Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Cardmaking Day Bloghop Graphic 45 Style

 

Welcome to the Operation Write Home World Cardmaking Day Bloghop!

For my card I started with OWH Sketch #10 because I wanted to do something with tags. I got some great free chipboard tags when I went to Scrapfest at the Mall of the America.  
They are from the Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet.  
(yes I know, "suite" is the word for the ballet music 
but this is all about the beautiful  "eye" candy that Graphic 45 is famous for!)
Note:  the blue is a little more intense IRL.


This is the Graphic 45 8x8 Nutcracker Sweet pad.  To bling up the card I was able to glue rhinestone jewels inside the holes of the chipboard tags using glossy accents.  This is so the card is not bumpy and should be able to make it through the post office mashing machine!  I also used glossy accents wherever the design had a sparkle star I highlighted it with Glossy Accents.  Ribbon is from my stash.
One of my favorite memories is taking my DD to see the Nutcracker Ballet done by a local ballet school.  Professional Ballet Companies can't hold a candle to the fun of watching a ballet school perform the Nutcracker!  Enjoy the rest of the bloghop by clicking on the picture at the top of the page to take you back to the page with all the list of blogs.  
Donna
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45 comments:

  1. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Good job and thanks for serving!

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  2. I love the blues of your card. The girls are so elegantly pin-up-y.

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  3. This card is beautiful, but I'm sure more stunning in real life to see all of the glossy accents. Thank you for serving and making cards for Operation Write Home =)

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  4. I have wonderful memories of going to The Nutcracker with my mom and this card brings them back. It's beautiful. I like your masher comment lol and how you put the rhinestones inside the holes.

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  5. Wow! This is a gorgeous card!!! Thank you for sharing it!

    Happy Hopping!

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  6. Oh wow. What a beautiful take on this sketch! I love this so much! Thank you for your years of service and for all you do for OWH!

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  7. Oh how gorgeous! I love the ballerinas and the snowy, wintry feel of the card. Wonderful Donna!!!!

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  8. LOVE how you tweaked the sketch to stagger the ballerina images. And thanks for clever idea to use the tag holes for the rhinestones. Happy WCMD!

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  9. Ooooh love the G45 retro feel!
    Happy World Cardmaking Day!
    Sandy, OWH President

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  10. Gorgeous card and I love the chipboard tags... Perfect for that sketch!

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  11. Love the "stamp" in the middle. You inspired me to do something similar.

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  12. Beautiful card Donna! The Nutcracker Suite is a part of the holiday traditions for many families . This was a very clever theme and the images and papers are lovely. Thanks for hopin with us today!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  13. Such a beautiful memory of the Nutcracker, Donna! I peeked at your card earlier but waited to comment until I got on my computer. Thank you for you 34 years of service!
    Your card has such an elegant storybook feel to it. I know it will be loved.

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  14. What a gorgeous card! So elegant! Someone is going to be very lucky to send this home :)

    Thank you for your service as well!

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  15. Love the colors and the use of a winter ballet as the theme

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  16. Love the papers and the tag arrangement. Really clever way to use rhinestones, too! Thanks for being part of our hop today! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :)

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  17. Wow! This is simply wonderful! Thanks for your service and for the story!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
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    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  18. Lovely card. Thanks for the sweet story.

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  19. Your card is yummy, Donna! Love this sketch and love your tags. Great job!

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  20. wonderful card--love Graphic 45

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  21. Lovely little fairies. Sweet card.

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  22. What a beautiful card! Those blues are so pretty and I really love the one colored ballerina to give it a little more definition. Great idea to put gems in the holes! I will have to remember that one. Thank you for your many years of service to our country (hugs)

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  23. 34+ years...wow!! That's amazing!!! I love the images and the card is really pretty. The "stamp" one in the middle is lovely!!

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  24. Graphic 45 always has such beautiful, elegant papers and the sketch you chose really is a great way to show the beautiful colors and images. Wonderful card!

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  25. BTW, thanks for following me. I've done the same!! :-)

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  26. I love the papers from Graphic 45 and these colors are gorgeous for the holidays. Thanks for joining the hop today.

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  27. Your card is truly a winter wonderland! Lovely!

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  28. Wow beautiful card! I like the used of the tags. TFS AJ-

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  29. Very pretty!tHE sketch really highlights those great tags!

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  30. Beautiful card love the papers you used !

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  31. Very elegant and creative, Donna! Love the colors, design, and the images. Beautiful

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  32. Beautiful card! I love that paper and that sentiment!

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  33. Wonderful colors in this card. I love this sketch and you used it well! Great idea to place the bling in the holes...it will stay better and adds some pop! tfs!!!

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  34. Oh, so very pretty!! I love the paper, tags, sentiment, etc!! Nice job; TFS!!

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  35. Stunning car! This sketch was a difficult one for me. You rocked it!!

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  36. Very sweet card--I like your use of tags and glossy accents.

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  37. You can't have Christmas without the Nutcracker for sure! I love your card!!!

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  38. This is so beautiful. Reminds me of when I would get out the record and dance around the living room to the Nutcracker!

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  39. What a beautiful card - gotta love Graphic 45 papers, so yummy!

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Thank you so much for your comments. I read and enjoy all of them.