« Party Time Challenge | Main | Tuesday T&T Twisted Christmas Duo »

October 06, 2012

OWH World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop!

I was so excited to be invited to celebrate World Cardmaking Day with OWH. If you haven't heard of this wonderful group you can find out more HERE.  They MAKE cards and send them to deployed troops so they can use them to write home to their loved ones.   Thank you, Sandy and your team, for all you do for our troops.

Holly Friend 2
I chose to use Holly because she can be used as a Christmas angel or an everyday angel.  To make my card I:


  1. Stamped Holly on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock with Espresso Truffle ink, painted with Twinkling H2O's, added glitter as shown.  When dry I applied Glossy Accents over all of the glittered areas.  (Cards without glitter sealed on top cannot be sent to deployed areas).
  2. Stamped sentiments, Best Things and An Angel, with Memento Rich Cocoa on Neenah Classic Crest Natural cardstock.
  3. Processed 2 Circle Shaker die cuts.  Antiqued edges with acrylic stamp block and rubbed against die cuts with Memento Rich Cocoa.
  4. Mounted first Circle die cut on Best Things sentiment as shown.
  5. Cut two pieces out of the remaining die cut as shown below.   Overlay the other two with tape.  Trim the edges as shown.  Mount over An Angel sentiment and trim as needed.  I antiqued the edges added little glitter dots and added Glossy Accents over those too.


Twisted Easel Card Fold And Background:

  1. Stamped CAC Nordic Stripes with Memento Angel Pink on Neenah Classic Crest Natural twice lengthwise on an 8.5"X11" piece of cardstock.
  2. Cut one piece stripes going east/west 5.25"X4.0".  Cut the second piece stripes going north/south 4.0"X5.25".
  3. Cut a piece of Natual cardstock 4.25"X5.5".  Mounted the east/west stripes on it.
  4. Cut a piece of Neenah CC Natural cardstock 4.25"X9.75".  Score it at 5.5".  Folded The 4.25" side as shown and tape the bottom triangular part as shown below.
  5. Mounted the north/south stripes on the bottom right side of the card.



  1. Mounted the angel to the round die cut with sentiment and mount it to the cardfront with east/west stripes.
  2. Tied bow and mount it.
  3. Taped the lower side of cardfront with tape as shown on the right above.
  4. Mounted angel and sentiment, lining up from left edge to right bottom right side of the card.  The right side of the card will overlap the top portion.
  5. Use 1/16" pop dots for the top portion of the An Angel sentiment and glue dots to the bottom.
  6. Added a 5mm half pearl heart to the bottom corner with Glossy Accents.  (Always mount pearl/rhinestone, etc. stickers with Glossy Accents or glue.)  Sticker does not mean it will...stick that is.  ;-)
  7. As a final touch, if this card was going to OWH, I would include a note paper as shown above.  That way the soldier can decide how much they really feel like writing.  Some like to write more, others less.  If they are in a combat zone, paper might not be readily available.

You can see her as a Christmas Angel HERE.  That's it for today's post.  Hope you enjoyed it.  Off to checkout the other OWH posts and thanks for stopping by to look and share.







Some recipient will be very lucky to get your card ! Love the twisted easel layout, the CAC (as always) and all the small details (glossy star,ribbon, saying...)

I love the background stripes!

Thanks for the tutorial! beautiful, sweet angel, too

Just a beautiful card! Thanks for all the instruction!

This is so sweet, Shirley! And girl, you always have such clever tips here when I come to visit! Beautiful card, my friend!

So cute card! Love the image and background. Your coloring is gorgeous.
hugs, Helena.

Thanks for the easel fold tutorial and for supporting OWH.

Wow, I love all the directions and even pictures of items you used to make the card. As a new stamper these are invaluable to me! Thanks so much!!

Great directions with pictures so even I can do this too! TFS.

So lovely!! Thank you for sharing your tips!

