Friday, April 25, 2014

Inspired By Stamping and Die Versions Blog Hop!



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. Yay!!! Inspired by Stamping, 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 that 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 most about Spring at the Inspired By Stamping blog.  All comments entered now and April 28th at 10 pm  (Pacific Time)  will be eligible for the grand prize.

 I decided to make a fun little mini card set with a pretty string tie box to go with it and a matching card, all ready for giving. I started by using the Whispers: Pebbles plate to impress all my card bases and then went back with some Distress ink to make the pattern pop.
 I pulled out several Inspired By Stamping sets for my cards and box including Spring Blossoms, Background Basics II and Little Flowers. I stamped and colored with Copics and trimmed all the leaves and flowers out. I added the pretty Express Banners: Happy Day die cut from Die Versions and cut it in half so that it would fit on my card. I then covered it in gold glitter.
 I added another Die Versions "happy" to my box that houses all my mini cards. For my cards I used the Fancy Labels 2 die to cut all my mats and stamped directly onto them. I added strips of Scor tape sprinkled with glitter for more embellishments.
Here is my string tie box slid open to show how the cards are housed in the box. I stamped the entire box, which was a Silhouette cutting file, using the IBS Basic Backgrounds III polka dot strip. I hope you enjoyed my project!

Your next stop on the hop is Lisa Eisner, and if you ever get lost in the hop you can always go to the Die Versions blog for the complete order list.




44 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Love your set of cards!! The Happy Day Banner is adorable along with all your pretty flowers!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous gift set this is!! I love how you glittered the Happy Day banner!! It looks amazing!! The flowers are all beautiful!!

Lisa F
A Mermaid's Crafts

Katie said...

Gorgeous set of such happy cards!
Thanks for the chance to win.

PS The link to your blog is broken on the previous blog so you may need to contact them to fix it :)

Creative M said...

A beautiful set of cards!!
A GORGEOUS gift!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful set of cards, love your colors and design. Great gift for someone!!

Patti J said...

This is a beautiful set - someone will be so lucky to receive it! Great job - love your project!

April said...

Such a beautiful set of cards! So bright and cheerful. I love the sparkle too.

steph said...

Awesome card set. Loving that banner die!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are gorgeous! The flowers are beautiful!

Donna Ellis said...

What a happy pack of note cards, Leah! Such pretty pink tones and wonderful stamped flowers! Delightful set! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Marla said...

What a gorgeous set of cards. TFS

Joan Smith said...

WOW you sure are one super talented and creative gal!! I love your birthday banner and your gift box is so precious. Love it all!!

Pamela Selinski said...

Wonderful gift set. I like your choice of colors. So very pretty.

Marie said...

Gorgeous project! Love the spring colors! Great use of these products!

Mulberry Mindy said...

Lovely set of cards, and with a stunning gift box, too! very creative, a spectacular gift for anyone.
Mindy

http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

Archana Joshi said...

So so pretty cards.
Hugs,
Archana

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful set of cards. Love the pastel colors used and that banner die is so cool!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love this fabulous set of cards and the box! Well done!

Cheryl W. said...

Wonderful set of cards. Love the fresh colors and happy flowers.

Suzi said...

This is just the kind of thing I love to make! TFS!

Mary M. said...

LOVE the card!

Diana Oliver said...

Beautiful flowers

Rose said...

beautiful :) and you know i love that box!!!

Jean Bullock said...

Love the pretty fresh look of your cards. The matching box is very cool. Well done!

frommycraftroom said...

Great gift/project idea. Thank you.

Sue Ann Thomason said...

Absolutely Beautiful work and TFS.
Big Hugs,
Sue Ann :)

loulou said...

What a gorgeous gift set. Such a fantastic idea. Thank you for the inspiration.

Jayne Krause said...

Your cards are very happy. thank you

Sathya said...

Such sweet cards and coordinate box :)Lovely!!

Anke said...

Love your set of cards! They are beautiful. The recipient will be glad!

Lynne in NI said...

What a beautiful gift set!

Sue D said...

What a lovely set of cards. I like the gold glittery Happy Day banner.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Such a beautiful set of cards!! So pretty!!!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful set of cards, love the box too! TFS!!!

JennyH said...

Such a beautiful set of cards, so pretty, love how you used the pebbles background and all the details in that fussy cutting : )

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

So pretty Leah! Such a beautiful set of cards! I too love the box! Hugs, Joanna

Mynn xx said...

SO super amazing, Leah! LOVE the gold glitter! :) HUGS and have a great week! Mynn xx

Wheelie Crafty said...

Wow thank you for sharing your very pretty cards, I love that they are all a set...

Hugs
Rhonda
http://wheeliecraftydesigns.blogspot.com.au/

Diane said...

Lovely and gorgeous set.....how fun it would be to receive this...great job!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card set! I love the word banner in gold and the beautiful flowers! Great colors!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous set!!! Would make such a great gift!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful set of cards and idea as well! It would make such a great gift for a special someone!

Berina RGA said...

gorgeous set with a lovely box... amazing!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Cataleya said...

Dear Leah, I love all your beautiful cards! And I love the sweet box!!!
~Olga Kovalchuk