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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh October Release Blog Hop


Hi everyone!  I’m so glad you stopped by today!  I am participating in the Pretty Pink Posh October Release Blog Hop.  It’s going to be a great time, with lots of inspiration for you…including 3 different projects here.  I’ve included a linked list of all of the talented people participating in this blog hop below, so be sure to head over to their blogs for plenty more inspiration.  And be sure to leave comments at each stop along the way to be entered for a chance to win one of two $25 Pretty Pink Posh gift certificates.


I am using the new Mini Tags dies to create some fun banner cards today.  I love the stitched detail on these dies.  The shapes are great for using for banners, like I have, or for sentiments on your cards.  I also thought it would be really fun to do some partial die cutting to create longer or shorter versions of these dies.  (Maybe I’ll show that technique in a video soon.)

These cards are simple to create…and could be easily mass produced for the holidays or use this simple layout if you need to restock your stash of birthday cards.  Changing the colors and sentiments to fit the occasion is simple and will change the entire feel of the card.


For the first card, I started by choosing some patterned papers from the My Mind’s Eye Cozy Christmas 6x6 paper pad.  By choosing all of my papers from the same 6x6 pad, I know that they’ll work together perfectly.  I especially love the text paper I chose, which has the Christmas classic, Twas The Night Before Christmas, printed on it.  The glitter accents on these patterned papers are a fun touch too!

I cut each of my tags individually.  These dies are more than capable of cutting through multiple layers of patterned paper at one time.  But I find that when cutting multiple layers, you lose a little definition in the stitched detail, which is one of the best parts of these dies.  By cutting each one individually, you’ll better preserve the definition of the stitching.


I layered my tag shapes with some vellum behind them.  I added foam adhesive between the patterned paper layer, as well as behind the vellum layer, to give this banner lots of dimension.  The center shape sits on two layers of foam adhesive, so that it sits up higher than the two side pieces.  I love that putting this rounded shape in the middle really softens the banner and creates the perfect backdrop for my glittery sentiment.

I cut my card front using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles Dies.  The stitched detail ties in with the detail on the edges of the tags.  Carrying this detail through the card design really pulls all the shapes together.  They feel like they were made for each other.



I added some hemp twine and a couple of mini clothes pins to the banner.  This natural hemp twine from Lawn Fawn has lots of body and is easy to shape in to fun curls and gentle swags.  A little bit of Multi Medium Matte keeps the twine in the shape I want and helps secure the clothes pins in place as well.


I finished off this card with a nice mix of the new Droplets and some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  These Droplets are so much fun!  They come in both 6mm and 4mm sizes.  When combined with the Sparkling Clear sequins, there is a fun combination of shimmer and shine.  They also add lots a bit of dimension.  They would be lots of fun scattered over some polka dot patterned paper.


The second card is very much the same as the first…but I wanted to create something a little more “formal” feeling.  I simply switched up the natural hemp twine for some Tim Holtz Boxwood Twine.  This greenery adds such a classic Christmas feel to this card.  I also added a layer of gold glitter paper behind the card front to add a bit more sparkle.  These two simple changes completely change the mood of this card.



For the third project, I decided not to reinvent the wheel, but rather stick with the same layout and change up the patterns and colors to create a quick and easy card suitable for any celebration.  If I find something that really seems to be working, I tend to go with it.  And since I felt this layout was working so well...I went with it.


The patterned papers from Basic Gray’s B Side 6x6 patterned paper are BRIGHT and fun!  But they were a bit more intense than I wanted for this project.  I simply brought my vellum layers to the front of the tag shapes.  This muted the colors a bit, and really allowed the sentiment to take center stage.


I used this same idea on the card front.  I cut a layer of vellum using the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles dies and layered that over an A2 sized card front.  I used the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut the black and white patterned paper layer, repeating that stitched detail once again.


I used the mini clothes pins and hemp twine once again.  I used an additional clothes pin in the center of my banner to clip the sentiment in place.  I did tuck a little Multi Medium behind that to keep it secure.


So there you have it…three very simple cards using the fabulous new Pretty Pink Posh Mini Tags Die Set.  These cards are easy to put together…but have plenty of detail.  You can use whatever patterned paper you have on hand to quickly create these quick cards.

I also created a project using the new Decorative Tag Die from Pretty Pink Posh.  I’ll be sharing a video tutorial of that project in the near future.  But here’s a sneak peek at that project. :)


I’ve included a video tutorial walking you through the entire creation of these cards below.  I’ve also included links to all the products used in these projects.