Happy Hopping!

Sweet card. I like the soft pink background and how you colored Holly. I always wondered where to write on a twisted easel card - clever idea to insert an extra piece of paper. Happy WCMD!

Love this card and the other one you linked. So sweet. I have bookmarked this to come back to for your tutorial. Thank you for that and Thank you for your support of OWH.

Lovely card and wonderful instruction for making it..
Thank you

Fantastic fold Shirley! Can't wait to try it! Love the pink and cream color combo! TFS

Oh my goodness what a sweet card-- I love that you included the instructions--I definitely must need to try to create one of these cards! Thank you so much for supporting OWH!

She is adorable as both an everyday and a Christmas angel. Both cards are beautiful and that Circle Shaker die is now on my wish list. Thanks for hopping with us today!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Awww this is so sweet and I love that adorable angel image!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Really cute card Shirley - and thanks for the tutorial too!
Happy World Cardmaking Day!
Sandy, OWH President

What a sweet angel! This card is just the cutest!

What an angelic card Shirley! Thanks for the detailed instructions and tip on how to re-shape a die cut! She is just precious and I love this easel card design. I really must try it!

Sweet angel, lovely card. Will come back to learn.
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

I like your idea to enclose extra paper for writing. I will ave to keep that in mind.

She is sweet as a Christmas angel, too. Cute!

Beautiful card!! Great job!! :)

So cute!

Lovely, lovely, lovely ! Thank you for the detailed instructions (and supplies) on how you made it. I also include extra paper when making cards for our heroes.

Sweet card...especially love the twisted easel layout. I've never thought of doing that on the A2 size card but I will now!

loved the card-so cute

Thanks for the tutorial!

Beautiful card, Shirley! I love this angel and since I will see IO at the stamp show in Virginia next Sat., I am going to look over the Christmas stamps really good! Plus all of the others and the dies! Love IO.

Adorable angel and the sentiment is fabulous. Cute card and thank you for the instructions on how to make it.

I really like that nordic background stamp. Reminds me of my own heritage. And the pink is too pretty!!

What a beautiful card. So intricate and I love the step by step tutorial (not that I have the creativity to pull it off), but nice to follow along. Thanks for joining the hop today.

Lovely card, Shirley! Thanks for the tutorial on how to make it! And thanks for being part of our hop today! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :)

Original use of the cute angel-appreciate your detailed directions and photo ingredient list, too.

That's a beautiful angel on that card! What a treasure!

A darling little angel. thanks for blogging with OWH.

Love the card very pretty especially love the twisted easel card !

Thanks for the info on how to do this pretty card!

Awesome card! Great image used. TFS AJ-

Beautiful card, Holly is an adorable angel!

Wow! What a beautiful card! And I love the coloring on the angel Holly! Will have to be using your tutorial for the twisted easel card also. Thanks for sharing that with us "hoppers!"

Thanks for the tutorial! This is a beautiful card.

Going to have to bookmark this and come back later on and give this a try! I love it! What a great card!!!

Such a sweet angel card!

Wow a lot of detail went into this card! Lovely!

I love to learn new folds and ideas! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

She sure is a sweet little angel :)

Sweet card...great turorial! Thanks for your support of OWH!!!

Thanks for supporting OWH! Cute card.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Mitra Friant

Impression Obsession Owner
E-mail Mitra

Jeanne Streiff

Blog/Social Media Coordinator
E-mail Jeanne

Kelli Richardson
DT Coordinator

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ellen Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Julie Koerber

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Grab this badge by copying and pasting the following text:

<a href="http://www.iostamps.com" alt="Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps"><img border="0" src="http://www.iostamps.com/images/imafan.jpg"/></a>

Grab this badge by copying and pasting the following text:

<a href="http://www.iostamps.com" alt="Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps"><img border="0" src="http://www.iostamps.com/images/blog-iloveio.jpg"/></a>

 Subscribe in a reader