Saturday, October 2, 2010

CardSwaps World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop!

Hello and Welcome! 

You are on the CardSwaps World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from Faith Skrdla (Designed 2 Delight) -
http://designed2delight.blogspot.com/2010/09/cardswap-blog-hop.html.
If you got here differently, make sure you start at the beginning and work your way around. 

Comment on every blog by midnight CST, October 3, 2010, to be entered into a drawing for prizes. The full list of prizes are on Lora's blog.

For my part in the Blog Hop I was assigned an Individual Challenge. The Individual Challenge I was assigned is: Recipe Challenge - Create a card using the following items: 4 brads, 3 flowers, 2 patterned papers, 1 image. (Okay, I'm going to give everyone a good chuckle here. Being relatively new to cardmaking and challenges I had to ask Lora what the "recipe" part of my challenge meant. Did it mean I had to actually put a recipe on or in the card? Eek, do I have a recipe that will fit on a greeting card? Well, she apologized for having a laugh at my question, but I have to admit, once I read her reply I had a good giggle too! Those who understood the "recipe", go ahead & giggle, but for those who may not have - it simply meant I was given the specific ingredients, the "recipe" to use (i.e. the specifics of: 4 brads, 3 flowers, 2 patterned papers, 1 image). Now you know why I had a laugh at my own self too!

And, here is my completed challenge card. This is the front view of the card while 
it is closed. The four flowers in the corners are the four brads of my recipe. These 
are not the 3 flowers the recipe required, but because I had no luck in my search 
for bumblebee brads I had to settle for flower brads.

Front View - Closed Card
And when the card opens it opens almost in an accordion manner. Here is the front view as it is being opened. In this view you see the 1 stamped image and the 2 printed paper the recipe called for.

Front View - Opened Card

And this is the inside of the card as it is being opened. Here you see the 3 flowers the recipe said use. They are a little surprise waiting for you to find them when you open the card.
Inside View - Opened card
For this project I used:   AC Textured White cardstock, Making Memories Pastel Mini Flower Brads, Copic markers, Creative Memories "Delight" patterned paper, Fresh Print Clothesline "Purple Pansy" patterned paper,Color Me Crazy flowers from Petaloo and the image is "End of Summer" by Mo Manning of Stampavie.

This techniques is one I found in "Fast and Fun Folded Cards by  Annie's Attic. page 22 on a card titled Welcome Neighbor. The directions say to make this card you cut a 6 -1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of cardstock. Score according to the dotted lines and cut according to the solid lines of the template provided in the back of the book (shown below), but I modified the dimension a little to be sure my finished card fit an A2 envelope so that I could include it in my Operation Write Home shipment. You then cut printed paper to attach to the front sections as it is laid flat and attach the image you want on the inside of the finished card. Then turn the card over to attach the image that will appear on the front when the card is closed.

Template from Fast and Fun Folded Cards by Annie's Attic

I have only been making cards for a few months, but I have really enjoyed it. My cardmaking started with an interest in Copic markers. Well, actually, it started with scrapbooking, something I dabbled in several years ago but had pushed aside because of the time my job required of me. I had the opportunity to retire about a year & a half ago and slowly started pulling my scrapbooking stuff back out. Because I had not worked on it for several years I felt I needed to visit my LSS and see what was new. What I found was handmade cards that had stamped images colored with Copic markers. I admired the different cards and Copic colored images for several visits to that LSS and when I saw a Beginners Copic class scheduled to be taught there, I signed myself up. The class was taught by Christine Ousley, and she did a wonderful job. I was hooked. Hooked on coloring stamped images with Copic that is. But I couldn't just color those images and stuff them in a drawer! I like them too much to do that to them. And so, the only logical choice was to make cards to put them on. Since then I have discovered I really enjoy making cards, with or without a Copic colored stamped image.

Initially I made a handful of cards for some birthdays and such, but more recently I found a very worthwhile avenue for my cardmaking. I have adopted a project that allows me to make and make and make cards. I am now in the process of making cards for Operation Write Home (OWH). Operation Write Home's Mission is to support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to deployed troops for them to write home on, as well as sending cards of gratitude to encourage the troops. My part is simple, I make A2 size cards and send them to a shipper who will process them and ship them out to the troops. For me, this is a heart-warming & rewarding project to be part of.

