Friday, May 24, 2013

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop

Welcome OWH Blog Hoppers!  
(To keep hopping, click the link above or here.)

For today's card, I just had to use some of the new Stampin' Up! products that will be coming out in the new  2013 - 2014 Annual Catalog.  
Do you have your copy yet?  See my previous post about how you can receive one for FREE as well as receive an exclusive video tutorial.

For the OWH Blog Hop, I chose sketch #87.  I'm all about cards that are quick and can be easily recreated.  And, as you'll see by how many different versions I came up with, this sketch fit the bill!


This 'Best Friend' card was the card I started out making.
Stamps:  Label Love Set (new)   Ink: Melon Mambo  Paper: Gingham Garden Designer Paper (new)  Accessories: Artisan Label punch (new), Polka Dot Embossing Folder


I've even created a video tutorial for this card.
(Can you tell I really like it?)

Then I changed the paper and the sentiment to create this birthday card:
Stamps:  Label Love Set (new)   Ink: Pumpkin Pie  Paper: Quatrefancy Designer Paper (new)  Accessories: Artisan Label punch (new), Polka Dot Embossing Folder


Then I decided to create a "stepped up" version.  Just by adding another layer of card stock, it really makes the colors pop!  What do you think?

Stamps:  Label Love Set (new)   Ink: Island Indigo  Paper: Gingham Garden Designer Paper (new)  Accessories: Artisan Label punch (new), Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Gingham Garden Washi Tape (new; inside the card)


Washi Tape inside the card




And, finally, this little cutie!
Stamps:  Label Love Set (new)   Ink: Melon Mambo  Paper: Gingham Garden Designer Paper (new)  Accessories: Artisan Label punch (new), Polka Dot Embossing Folder




See what I mean?  Once you get started, you can't just make one!  
Which one is your favorite?

I hope you enjoyed this bit of inspiration today and have a happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Be sure to scroll down and read the previous post for how you can receive a FREE catalog and exclusive video tutorial!

Happy Stamping!

100 comments:

  1. So many different looks! Beautiful cards. (leslie #113)

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  2. This card would be perfect to use up scraps of patterned paper! Great job! (Beth F. #114)

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  3. Hi Christi! Love all the different looks. I think I like the "stepped up" versions the best. Can't wait to make some cards with the new products too.

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  4. Your card has made me realize that I love sketches that let you use 3 DPs. These are all so cute.

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  5. They are all lovely but my favorite one is middle one as I'm partial to blues. The "stepped up" cards are really pretty! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
    :) Marie (OWH #119)

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  6. Really great take on this sketch! Love that detail of the washi on the inside of the card!

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  7. Hi Christi!!
    Really beautiful! Love this sketch and the embossing details!!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  8. Thanks for sharing the sketch and card together. It is beautiful and very versatile. Gonna CAS this one. Might actually have to try some washi tape.

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  9. I was loving them as I went down the post and then bam - loved them even more with layers!
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  10. Love what you did with this sketch. And embossing the background layer just made the cards.
    April

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  11. Wow, you rocked this sketch! I remember when I first saw it and thought, hmmm what can I do with this? Great inspiration Christi!

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  12. Adorable cards! Love the bright colors!

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  13. These are cute. I like the papers you chose.

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  14. Just perfect! Love the bright colors against the white. Well done.

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  15. Love the embossed white card and the papers you used on it.
    Thanks for the turtorial too, it was great.

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  16. Love love love these cards! Such a great way to use up bits and pieces of papers. Thanks for the inspiration and the tutorial!

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  17. This is a good sketch for using paper scraps. I really like all of your cards. The layering and embossing really do take it up a notch. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. Wonderful group of cards! The washi tape accent on the inside of the card is a terrific idea. Maybe I can manage to put the ones I'm managing to collect to some use with this idea. Love getting a 'sneak peek' on the fun new things SU has in store too. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  19. Cute cards! I agree with Paula about the washi tape idea for the inside of a card. TFS!

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  20. Great cards. I like your CAS approach with the use of the sketch from OWH. I think my favorite is the one with the honeycone embossed background that includes a finished inside. Thank you for including a video, I'll return later and take a look. TFS! ~ Marilyn

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    1. Thought I would let you know that I came back and viewed your video. Thank you once again for sharing your talent with us. ~ Marilyn

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  21. Wonderful cards! Love all the uses of patterned paper!

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  22. Can't pick just one!!! Very nice! Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  23. very nice CAS cards! the papers are so cheery

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  24. I love your layout and all the bright and cheery pattern papers you used on your cards.

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  25. Fantastic CAS cards, what a great way to use up your scraps!

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  26. I like all the versions of this design!

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  27. They all came good! Nice work:)

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  28. I like the inclusion of the patterned paper on the inside tying it all together.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  29. sweet scrappy cards! I save all my little pieces and this is a perfect layout to use them

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  30. Pretty Cards!
    I like the stepped up versions.
    Pretty colors and patterns.
    I like all the white space.

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  31. They all look good. I'm amazed how much changing the papers can make a difference in the look. TFS

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  32. Love your choices of patterned papers & loved the embossed backgrounds! Nice!

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  33. Oh, my! I had forgotten how terrific this sketch could be. (Probably because my attempt never looked this good!) But, I am now inspired to try this one again! They all look so fresh. Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  34. Awesome collection of cards! You choice of DP is perfect for the sketch you chose!

