Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hello World Blog Hop

Hi Folks! It's my pleasure to be a part of Catherine Pooler's Hello World Blog Hop, which is raising money to buy computers for middle school children in Boston, MA. Not just any middle schoolers in Boston, but the ones in my friend Jingle's husband's under-privileged social studies class. Now that's some awesome community spirit right there!
    

You may have come from the lovely Lisa Harrolle's blog, and if so, welcome! If not, feel free to start at the beginning on the Stamp of Approval blog.


I have two cards today. Both use the same ink colors and stamps, but have a slightly different feel. This one is more graphic and modern using the stripe from the newly released Yay Stripes set. I love that the spacing on these stripes is just wide enough that you can easily ink them up separately with mini ink pads and get a ton of different colors! So fun! Using a Misti, I inked several different greens and blues and stamped four columns of stripes across the card.


The gorgeous sentiment was designed by Chaitali Narla. Swoon! To make things a little interesting I cut away one of the white rectangles with an exacto knife and stamped the rest of my sentiment on the inside of the card. When I'm ready to send this, I plan on also incorporating the word "friend" in my written message on the inside.



Let's talk about the darling butterfly who just perched on the end of our Hello! He's part of the Butterfly Notes stamp set which is also being released today. I glued his body to the card, and then bent his wings up for some extra dimension (a plus that it will lay flat for mailing!)


My second card uses more of the butterflies from the Butterfly Notes set. Love that the set includes small and large butterflies so you can get the illusion of depth here, where the small butterflies are off in the distance. 


The sentiment is another cutie from Hello World, layered onto the card attached with the Tim Holtz mini attacher, with a piece of a paper doily underneath.


My first card had a modern, graphic feel, and this card has a more feminine, frilly feel thanks to the dotted chevron strip from Yay Stripes. Like the stripes, I stamped the dotted chevron in several different blues and greens down the front of the card. I like how the bottom is left white so you can see the delicate chevron shape even better. The inside of the card is lined with a blue stripe patterned paper.


Blog candy alert! 

Several of the stops on today's hop are giving out prizes in honor of the charity to buy computers for the under-privileged school in Boston. I would be happy to send these two awesome stamp sets to one of you! Just comment on this post and I'll draw a name at random on Saturday, October 8th.

Your next stop is my friend Kimberly Wiener who I'm sure has something lovely for you to look at!

Thanks so much for supporting our fund raiser!

72 comments:

  1. Fun geometric patterns! BTW - your link on Laura's blog does not work...

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  2. I love the colours you used they are so happy and fun. I am now off to buy the "ya stipes" set as I love the dots.

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  3. What a cheerful card. Love your colors.

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  4. Beautiful cards. I love the color palette, and the idea of using geometrics to create patterns. Easy and fun.

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  5. great cards. So glad I ordered yeah stripes. those chevron dots are so versatile. See a peak of the stamp set from Fresh Squeezed Stamps--a new company to me and love what I see. Will have to go check them out

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  6. I love your cards they are so beautiful! Tfs

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  7. Kelly, your ability to create unique and wonderful designs never ceases to amaze me! These are incredible. Thank you so very much for being willing to help Sean's kids with your design work today. Your participation is so very much appreciated.

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  8. Love your cards and butterflies are my favorite..great job1

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  9. Love the geometric background and the cut out for the word friend! Great cards and a great cause!

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  10. Lovely cards. Good luck with the cause behind this hop.

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  11. Great cards. My favorite is the first one. I love the little window with the "friend" showing through.

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  12. Beautiful cards! I love how you used the bold stripes as a great graphic background, and how you cut the window for the friend :)

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  13. I loved the stamped patterns on your cards ,they are Wonderful :)

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  14. Beautiful cards and wonderful design. Love the cut out window. Very unique. TFS

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  15. Oh I love the colors and your creativity with that stamp set....I've ordered mine and can't wait to try them out.

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  16. Kelly, I am so glad you are part of this special blog hop for the kids! You've used such fresh, calming colors for your beautiful cards.

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  17. Love the striped card-layout, colors etc.

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  18. Love your creative take on the bold stripe pattern. I never would have thought of cutting out one stripe to make a window and add the rest of the sentiment! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Love your cards!! The one with the straight stripes is amazing!! Love the design and colors.

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  20. fabulous cause, fantastic cards. Y'all knocked out!!!!!!

