Craft it Forward Blog Hop

Hi there blog friends.  Today I’m participating in a Blog Hop called Craft it Forward.  This is right up my alley and I hope you’ll take a second to see how you can participate.  There’s a page of all the challenges, prizes and activities at Craft-it-Forward. Craft it Forward is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens – Scrapbooks, Etc and is an encouragement to use crafting for good in the community.  This month the project is a Patriotic Thank You card for the troops . . . you had me at hello!! The card above is my take on the monthly project.

There’s a list of designers who have taken on the challenge (Blog Hop List Here) and each have taken a source project as inspiration and created a new patriotic card.  If you want to get involved all you have to do is make your own card go the Craft It Forward  gallery and post a photo of it for a chance to win $500 for you and another $500 for the charity of your choice!

With patriotic colors and a lot of my touches,  I used several of my favorite Spellbinders die templates — as usual you can find my supplies list below.  In the mean time I need to pass you along to the next person along the hop, just click on the name below to get to your next stop with:

Beth Pingry

Stamps: Studio G
Paper: The Paper Company – Classic Red, Bazzill – Blue, Xpedx Brilliant White Cardstock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Spellbinders Nested Pennants, Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Border Petites, Pearls, Lace, Prima Flower

Thanks so much for stopping by.  See ya soon and remember, Craft it Forward!

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  • MargieHJune 2, 2011 - 7:05 am

    GREAT card, Becca! Lovin’ all the details esp. the Spellbinders die templates ;0PReplyCancel

  • EileenJune 2, 2011 - 7:44 am

    This very beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Beth PollockJune 2, 2011 - 7:46 am

    OMG Becca, I just can’t keep up with your creative imagination! But I am going to give it my best try :D Oh, and thanks for the Becca Bit on the garden trellis frame!
    Beth PReplyCancel

  • Beth PollockJune 2, 2011 - 7:47 am

    OMG Becca! I can’t keep up with your creative imagination – you Rock :D
    Beth PReplyCancel

  • JeanJune 2, 2011 - 7:48 am

    Beautful card! What soldier past or present wouldn’t appreciate such a patriotic card excpressing thanks for a thankless job in defending our country.ReplyCancel

  • Cheri JJune 2, 2011 - 7:51 am

    Oooooo~~I love red, white & blue! What an awesome card, TFS! (but then YOU’RE AWESOME!)ReplyCancel

  • Mi MiJune 2, 2011 - 7:53 am

    Such a beautiful card. Love the little flag. God bless AmericaReplyCancel

  • Lori EllJune 2, 2011 - 7:57 am

    Beautiful BeccaReplyCancel

  • DebbiJune 2, 2011 - 7:59 am

    This is an amazing card! Love the dies you used especially.ReplyCancel

  • Holly SimoniJune 2, 2011 - 8:00 am

    Oh Becca this is just stunning! You never cease to amaze me with your talent! Wow, I love this!ReplyCancel

  • Carol EJune 2, 2011 - 8:03 am

    This card is just stunning. and Craft is forward is just a great idea. Thanks for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • LoisJune 2, 2011 - 8:03 am

    This card is beautiful. I know several vets and I plan to make belated cards thanking them for their service. Thanks again for sharing your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy OJune 2, 2011 - 8:05 am

    Stunning, Becca! A true tribute to our brave soldiers, their families, and our great country!ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyJune 2, 2011 - 8:06 am

    Oh Becca, I absolutely LOVE your patriotic Thank You card. I would LOVE to see a tutorial on it, just not sure how you made the pinwheel to so that the pattern comes out in the same place throughout. This is definitely my kind of card and would love to case this … just need the instructions and the right material.ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda ProseusJune 2, 2011 - 8:13 am

    OMG!!!! This card is stunning…..but then again so are all of your cards! Will you please write some instructions on making the flag thingy!?!? It is so gorgeous. I want to make this card. Thanks Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.June 2, 2011 - 8:16 am

    Becca, this is a totally awesome card! As a retiree from the military I would loved to have received this. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.June 2, 2011 - 8:18 am

    Becca this card is totally awesome!! As a retiree from the military I would have loved to received such a beautiful card. thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenJune 2, 2011 - 8:24 am

    Becca –

    This is stunning! What a beautiful card and tribute to our country. You always amaze me with your talent and lovely art pieces.

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • Carol RJune 2, 2011 - 8:32 am

    Beautiful card! Like the fan/bunting and your use of the pennants on this.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 2, 2011 - 8:51 am

    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOVE to see Patriotic cards!!! From the little pennents hanging down on the bottom of your card, your little patriotic flag, your (forget what you call it, LOL) folded flower thingy, the lace & byas tape, WOW!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteJune 2, 2011 - 8:56 am

    Oh, Becca, what a truly amazing patriotic card! I absolutely LOVE it (no surprise there, as I love everything you make)! I’ve made cards for our troops and have always shied away from putting ribbon and flowers on them (thinking the guys would think they’re not masculine enough) – but, you’ve really made a card that any soldier would be honored to receive. LOVE that little flag pin waving at the top! (Where DID you find it?) Thank you so much for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Kim HupkeJune 2, 2011 - 9:03 am

    Love Love Love what you’ve done with this card!!!!

