Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH Sketch #B-10

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop! I want to offer a special shout out to military families who have foregone the blessing of being together this weekend. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.


Crazy thing. I printed the OWH bonus sketches and selected #B-10 for my cards/formula of the day. (Thus, the super-fancy title of today's blog entry.) After completing my cards, I walked over to Kay Williamson's desk and saw a handful of 1x4" paper strips. Would you BELIEVE that of the 170+ sketches available, we chose the SAME one? Hello? It's a pretty great sketch! Keep that in mind when you hop to Kay's Keepsakes to see our different interpretations!

Before I get further, be sure to leave a comment for some blog candy! (Details below.)


Let's get started with our formula. I chose five different papers and a few rubber stamps from the Club Scrap Cape Cod collection.


  1. Trim each 8.5x11 paper horizontally at 5.5". Score one 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 4.25" and fold to create the card base.
  2. Cut the other 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 8.25, 6.25 and 4". Trim the 4x5.5 horizontally at 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1".
  3. Trim the 2.25x5.5 horizontally at 3.25".
  4. Cut the 2x5.5 horizontally at 5 and 3".
Note: You will have a .5x4 strip, 2.25" square and 2" square that will not be used on your finished cards. How 'bout using the nesting squares and anchoring strip on another set of four cards? (Heavens, I dislike wasting beautiful paper. Can you tell?)

Once you've sorted all of the pieces into piles by size, place the card bases onto your work surface and arrange the components according to the sketch, alternating the colors.


I wanted to create a cohesive stamped background with my nifty Cape Cod images, so I came up with a way to stamp all five strips in one move with one image.

Place a piece of painter's tape horizontally on a Desk Blotter, sticky side up. The printed grid helps with alignment. Secure the tape with a small piece on each end.


Temporarily place the five 1" pieces side by side across the strip of tape.


Stamp with an image, remove the strips from the tape, and adhere to the card base in the same order.


Nifty, right?

So, check out the fun cards after final assembly . . .






Will you give this formula a try? Just take it step by step if you're new to this type of thing. You'll love it!


Leave a comment below, and I'll enter your name into a drawing to receive this gorgeous sheet of unmounted Cape Cod images from Club Scrap! Good luck, and have an awesome weekend.

Tricia
Update: Laurie, comment #43, was the lucky winner of the blog candy this month. Congratulations!


175 comments:

  1. Thank you for this tutorial. One sheet wonders always catch my attention, and how funny they way your inspiration & sketch came together. Thank you so much for your support for OWH.

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  2. great tutorial - never thought to do it that way - thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

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  3. How cool of a tutorial. You have my creative juices flowing. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial. Can't wait to try this with 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of paper. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  5. Tricia, your tutorials are amazing and you make them look some easy. I love the tip with the tape! The cards are just gorgeous!

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  6. Awesome tip about using the painter's tape to anchor your pieces! The cards turned out great, Tricia...so inspiring!

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  7. Tricia, all I can say is wow! Your cards are gorgeous and you know how partial I am to this Cape Cod kit ;) Thanks for another great ALCM. You and Kay must be cosmically connected. Great minds think alike. :)

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  8. As always, Tricia, I love these formulas. I also love the Wildflowers Digital Background on your blog!! :)

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  9. Great sketch, cutting directions and tips! Wonderful cards.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  10. Great sketch, and cutting directions. It looks like you had a great time in creating all of these great cards. Would love one of these cards to end up in my grandson's hands. He's currently stationed in Hawaii awaiting deployment.
    djenns8134@gmail.com

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  11. Wonderful tips, super photos and your one-sheet formulas are such a hit among OWHers and particularly helpful for those who do lots of kits and card making parties. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

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  12. Thanks for the paper layout and stamping suggestion - both ideas are fabulous!

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  13. I adore these cards! I'm definitely going to have to give this a try!

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  14. This is neat. Thanks for showing how you made it.

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  15. Just got my Club Stamp Cape Cod kit in the mail the other day. Thanks for some great ideas on how to use it for OWH! Love your blog Tricia! Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  16. I just learned a new trick today, thanks Tricia! The cards are amazing as is this kit!

