We are excited to be participating in the Operation Write Home blog hop celebrating our brave men and women this Memorial Day weekend! If you’re not familiar with Operation Write Home, they are a wonderful organization that creates & collects handmade cards and sends them to troops serving overseas so they can correspond with loved ones back home! I hope you enjoy the blog hopping tour and get some card inspiration while you’re at it! I hope that you send in some cards to Operation Write Home and help bring smiles to soldiers and their families!

We have decided to give away several adhesive prize packs to visitors during the hop…
1. Leave a comment on this post and tell us how you got to our blog!

EDITED with Winner! Random Generator picked #45! Congratulations to Aundria B.!

2. Like us on Facebook and then comment on our Facebook post about the Operation Write Home blog hop!

EDITED with Winner! Random Generator picked #17! Congratulations to Lynn Ramsey!

Also, we’re offering hoppers a fantastic deal for shopping on our site!
Buy More – Get More Sale!
Great time to stock up on adhesives!!
Buy $25 worth and get $5 off!
Buy $50 worth and get $10 off!
Buy $75 worth and get $15 off!
Buy $100 worth and get $20 off!
Use promo code TROOPS while checking out to save!*

This year’s blog hop theme is Sketches! We picked out one of the amazing card sketches, #30, and had a few of our design team members show their representation of the sketch. I love using sketches…it’s a great way to start the creative process and yet the end result doesn’t look identical to the last!


Here’s an interpretation of the sketch by design team member, Erin Yamabe!
Erin used NEW iCraft Dots to create her flowers, Zots and the Sticky Dot Runner XL to adhere the remaining parts of the card down. I love the layered scallop stripe at the top and the doily inspired shapes which are so hot right now!


Same sketch but incorporates butterflies by Daniela Dobson
Daniela used the Sticky Strip Runner, Zots and Foam Squares to bring her butterfly to life! I love the use of Baker’s Twine…another hot trend we’re seeing lately!


Here are two great examples from Melissa Bullock.
The first uses the Sticky Strip Runner, Foam Squares, SuperTape and our NEW Glitter Dust! I love the ruffled piece stitched at the top and the leaf trim that underlines the phrase.

Sketch30 MBullock

Melissa’s second card is the same sketch but looks completely different! This card uses Sticky Strip Runner and Medium ZotsΒ to attach the buttons…And who doesn’t have leftover buttons laying around!?! Great way to use them and I love the ticket stub border at the top. So cute!

Sketch30 MBullock2

And a fun yet inspiring version by Alice Golden
Alice used the Sticky Tape Runner and Foam Squares. You can see she used two shades of blue to lightly stamp the sentiment in the background of the paper. I LOVE the rainbow ric-rac as the top stripe!

Sketch30 AGolden

* Buy More Get More sale ends June 1, 2012. Not to be combined with other offers. Not available on previous orders. Must use TROOPS code for discount.

84 Comments on Operation Write Home blog hop 2012!

  1. Donna Bowman
    May 26, 2012 at 5:02 am (12 years ago)

    Tons of great inspiration from these cards! Love their takes on the sketch – amazing how one sketch can be interpreted in so many ways. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

  2. Barb Housner
    May 26, 2012 at 7:03 am (12 years ago)

    beautiful cards – and we could not be cardmakers without great adhesive – thanks for joining in our Hop

    Barb Housner

  3. Holly VanDyne
    May 26, 2012 at 7:07 am (12 years ago)

    Got here from a link from Candace’s facebook page. What a fantastic idea for cards and a hop. Love the samples!!!

  4. Carol L
    May 26, 2012 at 7:38 am (12 years ago)

    I got here by clicking links in the OWH Memorial day bloghop and your cards are all amazing and unique with gorgeous embellishments! TFS them all, and thanks for the discount too!

  5. Miriam Prantner
    May 26, 2012 at 7:48 am (12 years ago)

    Great cards! So great of you guys to be supporters of OWH! Thanks for the chance to win some prizes too!

  6. Paula S.
    May 26, 2012 at 8:29 am (12 years ago)

    Fantastic group of cards! There is so much great detail in all these cards they are all beautiful. Thanks to everyone at Therm O Web for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

  7. julie828
    May 26, 2012 at 8:36 am (12 years ago)

    These cards are beautiful . Thank all of you for participating in todays hop .

    Thanks again , [email protected]

  8. Rebecca W
    May 26, 2012 at 9:03 am (12 years ago)

    Love that you are doing cards for the troops. I got here from Daniella’s blog (which I follow). Wonderful cards for inspiration today.

