Wednesday, May 16, 2012

~ Nina.B.Designs blog hop #3 ~ die-cutting non-paper products

* Due to technical issues my post did not go live on time as scheduled; I sincerely apologize! It is up now (obviously) =) *

Welcome to another NinaB Designs blog hop. The NBD team and I have something exciting for you today. The challenge was for us to make something that uses the NinaB Designs Spellbinders die cuts from non-paper products on ourprojects. Did you know that Spellbinders dies can cut all kinds of material? Kim Hupke, the Educational Director of Spellbinders Paper Arts did a video showing all types of products you can cut with the dies that you can find HERE. For my project today, I die cut corrugated cardboard with NinaB Designs' Home Sweet Home dies (heart die).

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Something seriously weird is going on with these pictures but ignore them will you?
For the corrugated hearts, I dusted the edges with some white ink and added gargantuan pearls to the centers.

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I wish I could say the leaves were cut with dies too, but sadly, they were not. Nina, will you design leaf dies next??! PLEASE!!!!! My thumbs would thank you.

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The sentiment is from this lovely, lovely stamp set.

Flower is by Prima, and the patterned papers are some new ones I picked up at the local scrappy store this past week.

I added the border and freckle details with some fine-tipped markers. I find I'm starting to drift back to the paper-piecing, pen-and-ink, scissors-and-glue style that I started out with. Along the way I've dabbled in clean-and-simple, shabby-chic (rather heavily in this one, lol), and even more graphic art styles. But back I am to the way I started. It's where I feel truly comfortable, and I am happy with it. Here's to more explorations in the wild and wonderful world of paper crafting! :)

Here are the dies I used:





Here are the prizes to be won.










Winners will be picked randomly from 5 of the designers' blogs:


Everybody is welcome to comment and be eligible to win. Nina will announce the winners on May 22 right here on her blog. Due to the number of prizes being given away on Nina's blog and her dependence on her mom to do the shipping, we have to ask that the winners email (via Contact tab) her with their info within 4 days (till May 26) in order to claim the prize. This will help with organization and avoiding confusion. Thanks for understanding! Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today's hop, so you don't miss the latest news and happenings:





I hope we've inspired you all today! Happy hopping!


50 comments:

  1. Teresa Godines #6857May 16, 2012 at 6:49 AM

    Beautiful card. TFS

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  2. Wow how Super beautiful. Love the soft colors and the Layering is Super love the Rose and the added Lace trim and Bling adds that special touch. Love the Patterned papers. great job. thanks for sharing
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  3. That really is a beautiful card!

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  4. This is beautiful ... how I love those hearts and their big pearls ...

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  5. Again I love your beautiful soft colors...such great inspiration using the corrugated cardboard, on eI never woul dof thought of!!! Also Ihad no idea the spellbinders would cut more then paper,...I just need to "think outside of the box" more...lol...anyhow this is gorgeous...come visit my blog Thursday morning if you would like, I am in a blog hop with Joan's Gardens and there is a $100 prize give away!!!

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  6. Love the layout and papers/colors you've used!!! Love me some corrugated hearts!!

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  7. This is so soft and pretty! I love that beautiful flower, and the hearts are a perfect touch!

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  8. Such a pretty card! Love all the elements, you did a wonderful job!

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  9. So, so pretty! I think the photos look fabulous =)

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  10. It's doesn't really matter which style you choose, Miss Viola, your creations are completely lovely!

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  11. Love the card. The flower is beautiful and great design.

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  12. So soft and feminine, and I love the beautiful pearls on the cardboard!

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  13. Such a pretty card- I love all the textures and patterns.

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  14. Very pretty card, Vio , I love your idea of using the corrugated cardbord for the hearts .Beautiful composition of all used materials !
    hugs , Rosa

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  15. So adorable Viola! So soft and sweet.... sigh.

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  16. Holaaaaa, I like your proyecto because is so sweet!!! Congrats! Love spellbindersssssssss, kisses!

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  17. Beautiful card! I love the soft colors.

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  18. Love the soft pastel colors and you composition! Great card!

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  19. How pretty love how you used the cardboard.

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  20. WOW! I love the soft colors. Gorgeous card!

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  21. This is very very veautiful Viola!

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  22. BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE your take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  23. Well, now I'm going to have to get those flower dies cuz yours is amazing. I love the entire layout too. Great work!

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  24. These dies are wonderful. All the projects show them off so well. Your cards is beautiful love the soft colors.

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  25. I just love your work...those leaves especially!

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  26. I really like the way all these layers and textures came together. I especially like the corrugated hearts with pearl centers -- two disparate materials and they look fabulous together!

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  27. Karen LetchworthMay 17, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Hi Viola! I just adore your sweet blog. It blesses my heart to see crafters who love what they do and share the their God-given talents to inspire and bless others. This blog hop was such a treat to participate in, and I thank you for sharing. I'm so in love with Nina's designs, and would love to win - but either way, I've been blessed. Thanks for sharing your lovely art. May God bless you as you share your work with us!
    Hugs,
    Karen L
    karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  28. nice card. thank you for sharing.

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  29. So very pretty. TFS.

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  30. Yet another beautiful card. Each and every your card is unique and amazing piece of art!

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  31. Love how this card is pieced together! So pretty!
    DeniseB

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  32. So beautiful card! Thanks for the idea that Spellbinders can cut through other products aside from paper!
    Venus

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  33. Viola!!
    Firstly---I LOVE your name!!! It's so beautiful as it appears that you are, too:) (you can tell through your creations) this is very lovely---i love the colors and composition of your card!!! I enjoy seeing all of the different patterned papers and the way that they work together so beautifully!!!
    Thank you so very much for sharing and allowing me to glean from you!!!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  34. How very beautiful. Love those hearts. And the colors. And the DP's. And the .....

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  35. Great composition. My favorite card in the hop.

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  36. Beautiful card! Very soft and elegant! ;o)

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  37. Lovely card--I like the corrugated hearts.

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  38. Beautiful card. Love the softness and use of corrugated cardboard.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  39. Gorgeous card! I love the cardboard hearts!

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  40. Very sweet card!

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  41. So pretty...love the colours and the sweet design.

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  42. so lovely! I love the flower that outstands!

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  43. A very sweet shabby chic card! Love the layering. Nice leaves too... ;^}.... and the little dusted hearts are perfect!

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