Saturday, April 14, 2012

Operation Write Home

Welcome Operation Write Home blog hoppers!  The Sizzix team is so excited to be participating in the Operation Write Home Make 'em Laugh Blog Hop.  If you are starting with us, be sure to click on the link at the bottom of our post to hop on to Lawn Fawn Stamps.  If you get lost along the way, head back to the OPW Stars and Stamps blog for a master list of participants.


Sizzix is proud to support our nation’s deployed heroes through Operation Write Home®! This organization has sent over 1.5 million cards overseas so our service members can keep in touch with their loved ones while they’re away. That’s a lot of cards! We want to invite you to join in this amazing service and send in your most beautiful cards to be used by our nation’s most amazing heroes. Visit http://operationwritehome.org for the details and be sure to check out the Mailroom section for all the important guidelines.

To follow along with the theme of the hop, four of our designers  joined in the challenge to Make 'em Laugh with fun and whimsical cards.  And what better than to elicit a fun laugh from a card than to include a fun surprise popping up from inside your card?  Our designers added fun pop up elements using the Karen Burniston Zig Zag or Circle Scallop 3D Pop Up Dies to each of their cards.

Team member Gretchen Schmidt combined Lawn Fawn stamps along the Zig Zag Pop Up Die to create a fun all occasion card that is sure to put a smile on the recipient's face!  Gretchen is share a few more details on her blog: http://gscrapbooks.blogspot.com/2012/04/just-wanted-you-to-know-card-for.html

Design team member Jeanne Streiff created a fun card that combined an assortment of different die cuts along with the Zig Zag Pop Up to create a laugh out loud birthday card.  Be sure to visit her blog to see how created her fish from dies that are very un-fishy!  http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2012/04/14/birthday-cod-pop-up/  

Design team member Tiffany Johnson had me squealing out loud when I saw her cute little piggy bacon themed card!  Tiffany combined stamps from Lawn Fawn with the Scallop Circle Pop Up die.  Tiffany grew up as an Army Brat and has some special thoughts to share on her blog about the importance of the work of Operation Write Home.  Take a moment to visit her blog to read more: http://iheartartblog.com/2012/04/14/operation-write-home-make-em-laugh/

Design team member Shelly Hickox used the Circle Scallop Pop Up die along with several Tim Holtz Alterations dies and mixed vintage style Artistic Outpost stamped images with bright colored card stock and pattern paper to create a fun circus themed get well card.  You can read more details on Shelly's blog: http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com/2012/04/operation-write-home.html.

Rounding up (ha ha!) our collection of Make 'em Laugh cards is a card by design team member Jan Hobbins.  Jan used the Zig Zag Pop Up die to bring life to her super cute little lassoing cowboy.  You can read more details about Jan's card on her blog: http://janhobbins.blogspot.com/2012/04/make-em-laugh.html 


Before you go though, I have one last thing. . .  a giveaway!

All you need to do to enter is leave us a comment on this post.  I will select one person at random to receive a fun Sizzix prize pack that includes a Karen Burniston Zig Zag 3D Pop Up Die along with a few other fun Sizzix goodies!  You have until midnight (pst) Sunday April 15th to leave a comment!

If you love giveaways, be sure to check back next week too when we begin two weeks of giveaways with our friends at Glue Dots!  Check back Monday for details!

Now, hop along. . .  Lawn Fawn blog
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171 comments:

  1. All of the cards are wonderful! We all need a good laugh!

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  2. these are fab and as said in the above comment such fun

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  3. What fun! These just made me smile!!!!

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  4. These are great cards, and for a great mission!! I really like that last one.

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  5. This is such a great cause and great inspiration here! Love the Birthday COD!

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  6. What a wonderful idea. I have sent a group of cards through my son's cub scouts as well as having another son's entire class send Christmas cards one year. It is so important to teach our children to honor and respect our troops.

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  7. Just got a new Sizzix machine and using it to honor the troops is a great idea!

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  8. I love these cards! They are so cute.
    Ellen

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  9. Love these! Great sentiments! Loving the pop-up cards...so fun!
    Michelle
    http://ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

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  10. oh my what fun cards - thank you so much for supporting OWH and helping to spead the word.

    Barb Housner

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  11. These are all really cute cards - Thank you for supporting our troops - they really desire to have some brightness and laughter in their service time. Keep up the good work.

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  12. These are soooo cute. I love Karen's pop up dies although I don't have either one of those yet. (I do have her pop up cube and 3 tier cake)

    These are awesome and such a great cause. Being a military family member and many of my close friends are military, I ALWAYS support our servicemen & women & their families.