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  21. LOve the colors and your designs are awesome (as always!).
    :)

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  22. Oh, I love the dotted zig zags on your card, and thank you for helping spread the word to help Sean's class out. My dad and brother are both educators so I know the need out there.

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  23. Colors & patterns are ME!!! Think you just sold me on Catherine's Yay Stripes Stamp Set!

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  24. Gorgeous cards, Kelly. I love that little window in the first one.

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  25. Lovely cards! The color combos really rock!

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  26. Pretty cards, a fun stamp set and a way to help children...what a great way to celebrate WCMD! Love those chevrons.

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  27. Beautiful color combo! Love the chevron dots and the stripes - hard to pick a favorite!

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  28. I love your colors and those dot chevrons are so cool! Your cards are beautiful and classic!

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  29. Wowza my socks have been blown off! I love that you used the same colors on both cards!

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  30. What beautiful projects! Your color schemes are fabulous!

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  31. Love both of your cards!! The colors remind me of jewels and are quite stunning!! The second card stole my heart because I love all things butterflies!!!! Would love to have these stamp sets headed my way so I can have even more sentiments for the Just Because cards I send out as RAK's daily! TFS!

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  32. I really like the way you used the striped stamp on your first card, it made the card really zing. The soft colors in the second card made it really special also. Good job.

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  33. Love the blue and green that you used on both cards and the creative way you used these stamps!

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  34. Great cards! Thanks for sharing the colors and graphic ideas.

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  35. Gorgeous cards! The feel so fresh and bright! Thanks for taking part is a great idea like this! That's awesome!

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  36. Love, love, love how you used the border in that first card, it's like patterned paper, such a great choice of colors too!

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  37. I love why you've done with the striped patterns! And the colours are so pretty.

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  38. Love the stripes. I'll have to put
    that on my shopping list. Makes a great
    design and looks fairly easy.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

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  39. Beautiful cards! Love the colors and the butterflies!

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  40. Thank you so much for sharing this great design! I love how artistic it is! And thanks for supporting this effort to put more computers in the schools. Schools are crucial to our society and don't always have the resources they need to educate the young people they are trying to help!

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  41. Great cards! The window idea is so cute! I'm just going to have to get the borders stamp! I love how you used it with the butterflies mixed in...thanks for sharing!

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  42. Oh how I love your cards. They are absolutely gorgeous!

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  43. I don't know which of your two cards is my favorite. I can't believe that just by cutting out the rectangle would give the illusion of such dimension!!! But it truly does; I thought at first that you made some type of a fancy fold card. Awesome!! Love it!! The second card looks like the stamped butterflies toward the top of the card are actually a shadow of actual flying butterflies. That alone adds such dimension to the card, just stamping alone- no cutting or foam dots required. Awesome cards!!

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  44. I don't know which of your two cards is my favorite. I can't believe that just by cutting out the rectangle would give the illusion of such dimension!!! But it truly does; I thought at first that you made some type of a fancy fold card. Awesome!! Love it!! The second card looks like the stamped butterflies toward the top of the card are actually a shadow of actual flying butterflies. That alone adds such dimension to the card, just stamping alone- no cutting or foam dots required. Awesome cards!!

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  45. Kelly, you're such a clever designer. I always love your designs!

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  46. Love these cards! The color combo is so fresh and bright!

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  47. That first card is GENIUS! And I love, love, love the second card, too!

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  48. I love your cards. I love how you can make two very different cards using the same color scheme. TYFS

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  49. Love the first card with those stripes off-set! Fun.

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  50. Love these stamps and dies for this great cause!! Love your cards and the graphic feel. Those are one of my favs together.

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  51. What cool backgrounds!! So creative.

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  52. Love your colors and I am loving the Yea Stripes stamp set more and more with each card I see on all the blogs! I had pretty much decided I had to have that one the first time I got a peek of it and now I know I have to get that one for sure!

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  53. I applaud you for making these cards. Butterflies caught my eye too.

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  54. The colors in both the cards may be the same but they offer a different feel altogether. Very nice. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  55. All kids need access to a computer. Great cause. Loving the yay stripes background with the cut out square

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  56. Both of your cards are so beautiful, but I know I will be case-ing the butterfly one. So pretty.

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  57. Love your idea of making two cards using the same group of colours! They'd be great as part of a set!

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  58. What an original way to use the wide block border - Love that card! (Especially the little cut-out)

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  59. Very lovely card, love your colours and the way you use these syamp

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  60. great card. clever use of the stripes! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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