Saturday, July 4, 2009

Oh Say Can You See Blog Hop

If you are here for the Unity Hip Hop Hangover Blog Hop it's one post down but you've stumbled onto a huge card blog hop filled with gorgeous red white & blue inspiration....


Welcome to my stop on the “Oh Say Can You See 4th of July Blog Hop”. If you got to my blog from Kim Schofield's Blog then you've already seen some great cards from the creative blogs you've already visited. If you 're one of my regular visitors... you don't know what you are missing & you can start from the beginning by clicking here to go the Scrapbook News & Review Card Universe Website.

I've created 3 different 4th of July cards for you today....

Flag Card - is a simple layered & distressed card. The canvas fabric with frayed edges adds interest. I used rik rak instead of ribbon & even threaded the button with it. We all struggle with stamping white on a darker color paper don't we... I decided to heat emboss it so it would add dimension & the image would be sharp. Stitching around all the layers adds texture without bulk.

Supplies: Cardstock (The Paper Company); Paper (K & Company); Lettter stickers (Making Memories); Stamp (Dicky D); Embossing Powder (Ranger); Canvas Fabric (Misc Stash); Rik Rak (Wrights); Punch (Fiskars); Button (Misc Stash); Eyelets (American Crafts);Thread (Coats & Clarks)


Stars Card - Super easy card. This one makes me think of a summer picnic. I punched a row of stars in the denim patterned paper & adhered it to the cardstock. I stamped the stars using red ink & then cut them out. The stars that were punched from the denim paper are adhered to the stamped stars with pop dots for more dimension. For a twist I used a Happy Birthday stamp as part of the greeting.

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill); Paper (K & Company); Stamps (Unity Stamp Company); Ribbon (Offray); Punch (Fiskars); Ink (Close To My Heart & Mementos);Thread (Coats & Clarks)

Pocket Card - Have you seen July Unity Kit of the Month?

It has the cutest pocket stamp in it. (If you aren't a member it's the best $24 I spend on this hobby each & every month - boy they have a sale going on too to make it irresistible click here for more details).


The kits haven't shipped yet but I was just dying to make a card with a pocket to hold the patriotic Jenni Bowlin Bingo card. So I hand cut a pocket shape & stitched around the edges to make it look more realistic. I know it's not as cute as the Unity stamped one would have been but my mom will LOVE it. Finish it up with a bit of ribbon & some letter stamps made quick work of this super easy card. For more interest I used painted a grungeboard number 4 with Ranger crackle paint instead of just a stamped number.

Supplies: Cardstock (The Paper Company); Chipboard (Tim Holtz); Stamps (Unity Stamp Company); Bingo Card (Jenni Bowlin); Ribbon (Offray); Ink (Mementos); Thread (Coats & Clarks); Paint (Ranger)

In honor of our country's birthday I am offering a RAK as a thank you for visiting my blog this weekend. One lucky winner will receive 3 packages of Thickers & a $15 gift certificate to Everything Scrapp'n Online Scrapbook Store.

So how do you enter..... I'm going to CHA at the end of the month with the owner of Everything Scrapp'n ... Leave me a comment telling me what you as cardmakers are excited to see/buy. (brands, type of product, colors, whatever.... even items you have trouble finding). If you are looking for bargains right now everything is on sale 20% - 75% off to make room for all the new product we will be ordering. So leave me a comment with your faves & I'll draw a winner Monday morning.


For those of you in the US have a fantastic 4th of July weekend. I sure appreciate each & every one of you stopping by. Remember to leave a comment for the RAK

The next stop on the blog hop is the talented Robyn Weinrib she has some cute cards to inspire you.

110 comments:

Maggie said...

hello fellow fiskateer I'm # 2517...
so glad to meet you, luv all 3 versions of the cards.
Happy 4th, I'm giving away a cuttlebug machine :)
Maggie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

TrayChic said...

I love the new Basic Grey! Double sided paper= Yummy!! Can't wait to get my hands on Lemonade.

Mary Horen said...

