Thursday, July 4, 2013

Operation Write Home Independence Day Blogskip



Welcome to our Operation Write Home Independence Day blog skip, we're partnering with Tombow today!  If you've arrived here from our Operation Write Home blog you're headed in the right direction!


 I have two cards using the same layout today, I thought this first one was kind of busy so I wanted to try a second digital paper pack I had.  This is from a digital scrap booking kit called Freedom Ain't Free I found online at Summertime Designs.  

The Tombow products I have are perfect for this card!  I love to pop up the main focal point on my cards so the Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs were perfect for that, to help hold the ribbon in place I added just a dab of the Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue and assembled my card using their Tape Runner.


My second card uses the Independence digital paper pack by Sassy Designs, (I checked my link and found they are having a sale - .40 cents for their paper packs!)  it's a little easier to see the design elements on this card.  Again I used my Tombow products to put it all together.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, your next stop on our blog skip is Debbie at the Paper Garden - enjoy your holiday!

85 comments:

Kathy S said...

I agree with you, the second card is my favorite. Thanks for skipping!

airbornewife said...

Great cards Jan. . What a fun digital scrapbook kit and paper pack.
Blessings~ Pam

Paula S. said...

I like both versions Jan and I think it's fun to see how changing papers can really change the look of a design. Happy 4th of July!

ladybug said...

The stars kook like fireworks and I love them in your first card! Great sentiments, of course!

Susan C said...

Love the sentiment and the two versions.
Thank you

Suzanne Albanese said...

Great cards.

Susan Strawser said...

Your cards are beautiful. The second one is my favorite. I really like the dark matting; it helps the sentiment stand out.

Diane said...

Hi Jan- both cards are great- I like the busy-ness of the first one- lots to keep my interest! The sentiment is oh so true and I love all of your paper selections!

Lori in AZ said...

Love your cards! Fun design and great use of pattern paper.

Thanks for sharing.

Connie Grigson said...

Super cute ideas….I'm married to an active duty Airman and have recieved cards from OWH from him while deployed….maybe I can do the same for others now!

Julie said...

These cards are both darling, Jan! What cute papers! Thanks so much for participating in our skip today!

Melissa T. said...

Wonderful! I have not used digital papers before so thank you for showing it works well. :)

Jen R said...

I like both cards. The first one does look busy, but it works well! I like that you use a scripture on your page!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your patriotic cards are super wonderful. Love that sentiment especially.

Kristi said...

Great designs! I haven't ever worked with digital papers. Maybe it's time to try!

Carol J said...

I love that saying. I like the second better than the first (I agree with the busy), but both are great.

Helen Strahan said...

Like the 'busy' one as know I know mine are okay too - thanks!
hstrahan

Penny Ward said...

Jan, Your cards are terrific....and I don't think card #1 is too busy...I like all the movement. Thanks for the link to the Digital kit also.

Melissa Cash said...

Both cards are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

I truly LOVE..... These two cards.
The stars on the first one are adorable the way they surround the words.

FLstampaddict said...

Great card! Great use of colors throughout!

Shelly Wilson said...

Great card! Love the layers!

conil said...

You did both kits proud. Lovely cards.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love the diecuts you used

8upscrapin said...

Great card , thanks for sharing your creativity .. Happy Independent's Day

Joan K said...

I love the digi sentiment - great to reinforce the color combination and the meaning is so true!

Nancy M said...

Nice job, as always! I like the sentiment, die cut shape and the DP's you chose. Happy 4th!

Sharon Roselli said...

Love them both but the second one is less busy. love the sentiment!

Dolores said...

I agree that first csrd is mighty busy, but the second one is more your CAS style and so eye catching. Thanks for all you do for OWH.

Valerie said...

Love both the cards but like the less busy one the best. Thanks for sharing.

Ava Oxley said...

Thanks for sharing your cards. The second one is my fave because of the quaint star pattern on the card. The digi paper has style! :-)

I also like the way you used the dimensional Tombow adhesive to make the cut-out stand out. Great idea!

mak44070 said...

Patriotic and fun!

Jo Ann Usey said...

The cards are Terrific! I love all the Star circles on the top one -- so fun! I love that little cow poke in the previous post too :)

grandmalee said...

It wouldn't be an OWH event without you, and you didn't dissapoint me (as if that were possible!). Your creations are always so wonderful. I love to see you go out of your comfort zone, and you did a wonderful job of going big and bold on these. I love your cards mainly because you don't use tons of embellishments that overpower the focal point.

I also love using the Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue for my ribbon and other goodies on my cards. It does the job...just like our Heroes!

Gina said...

The cards are terrific, Love both of them.

One Scrappy Gal said...

Love the cards, especially the second one. Where did you get that great stamp? I love the font as well as the message!

Robin said...

Love the ribbon use, have to try that ribbon set-up.

