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We here at Die-Versions have collaborated with two awesome companies: Joy Clair Stamps and DL.ART to come up with a fun and festive Celebration Blog Hop. We want to showcase how well our three companies products work together. Die-Versions makes very intricate and lovely dies; Joy Clair makes high quality clear stamps; and DL.ART makes gorgeous rayon hand dyed crinkle ribbon and also carries bakers twine and other hand crafted seasonal supplies.
The Celebration Blog Hop will take place on , Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th. Over the three days all Design Team Members will be sharing with you projects they have made for all the many upcoming Celebrations that come around this time of year, ie....Weddings, Baby Showers, Baby Births, Graduations, Father's Day, and of course Birthdays! All Design Team Members will be using supplies from all three companies to make their projects so you can see for yourself how lovely these products work together and how dies, stamps and ribbons are the perfect combination!!
There will be prizes for those who comment on all the blogs over the three days and who become followers of all the blogs. Die-Versions is giving away a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Die-Versions store. Joy Clair is giving away 3 $25.00 Gift Certificates to the Joy Clair store, one each day and DL.ART is giving away a $10.00 Gift Code to the DL.ART store to one lucky winner!! The prizes will be announced on all three of the companies Die-Versions, Joy Clair and DL.ART blogs on Sunday, May 22nd.
DL.ART is running a 3 day Special during the Blog Hop for all of the Design Team Followers ~ 12% off your entire order at DL.ART by using code: DJDHOPS this code will only be valid on the 3 days of the Celebration Blog Hop.
You should have come here from Donna's blog; if not, then please start at the beginning on the Die-Versions Blog. The complete list of Designers for the entire Celebration Blog Hop is listed on the Die-Versions Blog.
Now for a bit about my projects. I created three different projects for today's Blog Hop: a graduation layout, a baby card, and a Father's Day card.
My graduation layout showcases the following products from each of the companies:
Joy Clair: Oh Baby (congratulations sentiment); Hugs and Smiles (swirl flowers, smile sentiment); Raise Your Glass (Cheers! sentiment)
DLART: Baby Bundle crinkle ribbon (blue)
I started out with white cardstock and I heat embossed the various stamps using VersaMark ink and Pumpkin and Sapphire embossing powders. Once these were cool, I spritzed on Dylusions Ink Sprays (calypso teal, squeezed orange).
I also heat embossed the negative portions of the Cap (from the Graduation set) with Black embossing powder for a shine look and added Pumpkin embossing powder to the end of the tassel. I also cut the diploma twice so that I could add back the negative pieces. I altered the diploma die slightly by cutting of the ribbon that is part of the die cut and added my own bow using the Baby Blue crinkle ribbon. Another piece of the crinkle ribbon was added to my journaling tag, which is tucked behind one of the photos.
The boy cameos were added to the top right and left corners of the layout and I created a bottom border by die cutting the We Did It! die three times and adhering it to the bottom. You can also see some of the stamped images peeking behind the die cuts.
I created a shaker card for my second project and used the following products from each of the companies:
Die-Versions: Baby Boy Bootie
Joy Clair: Oh Baby! (footprints); Hugs and Smiles (sentiment)
DLART: Baby Bundle crinkle ribbon (blue)
After creating the shaker card, I heat embossed my sentiment and the baby footprints using Black embossing powder. The Baby Boy Bootie was colored with Copic markers as I love bright, primary colors for babies (and in general :-).). It reminds me of some little sneakers someone had given us when our son was a baby. I also took advantage of the openings on the shoe to thread my ribbon through it to create shoelaces.
For my final project, I created a quick Father's Day card and I used the following products from each of the companies:
Die-Versions: Stitched Nesting Stars
Joy Clair: Dad's Day
DLART: Baby Bundle crinkle ribbon (Sweet Dreams - white)
This is a pretty quick card to make. I stamped the popsicles across a piece of white cardstock and colored them all the same with Copic markers. Pan Pastels were used to quickly color the background. I stamped the image again with the sentiment added to the center, fussy cut it out, and colored it with Copics. The entire piece was then heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.
I die cut the star using the largest and next to largest dies in the set to create a frame. The frame was colored with Copic markers and the insert was heat embossed with Firefly embossing powder. Then I adhered the focal image between the outer star frame and the insert. This was then pop dotted above the line of popsicles.
I added a bit of Sweet Dreams crinkle ribbon behind the stamped images and adhered to a piece digi paper from Echo Park (Beach Party).
I hope you have enjoyed the Celebration Blog Hop!! Be sure to leave comments on on all the blogs for a chance at winning one of the many prizes!
Thanks for stopping by!!