Thursday, May 30, 2019

Stamping Friends Trifecta Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to the Stamping Friends Trifecta Blog Hop!  Picket Fence Studios, Gina K Designs, and My Sweet Petunia are creating together today!


My art projects always begin with opening my MISTI!  I don't stamp without it!  I started by stamping a sentiment from Small Ways to Say Thank You by Picket Fence Studios multiple times.


 Next, I used the small Cut Align ruler and cut the sentiments.  This ruler is so cool! It has so many measurement grids, it's easy to line up the sentiment and get a straight cut.  Normally, I struggle with cutting tiny sentiments evenly but with the Cut-Align it was easy to do.  

I decided to see how the Cut-Align would work for creating long and very thin strips of cardstock.  As much as I have tried I have never been able to cut tiny strips straight when using any of my paper cutters.  I cut 6 thin strips of GKD Jelly Bean Green Pure Luxury Cardstock and I was delighted with the results using the large Cut-Align ruler!

The Elegant Aster Stamp set by Gina K Designs is gorgeous and includes a trio of blooms which I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed.  Next, I die cut the flowers with the Elegant Asters Die set.  Lastly, I added color to the petals using my Life Changing Blender Brushes.

Then it was time to put the card together.  I arranged the thin Jelly Bean Green strips on the right side of the card, then stamped the large "Thank You" from Ways To Say Thank You by Picket Fence Studios.  Next, I arranged the Asters and added enamel dots to the centers. Lastly, I added one of the sentiment strips I cut at the beginning of the project.

With this card, I am featuring the color pink as one of my favorite things for this week's Free For All Challenge at Splitcoaststampers!

      



         
             
      
For my second card, I used the Mini MISTI.  Oh, my!  I love this little tool. It's just right for card projects!  I love how lightweight the Mini is and it doesn't take up much workspace.  For the first time, I can even imagine the possibility of stamping on the go!  I believe I will be investing in a couple more Minis soon!  


I stamped the Wishes sentiment from the Wishes Mini Set by Gina K Designs on a piece of 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inch cardstock. (Wishes Die sold separately) Next, I stamped "Sending" and "Warm" on a separate piece of cardstock and cut them apart with the small Cut Align ruler.  


For my next step, I stamped the Chirp Chirp birds by Picket Fence Studios, colored the little trio and die cut them with coordinating dies.  Then, I remembered I have several packs of Gina K Designs Patterned Paper in my stash so I pulled out the stacks and decided on this plaid from Poppy Prints.  That's another thing I want to add to my inventory, more Gina K Patterned Paper!  Gina K paper is lovely!



    
                     

        
             
                                 

    
                                                                   
I hope you are still with me because this Trifecta Blog Hop comes with prizes! 


Each of the three companies sponsoring this hop is giving away a $50.00 Gift Voucher! Wow!  All you need to do to be eligible to win is comment on each stop in the hop!  Winners will be announced on each company blog by June 7th. 

Angela Bode. you are here!


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75 comments:

  1. Always love stripes with flowers, that is a great application of the Cut-Align! Gorgeous photos!

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  2. I LOVE the color combination on your first card with those green stripes in the background. And of course the pink flowers. My favorite! And your little birds are so darling. Super cards!

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  3. Lovely cards! Your Elegant Aster Card is my favorite!

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  4. So enjoy your color choices!

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  5. The Misti has changed my stamping too, especially good because of the arthritis in my hands! Lovely cards, like the aster card the most!

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  6. Beautiful card and wonderful colors. I can see a lot of products I would love to own from these companies.

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  7. Beautiful cards....the Thank you card I always need in my stash....the Wishes card...well, that was a brilliant way to use the mini stamp set. I so love that you used the plaid background paper from the paper pack...it just made those little red birds stand out....great job...
    Thank you so much for sharing in this fun blog hop today.

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  8. love the colors on the first card, and the stripes add a little something to it!

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  9. Thank you for the lovely inspiration! I love all 3 of these companies!

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  10. Angie - what lovely projects - I particularly like the flowers with the stripes - so pretty.

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  11. Lovely cards. I love those little birds!

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  12. Beautiful cards. Love them.

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  13. Beautiful cards! I love my Misti tools. I think I need the Cut-a-line next. Yes, you NEED more GKD patterned paper packs. The one you used today is one of my favorites.

