Friday, March 8, 2013

Card Creations Vol. 11 Blog Hop!

Happy Friday, Peeps!

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I am thrilled beyond belief to be included in the blog hop to help promote the newest Paper Crafts Magazine special issue – Card Creations - Volume 11!!  If you’re visiting my blog for the first time, WELCOME!! If you’ve arrived here from the amazing Emily Leiphart’s blog, you’re in the right place!!  Here’s the entire list of blog hop participants (*squealing with delight to even be included amongst such incredible talent!*):

Angeline Yong Jeet Leen
Jocelyn Olson
Kalyn Kepner
Alice Wertz
Jaclyn Miller
Kimberly Crawford
Cristina Kowalczyk
Emily Leiphart
Karolyn Loncon<------- You’re HERE!
Rachel Izakowicz
Rae Barthel
Sarah J. Moerman

So I’m lucky enough to actually have a copy of this new issue in my hands – and let me just tell you that the content is nothing short of PHENOMENAL!!  We were asked to create a project for you that features the digital sentiments that are included in this and every Paper Crafts Magazine issue.  Here’s what I came up with:

With Heartfelt Sympathy

I’ll be honest – I’ve never actually used the downloadable sentiments until now.  And now, I’m addicted!!  It was super easy to click on the sentiment, save it to my pictures, and then print it out for use on my card.  Another great feature?  You can make it any size and color that you like!! BONUS!

1.  Make card from cardstock.

2.  Download, size and print sentiment; trim into a strip the width of your card base.

3.  Trim panel and stamp floral vine; stamp flowers on scraps and fussy cut; adhere to floral vine with foam tape.

4.  Adhere image panel to card base with foam tape; adhere sentiment strip to card front.

5.  Embellish flower centers with self-adhesive pearls.

This all came together so easily, and I credit that beautiful sentiment with most of the ease!  I’ll most definitely be using some of the downloadable sentiments again!

 

Paper Crafts has very generously offered up a free Card Creations Volume 11 issue for a random commenter on each blog.  So leave me some love, and I’ll pick a random winner.  You have until Tuesday, March 12th to comment for a chance to win!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  The next stop on the hop is Rachel Izakowicz!  No doubt she has something delicious to share with you!  Oh, you’ll want to drop by the Paper Crafts Connection Blog for more fun and prizes, too!

Have a great weekend!

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PRODUCTS USED:

STAMPS:  Embroidered Bouquet (W Plus 9 Designs)
INK:  Mango, Island and Slate Pigment Ink (Fresh Ink)
PAPER:  White Linen CS (Ellen Hutson Essentials)
OTHER:  Lily White Pearl Collection (Doodlebug Designs), Sentiment (Paper Crafts Magazine)

98 comments:

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Karolyn, this is gorgeous!

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Aww!!

this is a card.. class apart!! love everything of it!

Karen said...

how beautiful....

Mary J said...

Oh that is sooo pretty!

paperpapier said...

lovely sympathy card, the pastel yellow and blue colour flowers look fabulous.

Marmite Mum said...

I love your idea, especially the coloured flowers contrasting against the grey stamped image.

maria f. said...

I agree - digi sentiments are so versatile. But I hardly use them either. I need to get to know my printer better... Beautiful sympathy card you've created and congrats on being part of the hop.

Geri said...

Yay! You are sooooo deserving of this recognition! Your work is second to none and always, always inspiring! Thrilled to bits for you.

Absolutely stunning creation! The subtle colors so completely convey a wish filled with sympathy. Perfectly stamped image as always.

Woot woot again for you Chicalita!

Houses Built of Cards said...

This came out so perfectly soft and gorgeous! Love the mellow colors!

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Shelly said...

This is such a pretty card! And you make this 'digital process' sound so easy, I may just have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing. :)

gRiSeL™ said...

Wow, Karolyn!!! What a delicate and classy card!!! So soft, yet blasting with beauty!!! LOVE those soft color combinations!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Lee said...

Beautiful card!

Elena said...

This card is beautiful!

Shanna said...

Sooooooo pretty! Love the stamping! Beautiful!

Margie said...

Beautiful card!So soft and pretty!

judy said...

I absolutely love this beautiful card! I too have never tried digital sentiments but after seeing your card may give it a try.

Diane said...

Simply beautiful...love it and very inspiring!!

Laura M. said...

Lovely card--such pretty colors! Thanks for sharing :)

Beastybunny said...

Very pretty card. Love all the soft blue flowers!

Katherine said...

Thanks for showcasing your card! I have never used downloadable sentiments, either, but you love them, so I think I'll give it a try.

Cindy H. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the soft colors and the clean design.

Cynthia Xavier said...

Very soft and lovely card.

Emily said...

So springy, I just love it!

Lisa Petrella said...

Congratulations on your pub!!! This card is STUNNING, Karolyn!! LOVE all of the white space and how you added just touches of color with the popped up flowers!! Such a pretty font for the sentiment too!!

Sandi said...

beautiful card.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is beautiful! Love the popped out flowers!

JoAnn P said...

I love the subdued swirls with the pops of color from the flowers.

cheryl (clee') said...

Lovely sympathy card. Love the soft colors.

Connie G said...

This is such a lovely font in the sentiment - the softness you created here is perfect for a sympathy card. Love it!!

cjgusloff57 said...

Beautiful sympathy card! Thanks for sharing.

Kailash said...

A beautiful card, thanks for sharing your creativity!!

katrynka said...

Very beautiful, delicate and peaceful.

Tami B. said...

