OWH Memorial Blog Hop


I can’t believe that a year has passed already since the last OWH blog hop. The time sure does fly by. This year the theme was to use red, white and blue on our cards. Lucky for me this is also the month that we celebrate national scrapbooking day. I managed to score this awesome paper pack from Close To My Heart for only $5. The paper pack had the perfect red cardstock in it along with some pretty amazing vellum paper!

I made two cards for the hop. The first one I used a sketch from Close To My Heart and the second one was an OWH sketch. The first card was a little more detailed but I really enjoyed making it. I started out creating the pocket for the missing you tag. I used navy blue cardstock that I had in my stash along with the vellum feather paper that came in the paper pack. Next I got out my crop-a-dile and some buttons that I had to attach the vellum part to the blue cardstock.

I then adhered all of this to the base of the card and went to my Cricut where I cut a tag using my Art Philoshphy cartrdige. This Cricut cartridge has everything that you need to get creative with your Cricut. I then of course decided that the card needed a little oomph so I got out my walnut distress ink and distressed the edges of everything. I was very pleased with the end result.

The next card I made was a Thank You card that I used the OWH sketch for. I cut out the paper pieces and used the same red cadstock that I used for the missing you card that I created. I orginally was going to just use a plain piece of white cardstock but quickly realized that it needed a little more. I grabbed my faded jeans distress ink and distressed the edges. I stamped the Thank you sentiment with my Close To My Heart stamp that came with my Art Philosphy cricut cartridge and cut the shape with my Cricut.

Both of these cards were really easy and quick to make thanks to the card sketches. Enjoy the blog hop!

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  1. Debbie M

    Love these cards!!

  2. Sherry V

    Great cards!

  3. Melanie

    This is really cool.

  4. Kathy Stacy

    Interactive cards are always fun – gives people a connection to the card. Thanks for sharing and participating in the OWH Blog Hop.

  5. Carolynn Wilson

    What a cool idea to create a tag in a pocket! I know this would be treasured by a young child… you’ve inspired me!

  6. Celeste Goff

    What great cards! I love the idea of a removable tag!

  7. conils

    Terrific cards. Love the pocket on the 1st one.

  8. DebbieV

    that’s an interesting way to have color show through. Love the tag 🙂

  9. Lisa M.

    Your tag and pocket are especially inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Andrea T

    I have the Art Philosophy cartridge. I’m going to have to try these.

  11. Mandy

    Great cards!

  12. Korin Carter

    Love the pocket. Gives me some ideas for Xmas cards!

  13. Verna Angerhofer

    Awesome cards. And, I love the distressing you did with the inks. Cool pocket card with that die cut tag.

  14. Rosie Glenn

    Great ideas. I never think to use my cartridges for cards…I need to change that!

  15. Jen Radloff

    Love the pocket card!!! Very neat!

  16. Chris L.

    Great cards. I liked the tag cut on your machine. I will have to try that. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Mary Ann T.

    Thanks for participating in OWH’s Memorial Day blog hop. Nice cards–especially love your use of a pocket in the first card—very imaginative touch.

  18. Patti J.

    Each card is wonderful – I especially love the fun pocket card! Someone would get double the fun, right? Thanks for sharing!

  19. JenFW

    I, too, love the tag in the read-through vellum pocket. I also like the scalloped edges of the circle motif in the second card and your off-center placement so more of the blue is seen. Nice projects!

    I want to see if distress inks work on fabric.

  20. Ann Marie Robalik

    Love the cards you did! Very talented!

  21. Heather Ferguson

    Love the pocket card and the tag with the great cut out sentiment. And I love the ink distressing on both cards… I love that! Thank you for sharing

  22. teri

    Hi Beth!
    Nice work!

  23. Lee Mae

    The velum pocket is such a great idea to hold the sentiment tag – what a fun idea for an interactive card!

  24. Tammy Pope

    The pocket card with the tag is great. I love the feather vellum paper. I agree that the distressed edges look terrific on both cards!

  25. Valerie

    Love the pocket idea.

  26. Esther Ellis

    Love pockets! The feather vellum paper makes a great one. Good idea.

