Friday, March 23, 2012

Whatever hops, part 2...

                           
Welcome to the Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop! 

If you have just stopped my blog and want to join in the Fiskateer fun (and you are a Fiskateer) you can start at www.fiskateers.com for a complete list of all the blogs. 

If you are thinking a “Fiskawhat?”, you should know that Fiskateers (www.fiskateers.com) is an online community of craftiness (paper crafts, sewing, gardening, etc.) all based around our love and appreciation of Fiskars (think orange-handled scissors to start).There is a blog, gallery, and message board led by four lovely Lead Fiskateers who along with the other Fiskateers are fabulous at getting creativity flowing via chats, challenges, on-line crops, and interviews with other crafty celebrities. After hopping with us today (see complete list of hop stops below), if you would like to join in the inspiration of Fiskateers, or would like to learn more, you can hop over to Fiskateers at http://www.fiskateers.com/join .

We’ll be hopping all weekend , March 24th  and 25th  to welcome spring! 
The blog hop officially ends on Sunday March 25th at 11pm CST.
Some Fiskateers are offering sur-prizes (like ME)…check directions carefully to participate.

Now...to start the show...
I've been pushing my Fiskars tools a bit, and used shrink plastic to create my own 3-D embellishments.  No 3D glasses needed to check out these cards.


Using shrink plastic sheets (think Shrinky Dinks from when we were little--yes, they still make them!), I punched out clouds and scalloped circles with my Fiskars squeeze punches.  I also cut some rectangular strips to use as rays for the sun.  For the "berry sweet card" I stamped the berries from the Fiskars Simple Stick "Fresh Fruit" repositionable rubber stamp set and then hand-cut around the image.  I inked and colored the shapes before shrinking with my heat gun (this is when the super-power of heat vision would come in handy).



Mini-cards are great with little gifts for friends and co-workers...
a small gift seems so much BIGGER when the card is mini!
They go well with chocolate!

For this last card, I cut 6 strips of double-sided paper (1/2" by 3 1/2").  I curved each strip into a loop and glued the two ends together.  Then, I attached each loop to a scalloped circle.  It is best to place the loops opposite each other as you go along--makes spacing easier.
When all of the loops are attached, flip it over and attach another scalloped circle to this side.  A shrinky "happy birthday" embellishment is set in the center and I've got one more mini-card to accompany some chocolate!

Now, for an added bonus...my blog has a special guest.  It's PattyB #2262!  She is my Fiskateer friend and I sure hope we get to meet one day! 
I made this Spring Fling Shadowbox with Lost and Found papers from My Mind's Eye.  Fiskars tools used include the large and XL Round and Round squeeze punch, the All a Flutter Butterfly squeeze punch, and paper trimmer.  I glue dotted the butterflies to the glass to give them some dimension.  ~Patty
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Thanks Patty!  You can show off your creations on my blog anytime!


NOW, for a sur-PRIZE! 
Leave me a comment telling me your favorite color (mine is purple!) and you will be entered to win some happy happy mail, including some Fiskars goodies!  You have until Sunday, 11pm CST to enter.  And I'll announce the winner on Tuesday.

I hope you have some chocolate of your own (and maybe a little caffeine too) as you sit down and enjoy the rest of the Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop! 

Your next stop is ...
 
Jennifer Ashley #6361 www.asecretvintage.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping...I mean hopping by!
~Kelly

(aka Kellystar, Fiskateer #6446)

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If you get lost along the way, here is a complete list of all our Fiskateer Spring Hop stops!
Kelly 6446 (and PattyB 2262)   www.kellystarsallthingscrafty.blogspot.com
Jennifer Ashley 6361 www.asecretvintage.blogspot.com
Courtney 8459 (and Shelley 8356)   www.youwillwontyou.blogspot.com
Marianne 6701   www.number1aunt.blogspot.com  
Emily 7021 http://emily.kincke.com/fiskateer-spring-blog-hop-giveaway/   (this website is very secure because it is owner maintained, you can read the certificate then simply click continue/allow to head on over to my post) 

73 comments:

  1. Cards, chocolate! Sounds like Spring!

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  2. Great projects! Love what you did with the shrink plastic....I haven't played with it, yet!
    My favorite color is blue!
    Michelle
    ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow, these all look great. I love your clouds with the shrink plastic. TFS.

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  4. I love the color purple too!! I love the clouds and the berries! Too cute!

    websurfergirl19 AT hotmail DOT com

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  5. My favorite color is red - and I really like these mini cards!

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  6. Rock on Kelly with the Shrinky Dinks Fiskars style! I ♥ that!!! My favorite color is blue like the ocean, the pool, the sky, baby blue birds and UNC :)
    Happy Spring, Deb♥

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  7. LOVE those cards!! I guess my fave color is blue. I seem to use it a lot!

