Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Year's Day  Blog Hop. I am very excited to be participating and hope you enjoy your visit. If you are here for the Blog Hop then you are in the right place! If you are just visiting my blog and would like to join in on all of the fun, please be sure to visit Yolanda to start at the beginning of the hop. You should have arrived from Cassie's Blog. After you leave my site you will be going to Kathryn's Blog.

Here is a list of the blogs participating in the hop in case you get lost along the way:

1. Crafty Scentiments http://craftyscentiments.blogspot.com/
2. scrapincovers http://www.cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com/
3. TinaB http://ollieanddextersmommy.blogspot.com/
4. cricutkris http://www.tatteredprimitives.com/
5. SoonerMT http://www.paperrenee.com/
6. gonecampn http://www.scrapcavecreations.com/
7. buggin_out http://www.papercraftingchic.com/
8. MissyMel http://papertreats.blogspot.com/
9. Lissa http://somanycrafts.wordpress.com/
10.Kreimers http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/
11.txscrappermom http://txscrappermom.blogspot.com/
12.Scrappin' Palace http://scrappinpalace.blogspot.com/
13.DeannaMulder http://deannaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/ (You are here)
14.WamFamily http://www.wamfamily.blogspot.com/
15.Ms_Dee http://www.dees-specialthings.blogspot.com/
16.YvonneBalmer http://ink-spirations.blogspot.com/
17.TiffysMom http://angiespaperpassion.blogspot.com/
18.Heart2hand http://heart2handshighlights.blogspot.com/ 

I decided to make two versions of an easel card for you today. I made both a vertical easel card, and a horizontal easel card.  For my first card I started with a 4 1/4" X 11" piece of card stock and scored it at 5 1/2" and 8 1/4". My front piece of my card is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". I used Core 'dinations Card Maker Series Pearls paper in Starlight Pearls for my card base. This is nice heavy paper with a beautiful pearlized finish. The patterned paper is from the DCWV Black Current paper stack. The purple mat was cut at 4" X 5 1/4" and the patterned paper was cut at 3 3/4" X 5".  I also used the Core 'dinations Pearl paper for my Cricut cuts. I used my new Cricut Imagine and the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridges to cut the bottle and it's layers at 5". Using the Imagine allowed me to create colors for the bottle and the layers that went with my patterned paper. I added some star dust stickles to the exploding champagne at the end of the bottle. The bottle was attached with foam dots to the front of my card and I added an ivory satin ribbon that I had in my stash. For the inside I used the Celebrate with Flourish Cricut Lite cartridge. I cut the first 3 layers of  Happy New Year sentiment at 1 1/2" and attached it to the lower third of my card on the inside with foam tape. This is what holds the card open.


For my horizontal version of the easel card I started with a piece of 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" card stock and scored it at 4 1/4"  and 6 3/8". My front card piece measures 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". I used all the same papers for this card as I did for the vertical card. I used the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge to cut the clock and top hat. I cut all the layers at 3 1/2" and attached it to the card front with foam dots. For the inside I created a mat with the purple paper and some of the Core 'dinations paper and stamped Celebrate in plumeria ink by Versamark. I attached this mat with the sentiment on it to the lower one third of the inside of my card with foam dots. Again, this is what holds the card open.  I hope you have enjoyed your visit.


Now on to the Blog Candy. I am giving away this Perfect Pages Everyday Grid Layout. The kit includes chipboard punch out letters, glittered embellishments, journaling tags, as well as 4 sheets of grid paper. All you need to do is leave a comment under this post. You do not have to become a follower to enter but I would love it if you chose to follow me. I will use Random.Org to select a winner on Monday January 3rd and will post the winner by 9pm PST.



 
Thanks for visiting. Your next stop is Kathryn's Blog.





72 comments:

  1. Your cards are great. I have just decided to add "make an easel card" as a goal for 2011!

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Happy New Year,
    Georgiana
    http://www.carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/
    coachfans at cox dot net

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  2. Happy New Year. Love both styles of Easel card. I need to make this style more often

    fitscrapper@verizon.net

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  3. Great cards! I love the one with the top hat and clock!

    I just became a new follower and would love to have you stop by my blog too!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy New Year! Great cards... TFS bettylarryn at yahoo dot com

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  5. very cute cards! TFS!! I am your newest follower!

    www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com
    zenzen89@bellsouth.net

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  6. Lovely hop. Great project. Happy New Year.

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  7. GREAT easel cards!!! Happy New Year to you!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    hugs, Tanya
    freddylswillima(at)windstream(dot)net

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  8. What elegant cards! I love how your made them easel cards. Happy New Year!

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  9. Very nice card. Happy New Year!!

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  10. Oh my what cute cards!! I love them and you are making me want an Imagine even more!! Stopping by from the blog hop. Now following your blog.

    Missy from papertreats.blogspot.com
    melhorn_m at yahoo dot com

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  11. Your cards are great. Yet another thing to add to my list of things.

    Thanks for participating in the hop. Hope we can do this again soon.

    Yolonda

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  12. Deanna,
    I made it!
    It has been a great blog hop so far!
    What awesome blog candy!
    And what a great day for a hop!
    Im a little football....ed out...lol
    see you on Frugal....

    Denise.crosby@yahoo.com

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  13. Cute Cute Project!

