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Embellish Magazine's Blog Hop!!!

It's here!!  The first Embellish Magazine Blog Hop!!  I am so honored to have been a contributor to the first issue, as well as this hop!  I loved the magazine, and can't wait to "hop" through all these wonderful projects!!  So, grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and enjoy the creativity!! 

Don't forget to leave comments on every blog.  Embellish is offering four prizes for 10 lucky winners.  The winners will be randomly selected from each of the blog hop participant blogs.  A comment left on each of the blog hop participant's web site will give you an entry to win one of the prizes, which include Lawn Fawn stamps, May Arts twine, Subscription to Embellish Magazine, and A New Design crinkly stained ribbon!!!

For the hop, we were asked to create a paper craft project using: red, brown, kraft, turquoise and use twine.  (White/Cream are fine to add as well).  I have fallen in love with Stampin' Up!'s new Elements of Style stamp set--so I grabbed that!!

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I used my wonderful Big Shot to cut out the three butterflies--one each in Bermuda Bay, Kraft and Real Red.  I stamped the flower image in Basic Brown ink, and watercolored with Real Red and Bermuda Bay.  The pearls are from the Pretties Kit, adhered with Mini Glue Dots.  The card base is Kraft, which is then layered with Bermuda Bay.  I sent my 1/4 sheet of Soft Suede through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I love that folder!!  But, to be honest--I'm not sure which is the "right" side!! haha!!  So, I just use whichever I like better!  The sentiment is also from Elements of Style--it's stamped in Basic Brown, then I added the flower image in Bermuda Bay.  I'm very happy with the way the card turned out!  Sure hope you like it, too!!!


Click HERE to see the first issue for only $3!!!

Now, on to the next stop:   Heather's Blog!!!! 

Have a GREAT day!



Maureen P

your papers are GORGEOUS!!! Love all the texture you've created :)

Ashley Cannon Newell

Tammy, the textured background is phenomenal with those butterflies! Thanks so much for joining us on the hop!

Marilyn Willauer

Love your card. Wish I was seeing butterflies already, spring has sprung on your card.


Love the butterflies....

Heather P.

This is so pretty! I loooove the texture!

Sarah Martina

Super pretty Tammy! So glad you hopped along with us! :)


Lovely card! esp. the butterfly and the background!

Kelly Adams

I love the texture from that embossing folder -- very nice!

Monika Reeck

Lovely butterfly...lovely card...

Mary Anne K.

The layering of the butterflies and the texture really work! Adorable card!


Amaeing card, Tammy!! Love the butteflies and the textured background!!


Beautiful card. Love the textured background and awesome butterflies!

Leigh Ann Baird

I love the texture on the soft suede! Your card is wonderful!

Angel Estes

I really like the embossed craft. I usually pull out the white card stock for that, but I'm really liking the craft on this! Thanks!

Tiffany Johnson

Love that textured background! Very pretty card!

Brenda Weaver

I love your textured background, Tammy! It's such a pretty card!


great job! love the textured background.


This card just screams Spring and I love that. I also love the phrase, so sweet.

Christina M

Love the watercolor effect on your butterfly, and the background texture is awesome!

jan metcalf

Clever idea to stamp on your die cut! Also like the texture background.

Emily Niehaus

This is beautiful! :)

Dana Grothaus

Great card! I love that textured panel.

shruti suman

The butterflies and layer is so cute and adorable..
love your work


Ohhhh... that texture makes me want to touch your card! Beautiful!

Ellie Augustin

Oh you just made me want to go use my textured folder! Lovely card indeed :)

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