband and son are deployed to Afghanistan and Daughter in AF to Korea, WHEN THEY GET MAIL THEY ALL LIGHT UP, just knowing they are not forgotten and appreciated. SO THANK YOU ~ Hugs Larelle-Susanne

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Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather