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December 11, 2010

ALLL THAT GLITTERS BLOG HOP!

It is finally here and I am so excited about this blog hop.  It is the first time I have participated in a blog hop so I am a bit anxious, but I am sure after it is over I will be hooked on hopping.  The theme of this blog hop is perfect for this time of year and besides who doesn't like a lot of glitter and bling, I know I do and I am sure you will see lots of it a long the way.  I feel very flattered  to be part of this extremely talented group of people and I can't wait to see what they have created PLUS besides all the inspiration there will be prizes at some of the blogs, maybe even all of them I don't know.  I am offering a small package of goodies so to qualify to win my package please leave comment on this post, becoming a follower is not a requirement but I would really be delighted if you did.
So on to my project I created.....................I made a card that has a lot of sparkle and also has a pull out ornament.
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The white circle is a cut from Cindy Loo cartridge cut twice with the second one flipped.  I covered both birds with Martha Stewart Garnet glitter, after it dried I glittered the rest with Martha Stewart Fine Crystal glitter.  Very hard to see the sparkle but it is there.  I welded a ornament hanger from Christmas Noel cartridge so I could put ribbon through so it could be hung up.   Then using the shadow feature for the same cut on the Cindy Loo I cut it from clear acetate, so I could glue the glitter pieces back to back on the acetate. 

Gluing something like this on acetate is rather challenging as it slips and then you can see it, so I dabbed glue all over the acetate and it gave it the look of an ice crystal window effect.  Pretty good cover up for a mistake. LOL
The red background paper I stamped using Versamark Dazzle with a star stamp to just give it a watermark look, then when I glued the glued on the front I left a pocket for the ornament to slip into.


I even finished the inside, (this is unusual for me) using a frame from Stretch Your Imagination, then cut the bow frame out of the same gold as the front, also from Stretch Your Imagination. 

The card is 5 1/2 inch square card and the ornament is just under 5 inches.  Here is the card with the ornament taken out.

Thanks, and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win my small prize package.  I will pick a random winner on Tuesday,
Now here is you next stop.....


Cardz TV 


 



And in case you get lost along the way here is a list of the blogs.
A Place For My Cards
CardDreams by Nana Donna   You are here
Cardz TV
The Cricut Couple
The Cricut Diaries
Daily Grace Creations
Gaby Creates
Love, Laughter, and Creations
MelissaMade
She's A Sassy Lady 

Thanks Melissa and Bobby for coming up with this hop and inviting me to join.  And a big thanks to Melissa for all the "extra" help or my post would never had made it up!
Thanks for hopping along and have a sparkly, glittery Holiday season!

121 comments:

GabyCreates.com said...

What a great idea to have a card with an ornament in it!!! Great Card!!!
Gaby

Sherri said...

Love that ornament card....very pretty!

mum of two said...

What a beutiful gift and card - so sparkly :) tfs

michelle

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card.....Love the idea of the slip our ornament!

Jennifer said...

Card with a gift, I love that Idea, and will def. have to try this!! Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us on the hop!!!

kim said...

What a beautiful card and a great idea!

Debra said...

Gorgeous project, and I love the tip about the glue! TFS

Peggy said...

Such a great idea, Donna. I love the ornament within the card. Gorgeous.

Sandy Bayles said...

Thanks for the chance to win...I would be happy just to win the cards. They are great... Love the birds.........
E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

Liz said...

What a beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing

Donna said...

It's beautiful! Never disappointed by your talents!

DebbieKissel said...

I have been staring at Cindy Lou and just havent jumped in yet to buy that one--- I might have to after I saw this. THANKS for sharing-- such a great idea!

kissall@bellsouth.net

Lynda said...

Love your project. I have the Cindy Loo cartridge so definitely want to try that. Cute bird!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful card. TFS

Glenda said...

Donna, I love this card and ornament--so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the details! I always enjoy seeing your beautiful work.
Thanks for the great blog hop!I am a follower--visit my blog if you have time!
Merry Christmas!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Terrie said...

Great card and ornament. Thanks for the chance to win it. Terrie

Melanie Makes said...

I love the pull out ornament. What a great idea and special card.

MLiss3 said...

Love the card AND ornament!
Who wouldn't like a beautiful gift like that!

Celeste said...

Wow such a beautiful cards and a wonderful idea for a special little gift with the ornament.
Celeste
tbabutterfly@gmail.com

pattyk said...

wonderful card and ornament. very blingie. thanks millierose651@aol.com

Lori Apgar said...

This is a great "gift" card!!

Jeannie Phillips said...

Donna this is amazing I love it...it is just beautiful... love you too!
hugs
Jeannie

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely gorgeous thanks for sharing!!!

Toni said...

Very pretty! TFS.
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Carrie's Corner said...

