Hello!  I’m helping Operation Write Home observe Memorial Day by participating in their annual Memorial Day Weekend blog hop.  We’re remembering the brave men and women who have given their all for our country and its freedom by sharing cards made for the purpose of sending to our military members stationed overseas so that they may write home to their loved ones. OWH also sends “AnyHero Mail”, which are cards of thanks and encouragement to our heroes working far from home.  Clicking on the above graphic will take you to the blog hop’s home page.  There are a squillion blogs you can visit to get all sorts of super cardmaking ideas! (OK, more like a hundredish.  At any rate, a whole bunch!)

I’ve created a love themed card for my contribution to the hop.  The layout for my card is taken from OWH Stars & Stamps sketch #64, but I made my focal panel a bit smaller so more of the blue border would show.  It’s difficult to tell in the photo, but the heart is cut from textured cardstock.  It’s also raised up from the card base with dimensional adhesive, to add a bit more visual interest to the card. I think this sweet bunny makes a good card to be sent to any person, no matter what age!

I’ve added a white cardstock panel to line the inside of the card, to make writing show up easier.  I dressed it up a bit with a few stamped and colored hearts:

One last thing.  All blog hops are more fun with some “blog candy” prizes, and I’m offering up a bit of that, too!  One lucky person who comments on this blog post will win this cute Flopsey bunny stamp set:

I’ll even add a few other things depending on the number of comments received!  Once I receive 50 comments, I’ll include another My Favorite Things stamp set to the prize drawing.  If I receive 100 or more comments, I’ll add in yet another My Favorite Things stamp set!  So you could win up to three stamp sets!  I will be reading every comment to ensure that spammers will not qualify for the prize drawing. Since this is a huge blog hop, I’ll give everyone until 12:00 noon Eastern time Friday, May 30, 2014 to leave their comment. The winner will be posted later that day. Be sure to include your email address when commenting so I’ll have a way to contact you.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and be sure to take some time to remember our heroes who have died in service in order to make our country and world a better place.

Supplies for this card:
Stamps: Flopsey Bunch of Hearts (My Favorite Things)
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Basic Gray, Real Red textured (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: markers (Copic); heart die (Sizzix); dimensionals (SU)

96 Responses to “OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop!”

  1. Your card is a stand-out. It was one of the first I noticed when looking at the thumbnails. (Using the MFT bunny helped grab my attention. I love him.)

  2. Sooo cute!!! Someone will love to get this card!

  3. Very cute card…love the adorable sentiment and clean lines on your card. jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

  4. How very cute. Great coloring.

  5. This is so cute.

  6. Love that adorable My Favorite Things Bunny holding all those hearts!! Great card!

  7. Love the card. I have that stamp set and never thought to use just the bunny for something like this. Great.

  8. What an adorable card!!!

  9. What is super inspiring to me is a red, white and blue card that is not stars and stripes, because that is where I always go! Flopsey is so cute and your details are lovely…thanks for sharing!

  10. I have this flopsey stamp set but have never used the hearts – thanks for the idea. Great coloring.

  11. Love your card! I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a MFT stamp. TFS

  12. Lovely card, great sentiment. Just enough in the design without going overboard.

  13. Awwww, such a sweet card…

  14. What an adorable little rabbit! I love the card sketch choice too, nice placement and great little sentiment. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  15. Love rabbits, and I like the color theme with him!!! I like how you offset the rabbit and layering…

  16. How cute is that flopsy bunny card. I love him holding all those hearts and the saying is perfect with it. Great looking card.

  17. Super adorable card! Love the Flopsey stamp!

  18. Very handsome card! Why? 1) Adorable focal image, 2) colored beautifully, 3) nicely offset & layered, and 4) balanced so well a just-the-right-size heart.

  19. The bunny is just so adorable!!!!!!! Love this card! The colors are great, the layering is great and the sentiment is perfect!

  20. very cute card, fun image to display and color
    thanks for your support of OWH

  21. Love, love, love that adorable bunny stamp.

  22. That bunny is so cute and I love that you took the hearts image from the front and carried it onto the inside of the card. Thanks for supporting OWH and for offering some “candy.”

  23. Great card using Flopsy and his hearts. I really like the layout with the bigger blue borders – that OWH sketch is one of my favorites and this variation is wonderful.

  24. Thanks for the inspiration for sketch #64. I have made other OWH sketches, but not this one. Now it is time to try it.

  25. I fallen in love with the bunny…..what an adorable “love” card for a hero.

  26. Such a cute bunny!

  27. What a cute bunny!! Very nice CAS card, and the hearts on the inside adds to the cuteness of this card. Thanks for sharing.

  28. I love this stamp and how you used it on this card! This card just put a smile on my face. Great job! Amy A.

  29. Oh my goodness, this is the cutest card and what an adorable stamp! Love how you colored him with the hearts!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

  30. What a cute little bunny card! He makes for such a sweet card. I like how you positioned him in the upper corner…just a little different and more interesting to look at!

  31. Bunnies usually aren’t my thing but what you have done with this one makes it great.


  32. What a great card! I’d love to win S’more of the stamp set! I love MFT!!!!!!

  33. SOOOOO cute, Patricia!

  34. I just want to grab that bunny and give him a big hug! Love your coloring and that sweet image!


  35. I love this adorable bunny. Your card is so nice and I like how you added the stamped hearts on the inside.

  36. So cute! Cool layout! I just love Flopsey–he is super cool!!

  37. Delightful card, Patricia, outside AND inside. It is perfect for a hero to send love home!! Excellent. Enjoy the hop!

