Friday, July 1, 2011

Stamp It! Cards Meets Stamping Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to this exciting blog hop!
I think it should be called the Win, Win Blog Hop
because there are so many chances to win great prizes offered by PaperCrafts Magazine.
For this blog hop,
all the winners of the Stamping Royalty Contest
have been given the following mission:
create an all occasion card in a patriotic color scheme using one of the stamp sets
from the 2011 Stamping Royalty Contest prize package.

here is my card:
I used the Stampin Up! "Aviary" set along with sentiment from
"Half Pint Heroes" Waltzing Mouse Stamps.
Stampin Up! also included a complete set of acrylic blocks in the prize package.
All inks are from my stash of Stampin Up!
I used Basic Grey papers from the 6 x 6 "It's a Party" pad along with
the blue/white polka dot from "My Mind's Eye".
All the border dies and star die are from Papertrey Ink.

It has been a thrill to share the royal spotlight with all the talented ladies on this blog hop.
I feel so blessed to have received this amazing prize and I am happy to share the blessing with a great cause.
My featured card, along with many more,
will be sent to
Operation Write Home.
You can read all about this cause HERE
PaperCrafts Magazine is encouraging others to send hand-made cards to military men and women serving our country, through Operation Write Home.  This organization will send cards overseas so that our heroes
may have quality, heartfelt cards to send back home to their loved ones.
Again,  a win, win situation!
For some card-making inspiration, visit the other card-makers on this blog hop.
Here is the list:


• Lynn Darda (you are here)

• Angela Fehr

Mariana Grigsby

Shelly Kurth

Sarah Jay

Cristina Kowalczyk

Karolyn Loncon

Stephanie Nagel

Laura Pryor

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Kelly Silva

Julia Stainton

Laurie Willison
Hop on over to these blogs and leave some love for a chance to win
a copy of Stamp It! Cards Vol.8

PaperCrafts Magazine is generously providing a copy to each blog hop participant to give away!
If you just can't wait, you can buy your copy HERE.
and wait...there's MORE...hop on over to the PaperCrafts Connection
and leave a comment for a chance to win one of 2 fantastic stamping prizes!
Details on their blog.
I told you this should be called Win, Win Blog Hop!
Leave a comment here, by midnight on Sunday, July 3 for a chance to win that new edition of
Stamp It! Cards, Vol. 8
and when you're done "hopping" please consider creating some cards for Operation Write Home.
thanks for stopping by!
 

196 comments:

Nicole said...

I love the papers you chose for your card! Fits the theme perfectly! Love the stamp too :)

Manasa said...

Very beautiful card ! Love your layers of paper that go beautifully together !

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful! Love the vintagey feel of this!

btsoi. said...

Lovely cards. Especially like the papers you chose.

Jade said...

Lynn - I always love your cards! Thanks for sharing such beauty with us all.

Patty Taylor said...

Love the layout!

jeryl said...

Very Americana... love it!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

so sweet!! love your layers and the stamps too.

mommyabbytommy said...

I love the red, white and blue! Beautiful!

Sassy said...

Great choice of papers and vintage look!

Isha said...

Love the layers and vintage feel of your card. thanks for the inspiration.

Jen W. said...

Love those patterned paper strips and the kraft star! :)

Marlena M. said...

I love those patriotic colors! ;)

Kris Sobolik said...

Beautiful card, the papers are wonderful.

Hussena said...

lovely card love the different layers u have created such lovely colors too.

Wendy said...

Love your choice of pattern paper in red, white and blue.

Susie said...

Love your Americana style on this. Beautiful sample.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Beautiful patriotic card!

Anonymous said...

Great card, thanks for sharing!
Brooke
brooke dienberg at yahoo dot com

Amanda said...

Love youe card!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a wonderful card!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Annette said...

Love your creativity..thanks for sharing.

tape said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for the chance to win.

Ellie A. said...

Sweet card indeed. Loving the colors.

~amy~ said...

The sweet birds teamed up with one of my all time fab BG papers = perfection!

Indy said...

Love the different layers of pattern paper! Great job!

Lai-Yoke said...

Great card and love how you teamed up with patriotic colours!

lynn said...

oh, i LOVE this, lynn! the papers are so pretty together!

