Monday, July 23, 2012

Shaping Up Blog Hop and Giveaways



Welcome! I was one of the Top 20 girls in the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol 2012 Contest. One of the other girls, Laurie, created a Facebook group for us to meet and chat. http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

We had so much fun and wanted to do something together to say thank you to Paper Crafts Magazine and the craft community for supporting us during the competition. We know many of you are participating in the Paper Crafts July Gallery Challenge, so we put together this blog hop to provide each other, and you, with some inspiration. You should have arrived here from Jocelyn's site.

Each of us is also offering up a little giveaway. Here's what you can win from me:



All you need to do is leave a comment.

AND if you are participating in PC's challenge too, please leave a link to your card below. We'd love to be able to come by and take a look! (Please only link up cards created after July 9th - you only need to link up on one blog, we'll all be able to see the cards, and some of the girls are offering some extra giveaways to linker uppers.)

So here's my card. The PC challenge was to create a summer themed shaped card. Nothing says summer to me more than Slurpees!



It was harder than I thought to execute this card. For the Slurpee cap, I used a page protector, but those are kind of flimsy, so I had to find a way to stiffen it up. I just KNEW that the laminating machine I bought last Christmas would come in handy! The top part of the cap is laminated. The bottom part, that attaches to the cup is a 1/2" strip of the page protector. It's folded in half lengthwise and then sent through my paper crimper. The straw is a piece of Gypsy cardstock wrapped with some purple cellophane wrapping paper.





I'm trying to keep this short as it's a relatively long hop, so if you have any other questions about the card, please ask.

You have until July 29th to leave comments, and winners will be announced July 30th.

Your next stop is Anita, but the full hop order is listed below in case you get turned around:

JJ Bolton
http://rgcards.blogspot.com/

Heather Campbell
http://parkermolly.blogspot.com/

Joscelyne Cutchens
http://www.cutchens.com/

Jennifer Ingle
http://justjingle.blogspot.com/

Amy Kolling
http://stamp-n-paradise.blogspot.com/

Agnieszka Malyszek
http://justmadefrompaper.blogspot.com/

Wida Miller
http://beachorado.blogspot.com/

Jocelyn Olson
http://redballooncards.blogspot.com/

Miriam Prantner
http://mprantner.blogspot.com/

Anita Recksiedler
http://craftygrldesigns.blogspot.com/

Elena Roussakis
http://justmeprints.blogspot.ca/

Erin Lee Schreiner
http://www.erinleecreative.com/

Dana Warren
www.kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com/

Laurie Willison
http://soapboxcreations.blogspot.com/

Tessa Wise
http://www.craftygrl.blogspot.com/

Nina Yang
http://waffleflower.com/





Supplies Used

Paper/Cardstock: Pink Paislee - Hometown Summer paper; CTMH - White Daisy, Holiday Red, and Gypsy cardstock
Stamps: CTMH - Enjoy Life
Ink: Black, Holiday Red
Other: CTMH - Sponge Dauber, Memory Protector; EP - Season's Greetings Stickers; Paper Crimper; Tombow - Mono Adhesive and Vellum Mono Adhesive; Scotch - Thermal Laminator; Purple Cellophane wrapping paper

102 comments:

  1. so so cute! love it! it looks so real

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  2. How stinking cute is this?! I love this idea!

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  3. Get out!!! Miriam, this is amazing!! Between you and Jingle, now I want a frosty treat for breakfast, lol! Seriously, this is so awesome (mind if I case it?)!!

    Have a great week Miriam!

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  4. This is super fun card! Makes me thirsty!

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  5. laminating machine and page protector? Fun, Miriam!

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  6. Holyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy .... I love love love love this!!!!!! Tooooooooo cute!!!

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  7. All the effort paid off! Your slurpee card is AWESOME!

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  8. oh this is just way too awesome...totally love it..

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  9. Love the card very refreshing, perfect for summer.

    Luanne

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  10. What a great way to use your laminating machine! Great card!

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  11. That's so cute Miriam - at a quick glance I thought it was an ad!

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  12. Eek! Love everything about your card, Miriam. The page protector for the top was genius!

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  13. I love this...the lid looks so realistic! Perfect summer card. SO fun!

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  14. BRAIN FREEZE...yup, that's summer! Love the purple straw, and the LID, and the crimped edge of the lid? So genius, and such amazing details :)

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  15. This is FABULOUS! So summery and fun - love it!

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  16. So creative! I love that slurpee cap! Cute card!

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  17. WOW! Your card is AWESOME! TFS! ;o)

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  18. Totally adorable! Makes me thirsty.... thanks for sharing!

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  19. Such a cute and clever card-- the acetate or plastic for the cup cover looks great!

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  20. Fabulous!!
    And I absolutely adore Icees...
    just had a wild cherry yesterday!! :)
    They are so perfect on hot, humid summer days...
    except for the brain freeze when you drink them too fast...
    which is what I usually do! ;(
    So creative...
    and kudos for figuring out the lid...
    that would have stopped me in my tracks! :)

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  21. Really fun card! So perfect for summer and these HOT days!

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  22. This looks just like a slurpee - so clever!

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  23. Ha very cute Slurpee container...love how you used the laminating machine too.

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  24. This card is pure genius, Miriam! I love the page protector idea! :)

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  25. Love all the details in your card! This is a perfect card for the summer :)

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  26. You are just soooo clever! That is one seriously cute card and just perfect for Summer!

