Friday, December 16, 2011

May Arts & Graphic 45

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Hello and welcome to May Arts and Graphic 45 blog hop!! In case you missed it, May Arts and Graphic45 is doing a blog hop for this whole week and you could win some fabulous goodies.

And, today is my day for the hop! You know, honestly this is my first time playing with Graphic 45 and at first, I was a bit worried. Most of you who's been following me for awhile,  you know vintage is definitely not my style. 

But, low and behold, I created a set of Christmas cards and they're all vintage looking!!! Aaannndd....  I love them! The papers coordinated beautifully and make it a breeze to create these cards. On top of that, their papers works awesome with my Silhouette. No need for double cut at all. I tried this for some cards that I made for submission and I am now hooked on Graphic45.

For all the cards I used Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium set. They're gorgeous!!


For this first card, I used May Arts 1/4" silk ribbon (SK26). The silk ribbon is definitely my favorite. They're so silky and easy to work with. The music scores all come from 1 sheet of patterned paper. Is that a good deal, or what? This set goes a long way!!


This second card is using May Arts sheer twinkle ribbon CT16. One of the sheet of paper has a bunch of tags that you could cut apart and I fussy cut one of the Santa. The greeting image below came from the same sheet.


Now, this card.... I {heart}. I think this card is my favorite. Simple and May Art silk ribbon (SK16) compliment the greetings perfectly. Less is more is definitely a do for this card, don't you think?


And,  this last card totally capture children's joy on Christmas. Somehow it reminds me of our Christmas when we were growing up, where my cousins would come over and celebrate Christmas with us! On this card I simply adhere the ribbon behind the image panel. 

So, what do you think of my venture to the vintage side? Yay, nay? Kind of fun pushing myself outside my comfort zone. :)

Now, you ready to hop? Today's hop include:
In case you missed any other days, be sure to hop on over to these blogs too:

Thursday's Hop:


Wednesday's Hop:Jenifer Cowles

 

Tuesday's Hop:Ellen Sosnoski
 

Monday's Hop:


Thank you for stopping by here and have a great Friday!

74 comments:

JaniceA said...

Beautiful cards!
janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

A Touch of Creativity said...

Those cards are so beautiful!

stamping sue said...

Terrific cards. you did a wonderful job of creating them.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Gloria L. said...

Your cards are just stunning!

Vicki Marlin said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards TFS!

Sheron N

Charmaine said...

Gorgeous cards! I might just be copying that last one - imitation is the sincerest form of flattery - right? Thanks!

PamS said...

I love your cards...they are very pretty. I especially like the two with the sheet music on them.

mary puskar said...

Wonderful cards and so easy to do! Great project!

Mary

Jessica Wekenman said...

Ooohhh, you cards are so pretty! I just love them! Congrats on your big win last night!!! I was so excited to see your name! What a nice Christmas get, eh? You are so deserving of it! Enjoy your goodies and your holidays!
Jessica Wekenman

cardstockaholic said...

very very nice!

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

beautiful cards!! paper and ribbon are a perfect combo!

Vail said...

Beautiful cards, love how these papers and ribbons can be used.

Scrapalajen aka Jennyfer said...

Beautiful vitage cards Vera. Lovely lovely!

csparky61 said...

So many projects using the sheet music paper today, I just love it. Thanks for sharing.

eyes2theocean said...

Very elegant card's. Thank you for sharing. :)

Sara T

Wanda H. said...

WOW, your cards are amazing how beautiful, I like the graphic45 paper and the May Arts ribbon you chose for these cards, so in time with the season, Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

Chris D. said...

These cards are fantastic! Love love love them! Merry Christmas!

sharon g said...

I like how simple the cards are. You could make a ton.

Velvet said...

Well, if you haven't done vintage style before, these sure are pretty. Love what you did with the ribbon, and my favorite card is your favorite, simple and elegant.

Jeyatha said...

Neat cards.. Love the use of G45 and May arts here..

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! Love that ribbon! Mary Werner

Miriam Prantner said...

I really like these cards, simple, great graphics, and gorgeous ribbon/bows. You do a great job tying bows...it's still an art I'm learning...

chillin with Quillin said...

there all so gorgeous!!!!!
Paula

paru's_circle said...

your friends will be thrilled whenthey receive these cards

Barb said...

great cards--my style

Emily said...

Absolutely adore these! Those papers make vintage so easy!

Renee said...

These cards are sure to be treasures for a long, long time.

Scrap2day said...

Beautiful Cards! The May Arts Silk Ribbon is one of my favorite also! So elegant!

Loren said...

