Friday, April 25, 2014

Inspired by Stamping and Die-Versions Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

 
Welcome to the Inspired by Stamping and Die-Versions Blog Hop.  Twenty two talented designers have united to celebrate the new season and shake off the malaise of a snowy winter.  Yay!!!  Inspired by Stamping, which designs and manufactures the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters, has teamed up with Die-Versions, makers of low profile metal dies which works with virtually every machine out there and cuts through most materials, to create this special eye candy of Spring themed projects.

One lucky "hopper" will get a total prize package of $100 in gift certificates, a $50 gift certificate from Inspired by Stamping AND Die-Versions, so you can stock up on some awesome products both of these companies have to offer.

For your chance to win the grand prize, visit all of the participating blogs, leaving a comment at each, then leave a comment telling us what you like the most about Spring at the Inspired by Stamping blog.  All comments entered between now and April 28th at 10pm (Pacific time) will be eligible for the grand prize.






I am so happy to be a part of this Blog Hop!  I had so much fun using the beautiful papers, stamps, lace and flowers from Inspired by Stamping along with all the wonderful dies from Die-Versions.  I have three cards to share with you.  Here is my first card:
 
 
 
For this A2 card I started with tan cardstock.  Next I cut out a 4 inch by 5 1/4 inch piece of tan polka dot paper from the Inspired By Stamping Vintage Floral Paper Pad.  Next I cut out  a piece of brown paper using the Die-Versrions Whispers Quatrefoil Background die I cut it down a bit and added that to the tan polka dot paper and then I took some IBS Scalloped Crochet Trim and wrapped that around the top and bottom of the brown background cut out and then I added all of that to the cardstock base.  Next I stamped the frame stamp from the IBS A Lovely Birthday stamp set in brown ink on some more of the tan polka dot paper.  Then I stamped one of the birhtday senitments from that same stamp set in distressed rose ink in the middle of the stamped frame and then added that to the card.  Next I took some of the IBS pale pink flowers and added them to the top left hand corner of the card.  And now it is already to mail to that special someone for their birthday!! 

For my next card:

 
For this A2 card I started with mauve cardstock for the base.  Then I used the DV Express Edges Mini Memories Phrase and a piece of the IBS Vintage Floral Paper Pad pink polka dot paper and ran it through  my Vagabond, next I cut out a piece of the music strip paper from the same paper pad and placed that on top of the pink polka dot paper.  Next I took some of IBS Scalloped Crochet Trim and added that to the card, then I placed the layered paper on top of the trim.  Then I used the fish tail stamp from the IBS A Lovely Birthday stamp set and stamped that with pink distress ink onto the pink polka dot paper.  Then I stamped the memories stamp from the IBS Arrows stamp set and stamped with the same ink in the center of the fish tail, next I fussy cut that and added that to the card.  I love these sweet stamps!!

My last card:

 
For this A2 card I started with an off-white cardstock for the base of the card.  Next I used the DV Whispers Quatrefoil Background die and cut it out with mauve paper and placed that on the card base.  Next I cut out a 3 inch square of the IBS Vintage Floral Paper Pad and mounted that on a piece of 3 5/8 inch square of mauve paper and I placed that on top of the background.  Next I stamped one of the frame stamps from the IBS A Lovely Birthday stamp set in distressed pink ink on a piece of the paper from the same pack and then I stamped the love stamp from the Arrow Stamp Set in distressed pink ink also, then I fussy cut it out and mounted it on more of the mauve paper and then I cut out around the frame and added that to the card.

Your next stop on the hop is Mary Mosisan  (add blog link for whoever is after you).  If you ever get lost in the hop, you can always go back to the beginning, Die-Versions blog, for the complete order list.

I hope I have inspired you to create something today!!  I appreciate and read all of your comments! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori


50 comments:

  1. Your cards are so beautiful, Lori!! I love how you've showcased the dies, stamps and papers!! The designs are fabulous!! The Quatrefoil Background die is now on my must have list!! Love all three of your projects!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you Lisa!! I love the Quatrefoil Background so much!! But then I love all the Background dies!

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  2. Both of these are gorgeous. I'm loving that quatrefoil background die too.

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    1. Thanks Anne!! I think all the Background Dies are my new "Go To" dies!

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  3. Such Gorgeous cards!! AWESOME job!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  4. Gorgeous set of cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. Wow! Love these!!! Beautifully done, Lori!

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  6. Beautiful!! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  7. Pretty cards! I love the lattice. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. All of your cards are so beautiful!! Love them all!!

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  9. Oh, do I like these cards. And I especially like the instructions. Thanks so much

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  10. Hi, Lori! Three beautiful cards, each one so springy, soft, and feminine - love the use of lace and the pretty backgrounds - thank you for sharing! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

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  11. Amazing cards and I love the dies that you used for backgrounds. TFS

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  12. Your cards are fab OMG girl you really outdid yourself you sure are one super talented gal I most certainly love what you did and how you did it. I am totally in awe of your cards.

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  13. Beautiful cards! Very much like my style of cardmaking. I could see myself using these products!

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  14. Oh my goodness these are stunning cards. I thought the 2nd was a mini scrapbook. All are beautiful and anyone that would be lucky enough to receive one should treasure it.

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  15. Super pretty cards, Lori.
    Hugs,
    Archana

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  16. Beautiful cards. I think I'd better invest in some of those background dies. They looks simply stunning on your cards.
    Mindy

    http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

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  17. These are all so gorgeous. I am loving all the wonderful ideas on how to make use of the products.

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  18. Beautiful use of dies, stamps and papers!

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  19. You are killing me here! I'll have to have lots of new toys to imitate your art! :o)

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  20. beautiful cards!!! i love the background die!!!

    Rose IBS DT

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  21. Beautiful cards. My favorite is the last one. I love how you framed the beautiful graphic and put the same color background die cut underneath. Ties it together so well.

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  22. Lovely work and am enjoying the hop. TFS
    Big Hugs,
    Sue Ann :)

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  23. Beautiful cards. I really love that DV quatrefoil die and those gorgeous IBS papers.

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  24. Lori, what a lovely cards.

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  25. Wow Lori!!! You have been a very busy crafter!!! All three of your cards are beautiful. The designs are so appropriately designed to showcase the paper, dies and stamps.

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  26. Beautiful creations, loving that memories die! TFS!!!

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  27. Pretty cards! Beautiful stamps and dies! Love the Quatrefoil die!

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  28. Each card is just lovely! My favorite is the first one, I just love the gray color you pulled in!

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  29. Beautiful cards Lori, I especially love the Quatrefoil background ones, that is such a great die......one for my wishlist : )

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  30. Such beautiful cards, Lori! Thank you so much for creating with our products! Hugs, Joanna

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  31. All so lovely! I adore the great ways you used the paper! :) HUGS and have a great week! Mynn xx

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  32. I love all you lovely sweet cards Loi, Thanks so much for sharing...

    Hugs
    Rhonda
    http://wheeliecraftydesigns.blogspot.com.au/

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  33. Beautiful group of cards...they all go together so well!!

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  34. All three cards are fabulous...great dies on each one!

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  35. Very pretty cards!!! I am really liking that Quatrefoil background ! Might have to put on my wish list :)

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  36. awww!! 3 amazing cards!!! love the background... the PPs are so nice..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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Thanks for taking the time to comment! I love reading them!!