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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

OWH Birthday Bash with Perfect Paper Crafting


And the winner is......
Congratulations, Bert B.,you are the winner of our blog skip with Operation Write Home.  

Welcome to the Operation Write Home & Perfect Paper Crafting Birthday Bash blog hop!
 I am so happy to share with you our participation with Operation Write Home, if you are not familiar with OWH, they are the organization that provides our Armed Forces with blank handmade greeting cards so they can send them home to their loved ones while serving and protecting our  country.   In order to do that they need the help of thousands of card makers from all over the world to provide them with beautiful hand made greeting cards. We thought it would be great to let all of our amazing followers, old and new, know about this wonderful organization. I hope you all will join us by making cards and give back to our Military!

If you haven’t heard of Perfect Paper Crafting, you must go check them out right now! These rulers allow you to cut perfect borders around your collage photos, stamped images and card pieces without measuring! You can go from 1 inch borders all the way down to a 1/16 border!  Whether you scrapbook, make cards or do mixed media, you will find these tools help you to make your creative masterpieces "Perfect"!
Use my coupon code Bove5% for a 5% discount.
Perfect Paper Crafting will be giving away a $50 gift certificate, how awesome is that!  All you have to do to win is leave a comment on all the blogs (listed below) and a winner will be chosen from those comments, you can comment through the 29th of September.

I hope you take a minute and check out the Operation Write Home FAQ page, our Hero's deserve the best and they could sure use our help, especially at this time of year.

If this is not your first stop on the hop you can begin here:
Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps  


And...the next stop on the hop is here: 
   Wendy's Sugar Pea Designs 

Just in case you get lost here is the full list.




 Stars & Stamps
Laura at Perfect Paper Crafting blog
Linda at Catered Crop
Pam at Expressions With Heart   
Sandy at I Can't Stop Embellishing
Jenny at One Krafty Kat
Samantha at August 16.86:
Jeanie at The Spotted Chick 

Kim at Paper Perfect Designs
Paula at Handmade by Paula
You are here on the hop__________________Diane at 1CardCreator
Wendy at SugarPea Designs
Dixie at What's Next?: 

Heather at My Artistic Adventures
Roxie at Paper Scaper
Allison at Allison's Creations 

     Leigh at Leigh SB Designs
Patti at  Cherish Each Precious Day
Marianne at Petunia's Paper Passion
Lezlye at Lezlye's Ink and Paper Creations   
Nancy at Scrap Happens !   
Susanna at Card of the Week

Eva at Crafting This andThat 
Julie at Handmade by Julie
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These are the OWH sketches I used.

Images are all from Gecko Galz
That's it, thanks for looking, don't forget to leave your comments, good luck to all of you.  ~Diane 
 
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64 comments:

  1. I love the idea of using the same pattern for all the layers on a card! Totally guarantees it'll coordinate - brilliant! Thanks for joining OWH in the hop!

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  2. Wonderful layers and much vintagey goodness.

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  3. I love the Santa card. Great coloring job that must have required some patience.

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  4. These are all gorgeous!!! Love them! Thanks for sharing - it's been fun skipping with you today!

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  5. Wow! Amazing cards. I especially like the last card because I love the dry embossing!

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  6. These are lovely, and for a very good cause too, makes them even better! Hugs, Valerie

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  7. Amazing cards, so beautifully done. I like the layers using the same DP, a technique I have not thought of using. This layer tool is something I just have to get. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent and supporting OWH

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  8. Oh, again I am seeing such beautiful finishing touches on these matching envelopes! This is something that I need to try to do more often for my own cards. I love your demonstration with the tools. Thanks so much for joining us on the OWH skip and for your support!

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  9. Stunning and sophisticated cards with the elegant touch of coordinating envie liners-- very nice!

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  10. I agree stunning cards, such strong bold colors, with high contrast, not too fussy, so the stamp shines through! TFS

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  11. I love all of your cards but I am really impressed with the matching envelopes for each card. Very nice touch.

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  12. All 3 of your cards are stunning and I love all the layering of course ;0)

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  13. These are lovely cards! Awesome use of the layers to show off the paper.

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  14. These are lovely cards! Awesome use of the layers to show off the paper.

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  15. Your outsides are terrific but I love your envelopes.

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  16. Adding the black layers to all of your cards really makes them look great. All those little details are what makes these cards special.

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  17. Wonderful cards! I never would have thought to use the black mats for the first two but it works so well! Love all the sketches too!

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  18. Your cards are just gorgeous and i love the envelopes..

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  19. All 3 cards are wonderful, and I love that you match the envelope liners to the card.

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  20. You've showcased these images perfectly!

