Friday, June 8, 2012

ScrapbookSteals blog hop!!





Good morning and welcome to the June ScrapbookSteals blog hop!!  You should be coming from Becky's blog - if you just happened upon our hop, please go back to the beginning here so you don't miss out!!


I was thrilled to be picked to be a part of this blog hop, I am a very loyal ScrapbookSteals shopper - I love the quick shipping and vast variety of scrapbooking supplies offered!  And it doesn't hurt that they post steals twice a day now, at 10a and 10p (CST) - so two times a day to find great deals and expand your stash of scrapbooking supplies!!

We were all given American Crafts Glitter Tape to use on our projects today - I have to admit, I was very intimidated by this product!!  I racked my brain, trying to come up with a good use for it!  I don't often use glitter in my projects, so I wasn't sure what to do with it and still stay true to my usual style!  But at the same time, it was a challenge to think outside the box and make something I wouldn't normally!!

I ended up making cards, several different types, trying to highlight this fun product!!

The first one is a birthday card for my niece - she's having a swimming party for her birthday, so what a perfect summer theme - popsicles!!  I used pops2eat stamp set from The Stamps of Life - I lined up 4 rows of the glitter tape on cardstock then stamped the popsicle stamp on it and cut it out - it worked perfectly!  Then I stamped the popsicle sticks onto the kraft cardstock base, added a banner piece of printed paper that I hand cut, then tied some twine in pink and green to match the popsicles, then stamped a sentiment from the same pops2eat stamp set!

For the inside, I stamped popsicles, again from the pops2eat set and a birthday sentiment from birthday2celebrate, then attached the cardstock using 2 pieces of the glitter tape!!  


I was really happy how this card turned out and according to my husband (I was working so couldn't go to her party), her card was a huge hit with her and all the moms at the party - so that's always great to hear!!  :-)


I made a thank you card, using the gold glitter tape as flower centers!  I attached several rows of the glitter tape to a piece of cardstock, then used a circle punch to punch it out.  Then I used 2 different colors of twine to make the flower petals.  I stamped the stems using stamps from the mums2stamp set, the thank you sentiment was from the same set.


I tore a piece of green cardstock to serve as the grass and tied another pice of twine around the card base! 


For my next card, I made a get well card for my stash.  I used this fantastic sketch from Monday Card Madness on the ScrapbookSteals blog - you will definitely be seeing cards from me often using this   sketch - I had so much fun with it!!  There's always SO much in the way of scrapbooking ideas and  inspiration on the SS blog, the sketches have helped me get so much scrapbooking and card making done lately!


I used the Latte stack from DCWV, such pretty colors in this stack!!  I used more twine, tied on a button and attached a get well tag from my stash.  The glitter tape added some subtle but cheery bling to this card, some sparkle but not too much!

I used another piece of the glitter tape on the inside, to tie it all together!


And here's my final card, using the same sketch as above!  I made a birthday card for my brother, using the A Boy's Life stack from Echo Park, twine and a button and tag from my stash and a sentiment stamp from Hero Arts.  The gold glitter tape definitely added a lot to this card, it gave it some sparkle but not too much because I don't think my brother would appreciate that!  :-)



I hope you enjoyed my cards today, next you'll be headed to Maya's blog to see what fun projects she has for you today!  And here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way!! 

  1. ScrapbookSteals 
  2. Becky Williams 
  3. Kimberli Bean <<<-------- you are HERE!
  4. Maya Oren-Dahan <<-------- go here next!
  5. Ashley Newell 
  6. Miriam Prantner 
  7. Cathryn Hanson 
  8. Regina Mangum 

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog along the hop, the comments will be closing on Sunday, June 10th at 11:59 PM MST.  Then a random winner from one of the eight blog postings will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to ScrapbookSteals.com - how awesome is that?!


I will also be having a giveaway of my own, please leave a comment below and become a follower of my blog, if you aren't already, to be eligible to win!! I haven't decided what my giveaway will be yet, so it will be a fun surprise for the winner! Due to shipping, only US addresses are eligible. I will draw the winner on Wednesday morning!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

99 comments:

  1. Great projects!! LOVE the glittered popsicles!!

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  2. LOVE IT! Thanks so much for participating. You rocked it...even if it was out of your comfort zone. :)

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  3. Oh. My. Gosh. I *love* your twine flowers! And the sparkly centers make them even better! Thanks *so* much for sharing, I will totally be lifting that adorable idea!

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  4. What great cards!!! Love the ideas!

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  5. My fave is the Popsicle card so cute! Love what you came up with!

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  6. I like the popsicle card, but all the cards are great!

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  7. Fun popsicles; and really like the simplicity, but sparkle, on the Monday Card Madness designs. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Wow! Such cute projects! Thanks for sharing these awesome creations with us!

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  9. My Fave is the popsicles by far! My mind is already thinking of ways to use Glitter tape!

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  10. cute cards! especially loving the popsicles and the twine flowers!

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  11. Fantastic cards Kim, Love them all.
    Hugs to you,
    Judy

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  12. Very cute cards. I really like the popsicle's, such a great idea!

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  13. Adorable cards ... really like the popsicle one :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  14. LOVE the popsicle and flower cards!!! So creative. Melanie

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  15. Love the popsicle card and your take on the Monday Card Madness sketch!

