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Finishing Strong May 23, 2015

Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
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Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year.  All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so I’m helping to get the word out!


Thank you for visiting, and I hope that you’re enjoying the blog hop!  What bittersweet news to hear that Operation Write Home will be closing its doors.  I wanted to take part in this final blog hop to help it to finish strong.


Here is my card for the blog hop.  For this card, the base and main layers are made from Columns 80# cardstock in Solar White and Red Pepper.  The white cardstock is stamped with Unity‘s Secret Garden stamp in Versamark Ink and then embossed with navy embossing powder.  I colored some white crochet thread with a red alcohol marker and wrapped it around the card.

You may return to the blog hop list by clicking on the Operation Write Home Finishing Strong banner at the top of this post.



1. Judy Garrelts - May 23, 2015

What a fantastic card! I love the stamping! I’m sooooo sorry to hear that OWH is closing its doors. They provided such a powerful and useful service.
Thanks for sharing,

2. Lee Mae - May 23, 2015

Love all of those embossed butterflies and the twine. Great card!

3. Bunny - May 23, 2015

What a great use of the thread. Love the simplicity of this. Very nice card.

4. Sherry Hickey - May 23, 2015

Oh what a pretty card!! I love the blue butterflies and embossing. Excellent!! Thanks for sharing your work with us on this fantastic blog hop!

5. Sherry Varga - May 23, 2015

Love the butterflies! Great card!

6. Carolyn - May 23, 2015

Nice card!

7. sandyallnock604961649 - May 23, 2015

Lovely group of flutterbyes! Thanks so much for hopping along to support our heroes! 🙂

8. DianeW - May 23, 2015

GORGEOUS!!!! Love the blue embossed butterflies and great idea to color the twine- it adds the perfect embellishment!

9. born57 - May 23, 2015

Your red white and blue card in the blue butterflies are beautiful with the red background

10. Karen Stark - May 23, 2015

So very beautiful Danielle!!

11. Trish C - May 23, 2015

All those butterflies look very nice on the card. Love the striking colors.

12. Pauladawn Owen - May 24, 2015

Lovely card, I think the embossing takes it to the next level.

13. urrn4u - May 24, 2015

Never considered make a whole background out of butterflies. Looks great!

14. Tammy - May 24, 2015

Beautiful card, I love all of the butterflies!

15. heather - May 24, 2015

Great idea to color the crochet thread with a marker to coordinate with your fun red,white and blue patterned butterflies card.

16. Sybrina K - May 24, 2015

What a fun card! Thanks for the tip to use alcohol inks to color your thread and thanks so much for your support of OWH!

17. donnanuce - May 24, 2015

Your card really caught my eye in the link up! Love all those gorgeous butterflies! Thanks for supporting OWH. Have a great day.

18. Fran Baker - May 24, 2015

I love the butterflies Danielle. Your card is so pretty.

19. Michele Smith - May 24, 2015

Those butterflies are so pretty and that little bit of thread is all you need to complete this one. Thanks for sharing!

20. topmom5 - May 25, 2015

Flutterbies!! Straightforward and can be used for almost anything, as there is no sentiment!

21. Lori Kobular - May 25, 2015

All those butterflies are gorgeous! Love your card!

22. Sue D - May 25, 2015

Very pretty with the navy butterflies.

23. Bobbi's Treasure - May 25, 2015

Great idea to dye your twine with alcohol markers. I have done that with ink, but it smears easily. Thanks for the idea!

24. Lyn Kaufmann - May 25, 2015

The butterflies are a great take on the red, white, and blue. So original. The string is the perfect touch for your butterflies.

25. Dixie - May 26, 2015

Well done! Love the butterflies, and thanks for the tip about coloring the thread. Clever!

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