Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Pocket Full Of Love

Hello and welcome to the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop! If you are not hopping and would like to...please click HERE for the start of the hop! There are over 140 participants in today's Hop and lots of great prizes to be won!
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I have been living in the US for five years but am originally from Australia. I have friends and family scattered all over the world and I love sending them my handmade cards.....it’s like sending them a little piece of me. When I learnt that Operation Write Home collects handmade cards to send to the troops overseas so they can send cards to their loved ones I knew I wanted to help. I love being able to donate my cards to this wonderful cause because I know how much it means to send them.

If you would like to learn more about supporting the armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them then please visit Operation Write Home's website for all the information you will need to contribute and also visit Stars and Stamps Blog for great tips, tutorials and challenges to get your creative juices flowing!
A BIG thank you to the troops all over the world for their huge sacrifice for our freedom!

Our theme for today's blog hop is red, white and blue "Missing You" cards and here's what I made to share with you today...

Here's a close up of the little tags in the pocket...


Before you hop over to the next blog I have a little blog candy to offer. Just leave a comment at the bottom of this post by 8pm Monday the 31st of May and I will select one random comment to win this great set of stamps from {Ippity}...perfect for making cards to send over to the troops! I will announce the winner on Tuesday the 1st of June and you will have one week to send me an email to claim your prize. For an extra chance to win sign up to follow my blog and you wont miss the good news on Tuesday! If the prize is not claimed I will pick another random comment. Good luck!

I appreciate you taking the time to stop by today and leave a comment. Have a great weekend and enjoy the rest of the Hop!

Click here for the next stop on the hop ~ Melissa!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity KOTM July 2009
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance Ink
SU ink
SU corner punch
CM patterned paper
Brads
Eyelets
Ribbon
SU coloured cardstock
SU heart punch

80 comments:

  1. Such a cute card - I love the sentiments on the tags.

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  2. This is fabulous, love the red white and blue, and the pocket is the cutest thing to hold these precious tags.

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  3. I love this...I guess it's the countrybumpkin in me, but I love the red, white & blue together.

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  4. Great card! I love the tags. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. really cute card. The stamps are really cute too. Thank you for supporing OWH.

    dawn

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  6. What a beautiful card. Anyone would love to receive this one!

    Great blog, need to come back with more time to browse.

    Thanks for offering the blog candy, it's a very versatile stamp set. Have a great day!

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  7. Your card is lovely Christy... very creative. Thanks for participating in the hop today and for all you do for our service men and women.

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  8. Christy
    What a great card. Thanks for supporting OWH with cards.

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  9. Christy, this is wonderful! LOVE the pocket card and those tags which are also great as bookmarks!!!

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  10. OMGosh!!! Did you use a template? I would love to make these but suck at figuring out dimensions on my own ;)

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  11. Love your card! That pocket is so adorable!

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  12. Love that the pocket is a pocket. LOL. Very cool card.

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  13. What a cute card! I love that pocket!
    Thanks for the chance to win these great stamps!

    ~Courtney~

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  14. OMG they will love it. Hope you made bunches to send.

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  15. What a great card! :) Thanks for supporting OWH! :)

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  16. What a great card. I love the little tags in the pockets. TFS.

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  17. Great card! And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

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  18. Wow this card of yours is AMAZING I am in total Awe!! I signed up as a follower you are good.
    Stampin hugs,
    Jeanine

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  19. AWESOME card!!! love it, and you are offing wonderful candy...thanks,
    Susan

    Fellow OWHomer

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  20. What a great card! I love your card. Stamps and Papers are very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Christy, I love your very creative card. The tags and the pocket are a great way to show multiple sentiments for one lucky recipient.
    tfs
    jaydee blog 69

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  22. Adorable card!! The pocket and tags are just perfect! :)

    Thanks for joining in the hop....my mind is being overwhelmed right now!

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  23. R/W/B is one of my favorite color combos. I love the pocket card and the contents are so cute!

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  24. such a delightful pocket design, and I love the versatile tags, Thanks for participating!

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  25. I really love the idea of carry around love notes included in cards. It is so perfect for OWH cards. Thanks for sharing your idea and for supporting OWH!

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  26. oh i love this unity pocket stamp ~ you rocked it!

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  27. This is really a touching card. I love it. And beautifully made with love!

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  28. I LOVE this idea...it is wonderful. Thank you for sharing and thanks for the chance at the blog candy.

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  29. Too cute! I have followed along so I can visit often! :O)

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  30. This is sooo cute! I love the pocket and tags...wonderful card!

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  31. great card and love the pocket with the love tags in it.

