Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by today.  We have a wonderful blog hop sponsored by our creative partner P.K. Glitz going on now through Sunday, April 4th.  Be sure to stop by all the blogs to check out the projects, giveaways, and blog candy.

Our prize is a copy of  Dazzling Reflections Kaleidoscope Software and the Butterfly Dreams template pack this software package is valued at $55.00.  To enter you must leave a comment in the "Comments" section at the end of the posting, so be sure to sign yourself up as a "Follower" and don't forget to sign yourself up on our mailing list.  Both the lists can be found on the right hand side of the blog.

P.K. Glitz is giving away an Easter Basket with $50 worth of merchandise to a lucky reader who returns to the P K glitz Blog Hop post at the end of hopping to comment on what your favorite thing was about the hop!  The deadline for entering all blog candy giveaways is Sunday, April 4th - midnight (Central time).

We will randomly choose a name from the comments section and announce the winners on Tuesday for all prizes!

Here is our project:  Glittery Butterfly Kaleidoscope Card

 

Products Used:

  • Dazzling Reflections Kaleidoscope Software
  • Dazzling Reflections Butterfly Dreams Template Pack
  • P.K. Glitz Sticky Paper 
  • P.K. Glitz Glitter - Golden Diamond
  • P.K. Glitz Glitter - Crystal
  • Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
  • DCWV - cardstock - Purple and Lt. Green
  • Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape

The finished card measures 6" and is comprised of 2 kaleidoscopes - the square frame and the butterfly.

Start by designing the frame in Dazzling Reflections - template ks19 was used for this example - and print it at 5.25", trim away the white edges and set aside.  Design the butterfly - template ks89 was used for this example - and print at 7".  Cut out a single butterfly and set aside.




Take a sheet of the P.K. Glitz Sticky Paper and cut a square measuring 6", peel off the protective coating and stick the trimmed kaleidoscope frame on top - sticky side up.  Now put it into your paper trimmer and cut each side leaving an 1/8" border of the sticky tape exposed.  Once you have finished apply the Golden Diamond glitter to the exposed edges.  I found this method the best to get a uniform border around the frame.

Cut a square measuring 3.5" of the light green cardstock and run it through a Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.  Cut a 4.5" square from the sticky paper and apply the light green cardstock, cut each side leaving a 1/8" border and apply the Gold Diamond glitter to the exposed edges.

Back to the butterfly - take the Quickie Glue pen and draw a thin line around half of the butterfly - apply the Crystal glitter.  Now do the same for the other half of the butterfly and then down the center of the body.  Apply double sided foam tape to the back of the butterfly and apply it to the center of the light green cardstock.  Then using a strong adhesive tape, such as, Scor-tape apply it to the back of the light green cardstock and center it on top of the kaleidoscope frame.

Cut a 6" x 12" piece of purple cardstock and score in half - a Scor-Pal was used to for this.  Apply adhesive to the back of the kaleidoscope frame and center and attach it to the purple cardstock.

Next step:

To be entered into the price drawing you must leave a comment in the "comments" section below.  Once you have done that click on the next link below to forward onto the next blog.  Happy Hopping!

Blog order:

P K Glitz Blog http://pkglitz.com/blog/2010/04/p-k-glitz-blog-hop/
Tammy, http://www.lifeonpossomtrot.com/2010/03/bunny-blog-hop-42.html
Colleen, http://happylittleart.blogspot.com/2010/04/welcome-to-p-k-glitz-bunny-blog-hop.html
Bettina, http://mystampbox.com/2010/04/pk-glitz-blog-hop/
Deborah, http://countryheartandhome.blogspot.com/2010/04/p-k-glitz-blog-hop.html
Janet, http://janetsjoy.blogspot.com/2010/04/hippity-hop.html
Wendy, http://dazzlingreflections.blogspot.com/2010/04/spring-blog-hop.html
Jamie, http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/04/p-k-glitz-blog-hop-and-blog-candy.html
Andrea, http://andreasscraps.com/1186/p-k-glitz-bunny-blog-hop/

85 comments:

  1. This is a stunning card. It looks fabulous with the touch of glitter too. Wonderful!

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  2. the card is soooo pretty! love the glitter! i am a follower and have signed up on the mailing list to get some fun exciting info!

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  3. Wendy.. wow what a beautiful card...

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  4. That butterfly is absolutely stunning!

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  5. oh wow! that is gorgeous, really gorgeous

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  6. Wow, what a cool project, really neat technique!

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  7. What a great concept. Beautiful!

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  8. Makes me want to go play with my photos to see what I can come up with...

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  9. Stunning. Just when I think I've seen everything :o))

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  10. I love your card and thanks for the tutorial. I am sooooo excited about all your ideas and your kaleidoscope projects.
    Thanks so much!
    Judy

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  11. What a gorgeous card! Thanks for the tutorial on how to make it.

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  12. Awesome, I would be so happy to send or receive on of these beauties!

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  13. love the card, my favorite color purple. thanks for all the ideas

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  14. Love your software and you sharing ideas. Thanks

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  15. Gorgeous and thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. Your butterfly is terrific! So many amazing things can be created with your software!

