Thursday, May 19, 2016

Celebration Hop

We at Die-Versions  have collaborated with two awesome companies: Joy Clair and DL.ART to come up with a fun and festive Celebration Blog Hop. We want to showcase how well our three companies products work together. Die-Versions  makes very intricate and lovely dies; Joy Clair makes high quality clear stamps; and DL.ART makes gorgeous rayon hand dyed crinkle ribbon and also carries bakers twine and other hand crafted seasonal supplies.

The Celebration Blog Hop will take place on Wednesday, May 18th, Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th.  Over the three days all Design Team Members will be sharing with you projects they have made for all the many upcoming Celebrations that come around this time of year, ie....Weddings, Baby Showers, Baby Births, Graduations, Father's Day, and of course Birthdays!  All Design Team Members will be using supplies from all three companies to make their projects so you can see for yourself how lovely these products work together and how dies, stamps and ribbons are the perfect combination!!

There will be prizes for those who comment on all the blogs over the three days and who become followers of all the blogs. Die-Versions is giving away a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Die-Versions store. Joy Clair is giving away 3 $25.00 Gift Certificates to the Joy Clair store, one each day  and DL.ART is giving away a $10.00 Gift Code to the DL.ART store to one lucky winner!!  The prizes will be announced on all three of the companies  Die-VersionsJoy Clair and DL.ART blogs on Sunday, May 22nd.

DL.ART is running a 3 day Special during the Blog Hop for all of the Design Team Followers ~ 12% off your entire order at DL.ART by using code:  DJDHOPS this code will only be valid on the 3 days of the Celebration Blog Hop.

You should have come here from Crystal Ramos' blog, if not, then please start at the beginning of the at Die-Versions Blog.   The entire list of Designers for the entire Celebration Blog Hop is listed on the Die-Versions Blog.

My first set of cards are graduation theme.  Girls first, so lets start with the girl card.  I started with a piece of girly flower pattern paper, which I tone down with a layer of vellum.   I used a black glitter paper die cut of the girl from the Die-Versions Whispers Grad Celebrating die set.   A fussy cut oval from the JoyClair Wedding Wishes stamp set.   Notice that I trim off the curly details from that oval stamp.  A fussy cut banner from the JoyClair Song of Solomon stamp set, which I first stamp with the Congratulations stamp from the JoyClair Wedding Wishes stamp set.  My finishing touch for this card was a sweet baby pink bow using the lovely DL.Art Baby Bundle

On my graduation boy card, I used blues and greens.  I started with a watercolor pattern paper onto which I start Congratulations diagonally across the card front.  The Congratulations stamp was from the JoyClair Wedding Wishes stamp set.  Before attaching the stamped card panel I added baby blue ribbon to the bottom of the card... I was thinking tassels.  The blue ribbon was from the DL.Art Baby Bundle.  My finishing touch on this card was a black glitter paper graduation boy from the Die-Versions Whispers Grad Celebrating die set. To make him extra special, I placed the die cut on an action wobble.  So love how this card came out. 

Here's a poor quality short video showing the wobble action :)

On the boy card I used the Die-Versions Whispers Bassinet die, cut from white card stock.  A fussy cut and Copic colored baby in umbrella stamp and the "It's a Boy" stamp from the JoyClair Oh Baby stamp set.  I wanted to do something different with my ribbon for this card, so I created a baby quilt by weaving small strips of the blue and white ribbons.  I used strong double sided tape to attach the "quilt" to my card. The ribbons were from the DL.Art Baby Bundle

I started my baby girl card by stamping the footprints and the "It's a Girl" stamps diagonally across the card front. Both of these stamps are from the JoyClair Oh Baby stamp set.   I attached this stamp panel to my card front and fussy cut the banner from the JoyClair Song of Solomon stamp set, which I first stamp with the Congratulations stamp from the JoyClair Wedding Wishes stamp set.  Next I added a dark pink die cut bassinet from the Die-Versions Whispers Bassinet die  A baby pink ribbon from the DL.Art Baby Bundle grounds the stamp and die cut elements.  

Thank you for stopping bye today.  I hope you have enjoyed yourself .  Your next stop on the blog hop is Monica Edwards blog.

Don't forget to use the code mary15 for 15% off your order (not valid with sales or discounts) when shopping at Die-Versions.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Feliz Dia del las Madres, Mami

For my sweet and loving Mom...

No me alcanzan las palabras para agradecerte la gran madre que has sido para mi.

Te quiero MUCHO Mami