Operation Write Home Spring Training Blog Hop

My Favorite Things is pleased and proud to be participating in the Operation Write Home Spring Training Blog Hop. Operation Write Home supports our armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards for those serving our Country to send to their loved ones. Find out how you can help heroes keep in touch with their families here.

Today’s Operation Write Home Blog Hop focuses on creating masculine cards.  For my masculine card, I’m using Inspired by the Wild, Wild West. This highly detailed line of stamps is gorgeous even when left fully uncolored. I’ve added lots of rustic, masculine details along with some distressing and I’ve created my own speckle tone paper, too.

See how to create the speckle tone background and how to give this warm, weathered look to your card stock and patterned paper in THIS quick video, or you can click play below:

I’ve used the following products in my card today:

As part of our participation in today’s Operation Write Home Spring Training Blog Hop, we’re offering a $25 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique.  To enter your name into the drawing, simply leave a comment on this blog post.  The winner will be selected at random and announced here on the MFT Blog and on the MFT Facebook Page on April 10th.
Thanks for visiting us today.  You’ll find the full list of  Spring Training Blog Hop participants on the Operation Write Home Blog.  Be sure to head on over to the next stop on today’s hop – Tombow!

317 Responses to Operation Write Home Spring Training Blog Hop

  1. 1
    Kathryn says:

    Thanks for sharing this handsome card. I am not a huge fan of coloring, so these stamps would really suit my style. I can’t wait to try your new technique for decorating paper.

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    Kitty Van Horn says:

    Absolutely love everything you put out. Keeps me busy.

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    DianeW says:

    MFT- well- my favorite stamps! i want this stamp set!! i love that you showed how to use the stamp without coloring and like the rustic techniques! Thanks so much for a video- I like watching the creation from start to finish!

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    debbie Nims says:

    awesome card!!

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    Lisa Niles says:

    Wow! This card is spectacular! I especially love the “ribbon” strips. Just beautiful!

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    Dee says:

    Wonderful masculine card! Great tip on aging the edges!

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    Mary Anne K. says:

    I just love this card! The distressed edges give it such a rustic feel. I will definately try some of these techniques to jazz up my manly cards. Thanks!

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    Ann M says:

    The weathered edges and stitching are the perfect touch to this western style card. I love MFT stamps. I can see this one is going to be a must have!

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    Melissa Mauri says:

    Thanks for the inspiration, love the detailed stamp.

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    Paula Zduncyk says:

    I love the worn look.. I will definitely being utilizing THIS tut! THANKS!

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    Kara says:

    Love the layering on this card.

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    Stunning and perfectly masculine!! Love that image AND the speckled paper!

    Crafty Hugs!

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    Brenda B. says:

    Love your spattering technique – will definitely try that!

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    Roanna says:

    This isooo masculine and awesome! Thank you for sharing! *hugs*

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    Jil-Anne Essinger says:

    I am not much into coloring and the use of this stamp is great for my talents. Love the entire rustic look. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jody Green says:

    Great card! I love the image. Thanks also for sharing the speckle technique.

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    Darci Powers says:

    You are so right…this stamp is so beautiful, it doesn’t even need coloring! The layers on the card are lovely. I enjoyed your whole blog and especially the OWH hop….thanks!

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    Lee Anne Owens says:

    Such great ideas this morning. Love the idea of making my own custom paper by adding the colors I want. Also loved seeing a card that looks awesome without coloring it. I can’t tell you how many images because I did not like my coloring. Maybe I will try leaving a few uncolored

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    DawnL says:

    a great guy card! tfs

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    Cindi Flass says:

    Great card and really great cause! This is such a perfect stamp for a masculine card.

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    Joy Stagg says:

    this is absolutely wonderful! great hop!

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    Carol Perry says:

    Love the distress look themed card. Thanks for sharing today. Great video.

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    stampersuzz says:

    Cool card! Love the western theme! Perfect for a boy!

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    Penny Ward says:

    i love how nice the card turned out uncolored. Love MFT stamps !!!

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    Such a FUN masculine card for today!! LOVING the coloring!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win have aFabulous Weekend!! ;)

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    Tami B says:

    I like that speckled background. Great masculine card.

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    Alanna says:

    What a wonderful card. Perfect for a guy.

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    Susan T says:

    Thanks for joining in on the fun. Love the inspiration.

