Friday, July 16, 2010

Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: A Card Style Mystery Blog Hop

Morning! :)
Card Style is just AMAZING! :) Do you have your copy YET?
Not only does it inspire you to kick up your go-to style but it also pushes you to try out some others. :)
Are you READY for FUN & CUTE?

Fun & Cute.
For my FUN & CUTE card I picked a Lizzie Anne Design image...they are almost always 100% fun & cute! :)
AND of course, I had to add a bright and fun color combo (YELLOW is a SURE HIT!), a bit of scallops to increase the cute factor and some trendy clouds.
The gingham ribbon just seals the FUN & CUTE deal.
Who doesn't love a card that is FUN & CUTE?
Seriously.....cute cards are the BEST to get.
They bring priceless smiles.
How do you do it?
WELL.......just grab a cute image, some fun colors and add cute paper and you are DONE!
EASY PEASY! :)
Did you know that you have 20 chances to win by leaving comments on all 18 mystery blogs in the hop plus a comment both in the Moxie Fab World and on the Paper Crafts Connection blog.
3 winners will be chosen!!
So don't forget to post HERE telling me about your go-to embellishment for a chance to WIN! :)
All comments must be posted by Sunday, July 18.
Winners will be announced on both the Moxie Fab World and Paper Crafts Connection blogs on Tuesday, July 20.
If you just started the HOP then be sure to hop on over to the Paper Crafts Connection blog so you don't miss ANYTHING! :)
Now hop on over to the next blogger by clicking on the Card Style icon below or HERE. :)
I wonder who it is? Hee hee hee!! :)

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Kate Anne said...

It is a tie between buttons and ribbons!! They are super versatile! I soooo love this card - so right up my alley! Love that sticthed sun rays!

Thanks for sharing!

Noora said...

Buttons!!! I love buttons, they always add that little something, they fill empty places and brings balance to the cards!

Lisa V. said...

I love the stitched rays. I have to say ribbon is my favorite.

Cammie said...

I love to use buttons on my cards.

Claire said...

Gears! I know, weird.. but gears of metal or paper are my go to items. I use them instead of buttons for a more tech look to my cards.

Karen said...

Buttons and ribbon for sure; often together.

Gayatri said...

Beautiful summery card! I like to add ribbons and rhinestones on my card a lot.

Alyssa B said...

buttons! Inexpensive, unique and versatile

Lindsay said...

I love your fun and cute card! I love all of your card for that matter! I can't live without my ribbon! I have to use it almost everytime!

Teresa said...

Love the yellow and splash of blue. I guess I love the raised parts of cards.

corinna said...

My go to embellishment is ribbon...and then buttons. I love the look of them both!

Steph Zerbe said...

Love your fun & cute, VIBRANT card!!!

My go to embellishment is ribbon. However, I buy so many apoxy stickers that I should be using but I always feel like I need to START with that and work my way around it vs. adding it in later. I need to work on that.

StampinCathy said...

Your card is awesome. I just love the bright and cheery colors with your creative MOJO! My embellishment would have to be buttons or brads and ribbon or string.

Karen said...

love it...

Kelly S. said...

Oh LOVE it, gingham just makes EVERYTHING fun and cute...ohhh and yellow, too! Awesome card, Maren :)

Alison said...

I always go to buttons to save the day:) I love your card!

Erin K said...

I think my go to is ribbons. I TRY to use different fun hot embelishments and still keep my style clean, but I usually go with ribbon.

JOAN said...

That card really makes me smile. It will brighten anyone day. I love the ribbon, and the scalloped border adds a stunning effect. Thanks for sharing.

ruth said...

Buttons are a great go to for my cards! :)

Christina said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous! I love the bright colors and that brilliant stitching for the sun's rays! My go-to embellishment is definitely ribbon and other fibers, including machine stitching. I love the texture and dimension it adds!

craftymom205 said...

Don't really have a go to embellishment. Love the card.

Kelly said...

Flowers. I have been using a LOT of large flowers for my cards... must find something else, ha ha

Kelly said...

Flowers. I have been using a LOT of large flowers for my cards... must find something else, ha ha

theCook said...

