Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Twinery + DiscountCardstock.com Blog Hop {Jul 7th}

The Twinery and DiscountCardstock.com Design Teams are joining up today for a Summer Party themed blog hop! As you hop from blog to blog make sure and comment on every post because there will be two winners chosen randomly along the hop. If you get lost anywhere along the hop (or if someone is having a blog glitch) a complete list of participants will be posted on The Twinery and DiscountCardstock.com blogs. The hop will end on July 13, 2011 and winners will be posted on The Twinery and DiscountCardstock.com blogs the following day.

Here are the prizes!

Colorful Bunch Sampler Pack (a $20 retail value) from The Twinery:

Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 11 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.

and

A paper sampler pack (a $20 retail value) from DiscountCardstock.com:

DiscountCardstock.com was launched in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our mission is to provide great quality cardstock and specialty papers at discount pricing. We offer 100% acid and lignin free, archival quality uncoated cardstocks, as well as metallic, vellum, hand-made specialty papers, envelopes, scored cards and high qualify art paper and cards that are specially coated and developed for use by professional artists and card makers using ink jet printers.

You already know how much I love The Twinery's baker's twine and it's not just because I design for them. Now I can also rave about the cardstock from DiscountCardstock.com! This was my first experience using their cardstock and it is gorgeous. The colours are vibrant and there are so many textures and weights to choose from, plus they all take ink beautifully! Let's take a closer look.

Since every party hostess needs a gift, I decided to make a gift set to show off just how beautiful these papers are. I chose their 80lb Kraft cardstock for the bases. The first card uses three of the brightest colours in my package. I created a sentiment background for the bottom panel and cut strips of cardstock in varying widths. Then I stamped the main sentiment on both the kraft base and the first strip of cardstock. In the close-up photo for this card, you can see how well the ink shows up on the paper as well as the detail on the 80lb Posh Red Linen cardstock in the centre. To finish, I added The Twinery's Lemondrop baker's twine.

For this second card, I chose a more muted combination to show off the 65lb Posh Khaki Crepe cardstock. The 80lb Posh White Linen is also very nice and I think the 65lb Grape does a nice job of highlighting the quality and detail of the two neutral cardstocks. The 65lb Grape looks so good with The Twinery's Lilac baker's twine, doesn't it?

Next up, I created another card with a bright colour combination. I loved the 80lb Posh Red Linen in the first card but this time I wanted to stamp on the texture and see how well it took ink. As you can see, it's amazing! This card also showcases the 105lb Posh Tangelo Dungaree cardstock. I love orange so you can imagine how happy I am with this combination of colour and texture. The Twinery's Mandarin baker's twine was perfect for this card.

And for my last card, I used a masculine colour combination to show off three textured colours. The 80lb Posh Milk Chocolate Felt is amazing! It's a gorgeous brown and the texture is dreamy. I'm not sure how to explain it but I love it! As you can see in the close-up photo, it takes ink really well even though it has a mottled texture. The 105lb Posh Grass Green Dungaree is to die for. It's probably my most favourite of all the cardstocks I received and of course it matches The Twinery's Peapod baker's twine perfectly!

Now I'm craving more from DiscountCardstock.com because the colours and quality are amazing and the best part is that they go so well with The Twinery's baker's twine! I hope I've inspired you to create with both. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Your next stop on this hop is Trudy Sjolander!

Sources for Happy Birthday: DiscountCardstock.com 80lb Kraft, 65lb Gold, 80lb Posh Red Linen & 65lb Sea Blue; Hero Arts Essential Messages; Memories Black ink; Marvy-Uchida 1/8" long reach circle punch; The Twinery baker's twine in Lemondrop

Sources for Hello Hello:
DiscountCardstock.com 80lb Kraft, 65lb Grape, 65lb Posh Khaki Crepe & 80lb Posh White Linen; Hero Arts Essential Messages; Memories Black ink; Marvy-Uchida 1/8" long reach circle punch; The Twinery baker's twine in Lilac

Sources for Best Wishes:
DiscountCardstock.com 80lb Kraft, 65lb Sea Blue, 105lb Posh Tangelo Dungaree & 80lb Posh Red Linen; Hero Arts Essential Messages; Memories Black ink; Marvy-Uchida 1/8" long reach circle punch; The Twinery baker's twine in Mandarin

Sources for Thank You:
DiscountCardstock.com 80lb Kraft, 80lb Posh White Linen, 105lb Posh Grass Green Dungaree & 80lb Posh Milk Chocolate Felt; Hero Arts Essential Messages; Memories Black ink; Marvy-Uchida 1/8" long reach circle punch; The Twinery baker's twine in Peapod

133 comments:

Lynn said...

