Saturday, May 24, 2014

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop

Hello there friends! I'm both honored and excited to be participating in what I would say in the 'premiere' OWH event of the entire year. I've participated in every OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop since the very first, back in 2010. With over 100 stops I am sure this hop will once again be filled with amazing cards and tons of inspiration. We all have so much to see that I will get right to sharing my card.

Square Lattice Embossing Folder - Stampin Up • Banner Flag Stax - My Favorite Things
Sentiment - Unknown • Paper - Recollections by Michael's Crafts

I thought about this card design for days before I was able to sit down and actually make it. So much so that when I finally did set out to create it went together very quickly. It's a bit hard to perceive in the picture but the flag is 3D, with the stripes and star popped up ever so slightly with some foam tape.

I haven't decide yet if this will carry an Any Hero note of thanks or get included in my next shipment so that a hero can use it to thank someone back at home.


Now head on back to the
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Thanks for stoping by and enjoy the hop!
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P.S.  While I don't have a giveaway this year, I invite you all to take a walk down memory lane with me and visit my OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop Posts from 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, each of which included a Patriotic freebie.

89 comments:

Lee Mae said...

Great card - I can see the popped layers and they really look awesome. Love the embossed background too.

airbornewife said...

Great card Paula.. love all the dimension and texture. Pam

Trish said...

Your card is great! I like the stylized flag and will create that design in my Silhouette for OWH cards. Thanks Paula!

Trish said...

Your card is great! I like the stylized flag and will create that design in my Silhouette for OWH cards. Thanks Paula!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love it when a card comes together so easily - mine didn't - lots of twists and turns - thanks for your support of OWH

Barb Housner

Kristie Goulet said...

I love all the dimension and texture on your card! Perfection!

Kara said...

The dimensional flag is fabulous!

Debbie McNamee said...

Love this!!! Great technique!

Penny Ward said...

I LOVE the 3D flag. Genius!!!
I also hopped back through your previous OWH Memorial posts...so fun! You made a lot of really nice downloads. :)
Hope all is well in your corner of the world.

Cindy's Card Co said...

Ok I'm CASEing this one! I love it!!! So simple but oh so beautiful.

Melanie Rozwood said...

Very nice.

Tami B. said...

Love it Paula. I think you should make another and then you can have one for shipping and one for AnyHero mail too.

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Really sweet card, love the 3D glad as well, lots of thin strips of foam tape, That took a lot of skill and patience! TFS!

sherry varga said...

Paula your card is most awesome. So clean and simple yet so powerful. I love how you used dimensional tape to give it lots of dimension!!! Great job.

Kari V. said...

I love that 3D flag...and the background is amazing! Great card!

Caren B said...

Awesome card, love the flag and love the embossed background.

Ronni Unger said...

WONDERFUL! I adore the texture you created - I really thought it was cork or burlap ---- awesome flag!

Celeste Goff said...

Love this card...the textured background and the raised flag...all brilliant!

Margaret said...

Great dimension on this card. Love that embossing folder.

Lori Kobular said...

Love your flag on this card and the background on this card is amazing!

grandmato20 said...

love the super textured background as a back drop for a terrific flag - so patriotic :)

conil said...

WOW! Says it all, doesn't it? Beautifully detailed card.

Jen R said...

Great textures and layering!

Valerie Doyle said...

Love the texture on your card. Will definitely be pinning this one!

April Story said...

Love the card. The flag is 3D - I can tell. :-) Looks great.
April

Kathy S said...

Paula, that is a very special card and I'm sure you'll make the right choice when it comes time to send it in. I just started my blog and would love it if you would tell me how to put that "pintrest" dot on your card.

Thanks

http://craftynurse4u.wordpress.com/

Robin Hoff said...

Paula that card is awesome! I love the dimension on the flag. Thanks for all your support of Operation Write Home (and your freebies) over the years

Sharon Cheng said...

Great 3D effect on the flag. And thank you for sharing your past OWH Memorial Day Bloghop creations too!

Andrea T said...

You always do such wonderful cards. I love the texture on this one.

Rosie said...

Thanks foro the past freebies and for the current inspiration! Great stuff.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic card with all that texture. Love the 3D look on the flag too.

Tammy said...

Fabulous card Paula! I love that embossing folder and the dimension on the flag!!
Tammy x

coco said...

So skillfully done: each individual element alone and in combination chosen and made to perfection-- it's visual restraint says so much.

thescraptree said...

The 3D effect the flag has is great! I also love ghe embossed detail. It looks like it might be the lattice embossing folder from Stampin up which is one of my favorite!

Jessie said...

Oh, me likey! Love the simplistic elegance. The popped stripes, texture...what's not to like? Thanks for sharing!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the 3-D flag!! And love the background treatment.

heather said...

Oh yes, I can see all the fabulous dimension on your flag !I like that you chose to mount it on an embossed kraft background too, it pops !

Carol L said...

I'm glad you joined in the hop once again with another wonderful card to share! I just love how you put that little 3D flag together! NJ!

Ann Marie said...

Live the texture of the background. Reminds me of a graham cracker! LOL

Cherie said...

I like the texture on the background. It adds not only texture, but also dimension.

Donna Nuce said...

Paula your cards are always amazing. Love the popped up flag! Thanks for all your freebies over the years! Have a great day and thanks for your support of OWH!

