Friday, July 12, 2013

Crate Paper/CardMaker Hop!




 Welcome to the Crate Paper / CardMaker blog hop!  If you just arrived from the Cardmaker blog, you are in the right place. Today we are using the Maggie Holmes Collection.
I don't usually make cards without stamps, but these patterned papers and pre-cut pieces of coordinating vintage elements make creating go so fast!  I picked out 4 tags and a bird that spoke to me from the pack, and popped up all the elements on 3D foam squares.  I distressed the edges of the designer paper before adhering to my card base, a Krafty-colored paper included in the collection.

 Crate Paper will be hosting a giveaway on their blog of a $40 prize pack of Maggie Holmes items.  Be sure to enter!  Post has full details,
 
Next on our hop, please visit Rebecca Luminarias!  

Thank you for visiting today!

38 comments:

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Very pretty card Melanie - I love this vintage style! And I just realized there's no stamp, but it's still so handmade and lovely!

Brooke said...

This is really pretty, Melanie!

said...

lovely card!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very fun card - sometimes it is great fun to just use what is in a collection for your card

Barb Housner

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card Melanie! Like you, I seldom use just papers to make a card and usually add some stamping too. Somehow I always feel I am cheating but I might change my mind after seeing this beauty.

Sherri Thompson said...

I am a stamper, too-ot's hard to create a card without ink of some kind! Your card is so pretty-I love the chickadee!

AJ said...

great card Melanie!

Sharon said...

Such a pretty card! love the little bird!

Marnie! said...

gorgeous card!!

Jody Spiegelhoff said...

Fantastic! I love that you made this card without stamps!

Theresa said...

Love the card! Hey, it is gorgeous for being so easy to make.

Lydia said...

so beautifully shabby xx

Kitty said...

Beautiful card

imjuni said...

I like :)

Sue D said...

Wonderful card using these papers and pre-cut pieces!

Jennie said...

Pretty card Mel!

Cynthia B. said...

I agree - Crate's collections always have a great mix of elements, so stamps aren't really even needed. TFS your lovely card!

~amy~ said...

Very pretty...love the botanical look.

Janeen said...

Very pretty as it is

Rebecca Luminarias said...

What a lovely card, Melanie!

Nicole Doiron said...

Very pretty card! :)

mandysea said...

Little birds always make me smile...adorable card!
hop hop hop......

joy said...

Love how you have arranged the elements! I can see how that little birdie "spoke" to you, I love it.

kren said...

Like these layers a LOT! TFS!

kren@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

itzamitzi said...

I have recently challenged myself to make a few cards without stamps and found it to be quite a challenge. I like what you did and that bird makes a great focal point.

TLady said...

WHAT A FUN CARD!!!! LOVE ALL THE PIECES you've added to this!!!!:) VERY SWEET!!!!!:)

ginnye said...

Super sweet card!

MB Isaac said...

very sweet - I love bird motifs

Patti J said...

Very pretty card, Melanie! Thanks for sharing!

Lagene said...

Very Pretty! I love the Vintage look!

Janet Zeppa said...

very pretty...even without stamping!! Haha!! I love the bird.

Fresh Delight said...

Lovely card. I love the bird on top of the other diecut :)

Fresh Delight said...

Lovely card. I love the bird on top of the other diecut :)

Monique Liedtke said...

Very beautiful!!

Carmen N said...

I like the vintage look of your card

Sheila H said...

Very pretty - lovely vintage look!

Elaine Sauer said...

interesting not something I would normally make

pat said...

beautifulcards awesome colors