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Stamp It! Cards Meets Stamping Royalty Blog Hop


Hopefully you came from Laura Pryor's blog, but if you didn't go start at the beginning with Amber Daigre and hop along with us for tons of inspiration and 14 chances to win!

I will always remember April 11, 2011, not only as the day I broke my first bone (ha), but as the day Paper Crafts announced that I was one of their 2011 Stamping Royalty Queens! Today, 14 of the 2011 Queens are sharing in a blog hop to get the word out about Stamp It! Cards, Volume 8. This special issue is crammed (seriously!) with beautiful inspiration. In fact, leave a comment on this post by midnight (MDT) Sunday, July 3rd for a chance to win your very own copy of this very special issue! (Please be sure to include your email address in your comment so that I may contact my winner!)



The prizes don't stop either, my friends! When you're finished visiting all of my fellow queens (and leaving comments for more chances to win a copy of Stamp It! Cards Volume 8), be sure to click over to the Paper Crafts Connection and enter for a chance to win one of two fabulous stamping prizes!



Stamp It! Cards Volume 8 isn't the only reason we got together for this fun hop, though. We want to talk to you about Operation Write Home too, which seems especially appropriate as we celebrate our nation's independence in just a few days.  So, with the new stamps from our Stamping Royalty prizes in hand and a patriotic color theme in mind, we've all made a new card, specifically for one of the categories that OWH is in current need of. If you'd like to "play" along, make a new red, white & blue card for any occasion (especially those OWH needs right now) and add it to the Mr. Linky widget at Paper Crafts Connection, we'd love to see your projects! Remember to follow OWH's guidelines (like NO GLITTER) and keep your cards mailable.

Miss You card
stamps: GinaK Botanicals, Hero Arts/Basic Grey Life of the Party Stars
cardstock: Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy & Kraft
ink: Clearsnap, Inc. Colorbox Archival Dye in Putty & Atlantic Blue
tools: Fiskars Threading Water edge punch
fibers: Blueberry Divine Twine
I used Gina K Botanicals (from our Stamping Royalty prize package) and added the Hero Arts and Basic Grey cling background. The Colorbox Putty Archival Dye ink is the perfect color for tone on tone stamping on kraft because it doesn't go all light on me when it dries. I added my red in the form of a scallop and some cardstock stripes. The baker's twine adds just the finishing touch for this masculine (but not too masculine) card. Remember, OWH sends cards to our troops for them to send home...but not all our deployed soldiers are boys.

I know this was way more words than you're used to from me, I sure hope you read them all though! Your next stop on the hop is Kelly Silva. And don't forget to stop at Paper Crafts Connection for more chances to win!
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188 comments:

Nicole said...

Such a beautiful card! TFS

Manasa said...

wow...what a beautiful card ! Loved it....I am so glad I found your blog !

Jade said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

wendyp said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!!

mommyabbytommy said...

I love a simple card! The twine makes it!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh wow! That is just gorgeous!

btsoi. said...

What a beautiful card! I absolutely love the colours on kraft.

jeryl said...

Love the background stamping. And the Kraft just gives it that perfect touch!

Sassy said...

Love the dimension and the twine and how it brings it all together.

Jen W. said...

Love those stamps on the kraft cardstock! :)

Isha said...

Love all the details of your card. TFS.

Marlena M. said...

This is a wonderful, touching card. ;)

Kris Sobolik said...

This is just wonderful, love the color combination and the stamped elements as well.

Hussena said...

beautiful card ,i loved the way u have kept it so simple yet its so effective.

Susie said...

Totally love your card. Great design and I love all of the images you used.

Amanda Johnson said...

Gorgeous!! I love the kraft with the navy and red! Great design!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

So pretty! I adore how you did the background!!

Susan said...

great card - I really like it

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

love the colours!!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a very cool card Miss Lady!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Ellie A. said...

You had me at Kraft. WOW what a beautiful card indeed.

~amy~ said...

Yahooooooooo for YOU! check you out...LOVE LOVE LOVE your card sista:)

Annette said...

That is a cool card..thanks for sharing..
Btw..cool blog

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful use of kraft paper!

Indy said...

What a great card!

Wendy said...

Really like this card mary, love how that twine has less blue than white and you are right it's not too masculine.

