Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Graphic 45 and May Arts Blog Hop Day 3!



Graphic 45 and May Arts are teaming up for a super fun blog hop December 12th - 16th! There will be tons of inspiration, fabulous prizes, incredible crafts and so much more! Behold the magic that happens when Graphic 45 vintage-inspired papers and embellishments join forces with gorgeous May Arts ribbons! The design teams are going all out to bring you the most enchanting crafts! You'll discover lots of fabulous new ideas to inspire your holiday season! Have fun and get inspired every day of this fantastic blog hop with Graphic 45 and May Arts!


There are lots of exciting chances to win terrific prizes! Graphic 45 is giving away this wonderful prize pack that contains a Tropical Travelogue 12x12 paper pad, coordinating chipboard die-cuts 1 and 2, and some gorgeous May Arts ribbons! Check it out!


Each day the Graphic 45 Blog will be featuring a sneak peek image from one or more of the design team member's blogs. Just hop on over to the listed blog(s) and leave a comment! You'll discover some super inspiring crafts, learn some fun crafting techniques, and maybe even win a great prize!

A random comment will be chosen from one of the Graphic 45 design team member's blogs and announced on Monday, December 19th! There's also an exclusive Facebook prize! Check out the Graphic 45 Facebook page and leave a comment for your chance to win!

May Arts is also offering gorgeous prizes on their blog and Facebook page! So you'll definitely want to check it out! Just tell them that Graphic 45 sent you! So much inspiration! So many chances to win prizes! This is going to be a great week!

I used Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium papers, chipboard, and stamps, plus May Arts ribbons to make this card.


Everyone keeps telling me that it's "easy" to make great projects with such beautiful papers and ribbons. I am not sure it's easy, but it sure is FUN! The base of my card is pretty simple, then I added six (count 'em, six!) different ribbons, chipboard, bling, sparkle, and a fantastic stamped sentiment!


I tied three sparkling ribbons to the top of the chipboard, and made a bow with some taffeta ribbon, But, check out the band on the card! I layered the green taffeta, red mesh ribbon, and some cream and gold satin ribbon! So rich!


I stamped the sentiment with a Christmas Emporium stamp and Clearsnap Decades ink, then cut it out with Spellbinders™ Nestabilities Labels Eighteen. 

Hop on to these blogs!

Wednesday, December 14th
Robin Shakoor
Yuka Hino
Jenifer Cowles
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Jingle

Make sure to leave a comment for your chance to win the prize!

Want to learn more about Graphic 45 and May Arts? Here's some fun information about these two fantastic crafting companies!

Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters. Together they create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album, altered art project, or home decor DIY project.

May Arts is a ribbon wholesaler, based in Riverside, Connecticut, serving over 16,000 customers worldwide.  They offer an exceptional selection of ribbons, including sheer, satin, grosgrain, silk and a variety of patterns and prints. They also maintain a steady stock of inventory so that orders can be fulfilled immediately. As one of the country’s leading wholesalers of decorative ribbons, May Arts has been providing superior products and the highest level of customer service for over 25 years.

Weekly Blog Roll
Monday, December 12th
Lynette Carroll
Jane Tregenza
Jack and Cat Curio
Candy Rosenberg
Latrice Murphy

Tuesday, December 13th
Ellen Sosnoski
Laura Denison
Charlene Driggs
Melaine Forbes
Jen Shears

Wednesday, December 14th
Robin Shakoor
Yuka Hino
Jenifer Cowles
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Jingle

Thursday, December 15th
Jinky Kowalski
Sherry Cheever
Britta Swiderski
Hilde Janbroers
Karen Baker

Friday, December 16th
Tara Orr
Kimberly Jones
Nancy Wethington
Peggy Cain
Nicole Eccles
Vera Yates

Supply List:
Graphic 45 Papers: Christmas Emporium 'Tis the Season, Toyland
Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Chipboard Tags 1
Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Stamps 3
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Decades Triumphant Red Antiquing Ink
Ribbon: May Arts Iridescent Taffeta, Cranberry Net, cream with gold stripe, green sparkly satin, gold and red sheer
Cardstock: Bazzill (green, red), Stampin Up! Very Vanilla, Neenah Natural White
Die cutting system: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Nestabilities Labels Eighteen
Flowers, leaves, and berries: Prima
Pins: Maya Road
Pine cones: Craft supply
Adhesives: Scotch 3M tape runner, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares, hot glue

89 comments:

  1. Here I am doing cards tonight thinking the same about cards - just about there with another project :) Love these cards :) So many layers :)

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  2. you did a great job of combining all the papers and ribbons on this card.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love the card! I will have to try out a variation of it tonight!

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  4. Such a beautiful project and I totally love that ribbon. Classy!

    Mary

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  5. Lovely Card, sure love the ribbon treatment here. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Gorgeous card! Love the papers, and your ribbon bows really add the finishing touch!

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  7. Lovely card and great way to use various ribbons.

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  8. love, love, love that card!!! the paper is fabulous!

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  9. Lovely! Thanks for sharing

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  10. I agree with you that just because you have beautiful products doesn't make it easy! Your work is gorgeous!

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  11. This is wonderful this vintage look it is just great!

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  12. Awesome card, love the vintage look of it.

