Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day Blog Hop! (And SUO 69!)



Welcome to our May Day Blog Hop! Take a hop through and see all of the fun May Day projects we've come up with for you. As always, please hop all the way through. Comments and pins are always appreciated. Enjoy!

Today, I wanted to show off one of my FAVORITE new stamp sets. You'll get to see this gorgeous set in the upcoming catalog, and I just can't wait until all of you can use it with me! To me, May means birthdays. My family has at least 6 birthdays in May, and so I wanted to create fun, happy, special cards with specific people in mind. So here's what I've come up with.

I made this 3x3 card last, but it's absolutely my favorite! I love how you can create
your own "DSP" look in the background by lining up the stamps!
Since these adorable little 3x3 cards can't be mailed, this mosaic card is for one of my dear friends here in the Provo area. It's such a perfect little pick-me-up card! The students here at BYU have just finished finals, so I think I'll send this as a "Welcome to summer!" note for a friend.


This next one might be my favorite. It's so hard to choose, though -- it's like picking a favorite kid!
This one was CASE'd from a card by Illina Crouse,
and I'm totally in love with the details of it! 
"Today calls for something pink with sprinkles on top!" The saying on this card absolutely, positively reminded me of one person in particular - my old roommate and best friend, April. She LOVES everything pink and sparkly! Which is just fantastic, since she's expecting a little baby girl this summer! This may just turn out to be her baby shower card. (But shhh! Don't tell her!)

If the SUO Challenge I entered (see below for details) only lets me enter one card, it's this one! It's my favorite of the three -- if I really, really had to choose.



Next up, a colorful variation!

This one was a total mess until my dear husband suggested the
dimensional gray flowers at the bottom. Perfect touch!!
And this card is most likely destined to be a thank-you card for a friend of mine. I have so many great friends to be thankful for, so it's going to be hard to choose! I guess I'll just have to make more!

Card Details:
All of these cards were made with the Mosaic Madness stamp set, the coordinating punch and Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and just a few colors - Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Silver Glimmer Paper (or embossing powder), and Very Vanilla.


Since 2 of the 3 cards I made used the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the Big Shot (both Sizzix products, sold by SU), I've decided to enter these cards in the SUO Challenge this week! Their challenge, SUO69, features ANY Sizzix product, and you should go check out the fun entries there!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my creations.

18 comments:

  1. I love how you used the new stuff! I wasn't going to get that stamp set, but the more I see of it, the more I kinda want it! Great job, Michelle!

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    1. Thanks, Julie! It was definitely one of the sets on my "short list" for the new catalog, and I'm happy to see other people get excited about it too!

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  2. Love the Mosaic Madness theme going on here! Your cards are beautiful! The details with the embossing folder are beautiful. Definitely a WOW factor.

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  3. I am so excited for this suite! Thanks for giving us a sneak peek!

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  4. Yay! I love the new sneak peak items! I love what you've done with them too!

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  5. Looks like you've had a lot of fun with the new items! :) The cards are all so fun!

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    1. It WAS a ton of fun! There are just so many possibilities with this suite!

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  6. I'm lovin' Mosaic Madness and your samples.

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  7. I love the simplicity of your friend card - and the way you used the new product. Thanks for sharing it with SUO Challenges.

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  8. Love the new embossing folder that you have highlighted as well as the sneak peek items! I think all three cards are terrific and I am sure that your friend will be thrilled! Thanks for sharing with us at Su-Only Challenges :-)

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  9. This is my favorite of the new embossing folders, and you've shown it off to perfection! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges!

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    1. Thanks! I'm definitely excited to see more done with this suite, too :)

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  10. awesome CREATION!!! LOVE THIS!

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  11. Great job with this suite! Love them all.

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  12. I love your projects. You show so many fun ways to use the various coordinating elements.

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