Saturday, November 30, 2013

Pazzles DT Holiday Card Blog Hop

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Hello crafty friends,
Welcome to the Pazzles Design Holiday Card Blog Hop. I am so glad you are here!
The Pazzles Design Team has put together a blog hop for you this weekend to give your Christmas card crafting an inspirational boost.  Hop along to each of the Design Team Member's blogs and leave a comment. One lucky blog hop commenter will be chosen to win a Digital CD Download of their choice. Leave a comment on each designer's blog post, including this one, as the prize winner will be chosen randomly from one of the blogs. Comments will close on December 5, 2013 at midnight and the winner will be announced December 6, 2013.
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Here is my card. I created this card featuring several files in the Pazzles Craft Room. You can find thousands of files for every kind of paper crafting need.  I used some wonderful paper from the DCWV Christmas and Winter Stack. 

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I decided to make my card an Easel Card. Here is a view of the card opened.


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I cut the poinsettias and leaves from some Bazzill Red and Green cardstock.  I inked the edges of the Poinsettia with some Cranberry Ink. I used some Topiary Ink on the edges of the leaves.


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Here is a close up of the chalkboard art I created. One of the wonderful things about the Pazzles Inspiration is the fabulous Software that goes with the machine. You can create and do so many wonderful things with it. Among the great things is the ability to create your own print n’ cut files.  I created this chalkboard art right in my inspiration studio software. I used some free fonts as well as creating some right in the software. As a little gift to everyone, I am giving this away as a freebie during this hop.

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Here is one final look at my completed card. Below is the complete hop line up. You can go to Pazzles.net or see the list if you get lost along the way.

If you get lost along the way, here is the list of participating blogs:


Melin Beltran (You’re Here)


I used the following products to complete my project.
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DCWV Christmas & Winter Stack
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CTMH Cranberry Ink Pad
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CTMH Topiary Ink Pad
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CTMH Saddle Ink Pad

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Gold Liquid Pearls
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CTMH Foam Tape
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CTMH Chisel Tip Pen

Additional Products
Kraft, Black, Red, Green and white Bazzill Cardstock
Misc. Green Ribbon

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To help kick start your creativity, here is the free chalk art digital stamp set I created.

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I created them in two versions. One is darker than the other. You will need to download it during this blog hop for free. Simply click the add to cart button and "check out" you will be able to download it immediately.


Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post as well as the other designer posts for a chance to win one of Pazzles terrific Download CD’s.
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If You Like All The Projects You See On This Hop, Then You Will Want To Take Advantage of This Offer And Be Able To Get All The Files To Re-create These Projects!

USE code: PazBlack2013 When Checking Out. 


Now on to the lovely Joanna’s blog to check out the wonderful project she has for you. Thank you for sharing your crafty time with me. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the kick off of my 25 Days of Christmas crafting event.
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68 comments:

Michelle said...

This is stunning Melin, so unusual and completely different to anything I would ever had dreamt of for a Christmas card. I love it. I can't wait to take advantage of the Black Friday offer this weekend and renew my membership. :-)

Michelle (Irishgal) xx

Belinda Basson said...

Thank you for the free download, it is really stunning. I love your card and am feeling inspired.

Tara Brown said...

Hi Melin, This card is absolutely gorgeous! The poinsettias are beautiful and the chalk text is amazing. I love everything about it! :)

Beverly Herdt said...

A wonderful card, Melin. And I love the blog hop. We're off to a great start!

Patty McKernan said...

Love the Christmas card you created!

opal777 said...

What can I tell you?! Your work is ALWAYS beautiful!

Studio316 said...

This card is stunning.

Joyce Johnson said...

I love this card it is beautiful granso2

Joyce Johnson said...

I really enjoy your card and projects beautiful work.Granso2

bzyPTmom said...

This is gorgeous--I love how we can make anything with our Pazzles! Thanks for the freebie.

Claudia in TEXAS!! said...

I love, love this card. I am definitely going to try this one. Thank You for the free file. It is such a time saver.

Lisa Ann Bernard said...

Wow, that's just amazing! You have a wonderful attention to detail. The sponged ink on the edge of the petals throws this card over the top!

Connie R said...

Just lovely. I love the lattice. I would have never thought to use it.

Michelle Price said...

I LOVE the chalkboard art trend! This is a fabulous card!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

simply beautiful....Thank you for the free chalkboard font sentiment
Hugs,
Georgia

Cathy Lusk said...

Melin - Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!! You have so many creative ideas on your blog!

Dana Frakes said...

Beautiful card-I thought I left a post earlier, but can't find it, sooo here I am again.

Carrie Faden said...

This is so beautiful and captures the true meaning!

Mary Locke said...

Very pretty...I love the craft room and have been a member for a couple of years.

Mary Locke said...

