Friday, September 30, 2011

Join us for the Want2Scrap and E-Team blog hop! Inspiration, prizes galore and some tutorials to boot!!!


The E-Team is excited to share in a fun blog hop with the Want2Scrap Design Team. If you are new to eclectic Paperie or Want2Scrap, here is a little information about these two creative companies. Each offer unique lines of products for all paper crafters.
eclectic Paperie (eP) is an online boutique for all who love paper crafts. There is an eclectic assortment of products, supplies, tools, and materials to assist you in your quest for creative expression. Stretch your basic paper crafting skills beyond simple scrapbooking and card making. Take the next step into artistic expression by "feeding your creativity" at eclectic Paperie. You keep up new product offerings by following eclectic Paperie on Facebook, Twitter, or the eP Blog.

Want2Scrap™ manufactures rhinestones lines including the Nestabling™ line that coordinates with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line. A variety of Nestabling and Nestaboard shapes correspond with specific Spellbinders™ Nestabilities™ die templates. Want2Scrap also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrapbooking products. Want2Scrap brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs. Follow Want2Scrap on Facebook and the Want2Scrap Blog!
The E-Team & Want2Scrap Design Team were on a mission to create some fun projects using the Nestabling, Nestaboard with any coordinating Spellbinders dies, too. Come blog hop with the two teams to see what kind of creative juices resulted.
The E-Team:


The Want2Scrap Team:
Twice the number of blog hop participants means twice the fun that includes prizes, too. Visit each E-Team and Want2Scrap participating member and leave them some feedback about their creations. One comment per person, per blog, please. You have until today, Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd to visit each blog participant. Six random winners will be chosen from the blog hop participants. The six winners will win either a $20.00 gift voucher from eclectic Paperie OR Want2Scrap. Each company is giving away three (3) $20.00 gift vouchers. Winners be posted on the eclectic Paperie Blog and on the Want2Scrap Blog on Tuesday, October 4th so make sure you check back to claim your prize.

My project for this hop is a Christmas card. Usually I am pretty traditional in my color choices…red and green. But I do so enjoy pink and aqua as variations that I want to make sure to use this color combo for the holidays a little more this year.


For this card I used Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments - Pack of 4, 72 Count - Hot Pink Pearls - Self Adhesive, 72 Count - White Pearls - Self Adhesive, and Nestabling Heart Circles Hot Pink Rhinestones. If you are shopping with Eclectic Paperie today, be sure and check out their selection of awesome Want2Scrap products too!

In case you were interested, here is how I frosted my tree that glorious pink!


I started with my chipboard tree and two Acrylic Paint Tubes from EcoGreen Crafts. These generous sized, high quality, and GREEN paints are a dream to work with. I first painted and let dry a layer of Peony paint.


Next, brushing from the edges in, I frosted this tree with white for a cool and crisp effect. A layer of liquid glue and chunky glitter completed the effect on this tree.


Have you already fallen in love with German glass glitter? My sparkly lovin’ soul yearns for this wonderful supply to appear in my craft stash but for now, I’m faking it until I make it using a bit of alcohol ink and some chunky glass glitter from Stampin’ Up!


The technique is simple. Make a small pile of glitter and dot alcohol ink over the top.


Can you say YUM?? Once I had dripped my ink into the pile, I spread it out on paper and let it dry. The result??


A very vintage inspired aqua glass glitter using supplies I already had! Same as luscious German glass glitter? no. BUT a pretty great upgrade to the standard silver I already love!


Building holly leaves with my aqua glitter and 72 Count - Hot Pink Pearls - Self Adhesive was a cinch! To make a sturdy piece I squirted a generous dollop of Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue on to a non stick craft mat and aligned my be-glittered leaves and 3 hot pink pearls and left it to dry. In the meantime, I turned my attention to making a tiny bling and pearl garland to hang on my card.


Using silver jewelry making thread and bling from Want2Scrap I quickly assembled the cutest little garland!



By sticking two bling together you can entrap the jewelry thread and ta-da! Garland galore!



Now that my holly assemblage was dry I was able to adhere it to my card and stash the extra glitter in a small zip closure bag…save that for another day!


I hope you are having a blast hopping along on the Eclectic Paperie and Want2Scrap hop. If you are following in order, hop yourself over to your friend and mine…..Elise Durenberger! Of if you started here, then please do scroll back up this post for a complete listing of all the wonderful crafty souls on this hop and give yourself a chance at awesome prizes by commenting everywhere you stop.

Good luck to everybody and thanks so much for coming by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed my project and little how to’s!