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  17. interesting cards, nice use of a piece of cardstock

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  18. Excellent tutorial & OSW template! I love using strips of paper and this adds another way to do that.

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  19. Oh these cards are awesome and what beautiful stamps!! I love how you've used the tape... fantastic tutorial, thanks so much for supporting OWH!
    Tammy x

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  20. SO funny we picked the same sketch! Out of 170 good options, we picked the same one LOL! Love your take on it though, and the smart cutting formula!

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  21. What a great idea ... I'll be giving this a try today

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  22. What great cards! I love the sketched look and the tape tip was a great idea! I am working on a set of cards for OWH now and I can certainly use these ideas! Thanks for the chance to win such a great set of stamps!

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  23. These cards are fantastic. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I will definitely be doing this. Of course, I would love to do it with the new stamps I receive from you (blog candy)! Thanks for the chance to win. And thanks for supporting OWH

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  24. Great formula for making multiples! Clever design!

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  25. Tricia, thanks for all the support that you and Club Scrap give to our Heroes and OWH! Great tutorial for making multiple cards and nifty way to get the stamping done in one step and have it all line up. Somebody is going to love these cards!
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  26. Trish: You are fantastic! This is such a great tutorial. I am so doing this. I have so much 8-1/2 X 11 cardstock to use up. This will do the trick for the colors that don't seem to match any of my patterned paper. TFS!

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  27. I always love your cards and treasure your formulas. It's amazing how many great cards can be made using them. I can't wait to see what Kay's interpretation looks like. Thanks for joining in the hop!

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  28. Thank you for the tutorial!!! That is such a cool effect and I'm already thinking of how to apply with the stamps I already have!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!!!

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  29. Wow! The cards are fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  30. Great cards! I do want to try this tutorial. Thanks for a chance to win the awesome image.

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  31. What a wonderful way to stamp the background paper! I never think about using more than a simple stamp for background designs, so your technique is definately broadening my horizons. I love how you were able to make so many fabulous cards and only having a simple square of paper left. If I did this I wouldn't have to deal with my piles of scraps all of the time. Thanks so much for your support of OWH!!!

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  32. My page opened on the cutting directions and I knew I must be at your blog. I love when there are directions for efficient cutting of the pieces to make multiple cards. TFS the sticky tape trick.
    The cards came out really nice.
    Elizabeth

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  33. Super amazing use of that sketch. The cards look awesome. Thanks for sharing how you did it too.

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  34. Oh my gosh...what a great tutorial and great cards...Thank you so much for sharing this and these beautiful cards...(which I will CASE) thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

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  35. ok, yes I'm going to give this formula a try. Your cards are terrific.

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  36. Beautiful cards and what a great tutorial, will print this out and defintely be using it in my future cardmaking.

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  37. Thanks for the tutorial. Love this technique and your cards are beautiful. Liked the sticky tape idea.

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  38. Your cards are gorgeous, great tutorial, explaining how you did it.

    Mary L Schreiber

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  39. Thank you for the tutorial just great. Really nice cards as well.

    reflections:0)

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  40. I love the way you used a few supplies to do so much and how you used them so efficiently.

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  41. Awesome technique and cards! Thanks for the tutorial and for supporting OWH.

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    1. Laurie, you are the lucky winner of Blog Candy from the OWH blog hop at The Efficient Crafter! Please contact me at tricia@clubscrap.com with your mailing address! Congratulations!

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  42. What a great idea!!! Gorgeous cards. I love those lighthouses.

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  44. Great tutorial and paper cut template!
    I need to try making cards with it.

    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  45. FANTASTIC, both the cards and the tutorial are wonderful.

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  46. Thank you so much for including a tutorial with the cards so I don't have to drive myself crazy trying to figure out how you did it, lol! Fabulous cards and a versatile technique definitely worth trying.

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  47. okay, this is totally cool. Making your own background with different papers and stamping on them - great!