    Happy New Year All!!

    Susan
    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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  14. Awesome easel card. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year.

    ShersL84bed at aol.com

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  15. sooo pretty Deanna! Thanks for inviting us on the Frugal list! Bekthecrazy@yahoo.com

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  16. Happy New Year!!! My e-mail is paezworld at verizon dot net. Thanks!

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  17. Nice cards! I never did an easel card before. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  18. Thanks for both cards. I keep seeing easel cards and have yet to try it. I have 2 big birthdays coming up so I think you have convinced me to try it out.
    simplybren at hotmail dot com

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  19. Very cute card!
    Jen
    http://mccalleyhouse.blogspot.com/
    mccalleyhouse@frontier.com

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  20. Very nice cards. I hope you have a great new year. Jill
    jcd1@esrta.com

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  21. That's my next project making an easel card. Thanks for great ideas!!

    Happy New Year!
    Jackie
    jmpresearch at gmail.com

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  22. I love your cards. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year! gikinney@gmail.com

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  23. Love the cards. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

    kmcilrath@cfl.rr.com

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  24. Very cute cards. I hope I can start coming up with come cute ideas.

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

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  25. Cute card. Maybe next year I will send New Year cards instead of Christmas.

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  26. Your cards are amazing! So glad I stopped by!

    Pam

    pam.struff@gmail.com

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  27. have not made one of these yet must give it a try TFS
    Hugs
    poochietoo at gmail dot com

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  28. i like the way your card came out. so much inspiration on this Hop thank you

    designsbyleti at gmail dot com

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  29. Happy New years to you and your family! Great projects! TFS!
    jennyplace26atgmaildotcom

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  30. Wahoo! The first blog hop of 2010. Love your project. One of my resolutions, of course, is to scrap more! Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance to win! :)
    ~Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  31. very nice, thanks for sharing!

    nygator95 at gmail dot com

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  32. Very Nice......Happy New Year...I am now a follower.....

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  33. Love to scrap LyndraJanuary 1, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    Deanna,
    I love your cards. I especially like that you used some of my favorite products.

    Happy New Years!!!

    Lyndra
    dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

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  34. I had fun looking at your cards and became a follower!
    Stephanie
    scrapadelic at gmail.com

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  35. cute easel cards - love the way the first opens and stands.

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  36. I have never made an easel card. Thanks for the detailed instructions on the two varieties. Happy New Year!

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  37. Great cards...I love easel cards!!!

    eggdcr8tr@satx.rr.com

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  38. Your card is sooo festive. Nice work. TFS Im now a follower.

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  39. Great Easel cards. I need to break down and try making some of these. TFS and Happy New Years.

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  40. Both cards are fabulous. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  41. I am a new follower! Yes... I love new blogs to follow! Thank you for sharing your fun cards. I have always wanted to try an easle card. Hopefully soon. Thank you for sharing! pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  42. Love both of your cards. So pretty. I've never made an easel card, but after seeing yours, it's next on my list!
    Happy New Year!
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  43. Thanks for participating in the blog hop! I love your twins card--that is so precious.

    stampinkari at comcast dot net

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  44. Very cute cards!!! Just adorable.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  45. Very nice cards! Thanks for sharing.

    chowlulu at aol dot com

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  46. Deanna-Your card is awesome!! Love all the comments!! : )

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  47. Love you paper choices. Very nice!

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  48. Wow -- I had to scroll down forever to leave a comment! Love those colors and the champagne bottle is really neat! Happy Happy New Year cards Deanna!!
    Sandy Dehon

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  49. Love your work...such detail! Thanks for sharing with us...gave me a few ideas.
    Angela
    fjliv@sbcglobal.net

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  50. I love these easel cards. Thanks for sharing.

    cricutinkansas at hotmail.com

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  51. Love your cards and love the clock!
    embellishartist at gmail dot com

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  52. Oh WOW.. these are beautiful! Looked around your blog, love your style, so I am now a new follower of your blog! Cant wait to see whats next!
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove at aol dot com

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  53. great ideas all over the place, thanks ladies.

    shanasewing at yahoo dot com

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  54. both of you cards are beautyful. keep up the great work

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  55. Very cute easel card. I am on the fence about getting an Imagine but am being convinced more and more from the projects I am seeing.

    Happy New Year!

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  56. Love the cards. I have never made an easel card but really need to try it! Thanks for sharing.
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

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  57. Love the blog...thanks for the BLOG CANDY as well. Great prize to win.

    Thanks for doing the blog hop...lots to see and drool over

    HUgs
    rhonda

    rhonda.davenport@yahoo.com

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  58. Your cards are beautiful. I love easel cards.

    bjohn3237@aol.com

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  59. Oh I love the easel cards!!! *Hugs* & Happy New Year!

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  60. I love this, Deanna! Great, great job!!!

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  61. What great cards!! I love easel cards! TFS!!

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

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  62. I love the look of easel cards and you have done a fantastic job!

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  63. Both of your cards are exquisite!!! :) I love non-traditional folds on cards! I have been meaning to try an easel card, too (you know, I've never seen a horizontal one before-thank you for the dimensions!).

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win (a great prize, by the way!),

    Jennifer
    partridgleu at yahoo dot com

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