Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop! We are proud and thrilled to be supporting Operation Write Home. It is such a wonderful organization and even more dear to our hearts as our design team members Tiffany and Latisha have husbands in the Army and Navy. Operation Write Home is an organization that sends blank handmade cards to deployed service members so they can write home to their families.  How amazing is that?!
Today we are hopping along to provide some inspiration to you all to help create cards for this wonderful organization! We have a giveaway at the bottom of this post, too!
To start at the beginning of the hop make sure to go to http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps/

Tiffany‘s card is gorgeous and perfect for an AnyHero card! She used sketch 143. Those cut out stars are the perfect addition!

Elena‘s card is so elegant and beautiful! She used sketch 116. Her stitching is a great touch and doesn’t add any bulk either!


We are also having a little giveaway today! Comment below by May 29th, and we will pick a lucky winner to win our Lucky Stars stamp set and Puffy Star Stackables dies which are perfect for Operation Write Home and AnyHero cards!

Thank you so much for visiting and supporting Operation Write Home!
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,


303 thoughts on “Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop

  1. Tiffany's card is gorgeous and I love the Thank You stamped on the white strip. The colors are so right for the card.
    Elena's card is beautiful and I love the pastel colors. TFS.

  2. Thank you so much for supporting OWH. I was super excited about the Puffy Stars when they came out just for this reason- OWH cards! Love the 2 examples today.

  3. Such cute cards! I recently bought the 4th of July set so I could use it for Any Hero cards. Love Lawn Fawn and thanks for supporting OWH!

  4. What great cards! I love the cut out stars on the first one and the balloons on the second. The stitching is the perfect addition.

  5. Both cards are so pretty! Thank you so much for your support of OWH! Oh, and I was THRILLED to see that my local stamp store now carries several of your products. I can get my Lawn Fawn fix locally!!!! 🙂

  6. I really like all the stripes and thank yous as part of the background.
    The puffy stars are great; the cartoony-ness makes them more fun.

    The paper piecing shows how pretty the banner & balloons are.
    The blue patterned paper makes a great sky.

    Thanks for supporting OWH!

  7. More great Lawn Fawn cards. I love that you guys have come out with dies…they are amazing and I wish I had them all! Thanks for participating in this year's hop and for all that you create everyday.

  8. Two wonderful cards! Always love red, white, and blue. Love the punched out stars. And, I love the softness of the 2nd card, and the stitching.

  9. Lawn Fawn–thank you for supporting OWH–and for making such great stamps–I have a few of your sets–and they are great. The cards, of course, are just beautiful and inspirational–which means I'll be CASEing….

  10. I never thought of LF as vintage friendly, but that last card completely changed my mind! Thanks for sharing both cards, supporting OWH, and giving us a chance to win!

  11. I love the way you used the hot air balloon stamps on pattern paper. I never thought to do that and really like it. I will try this next time. I also love the dimention that the banner gives to the balloon along with the clouds. I also like how you extended the image beyond the circle. Thanks for sharing.

  12. These are both great cards. I love how the 'Thank You' message repeats through the background on the stars and the subtle, soft colors and stitching on the hot air balloons is great. Thanks to Tiffany and Latisha for all the sacrifices they make as military families. Lawn Fawn has become one of my favorite stamp companies since finding you through my work with Operation Write Home and I have an ever growing collection that I just love. Thank you for supporting OWH and joining in the blog hop!

  13. Both cards are perfect for an Any Hero card. I really like the brightness of the first one. That big red star really catches the eye!

  14. Great cards– love me those puffy stars! And the other card is so vintagey–not something I usually oh and awe over…but I did today! Thank you so much for your amazing support of OWH! You are truly appreciated!!!

  15. Wow, the balloon card is just gorgeous..the images and then the soft dreamy colors! The puffy stars are great for Any Hero cards. Thanks so much to Lawn Fawn for all their support of OWH and our Heroes!!!

  16. What a wonderful way to say thank you – anyone would love to send or receive these pieces of art. Love the punch out technique – thanks for sharing and supporting OWH!

  17. Thanks for supporting this wonderful organization! Just another reason why I love your company. Thanks to Tiffany and Elena for sharing their cool cards today. I need to start at the beginning the hop now, and think about what I'll create for OWH!