Super cute I just love it!

reatelier said...

Really great and nice cards!!!
They are really well-done!!
TFS!!!

Charlene said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, Vera!!

Margie said...

Your cards look beautiful!

Karen Bahit said...

Your Cards are exquisite!! Yes...Less is more definitely a do for your card...

Thank you for sharing your amazing talents...

May you have a Joyful Holiday Season..

Karen
http://www.facebook.com/karen.bahit

B. Poteraj said...

The music paper is great for these.

sleigh said...

Your cards are superb! Like how simple they are, yet I just want to look at them over and over again...they have the magic vintage feel to them! Thank you :)

Sparkly Engineer said...

You have been assimilated into the world of Graphic 45 now. There is no return. lol. Your cards are beautiful.

Sharon L-S said...

I love the cards. You did a wonderful job of capturing the feel of the season. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

Scossie Jane said...

Your cards are beautiful, the vintage images are perfect choices, along with your stunning bows - very pretty.... Hugs x

Rea' said...

Your cards are so pretty like your choice of paper and the ribbon combinations ... I need to make cards !

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love your post. I simply hate to cover up the great paper designs and sometimes we just need quick, simple and mailable You really gave us some beautiful inspiration. Of course that beautiful ribbon adds so much.

Marianne Louise said...

nice clean and simple cards. Love the paper.
Thanks for sharing.

marianne

Marina said...

Love all these cards, especially the one with green ribbon, simple and elegant.

Ms. Lucie said...

I love your style. Beautiful cards!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER beautiful cards--LOVE that green ribbon! YOU amaze ME:)

Lala said...

Your cards a lovely. Simply elegant. Don't these papers and ribbons just make all the difference when pulling a card together. They rock!

Anonymous said...

Your cards ae beautiful! Need to start re-creating them for next year! Thank you for sharing your talent!
Debbie
2violet4@sbcglobal.net
(had to post anon as this site would not recognize my account)

Anonymous said...

I think you nailed the vintage look :) Thanks for the chance to win, Denise
roseyandbasil at yahoo.ca

Evelyn said...

Just loving that green color. Thanks for sharing! E. Valencia

Kathy said...

Beautiful card - Loved how you utilized May Arts ribbons with it. You are truly innovative and talented. Happy Holidays!

Boni said...

These cards are awesome .Wish I had thought of this <3

Trisha said...

My answer is definitely, yes. You nailed the vintage look. My favorite is your favorite also. Love the sentiment. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Scrappin Abby said...

Beautiful cards...love the colors and the vintage feel :)

Peggy said...

Great cards. Christmas blessings.
Peggy Allen

Cindy Lou said...

You have been very busy putting together some simple yet beautiful cards. Love your ideas and paper combinations. Very, very nice. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Blessings to you and yours this Holiday season!

Farley said...

I love your cards and was amused by your initial reaction to the style of papers. It was similar to mine but I am now hooked on anything Graphic 45 and the May Arts ribbons are gorgeous.

Jennifer Scull said...

my goodness, each of these is simply wonderful! :)

Kathy said...

Love those cards...thanks for some great ideas!

Pendra said...

I think... WOW! You did a great job, I just love vintage and this paper is gorgeous vintage! And the ribbons fit it oh so well... thanks for the inspiration!
Crafty Holiday Hugs,
Pendra
pendrasplace.blogspot.com

Barbara Mason said...

Those May Arts ribbons really complement the vintage papers so nicely!

Anonymous said...

I think these are fabulous! I love vintage & you've done a great job! I'm following your blog now, too.
Pam
panutting at gmail dot com

JEANNIE said...

Cute Cards...Love the paper!

Mohawk Crafter said...

I said it before, really liking the paper from Graphic 45 and the ribbons from My Arts. They pair so well together.

Carol said...

Super projects, thanks for sharing!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

susie said...

All the cards are beautiful!

Fruit Jar Nicky said...

Greatness!! Thank you for your participation! Inspiration galore.

Karen L said...

Truly lovely cards! I think you have a flair for vintage that you just didn't know you had! Loving all the traditional colors and images!

Carmen said...

Muy bonitas!

NanaConnie said...

They are all wonderful! Love the bows and the papers are superb.

Carolyn said...

Love these cards..especially the one with the music on it...

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Beautiful cards! I'm just getting into the vintage look too. You did a wonderful job.

nanatam said...

Very pretty cards, thanks for sharing!

KellyCreates said...

You obviously rose to the vintage challenge :) Beautiful cards!

Sheila said...

I'm inspired by your work to start using more ribbon in my projects.

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