Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Graphic 45 & Petaloo Team up for a Blog Hop FULL of Inspiration!






Hi everyone! 

What an exciting week this is! Graphic 45 and Petaloo are teaming up to bring you a SUPER fun blog hop overflowing with inspiration and... you got it --- PRIZES!!!

Look at what Graphic 45 is offering up as one of the blog candies:


Wow, right?

All you have to do to enter to win the prize above is leave a comment on the blogs along the hop. 

The theme of the hop was to create a gift. I decided to create this card that doubles up as a gift card holder. Perfect for giving the "gift" of giftcards this holiday season!

The base of my card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and I used Graphic 45's Nutcracker Sweet papers along with Petaloo's gorgeous purple Darjeeling flowers (all product descriptions/links included below.)

Here are photos of my card giftcard holder:










  For a walk through video detailing this card, here's a short video:


Before you head off on your hop, here's some information about these AMAZING companies, 
Graphic 45 and Petaloo...

Graphic 45 Bio:
Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company. We offer vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.

Petaloo Bio:
Petaloo is a family-owned business specializing in flowers and embellishments for the crafting industry.  Our embellishments are designed specifically to
match all the best selling papers in the industry.  We specialize in embellishments that work perfectly for card makers, scrapbookers, jewelery designers and altered artists.


Now, let's get you on your hopping way. Next on today's blog hop, is the super talented and amazing Maiko Miwa
I'm sure she will dazzle your imagination with her project. I'll meet ya over there!

Oh, and in case you are just joining us and want to get your load of inspiration (you don't want to miss out on the blog candies, so comment as you go!!) here's the master hop list!

Monday,  November 12: 
Alberto Juárez: vintageodyssey.blogspot.com
Lisa Valentine  - http://petaloo.typepad.com


Tuesday, November 13: 
Lynne Forsythe : http://petaloo.typepad.com

Wednesday, November 14:
Laura Denison: www.lauradenisondesigns.com 


Thursday, November 15:
Christine Ousley: http://petaloo.typepad.com


Friday, November 16:

Saturday, November 17: Alice Carman: http://petaloo.typepad.com
Sunday, November 18: Helena Johansson: http://petaloo.typepad.com
            Monday, November 19:  Mireille Divjak: http://petaloo.typepad.com


So what are you waiting for, get your hopping on! ♥

xoxo ♥,





Products
Paper Trey Ink Kraft Cardstock
4" White doilies from Owl & Thistle (Etsy)
May Arts Pearled Lace
C'ordiations Colorcore Graphic 45 Signature Series cardstock 
Ranger Stickles - Diamond
Sizzix Bigz Die - Giftcard holder

161 comments:

eyes2theocean said...

This is so pretty. Love, love, love this holder. The flowers look good enough to eat. You know like those royal icing flowers? lol The color combinations and layout is awesome. Really gorgeous project and the video walk through is always a nice thing to view. Thank you for that.:)

sewinggal64 said...

I love the combo of the purple petaloo flowers and the G45's nutcracker papers. Sooo pretty!

sue said...

Very cute card, lots of detail. Thanks for sharing.

Super Anisoptera said...

FANTASTIC idea! it is amazing! love this paper, love your project! sooo pretty!

wahoolady said...

This is just gorgeous - love the pop with the purple flowers!

Kathy said...

Your card is simply gorgeous, as all of your creations. Love how you incorporate Graphic 45 products with Petaloo - love both products. Keep up the great and talented work!!!!!

Linda said...

Love the card :)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Lovely! I especially like your artfully clustered flowers! The angle of the ballerina image adds so much visual interest, too.

vihreän talonkorttiunelmia said...

Your card is so sweet.. i love the colours you've used!

Haasiendamom said...

What a gorgeous card. Love it. Gayle

Phyllis M. said...

Your card is just so pretty. Love the colors on there and thanks for the video too. Thank you for sharing...

Sharon Y said...

Lovely card. Great combo of colors.

Sara said...

absolutely love it its so pretty and all in my favourite kind of colours too. Hugs Sara

Camille Short said...

Adorable and so gorgeous!

Mary Jane W said...

A beautiful card! I love the colors. You always do such a great job of layering products.

Lynne Forsythe said...

Arlene.....your gift card holder is just FABBBY!!!!

Mary said...

Arlene, your gift card holder is wonderful and has one of my favorite colors: purple! Your blog is going on my art blog list.

Mary Wilkins

Unknown said...

Arlene - this is absolutely beautiful!!!

Diana said...