Barbara said...

Your card is all about texture. Nice job.

StampNK said...

Wow, just look at all that texture! Wonderful and fun!

Tammy Pope said...

I can see how things are popped and I love it. The textured background really sets off the flag. Really nice! And I love your Reagan quote-so appropriate to the theme this weekend!

Sherry Hickey said...

Gorgeous card, Paula. The flag is stunning against the gold background. I know it will be treasured by its recipient! Thanks for all you do for OWH and us crafters!

Rufus said...

Love your popped flag, perfect for Memorial Day. Thanks for all that you do for OWH!
R/

Angela said...

This card really makes a statement and I love that! The background is so fun too! Loving the texture!

Korin Carter said...

I love cards with dimension and this is a winner. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Thanks for linking your previous cards too! I looked at them all! This card is sobeautifully cas, but that flag on the embossed background is such a WOW factor for me. Also really liked the yellow ribbon on one of last year's cards. :)

Leslie Hanna said...

I love how you made the flag. I've always struggled with 3-color inking and stamping, and we all know I can't draw, so I may need to CASE your fabulous idea. I'll let you know if I do. :)

Jean S said...

What a great card!

Michele Smith said...

Awesome card Paula! I love the dimension of the beautiful flag and the gold, embossed background is just gorgeous!

Debbie Caldwell said...

Another home run!! I love it, the flag is perfection, I really like the embossing on the back layer, your cards are always great.

Patti J said...

Goodness, I'm going to be doing a lot of caseing! Love this card! This is one of my all time fave embossing folders - use it a lot! And that flag just stole my heart. Beautifully done - thank you for the inspiration!

Jo Ann Usey said...

Beautiful card, as always. I love the texture background and just putting those stripes on so straight is a feat I don't think I could do!

Jodie Heuser said...

Great job Paula, and love the embossed background!

Dawn Y. said...

Paula, you are such a talented card maker! I always learn so much from you! This card is so beautiful. The embossed texture and layered flag are a striking combination! ♡You are a very special part of OWH!

Colleen said...

I just love that flag. Great card!

Amy C. said...

Lovely! The embossed background really makes this card pop.

byAnnette said...

Great Card!
Textured background really make flag and sentiment pop!

Sybrina K said...

Paula,

So good to see a card from you in the bloghop... and what a card!

LOVE your card. The 3D flag is fabulous!

Thanks so much for leaving such kind comments at W2SB as well as on my blog. Can't tell you how many times I ask myself, "What would Paula do?" when designing a card... and how often you come to my rescue. :)

Cheri said...

So awesome and so CAS. I love it!

Cynde P said...

Such an adorable and patriotic card! TFS

Becki with an i blog said...

Great card! I always love embossing - both dry and heat, so this background is superb to me. Really neat flag - the shadows of the raised star and stripes really gives depth to the whole image. Thanks for participating.

Ms. Craftin-ista said...

I love that embossing folder you used, don't own that one, but it's on my wish list now! Thank you for sharing this CAS card, im definitely CASE-ing this! I always look forward to seeing your cards, type very talented and I have grown akot as a card maker by your example. So Thank You!!
Raeanna Smith

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. The CAS layout is great and I love the flag.

Sandy said...

Paula your work is always so spot on...you never disappoint! Love your flag!
Sandy, OWH Exec Director
http://sandyallnock.com

Shanta said...

lovely lovely card!!!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Love your flag- such a great card! And the embossed background, very cute

rstuck2003 said...

Love the flag! Thanks for sharing.

Heather Thompson said...

great texture, love the card!!

Patricia Hays said...

I love all the wonderful texture on this great clean-and-simple styled card! Thanks for supporting OWH. :)

Sue D said...

Love all the dimension on this card!

Ellen Smith said...

Love the texture.

Kristie said...

I just love your flag on the embossed kraft paper. It's so nice and clean, yet full of detail. Thanks for your continued support to OWH.

Waverunner said...

This is a great example of CAS and how it is NOT so easy to do!

Thank you for making and sharing...this year and always.

carolscreativepapers said...

Hi Paula: I love the popped stripes on the flag, and you used one of my favorite SU embossing folders. It gives such a fun texture. Very nice C&S card!

Jackie Watson said...

Wonderful card Pamela, especially the use of texture and 3D effect on the flag. Great job you rock

WhoMom said...

Love all the texture on your card. It's wonderful.

Michelle said...

Super cute card! I love the boldness of the flag on that background! Thank you!

Brenda Hugar said...

Love that you popped the stars and stripes. This is a really great card!

Jess said...

Love this clean and simple card!

Blythe said...

cute, yet simple, flag

Joan K said...

So nice that your idea came together so nicely when finally put to paper! I like the textured background - that's one embossing folder I don't have but think I need - subtle texture that does not overwhelm the design.

BobbisTreasure said...

Love all of your texture and dimension. I thought I was the only one who "made" cards in their head before actually touching papers and inks!!!Thanks for supporting OWH!

Stacy B said...

This card is yummy...so much texture and the 3d elements on the flag make it truly special. Happy. Memorial Day Paula!

Gretchen said...

Love the 3D flag! Wonderful simple card.

PatQ's Cards said...

Love the rustic look of your patriotic card.

Linda said...

Sorry to be late for the party...Wonderful card with all the dimension and layering...love the crispness!

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