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.
Colorful Bunch Sampler Pack ($20 retail value!) from The Twinery:
A paper sampler pack (a $20 retail value!) from DiscountCardstock.com
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 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/
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™.
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,