Saturday, October 1, 2011

Make It Monday #34 & Operation Write Home Blog Hop



It's World Cardmaking Day!! To celebrate, I decided to participate in a blog hop with one of my favorite charities, Operation Write Home. They collect and distribute handmade cards to soldiers overseas, who can then have them for free to send home to their families with whom they can't be with on holidays and for long periods of time! I so appreciate the sacrifice they make, and so I love the idea of making cards for them to use. Sending a handmade card home is not the same as being there, of course, but it's a little piece of special that maybe, in a tiny way, helps to ease the burden of absence.

The hop today was supposed to feature holiday cards, so here are two I made that were inspired by this week's Papertrey Make It Monday challenge...to include a thick chipboard accent on a card that was cut using their dies. I had recently received their new Damask Snowflakes dies and couldn't wait to use them, so this was the perfect opportunity.

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Supply list: 

Cardstock: Soft Stone, Vellum CS (PTI); Riding Hood Red (SU); 
Patterned Paper: from Wassail collection 6x6 paper pad (Basic Grey) 
Stamp Set(s): Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers, Friendship Jar, Holiday Photo Finishers (PTI) Ink/Colorants: Cherry Cobbler (SU); Tuxedo Black (Memento); Cocoa (CTMH); Fresh Snow, Vintage Cream {sponged on vellum snowman piece, on back} (PTI); Copic Markers - R59, YG97, 100; White gel pen (Signo) 
Embellishments: Coasters, for thick chipboard accent (PTI); Chocolate & Pure Poppy Baker's Twine (PTI) 
Tools: Damask Snowflakes, Holiday Photo Finishers dies (PTI)

31 comments:

  1. Just beautiful - seriously! I love Papertrey and have yet to get any of their dies, but now seeing that chipboard works I might have to go place an order. My husband thanks you. ;)

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  2. Beautiful cards! I love the snowman :) Thank you for sharing :)

    Manda :)
    ajsarts@gmail.com
    www.ajsartsanddesigns.com
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  3. Yay, another PTI fan! I love your snowman card. Thanks for supporting OWH :-)

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  4. I just LOVE those jars!!!

    Lauren, Paper Love
    www.readysetlove.me

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  5. I never would have thought of putting that cute snowman in a jar -- he's adorable. The twine is the perfect finishing touch to these.

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  6. lol...Elizabeth's comment is funny. --- Your cards a really beautiful. TFS.

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  7. Who would have thought that jars could so festive ? Brilliant cards !

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  8. Love that jar! Your cards are adorable. I love the snowman in the jar.

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  9. This is cute, cute, cute! Thanks for reminding me that I have this set and some of the other holiday jar sets :)

    Your attention to detail is fabulous, thanks for your wonderful inspiration!

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  10. Both these cards are fantastic. I love the die cut snowflakes and all the little details. Beautiful!

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  11. Amazing details that work so well together

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  12. Super cute jars!!! I love them and I can't decide which one I like better... So... How about both!!! :) love the colors and the twine too.

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  13. Really lovely card...I'd love to have a snowman in a jar!!

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  14. Beautiful cards. Nice snowman and snowflakes.

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  15. Love them both! Pretty papers too.
    Thanks for supporting OWH.
    R/

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  16. Very nice- love the jar- with the snowman in it. Cute idea!

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  17. Both cards are gorgeous. Love the use of the canning jar. :)

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  18. Two gorgeous cards - using the snowflake behind the jars is a great idea.

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  19. OMGosh! First is so cute and second, so pretty-TFS!

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  20. So cute! I love the snowman in the jar and the snowflakes

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  21. Beautiful cards! Love the twine and the dp!

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  22. Moxie fabulous! I cannot pick a fav! TFS!!

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  23. Oh, I love the idea of the jar to capture the feeling of snow and snowflakes. Very cute!
    Thanks for sharing with OWH!

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  24. Beautiful work! I love the style of the sentiments and the way the band extends from either side of them. I think you've just convinced me to start a Papertrey wish list :) Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home.

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  25. Very pretty! Love the snowflake ornaments hanging in the jar!

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  26. I absolutely love how you backed the Friendship Jar with the snowflake die cut. Your cards are gorgeous.

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  27. Wow, your cards are so beautiful!

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  28. Snowman in a jar, what a great card (cards). I love the jar idea!

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