Friday, July 16, 2010

Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: A Card Style Mystery Blog Hop

I am in love with the shabby chic style. There is something so warm and cozy about it...worn and comfy like a soft quilt, imperfect and casual, so welcoming.

I created this shabby card with a small oval embroidery hoop - painted shabby white and sanded, then attached to the front of the card. The little house is painted with a soft blue acrylic paint and sanded as well. The background paper reminded me of a quilt. (See below for supplies used.)

Supplies used: Fly a Kite - Ice Cream paper by October Afternoon, chipboard house by Riff Raff Designs, paint, resin photo corner and rub on saying by Melissa Frances, embroidery hoop from crafty supply,  flowers and star pin by Maya Road, seam binding by Zipperstop - sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

I had a blast creating a few cards for the Card Style issue of Paper Crafts! I just received this issue the other day and it is so inspiring to see all of the different styles and loved how they were laid out, with so many examples of each. My favorite thing about this challenge was picking out all the goodies that inspire me....buttons, pins, tickets, rub ons, paint/ink, ribbons and adding stitching too.

What is YOUR style?


Please leave a comment here and on each of the 18 mystery blogs in the hop, plus a comment both at the Paper Crafts Connection and Moxie Fab World blogs for 20 chances to win! These two blogs will show a portion of the prize package which is valued over $350. Three winners will be chosen.

All comments must be posted by Sunday, July 18. Winners will be announced on the Moxie Fab World and Paper Crafts Connection blogs on Tuesday, July 20.





Click HERE to continue on the CARD STYLE mystery blog hop!

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scrappin' happy said...

Simplier version of shabby chic and vintage but it really depends on the occasion and mood :)

Melisa Hunter said...

I love this little project! That is some of my favourite paper, too. I can't wait to try something like this. Thanks for the inspiration... I'm putting your blog in my favourites!

see mary stamp said...

Beautiful project. I really need to try some shabby chic/vintage projects. I love the look of them.

Erin K said...

I love your shabby chic look. So pretty and soft. :)

Ayana Posadas said...

Gorgeous project!
So unique! :)

theCook said...

The more I hop on the blog hop, the more I think my style is classy & elegant. But I love other styles too!

Tiff said...

I LOVE your project!!!! WOW!

Jessi Fogan said...

What a fabulous idea for that embroidery hoop! I love it :)
My style really tends to fun & cute - but I love to look at them all!
Thanks for the chance to win -
Jessi

Anika said...

LOVE your card - reminds me of my grandma who made quilts that looked just like that patterned paper! My style is mostly Fun & Cute, but I love Shabby & Vintage.

Sandra said...

Very pretty!
I don't really have a style ... perhaps that is why things take me so long to make!
Sandra

Maureen L. said...

definitely clean and graphic, although I'm trying my hand at shabby chic and classy elegant. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lea L. said...

Your card is beautiful, Danielle!! I love how warm and inviting it is!

I am definitely more the clean & graphic or fun & cute styles!

♥Lea

Betty said...

love your shabby chic style - your project is great - also like CAS and classy & elegant - not too fond of cutesy stuff tho.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Love those clean and graphic, white space filled cards! It fits me to a T.

Patti Gingrich said...

Lovely project! Love the vintage style! Wish I could master it. You girls are inspiring me to give it another try!

Anna said...

Clever and stunning! I, too, am in love with shabby chic, but there's no way I'll ever be able to pull it off. No, for now I'll stick with my CAS, almost geometric, cards and admire your shabby amazingness from afar :)

Tracy J said...

This is an awesome little project - just love it!

BabyBokChoy said...

such a darlin' project!!!! love it!

AHadley said...

Gorgeous, Danielle! I love to dabble in different styles.

Giovana said...

Your project is perfect! Love it!!

Jessie said...

Love your project!! I have no real style I just do what pops in my head!

scalder said...

What a FAB idea using an embroidery hoop!!! That's why I love blog hops so much--so much talent, so many ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing:)

craftymom205 said...

What a great idea.

Stephanie Smith said...

This is so cute. Now on with the hop...hehe.

rudie2shoes said...

I'm still trying to figure out my style. There are just so many that I'm loving that I seem to be un-focused.

Amanda L. said...

You rock the shabby/vintage look, Dani! As for my style, not too sure somedays.....I like the shabby/vintage look, but most of my layouts end up being more bright, streamlined, and simple.

