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!!
- 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.
36 thoughts on “World Card Making Day AND the Orange Blog Hop!”
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!
love your project!!
cute cute cute card!!!!
Lovely card loved the color scheme. I am a new blog follower. Also am a fan of your facebook page.
What a great card! I am a new follower too!
I’ve never seen those tools before—I MUST check them out (making the bubble thingees). sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com
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.
Very beautiful card. TFS! I am a new follower too!
Love this! :)
Cute card, you are so talented! http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/
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!
Hey Jen this is a cute card! Happy WCMD!
Adorable card! Thanks for sharing.
Great card Jennifer – love your layered elements and colour combo!!!
Thank you for sharing your “card recipe” :)
Great card. I can see the Epoxies and Buttons will be on my wish list now. I love them. TFS! doverdi Fiskateer #1329
Very cute card! Love the little buttons. TFS
An adorable card! Thanks for the step by step info!
Those Epiphany buttons are adorable. Thanks for sharing this cute card. I’m sure she’ll love it with all of the bright colors!
great card love the glossy buttons.
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Fun card, love those bubble buttons.
Fabulous card! Love the buttons and bubbles.
Love your card!! super cute!!!cm#627
Beautiful card! Your niece is going to love it! I really like the button you made with the little girl on it – so cute!
Thanks for the stop on the hop.:)
What a fun pretty card! Its so cheery!
Such a cute card! Love my glue gloss too!
Wow, what a fab card!! Thanks for the tutorial! ~ Blessings, Tracey #7938
Jennifer… you are such a great artist!!!
I soooo wanted to make it to your class this weekend :(
Great card! Thanks for sharing!!
Fun! I think I need to try those Epiphany tools someday…they are looking pretty fun.
thanks for sharing.