Saturday, August 25, 2012

Create with Joy's Life and Cri-Kits Blog Hop!


Happy Saturday!
Welcome to the Create with Joy's Life Stamps and Cri-Kit Gel Pens Blog Hop!
I'm so happy you decided to join us!

If you arrived here from the super talented Megan, then you are in the right spot.
If you just happened to stumble across the hop on my blog today and would like to start at the beginning, then just hop on over and see Joy of Joy's Life.

For this hop, we are all making projects using not only those awesome Joy's Life stamps but also those super cool Cri-Kits Gel Pens.

For my project, I decided to make a little vase and card gift set.

We will start with the card first:

For my card, I drew the butterfly with my Cri-Kits using the Everyday Pop-Up Cards cricut cartridge. The butterfly is 1.5".
Here is a close-up of the butterfly:


So pretty! Yup, with the Cri-Kits, anything you can cut, you can draw with your die-cutting machine.

I thought this sentiment from Joy's Mother & Daughter set was so pretty and felt this was the perfect project for it:



Here is a picture of the vase:


For the vase, I just upcycled a Starbucks Frappachino jar. I drew a line of butterflies at 1" each and layered that strip onto a piece of purple card stock that I had used my traditional eyelet border punch on. Then I simply wrapped it around the jar and added a ribbon to the top of the jar.

Here is a picture of the set together:


I am so pleased with how it turned out. What a pretty gift of encouragement for someone!

What's a blog hop without a little candy?
I am going to pick one lucky winner to win the following cuttlebug folder:


All you have to do for your chance to win is:

 Leave me a comment on this post.

You don't have to be a follower (even though I would love it if you were) but if you are a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.

That's it! Easy Peasy :)

I will pick a winner on September 1, 2012 using random.org.

Make sure you come back on Sept. 1, 2012 to see if you are the winner.

Thanks so much for joining me today and hopping with us!

I'm the last stop on the hop today, but feel free to visit Joy at Joy's Life for the complete line-up :)

I hope you have a great crafty day!
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*I created this project while on the Joy's Life Design Team*

Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Everyday Pop-Up Cards
Card Stock: Purple (Recollections), White (Georgia Pacific)
Stamp: Mother & Daughter (Joy's Life)
Ink: Concord Crush (SU!)
Cri-Kits: Metallic
Punches/Dies: Traditional Eyelet (Martha Stewart), Classic Ovals Large (spellbinders)
Misc.: Dimensionals (SU!), Bling (Studio G)

39 comments:

Linda said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the butterfly.

Linda
http://www.craftingwithnana.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Already a follower ☺

Linda
http://www.craftingwithnana.blogspot.com

Sheri R said...

what a great idea! The card and vase are lovely.

Sheri R

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Joy said...

Stacey,
This is so pretty, delicate and intricate. It's a terrific gift for someone. I know it would definitely be uplifting for whoever received it. Thank you so much for being part of the blog hop!
Super Hugs,
~Joy~

Sheri R said...

New follower, who has a Cuttlebug :), here!

Sheri R

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card and vase. Anyone would love to receive that. I know I would.

mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com
http://www.whodatscrapper.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

I am one on your followers. Thanks for a chance to win the cuttlebug folder.

mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com
http://www.whodatscrapper.blogspot.com

aeley said...

so pretty! love the card and matching vase!
allison.eley@yahoo.com

aeley said...

i am a follower!
allison.eley@yahoo.com

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! You really have show cased the pens to perfection! After seeing your stunning butterfies who wouldn't want a set of them! Such a great gift and the perfect ending to another fun blog hop!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Sarabeth aka Sarita said...

simple and sweet. what a beautiful set :)

sarabeth

Got2BCrafting said...

What a lovely card and vase! Your card is simple yet very elegant with such pretty details. :)
Hugs,
Lori

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous gift idea! Thanks for doing this hop, I needed to know what to do with these pens! joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Lisa R. said...

I'ma follower too! joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Coelle said...

Thank you so much for showing the pens... I didn't know that feature existed ....wow that certainly adds a lot more creativity to our machines and cartridges! Thanks again!

Raine said...

Oh wow I have learned so much on my journey.
Thank you for your wonderful ideas.

Kimberly Jensen said...

Wow this is awesome! So pretty! I love all the purple and the butterfly came out gorgeous! Great project my friend!!

V Perkins said...

The card it beautiful. I have found out that I must try this technique. Thanks to everyone for their inspiration.

V Perkins said...

I am also a new follower.

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

This is GORGEOUS! Ooh and I just love the design of your blog! So fresh and clean an PRETTY! The card is just lovely and elegant! I just loved working with the pens! How about you??? Your team mate Jeannie, Hopping along!!!

Patty B said...

Love the butterflies! I think anyone would enjoy receiving this set. :)

CathyinMN said...

Such pretty projects! Love the butterflies you drew with the Cri-Kits pens! TFS and thanks for a chance to win!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

CathyinMN said...

I'm a new follower.

Jennie Garcia said...

This combo is so gorgeous!! I LOVE that butterfly cut/drawing!! Super adorbs!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Mary said...

What a beautiful card and vase. I think anyone would love to receive this as a gift!

mary3mom at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

I am a follower

mary3mom at yahoo dot com

Maria Matter said...

beautiful set Stacey!!
love the purple...I'll be looking through my carts now for a butterfly cut! lol thanks for the inspiration!!

Sue D said...

This is such a pretty gift set--love the butterflies on both the card and vase wrap.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Rhonda R. said...

Beautiful projects... Love them! Thanks so much for sharing :))
rrandrr@insightbb.com

Rhonda R. said...

I am a follower too :))
rrandrr@insightbb.com

Maria said...

Such a pretty gift set! TFS

mvasquez69 at aol dot com

Maria said...

I'm a follower.

mvasquez69 at aol dot com

Bonita said...

Very nice gift set. Thanks

Bonita said...

Becoming a follower. Thanks for your blog.

DonnaSue said...

I love butterflies and purple!

DonnaSue said...

I am a follower.

Kelly Smitley said...

I love the card, simple and elegant!

Kelly Smitley said...

Going to start following you!

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