Saturday, October 7, 2017

winnie & walter world cardmaking day 2017 blog hop

Hey guys!  Welcome to the Winnie & Walter World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop!  With loads of inspiration from a powerhouse line-up of talent today, I bet you'll get lots of helpful ideas for using W&W products.  Speaking of their products, there will of course be a giveaway to win a $25 gift card to their shop.  Leave some comments along the way for the chance to win--a total of 5 winners will be selected at random and each will receive a gift card.  (Winner announced on the W&W blog.)


You can find full details about the giveaway, as well as the entire lineup of blog hop participants on the Walter & Winnie blog.  You may have arrived here after visiting Nichol Spohr's blog, and next up is Laura Sterckx.  Before you rush off to see her, though, let's have a little birthday celebration right here!


This project began as a holiday-themed card and gift, but somewhere along the way, it morphed into a birthday duo.  I had a black polka dot craving and thought the Carly circle cutaway would make a cute ornament/tag, however, my reimagining of it wasn't as beautiful on paper as it was in my head!  This idea turned out much better :)


I used patterned paper from my stash (this one is a few years old, and made by Gossamer Blue) as the base of my card.  Over that, I placed two 4" doilies--1 white, 1 gold--and then added my W&W elements.  I started by cutting a large tag from the polka dot paper with the Essentials: Katharine Cutaways set.  For a sturdier tag, I cut 2 tags from the paper and adhered them back to back.  I needed a heavy tag because I wanted to wrap some fuzzy yarn around it and lighter weight paper wasn't going to cut it.


I wound this bright pink yarn around the tag several times, and eventually tied it off at the back of the tag.  First, though, I had to create one more element.


I used a handful of dies to make up this circle tag, starting with the circle itself, which is part of Essentials: Carly Cutaways.  I cut it from minty paper by Pinkfresh Studio, then cut 2 long banners out of white and glitter cardstocks.  After stamping 'birthday wishes' on the white banner, I layered it slightly over the gold one, adhering them to the circle tag.


Next, I trimmed the word 'sending' from the gold glitter paper and added that to the tag above the banners.


Looping one end of the pink yarn through the embellished tag and tying off the yarn in the back, I had one more thing to add to complete this birthday card--a glitter bow, of course!  I couldn't do a birthday project without making a bow using the Take A Bow dies, which has always been one of my favorite and most-used sets.


My sparkly, cheerful birthday card is all set...and while I know it's World Cardmaking Day, I just had to make up a little package to accompany this birthday card.


This little spotted box came from Paper Source and I tied it with more of the fuzzy pink yarn that I used on the card.  I tucked a small gold birthday candle under the yarn, and tied a minty yarn pom pom to the yarn, as well.


A glittery 'gift' diecut from The Big, The Bold, and Greetings cutaways eliminates any question that this is a present (I wrap up a lot of packages and this cutaway set and matching stamps are absolutely perfect for gift-giving!)


One more small banner tag, outlined in gold paint and addressed to a sweet friend completes the look.  On a small box like this, you don't need a lot, but a handful of colorful and textural elements pack a pint-sized punch!


My holiday card fail is someone else's birthday card win!


Thanks for stopping by the blog today...if you're continuing on with the hop, your next stop is Laura Sterckx -- remember to comment for a chance to win one of FIVE Walter & Winnie shop gift cards!  Enjoy your weekend and I hope you get lots and lots of cards made today :)

82 comments:

  1. OOoh such gorgeous colours you have used
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  2. Love both projects! Very festive, sparkly and great!

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  3. Your birthday ensemble is absolutely gorgeous! I'd linger a long time gazing and admiring these before opening; they're gifts in and of themselves! The sparkle...swooning!
    ~carol

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  4. This is so fun!! Love the colors & all the sparkle! ♥

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  5. Wow your sparkly projects are just gorgeous and so inspirational. Thanks for the ideas:)

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  6. Beautiful card and present! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  7. Beautiful layering in this card.

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  8. So much gold glittery goodness! Just beautiful.

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  9. beautiful layers on both. thank you

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  10. beautiful details! the colors are gorgeous

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  11. My mother would have enjoyed this.
    She made works of art when she
    was wrapping packages. It was
    never my thing - decorate a gift bag.
    Your packages are beautiful. Love
    the gold.
    thanks for sharing.

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  12. Absolutely amazing. I ADORE the pink and gold together. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous gift set with us!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  13. I love the hot pink against the soft aqua in the color scheme. Your elements all come together like they were designed just to be used in this way! Well done! Thank you.

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  14. Someone will be very lucky to receive this gorgeous gift set!!!

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  15. As usual your projects are absolutely gorgeous, Rebecca! The colors, dots, layers of texture and touches of gold are a true delight. Thank you so much for joining us for WCMD!

