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Blogiversary Blog Hop

You might be asking why I decided to be part of this Blog Hop. The answer is I owed Lorene a favor (or two, or ten!) because she saved me more than once while we were on our mission in Hawaii! Lorene worked just blocks away from our apartment and the mission office, so when I needed to borrow her Big Shot or when I needed a last-minute supply, I would text or call her, and she was more than willing to accommodate…with a smile!

The two cards I’m posting use the Thoughtful Banners set—a must-have, fabulous all-around set!

The Celebrate with Confetti Card includes my favorite technique (embossing) as well as all things metallic and shimmery! Although it’s tempting to scatter the sequins and glitter (just for fun!), they can be admired just the same while contained safely in the cello bag that’s been cut to size.

The Celebrate with Butterflies Card is bright and cheery with a little bit of bling! The bitty butterflies are light and airy because of the faux suede technique. (I work my cardstock by “curling” it with a Bone Folder several times from different angles. Once the cardstock begins to separate, pull it apart for a suede look and feel).

Thanks, Lorene, for all the times you saved me and for the honor of posting on this particular Hop. And congrats to everyone on a year of Blog Hopping together!

Note: For those of you who follow me on my blog, you know I seldom list supplies, but since most of the samples on the Hop include them, I reluctantly decided to comply (smile)!

Celebrate with Confetti Card

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners

Paper: Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes, Basic Black, Glimmer/Gold, Shimmery White

Ink: VersaMark, Archival Stampin’ Pad/Black

Accessories: Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape, ¼” Natural Trim/Gold, Cellophane Bag (2”x8”), Metallics Sequin Assortment, Handheld Stapler, Stampin’ Emboss Powder/Gold, Metallic Thread/Gold, Stampin’ Glitter/Gold

Tools: 1 ¼” Circle Punch, Duet Banner Punch

Adhesives: Snail, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Celebrate with Butterflies Card

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners

Paper: Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes, Watercolor Paper, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

Ink: Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 1/8” Ribbon/Silver, Delicate White Doilies

Tools: Bitty Butterfly Punch, Classic Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Spritzer (water)

Adhesives: Snail, Glue dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Non SU!: sewing machine/thread


Crystal Komara      

Shelli Gardner (you are here)

Anna Conetta Masciovecchio      

Libby Fens    

Anne Power    

Mary Blocher      

Danica Ferrante      

Deborah Smart    

Jessica Mink    

Jodi Skrip Horsley   

Leanne Dillon Johnson    

Michelle Clarke    

Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa      

Mary Ann Rossiter     

Tammy Hibbit Gill    

Rick Adkins   

Lisa Harvey Reber

Jenny Lane



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Reader Comments (20)

Thanks for sharing your two cards. They both are awesome and I especially loved the butterfly card and I love using that technique. One of my top 5 go to techniques.
September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHelen Stosky
Thank you Mrs Shelli for hopping with us today. Love your cards. I really love the butterflies. Very nice.
September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRick
I LOVE the way you used a cello bag for a shaker. Great, easy technique that still offers a WOW.
September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJackie
Love these cards Shelli!
September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPhyllis Shepherd
What fun cards! So festive and cheery! I love the suede technique, and now remember that I need to do more of that. Thank you so much for joining our hop this month, that is so exciting! I always love the projects you share with everyone. :)
September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Ann Rossiter
These cards are lovely! Thank you for sharing:-)
September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie Koch
Thank you for joining in our celebratory blog hop this month, Shelli! (thank goodness for favours!). Your projects show off the wonderful Stampin' Up! products, and how easy it is to make 'wow' projects without breaking the bank, or spending huge amounts of time. :)
September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Smart
Thank you so much for joining in on our hop this month! It is such an honor! The Thoughtful Banners stamp set is one of my favorites, too and I am very excited to CASE these cards. They are so beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!
September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDanica
Shelli, thank you SO much for taking part in our blog hop! This is a one year anniversary we will never forget. On behalf of myself and my readers, we are very grateful! xo Crystal (Super Stamp Girl)
September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal Komara
Hi Shelli, Thank you so very much for being a part of our blog hop today. We are so appreciative of you celebrating our one year blogiversary with us. I feel like I had a brush with fame today! :-) I love your Confetti Card.
September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJodi Horsley
Thank you so much for hopping with us today -- what an honor! Your projects are lovely; I'm definitely going to try that suede technique!
September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
Isn't it wonderful when stamping friends are there for you, when you need to borrow a supply item and they come through, because they know how much you need it! I love that you and Lorene were able to meet and continue your friendship and complete the circle of favours in such a nice way. Although Blogging With Friends Blog Hop, is always something exciting to look forward to, your surprise presence today makes it even more wonderful. Shelli I really love both of your cards. I think I'd like to CASE both of them.
September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPenny Hanuszak
Hi Shelli! Thank you so much for being a part of this blog hop! It's such an honor! I adore both cards!
September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Lane
Love both of your card shares today Shelli! Thanks for joining our Blog Hop this month! We are all so blessed!
September 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Clarke
Shelli, words just cannot explain how very thankful I am that you accepted my invitation to be our VIP Guest Blogger. I will always remember and cherish the day we ran into each other at that eating establishment. I was more than willing to help you each time you called because its our Aloha Spirit. Thank you for all the kind words and for the beautiful projects you shared. I especially liked the faux suede but I'm a sucker for shaker cards. Love! love! love! your creations. Until we meet again, Aloha!
September 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Your cards are fantastic! I like how you were able to make the shaker card so sophisticated and classy. The butterfly card is nice and bright, which I think lifts everyone's mood any time of the year.

It was nice of you to participate in the blog hop as a way of repaying a favor or two. I remember seeing your post when you met Lorene. You were so happy she had said you would be able to use her Big Shot.
September 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne Brinkley
Thank you Shelli for sharing your cards! I have not tried the faux suede technique yet, yours looks great! So I will be trying it soon!
September 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Guthery
Thanks so much Shelli for joining out hop this month! Your projects are awesome!
September 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Mink
Thank you so much for joining my blogging friends and I during our first blogiversary. You have brought so much happiness to lots of people and we are so very honored to have you join us this month as our special guest blog hopper.

Shelli your celebration cards are perfect! If I were to receive the shaker card, there would be a moment that I would think about taking the washi tape off the cellophane bag and throwing the sequins in the air to celebrate the occasion. Then I would quickly jump back to reality about who will clean it up. Yup only in thought. :D I will have to try the faux suede technique. Thank you for your continued inspiration.
September 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne Johnson
What fun! Gorgeous projects -- you always make it look so easy! I love how the base of each card is a simple notecard!
September 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Davison

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