Friday, April 8, 2011

350 Cards & Gifts Blog Hop

Have you seen this yummy issue?
Beautiful projects that will give you so much inspiration.
You can find a copy here.

I love making cards, absolutely love them.
However, it is fun to go beyond the card every once in a while...
You know, tags, bags, gift sets, and so much more.

I had so much fun creating projects for this issue.  I think after cards, tags are my favorite thing to make.  They just make everything cuter :)

Today twelve designers are going to show you never been seen before projects, that were inspired from this issue.  Make sure to visit their blogs.  I think each one is giving away a copy of 350 Cards & Gifts.  So make sure to leave a comment.

Make sure to visit the Paper Crafts Connection blog, I hear they are having a fun give away!! (super awesome prize!!)

Today, I made a card set, using the pattern from Janice Whiting's Damask card set (pg. 30)  The pattern can be found here.  This is a really easy template to use, very user friendly.  After I scored my card stock, I stamped a cute little cake stamp from Lawn Fawn called Year One (releasing in a few days), in Versamark ink.  Versamark ink, is a pigment ink that leaves a water mark look when stamped with it.  I then cut/embossed a Spellbinders Labels Twenty One, then stamped the birthday cake & sentiment onto to the die cut.  I added ribbon & adhered the die cut to the front of the memory keeper
I wanted to keep the cards fairly clean looking, so I embossed the #4 Labels Twenty One die template onto the card front.  Then cut/embossed the #3 Labels Twenty One die template, stamped the cake in an orange ink, and the sentiment in a black ink, I then adhered the die cut to the card front using foam adhesive.  To finish the cards, I added black cording & purple KaiserCraft purple rhinestones.  Oh, and I rounded the bottom corners.




**make sure to leave a comment**
I will pick a winner on the 11th

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JOAN said...

I love it! They make great cards for men. Thanks for sharing.

ArlaMo said...

Love the embossing on these cards! Beautiful.

Bernice said...

Mmm I love embossing! Your cards look so elegant!

bosenberries said...

What a fabulous CAS set... lots of detail but still super clean!
Thanks for sharing!!
Robin

Fifi said...

You've really inspired me to emboss withe my spellbinds, I really don't do it enough

Karen said...

just great....

Kathleen said...

Love this card set. Clean, simple, elegant.

Teresa said...

A gift set anyone can use. Lovely job well done. Thanks.

Shawninaz said...

I love how you used the label dies, your cards are simple yet stunning, very nicely done!

Brenda said...

Beautiful set Latisha! I love that Spellbinders die shape, awesome! And I adore all the white space! Love the gift card holder, such stark contrast to the cards!

Jenny McGee said...

Very elegant cards. Striking. Thanks for sharing.

Indy said...

Great cards!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the embossing on these and the perfect splash of color.

Tanja said...

Very elegant embossing, and lovely folder for your cards.

Lee said...

Love your elegant cards and pouch.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the card and folder!

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

bethann said...

love the card set, you definatly deserve to be published as often as possible

Holly Saveur said...

Great card set love it!

Kelly Massman said...

Very cute!

Auntie Em said...

These are so striking! Love the CAS design.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Rebecca said...

If something can be subtle and dramatic at the same time, this is it! I love the striking colors and embossed card front. The stamped images on the box add just the perfect touch!

Dee Tollaksen said...

Great project. What a lovely gift!

GabrielaD said...

love it! love the colors you chose. The dark envelope and the white card... amazing!

Kristin said...

WOW! I love the CAS design of your cards - I'll have to go do this now *inspiration*! It is an honor to be a part of this blog hop with you - you are incredibly talented and inspiring!

Julia Aston said...

Love the embossing on your wonderful CAS b'day cards and what a fun holder for them!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful set of cards! Thanks for sharing~

brooke dienberg at yahoo dot com

Marie / Legojenta said...

These look so great! TFS =)

DonnaSue said...

Love the bright white embossed look & the colors!

Darla said...

Love all the embossing on your card set! Great job on the Clean & Simple look!

Barbara said...

