Friday, July 31, 2009

InStyle Stamps Fantasy Blog Hop

It's the last Friday of the month, and you know what that means - it's time to go blog hopping with InStyle Stamps! This month, the design team was given an image from our new fantasy line, debuting today! As usual, we will have some great prizes to give away, so make sure to read all the way down to the bottom of the post to see how you can get entered into a drawing for some great goodies!

When Virginia showed me the new images, I knew I had to work with the adorable new Twirling Fairy image. She is just so cute!

For my blog hop project, I decided to make a birthday card with matching wrapped gift for a friend who's is celebrating the big 40 next week. Think she'll like it?

Matching wrapped gift, you say? How did you do that, you say? Well let me let you in on a little secret... not only is digital paper great for cards and scrapbooks, but it makes great custom gift wrap!

For my gift wrap, I printed the White Circles and Posies digi paper onto copy paper. Yup, you read that correctly, plain old copy paper.

I then added on ribbon, lace, and a pink button to match my card. See how quick and easy it is to add a personal touch to your wrappings?

For the card, I colored in Twirling Fairy with copic markers and added some highlights with my trusty white gel pen. I don't know about you, but when I think of fairies, I picture gauzy dresses made out of some gorgeous shimmering fabric, so I went over the image with Angel Wings Shimmerz to try to recreate that effect.

As you can see, the designer paper is more of the White Circles and Posies digi paper, this time printed onto cardstock. I used the ribbon and lace from the gift wrap, and added in two pink buttons in a smaller size so everything coordinates.


On to the blog hop details...

We will be giving away a Grand Prize to one lucky Blog Hop participant and also have a prize for one lucky design team member. To enter, hop through the design team’s blogs (you can find them in my sidebar), and then go to the InStyle Stamps blog and vote for the designer who's project inspired you the most. (You're going to vote for me, right? LOL!) The leave us a comment answering the following question in order to be entered into the drawing for the grand prize:

What is your favorite fairytale? (Now or as a child.)

My favorite fairytale has always been Sleeping Beauty. I saw the Disney movie as a child and was enchanted. The amazing music and the funny antics of the 3 Fairy Godmothers sucked me right in. "Make it Blue." "I said Pink!" LOL. I've read many other versions of the tale (Robin McKinley's "Spindle's End" is an entertaining romp with a less helpless heroine.) over the years, but the Disney movie version remains a favorite.


MichelleO said...

Isn't she pretty! Love her skirt!!! And wow.. the wrapping paper is wonderful!

Taylor said...

I want this imaeg! I love it!!!! Great job!

Risa said...

Very cute card and project! I love your image!!

Anonymous said...

WOW, Melissa! Awesome idea to use the digi dp as gift wrap! TFS that. And your twinkling fairy is perfect! I love this image and you did a great job on her, she's gorgeous! :)

Cathy said...

This is so cute!! I have to have that image!! Love the soft colors and the whole project is really sweet!! Hugs, Cathy

Nunt said...

Nice one with the gift wrap - thanks for the idea ^_^


HazelQ said...

Ohh soo pretty! I loved the idea of the gift wrap :)

Kim said...

Beautiful card Melissa and love the gift wrap idea! Never thought about printing on plain copy paper! How brilliant!!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Adrina said...

Lovely image, cute card.

Tracey Malnofski said...

This is beautiful, Melissa!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is absolutely PRECIOUS!!!!

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