Friday, March 10, 2017

[Connie's] Birthday Bash Blog Hop!



Welcome to the 
Birthday Bash Blog Hop

We hope you are ready to celebrate Birthdays with the biggest Bash around!!
This hop is full of Balloons, Cake, Presents, Smiles and more!
So let's make a wish and blow out the candles
as we celebrate another year of birthdays!! 

  You should have arrived Shannon H.
If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments 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.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 3/15/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

OMG! My friend Connie is.... (shhhh.... $&!!!!) and if you can't figure that out... look at the corresponding numbers on a "normal" computer keypad... and that's a good age, too! Because... that's what I'll be later this year! So... HAPPY BITHDAY, CONNIE!!!!

I made... a card... hmm... I really tried to use something else. I did a "gatefold" type. I'm not sure I did the "3-way" dies right... But, YOU can take a look for yourself and see...
I had a 1/2 sheet of cardstock, scored it at 2-1/8", then flipped it and repeated. Really flipped it because I didn't want to do the math. It worked out just fine... And I was starting with this die and this paper (my LAST bit of THAT paper... so I had to make it work...).
I ran it through a total of 4 times (2 on each flap side) and had to do that... because it didn't fully cut through (you'll see that later...).
Don't do THIS at home... (if you're going to use a paper as a backing... be sure to apply adhesive to the DECORATED SIDE!!!)
Ummm... Spectrum Noire Glitter Pens go through TWO layers of cardstock. 
Use it sparingly...
The dies probably cut much better if you empty them out of their previous cuts' little tiny pieces. I was a tad on the lazy side that day..
And Voila! There you have it...
Be careful with wild brush pens, as they are likely to go WILD and do their own thing... No... my kid DID NOT color this. I did. Um... Yes... I need A LOT
more practice... but... I've said that before...

 Up next is Marji!

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


Don't forget to check out this month's new challenge at Connie Can Crop!!



Connie Can Crop Challenge #56
due 11:59 P.M., Friday, March 31st, 2017
Pacific Time

21 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Beautiful card, very creative!!

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  2. Great job for trying something new! Great tips to follow, too! 😊

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  3. So original card! Love the composition

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  4. you post are always so entertaining! and usually some invaluable crafting lessons are learned! love it!

    Alicia

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  5. Oh, wow! This card is beautiful! Love it! It's been fun hopping with you!

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  6. Would love if you shared a pic of the inside of this wonderful card, too!

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  7. Your card turned out great! I'm so guilty of 'learn as you go' type projects also LOL! Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don't, but one thing that's certain is that you learn something either way!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your tips and card. It's very cute!

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  9. What a great idea for the gate fold and it turned out beautifully.

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  10. Lisa, your comments always make me smile. So funny. Great card too. Btw, I can't color within the lines either ;-)) Tfs and for being part of this happy bday hop. Good luck

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  11. Ha ha nice secret code for the age! I love that you post your work even when you don't think it is the best. Maybe everyone is not perfect all the time. I have struggled with some dies also. They either cut through everything and like an inch into the board or don't cut through the paper, no in between.

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  12. Your card is so elegant and beautiful, thanks for sharing this gatefold.

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  13. Great card! Practice makes perfect!!!! LOL

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  14. You have more patience than I!! That die is amazing but I am not sure I would have stuck with it! LOL! Thanks for pushing through! It turned out great!

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  15. Oh and thanks for spilling the beans on my age! ROFL!! really!! LOL!

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