Sunday, August 14, 2011

DeNami Design's August Blog Hop: MINI CARDS!



Happy Blog Hop Day!



You hopefully arrived here from Amber Daigre's blog: Damask Love. Seriously, how amazing is she? Her blog is phenomenal, and I am constantly in awe of her genius creations. If you're lost and/or want to start from the beginning, go to DeNami Design's blog.

I was so excited by DeNami's July stamp releases. They have so many fabulous new images, and they inspired me instantly! This mini card (measuring approx. 2.5" x 4") was one of the ideas that I originally had. When I first saw that parachute chickie, I knew I HAD to paper piece that parachute! Plus, I wanted to paper piece the open box, too, giving the flaps added dimension. So, here's the result:




Here's a close-up of the paper pieced parachute:


This angle really allows you to see the dimension of the box flaps:



I also was inspired to make a 2nd card using more new release stamps. I wanted to make an ornament mini-card that you could send to someone, use as a gift tag, or use it as a decorative Christmas ornament.

This is the inside of the card:




Here's a close-up of the wire detail I created to make it look like a real ornament:


Thanks so much for reading my blog!


Your next stop on the blog hop is Karen Baker's blog: The Bald Dragonfly. She always creates GORGEOUS and sophisticated cards with clean, simple layouts, and every detail is beautiful and perfect. Make sure to leave comments on all the blogs for your chance to win a gift certificate to DeNami Design!

Happy Stamping!


Amy

Stamps Used: (all stamps by DeNami Design)



74 comments:

Heidi said...

Both cards are so cute! I especially love the little Christmas ornament tag - adorable inside and out!

Dana said...

Amy these are wonderful! Your parachute is so cute with those stripes, and I love the play on words with the box and "dropping"...clever!
And the wire on your ornament tag is awesome!

luvhymns said...

That box is really neat and then to have the chick parachuting.... It's wonderful!

Wendy aka Cheeky said...

In my humble opinion - you can never go wrong with the chickie! The ornament card would be cute as a name tag on gifts this season!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Amy you did a great job on this month's theme! Super CUTE chickie parachuting into the box ... love this ... and your ornament is pretty awesome! Hope your doing well! ;o)

Karen B. said...

How adorable is that parachuting chickie! Cool idea to paper piece it! Love the shape of the card too. And your ornament, I think this is a fabulous idea for packaging, thanks for the tip!

Chari M. said...

Wonderful projects! I love the ornament, fabulous idea.

Carol Hartery said...

Your parachuting chickie card is adorable. I love the ornament too and can see someone hanging it on their tree year after year.

Tina M said...

Ohh so darling!!! Love all taht paper piecing.

CuteCuteWorld said...

Both cards are adorable!

Tenia Nelson said...

What awesome creations!! tfs!!

Lindsey Wood said...

Adorable! I love the colors you used!

2 Chicks on a Limb said...

Simply adorable! Love this little set!

Vickie

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such great projects! TFS =)

Karen McAlpine said...

Both cards are so creative. Love how you did the little ornament card. Just perfect for a gift package.

Terria said...

super cute !!

GailBDevlin said...

Really cute cards bv my favorite is the ornament. Great detail!

Tanya said...

Super cute cards. I really like the ornament one.

dragonswing said...

Cute!! Esp since I took my first skydiving jump this week.

Pam Wendt said...

Oh Amy, these are both so sweet!
I love all the dimension (especially that box - too cute!), and the way you've used the sprig to create a pattern on the Christmas ornament turned out really pretty. Lovely! :o)

rhogan18 said...

Two very cute cards. The chickie card is so cute with the paper piecing. The ornament card is such a great idea and very pretty. Great job!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Super cute, Amy!

Rochelle said...

You rocked that box! Cutie pie cards!

Maria (scrap4nat) said...

Love them both!!! The chicks are some of my favorite Denami stamps.

Carol said...

I love love love the chickie dropping into the paper pieced box! I also love the ornament. These are both very cute cards. :)

Saskia said...

Your work is so cute!

Hop hop hop... to the next blog!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Larissa Heskett said...

SO SO CUTE!! =) I really like the cards and what a fun X-mas ornament!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Barb said...

love the dimension and details of your cards, beautiful!

HockeyScrap said...

Love your box flaps! Absolutely love them. Two really cute projects. TFS!
Debbie (dbonczek@comcast.net)

Betsy said...

These are darling! Love the paper piecing.

Stephanie{LuvScraps} said...

the chickie is so adorable! I love the details!
hugs,
Steph

Melissa said...

Both are so cute! I love the chickie!

Gerry said...

I love the ornament card!

Billie Dee said...

I like that ornament card! and the parachuting chick is just adorable.

Mallika said...

awesome dossum
hugs
mallika

Nicki S said...

So creative to make the box flaps appear 3D! Love your concept here! Great job!

Isha said...

Love the Chickie with parachute and your Ornament idea is superb!!!

Karen Brockway said...

I love your "dropping you a note" card! thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

Love that little chickee, so cute! Like the idea of making the box dimensional too. TFS.

Karen said...

I love both cards! I'm not quite ready to think of Christmas though. Great job!!!

Chunyuan said...

Lovely mini cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nicole M said...

I FEEL LIKE FLOATING IN THE AIR !! These cards are super cute!! Leave to the Chickies to come to the rescue !!!

Ruby said...

Lovely cards, especially your first one with the little box!

Judy said...

I really love both cards! All the dimension on the chickie and just plain pretty on the ornament! I am a new follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

TammyGtaz said...

Very cute cards...I love the various techniques that you used!!

Kimberly said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing!!!

Patty said...

Love the chickie card!!

Lisa R. said...

Great dimension in the cards! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Scrapalajen said...

Amy love love these! Beautiful!

Stampsnews@gmail.com

Sue D said...

Great projects--I really like the parachuting chick into the box--so cute.

sharon g said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the box!!!

Michele said...

Wow love the ornament cards!

~Tammy~ said...

Super cute love the parachute!

DianeBurkeCT said...

Amy, I love the way you created the ornament card! Thanks for posting this for all of us to see.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I'm in love with the dimension on the box...so cute!

Laura said...

I love that little chickie!

The Wolverina /// said...

Totally cute!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

The Christmas ornament card is really cute. I love gift tags you can put on the tree for years to come

Lisa Petrella said...

Both of these creations are FABULOUS, Amy!! LOVE how you have the chickie droppin' into the open box!! And you KNOW I LOVE that paper pieced parachute!!! AWESOME!!! And your little ornament card is so elegant! Great attention to detail!!!

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Eeek! That chickie mini is just too cute for words! Love the paper pieced balloon- such a great idea, Amy!

ntsisterz said...

I love the ornament!

judy said...

Very cute cards!

Rae Ann said...

Two adorable cards. I am such a fan of paper piecing and you did a great job!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What cute cards!!!

Emma said...

Lovely cards, that chick is too cute.

Caanan said...

Cute chick. And I love the ornament card/tag!

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...

thank you for sharing, enjoyed your cards :)

thanks for a chance to win :)

Shelley

lostnwa98 at comcast.net

Laurie said...

Amy these are all so cute! I just love the little box with the flap!

Tracy said...

Just adore that 3-D effect!

Cyndi S said...

Cute cards. I love the Denami chick.
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Michele Gross said...

Amy these are fantastic! I love how you paper pieced your box to give it the 3-d effect! :)

Shirley said...

Love both cards! The 3-D box is particular cute!

walchowDesign said...

Both projects are so cute!

cristmae said...

The idea brings a unique character of the card and I like it.Inkjet Paper