Saturday, May 24, 2014

Red, White and Blue OWH Bloghop


Welcome to the Operation Write Home Bloghop and thank you for stopping by to see my red, white and blue patriotic cards!  I couldn't decide what to make this year and ended up with three cards to share.



This AnyHero card uses a variation of the starburst technique. You can get more details and the tutorial here.


This Thank You card is quick and easy to make.  This is one of my go-to designs when I need a card in a hurry.


This Missing You Poppies card gave me a chance to repeat the poppy theme I did last year.  You can find out more about why I was inspired to make this card and the tutorial here.

Which of these three cards is your favorite?

Thank you again for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of the OWH Memorial Day Bloghop!

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store

167 comments:

Donna Cala said...

Fantastic cards! I love the sunburst and washi tape cards best. Off to read your tutorials.

Jessie said...

Great cards, love all of them! Thanks for sharing the tutorials!

Kathy S said...

Hard to say which I prefer. Poppies are one of my favorites, but I really like the design of card two using the washi (which I have way too much of). Then again, I also like the sunburst. See - can't make up my mind. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ann said...

They are all beautiful, but the starburst with the border is fabulous!

Diane said...

I love all of the cards but you really rocked the sunburst card. Great design and great use of the papers.

Tami B. said...

Your sunburst card really grabbed my attention in the thumbnails, love it. You did a great job on all 3.

Patti J said...

Wow! Beautifully done! That sunburst card is a real eye catcher. Love them all!

Beth Soler said...

Love the starburst and washi cards! I'm going to pin them for later.

Debbie McNamee said...

Love these cards!!! Awesome!!

sherry varga said...

All very lovely cards but my favorite is the sunburst as it is big, bold and colorful.

Rose Hackman said...

Love all three, but if I had to pick a favorite it would probably be the poppy one. I like how you did the sentiment on the small tags...clearly visible but not detracting from the beautiful poppies.

Esther E. said...

I picked the Thank You card as my favorite. Now I have new ideas about how to use washi tape. Thanks.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the variety with the patchwork look, the use of the washi tape & doily. Happy Memorial Day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Susan C said...

Beautiful cards. I'll have to try the sunburst technique.
Thank you

Jane said...

I think its a tie for my favourites between the sunburst and the poppy cards. The poppy is such an important symbol in my family especially. Thanks for sharing some beautiful and brilliant cards.

grandmato20 said...

I like the starburst card best! It looks so beautiful and uses up lots of scrap pieces at the same time> THANKS!

Sherry Stanley said...

Stunning cards. I love the way you design them.
I hope you take it as a compliment if I use your ideas.

coco said...

Your first card has such visual "POW!" Your second card has such rich colors, nicely emphasized by all the white space. And I love the sweet little tags on your poppies-- very nice cards all!

A. Carpenter said...

I love all of them but the sunburst is my fave. I'll be coming back to view the tutorial.

Lori Kobular said...

Your cards are terrific, but I really love the sunburst one the best! Love the papers you used!

Amy Andrade said...

WOW! is all I can say. That forst card just jumps right at you. It's so pleasing on the eye. EVERYTHING works. Great job. I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com

JoAnn Ross said...

Wow, they're all wonderful! I'm going to have to try the sunburst, the washi is lovely, but I'm slapping my forehead for not using my poppy stamp! My husband even bought a poppy from a vet yesterday at the grocery store & I still didn't think of it! Next year. . .

Sue Kinman said...

Love the poppies. The cards are great. The starburst card looks great but hard to do.

scrapBugz said...

Awesome cards!

Mandy

stampyra said...

All three cards are beautiful, but I really love the first one with the star burst of papers. I like everything about it. JIL

Mary Locke said...

Your cards are beautiful! The sunburst really "pops" and the colors are fantastic!

Melanie Rozwood said...

These are really cool. I like the mix of patterned papers.

Deborah Hackley said...

Great cards. My favorite is the washi tape card. Gotta get that stamp.

Paula said...

