Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop


Good Morning Peeps! Are you ready for the biggest and best Blog Hop ever??? Then you're in the right place... almost. This weekend OWH is having their ginormous Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop! There are over 100 OWH Corporate Partners [companies] and Individual Bloggers [like myself]. If clicking on the badge above doesn't take you to the hop then click here.

The theme is Thank You cards, using one of our OWH sketches. You can find all the sketches by clicking here. Our Heroes always need Thank You cards to write home in. What is really needed now are Any Hero cards. It's hard to believe some heroes get very little mail, so Any Hero mail lets them know someone cares about them.

 I made my card using Sketch #81, and there is a friendly note from me to cheer up a Any Hero.


I used a die to cut the star and backed the opening with DSP. Yep, it's the same as my photo background. You can see the original OWH Sketch Challenge for this card by clicking here.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit! Now go, scoot, get to hopping!

Supplies:
Dies - Stars by Sizzixs, Top Note by SU
Stamp  - from the Mar 2013 card kit by Simon Says Stamps
Embossing folder - A2 stars by Cuttlebug
Scrap DSP - "Glory" collection by Authentique
Cardstock - by Bazzill

120 comments:

  1. Really really cute Marlene!! I like the repetition of the embossed star paper with the punched out star, too - nice!!
    Sandy, OWH Exec Dir

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  2. That punched out star is a nice touch. It goes nicely with your background star embossing and your red, white and blue twine brings it all in together. Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. I love the star cut into the curvy Top Note panel- great idea instead of just gluing a star on the front. Nice to vary the red-white-and-blue theme with the yellow. Im an "over-the-hill" cardmaker too - enjoying it as a hobby now, but it's becoming a bit of an obsession, and I'm not quite retired yet! Happy Memorial Day weekend.

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  4. I love your embossed stars and the clever way you tied the twine through the die cut! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  5. Great minds think alike because I used the same embossing folder. Your blue stamp stands out nicely against the white paper. You may be the last stop on the hop but not the least!

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  6. what a great card! I so love that embossing folder and the clever idea to cut out the star. I used the same twine on my card! :)

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  7. This card almost has a cowboy look to it. I like that. Nice framing in the center Marlene. Tfs!

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  8. Love the cut out heart and twine use! I def need to get that embossing folder sometime! Tfs!!!

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  9. Great card, I really like the star cut out of the embossed panel.

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  10. Love the embossed stars and then the cut out star!

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  11. Wow, love the die-cut star and the way you tied your twine! (leslie #113)

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  12. you have incorporated many things into your card, embossing, die cut, and stamping. I like it a lot!

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  13. Hi Marlene! Beautiful card! I love the pop of yellow. Have fun hopping!

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  14. Wonderful--I like the star cut out and the embossed stars.

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  15. I love your embossing and how it matches the cutout. I also love how you ran the baker's twine through the star. So clever!

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  16. I love the embossed stars. Makes me want to run my fingers over it.

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  17. What a clever ides!! Love the cut out star with the pop of yellow. And the way you tied the twine is fabulous!! Love it.

    Linda

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  18. Love your card, Marlene! I love the dry embossed stars and the cutout portion to see the pretty patterned paper.
    Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
    :) Marie (OWH #119)

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  19. Good Idea, wish I'd thought of it.....didn't but thanks for sharing

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  20. I like the punched out star, at first I thought it was a diecut star attached to the front of the card, nice touch

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  21. I love the cut out showing off the background paper. Too Cute.
    April

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  22. Great card, Marlene! Love that you used a reverse die cut!

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  23. I really like the reverse cut of the star and that twine is so pretty!
    Beth F. OWH #114

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  24. Great use of shape repetition in the embossing folder and die cut. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Oh my stars, great card ! I especially like the twine ! Thanks for the inspiration and making cards for our heroes.

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  26. Beautiful card. Love how you cut out the yellow star.

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  27. Great twine placement, Marlene. Thanks for sharing and for writing your card as an AnyHero card!

