Friday, July 1, 2011

Stamp It! Cards Meets Stamping Royalty Blog Hop!!

 

THIS IS MY SECOND POST FOR TODAY – PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE NEXT POST FOR MY CAS-UAL FRIDAYS CHALLENGE SAMPLE!!

 

Hola Peeps!

 

If you’ve landed here for the first time from Paper Crafts Connection – Welcome!!  If you’re one of my regular blog readers, I’m so glad you stopped by today!!  You’re going to want to read all the way through to the end of my post for some amazing prize opportunities!!

 

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Are you as excited about the newly released Stamp It! Cards Vol. 8 issue as I am?!!  I mean seriously, people – this baby is jam packed from cover to cover with some of the most beautifully stamped cards I’ve ever seen!

Stamping Royalty

To wrap up this week’s launch of Stamp It! Cards Volume 8, the Online Editor of Paper Crafts Magazine, P. Kelly Smith, has organized a super fun blog hop with the winners of the 2011 Stamping Royalty contest – and I just happen to be one of those 15 lucky winners!!  Fun, right?!!

 

Stamp It July Blog Hop

The Stamping Royalty “Queens” were asked to create an all occasion card based on the current needs of Operation Write Home, a wonderful organization that provides hand made greeting cards to our troops overseas to send to their family while they’re deployed.  We all agreed that since the 4th of July is coming up soon, we’d use a patriotic color scheme for our cards.  We each chose one of the stamp sets that were included in our amazingly generous prize package for winning the Stamping Royalty contest, and away we went!

 

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I chose to work with the uber fun Cake Shoppe and Cake Shoppe Too! from Mint Motif.  Oh my goodness, these stamp sets were a blast to play with – the mojo was oozing as soon as I placed these clear photopolymer beauties on my acrylic block.  I will definitely be inking these sets up again!!

 

Stamping is an important part of my life, and more specifically stamping to create cards is my passion.  I was beyond thrilled and honored to be one of the 15 winners chosen for this year’s Stamping Royalty . . . in fact, it was truly a dream come true.  I am blessed beyond belief in my life, and so many of those blessings are due to the freedoms we enjoy because the men and women in our military risk their lives every day to protect us.  I can only imagine how difficult it is to be thousands of miles away from your loved ones for months and sometimes years at a time.  How can I NOT thank them in a way that makes a difference in their lives?  So to be able to provide our troops with cards that they can send home to their loved ones was an opportunity that I felt compelled to act upon.  When P. Kelly suggested that we tie this blog hop to Operation Write Home, I felt as though the planets were aligned – it was meant to be.

 

You’re definitely going to want to hop over to the remaining Stamping Royalty blogs to enjoy some additional stamping inspiration – these ladies will blow you away:

Wanna win some prizes?!  Well, of course you do!!  You have TWO chances to win.

SR Blog Hop Prizes

  • First, head on back to the Paper Crafts Connection blog and leave a comment to win one of two amazing prize packages as pictured above!
  • Second, leave a comment here on my blog for a chance to win a free copy of the Stamp It! Cards Volume 8 issue!!
  • All comments must be posted by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, July 3rd to be eligible to win!

 

Lastly, we’d love for you to get involved and donate some of your handmade cards to Operation Write Home.  There’s a Mr. Linky set up on the Paper Crafts Connection blog if you’d like to post your cards for the campaign!!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I so appreciate it!

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184 comments:

Nicole said...

Super Sweet! Makes me want to eat cake! hehe

Manasa said...

Beautiful card ! Love it....

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

congratulations for title `stamping royalty queen`.Your b´day card is super sweet.

Jade said...

Love the flower "frosting" so cute!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous! I love those little flowers!

jeryl said...

So bright and cheerful... luv it!

mommyabbytommy said...

I'm lovin' the cake card!!

btsoi. said...

Love how you decorated your cake!

Sassy said...

Love the flowers on the cake for decorating... Yummy card!

Jen W. said...

Love those stamped flowers and all the polka dots! :)

Isha said...

Yumm!!! Love your card. TFS.

Marlena M. said...

Such a wonderful, elegant card! ;)

Kris Sobolik said...

