OWH Die-Versions Fundraiser Bloghop!

Hey y’all! Thanks for joining me today on this fun blog hop! If you got this far you are almost all the way through the list, lol!  Since you’ve come so far, I will keep it short and sweet and get straight to the point!

Here is the first card I have to share, it was also on the start off post at the OWH site but I included it here so I could give you the details:

Thank You Ticket, OWH and Die-Versions | HandmadebyJulie.com

For this one I used the thank you ticket die and I tried to make it look like a strip of red tickets! The stamp in the background is from the Tim Holtz Travel Blueprint set, stamped in white pigment ink on navy blue cardstock.  I tied on a little red, white, and blue baker’s twine as well.

For my second card I used the same die in a different way:

Thank You Woodgrain | HandmadebyJulie.com

I really love the look of all the little wood products that are popular in papercrafting right now. I thought I’d try a variation on that.  I used my die to cut a piece of thin chipboard and then I stamped on it with a woodgrain stamp (from All Night Media).  I love how it came out! I tied on a bit of baker’s twine, layered it up with some cute scraps and ribbon, and what a fun spring-timey card!

My final card is an AnyHero card.  In addition to the beautiful blank handmade cards for troops to write home on, Operation Write Home also includes notes TO the troops to thank them for their service and encourage them during their deployments.  For this card I used this great eagle die on some mirror-finish gold cardstock:

AnyHero Gold Eagle | HandmadebyJulie.com

The picture does not do justice to that shiny gold eagle. The blue layer is dry embossed with a small stars pattern and popped on dimensional tape over the red layer.  The die cut eagle is also on dimensionals.   I heat embossed the sentiment from Stamper’s Best (also an OWH fundraiser set!) with gold detail embossing powder on a strip of vellum.

That’s all I have to share today! I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog hop and gotten some great ideas of how to use these new dies! Your next stop is Nicole at Scraps and Stamps!

 

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88 Responses to “OWH Die-Versions Fundraiser Bloghop!”

  1. Lori Kobular
    March 7th, 2014

    Julie your cards are so AWESOME!! I love all your paper choices!!

  2. JOAN SMITH
    March 7th, 2014

    Your card are amazing, clever and beautiful. I love all the texture and elements you brought to each. You truly are one clever, creative and extremely talented.

  3. Becky Schneider
    March 7th, 2014

    I love the red, blue, and gold eagle one!

  4. Lisa F
    March 7th, 2014

    All three of your cards are fabulous!! I love the designs!! I especially love how you made the Thank You ticket die into a strip!! So happy to be hopping with you!!

  5. AnkevanLeeuwen
    March 7th, 2014

    Thanks for sharing. Th card with the red thickets thank you make me believe I need this die!

  6. Sherry V
    March 7th, 2014

    Your cards are all awesome. My favorite is the airplane. I gave to get that stamp!!! I love it.

  7. Patty
    March 7th, 2014

    Three very different & awesome cards!! I think my fave is the first one..really like the blueprint look, and red ticket die!

  8. Anne Temple
    March 7th, 2014

    Fabulous cards! Love the embossed panel on the last one.

  9. Betty McB
    March 7th, 2014

    Thanks for reminding me to heat emboss on my vellum paper! The gold eagle cutout is stunning. Got to go to my creating desk soon!

  10. Rene P.
    March 7th, 2014

    Awesome cards! I think the blueprint card is still my favorite but that gold embossing on vellum is a very close second! Thanks for sharing!!

  11. Archana
    March 7th, 2014

    What a elegant cards. Love all of them. TFS.
    Hugs,
    Archana

  12. Jen Radloff
    March 7th, 2014

    Love the gold eagle one the best (all are very nice)…. I like the sentiment on vellum!!!

  13. jill
    March 7th, 2014

    Absolutely love the chalk board effect – this might be my favorite card of the entire blog, and you had stiff competition! Wonderful cards!

  14. Linda Gantz
    March 7th, 2014

    Great use of the die. Can’t wait to make my own hero cards soon.

  15. Sandy Gregg
    March 7th, 2014

    Wow, I love your last card, it is so colorful and the gold eagle and sentiment complement them. All of you cards are great. TFS

  16. cdebbie672
    March 7th, 2014

    I like all of these, the first one caught my eye, I really like the tickets. The wood grain ticket is very cool. Thanks for being a part of this blog hop and sharing your talent.

