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10.07.2011

Operation Julie's Smile

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Welcome to the next stop on the Operation Julie's Smile blog hop! Hopefully you got here via Lisa's blog. If not, you can go back to beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop. Let me tell you a bit about this hop.


The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae. You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more. What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child. It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth replaced at some point in the next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out.



But then it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all her teeth removed soon, but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done...but when she called to make her appt for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the 'payments' applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation…Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process…a total of $7000.



Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight! Because she is an event organizer by trade, she has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done. It is the goal of all of these generous friends & sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon.



If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button in my sidebar (right under my blog archives). Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.



I decided to make a notecard set for today's blog hop, to give to my newly married friends. I think that when giving card sets to others, it is important to keep them mailable so that no extra postage is needed. My cards are one-layer, super simple, and just perfect for writing a quick little note.


Above are 2 of the designs, and here's the whole bunch together:
I made 2 of each design, then packaged them with envelopes in a clear plastic box wrapped with lace and ribbon.


I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop! The next stop is Ashley Newell. Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so that you can have a chance at the amazing prizes up for grabs and if you can, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend.

95 comments:

  1. EXcellent set of fabulous clean & crisp cards!

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  2. Oh wow do I ever LOVE this simple set!!! Super great

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  3. These are gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE them!

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  4. Fantastic notecard set Jen! I LOVE kraft and black!

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  5. These are wonderfully simple but so classy. I love the little details you added like the rounded corners and lines drawn across the bottom. This is just a great project!

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  6. love the CAS look and the frame cut out :) amazing! I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

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  7. what a wonderful gift idea -- super simple, elegant and crisp.

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  8. What a sweet little set, Jen. Love the touch of lace on the packaging too.

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  9. What a great set! They are simply fabulous! Love the little touch of lace!

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  10. What a gorgeous set of classy cards :o)

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  11. Great set of cards for the reciever!!! Thanks for sharing today!! Linda Harris

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  12. I love cutout cards! And I love the clear box idea!

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  13. I love gift sets like this! Clean and simple elegants!!! Adorable lace and ribbon! I want this!!! :D TFS

    ~Vanessa W

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  14. hello ..
    wonderful job
    hugs
    mallika
    would love if you will visit my blog too
    mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
    www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com

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  15. Very elegant note card set. Thank you for caring about others!
    Jean Cross

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  16. Hello there. Not surprised to see you out there doing for other folks who need a hand. Thank you. Enjoyed scrolling through your handiwork, too.
    Jean Cross

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  17. Love the thank you card set. I am a new follower.

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.oom

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  18. What a wonderful set of cards!!

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  19. these cards are stunning, so clean and simple, and they look even more amazing all bound together! Wonderful!!

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  20. What a wonderful set of cards!! I love the packaging.

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  21. great idea. i love it. the perfect gift.

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  22. Wonders set of cards, thanks for sharing them.

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  23. Simply gorgeous - Kraft is my favorite cardstock!

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  24. Jennifer... great idea and beautiful cards! Thank you so much for hopping with us! Big Hugs, N. Rixon

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  25. Great set, classic and elegant.

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  26. wow what a nice set of cards with a very pretty matching box.

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  27. Beautiful collection! What a great gift for someone!

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  28. TFS, what a stunning set, love it.

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  29. What a gorgeous set! Love the packaging too. I have to try a cut out window like this, love the look!

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  30. Great card!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  31. These are perfect! I love how elegant and CAS they are.

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  32. What a wonderful gift for newlyweds. Simple and clean note cards, love the cut out. Thank you for the inspiration, and for the blog hop.

    kimba at richhook dot com

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  33. These are WONDERFUL! Love the pretty packaging too!!!

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  34. oh these are so cool! Love it!

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  35. What a nice gift set! I like the way you did the box.

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  36. What a great idea! Simple yet elegant at the same time! Love them!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  37. What a fabulous set! This is a great gift idea!

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  38. Oh how pretty I bet your friends just love those notes! I am a card loving freak myself and I love sending notes.

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  39. Jennifer this is such a super sweet and super simple gift idea! Thanks for sharing this! Fiona (madebyfee)

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  40. These are great cards for gift sets, Jennifer. Thanks for the great ideas I always see on your posts.

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  41. Gorgeous thank you cards! Love the lace and ribbon! Take care!!:-))

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  42. GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the lace and black ribbon together! BEAUTIFUL!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  43. All the times I've stopped by to spy on your blog, I only just realized today that you're in MA!!! ME TOO!!! {waving!!}
    What a beautiful note set!!
    ~Laura
    Lil' Inker Designs

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  44. Lovely cards, love the shadow look....

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  45. Very nicely packaged!

    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  46. Love this set dearie!!! Hope you are doing well sweetie!!!

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  47. Awesome set of cards! A great gift!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  48. What a cute set of note cards. Love the cut out on each.

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  49. What a great project! The scallop window is just the right touch. Thanks for the inspiration! :D

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  50. Perfectly CAS, and that lace is gorgeous!

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  51. So neat how you cut out the fronts. Love that you made a set.

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  52. Such a beautiful set to be so simple!

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  53. What an adorable set! Would be perfectly paired with some yummy chocolate...hint hint. :o)
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  54. Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Love the note cards!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  55. What a great set of beautiful cards.
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  56. Very sweet of you to join this great operation....hope it is successful. I am doing my part by participating in the blog hop.

    Denise

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  57. LOVE IT!!!!!! HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!!!!!!!

    wyme98@yaho..com

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  58. I just love the design and lace and kraft!!

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  59. Fabulous set...love the colors and simplicity!!!

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  60. Such a simple idea with a great result! Fantastic!

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  61. love the card set and packaging is just beautiful!

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  62. your cards are wonderful they are simple but very elegant!!! I love how you made sets of them!!! TFS

    It is truely inspiring to see so many people giving of themselves to help a friend! God bless!


    Have a scrap-happy day
    Lisa G
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
    lkgra@hotmail.com

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  63. Beautiful set of cards, love the CAS design!

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  64. Great set! Love the packaging too!
    DeniseB

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  65. LOVE the set of cards you created! TFS! ;o)

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  66. Stunning note cards!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

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  67. OH! I just love these--I LOVE the scalloped circles...and I LOVE your lace and small black ribbon! BEAUTIFUL!

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  68. this set is so sweet, jennifer!

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