Operation bloghop!

Welcome to a fun bloghop organized and hosted in a coorporation between the Danish Operation Skriv Hjem and its American equivallent Operation Write Home. If you haven’t seen the first post in the bloghop take a look here and follow the chain through all the lovely blogs. If you follow that chain and comment on each blog you’ll have a chance of winning some new card making goodies. You have until July 7th to complete the bloghop but why not get started right now?

Every participant in the blog hop has created a card and Operation Write Home’s own resident sketch designer has made sketches for each of our cards – what good fun! Below you’ll find the sketch based on my card – please feel free to use it to create cards for charity or just for fun. I’d love for you to post a link so I can see what you create using this sketch.

The sketch was based on a card I created especially for Operation Skriv Hjem and for this blog hop. The prompt was to create a card using our national colours, red and white, and my card turned out like this:

I chose a very simple patterned paper and bright white cardstock. To add a little interest to a very simple design I used a border punch on the white cardstock and I stitched it to the patterned paper.

For the embellishment I layered circles and finished them off with a few ribbon tails. For the motif I used QuicKutz’ Denmark set to die-cut a bike and I stamped the sentiment using a Papertrey Ink stamp.

Next in line in this fun bloghop is Nancy who shares all her beautiful cards and projects at Scrap Happens! So hurry on over and see what Nancy has come up with – and thank you so much for visiting me. Hope to see you again some time.

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103 Responses to Operation bloghop!

  1. Cecilie, I just LOVE your card! (I almost bought that die yesterday!) That bike makes me want to go for a ride in that sunshine…except it’s raining here. So I’ll keep bloghopping instead 🙂

    Thanks for sharing with us in this great bloghop!!

  2. Robin H says:

    fun card! Thanks for sharing

  3. Barb Housner says:

    love the brightness of your card – the bike is very cute – thanks for supporting the troops

    Barb Housner

  4. Gitte says:

    Sikke et sødt kort.
    God søndag.

  5. Lisette says:

    Sikken et skønt krot og mere dansk bliver det ikke, så gennemført

  6. Allison G in TX says:

    I love the red and white polka dots – your card is so crisp and clean! The bike die cut is fabulous.

  7. NancyJB says:

    Love your card. The colors are so bright and the image just makes me smile.
    Thank you for sharing and supporting your troops.

  8. Oh, what a gorgeous card, Cecilie! I love that bicycle image, too. Thanks for honoring your heroes!

  9. Cheryl L. says:

    Wow…what a finely detailed card! That really had a great POP factor! So pretty!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Susan S says:

    Love this card – the bike is such a neat addition. Great job.

  11. Diane Wiswall says:

    I love this happy card- and I love how you did the bike~ greast job and thanks for sharing!

  12. Dorthe/Pips says:

    Så sjovt at være med i denne bloghop og se hvor forskellige kortene bliver! Og hvor er dit kort smukt og elegant.

  13. Kathy Stacy says:

    Great Sketch – thank you.

  14. Tina M. says:

    Mmm, igen et lækkert Cecilie-kort 😉
    Mange hilsner fra Tina M.

  15. Dixie says:

    Oh, this is the BEST!! I love your card design, and I love that bicycle! Thank you for blog hopping with us!

  16. Aleena says:

    I love how simple this card is. It’s so beautiful and refreshing, but could also be made many times over!

    I also really love the simple touch added by stitching the paper together!

  17. Gitte Y says:

    Et skønt og meget dansk kort – lige min stil og som altid meget gennemført.

  18. Paula S. says:

    The bicycle die is woderful but I also love so many of the details you have in this card like the scalloped edge, the stitching and the little touch of ribbon. Beautiful work!

  19. Joan Krebs says:

    I love the use of the stitching to add just a bit more detail to an already super cute card!

  20. Misty says:

    I just LOVE this card and the stitching adds a nice flair to it as well! Beautiful!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  21. Joanie says:

    How cute! I love the set!

  22. Annette says:

    Så smukt – så dansk -så gennemført. Lækkert.
    Og sikke en tur jeg er på lige nu.. Hvor sjovt og spændende er det lige ?

  23. Oh I love the little bicycle!! The little added stitching is wonderful too!! Thanks so much for sharing and joining in the hop!!

  24. ingejc says:

    Rigtig skønt kort du har lavet.

  25. Jill Figley says:

    What a bright and cheery card. I love the bicycle. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  26. LÆKKERT enkelt kort. Dejligt sommerligt.

  27. Linda L says:

    Awesome! Love everything…esp the ribbon! Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Teresa Kieser says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous. Simple, clean, elegant. I LOVE the border punch on the white band and the stitching is a wonderful added touch. I’m with Sandy…the bike just makes me want to go for a ride. Thanks for sharing your card and being part of this joint blog hop. It’s so great knowing that we all love our troops. 🙂

  29. Velda says:

    Your cards are beautiful. I looked back on your blog and really like your style. Thanks for sharing with us.

  30. Karina Beck says:

    Kanonlækkert CAS kort. Smukt enkelt design!
    Knus Karina

  31. Charlie says:

    Som altid et WAUW kort fra din hånd. Og hvor dansk er en cykel lige – sammen med skønne hvide prikker på rød baggrund. God søndag og nyd alle besøgene =0)

  32. Sherry says:

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love your color choices.

