Monday, June 13, 2011

Stamper's Dream & Friends Blog Hop


Today, the Dream Team at Stamper's Dream and some very special guests have teamed up for a blog hop. Along the way, you'll find more eye candy than you'll think is even possible, plus you'll have a chance to win some hidden blog candy. Let's get going!

Here's today's hop order:

Debbie Olson
Becca Feeken
Michelle Rodgers
Laurie Schmidlin
Amy Sheffer (you're here)
Denise Marzec
Tosh Leyendekker
Mona Pendleton
Cindy Lawrence
Silke Ledlow
Arlene Cuevas
Charmaine Ikach
Mariana Grigsby
Lea Lawson
Joan Ervin
Teresa Kline
Jeanne Streiff
Kellie Fortin
Christina Fischer
Jo Thompson

And here's the blog candy that will be awarded to one random commenter along today's hop:


Be sure to leave lots of comment love to increase your chances of winning! Michelle will announce the winner this Thursday evening, the 16th.

For my card, I wanted to play with some newish goodies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Grand Labels Four Nestabilities, and Tim Holtz's Papillon stamp set by Stamper's Anonymous. I also incorporated a sentiment from You Are My Anchor by JustRite, a set with which, I must say, I'm quite taken.

I started by making the shaped card base using the largest Grand Labels Four Nestabilities and my Grand Calibur diecut machine. Next, I cut the green panel (a butterfly pattern from Graphic45's Once Upon A Springtime 8x8 pad) using the next smaller Grand Labels Four die. The sentiment, from You Are My Anchor, was stamped onto a  layered circle and lacey circle panel. I strung a Melissa Frances Super Mini Envelope and Tag (aren't they *adorable*?) from some crinkled seam binding, then embellished with a stamped and colored butterfly (from Papillon), some trim, a Zva Creative pearl flourish, stitching, and a chipboard glittery star.



Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the hop!


183 comments:

Tina Bailie said...

Just beautiful!

Sonia said...

Such a neat card! Isn't it fun to do shaped cards? I also love layers so your card is a hit with me!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love the shap of your card... maybe some day I'll be able to get the Grand Calibur so I can play with the Grand Labels...
Just a Beautiful so full of life and action!!

Tanja said...

Lovely card, the butterfly and the colours you used make it really pretty.

happy said...

Love,love love this shaped card!It has a lovely vintage feel which I love! Beautiful card!

pescbrico said...

Your card is stunning!!! I love the style of what you do! I'm sure I would be able to pick one of your cards among others! :) Have a wonderful day.

Jenny L. said...

Beautiful shaped card! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny L.

Carole said...

Unique shaped card,beautiful

Charlotte said...

Absolutely stunning! LOVE the shaped design of your card - and, all the wonderful details. The butterfly is gorgeous.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful card. I love the quote and the butterfly.

Carol said...

Such a different shape to your card, so lovely!!

Colleen said...

beautiful card

Donna said...

Lovely. Your color choices are coordinated, the elements are striking. I need a Grand Calibur...Thanks!

Marilyn said...

I love the shabby chic look and I am a sucker for butterflies. Love it!

Marilyn said...

I love the shabby chic look and I am a sucker for butterflies. Love it!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Intricately gorgeous Amy! Love these details!

Sassy said...

So UNIQUE! Absolutely gorgeous!

Susan said...

Interesting design, love the shape!

Oliwiaen said...

Beautiful, I love it! I was wondering about GrandCalibur, but finally dropped hte idea, now I see I'm missing some possibilities :-))

Beth Ann said...

I love the colors & the stamp you used. What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Adair said...

This is an exquisite card!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card! Love the bling and sparkle! Wish I had the Excalibur. Love those unusual shapes for the card!

Anonymous said...

This is a pretty shaped card!

Lillian Child said...

This is SO very lovely, Amy!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card. I just love these new grand-sized dies.

PJ said...

How stunningly beautiful!! Lucky recipient :)

Michelle said...

OMIgosh Amy....this is AWESOME!!! Love everything about this, from the shape to the sentiment, mini envelope and butterfly. Fabulous work, my friend!!!

Vail's Creative Endeavors said...

Beautiful car, love the shabby chic look of it.

Stephanie Lee said...

Beautiful card! love the details!

Ronda Archangelo said...

Oh my...amazing card! This is the coolest bunch of cards I've seen on a hop in a long time. I'm making some of those star/button embellies soon :-)

forpahl5 said...

ok, so I never think of using other shapes for cards but this is really cool! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shelley C said...

