Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be a part of this year's Operation Write Home (OWH) blog hop! This is my second year to participate. If you aren't familiar with OWH, let me fill you in. It's an awesome organization that sends handmade cards to soldiers stationed overseas so they can write home to loved ones. For more information about OWH, check out their website or blog.
*If you are reading this post through a feed reader, facebook, or by stumbling across it, the blog hop actually starts here.
I am a huge supporter of our troops because I understand the sacrifice they are making. My father was in the army when I was younger. In fact, I was born in Germany. Mom was blessed to be with him while he was stationed there. Other times, though, we were forced to be apart. Us back home and him overseas. I have two sisters, and we are all close in age, so I can't imagine how hard it was for Mom to go to the grocery store with a toddler and two babies.
So, thank you to all the troops (and their loved ones) who sacrifice time with family to guarantee my freedom. And, many prayers to those who have lost loved ones.
Now onto the card!
The theme was "Missing You" with red, white, and blue.
- Stamp a background onto red cardstock. I love the look of tone-on-tone stamping for a subtle background. It really makes the card look great without distracting from the other elements. Papertrey Ink is great for that because they have inks to match their cardstock.
- Cut patterned paper into strips of varying sizes. Adhere going along the side and the bottom.
- Cut a large star using the Silhouette (you can certainly use other die cut machines or punches). Adhere with pop dots.
- Punch two smaller stars.
- Add the sentiment.
If you are making a card for OWH, click here to read some tips.
Now onto the giveaway!!!
I absolutely love stamping because it is economical, easy, and always in style. You can use stamps over and over in many different ways. Ippity stamps are some of my favorites. They are a sister company to Unity Stamp Co. and are high-quality red-rubber cling stamps with many cute sentiments and images. I happen to be a representative for Ippity stamps, so if you are interested in purchasing, please visit my blog for more information. If you are unfamiliar with how cling stamps work, click here for my YouTube video explaining it.
The Regal Greetings stamp set is perfect because it provides different greetings such as "Missing You" and "Thinking of You." I am giving away one set to a random commenter. Please leave a comment by Monday 11:59 p.m. CST to be entered in the drawing. I will pick a comment at random and announce the winner on Tuesday. Be sure to leave an email address so I can get in touch with you if you win.
COMMENTS CLOSED. Click here for the winner.
Thanks for checking out my card. Here's the next stop on the hop: Karen @ Creating with Kajikit.