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Friday, January 28, 2011

CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Hi there!  Tonight my fellow friends from the StampTV Center Stage Alumni were challenged to create a card using a sketch created by me!  You can see the sketch below.  Hopefully you have arrived at my blog from my pal Lori McAree's blog.  If not, you can go back to StampTV and start from the beginning.


I created this shaker card for my husbands parents who will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday. I started with a PL White cardstock and created a 5" x 7" card. Afterall, I think 50 years deserves a BIG card, don't you?  I used my Scor-It board to create the diagonal pattern on the card.  I used a Cuttlebug folder for the smaller embossed piece.    I used stamps from the Fanciful Tags and Block Greetings sets from Gina K. Designs.  Everything was stamped in gold pigment ink and embossed with gold embossing powder.  The filling inside the shaker is called Gala Glitz (it is a mix of German glass glitter and tiny micro beads).  The shaker is layered onto a nesties label panel and the card is finished off with a bow and some gold dew drops. 

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (February 1st), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will win a Gina K. Designs stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95! 

I am going to send you on your merry way to my friend Melissa Schultz's blog, I know she has something awesome to share with you.

Happy hopping,

119 Comments    Click Here To Comment:

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow! so truly elegant...btw, loved the sketch (-:
hugs
Linda

Giovana said...

Beautiful and elegant Anniversary card! Awesome job Melissa!

joy said...

This is an awesome and beautiful card! It is absolutely gorgeous. 50 years deserves a special card like this one. Tell them congratulations!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Melissa! I love all the white and the scoring! So elegant! Wonderful design! Thanks for the great sketch!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melissa- Stunning card! I bet they will love it. I haven't made a 5x7 in ages, all that cs intimidates me, but you created a beautiful design! Thanks for the great sketch too!

Stampin' Pam said...

Stunning Melissa! WOW - really took my breath away - elegant, classy, a perfect card for a wonderful celebration!

Sharri said...

Melissa, WOW!!! This is gorgeous and very elegant! Your in-law are going to love it!!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful shaker card Melissa! I'm sure your husband's parents will love it! I used the same stamp set and the same Cuttlebug folder on my card too!

Vic said...

Beautiful card! Your parents will love it!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Carolina said...

Your card just screams elegance! The colors, the scored background, the darlin' ribbon - it just all came together so beautifully!

Cynthia said...

This is so elegant, Melissa! Love the scored bg.

Die Cut Lady said...

Elegant card I am sure they will love it.

Miesje said...

So so pretty Melissa! It is elegant and perfect! It will mean a lot to your parents! My parents and in-laws are my biggest fans! 50 years is a lot to celebrate and the card is perfect for it!

Gayle C. said...

Melissa, Great Sketch and your card is fantastic. I love it.

Anonymous said...

I love shaker cards. Yours has inspired me to pull out the shaker materials.
craftyteacher13

Cheri said...

Your card is over the top, Melissa and delivers the wow factor! I can't take my eyes off it. Such a gorgeous card for your inlaws.
Your sketch rocked!

Anonymous said...

I love shaker cards. You have inspired me to go make one.
craftyteacher13

lisa808 said...

Oh so lovely and elegant.

Kay S said...

Such a beautiful, elegant anniversary card for a very deserving couple! Celebrating 50 years is quite an accomplishment. Love various textures you incorporated and the gold and white is really stunning.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Stunning card! Great shaker card... very creative and perfect for this occasion. Love all the embossing. All off the details work together so well.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice sketch for the team! Your card is very elegant - great diamond embossing~

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous, Melissa! I love the embossing and all the elegant details.

Anonymous said...

It is lovely, Melissa...just the right amount of "foo-foo-rah..You can send me one for our 55th...L

Lynne said...

This is my favorite card of the blog.

Newbie said...

ABSOLUTLY GORGEOUS! I would be so very blessed to receive a card like this! The gold embossing is beautiful, the white bow is wonderful, and the gold drops really add to it! I LOVE shaker cards!

Anonymous said...

WOW this is just beautiful Milissa!! Love the scoring on the card too! RosieG(gramig05)

Kelly said...

