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Operation Write Home – Spring Training {and a giveaway}

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

May Arts Ribbon is proud to support our nation’s deployed heroes through Operation Write Home®! This organization has sent over 2 million cards overseas so our service members can keep in touch with their loved ones while they’re away. And we are participating in the Spring Training Blog Hop this weekend! Please check out the projects we’re sharing – and take some time to visit OWH’s blogs and all the others participating, starting at the top of the hop. You’ll be inspired!

Here’s the line up, just in case you missed one:

 

Giveaway!

May Arts Ribbon Rack

We also have a giveaway for you today!  All you have to do to win your choice of 3 spools of May Arts Ribbon is comment on this post!   I will announce a winner right here on Wednesday, April 10th!

 

Now….on to some card fun with Royal Ribbonista Jen Shears:

I’m so excited to be participating in the Operation Write Home Spring Training Hop! We love baseball, but I thought I would go with another thing that we think of in spring: boating!

Father's Day Card

I’ve used an older stamp set for the boat image, stamping it directly on the red card base, as well as on white cardstock to paper piece. The sentiment is stamped below with the same ink. One of the sails is attached directly to the cardstock, while the other is popped up with dimensional adhesive.

Father's Day Card

I REALLY love the ribbon treatment! I’ve used some of the new 1.5” red, white & blue grosgrain stripe (perfect, right?!) on one side. I wrapped red, ivory & blue burlap string several times around the grosgrain before tying it off in a simple knot.

Father's Day Card

I used a simple trick to attach the ribbon- a quick stitch with the sewing machine! It doesn’t matter what color it is, since you’ll wrap another layer of ribbon on top! I used a fast drying adhesive to glue down the top layer. This is a 4.25 x 5.5” card base, with just one end run embossed with a folder.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you’re inspired to make some masculine cards for OWH!

Blog post by: Jen Shears

 

 

May Arts Ribbon Used:

May Arts Grosgrain Striped Ribbon

 

May Arts Ribbon Burlap String

 

Other Supplies Used:

  • Red, white cardstock
  • Men of Life stamps by PTI
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • SU! Ink: ballet blue
  • Versacolor ink: cardinal
  • Sewing machine
  • Glue Arts raise’n’s
  • Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue

 

Next stop is the very fabulous Jennifer McGuire!

 

The Ribbon Lady


Winner!

We have a winner!  Congratulations to:

Tami B 

What a neat card.  I love the way you did the ribbon.  Thanks for supporting OWH.

Tami, email me at [email protected] with your shipping address to claim your prize!

**all winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize**

**when emailing, please note which giveaway/prize you are claiming*

 

  1. Angie Hall

    I know I'm too late for your drawing but wanted to thank you for supporting OWH anyway. Thanks

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  2. Mary

    I like the traditional red, white and blue!

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  3. Annette Hindes

    What a fun summery card!

    I'll have to remember the ribbon trick

    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  4. Laurie B

    Nice tip about sewing the ribbon to the card.

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  5. Karen Rice

    Gorgeous card!  I am happy to know you all support our troops through OWH!  Thanks for a chance to win your lovely ribbon!

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  6. Bobbi's Treasure

    Love your ribbons!!  Thank you for supporting Opertion Write Home.

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  7. kathy/NorthCarolina

    I am over the moon for that grosgrain striped ribbon.  My favorite.  And it is so cute on that nautical card!

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  8. Emily H

    What a great card! Love that ribbon!

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  9. Laura Sanchez

    What a darling technique for wrapping the ribbon.  I love your ribbon and burlap string so I will have to bookmark this blog and visit often.  Thanks!

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  10. JC

    Cute card…love the colors!!!

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  11. Carmen

    I really need to get back into card making so I can help out OWH!

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  12. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven)

    Wonderful card.  I love the ribbon too.  Great job.  

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  13. Terri Turner

    The boat card is just too cute!  I love the red, white & blue.

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  14. Kelley_R

    Cute card! Love the way you finished the ribbon. 

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  15. Elizabeth Kratzer

    ohmygosh!  Cutest card ever!!!  I love what you did with the ribbon and string!

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  16. Suzette W.