My go-to embellisments are pearls! But I'll use what I have on hand...

Melisa Hunter said...

My go-to embellishments are ribbon and buttons. I couldn't just pick one! ;)

Love to visit your blog!

Jeni Barbas said...

Buttons buttons! They are my favorite embellishment!

Lisa mosher said...

I just love buttons, and ribbon and buttons oh my!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What a fun and cute card! Love the happy colors! My go-to embellishment is definitely ribbon, but flowers are a close second!

Julie at Perfect Paper Shop said...

I'm loving any kind of trim-ribbon, rick rack, vintage lace...

Agata said...

I love brads!!! I have a large stash of those... Love your fun card, must try my hand on these...

Maureen L. said...

I love buttons and twine ... they are so fun. Thanks for the inspiriation!

bellonjm07 said...

So bright and happy!! I'm all smiles! My go-to embellie is flowers/blooms!

Lin said...

Mine are pearls.....but I'm stingy about using them. LOOOOOVE your blue and yellow card, especially that gingham ribbon, another thing I love!

Mary Dawn said...

ribbon and buttons, can't live without them! great card, the bow just does me in!

Suzzi said...

This blog is living up to my expectations with the talent. Thanks for sharing.

Jessie said...

I love the colors on your card! My go to embellishments are ribbon and buttons. I use one of them on any given card I am making!

Laurel said...

LOVE what you did with the sun!

Lori B said...

I love my ribbons and flowers. Love your sunny card! Thanks for sharing!

Laura.K said...

lovely card. So bright and fun.
I öove ribbons and buttons.

Jaclyn Miller said...

I'm definitely a ribbon girl, especially ones that are dotted or funky.

Natalie Elphinstone said...

Absolutely brilliant card.
My favourite embellishment still has to be the banner. I'm not yet over that craze!

FLEUR de Lo said...

Ribbon. Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever make a card without it. :) I love your stitched rays! It's such a fun and happy card!

Theresa said...

Love this cute card....so many details....love the stitching and the ribbon. Made me smile for sure!

BonnieRose said...

what is the go to embellie that I love? Wow that's a tough one, but I hv to say bold punches of colored ribbon trims! Love those! Love your card Maren!

Anika said...

I'd have to say ribbon is my go-to embellishment! I just love that it comes in so many different styles and that there a so many applications for it! Love your Fun & Cute card!

jan said...

I keep my craft room stocked with embelllishments, from fabric stores, to LSS, to antique or resale shops or recycles, for 'maybe someday'. So I pull out tons of possible embellies when I start my card design, I couldn't live without them all! I refuse to pick a favorite!

catdidit said...

Oh loving this bright fun creation! Just awesome! I love ribbon and buttons on my cards too!

Diane Jaquay said...

My go to embellishment is RIBBON! I love it in all it's glorious colors, textures, and patterns!

Ellie A. said...

I am stuck between the ribbon/button war.. Sometimes I just LOVEE ribbon and only ribbon but then I get some awesome buttons and my love just tumbles that way.. OH I just can't live w/out both!

Tiff said...

Your card is sooooo fun! My go to embellishment (as of this moment) is washi tape!

Jessi Fogan said...

I love the stitched sunshine! So touchable :)
I have to pick only one embellie? Ugh. Well, this week, it would have to be buttons. I think they've gone on every card but one :)
Thanks for the chance to win!
Jessi

Lisa Westphal said...

Such an awesome card!! Love it! :)
Fav embellishment has to be buttons..LOVE LOVE LOVE buttons. :)

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

My go-to embellishment would have to be pearls/gems. I think they wind up on just about ever card I make. Thanks for the chance to win.
Alicia E

Erika M. said...

Your card is darling - my go to embellie would be ribbon and more ribbon!

Janet L. said...

Great card! I love the colors and details. I tend to lean toward classy/elegant with heavy touches of vintage. My fave embellishment is ribbon.

Stephanie Smith said...

This card is so bright and cheery. Thanks for letting us all have a peek at some wonderful styles throughout the hop

scrappin' happy said...

Ribbon by far and then buttons and brads a close second and third. Your card is so cheerful...LOVE it!

see mary stamp said...

