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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome OWH Blog Hoppers ~ Christmas Cards and more...





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Welcome Operation Write Home ~ World Cardmaking Day Blog Hoppers!!!





"Christmas Blessings"


For my first card I used a Sizzix embossing folder and embossed the white top layer. I layered it on a layer of Always Artichoke and then a card base in Cherry Cobbler (both from Stampin' UP!).. then I pulled out some Poinsettia flowers and leaves that I believe my mom bought for me some time ago.. finally getting around to using them.. in fact when I seen the embossing folder in Hobby Lobby the other day, I knew right away what I wanted to do for a card using these flowers. I put three gold brads in each one. The "Christmas Blessings" sentiment is from a Hero Arts Christmas set. I used Dimensionals on this card.. what would a card be without dimensionals??



"wishing you many magical moments"


For this card I wanted to use up some My Mind's Eye Christmas paper that I bought the other day.. in fact I made 8 of these cards.. all the same. The card base is made from some vanilla card stock/cover that I got at XpedX last month. I layered the My Mind's Eye paper on some Ruby Red card stock (from Stampin' UP!), for the top panel I used more of the paper I used for the card base.. stamped a sentiment from a Stampin' UP! Festive Favorites stamp set in Garden Green ink.. layered on it a piece of Ruby Red with a polka dot paper from My Mind's Eye as well.. then I stamped the tree tag onto more of the vanilla paper, colored it in and punched it out.. layered it on another punched out piece... to finish it off I tied some ribbon on it that I believe is from May Arts.. I got it at the neatest little stamp/scrapbook store located in Dover, TN..... the layers are of course put on with Dimensionals!!!!



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If you have a few dollars to spare.. or five.. ten or even twenty.. please consider making a donation to a very worthy cause.. Operation Write Home is all encompassed by Volunteers. If you have a little to spare.. Operation Write Home could use it to pay for postage on packages headed to our deployed military members this holiday season... thank you so much.





thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them



51 comments:

Cora said...

Oh Pam, your white embossed card is just stunning! I haven't seen that embossing folder but I sure will keep my eye out for it. Your other card has so much pretty layering. Great job on both cards

Cindy's Card Co said...

Pam I love both cards. The first one is just stunning. You did a great job, so simple but elegant. Happy hopping and GO PACK!

JenN. said...

Those flowers are beautiful.

Debstamps said...

Airborne...all the way! Wonderful work Pam! You have both elegance and whimsy here!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

that is gorgeous - I think I have poinsettas somewhere that need to be used. Love the tree card also the stamp just sets it off perfectly.

Barb Housner

eddee1286 said...

Love your embossed card. Love the colors of the flower.

Amanda said...

I love the embossed card it is beautiful :) Thank you for sharing :)

Manda :)
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adele holcomb said...

The embossed oval makes the poinsettia card so elegant! Love the trio of brads in the flowers.

Kimberley Martini Young said...

The flowers are beautiful with just a touch of sparkle. Keep up your amazing work. I have always do multiples but I am starting to have everything laid out as you do when I do my multiples.

Paper Love said...

Your poinsettias are STUNNING!

Lauren, Paper Love
www.readysetlove.me

lesliemi said...

both of your cards are just wonderful!

Fabrizio said...

Lovely cards ! Very festive

Seongsook Duncan said...

Oh, what beautiful cards. I love the first one and how you creted. Thanks for the inspiration.

Laurie said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, simple but beautiful. I love the concept of the layers - now why didn't I think of that. And the simplicity of the embossed oval is great - I had those some flowers, until last year when I used them on my Christmas cards - now I can't find them again! :) Thanks for sharing.

Nonna3 said...

I love that white card with the pointsettias! I love that you put 3 brads in the centers! I will also have to look for that embossing folder - its so eye catching!

Nichole said...

Cute cards! I really love that embossed oval!

kate said...

I love the way you combined the embossed oval with the flower placement. Thanks for posting a donation link and thanks for hopping!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, your Poinsettia card is gorgeous with all the white space and embossing! Your next card is just cute, cute, cute! Elegance and whimsy all in one blog post - way to go :)

Marsha said...

Beautiful cards. The first one is so stunning - absolutely gorgeous.

Michelle said...

Wow. I was going to tell you how stunning that poinsettia card is, but several other have already beaten me to it! GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing.

andrea said...