Marfa said...

My style is eclectic but clean...with bits of handmade stuff...I love to crochet.

Kelly Massman said...

OMG! Dont' tell anyone else ;-) but I think this is my favorite along the hop!! I guess it's because it is so unique!!! Very cute! (p.s. everyone's card has been great)
my style: fun and cute with flowery stuck in here and there--kind of eclectic.

vegetablog said...

I think my style is classy/elegant, but I'd love to get better at graphic! I really like the way you've incorporated the embroidery hoop! that's so unexpected but fabulous!

Jenn said...

this is amazing, love the colors and layout!

Barbara DeBose said...

I think my stype is clean & simple.

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

My style is mainly Clean & Graphic, but I have been trying Vintage lately and love it!! Thanks for the chance to win. Alicia E

ruth said...

Great project!

Rachel Hope said...

So sweet! I love the shabby look...can't create shabby myself, but I love to see everyone elses :D

Stephanie Fiereck said...

Great "shabby" project!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love to look thru them before I try to make something.

Kathy R

Lindsay said...

Love your work! So beautiful!

Lisa said...

Classy and elegant is my style but I love the look of shabby chic.

Linda said...

These blog hops are so wonderful. I love the shabby/vintage style and your blog is being added to my favorites. So much inspiration, my head is spinning. I'm so glad I'm off this weekend. I will be in my scrapbook room all weekend. Total bliss! Thanks for the inspiration.

Bev J. said...

What a neat project-lots to see. tfs

chene said...

i am a clean & graphic card maker!

- - Sheryl - - said...

OMG - I love it. I have a bag of circle embroidery hoops - I almost tossed. Love it!!!!

Ellie A. said...

Oh I love it! I would so hang that in my house :) For me I am a mix of fun& cute/graphic clean stamper TGIF to you!

Tracy said...

that is an adorable project and uses some of my fav DP!

FrancineB said...

Very sweet.

My style: clean/graphic

clnapier07 said...

This is amazing and so chic. I just love your style. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop today!!!

Jennifer B. said...

Love the hoop! One of my favorite card techniques :)

cards by cara said...

How creative!! Love it! My style is clean and simple, trying to be classy and elegant.

cardsbycara AT hotmail DOT com

Stephanie said...

I LOVE your card! so pretty!!
my style is more fun/cute & clean/graphic, but I love all the styles ;)

Stephanie said...

I LOVE your card! so pretty!!
my style is more fun/cute & clean/graphic, but I love all the styles ;)

Veronica said...

What a beautiful card! I love all of the colors and the cute house. My style would have to be clean and simple.

Tenia Nelson said...

Wow....this is AWESOME!!!!! My style is fun and cute and clean and graphic most of the time!

Janet L. said...

Great project. I love the colors and the details. I lean towards classy/elegant with major doses of vintage thrown in for good measure.

catdidit said...

Wow! This is AWEsome! Love this for like a wallhanging!

Glenda said...

Wow - great project!

Sue D said...

Great project! I really like the quilt look DP. My style is usually fun and cute.

dropstitchknitter said...

So pretty - I love your card! I haven't settled on a style yet, but really like the card you made!

Robin Gibson said...

Oh, You are one of my Crafty-heroines! LOVE your style! SO talented you are:) LOVE this card, of course! I'm a shabby/vintage kinda girl too...but still working on it! THANKS!

bellonjm07 said...

my style is clean and elegant - I hope to aspire to be a shabby chic'r when i get enough courage!!

Nicole Maki said...

Wow! Your card looks like it should be hanging on a wall. Gorgeous!

My style is eclectic.

Heather said...

Beautiful card!
I love to try all different styles.

Marge said...

LOVE your card; it's a style I'm trying out lately! Got a lot to learn, but enjoying the ride!

Sylvia said...

This is such a happy shabby and chic project! thanks for sharing! I am going to really have to try this style!

catnap said...

I just love this. I'd consider it a card and gift all in one. I'd definitely hang this one on the wall forever if I received this card.

Keva said...

This is so very cute! I love it. My favorite style is clean and graphic.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Love your great card! I wish I could do cards like this but I am always in such a hurry!

Stacy said...

Fantastic! I love this project!

Kay said...

