Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop



Today is World Card Making Day – I am sure this is not a Hallmark holiday.  I love being able to celebrate something I enjoy doing so much.  Card making is my therapy – I love to be able to create.  Through my love to create and buy lots of supplies, I started to make cards for Operation Write Home.  Cards for Operation Write Home – bring smiles to so many faces.  I love to make cards and my ability to bring a smile to people’s faces. 
The card I am sharing today is for Operation Write Home. Christmas cards are in huge demand.  Our Heroes want to stay in contact with their friends and family at this special time of the year.  I am always looking for ways to make great cards in an easy manner.  One thing I have found that helps make card making easier is to use gift cards.  I stalk the sales racks looking for tags that would work on card fronts.
The main image on my card is a small gift card from the $1 bin at Michael’s.  There were 12 little cards and envelopes in the package.  I actually used the red envelopes as the mat for my gift card front.  So the next time you are cruising the gift wrap aisle, look at those gift tags – hmmmmm – I could make a great card out of that.  My card is a 4.25 square - the normal size for OWH cards is 4.25 x 5.5 - but my square card will fit inside the standard A2 envelope.  I justed to change things up a little.
Oh by the way – I have candy.  I bought some new paper this last week and I am sharing with three people.  In order to qualify please leave your e mail address in your comment. 
Come back and visit my blog this week.  I have a few more cards made using gift tags.
Happy hopping.  Just click on the image below to figure out where you want to go next. 




59 comments:

Cora said...

Beautiful image for your card. Made me smile.

rainydaycora at yahoo.com

Bridget Larsen said...

Oh my what a delicious looking card, love the idea of the cupcake for a Christmas card

Cindy's Card Co said...

Great idea Barb, your card looks great. I'll wave to your mom as we drive thru Richland Center on the way to Mt. Sterling.

April B. said...

Your card looks super yummy! april at scrappingthemagic.com

Lori B said...

I especially like your card because it can be used for a child or an adult. I know what you mean about therapy!

Jen said...

Gorgeous, yummy - looking card, barb! What a clever idea, too!
Jen
Jmueller409 at yahoo dot com

Crafty Khandy said...

I love that you also used the paper from the envelop to mat. I will be looking a bit closer at those tags from now on.
baer2the10 @ yahoo . com

Amanda said...

Love the cupcake image. Thank you for sharing :)

Manda :)
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www.ajsartsanddesigns.com
www.ajsdigishoppe.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great idea to use the gift cards including the envelope! And such a well put together card! Nancy

Paper Love said...

Cute! Love the cupcake.

Lauren, Paper Love
readysetlove@me.com
www.readysetlove.me

Paula S. said...

Very nice card Barb! This card reminds me that layering can add so much depth to cars and I should do it more on my own.

Michelle said...

Beautiful card! Love that you used those little discount bin cards. That vintage christmas look is giving me the warm fuzzies!

Fabrizio said...

Great card, it made me hungry :)

JRCreate said...

Great idea for the card! I pass that section at Michael's all the time!
Jeanene

Jrcreate07@gmail.com

Marsha said...

What a cute card. Clever idea.

Yvonne said...

Great idea, Barb! This is very nice with all of the layers--and using the little envelope in your layering is really smart! Thanks for sharing.

ymbashor@yahoo.com

Lynn said...

Barb, this is a very festive card. I like your idea of layering with the matching envelope. TFS! Happy Card Making Day!

Stefanie said...

Very cute! I wish I could eat it! :)

Judy L. said...

I love your cupcake card....so festive!! You have given me some ideas. Thanks! stampinjudy2@yahoo.com

Erin @ Simply Frugal Mom said...

Great idea to use the gift tags. I absolutely love this cupcake image.
simplyfrugalmom at gmail dot com

Rufus said...

What a great idea! Love the paper that you've used too. Thanks for your support of OWH and all our Heroes!!
R/
rufus 704 at yahoo dot com

Kim H said...

