Sunday, August 12, 2012

Friendship Week Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the Friendship Week Blog Hop!

WE are starting the week out with ideas so YOU can finish the week by making friendship cards or gifts to send to your friends.  W.e are so excited to share what we made for our friends!  If you have arrived here from Lissa's blog - So Many Crafts, So Little Time you are in the right place.  

If you popped in to see what I have on my blog, you may want to start at the beginning, Jessi's blog: My Life In Arts n' Crafts.
Today I have this card that I made for my friend:

I wanted to make a unique background for this card and I ran across a technique that somebody did in a magazine (for the life of me I can't remember where I saw it!)  where they took an embossed background and cut it into puzzle pieces and then inked each piece a different color.  I didn't want to emboss so I decided to try it with patterned paper.

I cut 2 pieces of patterned paper from our Clementine paper pack at 4" x 5 1/4".  I then took my ruler and a pencil and started making cut lines on it.  See the picture below:

I hope you can see the pencil lines above -- I didn't want to write too hard on the paper because I didn't want the pencil lines to appear on my card.  I stacked the 2 sheets of patterned paper and then took my paper trimmer and cut along my pencil lines.  I edged each piece with Saddle ink.  I then alternated the colors for the matte.  Here's a picture of the second card base I made with the extra paper pieces:

As you can see, the color papers in this card are the exact opposite from the finished card!

I then cut the banner using my Artiste Cricut cartridge.  The image can be found on page 35, Accent 1 < 5 > cut at 1 1/4" using White Daisy cardstock which I then edged with Sorbet ink.  I stamped the sentiment using Sorbet ink.  The sentiment comes from "A Friend Like You".  I stamped the little flowers on the edge of the banner using Twilight ink.  The flowers came from the stamp set included in the Clementine Workshop on the Go Kit.  Finally, I added a little "bling" to the center of the flower by adhering a few pearls from the Opaques Pearl Adhesives Gems pack.

Ta - da!!!

3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)

I am blessed with so many wonderful and amazing friends in my life and so I would love to give away some blog candy in appreciation!  I am giving away a stamp set appropriately called "A Friend Like You" (B1410).

Wouldn't you just LOVE to have this stamp set in your collection?  All you have to do to win, is leave a comment on this post and be a follower of my blog.  For a second entry, "Like" my FB page by clicking here.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my project!  Can't wait to read your comments!

Your next stop on this hop is Jearise of Lorby's World.

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get lost on the way:

Be sure to come back by on Tuesday to see the rest of our projects!

I hope we have inspired you to create something beautiful for your friends.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!!



  1. Awesome I must try that technique... TFS

  2. Lucy - what an awesome card and technique and to get two cards for one! I have just become a follower - see you again tomorrow. TFS

  3. such a great background! What a fun idea!

  4. very cool technique Lucy, this is beautiful!!

  5. i love your card ... but had trouble figuring out how you did it. Tutorial? i could use this for lots of cards. i am a follower by email, which is the only way i would ever see your creations! Thanks for sharing

  6. That card is similar to tea bag folding but much easier. What a cute idea.


  7. What a fun design and a great way to use up scraps! Thanks for always inspiring us.
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

  8. Lucy,
    What a seriously neat card you created! I think you did an outstanding job putting it together from memory! Thank you for sharing on this warm and fuzzy friendship week blog hop with a new visitor and follower.
    jellybeankahler @

  9. Love it...can't wait to try it! I'm a follower & a Facebook fan.

  10. Yes, I would just love this stamp, Lucy!!! But, I love the technique and reminds me of a crazy patch quilt! Always a pleasure my friend, checking out your projects!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

  11. As I said earlier. I love your card and thanks for explaining the use of those great chipboards. Great job and terrific colors.

  12. Wow! I absolutely LOVE, Love, love your card! It's beautiful! Thanks for including some step-by-step photos. I'll definitely be trying to create this sometime :)

  13. Love your card Lucy!


  14. Lucy , very cute card! Love the color combination!

  15. I love love love this card. I am going to have to scrap lift this one! (I hope you don't mind!)

  16. great card, and great giveaway

  17. WOw...I absolutely love your card, what a super idea, I love the way it came out...I have to try that.


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