Fabulous shabby chic creation, Danielle. You're so very talented! Great idea to use an embroidery hoop. WOW!
♥♥ Kay

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

Oh I love this! It would be perfect hanging in a guest room somewhere! Love the yellow ribbon!

Shelly Greybeck said...

Cute little project.

julie.schellin said...

My style is Fun & Cute, no doubt.

ArlaMo said...

I love to look at Shabby Chic, but can't really pull it off. I'm more of a Clean & Graphic girl.

Teresa Z said...

What a unique idea! My style is usually clean/Simple.

dazey said...

What a cute project! I tend toward the clean/graphic style.

Sara Mac said...

Lovely project! My style is CAS. That can be either clean and graphic or classy and elegant.

Erika M. said...

I love your style! I'm cute and fun but I aspire to shabby vintage!

Jamie said...

Wonderfull project!!

kelly said...

i 'discovered' your blog just this week and have enjoyed it so much! love the wall hanging--thanks for sharing!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute!

I'm mostly fun and cute.

Jeni Barbas said...

Love your project and that October Afternoon paper! I do really love shabby and vintage so that's why yours speaks to me :)

Sally Watkins said...

My style is much more clean than mot, but I truly appreciate the shabby vintage creations! Great use of the embroidery hoop.

Anne said...

I lean towards clean and simple, but really enjoy the other styles as well. I love your shabby chic creation.

Sandi said...

Love your idea. So cute!

Lindy said...

Very unique and stunning. Love it sooo super duper cute.

LucianaW said...

Hi Dani...I lovee this chance!!!
My style is ecletic....but I like work with colors!
Kisses

charli said...

This couldn't be cuter! I love all things cute and my cards reflect that a lot of the time.

jknapp00 said...

Love this project. Very cute.

sheila said...

really like this project- could see this minature form being done for Christmas ornaments....

Jamie said...

I think my style is fun and cute. But I love your shabby look. The cards are great.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

What a sweet project - every element is fabulous! My style is a combo - clean & graphic and fun & cute, sometimes wandering into the classy & elegant. I struggle with shabby chic/vintage, but love to drool all over it. Thanks for sharing!

LaurieJ said...

Beautiful project! That's some of my favorite DP too. I'm still trying to define my particular style - maybe Card Style can help.

Liz said...

What a fabulous project

smahrty said...

that is a really cute project!

Anonymous said...

I have admired your style and projects for quite some time now. I wish I could pull it off! Beacuse it never seems to turn out the way I think it will, I tend to lean toward clean and simple. Thanks! Leslie

Cindy said...

Just love this project!! Great idea!

JustMargo said...

Love your work! My go-to style, clean and graphic.

Terri E. said...

What a fun project.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lillian Child said...

Home is definitely where the heart is - sweet little hoop creation! My stile is very similar - love using layers and different techniques on one creation.

kimosabescraps said...

I fall in between shabby/vintage and fun /cute... I can do both lol
Love your style so much..all those yummy layers!!

Tanya said...

I think my style is classy/elegant, but I so adore the vintage/shabby look. I love inking, sponging distressing, I just never pile on enough stuff.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Absolutely adorable! I just love that little painted house. You have a wonderful style and sense of color!

My Angel said...

Fabulous Project!!

I tend to lean towards clean & graphic!!

Noreen said...

Love your little house in the hoop - very homespun.

FLEUR de Lo said...

What a great idea! The weathered house is fabulous, too!

Karen said...

Wow, this is so cool. I so admire your style.

Jessica Wekenman said...

I am somewhere between fun/cute and clean/graphic. But I absolutely love the shabby/vintage look! Your card is the perfect example of what I love! So beautiful!

narutopenguingirl said...

My style is kind of jumping all over the place right now! I would like to make cards in the clean and graphic style :)

Theresa said...

Great project. My style leans to classy and elegant.

Carol said...

Awesome card!

I tend towards Clean and Graphic, but also do Fun and Cute!

Carol B

anya said...

Wow! This is amazing! I lean more towards Vintage, can't seem to pull off the Shabby Chic but it is my most favorite style to drool over!!

Rona said...

oh my - this is gorgeous!!! my style is girly - love the shabby chic look with a little cute and fun mixed in. :)

Jami said...

Shabby chic is my fave and I LOVE your hoop project!!!

Traci said...

too cute. i love shabby chic! btw....glad you had fun in South Dakota. I am a South Dakota girl as well.....where in SD are you from? I'm from Madison.