    This card looks so nice but simple to make.  With a few changes I could make several of these!

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  17. Jennifer S.

    Fabulous card! The wide ribbopn makes such a great statement!

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  18. Marcia

    Great, lively card. I like the ribbon treatment & tutorial. Can't wait to try it! Thanks.

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  19. Renee VanEpps

    Beautiful work, love that ribbon and the burlap string !!!

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  20. by belle

    Such a great card!!  Love how you wrapped the burlap twine!

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  21. Diane L.

    What a great card.  Red, white and blue is perfect for our troops.

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  22. amy a

    sooo love mayarts ribbon!  Thanks to Sandy Allnock from Operation Write Home I tried my first selection of yourribbon. It's so yummy! Thanks cor sharing.

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  23. Kimothy

    I love any combo of red,white,and blue. Somehow it just says, FREEDOM!

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  24. maria f.

    Great ribbon treatment, Jen.  Perfect color choice (obvious I guess) but I love the touches of burlap twine!  And the dry embossing peeking out is fabby too.

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  25. Laura P

    I never use ribbon this wide, so it's great to see it used in such a great way!  It rather inspires me to try wider ribbon now. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  26. Lucy E.

    I love the boat and the red, white and blue. It reminds me of my dad, who loved to sail and also served in WWII.

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  27. Cindy Groh

    Perfect card for this hop. Love that patriotic ribbon.

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  28. Rufus

    Love the nautical feel of the ribbon and that burlap twine…oh my really like that!  Thanks so much for your support of OWH and our troops!!

    R/

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  29. Christine C

    love this card and love love love the burlap string… they might be my choice if I am a lucky winner {{fingers crossed}}

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  30. Sherry K

    That is just the cutest ribbon with that EF running down the side. Love the sailboat. One adorable card. 

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  31. Penny Laschanzky

    I just love this card!   that ribbon is PERFECT for OWH and I've never seen that particular way of "fixing" it with the burlap…excellent idea and adds such a great touch.  plus, what a neat idea to dry emboss just that right side of the card~~~

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  32. Ellen

    It's great to be able to use ribbon on a masculine card that would brighten any guy's day!  Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  33. Indy

    What an absolutely fun card!!  Love the way you used the ribbon and jute!

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  34. Pat

    LOVE how you used the ribbon and burlap…GREAT job!

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  35. Ky Sanders

    I just love your ribbon. This card is wonderful, and a great tip to quick stitch it. Thanks for participating!

     

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  36. Iris Soscia

    Cute card. Awesome ribbon.

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  37. Iris Soscia

    What a bright and colorful card. Awesome ribbon too. Iris

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  38. calamityjane

    This is a really great card!!!  Pretty much everything about says America…well, and Father's Day!  Thanks for the inspiration on making "guy" cards as well as supporting our troops!! 

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  39. Kathy Colgan

    Love the colorful ribbon!

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  40. karenladd

    Love the striped grosgrain ribbon and I am a big supporter of OWH so happy to see this promotion!

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  41. Tina Voss

    I love the card, and adore the ribbon…I am now on a quest to get some of the red, white and blue grosgain in my little crafting hands!

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  42. Martye

    Nice effect with the ribbon.

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  43. Donna Nuce (Crafty Colonel)

    Darling card!  Love that patriotic striped ribbon.  Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home!

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  44. LynneZ

    Love the use of both the twine and the ribbon – Totally awesome!

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  45. Sarah Biswabic

    WOW! This is a beautiful card!

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  46. Pam Sohan

    Very cute card ! Love that ribbon ! 

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  47. shartl

    LOVE the way that ribbon is tied with twine to give added interest! A great masculine card!

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  48. Becky Johnson

    I need to add my thanks, too, for supporting our troops and OWH.

    Becky Johnson

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  49. Mel S

    So simple. I love all the textures used. Ribbon burlap and paper, oh my! 🙂

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  50. Hannah Means

    I really like this card. The ribbon treatment is unique! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  51. Debbie B

    Love the card and the way the ribbon is tied.  Great job!

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  52. Carol

    My eyes immediately jumped to all the colors in the ribbon rack.  Oh my what a stunning picture!

