Friday, November 16, 2012

MCT Blog Hop

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Hello! You should have arrived from Nancy's Blog. If not, head back HERE to the beginning. Ok...on we go. Here is a mini tutorial using the fabulous new dies called Lower Case Fun Dies
I cut a 4.25x 5.5 inch panel of Post-It Craft Paper {sticky all over like a Post-It note}. I ran it through my vagabond machine with the new Lower Case Fun Dies set. I popped out all of the letters because I wanted to use the "negative" images. I used the popped out "positive" letters on THIS card...I adhered the panel to white cardstock and inked it up with peacock feathers distress ink. I zapped it with my heat tool and then sprayed on a mix of perfect pearls and water in a mini mister. Zapped it again to dry it. Then I peeled off the letters mask I made. Here's the result...
Bam! Custom inked lettered background! {guess I got snap happy and took the pic before peeling up the centers on some of the letters}. Sparkly letters to boot! FUN! :) And here is my finished card...
I had it in my mind all along that I wanted to highlight the "hi" and make that my sentiment. I created the window with the XL Label die. I inked it with brushed pewter distress stain. It is really so much cooler looking in real life! I stamped the stitched circle from the Vintage Label Stamps around the "hi". 
For a final touch I added glossy accents to the "hi" to really make it pop. Again, this is much cooler in real life...I swear! LOL

Ok...I made another card. It's pretty weird, but I think it's funny. I saw an ornament with the saying on Pinterest and I just had to make a card. Sorry the pictures are awful, it's dreary here.

Get it? Like dashing only stashing? HAHAHAHA Ok, well it cracked me up! I know that the spelling is horrendous, but it's funny! Anyhoo...the mustache is from the What's Growing On set. The "stashing" was made with the Label Font Stamp Set. I used the Lower Case Fun Dies to cut the letters from THIS fabulous glitter cardstock from PeachyKeenStamps
I added lots of glossy accents to the mustache. :) 

Ok...hope you enjoyed...now on with the hop you go

next stop is the fabulous ROSY 


and here's the hop list in case you get lost

Nikki ~ http://scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com/ <---- are="are" br="br" here="here" you="you">Rosy ~ http://sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com/






72 comments:

  1. Very cleaver use of the alphas and I love your 'stashing card...LOL too cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Love your cards and love that you share how you do your masking! ~Hugs, Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  3. I've got to try the masking technique! It looks so great.

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  4. While I LOVE your "hi" card...that Stashing through the snow card got my head swimming with ideas! My hubby and all his brothers have that 'stache!!! So cute!

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  5. Nikki, you are so TALENTED! I LOVE your layering, use of negatives, and all around design of the first card!!! And your mustache card! I just made one for a birthday yesterday, but never dreamed of doing one for Christmas!!! Brilliant!!! I'm so scraplifting that!!! Thank you for sharing!
    LilMsTiff

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  6. So fun!!! Uber love the hi card. So creative.

    Be blessed, Beckie
    http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com
    justbcreativecrazy@gmail.com

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  7. what cute cards. very clever ideas. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  8. Those are both so cool - but the mustache one is AWESOME Nikki! LOVE it!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
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  9. Super duper cute cards! Love the mustache card a lot! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Nikki, your first card is super cute, and the second - equally as cute - makes me laugh! They are, in a word, simply "moustach-tic." Thank you for sharing and inspiring, especially since What's Growing On is part of my collection, too (and the rest are ordered...yayyyy)

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  11. Nikki ~ BRILLIANT!! I LOVE how you did the first card! Again always in AWE of how you use that paper, ink and CREATE a masterpieces!! Oh my the mustache card ~ TOO CUTE and FUN!!! Always so creative over her!!! Awesome job as always!!!

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  12. Nikki.....I just have to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and all the amazing projects that you make. I enjoy stopping and checking it out! This card is so nice and it's such a fun idea. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Kathy
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/
    kparks@embarqmail.com

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  13. Wow! Super cute cards! I absolutely love the stashing through the snow. Very clever!

    scrappyzeni@gmail.com

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  14. Love the alphabet background and the second card is so fun!!
    kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  15. Cute cards! I find that photos very rarely do a project justice. TFS!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  16. Wow, what a great technique! Thanks for sharing. And I love the mustache card!!

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  17. Gosh girl are you ever talented wow...love both your cards I love what you did with the alpha dies and the stash...wow....your creations blow me away.

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  18. Both cards are darling. Thanks for the great idea. Sooo cute!

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  19. Awesome Nikki I love both of your projects and TFS :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

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  20. Again awesome cards made by you!!!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
    justcreativeme.blogspot.com

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  21. The HI card is terrific what creative use of the products. thanks so much for sharing.