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  27. This is super duper cut! Amazing!

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  28. Love this!!! now I really really want a slushie!!

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  29. Oh I love this card! Sure brings back childhood memories of slurping down those slurpies!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  30. Miriam, this is a clever card! What a great idea to use your laminator!

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  31. Oh my gosh - this is so adorably cute!! I love it!

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  32. OHMYGOSH. i Flippin LOVE the lid on your slurpee cup. The crimped edge really seals the deal. AWESOME!

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  33. Such a cute slurpee! I was going to go to 7-11 for one yesterday!

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  34. Clever card. Thanks for sharing how you made this.

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  35. So cute! Love the laminated top!

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  36. WOW, I took several double takes! Looks like a REAL cup! Genius the way you made the lid!

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  37. Your Slurpie is so real looking. Thanks for all the details in your masterpiece.

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  38. Oh my gosh! So cute! I love the crimping on the page protector cap. :0)

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  39. tooo cute, Miriam! right down to the clear cover! love this!

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  40. I love your project you made. Thank You for being part of a wonderful hop!

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  41. This is adorable. The way you made the clear slurpee cap is brilliant!! Great work!

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  42. Love your card, with so much details to look carefully.

    Thanks for the prize :)

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  43. The clear plastic is such a great idea. This is really cute, especially for a design for a teenager--you could change the sentiment to suit a lot of people.

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  44. Ha! So cute! Very clever...the little details are great!

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  45. I love slurpees so naturally I love this card right!!! SO cleaver :)

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  46. Aw... Miriam, you have me seriously wanting to reach out to a Slurpee!! Your card is DELICIOUS!! Congrats again on making to the GI Idol top 20! GREAT achievement!!

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  47. So cute and creative!!! WONDERFUL work!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  48. Miriam what great execution! Totally looks like a slurpee! :> Great card!

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  49. This is so cool! I love the way you did the lid, so clever :)

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  50. Miriam, how cute is this! Makes me want a Slurpee! Great job!

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  51. Love slurpees and love you card!

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  52. Wow this is so cute and I can see that you spent a great deal of time getting that cap just right!

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  53. Miriam this is awesome!!! it looks so real! no wonder you were in the top 20...great design!

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  54. I really like the way you made the clear top. Ingenious!

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  55. I love slurpees...especially in the summertime. Love this.

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  56. Great card! Love the details you came up with down to the crimped edge of the lid! Wow!
    DeniseB

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  57. Very creative design, perfect summer card!

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  58. this is SOOOO cute! LOVE the fun shape, how unique and totally awesome! :)

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  59. What an awesome card! Looks so real!

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  60. Oh my, great idea, great execution, great card! I've never seen a slurpy card before, so unique!

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  61. awesome card!!!! so original!!

    Candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  62. Yum and so refreshing! I love this so much, Miriam!

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  63. What a great idea Miriam, your card is very original. TFS and for the chance to win.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz

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  64. Love your Slurpee card. Very clever!

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  65. Slurpees are for more than just kids. WOW ~ I can see how difficult this would have been to pull off but you did it well. Great idea using the sheet protector as does look like the lid. Could use the same idea for a mocha with a different sentiment. And, Miriam, your prize package is my favorite ~ polka dot ribbons in yummy colors & embossing folders. Thanks for the chance to win and a great blog hop!

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  66. This is a super super card! So creative!

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  67. Very cool, thanks for sharing how you executed your idea.

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  68. Omg.......Icee's are one of my favorite things ever! Gotta be cherry! Your creativity shines here Miriam.......love your idea here! So glad we were in this competition together!

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  69. This is so yummy!! love how you've made the card...so so creative!!!

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  70. Wow, what an Awesome project. Where did you get that cut file. I love me some slurpee and I would love to re-create this. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  71. Wow your execution of this card is just perfect! So clever of you to use page protector and cellophane. And I just love that sentiment to sit back and slurp, lol!!

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  72. Great card! I love the details, right down to the crimped edge on the lid! Very clever card!
    DeniseB

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  73. Great card! Love the little details.

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  74. that is the cutest card ever!!!! love it

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  75. what an awesome card!!! I just love that lid and I bet it was a challenge! Fabulous work!

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  76. Slurpie lid is brilliant! I have been very intimidated with using a laminator! Coool design without the brain freeze ;)

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  77. I'm completely amazed at how you did that lid! The whole card is bright and fun and perfectly summer!

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  78. Oooh, I just love your clever little shaped card! Honestly, I feel like I could just reach out and slurp some of that yumminess!!

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  79. You have a clever mind to come up with that lid. Looks incredible! Great job.

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  80. Wow, no wonder you were one of the Gallery Idol finalists with a creative mind like this! Love it!

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  81. Wow! Clever use of the laminating machine! You did go to a whole lot of work to make this card, but it was well worth it because it is fabulous! Congrats again on your gallery idol achievement.

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  82. Very fun and cute--I like how you made the slurpee cap.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  83. super fun shaped card Miriam:)

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  84. That is a very fun card. Love the way you did the clear top over the slurpee :)

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  85. Hey neighbor! So so cute!! You are one clever cookie! Well executed!!

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  86. Your slurpee card is awesome!! And there's no risk of a brainfreeze from the paper version! ;)

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  87. Awesome card!! Who wouldn't want to recieve this? Very cute!!

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  88. How creative! I love your slurpee, so so cute!!

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