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  53. Barb Housner

    very fun card – love all the texture

    Barb Housner

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  54. Pam

    Great card! Love the ribbon & burlap string.

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  55. Monica Maier

    WOW, Love this card!!! As ex military and growing up a military brat, I <3 all things red, white and blue. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Cynthia

    That ribbon is awesome! Love the way you used the r/w/b twine to tie it up. Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home. It's a great organization, and such a great way to support our troops.

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  57. Jean Gursoy

    Lovely colours – the stamp and the ribbon are both gorgeous

    Jean xx

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  58. linda patti

    great card, I will have to try this!

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  59. LindaH

    Love the ribbon idea–great colors on the burlap strings!

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  60. VinDeeLoo

    Love it!

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com
    vindeeloosthisnthat.blogspot.com

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  61. JoyceAnn

    Such beautiful ribobn! I really love ribbon! Thank you for providing this tutorial on wrapping the ribbon with the hemp – love it!

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  62. Celeste B.

    Love the nautical themed card.

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  63. Sandra ltb

    what a great card – I have nver seen burlap string – looks like another must have!

    Sandra ltb

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  64. Cheryl Hutcherson

    LOVE this cause!!

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  65. Alysia H

    I love the ribbon treatment too, those colors are lovely!

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  66. Terri E.

    Great card, the ribbon shines!

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  67. Cyndi

    I enjoyed your card and tutorial; your ribbons are awesome. Thanks for your inspiration and support of a great project

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  68. Patti G

    What a lovely card,I like the ribbon accent.

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  69. Michele Smith

    I love the use of the wide ribbon with just a touch of embossing on the side. Great idea to "lift" one of the sails for an added effect and I love the overall red, white and blue theme! Thanks for sharing!!

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  70. Pamela G.

    What a fun card for a male with a nautical, or even patriotic, twist! Thank you.

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  71. Diane Clark-Sutton

    Love the colors and how you popped up only the sails on the boat.

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  72. Lynne in NI

    Cool card, I LOVE how you used your ribbon 🙂

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  73. Beth W

    This is such a cool card! I love just embossing one end-very effective technique.And Ihave a terrible time tying bows-love how you did it.thank for the how-to's and supporting OWH.

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  74. DanielleMW

    I really like this card. Thank you for sharing!

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  75. Emily Thubbron

    Love that new ribbon.  Thanks for the great hop and as always, the beautiful ribbon.

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  76. Phyllis B.

    Love your very red, white & blue card!  Very patriotic and appropriate!

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  77. CherylClaycomb Anderegg

    Pretty ribbon, great technique with the twine too!  Thanks for the inspiration!

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  78. Keri Tarapi

    Great card, nice colours, looks good

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  79. Penny DuBry

    I so love this card, couldn't get any better for several branches of our Troops!!!

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  80. Barbara Albrecht

    Cute card…love how you've put it all together!

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  81. scrapper al

    Love the ribbon treatment and the embossing.

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  82. Brenda

    Thanks for the tip on sewing the ribbon – I really love that new grosgrain!

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  83. Carmen Lucero

    I'm really loving the hop and looking at all the masculine cards.  It's amazing how you can use ribbon if it's the right kind!  Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

     

    Carmen L

     

     

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  84. Patti T

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  85. Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS

    Oh, I just LOVE that red/white/blue ribbon!!  The card is great too, but the ribbon just MAKES the card! 🙂

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  86. Denise Bryant

    Great card! Perfect with that yummy red, white & blue ribbon!

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  87. Janeen

    awww, that card is adorable.  i love the simplicity of it. 

    thanks for supporting OWH and all our troops

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  88. Diana Enns

    Great card – and thanks for the opportunity to win your ribbons.

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  89. Diana Enns

    Great card

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  90. Diana Enns

    Love the patriotism of this card and the use of ribbon/fibers.

    Thanks for being a part of this hop.

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  91. Memoriesbymanda

    Great card. Love the nautical colours.

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  92. Missy G

    Each of the elements play off of eachother so well and create such a great eye catching card. The ribbon treatment is so perfectly-imperfect with the wrapped twine, it's very fittingly masculine.

