Saturday, May 29, 2010

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop




The weekend is here! and so if the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop!
If you are looking for the beginning  of the hop, you can find it here at the OWH Blog!  If you are stopping by from Jan's post....welcome and you are on your way!

This weekend's hop features red,white and blue Missing You cards, and I decided to do a  tri-shutter card.  Yesterday I had the privilege of doing an AnyHero card signing with a class of fourth graders, and they reminded me of the very simple freedoms we often take for granted.



While this card make look at little intimidating in its construction, it really is easy!  and one tip I have for every new card maker...simple is good!  So while the construction may be a little advanced, I kept the layout and design simple!  This would be the kind of card someone would love to display...and that is why shutter cards are so fun!


ETA:  I followed instructions I found online in several spots....but since many have asked for a tutorial....I will do one!

In the meantime...there is a tutorial on the OWH blog!

Please take a moment out of your weekend to remember those who serve us, and to thank them for defending our freedoms every day!

Now on to the next stop...


stamps:  SU! With All My Heart
cardstock:  SU! Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Paper Pack
ink:  SU Night of Navy Real Red

78 comments:

  1. Wow. What an amazing 'simple' card. It's wonderful!

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  2. Ive never seen a shutter card before...really neat!!

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  3. Laurie, what a grea card. I love the tri shutter cards. TFS.

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  4. I've done a couple of tri shutter cards, I love how your turned out!!!Great job and your blog is so cute!!

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  5. Love the pearls on the bottom of the card.

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  6. LOVE your card! I try and try but can never make the shutter card ..

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  7. Love your shutter card. It's very crisp!

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  8. Very cool card! I'll have to try this! Thanks for sharing and have a fun weekend! ;o)

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  9. What a gorgeous shutter card, Lauri - beauuuuuutiful and simple even though its so fancy!

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  10. Wow! That card is so exciting!!

    Thank you for posting today!

    xoxo
    Lindsey @ ScrapStreet

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  11. Great card - And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

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  12. Love your card! The colors are great and the design is very cool!

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  13. Fantastic! I totally agree that this card becomes a piece of art that stays displayed long after it's received. I think your card has finally convinced me I need to break down and give this a try myself.

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  14. Your card is beautiful! Been wanting to make a tri shutter card.

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  15. This card does look complicated - but you have done a fantastic job keeping it simple. TFS

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  16. Definitely a WOW card! I love the classic look of the papers you selected for it. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  17. what a wonderful card, Lauri! I have been wanting to try one of these, but have been a bit scared to. if you say they aren't too hard, I am going to trust you! :)

    have a wonderful weekend! hugs to you and your dd!

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  18. I just learned to make this card last weekend at a CKC convention. I love the crisp clean look of the combination you used! I can't wait to try some more of them on my own! Thanks for hopping and supporting OWH!

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  19. Great tri-shutter card! Thanks for your support of our Heroes and OWH!
    R/

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  20. This is such a cute card! You did a great job!

    XOXO,
    Greta

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  21. I love making those cards - and yours looks great. Thank you.

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  22. i would love to learn how to do this simply! great job and great tip to keep the design simple

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  23. What gorgeous card, I must admit I have never tried shutter before. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration to try something new

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  24. What a lovely card you made! I like that you kept the patterns simple. That makes the embellishments all the more striking! After all, it's all about the sentiment. Thank you for making beautiful cards for our heroes!

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  25. Beautiful job on your card! Love it!

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  26. I really want to learn how to do this type of a card! This a a great card....thank you for sharing!

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  27. WOW, this is really beautiful! LOVE the papers you used!

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  28. Beautiful card and a great tip too! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. I want to try that! It's definitely a keeper.

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  30. Lauri I love the card your choices of paper.

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  31. Love the shutter cards!!! Yours is very nice. Thanks for being a part of our blog hop!