What a great card with a gift! Beautiful work! That cut wouldn't have occurred to me for Christmas but it looks great with the red bird. TFS

Charlotte said...

This is just beautiful! I know it took a lot of work, but it is so pretty and very thoughtful!

girlia said...

I love the idea of a card with a gift inside. Love it

Donna said...

Donna - your card is gorgeous! Enjoying hopping with you.

Jo said...

This is wonderful ... two gifts in one! Thanks for sharing.

Jo xx

gijo109 @ sbcglobal dot net

Heather said...

Gorgeous card!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

craftaholic said...

Excellent Idea with the ornament!!
TFS!!! Very Pretty!!
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
Rexann

Karen said...

Really pretty, Love the card and the ornament!! I also became one of your followers, feel free to come check out some of my work! Thanks again, Karen

ShelbyWoo said...

nanadonna this is so pretty and i love all that glitter hehe but you know me n glitter! :)

Denise said...

Wow, that is incredible. I love it. TFS

http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

Angela said...

Donna, This is a beautiful ornament you made, I love all the detail you have added in the packaging!
Angie Person

Lavender Angel said...

Love this

Susan
lavenderangel@centurytel.net

shanna13 said...

What a great idea for you card to have a pull out ornament. It was lovely! TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

stefeni said...

Beautiful! Love the tag. Thanks for sharing.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

MenanBerretts said...

Great card and ornament. I like that you used them together. I am your newest follower. Thanks.

Marianne said...

I was trying to figure out a good way to add an ornament to a card and this may be perfect. Your card and ornament are beautiful. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your first hop.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com
www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Simple, lovely, truly insipired. Thank you for sharing. Great blog.

Lisa B.
Puppymom
lisablundell at yahoo dot com

Larelyn said...

What a wonderful idea. I love the ornament and the way it tucks so neatly into the card pocket. Congratulations on your first hop. You're doing a great job with your blog.
Hugs,

Lesley from WI said...

Beautiful...love the ornament!

Emily said...

This is absolutely beautiful and a wonderful idea!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with everyone :)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

CathyinMN said...

Your card is very pretty. I love the idea of the ornament in the card. That way your card will be remembered for years afterwards as they put the ornament on their tree. I have the Cindy Loo cart and never thought to try to make a Christmas card or ornament from it. Thanks so much for sharing your ornament card with us and for the chance to win your prize.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

aud1inok said...

Love that your card has an ornament to hang!

DonnaS said...

This would be a great card for an ornament exchange like we used to have at our office.
Good job
Donna

craftyDebbie said...

Love the cute ornament card!

Trisha said...

Nice card/gift. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower.

patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

Peggy said...

This is great a gift within a card. thanks for sharing. I have added your site to my favorites. {Hugs} Peggy
Stampnmore at aol dot com

Elaine said...

very pretty card and ornament.

Debbie Johnson said...

I love this card...I will be back tomorrow to get the directions!

phonetecgirl said...

Congrats on your first hop...your card was stunning

Pattie G said...

What a beautiful creation and to have the ornament part of it is just perfect. I became a member of your blog and I am on my way to the next hop.

Hugs

Jeri said...

Gorgeous ornament. Love the design. Thanks for the inspiration.

Scrappin Chris said...

Very beautiful. thank you for sharing

Tanya said...

Beautiful!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Penny said...

I love the glitter. And, what a great idea to include an ornament in a card

Cindylu2u said...

Your card is stunning and so is the ornament!! Thanks for doing the hop and Happy Holidays!!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

What a beutiful gift and card
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Deborah said...

What a clever card idea! I love the ornament!

Luv 2 Create said...

Beautiful card and ornament. What a thoughtful gift.
Marcie

cort said...

Wow..love that ornament! What a great idea!

iluvmybugs said...

How fun...a card with an ornament..great idea..TFS!!!

Terry
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Josie0602 said...

How pretty and a great idea to add an ornament to your card!

Celeste B. said...

WOW!!! I love the idea of it being a card and an ornament! You are so creative!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful idea!!!! :) You have a new follower - I love your style! :)

jcinokc said...

Love your card. What a neat idea to put the ornament in there. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

Java Jen's Creations said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! I love this idea!! Thanks for the inspiration!! I am now a follower so I don't miss any of your wonderful creations!!

TeacherMom said...

What a super idea!! I love that they get an amazing homemade card and an ornament to go along with it. Fantastic!! Thanks for sharing!!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Saundra said...

The card is beautiful!!

saundra24@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

Just lovely!!! Wonderful colors too!

Cricut Couple said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous! It's so beautiful! We are so excited that you are in the hop with us! Love your design and the ideas that you brought together!!! Oh... By the way... Santa called us and said something about a secret and late. He said you would know what this meant. I told him I would get you the message. Fantastic work as always!!!

