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Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop


Hi there and happy Saturday everyone!

Today I am sharing a card that I created for the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop.  

The theme is to create a Thank You card using one of the many, many sketches from OWH.  You can find all of the sketches HERE.

I picked Sketch 133 to work with and stuck pretty much to it, I changed the horizontal panel to a flag instead of the rectangle, but that was about it.


Isn't this little cup cute?  I used a new (to me) product called Wink of Stella by Zig to add a little sparkle to the steam.  I love this because it gave the card a little zip without the worry of glitter rubbing off.  Just perfect I say!

There are lots of blogs to see along the way, so I am just going to share the card recipe below.  If you have any questions, be sure to leave me a comment (with a way to get back to you).  Happy hopping!

Recipe:
Stamps:  Cyber Cafe-Paper Smooches
Paper:  Neenah Solor White, Melon from ??, Floral-October Afternoon, Dot from ??
Ink:  Tuxedo Black-Memento
Extras:  Tombow Dual Brush Pens (N75 & 991), Buttons, Twine
Adhesives:  Tombow Mono Adhesive Dots, Tombow Foam Tabs


I am not going to keep you as there are a lot of great stops on this hop and you can find a complete list by clicking on the banner below.


Thank you to all of our service men and women who protect us everyday.  My world is a better place because of you. 







109 Comments    Click Here To Comment:

madamewong said...

A card featuring coffee AND buttons? 2 of my favorite things in the world...

Kigz said...

Love the color combo, Melissa! I just used this stamp set at a workshop! It was really cute and I like seeing it again so soon. That glitter pen is a new one on my wish list...thanks for sharing! :)

Robin Clendenning said...

Cute as always Melissa!!
This was fun, thanks for letting me know about it!!
Love your card!!

Cheri said...

Fabulous card, Melissa!! I love those buttons and the patterned paper you chose. (See you soon!)

sherry varga said...

I love your sentiment and the buttons are a nice accent to your beautiful paper.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Melissa, this is really really REALLY fantastic! I love all the layers and little details you put in your card! A smile-maker, for sure!
Blessings,
Antoinette

Joan said...

What a happy card! I love the color combination you chose, and who doesn't like a cup of coffee (or tea) when morning blog hopping! Thanks for sharing this "perky" card.

Renee said...

Very cute! Love that coffee cup and your colors!

Brittany Snoke said...

Oh so cute! Love the colors!

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is pretty. I like how bright and cheerful it is.

Sybrina K said...

What a cute card! Going to have to check out that new Zig product. TFS!

Diana said...

Love anything with coffee cups - and this is adorable!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love your card Melissa, it has texture and pattern and the pop of orange color, oh ya!

Marsha said...

Pretty card. Love the colors. Always like paper piecing.

Jen R said...

Reminds me of the 50's and happy times!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

love how you cut the cup & banner from the same fun orange paper! quickly becoming my go-to color for crafting

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I love the papers and all the piecing you did. It is a very cheery card.

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Melissa! I love the bright colors and that cute paper pieced coffee cup!
Tammy x

Barbara said...

What a warm and happy card! This card will definitely bring a smile to someone!

Cindy Sartain said...

love all the colors and textures on your card. Very cute.

Dana D. said...

I love everything about this card. The style and details and especially the colors.........wow.

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the cheerful colors and papers. Sweet sentiment and cup.

reflections:0) said...

Really sweet I like the steam and what you did to it.

reflections:0)

JPScraps said...

Very pretty card! love the embossing.

Andrea T said...

These colors are yummy and I love the prints. TFS

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Melissa, I love everything about your card!!! Great job!

Operation Write Home said...

Fabulous color combo, layering, and piecing - all of it! Beautiful!
Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is so pretty.

postalorphan said...

Oh this is such a fabulous card - love the colors, the little button accents, the paper-pieced tea cup, the Wink of Stella pen (gotta find one of those)... just perfect!

byAnnette said...

Pretty Card!
Like the embossing and patterned paper. Cute cup

cinfulcrafts.com said...

Your card is adorable! Love it! Love the color choices. TFS

Sarah said...

Awesome card-- love this stamp set! Cute, cute, cute!

Leslie Hanna said...

Gorgeous colors. I'm in love with melon lately. :)

garnett said...

What a happy card. The colors are great.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful papers and layers. Love the sentiment. TFS

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Melissa, love the colors and the paper piecing, and yes the new product on the steam! TFS and hope your weekend is a good one. #133

Jen said...

I love this! I adore teh paper pieced cup. SO CUTE. :)

cissymurphy.com said...

Lovely colors and the cup is adorable! Zig, you say? Another product added to my wish list. It has gotten really, really long today!

Lori in AZ said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors!

grandmax2 said...

Very nice and warming. Like the embossing too.

Donna Nuce said...

Love anything that says coffee! Such a darling bright cheery card! Thanks for supporting OWH.

stampursocksoff.com said...

Your card is sweet/heartfelt/cheery. Love the name of your blog! TFS.

Becca Whitham said...

I have been soooooo good. Your card immediately caught my eye and I wanted to pop in here very first thing this morning, but I've been working my way through like a good little OWH hopper. This card is my reward! Love, love, LOVE it. Hope you don't mind if I CASE it! Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop! I've become a follower because I really enjoy your style and look forward to lots more inspiration!!

Paula S. said...

I just love what you've done with that adorable Paper Smooches set. The papers are so perfect together and the paper piecing is sweet. Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Rufus said...

What an adorable card! The colors and papers just work so well together along with that sweet cup image! Thanks for supporting our Troops and OWH
R/

Jules said...

Such an adorable card,great colors.

Patricia Chalas said...

wao! I love the bright colors of your card and the embossing layer is just perfect!

