Monday, May 31, 2010

Hippity Hop- A CAS card for a soldier!

It's a Hippity Hopping Memorial Day kind of Monday!!

Here in America we get to enjoy the festivities associated with Memorial Day.  It is like the official beginning of Summer and families and friends usually get together for picnics, boating and just having fun! But through all of these parties and celebrations, I hope that we remember the real meaning of Memorial Day.

It is a day to honor the fallen heroes who have lost their lives while serving in the American Armed Forces.  They are the real reason that we have the freedom and liberty to enjoy what we do as Americans. So let's remember and be thankful!!

The card that I have for you today serves two challenges!!

The first one is my LAST CAS DT assignment for my term!! I can't believe it has been three months already!! Boy has time just flown right by.  But Jen asked us to make a card to honor a HERO (CAS69)!  I can't think of anyone I consider a HERO more than the members of our branched services!!

The second challenge fits right in with the first one.  It is today's Hippity Hop Challenge IHHC26 which is called Operation Write Home.  I am today's hostess and have challenged you to make a card (or cards) for service men and women currently serving our country oversees who need handmade cards to send back to family and friends.  We are asking that you mail them in to Unity Stamp Company so that we can send them one big care package of cards all at once and show them that Unity/Ippity Stamp fans are also fans of our Military personnel!!

The Ippity stamps you see used here are the A Bit of Burlap from the new Spring 2010 collection and the sentiment is from Just Wanted to Say!  The card is clean and simple and plays on the stars and circles from the DP by Fancy Pants.  I did a little cutting out and popping up and added a few accents to give it some spunk.  I think a soldier will appreciate getting this for me and I will include a note of thanks and gratitude inside telling him/her how much I appreciate the sacrifices they make for my freedom!

To purchase any of the Ippity Stamps you see used here today, 

to find an Ippity Chick near you!

You can read all about the Challenge on the 

and also have the list of all of today's 
Hippity Hop participants!!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  And may your bucket overflow with thankfulness for the brave men and women who are defending our freedom everyday.  We must always remember!!


Heather said...

This is such a wonderfully creative card! LOVE the details!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card Kelly!!!! I just love that burlap stamp, so perfect!

lisa a.

StampinCathy said...

After seeing the sneak peek over on Ippity Blog that it was going to be worth seeing the whole card. It is awesome. Love the colors and layout of this inspiring card.

Karen said...

Love the circles and stars and all the red! WOW Kelly, your design is so cool and your card really pops out to me! Total fab-u-losity!!


Andrea said...

love the design and simplicity!

Carisa said...


lynn said...

love your challenge theme, kelly-love the burlap stamp on your card:)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fabulous card, Kelly! :)

Lone Pine Designs said...

Great card...perfect for OWH!

Kimmarie Baker said...

Awesome Card! I love the circle and stars!

Jen said...

Love the shapes on this card Kelly and the red looks awesome! Love the bit of burlap...I still need to use that stamp!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love this and such a great layout!!!

NoraAnne said...

Very cute card, love the design :)