Friday, September 21, 2012

Holiday Cards & More Blog Hop

Happy Friday! Today, I'm participating in the Paper Crafts Magazine's Holiday Cards and More 12 Blogs of Christmas Blog Hop. 


If you're hopping with us, you should be coming from Latisha's blog. To start from the beginning, or if you get lost along the way, here's the order:

Jocelyn Olson <--You are here

I was so excited to be asked to participate and be among these super talented ladies. :) Woot!

We're each using one of the free Paper Crafts sentiments (you can find them HERE) and I used the "Yuletide Greetings" on my ultra-CAS card:


I pretty much just used the sentiment for the card, although I used it in two ways. First, I imported the image into the Silhouette Designer Studio and die cut the sentiment on silver cardstock. 

For the "greetings," I converted the file into a png file and cropped the word from the rest of the sentiment. Then, I converted the sentiment into a digital brush in Photoshop. It was a quick and easy way to recolor the word, and now I have the "greetings" brush for my next project (think Season's Greetings, Birthday Greetings, etc.). Here's a close-up:


I received my copy of Holiday Cards & More, and it is FABULOUS! It's definitely worth buying for card, tag, and gift wrapping ideas. If you can't find it, you can purchase it HERE

You can try to win a copy by commenting on each of the designers' blogs. Each designer will give away one issue. To enter, please leave a comment on this post (through September 25th) for a chance to win.

Next on the hop is the very talented Meredith. Be sure to hop all the way to the Paper Crafts' blog (psst--they have some great prizes). 

Thanks for looking!

Supplies
Digital sentiments: (Holiday Cards & More vol. 7) Paper Crafts Magazine
Cardstock: (Sweet Tooth) Stamp School, (navy) Bazzill, (silver) The Paper Studio
Thread: (green) Gutterman
Digital elements on Photoshop
Die cutting on the Silhouette Cameo

106 comments:

  1. Wow - so gorgeous! I wish I knew how to do all of that photoshoppy stuff....you make it sound so easy ;)

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  2. Love the silver wording. Do you have a trick to adhering such a delicate lettering??

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  3. Very pretty card! I love the sentiment!

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  4. Gorgeous, Jocelyn! I love how you cut the sentiment in silver. It's so shiny!

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  5. I love that silver, lime and nave combo! great card - thank you.

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  6. CAS and pretty card ... hugs...xoxo

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  7. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Love your card. So amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Great card and great ideas for reusing the sentiment.

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  10. Beautyful. It is simple and just spot on. Funny with the frase "Yuletide" - it sounds like the Danish word "Juletid" which means Christmas time...

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  11. Love the impact of the sentiment...awesome card!

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  12. Wonderful CAS card, Jocelyn! I love what you did with the sentiment - so creative!

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  13. Wow, I love how you used the sentiment. It really pops on the card.

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  14. Ooooh, definitely a classic! Love the foil letters and stitched ribbon :)

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  15. Fantastic card! I love the shiny sentiment! Gorgeous!

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  16. Absolutely CAS and FABULOUS, Jocelyn!! Congrats on all your success this year! Way to go!

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  17. WOWZERS!!!! Great card!

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  18. pretty card! love the green stitching on the navy.

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  19. Such a great card ! Love the big sentiment !

    Margaret C

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  20. This is a simply lovely card! The matching green stitching pulls it all together...wonderful!!
    Thanks so much!

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  21. Man I love this. This is exactly why I need a silhouette!

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  22. WOW! This is breathtaking, Jocelyn!

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  23. Girl, you scare me with your digital skills! That is too cool, that metallic die cut. And then with cool green. Oh so mod but also elegant.

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  24. Very clever, cutting out one word and doing some editing to change the color of the second word.

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  25. Wow, great use of this sentiment!!

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  26. Another gorgeous card. I haven't mastered photo-shop yet but cutting it out and layering it would be nice too. Thanks for a simple but special card.

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  27. Silver cardstock?! No way! Love this!

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  28. Love the use of the sentiment. Wonderful card.

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  29. This card is so pretty! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  30. I am tempted to but PS seeing your card.... Such a great clean design.

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  31. Great card! Love the clean design and that shiny silver paper.

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  32. that sentiment looks gorgeous...what a lovely font! laura j

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  33. Very pretty card. I have to start using my cricut and doing some of these projects. Thanks for the idea.