I have to say paper (Me too - lemonade - can't wait to see) is always my favorite but that being said fresh ideas are my springboard.

runningonink said...

Oh my heck what awesome cards you made! Really gets the mind a going with ideas ;) Have a wonderful 4th!

Anonymous said...

ur cards are awesome...i love making cards as well...dont always turn out...i have trouble finding brads that are a reasonable prize:)...lol...thanks for the chance
im a fiskateer...
Linrebec #4881

Jennifer said...

I'm excited about whatever American Crafts and Making Memories come up with......I love their stuff! Thanks for the chance to win some thickers!

Stampin_melissa said...

What wonderful cards! I really love the flag card, the texture is great! Happy 4th!

Tenia Nelson said...

I love your cards!!! I am very excited about anything new and awesome for cardmakers.....especially American Crafts!!! TFS and Happy 4th!!

Jaspere said...

Cute cards. For me its Dp, ribbon, bling...you name it I gotta have it *LOL* Happy 4th.

silvia said...

Happy 4th!! Fabulous cards!! I am in LOVE with embossing folders and spellbinder dies!!

Dawn said...

Love the pocket card it is too cute- I am into anything that looks vintage- so please check on that stuff at CHA-
Happy 4th!
Dawn in SC
dawnhaithcock@hotmail.com

Jennifer E. said...

WOW! You've been busy! All 3 cards are great! As a cardmaker I'm always looking for ribbon and metal embellishments--I find I use these 2 items on every card I make & I'm always running out of both in red & black--guess I use them alot! Have a Happy 4th of July!

Ceal said...

All your cards are fabulous! I think the flag one if my favorite. TFS

lez aka hungryheffy said...

i cant believe you are going to CHA. i want all the gossip when you return. i cant wait to see if there are any new die cuts/ embossing folders being released, as ive just treated myself to a cuttlebug. very exciting. come to mention it - those thickers would look great on an embossed card. gimme gimme gimme.

Stacey Schafer said...

I am a SU girl, but have been enticed by others... love your projects!

Tami B. said...

I love your style! The first card has all the best things for me..fabric, rickrack, button, stitching, and stamping. Yummy stuff. I'm anxious to get my hands on some of that sticky backed canvas to play with.

Denni said...

Love the fabic on your first card! I love all types of paper but especially basic grey and american crafts!I can't wait for the new cuttlebug folders to be released! Happy fourth!!

Joyce said...

Love the softness of your cards. I am a lover of beautiful patterned paper.

FirstLady Jen said...

Cute cards! At CHA, check out LilyBee Designs - new company with cute stuff. I'm also a big fan of October Afternoon - their diecuts are great for cardmaking!

jennifer.jm.gall@gmail.com

akagreenhouse said...

Have fun at CHA! It's one place I'd love to go! Sounds like so much fun. I love tools and embellishments! I can't seem to get enough of them. Any tool that makes stamping more fun and easy is for me! I hope you have a wonderful 4th!

Kim said...

Beautiful cards Suz!!

Anne House said...

love these cards!

sandyh50 said...

Wonderful cards! My fave items are the embellishments like ribbon, buttons, brads, etc. Have fun at CHA!

Sandyh50

fiskateer 4165

Kimmy said...

i love the new vintage color prima dotted sprites.

happy2bscrapper said...

I am a fiskateer also-#1802.... Enjoyed your cards. They have given me some great ideas! Have a great 4th...

happy2bscrapper said...

Oh, and the things that I find missing are Canadian items. I am able to find scrapping items for all of the states and a lot of the points of interest in each state. You can not find it for the Canadian provinces. I have visited Canada many times and find it frustrating....

Sonia Kertznus said...

Awesome cards...Happy 4th...HUGS...SK :)

Margaret Kane Ward said...

I loved all 3 cards; what great inspiration. I tend to be a "simple" card maker and I love buttons for embellishments. Enjoy CHA!!!

Scrappy Rat said...

I'm excited about the new winter holiday stuff. Just saw a sneak peek of the new SEI stuff and it's beautiful!

