Friday, May 30, 2014

32nd Edition Release Blog Hop...


Welcome to the 32nd Edition Release Blog Hop!
"My Birthday Month FREEBIE"



Since this was Emma's Birthday month, she wanted to do something EXTRA SPECIAL for this release! She is giving away this FUN new "Social Media Dies" to the FIRST 150 shoppers! YEP, you heard that right, this set will go to the FIRST 150 shoppers for FREE! You do NOT have to add it in your cart, Emma & her shipping crew will automatically include it in your pkg, ONLY to the first 150 shoppers! IF you happen to come through AFTER the 150th shopper, no worries because this will be available for sale! 

Emma, knows there will be questions on whether YOU made the first 150? 
AFTER the 150 shoppers come through, then you will see this set available for PURCHASE along w/the new release items! 


***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***

For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 


***SALE ALERT***

ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale that is starting RIGHT NOW! Use the code: MAY2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! Sale ends on June 6th @ midnight PST

Welcome! You should have arrived here from Veronica.  

Yea!!! It's blog hop day! I have seen so many awesome things this week and it has been a lot of fun being back on Emma's team....even if only for this week. This team has put together some super cute stuff. And for me today, I have a shaker card to show you.
In case you couldn't tell by my blog name, I love dragonflies! Even have a tattoo of one on my foot! So, of course, I chose to use that die. Let's get to it.
 

I don't usually pat myself on the back, but I absolutely love how this card came out! So, first off...I played around with watercolors after taking an online card class.  I cut the dragonflies from that, and it sort of became the color theme for this card.

I cut the scalloped large circle first, then chose one of the other circles that would give me the size frame I wanted and cut that. Then I began to stamp a floral wreath all around, using shades of lilacs and greens. Had to see, but used Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to add a bit of glitz and gloss to some of the flowers.


I added some gems to the bodies of the dragonflies.Aren't those sequins pretty?!


I cut a strip of paper wide enough for the sentiment I chose. Then I carefully figured out where on the scallop frame piece it should go to be straight, and then cut the edge with that die, so it perfectly matched the frame. I glued the left edge down and used a foam square on the other. Added a few tiny pearls.

I then cut a piece of acetate cut with the scalloped die and glued it right to the back or the card front. I then did two layers of foam tape to pop it up enough for the sequins to move freely. My trick to not get the sequins sticking to the sides of the foam tape is this. I put a small bit of baby powder on my work surface and carefully brush the sides of the foam tape, all the way around. This way the sequins won't stick and will shake freely. 

I cut a circle shaped card base using my Cameo slightly larger than the scalloped piece. I put a small pile of sequins down, and carefully set the frame piece over top, taking care to center it. Then pushed down good so the bound was tight. I finished if off with a bit of white gel pen accents.

Want to try this for yourself? Here's what you will need.

Pretty Butterflies & Dragonfly Dies ~ New Release
Live, Love, Laugh, And Be Happy ~ New Release
Bunch Of Fun Circle Dies ~ New Release

Have fun playing with whatever you decide to get from this release...it's all wonderful!!!




50 comments :

  1. Super cute card! Love it! TFS

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  2. Beautiful Cheryl...I've loved all your projects this week!! Lee-Ann :)
    ...but then this is nothing new...I love all your designs!!! :)

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  3. Just beautiful, I love the colors, thanks for sharing, I love the new release!
    alvinadiazatmsndotcom

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  4. Omg this is Awesome .... How did you get a big wreath or where did you? I love it and the dragonflies are beautiful!!! TFS
    Vicky
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

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  5. Oh WOW Cheryl, your shaker card is just GORGEOUS!!! LOVE job, Have a SUPER weekend my friend!!!! :)

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  6. WOOT WOOT!!!! LOVE your shape card Miss Cheryl. So bright and happy ♥ It was awesome having you with us this week. ALL your projects were awesome!! Happy Friday ♥♥ Hugs, T

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  7. Cheryl, your card is stunning. Beautiful work.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  8. Oh Cheryl, WOWEE! This is FABULOUS. Way to end your guest designer week with a BANG!!! I absolutely LOVE what you did to make your shaker card. The Pretty Spring Wreath stamps look awesome. I love how you did that using the extras on the set. I SO want to give this a try now. AMAZING!!!! And of course the dragonflies tie it off perfectly! WAY TO GO! Hugs- Glora
    me(at)glorajean(dot)com

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    1. Glora, you are the sweetest person I know! You have the kindest words to say on every post I've ever read....everywhere, for everyone! Girl, you are awesome!

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  9. OMG Cheryl your card is so gorgeous to be honest I will say I was stunned beyond belief when I read your recipe I truly thought your wreath was just beautiful paper girl you so outdid yourself I am in total awe of what you stamped OMG .... OMG talk about being super talented with inks, stamps and ways to use Miss Emma's goodies. I am still shaking my head in awe!! YOU ROCK and girl you are so extremely talented what a treat this week to see what you did with Miss Emma's goodies.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous I cant believe how beautiful this shaker frame is, All the projects were so inspirational, mindy1qc@msn.com

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  11. OH wow!!!! I'll pat you on the back too, Cheryl. This is gorgeous! Love the way you used the wreath set with this release and your shaker colors and dragonfly are just stunning!!! So good to have you join us for this release. :) Happy Friday!!!