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    Such a cute card….love the image!! Thanks for the technique tips for the speckled paper…..will definitely try it!!!

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    Diane says:

    I love this stamp set. The card was just fabulous too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Erika H says:

    I love the card…so masculine with the rough edges. The stamp is a great image… I haven’t seen many cowboy ones but this one is tops. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Peggy says:

    This is a great masculan card. Thanks for sharing the directions.

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    Gail says:

    Fun cards! Terrific representation of the wild, wild west.

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    Donna R says:

    Love that scene. Great masculine card! Thanks for the video tutorial!

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    wendy says:

    terrific card, love the layout and beautiful stamped image

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    Jean Sundquist says:

    Thanks for showing us a great card using this very detailed masculine stamp!

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    Sandy Gregg says:

    Wow, awesome card for the masculine gender. I enjoyed the tutorial video and how you distressed and made the spotted paper to add even more age to the card. One of my favorites I’ve enjoyed along the blog hop! TFS.

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    Jan says:

    Great card. I love the wild west. Not too many stamps with these theme.

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    Becky Schneider says:

    Beautiful card–thanks for doing this for our troops

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    Emily D says:

    What a cute image!

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    Kathy Stacy says:

    Always have fun cards to show at MFT. Thanks for being part of OWH Blog Hop.

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    Sue D says:

    Wonderful Wild West card! I like the rustic details. Thanks for the video.

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    Teza says:

    Beautiful card!! I love how you used the banner/flag die cut! The cowboy stamp is awesome!

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    Judyt says:

    What a cute card. Thanks got the video too!

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    Lisa Oliver says:

    Great card – I love the “uncolored” look when paired with great texture and colors to dress it up. Thank you for your support of OWH!

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    my goodness, this is fabulous! love the stitching and simplicity of it to add to the masculine feel.

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    Shari B says:

    Wonderfully detailed, yet very do-able! Thanks for the inspiration and great tips!

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    Debbie P says:

    This card is so great for a texas girl. Thanks for the inpiration.

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    Karen says:

    Great masculine card. I like that it looks pretty easy to make.

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    karen k says:

    What a great card and a great organization, Operation Write Home. Thanks for sharing.

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    Cindy D says:

    I love the cowboy stamp and it is very masculine. thank you for the tips of splattering the ink and curling up the edges.

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    Julia D. says:

    What a great card! I love the Inspired By stamps because they are beautiful enough to leave them as is without coloring them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Cilla says:

    I love that rubber stamp! The distressing of the flags looks great for a masculine card.

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    Melissa T. says:

    I love seeing stamps that do not need to be colored when set on lovely papers and with a great design. Thank you for the inspiration and support of Operation Write Home. :)

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    Diane Dupont says:

    I love this card! I also love the fact that it could be easily changed up by using a different focal image! No fair making me do math to leave my comment! Ha! Thanks for sharing!

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    Fabulous masculine card! What a great cause to support. :)

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    Nicole R. says:

    Love this card! Thank you for sharing your ideas and supporting OWH.

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    Nancy Miner says:

    OMGosh!! What a great card!! Thanks for supporting OWH and giving us a chance to win!! I SO want this set, I can already taste the grit and smell the dust kicked up by that horse!! TFS!!

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    BeverlyBL says:

    I like your card. The banners add a great touch and I like how you did the sprinkles. Not too much. I’ll have to try your method. I always get globs, which is why I should always do that part first. (Easier to start over.)

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    Kat Martin says:

    Great card! So glad you are in the OWH hop.

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    KathyC says:

    What a great masculine card. And thanks for the support of OWH.

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    Stacy Buller says:

    I love the variety of MFT stamps. This one is not what I think of from MFT…but it is so great for cards for guys! Perfect card. Thanks for the tutorial and for joining in today’s blog hop.

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    Penny Laschanzky says:

    love how you curled/distressed the paper edges to go with the overall rustic theme! great card!

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    Kaylee S. says:

    Thank you for the great tutorial. This is awesome!

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    Sharon S. says:

    Great tutorial. I really love western themes — this is a stamp set I need to have in my collection. Thanks for supporting OWH and our heroes.

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    Joanie says:

    I love this card, sometimes I feel like my images always have to be colored… this is a good example of how it doesn’t.

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    Rhonda H says:

    What a great card and a great cause! So glad MFT is participating.

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    Diane H says:

    I live the rustic look to this card! Thanks for the tutorial on the ribbon and stitching effects on the card. Trying these techniques out will be fun! So many OWH makers love your product and that’s how I became a fan!