I love your work. This is so pretty. Thank you for sharing with us, and thank you to Graphic 45 and Petaloo for this great opportunity to win. This is so much fun.

Pat Von Minden said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your talent. Pat Von Minden

Val said...

I absolutely love those cards! You are very talented!

tndj said...

Wow. You put a lot of work into your project. Beautiful and love the colors.

Annette said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! thanks for the video too.

marylouh said...

Purple seems to be the color for this holiday season. The flowers blend in so well with the paper. Any female would love to get this card and then there's the added bonus of a gift card. Hooray.

Anonymous said...

Great project. It is hard to compete with G45 beautiful paper but you expertly made the Petaloo purple flowers a perfect partner with WOW results! Mary Werner

JEANNIE said...

Very pretyy design...Love those colors!

Katie R. said...

This is absolutely stunning.

Dena Cottrell said...

What a beautiful card!!! I love the colors.

KimCreate said...

Beautiful card and gift card holder! The cluster of purple flowers are gorg!

Theresa said...

Great color combo. And great card. thanks as always for sharing.

Scrapycandy said...

Those flowers match perfectly! So much hard work. Thanks for the video too!

Sharka said...

Your gift card holder is sooo pretty!!! I love the the use of those gorgeous darjeeling petaloo flowers and G45's Nutcracker Sweet! TFS :)

GeorgiaC said...

This is simply gorgeous. Thank you Arlene.

Theresa said...

Great marriage of products. The flowers go so great with the paper. And your design is awesome. thanks as always for sharing.

luv46kdz said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I think I'll have to make some :)

Paula

Jackie said...

Your card holder is beautiful !

Alice Carman said...

This gorgeous Arlene!!! Love how you used Petaloo flowers.

michelle said...

Love this holder so pretty, Thanks for sharing with us!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Beautifully done! I love the layout and the lovely colors! Wonderful! Wishing you a sunshine day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Kent Mullens said...

What a wonderful card. Thank you for the inspiration.... I will be making one of these for my niece for Christmas.

Abigail Stoops said...

I love those petaloo flowers! So pretty!!!

Adrienne Crist said...

Oh how beautiful ! Great idea to make it a gift card holder.

Kathleen White said...

Simply lovely

WandaH said...

I like to see a touch of unexpected lace peaking out from a project. Well done.

mitz said...

...this is soooo sweet.. and the video and luvin' the purples..

Karen Wedding said...

Great card. I love the Nutcracker collection. I might have to make me one of those. I have lots of gift cards to give out this year.

Jeanette Wilde said...

Like the idea of the doilies. I got a ton of doilies from my Grandmother and you have given me an idea of how to use them. Beautiful card!

yellowroseofms said...

Love this paper! Looks amazing with the flowers.

nzillingworth said...

Fab, love the dimention the colour and the layers , oh bugger love the lot x Well done xxxx

cardgirl said...

So pretty & great idea :)

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Those purple flowers along with all the texture and layered papers...delicious.

Anonymous said...

This is such great inspiration!

langeatheart said...

I love the idea of a gift card holder and yours is just gorgeous!

kandilin said...

Thanks ARlene... you never dissapoint. Lovely project

Kathy said...

Very pretty, I love all of the extra special items you used as well. The Lace, the paper doily....Beautiful!

Beth said...

Beautiful Project

Becky Dunham said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Arlene! I love the layers and the lacy accents with the doilies! I think if I received a card like this, I would frame it! It would really make such a gorgeous decoration for Christmas :)

MsDebren said...

Such a beautiful project !!!

acpriess said...

Wow. If I received this, I wouldn't even be looking for more of a gift. This is gorgeous!

Heather said...

Wow, great card! I love those purple flowers too.

Gloria Stengel said...

Those purple flowers and the "frosting" around the imgage....oh my. This is stunning! Just wonderful!

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your card holder! So elegant!

Romy said...

What a gorgeous card! It loos truly magical!

Jackie said...

Great cards, just beautiful!

Christina Gualazzi said...

This is absolutely beautiful, I never know how to use my purple! It's a hard color for me to work with, and you pulled it off.

Colleen Lovgren said...

So beautiful!

Rea' said...

Soooooooooooo pretty, love the Sugar Plum paper and the Clara's Dream, those colors are bright and cheerful LOVE the treasured purple Dahias...omg !! One beautiful card !!

Jean said...

Just so beautiful!!

Holly and little people said...

Forget the gift card, this card is a gift on it's own. Wow, it's stunning.

ionabunny said...

This is an amazing project. Love the colours. The flowers are an amazing colour. They look like sugar paste.