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  93. JoAnn B.

    Fabulous card. Thanks for supporting OWH and our military heroes.. This is a great organization.

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  94. Melanie Morris

    Thank you ~ I really love the simplicity of this card – and the ribbon tied with twine/burlap string is fabulous!  Leave it to the "ribbonistas" to come up with it 😉  Thank you for your support of our troops.

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  95. Angela R

    There is no better quality ribbon than May Arts Ribbon!

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  96. Pauline K

    Love the ribbon treatment; great idea to stitch the ribbon to the card.

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  97. Linda T

    Such a great looking card. How I so love the ribbon and the way it was done. I just love ribbons. Thank you

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  98. Pauline K

    Love the ribbon and the idea of sewing it to the card. Great job.

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  99. sandy mruk

    patriotic card i really like it

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  100. sandy mruk

    lovely card really love the ribbon

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  101. Mary-Anne V.

    Love the ribbon on the side of this nautical card and the embossing too.

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  102. Cynde

    Nice card

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  103. croppinmama

    Gotta love the nautical look of this great card.  Nice patriotic colors and creative use of ribbon.  Thanks for supporting OWH. 

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  104. Mary in Wausau WI

    Lucious ribbon, lovely card!

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  105. Glenna Anderson

    Love your ribbon and cute card.

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  106. Teena

    Beautiful card ~ wonderful cause!!!

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  107. Tracy McLoughlin

    Thanks for supporting the troops!

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  108. Tracy McLoughlin

    Wonderful card!  Great cause!  Thanks for the blog hop!

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  109. Dorothy S

    A nautical card and patriotic colors – great card!

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  110. Lisa Niles

    Super cute card!  Love the ribbon/twine combo!  I will definitely be using that combo soon!

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  111. Jill Boteler

    Georgous ribbon.  Very nice card.

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  112. Phyllis Freese

    Love the nautical design of this card.

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  113. SarahD

    The ribbon looks awesome!  I also love the textured background. Thanks!

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  114. AundriaB.

    What a fun card – love this ribbon, the effect of tying the burlap around the ribbon a number of times, and the embossing folder you used on this. Thank you for sharing this wonderful card & for your support of OWH!

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  115. barbara lassiter

    This is a really pretty card and the ribbon enhances it perfectly.

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  116. Penny Douphinett

    I love the card, especially the twist on the knot!  Anyone would be happy to get that card.

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  117. Angie Linton

    Great card and I love how you used the ribbon!

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  118. Brenda B.

    Love that red white & blue ribbon tied with the string – awesome!

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  119. Debbie Caldwell

    OHHH I love this card. I want that ribbon, red white and blue is so good together isn't it? I will give this a shot, I don't have a sail boat stamp, but I do have a fishing one…I'll make it work…Love the card.

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  120. Lynn G.

    I just love the sea or water cards.  It reminds me of going to see my Aunt on the Lake.  Love the ribbon and how you made the sails on the boat.  Awesome!  Thank you so much for sharing!

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  121. Krista

    All the colors are beautiful. Love the red, white, and blue!

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  122. Sara

    I love the use of the string with the ribbon.

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  123. Barb Murphy

    I love this ribbon! The card is awesome too 🙂

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  124. Carol L

    The ribbon you used on your card is so patriotic and just plain cool! I absolutely LOVE the way you double wrapped it and then tied the loose end with triple-colored twine! Genius!! Very nautical and masculine! Thanks for supporting OWH by joining in this blog hop!

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  125. Mary Beth Krakowski

    I personally think that ribbon is an absolute essential part of a handmade card. I love this card!

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  126. Trish Reddick

    Great card Jen. I am inspired to do masculine cards! Thank you for your support to OWH. I enjoy seeing the ribbon Sandy uses in her videos. You have gorgeous ribbon!

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  127. Audrina T.

    What a cute and different technique.  

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  128. Kathy A.

    Great colors, image and ribbon combo!

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  129. Kathy A.

    Really like your paper pieced boat. And the ribbon is a great addition to the card!

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  130. Tina

    Love the bright cheerful colors! Thank you for sharing!

