Friday, September 9, 2011

Jane's Doodles Blog Hop


Jane's Doodles is releasing three new clear sets today and you are going to love them!


The design team is joined by two very special guest designers* for today's hop:


One lucky winner will win all three sets so be sure to leave a comment on all blogs to increase your chances.

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For my first project, I used one of the flowers and a sentiment from the Pretty Peonies set. This flower is so beautifully drawn, it's a piece of cake to colour. With very little shading, I was able to create enough depth in each flower that they look more dimensional than they are.

First, I stamped the sentiment at the base of the card. Then, I die cut a bunch of rainbows using the Rainbows & Clouds die from Lil' Inker Designs. Before adhering the bows randomly across the base of the stems to create 'grass', I determined the position of the peonies, stamped one on the card base and another on a separate piece of cardstock for fussy cutting. I coloured both peonies and adhered the top one before finishing the card with 'grass' and Buttercream baker's twine from The Twinery.

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This next project is a set of birthday cards that I sent to my sister for her birthday. I paired two of the banner flags from Party Time with a sentiment from Big Sentiments. You've already seen me use the round flag HERE.

After gauging where the flags will lie, I stamped the sentiment on all four cards and fussy cut all the banners from Basic Grey's Out of Print Collection. I adhered the tops of the forked flags under the sentiments and stitched complementary threads across them in a whimsical fashion. Then I trimmed little party hats using the triangular flag and topped them off with a gemstone.

Click on any photo to see the full size.

These cards are simple in design which means they can be given to men or women, and they are flat enough to be mailed with regular postage which my busy sister of two-under-two will appreciate. ;) I packaged all four cards in my favourite style using environmentally-friendly Clear Bags and baker's twine from The Twinery.

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Thank you so much for stopping by to enjoy this new release with us! All three sets are now available for purchase at the Jane's Doodles Shop.

Sources for Hope: SU Basic Gray cardstock; Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Echo Park Candy Shoppe paper pad; Jane's Doodles Pretty Peonies; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copic markers; Lil' Inker Designs Rainbows & Clouds die; The Twinery baker's twine in Buttercream; Stampin' Dimensionals; Scor-Tape

Sources for Birthday Set: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Basic Grey Out of Print paper pad; Jane's Doodles Party Time & Big Sentiments; Memories Black ink; Gutermann thread in various colours; sewing machine; Stampin' Dimensionals; SU Basic Rhinestones; Clear Bags; The Twinery baker's twine in Caribbean & Cappuccino

65 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Fabulous Emily and so clever :)

Kelly Booth said...

Just LOVE the way you create girl....AMAZING!!!! Hugs.....

Miriam Prantner said...

The grass is adorable! How creative!

Brenda said...

Hi Emily! Love how you coloured the flower and made the grass, genius girl! And that set of Birthday cards is really stunning, love the random stitching!

Eli said...

So many beautiful cards! Great job!

emarci said...

What wonderful cards! I love your ideas and 3-D effects! Thanks for sharing!

Ujjwal said...

I always admire your ability to think out of box. That grass - *Genius*!

Jane said...

LOVE your creativity!!!! :)

Deirdre said...

Gorgeous creations Emily - bet your sister will adore her "set" of cards.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

just adorable!

Jennifer said...

LOVE that grass on your top card!!! Love how your always trying new things!!! That birthday card w/banner is just TOO CUTE!!! (=

Erin said...

Oh peonies were my wedding flower! LOVE! The birthday banner card set is darling and just screams Emily's style!

Annette said...

awesome cards Emily... These stamps are so adorable.. Thanks for sharing..

Chunyuan said...

Beautiful cards.Coloring is gorgeous. And love your use of die cut.

Sarah said...

Love your peonies and that LID grass!

Emily Keaton said...

All of these CAS creations are amazing, Emily!! I loved looking at all of your little details. Super work showing off these great new sets!

Isha said...

Your creativity is amazing Emily. Your creations give me a smile, whenever I look at your cards. That grass is stunning. TFS

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Awesome cards, Em! I really love all of those paper loops on the first one. Very clever, girlie! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

These are fabulous!!!!

littlebitoftoto said...

Wonderful, beautiful and gorgeous..love the grass for the flowers

lynn said...

love your grass and that sweet bday set, emily:) happy weekend!

Sunghee said...

you are so creative! Love how you created the grass. And flowers are gorgeous. What a fab banner birthday card!

Agnieszka said...

I love everything about your cards, Emily! and that grass is just fab!

Lorraine said...

What a beautiful and creative card creation, Emily! Love the "grass". And your sister will love the birthday card set!

