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Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day ALL Canadian Blog Hop

Welcome Hoppers!! I hope you're all having a very happy World Card Making day :) I have to say I'm very excited as this is my very first blog hop and I'm honoured to be a part of such an inspirational network of Canadians!! If you've just arrived from Donna's Yellow Dog Greetings then you are on the right track. If you've just visited me and would like to start the hop from the beginning, then head on over to visit Tara at Creative Accents for the beginning of the hop (I have a list of all the bloggers in the first hop at the end of this post in case you got lost along the way). I hope you grabbed a cup of coffee because there are so many awesome Canadian crafters that we broke into TWO hops!  If you still have some stamina and would like to check out the second hop, go see Nicole at Canadian Nickel's Scrapn!

Now, on to my project. In honor of World Card Making Day I decided to create a card set. And, as fall is sweeping through the island I have been trying diligently to work on my Christmas cards!

 

This card set uses two different stamp sets: Jolly Bingo Bits and A Friend for all Seasons. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these new-to-me sets and how well they go together!


Each card is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4. The inner frame is 2 1/2 x 2 1/2. I paper pierced the inner frame to create a border and sponged both Crumb Cake pieces with Whisper White Craft Ink. I used the snowflake stamp from A Friend for all Seasons on the card base in Whisper White Craft Ink and then stamped the tree in Soft Sued. I stamped the candy cane, ornament and bell in Cherry Cobbler on both the tree and a separate piece of Whisper White card stock and then cut them out with my paper snippers. Then I adhered them to the card on top of where I'd originally stamped them with dimensionals!


I love how simple the cards are to make so I think I can reproduce 50 of them easily for all my friends and family this year.


Ingredients
Stampin' Up! (SU) A Season of Friendship Stamp Set
SU Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp Set
SU Whisper White and Crumb Cake Card Stock
SU Soft Sued and Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink
 SU Whisper White Craft Ink
SU Paper Piercer & Mat Pack
SU Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Spronge


I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed making it!! Now, what's a hop without some candy? I have some travel stamps in photo polymer (pictured below).  All you need to do is leave a comment and a way to contact you on this post by Sunday night. I will draw and announce the winner via Random.org on Monday morning!


Now you're ready for the last super crafty Canadian in the hop: Charmaine's Tweed Curtain. Don't forget that there's a second Canadian hop that starts with the Canadian Nickel! Happy Hopping!

First Hop
  1. Tara http://creativeaccents.blogspot.com
  2. Gail http://jackpineridge.blogspot.com/
  3. Rhonda http://www.quiltnutcreations.blogspot.com/
  4. Carla http://scrappinrpnprn.blogspot.com/
  5. Lynn's Place http://stampinlynnb.blogspot.com/
  6. Tina http://gettincrafty.blogspot.com/
  7. Roxy http://roxyrolla.blogspot.com/
  8. Freya http://freyassimplecreations.blogspot.com/
  9. Nancy http://nancyscreativemess.blogspot.com 
  10. Kimberly http://www.justwordz.ca/ 
  11. Tara Godfrey http://inkingontheedge.blogspot.com/ 
  12. Sarah M http://scrapsbysarah.blogspot.com/ 
  13. Tracy L http://tracystreasures-tracy.blogspot.com/ 
  14. Dandy http://dandylicioushair.blogspot.com/ 
  15. Cheri http://graphicatcreations.blogspot.com/ 
  16. Donna http://yellowdoggreetings.blogspot.com/ 
  17. Annie http://creativeunwinding.blogspot.com <-- you are here
  18. Charmaine http://tweedcurtain.blogspot.com/

28 comments:

Graphicat said...

I love this set of cards you've done! So simple yet lovely and coordinated! Wonderful job!!
Cheers
Cheri

Charmaine Stack said...

What darling cards, Annie. Great colour combo and the piercing adds so much.

ms.espresso said...

what a sweet set of little cards, I love how the red just pops on all of them! Great design :)

Lynn's Place said...

These are adorable...I see some casing just might happen great job and tfs...

Donna said...

Fantastic cards!
Great idea to get a jump start on Christmas cards!
Happy World Card Making Day!
~Donna~

Gail said...

oooo love love these!!! cas but says so much..casing for sure (with your permission of course)..tfs..loves ya

SeattleStamper said...

What a lovely card set! Happy WMCD to you.

Kimberly said...

I really really love this idea..super fabulous. Hummmm i'll have to get a stamp set like this...very creative. tfs
www.justwordz.ca

Roxy said...

These are gorgeous cards!!! I really like the graphic look of them! I've been thinking of what to do for X-mas cards, and I'm still stumped, so this hop is giving me some great ideas! Hugs, Roxy! PS - I'll become a follower so then I'll know if I win (wink, wink)

Nicole said...

WOW, such a pretty layout!!!!!!

TaraG said...

Such a great card set, Annie! I love the elegant simplicity of the design!
HWCMD!
hugs,t

Barbara Godden said...

simplicity at it's best. Great cards.

Dorothy E said...

Very classy cards!!!

Beth said...

Such nice cards! Love the design especially!

Kerry--Momma K said...

Cute cards. Thanks for sharing.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

These are great!! :)

Freya said...

I love your cards!!! I have that stamp set, and you have inspired me!!! :) Thank you!! :)

goddessdunbar@hotmail.com

Nancy said...

A lovely card!! I love how simple and beautiful it is

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fun little set!!

Sarah said...

these cards are adorable!! I love the little decorations on your trees!! tfs!

Scrappinrpn said...

Awwwww, those are sweet. Cards anyone would love to receive.

Carla

Chelle said...

Love your card set. I think I could enjoy making something similiar and I am not a fan of making Christmas cards. LOL
chellek2000@yahoo.com

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Beautiful set of cards! Thanks for a chance to win!
staciesgiftgallery (at) gmail (dot) com

Tracy said...

I am late to the hop...lost internet yesterday :(
Your cards are lovely. I really like the pop of dimension you added to them :)

Unknown said...

your cards are cute!
Ann Marie

Jeanette said...

What a great card set!! Thanks for sharing!!

SherylH said...

Great cards -- I really like the colours used and the simplicity of the design.

lilscrappers said...

I love your cards :) I am a late hopper as my computer was having issues.