July 9, 2012

WPlus9 Cloud 9 Blog Hop--July


Hey there, friends!  I have an extra special post for you today.  My sweet friend and fellow WPlus9 fan, Suzanne Dahlberg, decided to start a monthly blog hop for WPlus9 customers to showcase their creations.  Each month there will be a theme or challenge for inspiration, and to kick things off this month Suzanne has chosen a fun and colorful photo.


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I am absolutely delighted and honored to have been invited to be a part of the Inspiration Team for this monthly challenge.  Two of my favorite designers are also joining the team:  Anya Schrier and Gayatri Murali.  I just know that their creations will knock your socks off each month!

For my card this month, I was inspired by the colors, large flowers, and natural fibers on the table skirt in the photo.  The brightly colored flowers became medallions on my card, and for the natural fibers I used some rustic twine and a muslin pocket.  

To make the pocket, I used spray adhesive to attach a scrap of muslin to white cardstock, then die cut and stamped the pocket with A Pocketful.  I cut a simple tag to fit inside the pocket and stamped it with aqua medallions and a sentiment from A Pocketful.

Cardstock:  WPlus9 Design Studio (White), Papertrey Ink (Fine Linen, Aqua Mist)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (A Pocketful, Mehndi Medallions)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip)
Tools:  WPlus9 Design Studio (pocket die), Papertrey Ink (woodgrain impression plate), hole punch, corner rounder
Accessories:  The Ribbon Carousel (natural twine)

I hope you'll head over to the Cloud9 blog to find out more about the challenge, including prizes and a Linky for your creation!  You'll have 3 days to add your link, and there is sure to be some amazing inspiration along the hop to get you going.

Thanks so much for your visit!  I'm still 4 days behind on my blog reader, so forgive me if I haven't been by to say hello lately.  I hope you're having a great start to your week!

24 comments:

Marisa said...

Loving that pocket :) Such a cute idea with the tag in it too.

Laurie said...

Christina this is gorgeous! I love the woodgrain on the bottom!

Renee said...

I love it!!
The colors...
that fabulous pull tag from this incredible pocket!!
Such a gorgeous and fun take on the pic!! :)

Bethany said...

very neat and beautiful...I love the pocket! Have a great day and week :)

Cassandra said...

No surprise that you are on this design team - Congratulations! Love what you have done on this card with the pocket, ditto for the bird in your previous post (seemed to have missed that one).

Cathy Weber said...

I have always been able to resist this pocket set...no more! Love the medallions you used in the inspiration colors and the woodgrain background. Great job, and very inspirational!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Christina! So clever seeing what everyone made for the inspiration photo with the sets they have. This pocket design absolutely works! Love the tropical colors and the beach feel you gave this! Congrats on your new assignment!

Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous...love all the beautiful medallions.

xiumaiyuki said...

Such a delightful card! I love how you used the medallions along with thie pocket stamp.

Susan said...

This is such a sweet card! Love that tag. I love that you are going to be part of this DT. Can't wait to see more!!

Kara Lynne said...

Great pocket idea. Thanks for the tip about cutting the muslin. Your brights and natural fibers really nod to this inspiration photo!

Sue Ann said...

LOVE IT ....... the tag popping out of the pocket is just SO CUTE!! Love the colors and the woodgrain impression ~ totally fabby card!!!

Joyce said...

Wonderful card. You, and everyone else, is convincing me that I need that pocket stamp set. Such a clever idea to make it out of fabric.

Sharron said...

Congratulations on being part of the new Inspiration Team, Christina! I just love your wonderful card! The pocket made out of muslin is a fabulous idea and I love seeing how you used it with the medallions.

Suzanne D. said...

Hi Christina!!!!! Thank you so much for joining our team! Your card is another beauty! Like with Laurie, I am starting to think there are only so many ways I can tell you how much I love it, so I may need to resort to foreign languages! I love the colors - fine linen with aqua is great with the pops on the medallions!

Melissa said...

Such a pretty and fun card, Christina! Congrats!

Dawn said...

I love that you looked at the photo and was immediately drawn to the texture. It's the first thing that stood out to me as well. ;) Awesome card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun, fun... not sure if I'll have time to play along for this first hop, but there in spirit.

Jean Martin said...

This is such a fun card Christina! You ALWAYS make magic with WPlus9 stamps!!! I'm excited to play along in this hop!!! :)

anya said...

Christina, I love your take on the challenge. The fabric pocket is just outstanding, the color and texture really add so much to the card! Love the pop of color with the medallions, too. I am so excited to be working with you as well! I have always admired your work!

Jen Carter said...

Love it!! The pocket is a super cute take on the challenge photo!

Gayatri said...

Love your pocket card, Christina! The texture using the jute twine, embossing and the fabric pocket is awesome. Splash of colour through the medallion. Wow! Love it all.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Christina. Love that pocket with the tag. Lovely colors.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great color choices.

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