Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

To view the entire hop, start at the OWH blog by clicking image above.

Welcome Blog Hoppers! Operation Write Home is such a great cause, I'm honored to be a part of their hop today.


My boss, Tricia, is a genius when it comes to creating cutting formulas, this time based on OWH Sketch  #181. When she shared it with me, I just had to give it a try. I just love these formulas, they make whipping out a few cards super fast and super easy.

So I grabbed Tricia's formula, a few "Thank You" stamps and three 8-1/2 x 11" papers from the September Take Wing collection. There's nothing like taking this:


And in less than an hour, turning it into this:


Not just one, but four lovely cards! After the hop, be sure to go back and check out Tricia's blog for the diagrams, cutting formulas and full instructions. Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to grab some awesome blog candy from Club Scrap. Thanks for visiting!

P.S. Club Scrap is a monthly club for scrapbookers and stampers. We'd love to have you join us! You can shop without being a member, and we have monthly clubs featuring our original designs starting at $19.95. And today we're having a huge sale on cardmaking supplies!

Creatively yours,
Karen

79 comments:

  1. What a terrific set of cards...love the papers you used!! TFS!

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  2. Karen, one word, STUNNING! Love the kit, formula, the whole post! Fantastic cards, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wow, that's amazing productivity! Great paper choice and I had to smile when I saw your stamps; I'm currently switching hundreds from binders to CD cases, and I suspect I could've built another Great Wall of China in less time. lol

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  4. lovely! I think I need to get mys supplies out this weekend and make some cards

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  5. I know these cards will be greatly appreciated by the recipients. Thank you for your support of OWH.

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  6. I love that you made 4 cards in an hour-- off to Tricia's blog.... Thanks for your support of OWH and our troops!

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  7. Great cards. Thanks for the layout idea, I like it.

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  8. Beautiful cards! I love the soft colors. I thought this ws a very challenging sketch and you rocked it!!

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  9. Great cards AGAIN. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. The color combination works well with the design!
    Has Tricia or anyone else done a card sketch for OWH #181?
    Bee

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  11. FOUND IT!!!
    # 61
    Thanks anyway,
    Bee

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  12. You've done such a fabulous job with all of your designs and papers!! Happy World Card Making Day fellow craft friend! HUGS

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  13. Love it Karen! Really like this sketch and am off to see Tricia's formula. Oh, and shop ;)

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  14. Karen, beautiful cards. Love the formula!

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  15. Gorgeous CS offering as usual. Thanks for playing with OWH.

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  16. Another batch of great cards. I always love seeing the cutting formulas you guys create! Such a great way to save our supplies!

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  17. Love the pink a green. And the flowers!

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  18. Great set, I will be picking up the instructions!!

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  19. Fabulous cards, love the color combos. I will be back for the forumlas.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  20. Thanks for supporting OWH and joining the WCMD bloghop! The cards are beautiful! Happy WCMD!

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  21. great group of cards - thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

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  22. Wonderful set of cards with this sketch and papers.

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  23. Love it! Always looking for new ALCM ideas.

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  24. Love the green too!!! And I love to see what people do with the sketches! radloffjen at cableone dot net

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  25. How fun to create all those cards with the same layout. Lovely colors.

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  26. Wonderfully bright set of cards, Karen! The differences between the two sets of cards with the same sketch is amazing!

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  27. Nice papers and a nice group of cards too. I think i might have missed seeing this sketch originally but it looks like it would be a great choice for using up some scraps too. Thank for joining in today and or supporting OWH!

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  28. Beautiful cards - you make it look so easy! Thanks for supporting our troops.

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  29. As usual, your cards are gorgeous! You could just keep on going with different papers(as you showed) and keep getting different looking cards!

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  30. Do you keep your Thank you stamps together in a CD case? I've been thinking of converting to something like that as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. I keep most of my "kit" stamps together, but only recently decided to divide out my "greeting" stamps into CD cases. Making cards is something I can always squeeze in a little time for, so having my "Happy Birthday", "Thank You", "Happy Anniversary", sympathy and "Thinking of You" cards easily accessible really helps save time.