  18. Both are great cards. Such an awesome project to support. I sent in a box of cards a couple a couple of years ago and now I have a good enough stock pile to send in some more.

  19. Both cards are really fabulous! Love the patriotic stars and stripes and the hot air balloons on the second one are awesome. Thanks for supporting OWH, I love this organization.

  20. Thank you for all your support for Operation Write Home. I like the star dies and the idea of using them to create windows in the card front.

  21. Both are great cards!!! Love the repetition of thank you in the design of the one! Always looking for more ways to use the balloons with the second!

  22. Both cards are so special. One hero is going to love the star card. And someone special to one of the heroes is going to love receiving the balloon card. It is so pretty and elegant. Thanks for being such great supporters of OWH!

  23. Tiffany's iterpretation of the sketch really adds to the Puffy Star diecut. Love the diagonal lines in the bestest color combo ever, red, white and blue.

  24. Happy Memorial Day! I love patriotic supplies and colors because my hubby is in the military – constantly using them for welcome and farewell gifts and retirements. Thanks for the chance to win some of your new patriotic supplies!

  25. Funny, I was just wondering how to use a hot air balloon in a card – and here is a beautiful example! Love the soft colors. I love the red-white-and-blue card, too – simple and yet it really pops! Thanks for being part of the blog hop! I wasn't very familiar with Lawn Fawn, but I see you have a lot of style!

  26. Two amazingly wonderful cards. Love those stars…they sure look great against that background. And, since I don't sew, I always love to see cards with stitching on them. Hot air balloons are always a cool element I think too.

  27. The stars card is adorable – perfect for a any hero card!
    The colors on the balloons card are breathtaking!
    Great job to both ladies!

  28. Love how the stars pop on the first card. As a seamstress, the stitching on the second card tells me it was stitched together with love. Love them both. Deb Christiansen

  29. Really great cards loving the first card bunches it pops and the second card has the sweet love feel to it and is also great.

    Thank you, Ladies my family too is a BIG military family and we have many serving and many more whom have served that is why I got into making cards for OWH as well.


  30. While I like the first card, the second one is totally floating my creative boat. Beautiful, elegant, subtle…oh! I could go on and on. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop and for your company's support of this amazing organization!

  31. Both cards are great. Love the patriotic colors and stars on the first card. The second card is beautiful with the hot air balloons and fabulous stitching. Thank you for your support of OWH! ~ Marilyn

  32. Both cards are great. Love the cut stars on the first one and the pretty balloons and stitching on the second one. Thanks for supporting OWH and for the chance to win a great prize.

  33. Both of the cards a re very effective and appropriate for the blog hop. I love the hot air balloon card and the colors used. Thanks for supporting this blog this weekend and for the opportunity to win a great prize.

  34. Love the stripes of red, white and blue with the "thank you" stamped repeatedly along with the bright stars die cut like that – makes me want to get out my markers and stamps and case this! And the second card is so beautifully elegant with its understated hues (love the cloud/sky paper layered with the die-cut clouds) and perfect stitching. Thank you, ladies for sharing these beautiful cards & please thank your husbands for their service to our great country. Thank you for a chance to win some goodies & for your support of OWH.

  35. Love both cards!! Can't wait to get my hands on the new stamps and dies… Loving them more and more each day, especially all these lovely creation shown here!

  36. Thanks for supporting OWH and joining in our blog with two great cards. Especially loved the soft look of Elena's card used with that sketch.

  37. Thanks for supporting the OWH Kelly, I know they appreciate all of you! I love the cards, Tiffany's card using that star die group is awesome, love the red, white, and blue, but I also love Elena's soft colors and the wonderful balloon stamps. Thanks to their husbands who are serving our country. God Bless companies like yours for supporting the USA through doing what you love! Have a wonderful weekend to all of you.

  38. Ladies, thanks for sharing your great hero cards today! I love those sparkly stars and stripes, and the hot air balloons are just dreamy! Thanks for your support in this OWH hop and I wish you all a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

  39. I love the patriotic colors with all those fun stars and stripes, and the soft patterns on the hot air balloon! Beautiful cards, Ladies…what a great way to thank our heroes!