Gorgeous card Melissa! So fitting for a 50th anniversary! I love the scored background!

Connie C said...

This is so elegant! The white and gold color palette is perfect. I love the sketch - it's really quite versatile. You can bet that I'm going to be using it myself after seeing all the great cards you gals have done! Thanks.

Crafty Math Chick said...

I really like the sketch you created Melissa! Your card is so rich and elegant looking with the gold & scoring.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Just stunning! I love your choice of colors.

stampqueen said...

I really love this card!!! So elegant - love all the gold with the white, just stunning!!!

Barbara Colbert said...

VERY elegant!!! Lovely!!! I'm sure it was a card enjoyed!

Kelly said...

Very classy card!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! Really Elegant!

Lenoria said...

This is such an elegant card! I love the white and gold and I'm sure they really appreciated the gorgeous creation.

Becky said...

Your card is just Elegant!

maman said...

This is so lovely!
I lust love these "clean" cards, almost only white and different structures.
Anyone who gets a card like this should be happy

Jo-Anne said...

Absolutely stunning! WOW factor PLUS! Love the "simple" elegance!

Stephanie said...

What a elegant card! I love the embossed/scored parts!

Joyce Thurston said...

pefect card for an anniversary.

Sherry Kushibab said...

An absolutely beautiful card you have done for this sketch, inspirational. TFS.

Judy Covey said...

Your card is my absolutely favorite of all the blog hop cards that I've seen so far, so very elegant, not a thing that I would change. Great work!

pamjack said...

I really love this card. You did a great job. I'm wondering how long it took you to make it???

Judy said...

I love this card, and all of the designers who have used your sketch for some amazing cards. So lovely.

Rita said...

OMGosh, this card is soooo Elegant! This would make a gorgeous wedding invitation!

MyNeed2Craft said...

Oooo, I wondered how you did those diagonals. I love this cards. What a perfect Anniversary gift.

Sue McGuire said...

Melissa, I ABSOLUTELY love your card. It takes my breat away. This one is definitly going into my faves!

Karli said...

Classy and elegant

creativearts said...

Very elegant card! Love your layout and the white is gorgeous!

April said...

Such a stunningly elegant card! I love the shaker box, too!

Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

Love love love it, it is so elegant. Nice job

Anonymous said...

This is my kind of card so elegant

Linda said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful and I know the recipients will love it. The colors are perfect for 50 years. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, pretty, elegant card . It is a keeper for sure

Kay M said...

This is such a beautiful, elegant card. I love the white with a punch of brown and all the embossing. Great job!

Sharon Mattingly said...

This is one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen. So beautiful and elegant!

Glitter Fantasies said...

Thought I had posted already, not sure where I posted to now. Love the card it is so elegant! I need to ask what did you put inside the shaker box?? Looks like a gold glitter?? TFS
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

Virginia Wingo said...

WOW. Definitely a wedding or anniversary kind of gorgeous card.

Patricia said...

Love the two diffrent embossing bacgrounds on this card. It is so elegant looking with the colors you chose.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card.It will be a treasure for a life time. Having been married over 50 years myself, I can truley say it's a keeper.

Wink said...

This card is Elegant and Beautiful! I am going to give it a try for my nephews wedding. I just love it. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

scalder said...

This is one CLASSY card!! Love the shaker, the stamp, the embossing...it is fab!!! Very fitting for a 50th anniversary!

Jan Barrie said...

All I can say is: W O W !!!
Jan B

Shari said...

The anniversary card just completely had me as soon as I saw it. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This is a very pretty card. Love the "frame" Barb S.

Marsha said...

I like the texture of the embossed diamond pattern and the add'l embossed panel - very elegant

Carol said...

Such a lovely, elegant card!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

whitneymaryann said...

Beautiful card for a beautiful occasion. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Barb said...

very elegant card. I love all white

naneruth said...

So beautiful!

Quewetta said...

What a very pretty anniversary card.

Barbara Jay said...

This is exquisite!! I hope you don't mind, but I am going to CASE this one . I love cards that say a lot with out a lot of noise

Jan said...

Very beautiful card.

Marilyn said...