Very pretty. I love downloadable sentiments. They are so super versatile.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card! You did a great job!

Deborah said...

Like you, I have not used downloaded images yet, but you have me convinced to try it. Thanks!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Lovely card! So dainty with those beautiful yellow & blue flowers.

Lori Barnett said...

DUDE!!!! :) I LOVE THIS CARD! OK...so how many projects of yours are in this new issue??? Must be a BUNCH! MAN I hope I win this issue...cause I can't WAAAAAIT to see it! And..I will get it PERSONALLY signed by YOU ;)

Susan said...

Your card is so pretty and with a change of sentiment could work for almost any occasion. Thanks so much for sharing.

Darlene S. said...

Such a lovely sympathy card and I love the soft pastel colors!

Tricia said...

Karolyn, this is such a lovely card!

Ivy Peralta said...

Im totally in love with this card! Its so georgeous

Lisa Long said...

This is a really lovely card.

Dana said...

Love the soft grey, blue & yellow colors!

Thalia said...

Beautiful card!

lostinpaper said...

This is so so pretty!
Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Lucy said...

I'm so grateful to see how the free digi images are used. I haven't done any digital cardmaking work either, so seeing the sentiments "in action" is so helpful. You've made it look like I can do it, too! ;-) I'm drawn to the ability to resize the images, too. Let's see more, please!

Michelle Lupton said...

This card is just gorgeous!!

Sue D said...

Lovely sympathy card. I like the flowers.
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calamity jane said...

Karolyn, your card is just lovely! Thanks for the tips on downloading & using these sentiments!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So pretty!!! I love the flowers popped off and the soft colors used!

Iris said...

Lovely card. Love the soft colors. Iris

Agata said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

C Wu said...

gorgeous stamping. Thanks for sharing.

justasiam said...

I'm thrilled to be able to have a chance to win this issue; the cards created are amazing! Thanks for the opportunity and inspiration!

Cat Craig said...

Such a serene and lovely card. Perfect design for the sentiment.

Emily H said...

Aw! This is such a soft and sweet card.

Lake Gaston Virtual Office Assistant said...

I love what you did with these sentiments! Thanks for sharing.

bzyPTmom said...

This is just beautiful--the floral design just makes the card gorgeous!

cassie said...

Gorgeous card, Karolyn!

Nadège said...

Oh I love that the colorful flowers pop up on a neutral background. Very pretty

Lindsey said...

I save the sentiment regularly, but then hardly ever think to use them. I hope that your beautiful card helps remind me to use them more often!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

A stunner!

Helen F. said...

Stunning card! thanks for the idea of creating such a wonderful sympathy card, Karolyn

Brenda Lee said...

Awesome card. Thank you for the easy to follow instructions. Like you.. I haven't tried the downloads, but now.. can't wait to try it.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Gorgeous and sweet card. love the soft colors. TFS

Pam said...

Love your gorgeous card!

laure said...

The flowers accent the card nicely. Thanks for the chance.

terisplace said...

Not just looking good.
Looking a whole lotta good!
Happy weekending!

Erin Smetak said...

Your card is gorgeous!!! I just might have to try the downloadable sentiments! Never gave that a thought!

Rox-Ann said...

Beautiful card and you make it sound so easy to make!

Judy Tuck said...

Nice soft colours for your flowers. That digi sentiment is perfect for this card!

Alyssa S said...

This is beautiful! Love the soft colors - perfect for a sympathy card!

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty for spring! Love the soft colors!

Betty said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing!

Peggy B said...

Your card is lovely - thanks for sharing your technique!

patti said...

What a nice simply card thanks for sharing it.

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely job and nice tutorial!

marylouh said...

A very pretty card that expresses your sympathy without being overly gushy. It's clean and simiple.

Barbara said...

This is a beautiful Sympathy card and I love the colors. Just right, I think!

Renee said...

GORGEOUS!

Janelle said...

Love the stamp. What an elegant card - just right for the occasion.

Monika Reeck said...

Simple but gorgeous...love the soft bg behind the flowers....great card

cgargus said...

Very pretty with the soft spring colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is so pretty! I love all the white!

Carmen Nuland said...

Beautiful card! I haven't tried printing sentiments either, but I'm gonna have to try and make something as nice as yours!

Angeline said...

this is simply stunning! Love the cleaness of the card and how beautiful it is.

Jen W. said...

Love the way you highlighted the flower stamp with the popped up flowers. So gorgeous!

mamichelle said...

This is so soft and pretty! I do download the sentiments but hardly ever print! I will definitely print this one.

UnikByYes said...

Beautiful card Karolyn! The subtle colors are mezmerizing against the gray image! Thank you for sharing your ideas!
Have a wonderful day!
Liz

Lillian Child said...

Karolyn, your card is just so very lovely.

Sandy T said...

Love the popped flowers. They really add a pop of color and dimension to the card.

Mags said...

Such a gorgeous, delicate card!

J L said...

I agree that the sizing is a big advantage to these digital sentiments. Love the colours you chose for the flowers :)

Jackie said...

I would not normally think of using white on white, but your cards shows how pretty the results can be.

Pat said...

This is a beautiful card! Great job!

Kathy Mc said...

Sympathy cards are always so difficult to create, but you've done a fabulous job here. I'm loving those digital sentiments and their versatility. Anxious to use some myself, Karolyn.

Heather said...

Such a pretty card, great ideas in it.

SheriE. said...

I have never used these sentiments either. Now I'm going to try it after seeing what all you gals have done. Your card is so pretty.