Friday, July 19, 2013

Stamping Royalty 2013 Blog Hop!

Hello friends!

Welcome to the Stamping Royalty 2013 Blog Hop!  First of all, HUGE thanks to Paper Crafts Magazine and all of the sponsors for the amazing Stamping Royalty prizes. Thank you also to Paper Crafts magazine for allowing the Stamping Royalty court to take over the Paper Crafts Connection blog today!



 The Stamping Royality 2013 court have been so overwhelmed with all of the stamping goodness that we wanted to put together a blog hop to say thank you and share our stampy bounty. You should have arrived here today from lovely Courtney Kelley's blog.  If not, head back to the Paper Crafts Connection blog so you don't miss a stop on the hop.

My Stamping Royalty win was in the Season's Greetings category, so for today's hop I decided to make a Holiday card using the Waltzingmouse Stamps set, Candy Jar Christmas, that was included in our prize box.

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It's been a sweltering week here in tropical NE Ohio, so I thought a little holiday spirit might cool things off.  I covered a kraft card base with some patterned paper from My Mind's Eye (Merry Collection), adhered a doily and wrapped a ribbon around the patterned paper and tied it into a bow. 

Next I die cut a button card from some chipboard and stamped the top scroll and bottom location in Rich Cocoa Ink by Tsukineko.  I added Sweet Shoppe and Mrs. Claus' silhouette in Rhubarb Stalk ink (also Tsukineko).  Instead of buttons, I stamped and punched out the small peppermint candies. 

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I adhered the peppermints with pop dots and covered them with Stickles for some sugar-coated shine.  I also inked the edges of the button card with a bit of Fine Linen Distress Ink before adhering it to the card. I think it feels frosty in here already!  LOL!

What's a blog hop without a few prizes and giveaways along the way?  To that end, I am offering this bundle of stampy fun: 


To be entered for the prize, just leave me a comment by Tuesday, July 23 at 11:59 p.m. ET.  I will draw a winner from the comments received at that time and that lucky person will win the following stamp sets: 
Gourmet Rubber Stamps- God Bless the USA
Sweet Stamp Shop- Sweet Alpha Doodles
Skipping Stones Design- Grapeful
The Craft's Meow- Stitched Sentiments and Stitched Flowers
Hampton Art- Crowning Moments
Hero Arts/ Studio Calico- Starburst Background
I will announce the winner on my blog on Wednesday, July 24.  The winner will have one week to contact me to claim the prize, so don't forget to check back! This contest is open to all- US and International.

Next stop is, the oh so talented, Jennifer Rzasa!  But just in case, here's the entire hop order...

Katie Gehring- you are here :)

That's all for me today!  Thank you for stopping by!
Katie

110 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, such a sweet card! Love! :)

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  2. So cute. I am inspired to pull out my button card stamp.

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  3. Awesome card!! I wish it would cool of!!

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  4. What an awesome, fun, layered card my friend! I LOVE it!

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  5. I LOVE the peppermints. Looks so yummy. Beautiful card.

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  6. What a cute Christmas card...its never to early to start on those!

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  7. Congrats on your win; what an honor! I love your card! It's so adorable with all the little Elven goodies and Mrs Claus silouette. Thanks for a chance to win so many neat prizes!

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  8. Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Wow...so sweet card...liked the colors n details on it..
    Hugs..
    Vijaylaxmi Siyal

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  10. What a beautiful card, Katie! Can't wait to see the winner one :)

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  11. Wow... a beautiful card with amazing detail and dimension. Congrats on your Stamping Royalty win!

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  12. Such a pretty card! I love the sparkle on the peppermints =) TFS!

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  13. Beautiful card Katie. Love the old fashioned style thats come into it. Beautiful

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  14. This card is gorgeous! of course I could never mass produce this beauty but for a special someone it's perfect!!

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  15. This card is gorgeous! of course I could never mass produce this beauty but for a special someone it's perfect!!

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  16. love how sparkly the candies are!

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  17. Your card is adorable ! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win .

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  18. Thanks for sharing. Congrats on winning Stamping Royalty.

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  19. Love those glittery candies, so very festive!

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  20. What a pretty card you made! I'm hoping that the cooling off worked because I'm from WI and am going to try it too :)

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  21. Katie this is fantastic! Love it! :)

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  22. Your card is so beautiful, love those candies!!'

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  23. I LOVE your card! Wow! I am drawn to the colors, embellishments and layout...it is awesome!

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  24. Such a pretty card! Love all the details. TFS!

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  25. Your card is sweet enough to eat! Love all the yummy layers!

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  26. Your layering is stunning, it (almost) put me in the mood for the holidays! ;)

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  27. Such a sweet card, love the sparkly candy and the doily, no wonder you are royalty! Thanks for the chance to win these great goodies!

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  28. What a great card! I love the peppermints! Sweet! :)

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  29. Sweet and inspiring in so many ways!

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  30. Your card is so cute. Great colors and details. Stunning!

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  31. Congratulations. Love your cool Christmas card. Thanks for the generous blog candy chance.

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  32. TOOT SWEET!
    Congratulations on your Royalty win.

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  33. Oh Love, Katie! Especially that you finish it so quickly! ;)

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  34. Scrumptious card, Katie!I love the layering and details! HUGE congrats on your SR win!

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  35. Thanks for sharing such a "sweet" card, Katie! It is nice to think of the holidays in all this heat!