I just love the cake and the pearls and polka dot background are some of my favorites to use too.

Susie said...

What a fun and happy card. Love all of the flowers.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Gorgeous card! Love all those little flowers!

Susan said...

what a "sweet" card - love it

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is so so cute girlfriend!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Annette said...

Love love love it...thanks for sharing

~amy~ said...

That sweet cake couldn't get any cuter!

Wendy said...

Sweet card Karolyn, this a fun way of getting to see better the stamps you guys won from the sponsors and sharing about operations write home.

walchowDesign said...

Such a beautiful cake card!

Indy said...

What a fun card! Perfect for someone with a July birthday!

Lori Barnett said...

you ROCK!!!!! LOVE the card! Hope I win the prize...cause you KNOW I need more stuff! lol

Karen said...

how cute and creative...

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday to all the July babies. Great idea for a card.

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

Such a fab card,Karolyn! Love it.

jengd said...

So cute! Love those "frosting" flowers!

Cheryl S. said...

Love your card, so cute.

Scrapycandy said...

I love this!! What a terrific idea...and the colors..just perfect! Thank you!

Janice said...

I like the ribbon through the cake. Nice card.

okienurse said...

Cute card. Great colors!

One Scrappy Gal said...

What a yummy card! Love it!

lam said...

Beautiful card.I especially like the colours

Cyndi S said...

Gorgeous card.
cstephenson at q dot com

Beastybunny said...

Wow. Fantastic card. Love all the paper piecing. Really affective!

thestampinglady said...

What a wonderful card for a great cause. This is my first visit to your blog and I have enjoyed exploring.

Katie said...

Super cute card! TFS!

B. Nguyen said...

Yummy! Super cute! LOving this blog hop!

Kelly Massman said...

LOve the cake!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats on the win--this is a beautiful cake and super patriotic!

Larissa Heskett said...

WHAT a CUTE CARD!! I LOVE the cake and I LOVE that the color combo you used is SO UNEXPECTED!! It really pulls you in and makes you look at it!! =) THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Jeni said...

Great card! I really like the rows of flowers between the cake layers.

Jen Carter said...

Love how you decorated your cake! So cute!

amy h. said...

love your card

Laura Pryor said...

Karolyn, this is so pretty! Fabulous job!!

Raven said...

What a fantastic "cake." Love it!

Oh2bnor said...

Always have loved the polka dot embossing... The cake is lovely and the ribbon is wonderful.

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on the Royalty Win!! Two words for you:" You ROCK"!!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Beautiful...love all of the texture & flowers!!

marylouh said...

Bright card. Very cute.

Lake Gaston Virtual Office Assistant said...

First, I must say I enjoyed browsing through your blog. And second I love your card! Thanks for sharing.

Jan Garber said...

Yummy! Great card for a July birthday!

VanessaB said...

beeeeeeaUtiful!! :)

Billie Dee said...

I'd love to receive that birthday card! Fab!

Wendy said...

I love how you threaded the ribbon through the cake! Beautiful card.

Melanie said...

I have been eyeing off the Mint Motif cake stamps at I (heart) paper .com and now you've confirmed my need to.acquire them. Love,.love, love the red flowers.

Mrs Ham said...

Such an adorable card. I just love that cake.

TeenaBugg38 said...

cutecutecute!! I love how you did the cake and the swiss dot embossing brings it all together perfectly!!!

i {heart} papers said...

So glad you're loving them! I was happy to donate them to your fabulous ladies!

tape said...

Lovely and yummy-looking card!

Lost in Black & Gold said...

Such a beautiful card! Love how you can change the sentiment to be a wedding card too!

Lillian Child said...

Your cake card is just so delightful!!!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Love that gorgeous cake! Awesome card!

Amanda said...

love the little flowers! thanx! prhmangel@gmail.com

Lynn said...

Love the bright colors. so happy!

Jingle said...

Adorable card!

Kelly said...

Love your cake card! That is a really fun stamp set!

Kimberly S. said...

Oooooo....love all the little flower punches on this cake card!!! It's just too cute!!!

Renae said...

