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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Stars and Hearts with Punch

A couple of quick cards today, inspired by the OWH Bloghop over the weekend. What’s OWH, you say? It’s a great organization, Operation Write Home, that sends handmade cards to our deployed troops so that the troops can send them back to their loved ones. I know I would much rather get a handmade card when my soldier is gone than some mushy thing he paid $5 for at the PX. I’m pretty sure they have like 2 card styles and every spouse has already received those! I’ve gotten quite a few with the occasion scratched out and a new one written in, even. But I digress. If you haven’t already, check out them out at

This month, Our Daily Bread Designs challenged OWHers to link to a “love” card on their blogs. For every 25 links, they’ll pay to ship a large box of cards to our troops. So here’s my contribution:


All Stampin’ Up!: A Happy Heart and Stitched stamp sets, both retired
Whisper White, Early Espresso, and Real Red cardstock; Crumb Cake ink
Full Heart punch, Red Polka Dot Ribbon, Real Red and Early Espresso markers

I really like this set (and I’m sure you could find it on Ebay)…such a great sentiment anytime of year, not just Valentine’s Day. For some reason, when I woke up yesterday, this punch idea was in my head. Go figure, but I thought it would work great for this card. I stamped the background with the Crumb Cake and Stitched, then just used markers to color the sentiment stamp. Quick and easy, just like love. Heh heh.


All Stampin’ Up!: Gratuitous Graffiti (retired) and Many Thanks stamp sets
River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White cardstock;
Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler ink; Denim Ribbon; XL Oval and Star punches

Oops…I just realized that one star is missing as edge, over there on the left. I’ll have to dig that out of the recycle bag, I guess, and glue it on! Sorry. Anyway, OWH is in need of masculine thank-yous, and I think this fills the bill nicely. Same concept as above, punch and let the background show through.

Enjoy and I hope you’re inspired to craft a little for OWH!


  1. You're so crafty. Those are super cute.

  2. So cool Megan. I really like the first card's design, and you nailed the "masculine" card, too. So glad you got to participate in the hop. It's a worthy cause.

    You story about the altered cards made me smile. Thanks.


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