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Welcome to the Create A Card Blog Hop!

We are so happy you could join us today.  This is a one day blog hop, but don’t worry you have until Monday to stop by all the blogs and leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for the wonderful prize we have for you today.
Today we are celebrating what we do... Cardmaking!  As you hop through the list of awesome crafter, I know you will be inspired to try something new!

Now for our fabulous hop sponsor....drumroll please.... Catherine Pooler, founder of StampNation and Creativity Grows Here has generously donated a trial membership to StampNation for us to give away to those who hop along with us. Creativity Grows Here
If you are just starting, you can head over at the beginning on our hostess' Theresa's blog  You should have arrived here from Theresa. Now here is our projects:
I decided it tackle the "dreaded" Never-ending Ca…

A Fish Tale of a Lay-Out!!!

I'm sew over winter with the cold, ice, and snow. It's time to get away and go up to the cabin and get some fishing done. NOW, I don't mean to brag but over Memorial Day last year, I got a big fish even bigger than Bob ever caught - no fish tale!!! Thus Polka Doodles Winston Bear Goes Fishing became the creative mojo for my lay-out for brace yourselves, an actual picture of me and my fish!!!

RECIPE and SUPPLIES: lay-out is on Reel and Rod Collage Paper by Karen Foster DesignWinston Bear was colored using Prisma Colored Pencils, Whisper Strokes markers, chalk with gel pen accents which was then fussy-cut around the edges and puff-dotted onto lay-out - isn't he a cutie?

Jolee stickers were used for added embellishments which had been given to me by a dear friend, Janet Smith

lettering was done using Cricut Plantin Cartridge and cream cardstockphotos were matted on scraps of green/blue plaid with dark blue recollection cardstock  I hope your enjoyed today's project too. I…

Window Frames Gate Fold Card

Good morning, and happy to have you visiting with us today.  I am sharing a card I created using a version of a gate fold card I viewed on by Dawn5377 (I am subscribed to her videos and receive notifications via e-mail).  Here is a link to her video; and she has other gate fold cards listed as well.

 smaller than her version, but it works.

Here is the photo ....

Recipe for card:
Card stock from my personal stash, the tag and mat Crumb Cake from Stampin UpFramelits - Labels Collection #125598 in Stampin Up catalog (page 231 of latest catalog)Faith in Nature stamp set from Stampin! Up (received as a hostess gift)Fiskar's Compact Stamp Press to help with lining up the stamping of images/sentiment (will be replacing this tool with the new MISTI that has just come on the market) The white card mat will tuck in a pocket under the front gate fold which is super great for closing the card - no belly band, etc to close the card for mailing purposes (it's shown mor…

Wine Glass Lampshades

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here and today I'm creating Wine Glass Lampshades.

Here's what you'll need:

Wine Glass / Champagne GlassTea Light (battery one)Two Sheets of 8.5" x 11" card stock.Wine Glass Lampshade Pattern. $2.32Step 1:  I purchased my wine glass lampshade pattern from SVGHUT on Etsy.  There are many different suppliers and styles.  I picked a wedding theme as I thought I would most likely use it again.  Also, this vendor provided 3 different file formats with the single purchase:  SVG, PNG and SCAL3.

Step 2:  Download your files and cut out the two patterns.  I used the SVG file format as I can pull it directly into my Silhouette software.  You'll need two cuts:  one for the underside and one for the top.

I cut the larger piece out of plain white card stock.  The top piece is in a designer card stock pattern.  
Step 3:  Curve the two pieces into a cone and tape the ends.  Really that's all you do.  I just used my ATG.  It was at this step that I …


Hello and Happy Friday!! Cristina here to share with you a layout for the day. I started a 81/2 x 11 scrapbook album for my daughter. I was originally doing a 12x12 of her and her friends but then decided the smaller one would be a bit more fun and easy for her to take to college with her next year. I absolutely loved this picture of her and her good friends going to prom that I really wanted the colors to be soft.

