Cricut Craftin' Friends Blog Hop - Day 2

Saturday, January 28, 2012

We're so happy you could join us for this hop celebrating the one year blogiversary of Cricut Craftin Grammy (Suzanne).  Suzanne has asked a few of her Cricut message board friends, as well as her design team friends (Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, Lasting Memories and Sweet Sassy Diva), to join her in this two day blog hop.

Click HERE for my post for the "Cricut Craftin'" Friends Blog Hop Day 1.

Suzanne has some blog candy to share.  In order to be eligible to win her candy, you must need to leave comments along each blog each day.  If you leave a comment on all the blogs both days, your name will be entered into the random drawing twice. The random winner will receive a $25 gift card from their choice of Michaels or Joanns.  You have until January 30th to post your comments. 

Let's get hopping!! If you've hopped over from Faith Abigail at Faith Abigail Designs, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FUN, then please click HERE to start at the beginning with Suzanne's blog. 

For the hop today, I've created a set of thank you cards.  I copied an idea I saw in Cards magazine - the embossing edition. I embossed the top portion of the card and scored lines on the bottom.  "Thanks" was cut using Kate's ABCs and then run through my crimper.  I did some inking and added a flower and some gems to finish things off.

Blog Candy!
My Craft Spot
Here at Small Bits of Paper, I am giving away a $10US gift certificate to My Craft Spot!! To be eligible to win this prize, you need to be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.  For an extra entry, leave a comment on yesterday's Cricut Craftin' Friends Blog Hop post - HERE.  (I am also giving away another $10 gift certificate for My Craft Spot HERE.)  Both winners will be announced February 2.

The next stop on the hop is  Stacia of Happy and Scrappy.

List of Blog Hop Participants:

Also posting for Cindy who does not have a blog

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Friends

Lasting Memories

Message Board Friends

Sweet Sassy Diva Blog Friends



Very pretty Kate!! I love that colour of blue on the brown it really pops!!

Saundra said...

This is just beautiful! I love the embossing and the crimped letters. ~Hugs, Saundra :)

JaniceA said...

Beautiful Thank you cards! The the turquoise on the craft paper!

Brenda said...

What a great set of thank you cards!! I love to emboss and then emboss a line with my score board, really gives a different look! I love the colors you chose as well. So nicely done!

Jennasa~findtimetocreate said...

The cards are beautiful. our technique is extraordinary.


Vickie said...

Love the Thank you card set.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. I love the blue on brown. It really pops out.

JenL said...

Pretty card, I love the embossing!

jkstiles77 said...

What a lovely card set ... love the colors you chose!

Suzanne said...

Great thank you cards Kate. I love the font on Kate's ABC or Katie's ABC as we call it after my oldest granddaughter. Love that you used KRAFT paper. Thank you so much for helping make my first blog hop such a success.

Sarah said...

Kate this is a great idea-- love the idea that you crimped the letters--that's brilliant :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Especially like the use of the crimper on the letter for more dimension & texture.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

TerriK said...

Pretty cards, I love the brown and blue. said...

Awesome cards and They came out pretty!! I love my card maker magazine subbie!! TFS!!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Michelle (scrappinforkenzie) said...

These are so pretty! LOVE the blue with the brown and all those pretty gems!

Charlotte said...

This is just a pretty set of Thank ou cards. I just love the embossing and inking. I have never thought about running letters through the crimper. I have a crimper and never use it. I need to put it to use and try it on some letters.
It has been frun hopping with you this weekend.

Lady Fair said...

Very cute thank you cards, love the papers you picked and your embellishments match perfectly.

Rae Ann said...

Very nice cards. The crimping and embossing really make the cards special.
Rae Ann O.

BlueCrayons said...

simple but yet cute. great job.

craftingwithblie at gmail dot com

marg0006 said...

I like the way you crimpe the sentiment.

Michele said...

WOW... I really like these!! That white embossing is to die for! Great job!!

Jessica Buffa said...

Beautiful set! I am loving all the Kraft cards and wish I would've replenished my stack today...great inspiration!!!
Happy to be hopping! Already a follower!

Unknown said...

I love the blue on the kraft paper. Very charming!

Beckie said...

Love these! So awesome how you have distressed these. Gorgeous!

Be blessed, Beckie

Lisa said...

These are so beautiful, Kate!! I love the look of the crimped letters!! So creative and fabulous!! :)


Denise Pustelniak said...

How brilliant to make THANK-YOU cards!

Juliana T said...

Love the card! I have that embossing border and this is a great way to use it!

April said...

Great job, Kate. You did a wonderful job. These are eye catching!

Debbie said...

i love the simplicity of the card nice and elegant
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Unknown said...

Super cards, Kate! Great idea running the letters through the (dusty) crimper !!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the inking and scored lines. I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Jayne said...

Think I will have to case these Kate!Love the blue with the kraft and such a neat idea to crimp!Great inking too.
Jayne x

Unknown said...


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and also taking the time to leave a comment.

I love these 'Thank You' cards. I think anyone would love to receive one.

I noticed you too are from Ontario. Yay to Canadian craft bloggers. In support of another countryman, I am a new follower.


Unknown said...

Oh I love the Thank You Cards, they are so pretty!
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great cards Kate! Love the distressed look!

Jennifer said...

Love your thank you cards!!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Sandy #1781 said...

Woo Hoo - Another chance to win! I love this set of cards with all the texture and will lift all three ideas without a doubt.

Anonymous said...

Your designs are great! I love the simplicity yet they say so much!

Aim said...

Kate, I LOVE the cards -- and I love that the letters are CRIMPED!! So cool!! :)

I'm a little behind, but I wanted to say THANKS for being in Suzanne's hop -- It was FUN to hop with YOU!! :)

Amy :) at

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