Saturday, September 25, 2010

It is Blog Hop Time!


It's here: The Stamping Vacation blog hop we have all been waiting for.




Homemade With A Hop.




Welcome to your 7th stop of 10 on Stamping Vacation's first blog hop: Homemade with a HOP! This blog hop starts September 25th at 9 a.m. and ends September 26th at 9 p.m. (US Central time) We're focusing on different homemade embellishments for paper crafting and we have a long list of incredible prizes available to be won on every single blog.
My blog is being sponsored by The Stampsmith Stamps. And there are Four $10 Gift Certificates to The Stampsmith Store up for grabs!! And to win one of the Gift Certificates become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already) and leave a comment below this post.
If you have a favorite handmade embellishment mention it in your comment. Winners will be announced Tuesday, Sept 28.
PLUS,one grand prize winner will receive a gift certificate to the sponsor of their choice for $5-$50 depending on how many blogs they've commented on! There are 10 blogs to hop on so you can win up to a $50.00 gift certificate to the sponsor of YOUR choice! So be sure to comment on every blog!
A full list of prizes and blog hop stops can be found here.

You should have hopped here from Corry's blog.
If you have gotten lost along the way, return to the beginning here.


My handmade embellishment is a flower made from Tulle. To make the
flower start with a long, narrow strip of Tulle (about 2 x 30 inches). Using long running stitches gather up the long edge.

When you get to the end it should look like this:

Now pull the thread tight and it should look like this. Do not cut the thread at this point . Take a few stitches to hold the two short ends together. Make several knots and now cut the thread. Adjust the gathers so they are evenly spaced.
Die cut two flowers and grab a fabric covered brad.


Stack the die cuts and brad. Add a little adhesive to hold together. Layer over the tulle flower and push the brad's prongs through the tulle. I like to punch the prongs through the card too. That seems to help hold the flower to the card. So here is your tulle flower.




You can use your flower to decorate a card, a scrapbook page, or a gift package. I used mine on a card . Here is my finished project.

I used an Audrey stamp -The Audrey Hepburn Set from The Stampsmith.
Sentiment is from Inkadinkado.
Papers: GCD Studios, SEI- Bissette Collection, Glossy White CS, and green Vellum from the Paper Comp.
Sizzix Die Cut- Flower Layers #3.

And of course, some detail shots for you.



YOUR NEXT STOP ON THE HOP IS DANA'S BLOG. So hop on over and check out Dana's handmade embelly and her prizes! Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget that Stamping Vacation has a different challenge everyday for all the challenge-a-holics out there. I include myself in that group. LOL.

Have fun and good luck on all the drawings.

Karen

71 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea. I love it.

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  2. That is just stunningly simple!!! Thank you for the chance to win some wonderful prizes :D XXX

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  3. Great tutorail - need to try this one too
    thanks for the hop

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  4. Love this!!! Will definitely try to get my hands on some tulle. Wonderful for those girly cards!

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  5. OK - this is just not fair....I am never gonna have time to hoover if I try out all the ideas I have seen on this hop! Oh Hang on ... hoover, crafting, hoover, crafting....CRAFTING!

    thanks for sharing

    Rx

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  6. Really great idea. Perfect for the card you made. (Audrey Hepburn is my favorite actress).
    P.S. Corry says "Hi"

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  7. Your flower is gorgeous! I love the tulle. And your card came out fantastic, I love the Chic sentiment and Audrey is awesome. Corry say Hey!

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  8. oh that is just sooooooooooo elegant!!!

    hugs :)

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  9. This is really a great idea!!! Thanks for the lesson how to make it!!

    Greetings, Judith
    http://artdogz.blogspot.com

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  10. Gorgeous!! Love the chipboard layered on that delicate tulle!

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  11. My daughter is drooling over the tutu flower LOL!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  12. Such a lovely effect behind the flower! Elegant card, love it!

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  13. Karen, o so pretty..thank you for this wonderful new idea...can't wait to try this.

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  14. very cool thanks for sharing!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  15. wow so pretty, thanks for sharing

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  16. Tulle looks great!! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!!

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  17. Oh thats one beautiful flower, and what a lovely way to make them. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  18. OH I love this, similar to my lace flowers, but different results, love it!!!

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  19. thank you for showing very cute
    and your cards is very pretty
    thank for showing

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  20. Karen, what a lovely tutorial. I think I must get some tulle and give this a go. I would certainly love to be in with a chance of winning something in the Stamping Vacation Blog Hop. Best wishes, Kym xxx

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  21. I keep getting errors...when I try to post, will try again here. Love the flower and your card. Love making new flowers.

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  22. What a great soft touch and elegant look to your card! Thanks for sharing!

