Veteran’s Day Blog Hop

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Recently, our readers have been participating in Scrappers Give Thanks, a card-making challenge to support Operation Write Home. We have over 500 cards pledged so far, with a week remaining before cards need to be mailed. There is still time to join in the fun and win one of our amazing prizes, valued at over $750!

Organizing this challenge has been exciting, inspiring and humbling. I can’t believe the warm and enthusiastic response. I am so proud that Simple Scrapper will be a part of the 246,000+ cards sent to our deployed men and women. Here’s one of the fun and festive Valentine’s Day cards I made using digital designer Traci Reed’s A Lot Like Love kit.


You can download a free template to make this card and three others at our Scrappers Give Thanks site. Simple Scrapper’s #1 goal is making all things digital super easy for you!


This is a season of giving. Leave a comment today sharing how you will be charitable between now and December 31st. (Making cards for Operation Write Home counts!) All comments entered before 9am central time on Sunday will be entered to win a $10 gift certificate to the online digital or paper scrapbook shop of their choice.

Next Stop

Visit the Pass It On blog, where Kathy shares her love of paper crafting.

Disclosure: I’m a guest this month on Traci Reed’s creative team.

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  1. JPScraps

    Love the card and Thank You!!

  2. Sandy Allnock

    Thanks so much for organizing such a venture on behalf of our heroes! Your card is cuttteeee!

    Happy hopping!!!

  3. Shari

    At work we have chosen a family in need and will put together a basket containing an entire Christmas feast. We want to share our good fortune with those who may have fallen on hard times. Also my children and I have decided to adopt an angel off the local angel tree and spend part of our Christmas money making his or her Christmas wishes come true.

  4. Dixie

    Well done!!

  5. Laura

    I am making cards for Scrappers Give Thanks and will be doing a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child by Samaritan’s Purse.

  6. Patricia Komara

    love that card, it is so colorful and cheery!

  7. Lisa

    We always pick an ornament from the giving tree at our YMCA. Each one has a child’s wish for what they’d like for Christmas. We usually pick one close to each of our children’s ages. My 8-year-old daughter also saves money from her allowance all year and buys some gifts for Toys for Tots.

  8. karelj

    What a great blog! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Dana

    I’m doing the cards for OWH and am giving to our church’s angel tree.

  10. Lee - grandmalee

    Thanks for the templates! I just started using digis & I’m loving them! Thanks for helping out this organization!

  11. Anita

    Thanks for the templates.

  12. Cathy D.

    Really cute card!

  13. Cyn

    I’m a big digital fan and I love reading about your generosity! I send OWH four cards with every set I sell, all year round. This month, I’m giving sets of announcements to NICUs for parents of preemies. And in December, I’m supporting Teeny’s Friends, a dog charity in Austin, TX 🙂

  14. Peggy M

    Very lovely card… thanks for helping to spread the word about this wonderful way to help our service men and women. Hugs, Peggy

  15. Deb Pierce

    I am making cards for Operation Write Home, and I will also be purchasing gifts for a child from our local angel tree.

  16. just sarah

    So glad to see a fellow digi pal jumping in on the blog hop! Great post, as always.

  17. Rhonda Miller

    I will be making cards for OWH and possibly for the local Children’s Hospital for the kids who will be in there for Christmas.

  18. kay

    One of the reason I love bloghops is finding new blogs to read – I added you to my list! The cards are great and i really appreciate you sharing the templates – now if only I knew how to use them!
    I will continue to make cards for OWH

  19. Mary

    Beautiful card! I actually have a few things going on. I help run a local food pantry, my family and I have adopted a child off an angel tree for Christmas & our church is putting on a free Thanksgiving dinner open to anyone in our community and I will be helping out with that by making food, decorating and serving food.


  20. Carmen O.

    Great card! I just love creating for our heroes and think it’s such an awesome cause and fairly easy since I plenty of paper, ribbon, cardstock, stamps and ink. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Marcy K

    I am a “semi-cardmaker” for OWH. Lately, I’ve been making only cards for them. Didn’t even make my husband’s birthday card today and he’s a Vet! Thanks for all you do and your work is amazing!

  22. Carla

    Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

    I will be charitable by making cards for OWH and teaching adults to read.

    carlagade [at] gmail [dot] com

  23. Kelly

    Beautiful post today! In addition to making cards myself, I have my Girl Scout troop making them as well to send in with paper, ribbons, etc that I have from home and share with them. We also donate thru the Toys for Tots program for the Marines – coming from a military family and having a brother in the Army, I support in as many ways as I can as I am soooo grateful for all they do and for our freedom! Blessings!

  24. Kristi

    Thanks for another great template.

    I am participating in Scrappers Give Thanks. During Thanksgiving my family will be donating a turkey to a local shelter as well as other food donations. I will also donate new toys to Toys for Tots.

  25. Britiney

    Today my husband and 3 boys and I raked leaves for two single moms. It was a blessing to them and to us. Monday I’m going to call the local foodbank and the local homeless shelter for women & children to find out how we can volunteer to help them. Thanks for asking!

  26. Kas

    I love that card, great unique paper combination! Most creative of the day!

  27. Beth

    We are getting together to make cards to send on Tues.

  28. M.E. Driggs

    love your quilted card. Very fun.


  29. Erika Polley

    What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing! As a military wife thanks for participating!

  30. Loni Holt

    Terrific cards! Thanks for supporting OWH.
    I’ll be making cards for OWH and Ronald McDonald House Charities in December plus stitching caps for preemies for and working on some no-sew fleece blankets for
    Hugs, Loni

  31. Holly @ InkPaperStamps

    Fun card! I’ve really enjoyed supporting Operation Write Home by participating in the blog hop–looking forward to sending them a box of cards soon!

  32. Tammy

    Fantastic card! Thanks for sharing!

  33. shelly p

    super sweet card!

  34. Chris

    Thanks for supporting the heroes!

  35. Michelle's Inky Fingers

    Great cards – great freebies! I am totally impressed by your cards! Thanks for being one of my neighbors on the OWH blog hop! ~Michelle 🙂

  36. Monique

    We always fill a couple grocery bags with non-parishables and make a donation to our local food bank. My DD always helps choose what we put in the bags and comes with us to make the donation, we like to teach her about sharing what you have and the joy of giving at Christmas so she sees it as more than a holiday of getting.


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