Saturday, May 29, 2010

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop

Welcome to dustypenny designs! Thanks for joining me today for the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop! To start at the beginning, please visit OWH Stars & Stripes!

If you are not aware of OWH, the mission is simple: "Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." These brave men and women sacrifice so much. It is an honor to provide cards to help them stay in touch with their loved ones here at home.

For this hop we were challenged to create red, white, and blue cards with a "Miss You" theme. I have been doing more sewing recently and I knew right away that I wanted to use fabric.  Here are the cards I made to share with you today!


I stitched blocks (and then leftover scraps) of fabric together and cut the shapes out in my Cuttlebug. Next I stitched and/or glued the shapes directly to the card base and added the sentiments!

Stamp(s): Hero Arts (CL183 Sparkle Clear: Cute Letters)
Ink(s): Tsukineko (Tuxedo Black)
Paper(s): The Paper Company (Kraft); Wausau (White Cardstock); Scraps (Red)
Other: JoAnn Fabric (Assorted Fat Quarters); Sizzix (Clear Rectangle, Clear Heart, Hearts Tipsy); Stash (Brads)

Please send some of your handmade cards to OWH soon! They accept general cards (thinking of you, miss you, love, birthday, etc.) anytime! Or if you want to get in the holiday spirit early this year, the postmark deadlines for the fall holidays are: Halloween: Sept 20; Thanksgiving: Oct 1; and Christmas: Oct 30. You can find all the pertinent details HERE.

Thanks for looking! Comments are appreciated!

Hugs,


Please continue your hop with Seongsook HERE.

69 comments:

Anita said...

This is stunning.

Erin of the Bears said...

Oops! I just got rid of all my fabric scraps at a yard sale... I KNEW there'd be something wonderful to do with them as soon as they were gone! The hearts you've created are gorgeous, and add that "feel of home" to someone far away. Thanks for sharing.

TN Granny said...

Very cute cards, I love quilt cards and have made many with paper. Your are beautiful.
Stampin Hugs,
Jeanine
OWH team member

Tink said...

Beautiful Cards!!

Shell said...

love the patchwork!

Tammy said...

These are sooo cute! I love the patchwork! TFS!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your patchwork hearts. These are some great cards. TFS.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your sewing cards are really neat! Love the patchwork hearts, your furry kids are cute too!

Julie said...

Oh, I love those patchwork hearts! So adorable!

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a great job done! Very cute and wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

LadyDoc said...

WOW!!! Great idea and beautiful results!!!

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

AWESOME patchwork hearts! Very fun idea! Have a great weekend! ;o)

Betty said...

Oh my... I love the patchwork hearts. WELL DONE!!

Erika said...

Cute cards! I love how it gives them a great patchwork feel! And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

Paula said...

Wow, these are terrific! I am getting so many ideas on todays hop and I can't tell you how many times I've attempted to incorporate fabric into some cards without absolutely no success. You have a lit a spark in me for sure!

Operation Write Home said...

Joy your cards are so cute!! Love the fabric - this is "my" kind of fabric work, CARDS! lol :)

Thanks for your support---and happy hopping!

Martha said...

Love your fabric hearts! They made such cute cards.

Cathy... said...

What a great idea! Cute cards!!

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

I love your cards.....

levelsoflight said...

Ah! You have so much patience! I don't think I could use fabric to make cards. It seems like too much of a tackle. However, yours turned out great! What an awesome way to be creative when making your cards! :)

PocketsOfInspiration said...

I LOVE quilted cards.

jackielwatson said...

I love the quilted look. You have more patience than I do. Thanks for sharing

helloholley said...

very cute scrappy cards!! Love them all!!! ;)

rstuck2003 said...

I love the quilted cards!!! Thank you for sharing.

Marianne said...

Oh no now I need to get fabric for cards too.
Thanks for the great idea.

debb said...

Love these fabric cards!

Lelia Pierce said...

Great job on these cards!

Rufus said...

