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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Love Cards for Operation Write Home

As many of you know I spend alot of time on the Operation Write Home Facebook fan page and today our fearless leader, Sandy, put out a call for Love and Missing You cards.  I have a large flat rate box 3/4 full of cards and will be sure to focus on these types of cards for the remaining 1/4.  I have already included several cards that fit this theme and thought I would share them with you.

These two cards are admittedly similar but just different enough that I wanted to share them both with you.  You probably recognize the designer paper from Stampin' Up! The sentiment is from a Verve set called Just For You.
The solid/dotted circle is a stamp that is included in the same set and fits perfectly with my Nestabilites. While cutting all of the circles and scallops I discovered that I could put the circle die inside the scallop die (on the very vanilla card stock) and cut both with one swipe through the Cuttlebug. Sounds silly but I was thrilled! So, to encourage others to save time and money I quickly took a few shots to share this idea with you and posted them at the bottom of this post. (If this is no big revelation to you as it was to me I give you permisssion to go ahead and roll your eyes. 

This next card origins remain a mystery to me.  I made it a few weeks ago in response to a sketch challenge using a free digital image but unfortunately I can't remember where either one came from.  I apologize for that.  If you recognize either of them please let me know so I can give proper credit.

Edit:  The sentiment is by Ginger at Ginger's House.  Thank you Pat K. for the reminder!
And finally, this last card came about to use up some scraps. The circle sentiment is from Create With TLC. I made two similar cards using two other circle sentiments as well.  It came up with this design on my own.  The black strip is actually satin ribbon although it is hard to tell from this photo.  The patterned paper was left over from another project and was purchase from JAS on clearance for ten cents.

If you have any questions on any of these cards just leave it in the comment section and I will answer as quickly as possible. Thanks for stopping by...I hope to have given you some inspiration to make some "love" cards for YOUR next OWH box!

Here is the mini pictoral:


  1. Love everything about these cards! Love the black and white color combos! These cards are gorgeous!! Thanks for the Cuttlebug tip, I have never done it that way =)

  2. What a classy group of cards! I love the framing on the first two and will definitely have to give that a try next time I drag out my dies. Beautiful job Lisa!

  3. oh Lisa... this are gorgeous "love" cards.. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

  4. These are just gorgeous! So pretty.

  5. Very pretty cards! I think your "love" sentiment might be from Ginger's reminds me of her word art. Pat K.

  6. These are gorgeous cards, Lisa, and I certainly never thought of that Cuttlebug trick! Thanks!