Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Damask Diva's August Blog Hop Using Avonlea Paper Packet

Hello to all my followers and fellow crafters!!  I hope you are having a fabulous summer.  Are you ready for a fantastic blog hop with a lot of creative crafters?  We are a team of Close To My Heart Consultants called Damask Divas and we want to share some of our wonderful creations with you.  So, sit back and enjoy all the inspiration!

This month, we are featuring creations using CTMH Avonlea Paper Packet, one of our new papers in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book; which is available  for you to order starting today.  There is also a Workshops On The Go -Avonlea Cardmaking Kit; which is gorgeous and easy to follow.  Another consultant actually used the scraps after making the 15 cards and created another 18 cards in smaller sizes using two more pages of cardstock.  You will find a Workshops On The Go - Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit as well.

If you came here from Mandy's blog; you are in the right place.  If not, please start at the beginning with Mandy's blogThe next stop on our blog hop is Cydney's Blog.  If you get lost or for the complete line up - visit Damask Divas blog.  Have a great time discovering all the ways you can use this beautiful Avonlea Paper Packet!!

I created a birthday card for my sister, Becky.  I chose to do the inside and outside; so you could see some of the beautiful patterns in this paper packet.  There are several more to choose from plus solid color cardstock as well.  All of our paper packets are the same weight as our cardstock; which is great when cutting with your Cricut or other cutting machines. 

I used a retired stamp set - CTMH Birthday Script for the front sentiment and the butterfly from CTMH "Sweet Moments" stamp set available in our New Idea Book.



Inside of Card



Closer view of inside left using one of the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Stamp sets.  Butterfly and Heart are from CTMH Sweet Moments Stamp Set



Inside on right using CTMH "4 My Friend" Stamp set



The next stop on the Damask Divas blog hop is  Cydney's blog.  Have fun and enjoy the wonderful creations from our team.  For a complete list of the blog hop - visit the Damask Divas Blog.


Supplies I used for this card:

Card base - Cut 5 in - Using Card feature- page 33 - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Circles outside - pg 31 of Cricut AP Cartridge Handbook - Cut at 3 1/2, 3 and 2 1/2
Cardstock for base - New - Avonlea Off White - part of CTMH Avonlea Paper Packet - (X7155B)
Cardstock - 1st layer - New - Avonlea Slate - part of CTMH Avonlea Paper Packet - (X7155B)
Patterned Papers - All from CTMH Avonlea Paper Packet - (X7155B)
Cardstock for sentiments - CTMH Colonial White - (1388)
Ribbon - Offray brown 1/4 inch
Foam Tape - CTMH 3-D Foam Tape - (Z1151)
Adhesive - Tombow Mono Adhesive - (1514 - Refills are 1515)
Sparkles - CTMH Sparkles (Z1752)
Butterfly Bling - CTMH Bitty Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems - (Z1707)

Outside Sentiment - CTMH Retired Birthday Script
Ink - CTMH Chocolate (Z2111) and Sorbet (Z2164)

Inside Sentiment - Left - CTMH Celebration comes with Cricut Art Philosophy Collection (Z1686)Butterfly and Heart - CTMH Sweet Moments  Stamp Set - (C1467)
Ink - Chocolate (Z2111), Sorbet (Z2164) and Olive (Z2137)

Inside Sentiment - Right - CTMH "4 My Friend" Stamp Set - (D1510)
Ink - CTMH Sorbet (Z2164)

To order any of these products; click here and click  the "Join" button for August orders on my home page. 

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Click on "Kit Of The Month Club" and get FREE Products after you join!! 

Win a FREE $50 bag when you become a consultant for only $49. 

Order the NEW Cricut Artiste Collection with FREE SHIPPING from me.  Email me at purpleglocreations@socal.rr.com to get your FREE SHIPPING!!.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday - MIM #100 - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Challenge #46 - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Diva's - Challenge # 76 - Anything Goes
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Challenge # 16 - Anything Goes with Optional Sketch
Party Time Tuesday's - PTT # 79 -Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's - Challenge # 126 - Pretty Papers
The Stamping Boutique - Challenge # 44 - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge # 82 - Focus On The Ribbon
Critter Sketch - Challenge # 126 - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge #130 - Birthday or Any Special Day
Made Especially For You - Color Combo 
Paper Playtime - Challenge # 80 - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - PPMC 50 - Use 2 or more designer papers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - What Do You Say?
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Challenge # 21 - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of Layers
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Challenge # 27 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Challenge # 181 - Things With Wings



Thanks so much for joining us for our Damask Divas Blog Hop!!  I hope you were inspired by all the wonderful creations.  Please leave a comment for all of the team blogs.  We all appreciate the wonderful compliments.  Check back on September 1st for our next Blog Hop.  Thanks for visiting my blog.  Have a fantastic day and visit again soon!! 

Remember - Keep On Creating!!

102 comments:

  1. Love, love, love the layers! Really like how the Sorbet looks with these papers...nice!

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  2. Gloria, Love how you not just decorated the front But BOTH inside parts! :)

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    1. I appreciate the lovely compliment Diana. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  4. Cute!! Love the little bow and the butterflies. Butterflies always win me over ;)

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  5. Beautiful !! The inside is stunning & really nicely finishes the card off.

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

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  6. Beautiful card and very pretty papers inside and out!

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

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  7. Such a beautiful card! This is my favorite new paper pack. You did a great job.

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    1. Thank you so much Dana for the sweet compliment. I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog and to leave a comment. Have a fantastic day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  8. Very lovely card! Your sister Becky is going to love this. So nice you also did the inside of the card! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  9. Beautiful work! This is one of my favorite paper packs!

