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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Blog Hop! and Giveaway!

Hey there and welcome to my stop along the way of the blog hop!!  Today we are celebrating the new release by Kelleigh Ratzlaff.  Kelleigh has this really cool seed packet card template and cutting files that will be released this week.  Here is what I created with it:

I made a Mother's Day card that holds a gift certificate. The entire card can be cut on one piece of 8.5"x11" paper.  You can use electronic cutters or print the lines on card stock and cut it out by hand.

I used my Silhouette Cameo and filled the cut file with some great digital papers.  The papers and elements are from a super cute collab kit called Spring Garden by Michelle and Cathy. That kit is chock full of goodness. Watch for another big journal project I'll be showcasing in May from this kit.

The seed packet can be filled with little goodies, seeds, or as I chose to do - a gift certificate!  Perfect as a card+gift combo. This would be a great way to present a little something special to all the teachers in your life.  Another great idea would be to make these up with some flower seeds in them and set them out as a favor at a wedding or party.  There are so many great things you can do with this!

Want a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Kelleigh's store?  Just hop along with us and be certain to leave comments on each blog in the hop.  Kelleigh will be picking two lucky people, who will each win a $10 gift certificate to her shop! She will announce the winners on Friday at her blog.  But you need to leave your comments by 9pm (eastern time) Thursday April 26 - that's tomorrow!  So get hopping!!

UPDATE: If you were here early and saw the link for Donna's blog, I regret to tell you that she had computer problems today and was therefore unable to be a part of the blog hop. I've removed the link to her blog to help keep you all hopping along!

Your next stop is Elise's blog.

Here are all the stops on the hop to help you find your way through

kelleigh ratzlaff - http://kelleighratzlaff.com/
The Hybrid Chick/Pattie - http://www.thehybridchick.com
Ria - http://www.dragonmagic.nl/
Nikki - http://onefaithfulstep.blogspot.com
Andrea - http://www.boyerville.net/
Rabogner - http://rcbogner.blogspot.com/
Roelien - http://hellosunshinecreations.blogspot.com/
Cathy - http://scrappycath.blogspot.com/ (you are here)
Elise - http://elisespieces.com
Ceci V - http://www.craftinginthenight.com/
Michelle P - http://ladyofleisureink.blogspot.com/
Joana - http://joanastamps.blogspot.com

Happy hopping and good luck!

Shared at:
Make it MondayMy Time to CraftSassy Cheryl'sColourQThe Stamping Boutique - inspired by the colors and the garden like setting, Art with No BoundariesLove to CreatePaper Creations Ink

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  1. I love this!! Excellent paper choice, and I love the elements!! So, so pretty! Thanks for participating in the blog hop, Cathy!

  2. Thanks so very much for the chance!

  3. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog Kath. Your gift card holder is such a great idea..love the gardening details.
    Jane x

  4. Your card is beautiful! Love the idea for a gift card and the 8.5x11 size!

  5. Always love your cards Cathy - beautiful!

  6. Fabulous! Love all the embellishments.
    Rachel B - CT

  7. Very pretty card and a wonderful design..

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  8. What a fun template, and yours turned out so beautiful! What mom wouldn't love a gift card for some Dunkin Donuts?! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  9. I loved seeing all the different ways everybody used the template. Thanks for sharing Cathy.

  10. Beautiful! Love all the ideas!

  11. Truly a beautiful work of art that any mom would love to receive! Thanks for playing along with Squigglefly. Please join us again!

  12. Your card is so, so sweet. I think its one of the nicest I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing and participating in this giveaway!

  13. Your card is so, so sweet. I think its one of the nicest I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing and participating in this giveaway!

  14. So pretty! What a fabulous design.

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m number 205)


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  15. What a great idea and this is such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us over at The Stamping Boutique! :)

  16. WOW! This is a fab idea! Perfect for Mother's Day!
    And April showers, certainly do bring in those May flowers.
    LOVE IT!
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week!

  17. Beautiful card Kathy and great detailing!

  18. What a lovely card for our "April Showers bring May Flowers" challenge! Love the image and colors you have chosen! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink!

  19. Beautiful! Fabulous design and colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Love to Create Challenges!

  20. Very cute card. Thanks for playing along at ColourQ this week!

  21. Cathy, Absolutely beautiful card. Thank you for playing in our Anything Goes challenge on Art With No Boundaries. Hope you will come play with us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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