Friday, March 16, 2012

It's Crafting By Designs Blog Hop Time!

Welcome to the first of what I hope is many Crafting By Designs Blog Hop!  If you came here from Tammy's Blog, you are on the right track.  Our theme is "Wings and Blooms."  A great theme just in time for spring!

I did two projects for you to enjoy today...the first is a treat box made with my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  I paper from the Roxie paper packet along with Black and Colonial White Card Stock.  I love the butterfly.  His lacy wings are cut using the cartridge layer function and I sponged the body with Smoothie ink.  BTW, one of the fun things about the CTMH paper packets is that they include a strip at the top that can be cut off and added to a project.  See the strip along the bottom of the treat box?
My next project is an 8 x 3 1/2 inch card.  I like doing these cards because they are a little "different" and fit perfectly into a business envelope.  This card uses pattern paper from the Lucy paper packet and the images are from the A Garden stamp set.  If you attend my monthly workshop, this is one of the cards that we will be making!
Crafting By Designs is a great paper crafting website that encourages creativity and friendships.  There are numerous challenges and lots of tips and techniques.  Feel free to hop on over to the site and enter your Wings and Blooms creation in the Challenge section.  Also, I have another treat for you!  If you leave a comment here (along with your email addy) or on any of the participants, you will be eligible to receive a goodie bag.  The winner will be selected from the comments placed on all the participants blogs on Tuesday March 20th.

It's time to hop on to the next blog.  Head off to Julia's Blog and check out her great creations.  Should you get lost along the hopping trail head back to our fearless leader Doris' Blog to get back on track.  Thanks for visiting and For Now, Happy Crafting!

23 comments:

Suzanne Russell said...

Good morning, Cindy! Seeing such beautiful project is a great way to start my day! thanks for the inspiration. :)

Tammart Designs said...

Good Morning Cindy! I really adore that little purse. Great Project and super sweet & colorful card!

Gwen said...

Cindy these are both great projects! I LOVE that butterfly, you inspire me to use my Silhouette more! The size of your card is great, so pretty!

Gloria Sauve said...

Hi, Cindy,
Wow! Great treat box. I will have to make some of those for Easter, so thanks for the inspiration.
I love your tall card, too. Nice change from the usual format. Really cute!
Have a hoppy day!
Gloria

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

Hello Cindy,

Love the treat boxes. They are great for so many things.

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Fantastic projects Cindy!! I love them both :) Hugs, Doris

{Chrissie} said...

Cindy, that butterfly is just DIVINE!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so dainty and beautiful - I just love it!

Julia said...

Beautiful projects! I love the treat box, really wonderful box.

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful treats boxes, are there some treats in there for me to hop along.

Anita Kejriwal said...

LOvely treat box!!! I,m glad I joined the hop!!! Amazing projects are all out there.
anitakejriwal@hotmail.com

Elisabet said...

Hi Cindy, I love that butterfly on the treat box, well I love the treat box and your card smells of spring flowers that I wish would start blooming for real! LOL.
Hugs,
Beth

CTgirl said...

Cindy, I just love your treat Box, the colours are really great!
Your card is really pretty, I like the tall shape, a bit different.
Rene

StampersBest said...

Beautiful treat box and what a great card shape, perfect spring colors.

Sharon said...

Cindy - OMGoodness! Your projects are wonderful! Love the butterfly, the colors, the ribbons! Great job!
Sharon
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Deb Fortin said...

love the Roxie box , never did get that paper pack , I think the zebra scared me off, but am loving the Lucy this book . I've used it myself a few times , it's so versatile.
great job and thanks for sharing.

ThePurplePlace said...

Happy Spring!!!

Love that sweet little box!! I'm slowing making my way and wanted to wish you all WELL!!

Hugs,
Lisa

PS: Your Word Verification is turned ON? Hope I can get it right? It drives me CRAZY!!!!!!!!!

Aletha J. Williams said...

Wonderful show of your artistic talent, Cindy! I love that treat box!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both great cards. TFS.

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Jessica said...

Gorgeous treat box and wonderful card.
:O)
Jessica
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New follower via Aletha!

jusaweecatnap said...

Love that little box; beautiful butterfly. Hooray for mailable cards! Long format is great idea.

marla said...

Love the swirls and butterflies!!

Ames Crafts said...

Oh Cindy. Your treat box is so charming and to think now I have another use for my Roxie paper packet. Love it! As to the second card, one word. CUTE!! I wasn't sure how I could implement Lucy package into a card only into layouts. This has got my head wheels turning. Thanks for sharing. Oh, must comment on the bunny card. WoW. That's really nice. Definately love it.
Francis Ames, amescrafts.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

Cindy, I love that treat box! Just beautiful!