Friday, November 12, 2010

Operation Write Home Valentines Card Blog Hop

I am very excited to be participating in my second blog hop for Operation Write Home.  The theme of this hop is Valentines Day ... Its coming up faster than you think and the deadline to get Valentines cards into OWH is January 7, 2011.  Even though its only November, the Christmas card deadline has come and gone.

If you've been following the links you came from Kate's blog.  Isn't her spinner card so sweet!

If you get lost you can go back to the beginning at the Stars & Stamps Blog

Here is my addition to the OWH party:

I had this image in my head when I saw the theme.  I wanted something vintage, but also kind of grungy ... I'm more of a graffiti girl than a romantic lace and roses kind of vintage


I stamped the heart image from Stampin' Up!'s Punch Potpourri hostess set and punched it out with a large heart punch.  I made the accordion fold layer out of some sheet music I've been hoarding.   The tutorial for making the according fold layer can be found on Nichole Heady's blog (isn't Nichole just amazing!)



My original plan for the sentiment was to get a handwriting font and print out "Love always", but after I made the sheet music layer, I changed my mind and went with a matching sentiment.  The font is called Shelter Me

Remember to vote for Operation Write Home in the Jo-Ann's Craft for a Cause event.

You can also join in the special mission with Archway to send 4000 valentines and 4000 cookies to our soldiers overseas.  Archway will match cookies for cards.  Lets fill the mailboxes and the cookie jars!  Deadline is Dec. 1.

Next up on the hop is  >>> Meg Bean <<<

Go show her some love and enjoy the rest of your day

{Music of my heart supplies}
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes [PTI]; Punch Potpourri, Linen Background [SU!]
Ink: Smokey Shadow [PTI]; Cherry Cobbler [SU!]
Paper: Cherry Cobbler [SU!]; Cream [Bazzill]; Sheet music
Tools: Inverted Scalloped circle nestability [Spellbinders]; Big Shot [Sizzix]; heart punch [SU!]
Embellies: Rhinestones [PTI]

63 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I loved your sneakpeek, and the whole card is just lovely. Grungy yet fancy!!

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  2. This card is really cool. I saw the sneak peek and I had to see what the whole card looked like.

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  3. What a great card. Thanks for your hard work with OWH!

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  4. I love how you used sheet music to embellish this card. Very nice!

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  5. Your card is beautiful - All the elements came together perfectly - I love it! Thank you for the link for the fold technique. :)

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  6. Very COOL!! Love the canvas background!

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  7. I love your card and all the elements. Great job!

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  8. Great card - I love the sheet music and the matching sentiment!

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  9. What a great card! Love the music sheet! Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Really pretty card. Love the layout.

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  11. So lovely! Love the musical paper!

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  12. LOOOOOVVVVEEE the technique/effect with the sheet music! Awesome!

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  13. Oh that is soooo nice! Very pretty - someone is going to LOVE this card :)

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  14. Beautiful! I like your brother's birthday card a lot too!

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  15. Very awesome! I love your card and the sheet music as well!

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  16. This is one of my favorites so far!

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  17. Your style really appeals to me! Thanks for the link :)

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  18. This is so unique but great! I really like the pleated layer!

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  19. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

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  21. Beautiful card! Love all the details...

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  22. Oh I love this one! I love using music paper anyway and on the heart it's perfect!

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  23. I love the heart and always love sheet music bits or pieces used in cards! Very nice!!

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  24. You totally rocked the "grunge" and "vintage" thing on this card!

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  25. the sentiment is perfect. great card.

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  26. Great card. The use of the sheet music is really creative. Thanks for participating in the OWH hop.

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  27. Perfect sentiment for that card! Thanks for hopping with us today!

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  28. Cool card! Thanks for supporting OWH!
    R/

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  29. Hi Maureen! I really enjoyed visiting your blog today, your cards are wonderful! I love the accordion fold you used on your card, very nice ;) I hope you've had lots of visitors and had fun hopping too!

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  30. Very lovely. Especially like the accordian under the heart. TFS

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  31. I love both of your card entries - especially the non-traditional colors. Thanks for sharing
    DianeL
    loyaz1 at wbhsi dot net
    http://loyaz1.blogspot.com/

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  32. Love it! very creative and elegant!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Blessings!
    ~§hawnie® Bartron
    http://cardsbyshawnie.blogspot.com/

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  33. Beautiful card Maureen! I love the design!

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  34. I love this card- great design and colors that will appeal to guys or gals!

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  35. ooohhhh...so beautiful!!! I love the sheet music and matching sentiment!!! ;)

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  36. Love your pleated music dp ... wonderfully done.

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  37. Great cards! I love non-traditional.

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  38. Wow, I love this card! I am digging the vintage grunge look. Your card is one of my favorites for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Gorgeous card, love the colors and layout. Mixing old and new very Victorian

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  40. What a funky cool card, Maureen! Love that layer behind the heart. . . .

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  41. Cool looking card. Thank you for sharing and being a part of this blog hop.

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