Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Celebration Blog Hop

This is my second post for the day.  Please scroll down for my first post of the day.  Thanks

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 Wednesday, May 18th, 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-VersionsJoy 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!!

Your next stop on the blog hop is Penny's blog.  If you should get lost along the way please go back to the Die-Versions Blog and the whole list for each day will be listed there.


Jessica Pascarella said...

Amazing projects! Love the details on the layout and the cards are stunning!

katieo said...

Your layout will be treasured forever. I love the way you created the background to place the dies and photos on. Fantastic idea to lace the bootie with DL.ART ribbon. The layout of your Father's day card is so cool.

jimlynn said...

Amazing! Love the scrapbook layout with all the graduation elements! The card are great - cute little shaker card and also the Popsicles.
All your projects are wonderful Anne.

Lori Kobular said...

Anne all of your projects are gorgeous!! I love your cards, you really showcased all 3 of the companies products together so well! I absolutely LOVE your layout of your son's graduation! It is so awesome! Thanks for participating in this hop with Joy Clair and DL.ART!!

Unknown said...

Great projects! That "coolest pop" card gave me a chuckle! So cute!
I just became your newest follower and would love it if you returned the favor. My blog is:

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous! Loving the papers and wonderful layouts.
Linda xxx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wonderful layout and fabulous cards! This rocks!

Steph Ackerman said...

Super cute projects.

MiamiKel said...

Anne, where to begin! The sheer splendidness of your cards has me in awe - each one so detailed and colorful and festive! So much fun on the blog today!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Anne, all of your projects are amazing!! The layout is spectacular!! I love the background and all of the details!! The shaker card is gorgeous!! The shoe looks so dimensional and real!! And the popsicle card is too darn cute!! Love them all!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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asica.p said...

great projects!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Congrats to the wonderful graduate & layout. Like shaker style cards. Like the yummy popsicle card. Have a BEE-utiful day!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, awesome projects! The layout is details! Your cards are all super have been busy! GREAT job!
Sherrie K

D.Ann C said...
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D.Ann C said...

What a lovely batch of projects! Such fab graduation layout!!
I now follow you through Google Friends Connect.

Valerija said...

Wonderful projects. Great job!

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all fabulous Anne, I love the shaker card
Kevin xx

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

OMG Ann, all your creations are amazing. But you made me crazy with the baby shoe. I love how you combine the colors, the stamps, the ribbon and the die cuts. Thank you and for all your support. A big hug!

Eva Laney said...

wow your projects are all wonderful! I really like all of the dimension you added to your layout with the heat embossing. That baby Booty shaker card is oh so sweet and yes, Popsicle cuteness! Already a follower here.

red1979 said...

Awesome projects! TFS!

Mary M said...

You are a rock start Anne! Love the layout and how you used the stamps and the ribbon... love all the projects.

DIANA L. said...

Wow!! Anne your layout is over the top and the cards are wonderful I love how you tied the ribbon through the little shoes. Thanks for the inspiration Have a blessed day

DL.ART crinkle ribbon

Electra said...

What great projects! I love the background on your LO!!

Lena said...

OMGoodness, Anne! What a wonderful display of your creativity. Love the layout page. So many details to look through and wow about :-) The little baby card is adorable and making it a shaker makes it extra special. Love the lollipop card - such a happy and fun card, perfect for dad!
Can't wait to see what you have in store for the next couple of days :-)
Have a wonderful day.
Lena’s Creations

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gosh Anne, you've been busy! These are all awesome! Love the coolest Pop! Super cute.

Unknown said...

Wonderful projects.

Natalie said...

WOW! Great job on all your designs.

Migdalia said...

The grad LO is absolutely Awesome! It is my favorite one! The shaker card is darling!As for the Father's Day card that is just Cool and Fun!
Have a wonderful day,

Tee said...

Inspirational & Stunning projects! It is gorgeous the way you threaded the ribbon for shoe laces! I love that! Everything you created is Fabulous!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome page and cards with such great details! Love the beautiful ribbon lace for the baby shoe!
I am a new follower here!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow, some awesome projects and techniques, Anne. Love that Auburn layout, of course. Some cool stuff going on and the pictures are wonderful!!!! The baby card is sweet, and that FD card is super fun. Love them all. Hugz

Cards By Betty said...

Very nice projects nice work putting things together

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Wonderful creations.

April said...

All your creations are wonderful! I love how you made a picture on the page a pocket. The baby shoe is adorable and so is the last card! Great job!

NanaConnie said...

Spectacular projects, Anne! Loving the graduation layout with all the die cuts and detail. Well done. The baby bootie is so precious and I love the crinkle ribbon you used for lacing it. Great background dp on the third card. :-D

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

So many fun projects!!! They are all delightful!