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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Twinery + PSA Essentials BLOG HOP


Welcome to the first stop on The Twinery | PSA Essentials blog hop for Day 2!  Did you miss the hop yesterday?  You can find the complete list of blogs at the end of this post here

Be sure to read through to the bottom to find out how to become eligible for great prize packs! There will be new designers each day this week sharing how they've used The Twinery Twine and PSA Essentials stamps together in their projects!  Be sure to check the list of bloggers each day (you'll have more chances to win!!).

I have two cards to share with you today!

First up is a clean & simple card that could be used for many different occasions.


I just love this coffee cup image from PSA Essentials Cupcake set!


 It is hard to see but I used a glitter pen to highlight the coffee in the cups.  And the twine...well, you know how much I LOVE my twine from The Twinery!  It adds so much to a simple card!  It is the perfect finishing touch and adds just the right pop of color!  I used the charcoal twine for this card which is a nice bright black & white!

My second card is a little more elegant.


I built this card on an acetate card base.  I thought that these intricate stamps needed to be the star of the show and not compete with a solid cardstock base. 


For the inside of the card, I used one of the rosettas from the PSA Essentials "Rosetta" set to ground my sentiment.  It added just a little extra to the inside and continued the theme from the front of the card.  And, in keeping with the theme of the card, I continued that to the backside of the card as well.

The back sides of cards are often kept plain, but for this particular card, I decided to have a little more fun.  I stamped the rosetta again at the top in VersaMark ink and then ran a strip of Blossom twine down the center of the images. 

Here are a few more closeup shots of some of the details in the card (you can get an idea of how intricate the images are and how beautiful the twine is!!).



Want some good news??  Both The Twinery & PSA Essentials are giving discounts
for any purchases made between June 6th-10th!

When you visit The Twinery's website,  use the COUPON CODE: PSAHOP15 and receive 15% off your purchase!

When you order from The Lettertree , retailer for PSA Essentials, you will automatically receive 30% OFF your entire purchase!!! (no coupon code needed)

Here's a little bit about our sponsors:

Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA.  Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 11 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look. 

PSA Essentials manufactures custom, self-inking stamps (think return address labels.)   We have patent-pending Peel & StickT technology which allows you to PEEL away your custom stamp and STICK on a new design, and we have thousands of designs - from Holiday, Birthday, Sentiments, and licensed Peanuts, Hello Kitty, U.B.U., Smirk, College & Universities, and Greek Life, making PSA Essentials perfect for crafting! The self-inking stamper (and 22-ink cartridges) give a crisp, clean and consistent impression every time, and the technology allows you to interchange your designs quickly for scrapbooking, cardmaking, creating gift tags, bags, wrap, making favors and decorations.



PRIZE GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

The Twinery will be giving a prize package of:
Winners choice of 6 spools of baker's twine (value of $84)

PSA Essentials will be giving a prize package of:
1 stamper & 3 Peel & Stick packs, and 1 Monogrammed Tote Bag (value of $75+)

How to win!
You will receive an entry for each of the following:

*Visit 5-6 blogs each day on the hop (26 blogs in all)
and leave a comment on each blog
You'll have until Sunday, June 12th to complete the hop

*Become a follower of The Twinery

*Become a follower of PSA Essentials Stamp Camp

*Follow PSA Essentials on Facebook 

Your next stop on the hop is the talented Angelica Suarez!  Be sure to hop over to her blog where she'll be sharing more inspiration!

Thank you SO MUCH for visiting today!!  Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!  And, don't forget to check out the rest of the blog hop through the end of this week for even more chances to win!

Supplies
Coffee Cup Card
Stamps:  PSA Essentials Cupcake
Twine:  The Twinery Charcoal
Other:  Dies, Cardstock, Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Gel Pen, Linen Impression Plate, Pop Dots, True Black & Dark Chocolate Ink

Rosetta Card
Stamps: PSA Essentials Rosettas
Twine:  The Twinery Charcoal & Blossom
Other:  Die, Buttons, Fiskars Border Punch, Acetate, PTI Cane Print Impression Plate, Pop Dots, Copics, White Pearls (colored with copics), VersMark ink, DCWV Glitter Paper

71 comments:

  1. Super cute!!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  2. Love your cards! The color combos are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Jen, these cards are so pretty, the second one is beautiful! I love your style and technique. TFS!

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  4. These cards are excellent! I love the colors.

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  5. Wow I love your technique. Your cards are amazing...
    Awesome blog hop.

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  6. Such fun and fabulous projects Jen! Love them both!

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  7. Your first card is darling and your 2nd one is AMAZING- all the beautiful details you put into it... love it!

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  8. Jen, I LOVE your cards, so very clean and simple, but elegant. The pink/gray/turquoise card is fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing.
    http://nancylempinen2.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh Jen - I love these cards! That first one, the cups are so cute! And that second one - wow! that is so gorgeous! i love the way you strung the buttons on the twine - love that idea - definitely going to try it :) thanks for the inspiration.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  10. Wow, these cards are so eye-catching. I adore the first one because I think I could recreate it. But that second one is beyond my level of craftiness, so I'll just come back to look at the beauty of yours!

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  11. I love your cards! Blog hopping is so much fun!

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  12. GORGEOUS cards!!! The little coffee cups are adorable and I LOVE the second card. Great choices on the twine colors! Thanks for sharing!

    scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com
    scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

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  13. Both of your cards are so great today Jen, but that second card is just spectacular! I love every single element of it. I especially love how you used the simple circle die and the acetate card base. Great idea.