Okay, enough about me, back to the Blog Hop stuff.

You have until midnight, CST, October 3, 2010, to post your comment on each blog on the hop. Everyone that comments on each blog will be entered into the drawings for blog hop prizes. In addition, if you want to participate in the challenges for the mini crop at Card Swaps, go check it out after the blog hop and upload your completed project by midnight CST, October 3, 2010,  in order to get in the drawings for prizes!

That said, your next stop on this Blog Hop is: 


The following is a full list of the blogs on this blog hop:
Redonna: http://perpetual-playtime.blogspot.com/2010/09/cardswaps-world-cardmaking-day-blog-hop.html <<< YOU ARE HERE

81 comments:

  1. Redonna your coloring is beautiful. You and Lori have to get together and teach a class! Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  2. REDONNA
    i never did this kind of card yet
    but I will give it a try
    you card is very pretty like how that came out
    thank for showing

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  3. Wonderful recepi!!! and you card is beautiful!!!

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  4. Redonna, your card is beautiful...such a sweet image and I love the purple! :) Also love the style of this card and the flowers are a very fun surprise on the inside. Hard to believe you've only been at this a few months!

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  5. Redonna, your card is gorgeous! This is a fold I've been wanting to try and just haven't done it, yet. Thanks so much for sharing. :) I love Operation Write Home, too. :)

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  6. Redonna, great card and fun challenge (and a chuckle besides!). It's amazing you've only been at this a few months because your cards are terrific!

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  7. Can't wait for to try this challenge, I have never made a card using this design and I just recipe challenges. Your card is so darn cute!!! Great work on your card!!!

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  8. Okay, lol, the blondness or the newbieness is coming out now because I was not sure if Lora's contest stating comment on every blog meant to include your own, but who am I to take a chance on an interpretation. :D

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  9. great card!! love that its interactive

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  10. Gorgeous card, Redonna. You took the recipe and went over and above with it. Well done! (Get it?)

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  11. Your card is beautiful Redonna :) TFS

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  12. oh thank you for showing us how you did that.
    Neat! The colors are beautiful!
    em

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  13. I need to try this type of card, I am a little intimidated, your is just beautiful! I love MO! Thanks for the hop!

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  14. What a cute little girl "smelling the 'roses"

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  15. What a great card and I love that fold! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. i just love this the shape is gorgeous xx

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  17. Thanks for being part of the blog hop! Your "recipe" looks doable and the card design is great.

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  18. Love this fold. Got to give this a try. Your card is just darling. I love your image of the little girl...

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  19. What a nice card. Thanks for sharing. I might have to try this one out.

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  20. That technique is stunning, thanks and love your card!!

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  21. The card is beautiful. This is going to be fun today. I had to laugh too because I never heard of "recipe" used like that. Now I know. Thanks for sharing, and God Bless.

    Diana
    http://b4ustamp.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh my I keep getting lost and side-tracked. The swing card is great.

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  23. What a nice card! I hope to try this one.

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  24. I love your card!! It has soooo much interest with all the cuts and folds...very nice.

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  25. Ok I have to admit I giggled :) I love your card!

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  26. What a great looking card, one that im going to have to try. Thanks for the great idea.

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  27. I am so envious of your new found time to do what you are passionate about!! What fun. I plan to return to your blog when I have more time- you are very inspiring and do wonderful cards!!!

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  28. I love your card. I am really interested in copic marker technique. Had to move away from your site to look up Christine Ousley. Hoped the class was an online class- but it was not. Thank you for sharing with us

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  29. Beautiful card and your coloring is awesome! I did get a chuckle out of your recipe story. One day I will have to tell you what I thought "blog candy" was. It will give you a laugh!

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  30. I am so happy to hear about you "recipe" misunderstanding. I did the exact thing when I 1st heard the term used with card making/ scrapbooking. I am so happy I am not alone. That is why I love this craft it bring so many of us like minded individual together.