Karen said...

love it!! you rock!!

stampinwithmb said...

So great! Love the card

Shannon said...

Beautiful card.

jengd said...

Wonderful card! Those silhouettes are perfect for the mood of it!

Scrapycandy said...

LOVE that subtle stamping effect. Thanks for the inspiration!

okienurse said...

Cute card. Great colors!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Oh, I really love your card! THe simplicity and elegance is outstanding!

Janice said...

Nice card, the Baker's twine really finishes it.

lam said...

Beautiful card.I especially like the colours and the baker`s twine

Beastybunny said...

Oooh. I love the colors and layout. Fabulous work!

Cyndi S said...

Very pretty card. I love Operation Write Home, what a great organization.
cstephenson at q dot com

thestampinglady said...

I'm in love with your card--I need to find some stamps to case it! Thanks for sharing your artwork.

B. Nguyen said...

Super cute card! Love it's simplicity! TFS!

Katie said...

What a pretty card!! Love all the details! TFS!

Kelly Massman said...

Lovely!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is a fabulous card--love the red and kraft! Great patriotic card! Congrats on the win:)

Jen Carter said...

I LOVE how you stamped your silhouette flowers! SO pretty! The 3 red strips are the perfect accent to the card!! Very cute!

Jeni said...

Beautiful card! I love the backgrounds you created for your images.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I LOVE how you LAYERED all of the different stapmed images!! What a NEAT idea!! This card turned out SO NEAT!! I think it is one of MY FAVORITES for today!! =)
THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!!
HAVE A FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Diana N. said...

I love your use of Kraft. Great card for OWH.

Raven said...

Beautiful, love it.

Oh2bnor said...

Just LOVE this!!

Barbara said...

What an elegant treatment of red, white, & blue. Love the red scallops peeking out!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

SO pretty...love the design and background stamping.

marylouh said...

I beautiful card. You can tell a lot of love went into making it.

Jan Garber said...

Your sweet card nearly brought me to tears!!

Lake Gaston Virtual Office Assistant said...

I love your card, especially the way you popped the cardstock. Gives it that 3 dimensionally look. Thanks for sharing!

Billie Dee said...

Very lovely card. I like the softness.

VanessaB said...

very pretty. i love the softness of it, too.

Wendy said...

I LOVE the kraft base and the baker's twine on your card...beautiful!
worme66@comcast.net

Mrs Ham said...

This is a stunning card. Love it.

driventoink.com said...

Beautiful card Mary Dawn! Nice to see two of my fave amuse addicts on the Stamping Royalty list (you and Sarah) - congrats! :)

TeenaBugg38 said...

this is one ofmy faves in this hop! I really love kraft and feel like it goes with everything! And this card is just awesome with the pops of red!!!

tape said...

Beautiful stamping here!

Lost in Black & Gold said...

LOVE your card! It's so CAS with only 2 colors yet so many fun design elements from all the stamps! Thanks for sharing :)

Lillian Child said...

Mary, you have such a delightful creative style - fabulous card!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Beautiful card...love all the background stamping!

Cheryl S. said...

Very pretty!

kari bell said...

wow. love all the kraft.

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Kelly said...

What a lovely card!

Kimberly S. said...

LOVELY CAS card!! I think the twine adds a perfect finishing touch!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fabulous card!

Renae said...

I love the way you layered all of your stamps to make a custom look.

charli said...

gorgeous!

Linda said...

what a really pretty card-love all the stamping!

Patricia L. said...

Wow! Love your cards, especially the spritz ones!

lynn79 said...

LOVE THE NATURAL look of this!!!

mb said...

Love the subtle botanicals and stars together! You pulled it together nicely! Thanks for the ideas!

Jenny said...

Love the subtle backgrounds on the Kraft. Gorgeous card :)
Jenny x

Priya Mohan said...

Beautiful card..loved the kraft background and the twine

{VICKI} said...

great card

vicki.dalton@yahoo.com

Shelly said...

Hello Queen Mary Dawn, I just love your card (as always)! :)

Swedie said...

The red is so pretty, and really stands out against the Kraft background.

Lynn said...

lovely card! I like the tone-on-tone images on the Kraft paper. Congrats on the royal title!

CAM said...

Very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

Sandra said...