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  13. Beautiful card.. love it..

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  14. Beautiful card - I have been to your blog many times - always inspirational. Merry Christmas!

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  15. Great job with the combination of papers and ribbons. Love it. TFS

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  16. Always love new card ideas and your wrapping 6 different ribbons is brilliant.

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  17. Beautiful projects and ribbons. Very classy the whole way around. Thank you for sharing!

    Sara T

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  18. This card is just beautiful! Love all the layers and that cluster with the bow.

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  19. Your card is stunning!

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous card!! TFS! and having this blog hop! So enjoying this!!

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  21. Beautiful card. I like the ribbon. Would never think of using this colored ribbon on the card with green/red color scheme. But it looks so nice there. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Gorgeous card! Love everything about it, especially that mini pine cone :-)

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  23. Loved the card and your choice of colors. E. Valencia

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  24. Love the card with the matching ribbon, thanks.

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  25. I got a little side tracked...I was checking out older posts in your blog. All I have to say is....AMAZING. And.....I guess I need to add to my list for Santa, as I saw some tools that I don't have.
    I know it must be a burden to be a craft enabler..LOL Thanks for sharing during the Graphic 45 and May Art hop and all the time.

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  26. I love your card and the ribbon is really quite beautiful! I want to get my hands on some of May Arts ribbon. Thanks for the chance!

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  27. love your card! its so pretty thanks for sharing
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  28. What a stunning card thanks for sharing it.

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  29. Great Christmas Card design!

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  30. Gorgeous!! I'm enjoying the blog hop. So many new sites to follow!

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  31. Fantastic card. I am having fun seeing all the projects on this blog hop.

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  32. Your card is gorgeous.

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  33. Love this exquisite card! What glorious papers and that bow is stupendous!

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  34. Wow, Gloria...that's a beautiful card!
    Deb, qoq_1athotmaildotcom

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  35. So So beautiful! Graphic 45 and May Arts combined are amazing!!

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  36. very lovely use of ribbon, and the pine cone was an oh so cute added touch. Happy scrapping!

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  37. Oh, WOW, such a STUNNER! Just LOVE all of your GORGEOUS embellishments!

    Hugs & Happy Holidays,
    Naomi

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  38. Your card is stunning...I love it.

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  39. BEAUTIFUL card Gloria, this is why I follow what you do! Love all the gorgeous ribbons and lovely paper!!!
    Crafty Holiday Hugs,
    Pendra
    pendrasplace.blogspot.com

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  40. this is a beautiful card. i love all the layers and 6 yes, 6 different elements. thanks for sharing.

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  41. I love this card you should send me one for the holiday! Think about it the season for giving!

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  42. Love your card, beautiful design!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Gosh, your card is stunning. Love all the wonderful layers and embellishments and the colors are so traditional. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  44. The perfect Christmas card. From the stunning ribbons to the perfect sentiment, not to mention the gorgeous G45 papers - LOVE it.... Hugs x

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  45. Looks outstunning!!! I know a great place where it should be... Do you need my adress? :D

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  46. wonderful project

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  47. I especially like the kiddo one!

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  48. Such a beautiful card! It looks so rich with all that ribbon on it. Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful inspiration with us. Happy Holiday Blessings to you and yours during the wonderful Holiday season!

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  49. Aaah a Proverbs 31 Woman ! Love your beautiful card, those Christmas Emporium papers are gorgeous and the ribbon you chose
    compliments it !

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  50. This is a charming project! Love all the colors.

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  51. The card is beautiful. I love the ribbon choices. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. love this card, the ribbon is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  54. Gorgeous card!!! THanks for sharing!

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  55. Just Gorgeous!!!

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  56. This is a truly beautiful card - full of lovely layers!

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  57. Your work is awesome! Beautiful creations, I'm delighted to have come here on the blog hop for some amazing inspiration!

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  58. Very pretty card, I like the layers.

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  59. You are just a master at cards. So very merry!

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  60. very pretty!
    Sandra ltb

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  61. nice card. thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  62. Wow - how do I get on your Christmas card list? This one is fabulous!

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  63. Absolutely Love this card! Love the use of 6 ribbons, the details are great. I will use this for inspiration!

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  64. All the little embellishments you added with your bow remind me of a vintage Christmas ornament. It is very pretty.

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  65. What a pretty card, love the colors. The ribbon is so pretty.

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  66. Your card is beautiful. I agree it may not be easy, but it sure is a lot of fun time in the crafting mode, especially fun at this time of year!

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  67. Beautiful work! I love seeing what others create for it just brightens my day from the hum drum normal life :-)

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  68. Bravo! es precioso!

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  69. This is very stunning. the ribbon and pinecone really compliment the card. Luv it!

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  70. Wow Gloria great use of ribbon and paper. TFS
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  71. Amazing card! The ribbon with the pine cone is beautiful!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  72. I just love the ribbon!!

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  73. Very Nice..Very pretty ribbon!

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  74. I like the layered ribbons. This paper is great for the holidays, too.

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  75. I love how you layered the ribbons, it really makes the card elegant.

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  76. Lovely card. Like the papers and the ribon.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Marianne

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  77. This is a gorgeous card Gloria...love your attention to detail and all the ways you used so many different types of ribbon. Great job : )

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