Simply perfect in every way Emily!

dahlhousedesigns said...

fabulous design for a card set!

lisa a.

Barb O. said...

Very nice cards! Simple, yet cheery. Love the color combinations, and the twine coloring looks great to 'tie' it all up! Good job!

dclouser said...

These are so simple but have so much impact. Great job!

Lindsey said...

What a fun set of cards, Em! I love the colour-block design. I think the birthday one is my favourite, but they are all terrific. And it's great to hear such a positive review of the cardstock from someone who KNOWS cardstock!

Laurel said...

What a fun card set! love the CAS lines!

Pauline said...

I just love all these cards, so simple but effective! I love the bold blocks of colour and bold fonts, topped by the bakers twine makes them perfect!

joydee1963 said...

Love,love these cards!!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Annette said...

Very cute cards... I love all the color combos..
Great job.

Francesca said...

blog hopping!

Heather Innusa said...

These are great!! I love all the bright colors from the cardstock! & nothing beats a card with pretty twine on it!

Shauna K said...

what great colorblocking!! I really love the sentiment repeatedly stamped along the bottom panel too :D great job with each of the color combos- they really work well together :)

Galena said...

Emily, you did it again!
I love how simple and clean these look, lovely :)

Ivona@SugarsticksParties

Vinyl Rocks My World said...

Aww.. I LOVE your cards!! So cute!

Nicolle74 said...

Love this card set!

btenn said...

Beautiful, simple and elegant cards! Nice job again!

Bonnie said...

Love your card set! That card stock is super -lovin' that crepe kraft! And the twine is just naturally delicious!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous cards Emily, perfect example of the beauty of twine, clever you,:0) hugs Gay xxx

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are absolutely perfect and fun!! Love the color combo's you created and the layout of the cards is awesome! So simple, yet so perfect!!!
Congrats on winning with Hero Arts!! Your moving card was the best!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh these are great, and I just LOVE that you won at HA for your fabulous popsicle card, I'm sure that'll make you smile.

Becki said...

Great ideas for simple and quick cards. I love it! The colors you used were fantastic. Must use this idea!

Becki
Happy Card Encouragement Factory

Cassie said...

Oh Emily, your cards are just fantastic! What a great idea :D

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Love these beautiful CAS cards!

Isha said...

Love your CAS cards Emily.TFS

Meg said...

Wow! What a fabulous way to showcase all your cardstock and twine fabulousness!! All those colors are so vivid and pretty; I don't know how you chose a favorite!

connie said...

love the colors you used on your CAS cards.

mommyabbytommy said...

I love simple projects that make me think 'I can do that'. Beautiful!

Basiljen said...

Beautiful, as usual!

BabyBokChoy said...

These are ideas I can use, thank you so much!!!

Kasi said...

What a great gift idea!!

Jen Carter said...

This is a great set of cards!! I love all the colors you incorporated and how the touch of twine adds the perfect detail! So cute!!

bethann said...

i love the CAS design that really shows off the colors, the twine is the perfect add on

Debbie Seyer said...

Wonderful cards, Emily!! Love the clean and simple designs!

Kim C said...

Wow, I really love your colour combos and how the twine gives the cards and extra oomph. Thanks for sharing!

My Cricut Craft Room said...

Beautiful projects that I feel like I could easily make! Thanks for sharing!

Vicky Hayes said...

You've show-cased the colours and textures beautifully with your beautiful card design. I am quite wistful for bakers twine I must say!

Lori said...

What a fun set of cards. An adorable idea....think I may have to try that. Thanks!

Lysa said...

EMILY! I ♥ this set of cards- they are so FABULOUSLY colorful!

Andrea said...

Love the crepe cardstock and such a simple yet bright design!

scrappingnana said...

Very nice. Love the bright and cheery colors. Great gift idea.

havinfunwithcards said...

Excellent hostess gift, and so pretty too :)

Percilla G said...