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  13. Wow, those are great! Love all the details on the inside! So creative and funny!

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  14. Very creative and imaginative cards. Love all the puns!! Our Heroes will love them!!

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  15. I love the pop up cards. How fun is that!?

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  16. I love all your wonderful puns! Thank you for your support of our troops and OWH!

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  17. I am just loving these cards !!!! Thanx for a great giveaway too. Cheers :)

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  18. ladies these are all wonderful! Operation Write Home is one group that is near and dear to my heart.
    These will all be so appreciated, you ladies have did a great job with these.
    Thanks for sharing

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  19. What great pop-up cards. I'm just starting to do some of these myself. Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

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  20. I love these pop up cards! TFS. Never made one before but I think I'd like to make an attempt...

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  21. Oh my. Your cards are a Hoot! and for such a terrific cause. Thanks for the giggles.

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  22. I am always in awe of pop-up cards, great job! These are wonderful!

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  23. Love the fun cards. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

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  24. I love pop-up cards and that zig zag design is crazy crafty!! I am a loyal supporter of OWH and sending handmade cards to our deployed heroes. A great and powerful way to share the love.
    Pat

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  25. These are great! My son is getting ready to deploy and know any/all of these would give him a smile. Thanks for remembering our military...

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  26. AWEsome pop-up cards! and such a super cause :) Thanks for joining in!

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  27. wow wee these are all so amazing...love all the creativity...

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  28. giggling at all the cute cards...thanks for making our troops smile

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  29. The pop up die is such a great idea! I can feel the creativity flowing. Thanks for being a part of OWH.

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  30. So much detail on these cards. They are truly works of art.

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  31. Loving these cards..... I am still giggling at a couple. TFS

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  32. Lovin' the pop up cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Really like these cards and I want to thank you for sending cards to our troops. My son just came home from a deployment and they cards are really enjoyed by our troops

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  34. Thanks for sharing the pop up cards and being a part OWH hop.

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  35. Wow, your cards are adorable! Love them all. And I'm loving this hop for such a great organization!

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  36. Oh what wonderful cards! Love the streaky bacon and the wild west scene the most. Thanks for helping out OWH!

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  37. LOL - you unique on it, LOL - I'm gonna laugh at that all day and tell my horsey friends, they'll love that one. TFS such good humor and sentiment. Beautifully crafted cards.

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  38. Such an amazing group of cards...my favorite is the "cod". I love puns and that one is just too "finny" for words!

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  39. I like all of the cards. They are so silly they made you laugh. OWH is a wonderful idea

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  40. I love pop up cards!! These are great cards!! So cute and funny!

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  41. Oh my goodness!!! What a great way to start my morning seeing these adorably fun filled cards.. each made me laugh even more.

    Thank you for being a part of the OWH hop... I've had fun stopping here.. and getting some giggles in!

    blessings ~ Pam

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  42. Wow those are so cute! I love the pop up cards and now it's so easy to make them:)

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  43. Very cute cards! Thanks for supporting our troops! I love OWH!! Such wonderful people!

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  44. What fun cards are these! I love pop up cards, too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  45. Great cards, what fun inspiration! Thanks for a change to win your give away too!

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  46. hehehe! These are too funny and what a fun program! Love the cards and laughs, thanks so much!
    Lisa

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  47. The troops so need something to laugh at. Thank you for supporting OWH.
    Sandy works so hard at her job at OWH. Charlsie

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  48. I love the pop up cards! They are all amazing!

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  49. Terrific group of cards or should I say "cods"? Too funny! LOL On a serious note I have owned and used Sizzix products for years and love them. Somehow I had missed these "pop-up" dies and seeing them used in the cards today they're an immediate addition to my *wish list*. Thanks for supporting OWH and joining in the hop today!

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  50. Fabulous cards! Love all the jokes, especially the streaky bacon one! Thanks for supporting such a great cause!

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  51. Those are great! Adorable designs!

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  52. Wonderful cards! Love all the jokes, especially the streaky bacon one! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  53. Great set of cards, each one made me laugh. I love my Sizzix Big Shot and your dies and embossing folders. It is really gratifying to see your support for OWH. Thank you!

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  54. Fantastic cards and all so funny! I love the pop ups inside!

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  55. Such a worthy organization, thanks for participating!!!

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  56. Great cards Tammy. So creative. Sizzix should be so proud of their participation for this extraordinary cause. Love it.

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  57. Great projects! What a wonderful cause!

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  58. Awesome pop-up card; haven't tried this technique yet. Thanks for supporting OWH; I send cards throughout the year for the various holidays and all occasion, too.

