Friday, August 17, 2012

MCT August Release Blog Hop!

Hello again crafty peeps! I want to welcome you from wherever you came, but I hope you hopped here from Tracy’s wonderful blog. If not, start here.

I was assigned the 3” x 3” card and envelope for the hop, and I decided that instead of reinventing the wheel, I would keep it short and sweet. I think that is the point of a note card anyway. And, once again, I used vellum for my envelope, but I like it, so there! (Imagine me sticking my tongue out like a little kid . . .)

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I know that we all get really busy during the last few months of the year, and most of us are cardmakers, right? So, I figure, take a few hours and diecut a few of these little beauties and have them on hand for the upcoming holiday season.

Now, I will admit that I might have went a bit overboard with the bling and pearls, but they were cheap coughdollarbincoughcough. And just because I love the Melissa Frances pearls, I couldn’t stop at one!

The snowflakes are element stickers from the old Echo Park Merry Christmas collection. Confession, I haven’t purchased Christmas paper for the year yet. But, I like to use what I have, and what better way, that to embellish a quick card?

Before I forget, I diecut the card from Rustic Cream cardstock. My personal advice is to keep these light, you don’t want to have to put a layer on the inside. I feel like the Rustic Cream satisfies my need to give it a homespun feel without using Kraft cardstock.

My sentiment is from Gift Card Sentiments. If you don’t have this one, you need it. I use it all the time – it has a special place on my work table, along with a few other sets. I stamped it with my favorite red ink, Stampin’ Up’s Real Red. I opted to finish it with a silk ribbon bow, but I don’t think it is absolutely necessary.

BLOG HOP GIVEWAY ALERT

For our Blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined!  The 1st prize is: A guest design spot for our next release in Sept & the 2nd prize is you can pick $50 worth of products from the "My Creative Time" store! All you have to do is leave a comment here along w/the rest of the design team's blogs AND also leave a way for us to contact you!  Emma will use random.org to pick the lucky winners!  All you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs in this hop for more chances to win! The deadline is Sunday, August 19th at midnight! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Blog Hop Line Up

Emma

Amy

Cassandra

Cathryn

Cindy B.

Glora

Jeanne

Katie

Kim

Leanne

Liz

Micia

Nancy

Nikki

Ruthie

Shar

Tracy

Trell (You’re here!)

Veronica

Before I let you go, I want to invite you all back next week. I’ll have more Holiday (both Halloween & Christmas) themed projects that you don’t want to miss! I even have a 3D project!

Thanks for you coming by and leaving such awesome comments, I love reading them. Have a blessed weekend!

97 comments :

  1. Love the stunning simplicity of it.
    Jayne x

    jayne.tates@btinternet.com

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  2. Simple sweet and beautiful! It's perfect.
    Monica
    Simplycricutting@gmail.com
    www.monicascreativemadness.com

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  3. Beautiful card! I love how clean and elegant your work is. I have yet to try making anything with vellum, but you inspire me to try!

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    misshoanggg (at) gmail.com

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  4. Trell your card is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing all your projects this week! They were all awesome! You really inspired me! Have a wonderful day! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  5. Simply beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  6. so simple but so elegant looking thanks for sharing
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  7. Trell I think your work is amazing. I love the simplicity and elegance - and with the right combination of elements, they would be easy to mass-produce to get ahead of the game. Thank you so much for sharing - very inspirational!
    Deb.
    mattdeb.mccleary(at)bigpond.com
    http://debsobsession.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. Very cute card! I love it...very creative!
    daladypej@aol.com

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  9. what a sweet and dainty card. I love the colored snowflakes, tfs!

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  10. Very cute card ... Love simple and easy :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  11. Beautiful! Your choice of colors on the white background make for a nice, crisp, clean look. The added embellies give it just the right amount of bling. I really, really like this card...

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  12. What a beautiful card and envelope set. Love the colors and pattern. Thanks for sharing :)
    Jessica
    jrparlier@gmail.com
    http://jessica-fortheloveofcrafting.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love your card and vellum envelope, so elegant,yet simple to save some precious time! I can just imagine your card showing thru that vellum envie,gorgeous!

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  14. beautiful and simple. Those snowflakes are gorgeous!
    GinasCreativePlace.blogspot.com
    babi96 at aol dot com

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  15. This is gorgeous Trell!!! LOVE the papers and this super awesome new release!!!
    TFS and Happy Friday!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  16. Simply beautiful. Can't wait for my xmas bundle to come

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  17. Wow, such a pretty 3x3. Love it.

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  18. Beautiful, just beautiful Trell! I happen to love your vellum envies too and will be taking this idea and using it! lol
    bsl60@embarqmail.com

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  19. love your work and will be back to see more next week! TFS.
    Eva (twinkles311@hotmail.com)

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  20. Wow what a very pretty card. OH and you can't EVER have enough bling on a card. Love the suttle touches of the pearls/rhinestone - too pretty. Great job.

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  21. I'm in love with this 3x3 card and envie die! You ROCKED it! :) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win! Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  22. I didn't realize you could over do bling...lol... I love it!! It's beautiful :) TFS!!

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  23. this card is so elegant! love it!! I have enjoyed everything I have seen all week! you guys are amazing! thanks!!

    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  24. Beautiful card and envelope, love the embellishment. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. Beautiful card and envelope. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I am loving the vellum envelopes too and can't wait to make some!

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  27. Gorgeous!! Loving everything.

    Be blessed,Beckie
    justbcreativecrazy@gmail.com
    JustBCreativeCrazy.blogspot.com

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  28. Hi Trell, Wow I love your card and envelope. The vellum is perfect I so need to get some now. I say it is simply cute. LOL I read your post and you are too funny. LOL TFS AJ-
    ajscrapbookingcards@yahoo.com

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  29. Beautiful card and envelope. I really have to get me some Vellum! You all did such a good job this week. I loved every single project!
    TFS
    Deb C
    dsc105@live.com

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  30. This trifold die is going to be my favorite! I just know it! Love the vellum with the colored snowflakes and bling! Great Job!

