July 23, 2012

Shaping Up Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello!!

Welcome to the Shaping Up Blog Hop & Giveaway, if you arrived here from Erin's blog you are in the right place! If you happened upon my blog today (yay!!) and don't know, this is a fun and inspiring Shaping Up Blog Hop and Giveaway!!  You can find the full Blog Hop List here, everyone is linked up, so you can start anywhere!!


Not too long ago i made it to Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Top 20. Laurie Willison set up a Facebook group were have all been chatting, getting to know each other and having a blast. As a thank you to Paper Crafts and all the wonderful crafters who participated this year, we thought it would be fun to do a little Blog Hop and Giveaway!! We all like prizes, right?!?! Well if you do, keep reading!!

This months Paper Crafts Gallery Challenge is all about Summer Shaped cards, and we figured this would be a fun theme! So each gal has a shaped card for your viewing pleasure AND a giveaway!!! Visit each blog for your change to win!! Details for my giveaway is below!

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Instead of doing just one shaped card, i did 4 MINI shaped cards!!  I think these make the perfect little love notes!


I used the biggest butterfly die (that i have anyway!) from Papertrey Ink. I pulled out a piece of cardstock and laid the butterfly at one edge. I marked the cardstock just a little bigger then the die, this is my fold line. I moved the butterfly to the other side of the line and made another mark, this is where i cut my cardstock.

After folding the cardstock, i placed the die over the fold so just a tiny bit of the top wings are past the fold. I ran it through the Big Shot several times (twice is not enough).


Once the cards were cut i used the remaining cardstock and embossed it with an impression plate. Then i die cut 4 butterflies. I used the matching stamp and and stamped each butterfly with a different color.

Next i stamped the Love You stamp, inked it up and stamped it 4 times. I cut each by hand and made a tiny tag out of them. I adhered each die cut butterfly to a butterfly card. A little bit of the top wings will overhang, you only notice if you look at the back.


I created a loop from twine and placed the loop between the two wings on the inside of the mini card, wear the antenna would be. I threaded one tail with the tiny tag, then pulled both tails up through the loop. I added a pop up dot behind the tiny tag to keep it in place.

These were super easy! I went with soft colors, but you can do them in any colors!

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Now on for the prize and details!!! :)  For my giveaway all you have to leave a comment! You have until Sunday July 29 at midnight. Monday July 30 i'll post the winner!


The prize includes:
Tim Holtz Cling Stamps: Seamless Experience
Papertrey Ink: Dye Ink Pad: Spring Moss
Papertrey Ink: Dye Ink Refill: Classic Kraft
7 Memento Dual Markers: Colors Include: New Sprout, Dandelion, Bahama Blue, Rose Bud, Summer Sky, Pear Tart, Angel Pink7
3 Spools of American Craft ribbon

And if you have already made a card for Paper Crafts July Gallery Challenge or want to make one you can link up your own Shape card. The linky is connected through out the blog hop, so you only have to upload your card once, it will show up on the blogs that are including the linky!




Next stop on the hop is Laurie. Thanks so much for stopping by!! :)

Dana

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink: Rustic Cream
Dies: Papertrey Ink: Beautiful Butterflies
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Beautiful Butterflies, Love and Marriage.
Ink: Sweet Blush, Lavender Moon, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, Classic Kraft
Twine: May Arts

103 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh I love these so pretty!!Thanks for sharing your talent with us!!!

Wida said...

really outstanding! I like that it is a set. the colors are perfect

Jingle said...

These are so sweet! I LOVE how you did the jute!!! Brilliant!

Brenda said...

This is a perfect summer shaped card and so versatile. Love it!

Annette said...

First this butterflies are totally AWESOME and second your blog is adorable...totally love it...new follower.. :)

Nina Yang said...

awwww, these minis just melt my heart! the butterfly shape, the colors, the twine, the little love notes! Puffy heart!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

Very pretty cards! I love butterflies and the colors are pretty too.

Luanne

Gayatri said...

Great idea! Love the mini butterflies and the tiny tags on them. Beautiful colour combo.

Gayatri said...

Great idea! Love the mini butterflies and the tiny tags on them. Beautiful colour combo.

onecraftymama said...