Don’t forget to check out all of the projects created with the new Pretty Pink Posh products.  Here’s the blog hop order…so that you don’t miss any of these fun projects.  And don’t forget to leave comments at every stop for your chance to win one of two $25 Pretty Pink Posh gift certificates.  Winners will be chosen at random along the hop (comments must be left by 11:59 pm PDT on 10/18/2015).



I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects.  Which one is your favorite?  I think mine is definitely the one with the greenery! Thanks for stopping by today!  And until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!

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126 comments:

  1. Great cards - love the design you used on them. I think my fave is also the one with the greenery - just adds to the Christmasy feel.

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  2. I love how you used the tags to make the banner. Gives me all kinds of ideas.

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  3. Beautiful cards, the stitched elements work so well together. Bring on the holidays!

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  4. All so pretty, but my favorite is the first one with the twine. It makes my heart happy!

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  5. Adorable cards! I love the use of the clothespins.

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  6. Just adorable! Glitter makes everything better! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love the festive feeling behind in all of your pretty creations! And that green leaves twine is a classy addition! Those stitched tags are awesome!

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  8. All of your cards are so beautiful. ....as your blig name says they are all sprinkled with glitters :) my fav is the first one with beautiful tags used as a festive banner. .....

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  9. these are so so beautiful! ♥♥♥

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  10. Very nice!!! Cannot wait to get mine in the mail:)

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  11. All of the cards are so pretty!! I like the one with the greenery the best.

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  12. Beautiful cards! The mini tag dies offer so many possibilities! Love that greenery twine too!

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  13. those tag dies are going to be invaluable!!

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  14. That tag set looks amazing! The design possibilities look endless!!

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  15. Very pretty! I love how you mixed the sequins with the clear droplets! I just ordered some droplets, and I can't wait to try them out! I think they will be the perfect embellishment for my fall and winter cards!

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  16. Clever use of clothes pins and tags with just the right amount of glitter for good measure.

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  17. Genius idea. Very cool looking cards.

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  18. Wow!! All so very gorgeous!! I love the banner you created for the Christmas card, just striking!!

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  19. No way could I choose a favourite from these dazzling delights! They're all too pretty, too creative, too amazing! Fabulous showcases!
    ~c

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  20. Great cards. I love how you used the tags die to create a banner. All the dies are so versatile. TFS your examples.

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  21. Beautiful sparkle and shine Carissa! I love the versatility of the die and how you showed projects for different occasions.

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  22. Love the banner across the card. the different shapes are fun.
    thanks for sharing a delightful card.

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  23. I love all three cards, but my fave is the one with the greenery, and I just happen to have some of that!

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  24. all you cards are so beautiful!!

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  25. Lovely cards! The greenery you added looks beautiful :)

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  26. super cards, love the laundry tags on clothes pegs, great idea

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  27. So cute! Love the banner, the clothes pins, the. Boxwood. Oh my gosh, I bet you just caused a run on the boxwood!

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  28. I love your cards!!!! They are so beautiful!!!

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  29. Love how you made the banner cards. Thanks for the inspiration

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  30. I love how your used those tags as a banner! That's such a great idea!

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  31. I think my favorite thing was seeing how you flipped the vellum, from under to on top.. Wow!

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  32. Love these!! You've inspired my to top up my card stash!!

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  33. Lovely! I especially like the In My Prayers card!!

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  34. Love the layering on the tags. Super cute!!!

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  35. I love your card designs. All of the layered paper that you used. Great job.

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  36. Carissa your cards are absolutely wonderful!!! Love them and this new release:)

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  37. Beautiful mini tag banners, I love your colors and the sparkle!

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  38. I love this festive holiday banner idea! So colorful and creative!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  39. Oh my goodness, all 3 cards are lovely!

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  40. Lovely is the word, awesome after awesome :)

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  41. Wow, love all three of these beautiful holiday cards!

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  42. Wow! These are so beautiful! I love the die cut words in gold!

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  43. You always amaze me with your beautiful cards. I am always inspired by you and your wonderful ideas.

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  44. Carissa, what amazing cards! I love how versatile the tag die is! So many ways to use them! Beautiful job!

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  45. Wow! All of your cards are amazing! I always love your attention to detail and embellishments!

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  46. Beautiful cards, I love how you used the tags for a banner. This droplets are so pretty, can't wait to use mine.

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  47. They are all very pretty, but I think my favorite is the one with "celebrate" on it.

