What's New? Blog Hop June 11

Hi and welcome to the “what’s new” blog hop!

You should have come from Angies blog at http://atuttletime.blogspot.com In this hop, Angie challenged us to try a new product or technique…. So I decided to try a few new things…. So I’m going to do this post backwards and show you the card last….
So here’s are all the products I used:

Most all these were either things I had never used or things I had bought recently (with this project in mind – can never turn down an excuse to shop!)

So the first thing I did was make a ribbon flower using the glubers and the cool ruffled ribbon (bought at green tangerines, my local scrapbook store)…. This is super easy – you just make a circle with the ribbon starting from the outside & working in towards the center…

Then I looked for a cool shape on Elegant Edges cricut cartridge and used my gypsy to cut out the shapes. This was my first time to use the cartridge…. Lots of cool shapes! Unfortunately, it cut the card down the center… I didn’t want to cut it again so I used the hambly tape to tape the two sides together. I had seen a blog that used the tape for candles and of course I had to buy some!
I used black copic to edge the paper… But it still needed something…
So I used my cuttlebug & new embossing folder which added enough texture…
So I glued everything together using my helmar glue dots (I need to figure out how to use them, since it didn’t work as expected)…
And since I’ve seen lots of people making beautiful stick pens, I made one & added it to the project. I also added gems, because you can’t go wrong with more gems!!!
So without further ado, here’s the card:

Side view – you can see that I didn’t get the pop I expected from the glue dots…

Here’s the inside….

So I hope you liked the card!

If you’re new to my blog, be sure to become a follower. Crafty Card Gallery is an iPhone app (works on iPad and iPod Touch) and an Android app. It is a card gallery for handmade cards. You can follow great designers, and look for ideas. It’s updated monthly so there’s always new great content for you… New update was just released – over 565 cards, and growing every month!

You can get it in the iTunes app store and the android marketplace.
I have 2 different blog candies!

1) A free copy of the Crafty Card Gallery iPhone app. I will email you a free code for the iPhone version of the app.
2) a clear stamp

I will select the winners Monday night.
Your next stop in the hop is:
Angela, http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for visiting!

Here’s the full line up in case you get lost!

1. Angie, http://atuttletime.blogspot.com
2. Jennifer, http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com – you are here!!!
3. Angela, http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com
4. Belinda, http://beeshiveofdrama.blogspot.com
6. Heather, http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com
7. Amanda, http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com
8. Mary, http://marebearscraps.blogspot.com
9. Crystal, http://rusticdaisy.blogspot.com

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  1. Not sure what is happening to my comments…I hope you don't get three from me. Anyway, what a great post. I love all the sparkly embellishments and the pin is pretty. An elegant bday card. I've seen pins on many cards lately. I would like to try that out, if I can manage NOT to stick myself with the pin! Thanks for joining the hop.

  2. Very pretty. This is something my daughter would enjoy doing too.

  3. Thanks! I never know what to do with those stick pins!

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  4. I love your card and can't wait to try making a ribbon flower. I am sure it won't turn out as good as yours
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  5. Ohmygoodness … that flower is GORGEOUS! This is something I definitely want to try! As well as some of the new glitters on the market. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I LOVE this! I must find some of these Glubers now so I can make some new flowers! I'm a new follower and will be checking back to see what new things I can sneak a peek at! 😉


  7. Love the card thanks for sharing.. need glubers.
    Following you too

  8. What's a "gluber?"

  9. beautiful card. tfs. i'm already a follower.

  10. Boots And Bling Time
    June 11, 2011 - 6:50 pm

    What a gorgeous card! What tape did you say you used to put the card together and where did you buy it? I need some of that!

  11. Kards by Kathi
    June 11, 2011 - 6:59 pm

    That is a beautiful flower and I would love to have that type of tape. Thanks for your time and talent.

  12. Beautiful card. I would like to learn how to make flowers. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  13. Beautiful card! I love the flower! Glue dots can be tricky and they take some time to dry. I love to use it on small or skinny pieces that I want to layer/pop up. Use enough to get the pop you want, and then don't touch until it's dry (the hardest part for me!). Thanks for sharing!
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

  14. Hi Jennifer! Love the card – makes me want to try something new! And adding an app to my phone would really be something new! Happy Day to you!


  15. Wow, Jennifer, this is so beautiful! I just adore that flower…I'd love to try to make one but I don't think I could make anything close to your gorgeous one!! TFS!! 😀


  16. I'm just diggin' that embossing folder texture…NOW I have to go look for it! (I just came from a little girl Fancy Nancy party and this in purple or pink would have fit right in)

  17. Just stunning! Your bow is amazing and I am at a lose for words! Like I said STUNNING!!!!

  18. I really like this card its so elegant with the color scheme of black and white. THanks for the chance to win. I'm a new follower!
    Deb C

  19. That is one beautiful card, in so many ways!!

  20. Wow! I really like your card, the flower you made with ribbon is fantastic! I guess it is time I try those glubers!

  21. sweetlilscrapper
    June 12, 2011 - 6:46 pm

    love your project!
    thanks for the chance to win!

    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  22. Really beautiful card. Love the ribbon flower/ I need to learn how to do this.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

  23. Beautiful card! I love that you used tape on the card. I think it added alot. The flower is amazing. Glubers I've never heard of that. But will do my homework and find out more. That embossing folder I just saw and thought eh it's ok. But it looks fabulous on your card. Might have to get it. Thanks for the inspiration and product knowledge. I'm a new follower!!


  24. Lisa’s Creative Niche
    June 13, 2011 - 10:31 pm

    beautiful! i def. want to try the glubers, they look fun and easy to use! Thanks so much!

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