Kris B said...

Great cards! Love the design and layers! TFS Have a blessed 4th!

Cropaddict said...

Great design. Really love the 2nd one. It drew my eyes right to the sentiment.

Missy McKibben said...

Love the star paper and I also like the second one best. But they are both great!

Linda said...

Two awesome cards...I actually like the first a wee bit better...the sentiment seems to pop a little more. WTG!!!

Andrea T said...

I like them both!

Jennie Garcia said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the dies you used!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

linda said...

I like both cards! I am impressed with the printing of the digital paper...I own *ahem* quite a few digital kits, but they never print out great like this.

Shari B said...

Love the sentiment and both combinations of DP are great! Very striking cards!

Misty said...

I like them both Jan, even the 'busy' one!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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Debbie Caldwell said...

Both cards are super nice, but I agree the second card is less busy and the sentiment pops. It's nice to have so many different adhesives to use...from a tried and true company like Tombow.

Annie Wills said...

I agree...I like them both as well. The papers are gorgeous on both. Thanks so much for sharing these!

Bert B said...

Love both cards but the 2nd one is my favorite! The sentiment really "pops" on that one!

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are very well done. The second one is my favorite. I love that sentiment and how you popped it up with the power tabs. Great job.

Anne said...

Hi. Yep I like the second card also due to it just not bring so busy. Both are great tho.
Anne

Lynn said...

I really like both cards. Great mix of patterns for a bold design.

JoAnn said...

I like both of your cards, but the 2nd one is my favorite also.
I love using Tombo adhesives for making my cards.

Sue D said...

Both are great! I like the papers and the sketch you used.

Kaylee Snyder said...

Love how you used the same layout, but they look so different. Fab cards, Jan!

Erika said...

I like the sentiment and the coloring on it - they look great. Thanks for participating in the blogskip.

WhoMom said...

Both cards are nice, the second one is easier on the eye, but the first has such a great background! Thank you for sharing them both. The sentiment is awesome.
Lyn

mtscrapgal said...

Both cards fill the bill for thanking our heroes, but I like the simplified version the best. TFS.

Diana Evensen said...

Love, Love, LOVE that sentiment!

TexasGramma said...

Perfectly said!. Thanks for sharing

hana jones said...

love the cards you made and it is so true we are free cause of the brave ..keep up the great work ...

SuzAnn said...

both cards reflect America, the first one is all energy while the second one is simple class. Just like our country...we're all American but individuals too. Love that you captured that with your 1 design 2 ways. Thanks!

PoJo said...

Love that second card! Thanks for sharing!

Pat Y said...

Both are great I like seeing two different versions of the same card.

Kathy said...

Both of your cards are great but I like the second one best. Thanks for sharing your cards with us.

Shelley C said...

I like them both!

BobbisTreasure said...

Love papers on both cards, and a great sentiment!

rstuck2003 said...

Oh my gosh...I LOVE the second card! The papers and the sentiment are awesome! Thank you for sharing.

Rufus said...

I like 'em both, but the second is my fav. Thanks for all you do for OWH, Jan. Stay inside where it's cool and craft, we don't want you melting!
R/

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Great cards, love them both. Great to see how the different papers change the look!

Aunt Dee said...

these are both very cute. Love how the change of paper changes the look of the card so well.

Judy said...

Both are great cards, I really like #2. I need to add that sentiment to my collection.

Fran Green said...

Thank you for showing two cards. I didn't know digital paper could look so nice. I'm going to have to give it a try. Thanks.

Janice said...

I love both varieties of the cards. the sentiment you used for the Hero cards are one of my favorites.

Janice said...

I love both variations of your cards. You used one of my favorite sentiments. I also read your copic marker story, you're very generous. I haven't bought any copics yet, but I am sure they students appreciated your generosity.

penguinpapers.net said...

I like the sentiment you've used on these two cards--the two fonts make it eye-catching. Thanks for sharing your cards on the skip! --Yvonne

Ann said...

Jan, they are both great cards. I do like the second one better, too!

sf_crafter said...

Jan,
Thanks for sharing the two cards. Interesting how the papers you use can give different effects. I really like the clean and simple look of the second card.

Bev

Janis said...

Love all those stars!! Great card.
<3 J

Cynthia Rose said...

Love the sentiment. You are right, card #2 is great.

Gilu J said...

I like both cards. I don't think any one of them is busy. I think they're catchy but not too busy.

heather said...

I love both cards! I really like the coloration on the sentiment!

Diana N. said...

I like both cards. The second is a little less busy. I like the way you used 1/2 of the shape the sentiment is on to frame the message.

Marsha said...

This is my first chance to get to the hop. Better late than never. Like both cards and the simplicity of them. Love Tombow products too.

Renee said...

These are both gorgeous patriotic cards!