Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile.  If you came here from Ashley Newell’s blog, then you are in the right spot.  If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop’s blog and take your time.   You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes!
Read here to learn more about Julie's story!!  A donation button can be found in the right sidebar of my blog and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2,500!
I couldn't think of a more appropriate sentiment for Julie than "SMILE" - I know she is feeling so supported this weekend from her friends in the crafting community!  I used products from a muse|studio for my card.  Want to know how to make that stamped flourish??!!
LOOKIE!!  First ink up one of the stamps from Vintage Labels and then add a flourish at each end from Ornate Elements!!  So simple - don't even need to use a stamp positioner.  I was quite tickled when I stamped this the first time - ran around the house showing my husband and sons and they, sadly, were not as impressed as I had hoped for but what do you expect from males?
To add an interesting end to my stamped flourish I cut it with one of the Nestabilities Labels 1 dies.  Use the layout/sandwich pictured above and you can cut just the end of your stamped panel no matter how long it may be!
Texture was added to the Toffee cardstock with the Woodgrain/Harlequin Impression plate and then the card was finished with a paper doily (found in the baking section of most stores), French Roast Twill Ribbon and a Butterfly diecut from gingham paper adorned with Chocolate Pearls.  The selection of gorgeous rich colors was inspired by this week's Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Treat Yourself! challenge.
Items used in this card are available in my a muse|studio online shop!
I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop!  The next stop is Laura Williams’s blog.  Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so that you can have a chance at the amazing prizes up for grabs and if you can, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend!

102 comments:

veronica said...

i am impressed by the flourish without positioner stamping!
it looks great, and i love the nestie on just one end too.

Erin said...

So pretty... would make anyone happy to receive this card!

Jingle said...

Very sweet card!

Lindsay said...

Love this card Michelle! That frame is gorgeous!

GabrielaD said...

Gorgeous!!!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

love this card!!absolutely gorgeous.

Kimberly Jones said...

I am very impressed with your beautiful stamped flourish! Love this cad! The colors are so happy!

Kimberly Jones said...

oops! Love the CARD! Cads are bad!

Sarah said...

Love the way the brown warms things up!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how it's cut only on one end. Really pretty card!

*Alison* said...

Oh I just love this idea. thanks so much for the new technique :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

Stunning work, you are so creative!
Hugs
Laura

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Vanessa Middleton said...

This card makes ME smile! :) Love the yellow, the woodgrain background, the doily and the butterfly!!!

Lizscraps said...

really lovely frame and flourish stamps. I like the composition of the whole card to be sure as well. TFS

Deb said...

Love the way you layered the stamps! So beautiful! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Karen Day said...

Thanks for showing us how you cut the sentiment panel!

Linda Harris said...

Thank you for the great tutorial. Awesome card. Linda Harris

Krysta said...

I love the butterfly!

Jan Garber said...

I think your flourish is genius! Men! ha! Thank goodness we have all of our women friends to support us! Can't wait to see what the weekend total is for Julie!

v said...

Amazing card creation! I appreciate the little tutorial with tips! Can't wait to try this! Thanks!

~Vanessa W

naturecoastcrafter said...

The textures you achieved in this are amazing. Thanks for being a caring individual, too.
Jean Cross

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous! Love the wood background.

Monique said...

Simply Beautiful!! Thank you for the tutorial :)

marla said...

Lovely card. I love the colors and design!!

mjblahnik56 said...

beautiful card. TFS

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Sarah Anderson said...

what fantastic elements on this card, beautifully put together

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous as ever, you always make something delightful :) Thank you so much for supporting my sweet friend and partner Julie Ranae :) I'd like to personally invite you to link your project up at http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com for our special OJS CAS challenge :)

Amy C said...

This is so lovely!! I ♥ the wood grain background.

Tonya said...

very sophisticated.

Chunyuan said...

fantastic card.

Carol E said...

Love your card, thanks for showing how you die cut the end and sharing you card.

Karen B. said...

Absolutely beautiful Michelle, the colors and the design are outstanding.

Just me... said...

Your spellbinders tip is amazing! I must try! Thank you so much for participating and donating! So nice of you!! Big Hugs, N. Rixon

jan farnworth said...

very nice card with pretty colors.

NinaN said...

Very pretty!

zehra said...

TFS all the neat little tricks that make a card as great as yours.

Heather@PixieDust said...

i love how you used your nesties!

Tanya said...