Norwayscrapper said...

i have to say paper , nestabilities
cute cards you've created for the blog hop.

Winnie@Norwayscrapper

Colleen said...

Very cute cards. I would also say I love my nestabilities for making cards and layouts.

Nice to see you again.

*Monica* said...

I love the cards, Suz! Very cute. Let's see... there is a lot I am looking forward to from CHA. I am most excited about new Sassafras Lass, American Crafts stamps & Thickers, and October Afternoon.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

I can't wait to see what Pink Paislee has for us at CHA this time!!!
Happy 4th of July!

Rosalee said...
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The Wired Angel said...

love your cards.. thanks for participating in the hop. Have a safe and special 4th!

Rosalee said...

Hi there thanks for the chance to win. What excites me is walking down crafting isles in stores. I get the urge to buy everything I see but I never do

perezmom said...

As a cardmaker I need stamps that have a sentiment for the inside of the card. Maybe a set - one for the outside and one that coordinates for the inside.

~ Grace ~ said...

These cards are beautiful. Thanks so much for participating in Scrapbook News and Review Card Universe Oh Say can You See blog hop!

p a t t i said...

Fabulous cards!!!

Tona said...

Loved your cards! I'm always anxious to see new diecuts, punches, ribbons, stamps & papers that lead to inspiration in my card making. Thanks for the chance. Fiskateer #4437

karen In Houston said...

Love those cards and wow CHA what a fun and busy time you will have, I would be overwhelmed there. I like pink paislee for sure anything they have, I also love embellishments, ribbons, brads, and bling, stickles, you name it I want it..........

Sue D said...

As a cardmaker I am most interested in sentiments--both for the front of card and for the inside.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Adrienne said...

I love the cards especially the bingo card in the pocket card. I am anxious to try new embossing folders and Flower Soft. Have a great time at CHA and Happy 4th.

QweenDavia said...

I am huge fan of tools I love things that work! I would love to go and get teh skinney on all the new toys!

Beth said...

All 3 cards are true blue beauties hope you have a great trip and enjoy CHA loving anything new from Provo and spellbinders.
beth714@gmail.com

Cr8ive ME said...

wonderful cards.

The 3 things I'm most interested in knowing that will be at CHA other than Quickutz, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, or Sizzix. Is the papers that are coming out and one of my favorite things which I've had a hard time finding are the DCWV Ribbons with adhesive on the back.

Happy 4th of July!

Diana said...

Wow, what neat cards. I like buying anything to do with making cards and especially something new.
Love the card with the fabric.
Diana Enns
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

Very fun cards! I love the actual denim! I'm coming to CHA too!! I'll be in the Clear Scraps booth - and I'm looking forward to all kinds of new stuff...can't wait to take a look at it all!

Janice Webb said...

Embellishments, Cuttlebug embossing folders, and Spellbinders

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

All three of your cards are great for the 4th of July, but I love the Happy Birthday America one the best.
Tell her to buy lots of lace, not paper but the real thing. Several companies have come out with some beautiful designs.

Karolyn Loncon said...

Wow! All three of your projects are darling!! Who knew denim could be so versatile!! Great job! I have blog candy on my blog, and I'd love for you to hop on over and enter!

Shelly said...

Your cards are beautiful and your work inspiring.

For me, my big thing is BLING right now. You can never have enough. It seems everywhere I go, there is a little bit, but never a good selection.

Have a great 4th of July.

Shelly
Manitoba, Canada
sandkjohnson@gmail.com

rush8888 said...

basic grey paper...lemonade! is what i NEED! light and whimsical. enjoy cha for me!

msfreida said...

What fabulous cards you have here lady! Love the stitching! Each one is special in its own way...one talented lady!

Lucky you! I would love to see something with a vintage touch.

Thanks for all the inspiration! :)

Freida
freida38801@yahoo.com

Ms. Cheryl said...

Thickers are a staple!!!
While you are at CHA I wish you would look for Nativity scenes. A stamp or stamp collection or paper or embellies that are based around the Nativity. Thanks, ms.cheryl
ms_cheryl_y@yahoo.com

Prettier Stuff aka Melissa said...