  9. Judy
    May 26, 2012 at 9:20 am (12 years ago)

    Fun cards and blog hop! I found you from OWH blog.

  10. KellyRae
    May 26, 2012 at 9:49 am (12 years ago)

    It’s amazing how each person can interpret the sketch and end up with such beautiful and unique cards. I love how your team imbued their cards with THEIR style while still following the sketch πŸ˜‰

  11. Linda
    May 26, 2012 at 9:51 am (12 years ago)

    Really nice cards! Thanks for your support!

  12. Kaylee
    May 26, 2012 at 10:06 am (12 years ago)

    Beautiful cards. They are very idea inspiring. Thanks for supporting the hop!

  13. Sue D
    May 26, 2012 at 10:15 am (12 years ago)

    Wonderful cards using this sketch. I came to your blog from the Operation Write Home blog hop list.

  14. Sassy
    May 26, 2012 at 10:27 am (12 years ago)

    I got here from Ellen P’s blog, participating in the OWH hop – great cards and cause!

  15. Carolyn
    May 26, 2012 at 11:18 am (12 years ago)

    Fantastic Cards! I got to this site through the OWH blog hop which I was invited to by Club Scrap!

  16. Cara Sloman
    May 26, 2012 at 11:28 am (12 years ago)

    I got here from Operation Write Home!

  17. Pat Kinkaid
    May 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm (12 years ago)

    What great uses of one sketch. I love the clouds and rainbow card!! pat K.

  18. Sarah
    May 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm (12 years ago)

    Fantastic cards! Love them all. Thank you so much for your support of OWH! It’s soooo appreciated.

  19. KarenS
    May 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm (12 years ago)

    Thanks so much for supporting Operation Write Home and sharing some beautiful cards!

  20. Nancy M
    May 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm (12 years ago)

    WOW–what beautiful inspiration!! Thanks so much for these and your support of OWH!!

    • Nancy M
      May 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm (12 years ago)

      Oh so sorry, hit submit too soon. I came here because of/through the OWH blog hop!

  21. Misty
    May 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm (12 years ago)

    Wow all so lovely and outa MY league! But I adore the last one, clouds & rainbow.
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  22. Jen M
    May 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm (12 years ago)

    These are simply amazing cards! Thanks for supporting OWH!

  23. Connie
    May 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm (12 years ago)

    I love all the cards, Such colors and texture. My fav is the one with the doilys. Got here thu the OWH blog thumbnail.
    Already follow you on facebook

  24. Angi @MakingMayhem
    May 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm (12 years ago)

    Lovin the shabby chicness of most of those cards! Fab way to show off the same sketch different ways, too!

    So glad to see more businesses supporting OWH and the servicemen/women and their families!

  25. allisongintx
    May 26, 2012 at 4:41 pm (12 years ago)

    So much inspiration from the design team! All of the cards are just beautifully done. Thanks for supporting OWH.

    I got to your blog from the OWH Blog Hop. Headed over to like you on FB now! Thanks. πŸ™‚

  26. JoAnn Ross
    May 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm (12 years ago)

    What a lot of different looks from that one sketch! Thanks for taking part in the bloghop and supporting our troops and OWH! I tried to Like you on FB, but FB doesn’t seem to like ME today, but I did bookmark your page. πŸ™‚

  27. Linda R.
    May 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm (12 years ago)

    Great cards. Thanks for your support of our troops.

  28. [email protected]
    May 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm (12 years ago)

    Wowzers! Your design team posted a lot of inspiration for us today! Beautiful cards! Thank you for supporting our Troops and OWH!

  29. Sybrina K
    May 26, 2012 at 6:19 pm (12 years ago)

    Great cards! I always love it when a group of cards displays such a variety of styles. Thanks for all you do for OWH!

    I found your site from the OWH blog hop starting page. πŸ™‚

  30. LynnR
    May 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm (12 years ago)

    These are amazing cards! Very talented ladies to be sure! I got here today via OWH blog hop, but have been here before as I used to always say, “If you can’t glue it, don’t do it!” Thanks for supporting OWH!

  31. Cilla F.
    May 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm (12 years ago)

    I also love the rainbow ric-rac. Beautiful cards! I am hopping right along getting inspiration to make more cards for OWH. Thank You for your support of our troops.

  32. Mary-Anne V.
    May 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm (12 years ago)

    so many great cards…love all the inspiration. Thanks to our troops.