Beautiful card. Love the beading and the shape of the card.

Luanne said...

Awesome Amy!! Love all the pretty green!! So soft and pretty, just love the look of this! Fabulous!

Judy Cook said...

What a pretty card. I like how you used the Spellbinder Grand die to make the card. Really pretty.

ednamburgess said...

Very beautiful. Like the different shape and the muted colors. Edna

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card and gorgeous design with plenty of beautiful details Amy.

Gretchen said...

Oh I just love the shape of this card! Absolutely beautiful!!

Cornville Country Crafts said...

Love the details of your work! Very inspirational!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a beautiful card. Love all the embellishments you've included.

RedGem said...

What a beautiful card... and I just love the colors. I haven't gotten a Grand Calibur... but its on my wish list.

Trish. said...

What a brilliant idea to use the nestabilities for the shape of the card. It is just so pretty.
Hugs Trish.

creativearts said...

Amy, this is such a beautiful card! Love the design, pearls, seam binding, star, everything about it! You always do such great cards!

Mickie said...

Very very pretty. Love the colors and the seam binding just sets it off.

Laura /sandytoz said...

Very pretty!

frannie_d said...

WOW! Gorgeous card and so much detail! LOVE the colours. I don't have any Grand Nestibilities yet, but this card is giving me a big thirst for them; such endless possibilities!

Cheryl S. said...

This is a beautiful shape card with terrific details! Wonderful
job!

Lea L. said...

This is just gorgeous, Amy!! I love the amazing shape of it, and the accenting is just gorgeous!!

Jo said...

another beautiful card Amy!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Gasp!! Amy, your card is stunning!! All of the intricate details you add to your card make your cards stand out! You are so inspiring!! Oh, and by the way...thanks to you (you enabler, you!) I now have the Grand Labels 4 on their way to me! :-)

Jen said...

Very beautiful card!

neddgirl said...

Wonderfully Gorgeous!

Rebecca
brrck@yahoo.com

barbara t from ct said...

Love this card and love this designer paper

Joan Ervin said...

What an absolutely gorgeous design, Amy....I sooo love the soft, pretty colors and the Grand Labels 4 makes such a beautiful shape card!!!!

Caroline said...

I love this card, very nice shapes and colours.

Cheryl Winget said...

Elegantly beautiful and that color of green is so luscious. Love it!

sherryl said...

Another great stop , the talent is non ending, an amazing card here,so pretty and such a nice shape.

Anonymous said...

Love the shaped card and the colors.

Yvonne

Studio Beis said...

So pretty - love the colors!!!

meemee48 said...

Beautiful card. Love what Spellbinders do for your creativity!

Susan said...

You've created a beautiful shaped card and have added such pretty touches.

rush said...

impressive card. it is airy and light.

Lucy said...

love the detail in this card; thanks for showing us another way to use those grand nesties, too!

Barb said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

Becca Feeken said...

Amy this is over the top beautiful! You have the most artful way with details and this card is chock full! Stunning!!

Peachy Wessels said...

Very pretty card - I love this shape!

Ginny K. said...

WOW!! I just love your butterfly card, simply Gorgeous!!! LOve the lace and pearls and ribbon! ~gin~

SasSa said...

Gorgeous, just simply gorgeous!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

What an unusual shape.. and the green is so lovely!

Magi said...

Amy, I love shaped cards (I'm just not very good at them yet)! The colors and verse are just beautiful, and I love the detailing! Thank you for an inspiring card! Blessings . . . Hugs, Magi

Jean S said...

SUCH a beautiful card!!!

Linda Palmer said...

Amy, Your cards are always beautiful. You never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous creations.

Janice said...

I like how you used grand labels and folded to make the shape of the card. Very clever indeed. Lovely card, great colors and layering.

Erin Glee said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! And yes, the MF mini envie is *adorable* :~)

MarcyK924 said...

GORGEOUS card! I love your color palette and all your elements!

Playing with Paper said...

This card is stunning! I love the shape and all the elements!! Another beauty! :)

Bonnie in SC said...

Omgosh, I love this card. It's in my favorite color, green! I love the shape of it too! Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

Corina L said...

Beautiful. I love how all those embellishments work to create such a gorgeous card. Very creative.

FM said...

Lovely card. Soft colors!

jjocarlson said...

What an gorgeous card! Love the color and the butterfly! Thank you for sharing!

Billie Dee said...

