Friday, November 18, 2011

STAMPTV CSS ALUMNI INSPIRATION BLOG HOP

Welcome to another StampTV CSS Alumni blog hop!  We're so happy you've joined us and we invite you to play along.  


While taking the hop, make sure to leave a comment on each blog because on Tuesday morning (November 22), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that very lucky person will win a Gina K Design stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!


If you've arrived here from the fabulously talented Carolina's Blog you're in the right place.  If not, you're invited to start the hop from the beginning and enjoy all the inspiration this fabulously talented group ladies has to offer. 


This is an inspiration blog hop and here are the instructions - Create a card or project based on any of the boxes featured in photo from Better Homes and Gardens. Take inspiration from the colors, the shapes, the prints, etc. - they don't have to necessarily be Christmas cards or projects, feel free to let your creativity and imagination go wild!



You can really have some fun with this inspiration!  

I was inspired to make a tag and a card and honestly, I could have gone on and on with this inspiration image.  I got so many ideas from it.  

Here's the tag I made - inspired from the box top with the word "Joy" stamped on it.  

Using GKD Pure Luxury "All Spruced Up" card stock for a base, I layered my inked label image from the new fabulous "Wishing You Joy" StampTV Kit.  I inked the label image with "Festive Berries" from the new TH Holiday stamp pak.  To create the "wreath", I used Spellbinders Nestabilities "Inverted Scalloped Circles" dies and some MS punches.  The "berries" are gold and colored "pearls".  

My card - 
The inspiration for my card came from the box top in the center with the big snow flake.  The color of the ice blue and the snowflakes just begged me to create with it.  (I find it happens a lot - LOL)  It's another image from the new "Wishing You Joy" StampTV Kit.  (Can you tell I'm having a LOT of fun with this set?  I just got it yesterday!!!).  
The embossed background was created using the snowflake CB embossing folder.  I inked it by blending "Iced Spruce" from one of the new TH holiday inks and "Tumbled Glass" on the snowflakes.  I then took the panel and sprayed it with (my new absolute favorite product) Perfect Pearls Mists "Biscotti".  What a fabulous shimmer these glimmer sprays give.  I framed the focal image with standard and scalloped circle Nestabilities.  The card stock is GKD PL  "White", "Little Boy Blue" and "Blue Raspberry".  The image was colored with Copic Markers.  The punched snowflake is by MS.  
It's now time to hop over to the incredibly talented Giovana's blog and see her awesome creations.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Don't forget, leave a message to get in the drawing and possibly WIN a stamp set from GKD, also, play along with us on the StampTV Forum, we love seeing what you create.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US friends!  I hope you enjoy your day surrounded by people who are near and dear to your heart.   





Cheri






58 comments:

Carla S. said...

Fantastic tag and card, Cheri! I love the colors and images you used! Great designs!

Miesje said...

Really, really like these! The bright colors on the tag and the house is so pretty!

buggin2stamp said...

Wow, your first card is striking with the black and red. And I love your snowy card. :)

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome tag and beautiful snowflake card!

Lori said...

Both your card and tag are beautiful Cheri!!

Betty Neville said...

Fantastic projects Cheri! The wreath tag with the holly embellie is so beautifully creative - I may have to case that one day:) And love your frosty card - it looks like that here today.

Sharri said...

Cheri, I love that tag! It is stunning!! The card is so pretty with the snowflakes background and I love how you colored the house!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh Cheri! Gorgeousness! Love the Joy card with the holly embellishment!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my these are sooooo creative - wonderful inspiration!!!

Carolina said...

Gorgeous tag and card!!! Love the tag - great shape and texture. The second one is just stunning - love the off-set circle!

Kris said...

Oooh both are gorgeous! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Cheri, such a beautiful tag with the holly. Your second card is stunning with that embossed background.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

hi cheri! Ooooh!! what FUN cards!! The black and red is fantastic!! I wouldn't have thought to use those for Christmas colors but, they're PERFECT!! and the scene with the house is so warm and inviting. I hope you have a nice wknd my friend. :)

Theresa Momber said...

Cheri, these are gorgeous! The joy box was the one I was most drawn to in the photo. Love your interpretation of it! Fabulous embossed blue snowflake background on the house card!

Kay S said...