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  35. Fabulous choice of DSP for the cards. Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  36. sweet design !!! very cute and helps you get rid off all your scrap from your stash... great thanks!

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  37. I really like these and all the detail you added.

    reflections:0)

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  38. Pretty cards! The 'just for you' is in one of my favorite colors, though, so it wins! ;-D

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  39. Great cards...love the mix of papers and the sentimenst! TFS!!!

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  40. Love your cards, Christi, I think I like the blue one best, all the papers are beautiful! TFS and have a great weekend. #133

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  41. I have to admit that the stepped up cards add so much to the final card. The texture in the embossed background is great too.


    Cheri - John 3:16
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  42. I love the papers & colors you chose for each one - they really complement one another so well, and the embossing adds just the right amount of texture without taking over the design. I too love finding sketches that come together easily and this one will be a great go-to for my scraps. Thank you for sharing these wonderful cards and for your support of our heroes and OWH.

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  43. Such a versatile sketch and stamp set, thank for sharing the various versions you've made with it; each one is perfect !

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  44. I am NOT gonna answer that! Nope! They are all great! I love the touch of inside decorated as well!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  45. Great set of cards, so easy to mass produce and very scrap friendly!

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  46. A great group of cards based on a fun sketch. You really rocked the combination of patterned papers. They are all so cheery and will certainly makes someone's day. Nice job.

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  47. Great cards :) Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda
    http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  48. What a collection of cards you've created! Wonderful design and fabulous cards!!!

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  49. Beautiful! What a great way to use up some of the scraps. Great embossing too. TFS

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  50. those are so cute...I love the new stamps. The colors are so bright and vibrant. thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

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  51. These are so darn cute! I like your embossed background and the cute papers with the cute says!

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  52. Love everyone one of these...beautiful papers and stamps! The washi inside the card is a nice touch too. Thanks so much for sharing these.

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  53. Great color combinations!
    Good job on each of your cards!

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  54. So nice seeing how a sketch can give many different looks. All are so pretty!

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  55. great cards-love all the scraps used

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  56. Love your cards, all are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. I'm going to have to CASE your cards. What a great way to use scraps.

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  58. your embossing is great! totally elevates the sketch!

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  59. I can see how this sketch could be addictive. I love the patterned papers you chose. Lovely cards, and my favorite is the "Just for You" card. Well done!

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  60. Amazing cards-- love your take on this sketch--so awesome. And I must say I have yet to meet an SU! punch I didn't need...and I see I am gonna need to start saving up my pennies for this artisan punch!

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  61. Love the bright paper combinations on the white embossed backgrounds.

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  62. Excellent job on all the cards--I can't wait for those new stamps from SU! I am a fan of that company! Thanks for participating in the OWH blog hop!

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  63. Love all of your cards! Love the Gingham Garden papers!

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  64. beautiful card! Simple yet perfect!

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  65. #3 is my fave...I like the colored base. great way to use scraps.

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  66. Your cards are darling! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. The stepped up version definitely pops. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Wow I love how you used this sketch. Your cards are simple but so pretty!

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  69. Super Sketch! I love how you embossed the card base! Thanks for showing how easy it is to use this sketch to create a variety of gorgeous cards! :)

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  70. The "stepped up" baby card is my favorite. Love those cheerful colors. Amazing what adding that extra layer does. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

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  71. Wonderful! When I grow up I want to sketch challenge like you, lol. Seriously though, those are great cards and I love the colors! :)

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  72. Very Pretty. I love the label. Very unique shape. The patterned paper is awesome along with the color combinations. I love the sentiments, the layering and that you did the inside of the card too. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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  73. These are all GREAT! I like them all but I think the extra layers really makes them POP! Thanks for the idea of using the washi tape on the inside! Very nice!

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  74. So many looks! This is a great way to use up some of those scraps I am forever keeping.

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  75. I believe the stepped up card is my fave because the colors really do pop! I learned in retail management that u want ur wall displays to "pop"! I now use a LOT of that past knowledge in making my cards. All three are precious! Thank u for the video tutorial! And thank u for joining the OWH blog hop!

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  76. Wonderful cards, it's amazing how one sketch and different dps can be so versatile! TFS!

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  77. Great cards. I love how you changed things up a bit. Really pretty. Thanks for joining in.

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  78. Pretty card! LOVE how you made different occasions!

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  79. my fav is the blue one (i'm very partial to BLUE!) and love the washi tape inside. love to add details inside of my cards!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  80. I really like all of them! The bright colors are awesome!

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  81. My favorite is the one with the indigo. I love how you layered the washi tape on the inside! So dang cute! I think i will enjoy CASEing you when I get all my new SU! stuff in!!

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  82. Simplistic elegance, each and everyone, just perfect.
    It might be after the weekend here in the UK, but I just wanted to support such a good cause.
    "Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand united we fall"

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  83. Love them all! Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  84. It's hard to pick a favorite but I think I'll go with the first one. I love the new gingham papers.

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  85. Can't choose a favorite. They are all beautiful and I love that you decorated the inside to match. So pretty!

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  86. Love how you used the new products on your wonderful cards! The stripe of washi tape on the inside is brilliant!

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  87. Love your cards Christi! Can't wait to order from the new catalog!

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  88. Wonderful cards. For some reason the one on the Navy paper appeals to me more. I think I need a dot embosser now!
    Thank you for sharing your artwork.
    Lyn

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