Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day - It's a Polar Party!


Woo Hoo! World Card Making Day Operation Write Home blog hop

I thought a Polar Party was in order for this World Card Making Day, so I pulled out my Stampin' Up! set of the same name featuring this cute, gift bearing Polar Bear...

This will make a great winter birthday card, too (I just need to change the sentiment).  Off-center, "askew," or crooked layers make me feel so much better, as I don't have to worry too much about getting things "straight."  The design of my card loosely follows this OWH Bonus Sketch:

(find more OWH sketches by clicking here)

I love making cards for our heroes as it gives my obsessive card making hobby a real sense of purpose.  The chance I'm bringing a smile to the face of a loved one that receives one of the cards mailed home by one of our soldiers is a wonderful feeling. 

 Regardless if you're visiting from the hop, or just stopping by my site, you should be able to see the entire blog hop by clicking here to the main site, or on the OWH link here or at the top of this post.

Hope you have a chance to check out the blog hop and get a chance to create & send a few cards of your own to your local OWH shipper!  Happy crafting everyone!





61 comments:

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  2. Just a quick note to let you know I visited and love your card and the sketch you chose. The colors are beautiful and love the stamped snowflake background!

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  3. Wonderful card...love the colors, layers, image and the snowflake! tfs!!!

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  4. I love the colors you used. Nice card. Happy WCD!

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  5. Awe, very nice. The colors are perfect, wintry, yet festive. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  6. What fun that we used the same stamp set! Love the colors in your card.

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  7. So cute!! LOVE this set and the colors you used!

    Happy Hopping!

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  8. This is just darling, Katherine! I love how you stamped some snowflakes on your base card too - sweet little details like that really make a card. Thanks for being part of our hop today! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :)

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  9. I love the cool colorway of this card.

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  10. Hi Katherine! Your card is so very cute!! I love that kind of sketch, too! Your card will bring someone much joy! Enjoy the Hop!

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  11. Great card!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  12. Oh my gosh-- I love this so much! I seriously will be casein' this cutie! I adore your stacking of layers for the sentiment! Super cute! Thanks for all you do for OWH!

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  13. Blue for winter/Christmas...Love IT!

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  14. Great card, love the blues and the little extra details with the layering of the sentiment and the addition of the snowflake.

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  15. Katherine your card is adorable, I love the colors and the image is so cute!

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  16. What a fantastic color combination! I love this, and your little bear is so darling! Thanks for sharing with us and joining in on the hop!!

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  17. Love those papers and image together. It will make a great birthday cards, too.

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  18. I love that color combination, your card is just adorable! Thanks for sharing, and thank you for your sweet words on my blog about re-smile. So glad the word is getting out! :)
    Smiles,
    Heather

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  19. Love your crisp card! Very pretty cool colors as well. I had to laugh when I read your favorite phrase…. love that one … need that stamp! Maybeeee I might try the workout online…… Maybeeeee!

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  20. Your card has such a wonderful wintery vibe to it - the colors are perfect. I envy you able to skew your card layers with such ease (I 'have' to have straight edges lol). Happy WCMD!

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  21. Cute image and perfect choice of sketch for this too. The extra details of the snowflake and the way you layered the sentiment makes adds a perfect finishing touch to the design, Thanks for hopping with us today!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  22. I love this CAS card that requires NO coloring (I'm not too good at that). The white polar bear speaks for itself. I, too, love off-kilter layering. Things go much faster that way. I've already Pinned this so I don't misplace. I plan to CASE it later. Thanks!

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  23. This layout really looks great with your 'casual' style image.

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  24. Cute card - I love how you've done the wonky layering! Works perfectly with the image.

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  25. Adorable card and I love the colors!!

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  26. Darling polar bear card. Love the stamped background and the striped paper.

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  27. Love the colors and the simple stamped design. Sometimes less really is more.

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  28. so cute - love the colors - thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

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  29. Fun papers and beary sweet image all pulled together perfectly =)

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  30. Perfect masculine card!! You're right... this would make a great birthday card too... especially with those colors!! I like that you inked in blue, I always use black. Thanks for the inspiration!! :) God bless & big hugs... Tracy

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  31. I love how you made this card with the Polar bear and all the blues! Very nice!

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  32. Love the clean, crisp style! Nice!!!
    Happy World Cardmaking Day!
    Sandy, OWH President

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  33. Great card and colors used--seems to pop off the paper--great stamp also

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  34. I love the colors on this card. And that Polar Bear is just too cute. Thanks so much for joining in the blog hop today.

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  35. Love your card, the background is great.

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  36. Such a cute polar bear! Love the blues and white and the sketch you chose shows him off perfectly.

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  37. Beautiful card. I like you image used. TFS AJ-

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  38. Hi Katherine, your Polar Party card is beautiful! The polar bear is adorable and your paper choices are perfect for this card. I agree with you about skewed panels; I love them too!

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  39. Katherine I love this card! The layers are placed just right and the blue and white bear is just adorable! Great job!

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  40. Wonderful card! I love the polar bear and the colors you chose along with your background stamping! Thanks for sharing and for supporting OWH!

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  41. Love the colors & the bear is adorable!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    http://deliteful-alpha-sets.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  42. Love this card! Those papers and colors are gorgeous!

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  43. Hello! Stopping by to say Hello! Your card is cute! I love the Polar Bear and this is one sketch I have yet to try. But seeing your card makes me want to try it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. Cute card love the stamp and the colors you used !

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  45. Very cute! I love the colors and your snowflake accents!

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  46. COOL! Very cute bear and I love the colors, tilted layers, etc; nice job and TFS!!

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  47. Love the little polar bear! This is one of my favorite sketches! Great job!

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  48. great card! I love these colors with that image :-)

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  49. Such a beautiful color scheme! My daughters' birthdays are December 20th and January 31st, which is winter in Washington. So I know full well the lack of winter birthday cards at the stores.

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  50. Very cute polar bear card. I like the sketch and the striped paper you used.

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  51. This will make a wonderful birthday card too and I LOVE what you did with the sketch interpretation!!

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  52. Your bear is adorable! I love the black layers with your teal based papers!

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  53. Great card! The sketch you used works great with that image! And I love the stamp!

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  54. I like the tilted ones too. That bear is so cute!

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  55. I really like how you kept your image very simple. I'm going to give this sketch a try - usually I'm very linear and angular, so doing something "askew" will be a nice challenge for me! :-)

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  56. SUPER cute polar bear! SO glad to see your blog thriving sweet lady :0)

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  57. Very nice card. Love the CAS design, and the colors.

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  58. Love your take on the sketch and I love all of those wonderful layers!! Wonderful card!!

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