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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Fall blog hop!

The design teams of Sweet and Sassy stamps and The Twinery have teamed up for a fun blog hop complete with some awesome prizes up for grabs.



I really enjoy using twine on my cards, it really adds a nice touch and is a great alternative to ribbon since it is not quite as bulky. Sweet N Sassy stamps has a wonderful variety of The Twinery twine in the store so you will want to check it out!

If you have already been hopping you should have arrived here from Sheri Twing's blog. If you are just starting here, I invite you to start back at the beginning and hop along with us!

I have 2 cards that I would like to share with you today.

The first is a card that I made during the summer for one of the SNSS kits but never shared yet- gasp!



I used the Seeing Spots set to create a strip and then I cut around the circles to create a scallop edge. I accented the card with honeydew twine.

The second card is a pretty simple Christmas card that would be easy to reproduce.



For this card I stamped the holly image from the Holly Jolly Christmas set randomly to create a background panel with green ink then used candy cane stickles for the berries. I stamped the sentiment beneath my punched border. I wrapped Maraschino twine around the border and then cinched the twine by tying a bow through my button. I love how twine looks when used on buttons!

Your next stop on the hop is:
Emily Leiphart

But before you go....

Here's the wonderful prize The Twinery has up for grabs with today's hop,
the Ultimate Color Sampler Pack valued at $25....



And here's Sweet 'n Sassy's prize...
the super popular Season of Change Stamp Set (which you have seen me use a few times now) & Die Bundle valued at $28....



For a chance to win these fabulous prizes you MUST comment on each blog in the hop.
Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 23rd on The Twinery Blog as well as on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog.

Thanks for hopping along today! I hope that you have been inspired by all of the wonderful creations that the DTs have shared.

67 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Pretty designs on both cards Jeannete! Love the colors on the first and the fun spot stampings - and your holly card is lovely!

Indy said...

Love both cards!

Becki Jo said...

both cards are so pretty. I love the way the twine gives a bold effect in the Christmas Card.

cappuccino and colour said...

love both your cards and of course that seeing spots set is awesome. so many uses for it.

Taylor U. said...

ohmyword I am in LOVE with that second card - what a GENIUS idea!!!!!

maryr917 said...

2 really cute cards Janette-the twine accents both-the christmas card looks like it would be easy to mass produce

Annette said...

Wow beautiful cards..thanks for sharing..

Hussena said...

such pretty cards loved both of them.thanks for sharing!!!

Cathymac said...

Your clean and simple style shines on both of these beautiful cards, Janette! I especially like the Christmas card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! My favorite is the first one. I really like how you stamped the border.

Miss Cooper said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Bridget said...

Beautiful cards, Jeanette, I just love the pretty yellow and green combo, it's so fresh!

Lisa said...

Love both the cards!!! You did a wonderful job making a simple card look very elegant!
Lisa G
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/ ***check out the giveaway going on at scrapping spot!!!***

lkgra@hotmail.com

Jessica Pascarella said...

I love how clean and simple your cards are! Thanks for sharing with us!

pcrusberg said...

Really great cards. Thanks!

dariachick said...

ohhh the twine reminds me of peppermint sticks! Great Job

chrisd said...

I like both of the cards but I think I may try out the Christmas card for myself. The twine really enhances the entire card. Thanks for the hop!

Stephanie said...

such pretty cards! I especially love the first one!

maryz said...

Love both cards!

Frances Brown said...

love the colors of the cards.

karahoward said...

Love an easy yet beautiful Christmas cards. Thanks!

Sherrie Conner said...

great cards!! Love them both!

Denise said...

Great cards! I love The Twinery twine colors and the stamps you chose.
DeniseB

Frances Brown said...

thank you for the ideas.

Lizscraps said...

your cards are clean and sweet. I like that about both designs.

Karen L said...

Loving your sweet cards and the way you used the twine! Your summer card is gorgeous!

Jen Carter said...

These are really cute!! Great use of the stamps and the twine!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty. I love the color combo on the first card. Thank you for sharing.

Lee said...

wonderful cards - i love those buttons!

Sue D said...

I like how you used the twine on both cards.

Kim H said...

Love both cards. the 1st has a great color combo, really like how you did the circle sentiments, great addition with the twine. the 2nd is a wonderful cas card, love the edge detail with the scallop and pin holes. thank you for sharign them.

suem66 said...

Cute cards

Harriet Skelly said...

Jeanette I love both of your CAS creations here! I especially like how the button looks tied onto and with the twine!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful cards love bothe love the papers and the colors you have done a great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Janette. Love how you stamped those images. The spots with the scallops look great. The twines look fabulous. :o)

peggy wainman said...

Great cards! I love how easy the Christmas one would be to reproduce!

Linda Carson said...

Lovely CAS cards!

sharon g said...

The twines just finish them off so beautifully!!!

Pat said...

Both your cards are adorable! I love poke-a-dots! and the twine coordinates beautifully.

deb said...

what pretty cards. Love them

Lisa R. said...

Cute! Great job showcasing the wonderful products. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Kim said...

Love, love, love these Jannette!! So fabulous!

Renee said...

Janette, thank you for sharing you adorable cards with us!! They are both great!!

Jenny said...

Both cards are adorable! So cute!

Alisha said...

Very cute ideas, thanks for sharing.
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Anita said...

I love the simplicity of the Christmas card!

Rookie said...

Love, love, love these cards :)

Neva said...

WOW Janete, I love both of these cards you have here. FAbulous creaitons gf

Sherri said...

I really like the Christmas card. Simple and lovely

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I really like both of your cards.

Colorado Crafter said...

Both cards are great! I really like how you made the scallop edge border strip on the first one. TFS!!!

Emily said...

Love both of them!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful cards - love the layout on both~

Linda said...

Great cards! Love the twine accent!

callyannc said...

Oh my heck! I love the colors! Too fun! TFS CallyAnn
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
Come on over:)

Synthia said...

Great cards. I like the circle theme design.

Shannon White said...

Goodness these are both so Pretty Pretty! Love the Buttons and borders and twine! Just Darling! 8-)

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Both cards are pretty. The twine reallybadds the finishing touch on both.

Amber S said...

I really like the colors on the first one and that border strip you made.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Such fabulous designs!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful cards!

Kathy Mc said...

Janette, enjoyed both of your cards. Clever idea cutting around the circles to create a border. Love your own background paper for the holiday card with the dotted wave edge, twine and button. That would be fairly easy to mass produce ~ love that. Twinery & SNSS are super!

Margaret said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the stamped circle border on the first and the hand stamped background on the Christmas card goes so well with the striped twine and button!

Karen said...

Such sweet cards. I love what you did on them.

Katie said...

Both cards are wonderful! Love the first with the repeating circles next to the twine. Love those colors. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Carmen said...

I like both your cards - especially the way you created that strip of thank yous. Thanks for the inspiration!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

I like both of your cards, but I have to say the Christmas card just really caught my eye! It is a very clean and simple card that really looks classy! Your color choices were great!