I absolutely LOVE that card! I love the way you used texture with patterns.

Patricia Lindsay said...

So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

this card is divine!!!

charli said...

love it--nicely done!

lynn79 said...

TFS I love the look of the card! it stands out :)

mb said...

Love love love this card! Anything that resembles swiss dots makes me smile! I'd love to get this on my b'day-thanks for the great ideas!

Priya Mohan said...

Lovely cake!..and card!:)..

Jenny said...

mmmm I think that cake looks great. Fab card Karolyn, love the white bow and trim too :)
Jenny x

Shelly said...

Greeting's to my other Stamping Royalty Queen! What a lovely card you did!

{VICKI} said...

great card

Noreen said...

I like the way you repeat the polka dots on your card - even with the pearls.

Charlene said...

The flowers on the cake are so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

Sandra said...

what a fun card!
Love your use of flowers.
Sandra ltb

littlen said...

very nice card. tfs.
littlen44atgmaildotcom

Amanda M said...

WOWwee!!! this card is gorgeous!

lostinpaper said...

Such a cute cake! How gorgeous are all those polka dots, and tiny flowers! I love it!!

Carmen O. said...

I so love your flower adorned birthday cake. How fun. Great way to do ribbon too!

Brandi said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I adore the super cute cake card. Congrats on your Queenly status! I will enjoy seeing more of your work in the months to come.

Chunyuan said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the embossing on this card....

Lacey said...

fantasic card!! love the layering

Jana said...

I love your B;day card. so very cute.

Tifany said...

Great card!
And congrats {again} on being Stamping Royalty!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

Karen B. said...

You did a fabulous job with these sets and what a cute nod to the red white and blue. Congratulations Karolyn, you deserve this recognition!

littlebitoftoto said...

Happy Birthday America...what a cute card...thanks for sharing

Melissa said...

Pretty card!

kimosabescraps said...

Love seeing all the ideas in the red white and blue colors!!

Cynthia B. said...

Fun card! Love those layers of cake. :)

Nikki said...

That is just one yummy card :)

Moosisk said...

How creative! I love how you used these stamps to make a cake. FAB!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Very cute card! I love your sweet cake and the echo of dots on the cake and bg!

sharon g said...

You ladies are amazingly talented!

Paige Dolecki said...

What a yummy looking cake! Festive and fun!

Paige

Carol said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

postal orphan said...

Beautiful cake, beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Tina M said...

Great card and great cause!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Your card is fantastic!! HUGE congrats on your Stamping Royalty win!!!!!!!!

Thank you for using Mint Motif stamps!! I am glad that you enjoyed playing with the images!! :)

kimberly :)

Jennifer J said...

What a cute and creative card. Thanks for sharing.

Renee VanEpps said...

Beautiful!! What a sweet cake, love the tiny flowers, and the embossed dots!

Judy1223 said...

Karolyn, congratulations on being among the Stamping Royalty! I love your birthday card... the cake is so sweet, and I love the dry embossed background. Great cad...and for a great cause!
Judy1223

wikolia said...

How awesome - love the cake card!!

Michele said...

REALLY cute red, white & blue card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cherri said...

Your card is beautiful! Congrats on your success.

Queen Mary said...

Remind me to come to your house for birthday cake! This one is fantastic!

Robin Gibson said...

LOVE that cake & the card is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Too sweet, love the tiered cake.

lisa a.

Stephanie said...

Queen Karolyn...what a "yummy" card you made, I LOVE it!! I'm so glad to share in all this royal fun with you also :)

Jamie said...

What a cute card!!!!

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

Romaine said...

I love the textures on this!

kiesa salazar said...

super cute card! i love the cake layers. great job!

Sandy said...

Cute cake! Sweet card.

LoriT said...

Great card! Love the cake!

Kristie H said...

Great cake! Love the bold colors!

rush said...

nice card! thank you for sharing.

cutiephinphin said...

What an elegant card. Lovely!

Betty said...

Beautiful! Love that cake!!

Janet Z said...

Loving the cake!!

Bev E said...

I really love the flowers on your cake. Great card.

Elise said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah B. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the 3Dness of it :)

Barbara said...

