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World Card Making Day – Operation Write Home BlogHop

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog today for World Card Making Day. I’m participating in Operation Write Home’s annual bloghop. Love OWH – such a great organization. When I’m making cards for myself I always try to make a second (or third or fourth) one to add to the box I’m sending off soon. The cards go to soldiers so that they can send a little homemade love back home.

The theme for this year’s BlogHop is “Thanks”, so I knew immediately that I’d use my “Another Thank You” photopolymer stamp set. It’s one of my current favorites! I had originally planned to use the large “Thank You” stamp from the set, but once I looked through the OWH templates, my heart was set on using Sketch #89 so I changed to one of the smaller stamps in the set. Of course, I had to modify the sketch some to make it “mine”.

Here’s the sketch:

And here’s what I came up with:

Thank You Card - Stampin' Up!

When I saw the stripes in the sketch, I knew I’d be using the Stylish Stripes Embossing folder to create the striped look. Using the Early Espresso Core’dinations paper and some light sanding gives it even more texture. I embossed the greeting for an added pop of shine.

I used the darker colors to give the card a more masculine feel, but couldn’t resist adding in the little heart.

Thanks again for visiting my site. Head off to enjoy more of the bloghop, but come back again soon!

Stamps: Another Thank You
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler Cardstocks, Early Espresso Core’dinations Cardstock
Accessories: Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Sizzix Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Owl Builder Punch (heart), Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Heat Gun Tool, Stampin’ Sanding Blocks

Placing an online order? Use hostess code VS6KUZWY for October’s orders to receive a special “thank you” gift from me.

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