Saturday, May 29, 2010

Celebrate Red, White & Blue - 'Operation Write Home' Blog Hop

Welcome to my little world of cards.  If your here for the 'Operation Write Home' Blog Hop you've come to the right place.  I so love making cards and paying tribute to all our military personnel everywhere around the world.  This Blog hop is to bring awareness to our men and women in the military and all that they do for us.  I personally make cards for "Operation Write Home" because its my little way of showing that I really am proud of our soldiers and our wonderful country we live in.  If you don't do anything else this beautiful weekend take time to pay tribute to all those military people. 
Our challenge was to make a red, white and blue card any design so my top card is a digi 'Leap of Faith' from my friend Deedee.  I used SU card stock and Francis Meyer DSP,Prima flowers, gems and ribbon.  Deedee just opened her digi store and I hope you'll all take the time to visit her  http://www.deedeesdigis.blogspot.com/

Now take a minute to see the Easle card tutorial and
then sign up for Blog Candy!!!

Now I love Easel cards, our cards were meant to be displayed and what a perfect way to show them off.  So today I'll show you how to make this darling Easel card in 5 easy steps:
Supplies: One 5 1/2" X 8 1/2"  card stock
One 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" piece card stock
One 5 1/2" X 1 1/4" piece card stock
Scoring tool
Stamps
Added card stock for inside of card
Embellishments
Step 1) Score your 5 1/2 X 8 1/2" cs @ 4 1/4" and 2 1/8"
Step 2) Decorate the inside of the card and the bottom part of the card that will hold the top standing up.
Step 3) decorate the front of your card (your 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"cs).
 Previously I made some water colored roses using the SU Fifth Avenue Floral and used them for the front of my card, then I added some Coral Pink ribbon and a bow to finish off the front.
Step 4) Glue the front of the card to the small 2 1/8" piece. If you get confused look at the photo below. The  5 1/2" X 2 1/8" is where you glue the top of your card and yes it's only glued half way.

Step 5)  Put in your verse if you haven't already and any embellishments and your finished.  As you can see with the photo I popped the rose up and used a large button as the stopper. 
Now that we're done with the tutorial if you have any questions please email me at: azgramtn@bellsouth.net and I'll get back with you.  Now how about some Blog Candy?   I'll put together a small package of goodies to one lucky winner.  Just post a comment and on Monday I'll draw a winner in the early evening.
Thanks for stopping by and now continue on the Blog Hop to see Susan at http://salondarte.blogspot.com/ 
Have a great day and a wonderful safe weekend.
God Bless,
Jeanine

95 comments:

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a cute image that you used on your first easel card. Those Red White Blue Flowers are nice touch. I love your second easel card,too, and the sentiment inside. Your tutorial is great. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Beautiful cards!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Both of your cards are so nice! That 5th Ave. set is gorgeous and your friends new digi shop I have to check out! Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.

LadyDoc said...

Gorgeous cards and a great tutorial- THANKS!!! I do love that Fifth Avenue Floral rose- and the water techniques make it look so wonderful!

On to the next stop of the OWH hop!

Tammy said...

Wonderful cards Jeanie!! I absolutely love that rose and the colors you used! Great Easel card tutorial!

Deedee Anderson said...

Thank you, Jeanine, for all that you do to help support our soldiers!!! Your cards are always gorgeous, and these are no exception. Love the fabulous rose card, and thank you for bringing my Leap of Faith image to life so beautifully! You are always showing me new things to try that I haven't gotten around to yet, too -- LOL! Guess I better add an easel card to my list. Thank you for the terrific tutorial. The side view picture really helped me understand this all better. Love, Deedee

Tink said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, great cards. Thanks for the tutorial on easel cards.

Shell said...

love your cards... I will be trying out your easel card, very easy to follow instructions!

Kim said...

Your cards are beautiful! I really need to make one of those easel cards. It's really nice.

Operation Write Home said...

Love that parachutin' bear! Cute!! He's perfect in red white and blue! :)

Thanks for the easel card tutorial too. I'm well overdue to try one!!!
Happy hopping!!

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial! I really enjoyed your post! Have a fun weekend! ;o)

BJ said...

Love your cards....Thanks for the easel tutorial....Awesome!

Erika said...

Beautiful cards! And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

Courtney K said...

what a great tutorial!!

Paula said...

Very nice cards. I especially like the red, white and blue flower embellishments and the parachuting bear is adorable.

loyaz said...

