4/27/2016

CardMaker and the Greeting Farm Blog Hop

 
    Welcome to the CardMaker and The Greeting Farm blog hop and giveaway! The Greeting Farm is giving away a great prize for one of you hoppers so keep reading.
     I chose to create my cards using the birthday cake stamps from The Greeting Farm. There are lots of possibilities for this collection. There are several size and design cake layers to mix and match.

     Since I needed a birthday card, I decided to start there. I created the trim on the left side by turning a bow meant for the cake top on it's end.
     On a separate sheet of white cardstock, I stamped my chosen layers, cake stand and candles. I fussy-cut the whole cake and adhered it with foam tape.
     Then, I stamped and trimmed the sentiment tag.
     I used a chalk ink pad for the cake and trim, silver pigment for the stand and candles.



     For my second card, I heat-embossed the bow to use as a vase. I added a tiny punched link to the vase to give some dimension. Then, I heat-embossed the flowers. Like the bow-vase, the flowers were meant to be used as decorations on a cake. With a small paint brush, I picked up pigment from an ink pad and drew in the stems.  Finally, I heat-embossed the sentiment and adhered the white panel to the blue card base.

     Be sure and stop by my fellow CardMaker magazine blog team member's blogs and see all the inspiration they have to share with you today. We all love hearing from you and reading your comments.

     Your next stop is at Carisa's.

    Below is a full list of participating blogs just in case you started here or get lost along the way.

     Thanks so much for hopping along with us today! The Greeting Farm is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky hopper!

Hope you have a great day. Good luck on winning the gift certificate, Pamela


Materials used:
    
     cardstock- heavy duty white (the Paper Studio 227041)
                          blue (the Paper Studio pack 449769)
     stamps-      The Greeting Farm
     punch-        double link trim (Martha Stewart 42-40086)
     chalk-          Arctic Deep (ColorBox 12052)
     pigment-    Orchid (ColorBox 15327)
                          Moss Green (ColorBox 15062)
                          Cyan (ColorBox 15019)
                          Citrus Splash (ColorBox 17022)
                           Silver (ColorBox)
     powder-      clear (JoAnn Essentials)
     adhesive-    double-stick and foam (Scotch 3M)




31 comments:

  1. Sweet cards! Such creative use of that bow stamp-I love it! :)

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  2. Very creative, Pam. I love seeing stamps used in different and unique ways. Very pretty. ~Kim

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  3. Beautiful CAS cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Wonderful color choices! CAS...beautiful!

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  5. Two lovely CAS cards. I liked your creativity in making that vase on the second card.

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  6. Super cute cake
    card and love
    the simple
    second card.
    Carla from Utah

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  7. Really cute CAS cards! Beautifully done.

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  8. It's always good to have extra cards on hand, plus it's just fun making them anyway! Great job!

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  9. WOW! I never even thought of doing a card like this with the cake. It is gorgeous!

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  10. Wonderful cards. I love the placement of the sentiment along the border of your first card. Love the combination of colors on your second card. TFS

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  11. Very cool way to use the bow, and such pretty fresh colors.

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  12. Sweet cards. I like the bow border on the first one.

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  13. Darling cards. I must say that I love when someone shows me another way to use my stamps. This was so creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Your second vase card is so creative. Great way to maximize and stretch the stamp set. Great cards.

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  15. Oh Pamela your Birthday cards are Fabulous!!!!

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  16. Creative use of a bow stamp for a vase! Love it! I'll have to look at my Stamps in a new way! Love both cards!

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  17. So pretty and i love how you create a border use the bow stamps :)

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  18. Cute, and so creative!! That bow has lots of uses!!

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  19. Delightful cards! Love that fun cake!

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  20. Not only is that cake completely adorable but how much do I love the colors you picked.

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  21. Love the Clean & Simple look to these cards !

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  22. Super fun cards!! Love the embossing :)

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  23. You are so clever! I always love how clean and simple you can make a card, yet really find ways to make them so different!

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  24. I love how you used the bow as a vase. Love the colors & the simplicity of the cards.

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  25. I love your color choices. I never would have thought of using paper crafts to illustrate a book, but now that I know you did that I will have to keep it in mind.

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  26. Both of your cards are so pretty. Love the clean and simple look and sometimes I think its harder to achieve that look than a fussy one. Thanks for sharing.

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