Saturday, February 12, 2011

Operation Write Home Blog Skip!




Happy Saturday Bleeps! (blog peeps)

Welcome to the Blog Skip for Operation Write Home, click here to start at the beginning. If you have come from Marianne's blog, then you are in the right place! Didn't her card turn out beautiful? She has a great blog!
easel card closed

The fun of this skip it to see how everyone used the same kit in different ways! Everyone got the same package in the mail with all the goodies to play with for this blog skip!! Two stamped images and three patterned papers, how fun!
side view of easel card

 I watercolored the images with SU! inks and an aqua painter. I found a video the other day which took the NEW Cupcake Punch from SU! and  used it to make some clouds, I totally think that is the cutest! So I made some for the yellow flowered card. I also added dots to the image with a SU! white gel pen and made it an easel card too! You know I love easel cards, LOL!!!

close up of clouds made with SU! cupcake punch!

The other card I used  the SU! Framed Oval Die and cut it out twice....I used last years DSP and ran the scalloped frame part through my crimping tool, then kinda pleated it around the oval. I then took some ribbon and pleated it around the DSP as well. The sentiment is from last years Sale-a-bration stamp set and the crazy shape was achieved by punching it out twice with the curly label punch!On both cards I punched out different sizes of flowers with the green patterned paper they gave us to use and nested them together.
Well, I hope you have a great time checking out all the lovely inspiration from the skip!

 Now, your next stop on the skip will be the very creative Paula. She is also a sweet friend whom I've gotten to know through my SU! stamp club....so go check out her beautiful card and leave her some love!!! Her blog is always full of inspiration to motive you!
Don't forget that OWH will be having a Bunny Blog Hop on March 5th...you can sign up and see all the info by clicking here:
Operation Write Home Bunny Blog Hop
Thanks for stopping by and have a awesome weekend! ;)


Here's a list of all the names just incase you get lost!:

Stars and Stamps
Barb
Yolanda
Cindy
Sandy
Karen
Marianne
Holley (you're here silly, LOL!!!)
Paula
Seongsook
Cora


Card Recipe for both cards:
  1. OWH Card Kit (two stamped images and three patterned papers)
  2. Cardstocks: Orchid Opulence and Daffodil Delight
  3. Punches: Curly Label, Boho Blossoms, Scallop Trim Border and 5 petal Flower
  4. SU! Inks: More Mustard,Chocolate Chip,Old Olive,Bashful Blue,Real Red,Rich Razzleberry,Blushing Bride,Daffodil Delight,BB and Cajun Craze
  5. Old Olive Satin Ribbon
  6. Square Lattice EF
  7. White Brads
  8. SU! Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags and Picnic Parade for sentiments
  9. Shades of Spring DSP

44 comments:

Laura Love said...

What an awesome blog you have! I am now following you from Stampin Connection. If you haven't all ready, please follow me at www.lovesrubberstamps.com Thanks! Laura

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

wonderful cards - love all the great ribbon treatment.

Barb Housner

Shirley G said...

nice cards, very sweet

Kajikit said...

Wow! What very ornate cards you created with the images... I love the pleated frame and ribbon. Your cards have a very vintage feel to them...

Cyn said...

your cards are absolutly gorgeous!!! I loved looking at your wonderful blog! I must become a follower!!

Kimberley Martini Young said...

Your cards are adorable. Love the pleated ribbon effect.

Yolanda said...

Wowsie, wow, wow! You made some gorgeousness alright. We need a tutorial on your clever scallop crimping idea.

Cora said...

You have made some awesome cards! I think I might have to come back and have a second look.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

ooooo, your ribbon work is lovely, and adds such luxuriousness to your beautiful work!

Paula said...

Holley these are both fantastic! What a nice surprise when that first card opens to reveal those pretty details and I think I need a tutorial on just how you managed to crimp and pleat those borders so beautifully.

I think I need to move closer to you, my Stampin Up demo, so I can attend some workshops you do!!

Caryl P said...

I love both cards, but the oval ribbon frame you created is just amazing! I'm going to check around the blog for a bit more inspiration now. Thanks for sharing!

StampTramps said...

