Tuesday 1 December 2015

House Of Cards Blog Hop

We've come to the end of another term at House Of Cards so we're celebrating with a blog hop!   You should have arrived here from Pat.
This hop will run FROM December 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH December 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment! 

Here is the photo inspiration~

We've got some fabulous sponsors to share with you.  Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Deedee's Digis
Prize: Digital Stamps Prize Package

Prize: Gift Card to Store
Inspired by Stamping

Prize: Any three products of your choice!

For full prize details please see the House Of Cards blog hop post.

Here is my card using MHK Designs paper set Stenciled Roses

     The little gift boxes were my inspiration from our photograph, I used the gorgeous papers from MHK Designs to make my little parcels. 

      I printed four papers on one sheet of A4 thick paper, then cut four strips of greyboard in graduated sizes. I covered each board strip with a different paper and wrapped bakers twine around them all, making sure the small top one had a bow on it.
     The background gave me a little bit of a headache, everything I tried didn't look right, so I printed an A5 size copy of our photo as a watermarked page using my word processor package. 
     This backing was then edged with gold paper and mounted on a card edged with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet. Each parcel is mounted on foam tape and stacked up on the backing paper. The tiny tag is from a pack of bits my Mum gave me with a tiny peel off greeting added.

Your next stop is Ruza.  Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too! Happy Stamping to you all! :)

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Always Playing With Paper - Non Traditional Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes


  1. How fun is your card! Love how you have created the presents!

  2. Oh my god, now I saw soooo many cards on this blog hop, but yours really really is very special. Soooo lovely! I love it! Creative regards from stempelfrida

  3. Very pretty - what a great idea!!!

  4. great inspiration !!!! i really love it :)

  5. Love howe you wraped up those presents, Great way to show of diffrent pattern papers.
    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

  6. Adorable!
    Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week and good luck!
    Monica - CCC DT

  7. Um, this is PERFECTLY GENIUS, Rocky! I LOVE the use of this patterned paper pack--what a gorgeous way to showcase it! SO in love with this! Thank you SO MUCH for all you've done at HOC the past term! Sending lots of HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  8. Love! absolutely love! very clever design!

    HOC DT Teamie

  9. This is fabulous and I like your tutorial! Donna HOC teamie

  10. Oh my goodness you wrapped them up like little presents!! How clever... If I ever got this card I would unwrap each one just see if anything was inside.. In fact, it would be great to leave little messages in each present and actually have the recipient discover each message... Oh I just love this card!! What a great idea I might just have to CASE..
    Cyber Hugs,
    Fellow HOC Teamie

  11. Wow, a great and noble map and the idea is terrific !!
    Greetings Gundi

  12. Gifts...who does not like to recieve a nice wrapped one..me ;o)
    You have used the inspiration-photo as the background, what a great idea.
    Did you print it on vellum?

    1. No it's not on vellum, I printed it as a watermark so it came out pale by playing around in my word package. It could be printed and covered with a thin vellum to get this effect though.

  13. Rocky, I love how you've used the papers to wrap the "gifts". It's a beautiful card! It's been an honor to be on the DT at HOC this term and I hope it continues!
    Love, hugs and blessings,
    Em, HOC teamie

  14. A lovely stack of gifts. Very creative. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  15. Super cute! I love that you actually 'wrapped' your presents- makes them look so realistic. Well done! Thanks so much for sharing your non-traditional Christmas card with us at The Challenge!

  16. What a fun card! Lovely gifts!
    Lilian HOC DT teamie
    The Leaf Studio

  17. Love your card! I love how creative it is! :) Hugs!-Katy HOC DT

  18. What a cute idea and wonderful to use up your scraps of pretty paper.

  19. I love your Christmas gifts on your card, great idea.


  20. Adorable, love those wrapped gift boxes. Too fun! Hugs, Barbara HOC teamie


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