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  59. Big A+ on these cards, they are wonderful. Thanks for doing this for OWH.

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  60. Awesome cards. Thanks for being part of OWH blog hop.

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  61. Thanks so much for supporting our troops! These cards are so adorable! I love the pop-up theme!

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  62. Love this hop and all the great humor!

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  63. I love these. What great inspiration.

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  64. I love all of your cards but the piggy is my favorite!
    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  65. Sizzix, thanks for supporting OWH. These cards are a hoot!

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  66. What great cards for such a great cause. Love them all!

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  67. Adorable cards... thank you for supporting OWH
    and for the inspiration to make my own cards for OWH!

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  68. Pop up cards are always fun!!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  69. Thank you for the laughs!!! These are awesome cards!!!

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  70. What a hoot! Love the snappy cards. They are sure to give someone a chuckle.

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  71. Great cards; great product and company! Thanks.

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  72. Adorable pop up cards! Love, love, love the birthday Cod! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  73. Love the pop up cards! They are so funny! Smiles are guaranteed.

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  74. these cards are all so fabulous and fun! love 'em! :)

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  75. This hop is just cracking me up - how do you come up with this great stuff!! Great organization to support awesome you are doing this,

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  76. These cards are great! Thanks for partnering with Operation Write Home. I can't wait to get started on making some cards for them myself. Norma W

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  77. Great pop-ups. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  78. Each of these cards are so sweet!

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  79. Great looking cards. Wonderful creations from the DT and I'm sure the troops will enjoy receiving them. I LoVe Karen Burniston's new 3-d pop up dies. Can't wait to buy some.

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  80. Enjoyed the pop up cards. Thanks for sharing and for supporting OWH and our troops.

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  81. Fantastic cards and a great cause to support

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  82. Those cards are so AWESOME & FUNNY!!!! Anyone who gets them will be soooo lucky!!! jeanmheming@aol.com

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  83. Oh what funny cards & all for a good cause too!

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  84. These cards are fantastic! :)

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  85. super cute and funny too. great cards all the way around.

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  86. What a great collection of FUN cards!! I really did LOL!! Thank you for supporting our Heroes and OWH!!!

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  87. I have to get the pop up die!! I love these cards and my daughter just left for 27 months in the Peace Corps and I would love to send her some fun cards since she has no internet and very sporadic cell service! These cards are awesome!!!

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  88. Those are such cute cards. I love the pop-up elements.

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  89. Love all the cute ideas. I have to get the pop-up die. It would add so much to my card making

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  90. cute and funny! wonderful combination! I've been a Sizzix fan for years!

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  91. I absolutely adore that these are pop up cards! Wonderful...totally rocks! Thanks for your support of OWH!!!

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  92. I know it's good when I laugh out loud. The birthday cod card totally got me!! Thanks for supporting OWH! :)

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  93. Love the cards. The horse and the Pig are my favorites.
    Thank you for being part of the Blog Hop and supporting OWH

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  94. Thank you for supporting OWH!! What a fantastic bunch of cards, so much detail and so funny!!

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  95. Fun cards; the pig joke cracked me up. Thanks for supporting OWH and thanks for the chuckles.

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  96. Streaky bacon! LOL. It gives me some ideas for my own OWH cards.

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  97. Unique up on it! ROFLMAO that is classic!

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  98. These are some great cards. Love the cowboy.

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  99. I love the cards! Thanks for supporting out troops, too!

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  100. Thank you for all the laughs! I especially liked the "phen{gnome}enal" pun! Thank you also for supporting OWH.

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  101. all of these cards are sure to get a good laugh. Thank you for supporting OWH!!

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  102. Great cards! All will make someone smile.

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  103. lol. Some great design ideas for any type of card.

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  104. Love these cards!!! They are gorgeous and so much fun!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

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  105. I am much happier now that Sizzix is in my life btw! Thanks for supporting out troops! I hopped over from OWH. These cards are great fun!

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  106. Marianne Squire MaszerApril 14, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Love your dies, and my big shot! Thanks for chance to win and good luck to all! ScrapNSew@aol.com

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  107. I just know that cards like these will bring smiles to our heroes' faces, and will definitely make their recipients laugh! Thanks for these great ideas!

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  108. Adorable cards! I love all of the great ideas that were shared here today! Thanks for sharing with OWH!

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  109. These are just the cutest cards ever. Has my mind coming up with all kinds of ways to make more cards. Thanks and thanks for the laughs. Mandee

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  110. Great cards!! LOVE the pop-up die!!

