Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CardSwaps Blog Hop: Time to Shine

birthday candles
Welcome to the CardMaker Magazine CardSwaps blog hop! The blog team gets to join in the fun today! We are all making cards about your Time to Shine. And what a better day to shine than a birthday?
With washi tape being the craze these days, I thought, why not make my own custom tape by using masking tape?!? :)
  1. Place strips of masking tape down onto silicon mat.
  2. Cover each piece of tape with Distress ink using the foam applicator.
  3. Stamp the lemon border from Mint Motif’s Beyond Borders in the same color ink over the top.
  4. Once dry, applied the tape pieces to the piece of patterned paper.
  5. To make the candle tops, stamp another row of the lemon border onto a piece of white cardstock using Spiced Marmalade ink.
  6. Then rub Scattered Straw ink  over the top.
  7. Apply Stickles to the centers and once dry, cut out and foam mount to the top of each candle.
We are supposed to share a day that we personally had our time to shine. Well, seeing as I made a birthday card, I will share one of my favorite birthdays. It was my 30th. I had just given birth to my son, and my husband and family were around me that day. It was a simple and beautiful way to celebrate a new decade in my life. Everything that I am and was grateful for was around me that day.

Ok, now for some FUN! “Unscramble It game for hoppers... You will be unscrambling a word once you will collect a letter at each blog you visit. The hostesses can play along, because they don't know any of the letters but their own... Once you collect ALL the letters, the last hostess in the blog hop will direct you to the thread in the forum where you can find all the details you need to enter the drawing. All hoppers collecting all the letters, unscrambling the word or phrase, entering the game by following the directions in the forum, and leaving feedback on EVERY blog they visit WILL be entered in to a random drawing held on May 23, 2012. ONE lucky hopper will have their name drawn and will win a prize!! Fun, right?? So, make sure you visit every blog and find the letters. Your hints are... it’s a phrase, it has four words, and it’s a way you will be able to shine.”

You should have arrived here from ANGELINA’s blog. If not, hop on back and collect the letter. If you haven’t started the hop at all, start at the beginning and have a great time! Here is a list of all the blogs, just in case.
AND the letter you are looking for is B.

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

24 comments:

lisa808 said...

Adorable candles.

Lora Brinkman said...

Aren't YOU the clever one. Love the idea of using masking tape to make my own washabi. :)

Jeanette R. Graves said...

I love using non-traditional items for cards. I just showed my husband and he said "great there goes my tape!" LOL Wonderful Card

Linda R. said...

Very, very creative! I just love your candles--I love the whole card. The background paper is a great choice too!

Carolyn King said...

love how you did those candles. such a fun card! Awesome! Hope you are feeling good today!

Tammy L said...

ok this card is adorable! I just love those candles and what a great way to use up scraps! Love this idea. Love the tutorial about the masking tape. I would never have thought!

Kathy M said...

What a great idea! I haven't gotten on the washi bandwagon yet.. I'll have to try this!

Debby said...

What a great way to make candles! The card is too cute.

Angela Fehr said...

I am going to try the masking tape thing - what a good idea!

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

I love your candles. Thanks for sharing on the technique too!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

My, My Kimberly, such a clever girl. I love the card and the technique for the candles. Just beaautiful!

Golda said...

I love the candles you made and the flames are outstanding.

Diana N. said...

Great card with your very own personalized tape!

Jane said...

I love your card and the tape for the candles. Great job!

Diana N. said...

Cute birthday card with your own

RochelleMezzano said...

I'm guessing you remember the day when we would put masking tape on empty wine bottles and then cover the tape with shoe polish very nice design thank you

Stephenie said...

Love this technique!! I thought it was washi tape when I first saw it. The versatility of this stamp is also great! TFS!!

Margaret said...

What a fun technique. TFS!

Grannie Sharon said...

Can't wait to try this! Thanks for the inspiration.

Bonnie said...

What a fun birthday card!

Susan said...

Cute card and thanks for the instructions! I must try this!

Ангелина said...

Great card!

a1983alaskan said...

Love your card, and I wanted to hop to the other sites, but none of them will come up. I get this message each time:
"your computer doesn’t recognize Internet addresses starting with “wlmailhtml:". Think I'll head over to CardMaker and go from there :-)
Hope you are doing better health-wise.

Lisa Carroll said...

This is adorable! Your "washi" tape is GENIUS!! And I have to say, that is my favorite MM stamp set... I used it just today! ;) Fabulous card, my friend! xo