Thursday, May 23, 2013

White on White Blog Hop

This month Lorby's World of Hops has challenged their talented crafters by asking them to create something that is white on white with a touch of color. I know you will be as pleasantly surprised to see what they have come up with. There is so much talent here that I know they have risen to the occasion and have some wonderful projects to share.

So please begin at Lorby's World since she is our hostess and has a give away going on with this hop. She has all the details on her blog.

Our guest hostess is Tee and she is offering a give away from The Cutting Cafe who is our sponsor this month. Please visit The Cutting Cafe to see all their beautiful printable and cutting files.

Now let's begin this hop. Here is my project to share.

My intentions were great…I had visions of this beautiful 12 x 12 layout, I had the paper, the ephmera AND THE VISION of what exactly it was going to look like…and then LIFE intervened!!! So needless to say I had to tailor down my vision to more realistic proportions!

I settled on making a card along the lines of my original vision, so I broke out a piece of my handy dandy white card stock and cut it to 5-1/2” x 11” and scored and folded it at 5-1/2”.

I then snagged a piece of white velvet paper I bought at a booth at the Scrapbook Expo that was selling paper by the pound. I knew I would eventually find a project for it! I cut that down to 5” x 5” and adhered it to the front of my card.

I next took a piece of white textured card stock and cut it down to 4” x 4” and ran it through my Big Shot using my Birds and Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug.

Never being one to leave well enough alone, I felt that the white velvet paper layer needed “something.”  So I pulled up the corners and chomped the corners with my Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper, I also chomped the corners of the embossed layer with my Scallop Corner Chomper and then I adhered my embossed layer onto the velvet layer, not centered like the previous layer but offset to the left for added interest.

So now I had the base for my card but it needed more!  I already had these little white butterflies by Heidi Swapp for my original project but I decided they were just the needed touch for this card!  I guess I'm going to need to go get more for my other project!  Oh woe is me!

Recalling that this Blog Hop is White on White with a touch of color, I remembered a friend’s suggestion that I use a bold color (Yes Tee, I was listening to you!), so I took a small but very bright orange flower, attached it to a pretty bow, adhered it to the bottom right corner of the card and added a bling swirl because folks, it ain’t finished until it has some bling!   I added two butterflies to complete my card and called it good! 

And here’s my finished card!  I hope you like it!

I'm always saying that genius come slow to me…but I can deliver in a pressure situation!  From start to finish including writing this post it took me just over an hour to complete this project.  Sometimes you just need to let go and let the creativity flow! 

Come back on Monday, I'll be posting a picture of the very cool paper that I originally planned on using for this hop. Then, if all goes well, next week I'll post the my new project using that paper.

Thank you for stopping by today and now your next blog to visit is Camille.

Mayra the MaddScrapper

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Blog Hop Line Up

Jearise -
(Co-Hostess) Tee -
Jamie -
Deborah ~
Edwina -
Lynne ~
Mayra -
Camille -
Miriam -
Janet -


  1. I LOVE IT!!!! gorgeous... gotta get some of those Heidi Swapp butterflies.

  2. Sorry you didn't get to make your layout, but the card is amazing. TFS

  3. I love your card & love how you showed the step by step process! I'm a new follower.

  4. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Love the orange flowers. Definitely was a color choice I would have made.

  5. Your card is gorgeous! I love the butterflies and bling on it. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  6. Beautiful card I love the bold color accent of that rose And your offset of the layer is perfect truly gorgeous!!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  7. Beautiful card. The embossing and embellishments are perfect!!!

  8. What awesome butterflies! Grand job!

  9. very cute and love your step by step instructions, thanks for sharing

  10. Another amazingly beautiful card! Love the touch of bright orange.

  11. Such a cute card. Love the butterflies. TFS AJ-

  12. like the way you used different textures

  13. Oh my, your card is gorgeous and I love the way you took us through putting it together. What a beautiful surprise at the end. By the way, I also read your post about the beautiful embossed paper and your grandsons. How precious! You'll have to let me know when you finish and post the layout. Thanks for joining the hop.