Too fun! I wanna eat cake now!

Toni K said...

Gorgeous birthday card! Love the turquoise with the red, white, and blue :)

Cari D. Cruse said...

Fun card! I really like the dots ... both stamped & embossed. Makes it really pop!

Mary Staveness said...

Nice use of the flowers as frosting! Too cute!

Melissa said...

That stamp does look very inspiring, I might have to find myself one of those!! Great card, and a wonderful way to use the daisy chain border punch too, I have that one but haven't thought to use it like this! Thanks for the inspiration!

Emily Keaton said...

That flower-bedecked layer cake is SO sweet!! I just love what you did with your new stamp set. Thanks for sharing!

AHadley said...

This is so stinking cute!

Marla said...

Super creative cake! Plus, I love the name of your blog. :)

Charity said...

Your card looks great and I'm loving that stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

What a great way to use the cake stamp Karolyn! I love those flowers!!

FamOrnelas said...

cute cards Karolyn! Making these cards are Definitely for a worthy cause...Thanks for sharing :)

Marie said...

Good work just very nice, love the details.

Susan said...

Love your gorgeous cake card for a special 4th of July birthday!

Carolyn said...

Love the cake! The flowers are absolutely beautiful.

Sue D said...

Fabulous cake!!

Tami Mayberry said...

Awesome design!! TFS

Faith said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! Have a safe and happy holiday weekend! :)

cgargus said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

diana said...

Great card, thanks for sharing!

Lin said...

Very cute flowery cake! And thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Scrapfaire said...

Those stamp sets look AWESOME and your card is wonderful!! TFS!!!

funkycrafter said...

very pretty card. could be used for any occasion that involves a cake.

AJoy said...

Love all the polka dot details.

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Elicia P said...

OMG! I really love your card! Simply sweet!!!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a great birthdaycard! TFS =)

mtscrapgal said...

What a wonderful birthday card for our country. Love the fancy cake. Thanks for helping OWH.

Tanja said...

Nice card, love all the texture.

Pam Young said...

I love your card and I can't wait to use that stamp set!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

A very fun card! I actually have that mint motif set and have not used it to build a cake yet- I think I might have to soon!

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Love the aqua blue addition on your card

Sandi said...

Way cute idea!

Svetlana said...

So sweet card!!!
Love flowers!!
Svetlana xx

Zanne said...

Love your card Karolyn! Can't wait to see the new issue of Stamp It! Cards!

Danielle said...

omg! awesome card! thanks for the inspiration

http://piperloo.blogspot.com/

Danielle Coelho said...

I want to win!

MakingCardsIsFun! said...

I love the card and I Love the giveaway!

CherryTrinn said...

Love your card, and it can be used for more than just a 4th of July card.

Helen L said...

I love the cake you made, and the punched flowers were a great finishing touch: so pretty!

Helen F. said...

Fabulous Birthday cake, Karolyn! Love the swiss dot background and flower frosting ;o)

Katy Young said...

love it

sunnysc243 said...

Awesome cake! Thanks for the idea!!

Karen said...

Very pretty card, love all the flowers.

Angie said...

Karolyn, You are a very creative and inspiring person. Thank you for sharing your talents!!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is great! I love the polkadots to go with the embossed background and the flower centers!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Holly Kean said...

I really like the placement of the sentiment. I sometimes forget its ok to stamp over an area already stampped.

Denise said...

Darling card! I love the punched flower border to trim the cake! Scrumptious and fun!
DeniseB

Joan V said...

What a fun card and beautiful, too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle Single said...

How bright and cherry! Would definitely make anyone's day special!

Susan S. said...

Great card. I like the way the pearls echo the background.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love your cake!!

Katie said...

Fabulous birthday card! I love the cake that you made and the sentiment on the cake! Really great. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

mandi said...

Lovely card. I love the color combo.

ostrichs said...

Brilliantly creative!

SueB said...

I think making cards for OWH's a great blog hop idea! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
- sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

A Creative Journey said...

LOVE THIS CARD! What a great way to use a punch! ‎TFS! I am a new follower and would love it if you would check out my blog at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/
Have a wonderful week!