    • Mary-Anne V.
      May 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm (12 years ago)

      BTW got here from the operation write home blog hop

  33. Sherry
    May 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm (12 years ago)

    I love each and every one of your cards.

  34. Yolanda D
    May 26, 2012 at 7:59 pm (12 years ago)

    Terrific cards! Thanks so much for supporting OWH!

  35. Donna Nuce
    May 26, 2012 at 7:59 pm (12 years ago)

    Wow — got here from the Blog Hop. Wow — one sketch many AMAZING cards from it — all different! Thanks for hoppin’ with OWH.

  36. dot17
    May 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm (12 years ago)

    Beautiful cards and great take on the sketch. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Hugs

  37. Lucy
    May 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm (12 years ago)

    I’m just following along on the OWH blog hop, and am I glad I am. My, oh, my! I really like seeing a single sketch being taken and interpreted in such diverse ways. You’ve got a great DT. I’m planning to CASE them all. It’s like an Angry Bird Army — so darned cute! I need to get out the punches and try to figure these out. Thanks for your participation in the blog hop and ongoing support of our troops.

  38. Cheri Weston
    May 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm (12 years ago)

    I’m not familiar with your product and found you here on the OWH blog hop! I’m so impressed by the cards Erin created. I’m off to check your website.

  39. Julie E
    May 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm (12 years ago)

    I found my way here from the Operation Write Home blog hop post.

  40. Julie
    May 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm (12 years ago)

    Great cards by your design team! I don’t think I can pick a favorite although that ric-rac rainbow is really calling to me! Neat to see so many interpretations of the same sketch! Thanks so much for your support of OWH today!

  41. indy
    May 26, 2012 at 9:44 pm (12 years ago)

    What beautiful cards!

  42. jpscraps
    May 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm (12 years ago)

    Awesome cards. Came here from the hop!

  43. Tonya Kaushik (@tkp42)
    May 26, 2012 at 11:50 pm (12 years ago)

    Lovely! Thanks for the giveaway! I found you using the OWH web site (blog hop hub).

  44. Aundria B.
    May 27, 2012 at 12:14 am (12 years ago)

    I love seeing how many different ways a sketch can be interpreted and this is no exception. These are all wonderful cards and so full of inspiration. Thank you for sharing these and for your support of OWH and our heroes.

    • Therm O Web
      June 7, 2012 at 11:06 am (12 years ago)

      Congratulations Aundria! You’re post is the winner of our OWH Blog Hop prize pack! Look for an email from us regarding your address for shipping.

      Thank you so much for your support of Operation Write Home and Therm O Web!

  45. SuzAnn
    May 27, 2012 at 12:27 am (12 years ago)

    your DT did great jobs with the sketch! I got here via the blog hop itself from OWH. Thanks for your support!

  46. Margaret G.
    May 27, 2012 at 12:36 am (12 years ago)

    Great cards. I got here from the OWH Memorial Day blog hop.

  47. Kris Reeves
    May 27, 2012 at 3:02 am (12 years ago)

    I got here by following the OWH blog hop! Love seeing all the ideas!

  48. bam7462
    May 27, 2012 at 7:08 am (12 years ago)

    What a fabulous DT you have! These cards are great!!

  49. nitasha
    May 27, 2012 at 10:04 am (12 years ago)

    Gorgeous cards! I arrived to your blog directly from the OWH blog! Thanks so much for supporting such a worthy cause!

  50. Mary, Wausau WI
    May 27, 2012 at 10:17 am (12 years ago)

    Thanks for your support of OWH! The cards your team created are gorgeous – – loved that you highlighted the adhesive used, as sometimes it’s hard to know which work best for varying techniques.
    Mary, Wausau WI

  51. Julie
    May 27, 2012 at 10:17 am (12 years ago)

    What a talented group of card makers! Thanks for sharing!

  52. ajsarts
    May 27, 2012 at 10:28 am (12 years ago)

    Beautiful Cards! TFS πŸ™‚

  53. Lee Tucker
    May 27, 2012 at 10:54 am (12 years ago)

    I’m so glad that Therm O Web is part of the OWH hop since so many of us use your products to make cards for our Heroes! I came here from the OWH blog, and hopefully many more will come since I posted about it on facebook. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration! All of the cards are so stunning! Thanks for your support of OWH!!!

  54. Shelly Berg
    May 27, 2012 at 12:05 pm (12 years ago)

    Love thermo web and operation write home! Got here via Erin Yamabe!

  55. Julie S
    May 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm (12 years ago)

    These cards are wonderful! I got here from the OWH blog. I really like the drawer project in the post below, too. Good stuff!