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  32. love love love the paper you used - do you happen to know the maker? thanks for sharing

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  33. Hi Laurie Sweetie...
    I am Country Wings your newest follower. I love this shutter card that you have made. The choices of papers, words and style is so awesome. You really outdid yourself.

    I love it. Thank you for inspiring me to try to make a few cards to send to OWH too. I would love to do something that I can do from my recliner. I have been having lung issues for about a month now. In the hospital for 8 days, and now can't go outside, but I might have a few things around the house that I too could make a few cards to send. It would make me so happy to know that I could touch a soldier's heart.

    Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

    Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

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  34. Lauri, Please let me know the size and cuts on that....Have never seen one before. Thanks, Jennifer

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  35. Love your card, we need a tutorial for that one ;) hint, hint...

    Doing a card signing with the 4th graders sounds fun. I have a child just moving into and out of 4th grade.

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  36. way that card is amazing! You are very talented. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  37. Beautiful card. I have seen the tri-shutter card several times, but I haven't figured out how to do it yet, but I will.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  38. I always enjoy the bloghops on OWH. It is a wonderful group and I enjoy being a part of it. Thank you for your part in the group.

    Kathy
    Pass It On
    http://kathypassiton.blogspot.com/

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  39. cute card! love this. you should share a tutorial.

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  40. Ooooh. I love this card. Very pretty.
    Happy Memorial Day to you.

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  41. good to remind us, simple is good! I think I need to try that fold. Just tackled easel cards, I think this one is next! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Wonderful card! I keep meaning to try my hand a a shutter card, but I haven't been able to make myself yet!

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  43. I just love doing the the tri-fold - tri-shutter card. Very nice design.

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  44. Very cool! I am going to have to try one of these.

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  45. Love shutter cards, but I have always been afraid to try making them! Your card is beautiful! Great work!

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  46. Great card, but why not share the how-to's?
    Susan

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  47. Beautiful card! Thank you for supporting our troops!

    ~Courtney~

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  48. I love the shutter card and it looks soo awesome with the pearls, I will be waiting to see the tutorial anxiously. I am so bad at folding paper projects, Please include some snapshots if you do a video tutorial. Thank you.

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  49. Awesome card! These are so cool! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  50. I love tri shutter cards but failed miserably the last time I tried to make one... You have inspired me to try again as yours is STUNNING!

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  51. Great card!! Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Shutter cards have always looked fun, but I haven't tried one yet. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  52. Laura, what a fantastic card. Everytime I see one of these, I'm blown away. Simple is fantastic in my opinion. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

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  53. WOW. This is an amazing card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  54. Wow! Someone is going to love receiving this card.

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  55. Thanks so much for sharing with us. This is a great weekend to see new work and ideas and of course the wonderful people you get to know. Love that card and have wanted to try it, as have all the measurments for it! Love the color. Thanks for your time!

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  56. That is one fantastic card. I've seen some like that before but never tried one.

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  57. Great card. Love the look of the trishutter cards....I am just too chicken to try one heheh.

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  58. Perfect! I love tri-shutters! Thank you for sharing this! It was great to meet you on the hop!

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  59. This is awesome! I love it! :)

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  60. Wow~ what a stunning card! Love your color combination and papers. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Stunning cards.. I need to go look at the tutorials... Thanks for sharing

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  62. I love your shutter card, it's beautiful!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Happy Memorial Day!
    God Bless our Soldiers & their families!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  63. Fabulous card! I will have to try to make one of those!

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  64. Love the card! Simply Sweet! Thanks for all you do for OWH & supporting the men in women in the armed forces.
    : ) Susan [sbartist.blogspot.com]

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  65. So pretty! I love these kind of cards!

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  66. Great card. You're right, the tri-shutter cards are so nice to display.

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  67. I love the tri-shutter card! I forgot about these... thank yo for the reminder.
    Your card is so beautiful. Whoever receives it is going to be very happy!

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  68. This is great and looks so hard! LOL

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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