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Want2Scrap Supplies:

Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments - Pack of 4, 72 Count - Hot Pink Pearls - Self Adhesive, 72 Count - White Pearls - Self Adhesive, and Nestabling Heart Circles Hot Pink Rhinestones, 72 Count - Hot Pink Pearls - Self Adhesive

Affiliate Supplies:
Acrylic Paint Tubes from EcoGreen Crafts, Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Other supplies:
Paper: Papertrey Ink and KI Memories, Ink: Adirondack alcohol Ink, Glitter: Stampin Up! and Martha Stewart, Twine: The Twinery, Craft Supplies: silver doily, embroidery floss, silver thread, jingle bells, pom poms, buttons

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46 comments:

~amy~ said...

Oh my goodness Dana...I ADORE your non-traditional holiday card...thank you so much for all the fab pics too!!!!

SusanK said...

I don't celebrate Christmas but do enjoy making crafts for the holidays for others. Your color combo is just scrumptious!

Gloria Westerman said...

How cool is that....Love your idea about the glitter.,...awesome job.....tfs

bethann d said...

great card, very mod colors, love the tip about the glitter and the garland. bling is king!

Clare said...

What a beautiful creation! I love the unique colors you've chosen! Makes me wish Christmas was in the springtime! Great idea with the garland!

Clare Curcio said...

Your card is very pretty! Very unique colors for a Christmas card, but I like it! Makes me wish Christmas was in the springtime! I love your idea of the garland and how you put the rhinestones together to encase the silver thread in-between!

Vail said...

Wonderful card, beautiful colors, love how you made the garland and holly berries.

Joanne O"Brien said...

Great Christmas card. I liked the nontraditional colors you used! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Anonymous said...

Love how you altered your bling! Some great ideas that I will have to try soon!! Starla(eP)

snowbear said...

A great card... such pretty colors and interesting embellishments! Very nice!

Lisa Watson said...

LOVE the xmas tree and the garland is sooo awesome!!!

Annabella Merlin said...

I love the accents used to make such an adorable card! Love the color combo also!

Daisy Sparks said...

So Pretty! Loved you project and the way you used the Nestabling like that.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a fun card.

Marge said...

Your Christmas card is FANTASTIC -- love all the creative ideas here and the fun color combo!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE this and the way that you added the Nestablings!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Billie Dee said...

Very lovely! I really like that tree.

Carol E said...

Your card is just beautiful, I really love the colors, I'm planning on useing something like this. Thank you for sharing the card and how you created it.

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Anonymous said...

I love that you made the tree pink! Such a pretty and unique card. Cheryl W

Carol E said...

I just love the colors you used, your card is very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Kim H said...

Nice use of non-traditional colors. Lots of details, thanks for sharing.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Unique colors and I have never seen the glass looking glitter.....lovely.

Woodsie said...

very very cool! love the glitter trick...gonna give it a try

Noreen said...

What unusual colors for a Christmas card!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Such a creative Christmas card.

Linda Carson said...

Most excellent artwork! Cool colors in this festive & fun card!

Sandra said...

very pretty!
Sandra ltb

Sue D said...

Very pretty non-traditional Christmas card.

Barbara said...

The lace, the bling, the glitter...well, it's all stunning!

paperpapier said...

love the untraditional xmas colour tree...so awesome!

Anita Braddock said...

what a wonderful Christmas card. love the way you made the tree and loved the colors they all work. love all the bling it makes this card pop.very cool thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,
abbraddock@msn.com

rush said...

i love your use of untraditional holiday colors. and the card is fabulous.

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your gorgeous card! I also love the tips on the pretty glitter and the cool garland!! TFS!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just adorable! i love your pink frosted tree!

McStamper said...

Beautiful card. Love the pink for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love your card! It's a great girlie girl card for Christmas!!
Janet L.
leachm8@aol.com

Sonia said...

Such a cute card! I love your tips! I HAVE to try the glitter glass.

Shannon said...

Oh my gosh, what a great Christmas card. What I love about it most is that it's not like any other Christmas card I've ever seen before. It's so unique and artsy. Great texture on the card too with all the different embellishments. I think best of all I love the banner with the silver thread and the bling, what a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring.

Broni said...

Oh my goodness, I just LOVE your fabulous eclectic design! That pink Christmas tree is awesome! I'm so glad the W2S team joined us for this blog hop!!

Karen said...

Dana! That Christmas tree and garland are sooooo swoon worthy!!! I seriously let out a little gasp when I scrolled down to this one. And love, love, love that you always know how to stretch your supplies! :>

Denise said...

Gorgeous card.... love the colors and the sparkle! Great tip about coloring the glass glitter! I will have to try that out for sure. Thanks for sharing with us!
DeniseB

Micki said...

wow, AWESOME card. I love all the different elements... so much 'goodness' and I love your detailed picture tutorial. Love this card.

Cottagerca said...

Dana, such a sexy pink christmas tree!! Ho Ho to the person who gets that card!! Thanks for all the details really appreciate that especially the adaptation to achieve results needed. Must buy some al ink.
ava

Cathy Y said...

I love the custom colored German glass glitter. What a cute project!

jill said...

Wow...what a beautiful Christmas card and such interesting colors too!!!