Amy - that card is so beautiful! And I love the green & ivory.

Passioknitgirl said...

What a pretty card! I love all the different embellishment you used. I've got to try making a shaped card one of these days--it's so interesting to look at.

Christine from FL said...

Beautiful card!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I pinned it!

michemilie said...

What a pretty card! I love all the tiny little details and the shape of the grand caliber die cut. Thanks for sharing!

Rufus said...

Lovely shaped card. Like the sentiment and always love butterflies!
R/

Cindy said...

What a beautiful card and the pastel green is lovely. Love the die cut card.

MimiPatty said...

Love the colors. Very nice card.

Susan said...

Great card

Juls said...

oh my word wow!!! Your card is just amazing!!!!! HUgs Juls

Kellie Fortin said...

Absolutely stunning card AMY!!!

bethann said...

so so lovely. i need a GC when my budget allows. this is fab

Renee VanEpps said...

So gorgeous! Love the colors, the die-cut shape, all of it is really fantastic!

Arlene said...

gorgeous, Amy! I just LOVE your shabby chic cards! So, so pretty! ♥

mary said...

love your card! so pretty.

schmidtrv said...

I love your card. Very elegant. Great colors.
Vicky Schmidt

Anonymous said...

Wonderful colour combination and unique shape! Jeneen

PJ said...

Beautifully executed. Love the colors and all the details. Great job!

Erin said...

So pretty, I just love it.

Erin said...

So pretty, I just love it.

Moira said...

love the shape and colors on this card - nice job! Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us :)

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card! I love the color palette and your choice of sentiment!
Thanks so much for a chance to win this fabulous blog candy!

Karen said...

I really love the shaped card! Gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Green, lacy nesties and butterflies - can you see my smile from there :) Great shape for the card and lots of wonderful, classic, Amy details!

Mary Jo said...

Amy this card is gorgeous. Love how you have used the die for the card shape. This is sooooo pretty

sharon said...

Very elegant card. I see a great attention to details.
Sharon L

sharon said...

Very elegant card. I love your attention to detail
Sharon L

JoAnne said...

This card is just wonderful. I love the colors, the bling and it is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your art and being an inspiration.

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Wow! Love it. I just got my new Grand Calibur so not I want all the dies and your card just confirmed that. Way to go Amy!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and elegant card. Great addition of the pearls and love the butterfly.
ColleenB.

Elaine said...

Fun shaped card! I like the embellishments and color combination!

Anonymous said...

Agreat shaped card& I love allthe lace & ribbon detail.

Jo4Him said...

Love your card and all the details; thanks for sharing. Great blog candy!

Candy Meyers said...

What a beautiful card. Oh my goodness. I may just have to break down and get a grand calibur. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Candy

Peggy said...

Beautiful card. Love the shape, color and sentiment.
God bless,
PeggyS

Mercy's Pages said...

LOVE the shape...soooo original :) Mercy

Bonnie said...

Yummy green! Loving the shaped card!

Jean C said...

Beautiful card. The colors are wonderful.

Diane said...

Wow...this is gorgeous!!! Love the shape, the colors...everything...beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors and the shape. Really fun idea. -Mary Kaye

Kim R. said...

This is so beautiful! What creativity.

Linda Carson said...

WOW! What a stunning card!

Marge said...

My fav color is green and you've sold it here to perfection!!! ;~)

Rea said...

Beautiful card, I love the green and white. The layout is great too!

Georgee said...

Wow, love the shaped card with all the wonderful bling. Thanks for sharing!

Linda F. said...

Very elegant card. I really like shape of the card and the color combo you used. Thanks for sharing.

Glenda said...

Gorgeous

Cheryl said...

Stunning!! Love the Graphic 45 paper, sewing, colors, little star with the button and the stamp! Beautiful card!!

Susan said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL card! I think it is one of the best on this hop!
new subscriber here!
:)
Susan

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Marthamh2 said...

I love your card especially the colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card! Love all the details that you pack in there. I'm also really enjoying the shaped cards lately. Just finished a circle one yesterday. Pretty colours you've used too.
Beth Greco

Deirdre said...

STUNNING.... jaw on floor.... STUNNING... absolutely adore it.

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!!

Erin Smetak said...

This is stunning! I have to ask, how do you get such perfect embossed edges? My nesties BARELY leave a mark! Do tell, please!!!!

Helen said...

What a stunning card. The shape makes it so special and eye-catching.

ladybugg61 said...