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  48. Wonderful cards! Love how you created the banners and the gold sentiment is fabulous! I think this hop is going to ruin my craft budget!

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  49. Lovely cards showcasing the great new dies from PPP!

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  50. Lovin' all of your cards...simple beautiful!

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  51. Love the layering of the tags on your cards. Beautiful!

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  52. Love all of the gorgeous layered sparkly goodness on these three fab cards Carissa!

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  53. Hi Carissa ~ You're so right. Everything about these cards worked together and there was no need to change a thing other than colors and sentiments. So very well done. I was thinking this would make an adorable baby shower card. Hope you don't mind if I CASE it! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Awesome job on both your cards they are adorable!

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  55. Wonderful! Love how you changed them a little bit each time, they are all just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Beautifully done Carissa, these are wonderful!!

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  57. What a great idea! So simple, but you can use it for so many different occasions - love it!

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  58. Sweet banner design using PPP tiny tags!!! Love the text background and use of vellum as layering elements ♥

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  59. Carissa, I already watched your video of these cards on YT and I love them all....so very creative! I love those mini tag dies and I think the size is perfect for card fronts! TFS

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  60. DELIGHTFUL cards Carissa!!!
    LOVE your layered banners, LOVE your SPARKLING sentiments and PRETTY droplets too!!!
    Can't wait to see MORE of your GORGEOUS decorative tag die card.
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION ... and CRAFTY TEMPTATION :)

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  61. These are all so wonderful and love the cute banners you created with those little tags and clear droplets! Plus I love the card with the decorative tag and flower.

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  62. Oh wow, your cards are all so beautiful... I love the little banners - and the clear droplets - oh my word - it's amazing!!

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  63. Wow, these are gorgeous! Beautiful and classy!

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  64. Love the layered banners on all the cards. Very pretty!

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  65. Creative way to make banners from the mini tags!

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  66. So lovely! Love your banners and glitter!

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  67. I love those fabulous little banners!

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  68. Wow! I really like all your cards, are very original and colorful!

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  69. Love your cards. Love the use of the mini tags for a banner. TFS

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  70. Your card designs are so pretty!

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  71. Love your "banner" cards. Lovely all of them.

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  72. These are great cards! The dies from PPP are perfect! I also like your use of the clothespins and the gold glitter on each card. They are simple elements but they make a big impact! :)

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  73. I love the banner cards, especially the one with the greenery!

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  74. I love seeing different "takes" on similar steps for producing cards - so well done. Love that striped paper!!!!

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  75. Very festive! Love the little party banners!

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  76. I love this banner idea! That one with the striped background is precious

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  77. Such a great card design! Those new mini tags are so cute!

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  78. Such beautiful designs! I love the banners!

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  79. I love all the gorgeous cards!!! ❤️

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  80. I love these cards, they are so creative. I would never have thought of this!

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  81. Just love your style...Love it....Nothing else to say

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  82. They are both gorgeous! I just can't choose a favourite! xxx

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  83. What a fun way to use the mini tags!

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  84. All of your cards are so beautiful, it was a great design.

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  85. Your cards are simply gorgeous!!!

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  86. Gorgeous use of the tags to make a banner.

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  87. Love these banner cards!
    The baby card is so pretty with
    the use of vellum to soften the colors.

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  88. Love your fun and festive banners. Also love the addition of the vellum, both behind and in front of the patterned paper tags.

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  89. Glitter, Droplets, banners, vellum, embossing - all wonderful and awesome on these cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  90. WOWOWOWOW!! LOVING LOVING LOVING your Cards!! Such AMAZING Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH For sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  91. i love all your cards and thanks for the tips!

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  92. your cards are gorgeous ! Thank you for sharing!

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  93. Very festive cards with the sparkly letters. I like your sneak peek too.

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  94. Absolutely lovely- I can't decide which I like best; they are gorgeous!

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  95. these cards are adorable! So pretty and elegant!! :)

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  96. Great cards. Love the vellum on them.

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  97. I love when someone makes multiple cards using the same design but for different occasions. Yours are fabulous!!

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  98. So much fun...I was feeling Merry and Celebratory with your cards!

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  99. Gorgeous cards! Love the layout and all the pretty details!

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  100. Love the banners with the clothespins! Such sweet clear droplets...love them!

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  101. I love both versions of your banners using the tags! TFS

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  102. I love all the layers on your cards with the banners- the patterned papers are awesome!

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  103. I am so impressed love your work!

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  104. Great cards! I always love to see your creations.

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