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    Keni says:

    Really like the “rustic” style of this card!! Awesome!

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    wendymc says:

    What a fabulous card – I love the banners behind the image! And a great tutorial video, too – thanks!

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    Cool card! Love the cowboy scene! TFS

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    Jackie says:

    Wonderful card. I love the detail in this stamp!

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    Nancy K. says:

    There are so many great things in that video! I love the speck long idea, and your demonstration of those roughed-up edges. What a great look! thanks for sharing and for joining us for the blog hop!!

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    Marlene D says:

    Terrific masculine card. I love the cowboy theme and all the distressing and texture. Great video too. TFS!

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    Diana says:

    I have to have this stamp as I am from a Ranch family in the west. The card is great and very masculine. Love it.

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    Sue McRae says:

    What a great masculine card with all the distressing!

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    Amalia says:

    Cute card, thanks for sharing.

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    susan says:

    love how all that distressing and stitching sets off the stamp!!! thanks for sharing!

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    Kristen says:

    Great card for any cowboy or any man that wants to be one!

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    Laurie/virgo5 says:

    What a fantastic masculine card, love the worn look with this image, and wonderful cause to be involved with!

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    Winnie says:

    Awesome card! Love the western feeling card!

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    Anita A says:

    Wow! Stunning card!

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    Amy S says:

    Love the western theme.

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    Randee S says:

    Love your card and how you distressed it. The video had some great tips. Thanks for sharing.

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    JoAnn Ross says:

    I have many MFT stamps, but not this one. Having grown up in Oregon cowboy country, I especially love it! (And all the detail you put into it!). I do enjoy coloring, but agree that beautifully detailed stamps like this are best on their own, which makes them a nice change for me. Thanks for taking part in the OWH hop!

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    KimP says:

    The details on the stamp are amazing. Thank you for partnering with OWH, I now own some of your stamps and really, really like them!

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    Andrene says:

    Love the simplicity of this card! Great job and TFS!!

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    Marsha D says:

    What a great stamp. Really like it in the outline form. Stitching is perfect too. Thanks for supporting OWH .

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    Barbara Roe says:

    I am a big fan of MFT and have lots of stamps and die cuts. This is a grown up stamp and I love the idea of stamping only and yet the card is beautiful. Thank you.

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    Hokiecoyote says:

    Love the look of this card.

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    Marilyn says:

    I love the simple techniques that really make this card stand out, like roughing up the edges. I now know something else I can do with my Aqua brushes. Thanks for sharing!

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    Jen Radloff says:

    Nice!!! Especially since I’m from the Southwest!!!

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    Maryann says:

    Such an amazing card here, and I really love this image, that´s used here. Really gorgeous result on this one.

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    Joan L says:

    What a great ruggedly masculine card! I love making cowboy and western cards, and this stamp is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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    Dixie says:

    Wow! A great tutorial with LOTS of tips. Thank you! Thanks too for supporting our troops and OWH!

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    The western theme is so perfect with the warm weathered techniques on the paper! So fun to view, thank you.

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    This is fabbbulous, I just love that stamp set. And those paper flags – awesome!! Great for the ribbonny effect that guys will be fine with!

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    Debbie Long says:

    Love using stamps that don’t need to be colored. What a wonderful card.

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    calamityjane says:

    This is a “handsome” card!!! I love it! I’m not very good at coloring (yet!) so I love these kind of stamps! Thanks too for sharing in this marvelous organization’s hop!

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    Cindy O says:

    Love the speckled background technique! It’s perfect with the Western theme. Thanks for supporting our troops and Operation Write Home!

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    Aida says:

    What a real nice card! My husband is a Veteran, he was one of the first to go after 911. He is home safe and sound. He always likes seeing what the troops get from back home now a days. He never had anyone send him goodies boxes or wonderfully homemade blank cards. We thank you as a family for the wonderful people that have these projects for our troops, they are very lucky in deed.

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    Jean Nibbe says:

    This is a great masculine card! Love it!

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    Christine Newman-Aumiller says:

    I like the western theme. It’s so different from what most people are doing.

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    Corysnana1 says:

    It’s been a while since I sent cards to Operation Write Home. I didn’t know they had a blog, but will head right over to it. It’s such a worthy cause and a great way to support the work of our troops.