Go to embellishments - hmmm, gemstones, buttons, felt and paper flowers. Fun times.

Glennis said...

I use buttons and/or bows mainly

Kathleen said...

My go to embellies are ribbon, and die cut stamped images! Love the sunshine on your card!

Cindy Otto said...

I love ribbon, especially gingham. You blue gingham ribbon just makes the card!

Rae C. said...

Yes, that card is fun and cute, but also joyful! Made me smile!

Betty-Ann said...

I love your card! Fun and cute is my favorite personal style. Brads are my go-to embellie.

Ayana Posadas said...

I just adore your sunshine card!
So fun and adorable!!!
My go-to embellishment would probably be twine! :)

Michelle said...

My go to embellishment ..lace

Your card is so fun and happy. Thanks for sharing :-)

Lillian Child said...

Your card style is SO much fun to see ... I've been a follower for a while now and always enjoy your new creations. This card is NO exception ... love the whimsy and color and fun! My "go to" embellishment would have to be satin ribbon. Love the way it adds elegance to my card creations.

Isabel Z said...

Fabulous card!!!

My go to embellishment are buttons which I love--their colors, feel, textures...

Sandra said...

WOW! Love your card.
I don't have a go to embellishment - I do love using pop dots to pop things up.
Sandra

Lea L. said...

This card is fab, Maren! Totally loving the stitching on the sun!

My go to embellishment is absolutely jewels! Of any sort...very rarely will you see any card of mine without them.

♥Lea

Debbie said...

Your card is so bright and fun. I love the stitched sun rays - so clever. My go to embellishment. . . the combination of ribbon/twine and buttons. Love em! :)

Patti Gingrich said...

Your card makes me smile! It's beautiful! Ribbon used to be my go to embellishment, then glitter, now...BUTTONS! :)

Michellem said...

My favorite embellishment is a punched edge - LOVE all the different edge punches out there these days!!

MrsETaylor said...

Love the rays on this Maren. Super smart.

What is my go to embellishment... hmmm I grab bling and ribbon on a regular basis.

kasia c. said...

OMG!!! Your card is awesome! I LOVE how you stitched the rays on sunshine, popped up the clouds and that blue gigham ribbon is a fabulous pop!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Definitely buttons!

Giovana said...

Ribbon!!! I love ribbon (can I include pearls and rhinestones too!!)
Your card is adorable!!

Kate said...

Oh, how I love that sunshine image. Gorgeous card! So cheery! I love using sparkly ribbon or curled wire in my cards for an extra little pop.

vegetablog said...

I use ribbon on the majority of my cards :)

Rachel Schumacher said...

I love buttons but also love what some stitching with my sewing machine can add to a card.

Linda said...

Your fun/cute style is wonderful, but I can't quite pull it off. I am definitely a shabby/vintage girl.

AHadley said...

Hmmmmm...Right now I guess my go-to is stamping my own embellishments.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Glitters and ribbons! Your card is so fun!!

- - Sheryl - - said...

I love your card - so fun and cherry - my go to embellishment are the adhesive peals.. if I feel a card is missing something - i adhere 3 pearls and transforms it!!

scalder said...

Love the sun rays on your card!! Umm, my favourite embellie would have to be brads. I find them so versatile, dots, flower centers, ribbon attachers....

Sue D said...

Very cute card--love the clouds. My go-to embellishment is ribbon.

Donna Sue said...

My favorite go-to is anything 3D- stickers, ribbon, chipboard, and jewels. Love your card--anything with the sun and summery is for me.

Kelly Massman said...

Love your card-the sun and clouds are so cute!
My go to embellie: buttons

Stephanie Fiereck said...

My favorite embellishment is ribbon, thread, etc. I do love, love, love the look of sewing/stitching as well. Fun card!

Barbara DeBose said...

My go to embellishment is gems

Lisa said...

the fun and cute style are great for childrens projects.

Anna said...

Great combination - ALL the elements of this card are just perfect! :)

clnapier07 said...

I LOVE YOUR CARD!!!! What a perfect example of fun and cute. I really like fun and cute cards and that is definately my go to style. thanks for sharing your great card on the blog hop today!

rudie2shoes said...