Miriam Prantner said...

Very cute card! I love the color combination and the button/twine embellishments.

Stacy B said...

Such an adorable card. I love all of the Paper Smooches sets..but this one is a favorite of mine.

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Your card is like a breath of fresh air. Love the paper background and the embossed border panel. I really like how the cup of coffee has been paper pierced wtih the same polka dot paper as the flag. Nice addition of buttons with twine as well. I have not heard of Wink of Stella - will definitely check it out. If it's by Zip, I bet Michaels or Hobby Lobby carry it. Thank you for sharing your delightful card with us today! ~ Marilyn

JoAnn P said...

Love the background paper.

Patricia H. said...

This turned out really cute! The turquoise and orange are a refreshing change from all the red, white and blue in the OWH blog hop. :) (Don't get me wrong, I'm all for patriotism, but it's just really nice to see something different here.)

Studio Diva said...

Love the papers and the stamps and the buttons and ... Love this card!

Misty said...

Anything with coffee is first rate in my book!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

What a bright and cheerful card. I love the DSPs you used.

Hugs,
M.E.

ajsdigishoppe said...

I love the color combination :)

Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda
http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

April Story said...

Such a cute card. What a great idea to change the rectangle to a banner/flag. I am going to try that with other sketches.
April

Annie Wills said...

Love the bright colors and that embossed panel. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Barbara Greenberg said...

Love your coffee cup card and the colors are great too.
Great job.
meagain20002000@yahoo.com

Debbie Caldwell said...

What a cheerful adorable card. I love the background paper and the cup is so cute. Thank you for sharing your talent and supporting OWH

Camille Short said...

Wow! Fantastic card! The colors are exceptional- so much inspiration here! Thanks!

Kim OConnor said...

What a bright and cheerful card! Thanks for sharing:)

Ginny said...

The coffee cup is very cute! I also love that embossed layer!
Great job!

Sheila said...

Super cute! Love the paper piecing. Have an awesome weekend.

Barb said...

love this card-very unique

Susan Strawser said...

nice color combo and layout

Margaret said...

Beautiful card! The paper pieced cup is so pretty and I love the embossing!

Sus said...

Love the cup paper piecing and the glitter pen - must look into that.

paula said...

What a cute card! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Linda said...

Uber cute...Love it ALL! WTG!!!

Crafting Adventures said...

Really beautiful! Love the colors and the coffee theme!

MaryS said...

Love your paper - such a nice card - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Kelly said...

Very cute card love the colors and layers!!

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Very cute card and very cheerful.

Pam said...

Awesome card

Jessie said...

What a cute happy card! I love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing!

Carmen O. said...

Such a sweet card! I love cards with buttons and coffee/tea cups too. What a fabulous creation.

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Melissa! Love those colors! Thanks for sharing :)

Susan said...

adorable cup and sentiment! such a sweet card!

Colleen Schaan said...

LOVE this card.... the colors, the design... it's awesome!

Lynn said...

This is a great use of a sketch! I love how the banner and the cup match! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

Diane said...

awesome use of the sketch- and I love the colors and papers you used! Thanks for supporting our troops and OWH!

Sue D said...

Very pretty with these papers and the buttons.

Ann said...

Cute, cute card! The papers are awesome!

Dodge3670 said...

Yes - that little cup with the steam is cute! Love it. I like how that "wink" turned out and the way you did the buttons. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

Heather Grow said...

Love the colors. Your card is so cute! Love it.

Pat said...

Love what you did with this card. It's simple without being plain and I always love learning about new products.

sarahstone said...

Those colors are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! I love this card. I want those papers! Thanks for sharing!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Your card is so pretty. I love that you were able to add a lil zip without the glitter coming off. So wonderful. Thanks for joining in.

lesleysoriginalthings said...

I love the bright colors, a very pretty card.

Michele from MS said...

I love this bright and cheerful card. The embossing is so pretty and the buttons with twine make the perfect finishing touch.

Karenladd said...

What a sweet card and love that paper pieced coffee cup!

leslierahye strickland said...

super cute card! great pun!

BobbisTreasure said...

Love the color combination!!!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

love your card. The cup and the greeting are very "inviting" and warm. thanks for sharing and for your support of OWH.
:) Marie

silvia said...

Cute card!! LOVE the coffee cup!

Beth F. said...

So cute! Love the buttons on it!
Beth F. OWH #114

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love the colors you used and the cute little cup.

Julie said...

Yay for threaded buttons! I hate a nekkid button :) Adorable card!

lakeslady said...

Ther is a cup on that card and being British it has to contain TEA!!
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"

Marybeth said...

Melissa, your card is very sweet! I can almost smell the coffee! Love the yellow too!

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! So bright & cheerful!!! TFS!

heather said...

Hmmmm, I've not heard of that Wink product either and may need to look for it . Thanks for sharing =)

Angelica Chambers said...

A cup of thanks to you also! This card is heaven to all the coffee drinkers! My brother-in-law, Major Keeter, would also love this! TFS!

Paper Blessings said...

Great and cheerful card! That cup is adorable. :) And thanks for the heads up on the Zig. I haven't purchased pens or markers or anything in those lines in a while, time to check it out!

PoJo said...

Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

Kelley said...

Love your card! Love the paper and that you paper pieced the tea cup. I need to try that Wink of Stella.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Melissa, this is DARLING! Love that sweet little teacup, all the textures, and the vibrant colors!

Dotti's Hobbies said...

Melissa, you did a great job on your card! Coffee themes always seem so warm and inviting - kinda makes the genuineness of the Thank You really stand out. The textures and color combos are wonderful too! Thank you for being in the blog hop and for supporting OWH. ~Dotti H., OWH Board member

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