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  48. Fabulous cards, Tricia, great way to make a lot of cards! I love to take uncut card stock and do the same stamping then cut them up, or just use pieces from other left over stamping. You cards are beautiful! TFS and have a blessed weekend. #133

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  49. Wonderful cards!! I'll have to makde some for all the military in my family-5 neices and nephews

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  50. W0W! This is incredible! I bookmarked to come back!! Thank you.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  51. Thanks for the tips! All of your cards are beautiful!!

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  52. Thanks for the template and tutorial, your cards are lovely!
    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  53. Beautiful. I especially love how you put a jewel to represent the light house light.

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  54. Thank you for the tutorial. I am going to try this. I love the way all the cards turned out.

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  55. WOW! These cards are brilliant! Truly love how you created the backdrop for each card!

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  56. I really like the look of stamping across all the strip; thanks for the technique.

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  57. Oh goodness--this is wicked brilliant! Thank you so much for the tip! Love it!

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  58. Great idea for stamping and making multiple cards.

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  59. Thanks for always giving us the math measurements - you rock!
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  60. Thanks for all the info. All I can say is WOW WOW.!!!!!!! Great card.

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  61. Fantastic cards! And thanks for the formula sheet - will come in very handy this weekend while I work on more OWH cards. Thanks for all your support of OWH!

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  62. Wow, what a great technique and instructions!! I love it when someone figures out the measuremnets and shares them!

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  63. love the creativity of your background images.

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  64. I could tell this was Club Scrap at once. Thanks for the instructions. I love all the stuff you do.

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  65. Great selection of cards. Tfs and offering the blog candy (Amy A. #118)

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  66. Thank you for another awesome card formula! I love how you stamped the images on the strips of paper.

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  67. Great stamping technique. fantastic cards. TFS

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  68. this is the same sketch I used and I LOVE those stamped images!!

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  69. Love the paper cutting tip. Using a the little bit of sparkle for the light on the lighthouse is GENIUS!

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  70. What a great idea! Love you for showing this!! Love the same image with the different colored papers. Super fantastic - pinning! ~ Marilyn

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  71. Love your cards and your cutting formula! I really like your technique for stamping on the papers. Thank you for your support of OWH!

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  72. I love the idea of using the tape! Thank you for sharing. Great cards.

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  73. awesome cards!
    Great formula ! Clever design!

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  74. Thanks for the great tutorial and cutting formula. Wonderful how you could maximize your stamping effort and create so many great cards so quickly. Thanks for participating in the OWH Blog Hop and your company's support of this amazing organization!

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  75. Thank you for sharing your formula.

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  76. wow what a great tutorial - i made 24 Hero cards using the 6x6 tutorial OWH published this past weeek - yours is another great way to use up a whole sheet of paper - i have bookmarked and will be coming back to use your method - love love the cards - paper and stamps are just perfect - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  77. WOW! Love this idea. Moving on to see Kay's interpretation!

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  78. Wow! I love this technique and can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing it and for helping OWH.

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  79. This hop just gets better and better! Your cards are fabulous, and thank you for the tutorial!,

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  80. I love your tip about the tape! I've used several of your formulas and I enjoy the way they make it so easy to make many cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  81. Great tutorial! I love how these cards turned out!

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  82. I LOVE these cards! Thank you for the great tutorial!

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  83. Love your cards and thanks for the tutorial you shared. This is a great idea.

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  84. Great idea to stamp all of the strips. Love it

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  85. Wow, those cards turned out awesome! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  86. Thank you for the tutorial - I will definitely give this one a try! I love the graphic feel of your cape-cod images and the colors you chose for your cards, and how you embellished each one. Thank you again for sharing these masculine cards and for your continued support of our heros and OWH.

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  87. Thanks for the tutorial I'll have to give this a try after the hop is over. Love the colors and the images on your cards. TFS. Thanks for your support to OWH and the giveaway.

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  88. I love those cape cod stamps! So neat to make so many cards! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  89. What beautiful cards! Thank you so much for the tutorial! Will definitely come in handy.

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  90. I love the lighthouses. At first your formula for dividing the paper totally threw me but now that I've looked at it a few minutes, it totally makes sense. It's a great resource.

