Saturday, March 5, 2011

Operation Write Home Bunny Hop


Good Morning! I'm sure you have been having a so much fun scoping out all the inspiration along this hop. You should have come here from Jennifer's blog Makeup & Markers (How cute is that match book card, adorable), if not you can start at the beginning at the OWH Stars & Stamps blog.
Before we get to the card just a few reminders. The Easter deadline is March 18th and the Mother's day deadline is March 31st. Also did you know that you can further help out the wonderful mailers at OWH by getting a Operation Write Stamp for the back of your cards? One of them is even free!! Check it out here.

I decided to make two cards for today's hop. The first one is a cute simple Easter card.

I cut white card stock to an A2 size card and scored the front of it every 1/4 inch. It looks like beadboard to me and it's a super simply way to add texture! I stamped the bunny (Stampendous, Blockart Bunny) and the banner (Prickly Pear, Hot Air Balloons) on a separate piece of white card stock. I colored them in with my H20 pen and distress ink. I used black soot, spun sugar, tumbled glass, shabby shutters, and scattered straw. Cut them out and attached with pop dots. I added stickles for a little shine to the eggs and them encapsulated it in glossy accents so there is zero chance it will rub off.

This one is just a cheery spring card! I used this sketch from Cardabilities challenge and chose my colors from a challenge The wonderful Kathy, Deborah, and Vicky are doing. The colors were Copic Y38, YR68, B12, and YG03. I didn't have the copics so I used distress ink in similar colors.




I cut the card base to A2 size. I stamped the flowers (Stampendous, Daisy trio) on a separate piece of white and colored in using scattered straw, wild honey, and shabby shutters. I cut it out using my cutterbee. I cut a piece of white to 1 1/2 x 5 1/2. I rubbed some tumbled glass and then stamped (Stampendous, Petals Nouveau) in broken china. I cut another piece of white 1 x 5 1/2 and stamped the small polka dots (Oriental Trading, Fruit Salad) in versa mark and heat embossed in white. I colored the strip with shabby shutters and punched (EK Success) the scallop border. For the circles I used nesties circles and scallop circles both in small then colored them with scattered straw. I inked all the edges in black soot. The sentiment is from Unity's Could I be an cuter. I adhered everything flat except for the flowers, I added that with foam. A little glossy accents in the flower centers and done :)

Thanks for visiting and supporting OWH. Your next stop is Leslierahye

Okay if you made it this long God Bless You!! I know it's a long hop but as a reward I'm doing a giveaway!!! and I'm going to let you pick :)

I'm going to give one random commenter either a surprise pack filled with stamps, embellishments . .etc. or a $10.00 gift certificate to I {heart} Papers. Be sure to let me know in your comment which you would rather have!

Happy hopping!!!

94 comments:

  1. Perfect cards for this wonderful cause, Kelly! Love them both!

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  2. Love your bunny card...and that flower card is just adorble too!! Great job! Happy hopping!!

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  3. Love them both, so beautiful. I love surprises!!

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  4. cards are very nice, love the scoring. I would love the grab bag of stamps and embellies

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  5. Love your cards. Grab bag would be so nice to win. Thank you for being part of the blog hop!

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  6. Hmmmm...embellishments or paper....SURPRISE ME! :o) I love it ALL! Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I'm enjoying it this morning with my coffee.

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  7. Your cards are really cute, that Easter Bunny will steal your heart!

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  8. Such pretty cards! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win! I think I'd love the gift card. :o)

    Lisa
    prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

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  9. I love surprises. Terrific card. Thanks for supporting OWH! Hugs and Blessings, Loni www.loniholt.blogspot.com

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  10. love how the daisy pop..I would love the pack of stamps and embellies should I be the lucky one!
    Happy Hopping

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  11. This blog hop has been so much fun, I have enjoyed looking thru your blog!
    Mindy O.

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  12. your cards are so pretty! thank your for sharing them with us on the hop!

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  13. Such lovely cards! I'm going to take the grab bag because I love being SURPRISED!

    dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

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  14. Love your cards. You don't need to enter me in the blog candy, but thank you very much.

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  15. Oh my, what beautiful cards. You colored them so well. I hope you'll play with us at Catered Crop challenges sometime, you work is amazing.

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  16. Stunning cards! I would love the gift certificate.

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  17. Both of your cards are lovely...but those pretty flowers are my fave!! Great job!!!;)

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  18. The cards are beautiful and I love how different they both are. It is so nice of you to offer blog candy and all the prizes are so cool that I would love them all!

