Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Time To Shine Blog Hop

WELCOME!

You are on the Time To Shine Blog Hop which is in connection with the Time To Sine Crop which is currently going on over at the Card Swaps forum on the CardMaker site. There will be lots of challenges, games and prizes. Click HERE for details about the crop. You should have arrived here from Marlene's blog. If not then you will want to go back to the beginning with Brooke Smith and the CardMaker Blog and start over as you do not want to miss anything. The theme of the crop is Time To Shine, focusing on glittery and shimmery things. The blog hop theme goes along with that with the hostesses focusing on items that you would see on a time to shine day such as graduation, wedding etc. There is also a fun game going on for all the blog hoppers. So stick with me as I will be giving you the details for that in just a moment.

I chose to make a graduation card for my project. I have been seeing these adorable graduation cap cards all over Pinterest and of course I had to "pin" them. Besides some family and friends that are graduating this year, my son has quite a few friends that are graduating from college this year. He asked if I would make cards for him to give to his friends. I thought the graduation cap card would be perfect to make not only for his friends but also for the ones I needed too. Each one I have made has been made in the color of that person's graduation cap and tassel. Let me tell you, a lot of royal blue and black! Had one navy blue. The card I have pictured below is for one of my son's friends whose cap and gown is black with an off white tassel. Luckily the card is for a girl so I was able to bling it up a bit with some rhinestones and a shimmery tassel made with embroidery floss. All cardstock is by Bazzill and the sentiment is by Hero Arts.

For the inside I cut out the year using Sizzix's script font. I then painted each number with metallic gold paint by Lumiere. While the paint was still wet I sprinkled on gold lame ultra fine glitter by Art Glitter. The majority of the inside was left blank for my son to write a special note to his friend.
I hope you like my project. It is super simple to make and should you like to try it, you can find the instructions HERE.

Now it's time to hear about the fun game that goes along with this hop. Each stop of the hop the hostesses will be giving you a letter. So be sure to collect each one because when you get to the last stop you will be directed to the Card Swaps forum where you will get your final letter and some hints to help you unscramble the word(s) for a chance to win a prize. So without further ado...my letter is:

U

Don't forget to check out the crop if you haven't already. It goes from May 16 - 19th and you have till 11:59pm CST on May 22 to upload your projects for a chance to win a prize. It's loads of fun and I hope to see you at the crop.

Now on to your next stop Colleen Schaan. I am sure she has an awesome project waiting for you to see. I love her cards and her coloring!

Here's a list of the blog hop stops in case you get lost...don't forget to collect your letters along the way!

Susan ...you are HERE

22 comments:

Lora Brinkman said...

VERY cool card. I need to pass this along to my MIL. She makes cards for her graduates each year. :)

Jeanette R. Graves said...

Your card is so cute. I know someone graduating and this would be perfect. Pintrest is addicting but you get great ideas.

Linda R. said...

Great card! Those cards will make wonderful keepsakes for the graduates! Nice job.

Carolyn King said...

that is a fun card....love the design!!!

tampatha said...

Love your card! Shaped cards are so much fun!

Becky said...

What an awesome idea and awesome card. You are so creative. :)

Anonymous said...

Love the Grad Hat Card. I am gonna try and make one being that I am having alot of grad parties to go to this year. Thanks for the idea Kelly

Kathy M said...

What an awesome card! And thanks for the link to the directions!

Debby said...

Really great card; I'm gonna have to try that!

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

Way to go on a shapes card!! I saw a graduation hat online but decided I didn't have the patience for it. I'm glad you tackled it; thanks for sharing.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Awesome card Susan, I love it! Your son's friend will love it too. Great minds think alike... I almost made this card too. HA!

Georgei said...

Wow Susan this is beautiful
got to make one of this for my grand son he is going to grad in june
thank you for showing
HUGS

Princess Cindy said...

Love this pattern Susan, I've seen a couple on pineterest too! Would love to try this!

Golda said...

What a fantastic card for a graduate! You are an amazing crafter Susan!

Diana N. said...

What a wonderful card! Your son is very fortunate to have such a talented mother!

Jane said...

Susan that is such a cute card and a great idea for a gratuation! Great job!!!

RochelleMezzano said...

Love it wanna copy it!

Stephenie said...

AWESOME card!! Great use of this card fold...just love this idea!! TFS!!

Grannie Sharon said...

Love the use of the fold. Great card.

Bonnie said...

Great clean and simple grad card. Perfect to have on hand for either a boy or girl grad.

Ангелина said...

Great card! Love the idea!

Judy said...

I never got around to actually doing the blog hop when we were supposed to. The list just seemed overwhelming for me for some reason. I did want to take a look at yours though and I love it! I have not needed a graduation card for ages, but I know I will need at least one next year so I'm going to keep this one in mind. Another great card!