Friday, November 15, 2013

CardMaker and Taylored Expressions blog hop

Hi everyone!  CardMaker Magazine and Taylored Expressions are teaming up today for a fabulous blog hop! I am using the fun April 2013 Stamp of the Month called Simple Greetings and it's coordinating Simple Tags dies. Isn't this is the cutest stamp set?  I want to give Taylor a big thank you!!
 I made a couple 3x3 sized thank you note cards using the flowers, parts of the leaf flourish and the bracket tag die.  I used the die in a fun way, I die cut pattern papers and adhered them to the top and bottom of my rectangle panel.  This set has solid flower images, so the kind of ink is important for complete coverage.  I used pigment ink and it worked great!
I couldn't get enough of these flowers, so I made a third card.  This one is 4.25" square and uses the smaller flower with the striped circle image.  I added some stickles along each "ray" panel and around the sentiment circle.
There will be a giveaway with this hop!
Taylored Expressions is giving away one stamp set from the Stamp of the Month Archives (plus its coordinating die) to one lucky winner! To enter, leave a comment on each participating designer's blog. Winner will be chosen at random from all comments. Comments close midnight PST on Friday, November 22, 2013.

Here is a little info about T E's Stamp of the Month Subscription club:
Taylored Expressions offers three subscription kits to help take the guesswork out of crafting. Each of their Stamp of the Month sets has been designed to pair perfectly with their monthly Key Ingredients kits, which include coordinating cardstock, patterned paper, and ribbon. Matching dies are also available for each of their Stamp of the Month stamp sets. Subscribers have the option of receiving just their Stamp of the Month or Key Ingredients Kit each month, or become a Deluxe Key Ingredients subscriber, which includes both, along with exclusive subscriber benefits. Plus, SOTM and Deluxe subscribers have the option to purchase previously released Stamp of the Month sets from their SOTM Archives, while supplies last!

The next stop on the hop is the talented Cassie
Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the entire hop list:

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Supplies used: Taylor Expressions Simple Greetings stamp set and Simple Tags die set; white cardstock from Gina K. Designs; Circles die templates and Dainty Dots M-Bossabilities folder from Spellbinders™; Rose Bud, Angel Pink, Pear Tart, Gray Flannel, Teal Zeal, Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk Memento Luxe ink from Tsukineko; Polka Dot Party 6x6 paper pad from American Crafts, Dear Lizzy; Burlap string in blue and natural from May Arts; Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery; Lippy Red, Hot Pink and Blue rhinestones from Kaisercraft; Multi Mono liquid glue and 3D foam tabs from Tombow USA;
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42 comments:

  1. Very sweet cards Michelle! What a fun stamp set and dies, with many possibilities!! I've been missing out on the cardmaker blog too, not sure how to follow!

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  2. Great cards and lovely kit, I am a new subscriber to the kits and received my first two today and they are awesome. So happy to see this blog hop featuring past kits. I got the September kit and it is awesome

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  3. Love your cards!!!Very Pretty!!!!Love the stamp and die sets!!!!

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  4. Wow, so pretty, Michelle! Loving the sunray one, especially!

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  5. All of these cards are so cute! Nice job!

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  6. These are fantastic Michelle! I love your creative die usage and those fabulous papers!! WOW!

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  7. I really like your sunburst card. All the different papers make it unique and show that you can go outside the box on a project. I've been wanting to do a card like this and you have given me the inspiration.

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  8. Beautiful cards, Michelle! TE has some great stamps and dies.

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  9. Michelle these are so springy and pretty. The fun design with the paper on the last one is awesome!

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  10. i LOVE this card...I am thinking seriously about getting on this stamp of the month club...these cards are just sooooo beautiful

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  11. Great project! Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

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  12. Love these two cute cards -- so sweet!

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  13. Super sweet cards, love the 3x3 cards, great design! Your "rays" card is wonderful, too. Love the added sparkle!

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  14. Love your cards! Very inspiring - thank you!

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  15. These are all beautiful, Michelle, but, OMYGOSH, that third card just pops! Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. How lovely! Especially like the red flower card!!!!

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  17. Hi Michelle!!!! WOW! I love all your cards for today - you rocked this out! What a fun hop today! :-)

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  18. Super cute and fun cards - love the brightly colored flowers.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  19. This set is a great one too....I do not have it...but, I love it. You used it quite well!

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  20. Love the details on your cards! Great design and color combinations!

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  21. Great fun cards. I love the sun ray design and colour combo.

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  22. Your little note cards are darling, Michelle, and your other card is stunning!

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  23. I looked past this set, now it's on my list after seeing your projects! Love the 3x3's.

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  24. Such sweet note cards and I like the rays on the last card.

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  25. Love the colors, the sunburst rays of colored paper. TFS.

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  26. I love your sun ray card. Great colours. I love this stamp set!

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  27. Very fresh and pretty!!! Love these.
    <3 J

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  28. the card is so pretty with the radiating rays. Love the idea of putting the cut pieces above and below a large piece of cardstock. Great design element.

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  29. I can see why you coudn't get enough of that stamp set. :) Those blooms are beautiful. Love the colors... and the paper-pieced background on the last one.

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  30. I like all three cards but the ray card has to be my favorite. Love the papers and colors you used. My wishlist is rapidly expanding.

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  31. These are great, Michelle! I think the rays card is my fav too... great way to use up paper scraps.

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  32. Your cards are so fun--all of them are great, especially the ray one!

    Chris L.

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  33. Can't wait to try the sun ray card - love, love, love it!!

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  35. Love all of your cards especially the one you did punching on! The last one has so many great elements. What pretty projects. KUDOS

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