My go to embellie is always the button! I'm in love with them. :)

Laura Isham said...

Ooooooohhhh! Love your CUTE card!!! Right now money is tight, so I make almost all my own embellishments with die cuts and punches. Have I mentioned that I love your cute card???

Tracy J said...

My go to embellishment is always buttons and ribbon. I have a plentifu supply of both! Sure like your card.

Jenn said...

cute, love the stitching!

My go to embellishment is WASHI TAPE!

FrancineB said...

My go-to embellishment is brads--any color, any size. I find them very versatile and fun. Not only that, but the only tool you need is a hole poker and even that is not an absolute necessity. :)

Amanda L. said...

My go-to embellie would be either buttons or chipboard.......adore your card, btw!

chene said...

Fun card! My go to embellie is probably buttons.

marianne-g said...

Flowers are the embellishment I use the most. There are so many different ones including handmade.

mommyabbytommy said...

I love that blue gingham ribbon!!! My go to embellishment is buttons right now, I just LOVE them.

Keva said...

This is so adorbale! I love the colors and it is so bright!

Tracy said...

Yellow is so popular these days, this card is bright and cheery, makes me smile

Kerry said...

I love this bright and cheery card! Yellow is such a happy color! My go-to embellishment probably has to be ribbon with buttons as a close second. :)

catnap said...

O wow, I love this card. The details of the stitching and the clouds really do the trick. I keep meaning to try some machine stitching because I love it. I'm a neophyte card maker so my stuff is really basic and simple. Right now I lean towards putting a little color and sparkle on the cards with metallic gel pens. A few lines or dots here and there as accents. Probably just because it's really fast and easy. It'll be a long time before I'm up to your level of embellishing.

Veronica said...

I love your card... it just brightens my day by just looking at it. My go-to embellishment would have to be ribbons.

Rachel Hope said...

Fun and Bright and summery! Love it

Go to embellie???? Hmmmm, gems maybe, or ribbon...or pearls...maybe flowers...LOL, I love them all!

Lorna May said...

my got to embellishment is stars...any size or colour :)
LOVE your card, its so bright and colourful (plus yellow is one of my favourite colours, orange is the other :)

Noblekatt said...

looove the stitching on the suns rays!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super fun card, Maren!! My fav embellie is got to be ribbon....I LOVE RIBBON!!!!!

Lisa S. said...

Not sure if a border punch is an embellishment but I love using borders of all different kinds on my cards using punches.

JeanFB said...

What a fun card - love the stitching, it's such a great touch! My style is shabby vintage, so I almost always use an authentic (that is, not reproduction) vintage embellishment on my card.... most often mother of pearl buttons or vintage trim.

Sylvia said...

My most favorite embellishment is rhinestones! However I do not always make cards that need rhinestones, so sometimes I use ribbon and buttons or nothing at all! I am not real good with flower embellies! I love your stitching and this card! It indeed makes me smile which is one of the great things about this hop!

cards by cara said...

Nice job!! Love it!! My go to embellishment is probably stickles or liquid pearls. Always add that little oomph!

cardsbycara AT hotmail DOT com

Glenda said...

Beautiful card! My go-to embellishment is definitely ribbon.

Lisa C. said...

Buttons and ribbon!! Can't live without them:) I love your fun card!

dazey said...

I think my go to embellishment is probably ribbon/string. I also use lots of brads just because I'm trying to use up my stash!

Robin Gibson said...

It's a toss up, between buttons or ribbon. Or chipboard, does that count? LOVE that bright sunny card, btw! This has been the best week ever! SO inspirational! THANKS!

Paula said...

Oh, what a fun card! I would like to do more of this style, too! Used to be ribbon, I like buttons and twine now and of course, rhinestones and sparkle!

Stephanie said...

I love your card- it has my 2 fav things, yellow & clouds :)
My fav. embellishments are Kaiser pearls or satin ribbon.

Heather said...

My go to embellishment would probably be ribbon/twine or buttons. You can't go wrong with them!

dropstitchknitter said...

So far I'm really drawn to push pins and button embellishments - but I'm sure that will change with more experience!

Vicki said...

My favorite embellishment is bling, followed by butterflies (with bling).