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  16. I love the fun packaging and card that you created! Everything sparkles and shines :)

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  17. I'm loving this WDCM blog hop! Thank you!

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  18. Awesome gift wrapping..love all the glitters..

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  19. Gorgeous Gift, colors are great together

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  20. Oh WOW!! So sparkly & beautiful!!

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  21. Love theses projects. Great colors! Love the sparkle.

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  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE your style. Rocking he Winnie and Walter products. simply fabulous :)

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  23. The pink yarn was an inspired choice and goes so well with the black and white and the gold glitter.

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  24. WOW, your card is gorgeous and very different, love the yarn detail on the card and the box. Gold glitter card and the black a great choice.
    Di B.

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  25. Oh my goodness !! Al your creations are so gorgeous and festive !

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  26. I really love the gift wrapping, the candle is so smart and fun! Oh, and the yarn around the tag. And the sparkle! Great job!

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  27. Fabulous card and gift wrapping! Love the use of the yarn and pompom on both!

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  28. Your card can be the gift all by itself! Really nice...thank you.

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  29. Oh wow, I am a big fan!!!! Happy World CardMaking Day!

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  30. Gosh I love the colors you chose! Decorating packages beautifully really lets the recipient feel special.

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  31. wow just love the colour combos that you used on these projects.

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  32. gorgeous card, wrapper and decor! Puts me in a party mood...

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  33. what beautiful packages! i wouldn't want to open them!

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  34. Such a great way to present a gift and card to someone.

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  35. I would love to receive presents this gorgeous! I love these ideas!

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  36. I would love to receive presents this gorgeous! I love these ideas!

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  37. I would love to receive presents this gorgeous! I love these ideas!

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  38. Wow! Gosh, I love your colors. The white with black polka dot in the background just really sets off everything. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  39. Love this and the color combo is great

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  40. So cheerful just love the entire matching package!!! Keep up the wonderful work! Will be back to check out more! THANK YOU!!!

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  41. DELIGHTFUL card and gift wrapping, LOVE how they match perfectly!
    LOVE the layered, sparkling design of your card, the combination of a die cut and stamping for the sentiment is wonderful too!

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  42. So clever and very pretty. Thanks so much for sharing such wonderful ideas for using all the crafting goodies.

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  43. I love all the gold accents! Beautiful!

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  44. This is very elegant. Love pink and gold combination.

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  45. The card is also the present in this case. Great design.

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  46. These are really awesome Rebecca, I am a huge fan of matching my gift wrap to my cards whenever possible and these are really gorgeous! (I often have a beautiful picture in my head of how I "think" something will turn out only to find...."Well, NOT so much"! LOL) So I totally get that!

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  47. Lovely projects!! The birthday card looks like a present itself! Lots of bling but not overdone. Thanks for sharing! This is a great release!! Happy World Cardmaking Day!

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  48. I love the gift box. I would never want to open it and ruin it.

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  49. What a charming gift
    box and card! Loving
    all the elements used
    on both.
    Carla from Utah

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  50. WoW Soooo pretty! Who wouldn't want to receive that? Gorgeous! Love al the gold bling!

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  51. I love your ideas! I never would think to dress up a gift like this! So fun! Thank you

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  52. This is gorgeous. I love your packaging ideas.

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  53. Love the gold! Beautiful packaging!

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  54. Wow! Super cool creations! Love the gold everywhere! :)

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  55. Wow! What an amazing gift set- I am so inspired by your gorgeous card and tag, and the gift packaging is just AMAZING!

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  56. So pretty! I definitely need to step-up my gift giving presentations. You have inspired me!

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  57. Oh my!!! What cheerful card and gift wrapping!!! Gorgeous project!!!

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  58. what glittery goodness - - - so sparkly!

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  59. So many lovely layers and the touches of gold are the perfect touch! Great job! AND thank you Winnie & Walter for putting together the fun WCMD activities!!!!! Happy World Cardmaking Day!

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  60. Love the matching card and wrapping! Gorgeous!

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  61. Your color combination is wonderful. I love all the sparkle too. TFS

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  62. I love this card and gift set you created. It is stunning with all of the glitter and sparkles!

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  63. All that beautiful color and sparkle would make it very hard to actually open those gifts! I'd want to just keep them as-is and admire away!

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  64. I love the card and gift you've displayed. Wonderful colors!

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  65. Would never have thought about using these colours together. They are beautiful. Love the gold glitter. Gives it elegance.

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  66. So pretty and festive with these colors and the gold.

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  67. So festive! Love all the sparkle! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  68. Cuteness overload. Love the splash of pink and turquoise on this project.

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  69. What pretty colors! And loved the glitter. The gift wrapping itself is a gift..

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~Rebecca