Friday, April 29, 2011

Creative Charms Farewell Blog Hop


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
(midori@creativecharms.com) 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.com
·         Kristal – www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com
·         Amber – www.thecountryscrapper.blogspot.com
·         Sandra – www.scrappinmomof1.blogspot.com
·         Jan – www.papercraftpeasures.blogspot.com
·         Laura – www.lauraachilles1.wordpress.com
·         YOU ARE HERE  Diane www.capadiadesigns.blogspot.com 
·         Jennifer H – www.jenniferhansenscrapgallery.blogspot.com
·         Michelle – www.chengunation.blogspot.com
·         Lisa – www.lisadorsey.blogspot.com
·         Chris – www.workforscraps.blogspot.com
·         Jamie – www.jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com
·         Amy – www.aimitup.blogspot.com
·         Jennifer Y – www.thepinkroom.typepad.com
·         Trudy – www.truesgiftsfromtheheart.blogspot.com
·         Ellen – www.scrapstampnmama.blogspot.com
·         Joscie – www.cutchens.com
·         Ilene – www.whatabunchofscrap.blogspot.com
·         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 (midori@creativecharms.com) for a chance to win the Grand Prize - one each of the Kit and Deal for MayThe 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!

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81 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous card...I love the detail of the gem flowers...
    kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    www.kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this MS border punch. I don't know how I have missed it before (unless it's new.) Very pretty card.

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  3. What an elegant card!

    canana3

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  4. I love the card and I have a wedding coming up in August for my daughter!

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  5. I like your use of pearls with the radiant gems. Makes it very special!
    ehrhardtatswbelldotnet

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  6. Diane as always you are a bundle of inspiration! I have a niece getting married in June and this would make a beautiful card done in her wedding colors. TFS and the chance to win.

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  7. WOW... I am speechless... This is my favourite project from the blog hop till now.. It's amazing

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  8. A super cute congrats card :)

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  9. Beautiful card. I was introduced to CC by you and one product I love is their 3/8" polka dotted ribbon.

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  10. Love the card! You guys are doing a great job on the blog hop.........thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. You are really helping me use my Cricut more.

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  12. So clean but stunning and how perfect for the weddding :)

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  13. I LOVE this card!!! You always have such great projects, thank you!

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  14. The Royal Wedding was great - like watching a fairy tale come to life!

    Can you please tell me what exact settings (what #) you used for the blade depth, speed & pressure on the word cut. I have problems with intricate things like that & yours looks wonderful. I do have the gemstone paper (due to your enabling - lol!)

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  15. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

    scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

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  16. It's a beautiful card! The charms are just enough without being distracting. Wonderful!

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  17. Beautiful card, Perfect for todays events. Im so addicted to MS punches. And I love gradient Pearls. I use them all the time. Can never have enough of those.

    Sharon
    rsmobley85 at gmail dot com

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  18. Very Elegant card.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  19. Beautiful card! I have not seen this MS border punch...it is very elegant. The cake carts seem to have great phrases...must check them out. I love how you placed the gem stones and the pearls on the lettering. I always get the best ideas from your blog, Diane. You are super-talented!!! Cheerio!!
    Kathryn

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  20. I just love your work!! The coredinates card stock and the creative charms just work so well togther!!

    Jeanine
    www.capadiadesigns.blogspot.com
    n9jack at yahoo.com

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  21. Very pretty. I'm really liking the MS cake carts. Thanks!

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  22. Great card...simple, but, beautiful!! I decided at the last minute to record all the Royal Wedding "stuff" & I'm picking out my highlights to watch...it still takes a very long time & I'm just now at the point where Kate met William at the altar. I've never done a blog hop before but it sounds simple enough...I think I'll give it a try :)

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  23. I love the combination of the bling and the aster punch

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  24. So elegant! TFS

    http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

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  25. What a lovely, simple and elegant card, Diane. The gems and pearls add a perfect finishing touch. I don;t think I've seen that Martha punch before. It's a nice one. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Beautiful and so simple.
    Kathy

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  27. Fun card!!!! Thanks also for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  28. Very pretty card.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  29. I have this punch and I haven't used it yet thanks for sharing your card. You've given me an idea on how to use this punch!
    surfnfroggie

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  30. So very pretty!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  31. What a beautiful card thanks for sharing it.
    Annel
    pud22164@yahoo.com

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  32. I just ordered the Cor'dinations Pearl and it was great seeing it used here! I am a new follower:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  33. I so love this card!! I really want the MS cartridges! such awesome features and the bling is so cool
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  34. Lovely card! It seems so simple yet so elegant too.