My Studio Voice said...

So pretty. It really is the best of both worlds and makes a gift card even more personal.

HelenM said...

How beautiful! Thanks!

Debbie said...

your projects are always gorgeous, love your design thanks for sharing
upnurse at aol dot com

bird said...

I love your project.

Anita said...

Oh wow this is beautiful ,absolutely love it..hugs Anita..xx

Scrap2day said...

This is drop dead gorgeous! I love the Petaloo Glass pins! Just added them on my "must get for Christmas Card List!"

Pam said...

Stunning crad and gift card holder! I am in awe.

Monica said...

An interesting and exciting color choice. just gorgeous

i just wish you would get rid of the Captcha and have the hold sysytem

fusiafscrapping said...

What a fabulous project....so creative!

Dora said...

Hi Arlene, loved your work made especially fou us, 512 Ideas' followers here in Oporto, portugal. But loved even more this work of yours, since Nutcracker Sweet is my favourite collection! thank you

Teresa said...

What a GREAT! card! I would love to receive that one at Christmas.
Especially with the gift card you have in it! lol

britgirl58 said...

Gorgeous card tfs - hugs Julie

Pink Heather said...

Love the nutcracker designs and your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

Beautiful way to give a gift card ! loving those purple flowers and I've always loved The Nutcracker.

crazyoldsyd said...

This is outstanding! Love all the purple in Christmas! Purple is a royal color, what a way to celebrate the best Royalty, Jesus Christ. Love it.

Chermaine c said...

All the juicy details - lace and perfect embellishments going with the purple flowers! Love love love it!

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Fabualous gift card holder and I love the many layers on both inside and outside. Great job and good t utorial.

Marian said...

It is very nice to see you do something of a brighter nature. You do this style nice too. Thanks for the share.

Anonymous said...

Pretty . Love the purple for Christmas and the flowers are like candy. France

Rea said...

Beautiful and very creative card. Love all the products used and details.

annielou said...

Just beautiful.....I love the up close pics ... eye candy !!!

Gisy Angel said...

OHHHH I love it!!!

Ava Gavloski said...

thank you for the lovely inspiration. i need to make one of these beauties
ava g

Emily said...

Wow, so colorful! This is a really pretty line of papers.

Anniebee said...

Fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance some win some awesome Petaloo and G45 goodies.

Annie

Lanna said...

The card is beautiful. The Petaloo flowers make it so special. lanna

Beatrice Lawson said...

The flowers are stunning and that little purple leaf to the side is perfect. I would love to receive this amazing card!

Lanna said...

I love all of the projects made with G45 and Petaloo flowers. My favorite. Lanna

Kim H said...

a beautiful card, anyone would love to receive your card. I love the layering, and the colors, great how you highlighted the purple with th eflowers. thank you forsharing and the chance to win.

Shelley Schubert said...

Beautiful card and holder... I love the Nutcracker papers, and you did a wonderful job with them!!

Shelley
DizzyBlondDesigns.blogspot.com

michele said...

This is truly the land of sweets as it says on your card . Lovely

Stampy Sister said...

Really, really lovely. I love your take on this.

Teena said...

Gorgeous! What a wonderful gift! Teena

cal8007 said...

So love the gift card holder - amazing job!

Hugs,

Carmen L

Sharon said...

Talk about major inspiration. I'm giving gift cards out this year and THIS is what they're going to be put in. I love the color choice and how they're put together. I bought a lot of the Nutcracker paper so now I can put it to great use. Not only making a couple of albums, but 'gift wrap', too!

The flowers are absolute beautiful and match up perfectly.

Thank you so much for the video and thank you for sharing your talent with us.

shanjamorjor said...

as usual Arlene Inspirational

Patricia Howarth said...

This card is so beautiful, I love everything about it, the colours are gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

carol said...

Arlene, I'm a long time follower and you never let me down. Such beautiful inpiration. What a great combination.

Maureen Hayes said...

Wow, your card is so beautiful I don't think I would care whether there was a gift card in it or not, it is a present all by itself! Thank you for a really nice idea and the video explaining what you used. I always get inspiration from these hops and this was no exception.

Margie said...

This is simply stunning!! Lovely work!

bkazoo said...

My first thought, looks good enough to eat! LOL.

2amscrapper said...

stunning!

June-Marie said...

Beautiful creation as always Arlene.....

Mary Allen said...

Beautiful Arlene!

jayjay said...

Love the card. It is stunning. Love the purple flowers.

Ruth said...