  33. Stinne says:


    Sikke et lækkert kort – IGEN! – men så igen – tror aldrig jeg endnu er støt på noget fra din hånd jeg ikke var vild med!
    Lækkert er det hele –
    God weekend

    KH Stinne

  34. I love the clean, classic feel of this card. Everything draws your eye right to that bicycle. I have copied this idea into my files for later use. Thanks for the inspiration

  35. Donna Nuce says:

    I am a sucker for polka dots on anything. This card is adorable. I love the sketch and will have to make a card from it.

  36. Lee Mae says:

    Oh! I love those polka dots and the bike die is brilliant! Lovely, lovely card.

  37. Vikki Thomsen says:

    Hej, loved your card, the bicycle is perfect for so many of us living here in DK, the papers you have chosen are great and as always your skitse is inspirational.Happy hopping and thanks for all that you do. MVH Vikki

  38. That is a lovely card. It is nice to see how we can use just a small scrap of ribbon, and have it really “work” on a card. Are bicycles expecially Danish?

    • Cecilie says:

      Many Danes do ride their bikes but it is absolutely nothing compared to the Dutch; they are basically born on a bike ;o)

  39. Lucy says:

    Hello from the US! I adore that die-cut bicycle and the sentiment. Who wouldn’t love to get that in the mail? As it is in Sandy’s area, it’s raining here, too, but that doesn’t stop us from getting outside and enjoying a ride or working in the garden. I’ll do some of that after I’ve finished hopping. I’m having too much fun to stop now. Thanks for participating in the international blog hop. I’m bookmarking your site to come back for a more extensive look.

  40. Sarah says:

    Oh so adorable! I adore this card so much! I think that die is so stinkin’ fabulous! After the hop I am off to find it 🙂

  41. Kim Thomas says:

    I love your card! It’s so cute, and so neatly done. I love the bicycle. Thank you for the inspiration. Take care.

  42. Wow elsker dit kort, sommer, sol det siger det hele : )))
    Jeg hopper videre…… Hop….

  43. charlsie says:

    What a great card Love the paper with the bike. Thanks for sharing

  44. Nancy says:

    Thank you Cecilie! I love your stitching and that cute bicycle! What a great card! Happy blog hopping to you! I’m so happy to have you formy neighbor!

  45. Nancy M says:

    What a nice card!! It is so crisp and clean! Thanks for hopping with us and for what you do!!

  46. Karin Lund says:

    Herligt kort. Smukt i danske farver En sort cykel med kurv – det er lige til en cykeltur med madpakke i den danske sommer, når den engang kommer for at blive:) Virkelig smukt udført opgave. Hopper videre til næste deltager.

  47. Yolanda D says:

    I love that bicycle!! The stitching is a great touch too. Thanks for being a part of this fun hop.

  48. Annette Vesth says:

    Rigtig sødt kort hvor farverne kommer til sin ret.

  49. Pat K says:

    I love everything about this card. Crisp and clean, beautifully detailed! Thanks.

  50. Shari says:

    I LOVE this card….it’s just as cute as can be! So cheery!

  51. Ruby C says:

    Love that crisp white polka dot on the bold red, perfect background for your card. Love It!

  52. Aundria B. says:

    What a bright & cheery card! Thank you for sharing this and for your support of OSH and OWH.

  53. ShannonD says:

    I love everything about this card! It’s my favorite so far on the hop! 🙂

  54. Martha says:

    I adore your card! The bicycle die cut is wonderful. Your choice of the red and white polkadot paper with the round focal design if perfect. Very well done.

  55. Kathy T says:

    I love your red and white card. I especially the way you stitched on the card. Thanks for sharing and taking part in this blog hop.

  56. Jen m says:

    This is fantasic! I love the bright polka dots, the stitching, and that great die cut bike! Nice job! 😉

  57. Sharon Stone says:

    Cecilie – I love your clean crisp card. I like how you incorporated stitching and border punch on he background paper. The polka dot adds the right pizzazz and the sentiment is just perfect too. Thanks for the inspiration.


  58. Elsie says:

    I love this card, especially the bicycle and the way you used stitching. It’s time for me to get my sewing machine out, isn’t it? Thank you for being in the blog hop!

  59. Dolores A. says:

    What a striking design….well done. Thanks for sharing it with us here.

  60. Kathy Mc says:

    Cecilie, your bicycle card is adorable. What a fun die cut! Your color choices are outstanding and very well executed. WTG!

  61. Marlene D says:

    Hello from the US Cecilie! I love the classic, clean, and elegant design of your card. My eye was drawn right away to the bicycle and sentiment. I just love everything about your card. Thank you for sharing!

  62. Stephanie Allison says:

    I love this card! It looks so happy! Thank you for sharing

  63. MizDenise says:

    I love your clean and simple style! So glad to find your blog and to look at your beautiful work! Keep up the good work!

  64. Cheri says:

    This bicycle card is so much fun. The red and white scream summertime fun to me. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
    DJ’s Sundries

  65. Marianne says:

    What a spectular card. I may just need to borrow this idea.