Love your patchwork cards!
R/

Dixie Cochran said...

WOW!! What a terrific way to use fabric scraps! Those cards are terrific! Thank you for making cards for our military heroes!

Hi, I'm Brenda. . . . . . . . . . . said...

Really like your patchwork. Makes very interesting cards.

Lindsey said...

Definately going to try a patchwork heart on my next scrapbook layout! Thanks for the inspiration & for participating today!

xoxo
Lindsey @ ScrapStreet

grandmalee said...

What an absolutely fabulous idea! The cards & your quiltwork are so stunning!

Debby said...

awesome use of your fabrics. your cards are very inspriational

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love your use of fabric - great idea to use your cuddlebug for cutting.

Barb

PaulaM said...

What a wonderful idea to use your fabric fat quarters for creating cards for the heroes. I have tons of fabric and this would be a wonderful way to use some of it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen Howard said...

What a great way to combine two hobbies that you love... beautiful hearts!!!

Renee said...

Great use of fabric on your cards. I am one of those people who are sewing challenged.

Nancy Keller said...

I had no idea you could cut fabric in your cuttlebug??? Clearly I am not paying attention! Your fabric cards are incredible - I love them! Thanks for sharing! Following! :D

Cheryl said...

Great cards! I love the patch work look.

Theresa said...

Love the fabric hearts on your cards.TFS

Cheryl said...

I love that you used real fabric on your cards and pieced it like a handmade quilt...will definitely try this sometime!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great cards- wonderful Blog Hop!

JPScraps said...

I love how you did your cards!

Kajikit said...

Your sewn/stitched cards are lovely! And so original... )

Courtney said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for supporting our troops and OWH!

~Courtney~

Cut n Paste said...

Love your fabric cards. I used fabric for one of my cards also. Love love love using fabric and my Sizzix!!!

Meg Bean said...

Love all of the ways you used fabric to make your cards!

Kim said...

Your cards are all so pretty! I love how you incorporated fabric into your designs.

eddee1286 said...

How cute and creative your cards are. Thanks for the suggestion to use fabric scraps.

MidnightCrafter said...

Excellent Idea!! I will have to try that out - your cards came out so well!
Thanks for sharing!
Happy Crafting!

Susan said...

Lovely cards...great patchworking.
thanks for the holiday mail dates :)

Susan
(78 on the list)

Patty said...

So unique and creative.
Patty

Carisa said...

great cards!

Butterballfeather said...

These cards are so cute!

christy sheffield said...

great cards! love the patchwork look. and, your cats are adorable! thanks for sharing.

Heather Grow said...

I love how you used fabric on your cards. They look so fun. I am going to try your technique with paper for the quilted look.

mmwilken said...

Love your fabric cards. I knew I'd kept that material for someting else beside quilts!! Thanks for sharing and hope your having a great time this weekend!

joy said...

I love the texture in your material cards. Great job!1

Suz said...

Adorable cards. Thanks so much for the inspiration the fabric is fantastic on them. Have a wonderful Memorial Day

Linda said...

Cute cards! Thanks for Hopping!

Stampin_melissa said...

Wonderful cards! I would never have thought to use fabric on my cards! Thank you for all you do to support our troops!

cal8007 said...

Good idea to use fabric! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carmen L

K. Joy said...

Very nice cards! Great idea to use fabric. My favorites are the ones mounted on white. Very creative! Thanks for sharing! :)

Ola said...

I love the fabric on your cards!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Happy Memorial Day!
God Bless our Soldiers & their families!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Bev E said...

Wow you do great cards. I went back as far as Christmas ones & signed up to follow you.

Jennifer Moore said...

Sew delightful cards. :)

SalonD'Arte said...

Love your quilted hearts - remind me of little flags : ) Sb

Corinna said...

These are great. Love the patchwork. Gives them a nice homey feeling. Is that a word? LOL

P.S. LOVE your kitty photo in your blog header.

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Jill said...

What a festive, creative idea! LOVE these!

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