Oh WoW! That starburst is fantastic!
However, I'm so very partial to flowers of any type so have to say the poppies are my favorite!

Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing your fantastic cards! I am very inspired by the washi tape card, as I didn't quite know what to do with that stamp set! The sunburst makes me think of a big hug! Love it!

Penny L. said...

beautiful cards! I love the starburst technique for a guy card, the poppies for a gal card, and the Washi one is just fun and trendy! I have washi I love to use so I'm going to pin yours for future CASEing. Thanks!

Tammy Pope said...

I really like all three of your cards, but the starburst is my favorite. I really appreciate the tutorial. And I love how youlet the navy cardstock show through on this one. Thanks!

kdnkdd said...

Really great cards. My fave is the first one. It reminds me of a patchwork quilt which is very cozy and comforting. So pretty.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful cards - thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner

Jean S said...

Beautiful cards. I have all the stamp sets, so will have to case them. My favorite is the starburst only because the colors are so bright and cheerful.

Celeste Goff said...

Wow, that starburst card is simply amazing! I love all of them but that one is just gorgeous!

Andrea T said...

A nice choice of cards. I like the sunburst card best. I can see using up some of my scraps to make that one. I love the little miss you on the 3rd card. Nice way of adding a sentiment.

conil said...

Truly amazing cards...thanks for sharing how you did the first 2. The 3rd card is elegant and lovely.

angel4soldiers13 said...

I'll definitely have to check out the starburst tutorial. I LOVE that card. What a great way to use scraps.

Brenda Hugar said...

All three cards are absolutely lovely. What a wide range of styles. My fav is the washi tape card -- I have never thought to use it like that -- another technique to add to my growing pile of things to try. Thanks for sharing!

CraftyPaws said...

All fantastic cards, but I love that second one. I love using Washi tape and the twine is a nice finishing touch! TFS Hugs, Kristina

MaryAnnHT said...

Thanks for the three great cards and the tutorials! I particularly love the use of red, white and blue with the starburst design reminds me a bit of fireworks!

Margaret said...

They are all great cards, but my favorite is the sunburst card, followed quickly by the Washi Tape.

Ellen Smith said...

My favorite is the star burst card. I love the extra space between segments. And thank you for the story about the poppies.

Dawn McDowell said...

Really wonderful cards. I can not choose a favorite. They are all so inspiring. The starburst adds such impact . And the simple strips are perfect to off set the circle sentiments. Your poppies just have such a sweet nostalgic feel.

Marilyn Young said...

Superb job as usual, Sharon. Sunburst cards really are fun! I really like the Poppy card for a Memorial Day card. I remember the veterans standing on street corners giving out little poppies and collecting donations. Will have to check out your tutorials later too.

nancy y said...

Beautiful cards, each one outstanding! Thank you for the tutorial, I needed that!

Sue in Grapevine said...

Enjoyed your variation on the starburst technique.

Jen R said...

The starburst pattern really catches the eye and draws it....Also like the poppies...into flowers again with the spring!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Amazingly wonderful cards. My favorite is the starburst one as that is so very beautiful with the patriotic colors.

Barbara Wiggins said...

I absolutely love that Patriotic Star Burst and will be back for the tutorial. I have the stamp and die set so I'm ready to go. All the cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining the hop and sharing the tutorials for us to learn!!! Good job!!

Carolina Kathy said...

Terrific cards! Thx for sharing.

Liz Lumsden said...

Great cards, the starburst card is very striking!

Korin Carter said...

Love all of the cards. I will be viewing the sunburst tutorial later. It looks like a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

Patricia Meadows said...

Love the starburst card. Now to check out your tutorials. Love that you share your technics to us that aren't so crafty.

Debbie Caldwell said...

These are stunning...I really like the starburst...all those red patterns on the blue background make for a dramatic card. I will be checking out your tutorials...love tutorials.

Jennifer said...

Drop dead amazing! Love it and will follow your tutorial.

Rosie said...

I really like the poppy card with the doily attached! NIce idea.

Ann Marie said...

I love the starburst card! Just pops!!!!!