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  91. You are not only efficient, but you are VERY creative. I love your formulas. Talk about efficiency! Thanks for supporting OWH and participating in the hop.

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  92. Beautiful backgrounds you created here...thanks so much for sharing this tutorial.

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  93. What a great tutorial for making assembly line cards and what GORGEOUS cards! I just love that lighthouse image...so perfect for OWH cards.

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  94. Wow, these cards are amazing. I love how you stamped the background and the main image. What a great design for our heroes!

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  95. what a clever idea on stamping! and I've never done a "one sheet wonder" kind of thing, with the cuts and all. you've got me interested!

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  96. Beautiful (and paper-saving) cards. Thank you for sharing your cutting guide and tutorials, and for the giveaway. I appreciate all your time and effort!

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  97. Thanks for the Tutorial, Beautiful cards

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  98. What a great tutorial. Your cards are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  99. I do love OSW! And thanks for the tip on stamping images over a series of paper strips. Repositional tape is our friend (says the woman with miles of washi tape). (leslie #113)

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  100. Wonderful cards. Thank you for the tutorial. I will definitely have to give this technique a try.

    Hugs,
    M.E.

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  101. I WILL be trying this - thanks for the tutorial!
    Those cards are beautiful, I especially like the white on the darker paper

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  102. Great cards and tutorial :)
    Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda :)
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  103. These cards are absolutely awesome! What a beautiful collection of cards!! Would be great to be the winner of the stamp set!

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  104. Thanks for the tutorial and all the tips! Great cards! Thanks for sharing:)

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  105. love this technique - I'm learning so much! beautiful card! thanks!

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  106. Great cards!! I love that they are so gender neutral. Thanks for the tutorial, supporting OWH and the chance to win!! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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  107. LOL! Great minds must think alike, especially when it comes to sketches! Although you can't tell that we used the same sketch at a glance! I love that you made a background out of the strips and your tutorial was great! I'll have to add that to my 'to do' list!

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  108. I've got to try this technique. Great cards.
    April

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  109. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!

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  110. Beautiful cards! I will be trying this.

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  111. Nifty indeed, Tricia! What a marvelous idea! Your cards are just wonderful and I love the tutorial. Thank you for the opportunity to win a prize!

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  112. Thanks for the great tip! and the great cards!

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  113. lots of great ideas and cards

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  114. Oh my gosh!!!! These are just amazing! Thank you for sharing how you made these wonderful cards! Love them….can you tell!!!!

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  115. That's a nifty way to stamp when you have a lot of cards to make. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm here because of Operation Write Home. Thank you for giving us the chance to win!

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  116. wow, yes I will be giving this a try! thanks for the inspiration.
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  117. Beautiful! Have an awesome weekend and thanks for supporting OWH.

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  118. Love this formula idea! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  119. I love of how you stamped the lighthouses on the strips. That is awesome.

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  120. Tricia, your formulas always amaze me. You help us use our paper so economically. Your group of cards is so bright and uplifting for our servicemen. Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  121. Gorgeous cards. I love the added bling for a light in the lighthouse. Excellent color combinations. The sketch actually looks hard. Nicely done Thank you for sharing.

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  122. Thanks for the great ideas I love when almost every bit of paper con be used. Ilove your stamping as well

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  123. Love the ideas for making the lighthouse cards. Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home.

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  124. Great way to use the sketch! Great cards.

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  125. Oh my I really want to try this. Looks like a lot of fun. Thank you. Charlsie

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  126. So beautiful, and what a neat stamping project!

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  127. wow love how many different ways you made your card!

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  128. Love the card and those lighthouses are perfect. Also, am glad to see so many tutorials, it is nice to see all the help.

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  129. Wow! These are really cool! Love the background!

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  130. Thanks for the instructions! I love the ability to make several cards at once and not look exactly the same.

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  131. Your cards look complex and yet they are so simple! Thanks for the fun tutorial! This is definitely something I will do.

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  132. oh my gosh!!! that is SOO cool!!! I can't wait to try this with my large image stamps!