Your work is stunning! The elegance is perfection itself. I love the idea for so many of the special people in my life, and most especially the men. Thank you for your inspiring work and for sharing it with us! I'm keeping a picture with the pattern so I'll remember how to do this. Its just too pretty not to.

Sheila H said...

Beautiful & elegant

Judith said...

How elegant these cards are! I would be happy to get such a card on my birthday.
Wishing you a Happy Weekend,
greetings from The Netherlands, Europe
Judith

marianne-g said...

Such a simple design but so effective.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Oh, I love this! WTG!

Courtney said...

Love all the clean lines and detail!

Betty said...

Beautiful card set! Love the simple, yet elegant feel!

Annette A. said...

WOW...love it. It is just a cool clean card. THanks for sharing

Sandra said...

what a fun card!
Sandra ltb

Carol said...

Clean and simple...is my favorite style.

laura D said...

AWESOME !!

Moi said...

It just looks so glam and expensive!! stunning...

Sarah said...

Love the play of the classic shape and color scheme with the more whimsical Lawn Fawn stamps. Fabulous work!

rebecca said...

Lovely use of embossing, great clean design!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful use of the die cuts!! Love it!

Jocelyn said...

These are both elegant and fun! I love the added ribbon and bling!

nicoleqmullen said...

Oh wow, how elagant, classy and AMAZING do these look, love them!!

Anna said...

Love this elegant card! Blog hoping to you:)
audreysmommy2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

Laura Davis said...

Simply stunning! You rock :)
hugs
Laura

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

These are fabulous, Tisha! Love how fancy they look!

Holly Kean said...

Beautifuly simple. I love it!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very cute!

Emma said...

Great embossing, love the design :)

Tammy said...

Very partial to the purple/plum color! Love it!

calamity jane said...

Love the super clean look!! This would be something I'd want to have on hand!!

LisaAnn said...

Very classy! Nice change up from the cute projects :)

Stacie said...

These are absolutely beautiful!

anne said...

Love the pop of color!

Cathy Fong said...

Beautiful design and colour choices!! Wow!

Amber said...

Lablels 21 is going on my wishlist RIGHT NOW! I love the design of these cards.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing, i love the look of your project!

C said...

Love the card sets. Love the labels21 die. Thanks for sharing.

Marlene said...

Thank you for such wonderful ideas and for a great blog to follow!

Cyndi S said...

Your card set is fantastic. I like how they are so clean and crisp.
cstephenson at q dot com

Tina said...

I love these . . . Thanks for sharing =)
~Tina

Lillian Child said...

Stunning in its simplicity. LOVE it!

Teri said...

These are super duper fab, L!

Teepee said...

Clean and simple, my style. Love the set.

readysetlove said...

super cute! i love the layers and the framing. well done!

Teresa said...

This set is fabulous! Thanks for sharing it!

Niki Estes said...

Latisha, these are so cute!

jlytranch said...

Lovely work. Very clean design indeed.

Sylvia said...

How elegant, Latisha! That would also be cute as a graduation gift! Love all your die cuts and embossing!

Fiorella said...

Very super elegant set!!

Lori B said...

I love what you do with the spellbinders dies! Very. very nice. Now I'm off to check out the rest of your blog! Looks like a lot of good stuff happening on it!!

hobbydiva said...

Love these cards!!!! I am always looking for ways to use my nesties.

Sheri said...

The embossing is so striking.

Linda said...

such elegant cards!! I recently got the Grand Calibur and some dies(which is all new to me)and am having a blast playing-love that you embossed the card!!

Tanja said...

Oh, these cards are SO pretty. I love the simple, elegant embossing. And I am downloading the box pattern. Right. Now.

Lacey said...

These are fantasitc!

Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. said...

Very nice.
And love the orange!

GI_musician said...

I like the different take on a birthday card.

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the embossing.

McStamper said...

Love these cards - elegant.

kngwd89 said...

Love your card set and really appreciate your walking us through the design process! Thanks! LeAnn

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

SO classy. Love the layered impressed die label and the black & white with colour, stunning!

janice Moss said...

Love these! So excited to make some. Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

Wow! These are gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

KVencel said...

What a stunning but simple design! Thank you for sharing!

DJ said...