Aida said...

Your cards are so wonderful, I love how you used the washi tape in the second card. Such great inspiration!!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

The sunburst is so HAPPY and colorful! I love it, but then again I really love all your designs. Thanks for sharing!

Ms. Craftin-ista said...

WOW! The starburst card is absolutely eye catching. It is colorful and cheerful. Beautiful cards! Thanks for hoping along with Owh.
Raeanna Smith

Lee Mae said...

Wow! All three cards are simply gorgeous. Love the papers and the stamp sets you used. I also like the sentiment for the Any Hero card.

Valerie Doyle said...

The starburst card is an eye catcher and patriotic!

Teri said...

Such wonderful cards, Sharon!

Yvonne said...

Great cards! I love the starburst--haven't made that one in a while! And your poppies are so pretty! Thanks for sharing everything--tutorials and all!

Robin Hoff said...

I love the middle card, each time we get together for stamp club I keep looking at that tape it set but I have yet to purchase it
thanks for your support of OWH

Beth said...
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Beth said...

I was browsing the cards on the OWH site and saw your sunburst card and had to see how it was done! Very nice. I'm glad that one was chosen to show or I might never have discovered your site. thanks for the inspiration

Indy said...

These are so wonderful! The sunburst in patriotic colors is fabulous! Also loving all that washi tape!

Kim Barrera said...

The sunburst card is great and your tutorial was as well. love that you added the exact measurements for each element to make the triangles as well as the layers.

Unknown said...

I really like the starburst card. Excellent use of paper patterns. By Laura Pervier

Cheryl said...

The sunburst card is my favorite. I like the one with the space between the borders.The patriotic colors are wonderful! Thank you!

Cherri said...

It is fun to see the use of washi tape and the doilies. Love those embellishments.

Cheri said...

Am not picking a favorite from these cards...they are all fantastic. I didn't know the story behind the poppies (maybe I did and I forgot), it was so interesting. Thank you for sharing your awesome talent.

Jo Ann F. said...

I love your cards, especially the sunburst one. It's the first time I've seen this technique with other than yellow or orange, and it really pops!

Becki with an i blog said...

The poppy card is my favorite. This is a personal preference but I'm not crazy about washi tape. When I use it, it looks slapped on. The sunburst is great too. I'm going to watch the tut now.

heather said...

Beautiful, fun cards; I can't choose a favorite! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, too.

Michelle said...

Great cards! My favorite one is the second one. So cute and simple! Just what I like! Thank you for sharing!

sandybear76 said...

Thanks for posting the tutorial about the sunbursts. Mine are usually off a bit when I make them so the tutorial will be helpful.

Karenladd said...

wow!! These are both awesome! I usually go for the sunburst style but your second card with its simple design really caught my eye.

Karen McAlpine said...

Love all the fun details on your cards! I think that is washi tape on the second card? Really cool!!

Gretchen said...

Your modified starburst is awesome! Definitely my favorite.

Michele Smith said...

All 3 cards are fabulous but I especially love the 1st one. The different patterned papers are beautiful and the sunburst technique really makes it fun! Thanks for the tutorial - will have to try this soon!

PatQ's Cards said...

I love how you did that sunburst effect. Great idea.

Rebecca Tomczyk said...

Love the sunburst! The papers go so well together..

Mynn xx said...

These are AMAZING! LOVE the different patterns you used--they look fabulous together! HUGS and happy Memorial Day weekend! :) Mynn xx

airbornewife said...

Love, love, love the Patriotic cards.. thanks so much for sharing. Pam

Amy C. said...

All three of your cards are beautiful. I really like the various papers used on the sunburst card.

Ruth G said...

All three are wonderful! I really like the rays card the best, but I appreciate that you've created really great cards for our heroes!

Jodie Heuser said...

Sharon, these cards are wonderful, really like the sunburst one - I may have to craft lift this idea!

irmz said...

I loved all three cards you posted. The sunburst design was most likely my fav just because it is a style I really love but your use of pp was outstanding and the sentiment was spot on.

