Friday, June 16, 2017

A Year Of Card Techniques Creative Card Folds Blog Hop

Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique.  We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

June‘s hop is devoted to basic card folds; featuring drapery/curtain fold, peek-a-boo fold or double-z gate-fold.  And we’re adding a twist of using double-sided paper.   We hope this gives you lots of ideas and will inspire you to try these card folds yourself...and pull out that double-sided paper as well!    If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:

We have an amazing sponsor this month, Candy Spiegel.
Please take a moment to check out all the crafty goodness on her blog, Candy Scraps.
And the awesome prize this month is:

We  really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.  While you are encouraged to comment at any time, only comments received by  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:00pm (EST) will be eligible to win.   The winner will be announced on Sunday,  June 25, 2017 on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday.
And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is SUSAN ELIOT; picked by Random Name Picker.  Congratulations, Susan!  Please get in touch with last month’s sponsor, Jodie Park, to claim your prize.
You should  have arrived here from JEARISE . If you're visiting  here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by commenting on  each blog.

Now on to my projects. My first card is a drapery pull back card, but could also be called peek- a- boo fold. I made this card for my sister's birthday that is on July 4. She loves roses so I know she will love this card. The paper is from Colorbok Signature  Homespun 12 x 12 in Paper Pad. The Hip Hip Hooray stamp is from Unity Stamp Company glad you were born stamp set. I used Ranger Jet Black Archival ink to stamp it. The floral fabric button is from Kraft Supplies 4 U and I attached it with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue Aqua Dual Tip Pen. The folds are held down with Elmer's Craft Bond Permanent Tape Runner. I'll write a message inside the card later. I used Crafts By Beth as the tutorial to go by for this card.
The second card is a Z fold card that I made for a couple that just recently lost a set of twins to premature birth. The paper is Glitz Design Felicity Double Sided 12 x 12 Paper- one side is Chevron and the other side is pink. The washi tape is Jot Deco Tape from Dollar Tree. The thinking of you and flower stamps are from Close To My Heart My Acrylix A Blossom Everyday Life stamp set. I  used Ranger Jet Black ink again to stamp them on typing paper. I decided to use the Chevron side for the front.

This is a close-up of the inside. The pink polka dotted paper is from Best Occasions Jewel Punch Out Pack. I'll write a message on the inside before I mail the card. Both cards will fit in an A2 size envelope. I used Inkinbythebay as the tutorial for this card. Both were Pinterest inspired cards.

Now  you’re off to visit with CARD A DAY CHALLENGE TEAM. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.  See you next month with another technique!

Have a great Father's Day weekend! Feel free to follow me on Pinterest on the link above.
Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:

Friday, June 9, 2017

Pirates Life For Me Blog Hop


Yo Ho Yo Ho
A Pirate's Life for Me
Blog Hop

Ahoy there me Matey!!
If ye scallywags want to see some treasures created by these cool landlubbers than ye have come to the right place! Cause we are about to Shiver yer timbers and Batten down the hatches!!

Ye should have arrived from me trusty pirate, REBECCA
If ye just happened upon this gem of a hop, our mighty sea dog is Captain Connie Can Crop and she is the first stop in this hop.

This is a one day blog hop, but ye have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these talented scallywags.

We have an awesome sponsor for this month! With amazing pirate booty!

One lucky winner will win a digital image from Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps.
Be sure to check out her shop online HERE
Visit her on facebook HERE

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 6/21/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

All hands on deck! Thar she blows!!

I decided to make a Father's Day card since it is coming up next week. I used Echo Park Paper Company Once Upon A Time Prince Paper Collection- well just the paper. The card base is Neenah Creative Collection Premium Extra-Heavy Folded A2 Card & Envelope Set Natural White that I bought at Hobby Lobby on clearance. The Happy Father's Day! are all stamps from Hey Mr. Waffle Flower Crafts Stamp Set and I stamped them with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink on typing paper. All the stickers are The Paper Studio Stickabilities Pirate. I decided to use this paper to make it look like the pirate is walking the plank. That's all I have for you today.
Walking the plank next is HOLLI and I'm sure she has something awesome to share!

Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:

Shannon H-

Don't forget to enter the new Connie Can Crop challenge