Friday, September 30, 2011

Operation Write Home- World Cardmaking Day


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I am delighted to participate in the Operation Write Home  World Cardmaking  Day Blog Hop.  The mission of this organization is to support out troops armed forces by s ending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.
I have participated with another group Cards for Soldiers that also does the same thing.  This is a great way to share the love with the men and women serving our country.  Plus it is a lot of fun to make different cards and a great way to keep your scrap pile from taking over your craft space.
One reason this is near and dear to my heart is I was a military wife for 7 years.  I know how much the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces and their families give up serving their country.  It is a big sacrifice and we need to be thankful for all they do.

This is my card for today.  It is 5 x 7 card.  I cut the gate and gate shadow at 6 inches from the Cricut cart Ornamental Iron.  I then cut a 3 inch circle from George with a 1 1/2 inch circle  in the center.  To form the wreath and garland I punched 6 different green scraps with the Martha Stewart Branch Punch.   Using different colors makes it look more realistic and dimensional.  I then began gluing the branches around the circle to form the wreath and along the top of the gate to form the garland.  I added ribbon and 2 Pointsettia Primas.  I used a scrap of the same gold paper I used for the gate for my stamp background and added two tiny red glittered brads.  You can also add bling to the wreaths if you want.
Detail pic of wreath and garland.  
I am also entering this in the Cricut Circle Blog Weekly World Cardmaking Day challenge and My Pink Stamper Christmas Card challenge. 
I hope you enjoyed my card.  Would love to have you come by again and check out my blog some more.  I am looking forward to seeing everyones great cards.
Happy Craftin

29 comments:

  1. Love your card, colours are great and the door looks so inviting

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  2. Pretty, I love the old world style! Very vintage.

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  3. Love the wreath. Thank you for sharing :)

    Manda :)
    ajsarts at gmail dot com
    www.ajsartsanddesigns.com
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  4. Love the colors and your wreath!

    Lauren, Paper Love
    readysetlove@me.com
    www.readysetlove.me

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  5. Such nice texture in the wreath and a nice combination of colors and papers too. Thanks for supporting OHW!

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  6. Beautifully elegant! You are so right about mixing the colors in the wreath giving it dimension. I love the gold.

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  7. Beautiful card Suzanne. I love the paper, gives it a vintage feel. I love the wreath and garland.

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  8. I love the gold! That garland adds so much to the card!

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  9. Love the wreath that you created!
    Thanks for supporting OWH and all our Heroes
    R/

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  10. Your card is stunning. I really like the wreaths made with the MS punch. I agree, the different papers really make them come alive.

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  11. That branch punch gives great results!

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  12. Beautiful colors, nice textures! Pretty card; TFS!

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  13. This has to gorgous! Love the use of gold and that wreath is a neat idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. This is so pretty and I love the gold! Wonderful card for a wonderful cause. Thanks for your service and that of your family!

    Jen Timko

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  15. Very pretty - love the wreath, :)

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  16. That's beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with OWH!

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  17. That is an absolutely stunning card!

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  18. Beautiful card my friend!! I love the gate with the wreaths on it! Love, love the colors as well, a job well done!

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  19. This is so pretty, I really like the shimmer on the wreath!! Thanks for joining Robyn's My Pink Stamper Christmas Card Challenge!

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  20. Ornamental iron...hmm...I will have to look for that one! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. As a military wife, let me say thank you for sending your hard work to those who could use a pick me up. :)

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  22. Wow, all those tiny branches! Bless your heart! Made such a beautiful wreath :)

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  23. WOW!!! what a beautiful Christmas card and who wouldn't love to receive it at Christmas!! Great job:) TFS
    Hugs

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