    You know I’m a huge fan!


  • Elfrieda EverettJune 2, 2011 - 9:10 am

    Wow, great card. Sooo Patriotic.ReplyCancel

  • RubyJune 2, 2011 - 9:13 am

    Great card! The use of SP die-cuts are wonderfully creative. I will have to see about purchasing them! As usual you definitely inspire me, job well done! Please keep up the great work.ReplyCancel

  • RubyJune 2, 2011 - 9:14 am

    Great card! The use of SP die-cuts is just wonderful and very creative. Tks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Nadine BaileyJune 2, 2011 - 9:31 am

    Oh I love this card. It is so patriotic. My son is in the ARMY. I think I should do this for him….ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanJune 2, 2011 - 9:39 am

    So Beautiful and Patriotic!!!! Love it….ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJune 2, 2011 - 9:43 am

    This is an awesome patriotic card Becca. Love all of the embellishments. Beautiful work Becca. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Barb EyringJune 2, 2011 - 9:49 am

    …Another Beauty!!! Yes – I agree – A tutorial …PLEASE?? So much detail here – especially the red, white and blue fan folded embellishment and that little flag! Just amazing (as usual!) So, so perfect! Thanks for sharing.
    You have made me smile!ReplyCancel

  • Donna RinckelJune 2, 2011 - 11:30 am

    Stunning card, Becca. I love all the “touches” you used!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)June 2, 2011 - 12:03 pm

    What a fabulous card! Anyone in the Armed Forces would be flabbergasted & touched to received it. It just takes my breath away. Beautifully done!

    Thank you so much for the tutorial Perfect Mitered Frame. I mean really thank you. Do you know I went out and purchased a geometry set when I first attempted this technique last summer. I had not used a compass nor protractor since high school many decades ago. I still ended up with a lopsided parallelogram instead of the square I was shooting for.

    I can’t wait to get home and attempt this again, following your tutorial. I’m so grateful to you.ReplyCancel

  • Liz S.June 2, 2011 - 12:05 pm

    Perfect! I love all things Americana and this one speaks right to my soul! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • MickieJune 2, 2011 - 12:18 pm

    WOW what a way to say thanks to our troops! Very well done. God Bless America and God Bless Our Troops!ReplyCancel

  • KathyJune 2, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    Very beautiful card!!! Stunning design!ReplyCancel

  • Anne McIntoshJune 2, 2011 - 1:21 pm

    I haven’t looked at the other samples on the BLOGHop, but I can’t think anyone would nail this theme as well as you did! It’s beautiful and so very appropriate. I’ll try to submit my take on this, but don’t hold your breath! Such a rewarding effort! Thanks for doing this for us slackers!ReplyCancel

  • EFIJune 2, 2011 - 1:22 pm

    Your card is gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Judy I, St. Louis MOJune 2, 2011 - 1:38 pm

    Becca, your card is awesome (I use that word a lot with your cards). I love the red white and blue banners. I’m super swamped today, but I’ll follow the blog hop later tonight or tomorrow. I’m not familiar with Craft It Forward, but it sounds interesting.ReplyCancel

  • Linda CarsonJune 2, 2011 - 2:12 pm

    WOW! I salute your creative & inspirational style…….SALUTE!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara GhigliottyJune 2, 2011 - 2:31 pm

    Oh my goodness, Becca ~ You really are AMAZING!!! You have completely “Out-Done” yourself with your STUNNING card! Thanks so much for the info on this site, and as always for your heartfelt inspiration!!!
    (HUGS) Barb G.ReplyCancel

  • Claudia CullenJune 2, 2011 - 3:02 pm

    God Bless you, America & our troops. What a beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • SusanJune 2, 2011 - 4:06 pm

    This is a wonderful patriotic card Becca. Thanks for featuring a way for people to give back to others.ReplyCancel

  • BernieJune 2, 2011 - 4:32 pm

    Stunning! I’ve recently started making cards for OWH one of Craft It Forward’s charities. As a Vet, wife of a Vet and Mother of two Vets, I wish there was something like these organizations in the early nineties and during the Viet Nam era. Anyone of us would have loved to have received one of the cards in this hop.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessJune 2, 2011 - 5:15 pm

    Becca, you did it again. So pretty and patriotic. Love the design and the colors. EdnaReplyCancel

  • Linda ClarkJune 2, 2011 - 5:23 pm

    A beautiful card once again. You truly amaze me with all your talents. I do have a question, what did you use to make the “fan like” layer? Is that a patterned paper and you just scored and folded as you did with the punches? This card is stunning!! Thank you so very much for sharing.
    Hugs, LindaReplyCancel

  • RobertaJune 2, 2011 - 6:04 pm

    Wow this is the best patriotic card I have ever seen!!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan SJune 2, 2011 - 7:01 pm

    gorgeous cardReplyCancel

  • SharyJune 2, 2011 - 7:06 pm

    Love all your cards, this one is fantastic. Please include the size of your cards in your instructions please.