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  14. Wow, these are stunning, Jen! I love the little teacups, the way you've coloured and shaded them, and that second acetate card leaves me speechless! Let's just say that you've enabled me. LOL

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  15. Fantastic cards! The first one is so cute and fun, love the bright colors. The second is just gorgeous, love the shape on the front and the beautiful muted colors.

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  16. Wow Jen, your cards are beautiful! I especially love the one with the circles! Gorgeous! Having fun hoping with you!

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  17. Wow - these are just gorgeous Jen! Love the CAS card! Those cups are adorable!!

    And WOWZERS on the second card. I've not used an acetate' card yet, but they definitely interest me!

    Love the circle cut outs and the buttons. Just fab!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Maria

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  18. I LOVE your second card. Thanks for sharing!!

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  19. Your cards are beautiful! I love how you used both products to create such unique cards. Well Done!! AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Fabulous post and SUPER fabulous projects, Jen...love the details you shared...very creative : )

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  21. Pretty cards!! LOVE the cups on the first one.

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  22. Both cards are beautiful - but the details on the acetate card are amazing!

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  23. I like both cards. Very different, but both nice!

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  24. I just love the buttons with the twine. So simple and elegant.

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  25. I love the teacups. Oh so cute!

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  26. I love your cards. What a beautiful job on the friend card, and the tiny teacups are adorable!

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  27. LOVE the yellow and red card. My favorite colors in fact. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. Awww, your cards are so simple but very elegant...love, love , love them...would love to try these stamps and twine...
    www.justwordz.ca
    kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

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  29. Oh so much goodness, Jen. Your coffee cups and the way you matted them are just adorable. Your elegant card using the circle die gives that soft and subtle feeling. Great addition to the blog hop and showcasing PSA & baker's twine. Am following The Twinery & PSA but not a FB fan yet. Crossing my fingers I am lucky enough to win a prize!

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  30. what great designs! you are very talented.

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  31. Pretty cards especially the second one. Thanks for sharing

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  32. Jen, those tiny teacups stacked are just adorable and I love them stamped on kraft! WOW!! That acetate card is just beautiful! I love how you used that die with the stamps......very creative. I see some of that glitter paper on there too!

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  33. Wow your cards are beautiful! I love the buttons and twine!

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  34. Your two cards are very different but both are beautiful! The first one is a classic CAS beauty, and the second one is gorgeously detailed. Love how you extended your creativity around to the back of the card.

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  35. Wow, your creations blow me away. They are stunning!

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  36. Oh la la....so very creative Jen...Love your cards!!! Great work!!

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  37. Fantastic cards, Jen. That clear card is exquisite - Wow!! Thanks for the tip on the Twinery sale, I went and bought me some. ;-)

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  38. Jennifer, I love both of your cards. They are so cute! Oh, I follow both The Twinery and PSA! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!

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  39. Your color combos are great... Like the second card the best, if I had to choose.
    Thanks for the chance to win
    ---Michelle
    mpetrovich23 at Yahoo dot com
    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

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  40. Beautiful cards. I like them both.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  41. stunning cards! i'm so inspired.

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  42. love the bright color on the first one...really cute! the second card is awesome...such a cool design!!

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  43. Oh Jen! That acetate card is absolutely amazing! I love the little details within that circles border die. And the colour scheme is just beautiful. :)
    {hugs}

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  44. Amazing creations!! Love them!! The colours are fab and love the creative ways using the twines.

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  45. very nice cards. i really like the bright colors on the one with the coffee cups. tfs.

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  46. Love both of them! Really beautiful work.

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  47. Very cute cards. The first one is my favorite!!!

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  48. Wow from simple to simply elegant! Thanks for showcasing the stamps and twine-big wow factor for me!
    esterling9 at aol dot com

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  49. Jen, you've outdone yourself - these cards are so lovely!

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  50. Lovely cards!! You have showcased their products beautifully!! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sharon :o)

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  51. Lovely cards!! So sweet!! :) :) :)

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  52. wow, Jen! great creations for sure!!!

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  53. Very pretty cards... I love the color combos!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  54. Oh wow. Your card is stunning!!!

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  55. These cards are absolutely gorgeous!! I especially love that second one!! Simply stunning!! Hugs xx

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  56. Both cards are gorgeous
    I love the way you showcased both companies products
    Love both PSA and Twine
    http://scrappin3angel.blogspot.com/
    perderg{at}Q{dot}com

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  57. such cute ideas!! thanks for being a part of the blog hop!

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  58. Interesting design and love the colour combo!

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  59. Fabulous creations! Love the second card. Great color combo. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  60. I adore your cards. They are gorgeous.

    Following the blog hop.

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  61. Wow, these projects are amazing!! I love how you used the products from both PSA and The Twinery. :)

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  62. I ADORE the wee teacup card and the colours on the second card are just perfect!

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  63. Great cards! Love that teacup design!
    DeniseB

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  64. I LOVE these colors and that is an amazing card!!! hugs, Katrina

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  65. Fabulous projects! I love your style!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. These are awesome! The teacups on the first card are so adorable and your stamping and layering on the second is exquisite!

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  67. Love Twinery and PSA Essentials. What an awesome giveaway!

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  68. love the cup card - super cute! and the acetate card is super fun too!

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