Saturday, April 14, 2012

Make Them Laugh


Our service men and women work hard, long hours to keep me and my family safe so the least I could do is create a little card that would put a smile on their face and might, just might make them laugh out loud.

Operation Write Home is at it again, bringing encouragement to the the troops! They are having a blog hop this weekend, with the the theme of Make Them Laugh!

I'm proud to be a part of the May Arts Design Team, a company that supports our country and celebrates our nation’s deployed heroes through Operation Write Home! Although this card was featured over on The May Art's Blog, one of the stops and sponsors along the hop, I wanted to show it here today and spread the word about the hop.

To make the grass I sewed three lengths of the beautiful May Arts solid, wrinkled chartreuse silk ribbon (EA06) to the card base along the bottom edge of the ribbon. I then snipped some fringes and separated the layers with my fingers. I love this stamp set from Skipping Stones Design too, Dogs Volume #1, its got a lot of humorous sentiments!

30 comments:

Lynn said...

Love the sentiment...certainly will made me laugh! I'm sure this will be very appreciated Karen.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

LOL - what a great card for our troops!!

I'm so happy I have this SSD set :)

Jay Gee said...

Such a wonderful way to support your troops and I am sure your card will be happily received, it is brilliant :)

Christina said...

Love how you made the "grass" from ribbon, Karen. This is such a fun sentiment, too! Your sponging looks awesome!

Laurel said...

Love it, love that grass!

Tenia Nelson said...

AWESOME!!!

Ryann Salamon said...

Such a fun card for such a worthy cause!! I really love what you've done with the ribbon. Too cool!

BabyBokChoy said...

L OOOOOO L on that sentiment, hilarious stuff!!!!

Annette said...

awesome card...love that fun sentiment...Happy Saturday..

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Karen. The grass looks great. Great program to support!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a great way to make grass.... one of these days I'll bow to your suggestion and buy a sewing machine... and then I'll have to go back through all these posts and figure out which idea to do.

Lisa said...

Ok this is a HOOT!!! As a mommy of a little furry guy who loves all mentioned in the sentiment it gave me a giggle. And I have to mention the "cone of shame" in the stamp set...hilarious!! Fun card Karen!

jengd said...

That's awesome! :) Love what you did with the grass to boot.

Emily Leiphart said...

How fun! I love how you sponged blue around the fire hydrant and the ribbon grass looks awesome.

~Tammy~ said...

This made me laugh. Awesome card Karen!

Lynnda Hosni said...

LOL!!! I love the sentiment!!! made me laugh! Fabulous card indeed Karen...Hugs...xoxo

jen said...

This is one to make 'em laugh for sure!!! :D Excellent grass too!

kasia c. said...

Hilarious!
I love the way you did the grass. :)

Julie E said...

What great watercoloring and fun sentiment :>)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fabulous grass! I love when a card is very touchable, as well as fun to look at. :)

Inkyfingers said...

I'm still smiling after seeing your fun card. It's sure to bring a giggle to the recipient!

Scrapaddict said...

Cute and love the sentiment!

wendyp said...

What a creative way to make the grass! Super cute!

Alice Wertz said...

fabulous ribbon grass idea and really cool card for the wonderful hop! really like how you created the shadow for the image.

Wendy said...

LOVE your card, I missed this post but is funny that just last night I was going through my cards and was setting some aside to send over to Operation Write home...it really touched my heart when I heard about for the first time last year. I am happy to send more cards again this year.

Jenny said...

I love this set of stamps Karen and it'll do just the job of bringing laughter to the recipient...such a great cause :0)
Jenny x
P.S this sentiment was written for our dog, I'm sure :0)

Lisa Arana said...

Heehee... It does make one chuckle.

Jen W. said...

That is a great stamp set and I love your card. The ribbon looks so cool and I love the blue around the hydrant. :)

Cheryl said...

Ha ha ha - so fun! What a great card! I love the grass you created.

Vicki said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR WORK! I WILL BE FOLLOWING YOU FOR MORE GREAT IDEAS!