Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Twinery/DiscountCardstock.com: {Blog Hop}


The Introduction:

The Twinery and DiscountCardstock.com Design Teams are joining up today for a fun summer party blog hop!

If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from Trudy Sjolander's blog. If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!

If you are one of my regular readers: Thanks for coming back! I love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at The Twinery's blog.

The Details:
As you hop from blog to blog make sure and comment on every post because there will be two winners chosen randomly along the hop.

If you get lost anywhere along the hop (or if someone is having a blog glitch!) a complete list of participants will be posted on The Twinery and DiscountCardstock.com blogs.

This hop will end on 7/13/2011 and winners will be posted on The Twinery and DiscountCardstock.com blogs the following day.

The Prizes:

Colorful Bunch Sampler Pack (a $20 retail value!) from The Twinery:


DiscountCardstock.com will be giving away a paper sampler pack (a $20 retail value!).

The Sponsors:


The Twinery

Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 11 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.


DiscountCardstock.com

DiscountCardstock.com was launched in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our mission is to provide great quality cardstock and specialty papers at discount pricing. We offer 100% acid and lignin free, archival quality uncoated cardstocks, as well as metallic, vellum, hand-made specialty papers, envelopes, scored cards and high qualify art paper and cards that are specially coated and developed for use by professional artists and card makers using ink jet printers.


The Cards:

As you may already know, I am on The Twinery's Design Team, so I've worked with (and loved!) their twine from the very beginning.
You can't go wrong when you choose to use The Twinery's twine!

This was, however, my first experience with DiscountCardstock.com and I must say that their cardstock is fabulous (I especially love the 80# cardstocks).


I started by using the Posh White Linen (80#) and Kraft (80#) cardstock from DiscountCardstock.com to create my card bases.
Each base was then stamped with a background stamp and sentiment.


I then used a circle punch and Sea Blue (65#), Posh Red Pepper Linen (80#), and Gold (65#) cardstock from DiscountCardstock.com to create the beach balls.

I added finishing touches on each of the cards with some Caribbean, Lemondrop, and Maraschino twine from The Twinery.
The Twinery offers the best twine out there and it sure adds a beautiful finishing touch to any project.


Thanks for stopping by today!

If you aren't already a follower, I'd love to have you follow my blog! I am almost to 250 followers and I think that might require a little giveaway...what do you think?

The Next Stop:
Heidi Blankenship's blog

I find that stamping is what brings these cards to their fullest potential, so I am entering them in the Moxie Fab World: Stamp It! challenge.

Supplies:
Twine: The Twinery (Caribbean, Lemondrop, Maraschino);
Cardstock: DiscountCardstock.com (Sea Blue 65#, Posh Red Pepper Linen 80#, Gold 65#, Posh White Linen 80#, Kraft 80#);
Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Woodgrain, Loopy Loo Polkas, Chillaxin');
Ink: Tsukineko (Turquoise Gem, Jumbo Java);
Marker: Tsukineko (Memento - Rich Cocoa);
Pen: UniBall (Signo - White);
Tools: Fiskars (Round N Round Squeeze Punch, Trimmer, Scissors); Martha Stewart/EK Success (Scoring Board);

110 comments:

Nicolle74 said...

What a fun card! Thanks for sharing!..:)

dclouser said...

These cards are really unique! Love them!

Barb O. said...

This is a really cute card! Love the beachball idea and that you created it from different colored cardstock. Great idea! And the twine gives it such a nice, simple touch. Great job!

Laurel said...

Great cards!

joydee1963 said...

I am a new follower,I love your cards,so cute,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Francesca said...

blog hopping!

Annette said...

Beautiful cards... Thanks for sharing.

Heather Innusa said...

What a fun card set!!! Such a great idea to make a beach ball for summer!

Vinyl Rocks My World said...

What fun, summery cards! Love them!

Kelly Massman said...

too cute!

Kelly Sas said...

Love your cards - clean and simple yet perfect! I love Twinery twine and now I am off to check out DiscountCardstock.com.

Shauna K said...

so fun!! love the beach balls :D

Becki said...

Very simple yet elegant in a fun summery kind of way. Love the cards!

Becki
Happy Card Encouragement Factory

Cassie said...

These would make wonderful invitations, Tifany :D

Isha said...

Love your CAS cards. The use of twine looks lovely.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great cards! Love how you did the background!

mommyabbytommy said...

So sweet, and simple. My two favorites. :) Nice work.

connie said...

cute cards!

Basiljen said...

Great idea for the beachball! Thanks!

Kasi said...

Oh so simple yet so darling!

bethann said...

love the CAS design, so fantastic

Kim C said...

Ooh, love your cards and your use of the twine. The one big accent on the card is such a great embellishment. Thanks for sharing!

Jen Carter said...

Tifany these are so cute! I love how you tied the twine around the middle of the ribbon! Great job!

My Cricut Craft Room said...

This looks great! Thanks for sharing!

Lysa said...

Very cute!

Lori said...

Love the cards, so cute. I'm your new follower!

scrappingnana said...

Cute cards. TFS

Glora said...

Beautiful cards Tifany! I just love them both! Hugs- Glora

havinfunwithcards said...

Great card, have a great day :)

Percilla G said...

Oh I love all of them
Love the MK backgrounds and how you used the twine
I am a follower and look forward to returning and seeing what else you have come up with !
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{jennie} said...

Great summer themes card! What a creative way to make the beach ball.

McVic said...

fun cards! love the little ball and twine! great combo!
kacee

Lisa Petrella said...

Love those beachballs!!!! So colorful and fun!!

Christy J said...

Love how the twine colors match the cardstock! TYFS!

Jan said...

Darlin' card....Thanks!

sharon g said...