Wendy said...

That is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Great idea!

Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

I definitely lean towards a classy and elegant style, but I loved your shabby chic project!!
~Rachel in Sacramento ♥♥

Staysy said...

Gorgeous project! I tend to create in a mix of classy & elegant and clean & simple!

Cathy H. said...

Oh, I love this. Shabby chic/vintage is my favorite style.

Diane Jaquay said...

I LOVE your creation!! My style is very eclectic, sometimes cute, sometimes a bit shabby, often classic :)

mtscrapgal said...

Guess you will be hand delivering this masterpiece.You could box it up for mailing though. It's beautiful. Shabby-vintage is my fav style and I attempt it for lots of my cards but I like fun & cute too. Thanks

Betty-Ann said...

Beautiful work! I'm more of a fun and cute kind of girl!

Susan said...

very nice - creative use of elements - got me thinking about what I have around the house I should be incorporating in cards!!

Ginger Claire said...

Gorgeous project - so much to look at

Yvonne said...

Cool project! I just love the colors you used.

Robyn W said...

What a beautiful card!

mommyabbytommy said...

What an original and unique card. I love it! My style is much more simple!

Sue in Grapevine said...

I am multi-stylish -- go all over the place w/my cards.

Jen said...

Beautiful! I'm a fun and cute gal - shabby chic scares me. I just don't even know where to begin. But I love looking at it!

Cammie said...

My dream style is shabby/vintage, although I have difficulty creating that style.

Amy said...

This is a very pretty project. I'm drawn to elegant & classy, but tend to be all over the board for creating.

Lori B said...

Sigh--Ijust got rid of a ton of those old hoops-who knew that something so beautiful could be made with them! thanks for sharing your ideas!

Eve said...

I luv your creation in stich hoop! i've done it too, but not for Paper crafting! I made a rag Patriotic doll, having a tiny hoop with a star stitched in it, cuz i luv stitching too. My style is rather simple but looked very nice. Not so much for die cutting nor layering. I always want it to look elegant, though.

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, this is so stinkin' ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!! I love it!
I am most certainly a shabby chic/vintage girl! love everything about it!

Cindy Otto said...

Being a quilter, I love your idea. How clever!!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm shabby, vintage, too.

Denise said...

What a beautiful card! Those I think it would look great on your door too! So warm and inviting. Just gorgeous.

Betsy said...

Love the shabby vintage style and this is what I am happy working in.
Your project is very lovely!

Pat said...

My style is dictated by my mood and the card occasion. I am not a shabby/vintage designer but admire those that do it with such ease.

Agata said...

My style is definitely the C&S! But i love shabby and vintage, elegant happens, too!

BunnyFreak said...

Wow, love the use of the embroidery hoop.

KellyG said...

Love your project, so creative! I might have to steal that idea!! I am more clean and sometimes cute, but I wish I could be more shabby chic!

Laurie Morse said...

Shabby/vintagy is my style. Love your project! And your web site!!

Nicki said...

Fun & Cute is my style. I LOVE your project though. That is adorable!

Tricia said...

What a great project! I love the shabby style!

Sara P said...

My style is clean and simple

Anna said...

Love all styles. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy Martin said...

My style is clean and graphic.

Karen B. said...

Love the papers here, I'm a clean and graphic type of gal.

amber said...

i love the shabby/vintage style...still learning how to create it, but i absolutely love it! and, i lvoe your card...so fun!!!

Jasmine Luttrell said...

OMG Very very cute project. My style is cute and fun. Thanks for sharing.

DeniseB said...

More clean and simple for me. Love your project! Sweet!
DeniseB

Laura Isham said...

Love, love, love the flowers on your project. So soft and pretty. Although I consider myself a keep-it-simple clean style, I love the softness that shabby brings to the projects.

tape said...

Awesome card! My styles are clean & graphic and shabby & vintage.

Glennis said...

your style is just great - I wish mine was as good

Kelly S. said...

Ack that is one of the most awesome little projects I've seen in a loooong time! Love the idea of the embroidery hoop mixed with paper crafts, ADORABLE!

GabrielaD said...

I love your style so much, wish it would rub of on me.... lol want to share some of your talent?

dahlhousedesigns said...

cute project.

i am mainly a clean and graphic kind of girl.

lisa a.

banec1 said...

this is beautiful. I just uncovered a forgotten embroidery hoop last night....