I like all three of your cards. I really like greens and pinks as far as colors go. I can't wait to see what new embelishments all the companies are offering.

carpediem said...

Great job on all of your cards! Unmounted stamp sheets are on my wish list! laura j

The Digi Shack said...

Wow you were a busy bee! I love all the cards. The second one reminds me of a picnic. Very American :) Wow CHA, I'm jealous. that would be so much fun! I'm not really sure what's coming out but I'm really wanting to see more chipboard alphas in smaller sizes. Oh and I did hear about the new double sided basic gray paper, that's exciting and I love me some BG paper :D

Chrisd said...

Great papercrafting to celebrate such an important date in our history. So thankful to so many!
Acrylic Sentiment stamps are what I'm looking for and double sided papers!
Hugs from Michigan

Jenny B in Indy said...

Those cards are gorgeous!!

I'd love to see more cute boy stamps and more, original border punches.

Helen Onulak said...

I'm always excited about the newest in embellishments. I absolutley love ribbon and think you can never have enough. I like having other embellishments to use that are thin and can go through the mail easily.

Like you, I make Cards for Heroes and I like embellishing them.

My blog is: http://www.hookedonstamping.com

Thanks!

Cheryl said...

Your work is fabulous - happy 4th to you!!

Christine said...

Three words, paper, paper, paper!

Blessings,
Christine

suzann said...

Love your cards, they are awesome!

Have a great time at CHA! I can't wait to see what's new from BG, MME, SR, CC, CP!....basically great papers!

IRIT SHALOM said...

i am going to cha too- as i am an israeli scrap shop owner- so may be i will see you there/
and i love // paper- all kinds- all ccolors- lookin for new one all the time and giving away the oldies.

n2kids said...

Your creativity is showing! I love what you did with these cards. Anything new for cardmakers is always interesting to me. I love teacher stamps as well.

Sheila
n2kids61@yahoo.com

Hollyk said...

Love your cards. I love anything stamps and anything to use with my cricut

Ginny said...

Hi Suz! Great job on the card. I think i'm interested in seeing all the new papers. You can never have enough paper. Thanks and have a great 4th of July =)

Alisa said...

beautiful cards...I love all ribbons and buttons!!!

Ladydoc said...

Happy 4th

Holly said...

Beautiful cards you've made for this wonderful occassion! Have a safe and happy 4th!

Jean said...

All three cards are beautiful! Happy 4th July!

Nicole said...

Super cute cards!!!

marla said...

Awesome cards you have made and a great blog. Thanks for a chance to win some scrappy goodies!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! Awesome cards and blog candy!

June Houck said...

I'd like to see a storage binder for my Cuttlebug embossing folders from Provo Craft in a color other than the blue. Pink, black, brown...I just don't care for the blue :)

Kat/Car said...

Love the first card....adorable...

Karen said...

Love all 3 cards! They are very nice. I love new paper, especially Basic Grey and Sassafras Lass! Can't wait to see the new stuff! Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet Strain said...

The alphabet stickers are super cool! (So I would love to win the candy!) :) I'm an SU! demo and I wish we had more stickers!

BJ said...

Would love to win the stickers.
At CHA ask Tim Holtz why he discontinued his case for distressing inks. I can't find one anywhere, and the company says it has been discontinued. Thanks for helping.
Betty B

photographer said...

love your cards! especially the pocket card!
radona

Jodi said...

I love all three of your cards, but I think my favorite is the first one. I just love the canvas fabric layer behind the image.

I Love Basic Grey paper, Primas (especially looking for the hydrangea's), and anything glittery/glitzy/sparkly. The things I am having a hard time finding are pearl brads, a larger size spacer bead and the larger more decorative bead caps.

Tina said...

Awesome cards! I would have to say: paper, paper, and more paper. TFS!

Nikki said...
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Nikki said...