Great idea to reuse those gifttags. Love the different papers you layered, makes it look so dimensional. Thank you for sharing, and the chance to win some candy.

kimba at richhook dot com

Linda Beeson said...

Wow aren't you clever using those little cards. What a good deal.

Robin said...

wonderful idea Barb
thanks for sharing and thanks for everything you do in support of OWH

rahoff9 at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. I never thought of using gift cards to make cards. Great idea! Love your card.
rkscholz at yahoo dot com

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Mmmm, this looks good enough to eat!

Colleen said...

Love the card, Barb!! Great idea to use the gift cards.

Lee Mae said...

Gotta love the cupcake! Love the layers on your card too.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. TFS.

Kathryn said...

Pretty layers and twine. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy M said...

Nice, even if your card is making me hungry!! LOL I LOVE how you used 2 striped papers together so nicely; it inspires me to try such a daring move! TFS
RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

adele holcomb said...

The twine wrap is the perfect finish for this card.

debb said...

Beautiful card and clever use of product!

Linda said...

I sometimes buy tags just cause I like them and have been thinking of using them on cards. Great idea!!! lough855ataoldotcom. TFS!!!

Tracey said...

Love the cupcake image - very cute, :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for the tip and sharing your great card!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

My Need 2 Craft said...

This looks yummy :)

Jessica said...

I am loving the Operation Write Home "Mission" we be sending cards soon! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

Carol said...

Such a cute card. thank you for your ideas on how to use other items for your cards. I love new ideas!

KellyRae said...

What a wonderful idea to use the small cards & envies. I've seen those at the $1 bin but passed them because I didn't think I could use them. Your card is fabulous.

Pamela said...

Great card!! :)

Laurie said...

What a great idea!
Thanks for sharing with OWH!

letumom at hotmail dot com

Ann said...

great card! I love the paper. The Baker's Twine adds just the right touch, I believe I need to invest in some.

Nonna3 said...

I also love to look at different departments in stores to see what I can find to use on cards! This is a great idea that I will remember! Your card is so cute and I love the unusual image for Christmas! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Nonna3 said...

So sorry - forgot to leave my email jamiesuemacri at yahoo dot com

newsonata said...

Love the cupcake. What a cute card.

Laurie R said...

I love the little gingerbread men, and of course the cupcake! It's a great card Barb! Thanks for sharing!

Kimberley Martini Young said...

I do the same thing Barb. I look for gift tags after Christmas to use on cards. I should pull them out again to use this year.

kame_99 at yahoo.com

Ivette said...

What a clever idea. Why I didn't think of that?! Your card is beautiful by the way.

ijjdee at msn dot com

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card!

AllisonG said...

Barb, your cards are always so beautiful and I'm constantly drawn to them. I had no idea that was a little gift card you used for the focal image...what a neat idea!

mallisonr at aol dot com

Sandi said...

Barb,
This card left me speechless for the forst minute I looked at it. I love the stripes! Thank you for sharing and making my day!

Sandi

beener4282 at gmail dot com

Nancy Keller said...

Hooray for stripes! I love your card and the use of that image! And the twine looks so great with it! I'm glad that I am still slowly hopping along, I wouldn't have wanted to miss this great card! Thanks for sharing!

gbinion said...

OH this card is sooo yummy!!! LOVE the cupcake!

jags930 at sbcglobal dot net

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Barb, fabulous card; I love love your idea of using the gift card and envelope. It's fun to browse thru those bins at Michael's and now I'll do it with a new purpose!

Ann said...

Great card. I like the bit of string wrapped around. The image puts me in the mood for baking.

Ann K, Seattle
annjerryk at aol dot com

Julie said...

This makes a lovely card, Barb, but is this kosher with OWH's copyright rule? Something to think about!

Yolanda said...

Love that striped DP and the square shape.

Missy said...

Great image and card. I love this idea. Thank you!