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  131. Jean Bullock

    The Navy is often forgotten.  So glad to see this delightful card. Great job!

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  132. Ruth G

    Great masculine card with the boat and the colors and ribbon! Thanks so much for sharing and supporting OWH!

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  133. Brigita

    What a fun card. Love the ribbon!!!

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  134. Jo Ann

    Fantastic card – love the ribbon treatment.  Thanks for showing us how!

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  135. Debbie Fisher

    love your card and your ribbon!

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  136. joy

    Love the red, white and blue ribbon and the card is fab, too!

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  137. Velda S.

    Nice masculine card.  Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  138. Terri

    Great card.

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  139. Ann Q. Partin

    Love the red/white and blue on the card!  I have never tried your ribbon, but I see it being used by Sandy at OWH all the time!    It is lovely!

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  140. Judy

    I love the striped ribbon on this fun card!

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  141. Susan Latz

    There is nothing like red, white, and blue to make a person feel great. Think I'll go look at some of my stamps that put you in the great outdoors. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  142. Vicki Wigton

    Love this card!

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  143. Diana

    What a cute card. Great for Father's Day, birthday and young boys.

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  144. Janet Jenkins

    Love your card!! The colors are so perfect and I love how you did the ribbon & twine!

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  145. Sharon H

    A girl can never have enough ribbon! 🙂

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  146. Amy

    LOVE the technique with the twine tied on top the ribbon!!!

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  147. Kathy T

    Great card design. I liked the striped ribbon used but the burlap string looks really interesting. I found the tip about machine stitching the ribbon to the card helpful. Thank you.

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  148. Karen Schroeder

    Such a great card!  Love the burlap string wrapped around the ribbon!

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  149. carole

    Loved your cards……I totally loved te RWB ribbon.

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  150. Vicky Scheiber

    Cute card, love the combo of ribbon and twine.  Thanks fo supporting OWH and our troops!!

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  151. Janet Cobb

    Beautiful card! I love the ribbon treatment!

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  152. Carol Wilson

    Nice combination of elements on your card, and of course the ribbon is a standout!

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  153. Liliana

    Super cute card!  Love the ribbon.  

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  154. ava g

    great card, the colors are perfect, nice showcasing of the ribbon

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  155. Margie

    I love the burlap string!  This card is cute.  I enjoyed learning new ways to attach ribbon to cards.  I will be using this technique.

    Thank you for sharing and supporting our troops!

     

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  156. Kim C

    Love this card and the patriotic use of red, white and blue ribbon and burlap string.  Thanks for your support of OWH and for your wonderful ribbon products.  I dream of your ribbon rack!

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  157. Mary L Schreiber

    Beautiful card, love the colors and the ribbon.  A neat way of tieing the end. Very Pretty.

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  158. Pat Y

    Love the way you used red, white, and blue.

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  159. Tracy Tanner

    I love this card!!  Thanks for supporting our troops and being part of this great program. 

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  160. Mary Lou H

    Cute twist to tying off the end of the ribbon.    I love the red/white/blue ribbon.   The card is so cute – and the weather is forecasting boating season soon.

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  161. Sarah

    WOW… I am so in love with this ribbon treatment–wow!  Love it!  Thank you May Arts for all you do for OWH!

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  162. Tery

    PS. that ribbon rack made my heart palpitate a little. i love ribbon embellishments.

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  163. Robyn

    Lovely use of the ribbon! May Arts has the prettiest selection!

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  164. Tery

    twine and ribbon! what a great way to add something to wide ribbons without it bunching up into a lumpy mess from a giant bow. good mixture with the palette and cutout sail for dimension. i'm BRAND new to cardmaking/papercrafting (seriously, less than six months kinda new) so thanks very much for the new techniques!

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  165. Verna Angerhofer

    Wonderful card design in awesome patriotic colors. Great card design for a man.

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  166. Alinsmajl

    Cute one

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  167. Patty

    Very cool card…and you're right…that striped ribbon is perfect.  Love how you popped up one of the sails!!

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  168. Yvonne B.

    Wow! Super ribbon treatment. I do love your burlap string–it is always perfect on masculine cards! Thanks for sharing your cheery card and great tips with ribbon!

