Saturday, October 1, 2011

OWH Bloghop - Christmas Card



Happy  World Cardmaking Day!

I hope you will join me and several others for the biggest OWH Blog Hop ever. We are all making Holiday cards to send to our troops and can use your help too!

Here is my card, it is recycled from an Old Christmas Card!

I bought a stack of old cards for 50c at a rummage sale this summer. I have been cutting out the cute images, like this snowman and using them to create new cards for OWH. All the paper on the card is scraps and the ribbon is available in my store.

Cute huh! If you would like to make cards for OWH, go here to read the details.

Oops, I just read on the OWH site: " Do not re-purpose store bought card fronts.
This is a possible liability for us; since we put Operation Write Home on our cards, we cannot have copyrighted material on our handmade cards. If it's not a supply made for card making/crafting, do not re-purpose it." (This includes gift wrapping as well.) but it also says "You can use store bought cards for AnyHero letters, however — there are NO restrictions on those".....So my card will become a AnyHero card! 

Operation Write Home is also having a Donation Crisis to have enough money to mail out all those boxes of cards for Christmas, so if you can give a little. Thank you!


Now to do my little part in money donations, I am going to give 20% of all my online store sales in the month of October to OWH!  So, take a look at my store, stock up on your supplies at a great discount price and help me help this great cause too!

Thanks for visiting my blog and have fun on the hop!

34 comments:

  1. I love the ribbon and the snowman. Thank you for sharing.

    Manda :)
    ajsarts@gmail.com
    www.ajsartsanddesigns.com
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  2. What a great idea to recycle parts of older cards. The snowman is cute! Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  3. Very cute!

    Lauren, Paper Love
    readysetlove@me.com
    www.readysetlove.me

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  4. That ribbon is so cute! I also thought of using parts of old christmas cards but thought I read that wasn't allowed...I'll have to check that out!

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  5. So cute with the ribbon effect, great card !

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  6. What a great idea to recycle cards! Love the idea and that ribbon is too cute.

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  7. LOVE that you recycled the image. It is so cute - an OOB! Great job.

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  8. recycling old cards is how my Mum got us making thank you cards as little kids...how economical too.

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  9. What a great idea. I kept a bunch of mine from last year. The ribbon is really cute. Love the zig zag.

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  10. The wonderful stitched zig zag on the ribbon and the bold stripes behind it are great together. Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home!

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  11. Way to recycle! I love that ribbon most of all! Thanks for sharing ... Best wishes with your donation efforts! I will check out your shop!

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  12. Aren't you generous! I hope that they have enough to send them out. I also like your idea of using the old images. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

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  13. That is the cutest little bow. Sometimes it's hard to get printed ribbon to cooperate that well.

    Nonna3 asked about the rule on storebought cards for OWH. Anyone who would like to read the rules that we should follow to protect OWH from copyright violations can do so here: http://www.owhhomefrontblog.org/2009/09/handmade-cards-only.html

    Thanks for sharing!

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  14. A fabulous way to recycle!! Love this.
    Thanks for taking part in the OWH hop today!

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  15. Very cute card! Love the recycled snowman and hope it was okay to use. I need to read the info in the link posted by Kathryn.

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  16. I love the use of recycled bits of cards. I always keep them, but then they just gather dust.

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  17. Love the upcycled card. Cool idea to donate a portion of your sales to OWH.

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  18. snowmen..such versatile creatures on cards

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  19. Thanks for sharing the info about re-purposed cards.

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  20. Love that zigzaggy ribbon! Cute!

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  21. Fun card- love the Zig Zag and how generous of you! Great Blog Hop

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  22. I love the idea of repurposing, and I'm not sure why it's not allowed when it's done as well as you've done it. Your snowman is really cute!

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  23. Ah, now I see that copyright is the issue. Never thought of that.

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  24. Cute, recycled card! It will make a perfect any hero card.

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  25. Cute snowman and the greens pick up nicely on each other. TFS

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  26. I'll be checking out your shop! Cute card. Thanks for helping those who serve!

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  27. I recycle Christmas cards all the time, and have been doing it all my life, my mom taught me. I usually make gift tags out of them, or use them to decorate packages or envelopes.
    Sometimes I even use them, on Christmas cards I am going to send out.
    so no worries and thanks for supporting OWH!!
    Susan

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  28. Great card. Some hero is really goona love this! I love the recycle as well, mostly the packaging that scrapbooking supplies come in. TFS!!!

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  29. I have been saving my Christmas card fronts for years to use for this type of card. My attempt at recycling. :) I love this card!

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  30. Very cute card - I love your paper and ribbon layered behind the image. Thanks for explaining the "repurposed" question!

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  31. Cute! This will make a great AnyHero card! Love the ribbon!!

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  32. I love that little snowman guy!! great idea to cut images and use them on your own cards!

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