Woot woot! Two hops, one day!



Check out all the blogs for World Card Making Day here.


For the Fiskateers Orange Blog Hop, if you have come from http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.comyou are in the right place.  This is a stop on the Orange Blog Hop where members of Fiskateers, a community sponsored by Fiskars, is sharing their passion for crafting.


Today I am sharing a fun little card I made for my niece's upcoming 2nd birthday using my Fiskars trimmer, Epiphany Crafts tools, and some Clearsnap goodies!



For this card I used some KaiserCraft papers that had blocks printed on them. The wire guide on the Fiskars trimmer I used to cut apart the blocks showed me exactly where the blade would cut me paper, allowing for precision cuts with no scissor-trimming needed. I love how much time to accuracy of the Fiskars trimmer saves me!

See how precise those cuts are!! No edges from neighboring papers on my pieces :) I used a ColorBox Chalk Petal Point Option Pad to ink the edges of each piece in a coordinating color.

I created a party hat from a scrap of paper and added Sparkle Fibers to the base of the hat with Clearsnap's Glue Gloss.




I then used three different Epiphany Crafts Shape and Button Studios and matching Bubble Caps and Buttons to create custom embellishments for the card. Even though this card has a generic color scheme, I added some girly elements custom-made for my niece using the Epiphany Crafts Shape and Button Studios.

And here is my final card, ready to give!! 



Supplies:
  • Paper – KaiserCraft, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket
  • Twine –  The Twinery, Joann's
  • Ribbon, Wood Stick – Unknown
  • Epoxies and Buttons – Epiphany Crafts
  • Ink, Glue Gloss, Sparkle Fibers – Clearsnap
  • Alpha Stickers – My Little Shoebox
Hope you are accomplishing lots this happy holiday :)  I currently have two giveaways on my blog right now–check out my posts on 9-27-11 and 9-29-11 for all the info. 


Please be sure to stop by my Hydrangea Hippo Fan Page on Facebook!



As a special for today only, I am offering FREE SHIPPING on all etsy orders. Did you know we have an etsy shop? It's filled with all kinds of “wonderful” :) Just enter the code WCMD2011 at checkout to get free shipping on any domestic order.


Your next stop on the hop is Sher’s Blog, Patterns By Sher, at www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com


Happy Hopping!!!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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36 thoughts on “World Card Making Day AND the Orange Blog Hop!

  1. Jennifer I love your card. You certainly taught me a few things with the Clearsnap products. Thanks. I’m jealous of your scalloped tool/caps from EC!

    Posted on October 1, 2011 at 8:00 am
  2. love your project!!

    Posted on October 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm
  3. Very nice!

    Posted on October 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm
  4. cute card

    Posted on October 1, 2011 at 2:18 pm
  5. cute cute cute card!!!!

    Posted on October 1, 2011 at 2:36 pm
  6. Lovely card loved the color scheme. I am a new blog follower. Also am a fan of your facebook page.

    [email protected]

    Posted on October 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm
  7. What a great card! I am a new follower too!

    SAndyh #4165

    Posted on October 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm
  8. I’ve never seen those tools before—I MUST check them out (making the bubble thingees). sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

    Posted on October 1, 2011 at 6:20 pm
  9. What a great card. I love Epiphany Craft products. Can’t find them where I live. Now that I found how to follow blogs today, I’m signed up. I’m inspired.

    Posted on October 1, 2011 at 6:57 pm
  10. Very beautiful card. TFS! I am a new follower too!

    Posted on October 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm
  11. Awesome card!

    Posted on October 1, 2011 at 9:09 pm
  12. Love this! :)

    Posted on October 1, 2011 at 10:05 pm
  13. Great card!

    Posted on October 1, 2011 at 10:37 pm
  14. Cute card, you are so talented! http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

    Posted on October 1, 2011 at 11:11 pm
  15. darling card, you are such a thoughtful aunt! I think I have the same fiskar trimmer and I just love the accurate wire for seeing where the cut line will be!

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 12:40 am
  16. Hey Jen this is a cute card! Happy WCMD!

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 2:30 am
  17. Adorable card! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 4:40 am
  18. Great card Jennifer – love your layered elements and colour combo!!!
    Thank you for sharing your “card recipe” :)

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 9:30 am
  19. Great card. I can see the Epoxies and Buttons will be on my wish list now. I love them. TFS! doverdi Fiskateer #1329

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 12:32 pm
  20. Very cute card! Love the little buttons. TFS

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm
  21. An adorable card! Thanks for the step by step info!

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 2:58 pm
  22. Those Epiphany buttons are adorable. Thanks for sharing this cute card. I’m sure she’ll love it with all of the bright colors!

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm
  23. How festive!

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm
  24. great card love the glossy buttons.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm
  25. Fun card, love those bubble buttons.

    Smiles Sher
    [email protected]

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 4:46 pm
  26. Fabulous card! Love the buttons and bubbles.
    Lesa #5200

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm
  27. Love your card!! super cute!!!cm#627

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 8:02 pm
  28. Beautiful card! Your niece is going to love it! I really like the button you made with the little girl on it – so cute!

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 9:25 pm
  29. Great card!
    Thanks for the stop on the hop.:)
    Elaine-Fiskateers#7777

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 9:48 pm
  30. What a fun pretty card! Its so cheery!
    TFS
    Theresa
    [email protected]

    Posted on October 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm
  31. Such a cute card! Love my glue gloss too!

    Posted on October 3, 2011 at 1:40 am
  32. Wow, what a fab card!! Thanks for the tutorial! ~ Blessings, Tracey #7938

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

    Posted on October 3, 2011 at 2:18 am
  33. Jennifer… you are such a great artist!!!

    I soooo wanted to make it to your class this weekend :(

    Hugs,
    Sylvia #5019

    Posted on October 3, 2011 at 6:58 am
  34. Great card! Thanks for sharing!!

    Posted on October 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm
  35. Fun! I think I need to try those Epiphany tools someday…they are looking pretty fun.

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

    Posted on October 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm
  36. thanks for sharing.

    Posted on August 3, 2012 at 3:13 am