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:

  1. 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!

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  2. This is really pretty, Melanie!

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

    Barb Housner

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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!

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  6. Such a pretty card! love the little bird!

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

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

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  9. Wonderful card using these papers and pre-cut pieces!

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

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  11. Very pretty...love the botanical look.

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

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

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  14. Like these layers a LOT! TFS!

    kren@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  15. 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.

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

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  17. very sweet - I love bird motifs

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  18. Very pretty card, Melanie! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Very Pretty! I love the Vintage look!

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

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

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

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  23. I like the vintage look of your card

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  24. Very pretty - lovely vintage look!

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  25. interesting not something I would normally make

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  26. beautifulcards awesome colors

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