I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day! SBC Design Team Member

Star Moments

Hey kids!  Cindy back on the blog today to share a cool technique with sequins.  I've been using more and more sequins on my projects lately.  Love them :-) 

Steps to make the negative space filled with sequins:  (you could really use any shape for this)
Cut banner shape.  Cut star shape using center point feature.  Or you could use a punch.  All Occasions Cake Art Cricut cart - banner @3" (pg 65) shadow is on page 74
George & Basic Shapes Cricut cart - star @ 1 1/2" using centerpoint feature
Layer your cutout layer on top of the shadow layer.  Trace the shape onto the shadow layer.  Apply Glossy Accents or wet glue that dries clear to the shape plus a little outside the lines.  (looks like I got some glitter in the glossy accents there...opps...LOL!)
 Apply sequins in as many colors as you want.  Try to get them as close together as possible.  I just randomly placed mine.  You could use all one color or make a pattern or stripes.  Lots of fun possibilities. 
Flip …

Week 3: Pop Up Cards using metal dies

Hi everyone!  I have a challenge inspiration post for you.  This month we are featuring POP UP CARDS of all types so if you want to play along, you can check out our challenge post and link up HERE
We are in week 3, you still have 2 more wks to play along! Our challenge sponsor is 
A Day for Daisies
So here are my cards to inspire you.

As you can see, there is two tier pop up. I was able to do this by using a wafer thin metal die from Elizabeth Crafts.  I also used the SBC March Card Kit. I am so loving this kit! You can check out this tutorial video to see how I made this sunshine one.

I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day! SBC Design Team Member, SANDY HENTZEL

March Card Kit Blog Hop Winner

March Card Kit Blog Hop Winner

It is time to announce our winner for this month's Mini card Kit. A big thank you to everyone who hopped along. This hop had the most comments, and we are looking forward to spreading the word about our card kits throughout the year.
Kit can be purchased through Scrapping for Less (facebook group store).

Yvonne Morentinsaid...[Reply] yay! another awesome kit.. can't wait. MARCH 8, 2015 AT 10:51 PM Congrats YVONNE!!!please email your address to scrapbookblessingsclub at

Rosebud Angel

Hi!!!! It's Lynne here as it is Homemade Saturday's at Scrapbook Blessings Club, where the Design Team shares with you projects they are working on that does not include paper. With this being said, I'm sharing with you today what I call a Rosebud Angel. For today's project you need the following supplies:

silk rosebud with 1.5 inches left on the stemporcelain angel head and hands set - 1.5 incheschenille stem - approximately 3 inchesangel wingsabout 2-inches of laceThis is such an easy project which takes about 15 minutes with the aid of a glue gun!!!
glue a arm in either end of the chenille stem making sure thumbs are up  wrap arms chenille stem around stem of flower, adjusting to get hands even on either side of flower 
put some glue in head and press onto stem and adjust on flower  wrap lace around shoulders matching in front 
now comes the fun part - glue either a bow or flower to cover the front of the lace  glue angel wings onto back add a charm or decoration to hand -…


Happy Friday everyone!!! Cristina here to share with you another PL layout. I hope everyone is having a very crafty day.

This layout actually took me a bit to put together. (only because I'm my worst critic lol) I wanted the colors to match but had different core kits I wanted to use. (so heads up most of them are a mixture of core kits) This was our first trip to the San Francisco Exploratorium. It use to be in a different location which we would go but they moved it to Pier 39. Very beautiful location and just better all around.
We had such a fun and wonderful day.They had so many exhibits and I have tons of pictures but I chose my favorite ones. I think our favorite science exhibit was the toilet fountain. The study was: if you see a regular drinking fountain and a toilet fountain that used the same piping system and knowing that the water was clean and safe to drink as the regular one which would you use? Of course our minds tell us to drink from the fountain and that's …

Coloring with Your Sponges and Reverse Masking Technique

Good morning, Carolyn of Granny Ma's Creations sharing a 4.25 x 4.25 card I created with the Coloring with Your Sponges Reverse Masking  from StampTV  by GinaK Designs.  Now my card is slightly different than her's :-)

I stamped my image onto white card stock and than cut it out per instructions from the video.  I stamped the flower image all over the card mat and than layered the mask over each flower, and sponged using my old Close to My Heart ink pads (don't have very many!) and than highlighted some of the flowers with a dried up ink marker from Close to My Heart.  (Something tells me I need to replace a lot of my ink pads/markers from Close to My Heart!!)

I print than cut the label with Happy Birthday sentiment from Cricut Design Space, and placed over the pink ribbon.

Here is the video by Melanie Muenchinger 

I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Face…

Faux Embossing tech with Matte Medium

Hey everyone, we have our March blog hop going on, winner will be picked March 14th!
So here is the card I did in this month's video using the Multi Matte Medium that cones in your kit. I love it for faux embossing.

This is the video that I couldn't initially get working in time for the hop. I have since added it to the post but I wanted to share it here too along with the card that I did.

here is this month's kit

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I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day! SBC Design Team Member- Sandy