Oh I love your cards
Quick, easy, bright, and lovely
I am now a follower and look forward to returning and seeing what else you have come up with !
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{jennie} said...

what a beautiful set of cards. Love the look of the paper strips.

lynn said...

what a perfect card to showcase the papers and twine, emily! love the blocks of colors!

McVic said...

cute cards! love the colors
kacee

Chunyuan said...

Simply perfection. Love the CAS card set.

Tifany said...

Beautiful work...as always, Emily!
{ PS - Let me know when you get your happy mail today! ;o) }


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

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE this bright and cheerful CAS card set!!! Awesome work!!!

Trisha said...

Emily, these are fabulous cards and truly do show the cardstock colors and how well they print. Of course, the twine from the Twinery is the greatest. TFS and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Christy J said...

Love the colors with the kraft paper as background! TYFS!

Jan said...

Cute and colorful cards

Jen said...

This is exactly what I mean Emily...look at how beautifully created and displayed these cards are! I love how you stamped those single stamps to create the worded papers, I love how you put those fabulous bright colors together, and of course, that twine is yummy! The c/s surely did take those awesome stamps superbly....love these!!!

Stephanie K said...

Gorgeous cards! If I were a hostess I would LOVE to get these! Perfect all occasion set! Love the colors and the twine! Thanks for sharing!

scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

Lovely colour combos Emily... the green brown mix reminds me of mint choc chip....oh no why am I thinking about food :)
Jenny x

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, what a great array of cards and all the bright colors.

sharon g said...

So cute and simple!

Helen L said...

These cards look absolutely wonderful! You did a great job, and I'm going to have to remember some of your color combo's that I love! TFS!

Michelle said...

The twine is the perfect touch!

Isabel Z said...

Simple but stunning; I LOVE what you created.

Tere said...

LOVE them, they are soo pretty!!

glowegal said...

So cute! I love how simple yet full of texture and color the cards are! Hippity hop ....

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh what a fun colorful set of cards - so nice to see the different colored twine!

Anita said...

Amazing set!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

This are awesome CAS cards, and a perfect gift for the hostess! TFS! ;D

TheWrightStuff said...

What adorable cards. Great use of the products...my craft juices are flowing!

Angie said...

great cards. my fave is the hello card but that might be because I'm partial to purple ;-)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Such fun sets!

Lee said...

I love the hello card - they are all lovely! thanks for sharing!
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Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my goodness! i could just eat these cards up! the color choices are wonderful! Thanks so much!
Lisa

Ledia..... said...

ingenious and creative cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yainea said...

Simple, elegant and very versatile cards, fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

Sunghee said...

Great cards! Love how you were showing the different textures of cardstocks.

Stephanie said...

Such a cute set Emily!

Pamk said...

nice cards. They are cute and simple.

Grace Hester Designs said...

Great way to combine different colors together! TFS!

Diana Queen said...

Wow! Wonderful color and love that you showed the card stock closeups... such nice texture. ;D

Julie E said...

Such a happy colorful set. All that paper looks so yummy - the little bit of texture adds so much!

Wendy said...

Wonderful cards...I may just have to steal your idea!

craftaholic said...

Very nice Cards and such a variety of color and themes!! TFS!! I am a new follower of your sweet Blog!!

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ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

Emily Keaton said...

These are so fun and colorful, Emily. Perfectly CAS and perfect for summer!

Tejal said...

The CS looks fabulous..the colors are stunning and you make them look even more stunning!!! love the text stamped in a diagonal...superb!!!

quilt4fun2 said...

Love the bright happy colors. Great job. Thank You for sharing in the hop.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Stefani said...

I LOVE the idea of these cards! They look great :)

Thanks for being part of the hop!

slsbcreations@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

great idea for a hostess gift! thanks for the inspiration!

Karen L said...

I love how using different color combos give the cards a completely different feeling!

Scraprageous said...

Love the colors - very pretty!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Emily--those are super cute! I love the color blocked pieces and the sentiments all over the paper:) LOVELY!

Sheri Twing said...

Love your cards! I love the bright bold colors!

Karin said...

What a great set of cards! Love the happy colors and your usual fab design :)

Deborah said...

I love clean and simple designs - these are great!

Carrie said...

Love the colors and clean lines! Very nice!

Penne said...