LaurieJ said...

Love this card! It's so bright and cheerful. I have to say that I use ribbon/twine on almost every card I make. I love buttons to distraction but they are less postal friendly.

Anonymous said...

twine, rope, raffia, wire...do they count as embellishments???? love them....

Melinda AKA medialady said...

My go-to embellishment is always ribbon! I have a ton of it!

Stacy said...

My current go to embellie is my new and FUN dies! I love my MFT and PTI dies for adding something special to my cards!

Tiffani said...

Ribbon!
Great card!

Kirsten said...

I "go to" ribbon - can't have enough!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

I'm pretty firmly in the 'cute and fun' camp myself and I nearly always add ribbon to a card. Gingham being my ribbon of choice of course!

Sandi said...

Love your bright and fun card! Thanks for sharing!

Shelly Greybeck said...

I'd probably have to say ribbons are my favorite embellishment. Sometimes they are just what a card needs to add that finishing touch.

Teresa Z said...

Love the colors of your card. Made me smile! My go to embellies are flowers, pearls and rhinestones.

jknapp00 said...

My go to embellishment is definately buttons.

Hollie said...

Can I have two!? I love buttons, but also use ribbon all the time! hehe! Loved looking at your card, and love that ribbon!

Cathy said...

I love the stitched sunbeams!! Very cute! My go-to embellishment would have to be fun & cute chipboard items...almost any image - I'm a sucker for fun chipboard. I also really love to sew on my cards - somehow they don't seem finished without stitching of some kind. Thanks for the chance to win!

carol h said...

I really love buttons. You can do so much with them. Love your card--I love getting a fun and cute card too it brightens my day.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Girl, your work never disappoints me! Look at those yummy colors and that adorable image. Your design rocks! My go to embellishment would definitely have to be ribbon - can hardly stand to make a card without it, and it HAS to include a big fat bow. The best!

julie.schellin said...

Recently I've really enjoyed adding hand cut stamped images to my pages and projects...a little pop dot makes it stand out.

Nicole Maki said...

Polka dot ribbon is my favorite. That and anything orange :-)

Love your card - it's wonderful.

Marge said...

Love our sunshiney card! Go to embellies for me are flowers and anything glitzy!

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful card! So bright and cheery. My go-to embellishment is definitely rhinestones or pearls.

Mini from Mini's Work(Etsy) said...

my go-to embellishment is buttons! so cute!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Your card is screaming fun and cute! I absolutely love it!
My favorite go-to embellishment right now are Viva Decor pens! I love to use them to add pearls, but I also love to use them to add dimension and texture to my projects!

Jamie said...

I love ribbon and rhinestones!!

Marla said...

Love this cheerful card! Not sure if I have a go-to embellishment, but it is very difficult for me to feel a card is finished if I haven't stitched anywhere on it.

Sally Watkins said...

my go to embellies are buttons, pearls, bling and twine. I ADORE this card!

Judy said...

So Bright and Cheerful. You just have to smile when you look at this card. Really great colors.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

My go to embellishment is rhinestones.

Ngan R. said...

Your card is very fun AND cute! My go to embellishment is RIBBON! Love all my skinny, fat, patterned, plain, and a million different styles of ribbon!

My Angel said...

Fun & Cute card!! my go to embellishments are rhinestones, pearls right now anyway!!

Lynn said...

Bring on the buttons!

Anne said...

I love yellow and blue together. Your card is just beautiful.

Lindy said...

Buttons buttons and more buttons.....Your card is simply awesome.

Madie Ager-Warner said...

You can't go wrong with buttons and ribbon!

smahrty said...

I love using buttons! Thanks for sharing your cute card.

ArlaMo said...

Love ribbons on my cards!
And sending a little wave - I grew up in Kennewick!

sheila said...

love the sunny brightness of this card. it is the image of fun and cute!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I tend to use eyelets as my go-to, I use ribbon once in awhile, brads...

charli said...

cute! love your sun. I'm a big fan of stickers for most projects.

KellyG said...

Love your super creative card! Great stitching! I love ribbon!

Anonymous said...

