Saturday, March 5, 2011

Operation Write Home Bunny Hop

Nana nana nana-nana nana NA, Na na nana-na-na HOP HOP HOP!  Ok that’s my best attempt at singing the Bunny Hop.  I hope you are enjoying the Operation Write Home Bunny Hop so far.  You should have hopped here from the InStyle Stamps Blog, if not you will want to go back to the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Blog to get the full list of hop stops.

Remember if you would like to donate any Easter cards the deadline is March 18 and Mother's Day cards must be to the shippers by March 31.  This helps insure that the cards can make it to their destinations in plenty of time for our troops to send home to their loved ones.  If you have never sent cards to OWH before the list of their shippers and all the information you need to know can be found here.

I am a sucker for sketches.  Did you know that you can find a new sketch for inspiration every Sunday on the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Blog?  They have an index of all their sketches here.

I used last weeks sketch #54 for this card using Honey Bunny the freebie from the InStyle Stamps Blog:

And here is a Spring/Easter card using InStyle Stamps Tia and Cuddles He is Risen:

 

A few of my personal tips for sending in cards to Operation Write Home:
*Generic is a good thing.  ~I tend to leave off sentiments so that cards can be used for any occasion.  The second card here can really be used for Easter, Mother’s Day or any other time depending on the needs of the shippers.
*Use good quality adhesive around the outside edges of the panels.  ~I have collected cards in the past to send in and seen many people use a lot of adhesive in the center of the layer but none on the edges.  In the shipping and sorting process cards can get stacked and edges that are not stuck down well get caught and the layer will pop right off.
*Keep it simple.  ~Embellishments can come off causing cards to go to the card hospital, and too much bulk on a card means fewer cards can be mailed in a box. 

Now make sure you hop on over to Barb at http://papertherapyponderings.blogspot.com/

76 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips! Great cards.
    hugs Marilyn

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  2. your cards are beautiful! TFS!

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  3. My SVG & Digital Store is OPEN
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    Rebecca Minor
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  4. Cute cards! And thanks for the tip reminders.

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  5. Darling

    And I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so VERY nice to meet you! HUGS!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  6. very cute cards TFS all the great tips.
    Happy Hopping

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  7. Cute cards, love the simple layouts.

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  8. Sweet bling on your second card and of course your bunny is a doll

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  9. Great cards! Love the seed packet in one of your earlier posts.

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  10. I like how you stamps over the ribbon! Very neat look.

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  11. Beautiful He Has Risen card and thank you for being part of the blog hop!

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  12. Great cards and terrific tips. Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home. Hugs & Blessings, Loni

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  13. Great cards. Such big eyes she has.

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  14. It's been fun to look thru your blog!
    Mindy O.

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  15. Cute cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Very pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Cute cards! Thanks for joining us on the hop! Enjoyed your tips!

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  18. Very cute cards! Thanks for your personal tips that I agree with you more than 100%.

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  19. Oh I love the OWH sketches too!!!! Great tips too for sending in cards!! Speaking of cards, yours are beautiful!!!!

    Linda

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  20. Appreciate those tips --- a lot of my cards are generic and simple, and sometimes I think they are not as good as the fancy cards I see on these beautiful blogs. It makes me feel better to know that keeping it simple is not a BAD thing! Blessings!

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  21. Thanks for the tips and ideas for cards. I'm just beginning here so it is nice.

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  22. Hi Kimme! Thanks so much for the shout out on the sketch challenges! AND the reminder that I need to get the sketches static page updated, LOL! Your cards are great - I especially like how you combined your patterned papers in your sketch card, very cute!

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  23. Love the colors and DPs on your HoneyBunny card! Have fun hopping and happy Spring!

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  24. OK maybe you don't sing so good, but your cards are Beautiful! LOL

    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  25. Very cute cards!! TFS!!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. Thanks for sharing your pretty cards. I would also like to thank you for the tips about sending cards to OWH.
    cstephenson@q.com

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  27. Great cards! And as a military wife, thank you for participating in OWH!

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  28. thank you for the tips!! and yes, the generic cards go a long way!! your cards are beautiful. :) thanks for contributing to OperationWriteHome. :)

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  29. Very cute cards and thanks for sharing them.

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  30. Cute cute cards! Thanks for sharing them with us :) Happy hopping!

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  31. Love those DPs in your bunny card. Thanks for joining us!

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  32. Love your cards! Thanks for the OWH card tips...something we can always use!

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  33. I agree with your card tips! I rarely use sentiments on my cards! Thanks for sharing your cute cards with us.

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  34. Thanks for the lovely cards - I especially like the Honey Bunny card. The patterned papers and yellow ribbon make a great combination. Love your little touch of the blue bunny bow tie, which picks up the blue color in the papers.

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  35. Oh, and thanks too for your personal tips! I used to feel a bit guilty for omitting a sentiment, but then as you said, I realized it can actually be more useful that way!

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  36. Both of these cards are great. Thanks for sharing those tips.

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  37. Your cards are so cute! Thanks for sharing the tips--anything to make it easier for the shippers and nicer for the troops! I'm a follower--You can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com or www.kareljcreations.com

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  38. Great tips and great cards, too!

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  39. Very nice cards! I particularly like how you interpreted last week's sketch. Thanks for hopping with OWH today.

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  40. Thank you for the helpful info for the card info! Your card here is so CUTE!

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  41. Your cards are adorable!! TFS!

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  42. Your cards are lovely - I really like the second card!

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  43. Love the swirls on the second card... So beautiful!

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  44. Beautiful cards, and coloring!

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  45. I love your cards! The pearls flourishes on the 2nd are gorgeous.

    --Cheryl--

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  46. what a fun hop this is! I love the versatility of your second card. I often leave off sentiments, too :)

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  47. Great tips, and cute cards! TFS!

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  48. Great cards! Thanks for all you do for OWH!

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  49. Super cute cards! Thank you for your service to our troops!

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  50. Such pretty cards! Thank you for the great tips.

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  51. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your great talent!

    circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

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  52. Great cards. Thank you for the tips.

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  53. You did a great job with that Honey Bunny!

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  54. Thanx for the inspiration and lead on the weekly sketches - I'd not known that!

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  55. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  56. cute cards :)
    Rachelle
    rachelle-rachellesplace.blogspot.com
    joyfulhrt@gmail.com

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  57. Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
    Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You!
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  58. What adorable cards! Thanks for your wonderful info on the OWH cards. It's so easy to forget these little issues that could put our cards in the triage.

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  59. Great cards. I like how you stamped over the ribbon! Thanks for the tips.
    Blessings Bernie

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  60. Great cards. Thanks for the tips.

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  61. Oh my goodness, I love that little flower pot card! THanks for the tips, too--great reminders. . . .

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  62. Love your Bunny card ANd the flowers- beautifully done- great coloring. Love your singing too! Fun OWH HOP!

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  63. GREAT tips for mailing cards to OWH. Your bunny card is darling and the flower card is wonderful.

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  64. Both cards are so cute! Love those papers and the images you used!! Awesome and sooo true tips also!!

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  65. Thank you for sharing your tips and your cards.
    Mindy

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  66. Cute cards. The bunny one is too cute.
    http://scrappydappydoodler.blogspot.com/

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  67. Not surprised at all to see you on the hop...and I am, as ever, duly impressed. Wonderful tips. Thank you. Extra thanks to your husband and family. Your strength never ceases to amaze me.

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  68. Cute cards, Great blog hop.
    Thanks for sharing
    karen k3 at ameritech dot net

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