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Saturday, May 24, 2014

OWH Memorial Blog Hop 2014

Hello Friends, Bloggers and Hoppers! I'm so glad you're visiting today! Thank you for taking the time to see what I've created for the OWH Memorial Day Bloghop. It's been a blast to participate and see all the fantastic cards. 

We were asked to make a card using a patriotic theme but use either a "Missing You, Thank You or I Love You" sentiment. I chose "I Love You" The products I've used are listed at the very bottom of this post. I wanted to make something a little different than a traditional A2 card. This card is still A2 size and has little demension but be nicely displayed when a little kiddo receives it from their loved one.

Here's a side view. You can see a sneak peek at the white liner I added for writing and then there is plenty of room to write on the back too.

You can find a tutorial on how to make an easel card here. You can also find more tutorials on my tutorial tab here.


Finally the inside view. I added a few more hearts that were left over from the punch, to the side just to jazz it up a bit.
With matching envelope and using a heart embossing folder too.


I hope you are inspired by my lever card. If you haven't made one yet let me encourage you to do so. You can find a tutorial linked under my Tutorial tab at the top as well as some additional links to more sample lever cards I've made.

now it's your turn to go make somethng beautiful.... and don't forget to hop along and see what others are creating!

Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and if your visiting please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing. Check it out here!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address in a comment or email to me I won't be able to link it up)


If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop click on the badge below

Products:
Americana 6x6 paper pad by Pebbles (I found this at ACMoore)
Martha Stewart Lace Heart border punch
white ribbon
Bazzell cardstock in Admiral
mini heart punch
Copic markers C1, C3 & C5
Hero Arts sentiment stamps
LOTV Blowing Bubbles ST156

122 comments:

Cora said...

Such a sweet card. Perfect for a little boy or a girl. You put a lot of love into this card and it shows.

Jess said...

This card is adorable! That elephant is so precious and I can see a child proudly displaying this from their deployed parent!

Jessie said...

Absolutely adorable! I love that you didn't do a "traditional" A2, and that elephant is super cute! And I like that you tied it together w/ the hearts on the envelope.

Debbie McNamee said...

Very cute!!! Love the idea of the matched envelope!

Melanie Rozwood said...

That elephant is adorable! Great card.

cass said...

Very cute card, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

Kristie Goulet said...

Awww! Your card is so sweet! I LOVE it!
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I am a new follower. :) Have a great weekend!

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "spots and/or stripes” challenge.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

sherry varga said...

So very cute.

Deb said...

Love your card and thanks for being part of OWH. I make most of my cards for the troops. Visit me at debwaycreations.com.

Caren B said...

Love that elephant!

nancy y said...

What a sweet card, I think the lever card is a great idea as they display so well! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm a new follower as you have lots of great stuff here! http://squirrelyart.blogspot.com

Lori Kobular said...

I love that adorable elephant!! Great card!

Terry Taylor said...

I love easel cards! terry.taylor5@comcast.net

Celeste Goff said...

What a super sweet card!!!

Sue Bridesmith said...

Fabulous Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Male Challenge,your support is greatly appreciated... we would love you to come again next week for another fun challenge...
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday
XX

thescraptree said...

Very cute card!! - Kristal

Marsha said...

Oh so very cute. Love the front with that darling elephant and really special with it being and easel card.

conil said...

ADORABLE...I can just see the sparkly eyes of the recipient when the open this card. Darling.

Carmen O. said...

What an adorable card! I can see any child being so very excited to receive this cutie in the mail. I love easel cards too. Well done!

Cindy's Card Co said...

So cute. There's a lot of work involved in this card. Whoever gets it is going to love it.

Donna Nuce said...

Amy this is an absolutely adorable card! That little elephant is so sweet! Thanks for a chance to win. Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH!

Jen R said...

Love the elephant! Nicely done with the card!

Cherie said...

I like all of the little details on this card like the hearts on the inside. Adorable!

Sandra van Blaricum said...

this is so cute!! Love the image, the colors you used and the shape of the card!!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.
Hugs,Sandra

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very cute - I used paper from Pebbles for my card also - thanks for support OWH

Barb Housner

Sharon Cheng said...

Wonderful easel card. Love how you chose your red, white and blue papers.

Becki with an i blog said...

I'm so glad I found you. Love your work! Some little fella will be so excited to get this fun card from his mom or dad. So cute.

Paula S. said...

What a beautiful card! That elephant is adorable and I totally agree that this will be on display by whoever gets it. It really makes it a gift unto itself. Very nice work! Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So cute and adorable is that elephant and I love how you used it on your lovely easel card design. This will surely make someone smile a lot.

Leslie Hanna said...

Such an adorable elephant! Love the hearts! And I admire anyone who takes the time to finish the inside of their cards. Yes, some kid will LOVE receiving this!

Tammy said...

Adorable card and fabulous design, I love the inside!

byAnnette said...