Buttons, buttons and more buttons! I use them on everything! With so many colors and styles, I just can't help myself! Leslie

kelly said...

maren, i always LOVE your submissions, and today's card is one of my favorites--i LOVE the color palette! tfs!

Dreama said...

Your Fun & Cute card REALLY IS...very cheerful and happy.

JustMargo said...

Go to embellishment? A bow. Wait. A button. No, wait, a brad...oh, alright...only one? It's ribbon!

Rona said...

super fun and cute!!! my go-to embellishment is flowers!! paper, ribbon, handmade, store-bought, flowers - flowers and more flowers!!

Erica D. said...

Ribbon and Brads are my favorite embellishment.

Ginger Claire said...

When I first read your question I thought great at least an easy question then I realised I'm torn between ribbons, buttons and adhesive gems!

Mandee said...

Since my go-to style is Shabby & Vintage, my go-to embellishment is usually a vintage button or two. Love your cute card and thank you for your inspiration!

Cindy said...

Very cool! I don't think a card is complete until it has some kind of stitching on it!

Karen B. said...

I'm really into decorative stick pins now! Your card IS cute.

Tanya said...

Awww, super cute card! My favorite embellishment is ribbon. I have pearls, buttons, and stuff, just have a hard time figuring out how to use them.

Rachel said...

My go to embellishment has to be RIBBON!! I'm drowning in ribbon in my craft room, but I LOVE it!

Your card is so cute!!

~Rachel in Sacramento ♥♥

mtscrapgal said...

Your card is so cheerful and bright. It's a hit with me. I use a lot of ribbon, twine(I bought in the jewelry making section in a craft store),& brads or bradlets(look like eyelets but attach like brads).Love this blog hop--so much inspiration for all of us.

Melany said...

This card makes me want to smile. It's so cheerful.

Jeni said...

Cute card! It makes me happy just looking at it.

Terri E. said...

Such a fun and bright card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jamie said...

My go to embellishment is usually baubles, dew drops or whatever they are callled these days. I love to use them on cards.

kimosabescraps said...

when it comes to cardmaking..I think I use ribbon on everything!! I love it... floss, strings, laces, ribbons.. you name it.. Im always tyeingsomething!

Noreen said...

Your card looks like a burst of sunshine! Buttons are my current favorite embellishment.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Cute card!!! My go-go embellishment is ribbon. What an easy way to dress up a card...if only I had more of it!

Cathy H. said...

Love your card! I love to add vintage buttons to my cards.

Jess said...

My go-to embellishment is definitely bling!

Jo said...

My go to embellishment would be anything pink or butterflies!

narutopenguingirl said...

Love your card! Lately, I would have to say that my go to embellishments would be stick on pearls and rhinestones :)

Carol said...

My Go To Embellishment is Ribbon, I always seem to reach for it when I know my card needs a little something!

Carol B

Lexi said...

buttons and brads for sure!!

C said...

This is the PERFECT summer card!

Karen said...

I adore this card. I love, love the colors you used.

Wendy said...

Hey Marin, cute,cute,cute card! Just like your style says. My go to embellies is for sure RIBBON & BOWS. Have a great day!

anya said...

Cute card! That's a tough one - probably buttons! Love 'em!

Kim Wilson said...

Maren this is amazing! My go to is BUTTONS!!! I cant get enough of them :)

Yvonne said...

My go to embellishment would have to be ribbon! Love, love, love it!! Cute card!

Jenny McGee said...

Great sun ray card. My go to embellies for cards are definitely stamps and maybe buttons and ribbon.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Super adorable card Maren!

My favorite go-to embellie right now is hand dyed seam binding. I can't get enough of it!!

Theresa said...

Your card is so bright and cheery.
My go to embellishment is, definately, ribbon.
Theresa in Kitimat

Kristie Maynard said...

Go to embellishment? I would have to say it would be either buttons or ribbon. Hard choice to make.

Susan said...

love your card - but then I'm pretty much fun and cute (card making that is). my go-to embellies are probably dew drops. Love them.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Love your card. I think my go to embellishment is ribbon!!
melisa.waldorf@yahoo.com

Jami said...

Your card is adorable. My go to embellishment are KaiserCraft rhinestones and pearls.

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