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  16. Oh I love how you used the glitter tape on the popsicles. They look yummy! All of your creations are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing how to use this awesome tape.

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  17. Glittery frozen pop treats are such a good idea.
    Good job!

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  18. I LOVE your cards! So creative! The popsicles are my favorite!

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  19. /mmmm makes me want a popsicle!

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  20. lots of fun cards, Kimberli!! love the sweet one with the popsicles and the twine flowers are awesome!

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  21. I love the twine flowers! Such a great idea!

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  22. Loving the twine flowers!!! All of your cards are adorable!!!

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  23. Your cards are really pretty !! i like how you finish them off in the inside.

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  24. Such cute cards! Love how you used the tape to make the popsicles. :)

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  25. Super cute cards! I especially love the blingy popsicles!

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  26. Love your cards! The popsicles are adorable!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. How fun! Love those sparkly pops!

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  28. What fun cards. I think you used the glitter tape in a very creative way. It makes me want to buy some. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  29. Gorgeous cards! You did a great job with the glitter tape. I love the popsicle idea! Thanks for the inspiration. Just became a new follower :-)

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  30. Lovely and darling cards, Kimberli! XOXO

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  31. Thanks for making so many cards, the popsicle idea is genius!

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  32. WOW!!! Lots of inspiration on just one blog. You have made some amazing things. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I learned a lot. :)

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  33. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Darling card! Great use of the AC glitter tape!
    DeniseB

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  35. LOVE those popsicles- SO fun!

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  36. The glittery popsicles look absolutely yummy! Love the twine flowers w/ glitter tape centers too.

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  37. Beautiful cards. I love the popsicles! I'm your newest follower.

    julieodil at charter dot net

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  38. LOve your projects. The twine flowers are GREAT. I am a new blog follower of yours.

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  39. How cute are these cards! The popsicle card is my favorite! So creative!

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  40. Can I steal all these ideas? I love how you created the flower petals with twine,

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  41. Great ideas for the glitter tape :) LOVED them all!

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  42. Fabulous cards! Thanks so much for sharing them! I LOVE the popsicle card and those twine flowers are fab!

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  43. Super cute cards! Especially the popsicle one!

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  44. Your popsicle card is amazing!

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  45. Awesome cards! Lolved the one for your broether, truly cool!!

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  46. LOVE the popsicles. That is my favorite of your cards.

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  47. Great idea to line the tape up and punch a shape.

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  48. I liked the way you just made a few changes to get a different card. I'll be back to your blog again.

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  49. I love your use of bakers twine.

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  50. Love the popsicle card! I love getting The Stamps of Life stamp sets every month, your sparkly card is perfect!!

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  51. the popsicle card and flower card are so awesome! i love them!

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  52. Love the way you use these glitter tape.

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  53. Great ideas, Kim! I love your glittery die-cuts, and this glitter tape is perfect (not as messy as me trying to use loose glitter!) On a side note, your avatar/blog header is totally adorable! I want one! lol

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  54. Ok, are you sure you hardly ever use glitter? You'd never know it - your cards are sooo adorable! Your recipients are going to be just tickled by them, they're so cute and so perfect for summer time. Thanks for taking the time to make these inspiring cards for us. :)

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  55. Cute projects. I love those glittery popsicles.

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  56. Love the Popsicles! What a fantastic idea!

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  57. Well done! I especially love the popsicles!

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  58. Great idea for no-mess glittering accents for the Popsicles! TFS!

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  59. I love the flowers! The twine and the glitter go great together!

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  60. love the popsickle!!! What a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing! Also I'm excited to be a new follower and would love if you get a chance to pop by my blog sometime too! Thanks!
    Lisa

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  61. Love the popsicles. What a cute idea!

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  62. Perfect cards! I love the popsicles - and the punched flower centers.

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  63. The Popsicles are so sweet! Wonderful work!

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  64. Ooooh, the popsicles and the twine flowers are my favorites! Awesome job, thanks for sharing!

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  65. The twine flowers (I know it's not the glitter tape) but still a great idea!!

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  66. Love the popsicle card. I think you did a great job with all your glitter tape accents!

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  67. Wonderful cards.. love your sparkly popsicles. And I love how you used the twine. So many different uses for the twine and the tape. Those twine flowers are too cute!

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  68. Love your projects with the glitter tape!

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  69. I love how masculine the cards were even with glitter! awesome. And I'm now following your blog to see what else from the amazing SS you share.

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  70. Wow!!!! wonderful... making me think of new ideas :-)
    --Robin

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  71. Love the cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  72. Great cards! I love the popsicle one!

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  73. I like all the ways you used the glitter tape--esp the popsicles!
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  74. Yur cards are all lovely, but the popsicles are my fave!

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  75. such an easy way to add glitz and bling!

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  76. I am LOVING that popsicle card! That is one I am going to lift!!

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  77. Love the cards great look with the tape and twine

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  78. I liked how you combined the tape with ribbon. The posicles rocked!
    Anne-Liesse

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  79. Nice fun cards! I love those gold centers especially! Thanks for inspiring.

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  80. Great use of the glitter tape!!

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  81. Your cards were amazing. Loved them all.

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  82. Just became a follower of your blog. Loved all your cards. So unique and creative. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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