LOVE IT!
Love this stamp set too.
Sandra ltb

littlen said...

what a sweet card. tfs.
littlen44atgmaildotcom

Angela Fehr said...

Mary Dawn, I love this card! It's beautiful and simple and luxe!

Amanda M said...

So pretty! thanks for sharing!

Chunyuan said...

Love your card. I am glad to find your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the kraft and red.

Lacey said...

wow very beautiful card. awesome blog too!

Carmen O. said...

Your card is just beautiful! I so love the versatility of kraft cardstock. Nicely done!

Brandi said...

Pretty card. I adore the simplicity of it. And you're right, of course, not all soldiers are men. We often forget that. It's nice of you to think of the women.

Tifany said...

Great card!
And congrats {again} on being Stamping Royalty!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

Karen B. said...

This is just absolutely beautiful, of course, and I love the nod to some patriotism. You rock.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Fabulous card!!

littlebitoftoto said...

love the craft with red and blue...nice card

Shari B said...

Lovely card! So perfect for Operation Write home!

kimheggins said...

just beautiful!

Melissa said...

Such a beautiful card!

Betty said...

Kraft, twine, pop of red...just beautiful!

Marianne said...

Great Card. So nice to see you in print.

kimosabescraps said...

Love this... you do great cards!!!

Nikki said...

Such an adorable card it's just so Clean and Simple I love it :)

Cynthia B. said...

Such a pretty card! LOVE this on kraft with the stamped background images - and of course the baker's twine! TFS!!

Moosisk said...

OMG! I love this card! It is nice and simple, yet stunning. Thanks for the inspiration! :D

Sharon D from Canada said...

Love this, Mary Dawn! Such a terrific design and the subtle stamping on the kraft is so pretty!

Karen said...

I always love your cards, and this one is no exception! So warm and rustic feeling. Very Americana. Happy 4th!

sharon g said...

Love your color choices!! NICE JOB>

Paige Dolecki said...

Love the subtle star background on this card!

Paige

Carol said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

postal orphan said...

I love love love this card! Thanks for sharing - I'm off to enjoy more eye candy on your blog!

Tina M said...

Love the subtle/neutral stamping that really makes this card complete!

Judy1223 said...

Mary Dawn, congratulation on being named to the Samping Royalty! I love your card...simple yet beautiful! Perfect for OWH...great job!
judy_marino@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

What a great card!

Michele said...

LOVE your red, white & blue card!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Allison said...

Super fab card! Love that you used kraft on this one!

Renee VanEpps said...

Gorgeous stamping!!!!

Cherri said...

I love the stamp you chose for your card - simply beautiful!

Queen Mary said...

This hop has really been inspirational -- in your card I love the strips of red and how you used the baker's twine to bring in the blue with the stars in the background. I definitely seen things on this hop I haven't tried before! Thank you for sharing.

Robin Gibson said...

Such a beautiful card! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Your royal highness, Queen Mary...this card is darling, I love what you came up with. That baker's twine looks fun! Glad to share in all the royal fun with you :)

monikastamp said...

I really like the kraft with the red and blue - I haven't tried that color combination before. Thanks for sharing.
Monika Davis (from Georgia)

Anita said...

Amazing card!

Romaine said...

Love this card!

kiesasalazar said...

great card! i love the flowers and twine. awesome job!

Sandy said...

Very nice stamping! Elegant card.

LoriT said...

Great card! Love the twine ribbon!

krismybliss said...

Beautiful and elegant! Love the kraft background!

rush said...

this is such a meaningful card. thank you for sharing.

Kelly said...

Great job. Love the bakers twine. Must get some of that.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love your blog too..I'm hooked! :)

cutiephinphin said...

Really like the card... from the layout to the use of the stripes & twine. Thanks for the inspiration.

Janet Z said...

I love a gorgeous Kraft card!!

Jennie said...

Love this Mary Dawn and the GKD set you used especially :) Great design and LOVE the Kraft with the red! Just pops perfectly. Congrats again on being Royalty!!!

Elise said...

Your card is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah B. said...

So gorgeous - I love the twine!

Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful and elegant card. I love the subtle background stamps and the lovely layering. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!

Cari D. Cruse said...

Very beautiful card - I am wild about kraft cardstock, & you made it seem so elegant here.

Toni K said...

