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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Interactive Card Hop

Note:  My project for today's Hawaii post is not new.  We were required to post only one project (two if we had time, which I did not.)

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Interactive Blog Hop!  This hop is going to be a blast.  If you arrived here from Suzanne at Cricut Craftin' Grammy you already know this. :0) This is a two day hop so if you missed anything from yesterday or today, be sure to start at the beginning of the hop with super sweet Monica at Scraps 2 Treasure and check out all of yesterday's and today's posts.  I am just in the hop today, but there were some amazing projects yesterday too!.

My project assignment was to create a diorama card, which, until this hop, I had never heard of before!  So I found a very helpful little video on You Tube from jenstampsdotcom and went from there.  So since this was the first card of this type that I have ever made, I did make a few little mistakes (like if you use a thin paper rather than card stock for the center piece, glue it onto a piece of card stock first to make it less flimsy), but now I think I have it figured out for next time!  Hope you enjoy it anyways.  I'm still quite happy with my little card.  It was unbelievably easy and I think once you've made one, you'll remember how to do it again in the future.  I am going to make tons of these for Christmas this year because I don't know a single person in my network of friends/family that have ever seen a card like this! :0)

 Doesn't it look like a little theater? ;)
 There are three pieces of paper/cardstock used for a diorama card.  One for the back with the stamped image, one for the middle to add a little depth, and one for the front for obvious reasons.  I forgot to take a picture of how cute this folds down to be mailed, so please check out the tutorial posted above to see what that looks like.
 Used a stamp from Hobby Lobby, Stickles, paper is from the Cloud 9 Design Seasonal 12x12 paper pack, lace from stash, beaded string from stash, ink is from Stampin' Up.

Easy Peasy and pretty cute too! :0)  

Well thanks so much for stopping by today.  I would love to hear your comments so please feel free to leave them! :0)

Continue your journey by heading to the lovely Rachelle at Creations by Rachelle.

XO ~ Amy Jo

P.S.  For my regular followers, I just had to share my day with you.  For the first time in like ten years or so I actually went to a crop at an Archiver's store and got to meet the uber talented Amber from Staying Crafty. It was the first time we met and we had such a blast!  You have to check out her blog as she is extremely talented.  Would you believe we forgot to take pictures??? We even spoke of it beforehand! :p

I spent more than my budget because I didn't realize Archiver's is sooooo big and they have just about EVERYTHING!  OMG!!!  I made a fantastic haul and if I remember, I'll take some pics and post it tomorrow.  It was so nice to get out of the house and do something that I really enjoy. So, rather embarrassingly, I spent almost the whole time shopping even though I packed a HUGE rolling tote, three
carry totes, two big purses, and one plastic bin of supplies!  I only made this one card! LOL  How ridiculous.  I feel like a huge dork for bringing so much stuff.  I just have to have tons of variety just like when I pack for a trip, cause I never know what I'll feel like working on.  Next time, I'm just bringing basic tools and that's it! LOL

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Debc06 said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day!!!.
Loved your card. On my list to attempt. TFS
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Jill Angel said...

It does look just like a little theater! How cool. TFS!

Judy said...

You are right -- I have never seen a diorama before! Very interesting and I am going to check out the directions...

Suzanne said...

So loving the diorama card. You did an awesome job Amy and I definitely want to try one of these. You did a beautiful job!

Eva said...

so cool, this is the first one I have seen. Great Job!!! I am already a happy follower. Come visit me sometime.
Eva :0)

TuttleTime said...

this card reminds me of a puppet show or some other theater. How cool!!!! I love the use of lace and pearls.

I am your blog neighbor on this hop!! Great job. Thanks for sharing your talent...


Rachelle said...

So cute!
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Aly's mom said...

Never saw one of these before. Thanks for sharing, it came out great!

Jodie R said...

I have never seen anything like this either. I love the lace and pearls too. It is so beautiful. TFS!

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Linda said...

Sooooooooo glad you had a fab day and got some lovely crafty stash. Love the lace and pearls on your project it is beautiful.

Lots of hugs

Linda xxxx

Mallika said...

jsut love your work !
very nice

Kris Dietz said...

I've never seen this type of card before. It came out so pretty. TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

girlia said...

Great job on the card.

Amy E said...

What a cool card! I've never seen or even heard of a diorama card! Leave it to you to make an awesome one!!

I'm glad you have fun on your day out! Sounds like you're feeling better? Yay!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Staying Crafty said...

Great photos you got of that one! I was wondering how it would be to try and photograph the cool depth that it has. You did a great job with it :)

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