Sunday, September 1, 2013

Labor Day Weekend VCMP at Operation Write Home

labor day vcmp
Operation Write Home is having a "Virtual Card Making Party" (VCMP) on this Labor Day weekend and I am joining in their challenges.  You can read all about it on there blog.   I have made a couple of cards, but haven't done them in order of the challenges. I am still trying to catch up.  Here are the two that I have made:

Challenge #1 is a sketch challenge for a Christmas card using 1" squares.  Here is my card and the sketch:
I used SU Garden Green CS for the base and SU Naturals Ivory CS for the layer embossed with a Sizzix holly EF and for the sentiment strip.  I punched the 1" squares from some retired SU Christmas DSP, using both sides.  The sentiment from SU More Merry Messages is stamped in SU Cherry Cobbler ink.  I added the two SU glitter brads to finish my card. 

Challenge #4 is to make a Love card using this sketch:
I flipped the sketch sideways so the sentiment would fit.  I used some papers from Echo Park's Yours Truly 6x6 pad, SU Basic Black CS and X-Press It Blending Card.  The sentiment is from Verve's Hundred Hearts.  I did some paper-piercing around the edges, sponged some Cherry Cobler ink on the edges and added the little punched heart.
Thanks for stopping by.  I appeciate your comments.
Happy Stamping,


  1. Thanks for playing along!
    I really like your Love Card
    especially how the paper sets off the sentiment
    and the paper piercing.

  2. These are both fantastic, JoAnn! I love the way you've used the pretty paper squares for the Christmas card and the love card is divine! I wish I had time to play along.