Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sizzix Blog Hop with CardMaker Magazine - HUGE Giveaway



Hello and welcome to the Sizzix and CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop, yay!!!  I had the honor to work with the Sizzix Framelits Die Set - Card, Happy Birthday Step-Ups and the Sizzix Big Shot, which I have to say was a treat I never expected!  Thank you so much Sizzix!!!  The Big Shot has won my die cutting heart, and I know it's going to get it's work out daily.  Let's move onto all of the projects I created for this hop with the same die set...


I have created 3 very different cards for you today.  I really wanted to capture how versatile these dies can be, so that you don't feel limited/stuck with making the same type of card.  My first card is similar to that shown on the cover of this die set, and uses the dies as they are intended...
It was fun to mix and match the patterned papers with this step-up card, and the fun birthday themed dies that come with it.  I really like the look of step-up cards and various other shaped cards, but I usually don't take the time to create one, or I don't think about.  This is where this die set steps in and takes all of the guess work out.  Simply die cut and fold, and ta-da!  I also created a spot on the back of my card to write a more personal/detailed message...


Now for this next card I used softer, more feminine colors.  I also turned the scalloped rectangle dies onto their side and trimmed them to make decorative flags.  I then added a die cut cupcake in matching colors.  Finally I stamped my sentiment, and finished it all with some enamel dots...



My third card took some thinking outside the box, and I really felt like the two cupcake topper dies looked similar to clouds, so that is exactly what I turned them into!  I used the scalloped rectangles to frame and stamp my sentiment onto.



This hop will continue all week long, so I hope you will get a chance to peek at the various projects created by both the Sizzix team and the CardMaker Blog team.  From here you will visit Adrianne Surian: http://happyhourprojects.com/hello-sunshine/ tomorrow on June 3rd.  

**There is also a HUGE giveaway with this hop, so make sure you click over to the Sizzix Blog to find details on how to get yourself entered!!! Hint: Big Shot Machine, 3 die sets and a 1 year Subscription to CardMaker Magazine?! Ah-mazing!!!!


Supplies Used:
Card #1: Dies: Framelits Step-Ups (Stephanie Barnard Sizzix); Die Cutting Machine: Big Shot (Sizzix); Patterned Paper: Hootenanny 6 x 6 (My Mind's Eye); Sequins: Clear (Pretty Pink Posh), Other; Gold thread; Cardstock: Mint, Yellow and Peach; Adhesive: Multi Mono Liquid Glue (Tombow)

Card#2: Dies: Framelits Step-Ups (Stephanie Barnard Sizzix); Die Cutting Machine: Big Shot (Sizzix); Patterned Paper: Nine & Co. (Teresa Collins); Clear Stamps: Dandelion Dreams (Clearly Besotted Stamps); Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Enamel Dots: Sweet Dots (V's Sweet Ideas), Memories (Teresa Collins)

Card#3: Dies: Framelits Step-Ups (Stephanie Barnard Sizzix); Die Cutting Machine: Big Shot (Sizzix); Patterned Paper: Cut & Paste (My Mind's Eye); Clear Stamps: All About You (The Alley Way Stamps); Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black (Tsukineko) Sequins: Evening Shoot Mix (The Ton Stamps)


Thanks so much for stopping by, happy hopping and crafting!!!
Lisa

51 comments:

Charmane Ingram said...

Love your designs, than you for sharing

Patti J said...

Beautiful creations, Lisa! Love the step card - I chose that die also! It's fun seeing everyone's finished products. Your cards turned out so wonderful - thanks for sharing!!!

Indy said...

These are all fabulous and so festive!

barbara macaskill said...

Such pretty cards!!! My favorite is the second one!! This is such a great hop! Glad I stumbled upon it!!! Looking forward to seeing lots more awesome creations!! TFS!

Jean said...

Wonderful inspriation!

Renee M said...

Cute cards! I am glad to see how you did the back of the step card--I always like seeing ideas how to do the insides and other parts of cards :)

Sue D said...

