Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Twinery and DiscountCardstock.com Summer Party Themed Blog Hop

The Twinery and DiscountCardstock.com Design Teams are joining up today for a Summer Party themed blog hop!

As you hop from blog to blog make sure and comment on every post because there will be two winners chosen randomly along the hop. If you get lost anywhere along the hop (or if someone is having a blog glitch!) a complete list of participants will be posted on The Twinery and DiscountCardStock.com blogs. The hop will end on 7/13/2011 and winners will be posted on The Twinery and DiscountCardStock.com blogs the following day.

The prizes!

Colorful Bunch Sampler Pack ($20 retail value!) from The Twinery:

A paper sampler pack (a $20 retail value!) from DiscountCardstock.com


The Twinery

Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 11 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.

DiscountCardStock.com

DiscountCardstock.com was launched in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our mission is to provide great quality cardstock and specialty papers at discount pricing. We offer 100% acid and lignin free, archival quality uncoated cardstocks, as well as metallic, vellum, hand-made specialty papers, envelopes, scored cards and high qualify art paper and cards that are specially coated and developed for use by professional artists and card makers using ink jet printers.

The Twinery http://www.thetwineryblog.com/

Jeanne Streiff http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/?p=14833

Emily Leiphart http://www.leiphartonart.blogspot.com/

Trudy Sjolander http://truesgiftsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/

Tifany DeGough http://www.inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

Heidi Blankenship http://embellished-dreams.blogspot.com/

Grace Hester http://www.gracehester.typepad.com/

Debbie Seyer http://www.debbieseyer.com/

Monika Wright http://iloveitallwithmonikawright.blogspot.com/

Laura Williams http://www.lauralooloo.blogspot.com/

Angelica Suarez http://handmadebyangelica.com/

Ivona Foster http://blog.sugarsticksparties.com/

Angie Hagist-Discount Cardstock Blog http://www.discountcardstock.com/blog/

Here is the card that I designed for the Summer Themed Blog Hop. I think this card would make a great invitation for a summer garden party. I used Simply Smooth White and Blue 67# cardstock from DiscountCardstock.com.I used Cappuccino Twine to create the little bird nest and I darkened the colors up just a bit using Copic marker E23.To create the bow I used hand tinted seam binding and Honey Dew, Blossom and Caribbean twine. I used Copic marker E31 to go over the strands of twiny and give them an aged look.I used the script stamp from Crafty Secrets Artsy Banner Stamp Set for the background. All of the die cuts were made using Spellbinders™ die templates and the bling is from Want2Scrap™.

Supplies
Paper: Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth White, Blue 67#
The Twinery: Cappuccino, Honey Dew, Blossom, Caribbean
Stamps: Crafty Secrets Artsy Banner
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo; Copic E23, E31, RV63
Dies: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur™, S5-050 Rose Creations, S5-033 Bird Sanctuary, S4-327 Floral Flourishes
Accessories: Want2Scrap™ Finesse Swirls White Pearl, 72 Count Baby Blue Rhinestones; Maya Road Trinket Pins, Ranger Diamond Stickles; Hand Tinted Seam Binding

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the blog hop!!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

102 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! Love how you made a nest out of the twine very clever..:)

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  2. What a unique use of twine! Beautiful card!

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  3. This card is precious! From one bird lover to another, you created a beautiful card! The colors and all the details are beautiful! Love it!!

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  4. Blog hopping! and that is SO pretty!

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  5. Very pretty and very creative card. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. WOW! This is utterly amazingly pretty!!! What a fabulous idea to use the twine as a nest!!!! I love it! And all the other colors as accents to the flower...beautiful!!!

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  7. So sweet.. that card is so romantic/vintage/precious!

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  8. how pretty, and what a lovely flower you created!!

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  9. That card is beautiful,I have that bling from want2scrap,love it,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  10. What a stunning creation, Heidi :D

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  11. Oh my! What a beautiful card. Love how you use twine to make the nest. Great idea.

    Becki
    Happy Card Encouragement Factory

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  12. Love the use of twine here. Gorgeous card.

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  13. Gorgeous! Love the creative use of twine for a nest!

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  14. What a unique use of twine. I love it.

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  15. This is gorgeous! love how use used the twine as the bird nest and with the ribbon.

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  16. Very pretty! Very clever, the nest made out of twine.

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  17. so fantastic, lovely and beautiful. i can't comment n the twinery blog for some reason

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  18. Love your romantic card, Heidi!!

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  19. Oh my goodness, I really love your card. What a great idea using the twine as part of a flower embellishment. I must try that sometime. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. Gorgeous card! love how you looped the twine!

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  21. such a pretty card, and I love where you used the twine!