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  8. Cute ideas! My fave color is green! Thanks!

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  9. Love the paper bow!!! Thanks for the new idea, my favorite color is blue... I love all shades of it! Thanks again!
    Lisa
    lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

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  10. Kelly, amazing projects. I haven't tried shrink material in my punches yet. Cool. My favorite color is auga.

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  11. Great job Kelly. I really like your cards. My favorite color is Teal. Thanks so much for sharing your cards with us. Amy #8546

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  12. thanks for showing us your great cards , my fave color(s)are pink & purple as having 2 girls...i need to extend my color palate LOL. i might have to try that shrink idea, looks awesome.thanks for the chance to win !

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  13. Hey, Kelly! Your cards are fantastic! I have shrinky dink stuff, never played with it as a child, and it is waiting on me, LOL! Guess I ought to get busy.
    I love all colors and even love black and white and variations at the right time. My favorites are warm blues and reds--but not together.

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  14. Great cards! My favorite color to work with is teal/turquoise/aqua family. Well, and purple. And, pink. And, . . .

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  15. thats a no brainer! GREEN!!! i love anything green and black comes a close 2nd. put the 2 of them together and i am soooo happy!!!!
    love your cards kelly a great way to start the hop!!!

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  17. Love the shrink plastic projects. Plan to put those sheets front and center so I remember them. Great projects and blog. Thank you for organizing this. My favorite color is blue - like jeans...

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  18. lovely projects Kelly...

    xoxo
    Lyn

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  19. Thanks for starting a Fiska Hop Kelly!

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  20. Fun set of cards Kelly :) What a great idea to use shrink plastic and making them into mini versions!!!

    Beautiful shadowbox Patty - love your pretty papers and punchy combo!!!

    THANK YOU for organising this Fabulous Fiskateer Spring Blog Hop and for sharing your creative projects to inspire. ... bedtime for us down in the Southern Hemisphere now, so I will sleep with Fiskary dreams tonight and get hopping early tomorrow and visit the 16 blogs left on my list.

    Nearly forgot, my favourite colour is green :)

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  21. Great ideas! I have a package of shrinky dinks somewhere, I need to pull it out!
    Patty, wonderful project! This picture is just precious!
    I love purple as well but my favorite color is turquoise :)

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  22. my favorite color is purple too! Looks like it will be a fun blog hop!

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  23. Cute cards Kelly, and a wonderful project from Patty!
    My favorite color is brown!

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  24. My favorite color is pink! Great projects ladies!!

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  25. Great projects Kelly, I love the shrinky dink clouds! My favorite color is turquoise. Patty's project is great too!

    sandy #4165

    Thanks for doing the hop!

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  26. My favorite color is blue.
    Joan Fiskateer#808

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  27. Now I need to break out my shrink plastic! My favorite color is green.

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  28. Wonderful cards Kelly! The shrink plastic is a great idea and I love that you stopped shrinking before your clouds went flat. Patty, your frame is wonderful too! I love the way the butterflies float on the glass.

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    1. I was so tied up with your projects, I forgot my favorite color. It is pink, no red, hmmm..... make that sea green with blue trim, ahhhh maybe brown and orange, or ..... OK, I don't have real favorites. I love wearing coral colors and crafting with groups of blues and greens, fall colors, or red-black-gray-white. Love them all.

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  29. What a gorgeous little girl! Your projects are fabulous! My fave color...hmmmm... It's hard to pick just one. Maybe red, or teal. I love bright colors. TFS
    Hugs, Jessica

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  30. I love these projects! I've been having fun with shrink plastic lately and love what you did with it. I'm not sure what my favorite color is- it seems to change all the time. Right now I'm loving Tangerine Tango. :)

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  31. Fabulous projects and I like your use of shrink plastic. My favorite color is blue.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  32. Thanks for pulling the hop together!! LOVE all the projects!

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  33. Hey Kelly! Stopping in from ScrapStreet to say HI! Great projects...fun blog hop. And I'm a green girl too.
    MichMc

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  34. Great projects! My favourite color (like you) is purple. :) hreat start to the hop :)

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  35. Great projects, so cute all of them. My fave color is GREEN!!!!

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  36. Awesome projects! Love seeing what Fiskars punches can do :) how can I pick just one color! but I do so love Orange :)

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  37. My favorite color is pink!! Love your projects. Thanks for sharing!!

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  38. Loving your projects Ladies!!! My favorite color is Purple too!!

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  39. Love all of the projects! My favorite color is green.

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  40. Wow - amazing frame!!! Love orange and green!

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  41. Both projects are fabulous. I have never worked with shrink.. I might need to try it out! Thanks for sharing!

