Cardmaker Magazine & Spellbinders Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Welcome to the Spellbinders and CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Debi Adams blog you are on the right track. If you found your way here on your own, head over to the CardMaker Magazine blog so you can start hopping from the beginning! Be sure to leave a comment on each blog because Spellbinders is giving away a One Year Spellbinder Kit Membership — what an awesome prize!

I was sent the Spellbinders September Large Die of the Month kit to work with. The dies in this kit are so elegant and lacy — as soon as I saw it I thought it would be perfect for creating wedding themed items.

I used the dies to create a Shower Invitation, Table Numbers, Place Cards and a Decorative Strip that is perfect for decorating water glasses or a candle.

I printed the shower invitation on white paper and mounted it on layers of pink and navy cardstock. I die cut the lacy strip out of navy cardstock and then cut it in half, using each half along the edge of an A2 invitation.

I printed the table number, centered on a piece of 5 x 5″ white paper and layered it on pink and navy cardstock. Then I used the frame die to cut the pretty lacy border.

To finish off my bridal ensemble, I used the border die to create a wrapper that works perfectly on a water glass or candle and topped off the place card with a pretty blue accent piece cut with the accent die.

Hope you enjoyed your visit! Next up on the hop is Gaylynn Martling. If you get lost along the hop you can find a complete list below and at the CardMaker blog.

CardMaker
Savannah O’Gwynn
Jen Shults
Clare Prezzia
Debi Adams
Diana Carr **YOU ARE HERE**
Gaylynn Martling
Teresa Kline
Yana Smakula
Nicole Coursey
Spellbinders

 

Happy Crafting!
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CAS-ual Fridays Stamps & CardMaker Blog Hop

Hey Guys! Happy Friday and welcome to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps & CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop!

If you arrived here from Shona Chambers’ blog then you’re on the right track. If you found your way here on your own then you might want to head to the CardMaker blog and start from the begining — ending up at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog where they are hosting a giveaway of 4 prize packages, each with a value over $40.  Can you say Fri-YAY!

I’ve been playing with the CAS-ual Fridays Girlfriend stamp set and Friendly Flowers Fri-dies. What a sweet stamp set! I love the font! And some of the phrases — well you just have to smile!

For my card I used the large “love ya” and paired it with the smaller “girlfriend” phrase. I stamped them in black ink using my MISTI.

TIP:  The MISTI was really helpful with the larger “love ya” sentiment. I sometimes have trouble getting a crisp and complete stamped image especially with larger stamps. With the MISTI I was able to simply stamp “love ya” a second time in the same place and ended up with a nice solid image.

I used the Fri-dies to cut out an assortment of flower pieces in pink, black and white. I love how all of the flower pieces can be stacked and combined to create a whole new variety of flowers.

After I attached the die cut flowers, I used the little spokey flower stamp to fill in some of the white space and create a nice flow across my card.

Hope you enjoyed your visit! Next up on the hop is Vicki Dutcher @ All I Do is Stamp. If you get lost along the hop you can find a complete list below and at the CardMaker blog.

CardMaker
Kelly Griglione
Jen Shults
Jeanne Jachna
Savannah O’Gwynn
Kimberly Rendino
Teresa Kline
Clare Prezzia
Lisa Lahiff
Maureen Merritt
Gaylynn Martling
Nora Noll
Nicole Coursey
Shona Chambers
Diana Carr **You are here!
Vicki Dutcher
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

SSS=Simon Says Stamp  SBC=Scrapbook.com  AMZ=Amazon  CFS=Casual Fridays Stamps  P&M=Paper&More  BAS = Blick Art Supply

CAS-ual Friday Stamps Girlfriend

CAS-ual Friday Stamps Girlfriend

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CFS

CAS-ual Friday Stamps Friendly Flowers Fri-Dies

CAS-ual Friday Stamps Friendly Flowers Fri-Dies

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CFS

Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock

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SSS

Black Cardstock 100#

Black Cardstock 100#

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SSS | P&M

Razzle Pink Cardstock 100#

Razzle Pink Cardstock 100#

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P&M

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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SSS | SBC

