Saturday, May 24, 2014

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop 2014

Pages in the hop are not linked to each other,
you will need to return to the home page to visit other blogs.


Bloghop theme: 
Make a red, white, and blue card in one of the themes below,
and we hope you’ll use one of our OWH sketches.
Love cards
Missing you cards
Thank you cards
Birthday cards
AnyHero cards with notes inside written TO them!






I had several ideas of cards to make for the hop today,
in the end I chose this "interactive" card.
The other cards I made but decided not to use have
been shared the past couple of days and more
will be posted over the next couple as well.

My final card for the hop doesn't use a sketch,
but it is Red, White, Blue 
and is an Any Hero Card ! 

It also makes me think of Captain America =)







Closeup of suspended spinning star.
The blue and red stars have been embossed.

Gently twist the star a few times before inserting
into an envelope so when the recipient pulls it out,
it will spin as it unwinds for an extra bit of fun!





Front of card, closed



Front of card, opened



Back of card, opened.

I will hand write this sentiment on the back 
since there is no room inside:

We think of what it means to be free and what it takes 
to maintain that freedom. 
 We THANK YOU for your service, your dedication 
and the sacrifice you 
and your families have made on behalf of us, 
our Country and for Freedom.



Supplies used and how to photos 
are shared in the following post.


Thanks for looking and keep on hopping 
to see over 100 inspiring cards ! 



INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT 
OPERATION WRITE HOME 
AND HOW YOU CAN MAKE CARDS 
FOR OUR HEROES TO WRITE HOME ON ? 


70 comments:

  1. Very cool card! I love the spinning star!

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  2. Very clever! I especially like the words you will be adding to the card. Very sincere and heartfelt...

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  3. This card is fantastic! It reminds me of captain america too! I love how the star appears ti be textured. - Kristal

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  4. Oh wow, you are creative and clever. Great card and great words.

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  5. I've only used the spinning element technique once years ago, and thanks to you, I'll give it another try. Thank you for the inspiration! I love your message - so meaningful to someone far away who will appreciate the supportive words.

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  6. Just beautiful. I hardly ever take time to make a special card like this but I love it. Thanks for the reminder. So glad you a an OWH supporter.

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  7. Truly wonderful detail on this card. Embossing on the star makes it special. The use of white space is very effective. Love this card.

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  8. WOW, that's a great card. Captain America all the way! I'm so going to try making this card... Thanks for sharing!
    Raeanna Smith

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  9. I love this idea. Simple but very cool.

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  10. I've just been getting into these type of cards....I love the uniqueness of them!

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  11. I love the spinning star - so cute!!

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  12. What a wonderful idea! I might have to try this using a regular fold. Imagine the smile when a person opens the card and the star spins!

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  13. I just watched Captain America last night and it reminds me of his shield. Great card.
    April

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  14. Your card is super amazing. I love that spinning star. I can just see that will be very well enjoyed by the recipient. So clever!

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  15. WOW fabulous card, I love that spinning star!

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  16. Neat Card!
    The embossed star adds special touch!

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  17. Awesome!! Love how you left the background white---makes the star really pop!

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  18. Very clever, love the "floating" star. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. What a cool effect this is! The recipient will have a lot of fu as they pull this out of the envelope. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH!

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  20. What a fun card! AnyHero is going to love receiving this!

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  21. What a special card...This will bring a smile to someone for sure!!!

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  22. Great spinning card and I love that it channel Captain America! Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH.

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  23. Love the design of this card.

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  24. Very interesting cars! I love the Flip It cards!

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  25. Awesome to see an interactive card on this blog hop! Nicely done.

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  26. Fun and fancy fold for a wonderful card!

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  27. What a fun card design and so perfect for an AnyHero card. It really does look like Captain America. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  28. Captain America it is. Great for a Hero card. Thanks for sharing it and for supporting OWH. Of to see the next post for how to's.
    R/

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  29. What a creative card. A patriotic star and a little action. Love it!

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  30. I love this card! The sentiment you are adding to the back is awesome also.

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  31. Wow! That's one impressive creation! Love it - thank you for sharing!

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  32. Your Capt America card is too fun! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  33. interactive cards are a hit with kids especially...no matter what it says! This is great.

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  34. What an awesome card! It reminded me of Captain America too! Great job - thanks for sharing

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  35. Love the fancy fold/cut card - I am terrible at doing those and am always amazed when others can do them so beautifully as you did.

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  36. Making an interactive card is such a great idea. I agree with the Captain America reference, and that is what our heroes are to us!

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  37. Wonderful card, really creative!

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  38. Very nice flip card. I really want to try this technique.

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  39. Interactive cards are such a treat to receive, and yours is quite handsome.

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  40. lovely and interactive card love captain america too so this is my fave

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  41. Oh my, an interactive card -- how cool! Thanks for showing the different perspectives to help show how it works. :)

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  42. This is a fun card and I love how the star is suspended. Great job!

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  43. This is such a really cool card. I think I'll try a spinning star in one of my AnyHero cards. I love that even when a technique we want to try isn't appropriate for an OWH card for the heroes to use, we can still make an AnyHero card with it!

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  44. This is great and I love the fold you used.

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  45. love interactive cards with moving parts

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  46. I love your card...it really does remind a person of Captain America.

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  47. Very cool interactive card!

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  48. Wow, what an awesome card, love the spinning star. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. i love the crisp white and the saturated red and blue. And the interactive part is perfect!! TFS!

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  50. Hey! First (only?) spinner of the hop! Cool!

    Thanks for sharing what you write...I always have trouble thinking of what I could write.

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  51. Great card! I love how bold and simple it looks! Thank you!

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  52. Lovely card and I really like that it spins. The receiver will get a "kick" out of it.

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  53. Great card - love the spinning star! Thanks for being a hop stop.

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  54. The spinning star is bound to be a big hit! Thanks for doing something a little different.

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  55. Love the spinning star. Your card is quite clever and will be appreciated.

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  56. Really cool fold, thanks for sharing your instructions! And thanks for supporting OWH!

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  57. This is a great CAS patriotic card. Just perfect!

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  58. Love that cool card with the spinning star! So unique and fun!

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  59. What a clever use of the thinlits, I will definitely be using this idea.

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  60. Now that is one fabulous Any Hero card! Such a great design idea! Oh, and that photo of Captain America? Sigh.... Thanks!!

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THANK YOU for taking the time to leave your comments. I hope I've inspired you to get a bit crafty today ;)