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  133. Thank you so much for the tutorial! I can't wait to give it a try. Also, thank you for the chance at the eye candy.

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  134. Thank you, Tricia, for all your support of OWH! We appreciate your involvement. ~Dotti H., OWH Board member

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    1. It's an honor to be involved with such a great organization, Dotti! Thanks for serving on the board!

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  135. WHat a fun technique! On my list to try! Thank you

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  136. Oh my goodness! What a brilliant idea! I love this technique and will certainly be trying it soon! The photo corners really make the sentiment pop too. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  137. Love this idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  138. Great lightouse images...thanks for the tutorial.

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  139. Your cards are sooooooo lovely! I LOVE those Cape Cod stamps! They r perfect! Thank u for an incredible and informative tutorial! I really enjoyed it and appreciate that u r helping OWH!

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  140. Such intricate details on this card - gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial. owhcarol at gmail dot com

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  141. These cards are terrific! I love the formulas on how to make a lot of cards in one sitting. And that technique for stamping the strips is on my got-to-try-it list! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  142. THANK YOU For sharing that tip and all of your lovely cards. I really like the little rhinestone light detail =)

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  143. I did give this a try I made 4 cards, using stamps I had, they didn't turn out too bad :) I've posted them on OWH facebook page.

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  144. wow... These are amazing. The stamping is wonderful. This is a great technique. I am going to have to try my hand at it. Thanks so much. And Thanks for joining in.

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  145. Thank you for this tutorial and another formula for a one sheet wonder. Great idea for using plain paper and stamps with the formula.

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  146. These are great cards. I could not pick a favorite. Thank you for all of the measurements and the instructions for this technique. I will definitly give it a try. Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  147. Thank you for supporting OWH and my military family! I LOVE the lighthouse stamps & cards...I have added them to my list of card ideas to be used in the future...yes, I scraplifted...(Hanging my head)...I just do not have an original creative bone in my body! Thank you for participating in this blog hop...otherwise, I would not have found you!Carmenb

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    1. No need to hang your head here, Carmen! I love it when people find inspiration by using these ideas! That's what it's all about!

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  148. great tutorial! thanks for you generous donation of time, talent and blog candy too! I would love to win it! mflayer at comcast dot net
    :) Marie

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  149. I love your take on the sketch! Stamping the background papers is a great idea! TFS! Love the blog candy! (I am #24 on the hop!)

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  150. Beautiful cards. love the stamped backgrounds.

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  151. These are great! Awesome way to use the strips! I like your choice of the lighthouse a lot! :)

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  152. GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE the stamped backgrounds!!

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  153. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the tutorial as well.
    Beth F. OWH #114
    bfiscus[at]nntc[dot]net

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  154. Tricia...this is amazing!!! Wonderful tutorial and wonderful design for the cards! You are so very talented!!!

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  155. An amazing array of cards, just fabulous!!
    It might be after the weekend here in the UK, but I just wanted to support such a good cause.
    "Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand united we fall"

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  156. I love the cards you created with this technique. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  157. How funny that you both chose the same sketch! LOL But it's such a great one, especially to use up scrap strips. :) Thanks so much for the tutorial too and the creative inspiration!

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  158. Wow! Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  159. Thanks for the tutorial. Love the way the cards came out. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  160. The techniques always amaze me, thanks for the "Showing How" and thanks for support OWH

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  161. That's the thing about sketches, they are so versatile! Hilarious that y'all picked the same one! Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  162. Ok first off, I'm a little late ;) Second off you guys got some great traffic for your Blog Hop!! And Third off (does that even make sense?) Oh my gosh thanks for the GREAT tip about the tape!!

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    1. Fourth off, thank you for the giggle! :)

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  163. Absolutely wonderful, gorgeous cards! I love the tutorial and the finished cards are fabulous. Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas. Very appreciated.
    I know the hop is over, I keep stopping to make cards, so I'm using the theory that slow and steady wins the race.
    Lyn Kaufmann

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  164. I randomly selected comment #43 for our blog candy winner. Laurie, please contact me with your email so that I can send you your prize!

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