Friday, October 1, 2010

CropStop's "Around the World" Card Making Blog Hop!


Yes, we are doing it again! If you just came to visit me and found about the blog hop in this stop, please start at the beginning at the CropStop's blog.

In honor of World Card Making day, CropStop is hosting a progressive blog hop! Starting with the Cropstop Blog, you will visit each of the Cropstop Crew Member Blogs listed below and leave a comment on their creative project. Then, you will have one week to complete a project of your own, using one or more of the products featured in the CropStop Crew Member Blogs and link it in a reply box on the Cropstop Blog. Show us how you can mix and match the products the team is using in your project and if you don't have an item then show us your inventive side with a smart substitution. You do not have to use all the items the ladies are using but show us how creative you can be.
Deadline for linking to the CropStop's "Around the World" Card Making Blog Hop POST is Saturday, October 9th, at midnight Eastern time.

Winner will be chosen by random draw of all that participate and link to the CropStop Blog.
First prize is a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the CropStop Store.
Second and Third prizes will be a $10.00 Gift Certificate to the CropStop Store.

1. CropStop Blog - rules and guidelines
2. Veronica/Tattered Angels
3. Dalis/Cricut
4. Lori/Sizzix
5. Gloria/Tim Holtz
6. Lisa/Quickutz <------YOU ARE HERE!
7. Anneliese/ Cuttlebug
8. Vicki/Spellbinder


World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.

Celebrating its fifth year in 2010, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It's a day for the card-making community -- hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers -- to unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making.

I love my Quickutz Embossing Folders, and I am always looking for ways to use them! So, for this hop I chose to use one of my favorites... the Retro Squares folder!


I sanded the negative side of the embossed image a bit to give it a more worn look. The stamp is from Stampin' Up Full of Life set.

Make sure that you are part of this "Around the World" card making day by taking part in our CropStop, "Around the World" Blog Hop!!


  1. The embossing folder you used for this project is really cool! Love the patriotic colors you used. I love that stamp, too:)

  2. Lovely card Lisa! You are so creative!

  3. I LOVE your card!!! Thanks for some wonderful and creative ideas!

  4. Beautiful card! I love that embossing folder! Thanks for sharing!

  5. oh love all that red girl!

    -- dalis

  6. Great project. Love the colors! I wanted to hop on by and say HI!

  7. Very cute card. I like the idea of sanding the embossing. Thanks!

  8. Great embossing folder! I love the pattern, colors, and ribbon!

  9. NEAT card. Love the EF, and the ribbon is fantastic.