This is beautiful! Love it!

Mary Staveness said...

I love the botanical stamps and the baker's twine!

Melissa said...

Love the way you used the botanical image as both the foreground and background images, and I also love all the background stamping. IMO that just finishes it - what a beautiful job!!

Emily Keaton said...

What a sweet card! I love your design. :)

AHadley said...

I just love how the stamping looks on the kraft paper - fantastic job!

Marla said...

What a lot of beautiful stamping. This is just my kind of card!

Charity said...

WOW, your card is beautiful (and it totally makes me want to copy it exactly). Thanks for sharing some great inspiration.

Laurie said...

What an awesome card! I love the stamping on the kraft! Awesome job here your highness! ;)

FamOrnelas said...

Thanks for the card work! I love working on card stock as well! :)

Marie said...

I love to work on craft paper because the cards come out great. Good job. Love it.

Amystarz said...

I absolutely love the tone on tone color...the pops of red and blue bring the wow without overpowering the background...gorgeous!!

Susan said...

Love the stars stamped on the kraft background, the image in blue, and that great twine + ribbon -- well done!

Carolyn said...

Wow!! The blue really adds a great effect and makes the card stand out. I love that you popped the botanical up with dimensionals.

Sue D said...

Very nice card--I like the twine.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Faith said...

LOVE this one - beautiful card!! So glad to find your blog again - love your work. Wishing you a safe, happy and blessed holiday weekend!

cgargus said...

What a wonderful, inspiring card! Everything is better with kraft, the colors are great together!

diana said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing!

Lin said...

Hi Mary Dawn! Big congrats on being named to the Stamping Royalty elite! I adore your card - the colors look wonderful against the kraft - thanks for the inspiration!

Scrapfaire said...

LOVE the background stamping and those pops of red cardstock. TFS!!

Tricia said...

Mary Dawn, this card is gorgeous! It's so simple, but so-o-o classy!
Nice job!

funkycrafter said...

like this card. really great use of color.

AJoy said...

Beautiful. Love the subtlety of the stamps.

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Elicia P said...

Lovely and very professional card!

Ida said...

This is wonderful. I love the stamps you used and the color scheme with the kraft looks fabulous.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Love the touch the twine adds to this card =) TFS!

mtscrapgal said...

Your card is sooo stunning. I love the botanical image. Thanks for helping OWH.

Tanja said...

Love the botanical stamps and your lovely card.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love how the kraft looks with the red, white and blue!

Pam Young said...

I love your card! The kraft card stock makes such a great card.

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Love the subtle colors on the kraft

Sandi said...

I love the colors with the kraft card stock.

Svetlana said...

Great card! Like it1
Svetlana xx

Zanne said...

Mary Dawn, I love, love your card. Love Red and Blue with Kraft. Can't wait to see this issue of Stamp It! Cards.

Danielle said...

Beautiful card! TFS!

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Danielle Coelho said...

I want to win!

CherryTrinn said...

What a wonderful card! Just beautiful

Helen L said...

I love your use of red and blue on the kraft cardstock. It's a great card!!

Helen F. said...

Absolutely fabulous card, Mary Dawn!
Love everything about it ...

Katy Young said...

love it

sunnysc243 said...

so beautiful - love the popped up front!

Karen said...

I love the subtle beauty of this card.

Angie said...

I love the beautiful simplicity of your card. Very pretty.

Thank you for sharing!!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the colours on the beige and the sweet simplicity of the design.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Holly Kean said...

I'm gonna have to steal the mock embossing trick! Whenever I stamp on kraft just using the embossing ink my image disappears but I never thought to use an ink for the same effect. Thanks for the idea!!

Denise said...

Great card! Love the kraft cardstock!
DeniseB

Joan V said...

Wow, this is great. Love everything about this card. When I saw this card, I immediately thought OWH, then I read the above paragraph. LOL. Thank you for the inspiration. I love this card design and I hope to get a few cards made for OWH.

Michelle Single said...

Love all your cards, but this one is especially fabulous!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is gorgeous! I love how subtle the stamping is on the kraft cardstock. Great job!!

Katie said...

What a beautiful card! I love the background stamping! A really thoughtful card. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

MJ's Kraze said...

I love you use of kraft. Great card.

ostrichs said...

Brilliantly creative!