Elegant embossing - love the clean lines and colors. Thank you.

Charlene R said...

Love your cards...the designs are so pretty!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wonderful post. I think I will do this for my mother on mother's day. She loves to send cards and never has enough. Thanks for sharing. They are lovely

Michelle said...

Super cute!

Peggy said...

Wonderful gift set.
God bless,
PeggyS

Jennifer Rzasa said...

These are so much fun, yet elegant at the same time!

Emily Keaton said...

What an absolutely fantastic set!! Lots of great ideas here. :)

Tammy said...

Your embossing is the bomb! Great cards!

Lindsey said...

Perfect set! Clean, crisp and elegant looking.

marylouh said...

thanks for the templates and all the great ideas.

Charlene said...

Wow! The embossing on this card set is gorgeous! Love it!
SouthernMrs
at verizon
dot net

Laura.K said...

Lovely, lovely. Gorgeous. so simple and so perfect.

Suzze said...

Love the embossing!

Agata said...

Love this project, the colors and how classy it is!

Paper doll said...

These are so clean and elegant!

Cathy said...

Very nice cards - a nice change from all the frills and flowers :)

connys blog said...

What a lovely idea to cover the cards in that box, it looks like a clutch.

BTW I´ve an adress in the States from aour friends.
hugs and smiles Conny

Susan said...

Exciting cards --- enough to convince me I need some dies like yours.

Lisa Condreay said...

So beautiful.

bratpakmom said...

Love the black and white. Stunning.

Melisa said...

Love your clean, elegant style. Thanks for sharing!

Damara said...

This is very classy! I love it! Thank you.

inksandthinks said...

Nice lines and colours.

Tamera Blake said...

Love these cards!! The black & white are so striking!! Nice work!!!

Tanya said...

Oh these are gorgeous! Fantastic embossing!

Kimba's Kreations said...

Love it! Such a CAS and Elegant design!

WDF said...

nice

Sue said...

You have such clean lines. The embossing is just beautiful.

Cynthia B. said...

Lovely set! I really like the clean look to the cards and card holder. TFS!!

tape said...

Wow, I love your set!

june said...

beautiful cards!

Kathy said...

crisp look. Simple. classy.

SueB said...

great clean look and I love the negative holder! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Christine said...

adorable and stylish!

diana said...

What an elegant card set! Love the white cards with the coordinating purple box. TFS ;-)

Gina said...

Oh wow! I love the dark box with white card. So pretty!! A wonderful gift to give someone.

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Latisha - this set is lovely! i love that deep blue on the envelope - gorgeous! I have got to have this new issue :)

suzieq23 said...

Just love your creations with such creative ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

The embossing is so cool!

Jessica said...

gorgeous! i really like the color scheme

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!

Tona said...

This is a great set of cards!

Sarah said...

Very nice set. So simple but so very elegant looking.

TonyJen said...

cute idea thanks for sharing

LesleyfromWI said...

I am loving your card set! Beautiful

catnap said...

Really classy, but fun, too. Thanks for the how to.

Terri said...

Very nice. I especially like the embossing.

Angie Black said...

I love this idea. Thank you. I love the clean lines it is relaxing and something I would totally do. thank you I can't wait to try this.

Angie Black said...

I love this idea. Thank you. I love the clean lines it is relaxing and something I would totally do. thank you I can't wait to try this.

Jean said...

What a beautiful set of cards, appropriate for just about anyone.

Nancy said...

What an elegant set!

Natasha said...

very elegant!

Noreen said...

Love the black card! It's almost like a negative of the others... very original!

Denise said...

Love the embossing on these! They are wonderful! Great colors too!
DeniseB

carefreestamper said...

Love how you used the embossing. Very creative.

carefreestamper said...

Love how you used the embossing. Very creative.

Barb's Boys said...

Love that 'debossing'!

Karen said...

Thanks for the blog hop. I was so inspired, and so appreciate the chance to win.
Blessings,
Karen

GMS said...

These are so elegant. I love the strong colors and simple lines.

stampinlara said...

I LOVE the black and white with a splash of color! they turned out really cute. TFS!!

Renee said...