Cute Card!
Especially like how you added the little punched hearts to the inside of the card!

grandmato20 said...

what an absolutely adorable easel card - thanks for all the views and the link to tutorial

Karenladd said...

Wow, this card is so impressive and so darn adorable!! I love the fancy fold and that ultra sweet little elephant! Already a blog follower on google!

Karen McAlpine said...

So sweet. Any child would love it! Well, I think any adult would love it too!!

Jodie Heuser said...

Amy wonderful job on the card - I love easel cards and yours is amazing. I love all the detail that you put into it. Great use of the copic markers on the elephant!

Andrea T said...

How cute. I can see it proudly displayed next to a little one's bed. The elephant is so cute with the hearts.

SHartl said...

This card is almost a card and present in one! That darling little elephant makes my heart sing!

SHartl said...

Oh yes, and I am already a blog follower!

angel4soldiers13 said...

So much love went into that card! Love the matching envelope.

Elizabeth Campau said...

What a charming card for a little one. How tickled they will be! I am a new follower.
Elizabeth Campau
http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Kathy S said...

Great card for a child - nice coloring and a lovely mix of papers.

Valerie Doyle said...

Love the elephant.

airbornewife said...

Your card caught my eye in the thumbnails.. what a fun easel card. love the Red, White & Blue!!! thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Very cute easel card. I love everything elephants!

Amy Andrade said...

Yeah Kristie!! I'm so glad to have you as a new friend and follower of all things beautiful! I hope you enjoy the posts and are inspired!

Amy Andrade said...

Yeah Nancy!!! Thanks a bunch for following all things beautiful and good luck in the blog candy drawing!

Amy Andrade said...

Thanks Carmen and welcome as a new folloer. Good Luck in the drawing and remember to come back this friday to see your "Shout Out" and link to your blog. Hope you get lots of visitors!

Amy Andrade said...

Hey Donna! Glad your visiting and thanks for being a follower for some time now. It's nice to hear from old friends.

Amy Andrade said...

Welcome Becki! So happy your following! Good luck with your blog launch andhope you get lots of visitors.

Amy Andrade said...

Thanks Paula. Nice to see a familiar face. Love your work too and thanks for doing so much for OWH!

Amy Andrade said...

Thanks Karen for the kind comments and for following!

Amy Andrade said...

Thanks Jodie and welcome as a new follower of all things beautiful! make sure to come back this Friday to see your "Shout Out to you and your blog. Hope you get lots of visitors and Good Luck in the drawing.

Amy Andrade said...

Hi, So glad you're visiting. Wouldbe glad to include you in my Blog Candy Drawing for followers. I don't have your blog address. Send me an email and I'll send oyu a Shout Out this week Friday.

Lee Mae said...

When I saw your card I was saying "oh, oh, oh" in my head. Your card is beyond adorable. That little elephant, the hearts, the cute papers, oh, oh, oh. And it's an easel card with even more cute decorations... Needless to say, I just love your card!

April Story said...

Such a neat idea. It's a card and a gift in one. Very nice.
April

Margaret said...

Love the easel card.

Barbara said...

I am in love with this card. Great little elephant. Lovely paper choice and the easel card ties it all together.

Hanne M. said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Amy! That little elephant is just adorable. :)

Hugs, Hanne

StampNK said...

I love everything about this card! The easel design and that cute elephant would make someone really happy! I am a follower but I don't have a blog myself. Not too tech savy but I do love to craft!

Esther E. said...

Easel cards are so good for standing up. You are right. Some kid is going to love getting this card from a parent who is far away.

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

Kristie said...

I just love your easel card. You've added so much loving detail to it. That little elephant is just adorable. A little child will definitely treasure this card. Thanks for your support for OWH.

kdnkdd said...

So adorable. Love the papers and hearts and it is an easel card too.

Patt H. said...

Adorable card! Love the cute little elephant!

Debbie Caldwell said...

This is such a great card, very well done, I like the way it stands up.

Patti J said...

Well done! Your card is beautiful, and someone will so love both giving and getting it! Thanks for sharing, Amy!

Lisa said...

Your lever card is awesome in so many ways! Thanks for sharing :) Cannot wait to finish the hop and come back to look at the tutorial!

Michele Smith said...

Oh my goshhhhh - how cute is that little elephant?? Love the card design, the papers are just perfect together and the little hearts are the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for sharing

Jo Ann Usey said...

The little elephant is ADORABLE!

nnalorac said...

So cute, love the cute elephant and your colour como.. Thanks for sharing over on AYLI.. Carolxx

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh my this is one of the most adorable elephants I have seen in a long time. Beautiful coloring and great choice of papers. Thanks for joining us for our final challenge. Hope to see you in blogland.
Linda K. DT.

mariangel said...

adorable card and the elephant is so cute love it

Tammy Pope said...

Beyond precious!! The little elephant is adorable and all the little hearts are so sweet.