I had never heard of this OWH and am so impressed. I'm also thrilled to see the number of people participating. Thanks for sharing and for your tutorial and for this opportunity.
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Martha said...

I haven't tried making an easel card yet but I love your tutorial pictures. They make it look managable ;-)

Thank you for supporting OWH!

helloholley said...

Awesome card and great tutorial!!! Good job!! ;)

Cathy... said...

Fabulous cards! That digi stamp is the cutest! Thanks for the easel card tutorial too!

Anita said...

Awesome tutorial! Stunning card!

Debby said...

I like your tutoiral. Thanks for the inspriation.

jackielwatson said...

I love your cards, and tutorial on your easel card is awesome, and easy to follow. I haven't made an easel card yet, so I will give this one a try.

Yolanda said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial. I've been wanting to know how to make this type of card.

rstuck2003 said...

LOVE your cards and tutorial...thank you for sharing and for the chance at the blog candy.

grandmalee said...

Even though I've make easel cards, I love your tutorial...much clearer than how I do it. Your blog and cards are totally awesome! Your work is amazing! Thanks so much for all you do for the soldiers!

Marianne said...

Jeanine
Beautiful card. thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

debb said...

Beautiful easel cards- thank you for the tutorial!

Lelia Pierce said...

Great cards and tutorial! :O)

Robin said...

I love both of your easel cards
I'm going to have to make one sometime

Trevorstuffmammas said...

I agree....I too love this kind of card. Love it!! Do you recall where that united we stand paper was from?? Thanks, Jennifer

Rufus said...

I like your Leap of Faith easel card. Good tutorial on how to make one, too. I agree with your reasons for making cards for OWH. It's something we can do to show them that they and their families are remembered and appreciated for what they do. Thanks for supporting our Heroes and OWH!
R/

Rufus said...

Rats, forgot to tell you that I like the background for your blog!
R/

Staceykinz said...

I keep looking at that beautiful rose - it's gorgeous!

Grammykrob said...

I always enjoy the bloghops on OWH. It is a wonderful group and I enjoy being a part of it. Thank you for your part in the group.

Kathy
Pass It On
http://kathypassiton.blogspot.com/

Hi, I'm Brenda. . . . . . . . . . . said...

Love your card with the bear floating down from the heavens.

Your tutorial on the easel card is great -- just what I have been looking for!

TFS

Dixie Cochran said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I've never done one of the easel cards. I will now. Both cards are inspirational! Thank you for such a nice post today, and thank you for making cards for our heroes!

Lindsey said...

Thanks for the tutorial!!


Thanks for posting today.

xoxo
Lindsey @ ScrapStreet

Betty said...

Great card and awesome tutorial :)

Lynn said...

I love the flower on the card! Got to try that tutorial for sure!

Our Little Inspirations said...

TFS your tutorial for easel cards. It is the perfect way to display a beautiful hand-made card, I agree!
I just love how you created the large rose for your card and it's so lovely!!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Awesome cards. Thanks for the tutorial. Cards as nice as these would make great home decor and the tutorial gives us a way to display them. Hope you are having a great weekend!! Thanks for sharing.

Debi said...

Love the easel card idea! I will be back for sure, to use this tutorial!
Love, Debi!

Theresa said...

Great cards...love that digi and your tute. TFS

Renee said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I am definately going to try it.

Karen Howard said...

This is gorgeous... stunning really! Love the coral color you used and everything else about it, love the detail you put into it!

Robin said...

very cute card thanks for supporting our troops and the blpg hop.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jeanine Sweetie...
I am Country Wings your newest follower. I am so thrilled with your OWH card. How beautiful it is. The flags are so vibrant in color and I love the little paratrooper. So precious.

Your flower tutorial is wonderful. I have never made a card so this is so exciting to be able to have a tutorial to follow. Your directions are so detailed, and I thank you for that. I so want to make some cards to send in. This blog hop with you ladies has so inspired me to create. I know I can do this. I am just thrilled.

Please stop by and say hi. I would be so thrilled if you signed up to follow my blog as well. I love meeting new friends.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

StampinSher said...

Jeanine,
Your easel card with the parachuting bear is wonderful and so very cute. The tutorial is terrific and I can see why you enjoy doing this type of card. It is fun. Thank you for sharing and participating with OWH.
Smiling Sher

eddee1286 said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

Nancy Keller said...

Oh neat! Thanks for sharing your cards and that awesome tutorial! I love your blog and I will have to go run off and check out Deedee's digis! Thanks! Have fun now!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful cards! Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun image and awesome coloring on your r/w/b card. Love the easel card- so pretty- I love your perfect bow too! Great Blog Hop!