SHartl said...

Beautiful cards, and my favorite is the one with the washi tape. So creative!

Sybrina K said...

Love the starburst card! I struggle so with these and yours is fabulous!

Colleen said...

Your Starburst Card is fabulous! I haven't tried one yet but really want too. Nice coloring on the Poppies.

Rhonda Miller said...

These cards are great. I love the fun use of washi tape and the fun sentiments you used.

papermorsels said...

These are all really crisp and well done! Lovely!

WhoMom said...

Very nice cards. The first two are very patriotic but the poppies are my favorite! Thank you for having tutorials for all of the cards you made. So nice for us who are still learning.

Stacy B said...

Love the sentiment you used on the first and second card. And I can't wait to go see your start burst tutorial...I always botch mine! Great work!

Barbara said...

I love how the star burst in "outlined" it just makes the card pop!

Rufus said...

Love the starburst card and the sentiment that you used. Also like the poppies. Will be back to check out the tutorials. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.
R/

Jo Ann Usey said...

Great job on the starburst card - wonderful way to use up some patriotic paper scraps!

Jackie Watson said...

Gorgeous cards, I just love them.

Andrea La Vigne said...

What wonderful cards! I especially like the one with the sunburst design--really bold and gets your attention for sure. But I also love the poppy one, nice and simple-looking. Tfs!

Melanie said...

Sharon - I don't think I can pick a fav! Love them all. The poppy is so special because of the story behind the poppy for veterans and the starburst card is so bold but I think the middle card is the most subtle and likely edges out the other 2 by about 1/100000 a point! Thanks for sharing!

Camille Short said...

Perfect. Simple yet graphic cards. It could all easily be adapted to many other holidays.

Dawn Y. said...

Sharon, I loved all of your red, white, & blue cards! The starburst technique is one that I will have to try!

Aimee said...

I like all of your cards, but I love the sunburst most. What a great variety of red patterned papers!

I love when we get more than one card in a blog - bonus time!

chignon said...

Great cards, the second/Thank you card is fantastic with the washi tape and twine, the layout is just right!

Kerry said...

I think I like the poppy card the most, although the starburst card really caught my eye too, with all the coordinating red papers. The symbolism of the poppy is interesting. I wasn't familiar with it so I was not only inspired artistically, I also learned something new about history.

Shanta said...

Lovely lovely cards!!!

TexasGramma said...

I can't pick just one of your cards. I want to CASE them all!

StampNK said...

Your cards are wonderful and I love them both!! The sunburst one just POPS!

Waverunner said...

All three are great but the first made me stop and stare. I *really* like that one! And what a great opportunity to use up scrap paper!

I am going to get that sunburst die-I wanted it anyway but now I see another reason to!

Erika said...

Your sunburst card is the best and thanks for the picture tutorial .

BrendaB said...

I love all three cards - they are just gorgeous!

thescraptree said...

I love the washi tape card and the sunburst card. I really like how you cutout and popped up the word world! - Kristal

Crystal said...

I must admit that all three cards are wonderful but my fav is the starburst. I've never made one with a layer showing through from behind. I've bookmarked your page too come back & see your tutorials. Thank you for sharing your talent on this OWH blog hop

Donna Nuce said...

Love the poppies. My grandpa used to hand them out on memorial day since he was in the American Legion. Beautiful cards. Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH.

Jana Marie said...

That starburst card is gorgeous!! I love the details of each card. The simple flower card could work perfect for anything!!

Anne Johnson said...

The poppies is my favorite. Of course i am old enough to know that it symbolizes the lives lost in battle. war is such a tragic thing, no way around that. i love that you chose to do the poppies. thank you. And i also love the star burst card too.

Ronni Unger said...

Wonderful cards! I related the top card to a quilting technique - I will have to try it with paper!

Pammy J. said...

Love the sunburst card, I think I may have to copy that design!

Tammy said...

Fabulous cards, I love the starburst one and the faux washi stamp set is awesome!

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Thank you so much for the tutorials! I especially like the sunburst with the blue peeking in between each.
You have inspired me to do more sunbursts.

