This card is for a couple of different challenges.  The first is the Operation Write Home’s challenge found HERE, and the second is the Stampin’ Sisters in Christ’s Challenge found HERE.

Weight and thickness matter when making cards for OWH so by making the red gingham a frame, you get the look of layers without actually having them.

Because of the dark cardstock, some white was added for writing.  A little dp brightens up the inside as well.

If you haven’t seen my Sketch Challenge for this month, check it out HERE.  There is still a week left to play and some blog candy.. a brand new 6 x 6 pad of designer paper is looking for a new home!

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse “Back in the Saddle”

Papers: PTI Pure Poppy and Select White; Lily Bee Design “Double Dutch” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Night of Navy

Accessories: Fiscars “In Stitches” Border Punch; SU Star Punch; Spellbinders Classic Square Nestabilities Dies; String

16 Responses to “OWH and SSIC Challenges”

  1. Wonderful sentiment! Great idea to use gingham for depth. I’m sure your card will be much appreciated!

  2. Very colorful-love gingham -great sentiment!

  3. Great card, Susan! Love the sentiment! And what a nice surprise to see the inside so beautifully decorated too! I am hoping to play along with your sketch challenge this month. I am in the midst of a kitchen remodel so paper crafting is taking a bit of a back seat but my fingers are crossed.

  4. The red, white and blue is so fresh and pretty while still looking cowboy!

  5. I love the gingham, the red, white and blue and words of John Wayne. How patriotic

  6. I just LOVE this saying and what you did with it!! Where did you find the stamp for it?

  7. This is fabulous. Love the lightly western touches and that sentiment is so great. Thanks for joining us for the Stampin’ Sisters in Christ challenge this week. We are so glad you joined in! Diane Noble (SSIC-DT)

  8. Awesome card for the troops and great use of the gingham. I see your sketch (late ofcourse) will try to work on something tomorrow. :0)

  9. Perfect! Love the quote.

  10. Love this!! What a great quote! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ! 🙂

  11. Great card! Love all the papers! What a great idea on creating a frame! Looks amazing!

  12. Love that quote! Great card!

  13. I’m a fool for the old red, white & blue, and this card totally ROCKS! I love it all 🙂

  14. This is a stunning card and I LOVE that sentiment!!

  15. Great card, love the quote!

    Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home!

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