Your Canvas Card is a great idea love it and your other cards too well done
.. I'm a simple one EMBOSSING POWDERS love them can't get enough of them . holographic is my fave it has sparkles and it's shiny ...BLING BLING :)
Thanks
Nikki

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

Beautiful cards...cute blog..my fav product is Making Memories most of the pp can be used on cards...Thanks for a chance to win..

dclouser said...

Absolutely love your cards! Unusual embellishments are always a draw for me - I'm sure you will come up with great ones!

Chelsea said...

Love your pocket, your card, and those stamps ... wonderful. I would like to see more universal tools come out for scrapbooking/scrapping ... like the Crop-a-Dile from a few years ago.

lakeslady said...

I too love embellishments and you have used some great ones on your projects.
Happy 4th from the UK

jennifer said...

I love your cards- the canvas is such a unique touch and adds such nice dimension! Hope you're having a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!

Natasha said...

I love the stars card, and your others are great too!
I love papers for cards, doesn't really matter the colour or style (although I lean towards butterflies and other girly prints usually as I havea little girl). It's all about variety!!
natashamurray12(at)gmail(dot)com

Stacey Michaud said...

Love your cards so much!
And I am so excited to hear you are going to CHA! I definitely want to run into you there!!! I can't wait to see Pink Paislee and Cosmo Cricket! But, really, it all rocks!

Sweepnut Denise said...

All of your cards are wonderful! I haven't been making cards very long. I love to buy patterned paper that have words on them and cut out the sentiments for my cards. It is usually cheaper to buy the paper and cut out the words than it is to buy stickers or stamps.

KanataNewf said...

Lovely cards!

mitz said...

three for the ** price of one **
super-iffic job on all of them
I love alphabet rub-ons.. gotta
have em lol thankssss
( mitz_zee@yahoo.com)

GinniG said...

FAB cards! I love seeing new papers, stamps and techniques when I go to conventions! gassgirl340@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Your cards are adorable and I completely agree that the July Unity kit is one that can't be missed!!! Right now I am really addicted to flowers-- stamps of flowers, fabric, felt, silk-- anything that will go on a card or scrapbook page. Thanks for the chance to win.
hippolito@gmail.com

Helen Dooley said...

TFS your cards are really wonderful. I like the sewn one best.hcdooley@yahoo.com

2 Worlds said...

Unity stamps rocks great card Sue, I d like BG, Pink Paislee, OctoberAfternoon, Prima

Julie O. said...

Wow Suz! What an amazing give-away you are doing!! I saw you on the fiskateer board. I'm doing this same blog hop as you. Fun! I absolutely adore your cards! Love the pockets and the denim. Very creative!

Shannon Marie said...

I'm excited for everything thickers! I love them especially the felt kind! Also I love seeing all the new paper lines that come out. Basic Grey is on of my favorites and so is my mind's eye.

Sandra J. Strickler said...

I love muted patterned paper that doesn't detract from embellishments.
Sandra
msk3@netzero.com

momto3yakimaniacs said...

You can't ever have enough paper! Loving Cosmo Cricket anything! Also love rubons of all shapes and variety!!
Thanks for sharing your sweet patriotic cards!!
yakimaniac5@clearwire.net

Tiffany said...

I love all of your cards, especially the middle one! Hope I win you RAK, I love Thickers!

Paper Patti said...

Great cards. My favorite is the pocket.

Maureen said...

Love your cards! I'd like to see some new Sizzix stuff! Have fun at CHA!

Chrissy's Creations said...

LOVE your cards!!! I'd be excited to see the new papers ... mmmmmm love me so pretty paper!!! lol Hugs, Christine

simply sassy said...

I'm so jealous you going to Cha..woohooo have fun for me! lol
Love your cards! I can't wait to see the new Graphics 45 paper, she is one talented woman, and all the new stickers and rubons, Oh I just want it all!!!.. Robyn Weinrib aka Simply Sassy

Margie said...

Love the newest paper lines! I cannot wait to get my hands on some new Basic Grey! And see whats new with the Magnolia Tilda Stamps.
margie_visnick@yahoo.com

Karen from PA said...

I love your cards and the way you used fabric. I will have to try using fabric on my cards. I just love that look.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.