Friday, June 13, 2014

Stampendous and Core'dinations Hop

If you're looking for the Dreamweaver / Imagine Crafts Hop, here's the link:


Hope you've enjoyed the terrific collaboration between Stampendous products and Core'dinations' gorgeous papers! We have been thrilled to bring it to you! Today is the final day!! Of course there are prizes! We'll give away three packs of goodness! The Prize Package includes the Lovely Garden Stamp Set; the Matching Lovely Garden Cutting Dies from Stampendous; a Sand It Kit from Core'dinations which includes a sanding block, replacement sandpaper, and a "must-have" Dust Buddy clean up cloth; Core'dinations will also be sending the lucky winners some of their fantastic 6" X 6" paper pads. PLUS an extra special bonus - our friends at Dreamweaver Stencil will be adding the gorgeous Stone Wall stencil that Jamie Martin used in her terrific card she'll be posting this week (you can see a peek of it on this blog hop banner!)  In the meantime, here's my project:

Here's what I used to create this card:

Core'dinations® Sand It Kit
DecoArt® Paints
Bazzill® Cardstock
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White
VersaFine™ Onyx Black Stamp Pad
Imagine Crafts StāzOn™ - Orange Zest
Cuttlebug™ Folder - Dots
Sizzix® Tim Holtz® Embossing Folder - Stripes
Beacon Adhesive® Zip Dry™
Foam Mounting Squares

Here's what I did to create this card:

Using the Creative Palette and paints, I created my papers for the flowers
Stamp the flower three times for each flower
Using the dies, cut out the pieces to create two flowers
Create card base
Trim orange paper and green paper to desired sizes
Run both through machine to dry emboss and sand
Add dot paper to card base
Put together flower layers and adhere to card
Freehand cut three leaves and add to card
Stamp sentiment, trim and sponge ink around edges
Trim a mat for sentiment and adhere the two
Adhere sentiment to card

It was a really fun and easy card to create but it looks like it was way more complicated!  I love how the colors pop on this one!  So, on to bigger and better...

LET'S GET HOPPIN'! The official rules are HERE. You still need a U.S. mailing address to win, but we sure want to hear your comments anyway! You have until the end of Sunday, June 15th to finish your comments. If you missed any previous posts here they are for TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and THURSDAY. We'll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week. Then we'll choose one comment from each. Of course we'd be super grateful if you pin our projects to your Pinterest Boards, or if you Tweet, or Share on Facebook, follow us, like our pages. You know the drill! Here's who is posting today!

Core Blog

Debbie Standard

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Rhea Weigand

Trine Brandt Lassen

Tenia Nelson

Lea Kimmel

Jamie Martin

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed the hop and have left lots of comments to better your chances of winning a prize!  I'll see you again soon!  Have a blessed day!


***Blog Hop Hint - if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, "Sorry this page cannot be found," just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog's name), and it will take you to that blog's most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post. When in doubt type Stampendous in the search box to find the most recent post about our products.


  1. It was a great week and sad to see it end. Great card, love the colors and detail.

  2. Lea,
    Gorgeous card. Love the flower die/stamp. Love the paper, textured, and colors. Awesome job.

  3. GORGEOUS card Lea!!!
    LOVE your STUNNING flowers (well worth the extra stamping to create the layers & dimension), LOVE the textured leaves & background too, such a BOLD & BEAUTIFUL color combo - WOW!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

  4. LOVELOVELOVE your color palette!! Your flowers are gorgeous and have so much depth to them!! Isn't the Creative Palette and amazing tool?!?! I just got one and LOVE it!! TFS!

  5. Wow! Love the coloring on the flowers. Great card!

  6. So so so RAD!!!!!!! Love it!!! :)

  7. The flowers are beautiful. Love how they are outlined in the black and the flecking on the petals make them look like they are wet. The colors are fabulous. Thanks for sharing a wonderful card. It's so bright and colorful that it makes me want to dance.

  8. Fabulous! The flowers have so much depth, it feels like I need to run my fingers over the flowers to really get the feeling of the whole card. It just beautiful.

  9. This is a beautiful card and does look complicated to create, especially with the embossing, sanding and layering. I will take your word that it is not and even if it were, it would be worth the time! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us on this fantastic blog hop!

  10. Such an amazing design and style. The sanded dots compliment your wonderfully crafted images. Thank you for sharing

  11. Beautiful colors and dimension.
    Sue in Ohio

  12. Very bright and inspiring to have a happy day! I love the coredinations card stock and am having a ball creating elegant projects, too. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  13. Stuffing! Love your leaves and fabulous coloring!

  14. Oh my, your card is just gorgeous. Those flowers are simply wonderful, so bright. They really draw your eyes to them. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  15. Great colors and stamping techniques.

  16. OMG your flowers are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  17. How fabulous. I love how you colored and pieced the flowers. Very impressive.

  18. Oh my word! Those colors are so stunningly beautiful! Fantastic card, Lea! Thanks for sharing it with all of us... wow!

  19. Fabulous, wow that flower is simply stunning, love all the dimension!!

  20. Just really love the colors, a lovely card!

  21. Love this bright, fun and colorful card!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail(dot) com

  22. How lovely! Love
    all the embossing
    and colors on it.
    Carla from Utah

  23. Amazing what texture and depth you have achieved here! WTG!

  24. Beautiful card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  25. Such beautiful colors and I love the stamp and textures.

  26. Flowers are my absolute favorite and this card is gorgeous!!

    Faith in Florida

  27. love the big bold colors and the pop of the card. very pretty.

  28. Love those bold colors! Great card!

  29. The colors in this card are stunning! Love the flowers too, thanks for sharing.

  30. You chose colors I would never have matched, but they work beautifully. I love the texture and the bright colors. Thanks for the card and the chance to win great prizes.

  31. Love the flower die/stamp, the paper, textured, and color combo. TFS.

  32. Gorgeous Card Lia. I love all those colors together

  33. Wow, this is fabulous! Those flowers look SUPER cool and I love the great texture on the leaves! Awesome card!

  34. Lea, I love this card and your description to CASE it is great. Your work is always beautiful and I always go to your post first in a blog hop.


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