Tuesday, January 11, 2011

OWH Blog Candy Winner!

I wanted to share a design you can use for soldiers to send back home thrugh Operation Write Home, with the simple "love you" greeting stamped into the heart this could be used any time of year! This camo print DP is from The Paper Studio, found it at Hobby Lobby. Simply cut some wavy rectangles with a straight edge on one end for the sleeve opening to make the fatigues! Then use scissors or a craft blade to crop the far ends on the sides of the card. Cardstock is Gina K Pure Luxury White, Red Hot and In the Navy. Layers are Cuttlebugged with Stars and Heart Blocks and sponged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distressing Inks.

Thanks so much to everyone who left comments for the "Where Your Heart Is" set, your card making stories and hero experiences were so inspiring, I really appreciate you sharing! The most exciting thing about reading them was how many people crafters found out about the Operation Write Home or the set through those posts and plan to start sending cards for the troops! :) The winner is:

pennyd said...
As I wrote on the OWH blog, I am a disabled veteran and have deployed in the past, leaving my four children behind. It was very important to them to hear from mom and now, making cards for OWH, I can help other military folks keep in touch with their loved ones.

It is a beautiful set, thank you!

January 8, 2011 11:51 PM

Congrats, Penny please send me your snail address within 48 hurs to claim your prize so I can send you your set! Be sure to check out the "Stars and Stamps" blog, too for the other winner! Thank you again Gina for donating the sets!
Do you have questions about Operation Write Home and want to get some cards in the mail to them? Be sure to check out this page on how to get involved, as well as the mailroom page on some info about shipping cards!


  1. That's so good for Penny to win! Thanks Melanie for making this set!
    And Penny thanks for serving!

  2. Mel - this is AMAZING!!! Love how you added sleeves to the arms...brilliant I tell ya!

  3. Thank you Melanie for the wonderful stamp set! I can't wait to start creating cards using it.

  4. Ohhhhhhhhh FAB card!!! I love this so much!! Congrats Penny!!

  5. Mel this is wonderful. I am just loving how you use this stampe.

  6. This is a PERFECT stamp for many things but especially for cards for soldiers. I am involved in something similar to OWH in Denmark for our deployed Danish soldiers. If only this stamp was available as a digital stamp I would buy it right away (just the hands as we would need to write in Danish) But buying from overseas has proven to be VERY expensive as we are always taxed on top of the shipping and cost not to mention the time it takes for stuff to get here. Any chance you would make it available as a digistamp?? Fingers crossed. =0)

  7. I really love this card - probably more than any others I have seen with this wonderful image. The camo sleeves and embossed stars really make it for me. Thank you for sharing!


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