Imagine Crafts & Authentique/May Arts Blog Hop


Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week featuring myself and other Artists In Residence from IMAGINE Crafts, along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.  

hehehe...we were asked to use an Authentique Art Print in a picture. Being a little self-conscious about my really short hair after chemo for breast cancer, I went with a disguise. :)

 Let's make something pretty:

Starting with your base card of 5.5 x 4.25, spritz the long folded edge with Lilac Posies Fireworks. Also spritz a scrap of white card stock, trim end into fishtail, set aside.

Cut white card stock just a bit smaller than the base. Lightly mark where you want your banner openings with pencil. Die cut four banner openings.  Cover back of this panel with foam adhesive, then adhere strips of four different Authentique Radiant papers.

Wrap the card front with May Arts checkered ribbon. Adhere to base card. Attach spritzed banner that has been wrapped with fuzzy twine, Add "Hello" sticker and fuzzy twine bow. Add faux colored pearls and dimension dots made with Lilac Posies irRESISTibles Pico.

And because I am completely in love with this Authentique Radiant 6 x 6 pad, 
I just had to make another:

All supplies are the same as the card above, with exception of:
Fireworks Bahama Blue & irRESISTible Tangelo used for "dots" embellishments.

Here are today’s other featured Artists In Residence projects:

Penny Ward (you are at this blog)

Savannah O'Gwynn

Sylvia Blum

There's more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs!  Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company's design teams and to view the other prizes available.


Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week's Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts.  Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th.  We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.  
Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

Let's go Shopping for Card #1:
Authentique:  Radiant 6 x 6 pad, Radiant stickers sheet, 
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko:  Fireworks Lilac Posies, irRESISTible Pico in Lilac Posies
May Arts:  Ribbon & Fuzzy twine
Michaels:  Faux Pearls

Let's go Shopping for Card #2
Authentique:  Radiant 6 x 6 pad, Radiant Component sheet
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Fireworks Lilac Posies & Bahama Blue, irRESISTible Tangelo
May Arts:  Sheer ribbon & Fuzzy twine
Michaels: Paper doily

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Bridget Larsen said...

Absolutely stunning banner card. All the best with the chemo treatment

loulou said...

What a clever design. I love the negative banners. Well wishes for chemo ridding you of the cancer.

Celeste Goff said...

What beautiful and colorful cards! And I wish you smooth sailing with your treatment.

Heather said...

Love the use of the negative space. Very pretty!

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Great colors, papers and accents.


Judy said...

I love how you die cut those banner strips and then used that lovely paper behind them. Both cards are so nice. Thanks for sharing with us and best of luck in your fight against cancer.

Sandra H said...

So creative they are x

barbara macaskill said...

Oh, Penny, Penny, Penny, Penny, Penny! What a gorgeous card!! You have stolen my heart with this lovely card!!! Absolutely gorgeous design! The second one isn't bad either but the first one is divine! TFS!

Alice T said...

Love the card. Your radiance shines out behind those glasses. All best wishes.

Robin B. said...

Wow, these cards are so stunning! I love the vibrant colors and patterned papers. Thanks for the inspiration.

Viki Banaszak said...

I love these cards! They are so colorful and the ribbons are yummy.

cghundley said...

Beautiful cards.
Love the cut outs
in the first one.
Great picture of
you in your disguise!
Carla from Utah said...

Penny your card is absolutely yummie.Wow.Striking work

Denise Bryant said...

I just love your fun card, Penny! Love the cut outs and the pretty papers you used!
Lots of good thoughts coming your way!

TracyM #6773 said...

Fun photo Penny - wishing you the very best during your treatment and recovery!!!
LOVE your cards, especially the one with the SERIOUSLY AWESOME banners, LOVE the spritzed edge & pretty paper patterned windows, LOVE your twine & ribbon combo too!!!
PS - I have to confess that I didn't think that I would ever need a banner die, thought that I could just cut them as needed and now I have to say WOW - I really NEED some now - THANK YOU for sharing this REALLY COOL idea :)

Neva Cole said...

I just love your style, so easy to replicate . . . nice balance and fun ideas!

Katie said...

Such a fun sign! Love your cards too, especially the first...the papers, sprayed banner and ribbon are all awesome together! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Christine said...

Love the banner card, great balance! Fun picture of you!

Janis said...

Soooooooo pretty!! Love the colors showing through the little windows!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

teresa said...

We love you, Penny! You are beautiful, sunny, oh*so*creative, fun, loving, caring and strong! May you continue to create and brighten the lives of others. ((hugs)) said...

Hi Penny,I cant find posted winners for the hop anywhere ,not very computer savvy.hehe

Taunya Butler said...

Super amazing cards with bursts of color and amazing energy!! Love the way you add just the right details to your awesome creations!!