Saturday, March 1, 2014

World Card Making Day Thank You Hop+ Giveaway!

Hello friends!  

Happy first of March! Last fall, I entered a little contest for World Card Making Day held by Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine. I was so surprised and delighted that one of the cards I entered was selected as a winner in the Season's Greetings category.  My winning card was featured on the Plugged in with Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking blog a few weeks ago.  



Each of the winners received a prize box brimming with crafty goodies from many companies who were so generous to donate amazing products.  To express our thanks, and share the love, the WCMD gals decided to hold a little thank you hop.  We are each making a card in our winning category using some of the goodies we received.  You should have arrived here from talented Ilina Crouse's blog.   If you would like to pick up the hop from the beginning, please stop by the Plugged In with Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking blog

My category was Season's Greetings and I used Lil Inker Design's Spot On Stamp set and die to create this holiday card: 


I die cut several connected circles from white cardstock with the coordinating die and adhered the linked circles to a panel of patterned paper.  To the center of each circle, I adhered a stamped or patterned paper circle that I punched using a 7/8" circle punch.  I stamped "Celebrate" in red ink and added some hearts to the centers of the brown circles before trimming and mounting the patterned paper to the card with foam tape. 




Although, this is technically NOT a holiday set, by using the images and sentiment in conjunction with some holiday-themed pattered paper and I think this super versatile set pulled off "holiday" quite nicely! 

And I just so happen to have an extra Spot On set that I am giving away today!  



If you would like a chance to win this super fun set, just leave me a comment below by 8:00 PM EST on Friday, March 7, 2014. I will draw a winner and announce it on my blog on Saturday, March 8th.  International entries are welcome!  Please make sure that I have a way to get in contact with you by leaving me your email or having your own blog available from your comment profile.  

Next stop on the hop is Ms. Lil Inker herself, the incomparable, Laura Pryor

And just in case, the entire hop is listed below: 

Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking 
Alice Wertz 
Amy Kolling 
Asty Purbasari 
Dana Warren 
Erin Lee Schreiner
Heidi Lopez 
Ilina Crouse 
Katie Gehring 
Laura Pryor 
Lorraine Marasigan 
Maria Fischer
Miriam Prantner 
Trinh Arrieta 
Vera Wirianta Yates 
Veronica Zalis 



Thanks for stopping by!  

Katie

101 comments:

  1. Both of your cards are AMAZING - love the bright retro style of both of them!

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  2. Both cards are wonderful : so colorful!

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  3. LOVE both of your cards! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome set. I love how you created a holiday card using it. :)

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  4. Katie, this is awesome. I really need to pull this set & play with it. (Please don't include me on the giveaway, just want to say I love your card).

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  5. great card, it really shouts out 'celebrate'...!!

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  6. Great cards, loved how you used the circle die

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  7. Fabulous cards! So lovely. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. super big congrats! Love your winning card AND today's FUN card! Super love that set!

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  9. Love the circles on the Christmas card -- a great way to use stamps and I am always thankful for inspiration from great designers like yourself on ways to use stuff we already have!
    debvasel at gmail dot com

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  10. I love both your cards Katie! Congrats on your win also :-)
    angela bowie at hotmail dot com

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  11. love how you made Christmas card with no-Holiday goodies

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  12. Wow!! You did an awesome job since there wasn;t much holiday supplies in the prize!! I love love your card!!

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  13. Congratulations and you did a wonderful job using that stamp and die set for your holiday card!

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  14. Both cards are certainly Merry and Bright! I just love those circle stamps and die sets for this fab outcome!
    Congrats :)

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  15. Love both cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  16. Love the bold, bright colors on both your cards.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  17. Both of your cards are SO great! Love the colors and such a great stamp set TFS. And thank you for the chance to win :)

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  18. Congrats! Super fun cards. I'm really jazzed about that Lil Inkers set now.

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  19. Lovely card with
    all the colored
    circles on it.
    Congrats on your
    winning!
    Carla from Utah

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  20. And then there was Christmas - yep, creativity at work. Such a fun card. Can't believe so many of us used the circles :)

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  21. Love all the colors and patterns.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  22. Both cards are AWESOME! ;) Lovin' how you used all the circles on your second card...simply, perfect!

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  23. The white background behind each circle really makes the colorful circles stand out. And it keeps the card from having a cluttered look.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  24. I love both these cards! The nontraditional Merry and Bright is my kinda holiday card - so fun! And WTG making use of a non-holiday set for a perfect holiday card! Gorgeous!

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  25. Bright and colorful. Warms my heart after a cold, dreary day outside. Great job.

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  26. LOVE what you did with that circle die! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. Love both your cards! So bright and cheerful, super festive!

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  28. You sure have a way with circles. Love your cards.

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  29. Love the circle theme! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  30. Love both cards! Love how you used a non- holiday set to make a holiday card. TFS

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  31. Oh my gosh I just love those circles! Wonderful fun paper choices and love the bright colors!

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  32. I love your card using the Lil Inker products. Congratulations on your win!

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  33. What a fun card! I love all the different papers you used! It's so festive! (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

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  34. Your cards always make me smile! And everyone is doing such cute things with that die. I think it's going on my wish list now! Congrats on your win! :)

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  35. Congratulations on you WCMD win. It was such a gorgeous modern design. Your hop card is fantastic too - love the combination of colours and patterns.