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    barbara lassiter says:

    This is a wonderful masculine card and I love your attention to detail. Thanks for sharing how you created this look with the video!

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    Michele M says:

    Love the card! I especially loved the way you distressed the paper edges with your fingers. I learned a lot of techniques from your tutuorial. Thanks for sharing and thanks, too, for supporting OWH and our Troops!

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    Such a great card, cool textures. Love the rugged cowboy theme! TFS!

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    Lagene says:

    Fantastic card, thanks for the video!!!

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    cheryl n says:

    great use of layers, stitching and distressing to enhance the card!

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    Terrific Masculine card, love the distressing, love the wood look to go with the image!

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    Sarah says:

    I’m headed to check out the Operation Write Home Blog. What a great way to share our crafty creations!
    God’s blessings on your weekend,
    Sarah :)

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    Kerry says:

    Such a great card. I love your technique for the background

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    Paula S. says:

    Marvelous work! I love western themed cards and they’re perfect for the guys. All the wonderful details in the stitching and distressing really make this a ‘stand out’. I am a huge fan of MFT and want to say thank you for supporting OWH, my favorite ‘crafty cause’. :)

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    Shannon says:

    Last hop the globe reminded me of the death star. This one the words Giddy up are reminding of Kramer from Seinfeld. Not sure what’s going on with me today. But the card is great.

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    As a military spouse I know first hand how much the troops appreciate the efforts of the card makers, shippers and distributors who donate their time, money and cards to Operation Write Home. Thank you so much for your participation and sponsorship of this hope! Your western card is lovely!

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    Jen Carter says:

    This is a great masculine card for a great cause!

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    Carolyn R says:

    great way to make a speckle background!

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    conil says:

    Excellent male inspired card. This stamp just makes it perfect.

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    Mary B. says:

    This is a fantasic masculine card. It looks great not colored, especially because of all tbe other embellishing and layout you did. This is definitely a favorite.

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    Lyn Sanders says:

    Great card Thanks for the inspiration

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    Lucy says:

    I really like bold images that can stand on their own without a bunch of color (especially since I’m not so good at the coloring part). Being from the west where cowboys are still commonplace, this card tugged at my heart a bit. Thanks for participating in the hop and supporting OWH.

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    Ginny says:

    Very nice card….this bloghop is truly inspirational!
    thanks for the change to win!

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    Pat Kinkaid says:

    I really enjoyed the tutorial. I loved how you made the sprinkles and the distressed edges. I learned a lot from your video.

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    Lori Law says:

    Wow! I learned so much in this short video. Love stamps that require no coloring. I have never used a sewing machine on my cards, but I sure want to now! Thank you for the incredible video tutorial.

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    Audra H says:

    Great card. I’m learning all sorts of new techniques today.

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    Gail A says:

    Great card. Thanks for the video.

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    Beth L says:

    Fantastic card! Thanks for the tutorial and for supporting OWH!

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    Margie says:

    Thanks for supporting our troops! Love the stamp idea/tutorial!

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    Jacqueline says:

    This set is perfect for man cards. What guy didn’t want to be a cowboy? It’s wonderful that we show support to our brave troops.

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    Natalie H says:

    Thanks for your support of the men and women serving in the military. Wonderful card!!

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    Joan K says:

    Nice tutorial to accompany a fabulous masculine card – thanks for supporting OWH!

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    Pavana says:

    Nice “guy card”.. thanks

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    Kristen Foreman says:

    I love OWH. Thanks for participating in the blog hop! :) Gorgeous cards!

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    Jill says:

    Another great masculine card. I will have to give the speckling technique a try. I also like the use of the banners to embellish instead of frilly ribbon or flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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    Sybrina K says:

    What a great card! As a non-Copic person, it was great to see a non-colored image. Also loved the three colored papers behind the image.

    Thanks for participating in today’s OWH Blog Hop.

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    Yvonne B. says:

    I love how you created the background and did your distressing with the flags and all! Really makes your card interesting and is simple to do! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and creating the tutorial!

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    Leah says:

    Love the masculine card. Great stamp set, love the distressing–not too much, just the right amount!

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    Tery says:

    i love western themes – so authentic all-american. wearing the edges really added a nice touch to the whole theme. i wonder if ribbon would work for the flags instead of paper?

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    Miriam Prantner says:

    Wonderful card! I love the image and the distressing and layers. Great job!