    I'm a new follower! Visit mine:
    www.thesassyscrapper.com

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    1. Hi Theresa!! Thanks for the wonderful compliment and for becoming a follower. I just joined your site too. I like your blog as well. Have a terrific day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  11. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this week. luv gina xx

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  12. Very pretty card!!! Love the colors and the paper.

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  13. Beautiful card Gloria! :D You are a super talented and nice lady!

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  14. Lovely card, Thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this time for our Focus on Ribbon challenge, hugs Samantha :0)
    PS don't forget you can enter 3 projects and or 3 Tips too! xx

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  15. What a beautiful card. Really like all your scalloped circles on the front. Layers are wonderful. Thanks for sharing at DCD Anything Goes challenge this week.--Pat N.

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  16. Beautiful card, Gloria. Your sister is going to love it!

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  17. Love your card! TFS.
    The colors are beautiful.
    What a lucky sister you have.
    dmcardmaker (at Aol dot com)

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  18. This is a gorgeous card, I love the decorated inside as well.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  19. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!
    I'm sure your sister will love this beautiful card!

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  20. So pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

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  21. Very pretty indeed ... I love the scalloped circles throughout! Great take on our colour challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at Made Especially For You!

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  22. Beautiful papers, and I love the inside as much as the outside of your card! Thanks for displaying your card at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

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  23. such a lovely card, you really rocked this colour challenge! thnaks for playing along with us at mefy!

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  24.   Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design.   Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely digi stamps. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

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    1. Hi Desire, Just visited your blog a little earlier to check out your gorgeous creations!! Thanks for the compliment and for visiting my blog. I appreciate your support and love having you as a follower. Have a fabulous weekend Desire!! Hugs, Gloria

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  25. Beautiful card. Really like how you finished both sides of the interior.

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  26. What a sensational card to look at and the boldness of that ribbon really draws your eye in! Beautiful card. :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

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  27. Great card. Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

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  28. Hi Gloria I wanted to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog also for becoming a follower. I have been looking at your wonderful work and I love your style I am so glad that I am now a follower of yours so I can come see some more fabulous inspiration and beauty.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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    1. Hi Lorraine, Thank you for becoming a follower. I loved your work as well; which is why I joined you too. I appreciate your lovely compliments. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have an incredible weekend Lorraine!! Hugs, Gloria

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  29. Hiya Gloria. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and joining my followers. Just joined yours and had a look at your blog very beautiful work. Cheers Sue N x

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    1. Thanks for the lovely compliment Sue. I am so glad you became a follower. I enjoyed your blog too. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful weekend Sue!! Hugs, Gloria

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  30. What a Beautiful card!Thanks for joining su at DCD this week!
    New Follower.

    Migdalia
    Creative M

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  31. Beautiful card, lovely papers and layers. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
    Meggymay/Yvonne

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  32. What a lovely card, I love the decoration on the inside as well as the outside, really finishes a card, fabulous work Gloria..

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thank you Chrissy for the wonderful compliment and for visiting my blog. I love MIM. It's nice to know you always have a place to display your artwork no matter what you create. Have a fantastic weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  33. Great card Gloria, thanks for dropping bye to comment on mine. You have done the inside beautifully as well and the colours are lovely.
    luv annie
    BTW Am your follower already lol...x

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    1. Hi Annie Anya, I put that note about becoming a follower on all my comments in case someone reading it will check out my blog and become a follower. I thought you were already a follower; but it is hard to locate everyone when I look for them on my list. HA!! Thanks for the lovely compliment and for visiting my blog. Have a fun weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  34. Forgot to mention i saw you on MIM xx

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  35. Wonderful card! It's so pretty (inside, too)!

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  36. Lovely card, cute little butterfly! Thanks for sharing at The Crafty Pad this week. Estelle xx

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  37. Hi
    This is such a pretty card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  38. great card thanks for joining us at critter sketch and good luck emma xx

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  39. Fantastic card, Gloria! Love your paper choices. Thanks so much for entering our "Anything Goes" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Love to see your here again. :-D Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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  40. Really lovely card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge over at BMD this week! Ani

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  41. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at MEFY.
    (:(:Smiles:):)
    Robin

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  42. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #159 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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    1. Thank you Julia. I will check on your entries. I have 2 - 3 I think. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Have a fantastic weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  43. Wonderful card, with all those scalloped circles and the DP you chose. Thanks for playing along in our color challenge this week at Mae Especially for You.

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  44. Gorgeous card, the colours are beautiful and I love the backing papers. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Claire xx

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  45. very pretty card Gloria
    thanks for joining our challenge this week
    hugs
    Miranda
    TSB DT

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  46. Beautiful, both inside and out. Fabulous details. Super gorgeous.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Fancy Papers Challenge this week.

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  47. What an amazing card! Love your color palette!
    Thank you for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles!

    hugs 'n smiles,
    Emmy

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  48. Love your take on the color combo card. It is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us over at ME4Y.

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  49. Gloria, love what you did with the card and this is one of my Favorite new paper packs. Good luck on all the submissions you entered. I'm also impressed that you have answered every comment people have posted on your blog, Great Customer Service! Take care and God bless!

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely compliment and for taking time to visit my blog. I appreciate you leaving a comment. I have always believed in good customer service. I also love having others answer my comments; so I thought it was a good thing to do for other people as well. I appreciate all my readers and love getting comments. Thanks so much Tiffany. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  51. Beautiful font and layering! It would be great to get a card like this.

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Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria