Thursday, June 2, 2011

Craft It Forward Blog Hop

I'm super excited to share a fun card with you today. 
But even more exciting is the story behind it's creation.  As a design team member for Spellbinders I was invited to participate in CRAFT IT FORWARD'S first ever blog hop.  
 Craft It Forward is a movement designed to benefit local charities through craft projects. You can make a difference in your community by doing something you love – crafting!
 Spellbinders is a proud sponsor of Craft It Forward.
Join us in this fun blog hop and check out how so many of us
were inspired by the same cards. 

This is my version using Echo Park Little Boy papers.  In the Clouds and Cool Stripe.  
I also used Labels Twenty S5-026 Nestabilities Die Templates from Spellbinders.  My favorite way to accent the awesome embossed feature is by sanding the papers a bit around the shape before adhering it to my project.  And of course you can't have too many layers right?  I created some Word Art to fit perfectly in the Labels Twenty die and to match the theme for my card.  I've posted that here for you to save to your computer and maybe use on a card of your own. 
Everyone knows SOMEONE that has served or is serving in our Nation's military
that could use a happy handmade hello in the mail.

Okay.... Thanks so much for stopping by!  Now for some AMAZING inspiration...
your next stop is my friend and insanely talented KAZAN CLARK.
And if you'd like to start from the beginning because you're just tuning in....
please visit Scrapbooks Etc.  Have a great day!



27 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and thank you very much for the freebie.

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  2. Great card, Shanna! Love the bold patterns it works so well here. Yes, thank you for the image - very cool!

    MargieH

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  3. What a fabulous thank you for the troops! Love the stripes background.
    Joanne Travis
    (Sleepy In Seattle)

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  4. This is a favorite of mine....I love it....tfs

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  5. I found your blog hop post by starting with Operation Write Home. Thanks for the great word art. I'll use it for some OWH hero cards or letters.

    Ann K, Seattle

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  6. Love your card - that Echo Park line is one of my favorites! Thanks for the free Word Art. It's perfect for the cards I make for Operation Write Home!

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  7. Love it!! The stripes and dots are too cute and love the word art! I just married into the National Guard and my husbands unit is leaving this weekend for a year, so this will come in very handy. (luckily my husband isn't going...he retires in Oct)

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  8. So beautiful card!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  9. Wonderful lovely card Shanna! :-)

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  10. beautiful - love how graphic this is!

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  11. Wonderful card Shanna! Love that you created a graphic to share. Fabulous!

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  12. Great card and great cause!! Thanks for the graphic!!

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  13. What a great tribute card. Great idea too!

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  14. Nice digi. Thank you. I am here from OWH. Your card is lovely

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  16. Great card! Thanks for the word art. I'm here from OWH. I'll definitely be using it for my hero mail. TFS!

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  17. Great card, Shanna! Thanks for the sentiment!

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  18. Way too cute!!!!!!!! Love the whole layout and using the dies. Awesome card

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  19. Shanna that's soooooo cool!! Thanks for the graphic too. Love that your nestie hangs over the edge of the card.....going to have to try that too!

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  20. Love the stripes!! I have got the thanks saved for a future project. thanks so much!!

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  21. Great card! I love the stitching! Thanks for the Word art it will work great for my Any Hero Cards for Operation Write Home!

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  22. Love stars & stripes. The image will be great for OWH. Thank you so much.

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  23. i have been looking for a way to get people into passing their crafts forward and what a surprise to find this blog i want to thank you and everyone reaching out to others - way to go

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  24. Great card, Shanna!! Love the spellbinders and yummy ribbon! Thank you so much for the image!! It is perfect for OWH Anyhero cards!!

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  25. I totally agree that you can't have too many layers. Beautiful card!

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  26. Fabulous bold card! Thank you so much for the word art. I will most definitely be using it to create some 'any hero' cards to send in with my boxes of cards for Operation Write Home.

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  27. Beautiful card! Thanks for the freebie!

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