LOVE how you did the antennae! Super sweet cards, Dana :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Dana, these are awesome! I love the distressed look of them and I LOVE how you used the twine!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Super pretty mini cards, Dana! The colors are beautiful. I love how the inking and the impression plate give them so much texture. Wow!

cheiron said...

Wonderful Dana. Such pretty colors and I LOVE the texture!

Karen said...

These are so pretty!

Tejal said...

These are soo pretty...but I would love if you could do a step by step of how you made this..I usually fold the card and run the die a little lower than the fold line..but it never is as pretty and perfect as this!!
Thanks so much!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW!!! These are just the sweetest! What a wonderful and pretty design! LOVE them! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Laura B. said...

adorable butterflies!

Guiseppa said...

I love this idea. I think I am gonna do this for mini tags! So fun...thanks.

sanketi said...

Love this set , might give it a try myself..lovely subtle colors!

Patti J said...

Oh, so pretty! I may have to invest in this set of stamps and die!!! Thanks for sharing :)

judy said...

These are very pretty! Thanks for explaining how you made a card base from the die. I especially love the mini tags!

Ruza Rebel said...

These are soooo CUTE! Love the different colors and how you used the twine! TFS! ;o)

cards by cara said...

These are so pretty!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!

Debra Miller said...

Love the butterflies and the antennae are brilliant!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such pretty little cards! TFS =)

Mary-Anne V said...

What beautiful ink choices on your sweet butterfly cards. thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle said...

Wow... what great little mini cards, a fantastic blog hop and a really generous give-away too! Thanks!

paperella said...

Dana, your butterflies are lovely!

Alice Carman said...

This is super cute!

Barbara Moore said...

Your tiny butterflies are just so precious! You did a wonderful job!

lizzie said...

WOW!

Alice Wertz said...

so sweet! wonderful mini card idea!

Kris said...

Butterflies are my favorite so I adore your mini cards!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

JJ Bolton said...

Oh what lovely butterflies! Love the distressing you did on them! And the twine antennae are fantastic! Hope you're having a great week Dana!

fishydesign said...

The tags are pretty! I can see myself making a few for party favors :)

joscelyne cutchens said...

Dana, I love these little butterflies! and the little tags and the antennae are so sweet too!

Vicki said...

Your butterfly cards are so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous set of minis!!

Jan Garber said...

Those little fluttering butterflies are so cute! The jute was a pefect touch!

Alicia S. said...

Great little cards! The twine is the perfect finishing touch!

donna mikasa said...

such a sweet set of cards!

Isha said...

Gorgeous. Love Butterflies :)

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

what a great idea! I love these cards and your colors and twine are perfect! :D

Lorrie Jonas' creations said...

I love your project you made. Thank You for being part of a wonderful hop!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

These butterfly cards are super sweet. TFS!

sharon g said...

The stamp set is to DIE for, well, not literally, but you know what I mean :) I love how natural these cards look. So pretty...

Andrea Garland said...

very cute mini butterflies, you did an amazing job. Thanks for the prize :)

Heather said...

Gorgeous butterflies!

Edna said...

Really beautiful!!!!

Lalo said...

Darn cute...those colors are fab and the twine is awesome :)

mtscrapgal said...

What cute butterflies. Thanks for the directions too. Boy, that's a big prize pack. Thanks a bunch.

Anita Rex said...

Super pretty cards! I love that you did a few mini cards, they turned out so pretty!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh - what BEAUTIFUL notecards!!! LOVE the butterfly shape and soft colors!!! BEAUTIFUL!

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Kim M said...

Great cards! I love butterflies!

Lea said...

Love your butterflies! These are just too cute!

Barb said...

Dana these are beautiful! what a creative take on the mini...and lovely too! the subtle, distressed inking is perfect. love your design style! thanks for the chance to win...you are SO generous <3

Angi said...

Awwww love this sweet mini set...especially the yellow one. :)

Bee's hive said...

These are lovely, and the colors just calmed me down...REALLY!

Amy said...

These little cards are just perfect! You've inspired me to try to create something like them on my own

Denise Bryant said...

Very pretty mini cards! Love the butterfly shape!
DeniseB

Kailash said...

