21 February 2012

Paper Craft Planet and I {Heart} Papers Are Hopping!

Today I'm so excited to be a part of something very special - a joint blog hop between the fabulous Supernovas at Paper Craft Planet and the amazingly talented team at i {heart} papers!  Recently at CHA many of my teammates at Paper Craft Planet were drawn to certain products and projects...when they discussed them over dinner they discovered some emerging trends.  That's what today's hop is all about.  Of course, not everyone was able to attend CHA.  Thankfully, those of you who couldn't be there can live vicariously through the next best thing: photos!  Check out this post from Susanna, and several posts from MoxieFab!


For my first card today, I combined several of the trends Susanna noticed in her post.  I used the Bonjour set by Lizzie Anne Designs (available at Gourmet Rubber Stamps) to get the "Paris" theme, and hand stitched around several edges of my patterned paper (bringing a sewing element into play).  I painted a wooden bangle from DIY Bangles and tied some twine to it, also incorporating those two trends. 


My second card is more playful.  I used patterned paper from the same collection, Cosmo Cricket's Joyride (graciously provided to me by i {heart} papers), this time paired with the fun Things That Go set from Lizzie Anne Designs.  I focused more on the trael theme on this card, using paper that had little cars on it, and arrows on another piece.  I added a pennant die cut (a very large one!) to throw that into the mix as well, and tied some wine on my button. 

And be on the lookout in the coming days over at i {heart} papers...they'll be stocking a great selection of stamps from Gourmet Rubber Stamps!  What fun!!

Be sure to stop by everyone's blogs today - you will see some amazing creations! Here is a full list of the i {heart} papers team and the Supernovas that are playing along:

ihp DT members: 
Kate 
and their guests from PCP: 
Taylor Usry  (you are here)

Supplies (Bonjour card): 
Stamps: Bonjour (Lizzie Anne Designs/Gourmet Rubber Stamps)
Card Stock: Kraft, White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Joyride (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy (Ranger/Distress); Timber Brown (Stazon)
Accessories: Wooden Bangle (DIY Bangles), Acrylic Paint (Apple Barrel), Flax Twine (The Twinery), Thread
Tools: Paper Piercer

Supplies (Zooming Along Card): 
Stamps: Things That Go (Lizzie Anne Designs/Gourmet Rubber Stamps)
Card Stock: Kraft, White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Joyride (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Accessories: Button (Cosmo Cricket), Flax Twine (The Twinery)
Tools: Classic and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Pennant Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)


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22 comments:

wendyp said...

love the addition of the wooden pendant! Adorable cards, Taylor!!!

Deb said...

Love these, Taylor! The first is so soft and elegant, and the second is whimsical and fun!

Adela said...

I love the addition of the the wooden bangle to your Paris card and what a fun travel card!

Pam said...

Great cards! Love the pendant.

i {heart} papers said...

These are both great! The little wood element is so trendy! And I love the cutesy car card with all the different patterns. Thanks for hopping along with us this month!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful projects! Fab use of the papers - love the travel theme!

Gretchen said...

I love how you mixed the DP patterns and colors (something I need to try more often!) Cute cards!

whoistracy said...

What adorable cards! Love all the patterns you mixed.

LynB said...

Love the Paris card...the sewing especially...and the clever added bangle embellishment. The next card is a super whimsical and fun card with lots of interesting layers and the clever way you turned the banner sideways is genius!

Loretta said...

Taylor, I love the fleur de lis on that wooden embellishment! Both your cards are terrific!

sharon g said...

I LOVE the travel theme trend. Great card. Don't you love Cosmo?

Lynn Mercurio said...

Woman - this is insanely amazing...not only do you have 3 posts in one day, but you have two projects in this ONE post. How do you do so much and still manage to crank out amazing projects like this???

Susanna Boyd said...

Both cards are amazing, but I'm openly coveting the travel card! I could totally see that as the cover to a mini book. FABULOUS! Casing you in the oh so near future!!!!

Natasha G.P. said...

French, twine, and sewing. Everyone should be happy.

Micah G. said...

The Paris look is wonderful. Nice job designing the card.

B. Poteraj said...

Curling the paper a tiny bit gives it nice dimension. Nice job.

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Both cards are just darling! Beautiful job!

Emily Keaton said...

Great cards, fabulous colors. You did a super job covering the trends with these!

Jolara said...

beautifull ! Hugs Joyce

FrancineB said...

Fabulous cards. Love all the layers and the travel theme.

Carol said...

Love your projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Lori said...

Great projects! Love how you showed two completely different looks using the same paper collection.