Sunday, April 17, 2011

Blog Hop!!!! Let's Laugh .... with Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The Earth laughs in flowers." It's a beautiful quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and this month, the theme for our April blog hop! Come hop in the flowers with us. :)


You should have come here from Laurie's amazing blog, but if you just happened to check in here at the Haven, you will want to head over to Lori's blog to get started on the hop! Remember .... the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances of winning a prize.



What could be better than smiling paper for a laughter card?! :) I made a pocket card out of this one, but that wasn't the original intent. When I had the smile paper on the bottom layer, I realized that it would be super cute if I could make a 'flower' note come out of the top. Using SCAL, the Cricut, and the Ladybug Hugs SVG file, I made one. The flower in the set was made big to fit (welded) to the top of a rectangle. Then, I cut a center for the flower, as well as a white layer to write on. The smile dp is sewn to the green layer on 3 sides so that there is a pocket left at the top.

Card Recipe :
Stamps - Ladybug Hugs
Paper - peach, green, white, mustard, smile dp
Ink - black
Copics - Y26, Y28, BV00, BV04, R81, R83, YR16, Y17, G21
Accessories - Cricut, SCAL, Ladybug Hugs SVG file, cuttlebug, folder, pop dots, sewing machine, pearls
Technique - pocket card





PRIZES: 2 lucky winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate for the CDS store for purchase of clear or digital stamps ONLY.

WINNERS: Winners will be randomly chosen from comments received on two DT member blogs. Winners will be announced on the CDS blog and on here on Wednesday, April 20th.



After you've commented here, make sure you head on over to the super talented Jasmin's blog for our next stop
. Don't forget to comment on all of the blogs for a better chance to win!!





Have a fantastic Sunday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!


~*Shell*~

33 comments:

  1. Pretty card Shell!
    Love the retro look!
    Hugs,
    True :D

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  2. What a cute card! I love the flowers, happy hopping!

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  3. Too cute of a card. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Very cute Shell!!

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  5. Absolutely adorable Shell!!! Love, love, love your smiley paper, how perfect is that. I haven't make a pocket card in forever, thanks for the inspiration.

    Linda

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  6. So cool! I love what you did with the challenge!

    :-)

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  7. Super cute!! I love the bright colors.
    Shawnee
    quiverofangels.blogspot.com

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  8. This is such a cute, cheery card. Love it! What a great idea to have the flower note come out of the pocket.

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  9. Hi Shell, how fun is this! Your right nothing could bring more smile than smile paper! =) What great creativity!!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  10. Very Cute and Very Clever! Great Job

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  11. What a cute little project!

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  12. Cute idea to go with the challenge theme.

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  13. Julie Z5:40 PM

    This is just adorable. It really does make you smile - lol! And great colors - really cute!

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  14. What a cool card!

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  15. These colors and flowers are so cute together. I am really wanting that stamp set. wink wink

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  16. Like the change up in the type of card from the traditional A2.

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  17. Great pocket card! I never think about making them. And that smile paper definitely makes me smile.

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  18. like all the flowers in their pocket on the bottom. cute

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  19. So so cheerful and sweet! Love the way you used the flower.

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  20. AWE! Your pocket card is very pretty!!!!
    ~Heidi Brawley

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  21. What a happy card! Love that your paper is smiling! Great job - thanks for sharing!

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  22. Anonymous10:27 PM

    hey shell, diane, very nice!!! i love the pocket idea. the sewing technique is a new feature for me!! thanks for the great idea's!!

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  23. Very cheery pocket card!

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  24. Cute project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  25. This is so cute! I love it!! It is so fun and cheery! Really gave me a smile this morning. What a great way to start the day!

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  26. Nice card, I am curious to what it looks like with the insert tucked in to the pocket.

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  27. this card can make you happy just looking at it!

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  28. cute cheerful flowers! TFS

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  29. Love the blooms. Your colors are wonderful!

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  30. so cute lov ethe pull for the slide. Lokes Liek spring..I want spring...very nicely done

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  31. Very cute card, love the smiley paper it goes well with the flowers.
    Easter blessings~

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  32. What an amazing card Shell. I love the shape, the pocket and the cute flowers you used.

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  33. wow! what a great idea:) thanks for the inspiration!

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