Latisha, your card is so eloquent!! Thanks for sharing your special creation!!

jengd said...

Wonderful set! I love the "negative/positive" look of it!

Sandy said...

Such a lovely card set! You rocked it!

ach! said...

Very cute cards!

Kathy McDonald said...

What a beautiful set of cards! And I love the new Labels 21. I forget about using the nestabilities to emboss card fronts, and it's such a nice look. I'm going to use this technique soon.

Lori Barnett said...

love how clean these look!

Barbara said...

I love the way you embossed your cards. I bought that label also. I will have try this!

Karen Linarez said...

I love this card set. It's simple, but very pretty. I'm just crazy about that kind of embossed frame, and can't wait to do one myself.

paperpapier said...

the labels embossing on the card is superb!!

Susie Stover said...

These cards are so elegant looking. They would make a great gift set. Thanks for the idea and sharing. I'll definitely be trying some of these.

Cassie_lu said...

so stunning the way you embossed the cards.

Courtney Taylor said...

Love the idea. I always am trying to find cards that aren't so girly for those men in my life! Great job!

Ravengirl said...

These are really great! Love the set and the box!

Barbara said...

Love this! It is one elegant and classy card set!

Tan E-Zen said...

Love your clean, simple and elegant cards :):)

Little T said...

Awesome card set!

Debra said...

Ooooooh! Love the implication of a tuxedo or at least that's what these cards say to me. Love'em!

Melissa said...

How pretty! Love the embossed edges.

Karey said...

Simple and nice.

Michelle said...

I like it when something on the card pops out and I really like the birthday cake stamp.

Natasha Kara said...

So elegant :) Love this :)

Debbie said...

Beautiful and elegant. I love the embossing. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly G said...

Those are great!

Linda said...

I am absolutely adore this project. It is such a wonderful gift idea. 'Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

joni said...

These are so pretty! I love the embossing...isn't Spellbinders great!!! And I love those colors together! Very classy! TFS
hugs,
joni

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Oh my these are so sophisticated! Mahalo for sharing the elegance.

isonomy said...

I came to your blog through another and added you to my 'favorites.' Very pretty!

Renee VanEpps said...

Wow, these are so elegant! Love the way you did the yellow ribbon and the labels are gorgeous :)

mtscrapgal said...

Cute card set & the box is great too. Thanks

Dean said...

Love the white on white and the details of the dry embossing. An outstanding card and a great gift to give someone.

Baseret said...

Oh, I love this little gift set!

LauraAnn said...

Beautiful and elegant...love this set...

~Mychl said...

What a great little card! Perfect for attaching to a gift bag!

cards by cara said...

Very chic! Love the cards. :)

Carol said...

Wow! What a beautiful project!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007@gmail.com

debi miller said...

I love the contrast of white on white and then the orange and string of black...doesn't always have to be halloween colors. very classy!

paperella said...

What a super cool embossing effect! Thanks for the inspiration :D

Larajc said...

I love the embossing, it always gives an elegance to projects! Yours are wonderful!

Sharon said...

These cards are fantastic! Love the embossing with the pop up inside for focal point. Also love the clean look.
Am definitely going to go get this issue! Had no idea it was even out....
Thanks fir sharing.

Sharon

Katherine said...

I like your clean and simple style with this project!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Very elegant design - great!

Amylucimar said...

wow. i have never seen the embossing with the dies where they didn't cut the paper. i will have to try that RIGHT NOW! the cards came out so crisp and clean. very, very, nice.

Carrie T said...

How elegant! Thanks for sharing!

Atticelf said...

These are so elegant and classy - nice job!

Tanya said...

Your cards are amazing. I have to try this!!

Elizabeth said...

Very beautiful:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH WOW! I love love love that white card with the embossing and the die focal panel--LOVE LOVE LOVE! Beautifully done:)

Patt said...

These are beautiful! I really love the clean striking look!

Cynthia Rose said...

Using texture instead of a lot of patter and embelishment really works well. It is a beautiful set.

Diana N. said...

Elegant embossed and stamped projects are just perfect! Love this style

Susan S. said...

Simple and elegant is always a good way to go. Very nice.

ladydi said...

Great clean lines and look!

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