Saturday, September 5, 2015

Craft Hoarders Anonymous September 2015 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous September 2015 Blog Hop! I'm so glad you stopped by today, giving me the opportunity to share a trio of cards I created. 






You should be coming to my blog from Pam's blog. After visiting me, hop over to Glenda's blog next. To start at the beginning of the hop, and for a full list of participants, go to Gloria's blog here.

I have to give a big thank you to Gloria for coming up with the idea of a Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop and giving me a prod to use some of my extensive collection of pretty little things. For this first Hop, I concentrated on using buttons and bling, along with the contrasting textures of burlap and tissue paper to create a trio of Clean & Simple cards.

I need a wedding card for the son of dear friends this month and so this heart card was my first design. The tissue paper is die cut first and layered on a burlap square. Because these materials are a little flimsy and I didn't want the burlap to fray too much before I was finished adding the embellishments, the panel is backed with a transparency square.




The threaded buttons are adhered first and the pearls and bling added to fill in the gaps. A trio of bright pink flowers cover one corner, along with a Maya Road butterfly pin. The Avery Elle sentiment is stamped on a piece of vellum and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.




With design inspiration coming from CAS(E) This Sketch! #139, I am linking up to their challenge.




For this second card, a star die cut creates the window for a shaker card.




You can see here how I added the transparency to the back of the burlap for stability before cutting out the star center and adhereing the burlap to the main panel.




Threaded buttons, pearls and bling outline the star shape, an embossing folder is used to add texture to the back of the shaker box and microbeads provide the filling.




The sentiment is created by pairing a Simon Says Stamp die cut with an embossed sentiment banner. The shimmer card stock works well all the bling.

For this last card, I followed the same steps as the other cards, starting with the resin butterfly and adding the buttons and bling around it.




Once again, an Avery Elle sentiment is stamped and heat embossed on the vellum banner.




Some of my bling was in the colors I needed for these cards, but the majority of my extensive collection is clear or white. The pearls and gems are so easy to color with Copic markers to get the color I needed.

The design of this birthday card was inspired by inverting Freshly Made Sketches #202 and it is also being linked to Seize the Birthday in the Anything Goes category.



I hope you are inspired to use some of the crafting supplies you have been hoarding and will take some time to visit all the blogs of the very talented designers in this Hop!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


36 comments:

  1. I am a button collector, so you know I love these amazing cards! Such a great idea, I might just have to scrap lift it!

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  2. Wow brilliant, cant think of a better way to use up the buttons and bling. You are so clever.

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  3. Beautiful cards! Great way to use those stashed buttons! Rebecca!

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  4. What a lovely hoard of buttons and i amazed to see your beautiful collection of buttons with very creative ideas and love the colors too! So inspiring! I am going to pinned them!

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  5. Great use of all those beautiful buttons, Jacquie!!! Love the burlap and vellum, too!!! Beautiful cards!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  6. Oh, these are so cool! Fabulous cards, Jacquie!

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  7. I LOVE buttons and I do have a HUGE stash...OK I guess I'm a hoarder. Just love your cards. I know that I'm a hoarder because when I look at your cards, I just say....I don't know if I could part with sooooo many buttons on one project, hehe.

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  8. Great use of the colored embellishments. My favorite is the blue birthday card. Well done.

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  9. These are spectacular!! All of them so special. Glad you shared with us this week at FMS!

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  10. Love your trio of cards Jacquie! I must say I really love the butterfly even if you hadn't linked it up over at STB. Thanks for playing along, we sure do appreciate it!

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  11. Wow, what a gorgeous set of cards, Jacquie!! Love your creativity in using the buttons!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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  12. It truly is a grand idea to push one to get out al those goodies... you've used them beautifully, Jacquie! Thanks for sharing your heart [pun intended] with us at CTS!!
    =]

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  13. What a great use for your buttons and oh so colorful!

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  14. What a great use for your buttons and oh so colorful!

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  15. WOW, all these are truly amazing, buttons are now officially back in vogue (thanks to you)! I especially love your star shaker / burlap / button card and would love to case it one day, thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Wow, what creative card designs! I am just crazy about all those buttons! I have to admit that I have a lot of decorative buttons but I never use them. Now I'll be seeing them in a different way.

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  17. Great use of buttons and embellishments; you have done such a wonderful job of making them into these really fantastic cards...of course that blue one with the butterfly is my absolute favorite! Such inspiration!

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  18. These creations are so cute and a wonderful use of stash.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  19. What gal doesn't like buttons and bling! I have been hoarding mine for a long time so I guess it's time to get them out and get buttoning and blinging! Thanks for the inspiration I love it well Done! Beautiful!

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  20. Three beautiful cards. Now I know what to do with all my buttons.

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  21. stunning cards!! LOVE your buttons and bling!! gorgeous!!

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  22. Beautiful cards, love the inspiration of your use of buttons.

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  23. Thanks for the reminder about using copics to color buttons and bling. Beautiful colors!

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  24. very cool presentation of technique

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  25. Love all your pretty cards. Great way to use those buttons. The butterfly one is my favorite. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

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  26. These cards are all like little treasures. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  27. OMG, these are just beautiful. I love how you used all those buttons in a different way. I am truly inspired, since I have such a large stash of buttons myself. TFS

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  28. You know I have been a button hoarder for ages! I just adore these cards. I am not sure which is my favorite! I love the addition of the butterfly on the last one. Plus...I am hoarding that same stamps set....it looks amazing in gold! Great job on the first hop! ;)

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  29. Oh wow! Love these cards, Jacquie! There are so fun!

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  30. I have soooo many buttons Jacquie! You really inspired me with this fantastic cards!
    So glad you joined us at Case this sketch and Seize the birthday!

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  31. Oh my gosh, Jacquie. These are gorgeous but must have taken hours and hours to make, especially since you threaded all the buttons. I admire your patience and creativity.

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  32. These cards are just amazing. I just found this post on right time as my brother is getting married soon at one of iconic wedding venues Los Angeles and would love to use this idea. I hope he likes it too as I am pretty much in love with them.

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