Thursday, September 24, 2015

Confetti Cards - Scrapping our Stash Blog Hop with Giveaway

Hello crafty people out there!  Welcome back for this month's Scrapping Our Stash blog hop, where we pull out the crafty materials we've been hoarding and USE them to showcase the last weekend of the month.  You probably arrived from Alison's blog and those cute treat bags -- I'm so glad you hopped over!  Read on and then enter for your chance at my giveaway below.

This month, I worked on some cards instead of a layout because my card stash is getting low.  I chose the Crate Paper Confetti collection by Maggie Holmes released in January.



Great black and gold elements combined with the pretty colors!  The first thing I did was create a shaker card filled with...confetti of course!!



I started with black textured cardstock and a "happy birthday" 4x6 card from the "Party" paper.  I trimmed the "happy birthday" out from the pocket card and set it aside for another card.  I punched confetti and sprinkled some chunky gold glitter in between two pieces of acetate from some packaging and adhered them together.  I layered the windowed pocket card over the confetti and stitched around it twice with gold thread.  Finally I adhered the "Celebrate" Thicker over the shaker area and stuck a Maggie Holmes bow from my stash below the window.  Quick, easy, and best of all...fun!



Next up - the happy birthday card using the piece I cut from the pocket card above.



Black textured cardstock is the base again.  I trimmed the party hat "Surprise" paper just smaller than the base and stitched in gold around the edge.  I used a waterbrush pen to watercolor over the sentiment in a peachy-pink color to match the collection, adhered to a piece of black cardstock, and stitched around the edge.  Then I watercolored around the outside edge of the stitching in light green and adhered that to the card base using 3D foam tape.  I added the "yay" Thicker and a gold sequin to finish.



"Yay" for the next card!  



I trimmed another piece of the party hat paper and stitched around the edge onto black cardstock.  I watercolored light green onto the outside edge.  Next, I trimmed the black "yay!" pocket card from the "Party" paper and stitched around it.  I tied some twine around the top, adhered it to the card, and put the "Celebrate" Thicker on the bottom.



Last but not least, "happy day":  



I trimmed a piece of the words paper from "Backdrop", stitched to black cardstock, and then watercolored in light green around the edge and to highlight a couple of the phrases.  I cut a few of the banner pieces from the "Party" paper and stitched through the center one.  I finished the card with tiny alpha stickers from Tim Holtz and a few Confetti gold sequins.



Well, that's all for me today!  I'm happy to have a few more cards in my stash, and this was the perfect collection for them.  


****Giveaway Time!****

I'm giving away one $15 e-gift certificate to My Scraps & More.  All you have to do is:
  • Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect, Google+, or Bloglovin AND
  • Leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite type of card to make
Simple!  You have until Monday, Sept. 28th at noon Central time to enter for your chance to win.  International entries are fine.  I use random.com to choose the winner.  I'll announce the winner here on my blog on Tuesday, Sept. 29th.  Good luck, and now it's time to hop along to Katrina's blog to check out her pretty project!

xoxo,

6 comments:

  1. Fabulous set of cards! I love these colors and the gold thread is brilliant and really makes them shine!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    I love making birthday cards. Making someone feel special is something I love to do when it's their birthday! Thanks so much for the chance to win! I follow through Google Friend Connect (and you're in my Feedly, too)!

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  2. follow you on bloglovin'.
    I make lots of birthday cards. I look forward to the holidays - Christmas, Easter, etc, so I can make something different. Christmas is probably my favorite.
    I love the shaker card. It looks like a piece you could display on the mantle.
    thanks for sharing.

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  3. I follow on Google and my favorite type of card to make are birthday cards. I have two little girls who get invited to a lot of birthday events so I'm always needing those. I just love the way you used the same collection for a whole collection of cards!

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  4. I really like your shaker card with the stitching and confetti!! These cards are clean and modern, and so much fun! Most of the cards I make are for birthdays so I'm always happy to see birthday card ideas. I also make cards for all the major holidays, especially Christmas. I follow you on Google Friend.

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  5. They are all so pretty! I love the gold stitched accents, and the watercoloring over the sentiment. Can't wait to try that out!

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  6. FAbulous group of cards Majken! I love your stitching!!! My favourite cards to make are Christmas....because Christmas is my favourite holiday to celebrate! I follow you on everything!

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