Ab-so-lute-ly STUNNING. Your poinsetta card with the embossed frame and placement of the poinsettas to further frame the simple sentiment. Your second card is a great take on layering, different sizes and directions...making me think I'll have to try that layout style!

ThePurplePlace said...

Pam - You are outdone yourself and I totally LOVE your cards! The first one is so classic and such a lovely design!!

Thank you for always visiting me and for ALL that you do for OWH!!

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!

Lis

Nancy Keller said...

What a beautiful white card .. I have seen embossed ovals like that before but was not really inspired to try them. What a great thing you accomplished with them! Love it. What a great hop-stop! :)

Kathryn said...

I'll say it again, even though others have said it. That poinsettia card is gorgeous! It makes me want to use silk flowers on a card.

Joanne Travis said...

Love the silk poinsettias and the tree card is lovely as well. Such beautiful work!
Thanks for taking part in the OWH hop today!

Marge said...

I just absolutely love the white embossed card. It is very classy.

Bridget Larsen said...

The poinsettia card is my favourite, so clean, crisp and love the way you have used 3 brads for the middle of the flower

Jen Timko said...

That first card is absolutely stunning! Both are perfect for this hop! Wonderful work!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. I am going to have to case the first one with the flowers. I have been wondering what to do with the set I have. Thanks for sharing.
rkscholz at yahoo dot com

Ms. Craftin-nista said...

I love the use of your flowers and the embossing and Stamps... Your card IS stunning! Wow, Love it!

Lee Mae said...

Your cards are wonderful, but I am partial to the first card. It is absolutely beautiful! I love the embossing and the flowers. I emboss everything in sight, so I will be watching out for that folder! :)

Rufus said...

Your first card is a stunner! I literally like everything about it! The font of the sentiment, the layers, the EB folder and those poinsettias are gorgeous! Thank you and your family for your service and thank you for your support of OWH and all our Heroes!
R/

Tameko said...

Both cards are beautiful. Such nice designs and colors.

Julie said...

Pam, these are both great cards! I love the poinsettias on the first one and the adorable papers on the second :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards! Love the frame with the poinsettia's and the 2nd card is darling too- love the DSP- and the perfect image you used.

My Need 2 Craft said...

I love everything about both cards.

Carol L said...

THUD!!! You completely blew me away with that gorgeous white card with the flowers! WOW!!! I LOVE that embossing folder and have not seen it before, but it really is a dazzler!! Both cards are gorgeous and you've done an amazing job on both of them!

CARO said...

Both cards are lovely but I especially like the poinsettias!

Nancy M said...

Both nice cards, as always but the first one is breath-takingly stunning!! (OK, I can make up words, too--Sandy does LOL) TFS and for all your family does for us!!

Cheryl said...

Great cards! I love the elegance and clean design of the first one. The other one is so pretty too.

KellyRae said...

Fabulous cards! The white one is soooo elegant (love the trio of brads you put in each flower) and the tree card is so vintage and heartwarming.

Linda said...

Great cards! Love the three brads in the poinsetta centers; adds alot! TFS!!!

Jen said...

Pam - super stunning! The first one is so elegant!

Patricia H said...

The poinsettia card is simply, stunningly elegant. What a classic layout for it. It's just all-around excellent!
On the second card, I like how the tree on the tag mimics the designer paper. Nice!

Paula S. said...

Pam, these are both beautiful! I love the simple embossed frame on the first card combined with the grouped flowers it's so dramatic and striking. Thanks for joining in the hop and your dedication to Operation Write Home.

Anonymous said...

Pam--your poinsetta card is amazing!!!! Love the layering on your second card--keep up the wonderful job!!!! :) Denise I.

Cindy O said...

Both cards are lovely, but the poinsettia card is my favorite! Love the simple embossed frame, and the gold touch in the flower centers.

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards. The first card is so simple, but so pretty. Love it.

Dixie Cochran said...

Stunning cards, Pam. I like seeing what you did with that frame embossing folder. Great idea!

Ann said...

Pam, your cards are always so amazing! The Christmas Blessings is just scrumpious! I love the flowers and how you embossed it.You are so inspirational. Thank you. I am so glad you are part of OWH.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Pam, your cards are gorgeous. Love the white on white embossing and the old-fashioned elegance of your poinsettias. Beautiful cards as always!