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  28. What a great card, Marlene, I love your design taken from the sketch! Fabulous star background, I love embossing! Have a wonderful weekend. TFS

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  29. Hi Marlene!
    What a perfect way to end the hop...your beautiful card! What a great job you did with the sketch and your embossing is perfect!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  30. Who can resist a card with a star. Not me! That embossing folder and the cut out star really make the card. TFS!

    Come and see what I've done lately.
    kren@
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  31. Great use of the die cut, twine and embossing!

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  32. Love you how did the die cut out of the embossed paper! Nice use of the twine.

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  33. This is pretty. I like the colors and shapes.

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  34. Great card - love the cutout backed with paper, and the twine tied through the opening is a perfect touch!

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  35. Love your card! Nice trick with the twine through the die cut image!

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  36. Very clever the way you weaved the twine through the star die cut Marlene! I'm betting you are going to be seeing that on quite a few OWH cards soon :) Thanks for all you do as part of the OWH Blog Team!

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  37. I love yellow and blue together, great use of a cut out too.

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  38. Nice patriotic card. The yellow star's background pops up. Thanks for inspiring and supporting OWH.

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  39. I love how you put a die cut inside a die cut. Very cleaver.

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  40. Cute card! Thanks for all you do for OWH!

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  41. like the star inside the topnote die--and the use of yellow with RWB. Great card--the hero will be thrilled!

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  42. Super simple yet bold! I love that cuttlebug embossed background! Thanks for participating in the OWH blog hop!

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  43. This is a wonderful card! I love how you cut the frame shape from the embossed stars. Got to try that myself! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  44. very nice embossing, I like the cut-out star as well

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  45. Your card is gorgeous. I love that cutout star you used on your design.

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  46. Very nicely designed and finished card. It's easy to tell that you really put some thought into it. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  47. I like how the stars are embossed and then there's the die cut star too - really a neat idea!

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  48. Your patterned paper reminds me of the handwriting paper used in elementary school. :) The narrow red border around the Top Note shape really makes it pop from the blue background.
    Thank you for all you do for OWH!

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  49. the embossing and die cutting is great! thanks for sharing!

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  50. You are very clever! Thank you for sharing. I can't wait for my Sizzix stars to arrive so I can give this a try.

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  51. You used one of my favorite embossing folders!

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  52. I love the punched out star! I'm going to have to try that, only problem is, I can't color it!!

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  53. Great card! LOVE the embossed stars!

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  54. Beautiful card! I like the creative placement for your twine!

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  55. Lovely card! I like the embossed stars. Your card will bring a smile to some lucky Hero's face! Have an awesome day.

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  56. Fantastic patriotic card, I love the embossing!

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  57. The Red, White and Blue string is the perfect touch tied through the punched star - great card.

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  58. I love your card Marlene! I am all about punching stuff out ...um that is on cards:) The string is a good touch.

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  59. I couldn't figure out a clever way to use that embossing folder. You certainly did! I love this!

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  60. Cute card with a ton of details done to it. Great work.

    reflections:0)

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  61. I really like the embossed stars with the twine running through the star. Thanks for sharing this cute card with us today.


    Cheri - John 3:16
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  62. Love the coordination of the star embossing and the star die cut, strengthens the theme. tFS!

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  63. Love how you embossed the stars and continued the theme with the die-cut out star and the twine tied through it, and how the red frame around the embossed stars really makes them the star! Thank you for sharing this and for your support of our heroes and OWH.

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  64. Wonderful card. I love the stars. Great job. Thanks for joining in.

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  65. Very cool to use the star cut out... and I love the embossed stars! Thanks so much for all you do for OWH!

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  66. Love how you used the star die cut to anchor the other end of the twine. Great card!

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  67. Love how you punched out the star, it looks great!

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  68. Love the pop of yellow for the star cut out. It adds another dimension to your otherwise CAS card. Great work.

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  69. This is just lovely! I am gonna case it!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  70. Very cute card! I love the punched star with the string tied through it!