Karen said...

so pretty....

Brandi said...

What a pretty card! I love the mix of patterned paper you chose. And the bird stamp is too cute.

Janice said...

Pretty card, love the birds,

Angela Fehr said...

This card is gorgeous - love the rich feel from pairing the whole thing with kraft card stock!

jengd said...

Wonderful! I love the mix of textures you have there!

Renae said...

Such a pretty card! I love the way you incorporated all of the different elements without making it look cluttered to like it is "too much".

Lillian Child said...

Congrats on being a stamping royalty member! And what FUN you must be having with all these fabulous stamp sets. Your card is SO sweet! Have a delightful July 4 weekend!

Sneha said...

the card is a beauty!!!
loved it a lott!!!

Scrapycandy said...

Terrific colors/papers! I would love to get a card like this. Thank you.

Cyndi S said...

What a wonderful card. Seeing red, white and blue together just warms my heart.
cstephenson at q dot com

okienurse said...

Great card. Love the colors. Vickie

lam said...

Beautiful card.I especially like the colours

thestampinglady said...

Your card is just so darn cute. I really like that SU set.

Katie Piotrowski said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing!

Rochelle Washington said...

I really like all the DP you used on this card. Very rustic and wonderful!

Beastybunny said...

Fantastic card. I love the colors and the papers you used. Good work.

B. Nguyen said...

What a gorgeous card! Also, I love OWH and all that they do. I just recently found out about them and I am hoping to be able to make some cards to contribute! :)

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a NEAT card!! LOVE the colors that you used!! That stamp is too cute!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS 4th of JULY WEEKEND!! =)

Kelly Massman said...

Love all of your choices! Wonderful card!

Anonymous said...

Cute card! I love the kraft star tied on with the baker's twine.

Raven said...

What a great card, thanks for sharing.

Jen Carter said...

Very cute patriotic card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Fun card:)

Oh2bnor said...

Your choices of papers are great... cute card.

Melanie said...

Dear Lynn, I am blown away by your card design - how you've used powerful patterned papers but that they are ofsett by the vacant craft card and the white.space around the stamping! Bravo.

Laura Pryor said...

So patriotic! I just love the papers you chose to work with!

marylouh said...

The colors used on this card are so appropriate for this time of the year. Happy 4th.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

How pretty...love the birds!!

Jan Garber said...

Great patriotic card!

Billie Dee said...

Wonderful vintage! I'd love to receive such a sweet card.

VanessaB said...

super cute. what a fun card- i love all the different pp.

Wendy said...

Fabulous red, white & blue card...LOVE it!

Carmen O. said...

Love the beautiful layering and cute stamps. Love RWB cards and yours is fantastic!

Mrs Ham said...

This a wonderful card. Great layer and antiquing.

Robin Gibson said...

Love that card, great border layering! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

i adore your card! especially the border papers used on the folded side! gotta get some! thanks! prhmangel@gmail.comi adore your card! especially the border papers used on the folded side! gotta get some! thanks! prhmangel@gmail.com

QuiltFrog said...

So cute. Love the vitange look.

Lost in Black & Gold said...

I LOVE how beautifully you layered your paper! Pretty colors all around!

Bev E said...

Great card. I always have trouble with kraft colored cardstock, so a new idea for it!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

How sweet, I love that ticket design!

Anonymous said...

What an adorable card. TFS

kimheggins said...

The bird is just too cute! Love the card too.

Anonymous said...

beautiful card!!! So talented

Eileen Doane said...

Beautiful Card!!!!

Kelly said...

Love your card! Love anything with a patriotic theme!

Kimberly S. said...

Very cute!! I love all the different papers you used! Very patriotic and vintage!! GREAT job!

Jingle said...

This is really cute!

Jaclyn Miller said...

loving those patriotic papers all lined up!

LoriT said...

So patriotic and beautiful! :)

charlene k said...

sweet card and the star is just perfect!

lynn79 said...

First off you have an amazing name! I love the layer look of the borders :) Very cute!

DHess33 said...

Such a cute card. I love the layered look and the little birds are cute.

Priya Mohan said...

Lovely card.. loved the colors and the papers:)

mb said...

