*** This is 1 of 2 blog posts today. For Black Friday shopping links and coupon codes for my favorite crafty (and non-crafty) online stores, click HERE. ***
Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Red Friday Bloghop! If you’ve gotten here without starting at the beginning, you’ll want to click HERE and start from the top. We’re turning “Black Friday” into “Red Friday” by supporting our nation’s heroes!
Operation Write Home is a charity that sends blank handmade cards to service members deployed overseas. They’ve sent nearly 3 million cards! That’s a lot of letters and love heading home to those who are keeping the home fires burning.
November through February are the slowest months for OWH, and that’s something we as crafters can do something about! We all have a handful of cards in our stash — we don’t even need to take a break from our holiday preparations to just write Operation Write Home on the back and send them in, right? That’ll keep our heroes busy writing home during a long winter away from home.
Be sure to read the information on the Stars and Stamps post so you send in what’s needed (no Christmas cards, no glitter, A2, etc) - and make a hero’s day by giving them a beautiful creation to write home on!
My card today not only is love-themed but it showcases Lawn Fawn's Black Friday Stamp Set, Color My World, that you can get free by spending $35 at Lawn Fawn!
Click HERE for all the details!
I die cut some smooth white cardstock using a Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle die. I masked off the bottom and sides with post it tape and created a mask of the crayon from the Color My World MIni Stamp Set. I stamped and masked the crayons along the bottom edge and colored in the images and background with Copic Markers (the individual marker colors are listed and linked in supplies).
I added faces to two of the crayons (from Color My World and Let's Roll stamp sets) and colored them in with Copics as well, adding detail with my favorite black gel pen and white pen.
To create the shaker border I use the two largest stitched rectangles from the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle die collection and Large Stitched Rectangle die collection to create a thin frame from white cardstock. Then I die cut a transparency from the largest die and adhered it behind the frame. I added foam adhesive around all four sides of the frame, adhered the stamped and colored panel to the front of the transparency and added a strip of foam tape down the center behind that piece. I filled the shaker with Pretty Pink Posh sequins and confetti and adhered the whole thing to a white card base!
To watch the creation of this card from start to finish, click the video below or HERE to watch on YouTube:
Click SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, MFT = to purchase from My Favorite Things, SB.COM = to purchase from scrapbook.com, AZ = to purchase from Amazon)
What’s a bloghop without prizes? See the Stars and Stamps post for the full list of goodies by the bloghop sponsors - and go link up YOUR love card there, too! There are prizes for both those who comment on the blogs as well as folks who share their own creation!
Just look at this list of wonderful prize sponsors!!!
- Simon Says Stamp
- Lawn Fawn
- Art Impressions
- Ellen Hutson LLC
- Paper Smooches
- Mama Elephant
The next stop on the hop is…. Dixie Cochran!