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    Patty says:

    Very cool rustic manly card!! Thanks for the video & the great tips!

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    Alinsmajl says:


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    Young nancy says:

    Really great card, thanks for the tutorial video!

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    Lezlye L says:

    Great Masculine card! Love the cause Operation Write home, I have sent them several cards!

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    Verna Angerhofer says:

    I love that western scene image. It works perfectly for a masculine card.

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    Tricia barber says:

    Fabulous card! Love the aged look and feel. Thanks for supporting Operation Home!

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    Regina Harris says:

    Thanks for the great card idea for operation home.

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    Sarah says:

    Yeeehawwww! Love this card– the aging is amazing :)

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    Marie Greene says:

    Great card…any man would enjoy receiving it!

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    Ruth G says:

    I love the look of the splattered ink and the lovely image in one color! Great job with the distressing and stitching, too! Thanks so much for the inspiration, tutorial and chance to win!

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    Pat Y says:

    Great masculine card. They seem to be the hardest for me.

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    Love this card, great for for the guys.

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    Kim C says:

    Thanks for sharing your charming card and for a chance to win. Look forward to making cards for this great cause.

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    Vicky Scheiber says:

    Love this wild west set! Your card is very nice. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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    Liliana says:

    Love the rustic look! Great card for any guy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Carol Wilson says:

    Great stamps with all the distressing techniques make one fine masculine card!

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    Tiffany G says:

    Nice card!! Love the stamp set!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Janet Cobb says:

    Nice card! I really like the western theme.

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    marylouh says:

    This stamp would be one of my purchases if I won the gift certificate. It is a great stamp. I agree that it is best left uncolored. Do a little antiquing and it would be very nice.

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    Kathy T says:

    Thanks for the great card. I especially like the detail of the stamp. I thought the distressed edges and the stitching around each of the layers is a great idea.

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    ava g says:

    perfect card for the rugged man in any home!!!

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    Amy says:

    So cute, love the wild west theme!

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    Janet Jenkins says:

    Love the wild west theme and how weathered the card looks!

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    Linda Watson says:

    I haven’t seen one this cute before.

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    Dawn says:

    What an amazing masculine card! I love your speckle tone background and weathered edges. Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home!!

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    joy says:

    Thanks for supporting OWH with this classy cowboy card. I love the muted tones and distressing and how the stitching ties it all together so nicely.

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    Vicki Wigton says:

    Love the stamp and card layout!

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    Terri says:

    Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

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    Judy says:

    I love the idea of keeping the focal image uncolored and adding color in the background and layers!!

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    MaryB says:

    Great masculine card! I’ve been meaning for quite a while to start sending cards to OWH, so maybe this blog hop is the push I need. Thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate.

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    Audrina T says:

    What a great guy card. And how appropriate it seems to me since I’m in Texas. Thanks for all the inspiration and great tutorials.

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    joy says:

    Love this stamp set and the way your crumpled the edges of the image and the fishtails!

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    Brigita says:

    Great stamp set and love the worn look.

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    Debbie Fisher says:

    love the image and this card! Perfect masculine details. Masculine cards are always the hardest for me. thank you for the inspiration!

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    Jean Bullock says:

    Well, 173 people before me, loved your card. Let’s make that 174, Partner! Great job!

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    Jo Ann says:

    I was So inspired by this card, I had to go buy that stamp set – AMAZING! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

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    Tina says:

    I have to get this stamp set! Love it, thank you for sharing!

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    Kathy A. says:

    Love the weathered look of this great card! Thanks for sharing…

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    KnitterPam says:

    Loving the masculine card examples for the OWH blog hop. Thanks for joining in!

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    Trish says:

    Thanks for supporting OWH and sharing this wonderful card. It would make any guy smile

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    Carol L says:

    Whistle for Hi Ho Silver and I’m there!! I just love making cards with horses, and I love the way you made this awesome image so rustic and weathered with that speckled paper and distressing! It’s just cowboy cool!! TFS the great tutorial and for supporting OWH!

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    scrapper al says:

    I like the addition of the fish tail banners. They add a pop of color and visual interest. And that Hot Fudge stamp pad looks like a must have.

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    sara says:

    Makes me wish I knew a cowboy!

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    Barb Murphy says:

    gorgeous card! i love the distressing and that fab image :)

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    Lynn G. says:

    Wow…..awesome card. i am a big fan of the Wild Wild West. thanks for sharing.