  17. Pam R.
    March 7th, 2014

    Oh, wow! Your cards are fantastic. Love the ticket strip idea!

  18. Helena
    March 7th, 2014

    For me the card that stood out was the first one. The colour choice is gorgeous and I love the layout, tickets and airplane. tfs

  19. Marsha C
    March 7th, 2014

    Your cards are great! Love the “from a grateful American” sentiment!

  20. Marie
    March 7th, 2014

    I love the air mail card. My husband is air force so of course that one speaks to me. Thanks for sharing, great cards!

  21. Dee Earnshaw
    March 7th, 2014

    Beautiful cards. Love the color combinations and use of the dies. Thank you for sharing such wonderful designs with us

  22. Pat Cowell, Texas
    March 7th, 2014

    I especially like the spring card with the flowers. I seem to forget that our heroes are also female and I think any woman serving our country would love to receive this card. The twine was the perfect ending touch. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  23. Shelley C
    March 7th, 2014

    I am loving the ticket dies, so versatile!

  24. Donna
    March 7th, 2014

    I just can’t pick a favorite of your cards! I love the handmade “wooden” piece on the second card, the stamp set used on the first card and I am LOVING the shiny gold eagle on the third. Thank you so much for all of your hard work on this blog hop and with Operation Write Home!

  25. Laura Leigh
    March 7th, 2014

    Love the realistic look of the blueprint!! So cool! And the tickets compliment it so nicely!

  26. ElsieB
    March 7th, 2014

    All three are cards any of our heroes would love to send/receive, but to my eye the eagle card really stands out as a favorite. I love this die, and you’ve used it very effectively. One of our heroes will be lucky to receive it!

  27. Ann M
    March 7th, 2014

    Awesome cards Julie!! The gold eagle and gold embossing on the vellum is absolutely stunning!

  28. Andrea T
    March 7th, 2014

    I love the way you showcased the dies on each card. They are all different but really well done.

  29. Barbra L.
    March 7th, 2014

    Wonderful cards! Truly enjoying this hop!

  30. Rose H.
    March 7th, 2014

    Great job showcasing the versatility of one die in the first two cards. And, I love the simple elegance of the last card.

  31. JeanetteF
    March 7th, 2014

    All are great cards, but the blueprint one is amazing!! Great job and thanks for sharing!

  32. Miss Marie
    March 7th, 2014

    Nice cards. Thanks for your support of our troops!

  33. Sharon R.
    March 7th, 2014

    These dies are really awesome. You have inspired me to put these on my wish list for purchasing.

  34. Sue C
    March 7th, 2014

    I like the ‘ticket shape’ dies. And the ‘eagle’ is so patriotic. Great ideas to incorporate the dies on cards for our servicemen to tell their loved ones back home they miss them.

    I REALLY enjoyed the blog hop!!! I was SO inspired and anxious to make many new cards.

    Thank you Julie, and the entire design team for all your hard work for our servicemen! I’m proud to participate.

  35. Sabrina Radican
    March 7th, 2014

    What amazing cards!!

  36. Becki
    March 7th, 2014

    Love the red, white and blue with the chalk-like stamp on the background and the ticket “roll” in the red. Very striking. Also love the gold eagle medal. I have simply gotta get this die!

  37. Aimee
    March 7th, 2014

    That last card is absolutely gorgeous! Some hero is going to be very happy to receive it :) Thanks for sharing the details on the first card; I was wondering where the stamp was from!

  38. Irit Shalom
    March 7th, 2014

    Amazing job! Great use of DV dies! Love it!

  39. Tammy
    March 7th, 2014

    Beautiful cards. I love the thank you one.

  40. Cherie C.
    March 7th, 2014

    I love that last card with the gold eagle and gold sentiment. What a perfect Any Hero card.

  41. Marie Butler
    March 7th, 2014

    Great cards! Loved how you put the thank yous end to end.

  42. Kristine
    March 7th, 2014

    I already commented on the first card on the first stop, loved it, loved them all. The Any Hero card with the red, blue and gold and the added gold embossing and vellum is stunning. What a wonderful card that would delight any service person who receives it. Beautifully done!

