Friday, August 15, 2014

Die-Versions/Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop


Welcome to the Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop!!

The joint blog hop with Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle begins today (7am EST) and goes until Aug. 17th (5pm EST), so there will be plenty of time to check out all the great projects created by both teams. The theme is Christmas, so you'll get lots of great inspiration for your upcoming Holiday cards.

Die-Versions manufactures low profile dies made right here in the United States and Sparkle N Sprinkle manufactures rubber stamps, glitters, embossing powders, and flocking, also made in the US. This is like a match made in heaven - low profile dies combined with lots of bling!! Doesn't get much better than that.

One winner will receive a Grand Prize consisting of a $50 gift certificate from Die-Versions and a $50 gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle, for a total of $100. The winner will be announced on Aug 17th on both the DV Blog and the SNS Blog as well as their Facebook pages.

In order to be eligible for the Grand Prize, please:
  • Leave a comment on each Designer's blog
  • Follow both companies on Facebook (DV Facebook page; SNS Facebook page) if you haven't already so you can keep up to date on all the latest goings on. (I'm sure that all of the Designers would love for you to Follow them too, but that isn't a requirement to win this prize.)
You should have arrived here from the Die-Versions Blog. If not, you will want to start there and end at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog. If you get lost along the way, you can go to either the DV Blog or the SNS Blog to see the complete list of participants.

We'd love it if you'd like to leave a comment at either the DV Blog or the SNS Blog telling us which projects were your favorites. :-)

I created two projects for today's hop!!


For the first card, I used the new Whispers Merry Christmas Script die. It was covered with Sparkle N Sprinkle Winter Berry Embossing Powder. Sparkle N Sprinkle's glitters and embossing powders are the best I've ever used!! I absolutely love the coverage and the colors!!


The trees in the background are a SNS Pine Forest stamp. It was heat embossed with SNS Frosted Juniper Embossing Powder and then outlined in SNS Winter White Embossing Powder for snow. The brads were glittered with SNS Silver Dreams Glitter. The button in the center of the bow is a Die-Versions Wee Petites Button Die. It was covered with SNS Victorian Christmas Glitter.


For my second card, I created a winter scene using the Die-Versions Shapes Build An Owl die. The clouds were sponged with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. Peace on Earth is a Die-Versions Sweet Wordlet die. It was cut twice, once in black for a shadow and then the second cut was covered with SNS Fire Engine Red Glitter. I used the SNS Pine Forest stamp again - I just love it!! It was heat embossed with SNS Frosted Juniper EP. It's tough to see in the pictures, but I used Ranger Perfect Medium and covered the snow on the bottom of the card with SNS Cloud Nine Microfine Velvet Glitter.
 

The adorable owl isn't just a decoration...he's also an ornament!! He was velcroed to the front of the card for easy removal. His tree was covered with SNS Victorian Christmas Glitter. The star on top was covered with SNS Silver Dreams Glitter. His eyes were covered with Glossy Accents.


Your next stop on the blog hop is the sweet and talented Patti. We hope you enjoy this blog hop and it gives you lots of inspiration!! Don't forget to leave each of us a comment and follow both Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle on Facebook.

83 comments:

  1. Lisa ~ I love how you have the stamped trees behind the Merry Christmas and that Owl Tree in front of all the stamped trees is perfect! Great job!!

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  2. Beautiful Christmas creations Lisa. Just love the wording as the focus on the first and the gorgeous little scene on the second. Those clouds are wonderful.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  3. Lots of sparkle on your gorgeous cards Lisa......such pretty creations as always! Love the adorable Owl ornament! What a great idea.......super special card!

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  4. WOW Lisa both your projects are superb but Especially loved the cutie owl
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  5. Oh my goodness!! Love how you used the tree stamp in both and the bright red script (this die is definitely on my list on wants/needs) and that owl is just too darn cute!! Love how he's also an ornament.

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  6. Two stunning cards! WOW! Love that owl! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Wow Lisa, these are all awesome cards. Awesome dies and glitters as well. I love how you made the owl card into a tree ornament too! Clever!! Hugs, Brenda

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  8. These are both fabulous Lisa. Love all your creations. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

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  9. Lisa, your creations are beautiful! I love how the trees are in the background for each. Beautifully done!

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  10. Lovely Lisa these are just amazing creations....just gorgeous for the coming season of Christmas.xxxThe Journey is the Start


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  11. WOW, Lisa, your both cards are so stunning and festive. Love them a lot. TFS.
    Hugs,
    Archana

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  12. These are both fantastic, I'm sure any recipient would love receiving them for the upcoming holiday.... Love the details on both~

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  13. Lisa, beautiful cards! Love each one of them with the elegant flair, and cute ideas! The Merry Christmas card looks gorgeous in its vintage-like traditional colors. And your little owl is darling.The Sparklies are wonderful! Thank you for explaining how you made your cards. I am your newest Networked blogs follower! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

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  14. Just stopping by to comment on your awesome card. This is the cutest card ever love it - thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!!!.