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  36. It's sweltering here in East TN, too, but your card is beautifully cool!! :D

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  37. What a yummy card! And it looks so elegant, too!

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  38. Thanks for your generousity in sharing your good fortune!

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  39. Very sweet ...no pun intended. I love the sparkly candy and the doily detail.

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  40. Very sweet. Thanks for the opportunity to win some really cool stuff!

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  41. Very sweet card. I like the doily and the ribbon.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  42. Wow! your card is so beautiful. Love all the elements you used to complement each other

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  43. Wow what a yummy card! Love everything about it...the colors, the papers and the embellishments! And let's not forget that beautiful ribbon!

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  44. Gorgeous Sweet Shoppe card! Love all the colors and the doily and bow. So pretty and so delicious !

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  45. What an awesome treat! Love those peppermints and it looks yummy.

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  46. I love this card -- perfectly sweet, fun and festive. And thank you for offering such a generous prize package!

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  47. Your card is so pretty and adorable at the same time. Those peppermints are a wonderful touch.

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  48. Love this card! Creativity abounds!

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  49. What a sweeeeeeeeeeet card. Love the stickles on the candies!!! Congrats on being chosen as Stamping Royalty. Thanks for the chance to win that amazing prize pkg you have put together!!!!
    <3 J

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  50. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  51. I always enjoy Christmas Cards that have a fun, unexpected color combination or theme. This is fabulous and the doily is a perfect addition. Great work!

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  52. Congrats on being named Stamping Royalty! Your Christmas card is just the cutest too.

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  53. An adorable card! I love the colours.Congrats on your win! :)

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  54. This is a great card! congrats on being stamping royalty!

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  55. Congratulations on being named "Royalty" and thanks for all the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. Beautiful! I love what you did with this set. The doily is such a great touch :)

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  57. it is a beautiful card, it is lovely.

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  58. I enjoy looking at your card! Love the candies and the striped paper, especially. I'm originally from NE Ohio. I love the flora up there and the Lake!

    Thanksforyour hard work!

    issMary

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  59. Your card is awesome! (So is your prize bundle - thanks for the chance to win)!

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  60. beautiful card - I think I have only made 6 holiday cards this year and they are for Operation Write Home - not myself. Yikes.

    Barb Housner

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  61. Love your card! The glittered candies are a sweet touch. :)

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  62. Such a "sweet" card. Lol. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Such a "sweet" card. Lol. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Clever use of the ribbon as the "North Pole". The candy stamps with glitter-you can taste the sweetness!

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  65. Really 'sweet' Christmas Card. As others have said it's never too early to start creating those Holiday cards .. guess I could start to THINK about it ... LOL

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  66. Those candies look good enough to eat. I love the vintage feel of your gorgeous card. The scallop on the top piece complements the doilies. The silhouette reminds me of my great-grandmother.

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  67. How wonderful!! I keep forgetting that using one small stamp several times on a card creates a lovely whole! Thanks for the inspiration on congrats on being in the Stamping Royalty!

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  68. This blog hop has been so fun! You all have earned your spot!! What an amazing card - the doily is just perfect! Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous package!

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  69. What a cute kids Christmas card...thanks for the chance to win these fantastic stamps.

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  70. Very nice card. So much detail on the card it is inspiring.

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  71. Oh how I love your sweet card! Really cute embellishments and papers!

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  72. Such a charming card! I love all the sparkly candy and your beautiful details!

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  73. What a beautiful christmas card. Love the stamp and the candies!

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  74. Absolutely love your card. The peppermint 'buttons' are so cute.

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  75. Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I love those sweet little glittery candies. So sweet!

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  76. That is a sweet card. I love the peppermint buttons and that is a great bow.

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  77. Such a "sweet" card!! I think the middle of (a hot) summer is the perfect time to craft Christmas cards! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  78. This is beautiful! I love the glittery peppermints!

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  79. WOW! This is so pretty! I love the stamps you used! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  80. Very pretty card. Love the "buttons" on the card. Would love to win your prize pack. Thanks for sharing.

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  81. Congratulations! Loven' your card! Am your newest follower.

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  82. Beautiful card! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. A huge congrats on being one of the 2013 Stamping Royalty! Love the sparkle on those candies! Thanks so much for an opportunity to win some fabulous products and thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  84. Love the card! The candy looks so sweet (pun intended) lol Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize. It would certainly help build up my meager supplies. :-)

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  85. Big congrats on being royalty!! And your super sparkly card is very "sweet". Thanks for such a nice giveaway!!

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  86. Congrats on your win! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card-- fab papers and ribbon... love the glittered peppermints! FUN! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  87. Love your gorgeous holiday card!!

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  88. Congrats, Katie, on being named to the 2013 Stamping Royalty! Love your "peppermint" Sweet Shoppe card. You added all the right details ~ it's beautiful. What a fun Blog Hop so far!

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  89. Adorable card! Love the brown paper bag in the cart! Congrats!

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  90. Congrats to you! And, great card:)

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  91. beautiful card, loved the mints with stickles. Great bow,contrasts so well iam your new follower.thanks for the chance.

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  92. Congrats on being stamping royalty! Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing.

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  93. Your peppermint candy "buttons" are so cute. I like the big bow too. Thanks and congrats.

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  94. What a beautiful holiday card!!! I love it!!

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  95. Wow, that is such a beautiful card! I'm very impressed. :-)

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