Sunday, August 9, 2009

Acetate in August

Welcome to our big August Acetate Blog Hop! We're shining our spotlight on the clear plastic acetate material that makes terrific cards, boxes, embellishments, and more. It can be stamped on, painted, and embossed -- which makes it a very fun, versatile choice for any project.

Let's start this party with some new, never-before-seen samples made with acetate components of our adorable Birthday Boy Card Kit, designed by Pam Smerker:


And here are a few more from the kits:

And here we have a card from Dusty Patrick. It is the A2 Acetate Card plus straight frame in black cardstock. The rubons are from Basic Grey.





Another sample is this card by Trish Estrella. It is the A2 Gate Fold Crescent Card with Band in Acetate. The stamps are from Fancy Pants.


And now for some fun news! We're getting ready to show off a fabulous new designer kit very soon -- and we're offering one up as a prize. It's so new, we don't even have a photo yet! It's the new Sealife 8"x8" Album Kit. It uses the adorable Doodlebug papers and embellishments, and includes chipboard, cardstock and acetate pages. Here are the four different ways to win it:
(A) Leave a comment on this post. (This is limited to one per person unless you meet the criteria of B, C, and/or D below.) Tell us all about your Christmas card plans. How many are you making? Do you usually say "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas"? Are they fancy or whimsical?

(B) Leave one extra comment if you've posted a link to this blog candy on your own blog. Make sure to include a link to your specific post in your comment.

(C) Leave one extra comment if you become one of our blog followers. See the right-hand navigation column to follow us.

(D) Leave one extra comment if you click over to our page on Facebook and become a fan.
Thank you for coming! The prize has already been awarded.

Speaking of designer kits, there's yet another fabulous kit in the works! It will feature some gorgeous Autumn patterned papers and a nice variety of die-cut cards and embellishments. It will be called (f)All Occasions, and it will feature sentiments for birthdays, thank-yous, and more. Want to see? Okay, here is the very preliminary sneak peek of just some of the beautiful patterned papers:


Our hop today starts with Angie and she'll direct you to the next blog, and they'll direct you to the next blog, and so on. If for some reason a link is broken, don't panic. Just return here to the list and complete your journey.

Hoppin' Team Members:
Angie Pearl
Kim Ross
Carla Mayfield
Chrissy Dickinson
Carissa Peach, Guest
Jennifer Johnson
Eva Dobilas, Guest
Lindsay Weirich
Stephany Zerbe, Guest
Pam Smerker

Before you head to Angie's blog and start hopping, we've got some special savings for you! Save 15% at the Creative Cuts & More Store through August 14th by using the code acetatebloghop0809 at checkout.

Happy Hopping & Happy Shopping!

30 comments:

mommyabbytommy said...

My Christmas cards are generally photo cards of the kids. I celebrate Christmas, so I do use the "Merry Christmas" sentiment. But, I do struggle with that decision every year! I *used* to make my own cards, before children, and planned to make them this year, but it's not going to happen! :)

mommyabbytommy said...

I became a follower!

mommyabbytommy said...

I am a fan on facebook!

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous projects. I just love that boy kit and can not wait to create with it!

Carla said...

Love all these samples, Terry! All the girls did a beautiful job!! I'm so glad to see Dusty's gorgeous work again! Hi Dusty! I hope you are well!!

Lorie said...

Oh, my word...I love the acetate gate fold cards...they have so much potential! We are a Merry Christmas family as we celebrate the birth of Jesus during the Christmas season. And honestly...I haven't made cards specifically for my Christmas needs in quite sometime. I just use the cards that I have made for challenges or DT stuff. This year though...I'll be making my own! :o)

Lorie said...

I am now a follower...

Lorie said...

And I'm on Facebook with ya!

mustangkayla said...

What a fun blog hop! I got some great ideas that I definitely am going to try!

Christine said...

Okay, I hopped on over and want to enter. I plan on doing lots of Christmas cards this year. We decided our Christmas must be all homemade.

Christine said...

Here is my second, you are now a link on my blog in Places I love to visit. My address is www.christine-mycorner.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Third, I just subscribed to your email service!

Christine said...

Fourth, I already have you marked on my facebook page and twitter too!

Renee' Dezember said...

Great projects ladies - TFS :)

paradise45 said...

What a fun acetate blog hop...the projects are awesome! Come to think of it I haven't planned my X-mas cards yet, but certainly better get going on it. Last year I sent out about 10 homemade cards. This year I hope to double that amount. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan H.
tomsue@charter.net

DawnMarie said...

What great projects ladies!TFS! thanks for the chance!

paradise45 said...

I am also on Facebook with you, so here's my 2nd entry.

Susan H.
tomsue@charter.net

DawnMarie said...

I am a follower now!

DawnMarie said...

Became a fan on Facebook also!Thanks so much!

starqueen said...

What fun! You're samples are great...can't wait to start hoppin'! I love doodlebug, so I know I'm going to love the new kit.

SMK said...

I'm already a FB fan, whoohoo :D

SMK said...

I've added it to my blog post {here} and sidebar

SMK said...

i'm a follower too ;)

SMK said...

Mmmm, well Christmas cards don't start for me until after Thanksgiving {because Thanksgiving is my fav holiday}. I usually keep it CAS with a little bling or flair piece. My sentiments center around Jesus being the Reason for the Season.

ellen s. said...

i just love acetate! and for cards...looks awesome! beautiful projects

Anonymous said...

I would love to make homemade Christmas cards for all my family but I should be realistic and at least make them for my immediate family! Something glittery sounds fun!

Stephschultes@yahoo.com

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

I always have grand plans to make my Xmas cards and then the craziness of the holidays start to happen.... I like to use both sentiments and my cards tend to stay pretty simple.

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

I also blogged about it.
http://jenniferhansenscrapgallery.blogspot.com/2009/08/creative-cards-and-more-acetate-blog.html

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

I'm already a follower!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

And a FB fan!