Saturday, May 23, 2015

Operation Write Home Finishing Strong Blog Hop with Patriotic Birthday Card Tutorial featuring Gerda Steiner Designs



Hello crafty friends! Today I'm here with the Operation Write Home Finishing Strong Memorial Day Blog Hop! The purpose of today's hop is to bring awareness to the end of Operation Write Home's mission. Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year. All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so I’m helping to get the word out!


My plan is to keep this post short as requested by Operation Write Home. The video tutorial for this patriotic birthday card featuring Gerda Steiner Designs clear stamps and is under 6 minutes. If you're interested in video card tutorials but don't have time during the hop feel free to subscribe to my JessCrafts channel and check back later. 

I've loved being a part of Operation Write Home but its closing is actually such good news as it means more and more of our military personnel are now home with their families. Thank you to all those who are or have served.



38 comments :

  1. sweet! Love the paper piecing! I will check out your video later today--- thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Just adorable! Love those patriotic balloons!

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  3. So fun with the kitty cat and balloons! Love your paper choices and especially the "matching" cat and balloon.

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  4. Such an adorable card! Love the kitty and those red, white and blue balloons are amazing!

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  5. Hi Jess! Your paper pieced card is adorable! Have a great day!

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  6. Always like paper piecing. :)

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  7. Very cute! Paper pieced designs are not something I do often and I love seeing how others put the technique to work.

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  8. I love the combinations of papers! What a great use of scraps!

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  9. Adorable. I love the papers and the cat.

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  10. Totally adorable! I love your use of the papers!

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  11. So cute! Love the paper piecing of Gerda Steiner's cat and all of those balloons.

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  12. Love the balloons with the patterned paper. Thanks for sharing.
    April

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  13. Hi! I love your paper pieced kitty and balloons--great idea! Great to see you on the hop as we celebrate Memorial Day and Finish Strong for OWH!

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  14. What a sweet card! Thx so much for sharing.

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  15. Love the balloons, and the kitten! So cute!

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  16. I love the little kitten and the red, white and blue balloons are perfect.

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  17. Darling paper piecing - my kitties would DEFINITELY be running away from balloons too! :)

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  18. I love all the papers you chose. The strings on the balloons and the stitched border are super cute and the background paper is perfect for this card! Thanks for sharing

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  19. Awww this is adorable! I love that image and the fun paper piecing!

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  20. Such a fun and playful card! I just subscribed to your channel... Can't wait to browse your videos!

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  21. What a sweet card! Love the paper piecing. :)

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  22. This is such a cute card.
    I love the balloons, all in different
    Papers!

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  23. Fun patterns and cute little kitten to help someone celebrate a birthday! Thanks for helping our troops and OWH Finish Strong!

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  24. How cute! The paper piecing is a clever idea.

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  25. Each Balloon is a different paper! how clever!!!

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  26. Each Balloon is a different paper! how clever!!!

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  27. Such great paper piecing. Love the playfulness of the card. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  28. What a cute card! Great paper piecing!

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  29. Awesome paper piecing and combination of papers on your purrfect red, white and blue card

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  30. oh my goodness what an adorable card...that cat is too cool, and the faux stitching is great.

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  31. Love the paper piecing and the kitten. Great way to use the red, white, and blue.

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  32. Jessica I love your darling balloon card, way to cute and looks great in red,white and blue!

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  33. How cute--i like the paper piecing.

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  34. Adorable-- love your paper piecing-- definitely need to do more of that :)

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