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  17. Hi, I'm new at this but so far I'm having a fantastic time with this product. I saw it at a sewing, quilt & craft show and was so intrigued and excited I could wait to get home and put it to work. So much fun!

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  18. Dear Wendy,
    This is so much fun. This is the first blog hop I have been on, and I love visiting the different blogs and seeing their work. I especially love your kaleidoscopes and your templates. They are so pretty and I would love to get more of them (I have one kaleidoscope cd - artistic effects, vol 1 and I love it.) Thanks for letting us come and visit your blog.
    Judy

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  19. This is such a sweet card! I love what we can do with the program!

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  20. Really pretty! I've never seen anything like it!

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  21. I run a family day care and we enjoy making things together with your software!

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  22. Congrats on a job well done. This is a beautiful card.

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  23. Beautiful and very professional looking card. Would love to have that soft ware.

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  24. Beautiful card. You did an awesome job. :)

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  25. Beautiful Card used your Dazzling Reflections often in my scrapbooking pages, and several of my family cards. You are giving me more inspirations. Love this blog hop idea. Hugs keep safe xx

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  26. just subscribed to your email list and am now a follower too!!

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  27. My favorites-purple and a butterfly. beautiful

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  28. Beautiful card. About 4 years ago I bought another "kaleidoscope creator" but it's not nearly as good as yours. I would love to win a copy of your software so I can chuck that other one out the window!

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  29. I just love your card. It's fantastic

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  30. this is a gorgeous card! I love purple and I LOVE butterflies!!! Happy Easter!

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  31. wow! what a beautiful card! i love it!

    hugs
    juli

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  32. holy moly! is this drop-dead gorgeous! wow!

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  33. Wow, what a cool effect with that software...love the card!

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  34. Cool effect.. Love the card....

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  35. Wowsers Wendy! That card is stunning!!!!

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  36. Your card is breathtaking! I love what you did with the flower behind the buttefly diecut.

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  37. Hi Wendy,
    What a BEAUTIFUL card.
    I have your dazzling reflection software & the first one (can't remember the name & your flower software. I just wish I had all your talent & ideas to go with the software. It has really helped tho with your tutorials. You make it all look so easy. I love all your ideas & look forward to seeing more.
    Thank you for a chance to win.

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  38. WOW This is my FAVORITE so far! I love the butterflies & holigraphic effect SO COOL!

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  39. Gee, reading your directions, I think I could actually do something like this - I do have good computer skills but never tried anything like the Dazzling Reflections Kaleidoscope Software. Thanks for sharing and offering this opportunity. I am now a follower!

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  40. that butterfly is beyond beautiful!!! amazing talents i do not want to miss i will be following!

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  41. I love butterflies and this one is one of the prettiest I've seen. Thanks so much for the inspiration

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  42. Love the card, and the tip on glittering the edges of your mat. Sally

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  43. Beautiful Card. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful templates and ideas, Wendy. They very much appreciated.

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  44. Love the card. The colors are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  45. Great card - and great instructions. Thanks for the fun stuff. Can't wait to see the other stuff too!

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  46. I love this card and the instructions show that anyone can do it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  47. I have loved this card every time I have seen it...would love to have the ability to make it..TFS

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  48. That is SO beautiful! I just love it! TFS!!

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  49. Love this effect - I've never seen it before!!

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  50. Really cute project. Happy crafting to you!

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  51. Thank you for doing the Blog Hop..I enjoy them as I don't always remember to look at all the blogs, nor have I the time, but with the hops, I get to see more than I would if it were left to my CRS..
    Everything was very inspiring, but now I must get back to my Easter projects...again,
    TFS, Debbie

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  52. wow! that is such a unique look! love it!!

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  53. Wow - this is gorgeous! I love the hop.

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  54. OMG that is smokin'cool. I have never seen anything like that before.

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  55. Wow that is amazing, so cool- thanks for sharing. Love this hop.

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  56. Wow - that is absolutely stunning!!!

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  57. this is so pretty! thanks for sharing

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  58. Thank you for the chance to enter to win this package. I love this blog. I have the basic KalKreators and NEVER realized there was more! Nor the creative crafting one could do with these! This blog is wonderfol!
    Thank you!

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  59. I have never seen that Kaleidescope thing before. That's really cool!

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  60. Your cards / projects are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing them w/us!

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  61. REALLY, really love the butterfly! I will be looking at your site closer... I am glad that I found you guys!

    Thanks!
    Christine
    www.scrapbookingtechnique.blogspot.com

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  62. Love that technique you used! You created a wonderful card!!

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  63. Such a stunning card! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  64. I have so much fun with this software.

    Janet J

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  65. Your butterfly is amazing, I am inspired!

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  66. Wendy, Love your butterflys. now I just need to do some myself! This might just be the incentive i need!

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  67. what an awesome card, love the design, color and bling!

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  68. This card is so beautiful.....makes me want to run right out into the garden and find some beautiful flowers to take pictures of. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. Absolutely beautiful. Love the addition of the sparkle. Thanks!

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