November 18, 2013

Blog Hoppin' with Perfect Paper Crafting!

Hello, friends! We're having a very special blog hop this week with our friends at Perfect Paper Crafting!


The fun begins on the Perfect Paper Crafting blog, so you'll want to hop over there first.

What would a blog hop be without prizes??? Up for grabs are TWO $50 Gift Certificates, one to spend in the Perfect Paper Crafting store and one to spend in The Craft's Meow store!!! For a chance to win, take the hop and leave comments along the way, including on the store blogs. We will randomly select the winners from the store blogs, but the winner must have also commented on all the blogs in the hop.

Don't worry, there is plenty of time to complete the hop! It will stay open until Friday, November 22nd at midnight Pacific.

Perfect Paper Crafting is offering a 5% discount on their tools to our hoppers. Just enter the code meow5% at checkout to receive your discount. Click >HERE< to be taken to the Perfect Paper Crafting store.

The Craft's Meow is having a huge sale on retiring stamp sets! Prices are up to 75% off of regular retail! Click >HERE< to see all the stamp sets on sale.

Now, don't fall out of your chair... I actually made a card for the hop!


I really had fun playing with my new Perfect Paper Crafting tools! First, I used the Perfect Square to "square up" my card after simply stamping it on a piece of card stock willy nilly... I didn't have to worry whether it was perfectly straight because I had my Perfect Square to make sure of that! Then I used my Perfect Layers tool to create the mat for my image. What can I say, it's perfect! I love it! No need to worry that I might adhere the image panel crookedly on the mat! If you've never tried Perfect Layers tools, I highly recommend that you do, especially if you're like me and want your mats perfectly straight and even.

My card was made using Christmas Lantern by Clare Buswell. It's so much fun to color! Plus, I love that it looks great even without patterned paper (if I do say so myself).

Now, off you go to hop! Each blog should link to the next, but we've provided all of the links here just in case there's an unfortunate break along the way. Enjoy!

The Craft's Meow & Lisa Hjulberg ---> You Are Here 


32 comments:

Karen Conner said...

LOVE the lantern image. Great job coloring. Love it.

Sabrina said...

Beautiful card and beautiful coloring!!

Patti J said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the image, and OMG, that pretty gold border frames it so beautifully! Thanks for another wonderful hop, just full of inspiration!

Barbara said...

Oh I love your card and that beautifully colored Christmas lamp. Gorgeous.

Dee dee said...

This is just beautiful!

lindaplus3 said...

that is a very very beautiful card :)

Iris said...

Pretty Christmas card. I love blog hops. Thanks for a chance to win.
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M DelValle said...

So pretty!! I love it!

Sherri P said...

Lovely!! can't beat easy squares

joy said...

I love Clare's Christmas lantern stamp and your card is beautifully crafted. I can see that those layering tools would be a big help!

Kris B said...

What a wonderful Christmas card! Love the Christmas Lantern image! Your layers really are perfect!

Vicki said...

I love the coloring on your card. So soft and pretty. You could use this stamp on a variety of occasions.

Barbara said...

I think it looks perfect, too!

quilt4fun2 said...

Your card is so beautiful...Your coloring is wonderfully done. The lantern looks like glass and brass! Everything layered perfectly. I will have to look into these tools!
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Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful card. Not only is it a lovely image, but so beautifully colored! TFS!

Ted said...

Lisa, that coloring is just top-notch! I love the shading and realism. :) Such a pretty card!

Sue D said...

Love this lantern and beautiful coloring.

Pam said...

Beautiful card!

frommycraftroom said...

So happy to see one of your creations. I'm off hopping. Thank you.

loulou said...

That lantern is such a great image and you have coloured it beautifully. Perfect matting!!

quilt4fun2 said...

Wonderful and inspirational blog hop! So many beautiful cards perfectly layered. Great job everyone!
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jusaweecatnap said...

What a great collection of card ideas--from yours all the way to the bottom of the list. Fun hop. Very inspirational.

Jean Bullock said...

Wow! I love the kerosene lamp. Coloring is beautiful and I love the use of the negative white space. Well done!

Janis said...

Lovely card! Perfectly lined up and square. Your coloring makes that lamp base just glow!!
<3 J

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Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! Lisa I LOVE your card!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Job both in the layering and in the colors you used!! So LOVELY!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!!

marylouh said...

I love this lantern stamp. I have it and plan to use it for a card swap with my stamping group. Great card.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty lantern...this is a perfect card for the season.

Nancee Purdum said...

Beautiful! So pretty! :) Nancee

Sherri said...

Beautiful card! I love the image and by keeping it simple it really displays the lantern to full advantage.

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lisa! Your coloring is spot-on, and I just adore your play on gold. Yum!

Jennyfer L said...

Beautiful coloring! Love that touch of gold for the accent.

Lin said...

Lisa, you should show us your cards more often! Love your coloring of this pretty stamp and the matting is perfect!