Friday, June 16, 2017

A Year of Card Techniques / June 2017 / Basic Card Folds Using Double Sided Paper




Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

June‘s hop is devoted to basic card folds; featuring drapery/curtain fold, peek-a-boo fold or double-z gate-fold. And we’re adding a twist of using double-sided paper. We hope this gives you lots of ideas and will inspire you to try these card folds yourself...and pull out that double-sided paper as well! If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:



January-Shaving Cream Marbleizing
February-So Sketchy
March-no hop this month
April-Stamp Set Showdown
May-World of Watercolors

We have an amazing sponsor this month, Candy Spiegel.                 Please take a moment to check out all the crafty goodness             on her blog,  Candy Scraps.

And the awesome prize this month is:

Now on to my Cards for this Month:







2 different Sentiments but same layout of card.






 Once I scored my double sided cardstock at 2,4,8 & 10 and cut diagonally from the
8" score down to the 2.75" mark and from
the 4" score down to the 2.75 mark on opposite side, I had triangular pieces for the front of my card.

 I cut the matted cardstock for the interior portion of the card.  Olive,
red bard, and champagne.


I stamped my image on a top layer die cut & stamped image
on the inside to finish off the card.

We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. While you are encouraged to comment at any time, only comments received by Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:00pm (EST) will be eligible to win. The winner will be announced on Sunday, June 25, 2017 on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday.

And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is SUSAN ELIOT; picked by Random Name Picker. Congratulations, Susan! Please get in touch with me, Jodie Park, to claim your prize.

You should have arrived here from Sandy Bell Hentzel. If you're visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog.



Now you’re off to visit with Candy Spiegel. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!

Until next Month....  SMILES~~!
Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:

Sharon
Claudia
Kim
Wilma
Jearise
Amanda
Card A Day Challenge Team
Lisa Frederick
Sandy Bell Hentzel
Jodie Park  (**You are here**)
Candy Spiegel
Debbie Rumrill Bonczek

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Year Of Card Techniques / 5-2017/World of Watercolor



Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we
feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers
who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
For May, we are venturing into the world of watercolor. There are so
many watercoloring techniques available to us today; far too many to
list here. But actions speak louder than words; so our team has worked
with their favorite mediums to bring you lots of examples and loads of inspiration.    
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
I happen to be the Sponsor this month, and I am an Independent
Consultant for Close to My Heart:

Please take a moment to check out the great products Close to My Heart has to offer. To visit me, Jodie Park on my Facebook page, just click here.

And the awesome prize this month is: One of my favorite stamp sets!! Love this saying!!

This months technique is water color~~ I used a page of our Live Beautifully
Paper pack that had a white background but gold flowers embossed.  I used a
water color brush with our ink pads to color in different shades of the flower
and leaves. Picture does not do this card justice. I also used our glitter pen
over the finished edge and gave it a sparkle.


I also found some great ideas on pinterest on using water color for the background
using the clear block and inking then spritzing with water.
I also found some great ideas on using the stamp that I have for the prize this month and
the Live Beautifully Paper Pack.
.


We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of May 26, 2017. The winner will be announced in our June hop; so be sure to come back next month.

And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is Golden Goddess Designs; picked by
Random Name Picker. Congratulations! Please get in touch with last month’s sponsor, Wilma Payne at wpayne@email.com,by May 26th to claim your prize.

You should have arrived here from Sandy Bell Hentzel . If you're visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog.

