Monday, February 1, 2010

[H]ippity Hop!!!

Welcome to the Ippity blog hop, one of the few things that makes me look forward to Monday!!!

I have one new card to show off today - I used it for the Challenge this week. If you've looked at my blog before, you know I love to make circle cards.  I sent out 30 round Christmas cards this year and made them up like ornaments.  They were a huge hit!  (Scroll to my older posts to see a few...)

This card uses one of the last scraps of my favorite paper ever, the Japanese paper from Paper Source.  It came in a large sheet and I have used it for everything fom lining envelopes to making cards.  It is beautiful with the gold highlights and it just inspires me every time I see it. The round gold card is also from Paper Source - in the 50% sale bin after Christmas.  This is thank you card for my mom - I used the "love" stamp from "Because of You" and the thank you and frame from "Just Wanted to Say."  I also embossed the card for some textural interest.



I want to say that these Ippity stamps are fabulous - they are inexpensive and can be used for all occasions.   I don't have a favorite set but I have used "Kissmas and Mistletoe" more than any other set I own.  The sets are the perfect size for beginners - not too many stamps to overwhelm a beginner and just enough to have a complete range of stamps for limitless ideas.  I can't say enough nice things about the folks at Ippity and Unity.  About 99% of my stamps are from Unity or Ippity (I've only been stamping for a few months and have amassed a large collection.)  The prices are excellent, the quality is fantastic, and they are made in the USA.  How great is that!!  If you don't buy your Ippity here, check out some of the other bloghoppers here .

Have a great week!

Jennifer

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Jennifer! Love the touches of gold!

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  2. I love this! Your colors are so rich and pretty!

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  3. wow--great colors! Great card!! TFS:)

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  4. I love your shaped card. The Love panel is fabulous!

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  5. What a great compilation of papers, stamps, and details that make this card so very stunning! Sorry the last of your paper is gone now! It is so pretty!

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  6. Just beautiful! Love the round card - those are very hard for me. I especially appreciate your comments about the value of these stamps.
    ~ky

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  7. I love this card. I would be a great card for Chinese New Year!

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  8. Beautiful card Jennifer! I love the ruffled lace and these colors are awesome!

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  9. Luv it! Luv the Oriental paper that you used. Simply exquisite!

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  10. How beautiful is this, love all the special touches!!!

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  11. What a fabulous card! So many special touches to it.

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  12. Love the rich feel...that GOLD is ink is awesome! :)

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