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  36. Seriously Katie! This card is amazingly well done! Well, all of your cards are impeccable! LOVE it!

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  37. SO CUTE! Love the colors. Great job!

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  38. Love this fun and happy card...the circles of pp looks great.

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  39. you have a way with circles! congrats again!

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  40. Two super cards. Thanks for sharing a holiday card made with a non-holiday set. Love new ideas.

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  41. Fantastic cards! Love how versitile the circle die is. :)

    deckle57@hotmail.com

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  42. Congrats! Your card is so inspiringly bright!!

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  43. Oh, I love circles and this card is fun and adorable!

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  44. Bright is definitely right!! Love your patchwork card! Such a great idea!

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  45. I like your card with all those circles - could make any holiday card by using different paper.

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  46. Congratulations on your win! I love both of your cards! Several of you winners have used this Spot On set for the Hop. It is a great set! By the way, I read your bio...I grew up in NE Ohio—Wadsworth. Small world! Again, my congratulations to you!

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  47. No wonder you won your category, your cards are amazing!! I have seen this stamp set and die used a few times thru this blog and it looks incredible as a xmas card too. Love all the patterns and colours you used. Very modern, yet christmasy. Its perfect!

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  48. Wow! That die and stampset look like fun with which to create fabulous cards.

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  49. CONGRATULATIONS on being a 2013 World Card Making Day winner!!!

    LOVE your winning card and the FABULOUS card you created for the hop too!!! The colours & patterns of your connecting circles are BEAUTIFUL and I have pinned it for crafty inspiration - thank you :)

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  50. Both of your cards are beautiful. I love the circles, they are so trendy!!

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  51. Oh my, but this is an adorable card! So pretty and colorful! Thank you for sharing.

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  52. What a bold, bright statement your cards make! THANK YOU for sharing your talent and arts with us all!! Marcilcollins@yahoo.com

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  53. Your card turned out wonderfully.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Congrats on your win.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    DMCARDMAKER at AOL dot COM

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  54. I love all the color. Fantastic cards!

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  55. Great holiday card! That is a ill inker set I do not have, so I would love the chance to win! Thanks so much! Cmq3@aol.com

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  56. Congratulations, love both the cards!! Wonderful designs and pretty color combinations. :-)

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  57. Loved your winning card when I saw it in PC , and now I love your 2nd card.

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  58. Debbie G
    Love the cards. I love the bright color circles and dies.

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  59. Congrats! Love your happy cards!

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  60. congrats on your WCDM win, Katie! Two fab colourful cards!

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  61. congrats on your WCDM win, Katie! Two fab colourful cards!

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  62. Wow, your use of colour is fabulous!

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  63. Congrats on the win! Both cards are beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  64. Great fun colors. Beautiful card. TFS

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  65. Love both your card designs!!!

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  66. Such fun with circles. These are fab designs. Your Christmas card is such a cool, modern design. Love it.

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  67. Your card is SPOT ON!! so awesome!!

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  68. This is awesome!. I'd have no clue of how using this dies, until I see your card.

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  69. Both of your cards are fabulous Katie..
    Retro circles are amazing and it's so elegant with simple design...

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  70. Love your card, so simple and elegant. It I don't win the set I will have to find some where to buy it, as it has become the top of my must have list.

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  71. Great way to use that die - very pretty card!

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  72. I love all the multicolored circles, so fun!

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  73. Such a cheerful card! Love all the bright colors. thanks for sharing.

    ceashark at aol dot com

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  74. Love both cards, great job!! I really love the second with the wintery circles. We are in for 5-10 inches tonight and tomorrow so I am in the mood for all things winter. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  75. I am a sucker for circles. Love both cards and the bold colors. The Spot On stamp set is on my wish list. So glad to see it used so fabulously.

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  76. LOVE your winning card Katie! And your new one is super fun too!!! Congrats again!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  77. Fabulously beautiful cards here!

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  78. Really like your both cards because of the bright colors and the clear design. Thank you so much for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  79. Your winning card is incredible! LOVE it!!! And I love your new card as well. Huge congrats on this amazing achievement.

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  80. Both of your cards are fabulous!

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  81. Wow! Love your colorful and wonderful cards! Congrats! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  82. Love this non-traditional yet traditional holiday card--so cheerful!

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  83. Congrats on your win. Love your card. The paper combinations for your spots compliment each other perfectly.

    Barbara
    www.spotofsanity.blogspot.com

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  84. This is just amazing, so versatile, and so many variation could be done with this card. Just love it, congrats on being chosen.

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  85. Wow Katie, both of your cards are fabulous! I love your designs and the vibrant and happy mix of patterns and colors!

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  86. Wow Katie, both of your cards are fabulous! I love your designs and the vibrant and happy mix of patterns and colors!

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  87. I would love to play with those fun circles!

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  88. Those circles and stamps are fabulous! Please pick me :)

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  89. A bright and beautiful card…. LOVE!!

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  90. Love both your cards! Love how colorful they are! Thank you, this is such a great blog hop!

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  91. I just love both of your cards! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.
    julieshearer@sbcglobal.net

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