Laura Pryor said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL, Emily! What a brilliant way to use the Rainbow die!! The Big Sentiments set has some of my all time favorite fonts!! You may have just enabled me!!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Amazing cards, Emily!!!!

*Alison* said...

OH my heavens girl.. YOU ROCK! That flower is stunning and so bright and beautiful..
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you sewed the little banners.. they are adorable.. :) what a fun hop.. I will have to go finish it :)
Thanks for the heads up! hugs

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Wow...I love your loops Emily!

Barb said...

wow...love the loopy accents, coloring and sewing on the cards from the set. perfect!

~amy~ said...

Love love love them!!!

Jenny said...

Fab cards Emily, love the loopy effect ribbon you made from a rainbow die!!! How creative is that!
Great stitching across the pennants on the birthday cards too :)
Jenny x

Julie Ranae said...

Absolutely beautiful projects, Em. I love how you made your grass for the first card and always love seeing the baker's twine from The Twinery.

Tracy said...

LOVE your cards :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Lovely Emily! I like the 'grass' in the first card but the second design blew me away - it's just such a perfect piece of design. Hope things are going well in the new house!

Catherine said...

Very creative, I love it!! Thanks!

Ange Kelly said...

These are gorgeous card Emily!

Sue D said...

Very clever cards--I like the grass on the first one.

Sandra said...

Fabulous! Love your work!
Sandra ltb

smyiow said...

Your cards are adorable! Thanks for sharing!!

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Julie E said...

What a great set! So so fun with the banners.
Plus those "scallops" on the first card are so creative!

Joy said...

Super fun and beautiful cards Emily, love the little gift set...hugs

Michelle said...

I love your whimsical stitching. :-) Those cards are so cute.
I was thinking that your peony card could have the "grass" turned upside down and then they would be the cancer ribbons, and paired with the sentiment (and the beautiful flower) it would make a great HOPE card.

Gwen said...

Love your cards as usual! The CAS birthday cards are captivating! Going into my idea folder!! TFS!!

Jen said...

"Pick me up off the floor" AMAZING Emily!!! Those peonies are fantastic with your coloring and the grass is soooo creative! The birthday set of cards...WOW!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! I'm not even sure where to start! These cards are AMAZING! I love the grass on the first one--super gorgeous with those flowers too! And those birthday hats and the sentiment--GENIUS! LOOOOOVE:)

McVic said...

just beautiful!
kacee

donna mikasa said...

amazing cards, Emily! love the birthday card set, and the great presentation, too!

Meadie said...

Gorgeous cards, I really love your style x x

Karin said...

The big bold flower is just fantastic and the "grass" is such a great looking design element...I love the stitching on your CAS card with is not really simple at all. Just simply brilliant :)

Lisa said...

LOVE the Bday card set Emily! The crazy stitching is a great element :) So creative on using the rainbow die...how do you come up with these things?! :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

AMAZING WORK AS ALWAYS!!!!!!

Veronica said...

Love your cards. The peoni card is my favorite!

pcm said...

What a great card set!

Lindsey said...

These cards are fabulous, Em! (Whenever did you have time to make them???) I've been admiring the stamp sneak peeks, but wow, you've really made them come alive, especially that peony image!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Emily, these cards are awesome! Love the way you used the banners on the card set.

Meg said...

Wow, those pansies are just gorgeous, Em! Love the fun little rainbow "grass" you added.

The birthday set is fabulous; you're making me regret not throwing "out of print" into my shopping cart!

Wendy said...

how pretty love how you used those up side down ribbons.

Gina said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the grass on that top card, that is too cute!

Jen W. said...

Didn't realise how much I'd been missing your cards until I saw these. They are amazing! Your colouring on those flowers is gorgeous and the "grass" is fantastic! I love the movement it gives to the design. :)
Your banners are adorable and I LOVE the stitching!

kasia c. said...

Oh Emily! You create THE coolest stuff! I love how you used the ribbons as a border and those peonies are just gorgeous. I LOVE the stitching on the second set of cards. FAB-U-LOUS!!

I hope that your are settling nicely into your amazing new home. :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Seriously SUPER duper cool stuff!

Jocelyn Olson said...

These are just awesome!! The flowers look so real. I love the rainbow die as grass--you are a genius. And I love, love the simplicity of the birthday cards--they are perfect! I'm going to have to check out the sentiments...I really like the birthday fonts.

Tiffany said...

WOW!! These are all so amazing, just love your sense of design style! Love the peonies!

Angela said...

Rainbow grass is my new favorite. That's so awesome! Love the banner goodness of your second set as well. Doodle deliciousness!

walchowDesign said...

Where shall I begin? Hmm... love your creative idea on the grass and I'm sure your sister will love the set of cards too!