Thursday, 8 August 2013

Catherine & Cathy Create: Back to School Blog Hop !!

Hey All !!

Welcome to the first Catherine and Cathy Create Blog Hop !!


I am your first stop !! So yay me !! If you go to Catherine and Cathy Create you can find a full list of all our fabulous Design Team, or you can just follow along until you get back to me !! And make sure you leave lots of comments - cause over on CCC we LOVE to give away prizes !! For this blog hop we are giving away the AWESOME Label Love stamp set !!


Isnt that a great one !?! In order to win you need to do a few things:

1) Be a follower over on Catherine and Cathy Create ! You can do this by email, Google or BlogLovin'
2) Comment on EACH of the awesome designers on the blog hop !! For every comment you make you get an entry ! The comments will close on August 11th at 11:59 EST. The winner will be announced on August 14th with out Tags Challenge post !

OK so on to my project !!

Now, I am not really in that Back to School mode. My son is almost 3, so its a few years before I have to deal with that (that God hahaha). But I had a lot of fun coming up with a fun School Themed project ! I didn't have any school-ish stamp sets, so I did one of my FAV things !! Punch Art !! Take a look at the cute apple card I came up with !!


Isn't that sweet !?! And it was SO easy to create !! I used one of the circles from the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out my Real Red apple. Then the top of the Full Heart Punch gave me the "bumps" on the bottom, and the 1-1/4" Circle Punch clipped out a part from the top !! I used my Paper Snips to round the corners, and that was it !! SO easy right ! I then wanted it to look a bit more "realistic" so I sponged the apple with some Gumball Green ink so that it had that "red with a green tinge"that so many apples have. Love it ! I used my 1/4" Circle Punch to create my leaf as well. Love how the fun apple turned out !! 

I was SUPER excited to use my new Alphabet Press embossing folder for the first time on this card !! I mean, whats more school than that ?! I also used some fun vintage products - my much loved (aka will never leave my stamp room in a MILLION years) Family Reunion set for the "for my teacher" stamps and the fun Spiral Border Punch for that stamped piece. Cute right !?! Love how this card turned out ! Now, I just need to hold onto it for a little while until Jack has a teacher to give it to !! LOL

Well thats is for me today !! Next on our stop is Tiz !! I can't wait to see what she's come up with !! Thanks a lot for coming by the Hop today !! Have a good one and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Family Reunion (Vintage)

Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad #126978, Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Pad #126861, Gumball Green Marker (2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers #126856), Signo White Gel Pen #105021

Paper: Soft Suede #115318, Gumball Green #126840, Real Red #102482, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: Circles Collection Framelits #130911, Alphabet Press Embossing Folder #130916, Full Heart Punch #119883, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, Spiral Border Punch (Vintage), Hung Up Cute Clips #129389, Stamping Sponges #101610


Order of the Hop !!
Catherine Stockley - You are Here !!!

38 comments:

  1. I LOVE that card!!! the apple is wow! the shading and "shine" are fabulous. You won't have any trouble winning the teacher over with cards like that!! awesome

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    1. Thanks Barb !! And make sure you visit the other people on the hop and leave them comments too !! You could win the free stamp set !! :)

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  2. Wow! Love how you've made that Apple stand out so perfectly!!! Beautiful!!!

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    1. Thanks so much !! And thanks for coming by !!

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  3. Wowza! That apple is fantastic! Thanks for letting me be a part of this wonderfulness that is CCC!

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    1. Thanks Rhea !! It just wouldn't be the same without you ... thanks fro sharing your talent with us !! :)

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  4. Love love love as usual!!!! been on holidays for a while so cant wait to get back stampin!!!

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  5. I can honestly say its the first time I have seen a project with that embossing folder and say "i need it". Awesome!! Love the punch art girl!!

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    1. i know, this embossing folder is awesome. Thanks Cathy!

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  6. LOVE the embossing folder! Gotta get that one :)

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  7. Love the inking on your apple! really gives it dimension!

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle! Yes the inking really makes it pop! :)

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  8. Love this , that apple looks good enough to eat!!? - rexene

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  9. Totes adorbs! That apple is perfect and I ADORE the colors!

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  10. Super Cute Card, my friend! LOVE the punched "notebook" paper. That embossing folder is super cool, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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    1. Thanks Megin !! Isn't blog hopping fun !?! LOL

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  11. Catherine that apple if FABULOUS. Love the whole card.

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  12. I love your punch art...very creative way to fill in your stamp stash. I especially love your colour combo.

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  13. I am a teacher even though I am not teaching now. I would have loved to have gotten this card!! This is great! I think I would like to case this!!

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    1. So glad you like it Julie !! Case away !! Cheers !

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  14. Even Snow White would love this Apple!!

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    1. HAHAHA Thanks Cynthia !! Maybe I will bright it to her next time I do to Disney World LOL

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  15. Great color combo!! It really pops!

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  16. LOVE that apple, wow! The embossing is gorgeous and the paper clip is such an adorable touch

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    1. Thanks so much Darlene !! I added that paper clip at the last minute and I am SO glad I did !! Really finished it off.

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  17. Love your card!! Thanks for sharing how you can use punches and other tools in a different way.

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    1. Thank you Elaine !! I love using tools differently.

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  18. Love the apple, such a cute idea for a teacher :)

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  19. Charlene Hancott Gillingham8/11/2013 10:15 pm

    This card is wonderful! You make everything look so easy!

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    1. Thank you Charlene !! So glad you enjoyed it !! :)

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