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    Debbie Caldwell says:

    Thanks for the tips on weathering and speckled, two techniques sure to be used a lot. The card is such a great card for a guy! The stamps are great!

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    Krista says:

    Love the card and the saying!

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    Anna says:

    I never done anything cowboyish, I need to try that! Very nice!

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    Angie Linton says:

    Great masculine card and love the techniques!

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    Sarah says:

    What an awesome masculine card. I really like the stitching, it goes great with the western theme.

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    AundriaB. says:

    Wonderful masculine card – this stamp is so nicely detailed! Love how you roughed up the edges of the different papers to give it that worn look. Thank you for sharing this card, for the opportunity to win a gift certificate, and for your support of OWH!

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    Judy C. says:

    Love the card. I’m one that struggles with guy cards so I love this one. Thanks for being a part of OWH.

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    Great card! I was intimidated by your western stamps, but not anymore!!

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    Melissa Maxwell-Doherty says:

    Masculine cards are hard for me. You inspire me.

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    Sally K says:

    Wonderful card and wonderful cause. Thanks for the double dose of inspiration!

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    Linda L says:

    Great card. Love that image. Thanks for your support of OWH!

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    mimihp says:

    Love the Western themed card! I could have used it when my son lived in Tucson! Great idea for a hop!

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    Phyllis Freese says:

    I like how you created a card without coloring the image as well as how you roughed up the edges of the card.

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    Dorothy S says:

    You have so many great finishing details to go with this image!

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    Dorothy S says:

    You have so many great finishing details to go with the super image.

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    Jill Boteler says:

    Love the cowboy themed cards. Nicely done/

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    Carol in Minnesota says:

    Lots of detail and dimension.

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    Glenna Anderson says:

    Beautiful card!

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    Tracy McLoughlin says:

    What a wonderful cause! I love the tutoral and all the tips!

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    JoAnn B. says:

    Great masculine card. I am glad I have this stamp. Thanks for the tutorial.

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    Teena says:

    Loving this hop!!!

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    Karli says:

    More chances to win MFT…YAY! and it’s for a great cause too. Love that stamp set!

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    Mary, Wausau WI says:

    Great texture on a fantastic card from a generous supporter of OWH!!!

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    What a fun card!!!!

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    Bev Karolak says:

    Love the card! Great image.

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    Jackie Love says:

    Cute cards.

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    Cynde says:

    Great masculine card

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    Mel S says:

    such a cute card.i’ll have to check out more of your stamps.

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    sandy mruk says:

    love this card

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    Mary-Anne V. says:

    Amazing card…love the masculine image and the flags coming off the side.

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    Angela R says:

    Love that card wish I had a cowboy in my life….lol

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    Pauline K says:

    love the card, love the stitching…great job helping those deployed

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    Linda T says:

    What an absolutely beautiful card. Just love it. Thank you for you’re inspiration.

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    Missy G says:

    I absolutely love the texture and dimension in this card. (not to mention hot fudge and whipped cream card stock, yum!)

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    Gayle B says:

    The accent it – reel life bring back some great childhood memories!

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    Ann says:

    Fabulous masculine card–thanks so much for the video on creating rustic effects! That is a great cowboy image!

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    Memoriesbymanda says:

    Thats a really neat masculine card. Love the vintage feel.

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    Trish C says:

    LOVE the cowboy image and the dark brown cardstock. The flags are a great addition.

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    Joann says:

    What a stunning card! I believe it’s beautiful that you are supporting OWH!!

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    Oh my… I love, love, love this card!!! perfect masculine card. thanks for sharing.

    blessing ~ Pam

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    Patti T says:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Janeen says:

    how amazing, you make it look so simple. thank you for supporting OWH

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    Barbara Albrecht says:

    Great masculine card. Thanks for the video tutorial…learned a couple new techniques.

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    Rufus says:

    LOVE this stamp set!!! Like the images themselves and that it’s got enough detail that it doesn’t have to be colored, although I’ll bet it’s awesome colored too! Great card and thanks for the video tutorial. It’s great to be able to see exactly how the card was created. Got my fingers crossed… THANK YOU for ALL your support of OWH and our troops!!!

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    Denise Bryant says:

    Great guy card… love the layering and colors!

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    Dolores A. says:

    Thank you for supporting OWH by sharing this great example for a masculine card and the tutorial.

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    Dolores A. says:

    Thanks for supporting OWH this way and sharing your techniques for a great masculine design.