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  169. Ann M

    This is a great masculine card!! I LOVE the ribbon on it! Thank you so much for sharing this. I can't wait to do a card using this ribbon technique.

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  170. Jill

    Thanks for sharing the great nautical themed card.  Love the ribbon technique.  Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  171. Donna

    Love you're card, the ribbon makes it pop!  Thanks for sharing and the chance to win ribbon! All cards should have ribbon! LOL

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  172. Miriam Prantner

    Great card for OWH!  I love the ribbon treatment with the burlap string!

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  173. Andrea T

    Great card.  So many choices of ribbon!

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  174. Janis

    Loved the simplicity yet has a wow factor. 

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  175. Audra H

    Wow. There are a few techniquest for takeaway from this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  176. Joan K

    Cute card – you make the ribbon treatment look so easy – I will definitely try this technique! Thanks for supporting OWH in so many ways.

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  177. Sybrina K

    Love your use of the burlap string.

     

    Thanks so much for your support of OWH and for participating in today's OWH Blog Hop.

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  178. Marilyn

    Very nice Father's Day card.  I love the ribbon too matched with the burlap twine.  Thanks for sharing with us and supporting OWH.

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  179. Cindi Flass

    Gorgeous card!  I love your colors and ribbon.

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  180. Erika

    Love that red/white/blue ribbon – it would be great for so many OWH cards.  The nautical card you made is just wonderful.  Thanks for being part of the OWH bloghop!

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  181. Kristen Foreman

    I love OWH. Thanks for participating in the blog hop! 🙂 Gorgeous cards and amazing ribbon!

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  182. Natalie H

    Darling card!!  Thanks for supporting our men and women who are serving us so bravely in the military.

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  183. Kim P

    I like your ribbon selections, also the way you tied the twine around the ribbon. Nice looking. Thank you for partnering with OWH.

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  184. Marsha D

    What a clever ribbon treatment. Love it.  Thanks for the tacking tip.  And thank you for supporting OWH

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  185. BevE

    Great idea the string & ribbon…not too bulky & great looking!

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  186. conniecrafter

    great guy card, love how you tied the ribbon with the different colored twine!!

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  187. Lori Law

    Love that ribbon treatment.  I so much of that two inch ribbon I need to use, but tying a traditional knot or bow is too bumpy.  Thanks for the tutorial.

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  188. Lucy

    Thanks for a closeup of that striped ribbon.  The texture is amazing.  The card is great, too.  I love the ribbon technique and the added texture with the burlap.  Thanks for participating in the hop and supporting OWH.

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  189. Gail A

    Love how you used ribbon on a masculine card!

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  190. Pat Kinkaid

    I loved the great masculine card, and the way you used the ribbon was perfect!

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  191. Crafty Math Chick

    I love the pretty card you made with your lovely patriotic ribbon and burlap string!  (Love your products in general!!)  Thanks so much for sponsoring the OWH blog hop today – as a military spouse, I know first hand how much the troops and their families appreciate their service, thanks for helping an organization that gives back!

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  192. conil

    The way the ribbon is tied is wonderful. It simply makes this card. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  193. Dixie

    Oh, my goodness! That ribbon treatment is awesome! Thank you, May Arts, for supporting our troops and OWH!

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  194. Carolyn R

    adorable card – great use of ribbon!

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  195. Beth L

    Beautiful card!  Thanks for the instructions and for supporting OWH!

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  196. Carolyn R

    Love the use of ribbon – adorable card!

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  197. Kerry

    Love your use of the ribbon in such a masculine way!

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  198. Jean Nibbe

    Great card!  I love the ribbon and twine look.  It add dimension but not bulk.

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  199. Jean Nibbe

    Love the ribbon treatment on this card!  It's given me some ideas.  Thanks for being part of Operation Write Home blog hop.

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  200. Mary Esther

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful card!  I love it!!!

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  201. Paula S.

    Fanatstic ribbon treatment! So clever and perfect for the summer, boat theme of the card. Nice touch to add the embossing to the edge too. Thanks so much for joining in todays hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

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  202. Debbie Nims

    Love this!! I need some of that burlap string!

