Monday, September 22, 2014

Die-Versions + Great Impressions: A Blog Hop



Welcome to the Die Versions + Great Impressions designers' blog hop!  We've got both talented teams hopping today with a chance to win prizes from both of these craft suppliers!  Our theme for this hop is "Tis the Season" so get ready to see some beautiful holiday creations!  You should have arrived here from Lisa Fish's blog.   If you haven't and would like to hop with us, please go back to the Die Versions blog to see the entire hop list and to start at the beginning for the maximum chances to win!  There will be two lucky winners – Die-Versions & Great Impressions are each giving away one $25 Gift Card!  The more you comment, the more chances you have of winning!

Here is my first card:

For this 6 by 6 inch card I started with an orange cardstock for the base.  Next I stamped the Great Impressions Scarecrow & Friends stamp in black ink on some white paper.  I colored the Scarecrow and birds in with Copic markers.  Next I cut out a bunch of Die-Versions Fall Wee Petites pumpkins in all different shades and prints of orange paper to put in front of the Scarecrow.  I also used the Die-Versions Whispers Pumpkin Flourish to cut out all the vines.  I also cut out some of the leaves from the  Die-Versions Fall Wee Petities die and placed them on the card.  I cut out the Die-Versions Happy Fall Y'All Cute Cube twice, once in woodtone paper and once in green paper and pieced it together, I also added the bird from the Die-Versions Fall Wee Petites die to the top of the sign.  I used some distress green ink for the grass around the pumpkins and I took some blue distress ink to make the sky, I added some Daisy White ink to the sky to look like clouds.  Here is a close up of the Great Impressions Scrarecrow & Friends stamp colored in:


And here is my second card: 


For this A2 card I started with some light green cardstock for the base of the card.  Next I stamped the Great Impressions Swinging Elf rubber stamp on white paper with black ink and colored it with Copic markers. I used a Copic Spica glitter pen to color the snowflakes on the ornament and then I heat embossed the ornament with clear embossing powder to make it shiny, then I fussy cut out the elf on the ornament.  Next I inked the edges of a 4 inch by 5 1/4 inch piece of snowflake paper with green distress ink and added that to the card.  Then I cut out the Die-Versions Whispers Holly Branch in green paper and added that to the card.  I attached the elf to the holly branch to look like he is swinging on the ornament hanging from the branch.  Next I cut out the Die-Versions Sweet Wordlets Tis The Season die in the same green paper as the branch and attached that to the card.  Next I took some colored pearls and added them to the branch to look like balls of holly, to the center of the snowflakes on the ornament to give it some dimension and to the end of the elf's cap.  So what do you think?  Don't these cards just put you in the mood for the Holidays?  I know they sure do put me in the mood for the cooler weather and the coming of Fall and Christmas!!

I sure hope I have inspired you to make some fun Fall cards or Christmas cards!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Your next stop in the hop is Mynn Kitchen's blog!  We hope you're inspired all along the way, and that you grab all the goodies used from the Great Impressions and Die Versions stores!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori


  


38 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Lori, both of your cards are so whimsical and fun!! I love the scarecrow sitting in a pumpkin patch!! What a perfect fall card!! The little hanging elf is do darn adorable!! You did such a fabulous job on both of them!! Love, love them my friend!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Your cards are so adorable! Love them both!!

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  3. Both cards are so cute...love the elf one, he reminds me of elf on the shelf!!

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  4. Lori, these are SO much fun! You are so stinkin' creative!!! Love that scarecrow, and look at all of those fun pumpkins! That elf looks just a bit mischevious - wonder what he's up to? lol... Great job, my friend - what fun this hop has been!

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  5. Very cute cards. I love the scarecrow in thé pumpkin patch. That elf on the jingle bell is too adorable!

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  6. OMGosh Lori I love the scarecrow. I am from the south and ya'll is an everyday thing. I LOVE it. Your little elf is adorable. TFS Denise

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  7. You keep outdoing yourself one card and page at a time. I know how much you like scarecrows and you must have had a lot of fun making that one come to life. I like how you use the whisper for the elf to hang on , just something I would never think of. Maybe someday some of your creativity will rub off on me.

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  8. cute fall cards and love the elf it got personality galore

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  9. Great cards--love all the pumpkins on the first one.

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  10. Both cards are fabulous Lori, I love them both.
    Kevin xx

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  11. I love the welcome to Fall card. And what a cute little elf swinging on the holly!

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  12. Both of these are too cute! Love the swinging elf and your fall scarecrow and sentiment go perfectly together.

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  13. I love your cards! Specially the first one. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  14. These are both so festive and fun! I love the colors on the fall card and the little elf hanging from the holly die is so adorable!

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  15. Two cute cards!! Love the scarecrow in the pumpkin patch along with the sentiment! Love the elf hanging from the holly die as well!! Cute!

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  16. Beautiful cards! I love the sweet scarecrow and fantastic scene! The elf is adorable and love the holly die!
    Awesome inspiration!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  17. Wonderful cards! I just love all the pumpkin patch you've created, and the white snowflakes on the kraft card base looks great too!

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  18. WOW!! Both are Adorable!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  19. Lori, these are both FABULOUS! I totally love the fun autumnal scene of the first and the beautiful use of the die/stamp on the second! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  20. So much cuteness! Love that elf!!

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  21. Very cute! I love how you hung the little elf off the holly flourish.

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  22. I really like the elf card. The holly sprig is a great die.

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  23. Hi Well girl talk about doing outstanding clever and creative jobs!! WOWIE WOW!!
    Your Fall card is so sweet and cute and your Christmas card is just adorable and precious. YOU ROCK!!

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  24. These cards are gorgeous! I love the fall! And I love the elf! So wonderful! :)

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  25. Oh, I just love that holly branch and your pearl berries!!! Both cards are so delightful!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  26. Super cool cards, Lori.
    Loved to see both seasons together.
    TFS.
    Hugs,
    Archana

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  27. What wonderful fun cards. I like your pile of pumpkins and scarecrow.

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  28. Your cards are so adorable! I just love the elf swinging on the ornament! So happy to be "hopping" with you!

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  29. Beautiful cards! I love the fun pumpkins on your pretty fall card, and awesome holly branch die to hold that sweet elf on the ornament!

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  30. Love your cards. I use both of those stamps and have most of the dies. :) I guess we have very similar taste in the craft department. Happy Stamping!

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  31. Lori, your cards are so stinking CUTE! I love your scarecrow and how you paired him up w/the FALL sign... brilliant! On your second card, that elf is just too CUTE!. You rocked it girlfriend :)

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