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  71. I love the punched star great card :) Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda
    http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  72. I like the way you did the heart and tied the twine in...nice touch. Very nice card. Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

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  73. This is a perfect card! Love everything about it!

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  74. Love the cut out with in the embossing. Beautiful. TFS

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  75. Really really cute I like the repetition of the embossed star paper and the punched out star is a nice touch too - nice!!

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  76. Great idea to die cut the star and use the opening to tie your bakers twine!
    R/

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  77. This is an awesome piece of work. Great job,...such great inspiration for the rest of us.

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  78. Hi Marlene! Love the embossed background with the star cut into it! Cool idea. Thanks for all you do for OWH!

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  79. Nice job!
    I like the die cut idea and I really like the embossing!

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  80. Beautiful card...love that embossed background. Thanks so much for sharing your creation!

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  81. Super card, Marlene and wonderful detail with the embossing!!!

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  82. I love stars and you did such an awesome job with them. Love it.

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  83. Love the embossed stars and how you tied the twine through the star cut out.

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  84. love the embossing and the way you used the negative space from the star die cut!

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  85. Great card---love the embossing and I definitely love the twine you used-- super fun!

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  86. Nice card. Thanks for participating!!

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  87. I like the way you tied your twine thru the star. Great card

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  88. Great card! I love the touch of yellow w/ the red, white and blue!

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  89. Lovely card! I really like how you cut out the star in your design!

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  90. Oh, I love that embossed star background and the star cut out on this card!

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  91. Great idea to die cut a star out of the star-embossed mat! I love that you used a yellow design paper to back it on your patriotic card. Nicely done with the baker's twine as well. Thank you for sharing your card with us! ~ Marilyn

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  92. Wow, love how you did this! Cutting the star out was genius! Great card - thanks for sharing :)

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  93. Such a clever twist by using a negative die cut then weaving your baker's twine through the star! I am sooo stealing that idea. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

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  94. Awesome design! Great way to use the cut-out! :)

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  95. Love you thank you card - the embossed stars are a pretty touch!

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  96. Love how you added the negative image of the star with the yellow paper.

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  97. Great card. I love how you used the twine. Very unique. The embossed stars are awesome. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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  98. Love your cutout star with the embossed stars. At first glance I liked that you had changed the direction on the paper behind the star from the background. Then I realized the background wasn't the card! :D

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  99. That little cut out is so fun! Love ur card! TFS with OWH

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  100. What a fun card. I love all the stars.

    Hugs,
    M.E.

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  101. Very cute! Love the way you tied the yarn onto the star!

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  102. thanks for sharing your card, I like the layering you used.
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  103. I love your card it is very simple but effective. Thank you so much for the product information. I have seen that embossing folder used on several other bloghop entries but no one else gave the info on it. Now I have to go shop

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  104. Great use of punch! Simple and sweet! Wouldn't have thought to put the "notebook" like paper behind it. Nice touch.

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  105. I love the embossing and how you use the negative so well. Thank you for supporting the troops.

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  106. I really like how you die cut the star! Nice job!

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  107. Very fun card! I always love using stars on my cards and really like the cut-out star with the DP behind it. Wonderful idea!

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  108. Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  109. I love that cut out star. And, it so cool that you can use the cut out part in another card. TFS.

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  110. Love the embossed background and the way you tied the twine. Super cute card!

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  111. This is amazing! LOVE the star embossing and the red, white, and blue twine!

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  112. I love the colors on your card, the yellow make the punch out star pop. Thank you for sharing!
    Lyn

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  113. Thank you for joining in on the huge hop! And thank you, especially, for writing to a Hero in your card - I know it makes a difference to them. Glad you're part of OWH, Marlene! We appreciate your support and involvement. P.S. I have a mini boy Doxie too - named Snoopy - and we'd also be lost without him! :) ~Dotti H., OWH Board member

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  114. What a wonderful card. I really like the design. I am pretty sure I need a star die now. I love that look!

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