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  31. How cute is that envelope? Gotta have it!
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com
    foundtimeforme.blogspot.com

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  32. I love this card and agree with the vellum envelopes. ;)

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  33. Very nice! I wish I had gotten the trifold dies but I had to limit my sets. Going to have to put that on my wishlist.

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  34. Your winter mini notes turned out to be stunning!

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  35. Wow Trell, I am loving this card and I hope you don't mind but I like it so much I am gonna card lift your design! I hope you are doing well. Joann's just isn't the same without you! You did Emma proud on this release! surfnfroggie at aol dot com

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  36. So pretty!! Love the gems in the middle of the snowflakes!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  37. I love the color palette you used. This card is beautifully done.

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  38. Great Christmas card.

    Gabriela

    Gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  39. Very cute and great idea, love the envelope.

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  40. Simple and Elegant. Simply Elegant. Smooches...

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  41. Simply beautiful Trell! That card in the vellum envelope is perfection. Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  42. Trell ~ VERY CAS and ELEGANT looking! WOW! You added the perfect amount of embellishments! LOVE those stones ~ so PRETTY! I LOVE that stamp set too and that is my FAVORITE color by SU! I use it a great deal! Awesome job as always!

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  43. love this, very pretty


    rosiemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  44. WOW TRELL THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!! It is very elegant!!! WOW!! Its so awesome my friend! YOu did fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  45. Wow, this is just gorgeous. And you are right, everyone needs that set of stamps.

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  46. Very Beautiful!!Lovely!
    Migdalia
    mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  47. Nice job creating a great card. Thanks for sharing and I love the bling you added!
    sweatherwax31@gmail.com

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  48. Cute card! Love how the snowflakes standout on the white card.

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

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  49. I can absolutely see you sticking your tongue out like a little kid!! Your gift card is stunning...sounds silly..but think it's my favorite of the blog hop!! And keep using your stash!!! It look's divine!

    Patty
    hapscrappy@blogspot.com



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  50. Great card. love the bling while still keeping it simple.
    ogdendoll@gmail.com

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  51. Beautiful card and I have used my Gift Card Sentiments a lot too! It has such a beautiful font. I think the bling in the snowflakes was just right...love it!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  52. Trell I think you got the bling just right. Love your card sooo much. TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)
    (email follower)

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  53. I truly love the simple card but I think the bling is the perfect touch! Great set - can't wait until it comes.

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  54. Just placed my order, and I can't wait till it arrives to get started on holiday cards! What a great release!

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  55. I love simple cards because you can mass produce when you need them. I love bling. I say add it to everything. These dies are so cute. I'm going to love making the envelopes in vellum - especially for Christmas. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  56. Fantastic card!!! I love the cut so much!! This is beautiful!

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  57. Perfect touch with the bling!! So pretty!

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  58. Love it! Once again fabulous design Trell! TFS
    Liz

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  59. I love your card and envelope, really pretty, :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

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  60. Very pretty!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  61. Beautiful card, Trell.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  62. This is really pretty!! Love the simpleness of it....definitely has a homespun feel. Great work displaying Miss Emma's stamps!!

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  63. GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE the pearls and bling..you can NEVER have enough!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah

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  64. What a beautiful card!!

    Angela

    http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

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  65. Super cute card, but i dont want to think about christmas yet its finally summer in Oregon, :p
    colorcrazirainbow@gmail.com
    mylifeinartsncrafts.blogspot.com

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  66. Aww this one is sooo pretty. Very sweet looking. Great job, TFS =)


    littlemissstamper(at)gmail.com

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  67. Love your card...stinkin cute =) tracyzahm@yahoo.com

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  68. Beautiful card! Absolutely love it!

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  69. Such pretty snowflakes!!

    dotted53 at yahoo dotcom

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  70. Very nice! Simple with bling.

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  71. Very nice card and envelope set! I don't think you went overboard with the bling; I think it's just right. TFS!

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  72. Oh no, my wish list just grew--I really need the dies, too!

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  73. Oh yes, yes, yes--love the ease and simplicity of this little card and using vellum for the envelope. Why didn't I think of that? It's so classy.

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  74. I soon want these two dies! You inspired me.

    Shawn spencer
    Golfwidow@frontiernet.net

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  75. These dies are so divine, just love how you used them with this card. I can't wait to get them.

    craftingwithjess@gmail.com

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  76. trell, this little card is just wonderful!

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  77. Very nice, tfs
    evl14512@gmail.com

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  78. Very pretty--I like the bling.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  79. Beautiful! Love it!

    megan.saxe@gmail.com

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  80. Trell, great job! I love everything you come up with!

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

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  81. I would love to get this as a gift!! Beautiful gift card holder

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  82. So cute love the pearls
    Tfs

    Viviana cvjac at att dot net

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  83. Beautiful, beautiful holiday card without that contrived Christmas "look."

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  84. Love your card. I can not wait to get these dies.

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  85. Thank you for the chance to win!!!!
    mhalford6 @aol. com

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  86. GREAT job Trell with your AWESOME holiday card!:)

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  87. Beautiful,Beautiful,Beautiful! TFS!!

    Letillia
    divaof5.blogspot.com
    letilliaslaughter at yahoo dot com

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  88. I like the the touch of color with the snow flakes.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  89. This is so pretty, what a nice idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Kathy
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

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  90. Too much bling, not possible! Your card is gorgeous. TFS

    lfl ines atc omc as td ot ne t

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  91. Your card is really beautiful. Super job.

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