Friday, February 19, 2016

Black Tie Affair Blog Hop
 Welcome to the Black Tie Affair Blog Hop
We are so delighted you are joining us for this very formal occasion where we will be showcasing projects with class, from weddings to homecoming dances.

 Connie Can Crop (that's me) is the first stop in this hop. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters. 

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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on Wednesday 2/24/16 here at Connie Can Crop.

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Okey dokey. Here I am! With... GUESS WHAT?!? Another Project!!! Woohoo!!! And even though I'm not a real fancy-pants and don't like to dress up...  You can always look at other "fancy" black-tie stuff I've done!
Now... I know you might all get tired of my distressing out on everything, but just so you know... It's here to stay! However... the Chevron trend HAS GOT TO GO! I used Distress Inks, Stickles, the Cricut Explore Air, and all the stuff I love so much again! What a flippin' shock, right?
Designing things... it's fun. And so I wanted a night of magic. Magic Night. I was thinking "Puttin' on the Ritz". And I'm totally not apologizing or anything if you can't get that song out of your head now. Deal. Top hats... Canes... Glitter... Glitz. "Puttin' on the Ritz!" Yes... I love '80's music!!!!
I placed the top hat cuts , the bands, the bowties and the buttons all on a grey card that I had distressed with a darker grey. Then Stickle-d the **** of them! lol! I love Stickles!
Be sure if a big ol' glob comes out, use a paint brush to smooth it all down. Heck! Use a paint brush anyway to make it all Even Stevens.
I used a craft knife to scrape up the excess... the best I could. Forgive the blurry pics... I totally don't know what came over me!
And again, I Stickle-d the letters on while they were still on my mat... Just to make my life (and crafting a tad easier). It works. Just be sure it's all dry and all before you try to peel it up and it comes off/tears off in a pulpy mess!
And... just another note... before you or I go over the glued-down stuffs with clear plastic (like I've done before...) make sure the Stickles have dried.
I love magic. And the Cricut, Stickles, and glue make it all magical! Donchya think?
 Up next is Michelle

Here's our line up in case you get lost.

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  1. I love your "Magic Night" and who cares if I am singing "Puttin' on the Ritz" while trying to teach Religion this morning. LOL As usual I look forward to your ENTERTAINING posts! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

  2. Love it!! Love your sense of humor!! TFS

  3. Love....especially the glitter! TFS from BIF

  4. love the sparkles! great tip about the plastic! thanks!


  5. Ooh, love this magic night bling! Those top hats are sure spiffy! As always, I love your commentary! It was fun hopping with you. Now I'm off to the next blog humming, "Putting on the Ritz".

  6. looks like such fun with all that glimmer

  7. Very cool card! I love the sparkles!!

  8. Stickles make the magic happen and that's what your card says to me - definitely a Magic Night - clever embellies - TFS!

  9. I love Magic Night, and of course stickles makes it pop even more. But you did get me humming puttin on the ritz....

  10. Nice project, I love the step by step details. TFS and for hopping with us. Good luck

  11. LOL! Now I am humming putting on the Ritz! Good grief! Love the fun hats and canes! Magic Night sounds awesome!! Thanks for hopping along with us!! Scrappy hugs!

  12. I love Stickles!! Great job as always!

  13. Your right that song will be in my head all day lol. Thank you for sharing! I love your project!


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