Category Archives: OWH

February Mid-month Throwdown: Cards for Kids

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  • Patterned papers – Doodlebug Designs “Hip Hip Horray: Party Animals” (both sides)
  • Stamp -Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments”
  • Dies – Memory Box “Round Buttons”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Baker’s Twine – Doodlebug Designs

I made this card for the February Mid-month Challenge over at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps. The challenge is to make cards for kids, which is my absolute favorite type of card to make for OWH! This is a simple, colorful card featuring the Doodlebug paper with lots of kid-friendly characters. I was also inspired by the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches: #175. I like the simplicity of the sketch since the paper is so visually dominant. Thanks for visiting today.

 


I Pine for You – OWH Sketch #245

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  • Stamps –
    • Owl – Hero Arts “OWH Missing You” set
    • Sentiment – Lawn Fawn “Critters in the Forest” set
  • Die – Hero Arts Frame Cuts – “Missing You Cuts OWH”
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Trail Mix” collection 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

Here is a woodsy card for the day. I colored the owl with Copic markers after cutting it out with the matching die. I liked how the background patterned paper has a round motif and the circle die-cut behind the owl repeats that. This is OWH Sketch #245 and will be a good addition to my “Miss You” section of my Operation Write Home collection. Thanks for visiting.

 


My Top 14 OWH Cards in 2014

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Happy New Year! It seems like I just reviewed my 2103 cards and it is already time to reminisce about the past year’s Operation Write Home (OWH) cards! OWH is still going strong even though we have fewer troops deployed. To find out more details about OWH’s current direction, please check Operation Rolling Tapegun, which has frequent updates. The number of service members stationed is changing, but quality cards are still needed.

Now, onto my cards. These are my top 14 choices, in no particular order, from the OWH cards I made in 2014. I must confess that a few of these haven’t quite made it to be shipped yet! But that will happen soon!

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https://penguinpapers.net/2014/01/26/miss-you-all-the-time-stenciled-day-one/

penguin-bestfishes

https://penguinpapers.net/2014/01/14/best-fishes-owh-our-daily-bread-challenge-stripes/

nutsaboutyou

https://penguinpapers.net/2014/03/03/nuts-about-you-fms-125/

owh-sketch-226-skunk

https://penguinpapers.net/2014/05/26/owh-sketch-226-skunkified/

Rebel-Birthday

https://penguinpapers.net/2014/05/04/happy-birthday-rebel-style/

PB-poppy-thanks

https://penguinpapers.net/2014/06/28/poppy-thanks-card/

leaves-thankyou

https://penguinpapers.net/2014/07/31/falling-leaves-thank-you/

owh-dancingmouse

https://penguinpapers.net/2014/07/08/owh-vcmp-challenge-dancing-mouse/

owh-vcmp-lovebunnies

https://penguinpapers.net/2014/07/06/owh-vcmp-jul4/

watercolor leaves

https://penguinpapers.net/2014/10/29/watercolor-leaves/   

    

c&s-311-thanks

https://penguinpapers.net/2014/10/22/clean-simple-311-thanks/

world-cardmaking-day

https://penguinpapers.net/2014/10/04/world-card-making-day-2014/

owh-red-friday

https://penguinpapers.net/2014/12/05/owh-red-friday-card/

owh-3million

https://penguinpapers.net/2014/12/28/owh-heres-to-3-million-cards/

Return to the blog hop by clicking on the OWH Top 14 graphic at the top of this page. Thanks for visiting!


OWH – Here’s to 3 million cards!

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  • Stamps – Simon Says Stamp – from “Sending Happy Thoughts” set
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”
  • Patterned paper – We R Memory Keepers “Yankee Doodles: Flag Doodles” (both sides)
  • Baker’s twine – from Woodland Park October Afternoon Wrap Pack
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing powder – Ranger Wendi Vecchi “Red Geranium”

Operation Write Home cardmakers have reached a major milestone, which is to create and distribute over 3 million handmade cards to our troops overseas. To celebrate this accomplishment, we are pulling together and sharing patriotic cards at OWH Stars and Stamps. To find out more details about how to participate in Operation Write Home or to find out how to contribute, read more here. Thanks for stopping by.


OWH Red Friday Card

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  • Stamps – Simon Says Stamp “Sending Happy Thoughts” set
  • Stencil – Tim Holtz “Hearts”
  • Embossing paste – Viva Facetten-Lack crackle paste
  • Bling – Mark Richards 3mm Rouge crystal stickers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Instead of Black Friday, Operation Write Home decided to recognize the same day by hosting a Red Friday Bloghop featuring Love cards. I chose to create a card that could be used any time of year, not just on Valentine’s Day. I was inspired to use lots of hearts after visiting the bloggers and thought repeating the hearts by using the Tim Holtz stencil would be a fun way to go. The current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #7 is to use stencils as well, so I had fun with my crackle paste and used the Simon stamp set that is perfect for OWH cards! I popped up the little envelope for a little dimension above the heart background. Thanks for visiting.


World Card Making Day 2014

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  • Stamp – Chocolate Baroque “Rose Square”
  • Die – Penny Black “Love and Joy”
  • Embossing folder – Elizabeth Craft “Damask”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny “Boysenberry Dot”
  • Cardstock – WorldWin – Light Groovy Grape
  • Copic markers – V12, V15, V17, Y15, G40, G43, C0 and C3

Happy World Cardmaking Day! We are having an Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Blog Hop in honor of this day. Lots of cardmakers are participating, so make sure you check out all of the talent. If you’d like to know more about the current needs of OWH, check out Operation Tape Gun.

Welcome to my stop. My card is very simple and features a little bit of dimension and some texture. The stamp came as a bonus on the cover of Craft Stamper magazine! Each issue comes with an acrylic stamp. I colored the “Rose Square” stamped image with Copic markers. The small purple piece is popped up with dimensional adhesive and the sentiment die cut floats above the background. I am helping others make this same card at Runaway Art and Craft Studio this weekend during a Make & Take on Saturday.

To return to the Hop, go to the top of Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps home page and you’ll find it at the top of the page through this weekend.

Thanks for visiting!

 


September OWH ODBD Challenge

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  • Stamp – My Favorite Things – “My Favorite Sentiments” set
  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop “Crosshatched Frags”
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Kissing Booth: Cupid”
  • Die – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade
  • Bling – Rhinestones – Queen & Co. and Mark Richards; Pearls – Memory Box
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This month’s Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps was to make your own background to be used on a card. I’ve been really into the backgrounds thing lately with my mixed media explorations. I thought I’d do something a little more mainstream for an OWH card, so I used Distress Inks through a stencil. This is a favorite technique of mine. I just take several colors of Distress Ink and apply it with a sponge applicator through a stencil, blending the colors. Then I stamped on top and die cut it and it looks like a piece of patterned paper. Thanks for visiting today.