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  34. Nice clean and crisp card! I need to get Photo Shop!

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  35. Wow Jocelyn, a stunning creative card, love the silver and blue. So elegant!!

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  36. Um, wow. This is fabulous, Jocelyn! Totally elegant in its simplicity. And I'm really hoping Mr. Random likes me again here! :D

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  37. I love what you did with the greeting--I want a silhouette sooo badly! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Lovely use of the products. Simple and clever.

    Carla from Utah

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  39. I am so impressed with those that are able to embrace digital technology ... I'm still a scissors and glue crafter and have trouble if I venture too far from my comfort zone. But your card is SO STUNNING!!!

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  40. Beautiful. The simplicity is divine.

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  41. Love what you did with the sentiment...great card.

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  42. How pretty! I love how the sentiment is the sole focus and how you converted this into a cut! Beautiful!
    Lisa

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  43. Very clever of you to use the die cut!

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  44. This is gorgeous--just love it! I have a Pazzles cutter--and cutting just one word out of a specialty paper is an awesome idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  45. Thanks for the Cameo idea. it looks great!

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  46. That is really neat! Love "yuletide" in silver! :)

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  47. so simple and stunning... using the silver paper for the sentiment is gorgeous!

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  48. Great card!! Love the CAS design and the fabulous color combo!! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. Hugs, Joan

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  49. I couldn't wait to stop by your blog today! I knew you would do something wonderful with a digi sentiment! The silver cutout is brilliant!

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  50. love the silver sentiment. beautifully simple and elegant. thanks for sharing.

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  51. Holy cats, I LOVE that silver sentiment! Way to rock the hop, Jocelyn!

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  52. Lovely card!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  53. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Love love love the silver Yuletide! Mahalo for sharing how to make your card.

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  55. That silver cardstock is terrific! It really shines! (yes, I know, that was bad. I couldn't help myself.)

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  56. LOVE what you've done with this sentiment! You are a digi-wizard, my friend!!

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  57. Simply gorgeous card and the sentiment is fabulous!

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  58. Stunning Jocelyn! What else can I say... but a massive congrats on another well deserved publication!

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  59. I am very drawn to simple cards...their very simplicity is very calming and elegant!

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  60. Oh please share how you made the sentiment into a digital brush in Photoshop! Lovely CAS card!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  61. Love it! Do share your instructions coz u make it so easy!

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  62. This is stunning!!! I love the silver and blue...very winter! Gorgeous design Jocelyn, congrats on you pub successes...makes me smile to see your name in print!

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  63. Wow! your designs is beautiful!! so CAS but so delicate and formal!! Nice TFS

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  64. Perfect!! I really like the silver & blue..with that little touch of green!

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  65. Awesome! This may push me into using digital images with my paper crafting. Love the simplicity of this!

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  66. Simple, cool and elegant. The way I like my cards! ;D
    It's been a pleasure to be a part of this fantastic hop with you!
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  67. Wow I love this card. What a great greeting.

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  68. Awesome card, Jocelyn! I love that you cut Yuletide from silver cardstock. The lime green is really fabulous!

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  69. Love the silver cardstock and very smart use of the word greetings and saving it for other fitting occassions.

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  70. Great card, love the silver lettering. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  71. The sentiment in silver paper is absolutely stunning! I can't wait to try this. Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  72. Love the pop of blue with the stitching.

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  73. Love the simplicity of this card.

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  74. Beautiful card! I love the silver cardstock on it... elegant!
    DeniseB

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  75. You are a digital whiz! Love how you die cut the Yuletide - beautiful design!

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  76. Wow, love the silver sentiment!

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  77. This is a pretty and eleagant card. Thanks for sharing.

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  78. I'm always in awe of your digital prowess! It's like you're speaking Japanese to me. Maybe one day I too will be wise in your ways. =D

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  79. This is a true CAS stunner!! Love that silver sentiment and the green thread. You rock! Can't wait to see your projects in the issue!

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  80. I absolutely love it. It is so simple and beautiful. What a fantastic idea to use the silhouette.

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  81. Beautiful, clean graphic design - simply stunning!

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  82. Great CAS card Jocelyn. You Rock digis!!! Thanks for a chance to win this special magazine.

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  83. Wow! Stunning card. You make it sound so easy!

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  84. Oh man, that silver word is sooooo stunning!!!

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  85. thanks for sharing..

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