Oh this is so pretty! I love the stamps, I'm off the check out amuse stamps too!

Cozycomfycouch said...

really lovely! :)

Terri E. said...

Great card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

JenMarie said...

Oh this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful! I am amazed at the combo label/flourish -- and no stamp positioner! Perfect sentiment for the hop, too. Thanks for sharing all the deets of how you made this!

Stephanie said...

very pretty card, love the colors & the stamps are gorgeous :)

Lisa said...

This is lovely!!!

Tami said...

That butterfly is one of my FAVORITE a|s products!

Evelene S said...

I love all the textures on your card!

jen said...

This is so beautiful! Don't pay a bit of attention to the lack of excitement by the boys. what do they know? I think you're a genius! :D

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the doily and butterfly!

Tammy V said...

I love that woodgrain on your card!

Holly said...

Beautiful card! So elegant and fitting for this hop!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Hussena said...

such an elegant card so fitting the theme of the hop...love it:)

Fiona said...

Michelle your card is so lovely! I love that checkered butterfly and the texture is beautiful! Fiona (madebyfee)

~amy~ said...

super pretty...love the doily!

Maria said...

A very pretty card with soft color, so so pretty!!! Take care!!:-))

Christina said...

What a perfect sentiment and lovely card for Julie! The doily is fabulous, and I'm loving the way you stamped the frame!

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is beautiful! LOVE the doily!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

jennifer mitten said...

What a lovely card!

Jennifer Scull said...

so lovin' that doily! gorgeous! :)

Dawn L said...

You just gave me some inspiration!

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Tenia Nelson said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Tracy said...

Pretty card! I love the embossing!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Dana said...

So elegant!! Lovely card!!

Marsha said...

Nice card to make someone smile. Love the wood embossing.

Moosisk said...

LOVE your card! Thank you SO much for showing us how you did the stamping and edging. :D

moosisk@hotmail.com

Kim H said...

Love these textures and colors. its so dimensional. great work. thank you.

Mary Jo said...

Very pretty! Nice color palette.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful, Michelle!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Very cool how you made that frame. Love the woodgrain background with it.

Nichole Bryant said...

Pretty colors :)

Virginia L. said...

BEAUTIFUL stamping and design, Michelle! So glad that you can join this blog hop and play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Beautiful!

Scrapacat said...

Love the doily, and thanks for the tip on cutting the die tag.
~ky
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http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Rema said...

lovely!

Tamara said...

Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Beautiful card too!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Indy said...

Love the colors.
indyowens at yahoo dot com

Denise said...

Very sweet of you to join this great operation....hope it is successful. I am doing my part by participating in the blog hop.

Denise

MissScrapAlot said...

LOVE IT!!!!!! HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!!!!!!!

wyme98@yaho..com

RiNNE said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tip!

Irene said...

Great card!!! You gave me all sorts of ideas to inspire my efforts!!!

scrappycanuck said...

The color choices on your card are divine!

Betty said...

love your card - thanks for the inspiration!

mommakatx6 said...

Such a pretty, happy card. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Gorgeous....and I adore your stamped flourish!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful card! thank you for showing how you did the nestable cut. i have never tried that before!!! TFS

It is truely inspiring to see so many people giving of themselves to help a friend! God bless!


Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
lkgra@hotmail.com

Ruby said...

Gorgeous card and I loved seeing how you did that flourish! Other halves don't always get it, do they?! I love it!!

Denise said...

Pretty card!
DeniseB

Lindsey Wood said...

Cool card! I love the texture and the layering!

Anita said...

Stunning card! Great tip!

Laura said...

this is so so pretty! such cool colors!

emarci said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing!

Nicki S said...

Cool card! Love how you treated the edge of the Smile/frame piece!

Linda Beeson said...

I like your card and that clever way you cut that one edge.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely card! You should enter this one for this week's CAS-ual Friday's challenge! TFS! ;o)

Angela said...

Such a sweet card! Love that little butterfly.

Jessica Griffin said...

Beautiful card!! xo

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I love that frame and the small tutorial you shared! CLEVER--love your doily and butterfly too! BEAUTIFUL:)

Cath said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Glenda J said...

So beautiful Michelle! Great background and I love the butterfly.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

So dainty with the doily and the sweet little butterfly!

Laurie said...

Michelle this is so pretty! I love the woodgrain! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Santhosh Kumar. S said...

Your cards are simple and at that time very beautiful. Really love the colors of the cards.
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