Monday, May 18, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and the Pretty Pink Posh and CardMaker Magazine blog hop.  You should have arrived here from Sarah Ashley's blog.  The link is below.  If you didn't come that way, you should start at the beginning because there is a lot of great crafty projects along the way and a prize to be won.

Blog Hop List
CardMaker: < - - - - - - - the hop beginning
Anita Mulcahey:  <  - - - - - - - - - - You are here
Lois Bak: < - - - - - - - - - You are going here next

 My son just graduated from Northeastern University in Boston and his school colors are red, white and black.  I used my Silhouette to create the card front with the words cut out.  I adore shaker cards and thought this would be something different for him.  I used the Sparkling Clear sequins and Silver Confetti along with a touch of glitter from Melissa Frances.  I finished off my card with some twine from The Twinery and some enamel dots from Doodlebug.

Here is a bright and cheery card that I made using Pretty Pink Posh's Stitched Banner Duo and Stitched Labels 1.  I love how bright and fun these Doodlebug papers are and they are perfect with these fabulous dies.  I also used three different colors/types of sequins on my card.  Sequins make me happy.

This is my final project for today's hop and I created a gift box and made a shaker out of a lei cut file from Silhouette,  The springtime mix of sequins has a lovely white flower in it which gave me the idea to make a flower shaped shaker.  Shakers are not just for cards and you can use them on so many things.
Thanks for looking at my projects and be sure to hop along and comment at Pretty Pink Posh for a chance to win some goodies.
Pretty Pink Posh will be hosting a giveaway on their blog on Monday, 5/18/15. The list of what is included in the giveaway is listed below. Here is a link to the blog:

Description of giveaway
Stitched Borders 1 die cuts
Stitched Banner Duo 2 die cuts
6mm Sparkling Clear sequins
6mm Marigold sequins
6mm Espresso sequins
6mm Mossy Green sequins
6mm Pink Peonies sequins
Silver Confetti
Silver Star Confetti

Project Materials:
Pretty Pink Posh Items:
Watermelon Sequins 4mm
Lilac Garden Flowers Sequins
Springtime Mix Sequins 6mm
Sparkling Clear Sequins 6mm
Silver Confetti 6mm
Stiched Banner Duo 
Stitched Labels 1

Doodlebug Hello Sunshine Paper Pack
Doodlebug Enamel Dots
Sizzix Big Kick
Silhouette Cameo
Bazzill Cardstock
Grosgrain Ribbon from stash

Silhouette Cut Files:
#60294 Congrats Grad Phrase by Kolette Hall
#12700 Flower Lei by Jamie Koay
#27691 3d Scalloped Circle Gift Box by Samantha Walker
#25278 Thank You Phrase by Kristen Magee


barbara macaskill said...

What a beautiful trio of cards!! I am totally in love with the graduation card and the Thank You card is just darling!! The Sunshine card is sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face!! Thanks for sharing these beauties with me!

Ruby N said...

Super cute cards!!

Shona Austin said...

What bright and cheerful cards. The Thank you card is wonderful, but I really love all three. Your of sequins brings delight. Thanks

Patti J said...

Anita, these are all so sweet! I'm sure that your son loved his shaker! I also used the duo die in your second project - will be using it a lot - love it! And seeing a shaker front on your gift box was so much fun! Loved that!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Patty said...

Wow!! There very unique & awesome shaker cards!! I'm sure your son loved the grad card...that's my favorite of the three!!

Anonymous said...

I am awestruck!! Your sequined cards are simply gorgeous!

AJ said...

love how you did the Dad card- too fun!

Lois said...

I love all the shakers you created using the sequins. That little gift box was adorable.

Anonymous said...

Cute cards! The circle one is adorable!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Anita, your cards are amazing! Wonderful job!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - that graduation cards really is a stunner!! Love all these sweet projects

Halina said...

Beautyful cards.....Thet little gift box was adorable....

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the graduation card. A unique idea for a shaker card.
thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

Engineered Baker said...

your cards are lovely!!

Jeri said...

Great projects! Congrats on the graduate!

Melissa F said...

Awesome cards and project, love those shakers and the pattern paper with the stitched banner die!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow! These are all AMAZING!!! I love the shakers:) AWESOME inspiration!
Sherrie K

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love how you used the sequins on the graduation card! The shaker cards look fun to make!

Ruth said...

I love the bold graduation shaker card, and the other colorful, fun cards! Beautiful!

kris craft said...

Well you gotta love the shaker cards, sequins every where!

Young said...

I need to make for graduation. Thank you for the inspiration:)

Lori Kobular said...

Love your bold and bright cards! Congratulations to your son!

Joan V said...

Anita, beautiful graduation card,so creative. I am sure your son loved it. Congrats on his graduation. Oh my, I love the bright colors for your other two projects. How fun and they really go well with all those colorful sequins. Are those tiny flowers sequins too???? Oh my, I love them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Donna said...

These are all absolutely stunning! Congrats on your sons graduation, I know he will treasure the card you made him.

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

What bright and beautiful cards!

Carol McGregor said...

Love the Grad card. The shaker bag is very unique and colorful. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Brawley said...

Those are some pretty Amazing creations!!!!! Congrats to your son too on Graduating!!!!

stamper101 said...

nice card designs using the PPP products - awesome!

Theresa said...

Beautiful Shaker cards! So very creative.

Brooke said...

Cute projects! Especially love the gift box!