    My favorite color is also purple! :D

    Fiskateer #6361
    asecretvintage.blogspot.com

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  42. Love your projects! Favorite color, kind of hard, I have few! If I have to pick one, I would say red

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  43. Great projects. My favourite colour is blue.

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  44. LOVE that cloud punch!!!! My favorite color is also purple. I could stare at it all day.

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  45. Cute cards!! LOVE the sunshine card!! My favorie color is orange

    Silvia
    Fiskateer #8223

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  46. Great job with the Shrinky Dinks. I have used my punches for this too and just have to remember that if I break a punch when I am doing it, it won't be covered under the warranty. So, that says a lot that the tools will do things beyond what they were intended. I just take mu time and don't force the punch if it doesn't want to go. Love the lace on the litte card!

    Patty, your frame turned out great! Amazing what a little dressing up can do to make such a difference.

    BTW, right now I think my favorite color is a light pink or it could be light blue. looking through my scraps, I seem to have about equal amounts of both of these.

    Thanks for all of the work you did to make thiw hop happen!

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  47. Oh yes...I love my shrinky dinks! You did a great job with yours. I love the strawberries. That just gave me ideas for recipe swaps. I love all your cards and Patty's shadow box.

    My favorite color is blue. Sort of like a bright sky blue not really the dark navy blue or midnight blue.

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  48. You both did great projects! Thanks for sharing them. If I had to choose just one color, which is terribly difficult, my favorite would be a deep rich red.

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  49. Awesome projects. I love Shrinky Dink. Very innovative to use it in a card.
    My favorite color is of course....ORANGE.

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  50. Very cute projects from both of you. I love lace -- and the frame is adorable.

    My favorite color has always been purple -- (other than orange, of course) purple, oranges, greens,reds - I love most colors other than baby blues !

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  51. I love to push my tools as well! I have am on my my THIRD flint on by punch! hahahaaa
    my favorite color is pink... I'm such a girlie girl like that!

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  52. I love your cards, I must get some shrinky dink stuff - I used to love that as a kid.
    My fav colour is green.
    Christine C #2264

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  53. Kelly, I just HAVE to PM you about your shrink plastic. I tried to do this for Tami's Heart-y Challenge and could not for the life of me punch through the stuff. Cute card with the coulds and sun and Patty, I love your great papers on your frame.
    Shelley #8356

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  54. Great post Kelly and guest, Patty. I have never actually tried shrink plastic. Might have to try some.
    My favourite colour is blue but then sometimes, somethings I just love in pink especially with a bit of black. I better quit because sometimes I just love mauve and sometimes ...oops. I was going to stop. Have a great day!!!

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    1. oops got so excited about colours that I forgot to sign my name. Elaine #7777

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  55. Love your blog - and projects! My favorite color is turquoise!

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  56. Thanks for giving me a great idea for my cloud punch. My favorite color is purple too but lately I've been on a black kick.
    -Sylvia #5019

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  57. Thank you Kelly and Patty for the inspiration and sharing your great projects with us. Purple is one of my favorite colors. Lisa #4791

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  58. My wedding colors were yellow and purple-violets and daffodils!
    I've been playing with Shrinky Dinks too-isn't it fun?Your cards are all adorable!

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  59. great projects! I have GOT to get that cloud punch!!!! My FAVORITE Color is PURPLE - just like you and I'm totally telling the truth!! :D

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  60. My favorite color is red and Fiska Orange!

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  61. Great projects! I should really try this- I'm a budget minded crafter and this seems very affordable.
    My favorite color is also purple.
    -Tanya #5407-

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  62. Great job - both of you!
    My favorite color is green...but I am definitely liking purple more these days as it is the awareness color for Lupus and Fibromyalgia.

    - Tifany #5942
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

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  63. Blue is my favorite color (all shades, but especially the turquoise range!)!!!

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  64. My favorite color ... always so hard to pick just one. I'm going with pink today.
    Loved your cards! I've been cutting shapes out of shrink plastic, but hadn't thought to use them for cards. Very clever.
    Amycats #8535

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  65. I really liked your card techniques - I'll definitely try them all!
    My favorite color is coral. thanks for sharing with us.

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  66. What a great idea to use the punches on the shrinky dink plastic. The creative possibilities are endless!

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  67. Great idea for your project. Beautiful!

    master key systems

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  68. Love your ideas on your cards! My fav color is blue - any shade! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  69. Beautiful fun cards Kelly!! hope the fiskateers blog was a huge smashing success. I sure wish I had time to see them all :( Am off to bed now, its way past 1am!

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  70. You are sunshine on cloudy day is the best thinking,and you are sweet like strawberry,both are handsome.


    plastic cards
    clear cards

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