Monday, July 28, 2014

TSOL hops with Cardmaker

Welcome to the CardMaker and The Stamps of Life Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from Vanessa Buzard's Blog
If you want to start at the beginning of the hop go to the CardMaker Blog.

The CardMaker Designers and The Stamps of Life Designers will be teaming up to show you some wonderful projects featuring stamps from The Stamps of Life.

Make sure and comment on each of the blogs in the hop! One winner will be randomly chosen to win 3 stamp sets of their choice ($12.95 value or less)!  The winner will be chosen July 31st and announced on The Stamps of Life Blog on August 1st.

For my project today I wanted to show you how I was able to make some super quick, cute thank you cards for my daughter to send out after her bridal shower.

I started with a box of patterned cards from Michael's.


I opened up each card and ran them through my Big Shot with the Sizzix Frame-lits Elegant Stand up card die.


This is how it looks after it is cut.


I die cut the green strip and added it to the card.


Then I die cut the elegant label and added it to the card.


Finally, I added a panel that I stamped with Elegant2stamp set from The Stamps of Life and a couple of colored gems.


Here's a look at some more of them.
I was able to make 40 of them in 2-3 hours.

Everyone who received one loved them!



Such a quick and easy way to mass produce cards for your own use or a gift!
Now continue of the hop and see what everyone else made!

Next stop is Peggy Ward

HAPPY HOPPING!

130 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful set of cards! I love the stand up die. So quick and clever!

Marge said...

Love the idea!

V Struck said...

The cards are very pretty!

Veronica Cordry said...

Amazing idea, I will have more ideas for the boxes of cards!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are awesome, and they look so easy to make too! I gotta get this die!

Penny Ward said...

OMG...would never thought of doing this idea! So super CUTE!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a time saver. I wish I had seen this before I too made thank you cards for my daughters gifts. It took me forever.
nanaconni@yahoo.com

Villa said...

Great tip and lovely cards.

Denise said...

Love this idea - I have tons of boxes just waiting !! Thanks

Regina said...

Great idea. the cards are so pretty! What a time saver.

Susan Feren said...

What a fantastic idea! I lice the bright colours!

Izziebear said...

Great idea, love what you did, the colors are beautiful, great job!

Fran Timme said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Clever and adorable idea.

Deborah J said...

This is such an awesome idea! And they look fantastic! Definitely will look for a box of the cards at the store to re-create into something spectacular and save lots of time! Thank you!

Jen Ward said...

Beautiful set of cards!

Lisa said...

Quick and simple..I often forget this option! Beautiful cards, great idea. Thanks! :)

Woodmanor said...

Wow what a wonderful idea. gotta head to Michaels Barb Woodard

sandyh said...

nice set of cards. good way to make a bunch when you have a lot to do!

djkennedy said...

What a fantastic idea! I am going to have to try that as soon as possible. Those make an eye-catching set of cards!

Kiyandesu said...

What a great idea! I must get a standup die!

Marge Huhta said...

Brilliant idea for mass production!

Bethanne Todd said...

Brilliant idea!! I have some of these & didn't know what to do with them, thanks for the inspiration !!!

defordj said...

Great idea and what a time saver!

Emily Thubbron said...

What a fantastic idea. The patterns on the cards work so well with everything else. TFS

Marge Huhta said...

What a clever way to mass produce cards. Great idea.

Lynn C. said...

What a great idea -- so quick! Love it.

Diane said...

WOW-love this idea-I have lots of the boxed cards to put this to use.

kartelene said...

Lots of fun ideas superbe card
thank you for sharing
Hélène

Kathy R. said...

That is a great idea. Thank you

Lisa Gross said...

What a great Idea using the Michaels card mine have just been sitting I will have to try this thanks for the idea.

Kathy R. said...

I always wondered what to do with those cards from Michaels. What a great idea.

Carol McCready said...

Love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

What a great way to use preprinted cards!!!