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    Dolores A. says:

    Thanks for your support….great masculine card.

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    Penny DuBry says:

    Love the wild west look…My husband loved it.

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    Shawnie says:

    Thank you for all the inspiration!

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    Phyllis B. says:

    Love this very masculine card!

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    Keri Tarapi says:

    nice distressed looking card!! perfect for the man in your like

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    KATHY H says:

    This is a really impressive looking card. It looks hand drawn.

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    Carmen Lucero says:

    Very nice masculine card!! the Inspired by the Wild, Wild, west stamp is perfect! I live in Texas, and this is a must have!! Thanks for the chance to win the gift card!!


    Carmen L

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    Oh how much do I love that cowboy. Great stamp and card. Thanks for the great hop.

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    Thank you for sharing your awesome card! Love the masculine touches!

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    Nana says:

    What a great card. Love that you have all participated in this masculine card hop. Thanks.

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    Jeannie L says:

    Love the rustic look of this stamp set and love how you added the speckles. Definitely a great masculine card. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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    Lisette Fuentes says:

    What a gorgeous cowboy stamp! Looking forward to adding this one to one of my Father’s Day cards!

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    Beth W says:

    Oh how I love this card and the stamp.I grew up listening to the Lone Ranger on the radio on Saturday night.Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration and supporting OWH.

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    DanielleMW says:

    My grandfather would have loved this card. Thank you for sharing!

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    Lynne in NI says:

    Wow, fab card!

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    Lisa says:

    As an Army wife who just placed a large order for our Military Family Readiness Program just a few minutes ago, I am just overcome with gratitude with you participating in this wonderful program!!!! My husband has been an active duty Soldier for 22 years and it has been a fairly recent occurance in his deployments that he has seen cards available on his bases while deployed. I am just so happy that companies such as yours are reaching such a wide audience to let people know that Operation Write Home is doing such an amazing thing for our Soldiers. Your card was absolutely lovely and I can just imagine that some Soldier will love it. As a volunteer who works with the children and family members of our Soldiers, I can’t even begin to tell you how important it is to have the families stay in touch with one another. A simple card can do wonders to keep a bond alive in a marriage and help a child feel connected to a parent they haven’t seen for a year. Keep those cards coming! MFT, You are amazing and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! :-)

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    IKE says:

    Super masculine card. The image is fab and the colours you used are superb :-D
    IKE xx

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    Kelley_R says:

    Love your card. I watched some John Wayne movies today so a Wild West card is a perfect match for my day. I know a soldier would be so happy to get this card to send home. Thank you for supporting OWH.

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    Diane Clark-Sutton says:

    I love stamps that don’t need coloring. This is a perfect masculine card. Thanks for the video.

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    Pamela G. says:

    LOVE your card!! Makes for a great male card. TU for sharing.

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    I have recently become a fan of MFT through the OWH fundraiser and I love the quality of your stamps. That is evident in this tutorial ~ with the large image, you have perfect coverage on the 1st impression. What a wonderful card for Father’s day, children or even just to say hello! I love the simplicity of the speckled background technique! Can’t wait to try that one. I can’t tell you how many time I have finished a card and thought the background was just tooooo white. Thanks for the great video! Keep those great ideas and products comin’!!!

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    Patti G says:

    What a great looking card I would never have thought to do the card this way!

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    Cyndi says:

    Thanks for your support of such a great project. Your card is perfect.

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    Terri E. says:

    Great card

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    Sandra ltb says:

    Love this card – thanks for the tips!
    Sandra ltb

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    Jean Gursoy says:

    Fantastic stamp set – this is a really special card – love it
    Jean x

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    Celeste B. says:

    Great masculine card.

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    JoyceAnn says:

    Wonderful sample card, such rich detail! Thanks for supporting OWH.

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    LindaH says:

    Such a great “Guy” card–thanks for the inspiration!

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    linda patti says:

    wonderful masculine card! thanks taking part in the blog hop!

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    Ronda A. says:

    Love your OWH too…MFT is one of my fav places and I’m coming by some year when I visit nearby, promise!!

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    emily wilson says:

    I love this set, and I am so thankful to see you participating with OWH! I have been using MFT products on all my OWH cards since I started making them 3 years ago!!! :)

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    Elizabeth K says:

    Ooh, I love the western theme on this fun cowboy card!