    Love your work!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis SJune 2, 2011 - 8:06 pm

    Fabulous Becca! Thanks for sharing the inspiration and I love the idea of Pay It Forward projects for a whole year!ReplyCancel

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  • csbladeJune 2, 2011 - 9:49 pm

    WOW! This is fabulous. I love the die cut and embossed banners and labels. I came from OWH. TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah BJune 2, 2011 - 9:59 pm

    Becca, you never cease to amaze me with your talent. No matter the occasion, you always stand out on top!! Keep up the beautiful work to inspire us all.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy AllnockJune 2, 2011 - 10:00 pm

    Becca this is such a beautiful card – wow…..its the most elegant ‘bunting’ look I’ve ever seen. Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah BJune 2, 2011 - 10:01 pm

    Becca, you never cease to amaze me with your God given talent. You are so talented and you keep us all inspired and to move out of our comfort zone. The card is absolutely STUNNING!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • SandyBear76June 2, 2011 - 10:17 pm

    so many layers! so pretty!!!ReplyCancel

  • MarianneJune 2, 2011 - 10:20 pm

    What a great card. Thank you for sharing it. I plan on making a card and donating it to operationwritehome.orgReplyCancel

  • Carol JJune 2, 2011 - 10:31 pm

    Very nice card. A grateful thank you to all serving in our military. Right now the National Guard is in our town to help sandbag homes – THANK YOU! We are praying that the mighty Missouri river will stay in its banks and not come into town to visit.ReplyCancel

  • SarahJune 2, 2011 - 10:33 pm

    Becca, your card is gorgeous, as always! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration. I have learned so much from you. Hugs, SarahReplyCancel

  • SandiJune 2, 2011 - 11:01 pm

    I love the card! Those nestie shapes are great. This would be a great card for OWH!ReplyCancel

  • SandiJune 2, 2011 - 11:03 pm

    That is a fabulous card! I love the nestie shapes on it! That would be a great card for OWH!ReplyCancel

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  • Candy MillsJune 3, 2011 - 1:12 am

    Wow Becca!!
    This will make the person feel wonderful!!!
    Love how you made the card – it’s super fabulous!
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • VikiJune 3, 2011 - 1:23 am

    That is such a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it with us and the link too.ReplyCancel

  • sueJune 3, 2011 - 3:16 am

    This card is stunning Luv Sue xReplyCancel

  • Ann MerkinsJune 3, 2011 - 7:22 am

    Your card is breath-takingly beautiful! As a longtime supporter of Operation Write Home, I get such inspiration from cards like yours. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • DebbieKJune 3, 2011 - 7:27 am

    Beautiful card, Becca as your artwork ALWAYS is! Love it!!!
    – DebbieKReplyCancel

  • Karen ilsleyJune 3, 2011 - 8:07 am

    Wow! Your cards are breathtaking. I love all the detail and choice of colors. You continue to inspire me. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Karen IlsleyJune 3, 2011 - 8:14 am

    Oh so pretty, just like all the others by you!ReplyCancel

  • Evette K. CiampoJune 3, 2011 - 8:53 am

    If you were not patriotic your card would make them so Becca. So stunning where do I start to tell u how beautiful it is? LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs and God bless. evetteReplyCancel

  • Linda EJune 3, 2011 - 10:39 am

    Gorgeaous card, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • SandiJune 3, 2011 - 11:36 am

    Love Love Love your card.ReplyCancel

  • christa wildesenJune 3, 2011 - 3:14 pm

    Love the ideas!!!!! neverwould have thought of a bunting on a card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Paula S.June 3, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    Gorgeous card! All the details really make this a work of art. I especially like the flag stick pin made from the ribbon… Very creative! I may have to adapt that so I can use it on my cards for Operation Write Home.ReplyCancel

  • dixieJune 3, 2011 - 5:19 pm

    You’ve made a gorgeous card! Wowzers! Looks like bunting! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne Z.June 3, 2011 - 6:12 pm

    Becca – Love your card and the way you used the pennants as an embellishment – so clever you are! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • Betty GoodsonJune 3, 2011 - 10:28 pm

    This is another awesome card. I’m looking forward to the others on the hop, but can’t imagine anyone topping thisReplyCancel

  • Angelina WesselsJune 5, 2011 - 2:53 am

    I love this card – it is just perfect for a patriotic theme – love the red, white and blue flags!ReplyCancel

  • Pauett FrncsJune 9, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    Wow what an amazing card and technique. Thank you so much for Sharing this with us :-)ReplyCancel