Friday, October 5, 2012

World Card Making Day Blog Hop with Operation Write Home

Today at My Watermelon Moon we have something a little different!



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Now, being the genius I am, I thought that this big blog hop would be a great time to try something I have never, ever done before.  Genius right?  (Um, insert eye roll here)  I also thought it would be lovely to put my very own twist on it too.  I was recently inspired by some cards that some talented ladies on my Damask Divas team had been making.  These:

    Check out her blog at Mimi, myself and I

Pretty right?  I love the look of these cards!  They are simple, elegant and for a project like OWH, I can see where you could get lots done for those men and women overseas.  Then I got to thinking... what about that card shaped?  I am certain this isn't a new idea.  Honestly, anytime I have an idea, I Google it and someone has done it and posted it already...  I never let this stop me and for the record, I didn't Google this idea either. :)
Here is what I decided on:

The card base was cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from Close to my Heart card bases, then I sized several of the same shape single cuts to fit on top.  All of this was done on my gypsy.  It would also be easy to do in Cricut Craft Room.  First you put some temporary adhesive on the light colored shapes you wish to do the stamping on.  Nest them neatly, and they are ready for stamping!  I chose the colors because I think it makes an elegant card and it's gender neutral.  Even if it's not holiday-ish.  Obviously conformist wasn't in the plan for this project!  

I'm not 100% sure that it was the best shape for nesting, but overall, I think it turned out nice!  I think I will try some more of these cards, and perhaps, I will try some more traditional shapes!  But I wanted something special for the blog hop and I think this fits the bill!

I hope you enjoyed the project and I hope you are enjoying the blog hop!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you look into Operation Write Home!




53 comments:

  1. Love the unexpectedness of the black and white!

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  2. The "triple stamp" technique looks great here! I've only tried it once- your Christmas card looks great!

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  3. Your cards are beautiful and I love that you took it a step further to try the shaped cards. This is a great technique which I plan to try myself today!

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  4. Your card is fantastic! You have given me a great idea!

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  5. The red, green and gold combo is great, what a pretty stamp that is! I had never seen this technique until the last OWH Virtual Card Making Party but it really is terrific. I used the basic rectangles when I tried it but will definitely need to try some other shapes too. Thanks for hopping with us today!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  6. Awesome cards Melissa. I will have to try the triple stamping. Color combos are perfect.

    Congrats on your new DT position, how exciting.

    Hugs Nana
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  7. I think you did a lovely job! I like how elegant the black and white feels!

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  8. Triple stamping cards are one of my new faves! Great job!

    Happy Hopping!

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  9. Thanks for trying the different shape out. I considered it last time I made this type of card, but hesitated. Now I want to try it for sure!

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  10. I love this! So beautiful and so unexpected!

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  11. Love that this card is simple and beautiful.

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  12. What a great shaped card! Love it!
    Happy World Cardmaking Day!
    Sandy, OWH President

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  13. I actually like the different shape to this card. And the simple color palette would be great for male/female. Very nice card!!

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  14. This is a very elegant fancy card. I love it. I love the bold contrast and I adore snowmen. just gorgeous all the way around.

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  15. I love both of your cards but that first card with that technique is awesome!

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  16. These are so pretty. Thanks for sharing and being part of OWH blog hop.

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  17. WOW! I have to try this. I just got a gypsy. This is so lovely!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
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    http://deliteful-alpha-sets.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  18. This is really cute! I love how this turned out! Thank you so much for your support of OWH!

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  19. love it--very creative--might have to try this

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  20. Super card! Love the black and white and the shape. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  21. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that tries something new for a blog hop!! This turned out great! I've only tried it with rectangles. Thanks for the idea!

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  22. Great card and technique! Love those AP shapes!

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  23. These are both beautiful! I LOVE how you did the shaped card. It really stands out!

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  24. Both are beautiful, but LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the second one.

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  25. What a cool effect! I may have to try this...although I am guessing the lining up and stamping on the nested frames might be a bit challenging for me :-)

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  26. Love it !! Love the shape of it very unique!

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  27. wow, you are creative and brave! I've wanted to try out this card idea, but never thought about using it as a shaped card! yours is great!

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  28. You are so inventive. I have done "triple stamping" but only with rectangular cards. I love how your shaped card turned out. Congratulations!

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  29. NICE use of that cartridge!!! I'll gave to give this a go some time! I love differently shaped cards. Great job!!!

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  30. Beautiful cards. I love the "outside of the box" thinking for the second one. thanks for the inspiration. ~ Pam

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    1. What a beautiful creation!! I love how unusual and unexpected it is!! TFS!!!

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  31. Hi Melissa, Lol with the eye roll. =) You did a beautiful job on your cards. I really love how elegant the shape looks. TFS AJ-

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  32. I LOVE the Triple Time Technique and the idea of making it shaped is brilliant! I love your choice of colors!

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  33. WOW these are gorgeous!! I love the papers and your fantastic design!

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  34. Your card is beautiful! This is one of my favorite techniques. It always comes out looking so pretty when it works right (lol I have made some that went straight into the trash). Beautiful job.

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  35. Love how you were thinking outside the box! I did a blog post about the triple time technique using patterned paper that you might find of interest. I am so going to CASE your idea! Thank you!
    http://bobbistreasure.blogspot.com/2012/07/triple-time-bobbi-style.html

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  36. Love that Triple Time Stamping Technique! It looks so fancy but is so easy, right? I really like non-traditional holiday colors, so loved the black and white one!

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  37. I am loving this layout. I am going to have to try it. Visit my blog if you get a chance. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

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  38. I tried this technique a few weeks ago with OWH Virtual Card Making Party. What a great technique, and it is such a simple one too! Thanks for sharing your take on it! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  39. WOW ! I've not seen anything like this and although I love the effect, it looks a bit intimidating: I'd end up with more trash than a pretty creation such as yours. Thanks for sharing =)

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  40. Wow-very effective visually. Cute blog page background, too!

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  41. Great cards and different technique! Good for you trying something new for WCD hats off to you. Beautiful!!!

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  42. Really cute. I love making those kind of cards. Yours is super. TFS and supporting OWH.

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  43. This is a great twist on the triple stamping technique! And I love that little snowman, he's too cute. Thanks for being part of our hop! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :)

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  44. Melissa, I have been contemplating this design for a while now wondering what sort of image to use. I think yours turned out beautifully!!! Love the monochromatic look ~ way to go!!!

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  45. Very nice card. I have been wanting to try this technique & I like the idea of the shaped card.

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  46. Great shape--your idea turned out wonderfully!

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  47. pretty cool card! The black/white and the shape give the card elegance.

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  48. Great idea on the shape...I need to try this...love the look! tfs!!!

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