Very pretty card...I love using the craftroom :-)

JudyHanson498 said...

All the different layers of texture really blend together
very nicely. It turned out really beautiful!
Sparks a lot of ideas. Thank you!

Marji Franklin said...

This is fantastic!! Thank you for the free download! gorgeous card!!

Joanna said...

Beautiful card and I love the knotted overlay background. The Poinsettia's almost look almost!

First Mate said...

I absolutely LOVE your Christmas Card!

Del Marie Riley said...

LOVE THIS. Thanks for the Digi too.

Unknown said...

Awesome card design. LOVE the chalkboard saying. thank you for the free file.

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Your card is gorgeous! It is perfectly adorned!
Thank you for sharing the file.

KristaInMN at gmail dot com

Jodi Corbett said...

Stunning, it's amazing that you did all that on the pazzles!

Angie said...

I love your card melin !! So much detail and thank you for the free download:-)

froggers said...

Love the chalkboard art.

Gidget Douglas said...

I love the card!

Katknit said...

Such a wonderful card. Thanks for the download.
Charlene McCreight
char at jeffnet dot org

Shelissa Rodriguez said...

Great job on the card love it

Shelissa Rodriguez said...

Great job on the card love it

JudyB & MaryQ said...

Wow.............I didn't know this was happening. What a cool project, I like that lattice behind...I never know what to do with that

jaspertoes said...

Great looking card, I love the bible verse.

Momma Bear said...

What a wonderful card! Thank you!

Debbie said...

I love the chalkboard effect!

Mary Neldner said...

Love this card--great reminder of the Reason for the Season. going to give it a go. :) thank you

deesy said...

What a lovely card - thank you for the chalkboard message as well. Lovely to see a 'real' Christmas message.
Have a lovely Christmas

Linda D. said...

This is so beautiful, and the inspiration is perfect. Thanks for the freebies.

Linda Styckiewicz said...

Very nice. I have not tried anything as complicated at that yet.\but I will get there. Thanks for sharing

Annette Beukelman said...

Love the card!

ann hunting said...

Thnak you so much for the printable! It is beautiful! Hope you don't mind, but I'm totally scraplifting this card.

DeeDee said...

Awesome card. Thank you so much for the freebie too. The
list of what all you used is great. Happy crafting.

DeeDee said...

Love this c ard. It is awesome. Thank you for the freebie. I appreciate the list of all the things that you used. Happy
crafting

fourstar said...

A lovely card. Thanks for the inspiration to get me started on my own holiday cards.

jmrempe said...

Love the card and thank you for the printable.

Jennifer Starkey said...

Your card is exquisite. I just love it. Thank you so much for inspiring me, I needed a file like this to go in my Christmas Card Collection and I am sure going to try to do one like this. You are oh so talented.

Barbara Wagstaff said...

Beautiful! I like all the diffrent textures.

Barbara Wagstaff said...

Beautiful! I like all the differnt textures you did.

Moments by Marla said...

Beautiful as always!!! Love your card in everyway!!! Thank you for the digital Christmas sentiment!!

Rhonda said...

Thanks for the file. Beautiful card!

Adeline E. Brill said...

woohoo!!! Pazzles is the best! Great job on the card- love it!

Brenda said...

thank you for the file- your card is absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous piece of art!

Moments by Marla said...

Melin, I wanted to try a Pazzles Craft Room membership and tried using the PazBlack2013 coupon code and it says the coupon entered was not valid with the product(s) being purchased. Am I misunderstanding that this code is not for the buy 1 month get 1 free? In case you have lost my e-mail address - marla@lagoski.com

MeHeidiE said...

How absolutely beautiful! Just stunning!

sdelong1228 said...

Wonderful card!! Thank you for the printable!!

Deanna said...

Thank you for sharing the reason of the season through your beautiful card. As a beginner, I appreciate that you shared which files and products that you used. I look forward to returning to your blog for further inspiration.

Auntie Marg said...

Melin, this is a stunning card, I love the easel cards and the poinsettia are beautiful. Great job.

Stacey Bruestle said...

Beautiful card!

scrapn said...

This is really beautiful! Thank you for the file. This is obviously from the Bible, but Handel's Messiah which is all Bible Verses put to music; this is from "For Unto Us a Child is Born" & reminds me of choir @ OSU.
Thank you!!

Kimberly Rossman said...

Beautiful card and very well said!

Christine Vander Woude said...

Love this card! So beautiful. You did a wonderful job. Chris VW

Christine Vander Woude said...

Beautiful card! What a wonderful way to celebrate the season.

Brenda said...

You never ceased to amaze me with your stunning creations Melin, I love, love, love this card!!!

Mona Wilson said...

Beautiful card

bobbiecz said...

Absolutely beautiful card! I love all the little detail items.