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    Pat says:

    Well giddy-up! What a fun card! :)

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    Lucy E. says:

    I LOVE that stamp! I sure hope I win so I can get that stamp set without feeling guilty about spending even more money on my stamp addiction-I mean stamp collection :)

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    Debbie B says:

    I really love this card. Great job!

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    Linda Marie says:

    Great card, great color combo! Thank you for the tut! Would love to win the certificate so I could add the stamp to my collection!

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    Becky Carafa says:

    What a great man card!

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    What a wonderful card!

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    LynneZ says:

    This is an awesome card – thanks for sharing.

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    Love the western theme card. Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home!

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    Suzette W. says:

    I am loving these tutorials! Very nice card!

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    Martye says:

    Mmmmm – chocolate ink!

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    Tina Voss says:

    Super fun card with a great stamp! I really like the crumpled edges.

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    Iris Soscia says:

    Love the Wild West set. Iris

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    teresa kline says:

    thanks for the chance to win!

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    What an awesome guy card! I love the distressing all over and the image staying black and white!

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    pmm says:

    So glad MFT is part of OWH support- such a great cause! And a great excuse to buy more MFT stamps and dies. ;D

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    Marykay says:

    I love watching old black n white westerns and ive got to get my hands on that stamp. Gorgeous. That card is awesome. Love it. Im off to watch the video now. Thanks for sharing

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    Zehra says:

    Gorgeous card and love the tutorial

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    Laura P says:

    I really like the use of the die cut flags on this card – I didn’t know that type of die existed. I also really like the horse stamp, as I’m always looking for more horse images. thanks for picking this card.

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    Linda Carson says:

    Excellent artwork!

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    Jalyn R says:

    You put alot of work into that card and it shows. Nice Job.

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    Jalyn R says:

    Nice Job :D

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    cat says:

    Great job. Thanks for letting people know about OWH. God bless our troops and their families.

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    maria f. says:

    Great of you to participate in the hop. Thanks for sharing your card – love the image left uncolored.

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    amy a says:

    Love the rustic look of this card. Thanks for sharing!

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    Sherry K says:

    Yep, nothing like a western card. I am a little partial to them. Sweet and for sure masculine.

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    Diane L says:

    Great card for a man. Thanks for sharing.

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    Rebecca H says:

    It’s great to see awesome companies supporting such a worthy cause!

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    What an awesome masculine card! So great! :)

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    This is awesome! The tan paper looks like leather, and you are right – the stamp still looks great without color! Well done :)

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    Jennifer S. says:

    Love the old time look to this card. Great job!

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    Daria Z. says:

    Love that the image isn’t colored in and yet this card is just beautiful (can you say that about a masculine card?)!

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    Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:

    Oh…this is a wonderful card. I love the look of it. The image is wonderful and that stitching adds so much.

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    Donna Lee Williams says:

    Thanks so much for this. I especially appreciate the video!

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    Joni Moore says:

    Eeek!!! I LOVE it all!!! What a FABULOUS release this month!!!

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    Love the cowboy stamp! It makes for a lovely masculine card.

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    Emily H says:

    What a fabulous card! Thanks for sharing.

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    shartl says:

    I just love this cowboy card! It’s masculine and has a slightly vintage feel to it!

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    karenladd says:

    I am always looking for great masculine cards and this has such a wonderful feel to it! I love the colors and distressing!

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    Cindy M says:

    Just LOVE this card! Love the distress techniques you used.

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    Love how you layered the different stamps. Great effect!!!

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    Love this bare image. The distressing is awesome too!

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    Christine C. says:

    YEEE HAAWWWW! Love this card – thanks for sharing and THANKS for supporting OWH

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    Barbara B says:

    Welcome to the old west. Love the distressing effect on this card.

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    Ruby C says:

    I enjoyed watching your video and seeing you create your Wild, Wild West card! Great techniques and card. Thanks for the inspiration and being part of the OWH blog hop!

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    Karen Rice says:

    I love the simplicity of your card–yet there is so much going on! Thank you for the tutorial and the chance at the giveaway! I’m so grateful you support our troops!

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    Laurie B says:

    thanks for the inspiration

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    Love the whole card!
    Great reminder that stamps don’t always need to be colored.

    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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    Mary says:

    Wow- what a unique card!

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    Angie Hall says:

    Thanks for supporting OWH. It’s a great organization. Enjoyed the video of your eye-catching card. Thanks

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