  66. Yvonne B. says:

    Love the bicycle and the way you did the ribbon on your card! Excellent!

  67. margit bloch says:

    Hej Cecilie… WOW… Hvor fedt er det her BLOGHOP lige!!??
    Er lidt forsinket ude… men VILDT imponeret over antal af besøg og VILDT flotte kort og lækre skitser!!!
    Og dit kort er som sædvanlig lige i øjet… Det er da DANSK… så det passer. Og gennemført som altid, når du er bag… ;o)
    Ha’ en go’ ny uge… knus

  68. Heather C says:

    Great card! Love the little bicycle and how you did the stitching!

  69. Dorte Jensen says:

    Super sødt kort. Kan rigtig godt lide baggrundspapiret med alle prikkerne. Og så i nationalfarverne…

  70. great card! I love the bike idea! It’s just perfect for your card. If we could only get some good weather for bike riding in the Pacific Northwest… Back to hopping instead for me. 🙂

  71. Carol L says:

    What a wonderfully detailed FUN card! I love the medallion and especially all those polka dots! So perfect for the purpose, and I love that you used your nation’s colors!

  72. Linda Grady says:

    What a gorgeous card; love the red/white combo. The bike is awesome;; want one just like it!!

  73. Mette Hyldig says:

    Kære Cecilie (min “Fif-guro” !, fniiisss)
    Dit kort er som sædvanligt i en klasse for sig selv, men jeg snupper lige idéen, for den cykel er jo med i Dansker-die-sættet 😉
    Det her bloghopperi er da meget sjovt…
    KH Mette

  74. Susan Hiles says:

    The stitching is wonderful! Great card! Thanks for being part of this blog hop. It’s very exciting to find out we have a sister group so far from us, yet we share the same passion. Thanks from the USA.

  75. SandyBear76 says:

    Love the bright cards! My son bikes in Triathlons so I have a few bikes stamps in my stash of supplies. thanks for sharing.

  76. Mulle says:

    Wauv, just love how many details you have in this card even though it is so simple 😉

  77. Moe says:

    I’ve not seen that die before, truly adorable!
    I love the bright colors you used.
    Thanks so much for sharing… off to “blog hop”… LOL!

  78. Ann M says:

    I love your card! The stitching is a great touch and the bicycle is so cute!

  79. Sue D says:

    Wonderful card–I like the bicycle,the sketch and your stitching.

  80. Maggie says:

    I really like your card, it so bright and cheerful. I just love polka dots. I like the use of the ribbon off the side of the circles. I plan on trying this design.

  81. Bobbi says:

    LOVE your bicycle!!! Great card!
    BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

  82. This card is exquisite! Like the polka dots and all the detail! Well done!

  83. Mary Lovill says:

    I love the cleaness of your card and the colors..Wonderful..The bike is awesome..Thanks so much for sharing:)

  84. Raeanna Smith says:

    You can’t go wrong with Polk-a-dots! What a great card! I love the Bike die-cut! Thanks for sharing!

  85. Rufus says:

    What a fantastic card! Love that bike and the way that you gave it ribbon streamers. Perfect CAS card. Thanks for sharing it.

  86. det er bare et lækkert kort der for en til at tænke sol og sommer
    klem mette

  87. Stine Byager says:

    Great Card with fine details, meget gennemført

  88. Kaylee says:

    I love your card. It’s so clean and simple, yet it’s just perfect. That bike die-cut is way fun and your sentiment is perfect too.

  89. Leslie says:

    This card is just darling. I would love such a delightfully cheerful bike and I am sure whoever receives this card will cherish it…

  90. Missy G says:

    That bike is very cool, I’ll have to look for that set. I love the red & white polka dot paper- it looks very fresh.

  91. SuzAnn says:

    Your cute bicycle card is my favorite in the hop! Clean. Classy. Cheerful. and of course, red/white polka dots are always classic. Thanks for being part of the hop and sharing this.

  92. EmeralDQueen says:

    Love the bicycle, the card is just very simple and very nice choice of colors.

  93. Ellen says:

    So pretty! I love the red and white polka dot paper and the sweet bicycle.

  94. Betrunte says:

    Super flot og enkelt kort:-)

  95. Vild med dit kort i danske farver og det samarbejde med OSH/OWH er fantastisk.
    KH 10na

  96. Rene says:

    What a sweet & lovely card! The bicycle is so cute!! Fabulous colours!!

  97. Lonnie Olsen says:

    Dejligt sommerligt kort. Sødt og enkelt

  98. Patricia H says:

    This is such a cute and cheery card! Thank you for sharing your work with the American OWH supporters. 🙂

  99. Barbara M says:

    I loved your sketch so I made card. It is posted the OWH site or visit my blog
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  100. scrapper al says:

    So nice to see you participating in this bloghop. When I first read about the bloghop and the Danish sister organization, I thought of you. I’m sure your beautiful cards are making many people happy.

  101. JoAnn Ross says:

    That is a stunningly beautiful card. So clean and simple, but the detail makes it very special! I really, really love it!

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