Daily Archives: May 5, 2013

Operation Write Home – Romantic Card with Paper Piercing


  • Stamp – Simon Says Stamp “Lots of Hearts”
  • Die cut made with matching dies from Simon Says Stamp “Large Hearts”
  • Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye “Collectable: Memorable – Perfect” (both sides)
  • Border punch – Stampin’ Up “Scallop Edge”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Pearls – Queen & Company

This is another Operation Write Home card I’ve made for the OWH Virtual Cardmaking Party for National Scrapbooking Day. I made this one in response to Sandy’s challenge to make a romantic card using a technique in one of the OWH tutorials. I chose a tutorial on paper piercing from a couple years ago. I went for a linear look in my design for this  card, with a line of “holes” to match the line of scallops. Then I switched things up a little by adding pearls to alternating scallops–but we’ve still got a strong horizontal line going. Finally, I edged all of the elements with chalk inks to unify them and really showcased the beautiful (and romantic!) floral patterned paper. Thanks for visiting today.

Operation Write Home – Kid’s Card & Sketch #133



  • Stamp – Stamper’s Best “Turtley Awesome” set
  • Die cuts – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Nine”
  • Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye “Collectable: Remarkable – Smile” (both sides)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a fun turtle card, perfect for a child! The stamp set I used was created by Sandy Allnock at Operation Write Home for Stamper’s Best. I colored the turtle with Copic markers and edged the die cut with some chalk ink. I used a sketch from some time ago: OWH Sketch #133. This weekend is a virtual cardmaking party at Operation Write Home in honor of National Scrapbooking Day, and I made this card for one of the challenges at Paula’s blog  to make a kid’s card using a sketch. We are making cards this weekend in a virtual party atmosphere! Thank you for stopping by.