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  203. Shannon

    I love the red,white, and blue burlap that you wrapped around the ribbon. Brilliant!

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  204. Lagene

    Wonderful ribbion treatment! I'd love to win some ribbon!

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  205. Michele M

    Great card and tutorial.  Loved the clever way of attaching the ribbon.  Thanks for sharing and thanks, too, for supporting OWH and our Troops!

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  206. cheryl n

    always buying ribbon and usually it ends up in a bow.  this is a nice alternative to a bow!

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  207. Christine Newman-Aumiller

    I love your card!  The colors and the ribbon are simply stunning.  

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  208. Aida

    What a real nice card. Thank you for supporting our troops in such a wonderful way. My husband is a Veteran and he always says "he wishes someone like you would send him cool things".  He went went in right after 911 and no one was supporting them at the time. God bless your hearts! Thank you!

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  209. Joan L

    Love this card, masculine and patriotic colors.  Thanks for your support of Operation Write Home.

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  210. Debbie Long

    Love the wide ribbon used on this card

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  211. Diane H

    What a colorful card!  I love the tie off effect on the ribbon since sailors love to make knots! This is a CASE waiting to happen!

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  212. Anita A

    Stunning card! I love that ribbon and twine.

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  213. Sandy Allnock

    Ooooooh!! LOVE this – I love that it addse the effect of a tied know without the thickness. Well done. Jen!!

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  215. Kay Williamson

    You give so many great ideas on your blog for using your beautiful ribbons, thanks to you!

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  216. Barbara Roe

    What a neat card and the wide ribbon is great.

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  217. Maryann

    A very beautiful card, but most cards always are, when they include gorgeous ribbon, and these really are gorgeous.

    This comes from a complete ribbonaddict he he

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  218. Jen Radloff

    I love your use of the ribbons!!!

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  219. Randee S

    Love your card and how you did the ribbon.  The boat and red, white, and blue theme were perfect.  Thanks for sharing.

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  220. Darcy Keener

    This is such a cute card. I love the ribbon!  Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH!

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  221. Sharon S.

    Wonderful card and yes boating is perfect thing to think about with spring.  I really like the little bit of embossing adds a nice touch.  I love the tutorial on the ribbon.  I am going to try that on my next card.  Your ribbons are all so yummy.  Thanks for supporting OWH and our heroes.

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  222. Marlene D

    Super cute and fun nautical card. I love the embossing as it reminds me of buoys in the water. I also love the look of the burlap twine wrapped around the wide ribbon. Thank you for supporting OWH and the chance to wil ribbon!

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  223. Amy S

    Love the stamp/ribbon/color combination.

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  224. JoAnn Pollock

    Interesting idea using the string around the ribbon

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  225. Kristen

    what a wonderful card.  You can almost feel the breeze in the sail of the boat.

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  226. Diane Dupont

    Love the card and the color combinations!  Thanks for sharing!

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  227. susan

    love the combo of the twine and the ribbon! so many textures!!!

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  228. Sue McRae

    What a fun nautical card, great design with that wide ribbon.

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  229. Sue D

    Fabulous card–love the ribbon treatment!

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  230. Amalia

    very intersting card. I love your ribbon.

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  231. BeverlyBL

    Love your card.  The embossing is just the perfect touch.  I like how you wrapped the ribbon with the burlap string.  Looks very nautical.  Thanks for participating in OWH.

    I drool every time I see your ribbon wall.  So cool.

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  232. Becky Schneider

    I love the sailboat!   Thanks

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  233. Andrene

    Cute card and beautiful ribbon. Great color combo and theme that shows support of the troops and OWH!! Off to the next blog 🙂

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  234. Keni

    Super job on this card! I love ribbon accents!!

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  235. Shannon DeWitt

    Cute card! Love the embossed edge! TFS!

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  236. Jackie

    Lovely card and I love that ribbon treatment!

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  237. wendymc

    Love love love that ribbon idea! I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win some fabulous goodies ( and can I just add that the photo of all that yummy ribbon on the shelf is jaw-dropping!).

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  238. Kaylee S.

