Saturday, May 29, 2010

Operation Write Home

             Here's the day that I have been waiting for- the Operation Write Home Blog Hop!


The OWH blog hop starts at owhstarsandstamps so you just might want to get over there and see what it's all about! If you have come from Kathy's Blog, Pass It On, then you are on a roll and exactly where you need to be at this point in the OWH blog hop.
This is my very first blog hop, been in a few waltzes on WMS but never a hop. I was surfing some of my favorite blogs and one led me right here. Thank you, Shelly! Right here to a blog hop. I knew that I wanted to do this immediately as a crafter that supports the troops. As a person that supports the families and soldiers of those that fight for my freedom. The soldiers that have lost their lives so that I may live in a country that gives me that freedom. I thank God every day for my life and ask Him to bless His troops and their families and keep them from harms way! It's the least that I can do! Before I forget, the sentiment image is from Ann at Raindropecho and it was a freebie! And I just spoke to her on Tuesday and it still is a freebie. Thank you, Ann.
For the inside I performed a little version of a pop up card, but in a spiral.
It is so easy to do. Punch or cut out a circle. I used a 1 3/4" circle punch. No need to mark the circle, just cut it in a continuous spiral and there you have your pop up! I tucked the outside portion in under the red striped paper and glued a large open star on top. The inner part is at the top of the card, glued down with a small blue star. There is an open red star just hanging around on the spiral and it is free to slide up and down the spiral. now, my regular stick to everything wonderful glue was not strong enough for this pop up job so I used Glossy Accents. It is the best glue ever for the really hard to hold jobs, and it dries quicker, just don't lay it on thick when using as a glue.
Here's a pic of my circle with thick black marker drawn in a spiral for visual purposes only. If you are unsure of cutting properly you could always use a pencil very lightly and erase before you take the top off of your glue!


Practice a couple of times on scratch paper and you'll get it to pop in no time. Don't cut too thin unless you have really strong paper. Kids can be hard on the pop ups. My 3 year old can take a card apart in 3 seconds flat!
For those of you that are ready to move along to the next blog, keep an eye out for Sherrie at Impressionable Art.
Thanks for coming by!


RX
STAMPS: RaindropEcho image 'For the troops sentiment'
PAPER: Stars and stripes from Summer Stack by DCWV, the blue and red are scraps-BOTD
TOOLS: Star punches,  1/4" small star punch, SU 1 3/4" circle punch

70 comments:

Tink said...

Beautiful card.. I have to try your Pop up..

Sherrie said...

So pretty! I love the fun elements you put inside! Great work!

Heather said...

Your card is not only beautiful but very touching as well. HAve a blessed weekend.

Betty said...

Lovely simply lovely...

Merry's Musings said...

Good idea, the added interest of a spiral, what a wonderful card, it is so rich looking. So very nice!

Kajikit said...

What a perfect sentiment for an OWH card. I can't quite wrap my brain around how to do the spiral popup but it looks fantastic. I'll have to actually try it myself to make it work. All in all, your card was a real WOW.

Carisa said...

cute!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

that pop up card is so much fun and easy to make too. I never attempted one before because I thought they were hard but your tutorial was really helpful. :) thanks for sharing.

Kristen said...

thank you for the great idea. I love your cards, and the awesome inside is so cool! Thank you for Sharing your trick!

Have a blessed Memorial Weekend!

grandmalee said...

What an absolutely stunning card!!!! Thanks for reminding me about how to do a pop up spiral...we need to do some special touches since we can't use glitter. TFS!

ML Design Works said...

Great idea! I love the inside pop up! Thanks for sharing! Lisa

helloholley said...

Love ,love,love your card....and thanks for the tutorial!!!

Dawn said...

love this fun fun fun fun!

Virginia D. said...

Loved your card! Great tip too!

Marianne said...

Joanne
What a great tip with the spiral. I just may need to borrow it.

Lelia Pierce said...

Great card and thanks for sharing you did the spiral! Very fun!

NancyJones said...

very cute like the tip on the spiral.

Hi, I'm Brenda. . . . . . . . . . . said...

You have a great card and love the pop-up tutorial.

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really cool!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Love that spiral tech. Great card!

Julie said...

Very cute card!!

Thanks for the tutorial on the spiral pop-up, I can't wait to try it!

1CardCreator said...

This looks really unique! Thanks for sharing the download too. ~Diane

K. Joy said...

Oh, I love the card! I really like all of the stars, and red white and blue always catches my eye. :) This is my first OWH blog hop too! :) Thanks for the tutorial on the spiral. That is a fun extra to add. :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love the sentiment and your spiral inside. TFS.