NanceRN said...

just saw box cards on clearance... wish I would've seen this first. ;)

Karen said...

Beautiful card, and using a pre-folded card was a great idea!

Mary said...

What an AWESOME idea. I never would of thought of that. Beautiful cards. Going to Michaels and getting some decorative cards.lol I absolutely love this idea

Vesta said...

Very clever way to use cards! Great ideas!

Lucille Ellenwood said...

Very pretty makes a nice gift set.

Sheila Jones said...

I would have never thought of that you cards are really nice.
Great job.

goaliemom36 said...

Great idea. Thanks!

jdirks said...

Like the step by step instructions. Very helpful.

Tami in Texas said...

So love the way you show how to re-purpose purchased card bases.

Brooke said...

Pretty colors-thanks for being a part of the hop, Kristine!

Anonymous said...

Love Stamps of Life products! Stephanie is such a hoot in person!
(I met her at EXPO.)
Connie S

Jessica said...

I love this idea! I constantly look at the "pre-made" card bases and am always at a loss as to what to do with them.... Maybe I will pick up a box next time I see them on sale!

cghundley said...

Lovely cards and
a great die! Could
be used for lots of
different cards.
Carla from Utah

Michele I said...

what a cute card and a great idea for making multiply cards at once

Christy Davidson said...

Wonderful set of cards! Thank you.

Lori S said...

Beautiful cards & great tutorial!

Steph said...

Great way to use pre-made card bases.

Lynne said...

The stand up dies are so easy to use. This is a great example of how to do it.

katpooh said...

Awesome way to use the pre-printed card blanks. Beautiful cards.

judybob3 said...

That is a brilliant idea! Now I know what to do with all those boxes of cards I bought. :)

Rosalinda Cruz said...

That was a great idea! The cards turned out great. Thanks!

Carol S said...

You guys are so talented!

Debi said...

Love the colors of the cards. What a great idea.

Sharon said...

Fantastic idea, these turned out beautifully

bb3decd2-16aa-11e4-93ae-171e8b46de62 said...

What a neat idea - will be using

Nancy Emery said...

What a great way to use all those boxed cards that I have. I love your idea.

Teresa Carvalho said...

Lovely!

Jeanette Lemay said...

wow, lovely and lively Love the colors .. Happy!

Corinna said...

These are beautiful cards!!! Wonderful work!

Shannah said...

Love this !

Bee said...

Delightful card!!!

P Myers said...

What a great idea

shearcountry said...

What an awesome Idea! Love those dies!

Rose Marie said...

Wow love the pop of color, supernice cards. Great idea.

Rosy Newlun said...

I'm afraid to even make one of these cards! You made an entire set!!! These are awesomeness!!!!!!

clmelton said...

I generally shy away from pre-printed cards but this is a great idea!

Rachael Brown said...

Gorgeous!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What an awesome idea--this is fabulous!

Chris L.

linda m said...

This is a fantastic use for blank boxed cards and you can make so many quickly, Kristine! The elegant die and stamps are really striking!

Jean Bullock said...

Great job on making the preprinted cards your own. The stand up die is so cool. I think I may need that for my students to use on their Mother's Day cards this year.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Wow! Fantastic idea! I love how each one is so different but yet just as beautiful as the other.

Doreen McKenna said...

What a cute idea. Very beautiful colors.

Mrs B said...

Hi Kristine. Lovely cards, what a great die, it's on my wish list ) Take care.

Sherry said...

Love the cards.

Dawn said...

What a great idea.

Larisa said...

What a great job did you do. Gorgeous!

Jean Tanner said...

Really like these stand up cards, so quick to make. Lovely bright card stock.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

This is a great idea, Kristine. Love what you started with and how it seems fast and easy to create numerous cards.

Marcia said...

LOVE THESE CARDS! They would make a fabulous gift for someone too!

Sharon Underwood said...

