Happy Friday - Royal Wedding Day - and welcome to the Creative Charms Farewell Blog Hop. Our Design Team is transitioning to a new term and we are saying goodbye to some very talented designers and welcoming some new additions. You should be arriving here from Laura's blog.
If you didn't come from Laura's blog and you want to play along with the blog hop, please go to the Creative Charms blog HERE so you can collect the word clues in order. If you visit all of the blogs, collect the words to form a message and then send the complete message to Midori via email
(firstname.lastname@example.org) you will be entered to win the Grand Prize.
Creative Charms has so many great products to work with - it is hard to choose a favorite. I find myself reaching for the Gradient Gem Stickers and the Pure Blossoms to give just the right finishing touch to many projects.
Since it is the day of the Royal Wedding, I decided to make a simple wedding congratulations card. I used two shades of Core'dinations gemstone cardstock (opal and pearl). This cardstock has a lovely sheen and is very elegant for a special occasion card.
For the card base I cut a piece of the pearl gemstone cardstock to 10 x 7 inches, then scored and folded it in half to form a 5 x 7 inch card. Next, I punched both sides of a 4 1/2 x 7 inch piece of the opal cardstock with this Martha Stewart "Aster" Deep Edge Punch. The sizing works out perfectly for a seven inch strip.
The "Congratulations" sentiment is from the Martha Stewart Crafts Elegant Cake Art cartridge.
I chose this sentiment because it had a short descender on the "g" and I could cut it in a larger size to fit nicely on the punched strip.
The punched strip is raised with foam squares to add dimension and a nice shadow line around the shapes.
Adding a pearl to the center of each pure blossom gives a more finished look.
Two more pearls accent the "C" and dot the "i." You could change the color of the pure blossoms to suit the wedding colors.
If you'd like to see more Creative Charms projects on my blog they are labeled "PR - Creative Charms." All through the hop you will see lots of ways to use these lovely embellishments.
In case you get lost or confused along the way here is the list of blogs in order.
· Creative Charms – www.creative-charms.blogspot.
· Kristal – www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.
· Amber – www.thecountryscrapper.
· Sandra – www.scrappinmomof1.blogspot.
· Jan – www.papercraftpeasures.
· Laura – www.lauraachilles1.wordpress.
· YOU ARE HERE Diane – www.capadiadesigns.blogspot.
· Jennifer H – www.
· Michelle – www.chengunation.blogspot.com
· Lisa – www.lisadorsey.blogspot.com
· Chris – www.workforscraps.blogspot.com
· Jamie – www.jamielanedesigns.blogspot.
· Amy – www.aimitup.blogspot.com
· Jennifer Y – www.thepinkroom.typepad.com
· Trudy – www.truesgiftsfromtheheart.
· Ellen – www.scrapstampnmama.blogspot.
· Joscie – www.cutchens.com
· Ilene – www.whatabunchofscrap.
· Midori – www.scrapsforme.blogspot.com
Goodbye and all the best to the designers who are finishing their terms. The new team is listed in the right side bar. I am looking forward to working with all of them.
The word you need to collect from my blog is "TO."
Once you have the complete message you can send it to Midori (email@example.com) for a chance to win the Grand Prize - one each of the Kit and Deal for May! The deadline to send the answer is midnight Sunday May 1st (EST). The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on Monday, May 2nd on the Creative Charms Blog.
I will also choose one comment from this post by random draw and send that person a package of Gradient Pearl Stickers in white - perfect for a wedding project! I'll post the name of the winner on Monday.
Your next stop is Jennifer's blog (click to go directly to her blog)
Have fun hopping - and I hope you enjoyed the Royal Wedding if you watched it this morning!
link to Discussion Day 2 - How much is enough?
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