  40. These are both wonderful cards and great examples of using OWH sketches! I love the soft color and stitching on the second card. Lovely! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

  41. The first one IS perfect as an Any Hero card; it's bright and cheerful. The second one is elegant and subtle. Very nice! Thanks for supporting OWH and the chance to win!!

  42. oooh! just love the glittery star cut outs! i've been finding it tough to lay out red, white and blue well so i totally appreciate the diagonals and sentiment lineup. thanks for sharing this!

  43. I love both of these cards…the balloon stamps have been on my wishlist for a few weeks and I love how you used them here. And that big bright glittery star looks perfect. Thanks so much for sharing your creations!

  44. Oh My wish list just grew some more. I really like the cut out stars on the 1st card and really want to try this. The 2nd card, I love that the hot air balloons are cut from patterned paper instead of just colored. Adds a whole new look.

  45. Great cards – love the cut out stars on the first card, and the second card is just beautiful! Such soft colors, and I love the stamp set! Thanks for supporting OWH, and for the chance to win some fabulous goodies!

  46. Both cards are wonderful. I love the cut away stars on the first and the second card just makes me want to "fly away" somewhere. Thanks for sharing these great cards.

  47. Wow….I love the red in the first card. It really makes the card pop. Gorgeous colors. Hot air balloons are one of my ultimate Fave's. The paper is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing!

  48. Both cards are so lovely! I love the colours used by Elena – it is so soft and pretty! Tiffanys card just jumps off the screen with its boldness.

  49. Two gorgeous cards! I love the red, white, and blue on the one and the hot air balloons on the other. I love your stamp sets and dies. Thank you for supporting OWH!

  50. Two terrific cards! The glitter adds a lot of fun sparkle to Tiffany's card. The soft colors lend a vintage charm to Elena's card, and the paper piecing is excellent!
    Thank you, Lawn Fawn, for your support of Operation Write Home!

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  52. Two wonderful cards! I love the punched out stars with the stripes on the first one. The stitching on the second card is such a wonderful way to add detail!

  53. Both cards are beautiful. Like the flowers on the ballon. Thank you for supporting OWH. Such a good cause. Charlsie

  54. I really liked how Tiffany used the lighter shades on the stripes, and the bolder colors on the stars. Elena's card is very pretty, especially how she put the flowers on the balloon. I'm here because of Operation Write Home. Thank you for giving us a chance to win!

  55. These cards couldn't be much more different, but that speaks to the wide variety of designs in the Lawn Fawn line. The vibrant colors are great on the star card, while the more subdued colors are perfect for the balloon card. Thanks for supporting OWH and participating in the hop.

  56. I love both cards. They are both ends of the spectrum bold vibrant and patriotic and soft and sweet on the second. I really love the choice of the rose flower paper on the hot air balloon. Thank you for your support of OWH and our HEROS

  57. I like Tiffany's card with the cut-out stars and glitter paper behind it…..it really stands out. Elena's card is very pretty and that stitching adds another element. Beautiful job, ladies!

  58. I didn't even know LF had dies so thank you for letting me know about them! I love the awesome effect of the srars on this card and you could use the cut outs for another project! The subtle tones on the second one really hi-light the sentiment and the piercing is a lovely homespun touch. Thanks for sharing and being a supporter of Operation Write Home!!

  59. Both of these cards are magnificent, but I am really partial to the stars! They are so clean and bold and I just love them! Great inspiration! Thank you.

  60. Fantastic cards! I love the stars on the patriotic card and fabulous paper piecing on the hot air balloons! Thanks so much for supporting OWH!

  61. I'm always with cards that have stitching. One because it looks so neat and two because I'm too lazy to pull out my machine to do it on my own cards, lol. Both cards are well done but I personally am draw to the pizazz of the red, white and blue one. Thanks for supporting OWH.

  62. Thanks for your support of OWH, Kelly Marie. Tiffany's card is so patriotic and perfect for one of our heroes. Elena used paper piecing to add depth to her scene so well.

  63. Really like the card the paper you choose for the hot air ballon works great not something I would have chosen. And the stars are so patriotic. Thank for sharing and being a part of OWH now I'm off for awhile to make some cards to send in.

