Monday, June 22, 2015

CardMaker Magazine and Avery Elle Blog Hop!


NOTE:  THIS IS MY SECOND POST FOR TODAY.  PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MY PROJECT FOR THE CHALLENGE #40!

Happy Monday, friends!

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Today is a fun day because the Avery Elle design team is teaming up with our friends over at CardMaker Magazine for a fun blog hop.   Be sure to stop by our company and designer blogs (listed below) to be inspired and enter for a chance to win a prize.  One lucky commenter will be drawn at random and will win a $30 Avery Elle Gift Certificate.  You have all week to enter to win.  The winner of the Avery Elle Gift Certificate will be announced on the Avery Elle blog on Monday, June 29th.  Here’s the list of hoppers:

CardMaker
Katie Gehring
AJ Otto
Caryn Davies
Anita Mulcahey
Yainea
Lisa Lahiff
Melania Deasy
Lois Bak
JJ Bolton
Patti Gilliam
Karolyn Loncon <------ YOU ARE HERE!
Sarah Ashley Posch
Jamie Gracz

Here’s the project I created, using the brand new Avery Elle stamp set called Balloon Giraffe!

6-22-15 Balloon Giraffe

So this was super fun and easy to create!  Here’s how I did it:

  1. Trim an A2 horizontal top-folding card base from white cardstock; score at 4.25” and fold; perfect crease with teflon bone folder.
  2. Trim an A2 image panel from white cardstock.
  3. Stamp the Balloon Giraffe and dots from the Balloon Giraffe Stamp Set repeatedly onto the image panel, varying the position of each as well as the ink colors (I used Raspberry, Aquamarine, Lemon Grass, Daisy, and Fizz Pigment Inks).  Focus the stamping towards the bottom half of the image panel.
  4. Using the Dotted Borders Elle-Ments, die cut the curve towards the bottom third of the image panel; trim off 1/4” from the top half of the image panel.
  5. Temporarily adhere the image panels to the card base; lightly draw pencil lines for each of the curves to delineate the area for the sentiment.
  6. Using New Moon Pigment Ink, stamp the sentiments from the Balloon Giraffe Stamp Set between the two pencil lines, curving the stamps to fit the curves.
  7. Adhere the image panels to the card base with foam squares.

There you have it!!  Easy peasy!  I’ve listed the products I used below.  Your next stop on the hop is Sarah Ashley Posch, who I’m sure has something super awesome to share with you!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m so glad you stopped by to take a peak at my stuff!!!  Have a great day!


38 comments:

Вилена Гришина said...

So funny card) Love it!

Brooke said...

I love those balloon images-cute card!

Celeste Goff said...

What a fun and creative card! I love the die cutting you did to insert the sentiment in the center of the card! So clever!

Lois said...

How fun!

Laurie Brown said...

Love it!!! Super cute colors and really like how you did your sentiment.

Patti J said...

What a fun card! Love the balloon image :) Great job with the sentiment too!

Lori Kobular said...

Love that adorable Giraffe balloon!! I think it is a must have on my Wish List! Your card is a delight!

Lisa Stolp said...

Adorable! Your card is super fun and great for a kid or adult!

Monique said...

The wavy channel cut into the card is a wonderful idea for sentiment. Consider it stolen.

cghundley said...

Super cute and
the cut out part
is a great touch!
Carla from Utah

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love it - very creative.

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Love the colors and just how super fun this card is!

Amante del Papel said...

it's a perfect card for a party!

Jeri said...

Oh my goodness! This is a fabulous card! Of course, the balloon giraffe is AWESOME, but stamped in all the colorful inks and snuggling the wavy sentiment in like that is PERFECTION!

Linda Rubarski said...

Great kids birthday card.

Beverly Perdue said...

Oh my goodness! What a pretty card! Love the colorful balloon animal and how you stamped the wavy sentiment!

pcm said...

so fun!

Sue D said...

How fun and colorful!

Debbie Lou said...

Love this card idea!
I will be certain to try this one!

Karen Lai said...

i loved those giraffe balloons! such a cute and fun card! yippee!!

Indy said...

Oh I just adore these animal-shaped stamps! Such a fun, festive card!!

Brenda Lee said...

So, so cute, Karolyn!! The flying balloons look fantastic and F-U-N. I absolutely love the sentiment between the curved cuts.

Julie I. said...

I have the other 2 balloon animal stamps sets & this giraffe set is another fun one! Thanks for sharing your wonderful stamping & die cutting tips for getting extra mileage from this wonderful little set.

Marty B said...

Very fun, festive card & really like your color choices.

Judie said...

Simple yet nice and bright! Love it!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Very nice card !! What a gret idea : must try it !

Michele Henderson said...

What a fun card! Love these bright balloons!

nannersmom said...

Great idea with the balloons bouncing. I have the Party Animal (dog ballon set) and need to try this.

Denise Bryant said...

Very fun card! I love the delightful balloons in those awesome colors, and the fun sentiment in the cut out area!

Mendi Yoshikawa said...

Such a fun use of the balloon giraffe stamp! Love how colorful and happy it is and the way you broke up the design for the sentiment. :)

Creative M said...

A Fabulous & Fun card!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a fun card! I love the curve and all those fun sentiments!

Amy C. said...

What a fun and festive design! This balloon stamp is adorable!

Pam Crusberg said...

That balloon giraffe is so adorable! I love the ink colors.

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Cute, cute, cute! What a creative design!

Geri said...

Soooooo stinkin' cute! Love the curvy edge!

Mary Holshouser said...

Party! I have this stamp but not used it. I love this idea and I'm going to put it to use soon.
Love the cut between the two pieces for the sentiment.
thanks for sharing a great card.

Taunya Butler said...

I LOVE this - so fun and such a wonderfully styled card - love the way you got your sentiment to curve also!! Bright, happy colors make this a card to fall in love with!!

 
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