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  111. These cards are so cute and all the cute little sayings, LOL unique up on it LOL Thank you for supporting OWH

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  112. Very nice cards for such a great cause. Thanks for the creative inspiration!

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  113. This is the first I have seen the pop up cards! We live in a rural area and get everything last!

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  114. Oh my gosh, you definitely had me laughing! I love those pop-up cards, so cool! All of them would be fantastic to send. Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  115. Great cards. Love the unique horse card.

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  116. These cards were great, everybody can always use a laugh, esp. our Heroes and their loved ones. Thanks for supporting OWH and all of our Heroes!
    R/

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  117. This is popping good fun!! The cards really fun:)

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  118. I do believe that laughter is the best medicine! And these cards are making me feel better already ;)
    Thanks for your support from a card-maker for OWH!

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  119. I got a good laugh from all thses cards very cute.

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  120. What creative and fun cards - love that zip pop-up feature! Thank you for sharing these and for your support of OWH.

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  121. The unique horse one cracked me-hilarious.Love the pop ups-definitely have to give these a try.Thank you for supporting OWH and our servicemen!

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  122. I love your cards! They are perfect!

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  123. I love the pop-up cards, very cool!

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  124. these are some fun cards- I really liked the little cowboy

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  125. I love how you are supporting the troops by lifting up their spirits with funny cards and I must say the cards are really cool too! I love the pop up design and would love to give this a try.

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  126. All of these pop-up cards are so fun! Thanks for supporting OWH!!

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  127. so cute...love the sentiment...!

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  128. Wow,thesr cards are colorful and funny. Love them!

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  129. What a worthy cause and these cards make adorable examples of cards hat can be made with the fun pop up die to make em laugh. Great designs and great way to make em laugh!

    www.mel-designs.typepad.com

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  130. Very clever sentiments. The pop up dies are fun.

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  131. Love all the cards. Very clever!

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  132. What fabulous cards everyone has shared. Very funny, but I was enthralled with how they made their images pop up. I *NEED* that pop up die - it's very cool! Thanks for the opportunity to win it and thanks for supporting OWH!

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    1. Congratulations! You are our random winner! I will be sending you an email shortly! Thanks for commenting and for supporting OWH!

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  133. What great cards.....loved Shelly's clown card especially. :) Thanks for supporting OWH. It is a wonderful cause. Thanks you too for the chance to win the pop up die which I have been wanting. :)

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  134. What great great cards... love the cod one. Thank you for supporting OWH and the chance for prizes.

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  135. Darling cards that certainly will make wee-ones smile.
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  136. Thanks for participating in the OWH bloghop and sharing your wonderful cards! Such a super collection for us to peruse! Very fun!

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  137. Love all the cards! Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  138. ... I ** cod** not let it go without saying.....these cards made me chuckle.. what fun!!! thanks.. and thanks for the opportunity at your blog candy.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  139. Oh my goodness what great cards! Thanks for your participation in OWH. I can't wait to get started!

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  140. I love these funny cards! I usually don't make funny cards, though I love them. This will push me to make some! I just recently sent my first box of cards to Operation Write Home and it's about time for a new one! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  141. Great cards! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

    Thanks also for supporting OWH.

    sf_crafter

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  142. These are great cards! I love the cod and his balloons. Thank you for supporting OWH and our all important Heroes!

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  143. great cards! Loving the pop-up dies!

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  144. Fantastic cards - I love the one with the clown on it. What a great project - I shall find out more as I would like to contribute cards xx

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  145. These cards are too funny! Love that pop-up die! Would love to try that! Thansk for remembering those serving our country! Wonderful cause!

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  146. The gnome card is my favorite. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  147. What wonderful cards!!! Thanks so much for supporting OWH and for this amazing giveaway!

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  148. Wow! Thank you for your wonderful support and these cards are amazing!

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  149. What fun, luv the pop up cards! Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  150. These cards are perfectly awesome! :D
    Love that they're so dimensional too. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  151. Cute cards! I love the idea of OWH and look forward to participating.

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  152. Those were great cards. Loved the jokes. Kids will get a kick out of them.

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  153. The streaky bacon card cracked me up! I love funny cards and I know that the men and women in the field will enjoy having a laugh too.

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  154. Love the cards- I adore the popping aspect of each card- great laughs.

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  155. These cards are really great, really love the Unique horse!!

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  156. Such fun! Love OWH!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  157. Great cards for a great program! This is my first time seeing the pop up dies and everysingle one went into my wishlist. Great ideas for cards.



    breson@sbcglobal.net

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  158. What a lovely gesture. I hope to participate in this operation in the future.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

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