    Love the ribbon and twine combo. It's such a unique look.

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  239. Stacy Buller

    What a great nautical card. I always love seeing what the Ribbonistas come up with and they never disappoint. Thanks for joiing the blog hop today and your continued suppport of OWH!

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  240. Nancy Miner

    Cute card! I love how you popped one side of the boat, attached the ribbon and tied the twine around its middle1 tfs and for your support of OWH and of course, the chance to win your yummy, delicious, uber-awesome ribbon!!!

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    1. Nancy Miner

      Sorry for teh extra charachters in my post– auto-correct went crazy, maybe??

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  241. Kat Martin

    Very clever card!   Thanks for sharing a great ribbon decoration idea.

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  242. Cindy D

    What a great idea for adding ribbon and twine, I can't wait to try this technique out.  Thank you

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  243. Lisa Oliver

    Great masculine card and, yes, the r/w/b ribbon is perfect!  Thank you for the great tips on t

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    1. Lisa Oliver

      the ribbon and your continued support of Operation Write Home!

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  244. Denise Daniel

    Oh, I love what you did with the fabulous ribbon.  How cute!  Thanks for sharing the tutorial.  😀

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  245. Kelly Horn

    Love the ribbon, love the red white and blue wrap job, love the stamp!! I guess I just love this card!!!

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  246. Melissa T.

    Love the idea of using the burlap around the grosgrain! Thank you for your support of Operation Write Home. 🙂

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  247. Debbie

    I would love to be entered for the ribbons.  Thank you for offering them.  I love the patriotic Father's Day card.

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  248. Shari B

    Love that ribbon treatment! Great example of how to use ribbon on a guy card too! Thanks!

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  249. JudyT

    What a great card. Love the wide ribbon.

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  250. EmilyD

    Love that ribbon!

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  251. Sandy Gregg

    The Nautical theme of your card is awesome and so "masculine."  The ribbon is just the right touch to make the card pop!

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  252. Jennifer Scull

    what a fun, bright card that will most certainly bring smiles! 🙂

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  253. Kathy Stacy

    Love the nautical theme.  Also appreciate the red, white and blue burlap string – great touch. 

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  254. jan

    Love the red white and blue.  A really nice card.

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  255. Jean Sundquist

    What a bright cheerful card. Any dad would love getting this card.

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  256. Gail

    Such a fun card and you can't go wrong with sailboats!!  Thanks for the tip on sewing the ribbon before mounting it to the card – now why haven't I thought of that before??

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  257. Cheryl Schmitke

    Thanks for the great card and great idea to use the ribbon!

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  258. Diane

    Great card. I love the ribbon and the little bit of embossing along the side. Great ideas. 

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  259. Tami B

    What a neat card.  I love the way you did the ribbon.  Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  260. Angie Crockett

    What a cute card and I LOVE the ribbon treatment!  Using the colored burlap string with the beautiful grosgrain was a fabulous idea!!!!  Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

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  261. Penny Ward

    Super cute card..like how the sail is popped off the card. Thanks for the tip on sewing the ribbon.

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  262. Susan T

    Love your ribbon.  Great way to show it off.  Thanks for the inspiration.

    Reply
  263. Jody Green

    Very cute card!  I love the one sail popdotted, other sail flat idea!

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  264. Darci Powers

    this card is awesome,just the right blend of lots of good things and not too hard to make! The May Arts Ribbons are divine….drooling here! Love the cause too!

    Reply
  265. Lee Anne Owens

    I love using ribbon on my cards . Love how you combined it with the string. Gives the ribbon less of a girlie look

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  266. Jil-Anne Essinger

    I love nautical so this card is perfect for me.  I thought there was a button on the ribbon but at closer look – love the use of the burlap string.

     

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  267. stampersuzz

    Super cute card! Love the twine around the coordinating wide ribbon!

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  268. DawnL

    love this RWB card! and totally love that burlap string! tfs

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  269. Paula Zduncyk

    As a Navy Family… love this card. Always looking for new ideas and pretty ribbons… but ribbon on a masculine card is a new concept!

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  270. Kara

    Love the ribbon and burlap string combination.

    Reply

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