  27. Ellen Oliver Smith

    My favorite is the tag card. Keepup the good work.

  28. stampnk

    Oh, I love this pocket card with the insert! Great way to use vellum too!

  29. Paula Poindexter

    Wow! That distress ink is awesome! First time I’ve seen it in use. Have seen it in stores but was afraid to purchase it but now i’ll snatch it up next time I shop! Love the cards!

  30. Like how you used the vellum. I like the Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy. Like the Missing You sentiment on tag. Like the Patriotic Red/White/Blue.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  31. Amy C.

    Very pretty patriotic cards. I really like that tag you created for the first card.

  32. Cherri Simon

    I like your use of vellum. Very nice.

  33. Mynn xx

    That pocket card is totally awesome! LOVE the use of the vellum! HUGS and happy Memorial Day weekend! 🙂 Mynn xx

  34. DawnMcD

    Great job on your cards. I love the ink distressing and that vellum pocket and tag is so nice.

  35. Michele Smith

    Both cards are wonderful but I especially love the die cut and pocket on the 1st card. Great job ~ thanks for sharing!

  36. cdebbie672

    These are great cards, I really like the pocket card.

  37. Karen McAlpine

    Love that reverse die cut!! Really cute how the background papers peek thru!

  38. Diana Newman

    Two wonderful cards! Love that vellum paper with the feathers!

  39. Rhonda Miller

    These are great. I love the tag on the first one.

  40. Barb Mason

    I love the tag idea. Why didn’t I ever think of that.

  41. Becki

    Great cards. Love the vellum pocket. Thanks for participating in the OWH blog hop.

  42. becki

    Great cards. I love your use of vellum for the pocket. Thanks for participating in the hop.

  43. Jo Ann U.

    Terrific card – I love love love the pocket card – CASEing that one!

  44. Saw your first card at the OWH bloghop page, and the tag intrigued me so much, I really had to come take a closer look! Glad I did, because I like the second card, too. Great take on the sketches, and I love your inking. Tfs!

    1. DianeW

      Love the idea of the pocket and tag! And thanks for using the Cricut- I love my machine- but do not use it enough- so thanks for the inspiration!

  45. Amy Hunsinger

    Both cards are very nice. That feather vellum really is cool!

  46. Rufus

    Thanks for sharing and for supporting OWH.

  47. shartl

    I really like that die cut tag with the sentiment and the clever vellum envelope!

  48. Cara

    Love the missing you tag! What a great way to use the negative cut!

  49. Margot

    I like the use of the vellum-I struggle with vellum so I really appreciate it!

    Thank you for posting today and giving us something nice to see 🙂

  50. Jodie H.

    Wonderful card, love the missing you tag!

  51. Pammy J.

    Love that vellum paper. This card inspires me to get out my eyelets and use them!

  52. PaulaSpagnuolo

    Nice use of the vellum in this. Perfect, since the pocket still allows the tag in the sentiment to show through. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH!

  53. Tammy

    Fabulous cards, I love that pocket!

  54. Kristal B

    That pocket idea is awesome! I also love that feather vellum paper you used. – Kristal

  55. Lyn Kaufmann

    Love the vellum pocket, and just made a card with the second sketch. Thanks for the inspiration.

  56. Pat Q

    Both of your cards are really cute.

  57. anne Johnson

    I love your cards. I especially love the pocket card very cute.

  58. Shanta Newby

    lovely lovely cards!!!

  59. AnnetteH

    Nice Cards!
    Especially like the tag

  60. Heather Thompson

    great cards, very neat,

  61. Ann M

    Great cards! I love the feather vellum!

  62. Sue D

    Great cards. I like the pocket on the first one.

  63. irmz

    Awesome cards, they each have a special flair that makes them a treat for whomever will receive them.

  64. Brenda Hugar

    Great cards. Love how you incorporated the Cricut! TFS

  65. Kerry

    Cute idea to use the vellum for the pocket so that you can see the tag through it.

  66. Blythe

    I like the scalloped edges of the circle

  67. April S.

    Great cards. I like the pocket made of vellum – too cute.

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