Love the star and the blue polka dots! Great layout!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card, love the birdies in the cage and the paper borders :)
Jenny x

{VICKI} said...

great card

Noreen said...

Red, white and blue are always great colors, and I love the old fashioned look of your card!

Charlene said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for the inspiration!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

I love the red, white and blue with the kraft. It gives it that folk art feel.

Shelly said...

Hello to my other Stamping Royalty Queen, great papers you used on your card and overall too cute!

Sandra said...

how patriotic of you!
Sandra ltb

littlen said...

very nice card. tfs.
littlen44atgamilcotcom

Amanda M said...

super cute card and just in time for the holiday! Have a fantastic fourth, and thanks for the inspiration!

Mary said...

Great card Lynn. I love how all the prints go together so well. TFS, Mary M

Chunyuan said...

Great card.

Stephanie said...

Queen Lynn, I am also honored to share this spotlight with you...thank you! Your card is darling, I love the vintage look too!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Cute card!

Lacey said...

beautiful card Lynn!! I love the layers on it and the border punches and the mixture of pattern paper - very awesome!!

Tifany said...

Great card!
And congrats {again} on being Stamping Royalty!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

Shari B said...

Very cute and eye-catching design! I love the combination of patterns.

littlebitoftoto said...

Love the red star paper...cute card...thanks for helping OWH..

Karen B. said...

What a great card, the star accent is the best!

Anonymous said...

Really cute papers that go so well together! Like all the different edges.

Thanks for sharing, Susan

Melissa said...

Lovely card!

Kim Faucher said...

Love this card... great operation to send to the troops.. I'll have to look into that.. I have so many extra cards and it would be a great cause!

Cynthia B. said...

Love the colors and different border shapes you've used here. TFS this lovely card!!

bzyPTmom said...

Love your cute card--that stamp set is so dang cute! I hope to get some cards made for the troops--why are long weekends so short?

Nikki said...

Such a patriotic card and very vintage looking too :)

Anita said...

Stunning card!

Moosisk said...

Love your layout used on this card. The patriotic colors in the papers is FAB! :D

Sharon D from Canada said...

Cute card! Really fun mix of pp! And the little star with the twine is such a great finishing touch!

Renee VanEpps said...

Such a sweet card! Love these colors with kraft!

Tina Moore said...

Love how this card really is an all-occasion card, sometimes those are the hardest! Great job!

sharon g said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the card!

Paige Dolecki said...

Love the vintage patriotic feel!

Paige

Carol said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Not Quite a Newbie said...

love the kraft paper use.

postal orphan said...

Love the papers in this card - it turned out great!

Jennifer J said...

What a cute card! Thanks for sharing.

Judy1223 said...

Lynne, congratulations on being part of such a great group. Your card is fabulous... I love the kraft with red and blue. I also love the shapes and border shapes you have combined. Great card!
Judy1223

Anonymous said...

Jenise said: Wonderful card and a wonderful cause! Super idea to help our troops who do so much for our country.

Wikolia said...

Such beautiful cards!

Queen Mary said...

The paper combo is perfect! Cute, cute card!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Aw, this is sweet.

lisa a.

Cherri said...

Congrats on your success and your beautiful card. Great job!

monikastamp said...

Aviary is a very cute set. Thanks for sharing your card.
Monika Davis (from Georgia)

Emily Leiphart said...

This card is so sweet, Lynn!

kiesasalazar said...

i love your card. the border strips are awesome and the birds are so sweet. great job!

Romaine said...

I love the mix of papers!

Sandy said...

Very, very cute card! Love the different papers... great job!

krismybliss said...

Those 2 birdies are so cute! Love those papers...they are great together!

rush said...

love your paper. thank you for sharing the card.

cutiephinphin said...

What a lovely card. Love the papers you choice.

yainea said...

I love the vintage look and the patterned papers you used. Thanks for sharing :)

Keena said...

I love your papers!! The birds are the cutest!!

Janet Z said...

Such a pretty card!

Jennie said...

LOVE those scallops!! Great design :)

Elise said...

Your card is so cute! I love the birds!

Sarah B. said...

Very patriotic! The birds are my favorite ;)

Cari D. Cruse said...

Beautiful card! I love the combo of kraft paper with the patriotic colors. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. I like how all different papers work together. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara F.