Oh oh oh oh... oh oh oh! I LOVE every single card, Emily! Leaving you with one word... C A S E. *smile* TFS

Angels Watching Over Me said...

I am hopping along and enjoying seeing other peoples blog sites. Your invites are very appealing. Great job!

Alyson said...

I love getting to see new ideas from people on this hop, your cards are so cute!

Clare G said...

This is a terrific set- it's great for guys or gals and love how those colors "pop" against the kraft cardstock!

Lisa said...

What a great set Emily! Love how the sentiment and the words below coordinate- and great color schemes too :)

Emily said...

Love all the great ideas! This hop is exciting. Thanks.

Jennifer said...

Fabulous cards Emily!!! Such great color combinations and love that twine!!! (=

Yvonne said...

Nice sets!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Wonderful cards, Emily!! Love the clean design!!

Kary said...

Love the colours combo of all the cards!! Amazing how the different colours create such a diff mood to the cards. Great samples, Emily!!

Lynne said...

Super fab cards - love what you did with all of the color combos. Thanks for sharing Emily.

Brenda said...

Terrific set Emily! And I love the texture of some of the cardstock you showed!

Kelly Sas said...

This is my first visit to your blog, but it certainly won't be my last! Your work is inspiring. Great use of the twine and wonderful papers!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, your cards are just fantastic, Emily! Clean and simple and the twine is the perfect touch! And the cardstock--so yummy! Love! ♥

SueB said...

great color block idea, using one of my fav twine uses - the simple 1-strand bow! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Renee VanEpps said...

Ooooooooh how beautiful! Love these bright colors! Great job on the set!

Angelica Suarez said...

Wow Emily!!! You showed this paper off so nicely and coupled it perfectly with the different hues of twine! Love these cards! - angelica

Monika Wright said...

So cool how each card is the same, but different. YOu chose perfect color combinations to highlight The baker's twine and cardstock!

Amber S said...

These cards are great! They are simple but make quite a statement. Love them!

Carrie said...

Love all of your cards! Sooo creative!

Jan Larson said...

These cards are fabulous! I love the blocks of color and the text/sentiment combinations you used. Those textured cardstock strips are just lovely, too!! Perfect color combinations, all of them!

Janet Z said...

I love how bright and fun they are!

Jocelyn said...

Gorgeous set, Emily! You showcase the cardstock beautifully...I'm going to have to check it out. Thanks for sharing the paper weight, too. Your cards are always so inspiring!

Susan said...

What a great way to showcase all of those luscious papers. The colours are so clean and brilliant. Love your CAS cards and the way you have used the twine to coordinate with each card.

Valhi said...

Love the designs!

Jenna K. said...

So simple, yet so lovely!

Sandi said...

What an awesome set of cards and all perfectly coordinated!

emily said...

I like the sleek design. Like the concept and stamp design.

Ruby said...

Love your CAS cards, they all look so happy! I love how you've done the wording at an angle, fab!

Angela said...

Holy cats, there are a lot of comments on this post. Oy!
Anywho, the card design is lovely and super-fun to be sure, but the texture on that cardstock is making me swoon a little -- especially the crepe and felt. yummy!!

Angela said...

PS: look at you, getting a great photo of multiple cards ;)

Evelene S said...

What a thoughtful set of cards for someone to receive. I love that the twine matches each card so perfectly and the card stock looks substantial.

esterling1923 at gmail dot com

AnitaRex said...

What a great card set! I like how you focused on both the cardstock and the sentiments!!!

Cheryl Leong said...

Ooooo .. Lovely treats... Pick me pick me as a winner!!!! Comtinue blog hopping...

Karen said...

Your bright cards are making my mouth water....wanting to win this cardstock and twine.
Thanks,
Karen

Katie said...

Wonderful set of cards! Love that you can make them all occasion. You had a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Ginny said...

Wow! I have some of the twine but never realized there was coordinating cardstock.....now I want to get some! Love the beautiful cards.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Wow, girl, a RAINBOW of creativity here, literally. SO creative!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Your blog is wonderful and I have joined you as a friend so I can follow what you have to share! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop! This set of cards is great! I like the clean look!

Kim B said...

Simple yet fabuluous.

Kerys said...

Simple but perfect cards! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Lauren said...

What a great way to get a lot of use out of sentiment stamps! I will have to give this a try! Thanks so much for the wonderful idea!