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  12. Beautiful project. Love you sequin choices. TFS

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

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  13. Momof4inArlingtonMay 30, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Absolutely lovely! I adore the wreath you created around the shaker element! This creation is like looking through the window into a magical garden! I've enjoyed the time and projects you contributed during your guest post so much! Thank you.
    rjtlkmorris1atgmaildotcom

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  14. This is beautiful, Cheryl! I love the watercolored dragonflies, and your wreath is so pretty!!!

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  15. Your shaker card is adorable! I love the colors you used and the way you showcased the new release.

    Peace, Love, & Creative Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo dot com

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  16. OMG, I'm in love with Emma's stamps and dies! I ended up with 2 orders, because I just had to go back and get more!!! I'll most certainly be ordering more once I have more money. BTW love the videos and your cards too!

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  17. OMGorgeous, Cheryl! Show-stopping, knock-out STUNNING!! You and Emma's products = magic!! Beautiful! I just ordered a variety from the new release...excited to play once they arrive!
    c

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  18. Wow, your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love it. Thank you for the tip on using the powder on the foam tape so the sequins don't stick to it. I have had trouble with that in the past. Great job this week. I can't wait to get my goodies from Emma.

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  19. LOVE the dragonflies! Great shaker card!

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  20. Cheryl ~ This is just GORGEOUS! I LOVE how you used the wreath and the colors but then the sequins and oh my your dragonflies! I am so happy that you could join us again especially for this release! PERFECT for you in everyway! AMAZING as always!

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  21. Miss Cheryl, You have MADE MY DAY w/this!!!! I KNEW there was another way to use that stamp set & you knocked it out of the park w/this card!!! I LOVE IT!!!! Your watercolor dragonflies are the PERFECT touch my friend! THANK YOU for being an AMAZING Guest Designer for us this week!!! It was SO NICE to see ALL of your BEAUTIFUL creations w/MCT goodies again!
    HUGS,
    Emma:)

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    1. Thanks to you, Miss Emma! I had a blast, you rock, your products rock, and I thank you again for having me!

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  22. Wow, what a GORGEOUS card! I love the wreath and awesome dragonflies! THe sequins add a fun touch to...super cute!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  23. Gorgeous!!! You did a fabulous job designing this card!
    thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom

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  24. This is so beautiful! I love that pretty floral wreath you created and those dragonflies are gorgeous!! So glad you were able to join us this week for the release, all of your projects were AMAZING!!! Hugs!!!

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  25. Such a bright and beautiful card! The wreath is perfect on that die.
    cathyscreationstation at gmail dot com

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  26. Beautiful card! I love the super soft colors!! Kimberly- cutie.jensen at gmail.com

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  27. oh how special...jeanmheming@aol.com

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  28. This is a cute and feminine card, I love it!!! amantedelpapel@gmail.com

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  29. What a delightful shaker card. I love how you stamped and treated the flowers. So well done. giveawayjeanatgmaildotcom

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  30. This is such a beautiful card! I love those dragonflies!

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  31. Super cute shaker card.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  32. So glad you could join in with the Design Team for the week of peeks. I love your water colored dragonflies with the pearls. The wreath looks beautiful and the pretty sequins in the shaker look awesome. Fabulous job on your card today and the great projects you have shared for this release.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  33. What a gorgeous card Cheryl!!! LOVE the stunning colors and awesome shaker!!! AMAZING job all week with the new release!!!
    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  34. Gorgeous card! Love all the layering of stamps, multi-coloured sequins...just an all around great card. ddigby@shaw.ca

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  35. Love your shaker card. Thank you for the tip in preventing the sequins to stick. I'm going to try this. Thank you for sharing Cheryl.

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  36. this is beautiful. I love the color and the flowers around the circle. The sequins in the shaker look so pretty. The dragonflies sitting on the flowers are a great touch. Love this card.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  37. Cheryl this card is a real stunner! Gorgeous!

    cbarwick@comcast.net

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  38. Beautiful job stamping, as beautiful as it is in pictures, I'm sure it's stunning in person. And somehow I knew you'd use those dragonflies as a focal image on one of your projects (LOL). Great job!

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  39. Love the gorgeous colors on this, just beautiful!!

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  40. Great card!! Love the idea of using the wreath stamp set with the dies!
    Angela
    chewiescrappin@hotmail.com

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  41. The wreath around your card is so pretty! It looks fantastic with the dies and couldn't be more perfect! Its awesome!
    bizarrecreativity@gmail.com

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  42. I love your card! I want to play with watercolor on my projects! TFS!
    amandaremus@gmail.com

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  43. Wow--this turned out fabulous!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  44. I LOVE your beautiful shaker card! LOVE your dragonflies. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    DMCARDMAKER{at}{AOL}{dot}{COM}

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  45. This is beautiful Cheryl. Pretty watercoloring and the wreath is just and nice.
    gsunshine11 @ tampabay dot rr dot com

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  46. Ummmmmm.....OMGeeeee! Your wreath is just STUNNING!!! Each and every layer and detail! BEAUTIFUL!! Great to have you back this month :)

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