Toni K said...

I love it!!! Gorgeous card! Lovin' the red, white, and blue!

Charity said...

Your card is cute. I like that there are two birds in the cage. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Staveness said...

I love the various papers you chose! Love it!

Melissa said...

I love the way you layered the borders on the left side, lovely card!

Emily Keaton said...

Fabulous card! I just love those papers you used. :)

AHadley said...

Such a beautifully designed card!

Marla J said...

Great patriotic colors on this card! And the birds are so cute!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Ah.. I love those darling patriotic little birds. Aren't they so sweet in you perfect card!!

bethann d said...

ccute,,, too too cute

FamOrnelas said...

Great Patriotic Card! There is someone out there who is going to love to send this out! :)

Marie said...

Love the card,great work.

Amystarz said...

Just lovely! I love how you added a patriotic color scheme...this card is sure to bring joy to the sender and recipient.

Anonymous said...

love the card and the color selections..great job

Susan said...

What a great twist on the patriotic red, white and blue theme! Wonderful!

Carolyn said...

I love how your card completely suits Operation Write Home. Love the patterned paper as well.

Sue D said...

Great card--I like the papers you used.

Tami Mayberry said...

Love it!!!

Faith said...

Love your choice of papers - so cute! Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

cgargus said...

Wonderful! Love the colors and slightly antique look to it. Great card!

diana said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love your card, so patriotic. Thanks

Lin said...

Your card is adorable! Love the unexpected measuring tape, the red, white and blue color scheme, and the sweet birds in their cage!

Scrapfaire said...

LOVE this card! Thanks so much for using all those different borders and colored inks for inspiration!

AJoy said...

Love all the different layers. Very cute card.

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

funkycrafter said...

what a nice approach to red, white and blue.

Elicia P said...

Love the cards, and your paper selection...how patriotic!

Anonymous said...

Super cute card!

jlh774 at gmail dot com

Emsworth Girl said...

I love the birds in cages, and explanation of sending cards to the troops, that is a great cause. And very detailed instructions of your card well done!

Helen L said...

Love this: patriotic, but on the soft side!! So perfect for a "love you" card!!

Janice Boon said...

Beautiful Card and the birds in the cages just add the touch to it. Thanks for Sharing!

Marie / Legojenta said...

So fun with all of the strips of paper next to the image =) TFS!

Tanja said...

Lovely colours and stamps!

Michelle Single said...

I love all the patterned papers you put together on this card!!! Wow!!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love your mix of different patterned paper strips!

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Cute card, love the pp borders and the stamp :-)

Pam Young said...

Very cute card!! Great paper combo.

Svetlana said...

Great card! So patriotic and retro!
svetlana xx

Zanne Koller said...

Lynn, love, love this red, white and blue card. Can't wait to see the new issue of Stamp It!

Danielle Coelho said...

I want to win!

MakingCardsIsFun! said...

The prize is eye candy!

CherryTrinn said...

Beautiful card, love the bird peeking out

Helen F. said...

Love the layout and papers you used here, Lynn!

sunnysc243 said...

great card!

Tanya C. said...

Beautiful card! Love the layers!

Angie said...

Very cute card. I like the effects of the stamp!

Karen said...

So pretty, I love the papers that you used.

Joan V said...

Oh, how cute. I love how you used all the papers.

Denise said...

Sweet card... I love all the layers!
DeniseB

Susan S said...

Good card. I like the color scheme, it's not your ususal"love you" colors.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love the colors you used and the vintage feel of this card!! Great job!

Katie said...

Your 4th of July card is beautiful. I really like this card also, love the different edge details and the little star. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Brenda said...

Love your use of patriotic colors in the scallops, beautiful card!

Mandi said...

Great card. I love the colors.

ostrichs said...

Brilliantly creative!

SueB said...

great card! I didn't use a bit of DP on my 4th of july card this year ... too lazy to go digging thru my stash, I guess! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Naseer Ahmad said...

This card image which you have made Stampin Up design looking so unique.

Plastic Card
Plastic Cards

Sarah said...

Now that the hop is over, I wanted to mention how genius it was to use that Basic Grey paper. The colors and patterns you pulled from it really make the card.