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  31. I have had the same blonde moment regarding "recipe" cards. But I am glad we both have sorted that out. lol.
    Beautiful colouring & card making. I am going to attempt this type of card next.

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  32. Great card!!! Thanks for sharing....(I would have asked the same question about recipes!)

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  33. What an adorable card! I love your thought on "recipe" cards, that was my thought the first time, too.

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  34. What a great card!!! I love the little surprise

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  35. I loved your card (and your coloring). Thank you so much for the how to of making the card. I am looking forward to do it. Thank you!

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  36. Really cute card! I love OWH too!

    Carol B

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  37. I really like this idea. All i need to do now is try it.

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  38. I really love this idea of the card! I can't wait to try it :)

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  39. This is my 1st blog hop! This is my 4th "hop" and I'm sure enjoying this! I've always wondered how to make accordion style cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. Great card... I love this fold and your coloring is awesome!

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  41. What a great card! I have always liked this fold but never tried it. Thanks for the template.

    Don't feel bad about the "recipe" question. I just found out what it meant too!

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  42. What a great card! Everyday I learn something wonderful about card making. Good going, Redonna.

    Daisy

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  43. Love your card--already bookmarked your site for future use! Love this blog hop

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  44. Beautiful card! I must try one of these.

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  45. I tried making a card like this without a template! It was a lot of work!

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  46. Cool card. I'll have to try to make one of those sometime. :)

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  47. How wonderful card?I'm very new for cardmaker,no idea how to made card,I just started learn the technique call Irisfolding year ago and just found about digi stamp.I interesting and strat to learn but yet don't do anycard.Good luck for me to find your site all you explain easy to follow and understand.Thank you for sharing.
    Rujee

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  48. Oh wow... gorgeous card Redonna. I've never tried this type of card but someday I'll get brave and try it. TFS

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  49. great card...I love Mo's images too.

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  50. Redonna, what a lovely card! I too, have discovered copics...but am not to the point of using the coloring on my cards yet...yours look so nice! And I love the story about the 'recipe'...oh, the things we learn!

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  51. I love the card colors, it's really pretty.

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  52. Beautiful card. Love the colors. (I didn't know what a recipe was the first time I heard it either!)

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  53. beautiful colours, and I love that you donate to OWH...we don't have anything like that in Canada (that I'm aware of) and I think there's limitations on what can be mailed to our forces.

    But giving and helping is always so much fun!!

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  54. Awesome card! Thanks for the challenge!

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  55. Great job on your card. I love that image from Mo. TFS!

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  56. I love your folded card. The colors are so pretty!

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  57. I love a swinging card! You did a great job!

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  58. What a beautiful card! The colours are just so delicate! Thanks for sharing!
    Pauline

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  59. Love the card!! What a beautiful design.

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  60. I love it, this type need so little as the mechanic is so effective
    hugs
    Ildiko

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  61. Great card, love the image and colors you used

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  63. I have made one of these cards before!! Love the stamp you have used and the papers!!

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  64. Hi, coming over from SCS, love your card, you did a great job with the coloring and it is such a sweet image.

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  65. the image is so cute!! And your coloring is wonderful!

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  66. I made one of these recently but like the way you added the dp to each section.

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  67. Wow, this is very nice, I love the way it opens. I love that image too, so pretty!

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  68. Wow, nice card, will have to try my hand at it. TFS

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  69. I really really really like that card. I want to try that, and I never try the fancy stuff, at least when it comes to cuttin. I hate cuttin. Great blog, interesting, informative,attractive-I will be back!

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  70. I am also making cards for OWH, what a great organization

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  71. For a beginner of card making, you do a wonderful job (even though you were a little confused with the word "recipe" LOL). Of course having a scapbooking background helps.

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  72. I love the style of your card..well done
    have a great day

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  73. Wow! Lovely card. I adore the shape.

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  74. Super Card. I've checked out this pattern and have yet to make a card with it. Think it's time to give it a try!

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  75. Beautiful card...very nicely done.

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  76. great card...want to try this myself...but i always choke when i comes down to these kind of cards

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