Les said...

Love your blog from the name to the posts. Glad I stopped by!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I had the very same image and sentiment out to use, and at the last minute, decided to change! I love your great card- I have never tried a spiral pop up- so cool! It may be coming soon at a friendly blog near you! LOL Have a great weekend!

Courtney said...

I love your card...and that pop up is awesome! Thanks for supporting our troops!

~Courtney~

Erin of the Bears said...

Thanks for sharing how to make your delightful card... I can see that spiral idea having all sorts of uses. Love the tree image on the "Waiting for You" card, too.

Operation Write Home said...

Fun card - and nice to know how to do that cute spiral!! I can see me using this one :)

Happy hopping!

Shell said...

I forget about how fun those spirals can be! Thanks for the reminder!

ScraPerfect said...

The pop-up is very cute and just has a zippy feel. I also love glossy accents but only when I want a hard crystal coating...for really super fast tack and strong hold with a very fine tip that doesn't clog, the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect is really amazing!

TN Granny said...

Very cute card, I've never tried the pop up guess I should try it.
God Bless,
Jeanine

rstuck2003 said...

What a great card, will have to try the spiral! Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

What a fun card! Pop-ups are such surprises.
Thanks for supporting OWH!

Linda said...

Really nice card. Love the pop-up! Thanks for joining the Hop.

Erika said...

Great card - very cute pop up. And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

Susan said...

Great card, love the spiral idea! thanks for that and for the link to those great sentiments...I also found OWH on a blog hop a while ago, it was the best "accident" I ever had.

Happy hopping.
Susan

jo said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for playing a long with us this week at DDSB! :)

-Jo:)
http://joboogie.typepad.com

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Digi Doodle Shops Best this week.xxx

Judy said...

Oh my. This is a fantastic card!! Wow, I love the way you did the stars. How inspiring!! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs

debb said...

Stunning card- love your spiral!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What a fabulous spiral--won't someone be delighted to find that inside their card. . .

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

I love your card.... and is so patriotic .... and thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and I look forward to enjoying your creation again. Good Luck !

Harriet

Pascale said...

Really special card I love your design thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

Cathy... said...

Beautiful card and I love that tree image! thanks for the tutorial!

Cheryl said...

Oh Joanne! This is fabulous! I love the image you used. I am going to have to try one of these. Very cool!

Kimme said...

Love the pop up stars. Great job!

Katja of Katzz said...

Great card. Also like the stars on it! Thanks for joining our bloghop and challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Greetings,
Katja

jackielwatson said...

Awesome card, so cute. I love pop ups, but thought they where hard to make. Thanks for the tutorial that shows how easy it really is.

Rhonda said...

This is such an awesome card..inside and out. I love hou you used the image on the front and the layout. Spiral thingy is pretty great, too

Trevorstuffmammas said...

How FUN is that!! thanks for sharing your ideas!!
Jennifer

Jennifer Moore said...

Such a pretty card. I will have to try the pop-up technique.

Debby said...

beautiful card. i love the "twist" on the pop up card. great idea.

Cindy said...

What a great card! Love the pop up!

Nancy Keller said...

What a fun thing! I love your card - and that is a fun spiral tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Awesome card! Love your pop up. Thank you for joining us at DDSB!

Dixie Cochran said...

What a clever card! I'm going to try that!! Thanks for posting on the hop!!

jengd said...

LOVE that card and its popup!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a fun card, thanks for sharing with us how you made it pop!

Kim said...

Love your card. I love the inside too. It looks so cool.

Tracey said...

This is an amazing card Joanne, love that pop-up inside - very cool :)

Hugs
Tracey
xx

KymKreates said...

Wow!! You did a marvelous job on your project! Thanks a bunch for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and as always Good Luck!!!

KymKreates

Corinna said...

Your card is great. LOVE that spiral pop-up thingie! Very cool.

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Thanks JoAnne for the Cool card, tutorial and the link to a great digi download. I can't wait to start creating some cards to send to OWH of my own.

Meg Bean said...

Great card and I really like your idea for the spiral. That would be so cute with so many other themes!

christy sheffield said...

cute card! can't wait to try that technique. thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Love that spiral inside. Great card TFS

Heather Grow said...

Cool technique. I always forget the inside of my cards.

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a great card. Love the sentiment image. Thanks for sharing the pop up technique for the card inside. Looks wonderful!

Cut n Paste said...

cute cute cute!!!! Love the pop up spiral!!! Thanks for supporting OWH!!!

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