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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Bunny Hop!! -- "Happy Spring" Easel Card (with Stork's Delivery Cricut Cartridge)

Wow...  My very first Blog Hop!!  If you arrived here from Mariam at Purple Lily Studio, you are in the right spot!  If you'd like to start at the beginning, you'll want to start at  OWH Stars & Stamps!!  Let me start by sending a BIG THANK YOU to all of my followers and to YOU for coming by to visit me!!  It means so much to me to be a part of this hop -- A way to say 'Thank You' to the many men and women who serve in our nation's armed forces...

If you started at the beginning, you've hopped a long way to get here; so sit back and rest a bit...  While you are here, if you like what you see, I hope you'll become a follower (and if you do, I hope you'll CLICK HERE for my Fantastic Follower Giveaway (for a Stork's Delivery Cricut Cartridge!!)...
I have only recently learned about the great things they do over at Operation Write Home (OWH Mission:  "Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them")...  And it was when I saw THIS that I knew I wanted to participate in such a wonderful program...  I do hope you'll take a few moments to visit OWH and see how you might wish to participate in their program as well...  Right now, they are collecting cards for both Easter (due by March 18th) and Mother's Day (due by March 31st).  They are also in need of AnyHero cards/letters (notes of gratitude written to any hero in our nation's armed forces).  What a great way to support our troops!!
About my card...  I started with a strip of cardstock measuring 4.25" x 11" and scored my card at 5.5" and 8.25".  I cut two giraffes using the BRAND NEW Stork's Delivery Cricut Cartridge -- the first one measuring 5" and the second one measuring 4".  The tree can also be found on this cartridge and was cut at 5".  I love the layers on this cartridge -- They are very simple to figure out and do not require a magnifying glass and a lot of aspirin to get all the pieces together. :)  My grass is made with strips of paper cut with my decorative trimmer and my 'sky' measures 4.25"x2.75" -- The sky is also embossed with my Cuttlebug "D'Vine Swirls" folder. 
Since the card base is green, I added a liner to the inside of the card -- I am sending this card to OWH, and the liner is necessary so that a pencil can be used to add a note to the inside (for more on the guidelines, please CLICK HERE)...  My 'happy Spring!' sentiment is computer printed and mounted on a fun label box that is also on the Stork's Delivery Cricut Cartridge!  If you would like to see more projects with this cartridge, be sure to stop by again in the next few days -- I'll be adding several other projects (including some 12x12 layouts) featuring this cartridge -- And if you'd like a chance to WIN one of these cartridges, you can get all of the details and ENTER HERE!!

Okie-dokie!!  What would a Blog Hop be without some Blog Hop Candy???
For one lucky Blog Hop participant, I have the following:  Cricut Color Ink Cartridges (set of 5), Primary Collection -- Replace your cutting blade with colorful inks to draw letters and shapes! Reinsert your cutting blade to cut the drawn images for a fun edge on your cut images!; Creative Memories Primary Paper Ribbon -- 4 rolls of double-sided paper ribbon (5 ft. per roll).  Easily attach this paper ribbon to your cards and scrapbook pages!  Use each ribbon individually, or layer it up for a unique look!; Creative Memories Primary Paper Buttons -- 64 paper buttons to embellish your cards and scrapbook pages easily and without the bulk or weight of traditional buttons!
To enter to WIN my Blog Hop Candy, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what YOU would make using these items!!  You do not have to be a follower to win, but I'd love for you to do that if you like what see here...  Be sure to leave your blog address (if you have one) so that I can come visit you too!!

The small print (literally):  All entries are due by 11:59pm EST on Saturday, March 12th.  The winner will be selected using Random.org and posted by MONDAY, March 14th.  If you leave your email address and are the winner, I will email you to let you know.  If you do not leave your email, you will have 7 days to contact me before a new winner is selected.

Thanks so much for hopping over, your next stop on the Bunny Hop is Rebecca at Buzzy Bee Designs!!

76 comments:

girlia said...

Awesome card Amy! I have yet to try an easel card. Great cause!

Carol said...

I would create a birthday card with these items. So fun! Thanks!

cropalot at live dot com

Barbara said...

How cute are the giraffes! Need to create a 2-page layout with them! The buttons and crayons will certainly add to the whimsy.

Marilyn Webb said...

Love that easel card, those giraffes are so cute!! What I would do with the blog candy, is make lots of cards for different occasions!
marilynrhyno at inbox dot com

Paula said...

Cute card! I don't own a cutter of any kind so it's always interesting to see what folks make with them. Thanks for hoping with OWH today.

Robin said...

super cute card!
if I were to win your blog candy I would use them to make more cards for OWH!
thanks for sharing your card on the hop

Tami B. said...