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  15. You first card is so sparkly and lovely. The second is so cute! Love that the owl is an ornament. Great job! xo

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  16. Beautiful cards. This is my first time ever at these blog sites. Looking forward to all the projects from everyone.


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  17. Love the removable owl - so stinkin cute - what some great ideas from this hop.

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  18. They're beautiful cards. I especially like the idea of a removable ornament. Thank you.

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  19. These are really sparkly holiday cards. I especially am liking the word dies as they are making it easier to create my cards. Lisa, thanks for all the wonderful directions also.

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  20. These are gorgeous projects Lisa !!!! Always love everything you create !!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend !!
    Hugs,
    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  21. How beautiful! Love the idea of the removable owl ornament!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  22. Gorgeous cards. I love your precious little glitzy owl. Also love that he's an ornament too. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  23. Both of your cards look amazing! The sparkly effects are my favorite and I love how the owl is an ornament!

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  24. Great cards! Love the fire engine red for Merry Christmas and the background for the owl.

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  25. I love the Merry Christmas die cut you used on the first card and the Holly paper made a great background trim. Matting both the background paper made the card extra special. I agree with you, Sparkle N Sprinkle embossing powders (and glitter) are awesome. The second card was so darling and I LOVE how you made the darling owl ornament a part of the card. How clever. Very well done.

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  26. These are such cute projects. Totally adorable how the owl comes off the card to be an ornament! Love that Merry Christmas Script - love how we all used the same tools and there are so many different "versions" of each in the blog hop.

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  27. OMG your cards are amazing. I am blown away by what you created your Merry Christmas card is so gorgeous and your owl card is as cute and precious as can be you really did two outstanding jobs with the goodies. I am so in love with the glitter of it all glitters like non other.

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  28. Wow such eye catching cards! Love the die cut and sparkles.

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  29. amazing makes - love all of these! Rachel xx

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  30. I love the merry Christmas die and the owl die is so darn cute.

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  31. OMG!! The Christmas card is Stunning, Gorgeous and FABULOUS!!! WOW!! Gorgeous bow and I just ADORE the sparkle!!! On the Owl Christmas card...TOTALLY cute, FUN and so COOL!!
    I love that he is an ornament......perfect for my tree..LOL!
    Awesome job my friend!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    M'
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  32. Lisa, Your first card is so beautiful! Your second card is so adorable! I love that the owl is a ornament! That is clever a card and gift in one!

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  33. Wow! I am so enthused for Christmas card making after seeing your beautiful cards. Love the owl ornament and card idea too!

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  34. Both cards are awesome! I love that you can take off that cute owl! Very cool! and I love all of the glitter! :)

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  35. Your cards are gorgeous. I love all the sparkle and making the owl and ornament is so fun.

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  36. such beautiful sparkly projects!! Love the owl ornament!!

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  37. Luv the script on Merry Christmas. Beautiful cards!

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  38. Gorgeous cards. I love that die-version Merry Christmas script die and it looks amazing covered in the SNS embossing powder. I love your clever idea of the detachable owl ornament.

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  39. Wow, Wow Lisa...your card is gorgeous and the sparkle is fabulous! Th SNS powders and glitter are awesome! I love the owl ornament to! How fun and what a fun idea! GREAT job as always!
    I hope you have a wonderful wknd!
    Hugs,
    Sherrie K

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  40. Oh how I love sparkle and glitter! What gorgeous, sparkly cards you have created my talented friend! And, how very, very clever to make the owl a removable ornament - you are just too smart! Beautiful work as always. I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

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  41. WOW! Some fantastic cards here, and what a great blog combo. I love SnS products (just got my monthly technique kit). The EP's are super and you've shown them so well on each card. I'm loving that Merry Christmas die, and your stormy sky clouds was very effective. The dressed up and sparkling owl is just wonderful and I loved all three cards. Don't think I can pick a favorite!! TFS & Happy wkend.

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  42. oh my...your projects are stunning. I love how you used the sparkle to really showcase the images! That Merry Christmas is awesome!

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  43. Awesome job, love how the owl becomes an ornament!!!!