  43. Patricia Meadows
    March 7th, 2014

    Your cards are great really love all three but my favorite is the red white and blue one. Thanks

  44. Connie M
    March 7th, 2014

    Love the first card just as much the second time I saw it. The gold embossing on the vellum is super classy looking. Nice job on all of these.

  45. Cheryl L.
    March 7th, 2014

    I really like your first card – how the tickets repeat, the image, the twine…all great!

  46. Cheryl
    March 7th, 2014

    Such great cards and I really love the first one..everything about it!

  47. Sue D
    March 7th, 2014

    Love the blueprint stamp on the first, the wood grain ticket on the second and the gold on the third.

  48. Jean Bullock
    March 7th, 2014

    My favorite of these cards is the first and third. I know you wanted it to look like a strip of tickets but to me it looks like part of an airmail stamp. That is special to me because it reminds me of the stationery that my son wrote on when he was in Boot Camp and Basic Training. (Long ago.) I also love the third card. Vellum, heat and dry embossing are among my favorite techniques. Really enjoyed seeing them.

  49. Crystal Coppock Muirhead
    March 7th, 2014

    I love your gold embossed medal! It looks real. All of your cards are A+ in my book. Thank you for sharing.

  50. Mary Moisan
    March 7th, 2014

    Julie, your cards blew me away. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them all, can’t pick a fave. I just added your blog to my bookmarks.

  51. Rufus
    March 7th, 2014

    As I said on the Stars and Stamps blog I really like how you joined the tickets so it looks like they came from a real roll of tickets! And the last card, the Any Hero card is also a real stand out…very simple yet extremely effective! OWH is the greatest and Die-Versions has created some fantastic fund raising dies for OWH! Thanks for sharing your creative take on them,
    R/

  52. Cheryl Schmitke
    March 7th, 2014

    Loved all the cards. Especially liked the “ticket” idea. :)

  53. Colleen Pepper
    March 7th, 2014

    I love how you mixed the wood grain and flowers! I never would have thought to do that.

  54. Sandy Allnock
    March 7th, 2014

    Thanks so much for all your work organizing this hop Julie! And your cards – WOW! Love them!
    -Sandy

  55. Teresa Kieser
    March 7th, 2014

    These are all three great cards I think the first one is my favorite. And I love the r/w/b baker’s twine you used. It immediately made me think of the old airmail envelopes we used to have to use years ago on some letters. Goes perfectly with the background you stamped in white on the dark blue, and your string of red tickets just captured it wonderfully. Thanks for sharing.

  56. Nancy
    March 7th, 2014

    Amazing Julie!! You can be so proud of all your hard work.. This was truly an amazing hop. So much fun!! I just love your card with the eagle die. It’s my very favorite!

  57. Joan K
    March 7th, 2014

    Hard to pick a favorite from three excellent cards – these samples definitely inspired me to look through all of the cards on the hop. The creation of a “roll of tickets”on the first card is very clever – good idea to CASE. I also love the Any Hero card with the gold details – very cool – some Hero will love it!

  58. Bert
    March 7th, 2014

    what a great idea with the strip of tickets on the first card!
    I am never quite sure what to do with the ticket dies but love that look and the wood grain on the 2nd one makes it look like something you would hang on the wall! The eagle was another die I was not sure I would use much but seeing all the cards made with it on this blog has my mind racing! Love the cards!

  59. Mary Locke
    March 7th, 2014

    Your cards are gorgeous…thanks for sharing!

  60. Mary S
    March 7th, 2014

    Wonderful cards. I love choice of papers and colors.

  61. Andrea La Vigne
    March 7th, 2014

    Great cards, all! Love the ticket strip on the first one, as well as the white stamping. And the spring card is great. Really like how you got the “wood” ticket embellishment–how creative! And your AnyHero card rocks. Love the color scheme and the eagle. I’m sure it looks even better in “real life.” Tfs!

  62. Paula S.
    March 7th, 2014

    Julie you absolutely hit it out of the ballpark with each and every one of these! I love how you’ve shown two total different looks and approaching to using the same die to. You get my vote for #1 stop on this hop! :)

  63. Marsha D
    March 7th, 2014

    Really like all your cards. All three so different. Like how you use the ticket as a strip in the first. The last one is SOOO classy.

