Thursday, August 5, 2010

Operation Write Home Stash Challenge


Have you been by Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps to enter into the Midweek Throwdown challenge yet?!  The challenge is to simply use patterned paper on your card and here's one of mine!

For my first card I used my Ellie digital image from In Style Stamps.  She's a new release and will be available to purchase August 20th at their store.  I paired Ellie with Basic Grey Ambrosia paper, I only have a few scraps left.  Speaking of scraps I wanted to see if I could use some of them up on my cards, it was a fun challenge for me!

Ellie is colored with Copic markers, the giant ric rac is a die from Papertrey Ink and the "miss you" sentiment is also from Papertrey Ink.

 My next card is from scrap using Basic Grey Urban Prairie, do you recognize the front of the paper pad?  I cut the front off the paper pad and used two panels put together on the front of my card, it's heavy!  The brown and turquoise papers were scraps sitting by my cutter.  Again I used the Papertrey Ink giant ric rac die and a new flower die of theirs and the Sizzix large dots embossing folder.
Challenges:
MelJen's - Clean & Simple 
Cute Card Thursday - Whateva! 

21 comments:

Irena said...

Very beautiful cards. The papers are gorgeous.

Jean in PA said...

Love these cards! I am partial to stripes alongside texture and to use patterned papers as the stripes really looks good. Great idea to use the cover of the paper pad, too. I'm going to check mine out.

1CardCreator said...

Cute and classy! Love them both! ~Diane

Louise Fox said...

Jan, Two great cards and the Ellie image is a must have! I am bummed I have to wait until the 20th though, but I think I will live - maybe. I also really like the way you turned the scalloped DP one direction on the right hand side of the card and another direction on the left hand side. It would never occur to me to do that and I love it! Thanks for the tip. Blessings, Louise

jimlynn said...

BOTh are great. Love all the different patterned papers. Very cute layout too.
Lynn

Patty (LaLatty) said...

Beautiful, what a great idea to use the front of the paper pad!

Lone Pine Designs said...

That image is just adorable...and you've done a great job using up your scraps!

Cindy's Card Co said...

That little elephant looks so sad like he's saying he's sorry and here are some flowers. Very cute.

Susan said...

this is an adorable card. love it

Our Little Inspirations said...

I never thought of using the covers to the BG paper pads, but what a fabulous look!! I love that adorable elephant and the flashy colors on the 2nd card, but I'm loving that large ric-rac die a little more every time I see it :)

Yolanda said...

Awwwww, sweet. That elephant looks like he really does miss me.

A Cards Delight said...

Love your cards! So bright and pretty! I like the way you laid your stash next to one another and homemade flower! Awesome work!

Lynn said...

Jan, what great cards! I saw the first one and said, Hey! I just got some of that butterfly paper! It hasn't even been with me long enought to be called stash! How nice to know it it make great looking cards.

P.S. I got my surprise box today! AAAAAAA! Wow and thank you so very much! I can't wait to ink 'em up! Thank you! Thank you! That was soooooo very kind of you.

Crafty Creations said...

Ooooh, great patterned paper!!! I always try to use a bunch of different patterns together, but I can't get the look you achieved - especially on the second card! Yummy!!
Thanks for visiting my blog :)
Maria

Ola said...

Both of these are awesome... I love all the different papers used!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Sherry H said...

Pretty cards, Jan; little Ellie has stolen my heart and I love that Big Dot embossing. More things for my wish list...

Sprytebyrd said...

Great cards! I really love the layout and that elephant is just adorable!
Thanks so much for joining us in our CAS challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Carrie said...

Great way to use up dp...love that elephant card that is just too adorable and I really like the vibrant colors of with the flower one.

JustYolie said...

Wonderful cards...but then again all your cards always are. :)

Callie said...

Love your cards. The second one is so clean and classy. Perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week. Good luck :)

Samantha said...

What a sweet little elephant! Great papers and I love the distressing on the first card.