Hero Arts Shadow Ink Lime Green

Hero Arts Shadow Ink Lime Green

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SSS | SBC

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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SSS | SBC

Novus Plastic Cleaner (for Misti)

Novus Plastic Cleaner (for Misti)

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

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SSS | SBC

Tombow Mono Glue Pen

Tombow Mono Glue Pen

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SSS | SBC

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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SSS | SBC

Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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SSS | SBC

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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SSS | AMZ

 

Happy Crafting!
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Craftin Desert Divas & CardMaker Summer Blog Hop

Hey guys! Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas & CardMaker Magazine Summer Bog Hop! Craftin Desert Divas just had their July Release and are hosting a giveaway on their blog for a $75 CDD shop credit! WooHoo! Be sure to hop on over there for a chance to win!

I’ve been playing with the one of the newly released sets — Summer Vibin’ — so adorable!  All of the images are super sweet but I absolutely love the little alligator sipping on his coconut drink!

I decided to make a shaker card combining my little alligator friend with some of the fabulous CDD Beyond the Horizon sequins. Love the teeny, tiny, little purple sequins included in this assortment.

One of my favorite color combinations is purple and green so between the green alligator and purple sequins I was good to go!

I stamped the alligator and a few of the little starfish with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with Copic markers. I knew I wanted a palm tree so I printed the palm tree from the CDD Triceratops Digi and colored that in with Copics too.

Here are the steps to make the shaker part of the card…

  • To create the window panel of the shaker card I started with a 4″ x 3.75″ piece of white cardstock and used a blending tool to create a gradient of purple, blue and green ink. I cut out the center oval with a die and attached a piece of clear acetate to the back. Then I cut a slightly larger oval in a 3.75″ x 3.50 piece of white craft foam and attached it to the back of the front panel to make a space for the sequins.
  • To make the panel behind the sequins, I started with a piece of 3.75″ x 3.5″of white cardstock and used the blending tool to make overlapping circles in the same purple, blue, and green ink creating a Bokeh effect.
  • I put the front panel face down, added sequins into the space formed by the cutout in the craft foam, and attached the back panel to trap the sequins.
  • NOTE: when attaching the front and back panels to the craft foam apply the adhesive on the craft foam around the entire cut out oval be sure to leave no gaps for the sequins to escape.

Once my shaker was assembled, I layered it with a green mat and attached it to a white A2 card base. Then I added my adorable colored images.

I stamped the “Let’s float away together” sentiment which is included in the stamp set and so appropriate as the sweet alligator looks like he’s floating away on a sea of sequins.

Hope you enjoyed your visit!  The next stop on the hop is: Laura Volpes @ a Bit of My Crafts Blog

Complete hop line up is:

CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Craftin Desert Diva - Dino Triceratops

Craftin Desert Divas – Dino Triceratops

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CDD

Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamp Set

Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamp Set

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CDD

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Beyond the Horizon)

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Beyond the Horizon

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CDD

OTHER SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

Copic colors used: B60, B63, B66, YG21, YG23, YG25, E21, E23, E25, RV02, RV09

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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SSS | AMZ

Stampin' Up! Old Olive Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Cardstock

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SU

Copic X-Press Blending Card

Copic X-Press Blending Card

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SSS | AMZ

COPIC Sketch Markers

COPIC Sketch Markers

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SSS | BLICK

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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SSS | SBC

Stampin' Up! Elegant Eggplant Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Dapper Denim Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Dapper Denim Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Pacific Point Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad

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SU

Ranger Blending Tool

Ranger Blending Tool

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

EK Success Precision Scissors

EK Success Precision Scissors

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SSS | SBC

Graffix .007 Clear Craft Plastic 12x12

Graffix .007 Clear Craft Plastic 12×12

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SBC | AMZ

 MINI GLUE DOTS (252)

MINI GLUE DOTS (252)

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

White Craft Foam Sheets

White Craft Foam Sheets

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SSS | AMZ

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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SSS | SBC

Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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SSS | AMZ

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

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AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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