Those giraffes are so cute! Your card turned out great. My answer- make more cards of course;)
Question for you: how many cards do you usually send in to OWH at a time? I've got some ready (trying to make the March 18th deadline) & this will be my first shipment. I was feeling pretty good till I saw where a lot of people send in LOTS (like 100+)at a time-I don't have near that many.

Erica said...

Great card. Very fun and springy. Thanks for hopping.

cassman2121 at gmail dot com

Just A Pac Rat said...

I would definitely use the supplies to make more cards for OWH. Love your Giraffes. Thanks for the blog candy.

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Dixie Cochran said...

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us today!

Kimberly Johnson said...

LOVE the giraffes!
TYFS your creations and participating in the OWH Blog Hop. :o)

Pat Q said...

That giraffe is exactly what I need for a 1st birthday card--so cute!!

Operation Write Home said...

Aww what a fun easel card - love those giraffes!! Well done! Happy hopping :)

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

what a smart and fun card to make! Thank you for taking time and using your creative talents to bless OperationWriteHome.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Awwww!! Sweet card!

Susan said...

I haven't had much luck with easel cards so it's great seeing some that look so nice!

What would I do with all that blog candy - make OWH cards, of course!!

www.susan-myThoughtsMyHeart.blogspot.com

Creative Diva said...

Wow! Love it! I would make a birthday card for my mom because her birthday is next month! Already a follower! Thanks for a chance to win!

Hugs,Patty
creativediva98@gmail.com
creativediva98.blogspot.com

ScrappnBee said...

OMG! Those giraffes are too stinkin cute!! Your blog candy looks like something that I would use to make birthday cards with! Thanks for Hopping! -Amanda (#61)

Lillian Child said...

Your popup giraffes are ADORABLE!!

I do so enjoy the OWH events as I get to meet so many lovely and talented people along the way. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us today! My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and this event always holds such a special place in my heart.

And I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so VERY nice to meet you! HUGS!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Oh my, look at those sweet giraffes! What a fun spring card, Amy. . . .

Cora said...

Sweet card. I think me needs a Cricut

rstuck2003 said...

WOW, that is the cutest card on the hop...I HAVE to get this cartridge!! Thank you for sharing. If I were to win your blog candy I would use it to make cards for our Heroes!!

Janet said...

I love the easel style cards and your is amazing. These would be great and I would use them to make either graduation or fathers day cards for OWH! Thanks for sharing.

Janet at scrappingthemagic dot com

Redonna said...

Cute card! If I were to win your Blog Candy I would use the items for my future OWH card making! A girl can NEVER have enough embellishments on hand! TFS

Stamp Addict Jennifer said...

I would make cards for Operation Write Home with the prize, of course!!!

Jennifer

jennifer at thestampaddict dot com

http://www.facebook.com/thestampaddict

Lisa said...

What would I do? Make more OWH cards - never have played with those markers!

- said...

Love the card, and the giraffes are just too stinkin' cute! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your wonderful comment.
I am your newest follower. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us next.
TFS,
Robin aka thecricutscrapper

Erika said...

Cute! And as a military wife, let me say thank you for donating your creations to OWH!

Cyndi S said...

Your Giraffes are adorable, I may have to get this cartridge.
cstephenson@q.com

Michelle Single said...

Love your colors on this! So fun!

BunnyFreak said...

Love the card. I would use the ink for my disney princess cricut images.
username at yahoo dot com

April B. said...

I think I would use the buttons and ribbon to make a card for OWH with a bunch of kites and use the pens to write out my sentiment!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super adorable! Love the great colors! I would use these great supplies to make a super fun card! Thanks for the chance, already a follower! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Cheryl said...

Adorable card!


--Cheryl--

Amber said...

Congratulations on your very first Blog Hop Amy! I love the card you made for it and I love that your supporting OWH! They are a fantastic organization and I just love that it gives us crafters a fun opportunity to support the men and women who are sacrificing everything for us! I'm still under the weather and did not get to hop but I really wanted to stop by and say nice job!! Have a great rest of your weekend!!

scrappinheaven said...

Your easel card is so cute! Thanks for the instructions. I've never made one, but I'm going to try it soon.

I would make cards for OWH of course. Plus, there is enough there to make a beautiful scrapbook layout as well. Please visit my blog for chance to win my blog candy too :-)

Carol
scrappinheaven at yahoo dot com
http://scrappinheaven.blogspot.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You!
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Shirley said...

Amy,
Beautiful card. I would love to win blog candy and would make bookmarks for my son's 4th grade class.
delgador at bellsouth dot net

Angie said...

Love your giraffe's, Great card!

Misty said...

I haven't made an easel card yet, very pretty! I would make more cards for OWH with the goodies of course! I am new & don't have much yet.

