Friday, October 21, 2011

OWH Mailbox Greetings Cards

Thank you for visiting me! I'm honored to be a Featured Friday Cardmaker on the Operation Write Home Stars and Stripes blog this week.  Thanks so much to Dixie - my shipper - and everyone there who do such a fantastic job to be sure our cards are sorted, packed and into the hands of our troops!

Today's cards use one of my favorite stamp sets for making OWH cards.  I bought this set from Papertrey Ink ( because I loved the little mailboxes.  I use it all the time because of the greetings.  There are 18 greetings with the set for all kinds of occasions.  The small size makes them hard workers.

The card at the top is a general thinking of you card with an inside greeting of:  "Even though we are apart, I am thinking of you."

This card will soon go in a box to OWH as it is winter themed. To create the snow, I stamped a snow outline image from the set, filled it in with a Versamarker and covered in white embossing powerder.  I had to layer the embossing powder about three times to get enough coverage.  The snowflakes are from an Inkadinkado set and are also embossed.

I'm glad you stopped by today.  I do both cards and scrapbooking so you will see some of each on my  blog.  Since cards are faster, there are usually two or three card posts for every scrapbook layout.  I like to participate in challenges and also do my own thing.  Every Tuesday I share a tip, sometimes with a video.

Hope you will come back soon!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Mailbox Greetings by Papertrey Ink (PTI)
DSP:  floral print from Crate Paper Farmhouse Collectiong, brown stripe is Soft Suede by Stampin' Up!
Markers:  Stampin' Up!
Cardstock:  Kraft by PTI; Crushed Curry, Soft Suede and Old Olive by SU!
Ribbon:  Soft Suede by SU!
Twine:  Enchanted Evening by PTI


  1. The mailboxes are adorable and really a perfect set for Operation Write Home Cards. You have shown in these two cards what wonderful flexibility it has too, for every season. Both cards turned out great and I like the details in both.

  2. first a big congrats on being featured on the owh blog-it's so fantastic that you send your cards there for others to enjoy-love these mailbox cards-the little tag in the corner is a great touch

  3. Congrats on being the featured cardmaker! I particularly liked the bold bright card (the last one). The colors just say "cheery" to me. I love the mailboxes above too - very versatile, I'm off to check Papertray!

  4. Congratulations on being featured! It's a great thing you do, sending in cards and these ones are both so very lovely. It's really remarkable what different cards you've created here with the same image.


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