Sybrina K said...

What a fabulous card that any little kiddo would love to receive. Great idea to make a lever card. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

Rufus said...

Your little elephant is just so dang cute!
R/

Amy C. said...

This is such a sweet card! That elephant is adorable!

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful card! I love the papers & colors you chose! And the design too!

Linda said...

Adorable card! One of these days I will get the urge to try. Perfect paper mix. WTG!!!!

Louise H. said...

Fabulous card. I love the easel, the design, the elephant, basically everything. Thanks. lhannold@aol.com

Devy Collins said...

I love this card! I need to try this!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute. I love the elephant and the punch. Those papers are great.

Andrea La Vigne said...

I usually try to avoid the overused "C" word (cute), but can't help it here--this card IS cute! Love that elephant and your design. I never thought an easel card could be made to work for OWH, but you've opened my eyes to possibilities. Thanks for your comment on my blog this weekend. Thanks also for sharing your card and supporting OWH. Have a great day!

Shanta said...

lovely lovely card!!!

rstuck2003 said...

This card is adorable...the elephant is just precious! You have a new follower!!

Sue D said...

So cute with all the hearts and the adorable elephant.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fab make hun and thanks so much for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday hugs Judith DT x

Cheri said...

Love, love, love this card! Such a stunning design!

J Reece said...

I was also going to say stunning! Really great card, love the images and the borders!!beautiful

Jackie Watson said...

I love easel cards and this one is simply adorable with the elephant!

Nancy M said...

Wow--LOVE your card;TFS!! What a cool idea.

Nancy M said...

I follow you now, too. Sure don't want to miss anything as yummy as THIS card is!!!

Ann Marie said...

Will be following you! Your card is so sweet! Reminds me of Dumbo

Ellen Smith said...

Love the easel. Sweet card.

Michele said...

Beautiful, cute, and fun. So many details make the card wonderful. Plus, what kid wouldn't like the stand up feature?

coco said...

You've inspired me to give easel cards a try-- yours is a real charmer! I love to see such special cards for children.

Lynne said...

What a cute card. I can just see the face of the lucky child who receives it.

Michelle said...

This is an awesome card! I just love that elephant! Thank you!

Tamie said...

Your easel card is simply awesome! I am loving your easel design, the layout, super cute image and your color combo. Thank-you for joining us at the CardsGaloreEncore Challenge #5 Anything Goes.

Tamie DT

Brenda Hugar said...

I love the easel card! I am an elephant person and fell in love with this card. I started following you and I'm not sure if my blog showed up or not, but here it is brendasstampingcorner.blogspot.com TFS

Waverunner said...

This is the first (only?) card like it so far in the blog and it is just wonderful!!!!!

Talk about a child getting something special!!! You can't even find those in card stores here! And look at all the extras-the hearts inside, on the envelope....just terrific card!!!

Thank you for making and sharing it!

Blythe said...

What an adorable little elephant

Aimee said...

Oh, this is definitely one of the CUTEST cards in the whole blog hop!! I LOVE it!! Some little kiddo is going to be sooooo excited to receive this from their Hero. I love all the white liner you added so a Hero can write a nice long message inside.

Diana N. said...

Great easel card! And you are right there is still lots of space for a hero to write home.

BobbisTreasure said...

Love your work, especially how you used the hearts from the border for additional embellishment. Thanks for supporting OWH!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

What a great card- love that it pops up and gives dimension - I will be following you as well, love your work!!! Thanks for sharing

Gretchen said...

What a cute elephant! Love the different fold, and that you left plenty of room for writing.

Gretchen said...

Oh, and I'm following. I have a blog but I don't post often.

lhyden said...

Easel cards are so dynamic and I just love this one.

SHartl said...

Hi Amy, I don't have a blog (and wouldn't even know how to begin one to tell you the truth!) but I love getting my crafty inspiration from my favorites online!

Kerry said...

Absolutely adorable card. It is fabulous even without that too-too-cute elephant. I really like the lever card and am excited to try one.

michele said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Crafting Musketeers challenge 13: anything but square, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

Sheena Brooks said...

A fantastic project for OWH. Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B

ladynurse4 said...

This is so adorable. Thanks for participating in OWH. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us at Scrapbook Blessings Club.
Barbara
SBC-DT

ladynurse4 said...

This is my blog address, I started following you too.
http://ladynurse4.blogspot.com/

G-ma said...

Love your easel card, very pretty. Thank you for playing with us at SBC

Carolyn
SBC DT

Cindy said...

Oh, so cute! Love the elephant! Thanks for joining us at SBC. Cindy -DT

Zw@@n said...

That's a great card, Amy. Cute image and beautiful colours. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It.
Luv, Wilma

claire keay said...

Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Jellypark - this card is just beautiful, love your design! x

Lisa Sumpter said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us over at Jellypark Friends this challenge. Good luck in the draw!

Lisa xox
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