Friday, February 8, 2013

CardMaker Basic Grey Blog Hop!

Good morning and thank you for hopping today with my CardMaker blog team ladies and our fabulous sponsor,  BasicGrey!   BasicGrey will be giving away a True Love 6x6 Paper Pad along with winner’s choice of three embellishments.


 They sent so much inspiring stuff, I had to make two projects today!
 Look, Ma, no stamps (or ink)!  This card was created with a sheet of ivory cardstock and bakers twine, and nothing else but the True Love papers and embellishments!  The flair stickers are die cut decorated chipboard that hasve removable backing to stick right on, no need for adhesive.  I cropped a strip of printed paper to put over the red and added some of the buttons and these fancy little bottle caps.

I loved this 6x6" sheet with the pretty border all the way around, which I thought would be perfect as a game board, and backed it with a 6 1/2" square of cardstock.  After cutting my heart and scalloped mat with Nestabilities from more patterned paper in the pack, I punched a hole with my Big Bite Crop-a-dile through the Flair sticker arrow and papers and put the coordinating pink brad through to make spinner.



 Then I had fun adding all the True Love stickers to the sides for fun options for my game, all good, of course, no whammies! 
 I punched a little hole through the kiss sticker tag at top, so I can hang it up on a hook, perhaps outside my stamp room, my family has to spin and bring kisses or candy to enter!
 
 Gimme chocolate every time!  Come on, TRUFFLE!

     Supplies usedBasic Grey True Love collection:  6 x6 designer paper pad, Stickers, Buttons,  Brads and Flair Stickers;  Cherry Red and White Pure Luxury cardstock and red bakers twine from Gina K. Designs,Big Bite Crop-a-dile by We R Memory Keepers, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Hearts S4-136 and Classic Scalloped Hearts Dies S4-137, and foam dots and EZ Runner permanent adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
 
 Thanks to Basic Grey for sending such fun goodies! I truly love the True Love line of papers, stickers and more!  Please enjoy the rest of our hop!

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42 comments:

Sherry said...

Lucky you all that cool stuff to play with. Great cards love your designs

Margie said...

Beautiful work!!So fun!

Brooke said...

The cards are beautiful, Melanie! I love the heart game---so, so cute!

Donna Phelan said...

WOW! Both cards are beautiful! Loving that first one and your comment of "look Ma, no stamps!" Love it! And I always find that all of your creations NEVER have *whammies* Well done! TFS!!

Sue D said...

Lovely card and great idea to make a game board.

Keti said...

Wauu, another winner here. I love love love this hearth with flowers image. Gorgeous cards.

Hugs, K.

Laura Turcotte said...

Great cards! Really liking this line from BG!

joybear said...

Very fun cards, love them!

dstandard said...

Fabulous cards - first is my favorite! Love what you have done with this line!

Laura M. said...

Lovely cards! Loving all the embellishments & the spinner is so fun! :)

Sharon said...

Tour cards have inspired me to sit down and make some today!!

Eileen Lucas said...

Im with Sharon gotta make some cards today. These are gorgeous.

Carol Gibson said...

Beautiful projects.

Margreet said...

lovely cards...thanks for the inspiration!
xxx Margreet

Mary-Anne V said...

gorgeous...love the different embellishments.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh girl I LOVE how you used the chipboard for letters in love. That is so awesome and creative! Awesome cards Melanie!

Стокли said...

The LOVE card is gorgeous.

Andrea Garland said...

The last project it's very original and fun to play with.

Donna Simonson said...

As usual, your cards are beautiful. Great use of the Basic Grey supplies! Love the spinner card..thanks for inspiring me with your talent!

Lori Arnett said...

Hi. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marianne Barkman said...

Melanie, your cards are wonderful. You rock, girl with sharing your inspiration. Thanks

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your cards, as usual! Would LOVE to win some TRUE LOVE and embellies!

AJ said...

Such a clever idea with the spinner!

by belle said...

How fun!!!

Jean Bullock said...

Love the spinner card. Delightful! You inspired me.

stamplover2011 said...

Cute cards! Wonderful papers and embellishments!

k. smith said...

I was blown away when I saw the 1st card posted. The placement of embellishments to create the word "Love" is simply brilliant.

Sarina Coffin said...

What a genius idea to make a game board!! I LOVE it! A card that not only looks fabulous but is good for a few laughs gets two thumbs up from me. Also, your first card is stunning to. I love everything that you have done. You should be proud of you work because it looks fabulous! Happy Valentines Day :)

Sabrina said...

What a cute idea and besides it's always fun to play around a little bit isn't? LOL I love it!!

calamity jane said...

How much fun will the kids have with the game piece??!! And lucky you...kisses & candy!! This is an adorable collection!!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful Valentine's cards! Love the way you spelled LOVE on the first and the spinner on the second is fantastic!

Kathy said...

Beautiful work!!

Terri said...

Great cards. Love the one with the arrow that spins. A card version of spin the bottle, lol.

Glenda J said...

WOW! You never cease to amaze me with how clever and creative you are. Absolutely spectacular!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so cool! I LOVE this idea!

Jennie said...

Love how you did the LOVE card using the frame...and the spinner card...ack! uber creative my friend :)

Marilyn said...

Lovely cards and great collection from BG.

Marilyn said...

Love the card with the spinner. Very cool cards.

connie #2909 said...

beautiful cards! the first is my favorite.

Chark said...

what great ideas! love the spinner card!

Iris said...

Awesome cards. Iris

bridget22868 said...

Very nice, great job! As always!