My fav colour, and an absolutely stunning card it is! Love the star/button/twine/seam binding treatment - awesome!

Pamela said...

Luv,luv,luv your card! Thanks for sharing your talent with us all, true inspiration.

debbie said...

That quote is an apt description of how I feel after reading your blog entries. Beautifully done , as always. Amy.

Paula said...

What a unique shape. You really think outside the box.

carold said...

I love the colors that you used. You are very insperational.

Anonymous said...

Love the soft colors and your use of embellishments. You ALWAYS create a beautiful card.

Thank you Amy for sharing.

Carol Froehlich

donna calamari said...

Lovely!

Ratty Hugs said...

Wonderful card, I'm a big fan of green.
~C8>

Tanya said...

Wow, this is totally amazing! Love the shape, I want the Grand Calibur so badly, one of the many things on my wish list.

Linda Monroe said...

This card is beautiful.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, this is really pretty! Love the greens!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my goodness, Amy! PURE Gorgeousness! WOW! I absolutely adore this!

kksb said...

I find your card to be scrumpdillyicious! The shape, color and fine trimmings are all marvy.

kathy s said...

this is absolutely beautiful

miatagal said...

Amy,

Beautiful card; such creative use of the shapes and Nestabilities

Beverly S. said...

Love the shape of your card plus that is one gorgeous butterfly. :)

Deb said...

Your card is absolutely breathtaking! I love the colors you selectd..so soft and feminine! The butterfly is gorgeous!!! The coloring on the butterfly exquisite!!!!!!

dani.beckman said...

Shaped cards are becoming some of my favorite eye candy for sure.... I really need to get a Grand for my toolkit now!!!

Nancy A. Thornton said...

oooohin and aahhin over this for sure, love butterflies, so so pretty, love that it is a unique shape as opposed to a standard card. Love the subtle colors too.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! I love the shape!

greenize said...

Just got this Grand die set - love what you did with the card and all the little glittery pretties.. WOW!! Thanks for sharing!

scrapfancy said...

I love the use of the Grands and the colors are so my favorite. Love how romantic the card is.

Jennipher Lowery said...

I don't know how you do it! This absolutely rocks and I've pinned it on my Pinterest account as Totally WOW'd me.

lily55 said...

i'm green with envy. just lovely.

Princess said...

OMG, this is stunning. I'm extremely impressed with your ability to combine so many shapes and textures into a beautiful card! Sigh...

christi said...

love the shape of the card and all of the little touches along the way.

sdoll said...

What a beautiful card. I love all the detail. Just beautiful
.

joanieg said...

Wow comes to mind first thing!!! I love your card! The shape, colors just everything!! A true work of art!! Thank you

Joanie

Shannah said...

What an absolutely beautiful card! Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Very elegant card...

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Amy! Love all the beautiful detail! The shimmery star and pearl flourish is quite eye catching! So girly and feminine!

Kezzy said...

Gorgeous card, the shape is lovely. Im loving visiting all these new blogs in the blog hop and as a bonus i get a chance to win some goodies. Kezzy x

Carly said...

I love the shape and the layering. The colours are gorgeous. Wonderful creation!

Dianne said...

Lovely card, the shape is different and your colors are beautiful.

Roberta said...

Beautiful card! WOW! TFS

Joanne O'Brien said...

I loved the shape of the card and its elegant look!

Linda K said...

Love the card, great detail. Thanks for sharing.

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

This card is so elegant! You did a beautiful job!

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marilynwillauer said...

What a beautiful card!!

Sue D said...

Love the shades of green on your card!

Shirley said...

Your card really makes me want a Grand Calibur. Love your choice of colors and your use of the seam binding. A real together card. Thanks for sharing.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Lynn said...

your card is gorgeous! love all the details anad the butterfly is so beautiful!

Brenda said...

Very pretty card.

Alyna said...

hi.

this is soo sweet :). love ur card and the colors that u have used . adding those pearls must have been a hell of a job :), but they look great.
hugs
Alyna

Bonnie P said...

Love, love, love this delicate card. Beautiful!

K. Joy said...

This is beautiful! I love how you shaped the card!! I'll have to try that with our nesties sometime! :) The details you added are beautiful - I love the pearls and the star. Thanks for sharing!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

oh my goodness Amy - this is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen! I love every detail about this - LOVE the color - and now I think I need to buy a grand calibur. sigh....

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is goregous, love that deep green, great shape and love the pearl accents, perfect stitching and lace!

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