08 February 2014

February Release Blog Hop Day 1: Bloom & Grow

Welcome to DAY 1 of our February Release Blog Hops!

featuring "Bloom and Grow" 

 
Today the DT is thrilled to share the new Bloom & Grow stamp set with you.  This 4"x6" set includes 6 images that can be used together for layering or to create backgrounds.  It also includes 6 beautiful sentiments that have to do with blooming and growing---a lovely new set to get you thinking Spring.

  
  • Large Flower Petal image measures approximately 1.5" x 1.5"
  •  Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is $15

These are the projects I have for you today.

For this card, I stamped the flowers and stems on Ivory Cardstock in Distress Inks, then did some fussy cut, bended the petals and mounted them together, then added a small clear rhinestone in the center. For the sentiment I just did a little crazy cut, LOL. I die-cut a doily from white cardstock, cut it in half, adhere in to my cardstock/PP panel, added lace and stitches. The added my flowers, sentiment and swirl rhinestones.
I used the Cardabilities Sketch as an inspiration for this project.

 
 
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This second project is super easy!!  You know, sometimes I get in the mood for CAS projects :) so I decided to follow the Fusion Sketch and give it a try. So, for this card I used red and pink Distress Inks for the flowers, green for the stem and Jet Black Archival for the sentiment, I added a bit of Liquid Pearls and punch the bottom corners.  
 


The DT has shared their gorgeous samples in the thumbnails below.  Stop by each of their blogs and comment for a chance to WIN one of (2) $20 gift codes to our store!

Don't miss these other opportunities to win:
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all comments on Friday's release blog post
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all comments on full reveals in our SCS forum
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all participants in our release challenge hosted on blog

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, February 14th.  The list of winners will be announced on our blog by Monday, February 17th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

46 comments:

  1. Amazing! I love them both, Giovana. I love the CAS card and especially love the stem stamped from the side. Very nice *wink*

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  2. Both are beautiful, Giovana! I like that you included a labor intensive AND a CAS design today - great cards, dear friend!

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  3. Oh Gio - you hit this one of the ballpark! I ADORE your dimensional flowers and that sketch! Such an awesome technique for this stamp set! Love that CAS one too!!!

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  4. two beautiful cards and both so different love the added shape you did on the petals of the flowers on the first card

    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  5. What absolutely beautiful cards -- looks like this set is a must-have!

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  6. Gorgeous duo!!! Love the elements and the colours!

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  7. Your first card is gorgeous--love the colors and the dimension.
    I like the simplicity of the second card.

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  8. Wow! Love both your cards!! The layout with all the lace & dies and layered flowers is gorgeous! And the second CAS card just as gorgeous! You really show how versatile these stamp sets can be!!

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  9. Both cards are stunning, Gio! Love the distressed look of the dimensional flowers and the design on the first card and the layout of pretty blooms on the second with all the white space! Gorgeous samples! Hugs!

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  10. Both of these cards are so gorgeous! Great job!

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  11. Love your talent for both layered and fancy to simple and CAS...great cards.

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  12. I love this, the distress ink on the petals is so beautiful. The sketches are fabulous as well. I will definitely be casing this one. TFS

    dea

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  13. I like this set. Both the graphics and the sentiments are precious. Thanks for sharing your project and thanks also for the giveaway.

    gracielliedesign.blogspot.com

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  14. Ooooohhh this is simply stunning!
    Laura

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  15. Fantastic cards! Both cards are stunning!

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  16. Love the cards Giovanna, just gorgeous! Fabulous job showcasing the release! Fab job on the fusion card too, I hope you come link up with us!!!! :)

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  17. Beautiful cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  18. Both cards are beautiful and so very different. Love the dimension on the
    first card.

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  19. WOWIE WOW WOW
    Love your cards... I gravitate towards the simple.
    Beautiful work.

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  20. Oh my gosh! The way you 3-D these flowers are awesome!!! I love this card - you are so talented!

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  21. Totally love your sketch project. Awesome!!!

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  22. The 3D flowers are gorgeous on the first card. Am loving that set more and more with each sample I see.

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  23. Both cards are beautiful! I especially like the first one. The 3d flowers are wonderful.

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  24. Love the cards. The flowers look very pretty with the doily, lace, and bling. The second one is great - simplicity and beauty.

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  25. These are both gorgeous! I LOVE the flowers on the first. I wish I could see them for real, they are so fabulous! The second is a perfect CAS card. Great job!

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  26. wow, giovanna, what an amazing amount of work in your first card. i do love the second one, so bright and cheery.

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  27. Breathtaking! Both cards are wonderful! The first one is stunning! Love the way you cut and mounted the flowers!!

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  28. Both cards are beautiful! I love both styles!

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  29. What beautiful creations! Love your layered blooms on the first and the lovely row of blooms on the second. Thanks for playing with Fusion!

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  30. Beautiful color on the flowers of the first card. The simplicity of the second card is SO much my style. Love it!

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  31. both cards are wonderful - love how you cut out the flowers on the first card - really makes it special.
    Sandra ltb

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  32. Beautiful cards Giovana. Love the dimensional flowers on the first one and the sketch you used... so many fabulous layers and elements... your CAS card is awesome!

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  33. both cards are wonderful...love the dimension on the first!

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  34. Pretty cards. The layered flower is beautiful. there are so many things I could do with this stamp set. Love it.

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  35. Love the stamp set, love your cards! So many possibilities, thanks for the great inspiration!

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  36. Pretty cards! Cool dimension with the flowers on the first and lovely take on the sketch with the 2nd card!

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  37. Unbelievable how layering this stamp changes it's look so much! Love both of these cards...thanks!

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  38. What a wonderful cards. I love the flowers on the first one. This is amazing. Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities this time.

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  39. both of your cards are wonderful! So pretty.

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  40. Both pretty cards, but I especially love the first one. I like your "crazy-cutting" for the sentiment--your description of that made me smile! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  41. Your creativity is amazing! Two stunning cards!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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