Friday, April 25, 2014

It's Hop Time

Hi everyone! 
Welcome to the Inspired by Stamping and Die-Versions Blog Hop.  Twenty two talented designers have united to celebrate the new season and shake off the malaise of a snowy winter.  Inspired by Stamping, which designs and manufactures the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters, has teamed up with Die-Versions, makers of low profile metal dies which works with virtually every machine out there and cuts through most materials, to create this special eye candy of Spring themed projects.

One lucky "hopper" will get a total prize package of $100 in gift certificates, a $50 gift certificate from Inspired by Stamping AND Die-Versions, so you can stock up on some awesome products both of these companies have to offer.

For your chance to win the grand prize, visit all of the participating blogs, leaving a comment at each, then leave a comment telling us what you like the most about Spring at the Inspired by Stamping blog.  All comments entered between now and April 28th at 10pm (Pacific time) will be eligible for the grand prize. 

Here's a photo of some of the items I started with. Some Die-Versions dies and some great stuff from Inspired by Stamping. 
On my first card I used the following: two sheets of Inspired by Stamping pattern paper from the 6x6 Spring Lilacs Paped Pad for my background, a die cut of the Whispers Houndstooth Background die, a die cut "HAPPY" from the Corner Concepts Happy Birthday die, the Whispers Hay Rack die, the Express Banners Anniversary die, small pink flowers, and a piece of Victorian Satin Ribbon. 

I used the ribbon to hide where my two pattern papers joined and glossy accent to glue all my heavier elements, like the flowers, ribbon bow.
On my second card I used the following: One sheet of pattern paper for my background, the Inspired by Stamping Happy Birthday fish tail banner stamp from the Chalkboard Birthday Stamp Set, a few of the Wee Petites Super Stars die and two die cuts of the Corner Concepts Good Times die.   

On this card I cut off an inch from the right hand side of my card front. I covered the card front and the now visible part of the inside card with the pattern paper, but first I insert the Good Times die cuts, so they were tucked between two layers and the joints were not visible from either the outside or inside of the card.  I glued the stars directly onto the pattern paper, but I used dimensional squares on the Happy Birthday banners.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog and that you are having fun on this hop.  Your next stop on the hop is Nicole Picadura.  If you ever get lost in the hop, you can always go back to the beginning, Die-Versions blog, for the complete order list.   

Until next time...