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  31. Well, they certainly do not look like formula cards, each one has an individual look to it. TFS

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  32. Looking at the papers flat, it does not look like they would be great together. All of these really work though! Great formulas.

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  33. Love the cards, Karen! Off to Tricia's blog to get the instructions to try it myself!

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  34. Another great idea for making multiples.

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  35. I have heard of Club Scrap but have never been here before - I think I am going to ask Santa for a subscription! Thanks for taking part in the hop & supporting such a worthy cause :) And those cards are spectacular - they even have a hint of "holiday" in them I think ~

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    1. I hope Santa grants your wish, Christi!

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  36. Thank you for making the cards. That is a great sketch. Your cards each have a great flair.

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  37. Thanks for the "assembly line instructions" this sketch looked so intimidating before I have never given it a try. :) Now I will. I adore the cards and the color combination. Thank-you for sharing and supporting OWH.

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  38. What an amazing set of cards. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  39. Karen...Another wonderful set of cards. I love the Take Wing collection and now I have another ALCM. I can't wait to put my paper to good use!

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  40. You did a tremendous job creating some beautiful cards. Love your choice of papers. They work well together.

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  41. Fabulous idea for multiple cards and these are gorgeous!!!

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  42. I like one card, four different ways, that is so great. The colors are wonderful.
    thanks Wendy S

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  43. Beautiful and easy with the formula and matching CS collections

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  44. Great take on the sketch. Fabulous cards. TFS

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  45. Great cards! I always love to see the club scrap cutting formulas. :) Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  46. wonderful idea to make so much at one time but all different. I usually use only scraps from my stash but I think I'll try to do as you did. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  47. great idea to get multiple cards done in a small amount of time. Thanks for your support of Operation Write Home

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  48. Great cards! I can't wait to give this sketch a try now!

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  49. Wow....awesome set of cards..

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  50. Love that you used that formula and made 4 awesome cards! I will have to try some of the sketches out. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Thank you for sharing the link to the formula for making multiple cards in a short amount of time. Great cards. April

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  52. Great cards and a great idea to make multiples.

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  53. Pretty cards I love all that green. What aa great scetch to go by.

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  54. Love the formulas that Tricia comes up with for Club Scrap! No wasted papers! Thank you Club Scrap for your support to OWH!

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  55. These are gorgeous cards! Love the colors and variety!

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  56. I love those beautiful papers together and this sketch was just perfect to showcase them! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  57. Gorgeous papers and stamps and love how you were able to whip out 3 cards so easily!

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  58. What beautiful papers and choice of colors.

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  59. Beautiful cards! I really like how you stretched your supplies to create so many cards.

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  60. Tricia's a genius. You made VERY good use of her formula. Great colors--so fresh & happy.

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  61. Pretty cards. Love the colors.
    isoscia@aol.com

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  62. Lovely group of cards Karen. Such a bright cheerful color palate and excellent sketch choice. I hope you had a wonderful WCMD. Hugs and happy crafting. -Kim

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  63. Way to rock another one of those terrific formulas!

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  64. Thanks for sharing a great set of cards with us!

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  65. Great job with the sketch, and 4 fab cards with the ALCM!

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  66. Your cards came out great! I am itching to try that cutting formula! Happy WCMD!

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  67. Thanks for the formula, will have to give it a try. The papers are gorgeous! Thanks to Club Scrap for all of their support of OWH!
    R/

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  68. Love the sketch and am playing now. Club Scrap is my favorite stuff for papers and kits. Thank you for playing in the hop!

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  69. Was a winner ever picked for this hop?!! Thanks!

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    1. You know what, Karen? You're right! With Club Scrap moving our headquarters, choosing a winner completely slipped my mind. I'll do that now...thanks for the reminder!

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  70. Using random.org, comment #31, from among the 76 comments made, was chosen as the blog candy winner. Congratulations, Beach Girl 115! I'll contact you to make arrangements to get your prize to you. Thanks, everyone!

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