Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Opperation Write Home with Miss Arts

Hi Everyone!
I am here today with Miss Arts Papercrafting School to bring you a card that I created for Opperation Write Home! If you are not familiar with OWH, you can check out their website here. I see that right now there on a campain for Fathers Day Cards!!
Here's what Miss Arts has to say...

Do you enjoy making cards? Every Tuesday in April the teachers at Miss Art's Papercrafting School will be teaming up to bring you a card tutorial, designed to spark your creativity, teach you new techniques, and meet the specifications for Operation Write Home cards.

Each Tuesday, visit the Miss Art's blog to view the tutorial. Then join designers Karen Hanson, Alyssa McGrew, Tina McDonald, and Jodi Baune in creating cards to donate to Operation Write Home. Cards will be collected at the Miss Art's office, then forwarded as a group to the Operation Write Home distribution center. Every card we receive will become an entry to win the Esther's Innovations kit from Miss Art's, or a sticker pack from SRM Stickers!

You can send as many cards as you like, earning as many entries as you like, but only cards following the OWH guidelines will be eligible. Cards must be received by May 25th, 2012 to be eligible for the drawing. International entries and cards are welcome. Cards created should be shipped to:

Miss Art's Papercrafting School
Attn: Alyssa McGrew
125 Sherry Ln
Attica, IN 47918
For more information about the specific requirements for donated cards, please view the OWH requirements page.
I have created a card to share with you, along with full instructions on how to create it! I have used a gate-fold design and some Spellbinders die tempates. If you don't have any Spellbinders die's, don't fret! You can use any dies', or premade embellishments in their place. Of course I'm a bit partial to the Spellbinders dies... LOL!
Ok, here we go!

Here is what you need!

Black, white, red cardstock (Worldwin)
GCD Studios“Paris Nights” 12x12 paper pad
ScorPal Scorboard
Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Machine
Spellbinders Die Templates
             S5-031 Fancy Tags Three
             S5-079 Persian Motifs
             S4-346 Labels Twenty Two
Ranger Distress ink-Frayed Burlap
Helmar Zap Dots, 1/2 “ round
Metal embellishment (Dollar store)
Jenni Bowlin Button
Flourishes stamp
ClearSnap ink, Black
Hot Glue Gun
Liquid Pearls “Ruby Red”


1. Cut black cardstock to 8 ½ x 5 ½.
2. Place on Score board and score at 2 1/8” and at 6 3/8”. Fold towards center.
3. Cut 2 pieces of Damask patterned paper 2 x 5 ¼”. Lightly distress all edges if desired.
Adhere paper to front folds of card as shown.
4. Cut strip of black cardstock 9 x 1 ¼”. Cut one strip of the border paper. Center and adhere to center of cardstock strip. Place on Scorboard and score at 2 5/8” and at 6 7/8”. Fold together and adhere just the ends together.
5. Using Spellbinders Grand Calibur die cut machine diecut and emboss the following:

• 1 Fancy Tag onto white cardstock. Stencil thru die template using distress ink before removing. Lightly ink all edges.

• 1 Persian Motifs die on white cardstock and one on red cardstock. Stencil thru die template using distress ink before removing. Lightly ink all edges.

• Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock. Cut and emboss using Labels Twenty Two die #1 (With #1 being the smallest). Stencil thru template with distress ink before removing.

6. Now that all of the dies are cut, begin layering them together. Here’s what I did!
7. With sleeve removed from card, adhere Fancy Label to center, covering the seam where the ends are adhered together.
8. Using foam squares, place one on top and on bottom of the red Persian Motif. Adhere this to the center of the Fancy Label. Adhere white one on top of that, with points coming between those of the red motif.
9. Adhere metallic dollar store embellishment to center using hot glue gun. Adhere Jenni Bowlin button to the top using hot glue as well. Tie Label on using twine. Add 3 dots of Liquid Pearls.
10. Adhere striped paper from collection pack inside card for written message from sender.
11. Close card. Insert into decorative sleeve.
And there you have it!

Thank you SO much for stopping by! I hoe that you will participate in Opporation Write Home!! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! You can contact me at tinamcdonald@xplornet.ca

Until Next Time,
Happy Creating!


  1. This is absolutely beautiful - and for such a great cause!

  2. Lovely card Tina!

  3. Beautiful card Tina!


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