Saturday, March 31, 2012

Carson's Creations Embossing Blog Hop


I'm so delighted that Georgiana (Carson's Creations) invited me to join her embossing blog hop.  Embossing is my favourite technique to add to my paper creations - so I jumped at the chance to be involved!  At each stop along the way, designers will be showcasing their projects and sharing embossing techniques - both heat and dry.  There will also be prizes up for grabs along the way!

I made my card for my son's friend who LOVES wolves.  I used My Community for the wolf and Celebrations for the hat and balloons, which were stamped with Peachy Keen faces.  


For the main mat, I used a Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder.  I added a few gems to the little embossed flowers.  Adding gems, stickles, brads, etc., can be a great way to dress up your embossing. 


I used D'Vine Swirls for the wolf's fur.  This folder is a great one to use with your animal cuts.  I used the same folder on my little Easter lamb card earlier this week. 

The sentiment is from My Craft Spot and I used Stampin' Up punches for the little frames.  I did some inking and stitching and my card was ready for my son's wolf-loving friend!

My Craft Spot

If there's anything I really like about blog hops, it's prizes!  Here at Small Bits of Paper, I'm giving away your choice of one of the NEW My Craft Spot stamp sets!!  Just leave your name and contact information in a comment on this post.  I will announce the winner on Tuesday, April 3.  (I'm also taking part in the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Blog Hop today - beginning at 8am EST.  Be sure to check out that post for your chance to win a Happily Ever After stamp set, courtesy of Kimberly at My Craft Spot.)

Georgiana (Carson's Creations) is also offering prizes - for participating in the blog hop AND for creating a project trying an embossing technique!  You can view the guidelines and link up your project at Carson's Creations.

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Now it's time to hop along to visit Gwen at This and That, your next stop on the Carson's Creations Embossing Blog Hop.

Here's the rest of the lineup if you'd like to visit all the stops along the way:

47 comments:

Diane Hodrick said...

this is a very clever use of that wolf...great card, Kate!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

kate this is so cute!! I love how you dress up the embossing with the gems!! your son's friend is going to love this!! Can't wait to see the other project for today!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Dana said...

Always cute Kate. I like how you combine things.
http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Kate so adorable very clever the faces on the balloons! Karen

jessica said...

What an adorable card! Love the embossing and love the sweet peachy faces!! So happy to be hopping with you :)
TFS
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Reny said...

Love that adorable card! And love the idea of dressing up embossed paper with gems. TFS!

Reny
craftyreny.blogspot.com
renyraven@gmail.com

Anna K said...

Cute card!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Enjoying the embossing hop. My daughter likes wolves. I've done heat embossing, dry embossing & started by embossing with a lightbox, stylus & template.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Bobby said...

Two chances to win on one post. I love blog hopping. ^_^

Carol<>< said...

so cute for a boy, I love how you added a little sparkle with the gems, look great and not to much for a boy, I will have to try that,
thanks for the chance to win.
Carol N<><
cricutlady101 at aol dot com

Colin McVicar said...

Cute wolf Kate. I don't have a birthday folder, but I think I will keep my eyes open.

Colin

Sue D said...

Great birthday card. I like your embossing and the gems.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

littlen said...

very cute card. the birthday embossing folder is one of my favorites.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful card!! Love the embossed bg!! :)
http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com

Judy said...

I just love your cute card with all the special touches that make it so great! The 'bling' on the embossing, the PK faces on the balloons ... all too sweet! TFS!!!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com
scrappinana.blogspot.com

Gwen said...

That is one cute card! Your son's friend will love it.

Jayne said...

Fabulous card Kate. Love the wolf cut!
Just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed all of your projects this week with the new stamps.Beautiful projects as always.
Jayne x

KJN said...

These are so cute thanks for sharing.

Pat N. said...

What a cute card! I love your balloons--super sweet! Happy to be hopping with you, and what a nice giveaway!--Pat N.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

What a fun wolf card! I love the happy birthday embossing folder, it is an all time favorite! It's been fun hopping along with you today!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Jovan said...

This card is too cute!

Ashley Nicole said...

What a fun card. I love everything about it. New follower here.
Ashley
glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com

cema1cema said...

Super cute!! I love the faces on the balloons! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com new follower!

Divinity said...

great card! there's something about embossing textures -- they just add a little something extra. :)

thanks for the chance :)

Glenda said...

How adorable! Love the embossing folders, cute faces, and details.
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

katieo said...

Who knew a wolf could look so cute? I love the bling you used on your card.
katieoscreations@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Beautiful card, love the folder you used and those faces are adorable!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

marg0006 said...

What a pretty card. I like the cuts with the embossing.

marg0006@verizon.net

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Wow what a cute card. I am a new follower and glad to be sharing the blog hop stage with you. Love your style and we have a lot in common. A fellow Canadian and teacher!

DIANA L. said...

LOVE THE BALLOONS. Nice embossing

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

This is soooo sweet!! I love the wolf...he's just adorable!! And the faces on the balloons are so cute!! I love this :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

AmyJ said...

What a wonderful card. It is so cute. Thanks for sharing with us.

Theresa said...

Hi Kate! Cute card! Thanks for showing us your technique. I can't wait to get to my new Cuttlebug now and get cooking.

-Theresa
http://ahappyscrappylife.blogspot.com

HeatherLynn said...

how cuttteee!! love your card! happy to be your newest follower! enjoy your weekend! ~ hl heathernovinger@hotmail.com

Karen H said...

Oooh, this is perfect for your son's wolf-loving friend! (And so sweet of you to make it for him!) I love the festive papers you chose and the brilliant embossing for the fur and background. And PK faces... they always make everything even happier. :o) I adore the sporadic sparkles and beautiful twine, too. Beautifully done as always, my sweet friend! Thank you for the opportunity to win one of those magnificent stamp sets! You are so generous. :o)

Hugs and blessings!
http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

Karen L said...

Oh my gosh...your card is adorable!! I love that wolf and all the little extras that make it so special!
kladd94803 at aol dot com

Barb said...

I love using my Cuttlebug. I'm going to go check out the challenge at Carson's Creations!

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

super cute card.embossing with my cuttle bug is so much easier thats why i prefer dry embossing.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful card! Im a new follower.

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Another super cute card! TFS

http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
lkgra@hotmail.com

Creative Diva said...

OMG! This is amazing. Love the embossing. New follower


Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98 at gmail dot com

missstamper said...

Love it!

missstamper (at) yahoo.com

Beckie said...

Great project Kate!

Be blessed, Beckie

Kris said...

Awesome card! Great idea too!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

UnikeByYes said...

awesome card Kate! Your embossing is fabulous! TFS
have a great day
Liz
unikebyyes {at}yahoo {dot} com

Shelly said...

Super FUN! Great colors and the embossing looks awesome! Love those peachy faces!
Shelly

Scrapper69 said...

This is seriously toooo CUTE!!!!