Jan Kimbler said...

I love them all but the second is my favorite. Quick and simple.

Paula S. said...

These are all wonderful so it would be hard to choose a favorite but the starburst design is really striking with the great paper combo and the center offset as you have it. Great work on all of them though. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH!

Aundria B. said...

Really enjoyed your tutorial on the sunburst variation along with the measurements - I'll have to definitely give this one a try! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards & for your support of OWH.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Wonderful display of patriotic cards Sharon. I really like the simplicity of the washi tape card and the variation on the starburst.

Beth F. said...

Great cards! I really like the first one!

Judi said...

What a great way to use up all those scraps...I am one of those people who saves even a 1" square "just in case"

Pam Crusberg said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the poppies.

Crystal said...

Beautiful cards! I love the designs and unique look of all three but I think the poppy one is my favorite!

byAnnette said...

Great Cards!
Especially like the look of all the red papers together in the sunburst design!

Cynde P said...

The sunburst card is my favorite, but I do live the poppies too!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous! The starburst is such a wow factor card...love the layout on the washi card!

Sandy, OWH Exec Director
http://sandyallnock.com

BobbisTreasure said...

Love your take on the sunburst technique. The blue layer behind the patterned paper really highlights them!!

rstuck2003 said...

I love the starburst card! Thanks for sharing all of your cards.

Marie said...

Beautiful cards! Love the designs and the patriotic colors!

Patt H. said...

Awesome cards! The starburst card is wonderful. I love the patchwork of prints. Your poppy card is beautiful also. Love the added doily. Really makes the flower pop!

Louise H. said...

Pretty cards. I rally like the star burst and the sentiment on it. It says a lot.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fantastic designs....love the starburst!!!

Heather Thompson said...

very pretty cards, great shares.

Karen Wyngaard said...

I think the sunburst technique card is my favorite, the design is very striking. TFS!

mplsbetty said...

gorgeous cards, especially love the starburst technique! Inspired to go create a few cards myself. Thank you.

carolscreativepapers said...

Sharon, I love the beautiful coloring of the poppies, but all your cards are perfectly put together!

Nancy M said...

I'm most drawn to the starburst but I like them all very much! TFS!

Sue D said...

Great cards. My fave is the poppy one.

J Reece said...

They are all great, but I was really drawn to the starburst card. I LOVE your other samples on the tutorial page, too! Thank you so much!

Kristie said...

Love all three cards! The starburst really pops. And I love the design for the washi tape card. I never know what to do with all my wahsi tape. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Ann Kulseth said...

Great use of patterned papers - and I love all three cards! Thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

Fabulous use of patterned paper and starbursts.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

My favorite is the 1st card. I love the red and white papers against the blue. Very patriotic.

Blythe said...

I like the simplicity of the poppy card

kzladie said...

Love the starburst card. Will definitely be checking out your tutorials. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Do I dare say I love them all?...each one is super...Love the sentiments/images and papers! WTG!!!

Sandra Rieder said...

Love the starburst technique. Great card.

Vicky Scheiber said...

My favorite is the starburst. I have done a half starburst before but not around the whole card...will be giving that a try. Thank you for sharing!

April Story said...

My favorite is the poppies card. All the cards are great, but poppies are my favorite flowers. :-)
April

Amanda said...

It's hard to choose a favorite. I think I like the poppies the best. The coloring on them is lovely.

Lucy said...

Amazing! I really love the starburst card, although the washi card is stunning too.

Gina D'Urso said...

Really love your star-burst card, the colors are so patriotic and what a cute design!!!

Diane Loughrey said...

My favorite is the first one because it is so patriotic. Makes you think of what Memorial Day is all about.

Janet said...

I love the starburst!
Definitely going to be trying this design!
~God bless~

Kristie Goulet said...

I love the sunburst and washi tape cards the best but they are all great!

Sparkle Smith said...

Such a lovely set of cards! I love all the different patterns you used!

Crafting Adventures said...

Love how you did the starburst!