  64. The cards are so different from each other and equally inspiring. I love patriotic cards so that one automatically spoke to me, and the colors/papers in the balloon card did, too.

  65. Both cards are great, The balloon card is beautiful – soft colors, love the pattern paper used for the ballooons. The 1st card is awesome with red, white & blue and stars. Great job ladies! tfs

  66. TFS and supporting OWH. I appreciate the sacrifice of Tiffany and Latisha as a fellow Navy wife–thanks for your service supporting your men! Nice cards-appreciate the details with the cutouts and beautiful use of the dies.

  67. Both cards are so pretty. Love the red, white and blue with the stars cut out. I just love those puffy stars. I've seen several cards that used them. And what is not to love about hot air balloons.

  68. Beautiful cards! I just added a few Lawn Fawn items to my list. Your stamps, dies and papers are terrific. Thank you for supporting OWH. Thank you too for the reminder of the meaning of this special holiday.

  69. Thank you for supporting my military family! I added these card ideas to my "card to do file" thank you!

  70. Oh nice! Those cutout stars are soooooo fun! I love this card! And the balloon stitched card is so soft and soothing, you could just float away with it. Thank u for sponsoring OWH and also for the other giveaways! Too exciting!

  71. Love both of these cards – the background behind the stars is great and the balloons are so soft and wispy that make you think of them just floating through the sky! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies and for your support of OWH!

  72. Really enjoyed the cards. One place we lived, we use to have hot air balloons fly over all the time, so that card was my favorite. Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

  73. Both cards are so different and both are equally great. Love the bold color combos and simple shapes in the star card and pastel coloring in the hot air balloon card. Love all the details. Great cards.

  74. Both cards are fantastic ! I like that the stars and strips are diagonal on the first and the soft colors on the paper pieced balloons of the second are unexpected for a balloon image, gorgeous !

  75. It is fabulous to see a range of card styles and feels. Love the pop of the LF die cut stars and the wonderful hot air balloons-with complimenting roses and stripes!

  76. Great patriotic first card and I love the soft colors and calm feel of the second one. Thanks so much for sharing and for your support of OWH!

  77. Wow…I think I made it all the way thru my first OWH blog hop. Thank you so much. I learned quite a bit along the way. These cards are so awesome. Remarkable! is more like it. There are some supplies that I never even heard of. I even signed up for some awesome blog sites too! Thanks again.

  78. These were both beautiful cards. I just made some star ones similiar to yours, I didn't think of putting stripes though. You did great!

  79. I have started to see Lawn Fawn around online and am liking what I see! The cards are both so cheery, but the stitching takes the cake! I wish I could! 😉

  80. Love both cards. One is so very patriotic but I just love the balloon card and all that stitching.
    I am hopeless with a sewing machine, but LOVE making cards
    I know it is past the weekend her in the UK, but I wanted to support a good cause.
    "Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand, united we fall".

  81. Those are so sweet, but the balloons are just downright sweet, almost shabby chic with the "older" feel of colors and design. Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration!

  82. Both cards are great. I noted the stars are from glitter paper, but I thought the instructions told us no glitter. I love the hot air balloons! They are both very happy cards.

  83. I/m so glad you're talking about Operation Write Home here!! I decided to get involved with this org 2 months ago and sent my first box/batch a few weeks ago. I think they do terrific work.

  84. Both cards are wonderful! I love the stunning look of the glittered star on the first card. I love the gentle & so pretty style on the second. Thanks for being in the hop!

  85. Two great cards. I will use the stamping of the words on the strips technique. Thank you for your support of OWH and our servicemen and women. Glenda F

  86. I love these cards. Love the glitter of Tiffany's and the soft stiched look of Elena's. Completely blown away with what can be done using these amazing products. Thanks for sharing and great cause!

  87. These are both fabulous, in completely different ways! Love the vibrancy, and debossed look of the sparkly stars on the first one, and the soft, muted shades, stitching, and beautiful coloring of the second one!

  88. I love both cards but especially the stitching on the second one! Great color combinations. I have been getting some great ideas going through the hop! Thanks

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