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  19. 1/4 inch scores, how interesting! TFS. Surprize pack me LOL!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  20. Both of your cards are beautiful and thanks for the directions!

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  21. Cute cards - I really like the stripes embossed on the rabbit card. Thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy. Should I be chosen I would prefer the surprise pack.

    rleckie911 AT gmail DOT com

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  22. Your cards are really beautiful -- really make it worth staying on the hop!! TFS!!

    As for your candy -- Who doesn't love surprises??? I'd go for the surprise pack!! :)

    Your newest follower,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. Lovely cards! I love the fact that you made them A2 size --- that's what I try to stick with, but it sometimes limits you (or rather limits the amount of stuff you can stick to the card LOL!) Also like the way you added texture to the first card. If I am the lucky winner, I'd love to have a random package of goodies, chosen by you! Have a great weekend!

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  24. I enjoyed looking at both of your cards but my favorite is the flowers. I do enjoy surprises, so if I was to win I would choose the surprise pack.
    Thanks.
    cstephenson@q.com

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  25. Great cards, Kelly! I love the way you scored the first one to look like beadboard. I'm totally gonna CASE that idea :)

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  26. Wow, these cards are absolutely lovely!!!!! I love 'em both!

    Linda

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  27. Great cards! I'd take the surprise--ty!

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  28. Sweet cards! And Surprise me! :0)

    I do so enjoy the OWH events as I get to meet so many lovely and talented people along the way. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us today! My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and this event always holds such a special place in my heart.

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  29. Great cards! LOVE your use of white space! Great designs!

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  30. I really really liked the first card. I had never seen that stamp before. Surprise me.

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  31. Great cards! I love your style! I'd love either candy option if I'm so lucky to win.

    Also, as a military wife, let me say thank you for donating your creations to OWH!

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  32. Love both your cards, thanks for sharing. If I were to win...you could surprise me as I would be grateful and excited to win wither one!

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  33. Both of your cards are great. You can surprise me if I win.

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  34. Grab bag would be my choice, I love surprises. Love that cute little bunny!

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  35. I'm a fan of surprise packs :) Super love your flower card. It has so much dimension.

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  36. Oh both are adorable! LOVE the scored lines on the first and your flower card is awesome!

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  37. Love your cards! Thanks for sharing! Surprise me if I win!

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  38. Both of your cards are great! I really love the flower one...your coloring and cutting are awesome!

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  39. Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration. I'd love the grab bag of surprise goodies if lucky enough to win your drawing :)

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  40. These are both terrific cards. Scoring the card base is such a clever idea and it adds so much interest. Thanks for hopping with OWH today. Grab bag surprise are always fun! :)

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  41. I love both of your cards. The second is my favorite of the two.thanks for hopping with us!!

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  42. I love the flowers on the second card! TFS with us. If I win (HA!), stamps and embellies please.

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  44. Adorable cards! I would love the GC. Thank you for the chance to win.,


    --Cheryl--

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  45. Such cute cards! I love the scoring technique- haven't used it in a while, thanks for the reminder! I think I'd prefer the grab bag. I love surprises!
    Brittany
    http://yesterdaysechoscrapbooks.blogspot.com/

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  46. love the Daisy card...so much fun and joyful. :) thank you for taking the time to use your talents to bless OperationWriteHome. :)

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  47. Ooh - these are both just PERFECT cards! I love the CAS bunny, but the daisies are gorgeous too! Great work! :)

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  48. I love both of your cards - but the bunny is adorable:)
    Doris, stop #45

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  49. The bunny is adorable and the flowers are amazing!! TFS> oh yeah, I love surprises!

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  50. Great cards--I really like the score lines on the first card. I would pick the iheartpapers gift certificate.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  51. Love the cards...especially the daisy one. ( love surprises )

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  52. Very nice cards, and I love your bead-board texture! the white-on-white with the image is great. Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Love all the texture on your cards!

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  54. Cute bunny! And I really like the design on your Spring card with flowers. Thanks for sharing your skills on the Hop!

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  55. I'm learning so much tonight! Thank you for sharing your recipes :)

    As to candy, either would be dandy! Thank you for offering it!

    paperwingdesigns.blogspot.com

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  56. Great cards!

    I would love a suprise pack of stamps! I'm trying to build up my sentiment stash!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  57. Your Easter card is so cute -- I always forget to use my Scor-Buddy as a design element! Your daisy card is beautiful and you put an amazing amount of work into it. I like surprises, too, so I'd be happy to win your grab bag! Thanks and happy hopping.