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Sue D said...

Adorable card!
For the blog candy--These are such fun bright colors I would make children's birthday cards with them.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Brittani Nguyen said...

What an awesome card!I haven't tried my hand at an easel card yet but I'm feelin inspired to do so. I'd be makin some cards with that blog candy! Thanks for sharing!

Nicki121986@hotmail.com

Mindy said...

Thanks for the great easel card... I know someone who loves giraffes... I think I will give this a try :)

Mindy

Misu said...

beautiful card.
I'd do a birthday card for my daughter.

Courtney Normore said...

I would use them for my daughters birthday scrapbook. What a great giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win!

cnormore@hotmail.com

Wendy aka Bling Queen said...

Great job on the card... I love it..Thanks for visiting me-Bling Queen.

SueB said...

GREAT card - TFS!

Lynne said...

Love that giraffe. If I won this I would make a stuffed toys banner.

Lori said...

I would make a spring cards with it. I love the look of easel cards.

Ann said...

What an adorable easel card!! I would use them to make cards for OWH!

ediehardy said...

Wow, I am in awe of your beautiful card! SO cute! And if I won your delicious-looking blog candy, I'd make LOTS of cards for OWH! I just got a Cricut for Christmas and hardly know what to do with it yet, but I'm inspired to learn! Have a terrific weekend!

Becky said...

Really cute card. I would make some great OWH Cards!!
mishona2 at yahoo dot com

AllisonG said...

What a cute easel card!

Dean and Heather said...

OMG those giraffes are so cute. Welcome to blog hopping, it's so fun!

Anonymous said...

how cute is that giraffe, and i love the easel card! if i won besides cards for soldiers, i would make cards for my little 18 month granddaughter! (and i think i would share by bringing some supplies to our church card ministry!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love your card. The giraffe is so cute. TFS.
I would use the goodies for cards to send to OWH.

Yvonne said...

The giraffe easel card is so cute! I love the details! Thanks for sharing your ideas on the hop! I would use the supplies to make OWH cards!
http://penguinpapers.net

GreenScrap said...

Super cute cards!! I love the colors you used!! Super cute Blog!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Donna S said...

Adorable image! I would use the items for OWH cards of course!
www dot descreations dot blogspot dot com

shersl84bed said...

I love your girraffes on your card. Great job.

If I won the blog candy I would make a special card for my hubby with them, with lots of drawn on hearts!

ShersL84bed@aol.com

The Stamper's Touch said...

Cute, cute, cute easel card!!

Linda

Pat said...

There are a lot of fun things that could be made with those buttons! I haven't used any of the crayons yet, so would be fun to try them!

Cut n Paste said...

Very cute card! Thanks for sharing!

GrammaR said...

You made a great card. I haven't seen that cart, now I need to look for it!

I would use your candy for cards. Thank you for a chance to win.

kelley at sevenmilenursery dot com

gbinion said...

oh, the wonderful OWH cards I could make with this candy!!

thank you for sharing your beautiful card!!

rainbowsnbutterflies-gb dot blogspot dot com

doverdi said...

Love the card! The blog goodies would certainly help in making lots of cards. I'm already a follower. TFS!

Shelley said...

What a terrific card! The giraffe's are so cute.
shelleyscreations.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

Awww your card is sooo adorable Amy!! I love the giraffes!
Tammy :)

grandmalee said...

This is just the cuttest card ever! Love your colors and great work on the easel!
All of these blog candy items are perfect for OWH cards! Instead of all of the bulk and weight of the buttons and ribbons, the fact that these items are made of paper helps prevent both problems. They are so bright and cheery, so they will definately put a smile on the sender and receiver both! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Jinny Newlin said...

Super, stinkin' adorable, easel card, Amy! LOVE that sweet, little giraffe!

Yolanda said...

What a fun card!

Ann said...

Your card is amazing!!!

If I won the candy, it looks as if there is enough supplies to make bunches of cards for OWH.

Thanks for sharing.

annjerryk at aol dot com

Judy Rozema said...

Oh my goodness! I collect all things giraffe and have never seen these! ADORABLE card - love the colors and those cute giraffes, of course! Great job on your first hop!

#94 in the hop!

Susan said...

VERY cute card!! Thanks for joining usu at OWH...I do not have a cricut, and have no forseeable plans to get one.
Thanks for sharing :)
Susan

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Your card is so amazing - totally inspires me to try an easel! I love it!!

jencuthbertson at gmail dot com

TN Granny said...

Amy, Congrats on your first blog hop your card is amazing and the easel card is one of my fav's. I'm almost caught up on all of the blog hop.
God Bless,
Jeanine
www.blstamper.blogspot.com

 
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