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Friday, October 26, 2012

3rd Orange Blog Hop

Hi guys! Are you ready to get hopping???

Welcome to the Fiskateer 3rd Annual Orange Blog Hop

If you're hopping along, you should have come here from Emily's blog. If you just stumbled across the hop, go to www.fiskateers.com to start from the beginning.

Today we are celebrating Fiskar's signature color, ORANGE. Almost everyone is familiar with Fiskars' famous orange-handled scissors, but Fiskars makes so many other wonderful products for crafting, sewing, gardening and much, much more. Each stop along our hop will feature different Fiskars' products with a big helping of ORANGE!

You don't want to miss ANY of the participants! There's lots of inspiration to be found along the stops -- plus some prizes as well. :) Check their directions carefully to participate.


Now on to my project....

I decided to go a different route than a card for this blog hop. I've wanted to try make a card box for giving away the cards I make. It's been on my "to do" list for like forever...but I didn't have a scoring tool. Luckily, my Fiskars trimmer also has a scoring blade, so I'm all set now. :)

There are a lot of different kind of project you can make to hold card, but I like the A2 Card Box look the best. Plus, it holds a lot of cards...so that's what I decided to try making today...

I found a great tutorial at Split Coast Stampers for the A2 card box. TUTORIAL LINK.

First I made the bottom box. Using my Fiskars Trimmer, I cut and scored the cardstock as the directions indicated...



Then I cut and scored my designer paper as well.

I then used the Fiskars "Effervescence" border punch to punch all the way around the designer paper. The designer paper is the top of the box -- I left the plain orange (bottom) as it was. No extra punching.  


Using double-sided tape, I glued the sides together...and the box was complete! :)


It's really not that difficult to make! Very simple steps to follow...and you could have a box to fill with envelope/cards or whatever other kind of goodie you want to send! :) Just click on the tutorial link above and try your hand at one of these A2 card boxes yourself!


So that's my project for the day. I hope you have been inspired to try a new idea for yourself! :) Thanks for coming by my blog today. It's been fun! :)

For more information about Fiskars and the Fiskateer program, you can go to http://www.fiskateers.com/join. Now, hop on over to Kelly's blog to see what great project she's come up with.

And if you get lost along the way, here is the complete list of the blog hop.

Emily K #7021
Divinity #6688  You are here!

Enjoy the rest of the hop! And good luck! :)


challenges for my project:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Save the Date & some Giveaways

Hi guys...

just want to let you know about a few things. I'm participating in a blog hop on Oct 26-28th. Be sure to check back here during those dates -- there's lots of inspiration and some great prizes to win as well.. :)




Also, I found a few great giveaways I had to share with you...

Letraset is giving a fantastic prize to one lucky follower of Going Buggy -- a complete set of ProMarkers!!!! That's 148 lovely alcohol markers for you!!! Go to the GOING BUGGY blog to read all the details.






Friday, October 12, 2012

For a Sad Occasion

Hi guys. Today I have a very simple card to showcase. Nobody likes making cards for sad occasions, but it's during those times when a card from a friend helps and means so much! Just letting someone know you care -- what better reason could there be to send/mail off a card?


I used the Stampin Up "Thoughts and Prayers" stamp set again. I love love love this set! It's so versatile! :) ...and it makes even the simplest cards look striking. I also embossed the background with my Victoria embossing folder to give the card a little texture. Finally, I added two punched out butterflies (not sure of the punch name or brand) from my stash and added some bling to make them pop a little. :)



I also added pop dots to the whole card...just to give it a little dimension and keep things a little different. I love how it turned out! :)



I found a few challenges to enter this card into:


The Cuttlebug Spot is having a "What's on Your Desk?" challenge. Here's what I found lying around...and decided to get another card made with the Stampin' Up stamp set. :)



Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall Thank You

Hi guys! It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. So a great big "Happy Thanksgiving" going out to each and every one of you! Especially my faithful followers -- I'm so thankful for you guys! :) You make blogging and showcasing my cards and other projects so much fun! :) Thanks for all the comments. :)


Today I thought I'd share some "Thank You" cards I recently made -- I thought it fitting with it being Thanksgiving and everything. :)

To keep with the season, I tried out my Fiskars "Leaf it to Me" limited edition punch.


I haven't used this punch a whole lot, because it's a little bit of smallish leaf, so it doesn't fill out big 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 cards (which are my standard sized cards) too well. However, for mini cards it works just great!

...so that's what I made. Here's my cutesie set of fun Fall themed "Thank You" cards. They're just mini -- but that's perfect for sending off little notes. :)


Thanks for dropping by today. Have a wonderful long weekend! :)

 
 
Challenges for my cards:
 
Fashionable Stamping -- Shades of Autumn/Fall
Great Impression Stamps -- Fall Theme
Sentimental Sunday -- Anything Goes (plus a sentiment)
Stampalot Challenges -- Punch Away
 
Stamptacular Sunday: Photo Inspiration
 
And finally, I also want to enter these cards into the



And finally, before I go, I just want to mention a fabulous giveaway you should check out.
BEARLY MINE CRAFTS is giving away this awesome lot of goodies!!!!
 
Wouldn't this be a great lot to win just before Christmas? Head on over there and check it out!
And if you're a UN resident, they're offering this amazing giveaway just for you!
 
 
 So head on over to BEARLY MINE CRAFTS and follow the steps. You could be the lucky winner come November 30. :)