What a lovely card! Your use of the shaker was awesome. Thank you!

stamper said...

Such a beautiful card!!

Virginia Wingo said...

WOW. Definitely a wedding or anniversary kind of gorgeous card. This is over the top!!!

Lori W said...

This is breath taking... you made it look so elegant and there are so many elements that make it such a fantastic take on the design.... I am speechless. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation, it made my day!!

Montana Mama said...

This is beautiful--it's going into my keeper file. What a wonderful anniversary sentiment!

JoJo said...

I love white cards...they look so simple and elegant. Yours has just enough color to make the elements pop.

Alexis said...

Absolutely stunning card!!

Susan said...

Melissa -- I love your card sketch and all of the projects created by your fellow alumni. Your card is absolutely beautiful. I agree that your parents deserve a card such as this for their 50th Anniversary. I wish them many more happy years together. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card. I can't believe it's a shaker card too. Just amazing!

Julsanne said...

WOW!!! Just WOW!!

cathyellie said...

Melissa, This is the card that got me on the HOP!!! I just LOVE it! You did such a wonderful job!

cal8007 said...

Wow!! This card is the one I was looking for on the blog hop!! You and your fellow creators just did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing your idea for the score pal!

Carmen

cal8007 at aol dot com

JO WITNEY said...

I absolutely love your work, can't wait to see what you come up with everytime. You never disappoint me.

Carol said...

Breathtaking!! WOW

Marilyn L. said...

This is my very favorite card of all the ones in the blog. Congrats!

lilahab said...

Your card is just elegant. I did this blog hop because of your card. Thank you, Thank You. This was really fun and it is my first

Christine from FL said...

Wow! What a stunning card!

Barbara Hale said...

What an elegant card - who wouldn't love to get this in their mailbox.

Melinda Gleissner said...

Your card is stunning! I love the gold and ivory combination.

Ink-Pattie said...

Gorgeous card; very elegant.

Susan Sieracki said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to make one.

Diana said...

Gorgeous card! It is so classy & I love the embossing you did on it.

Sonia said...

I absolutely love this elegantly beautiful card! It raises the bar for the rest of us. Thanks!

terrie said...

What an elegant and beautiful card..eveything is perfect..
well done

Joan said...

What a beautiful card. Just right for the occasion. Thanks for the inspiration.

PatS said...

This elegant card is a must copy for me!

Anonymous said...

Such an elegant card. Beautiful.

Theressa said...

AWESOME! I wanna come play at your house!

Lina said...

Love, love love this card!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous card.

Pat Jandacek said...

This is a gorgeous card and I love how you designed the patterns in the paper. Can't beat gold and white for anniversaries!

Anonymous said...

Love your card, it is so elegant.
Thanks for sharing
Donna B

Pat Jandacek said...

My first comment apparently didn't 'take.' Your card is beautiful - absolutely can't go wrong with gold and white for an anniversary. I love the designs you created on the cardstock, too.

Anonymous said...

BEEEE-U-TEEEEEEEE-FUL!!!!!
Elegant - WOW!!!!
I like, I like.
Jean McGee

Clare said...

Very elegant! I like the scoring you did - I saw that video when Gina put it on her site. Great job!

Karen said...

What a beautiful card.

Glamour said...

Beautiful beautiful card, love the use of this as a shaker card. Lovely papers and I know your in-laws will be so pleased to receive your card.

Anonymous said...

Very nice card! MARIE SELLERS

Jane said...

Oh - this card is so beautiful. I love the gold and white and your use of the scor-it to make the embossed background. Your sketch is a great one too - I know I will use it for inspiration

Donna Phelan said...

Melissa your inlaws will absolutley LOVE this Anniversary card.....it's GORGEOUS!!!

Darla said...

Love this card. The scoring is great and love your shaker.

Linda said...

Just Beautiful I love glod and big white bow!

Melanie said...

what an inspired little shaker, i love it!!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome card! Love, love, the colors.

Joan
MN

athleticsecretary said...

This is the prettiest card I've seen in a long time!!

Kathy R. said...

Beautiful Anniversary card.

brenneman.d said...

Lovely card, love your coloring and layout.

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