So simple, so cute. I'm now a Follower

Stephanie K said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors and the twine! Thanks for sharing!

scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

Basement Stamper said...

Great cards, love the CAS look to them.

Michelle said...

Those are so fun!
scrappinmomof2 at gmail dot com

Isabel Z said...

These are so much fun;I love them.

Tere said...

I wish I could make simple cards look this gorgeous!!!

Chunyuan said...

Very creative cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are super cute! I love the summer theme to them! Thanks so much!
Lisa

glowegal said...

What a cute summery card! I love how you changed the backgrounds up and added the twine! Have fun at the pool! :)

Hippity hop ...

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun collection of cards! I am really enjoying all the different colored twine

TheWrightStuff said...

Cute cards...I would like to send these sunny hellos to all of my girlfriends to set up a pool date. Thanks for sharing your project.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

What fun cards!!! Love your beachball!! TFS

Anita said...

Stunning cards!

Angie said...

great card!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Love your fun simple card!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fun & cute!

Lee said...

Your blog is so nice and your card so cool! I love it! Became a follower! thanks!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love these invitations, Tifany! You featured both the twine and the cardstock beautifully!

Ledia..... said...

very cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yainea said...

Great cards! I love them, thanks for sharing :)

Jen said...

Cute beach ball card...those papers look awesome!

Stephanie said...

I love these cards Tiffany!

Diana Queen said...

What fun summery cards! Great way to show off these cardstock colors and the twine makes for just the right embellishment!

Arlene said...

That twine looks so GOOD!

Now the cards look FANTASTIC... that pop of color of the beach ball. YES!

Wendy said...

I love the look of twine on cards...these are cute!

Pamk said...

cute cards.

craftaholic said...

Very fun and Creative cards!! Great Beach ball!! TFS!!! I am now a New follower of your blog!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

Emily Keaton said...

How adorable for summer! I love how you used your twine from The Twinery. :)

Stefani said...

Very cute cards! They are simple, fun, and perfect for just a little something! Very unique.

Thanks for being party of the hop!

slsbcreations@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

those cards are super cute! tfs!

Karen L said...

Such a cute card and perfect for summer!! I am already a follower and just love your designs!

Trisha said...

Such fun cards. I agree with you about the Twinery bakers twine. I have yet to try the Discount Cardstock, but I need to get busy and order some of the 80# since it is so hard to find. TFS and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Sheri Twing said...

Adorable summer cards! The twine gets me everytime!

Sheri Twing said...

Such adorable summer cards! I love the twine!

Sheri Twing said...

Ooops, didn't mean to post twice, didn't think it took the first time.

Deborah said...

What a cool way to use the twine - I'm totally doing this!

Carrie said...

Cute cards!

Penne said...

Absolutely adorable! This is fun stuff... TFS

Alyson said...

I love the fun summer beach ball cards, so cute!

Angels Watching Over Me said...

It's fun and inspiring to see everyone's work on the blog hop.

Clare G said...

Love it, clean and so cute with the twine & beach ball!

Lisa said...

Really fun CAS card :)

Emily said...

That twine really does add a beautiful touch. Thanks for the hop stop.

Yvonne said...

Love the cards!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Great cards!! Love the fun design!!

Lindsey said...

Love how you created the beach balls! Fantastic cards.

Lynne said...

Love your cards! Thanks for sharing them.

SueB said...

cute cards - thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp! I've not used Discount's card stock and would LOVE to win a sampling!

Renee VanEpps said...

Awesome cards! Love the wood grain background and the creative way you used the twine!

Angelica Suarez said...

Oh my gosh, LOVE those beach balls Tifany!! I never have to look far for a fabulous card set idea - you rocked them!! You definitely showed the paper and Twinery perfectly! - angelica :)

Monika Wright said...

Such a beautiful job of highlighting the twine and cardstock!

quilt4fun2 said...

So simple but so cute. Love your cards and the twine is so fun. Thank You for sharing in the hop.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Amber S said...

What nice cards! I love that you made your own beach ball. I wish I could be so clever with just a circle punch!

Carrie said...

So much twine.....so many ideas! Thanks !

Janet Z said...

Very cute cards!!

Jan Larson said...

Such cute cards! Love the bright colors!!

Susan said...

Super cute invitations. I love the way you paper-pieced with the carstock to make your beach balls really pop off the page. Great use of the twine too to bring those colours together!

Valhi said...

Great summer cards!

Jenna K. said...

I NEED THIS TWINE!!!

Sandi said...

Love the beach ball and all the bright summery colors!

emily said...

Cute card that is great for the summer.

Ruby said...

Love your cards, especially the second one with the large ribbon and that fab twine centre!

Evelene S said...

I love how you used the different card stock to make the beach balls.
A great card for summertime.

esterling1923 at gmail dot com

Cheryl Leong said...

Cute cards u have there!!!! Oooo pick me pick me as a winner !!!!! I wana try the twinery...

Karen said...

You're a fun designer. Thanks for sharing, and for helping us have a chance to win beautiful prizes.
Blessings,
Karen

cappuccino and colour said...

these couldnt be anymore perfect. soo cool.

Katie said...

Very cool idea! Love the beachball and how the twine wraps around the ribbon. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Debbie C. said...

What a cute card.

Beth said...

cute cute cards. thanks for sharing

Kim B said...

Fun card!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Tifany

I love the fun cards you made for the hop! I have seen your stuff from The Twinery before, but am glad to learn about Discount Cardstock! Thanks for being a part of the hop! Lot of fun, new ideas!

Kerys said...

Cute cute cards! Simple yet very effective! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Lauren said...

These cards are so summery! Just make me want to get out of the house and into a pool asap! Thanks for sharing!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic cards!!!

Cath said...

Hey Tifany! Thanks again for linking up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)