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  22. So pretty and very creative with the twine. TFs

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  23. Sooo beautiful, love it. Have a great day :)

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  24. Oh WOW - That nest is so cool and I loved the idea of coloring it with copics (i am going to have to break down one day and purchase some)
    I am now a follower and look forward to returning and seeing what else you have come up with !
    http://scrappin3angel.blogspot.com/
    perderg{at}q{dot}com

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  25. beautiful card! Love the layers of your flower
    kacee

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  26. Such a pretty card! And what a creative idea to make a nest out of twine! Love it!

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  27. Beautiful card and I love how you used The Twinery's twine!

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

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  28. Beautiful card....love the way you used the Baker's twine for the nest.

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  29. The addition of the twine makes it so different and so pretty!

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  30. So pretty!
    scrappinmomof2 at gmail dot com

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  31. Gorgeous card! The bow is beautiful and I love how you used the twine! Great colors! Thanks for sharing!

    scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

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  32. Oooh this is so romantic and gorgeous!!!!

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  33. Very creative. Gorgeous card.

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  34. Wowza! what a gorgeous and innovative way to incorporate the twine! So pretty!

    Hippity hop ...

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  35. Wonderful different way of using twine~

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  36. Your card is beautiful. I love the textures and layers. What a treat it would be to recieve this in the mail!

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  37. WOW!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love how you made the birds nest ... so creative!! TFS

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  38. beautiful! I love the flower! thanks!

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  39. This is gorgeous, Heidi! I love the bird's nest and the streamers on the flower.

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  40. cute card, full of beautiful details!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved......

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  41. Very elegant card, the way you used the twine is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

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  42. Such a pretty card...and fabulous bird nest!

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  43. I love this card...so elegant!

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  44. Very Beautiful Card!! TFS!! I am a new follower!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  45. Absolutely lovely. I adore the soft colors you used. :)

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  46. VERY detailed and elegant! I love it :)

    Thanks for being part of the hop :)

    slsbcreations@hotmail.com

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  47. this card is stunning! I love all the glittery accents! beautiful! tfs!

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  48. Thanks you for showing us how the twine can be used for an elegant card, as well as casual ones! This is scrumptious!

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  49. Wow, this bird is beautiful! And I love all of your embellishments! Thanks so much!
    Lisa

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  50. Beautiful card! Such detail. Love the twine nest!

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  51. WOW! I mean WOW!

    What a lovely card.

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  52. Beautiful card! The nest is a great idea for the twine. Love your style.

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  53. Wow your cards are so detailed, very creative!

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  54. Wonderful card!! You are so inspiring to me. TY.

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  55. This is so much fun and everyone's work is just amazing!

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  56. This is so much fun and everyone's work is just amazing!

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  57. This is so much fun and everyone's work is just amazing!

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  58. Such a lovely card! I love your little birds nest and the gorgeous flower embellishment.

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  59. The pastel twines are nice, soft touch for this:)

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  60. Awesome nest! These are some great ideas.

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  61. Gorgeous card!! Love the bird and fabulous distressing!!

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  62. Your card is gorgeous! Love the twine nest.

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  63. Heidi - I always look forward to seeing you on blog hops as you never disappoint. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

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  64. Love your card and how you aged the twine.

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  65. a girl can't have too much card-making supplies! awesome card - I LOVE that bird/cage die! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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  66. Such a gorgeous card, love the twine used as a nest and in the bow!!

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  67. Heidi - your card is gorgeous! Love the use of twine for the nest!! :) - angelica/ The Twinery DT

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  68. Using baker's twine for the nest is so inventive!

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  69. Your card is so beautiful...great job. Thank You for sharing in the hop.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  70. Your card is gorgeous. Everything is so beautiful. I love all the detail you put into it!

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  71. This should be in a frame! beautiful!

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  72. Beautiful card!! Love the flower.

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  73. What a clever way to use this twine! The bird's nest is fabulous!

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  74. You have put so many details into your card. Love the way you used the twine to make a little nest! Very creative card with so many wonderful things to look at.

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  75. Beautiful card and ingenius use of the twine!

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  76. Such an elegant card! I love how you've darkened the twine too!

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  77. That's such a pretty card and I love all the details in it. It would be a lovely card to receive.

    esterling1923 at gmail dot com

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  78. Woots..... Beautiful card u've made!!!!! That is superb:) ooo.. Please pick me as a winner!!! I wana get my hands on the twinery and cardstocks...

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  79. Oh, how I adore colorful twine. I'm saying a special prayer for this one! Two great companies.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  80. great birds nest! Love the design!

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  81. Very cool twine nest! Also love your flower, twine, ribbon embellishment! Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  82. Such creative ways to use twine. The bird nest and flower are great.

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  83. Love your card and your blog! I have looked through several days of your posts and all of your projects are beautiful!

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  84. Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  85. Your card is beautiful and delicate. Just lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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