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  22. Your cards are amazing! I would totally use the sticky sheet and the letter that were die cut from it too. Maybe that's why things take me so long?? I save and use too much :D I will be trying this when I get my happy mail! The Stashing card is very funny. I love the glossy stash! Great job on your cards!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  23. HA! Love your stashing through the snow! Love your letter card. Great work.
    Kristi
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

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  24. Nikki,
    Love both cards! Like the humor of stashing throught the snow!

    Eileen

    madimon07 at gmail dot com

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  25. love how you made the hi card so inventive
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  26. Love your fun "stash" card!!! So awesome! Love these alphabet dies!
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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  27. Your cards are so cute! Thanks for the step by step how to. I thought your 2nd card was hilarious and totally awesome!

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo dot com

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  28. What a cool technique! Your first card turned out so pretty and the second one is hilarious!! Nothing I love better than a punny card!! Love the glossy accents!
    Tracy

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  29. Ha ha! Your "stash" card is too funny! Also love the lettering technique for both of the other cards! Very clever!

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  30. These are terrific! That HI from the alphabet is PERFECTO. I LOVE how this turned out and that metallic distress ink looks WAY cool! I love your mustache card too. Too funny! Hugs- Glora

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  31. I LOVE your cards!!!
    The "hi" one is awesome!!! what a GREAT way to use the stamps and dies!!!!
    And the stash....omg that cracked me up!!!
    Another great day of projects!!!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  32. Awesome graphic card! I love your technique! And your mustache card is too funny!

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  33. Love the graphic card!! And that 'staching through the snow is awesome!!

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  34. Very cute cards--I like the glossy accents on both.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  35. Great projects!

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  36. I LOVE them both!! awesome job!! and I thought it was funny too! LOL
    great job and thanks for sharing!
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  37. Very creative cards!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  38. OMG!!! LMAO!! Love your STASH card too cute!! Love what you did w/ the letter dies, very creative!!
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  39. Ok I love both cards but the "Stashing thru the snow" has to be the funniest thing ever!! You are so cleaver! Great job! hugs

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  40. These are super great cards! I love the look of the letter background. And the pop of gloss on the focal points really looks nice. Great job!

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  41. Cute card, love the sentiment. lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  42. Love your cards. Thank you

    eigomez at comcast dot net
    Eida

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  43. Love that background on the first...funny sentiment on the second...love them!! Lee-Ann :)

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  44. Great idea. love the results. Thanks for sharing the technique.
    ogdendoll@gmail.com

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  45. I love your cards, but I especially like the "hi" card!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  46. OMGOsh I love both of your cards! So cute and unique! You ladies have done a fabulous job at showcasing this release like you do with every release!
    bsl60@embarqmail.com

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  47. Love your projects!! Stashing thru the snow is my favorite...too funny!!

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  48. These are just wondeful, the "stashing" sentiment is pretty cute! Great job as always Nikki, just love your creations. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  49. Cute cards!

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  50. Great cards.

    Gabriela

    gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  51. Hi Nikki, I love ur cards, they're absolutely pretty!, tfs

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  52. Nikki, both project are fantastic. Super fun the alphabet background. Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for share there beautiful cards.

    lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

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  53. I love the masking technique...and the finished product! "Stashing thru the snow" is really cute!
    rjtlkmorris1atgmaildotcom

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  54. Loved this...great use of the mustache. Cute card!

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  55. Oh my goodness . . . my head is spinning here. Wow! These are both amazing, and I can only imagine that they are even more stunning in person (and am wishing I could see them). I absolutely love what you did with these dies . . . and I'm still scratching my head a bit trying to figure it all out . . . but these are just amazing!

    I love the "stashing" through the snow as well. LOVE it. I seriously think you just rocked my day with these.

    dbonczek@comcast.net

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  56. As a newbie to paper crafts, I need all the inspiration I can get. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. You always come up with the best ideas. You must have the patience of a saint! I love your "hi" card!
    Dawn
    DeeGeeScraps at gmail.com

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  58. SUPER job with both cards Nikki!Hope you are having a great weekend!!!:)

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  59. Love your card Nikki! Awesome ideas and the mustache one is funny!!!! Loved it!
    Hugs,
    Linda K

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  60. Love your work! So great!

    -Theresa
    tjaize at gmail dot com

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  61. Very clever technique!
    DeniseB
    deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

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  62. Love the highlighted letters! The stache card is great! you could have used black flocking on it instead of glossy accents to make it look 'real'! LOL

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  63. SOOOOOO CREATIVE!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE BOTH of your BEAUTIFUL cards, you TOTALLY look like you had FUN w/this release!;) EXCELLENT Job my my sweet friend!!!!!
    Big HUGE hugs,
    Emma;)

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  64. You always AMAZE me with your never ending background AWESOMENESS!!!

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  65. Great cards! The mustache card is sooo funny!
    Jen
    myimagitivity.blogspot.com

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  66. Great use o the stamps and ike that you glossed it.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  67. LOve this !
    harlo22@hotmail.com

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