I don't know if I can come up with anything more than WOW - everything about this card is WOW - I'll also be back to check out the rest of your blog

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my they are both just gorgeous, neat designs on both, cute idea with the punch for the sentiment on the first and I so love the pleating in the second, pretty flowers all around!!

Robin said...

Holley both cards are just awesome! I think you have more talent in your little finger than I do in my entire body!!

thanks for sharing

Operation Write Home said...

Wowsers! Holley I was so looking forward to seeing what you made - these are so darling! Love the way you got the bunny to pop on the card with the oval...the format on the left card is so sweet....all your embellishing is just YUMMY!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful cards Holley! I think we'd all like to come over to play at your house! :) Have a great weekend~

Nana Connie said...

Fabulous cards! Great use of the kits, and the details you gave on how you made the cards are terrific. Love the punched flowers and the bow! Your designs are simply wonderful!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Wow... I totally agree with what Paula said. So great to see your creations. Thanks for the inspiration.

pat said...

very, very, nice cards....love the clouds

Kathryn said...

That easel card is fabulous!

Debby said...

amazing job you did here!Love the colors so soft!

AllisonG said...

I just love the oval frames you did on the second card. They are absolutely beautiful! I had never seen an easel card either - very interesting. I might have to try that.

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, these are both so cute. TFS.

tammy fletcher said...

Am so impressed with your talent...wow...what cool cards. Wish I had a smidge of your talent. Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

Oh my word! These are both fabulous. I can't decide which I like better. Guess it is a tie, lol.

Melisa said...

Absolutely incredible!! So inspiring! You're talent is amazing!

Cindy's Card Co said...

I always love your cards. You always out do yourself. Jan is right, I want to come over and play with your toys too.

grandmalee said...

Totally gorgeous, Holley...as usual! I love how you used that cupcake punch...fun! I love all of the gathering on the second card! I just realized that I have this paper! Don't know if I can make it look as good as you did here, but it's giving me some inspiration to do some cards!

SaDeBuque said...

love everyones cards so far, but these are my favorites! such pretty details! and i absolutely love the distressing ink around the edge of the bunny image! and the hello clouds are just too cute! very well done!!

Abi said...

Wow Holley, I adore your creations with this kit, I think I might have to pop & see the others too. Hope you're ok, hugs xx

Ann said...

Wow! Your cards are amazing. Can't even pick out one thing I love about them, because I love it all!!

Marianne said...

Holley,
All I can say is wow. I have such a long ways to go to have wonderful cards like these.

Disp6194 said...

Holley these cards are fabulous!! I love all that pleating and using a crimper very creative!

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Holley,
It's great to see your fabulous cards and I'm so happy that Jan reminded me about the Blog Skip today!!

I also love your new word 'Bleeps', which fits perfectly and make me smile!!

You all did a great job and it's been fun to see how everyone started with the same goodies and came up with such fun and unique cards!

I also LOVE the blog skip..perfect size for me and makes it so that I can play along!

Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa

Kath said...

Cutest cards ever. LOVE the ribbons!

Brennen said...

WOW! Both cards are magnificent! I especially like the easel card- the way the image pokes up over the base and the way the clouds seem to really float. TFS

Julie said...

Beautiful cards, Holley! Those clouds are darling, and using the cupcake punch for them is so clever. I'm gonna CASE that!

Karen Y said...

Beautiful cards. I am a new follower.
Thank you,
Karen
countrygirl_md at yahoo dot com
karenscreativeramblings.blogspot.com

Nancy Keller said...

Ahh those are so cute! I love that pink flower the best, and the ribbon treatment around the oval, that must have taken forever!!!

Samantha said...

Oh My Goodness Holley!! These are amazing! You cards are always a work of art! I really really like your ribbon work on the second card!

Cut n Paste said...

Both of your cards are so pretty! I love the pleated ribbon around the oval...I need to try that! Thanks for sharing!

pennyd said...

Absolutely beautiful! I really love the gathering in your second card.

Sherry Hickey said...

Holley, your cards are beautiful!!! I'm gonna order that aqua pen from you and thanks for showing what can be done with the boho blossoms punch! The crimped ribbon blows me away.

Teresa Jenkins said...

These are Fabulous! Great coloring and distressing.