    KymKreates

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  23. neat flower and a very different look from my ribbon flowers. Another idea to add to my collections.

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  24. Very cool background for the flowers! Remins me of the nylon net Christmas wreaths I made with much bigger gathered net back in the 60's. Will give your idea a try!

    Barb Gault
    www.bsgstamps4fun.blogspot.com

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  25. So pretty! It looks fabulous!

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    Carla
    mommarobin@gmail.com

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  26. What a great project and the tulle really makes it look fresh and new. Great idea and I am enjoying the hop. thanks a bunch.

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  27. What a pretty flower thanks for sharing how you made this. Gloria M

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  28. I have loads of tulle that I really need to use to make some flowers. Thanks for the reminder.

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  29. Beautiful flower! I love how you used the tulle.

    Jennifer

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  30. Oh wow! What a beautiful flower - simple but stunning! Thank you for the tutorial.
    Love, Andrea xx

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  31. Wow..wow...what a fantastic card...I can't believe that is a stamped image..so lovely. And really like your tulle flower I will be trying that very soon. :-)

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  32. Great tutorial and such a pretty embellishment
    Thanks for sharing.
    Corry says HI
    Kaye,

    eyak@optusnet.com.au

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  33. Super chic!! I'm really gonna have to try this out! :)

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  34. OMGawd this is tres chic! LOVE the flower tutorial! Thanks for sharing. Your card is glorious!@!

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  35. What a wonderful flower idea to share, I will have to make some of these for my scrapbook pages.

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  36. That is beautiful. I will have to try that out. Thank you.

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  37. Love the card! I'll have to try it sometime!

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  38. The tulle flower is very pretty. I use a lot of tulle in my quilting so now I can try another way to use it.
    Beth
    donald.klein2@verizon.net

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  39. oh i love these i want to make some lol xx

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  40. Hi there fellow Michigander. I love this flower, going to have to try some.

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  41. This is so, so pretty! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  42. Love the card and those flowers are to die for Great job and great tutorial

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  43. I love this!!!! I make dance costumes and last year made tutu's. I always save all the scraps so I have a bag of tulle waiting for a use. This is it. Can't wait to play!! BTW Corry says Hi!

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  44. Oh, I love this - thank you so much for the tutorial.

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  45. How fun. I've got tulle and have no clue what to do with it besides tie bows! So happy to have a new idea and inspiration!
    Hugs
    Amber

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  46. Thanks for the idea, love your Audrey card.
    R/

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  47. Great idea to share and so simple. I am trying one right now.

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  48. Oooh, I love this! Handmade flowers are my favorite embellie (that, and pearls), and I HAVE to try this one- just beautiful!

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  49. This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing. (kezta20@gmail.com)

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  50. Very chic ,I made one from the netting and sprayed it gold but as yet I have made anything with it.Great idea.

    Thaks
    Gail

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  51. Hi, this tulle flower is gorgeous, I've never done one of those, I'm so glad I decided to hop 'cos I've gathered loads of ideas and your card is gorgeous. I love your Simple Cards too... the ones with the chick, I was just doing a CAS card yesterday and couldn't finish it.. wonder why I find these so difficult!!! Hugs xxx

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  52. Fantastic tutorial! The flower is gorgeous!

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  53. PS .. Corry said Hi :)) he he xx

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  54. Like a we ballerina skirt how fab, thanks for sharing.

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  55. This is a beautiful embellishment and great tutorial! Thanks for sharing! Warm aloha!

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  56. Ooh la la - the flower looks sensational (so does your card) and your tutorial was so easy to follow. Thank you :)

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  57. Gorgeous Card Karen, Beautiful flower, love the Audrey Stamp, thanks for the tutorial, take careX:)

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  58. wonderful flower! thanks for sharing

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  59. very chic flower with that tule........thanks for the tutorial....great card
    xxx Margreet

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  60. Cute flower!

    charoletteejones@bellsouth.net

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  61. As I said on one of the other blogs I love making homemade flowers. This one is so cool. I love the idea of using the netting. I am for sure going to try this one. I've been so pleased on this blog hop because each of you have been giving such great directions. Thanks so much for featuring this pretty, pretty flower! Thank you for taking the time to be a part of this blog hop and sharing your talent with us.

    Gayle Taylor
    gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

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  62. cute CUTE card! I love the flower...off to find some tulle!

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  63. I made a super cute tulle flower for a scrapbook page for my niece Alanna, so fun and easy to boot

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  64. Lovely embellishment. Thank you for sharing.

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  65. Your flower is so pretty!!
    I love using tulle and what a fun and unique way to add the tulle!!
    Love it!

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  66. love love this. awesome and easy work.

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  67. Brilliant tutorial and card Karen you ladies sure rock.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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