Thursday, June 2, 2011

Craft it Forward Blog Hop

Today, I'm participating in the Craft It Forward Blog Hop!  Their first blog hop!  Hope it's a huge success!  So glad you came to visit!!!   Click here to check out their website!
For any of you just happened in on this blog hop, you can click on this link to see the Craft it Forward blog post.

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I was inspired by the Craft it Forward June project to create my card.  It's a card with stars created to be sent as a thank you to someone serving in the military.    I love stars!  So I took the star idea and made this card!.

I started with the silver star cut with the #3 die template from Spellbinders Stars Five S4-092.  I made score lines from each point to the opposite notch.  Then I made moutain folds on each point with valley folds from center to the notch.  A little tricky but doable!!!  The result is a 3D star!  I used 3D Foam Squares behind the center to keep the star dimensional.   I cut a red star using #4 Stars Five to put behind the silver star.  I added a couple "tails" cut from silver and red paper using die templates from Spellbinders Nested Pennants S5-029.  A piece of Worldwin white paper was cut with Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles S4-306, #5 die template for a background to the star.  I stamped "you're my star" in the corner with Ranger Denim ink and clear heat embossed it.   The striped DP is the back side of Celebrate from Reminisce.  I found it in my stash.  I'm not sure if  it's still available.  It's one of my favorites!   I cut it slightly smaller than my card to leave a white border.   My card is 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  
To continue on the Craft it Forward Blog Hop, your next stop is Lisa Storm's blog .  I know you'll find some inspiring creativity there!!!

A huge thank you to all those serving in the military, defending our nation and preserving our freedoms.   You're all my Stars!!!! 

I hope to find time soon to put together a few more "thank you" cards to send to Operation Write Home.(Once I get my deadlines met this week!!!)  This wonderful organization sends hand made cards to our service people to send to their family and friends.  They also include a few thank you cards directed to the soldiers with each box of cards.  If you ever want to help out, check out their website!  Operation Write Home 
Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you've enjoyed your stay!  Please visit again!

-judy

19 comments:

Margie H said...

Stars are one of my favorite shapes! I love that you put a little shine into your card = WOW! Great job, Judy! xo

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so adorable...I love it...

Gloria Stengel said...

Very nice, Judy! I love the star!

EFI said...

Your card is gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

Nancy said...

Love your card. I have never seen a star made that way. I must try it now. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Colorado Crafter said...

I love your card! Anything patriotic always gets to me. I may have to remember this one for some 4th of July card inspiration!!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Beautiful Judy! You create some awesome stuff with those Star dies!

Susan said...

Your card just pops with that amazing silver star. What a terrific idea.

Christy said...

WOW! The silver star is amazing. I came from OWH. TFS!

Operation Write Home said...

The tails added onto that star are the perfect touch - makes it a shooting star! :)

Marianne said...

Nancy,
Very nice card. Thanks for sharing how you made the star.

sandy said...

I love the star!! the 3-D effect is fabulous!! It is great.

Sandi said...

That card is stunning!... I love your 3D star!

Judy I said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for the directions on making the star dimensional.

Ann said...

As a longtime supporter of OWH, Thank you! For sending beautiful cards like this, as well as directions for making your 3D star!

Paula S. said...

Simply stunning! This is a perfect "any hero" card and what a perfect sentiment too. Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home.

Lynne said...

Love your card Judy. Especially love the dimensional aspect and the greeting. Very awesome.

Velda said...

Beautiful card. Love that star! Thanks for supporting OWH.

babar said...

the shining star look attractive in this card.
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