Cheri, I can't decide which of these I like better! Both are fantastic and creative in their own ways! Thanks for sharing them and a very happy, blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Renee Cassidy said...

Great cards Cheri! I had to laugh as I read your little bio, as I too am sixty something, on a downhill slid to seventy something, and as a little girl I absolutely loved my paper dolls and couldn't wait for the catalogs to come to get new clothes for my dolls! That was in MN and now I live in sunny AZ. Thanks for the creations and the lovely memories!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cheri- Beautiful job on both of these creations! I love your work, GF!

pamselinski said...

Oh Cheri what cute ideas. I just purchased that embossing folder and really cannot wait to use it. My daughter just called and said it is snowing in Minnesota so I can really use your inspirations. Thanks so much.

Tosha said...

I would not have seen the black, but really glad you did, it is a lovely card.

Donna Phelan said...

Super cards, Cheri.....but I just LOVE your first one. It screams JOY! :) Who wouldn't love that? Great details, down to the berries! TFS!!!

naneruth said...

Very pretty! Love all the snow flakes on both cards.

The Vannoy Family said...

Thanks for sharing your projects - always love the CSS Alumni Blog Hops - such inspiration you ladies have! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

redwasher1 said...

Lovely card and tag!!!!!

Gayle said...

Love all the elements on your cards, Cheri.

Ina said...

Of course your cards are so beautiful. Stunning. I especially like the first one for the shape and colours. So totally different. Love them both SS. Big Hugs.

richardbreaks said...

These are so nice!! Great job!

Susan said...

I love both cards. Just love how you stamped the label 16 stamp. Both cards are so creative!

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards...love both.
Inverted scallops..cute idea.
Gladys R.

Donna said...

Cheri, lovely tag and card, they are both wonderful, the tag, love your use of punches and nestabilities with making your wreath and holly group, so festive!!
And the card, love how you embossed and then inked the background, makes it so pretty!! Lovely job on both! Love this stamp set, so many possibilities!!
Thanks for sharing
Donna

Valerie said...

Your tag is very pretty and the card is too. Thanks for the info on how you made it, its fun to get ideas on new product out there!

Anonymous said...

both very cool designs. - Joyce T.

Nancy said...

Your tag and card are so pretty. Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Don't ask me to choose which one I liked the best. Greaaaaaaaat job.
Jean McGee

KonaRose said...

Such beautiful ideas! I love the snowflake on the corner - it really jumps out. And I love the red / black combo!!

Best wishes &
aloha, rosy

Patti J said...

These are both beautiful! (and who can resist 'biscotti'??? lol!) Thanks for sharing...

kaybee said...

Both cards are very cute. Love hoe you added the 3D holly on the first.

Jill said...

Both cards are beautifully done. Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

very lovely both of them love the house Dee T

Bonita said...

Great tag and card. You chose great colors and shapes to go with the inspiration. Thanks

CraftyJo said...

Love that card - the sentiment is so apt

Jan said...

BOTH cards are simply lovely.

Anonymous said...

love both of your cards. a neat way to use the tag and circles. very pretty.

Riette said...

They're so very, very nice! Stunning colored embossing on the 2nd card.

cbgeorgia said...

Very festive cards. Always love snowflakes!

Barbara Colbert said...

Very pretty..like the tag and the card...great color choices!

crotnem said...

Looks very christmasy!! Is that a word?

MizMaryAnn said...

They are both so beautiful. I love the blue card the best.

Elvira said...

Really love the tag and the colors of the card is awesome.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are very nice cards ^_^

Kim said...

I love them both but the card is such a wow for me

jazy1m said...

Both cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Love the color in your 1st card and the frame. Love the dry embossing your second card. Nicely done!

Lagene said...

Love love love the blue snowflake card!

Elizabeth said...

Love the joy tag!

alvinamaguire said...

I like blue, so I really like the snowflake card.

joy said...

Wonderful cards! I like the "joy" one (teehhhee- wonder why) and my favorite is the home card - beautiful coloring and I love how you accented the embossing.

Paula said...

Awesome cards Love the joy card it is gorgeous!

Cheryl Wright said...

These are soooo beautiful, Cheri! Fantastic. (My daughter's name is Cheri, spelled the same way.)

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