Most Sincerely,
Bobby & Jill

jenni said...

I love the sparkly, glittery holidays! you did an awesome job!
jpshirley@ymail.com

DEBBIE ORR said...

Really pretty card idea

Craft-A-Holic Momma said...

Love the pull out ornament idea! What a beautiful card

Selina said...

I love this idea and may whip up some for family & friends before Christmas! Thanks for sharing your talent!

http://www.mudpiereality.blogspot.com

WAM Family said...

Wow, this is so beautiful! This is a very great card/gift. TFS

I am also having a blog hop. If you have the time come stop by.

Merry Christmas,

Kathryn
www.wamfamily.blogspot.com

Kris in Alaska said...

I really like this card/ornament! You explain your creating process so well too! Thanks for sharing!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Valerie said...

OMG!!! I love how unique your card with ornament is. I just love this...so much fun to see so much creativity!!!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Valerie Martin

Anna said...

Beautiful card and gift. Lovely!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Charlene said...

What a totally unique idea to have an ornament for your card. And both are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

Jamie said...

awesome card.. its soooo pretty. tfs.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

How sweet. Two for the price of one.

Kathy
kals@zoominternet.net

Diane said...

So very pretty!

Jen Leeflang said...

I just loved reading how you put your awesome project together - you crafters in the US are so fortunate in getting such fab stuff - I think South Africa's a little starved of lovelies

Debican said...

Wonderful job on this project.
Hugs, Debi

Summer said...

Love your project! Thanks for joining us for this hop!

Honeybearz Designs said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing

janeskeepsakes said...

You are very creative. Thank you for sharing.

janejohnson13@wildblue.net

Anne said...

Wow I love your card with an ornament in it. What a great idea.
TFS, Anne

Janet said...

Love the ornament, cardinals are my very favorite bird and a neat idea with the acetate TFS

Barbara said...

Very pretty! Such nice techniques used.

jean said...

Christmas poem awesome!!!! jean heming

Anonymous said...

Great idea, someone will be real happy to receive this, thanks for the hop. kaysmith925@yahoo.com

CA Scrapper said...

What a great idea! I loved it.

lschmitt40@hotmail.com

Holly Hudspeth said...

This is so elegant. I mailed out all of my cards for this year yesterday. However, there is no time too soon to get started on next year. I just love the idea of including the ornament. Yours is so pretty. If ok, I would like to lift this idea.

Sarah said...

Beautiful! The acetate was a very clever idea!

Vickie said...

Beautiful. TFS

A Scrap Above said...

Hey Donna

This is beautiful! I love the card and ornament what a wonderful gift for someone!
I am a new follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Jodie R said...

What a clever project nd I love how you used a non holiday cut. Sooo beautiful!

jvilla95ar at gmail.com

Charlene said...

Very pretty card and I love the ornament with it!
SouthernMrs
at verizon
dot net

Leti said...

i luv that little glittery bird :)

JustYolie said...

Great card with ornament...lovely1

VICTORIA said...

I love the ornament card what a great idea.

Holly Hudspeth said...

I posted a rather long comment on the Cricut blog about this card set. I just love it!

TeresaK said...

Thank you for that fabulous idea!

myska said...

Cool ornament card! Thanks!

deedoodle said...

beautiful card

Darlene said...

what a beautiful card and ornament. TFS

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Brenda said...

I love your card and the pull out ornament. What a unique ideal. I have became a follower of your blog and look forward to more time to really check it out. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

What a great gift idea!!! I love it. The ornament is beautiful.

MaryNSC said...

O WOW How NEAT IS that.. I Love Blog Hopping tooo...
It chases the BLUES away..:O)
Merry Christmas!!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Very pretty!!!!! Thanks for sharing:)
I'm a new follower:)

Janette S. said...

I Love your beautiful card with the elegant ornament - very sparkely!

Janette S.

janetteschulte at comcast dot net

mforquer said...

Donna - this is SUCH a wonderful idea! I love the idea of giving a card with an ornament!! It's beautiful and the glitter on the bird just pops!!! Gorgeous and thank you for working so hard on this hop - you are MUCH appreciated!
Hugs
M

csparky61 said...

What a beautiful dual purpose card. i love the little bird that "pops" in red. I keep finding more cartridges to buy for my cricut. Thanks for sharing your creativity. The hop has certainly inspired me.

Miranda said...

Awesome card! TFS I am a new follower!

mlenclade at gmail dot com

Reneeleeak said...

Very cute idea. It's really pretty. Thanks for sharing!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Minta's Creations said...

Love your ornament card!
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Sharon said...

Beautiful card and ornament Donna! Love them both!!! :)

Turtlebug said...

Donna
The card you made is so pretty! I was lucky to see it in person. The way the ornament comes out of the pocket is genuis!
TurtleBug