  56. Lee Mae
    May 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm (12 years ago)

    Fun and pretty set of cards! Thanks for supporting OWH!

  57. sara paschal
    May 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm (12 years ago)

    Thanks for supporting the OWH blog hop, what a wonderful prize package to get;) Love all the creations you have shown, very nice.

  58. Michele Smith
    May 27, 2012 at 6:07 pm (12 years ago)

    Wow ~ What a wonderful team of designers you have here! Such beautiful cards and inspiration! New follower on FB ~ Thanks for letting us know about your page!

  59. Valerie Light
    May 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm (12 years ago)

    These cards are amazingly beautiful! nicely done!

  60. Patricia H
    May 27, 2012 at 8:35 pm (12 years ago)

    Thanks for supporting OWH and for participating in their blog hop – that’s how I found you. πŸ™‚ Your DT has created some eyecatching cards!

  61. Kathryn
    May 27, 2012 at 9:28 pm (12 years ago)

    I came over as part of the hop. I think it’s great that all your samples are using the same sketch- we get to see how versatile a single sketch can be. Thanks for supporting OWH.

  62. Rufus
    May 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm (12 years ago)

    I got here via the OWH Memorial Day Hop. I liked all the cards that your DT created for the hop, but LOVED the rickrack rainbow stripe. Thanks for your support for OWH and all of our Heroes!

  63. Linda L
    May 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm (12 years ago)

    Thanks for your support of OWH! Love the variety of the cards! Thanks again!

  64. Raeanna Smith
    May 28, 2012 at 12:18 am (12 years ago)

    Thanks so much for supporting OWH! I love all the cards featured on your blog post! I am a new fan sent via OWH blog hop!

  65. Sandy Allnock
    May 28, 2012 at 12:47 am (12 years ago)

    Very cool cards – a colorful collection!!! Thanks for showing us all these different looks for one sketch πŸ™‚
    And thanks for hopping with OWH!!!

  66. Pattie Beltran
    May 28, 2012 at 12:53 am (12 years ago)

    Love that you are doing this for the troops! And the cards examples are fabulous!

  67. Christine traversa
    May 28, 2012 at 3:05 am (12 years ago)

    Love the sketch, and Candace you KNOW I love Therm O Web!

  68. Diana Evensen
    May 28, 2012 at 5:12 am (12 years ago)

    My favorite is the rainbow card – I’m going to have to CASE it!! Thank you for supporting OWH.

  69. Barb Housner
    May 28, 2012 at 6:48 am (12 years ago)

    fun cards – cardmakers are not cardmakers without good adhesive – thank yo for your great products and supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

  70. Mary Tilman
    May 28, 2012 at 8:08 am (12 years ago)

    Wonderful cards. Thanks for supporting OWH. Got here from Alice Golden’s blog.

  71. Brenda H
    May 28, 2012 at 9:22 am (12 years ago)

    Lovely cards, your interpretations of the sketch are fantastic.

  72. Manhattan Mandie
    May 28, 2012 at 9:44 am (12 years ago)

    Great cards! Thanks for supporting OWH!

  73. Heather C
    May 28, 2012 at 11:26 am (12 years ago)

    Love the cards! So many great ideas from one sketch! I got here via the hop.


  74. Kay
    May 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm (12 years ago)

    These are great cards! I love using sketches too, especially when Mr. Mojo deserts me…. Thanks so much for supporting OWH πŸ™‚

  75. Kelly Sas
    May 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm (12 years ago)

    I came here AND found you as this is my first visit (but not my last) from OWH’s blog hop. Thank you for supporting OWH. I LOVE what your DT members came up with for the sketch. Thanks for the great give away too! I love your products and am excited to have a change at winning some more for my crafting needs!!!

  76. Lisa
    May 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm (12 years ago)

    Saw it on Facebook. Love the write home idea, wish we had something here in Canada. Great card ideas.

  77. Diane Clark-Sutton
    May 28, 2012 at 10:49 pm (12 years ago)

    I am part of the hop and found your blog that way. I love all your different interpretations of the sketch. All the cards are so colorful.

  78. helloholley
    May 29, 2012 at 9:48 am (12 years ago)

    all of the cards are lovely!!!

  79. Rufus
    May 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm (12 years ago)

    i left a comment on the day that i did the hop, but now it’s not here. What i said then was that i liked all the inspiration from your DT and loved the rick rack rainbow. Thanks for supporting all of our Heroes and Operation Write Home.