Friday, May 31, 2013

AnyHero Cards

Do you ever have trouble making AnyHero Cards?
{If you don't know what an AnyHero Card is, Click Here }
Sometimes I make a card with every intention of it being an AnyHero Card but then I think OWH always needs Thank You cards so I put it in the regular pile.

Then I tried to make a regular Thank You card for the OWH Blog Hop but made the squares too big so it ended being an AnyHero card. Then it hit me!  Just make the base a non-A2 card!  Then it can't be a regular card!  For me a top fold horizontal card shows off the card to the Hero the best so that is what I try to always make.  A card with a fold on the side or on the top of a vertical card is harder to see or is hidden in the envelope and is better for an AnyHero card.

 You can cut one piece of 8.5 x 11 cardstock into three pieces: 8.5 x 3.66ish

Add your thicker embellishments...

Add those wooden embellishments...

Add some scraps...

Add a sentiment...

Round a corner or two...

Maybe a die cut or decorative stamp...

You can try new designs or techniques.  It's fun to make something different and still needed!
Now just write a quick note and let a Hero know how much you appreciate their service.  Check Here for some examples or Here for a video.

Supplies Used:
June 2013 Card Kit  ~Simon Says Stamp
Best Mom Ever Stamp Set ~Simon Says Stamp
For the Record Stamp Set ~Simon Says Stamp
Talk Bubbles Die Set ~Simon Says Stamp
Vintage Sentiments Stamp Set ~My Creative Time
Tuxedo Black Dye Ink ~Momento
Pumice Stone Distressed Ink ~Ranger
Tea Dye Distressed Ink ~Ranger
Green Button ~Close to My  Heart

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

OWH Blog Hop Winner!

Wow!!! Was that a great Blog Hop or what!
I did manage to visit each and every blog and everybody did a great job!
The OWH elves did a great job setting it all up ~Thank You!

This was my first Hop and I was overwhelmed by all the comments, so....
I decided I needed to have not one but four winners! {I have e-mailed them}

Sarah V-M from Sarah's Stamping and Stuff
Ruby from Ruby Craft
Marie F from NJ Stamping Queen
Cheri W from Stamp'n Boomer

Congratulations Ladies!  Thank You for supporting the Troops thru OWH!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Thank You Hopping

Happy Memorial Day!  
Thank You if someone in your family served in the Armed Forces!!!
Operation Write Home is having a Blog Hop this weekend.  The theme is Thank You and we were asked to make a card with one of the many OWH Sketches.

I really like this older sketch and tried making one very similar but ended up with squares that were too big so I thought it would make a great AnyHero card!

It is fun to make a larger card sometimes and AnyHero cards are the place to do it.

I tried again and used the measurements that OWH gives {I love that they do that!} as a guide.

  This card has 1.75" inner squares and 2" outer squares.

I have been wanting to use one of the SRM stickers and thought this would be perfect card.

Be sure to check out as many blogs as you can; you may win a prize!
{Speaking of prizes, check out my post from yesterday}
Leave a comment on this post letting me know who or what you are Thankful for.
If your name doesn't link back to your e-mail or blog, leave me an e-mail address like byannette at rocketmail dot com so I can let you know if you are the winner!
Update: Winners chosen, see next post

Supplies Used:
Celery Green Cardstock ~Bazzill Basics
Aqua Cardstock ~Bazzill Basics
Daphne's Closet Paper ~Lawn Fawn
Desert Storm Cardstock ~Neenah
Peeled Paint Distressed Ink ~Ranger
Tuxedo Black Dye Ink ~Memento
Flower Friend Stamp Set ~Simon Says Stamp
Mixed Brads ~Basic Grey
White Button ~Close to My Heart
Thank You Sticker ~SRM Sticker

Friday, May 24, 2013

Blog Hop Tomorrow!

Be sure to come back tomorrow and join me as I participate in the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop !  Our theme is THANK YOU cards. Thanking Heroes as well as Heroes Thanking  others.  I think there are 150 blogs to visit over the weekend. Some are other cardmakers/bloggers like me.  Some are crafty companies. {Some have Prizes!}

You can't have a Hop without giveaways! I have some yummy May Arts Twill/Chevron ribbon in black and in red~I will be giving away a yard of each so be sure and comment on tomorrow's post!


Hope you can Hop along at some time over the holiday weekend remembering those who served our country.