This is a great idea! I love the bright, beautiful colors, and the die cut made them just perfect!

jean said...

that is the coolest idea!!!! I have a box of those sitting around!!! used all the envelops out of it!!!now I have a use for the cards!!!!

Trudi B said...

such a good idea! These are beautiful!

Noelle said...

I love your set, they are darling and I'm sure they were a hit! :)

Patricia Meadows said...

Great idea. Need that die!

Cynthia Hourihan said...

OMG! Thanks for the great idea! Makes things so simple.

Patricia Meadows said...

Love the idea,need that die. Beautiful, I know your daughter loved them.

Brenda McBride said...

What a cute idea! Love it!

Jewels said...

Wow...what a great idea!

Lori Nelson said...

Very clever, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Pretty.
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Nina said...

Great idea to use the Michaels cards. Thanks for the step by step directions.

Dania said...

Oh I have this stand up. What a great way to crank out a bunch of thank you cards. So easy. Beautiful set!

Sonia said...

Wow! What great Thank yous! Definitely makes it easy to have a few of these on hand.

becky said...

I love it. Thanks for all the ideas you give me. Now it's time to stamp

Brenda said...

Great thank you cards! Thanks for the great idea!

Kathe Cronin said...

Very bright and vivid colors.

pookiepea said...

Such a crisp, clean and refreshing
palette, love it!

Mary Kay Webster said...

Wow! This is a brilliant idea and beautiful cards!!

Crystal said...

Wow. I always see those boxes of cards at the big box stores but never buy them. Now I will be stocking up on them! Your cards turned out beautifully. Thanks for the idea!

nancy y said...

what a great idea - I have a box of cards like that set aside because I had no good ideas! thanks for the inpiration!!

Anonymous said...

Love the stand up cards. Nancy Q.

squonks said...

quick cards....What a wonderful idea. Now I am trying to use this idea for my Christmas cards...thank so much...you have saved me so much time.

cropstoolittle said...

Beautiful cards, gotta love those shortcuts, thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

BEST use of ready made blank cards I've ever seen!
Thanks for the great idea.
LOVE the Stamps of Life!

Colleen said...

Great idea and they look amazing.

Cheryle O'Connor said...

What a cute idea for the next time I have to do a gift basket!!

S Pom said...

What a great gift idea or personal card idea when one is short on time.

Celeste Goff said...

What a great card set and so super easy to do assembly line when using a die cut too!

Pat McDonald said...

This is a great idea as so many of those blank cards have wonderful colors, etc.

Amy Fillmore said...

Great idea!! I will have to try this!!

Joan said...

What an ingenious idea for using pre-printed cards and what a time saver. I'm going to have to use this idea.

Christine Kosmak said...

Gorgeous set of cards, so colourful and quick to make. These sorts of dies are so great because you can decorate them anyway you like. A must have for the stash. TFS

Patty Doucette said...

Amazing idea, have to try this very soon....thanks for sharing.

Leonie Beer said...

What a great idea!!! Love it!!!

Teresa said...

Very simple but beautiful cards love the colors

Trina said...

What a great idea. I will have to try it with some cards that I have.

Norma said...

Clever variety with the die. Would make a nice gift set!

stanky6261973 said...

What a great idea!! The cards came out beautifully I have got to try this. Thanks for the tip! ;)

Nancy Rebenstorff said...

Thanks for the great idea. I have a box of these cards👍

Cynthia Link said...

This is such a great idea! Thanks!

albrennick said...

Great idea, and LOVE the colors!!

valerie breingan said...

Wow this was so easy..thanks for this little tip.I'm definately gonna use this.Thank you for sharing with me.

JulieL said...

I don't have this templete yet, now it's a must on my list. Great ideas.

SHERRY said...

Wow great idea

Donna Gray said...

Beautiful cards I cant wait to buy this die I have only just joined

Teri said...

Love the bright pink and green used together! Teri F

Jeanne J said...

Really smart way to add pattern paper to a cas card!