Fabulous mini cards, absolutely gorgeous!!!

Jessica said...

these are so fun! love the sweet butterflies and the cute tags! great job!! :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Great tip to run your papers through the big shot more than once, I never thought of that! Thanks for sharing, and cute butterflies!

Lindsey said...

These are totally sweet! They will make lovely gift tags or little love notes. :)

Kathy H said...

Cool effect on the inking!

Awenbunny Lisle said...

I am getting such fabulous ideas from your websites on this blog hop. Thank you so much for introducing me to your talent. I love your romantic little love notes. Perfect to tuck into a lunchbox or briefcase too!

Candace said...

these are gorgeous!! love the colors!!!

Candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Emily Leiphart said...

These are beautiful, Dana! I love them!

Kathy Mc said...

Dana, your butterfly cards are A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! Love the added antenna with the little "Love You" tag. This has been a fun blog hop with so many different shaped cards ~ who knew? Thanks for the chance at an awesome prize package (I just tried to order Spring Moss ink and it was OOS ~ could also use the Kraft refill + other goodies shown here). Enjoy your blog!

Allison said...

Really cute mini cards! That's quite a nice prize package! Thanks for the chance!

-nicole s. said...

This is so cute. I think I would use my dies in a different way now! Thanks for the great idea!

Michelle said...

Veery pretty butterflies!!

Emily said...

Such cute little butterflies! I enjoyed your detailed instructions for making them too.

cardsandbookmarks said...

simple and sweet! Love the detail with the twine and the cutest little tag!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Now, that's a cute and beautiful mini set!

Amy said...

Omg! I love mini shaped cads and I'm going to have to try these! They are absolutely adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rochelle said...

Those are PERFECT for little notes! So sweet!

connie said...

These are beautiful!

aka Frank-LEE Speaking (SITM) said...

Butterflies are my favorite. These came out Beautiful. TFS, Smooches... Felicia

Nadine said...

Awesome set of mini cards!

Happy Dance said...

These would fit perfectly in little girls hands. So lovely. Great colors and textures. Love these.
Bev

Katherine said...

What a great set of cards! They'd make a great gift for someone, in addition to sweet love notes.

Jennifer Dykes said...

Love Love Love your Cards!

Trinh said...

What a pretty mini card set! Love the soft colors.

Julianne N said...

Don't butterflies just make you smile. But with twine!! Now that's just sweet icing ;) Great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

Karenladd said...

These are so beautiful! I love that little bit of twine you added for a rustic effect...gorgeous!

Shari said...

Great job on the butterfly cards. So cute! I will be scraplifting these!

StampNK said...

These are so pretty and I think I even have a really big butterfly stamp that I could use for something similar! Thanks for sharing!

febe said...

Amazing set of projects. Lovely colors! :)

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Shelly said...

Well, I just think your butterfies are GORGEGOUS!! :)

UnikeByYes said...

Lovely indeed Dana, what a perfect set of note cards! Thank you for sharing your tLent and some blog candy too!
Have a wonderful day!
Liz

Geri said...

OMG! These would make perfect gift tags for teacher gifts! They are stunning! Thanks for such a generous prize package. I have heard some really good things about the markers, so hopefully I will have the opportunity to try them out (fingers are crossed)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

SO very cool! I love the colors you gave them, so soft and muted! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Lisa

Kara Lynne said...

Those are beautiful mini cards! I love them as a set. Those twine antennae are wonderful!

Marcy Green said...

Butterflys are my favorite! So sweet! Love the colors!

Sue D said...

Very cute mini cards. I like the little tag and the twine.
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~amy~ said...

darling...what sweet butterflies!

Froggietalks said...

What a lovely set of notecards :) I now what I'm doing the next time a friend and I get together to use our Big Kicks :) She has a nice sized butterfly and flower I could use to do that :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Your little butterfly cards are so sweet! And I love the tiny little tags you added!

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful butterflies!! Cute idea!

PatQ's Cards said...

Love your butterflies. Twould make a great gift. Thanks for the idea.

Veronica Z said...

Oh my I LOVE your butterfly mini cards! The colors are so soft and beautiful. I just love them.