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  44. Fabulous as always my friend ;) I love the glittery wording on the first one along with the dp :) The owl card is very cool with the awesome clouds and I love your clever ornament idea :)

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  45. My sweetest friend, I've been so excited to see what you had in store for us today... and as always, you've made me a very happy camper! What a fantastic cross-promo blog hop.. fabulous dies and stunning sparklies! Your first card is pure festive elegance, with the ultra sparkly script atop the lovely pine trees. And then the second is pure festive whimsy! Oh how I adore that sweet owl set.. I'm tickled to see you featuring it again! I love that he's a sparkly golden Christmas tree. And even more that it's also an ornament! What a beautiful idea and so perfectly executed. The background is stunning, too. Amazing creations, my dear Lisa! Thank you for ending my night with a smile. :o) Have a sparkly blessed weekend!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  46. Gorgeous cards, love your sparkly sentiments :)

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  47. That owl!!!!! So cute lisa love both your cards and all the sparkle what gorgeous cards ;)
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs
    Vic x

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  48. Aha...there is the Velcro you said was coming...OMGosh, how cute is that owl and what a clever idea my friend!! I love, love it!! The Merry Christmas is stunning with the glittery EB powder and sparkle...a true Christmas card...I am thinking I might have to have that die...I am wondering if the size of it would make a few ornaments like you did with the glitter and EB powder....have a wonderful and creative weekend!!

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  49. Love the cards, and by the way great clouds

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  50. OMG! I love both of your cards. The Merry Christmas with the red glitter on it is so beautiful. I love the owl, so adorable! I especially like how the owl becomes an ornament. Fabulous idea my dear friend. I have been making me a list of the dies I want to purchase and the owl and Merry Christmas has moved to the top of my list. Hope you are doing well and having a fabulous summer.
    Hugs,
    Cindy Lou

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  51. Beautiful cards! I love the Winter Berry embossing powder and the Whispers- Merry Christmas Script die! Very elegant!

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  52. Lisa, your cards are so pretty. I love the glitter. The idea of attaching the ornament with velcro was a fab idea.

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  53. Both your cards are beautiful! I love the use of the trees behind Merry Christmas on the first card. And the glitter, adds so much joy! I wasn't sure about the second card until I saw that the owl is an ornament. What a cleaver idea! I love it.

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  54. totally adorable. I would never have thought to use an owl on a christmas card. now I think I will have to do this as I really like owls. :)

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  55. The Merry Christmas die is all you need for a card. All glittered up for sure.

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  56. So pretty. Love how you layered sentiment over the background scene. TFS

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  57. Loving all the glitz! I also like that you put the trees behind the Merry Christmas!

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  58. Love all the sparkle!!! The Merry Christmas one is so festive. It is sooo pretty! And the little owl ones is so cute. I like how you made it to come off the card. Lovely little keepsake.
    Thank you for sharing your glittering creations! :)

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  59. What an adorable owl card. My granddaughter loves them and I always give her an ornament for Christmas. This is perfect.

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  60. absolutely gorgeous with all that glitter! and how clever with the ornament ON the card!

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  61. Oh Lisa, that little Owl is the sweetest, cutest little thing and the card turned out fantastic. I love the Glitter and techniques you used...very creative. The background you made is so realistic and the trees look great. It's all just beautiful. I have to look into the Die-versions and Glitter, love that it's made in USA...thank you!
    Happy Crafting!
    Dee B

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  62. Such gorgeous cards my friend! LOVE the sparkle and those beautiful die cuts!
    AWESOME job!!

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  63. Lisa, the cards are so very cute! Love what you did w/the owl and the velcro :)

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  64. Love the beautiful "Merry Christmas" card. Definitely makes me think I NEED that die.

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  65. Love the first card with the beautiful winter berry embossing powder!

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  66. I really liked the Owl Tree and was an embellishment and an ornament. Very unique idea.

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  67. Totally lovely! Great dies with great powders!

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  68. Love both cards, the owl ornament is a great idea!

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  69. Your cards are super fun! Love the dies and the sparkle. Beautiful work!

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  70. Wonderful cards. Great use of the SNS products with the dies. Love that you can remove the little owl.

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  71. Lisa these are gorgeous, I love the texture, glitter & sparkle they have!!

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  72. Both cards are wonderful as always Lisa!! Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
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  73. Oh wow this is so cute and I love how you did clouds and the trees, so pretty!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  74. Oh Lisa both are so beautiful. I really love the owl card. Love the stamped trees and owl and that it can be removed. You are so creative.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  75. Oh my gosh look at all the sparkle...it's GORGEOUS!!! These dies are AWESOME Lisa!! You did an amazing job my friend!

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  76. LOVE the glittery goodness! And how cute is that owl ornament! Super awesome projects Lisa!

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  77. Yeah! Early Christmas spirit!

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  78. so pretty! and the removable owl ornament? loooooooooooooooove!!!

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  79. These are absolutely gorgeous!

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