This is a great idea. A card and gift in one. Thank you for sharing!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

This is so lovely, I love the purples

Pammejo said...

Beautiful project!!! Love Graphic 45 and Petaloo, TFS http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and creative project! The purple flowers are amazing!

JamieH

Drifty Wright said...

Love--Love--Love this!! Such a charming way to present a gift card!! Thank you for the video!! The flowers are yummy with the Nutcracker Sweet papers and tags!! I would love to receive a gift like this!!

Lesley said...

Who knew pink and purple could be Christmas colours!?! Beautiful work!

Linda said...

Thanks so much for sharing your card it is so gorgeous~!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, would love to receive a gift card in such a beautiful holder. Will have to watch the video when I get home, can't view it at work ;-)

Lisa T.

Luv 2 Create said...

Arlene there will be some very lucky little girl this holiday!!!! Gorgeous card and gift card combo to boot. Wow!!!!
Marcie

Natali Yarkova said...

Спасибо за ваше вдохновенное творчество !
Открытка великолепна и сказочно красива !!!

puffnstuff39 said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Jeanne

Sol said...

Love this card! Beautiful colors.

Erlinda Ramirez said...

Beautiful card holder! I enjoyed your video and would love the instructions on how to create your fantastic card hold. TFS!

Carla said...

Oh this is so pretty! Who wouldn't love to receive a gift card like this?!

Carla from Utah

SmokieBlueRose said...

The softness of the flowers balances the rough edges of the ballerina's rectangle. It's a great Christmas card.

Sue in AK said...

What a nice card. You really put together a variety of elements.

marilyn said...

WOW - this is a gorgeous card! amazing!!!

artjunkie2 said...

Such a beautiful card!! Thank you so much for the video as well!

craftylyn said...

What a beautiful card and your idea of adding the gift card holder inside is great...much nicer than just the card holder on it's own.Love the papers and flowers together.
Linda

Nat Laney said...

Faantastic card. Just love this. Everything just ties in perfectly

Cindy Lou said...

I don't know which is better, the card showing off the flowers or the flowers showing off the card. Excellent work!

Kaye said...

Beautiful project thank you for sharing with us

Suzanne said...

This is such a beautiful project. Someone would be certainly lucky to get a gift card in this card. I especially like the Petaloo Teastaine flowers with the Graphic 45 papers. Love it!!!

Cindy J said...

Love this card creation using the Nutcracker collection and the petaloo flowers are the perfect accents!!! Beautifully created! Very clever!!

Katie said...

So pretty and creative! Love the paper, purple flowers and the stick pins! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Bluemoon18 said...

Another BEAUTIFUL card Arlene!!! I love these colours.... very pretty!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Your card is fabulous, i love your layering and the flowers at the front are the perfect match to the focus image. TFS

happybooker said...

Arlene, I love the gift card within a card concept and you've done such a stupendous job creating such a fancy one out of the G45 Nutcracker Sweet papers. I absolutely love the Petaloo flowers--the purple is perfectly suited to your choice of papers. Thanks for some fantastic inspiration.

ckkrussell said...

I love your card Arlene! It's beautiful and the card holder is a nice touch! Love it!!

Dil said...

anyone would love receiving that! pretty!!

Nikki said...

Could two things work more perfectly together ... i think not

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Beautiful card and gift card holder. The purple flowers are so pretty with the papers. I like how you incorporated the gift card holder. Thank you for sharing and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Beth said...

The flowers look like icing flowers on a cake, gorgeous project.

BethW said...

This stunning card would be all the gift I needed.It's so rich and textured.And thank you for the wonderful tutorial.

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Lovely card and gift card holder. Thank you for sharing. Very inspiring. Hugs, Velma

Diana said...

A beautiful center piece. I will have to try this. TFS b4ustamp@yahoo.com

Mary L said...

Great inspiration! I love the card!

Megan Aaron said...

this is gorgeous!

berlykim37 said...

I love your card its such a great piece...

Velvet Pearson said...

I love all of the purple on the first card!

Cassan said...

What fantastic inspiration! I especially love the Nutcracker ornaments! Love this blog hop!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

All so absolutely beautiful! You are so talented! Wishing you a sunshine day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Jerzey Girl said...

Love the card and love the colors...Beautiful as always

lynda said...

I love how you highlighted the purple by using the flowers. So pretty, pretty, pretty!!

shanjamorjor said...

the lucky recipient!

artjunkie2 said...

Love your card! I became a follower, can't wait to see what you creat next! I love all of the video tutorials!! Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration!

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