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  14. These cards are looking beautiful.. love the way you used the patterned paper..loved your blog post..

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  15. Loving the stripes! Just beautiful

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  16. I'm in awe of all the gorgeous creations that I am seeing...holy moly!! Love, Love, Love

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  17. I really like you CAS designs! The way you colored the flowers in the first one is sooooo perfect! And I like the sentiment too!

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  18. Beautiful cards! I have the cut align on my wish list and of course have now added those amazing brushes and beautiful stamp and die set. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

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  19. Beautiful cards, love those stripes. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  20. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Beautiful cards! I love the colours of the Asters; so pretty. I'm going to need that Cut-Align, I can tell. Straight lines aren't my forte!

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  22. Those green strips really add wow! So pretty!

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  23. wonderful cards, Angie - have a MISTI and some Gina K. stamps, but not I think I need that cut/align tool and the brushes!!

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  24. The pink and yellow Asters are beautiful!!

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  25. I love that first card - the stripes really make the flowers pop

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  26. Beautiful cards! I appreciate your comments on the Cut Align. I struggle with cutting my little sentiment strips too. Something else for my wishlist!

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  27. Your cards are so fresh and crisp looking, love your combinations

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  28. Love your beautiful creations. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  29. Beautiful cards! Love the pretty flowers and the way you colored them, and also those adorable birds! Great Trifecta hop! Enjoying the collaboration with all of these awesome products!

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  30. Thank you got really showing off the cut align!! Can’t wait to get one!

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  31. Nice job! This is so much fun

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  32. Both the cards are great, but I love how you put those asters on the green stripes, perfect!

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  33. Gorgeous cards! Love The patterned paper on the red.

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  34. Just love the first card using the green stripes behind the flowers, beautiful card,

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  35. Love the cards and the cute little birds on your wishes card.

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  36. Pretty cards! Your flowers look AHmazing!!! WOW!

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  37. Very cute cards! I love how you inked your asters on the first one.

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  38. Lovely card! Nice to meet you! I like your work~!

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  39. Fantastic cards. Love the arrangement of
    the flowers on the side of the first card.
    The second is simple but so cute.
    thanks for sharing.
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  40. Awesome. I love the thin stripes behind the beautiful flowers.

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  41. i was SO tempted to get the ASTERS kit when we were at Gina's store. I just had to walk away. Glad to see it here and your thoughts on the cut alighn.

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  42. Nice cards-a wonderful use of all the tools in the trifecta. I will take inspiration from your green stripes-the partial page of green is a clever idea.

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  43. Thanks for sharing all these great products and your pretty card!

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  44. I just love your cards, Angie! Those little birds- so sweet and great colors!

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  45. Such wonderful cards! Loving the cut-align...
    Thanks for sharing...

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  46. I love both of these cards! I don’t have the Cut Align rulers yet, but they look like they would make cutting small pieces so much easier. I agree, Gina K. paper is the best!

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  47. Love the green strips with the flowers and the cute little birds on the second card!

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  48. Beautiful cards! Both are clean and crisp. Thanks for sharing

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  49. Beautiful creations! I especially love the flowers and stripes!

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  50. Very pretty cards. I am fascinated by the Cut Align Ruler.

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  51. Wonderfully fresh and happy! Beautiful cards!

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  52. What sweet cards! I really love the little red birdies. Lovely.

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  53. Your cards are all amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  54. Such cute and cheerful cards.

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  55. Loved all of your cards. Might have to buy the brushes and rulers. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Wow Angela :) Such a beautiful summery card!!! Love that color palette and the composition! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  57. I can’t cut a straight strip either and this tool sounds like the solution to my dilemma. Beautiful card!

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  58. Gorgeous cards! So much inspiration on this hop!

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  59. Pretty flowers and cute birds. I like the striped background on the first one

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  60. Love your clean style. Very inspirational project for me cause I love to make CAS cards.

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  61. Adorable cards, Angie. I just love the Elegant Asters stamp set.

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  62. WOW! This MUST HAVE BEEN A HUGE HOP, Angie! I LOOOVE my Mini Misti too! AND I have the Cut-Align coming in the mail..... LOL I don't stamp without my Misti either & look forward to using the Cut-Align! Your cards came out WONDERFULLY!!!! ;) INKY HUGS DEAR LADY for you SWEET VISITS!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)<3

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