Saturday, October 5, 2013

Operation Write Home Celebrates World Card Making Day

I am so excited to be celebrating World Card Making Day with Operation Write Home.  Now this is a holiday I can really get into celebrating.  Be prepared for lots of inspiration today.

For today we were asked to make a thank you card using one of the wonderful sketches from Operation Write Home - Stars and Stamps Blog.  Every week something new to jump start your creativity.

I chose Sketch 191.


When you look at my cards you will see that I brought the back rectangle to the top of the design.  I also made the small rectangle much smaller.  I made two cards - one more masculine and one more feminine.  I hope you enjoy them.  The link to get back to the Stars and Stamp blog is at the bottom of the post.



40 comments:

JoAnn Ross said...

They're both wonderful! I love how you brought the thanks rectangle up front & made it a focal point and isn't it cool how you can make such different cards by just switching out the paper?

Ann said...

What fun cards!! I love your color choices and the thanks cut out is just plain fun!

Jill P said...

very pretty cards

*Vicki* said...

Fabulous! Love the papers and colors you've used!! I really loved this sketch! :) Happy World Card Making Day fellow craft friend! HUGS

Stacy B said...

Great cards! Love the sentiment feature.

Misty said...

Super duper cards. I like the colors and textures. The sentiment pops as well.
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Patricia Vanderwolf said...

Love the cut out sentiment!

Jessie said...

Lovely, fun cards! I really like the papers in the second card.

Kara said...

Having 2 different colorways for the same design shows how color changes the "mood". Great mix of patterns on both cards.

Penny Ward said...

Both cards are super cute, but so loving the papers you chose for the second card!!!

Jen R said...

We all pick favorites and I like the second one better.......both cards are nicely done and fun! radloffjen at cableone dot net

Camille Short said...

Good inspiration!

Andrea T said...

Nice switch up on the sketch. The both look great that way.

Patty said...

Fantastic cards...love your color combinations!

Lisa Brooks said...

Like your take on the sketch. I have to say that my favorite is the masculine card. Thank our for sharing with OWH.

Debbie Caldwell said...

I like your interpretation of the sketch...the little stamp and envies are so delightful. These are both nice cards. Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH in this blog hop.

Debbie Caldwell said...

I forgot to ask on my prior comment...what is the paper that you used for the feminine card?

Maggie Mata said...

I absolutely love color and you hit the spot! Such lovely cards. TFS.

Kathy S said...

Very Colorful Thanks for playing with OWH.

Esther E. said...

Thanks for switching the cardstock piece around. I never thought of that before. Love the "thanks" cutout.

Cheri said...

What a fun pair of cards and I love how you tailored the sketch! Fabulous!!!

Conniecrafter said...

cool design Barb, like the stamps and envies! Cool evacuated sentiment!

Jen said...

I really like how you tweaked the sketch! Those are so fun!

Oak Pond Creations said...

Great cards! Love your die cutting and it's wonderful to make a masculine and feminine version of these sketches. Happy WCMD, hugs and happy crafting! -Kim

Diane said...

Love the word bubbles-- fabulous way to make the sketch your own! Thanks for your support of OWH and our troops!

Donna Nuce said...

Love the use of the negative cut out on the thanks sentiment. Very cute cards. Thanks for your support of OWH!

Melissa Cash said...

Love your take on the sketch. I also like seeing the feminine/masculine takes on the sketches. It really helps when trying to create!

Michele from MS said...

I love the triangle and map papers you chose for the background and the popped up sentiments are so unique! Thanks for sharing ~

sherry varga said...

Really bright and colorful cards.

Sherry Hickey said...

Two fun and fabulous cards, Barb! Love your colors, dps and how you tweaked the sketch! Happy WCMD "weekend"!

Paula S. said...

Nice job combining papers and patterns on both of these Barb. Glad you were able to join in the hop. Thanks for supporting OWH!

Cissy M said...

Great job with the sketch as a jumping off point. Too often, I do not get past wanting to do it exactly as planned and then cannot seem to make it work for me. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dixie Cochran said...

That sentiment is the star of the show on both cards. It's fun to see the difference paper choice makes. Well done!

Sue D said...

I like how you changed the sketch and the Thanks speech bubbles.

Yvonne B. said...

Barb, it is really fun to see your take on the sketch with the "bubble" for the banner. Great cards--you are a huge asset to OWH!

Julie said...

Very cute cards, Barb! I like how you tweaked the sketch! Happy WCMD!

canadian_liner said...

Love your great big "talk bubbles" with the die-cut greetings. And all the vintage travel elements of your second card. Happy WCMD!

Cherie said...

That word bubble is great and I like that you made a male and female version of the card.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great card and sketch!

Shirley Bernal said...

Love the colors!!