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.

31 comments:

  1. Awesome job on all your cards. I especially like the graduation card.
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  2. Wow Mary! All of your cards are amazing! I love both of the graduation cards, the vellum on the first one is so lovely and I love the wobble on the boy graduation card! The ribbon quilt on the baby boy card is brilliant and I love the background paper you created on the baby girl card! These are all so awesome and you did a great job showcasing all three companies products together! Thanks for teaming up with Joy Clair and DL.ART!!

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    1. Kudos to you Lori :) You made this hop super fun and easy. I had fun working w/all the goodies and now I'm having fun hopping along w/everyone else.

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  3. WOW!! Great inspiration! Perfect timing for graduation cards...I love the fun details and designs! Fun papers, cool backgrounds and I love the dies.stamps and fun ribbon! GREAT job!
    Sherrie K

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    1. thanks... it was fun working with these wonderful products. and I'm planning on giving the girl graduation card to my niece this weekend, so perfect timing indeed :)

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  4. I love all of your cards!! I cannot choose a favorite one because they all are!!
    Fantastic inspiration!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia

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  5. Fabulous cards Mary! Love the graduation cards with the vellum and the background you created for the boy graduation is fantastic. The baby cards are as cute as can be.

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  6. Oh, those grad cards just radiate fun and your baby cards are super sweet!
    I'm now following you on Google Friend Connect.

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  7. Like the grad & baby cards. The use of the glitter cardstock for the grad cards makes it shine. The embellishments & background for the baby cards are a nice touch. Could not find where to click to follow. Have a Bee-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  8. love love love!!! Great cards! love the way you used your vellum to mute things, so pretty! and how cool of an effect you did on the baby boy card with your ribbon, awesome! New follower here!

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  9. All three of your cards are fantastic!! I especially like how you wove the ribbon on the last one. You certainly not only showcased all the products of each company your creativity and color and design are fabulous-- what a fun hop Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART crinkle ribbon
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  10. All of your cards are gorgeous, Mary!! I love the grad cards!! The action wobble is so fun!! The baby cards are so sweet and beautiful!! I love how you used the ribbon on the baby boy card!! They are all fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. These grad die cuts are so joyful! And I love how you have angled the elements of your baby card!

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  12. I love the use of the vellum on your first card, that is a wonderful idea! All your cards are creative and really gorgeous!

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  13. Awesome graduation and baby cards! Great details!
    I am a new follower!

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  14. Beautiful cards. Love them all!

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  15. So creative to weave the ribbon into a quilt. I love the stamped backgrounds you created on the cards too.

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  16. very very creative cards an inspiration to us all

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  17. Fabulous cards. Love the die cuts and patterns.

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