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  58. Absolutely beautiful cards! Love the bunny! I'd love a surprise grab bag! TFS and thanks for the chance at some blog candy!

    nicki121986@hotmail.com

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  59. Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
    Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You!
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  60. Love the beadboard on your card. Actually, both cards are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

    Me, I like surprises! :)

    kelley at sevenmilenursery dot com

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  61. Those are such pretty cards! TFS!!!!

    amidkmpr at msn dot com

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  62. Totally enjoyed stopping by your page for the Hop! Your cards are beautiful!

    PS... I can never have enough embellishments!!!

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  63. Both of your cards are lovely, but that daisy card is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing with us :)
    I love mystery boxes, LOL (just please nothing religious).
    come see me, as the post was delayed due to a blogger snafu...#30, I have a challenge, with a great prize, and today I have another post with a tutorial and candy.

    Susan
    Pieces of Fate

    susanscraps AT comcast DOT net

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  64. Your cards are lovely espsecially love the sunflowers. I would love the pack of stamps and embellies should I win! Thanks for the chance.
    Blessings Bernie
    bernietom47 at yahoo dot com

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  65. Both of your cards are fantastic!! That bunny is so cute and your coloring on the second card is gorgeous!
    Tammy :)

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  66. Beautiful Card, I would love a chance to win the grab bag of goodies.
    TFS!
    Rachelle
    joyfulhrt@gmail.com

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  67. Your cards are just great!!!

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  68. Beautiful cards--and that beadboard base is terrific! Mr. Bunny is looking like he knows a secret--perhaps what's in the surprise package? Hmmmm, I think I'll go with the inside information . . . .

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  69. Darling bunny- beautiful flowers on the 2nd card! Fun OWH HOP!

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  70. The flower card is awesome! I am going to case the sketch sometime in the near future. Surprise me with the random selection if I win. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Beautiful card! I love the coloring.

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  72. 2 beautiful cards! I love the design on that second one. It's a great sketch!

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  73. Your bunny card is darling, and you did a super job with that sketch challenge!
    That gift certificate sounds like a fantastic prize to me. :) Thanks for offering a choice of blog candy!

    ph_in_va(at)comcast(dot)net

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  74. Thanks for sharing all the details about your lovely cards...like the scoring lines idea for texture, and the spring flower card is great.
    Should I be lucky enough, do suprise me. Thanks.

    http://thecornerstudioblogspot.com

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  75. I love the daisy card--those are my absolute favorite flowers, and you did a great job of coloring them.

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  76. Your cards are wonderful! Your Easter card is adorable! It's so fun and I really like the way you scored the front of it. Your second card is very pretty. I love the colors and how you made the scalloped circles on it.

    Thank you for a chance to win your blog candy. I'd be happy to win either one.

    webe34him@bellsouth.net

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  77. I love the very clean look of your cards!

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  78. awesome cards - great job coloring the daisies (i'm a sucker for flowers) i'd love a surprise pack - thanks for offering candy... i did too (i'm #83 on the hopping trail)

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  79. Both of your cards are great. Love the scoring and rounded corners of the first one. Adore the daisy's and the layout in the second. Great job on coloring those daisy's! Oh definitely the surprise if I'm lucky enough to win. Thanks for supporting OWH and our Heroes and thanks for the chance at a surprise.
    R/

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  80. Very cute card, thanks for being a part of this hop! And thanks for a chance at some goodies, either would be great for me!

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  81. fabulous cards. if you are giving, I am receiving. whichever is easier for you is what i would pick if i get lucky!!

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  82. Love the sketch card. If I win, I would love any candy you send. Thanks for sharing!

    Ann K
    annjerryk at aol dot com

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  83. your first card is so cute and the second one gorgeous! wow! such different styles and you did them both so beautifully! amazing coloring on both, too! love them!

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  84. I love the beadboard technique! TFS

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  85. Super cute cards. I'd go with the gift card, save you some shipping costs.

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  86. Both of your cards are wonderful! I love the softness of the 1st along with the scoring. The bright colors, layout, pop-up and coloring on the 2nd is outstanding! Great ideas! Thanks for supporting OWH! I love being surprised!

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  87. Love both your cards...especially the second one. And if I am lucky enough to win, I like surprises!

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  88. I love the beadboard look of the scored card - great idea! This hop has been so inspirational and the grab bag would be loads of fun!
    jencuthbertson at gmail dot com

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  89. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing with us and OWH!

    Stamps would be my choice, one can never get enough, LOL!

    circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

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