Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Center Step Card Blog Hop

Today we are going to showcase for you Center Step Cards!  They are so much fun to make - I think that by the time you finish hopping you will definitely want to make your own :)

You should have come here from Marianne's blog at Paper or Fabric Crafter.

By the way, we ARE offering blog candy!  Ashley, our hostess, is giving away a $20 gift card to Michael's!  Yup -- you heard me -- $20!!!!  To be eligible to win, you will need to stop at each blog and leave a comment.  That's it -- don't forget to leave a comment :)

Here's my card:

I used a paper pack called Florentine from Close to My Heart for the card base.  I love the coordinating colors in this paper pack:  Goldrush, Olive, Cocoa - great fall colors.  

The scarecrow came from our September Stamp of the Month:  Fall Favorites.  I cut the background for the scarecrow using our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge - page 65, E5, < Rctngle8 > cut at 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" using the Fit to Length key.  I actually stamped the scarecrow image 2 times -- once on the mat and then again on another piece of cardstock.  I colored in the images using a number of markers:  Olive, Bamboo, Cocoa, Twilight, Garden Green, Goldrush, and Creme Brulee.  I then cut the second scarecrow out and popped him up using 3D Foam Tape to give him some dimension.  (I only cut the scarecrow itself from the second one.)

I cut the leaves using our Art Philosophy cartridge as well -- they can be found on page 56, D6, Shift, < Leaf4 > cut at 3/4" from Cocoa and Olive cardstock.

The sentiment was stamped with Cocoa ink and came from the Abundance stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed my Center Step card.  You can find a tutorial at by clicking here.

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)
Florentine paper (X7153B) 
Fall Favorites stamp set (S1209)
Harvest Happiness stamp set (C1463)
Flirty Workshop on the Go stamp (C1515)
Abundance stamp set (D1519)
Olive Exclusive Inks Marker
Bamboo Exclusive Inks Marker
Cocoa Exclusive Inks Marker
Twilight Exclusive Inks Marker (Z2400)
Garden Green Exclusive Inks Marker
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Marker
Creme Brulee Exclusive Inks Marker (Z2406)
Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2114)
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2123)
Creme Brulee Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2167)
Olive Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2173)
3D Foam Tape (Z1151)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)

Here's our entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

 1.    Ashley ~ The Blog Hop Princess
 2.  Tonya ~ Itty Bitty Ladybugs
 3.  Michele ~ Michele's Craftroom
 4.  Jamie ~ Jamiek711 Designs
 5.  Jenny ~ Crazy About Cricut
 6.  Claire S. ~ Scrap My Way
 7.  Jamie ~ Jamie Lindstrom Designs
 8.  Marianne S. ~ Paper or Fabric Crafter  YOU CAME FROM HERE
 9.  Lucy ~ Love 2 Create  YOU ARE HERE
10. Jennifer ~ Creative Cricut Designs & More  YOUR NEXT STOP
11. Pam ~ Lovebug Creations
12. Liz Mullen ~ Scrapilicious Life

Thanks for stopping by!  

Have a wonderfully crafty day!




  1. I really like your scarecrow Card. I feel like I could make one after reading your explanation of everything. Thanks!

  2. I thought I commented already but I don't see it. Your card is very nice. I love all the details you used I feel able to make my own after reading this.

  3. A wonderful card!just lovely!!!
    Have a wonderful day,

  4. Hi Lucy,
    This is such a delightful card..hope you are sending out lots to family and friends! Love the scarecrow and the simplicity of the design. I've pinned and followed on Pinterest.
    So much fun to be sharing this hop with talented girls like YOU!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

  5. Oh wow - scarecrow cuteness! Love your project - TFS!
    pam_lash at

  6. Adorable!!!! LOVE the scarecrow!!!

  7. Thanks for the invitation to the hop! I appreciate all the great ideas!

  8. Love y our cute little scarecrow! Your card is awesome!

  9. Ooohhhh I love your card and scarecrows are so fun!
    Great job!!

  10. Love your card, The scarecrow is super cute!! Thanks for sharing you very creative Card!!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  11. Your Work is beautiful, I really enjoy thanks for share it, Have a great day!☼

  12. Oh, I Love your Card! That Scarecrow is so Cute! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

  13. Great looking card. You did such a wonderful job w/the scarecrow.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  14. Very cute card, I am going to give it a try. TFS I already follow your blog.

  15. Very nice Fall Card!!!! TFS

  16. Very nice fall card. I love the 'popped' scarecrow! Great work!!!

  17. gorgeous!!!!!!! is all I can say


  18. I love making these cards and have used them for Christmas. When people receive them, it's a WOW. I have to say this is the cutest scarecrow card I've seen -- NICELY DONE!

  19. What a great autumn card! Love that little scarecrow and the leaf borders. Awesome job!!!

  20. What a wonderful fall card
    <3 Pam

  21. Great scarecrow!! Love your card!

  22. Such a pretty fall card. Just love the scarecrow. Thank you so much for being a part of this hop.

  23. super duper cute. i love mr.scarecrow.

  24. Very pretty lucy!

  25. Lucy, Scarecrows are my favorite! You did a wonderful job on this card. I love it!!! tfs Tami
    Tambo's Creations!

  26. Super adorable Lucy. That scarecrow is darling. I so wanted to get him and the Artiste cart, but will have to wait a little while longer. Love the colors of papers and leaves you used!
    Happy to be hopping!
    Jessica S

  27. I love your card. Good job. Have a blessed day

  28. Love your Thanksgiving card! TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

  29. Love your scarecrow.

  30. Super creation! I love the step cards and now you have me wanting the Art philosophy cartridge too!

  31. Adorable scarecrow! Great fall card. It has been a joy being in this hop with you. Thank you for sharing.

  32. Beautiful Thanksgiving Card! I like your scarecrow. TFS AJ-

  33. Your card is so adorable. I love CTMH products and love love my Art Philosophy Cart and have to get the new one soon. Thank you,

  34. Lucy - I like scarecrow - and this card is adorable! Thank you for sharing - I am enjoying the hop!


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