OWH Die-Versions Bloghop

Happy Friday and thank you for hopping along with us! This is a special joint blog hop by Operation Write Home and Die-Versions. If you are just starting, make sure to visit the starting point of the hop so you won’t miss a thing! If you are hopping along in the order, you probably came from Julie’s Blog at Handmade By Julie.

I am honored to be a part of this blog hop, because I think what OWH does is just amazing! If you are not familiar with OWH, their mission is to support our armed forces by sending blank handmade cards to write home on. Find more information here. If you want to send a card, please follow their guidelines.

Die-versions is releasing new set of wonderful dies today! And I am going to share a project I created using one of the dies. You can see the whole collection of March releases here.


I wanted to create something simple yet delivers a clear message. Miss Your Face Die from Die-Versions is perfect for such a card. To eliminate any hazard situations and to follow OWH’s guidelines, I decided to keep the card one layer and add couple dimensions on the focal point area. I used a diagonal stripe stamp to create a soft background and added different colors each time. Don’t you think these colors just melt your heart?


The pictures don’t do the justice, but after I cut out the cardstock with the Miss Your Face Die, I embossed it twice with a clear embossing powder to give a fun wet look. I thought it would be cool to pop out the main point with some different texture. As a finishing touch, I added couple of enamel dots to match the rest of the color scheme which help out the die cut piece to stand out even more.

Take a note of the die cut piece one more time – you will see this cool stitched lines around the whole die cut piece. This adds a really nice detail to any project. A lot of dies from the March release have those cool stitched lines, so make sure to check them out.

Thank you so much for spending some time with me today, and I hope you enjoyed my card! Make sure to head over to the last stop of the hop over at Die-Versions Blog. Have a great weekend guys!!

Full Blog Hop List:

18. Julie @ http://www.handmadebyjulie.com/
19. Nicole @ http://www.scrapsandstamps.com/    ——-> You Are Here!

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  1. WOW your card sure is so beautiful gosh it sure is packed with so much meaning just by that one little phrase.’
    Guaranteed to make someone feel so special and loved. Great creative job!!!

  2. Nicole, this is such a soft, comforting card! Love it…you always make me smile with your CAS elegance!w

  3. thanks for mentioning about the stitched line- I hadn’t really noticed that! I like your cool-toned colors for this card . Simple and nice. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love the soft stripes you stamped in the background! Beautiful card. Thanks so much for participating in our hop today!

  5. What a great card! I would love to see that embossing on the die cut in person – I bet it looks great! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Super duper idea to use clear embossing powder on the die. I’m going to copy you … Imitation is the best flattery. I hadn’t noticed the stitched edges, thanks for pointing this out.

  7. I was surprised to read that the background is a stamp. I thought it was printed paper, it is so perfect! Great job. And I love CAS cards.

  8. The soft color you used on your card are lovely. Your embellishments are perfectly match and the sentiment really stands out. Great card. TFS

  9. This die is so cute, I am looking forward to seeing many cards with this die. thanks for sharing.

  10. Thanks for showing us that sometimes simple is best. This is such a beautiful uncluttered card. Great job!

  11. Your card is simply beautiful! I love the softness of the stripes with the die and the enamel dots are the perfect touch! I’ll be CASE’ing this for sure! Thank you so much for supporting Operation Write Home!

  12. Your stamped background is beautiful!! It really sets the die off so nicely & the colors are gorgeous!

  13. I can’t decide which of the 20 dies in the new release is my favorite, but this one is certainly in the running! I love your CAS style – very nicely done!

  14. Thanks for making a card to share. That little smile in the ‘face’ of the die makes it so cute.

  15. I really like the hexagon ‘Miss Your 🙂 Face’ die A great idea to incorporate the dies on cards for our servicemen to tell their loved ones back home they miss them.

    I REALLY enjoyed the blog hop!!! I was SO inspired and anxious to make many new cards.

    Thank you Nicole, and the entire design team for all your hard work for our servicemen! I’m proud to participate.

  16. Very nice clean card. I love this die. A nice and different way to say miss you . This die is on my list.

  17. Thanks for your inspirational card 🙂 I love the diagonal stripe stamping you added! I wonder if you had backed the smiley face icon if it would show up a little bit better?

  18. Stylish and classy. I think this die and the dog tags are my favs from the new collection. I just need to convince my hubby I need them all. 🙂

  19. What a fun card, makes me think spring. The die with all it’s elements is perfect, your soft colours are just so soothing. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  20. Love the clean and simple look.,even though a lot of work goes into the effort. Like that you stamped your own background paper. Thanks

  21. This is really a wonderful card. Love the diagonal stamping and colors you chose. The softness of the card feels like a gentle hug and kiss. Very effective.

  22. I love that you have the die some gloss with the clear embossing powder. Such a great CAS card. Thank you fit sharing it with us.

  23. Great CAS card! DV has done a fantastic release with OWH. What a lot of inspiration and what fantastic cards will be going to our Heroes!

  24. This is such nice card. I love the die more every treatment of it I’ve come across in this hop. This is one of my favorites. So simple, but so well designed and I love the detail with the dots and the stitching you point out. Lovely card.

  25. I love your choice of soothing colors – they go nicely with the Miss You sentiment. This card has a wistful mood and is very classy.

  26. This card is so simple but so great! Love the paper you used for the die cut and the way you finished it off. The stitching just makes the cut stand out even more! Great card

  27. Your cards is beautiful. These new dies just scream be creative please. Thanks for sharing yours!

  28. Love your card! I would have thought for sure that the background was patterned paper. In fact, I did until you said that you stamped it! Also love how you did the greeting hexagon. Tfs!

  29. Beautiful CAS design! Such a pretty and soothing color combination and a great use of this sentiment die too. Thanks for participating in the hop and for supporting OWH!

  30. I love, love the soft look of your card and the simplicity of making it using the lined stamp for the background. That sure helps eliminate any bulkiness! It is just beautiful. Thank you for participating.

  31. Beautiful background stamping! This is a nice card that will definitely bring a smile to someone’s face!

  32. Great card and I like the colors you used and the added texture.. Did not notice the stitching before on the die. Thanks for pointing that out. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Yes, I love the soft colors you used on the background. The die sentiment really stands out well and the mint gems are just the perfect finishing touch for this pretty card. TFS ~

  34. Love the softness of this card as well as the clean lines. Thanks for pointing out the stitching on the hexagon — I hadn’t noticed that. I find that look very appealing. TFS

  35. I really love your CAS card with the striped background you created that gives it just enough texture without taking away from the sentiment die cut focal point. Those enamel dots are just the perfect finishing touch on this wonderful card. Thank you for sharing this & for your support of OWH.

  36. Love your card and at first glance thought you had used Washi tape for the backgroud. Cool look with the stamping. Thank you for sharing

  37. Nicole, I like the freshness of your card. The sentiment comes out great on that background. Thank you for sharing. Ute

  38. Nice soft colors and CAS card. Great idea to emboss the die cut and add the enamel dots for texture and interest.