Donna C said...

Clean and graphic

imastampin said...

Danielle, your project is oh so cute. Elegant and classy, that's my favorite style, for sure.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

My style usually falls into clean and graphic.

Sue McRae said...

I don't think I have a style, I tend to mix them up on one card!

Cookie said...

Love that house and the colors!!

Jeni said...

Great project! I love all of the ribbon & flowers.

Barb P said...

Love the way you used the October Afternoon paper! I tend to go all over the board with card styles -- they are a great way to experiment!

Kate Anne said...

I love this project!! Better than a card, cos you can display this!! Super loves!!

Wilma B said...

"tres chic"...great to receive and use as a decor item....wilma

Elisabeth said...

This is just lovely, would look wonderful as a wall hanging!

Sandy said...

I have to keep my jaw from dropping - this is amazing!! LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration - so glad to have come across your blog on this fun hop. My style - still refining it but love all things shabby/vintage =)

Lin said...

WOW! This is wonderful - it does remind me a bit of a quilt! I aspire to shabby and vintage styles, and like the person above me, I'm still working on it! Thanks for your wonderful inspiration!!

Karen said...

awesome and very creative....

Jessrose21 said...

I love your project!! I wish I could do a more shabby look but my projects always turn out clean and very "perfectionist". I guess I need to relax a little and get inky!

JeanFB said...

OMG, what a fabulous project! LOVE that it's inside and embroidery hoop, and I just got a packet of that October Afternoon paper today. I will definitely be using this idea to make my quilter mom a little decor item. I love shabby chic, too!

Julie said...

Wow, this is just fantastic....I love shabby!

lynn said...

no matter what label you give it, your style is just charming to me:)

Helen F. said...

Very sweet project, Danielle. Love the shabby chicness/vintage look and feel!

Angela Fehr said...

What a fantastic idea - and I love your style - I'm pretty shabby vintage myself!

Natalie said...

Cute little project! Very sweet. I'm a fun and cute type of card maker. ;) I hope I can master them all some day. :D

StampinCathy said...

This is just one awesome and inspiring project. Love the colors and details.

NanaBeth said...

You never ever disappoint-gorgeous card.

Abby's Garden said...

I love the shabby feel the most too and your creation is beautiful!

Nicky Hsu said...

Good project with shabby and vintage style.

Barbara said...

Very sweet "homey" project!

Emily Keaton said...

Go-to style? Classy and elegant but I love to dabble in shabby and vintage, too :)

JOAN said...

I love this project. It's going into my favorite items. Thanks for the inspiration. I am mostly a fun & cute shabby chic.

Michellem said...

LOVE your 3-d card! So soft and pretty - my style is a hodgepodge of several of the styles.

Chloe said...

I love to work in a clean and graphic style but I really love shabby and fun/cute too. Elegant and classy is a bit harder for me. Love your card!

Mitz said...

Very very well done... I would love one! =)

My style is FUN & CUTE, just like me! =)

God bless.

Jennybean said...

I love how you used the frame!

cards4ever said...

I love what you did to that wooden hoop.

Karey said...

This is one of my favorite cards. Can you believe the value of the giveaway. Some girl's heart will be pounding!

Sew-Ink said...

Beautiful and fun! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Alyssa P said...

Super sweet project :) I love your use of the embroidery hoop. The wheels are turning already... I'll be on the lookout for those now!

puffinliz said...

You are so out of the box! This is great...I am eclectic, stealing from here and there according to my whims.

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Oh my, this is lovely!

whatspeaks2myheart said...

I love vintage, shabby & elegant but can't quite get to the level of dimension you have. TFS

Valerie said...

Very creative and congratulations on being in the magazine.

Nina said...

What a cute and clever idea your card is - it's gorgeous!!

Cynthia B. said...

Such an amazing and unique card! Myself, I lean towards fun and cute. This hop has been wonderful to see the different styles so perfectly executed.

Paula said...

Very unique and creative use of the emb. hoop. I'm still "stylizing" my style... This blog has been very helpful, I must say!

tami=) said...

Soooo pretty!!!! I love the shabby/vintage style! But I'm more of a clean and simple!

Karinn said...

I would love to be able to create in the shabby vintage style, but it just doesn't work for me. I'm going to keep at it with all this inspiration!

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