  38. Such a cute stamp set, and the big red heart is the perfect accent.

  39. I love this card and also love MFT stamps. Happy Memorial Day!!!

  40. Great use of the MFT bunny stamp…I just found a new card to CASE!! love the sketch and the card!!!

  41. I love how you added the little hearts inside the card. Love the bunny too!

  42. Cute card! And, love your details on the inside.

  43. Oh my, what a sweet, sweet card! The image is darling, and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Darling card, and I like the way you carried the heart theme on to the inside of the card.

  45. Cute card with the MFT bunny! Love the way you tied the front to the inside with hearts.

  46. Your card is so cute. I love the adorable bunny.


  47. I never remember to embellish the inside – thanks for the reminder! BobbisTreasure at aol dot com.

  48. Wonderful coloring. I need so much more practice.

  49. Wonderful coloring and thank you for chance to win the MFT stamp.

  50. Your card is so cute! I love it! It’s just adorable! Thank you for sharing in the hop! Have a great weekend!

  51. Oh, that Flopsey Bunny is so adorable! Great card!

  52. What a gorgeous card. The bunny is precious! Thanks for sharing!

  53. I love the way you lifted the heart with dimentionals

  54. So cute and what great coloring! This little bunny with his arms full of love is perfection!

  55. What a cute bunny! I like how the panel is set in the top corner.

  56. Soooo cute! Great take on the sketch and I really like that Flopsey is a neutral color so the hearts really pop! I love the beautiful blue paper and the big red heart is the perfect touch! It’s the little things that always make a difference – like the wee bitty hearts on the inside. I know this card is going to really brighten someone’s day! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us! msmith38652 @ gmail.com

  57. Adorable MFT bunny and the set that you are giving away is precious! It’s the details that you put into your card that make it special. It’s really going to make someones day. Thanks for sharing it and for supporting OWH.

  58. This card got my attention on the thumbnails. It’s bold but very CAS….and I love the extra touch of hearts inside. I try to put a little something inside a lot of my cards too. 🙂 A great example of using R, W & B in a non traditional way but gets the message across.

    thank you for making and sharing it with us today.

  59. Love the bunny! and your choice of sketch was perfect for him.


  60. Love the bunny and all the hearts. Very eye-catching.

  61. Such a fund card – love that bunny holding all those hearts!!

  62. What a sweet card! Just love the bunny, hearts, and red, white and blue!

  63. Love the card – clever way to use the bunny besides just at Easter. Hearts are a great addition!

  64. Patricia, wonderful card, love the bunny!

  65. Adorable! Love the extra detailed touch of the hearts on the inside too. I have a couple of Flopsey sets and totally forgot about them. Now to remember to dig them out! Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH.

  66. I have several of the Flopsey stamps and just love this cute little bunny. Thanks for supporting OWH!

  67. Adorable card, I love that image and all of the hearts!

  68. Lovely card and great layout. Thanks for participating in the OWH hop.

  69. Cute card it says everything. Simple and clean.

  70. Love your card. Very simple, but yet just perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  71. A HUGE thanks to all who died serving our great country — their sacrifice for our freedom>
    We should remember this more often than just oneMonday in May.
    Great card–love the floppy bunny ;0

  72. Really cute bunny.

  73. lovely lovely card!!! This has been such a fun hop!!

  74. AWESOME!!! I love your bunny! (I’m a bunny lover). Your hearts look so cute with Flopsy and love the lining in your card. Happy hearts.

  75. Really Cute Card! Like the simple design and decorated inside!

  76. Cute card love that you embellished the inside too.

  77. Love this bunny card. Gorgeous coloring on it too! Thanks for a chance to win d dot nuce at comcast dot net. Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH!

  78. What an absolutely adorable card! Love that bunny with the big floppy ears. I saw that on the OWH page, and just had to come take a closer look. Great job!

  79. I love your card, the bunny is cute. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.

  80. what a cute bunny set! fun card

  81. Fantastic card with the MFT bunny. Love the hearts and the dimension. Please count my comment for the total but please do not include me in the drawing… I have many MFT stamps…and love them all.

  82. Cute, cute card! Great job coloring Flopsy!

  83. What a sweet card! Love that bunny! Thanks for sharing.

  84. This is such a sweet card. I like your coloring and the big heart.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  85. Adorable little bunny. I just love him on the patriotic colored card. The additional hearts on the inside of the card are a sweet touch. Thanks for supporting OWH.

  86. Love the bunny; (s)he’s so cute!! I also love how your card is so simple, in a good way, yet it’s just right at the same time!! TFS! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM Nancy M and thanks for the chance to win!!

  87. I love Flopsey bunny and so will the recipient of this card! Very nice!

  88. What a cute, cute card. Absolutely love it. Thanks for the dance to win Flopsey. brendah1951 at gmail dot com

  89. Love the images. The bunny is super cute, especially with an arm full of hearts. TFS

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

  90. such a cute card–clean and simple but the coloring is excellent. I like the heart element to balance the card, and I especially LOVE the inside hearts on the liner. Thanks for the chance to win such a cute stamp set! jen at cadydog dot com

  91. This is such a cute card. Its nice change from traditional patriotic designs.

  92. I think the bunny is co cute with the hearts

  93. Very adorable card. The bunny looks ready to listen to someone forever and brings so much joy. I also love the use of the royal blue card stock. It is so much brighter and more fun.

  94. Love the bright blue color. What a cute bunny!

  95. Love the cute MFT bunny stamp! They have such wonderful stamps! Thank you for sharing the “bunny love”. Vscheiber at charter dot net

  96. Only 4 more to go Patricia! Seriously a great card for the sketch…love the boldness!

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