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  35. Went over to my daughter's to watch the wedding..she TIVO'd it. Good follow-up with your Congratulations card.. pretty.

    jcamp2020 at aol

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  36. I love how simple your card is and the pearl paper does add a really nice effect! http://inlovewithabug.blogspot.com

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  37. new follower,great blog,great card,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  38. aww...luv luv luv this tut..ty so so much...following too...

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  39. WOW this is a beautiful card. I don't have any of the Martha Stewart punches yet but this one I may have to get. TFs

    Luria

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  40. Very Elegant card Ilove the MS punch haven't seen that one before. The bling is beautiful.
    http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

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  41. Wow Diane - what a stunning card! So elegant and fun at the same time :) Thanks for sharing all the how-tos! I am a new subscriber.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  42. love your card! everything about it!
    esigmon at cox dot net

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  43. Beautiful card! Love the colors you used! The gem flowers with the pearl in the middle was the perfect embellishment to the card. New follower, looking forward to seeing all your creations! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

    scrappingwithstephanie@gmail.com
    scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

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  44. Love this punch - you are such an enabler!! So now I need this punch and some of these Creative Charms - I've got to stay off the net - TFS!!!

    jackie

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  45. Beautiful and elegant as always with your creations. I really must get the MS cake cartridges and I love love love this punch.

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  46. This is so beautiful and I love that punch! Awesome! I'm a new follower :)

    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  47. Love the shimmer of the paper combined with the shimmer of those pearls. Congratulations! :)
    kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

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  48. Love the card and all the accents you used. Great work.
    Debbie
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  49. Love your card! A great day for a wedding and for a blog hop! Thanks for sharing - gotta hop!!!

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  50. Your card is gorgeous, so elegant. Thanks so much for sharing. I am already a follower
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  51. Diane,
    Love the card! I'm having fun viewing the creativity in the hop! Have a wonderful weekend!)
    Janet Cooney

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  52. Love the bling. Great elegant card. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  53. Cute card!! love that punch

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!

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  54. I wonder if I lived next door to you if your creativeness would somehow rub off on me?? ;0) Lovely as usual!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  55. Love your card, Diane. I just made a wedding card myself and will be making a wedding album for the happy couple as soon as I can get my hands on the pictures. I could sure use those pearls! LOL Thanks for sharing.

    Anniebee
    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

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  56. I have never seen that particular MS punch - it works beautifully with those gem flowers! The card is elegant & perfect for a wedding.

    Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

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  57. I love that punch! The card is fabulous~

    Megan
    craftydolphin.blogspot.com

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  58. Hi Diane,
    This card is lovely! Perfect for a wedding or a graduation! I enjoyed the blog hop also! Thanks for a chance to win!

    Cindy Hoffmann Smith
    nutsaboutminis(at)verizon(dot)net

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  59. What a lovely creative style you have.

    And I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  60. Once again a stunning card. You always do such a wonderful job, I love every little bit

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  61. Another lovely card. I need to get the MS All occasion cart as I love the word art. Thanks the blog was fun.

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  62. Classy card as usual Diane! I love the gradient gems Creative Charms has. I want to thank you for introducing this company to me, I really love their products. Thanks, Mary M

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  63. I love that card! That punch is so cool!

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  64. I have become hooked on Cretive Charms products because of your blog Diane. There stuff is beautiful. Thanks for your great blog!

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  65. Very elegant card--the cardstock and gems are perfect.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  66. What a simple yet elegant card! You are never "wordy" by the way! lol
    Linda Marino
    Linjmarino@gmail.com

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  67. Love your card and products used. Thanks for sharing. Kindest regards kendell

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  68. Nice simple elegant card (As Elegant as the Royal Wedding :) ) It also looks quick and easy which is great when you need cards in a hurry.. I don't have any of the martha stewart punches but I am sure I can recreate this in the cricut . Thanks for all you lovely creations .. I love your blogs

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  69. Nice simple elegant card (As Elegant as the Royal Wedding :) ) It also looks quick and easy which is great when you need cards in a hurry.. I don't have any of the martha stewart punches but I am sure I can recreate this in the cricut . Thanks for all you lovely creations .. I love your blogs

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  70. Pearls in the centers of the flowers...great idea! Beautiful!

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  71. Gorgeous card - love the accents!
    Amyscats
    amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

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  72. love the quilling!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  73. WOW I just love that! I'm really starting to add dimension to my projects too. I love the way it looks!

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  74. Great card, but you should only be using punches that I have -lol.
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

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  75. Lovely card. love the colors. thanks millierose651@aol.com

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  76. Beautiful card!! I love that punch...I haven't seen it anywhere or I would have snatched it up! :)
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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