Thursday, July 11, 2013

GIRLY GIRLS AND MACHO MANIA BLOG HOP

Hi, and welcome to the July Blog Hop over at Sparkle N Sprinkle.  This time around we are celebrating girls and guys, with our Girly Girls and Macho Mania theme!

I hope you arrived here from Julie's fabulous blog, if not, you might want to return to the start of the blog at Sparkle N Sprinkle, so that you can be eligible for all the fantastic prizes.  Remember to comment on each designer's blog, as there will be hidden prizes along the way too!

I had recently purchased the Flip-It Sizzix dies, and was eager to try them out and so I did one for a girl and one for a guy.

I needed a birthday card for our next door neighbor, who has seven motor bikes!  Yes, seven!  So, I made the base with the square Flip-Its die from silver metallic cardstock.  I wanted to give it some texture and almost thought to add the texture on top, but was able to run the sections through an embossing folder which made me very happy!!  These bases are so fun ... and the fact that they can be run through the embossing folder, means that the possibilities are endless. Here is my finished card:



and then you flip it and this is what you get:




 Full directions can be found here.

So then, for the girl one, I was thinking floral, romantic, lace and a little bling?  But I didn't have any double-sided cardstock to start with.  So I thought I'll try making my own.  I used a flowered pattern and a script pattern and glued them together with brushable glue.  It worked!

I ran the new cardstock through the Fancy Frame Flip-Its this time, and used the Fancy Frames dies.  I used Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter and a little Rose stamp to add to the floral aspect.  A little lace and some bling flourishes. Here is the end result:



Here are another couple of angles:




Full directions can be found here.

Well that's it from me for today, remember to leave a little love in the form of a comment - maybe I'll have one of the hidden prizes.  Now it's time for you to jump on over to fellow-designer Jackie's blog, she's sure to have something fun to show.

'Till next time,

Shona

45 comments:

  1. Your flip cards are so special. Perfect background on the guy card. And the flower card is very girlie. Both cards are really perfect!!

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  2. Love the flip card and that's such a fabulous masculine embossing folder - this card could be a girly card too - for a lady with a bike! The Victorian rose card is so girly and elegant - great job.

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  3. Love both of these. Great embossing on the guy card and love all the layers on the girly card (and such pretty papers too).

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  4. Fabulous cards, love all the details on your cards especially the Girly card!

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  5. Great flip cards - the 2nd card is so pretty and love the use of the silver metallic cardstock and texture - definitely a man thing!

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  6. Two Great cards Shona! Love the flip cards myself and both of yours are perfect for a "macho man" and "girly girl". Great idea to make your own double sided cardstock & great details on both of your cards.

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  7. I love your flip cards. Great ideas. Thanks

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  8. Wow! Love how these cards flip! I love the glittery rose too! :)

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  9. Great masculine card Shona . I especially love your second card, tho. Lovely layers and colors.

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  10. OH how i love your Rose card and how you did all of the flip part to cool Thanks

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  11. Hey I like that you didn't try to color all the tiny areas of the motorcycle but put your color around it. That's a fantastic idea for me cause I have tremors & would have a hard time trying to color the bike. Didn't know that Sizzix was selling a flip die. I've been buying the flip cards at Stamp Fest ea. yr. So thanks for letting us know that.
    Your girly card is very pretty.
    Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.
    Linda Gibb

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  12. adorable cards. love the flip-its. i'm so trying not to love them but i do. i need an extension to my craft room. your male card is so cool. just what you would expect to find with your bike. vrrrrrrrrrrroooooooommm!

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  13. Love that metallic paper you embossed for the masculine card, Shona, and your girly card is soooo girly by comparison! What a gorgeous, sparkly rose. Wonderful papers. Love the white trim and the gemstone swirl.

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  14. Great set of cards. I love your diamond plate embossing!

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  15. Love the flip cards. I have never tried one of those. But they sure are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. How pretty, Shona - love what you have done with both cards using the same basic layout, but with completely unique results! Very pretty. hugs, de

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  17. Shona your rose card is just beautiful luv it and your flip it card I like making them also I think they are neat. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. These are terrific. I love the swing cards.

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  19. Great guy card! All guy love motorcycles. Fabulous girl card. Using flip cards for both was a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Super examples of His and hers again!

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  21. Never heard of these dies. Love the idea. Great cards.

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  22. Oh I love both of these. Have a brother-in-law who would appreciate the cycle and I absolutely love the flower one. Got to try this!

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  23. Wow! Two wonderful cards. Love the look of the metal with the motorcycle. I could see making a card for my son using this look as he is continuously working on his rock climber. The rose card is fantastic with all the bling and the Flip Card for this flower is perfect!

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  24. Wonderful cards. You met the challenge very well. Love this flip design.

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  25. Amazing flip cards. The are so interesting.

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  26. Love the flip cards. Both are really great.

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  27. love the flip cards. The metallic look of the masculine card is really cool, and love the feminine one, its so pretty. Hugs xNx

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  28. Oh, I love both of your cards. I am going to have to get those flip it dies. That is such a cool card. Thanks for doing both a male and female version of this idea.
    Candy Meyers

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  29. I have a friend that has 10 motorcycles, mostly antique, and a big garage. I need to make this one for him.

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  30. wow how cool is this. I love the flip cards the Manley one is super the embossing is sooo cool it looks like the bumper of a car or truck. the Flower cards is Gorgeous the sparkle and the layering is Amazing love the added bling it gives that special touch., thanks for sharing.

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  31. Great job making your own double sided pattern paper. Such a pretty girly card

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  32. I love the flip-it dies! It's not easy making them as beautiful on both sides. Great job! Both feminine and masculine are works of art!

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  33. Great cards! May use your idea for my biker neighbors! Also love the girly flower flip card. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. Wow, these flip cards are so impressive! Beautiful designs and stamping.

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  35. What a great fancy fold! Perfect dry embossing on the manly card and the glittered up flower on the girly card is so beautiful!

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  36. I love the flip cards and you have given me new ideas.
    Barbara Mitchel

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  37. Oh boy, love the bike card. I have all the elements and am anxious to make it. Thanks for the i spiration.

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  38. Love the flip cards, they are so neat!

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  39. I really like the metal look on your card, but love the roses flip it card, thanks for the ideas.

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  40. I wish I was the one receiving the girly card! It's beautiful! So elegant and fun. The male card is pretty cool too. I like that they are both done as flip it cards.

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  41. WOW! Shona WOW! I love both your flip cards. I especially like the rose and the colors on that card. You come up up with the greatest ideas. Your glitterati always looks super.

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  42. Beautiful cards. Love the flip design. I never made one, but now you've given me the inspiration to try. Love the colors you used on both and the added details make each card wonderful..

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  43. Gorgeous creations. so love the swing designs.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  44. Shona, your flip cards are gorgeous! I forgot about these, but yours are so awesome, I've got to make some.

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  45. Didn't make it in time for the hop, but wanted to stop by and say hi. Well, I really thought I did leave a comment before but don't see it. Anyway, love the guy card...That eb folder is perfect on the silver. And the buckle is the perfect touch. Really love the flip cards. I haven't gotten any of these dies yet. They look pretty easy to use. Of course I LOVE the rose card. The glitter shows up so nicely on your pix. Great job!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!