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  32. This is so adorable....I really love it!!! Thanks for the chance to win some candy!!!! ;)

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  33. Terrific card- I love the accents and details!

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  34. OMG, I love your pocket and little tags.

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  35. I just love your card and the tags.

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  36. Oh my gosh, this is a totally adorable concept of the pocket and tags...and the heart details throughout. This is definitely being added to my "designs that MUST be cased list, LOL. Beautifully done!

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  37. What a SWEET card! I love all the little tags! Great job!

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  38. Love the card...with the "extras" haha great way to put extra notes on the back!!
    Jennifer

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  39. What a great idea--love the pocket card and tags.

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  40. love the card. Very creative and unusual.

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  41. What a great way to use a pocket! Thanks for the chance to win. I hope you find living in US a little easier then in 2005.
    Yvonne

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  42. what a unique card and great use of the stamps. blog candy - thank you

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  43. What a cute card and great idea with the pocket and tags! Love it! Thanks for offering such great blog candy too! Hope I win!

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  44. Your pocket filled with wishes is so clever! I just love cards with removable parts like this that can be enjoyed over and over again. Nice work, and Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  45. I love the pocket! I have a pocket stamp that is not used very often. Thank you for the inspiration. I love your clean and simple style. I am challenged by gobs of embellies! Thanks for sharing. robinski6 at yahoo dot com

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  46. Love the pocket card. It is super cute!

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  47. Oh, boy! A pocket card with goodies slipped inside! That's so clever! Thanks for posting your story and your card for the hop! And thanks for making cards for our military heroes!

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  48. awwwwww, someone's going to tear up when they get this sweet card!

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  49. Great card! I love the tags!


    I'm a follower!

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  50. Love the pocket idea!

    I'm a follower :)

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  51. I've done pocket cards, but like the tags and sentiments on yours! Thanks for supporting OWH
    R/

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  52. Cute! Love the tags. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  53. I love the detail on the tags! I am inspired! Thank your for participating in OWH, and yes, I just became a follower!

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  54. I really like your card. The tags are a great idea and your look is clean and attrative. Very cool. Thanks

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  55. Now that is really cute...id have never thought to use more than one tag in one pocket-doh-great idea...oh yeah and I have an obsession with red gingham of late!!

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  56. What a unique, incredible card you have created. I am so proud of everybody supporting OWH
    DianeL
    loyaz1@wbhsi.net

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  57. Christy, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card! The pocket and tags are just adorable!

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  58. what a cute card
    love the little sentiments on tags

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  59. Christy,
    I love your pocket card - what a great way to send multiple sentiments. I also noticed your cards using the stampscapes - love those. I recently got some of those wonderful stamps and have enjoyed making a few cards with them. Thanks for participating in OWH.

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  60. Love the pocket, what a great idea. TFS

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  61. I love your project- I love the tags you made- and the card is great- love the plaid DSP accents w/ the hearts. Awesome stamp set too! TFS

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  62. Really cute card with the tags. TFS

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  63. Your card is beautiful. I love the tags.

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  64. Love the pocket idea and the tags. Fun stamp set too you have as candy! TFS!

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  65. I really like this pocket card. I will definitely try to make some of these. And you can use lots of sentiments for the pocket tags. Brilliant

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  66. Very cute pocket card! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  67. Love the pocket caard with tags. Great job.

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  68. Hi Christy Sweetie...
    I am Country Wings your newest follower. I cannot wait to see what you share next.

    I absolutely adore your card. Looks like a little jean pocket with sentiments of love inside. So beautiful. I thank you for sharing with me. You did an outstanding job. You have inspired me to try my hand at making a card. I have never made one before, but this blog hop has been such an eye opening experience for me.

    I have been shut in for over a month and have 2 more weeks to go before the Dr. will even talk to me about going outside. I have been having complications with my lungs and chronic asthma. This is something that I could do from my recliner and feel like I am helping in some small way. I am going to search the house for something to use today.

    Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well. I love meeting new friends.

    Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

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  69. Such a cute idea for a card.

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  70. Those tags are fabulous! This is such a versatile design!! Thanks for sharing and for your work with such a great group!

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  71. love the card, especially the tags
    I don't know what brought you to the USA but we are sure glad to have you. Thanks you for supporting OWH and embracing our troops

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  72. I love all of the sentiments stamped on the tags. Very cute card!

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  73. What a great card!! My daughter is in Hawaii and was thinking of something new to send her, thanks for the inspiration and thanks for sending cards to the troops!

    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  74. Great pocket card. Someone will feel very lucky when they receive it.

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  75. It's too late for your candy but that's okay... I love the little note tags in your pocket card. So very cheerful. :)

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  76. This is a fabulous pocket card! Love it!

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