Now you’re off to visit with Candy Spiegel
Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.
See you next month with another technique!


~~~SMILES TIL NEXT MONTH~~


Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost: 

Friday, April 21, 2017

A Year Of Card Techniques / 4-2017/Stamp Set Showdown


Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we’ll feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled 
a team of fabulous card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a wide variety of cards and ideas. The month of April features a Showdown! A stamp set showdown, that is. We’re using one stamp set in various ways. Let’s face it, stamp sets are getting more and more expensive; so we’re here to inspire you bydemonstrating how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h those stamps! 

If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
We have an amazing sponsor this month, Wilma Payne of Fun Stamper's Journey:

Please take a moment to check out the great products Fun Stampers Journey has to offer. To visit Wilma's blog, click here and her Facebook Group here



And the awesome prize this month is:



We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs
in the hop today. One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as
of April 28, 2017. The winner will be announced in our May Hop; so be sure to 
come back next month.

You should have arrived here from Lisa If you're visiting here first, you might
want to start at the
beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your
chances of winning by leaving a comment on each blog.
ONE STAMP SET ..

So I used the party Swirls in pixie, canary & tangerine for
a fun festive background covering..






 This on the sentiment is in Archival Black, the flowers are in
glacier & sweet pea. I used the glitter pen to enhance the flowers.
This was a perfect card for a wedding for my Niece.

Using the sentiment and the swirls as a 
                                  background for this card!
This could be for a graduation card or any
other fun achievement..
This stamp set comes in a kit to make other fun Wedding
and Congratulations cards. Can be ordered on my Website Jodiepark.ctmh.com
Now you’re off to visit with Card a Day Challenge Team Hope you had fun and
thanks
for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!

SMILES TIL WE SHARE AGAIN!!!

Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost: 



Friday, February 17, 2017

A Year of Card Techniques - February Hop ~ So Sketchy ~


~February~ 
So Sketchy


Another year of fun techniques is waiting for you. 
If you arrived here from Lisa's you are on the right path.
Don't worry if you think you missed a stop, I have listed the entire 
February hop later in the post. 
 Remember, we love to hear from you so please 
follow along and leave a comment.  
**There will be a special prize waiting for one of you each month, so come back each month and check out the great ideas 
and leave a comment.**

 Now on with the projects:


Challenge is to create a card using the Sketch Challenge.

 So when I first starting looking at this one with I instantly thought of One of my favorite stamp sets that have a coordinating die cut..  Happy Birthday was my first choice, however could also be used for a wedding or anniversary card as well.  

A closer look to see detail of flowers.  I used a blender pen with a little saddle color to add highlights to the flower.  Love the shimmer pens gold and clear to add extra shine to the flowers.  Added a little Bling for fun!! Cocoa base, a layer of Saddle and topped with Cashmere.  Love these color combinations.  Stamped the Sentiment in Cocoa. 


 This set comes with the Stamps shown below and also the Die cuts that are outlined in Blue.  Visit my Website if you would like to purchase this awesome set. 

Jodiepark.ctmh.com Stamp & Thin Cuts Z3301 set


Tips and tricks to this technique and more about my projects will follow here on 
my blog next week
...
Here's this months information for
your chance to win:


Our Sponsor for this month give away is from Close to My Heart! and sponsored by Claudia Henderson  Prize info: One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of March 4th and will receive one D size stamp set 

(Winner will be announced on March hop.)

 Please join us the third Saturday of each month for a new technique. We love comments and sharing on social media!

Hope you enjoyed my cards this month, be sure to comment and hop over to the talented Theresa and see what she came up with this month.


As Promised a complete list of Today's lineup:
Theresa
Amanda
Kim
Sandy
Claudia
Wilma


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions I would love to help you out!!
~~SMILES~~


Friday, January 20, 2017

A Year of Card Techniques - January Hop ~ Shaving Cream Marblizing


Welcome to a Year of Card Techniques 2017: 

~January ~ 
Shaving Cream Marblizing


Another year of fun techniques is waiting for you. 
If you arrived here from Sandy's  you are on the right path. 
Don't worry if you think you missed a stop, I have listed the entire 
January hop later in the post. 
 Remember, we love to hear from you so please 
follow along and leave a comment.  
**There will be a special prize waiting for one of you each month, so come back each month and check out the great ideas 
and leave a comment.**

 Now on with the projects:

Medium Used:  Dye based Re-Inkers

 I collected the Shaving Cream, cardstock and re-inkers and began to play..  At first I was a little worried as it did not look like it was going well..  So I picked out some coordinating cardstock colors and began to come up with a card idea.



 So when I first starting looking at this one with the Navy, Plum & white, I instantly thought of Mothers Day..  Could also make a really nice Birthday Card as well.  As you can see I chose the Mothers Day option.  


For the second one that had the Plum and Sea Glass colors I instantly thought of Valentines..  Our Sea Glass glitter paper added a nice bit of sparkle and Love the compliments from our Sugar Rush packs to quickly finish out the card.  


Tips and tricks to this technique and more about my projects will follow here on 
my blog next week
...
Here's this months information for
your chance to win:

Our Sponsor for this month give away is from StampinUP! and sponsored by THERESA KNOPF  Prize info: One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of February 4th and will receive one Sending Love Designer Series 
6x6 Paper Stack and Ribbon Combo from StampinUP!. 

(Winner will be announced on February hop.)


 Please join us the third Saturday of each month for a new technique. We love comments and sharing on social media!

Hope you enjoyed my cards this month, be sure to comment and hop over to the talented Theresa and see what she came up with this month.


As Promised a complete list of Today's lineup:
THERESA
KIM
LISA
CLAUDIA
SANDY


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions I would love to help you out!!
~~SMILES~~



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Create a beautiful paper crafted wreath with this simple and adorable kit!




Do you love simple and beautiful paper crafting projects as much as I do? Well, then "The Welcome Home" wreath kit is the perfect start in a new crafting year for you. The kit combines beautiful design with simple assembly, resulting in a paper crafted decor piece you can display with pride. The kit includes die-cut paper pieces and gold foil accents, including enough alphabet stickers to allow you to choose your own message. 

You can buy just the kit for $18.95 or you can get it FREE with a $60 qualifying purchase! So let's start the new year with some fresh ideas and projects and let's get the crafty juices flowing. Hope over to my website to see all the wonderful products Close to My Heart has to offer and get your FREE "Welcome Home" project.

Offer is valid January 1st - January 31st, 2017, while supplies last.