Thanks for showing a wonderful variety of cards.

Janet Nelson said...

Thanks for the cute cards. I particularly like your idea of using the cupcake topper as a cloud. This is so innovative. I can never think of these things.

Four11Lady said...

Every one of your cards is exquisite..........great job!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

I love how you put the cupcake on the back and used the cupcake toppers for clouds! I have done the opposite and used cloud templates for cupcakes! LOL!

Alicia

Mary Holshouser said...

I like to make step cards but never know where to put the message. Your idea is great and I'll be using it. Love how you decorated the area too.
fun projects.
thanks for sharing.

Trudy Bihlmeyer said...

Very lovely cards. Thank you for sharing them.

Brandi R said...

Fabulous cards! Definitely showed the versatility. Love em ♥

Leonor said...

LOve your cards. Thank you for sharing

dona cannon said...

Great creations, thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

All these cards are gorgeous, Lisa!! WOW!!!!

FMonty said...

All of the cards are Super cute!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely cards! You can never have too many birthday cards. Love this die!

Jennie said...

Love all of your cherry cards with the Sizzix dies!! The Birthday stand up is so fun to use!!!

surprise me said...

thanks for participating in the blog hop and feeding our obsession!1

Stephanie Barnard said...

Love your great designs!

Colleen Kwan said...

Both of your cards are great! Thanks for sharing them.

Peggy Moberg said...

Thanks for the ideas you have shown. I am more of a visual stamper and follow the image on the die front. thanks for the inspirations.

Lynn C. said...

I love your cards. Good use of the products!

CraftyViolet said...

Both cards are delightful. I really like that first die. It's now on my wish list.

Tracey Edwards said...

Wow! Excellent work, displaying the versatility of the die set. All three projects are nicely done, complete with straight-forward narrative of the creative process. Looking forward to seeing more of your works in the near future.

Vicky said...

Great cards. Gives me some good ideas.
Love the step card.

cindy lou said...

Love Stephanie's dies. This card is adorable.

Mynn Kitchen said...

These are super darling! LOVE the fun patterned papers you used--and using the cupcake top as a cloud? GENIUS! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Marlene said...

You gals are in full swing with this blog hop and the cards are so cute. Great layout ideas.

Ruth said...

I love that you put a cupcake on the back of the card....great idea!!

cropstoolittle said...

great thinking outside the box... love the cupcake writing area on the back too

Dania said...

Just lovely. Love the cupcake on the back of the card. What a cute idea and nice surprise.

Mary said...

Love your cards. I love Stephanie's Birthday Day Step-Up die and all her other dies. Thanks for sharing

Sharon Allison said...

I love your cards and the subtle colours. Thanks for sharing :)

jessica said...

So super adorable....all of your fun cards!!!

TheLastOfNine said...

I love that you can use the die in more than one way. Great cards!
Gloria Herrera

cghundley said...

So cute and really like
the message area made
on the back of the first
card. Great use of the
'clouds' also.
Carla from Utah

Caroleanne Wright said...

Hi love sizzix, love the cards. x

snowbear said...

Great cards.. love to see the backside of the one card... great idea!

April said...

What cute cards! Love them all!

Beth Anne in PA said...

Such pretty cards! Love your creativity with the dies...especially the clouds from the cupcake dies. I have that die and know I know where to go for clouds next time :) TFS

María Pilar said...

Great jobs!!! Those cards are so cute!

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Great, cheerful cards, Lisa. I loved seeing what you did with your dies.

Tina Butler said...

Thanks for sharing love the idea on the back of the card I will be using it in the future

VanessaB said...

very cute cards! :)

Venus said...

Awesome peojects! I really love sizzix

Theresa said...

Great card and die! Love your design and the use of the back of the card.

lydbug said...

love the cards.
TFS

red1979 said...

Thanks for sharing. Great cards!

Diana said...

Love these. I'm thinking I must get that step up die!

 
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