Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Michael Strong SUMMER blog hop and CANDY!!

welcome to the Michael Strong

Blog Hop!
Here is another inspirational blog hop
The theme of the blog hop is SUMMER.
Many of us make lots of colorful pictures in 
the summer and thse are perfect for scrap cards 
and embellish these cards with your stamps.

In this post I have 3 cards to share with you.

For the first card I used Mike's mini butterfly stamps
and  the metalic butterfly die that goes with it.
The reason is I noticed many people asked me 
how these dies are used, so I have made a turorial for you.
 Mini Wings Metal Die Cutters

You need:
cardstock and parchment paper
versamark, gold embossing powder
cuttlebug or other same sort machine
1. Start with stamping your stamp with versamark
on the parchment paper, sprinke gold embossingpowder
on top and use heat gun.
2. take cardstock and butterfly die
and make the right sandwich for
the cuttlebug.
3.Run the sandwich through the cuttlebug.
4. Take the butterfly out of the shape
and put aside for later.
What is left is a template you want to use.
5. Lay the template on top of your stamped
and emossed butterfly on parchment paper.
Take a pen to mark the dots next to the image.
6. Take the template of the parchment
and you see those marked dots.
7. Take your die again and put this on top
of the stamped image.
Make sure the dots are underneath 
the circles of the die.
When you do not want the die to move
you can secure it with a piece of tape.
8. Make the sandwich and run everything
through your machine.
9. You should have a perfect cut butterfly
ready for use.
10.Fold the wings of the butterfly
on both sides.
11. Take a piece of double sided foam tape
and adhere this to the body of the
12. Take the cut out cardstock butterfly
and stick the parchment in its place.
Now it looks like there are real butterflies on your card.
Here a close u. The sentiment is by Club Scrap.
Now for the goodies!
I also have some blog candy for you.
The new hexagon stamp,
that is so wonderful for multiple use. 
You can cut it and make all kinds
of wonderful decorations 
with it on your card.
Today of course I share how
 to make it into a sun with a lovely 
embellisment in the middle.
If you become a follower of my blog.
take a tour around the blog hop
and leave comment everywhere
it can be YOU who will win this new
Michael Strong cloisonné Hexagon stamp!
Cloisonne Hexagon Rubber Stamp
For the inside I also used dies to make
the shapes next to the sentiment (Club Scrap)
This is the heart of the sun, click on the 
photo and you see an even larger version.
And this is my card for Mike's Fun in the Sun
challenge on the Michael Strong Stampgroup.

To create the sun I used Mike's cloisonné circle
and leaves stamps. I embossed gold on gold paper.
In the heart of the sun I added a few gemstones.

Also I used the Alphabet stamps to create 
summer fun outside and inside the card.

Dragonflies are also associated with summer 
and I stamped one on the inside.
Well I think I have given you enough inspiration
and there is much more for you.

So please hop along all these other blogs
and leave some appreciation.
Have a creative day!



Lola Radnoti said...

Great! Hetty, love your clear instructions, makes me want to get in and make some cards! Love your blog also, visited several times now and wish mine could be as creatively inspiring. Cheers, Lola.

Inge said...

Heerlijke zomerse kaart, Hetty! En wat een prachtige tekst!

CraftyJo said...

Great cards Hetty, and thanks for the tutorial on using the dies, very useful.

CarlavdM said...

Wauw ...Hetty wat zien je kaarten er weer schitterend uit allemaal...complimenten hoor.
Leuk weer een blog-hop...ik ga ff verder 'hoppen'

Rosie Guiher said...

Beautiful cards Hetty! Thank you so much for the tutorial on the dies now i won't be afraid to get them.

Judy Wyckoff said...

Thank you so much for all you do.
You never fail to inspire. The pictures with the tutorial make it even better. Thanks again.
Judy Wyckoff

CraftyLady said...

Great Hetty............Looking forward to the Hop...

Deborah Bertolin said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful, Hetty ... I especially love the hexagon card - beautiful center! Deborah

Diana Enns said...

Awesome blog :) Thanks for a great tutorial on how to use these dies and stamps. Some great inspiration

Michael said...

Hetty, you are amazing as always! The cards are super special and the tutorial is really great. Thanks you for everything you do.

KathyR said...

Such Gorgeousness :-D

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful cards- and I always enjoy visual tutorials! I love the butterflies of parchment and gold : ) The Hexagon stamp looks like one I need.....! Fun Blog Hop- Thanks for organizing!

Lynn said...

Thanks Hetty for the tutorial. The cards are lovely, and Mike`s new hexagon stamp looks very versatile.
Thanks too for organizing another fun blog hop.

Brooke said...

Hetty I love both your cards.And the tutorial was super. That new Hexigon stamp looks like fun.

Terry said...

Great tutorial, Hetty! Both of your cards are amazing and I love the butterfly and the Summer flower is so pretty! Have fun!

Jill P said...

what pretty cards. Thanks for showing us how to use them.

Crafter Jane said...

Very nice, Hetty! Love the butterflies.

Judy Inukai said...

Your cards are great Hetty. I really like that new hexagon. I appreciate the tutorial. Thanks for all you do as moderator of the group and the wonderful inspiration.

Jan Castle said...

Great tutorial Hetty! Thanks!!! I have the hexagon stamp, so don't qualify for your candy...but had to say thank you!
Paper Hugs,

Laura said...

You have a wealth of info and gorgeous artwork on this blog hop post! Thanks for the tutorial on how to use Mike's dies! That looks very easy! I am looking forward to getting some of the dies to match my stamps!!!

karenajo said...

Thanks for the tutorial on using the dies - very informative. Love your pretty card withe the 'sunshine' - thanks for sharing !

Miranda said...

great cards, hetty. and thanks for the tutorial. i was wondering where those holse would be for :-) now i know.

als het goed is ben ik volger van je blog, maar ik krijg steeds een foutmelding. geen idee hoe dat weer goed krijg. sorry!

groetjes miranda

Barb said...

Great cards and great instructions on using the dies. very clear.


chaoscorner said...

Love the different cards and uses of Michael's stamps Hetty. Also thanks for a very useful tutorial on using Mike's dies - I will find it much easier now as I have a few but actually haven't used them with the stamps. This blog hop should be fun!

Daria said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for the tutorial on using the dies.

Anonymous said...

Hetty, I like all the cards, and thanks for detailed explanations! Let's hop even if it is so hot....Smadar

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Hetty, I LOVE your cards, they're always great eye candy!
Thanks for organizing this Blog Hop, and thanks for the tutorials!Dorly Weitzen, Israel