Cheryl said...

Im now a follower...im coming back to get that tutorial...i've been wondering how to do these easel cards! thanks for posting!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful cards. I haven't tried easel cards but I might have to give it try!

Kajikit said...

I've never been quite able to figure out how to make an Easel card - your sideways photo is the clearest explanation I've seen. Thanks!

Sandy said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for the tutorial too!

Cindi (aka iring) said...

I just started making easel cards myself. Yours is really pretty! Nice tutorial.

3momph4755 said...

Cool cards and tutorial.

Cut n Paste said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial on the easel cards...need to try one of these!

Courtney said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial...I love the easel cards, but I yet to get brave enough to make one! =0) Thank you for supporting our troops!

~Courtney~

Meg Bean said...

Thanks for sharing a tutorial on how to make this type of card - going to have to try it this weekend!

Butterballfeather said...

This is such a cute card! You did a great job!

XOXO,
Greta

Anonymous said...

Love your easel card. I have this stamp and embossing folder. It makes beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Judy Jackson said...

Beautiful rose card!

Judy Jackson

judystamper at verizon dot net

Sprout said...

Never tried an easel card but they look really nice. I'm getting so many ideas from this hop that it will take me until the next one to try all of them.

Teepee said...

Loved the tutorial. It was easy to follow, so maybe I'll try to make one of these cards. (I've been scared to try.)

K. Joy said...

What a great card!! Deedee draws such adorable images! :) Love the flowers and the flag background paper! Thanks for sharing and for a chance at the blog candy!

lough855 said...

Thanks for sharing! Your card is very patriotic. Thanks for the chance at blog candy!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I'm bookmarking this so I can come back and try an easel card tomorrow.

Patty said...

Your card is so cute and colorful. Thanks for the tutorial.
Patty

christy sheffield said...

cute card! what an adorable digi stamp. thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

THANK YOU, Thank You, thank you for putting up an easel card tutorial!!! I have been asking for one(I am still looking for a video on it too)...I bookmarked the page so I can go back to it. New follower here also!!!

LOVE,Love,love your card, soooo pretty!
thanks for being a part of this awesome organization!
Susan
(78 on the list)

Susan said...

LOL, guess what, I'm already a follower, DOH!!! that is my vicodin and wine talking, LOL...it is a bad pain night...why I am not sleeping.

Susan
(78 on the list)

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Thank you for the tutorial and the cards. I really love the Fifth Avenue floral images and easel cards always make such a nice decorative accent for anyone.

buglvr2010 said...

Thanks for the tutorial...I've wanted to try an easal card. Your cards are so pretty.

mmwilken said...

Thanks for sharing your cards!! Love the way you've done this one. Keep up the great work or fun if it is me doing it! Have a great one!

Heather Grow said...

I love your bear card and your rose card. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Samantha said...

what a fabulous tutorial, thank you . your cards are beautiful

Stampin_melissa said...

Both your cards are wonderful! I've been too intimidated to try the easel cards, but you do make it look easy! Thank you for all you do for our troops!

Jacilynn said...

gorgeous cards. Great work

jengd said...

Your bear card is cute- love that parachuting guy! And your rose card is gorgeous- it would be fabulous to display on its easel!

Marsha said...

Love your cards. Never have done an easel card. Will have to try one.

Suz said...

Such a great card! Hope you have a blessed Memorial Day weekend.

Linda said...

Great cards! Thanks for the tutorial. Will have to give it a try. I see you're from Cleveland, TN; I'm here in Bradyville, TN. Moved from NJ almost 3 months ago. Thanks for joining our Hop.

Bev E said...

Your cards are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

cal8007 said...

Thanks for the easel card tutorial! I've been wanting to make some - nice to have your card displayed for a while instead of ending at the bottom of a pile!

You did a great job on your card! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the blog candy too!

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Ola said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Happy Memorial Day!
God Bless our Soldiers & their families!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

About : sbartist said...

Love the card - and the tutorial! Thanks for all you do for OWH & supporting the men in women in the armed forces.
: ) Susan [sbartist.blogspot.com]

Virginia D. said...

Great card! Thanks for the tutorial!

Jennifer Moore said...

What pretty cards.

loyaz said...

Thanks for the great tutorial - I'm lovin' your blog
DianeL

Corinna Lyons-Revello said...

Your easel cards are pretty (I love the roses one). Thanks for the how-to on them, but I still think it's WAY too hard for me! ha ha

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

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