  64. Jeanne Woody
    March 7th, 2014

    I love your pretty cards and especially the last one, the Any Hero card. It really pops with the gold eagle. Nice work.

  65. Misty L
    March 7th, 2014

    Please, do NOT make me choose a favorite! All are stunning & creative.

  66. Anna N
    March 7th, 2014

    I would never have thought to use that die as ticket strip. Great idea! Your Any Hero card is really wonderful.

  67. sara
    March 7th, 2014

    great cards. really liked your second card.

  68. Diane L
    March 7th, 2014

    Fabulous cards. I like the one that says from a grateful American and I’m claiming that as a favorite of mine. Nicely done – keep up the good work.

  69. Lyn Kaufmann
    March 7th, 2014

    Lovely cards, and the little details, ribbon, twine, air mail stamp. Anyone would enjoy receiving them.

  70. Ann Abrahamson
    March 7th, 2014

    All of the cards are great. My favorite is the Any Hero card – it’s simply beautiful!

  71. Patti T. from Gainesville, FL
    March 7th, 2014

    Like the way you used the “Thank You” die cut to make a strip of tickets. The idea of using white ink on blue paper to make the blueprint is quite clever!

  72. Lorna
    March 7th, 2014

    Love your variety in your cards. Keep up the good work!

  73. Randee S
    March 7th, 2014

    Great cards. Love the details and texture. The first card is still my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  74. Michele Smith
    March 7th, 2014

    I love all 3 cards but I think #3 is my favorite. Love the embossed, dimensional mat and the gold embossing on vellum is a wonderful idea to bring out the gold eagle. So pretty ~ TFS

  75. Anne S
    March 7th, 2014

    I really like what you did with the woodgrain and the thank you. Great look. TFS

  76. Aundria B.
    March 7th, 2014

    Love all of your beautiful cards – all nicely laid out with wonderful paper and color choices. Enjoyed how you put your elements on a bias on your first card, made the ‘row’ of tickets and tied it all together with the twine (pun intended!) – this really makes a nice masculine card. The second is perfect for spring with the floral paper and wood-grain stamp on the sentiment die. And the third card is really nice with its patriotic colors and texture. The gold embossing on the vellum is really nice and classy touch! Thank you for sharing these beauties & for your support of OWH.

  77. Ute
    March 7th, 2014

    Julie, very nice idea to use thank you as a roll of tickets – love it. And I love the pop-out eagle – looks great. Ute

  78. Karen E
    March 7th, 2014

    All three cards are beautiful and I love the colors and texture used on each one. I especially liked the use of ‘faux’ wood grain on the chipboard, very cool. Thank you for sharing.

  79. Samantha
    March 7th, 2014

    Love the woodgrain on the thank you die! You did a beautiful job with all three cards! Thanks for sharing with us!

  80. Cindy McNeil
    March 7th, 2014

    Both cards are awesome but I really like the first card. I love the white ink on the blue paper.

  81. Tina V
    March 7th, 2014

    I love your cards! My fav. is the thank you with the white ribbon, such a nice touch. I am definitely going to have to get that ticket die!

  82. Nancy M
    March 7th, 2014

    Wow- great cards! Love all 3- first one love the ticket roll look; 2 has great colors and woodgrain ticket and 3 is elegant and classy!! TFS!!

  83. doudou2106
    March 7th, 2014

    Jolies cartes!

  84. Dotti Snell
    March 7th, 2014

    I really like the use of the gold and the vellum strip.

  85. Robin L
    March 7th, 2014

    Wow wonderful cards.

  86. Michele henderson
    March 7th, 2014

    These are all so beautiful! I love the colors and the paper layering! Really creative and unique!

  87. Karen Zemko
    March 7th, 2014

    Wish I could all of your cards in person – they are wonderful. My brain will be fried from all the ideas thru this blog-hop! Thanks for sharing.

  88. Kathleen M
    March 7th, 2014

    Nice cards. The blueprint is my favorite. Like the way you used multiple tickets across the front and the red, white and blue twine pulls it all together. Cutting the ticket from wood grain was different and effective. Hadn’t though about using a print for the diecut.