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:

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:

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:

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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Comments: 88

  1. Rufus March 7, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    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,

  2. Cheryl Schmitke March 7, 2014 at 9:56 PM

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

  3. Colleen Pepper March 7, 2014 at 11:09 PM

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

  4. Sandy Allnock March 7, 2014 at 11:42 PM

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

  5. Teresa Kieser March 8, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    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.

  6. Nancy March 8, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    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!

  7. Joan K March 8, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    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!

  8. Bert March 8, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    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!

  9. Mary Locke March 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Your cards are gorgeous…thanks for sharing!

  10. Mary S March 8, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Wonderful cards. I love choice of papers and colors.

  11. Andrea La Vigne March 8, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    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!

  12. Paula S. March 8, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    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! :)

  13. Marsha D March 8, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    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.

  14. Jeanne Woody March 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM

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

  15. Misty L March 8, 2014 at 2:54 PM

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

  16. Anna N March 8, 2014 at 2:59 PM

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

  17. sara March 8, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    great cards. really liked your second card.

  18. Diane L March 8, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    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.

  19. Lyn Kaufmann March 8, 2014 at 6:15 PM

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

  20. Ann Abrahamson March 8, 2014 at 10:38 PM

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

  21. Patti T. from Gainesville, FL March 8, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    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!

  22. Lorna March 9, 2014 at 12:24 AM

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

  23. Randee S March 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

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

  24. Michele Smith March 9, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    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

  25. Anne S March 9, 2014 at 3:38 PM

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

  26. Aundria B. March 9, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    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.

  27. Ute March 9, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    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

  28. Karen E March 9, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    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.

  29. Samantha March 9, 2014 at 6:57 PM

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

  30. Cindy McNeil March 9, 2014 at 7:03 PM

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

  31. Tina V March 9, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    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!

  32. Nancy M March 9, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    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!!

  33. doudou2106 March 10, 2014 at 6:18 AM

    Jolies cartes!

  34. Dotti Snell March 10, 2014 at 11:04 PM

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

  35. Robin L March 11, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Wow wonderful cards.

  36. Michele henderson March 14, 2014 at 10:37 AM

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

  37. Karen Zemko March 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    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.

  38. Kathleen M March 16, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    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.