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  21. Nice use of layering in each of these. The image against the black background is particularly striking. Thanks for supporting OWH and joining in today's skip!

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  22. Love how you used the DP with layers between, beautiful effect! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Love them all , but the 1st one with the ornie cut out on the envelope is darling!

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  24. Hi Diane, What a wonderful and supportive event in OWH. Your cards are so gorgeous and as always I love the matching envelopes. You just know the perfect details to add to make your cards stand out!!
    Thank you for giving me your vote and also for adding me to your blog sidebar. So kind of you!!
    Love your blog look and the slideshow at the top.
    Happy Autumn!
    Hugs!

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  25. WOW! 3! I thought I was good doing two. Happy to be hopping and included in this talent.

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  26. All 3 are beautiful and the envelopes are perfect!

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  27. you worked hard! thanks for the card ideas...I'd pick any of them!

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  28. Love your cards. The layers definitely add contrast. Your matching envelopes are fabulous.

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  30. I like how you add the paper to the inside of the commercial envelope. From Laura Pervier since it shows up at "unknown".

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  31. Lovely vintage images and really like the lining of the envelops.

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  32. As usual I adore your cards & I am always in awe of your envelopes :)

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  33. Gorgeous cards. Love the patterned paper and the coordinating envelopes.
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  34. WOW! Those black borders really make the images POP! Great cards!

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  35. Great cards...love the matching envie liners.

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  36. WOW--beautiful cards, beautiful paper combinations, beautiful embossing--I can see where the tools would make each one of these cards easier to make!

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    1. Congratulations, Bert B.,you are our winner of our blog skip with Operation Write Home. I am sure you will love the rulers, they really rock! ~Diane

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  37. Like all three but, if I had to pick one it would be the red embossed one,which is really strange because red is not a color I would normally choose. Love the layering and the image. CAS. Thanks

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  38. Wow, couldn't pick a favorite. They are all gorgeous and will be a big hit with our Heroes and their families. Thanks so much for your support of OWH!
    R/

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  39. All three cards are great. The Santa's are very vintage. My favorite was the second card. thanks for supporting OWH>

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  40. Great cards, love the boarders, red embossing and matching envelopes "insides". Thanks.

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  41. Really pretty cards... pretty color choices :) love matching envelopes.. great idea :)

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  42. All of your cards are lovely! I especially like the different embossed backgrounds you used on the last card. I would never have thought of combining different looks like that.

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  43. Your cards are absolutely stunning. Love them all, thanks for sharing them with us.

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  44. all lovely cards, it like the red one best

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  45. Really like how you used the layers to make elegant cards!
    Especially like the red & black one with the embossed panels!

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  46. These cards are wonderful and nostalgic. They leave a peaceful feeling with them. Love the layers, using the same paper with the solid color is effective. Thank you for sharing.
    Lyn

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  47. Diane, I love your cards and these are really fantastic; each with its own story to tell. The embossing one just pops! Of course the decorated inside of the envelopes are a perfect addition to these cards. I used to make cards just for OWH...so this is really awesome of you to do. Love it! :-)

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  48. I love your cards, The Santa and the little girl are precious. Thank you for sharing.

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  49. Enjoyed your cards and how you lined the envelopes. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. So pretty and the layers really make the cards pop.

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  51. Diane, what a great cause and what BEAUTIFUL cards! As usual, your envelopes just steal the show~

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  52. Your card look fantastic Diane and love all the envelopes too, great job with the hop!

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  53. I so love the way you lined the envelopes - adds so much to the card. And your textures are great!

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  54. I especially LOVE that first Santa card (sooo sweet) and how you used the ornament cut-out on the envie liner!!! :~)

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  55. great share doing the blog skip~ thanks for supporting the armed forced, my husband and son are deployed to Afghanistan and Daughter in AF to Korea, WHEN THEY GET MAIL THEY ALL LIGHT UP, just knowing they are not forgotten and appreciated. SO THANK YOU ~ Hugs Larelle-Susanne

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  56. great share doing the blog skip~ thanks for supporting the armed forced, my husband and son are deployed to Afghanistan and Daughter in AF to Korea, WHEN THEY GET MAIL THEY ALL LIGHT UP, just knowing they are not forgotten and appreciated. SO THANK YOU ~ Hugs Larelle-Susanne

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  57. great share doing the blog skip~ thanks for supporting the armed forced, my husband and son are deployed to Afghanistan and Daughter in AF to Korea, WHEN THEY GET MAIL THEY ALL LIGHT UP, just knowing they are not forgotten and appreciated. SO THANK YOU ~ Hugs Larelle-Susanne

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