Friday, June 24

CSS Treasure Chest Hop

Hi and welcome to my blog!
The Gina K CSS Alumni girls have put together another blog hop just for you! If you came from Vicki's awesome blog, you are right on track. If you just happened by, I encourage you to start at the beginning of the hop right here.

Tonight we are getting wordy!! Gina K. Designs is known for including some of the best quotes and sentiments in their sets so we wanted to highlight some of these fabulous quote by using them our main focal point.
My brother's twins graduated this year and in Gina K's Inside and Out stamp set there is a quote that I felt was perfect for a graduation card.
My first card is for my nephew Tyler.

I made this card into a more masculine card by using the twine and hardware for my embellishments. The pattern paper is Cosmo Cricket's Wanted pack.

Now for my niece Katie I went with a more feminine touch.

I still used the same quote from the Inside and Out set but went with ribbon, lace and pearls for my embellishments. The patten papers on Katie's card are from Basic Grey's Hopscotch pack.







Make sure to leave a comment on each blog as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (June 28th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get to choose a free stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!


Now I am going to send you on your way to Peggy's fabulous blog.

Enjoy the rest of the hop!




Tyler's Card Supplies:

Stamps: Inside & Out

Ink: SU

Paper: SU, Cosmo Cricket

Other: Spellbinders - Labels 5 & Squares, Twine, Hardware


Katie's Card Supplies:

Stamps: Inside & Out

Ink: SU

Paper: SU, GKD, Bazzill, Basic Grey - Hopscotch

Other: Ribbon, Lace, Pearls, Spellbinders - Fleur De Lis Squares/Lacey Squares/Squares

149 comments:

Cheri said...

Fabulous, Sharri! The vintage look is awesome.

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards Sharri! I love this set very much too!!

Miesje said...

These are fantastic! I love the vintage look. The second one has such a fantasy variety of papers.

Brenda said...

Wonderful cards Sharri!! I love the first one with the fabulous wood paper, and the second one with all of the pretty papers and frames.

joy said...

Wonderful cards - love how you have made this sentiment so versatile with a feminine and masculine card!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Shari- both cards are perfect and congrats to your niece and nephew! Wonderful job!

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome card Sharri! I really like how you used the same sentiment and were able to create two very different cards.

quiltindiva said...

Wonderful cards Sharri. I found you on Outlawz and am now a follower

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my I really love both of these - awesome to see the same verse used so differently - love the layouts and your embellishments!!

stampqueen said...

Great cards!!! Love the different
styles!!

Carolina said...

Such beautiful cards Sharri - love the polka dot background and how you framed the sentiment on the first. The mix of patterns and textures on the second is just delightful!

Shirley B said...

Fabulous cards. Love how you used the twine, hardware and a woodgrain to make a masculine card. Also like all the layers on the second card.

Kary said...

Hi Sharri! I love how the same sentiment looks so different with different patterned papers and designs. Awesome cards!!

Donna Phelan said...

Wow, Sharri! Both cards are beautiful, but I really love the one for your nephew. That hardware really adds a nice touch!

buggin2stamp said...

Fabulous cards! I love the woodgrain on the first one. Very cool!

Jennie said...

Love these cards Sharri and the focus on the sentiments!! Beautiful work :)

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Love the texture in the first card, Sharri. Both are gorgeous!

Divinity said...

beautiful cards!! i love all the details on them -- they look amazing! :)

Sharon Jones said...

I love both of these cards, Sharri! What a wonderful difference between the masculine and feminine papers! Wonderful designs, gf!

Jackie said...

The cards are quite different, but equally beautiful. TFS :)

Riette said...

Both are stunning! I like the hardware :D

Lynn B. said...

Thanks for showing both a masculine and feminine card. I need all the inspiration I can get!

Linda said...

I love both of these cards and the sentiment is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Becky Yo said...

Love the woodgrain paper! Perfect for a masculine card.

pamselinski said...

WOW I love both of these cards but especially the one for Tyler. Masculine cards seem more difficult so yours is inspiration +++++++++

Jo said...

Both cards are beautiful.

Stephanie Schuler said...

Nice cards! I like both cards very much!

The Vannoy Family said...

The StampTV CSS Team rocks again! Thanks for the tour on the blog hop - love your cards, Sharry - really like all of our patterned paper!

Virginia Wingo said...

Great cards and lovely sentiment that works for either masculine or feminine.

Marsha said...

Both are wonderful. Love the twine and fasteners on your first card - very nice yet masculine.

Jeanne said...

Nice work 'specially on the guy one!

Linda said...

I love the layering technique and your feminine and masculine approach.

Sharon said...

Great cards, very pretty.

Jill said...

Beautiful cards. You did a fantastic job on both of them. I don't know which one I love the best. Thanks for sharing!

Anna said...

I like both of them.

Kelly said...

I love to see how you used the same quote, but made two very different cards! Great job!

Becky said...

Both of these are wonderful, love that first one with different dp.

Mickie said...

Very NICE!! What a great set of "man" cards.

Evette K. said...

Very masculine...love the papers u used as well as the great words...how true they are!!Both creations are terrific. Can always use"male" themed cards for sure.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for sharing your projects during this hop. Having fun seeing all the cards and ideas.

Pat Jandacek said...

You did a great job on these cards and the expression couldn't be more suitable for grads. TFS

margaret said...

Wow, such pretty cards. I live the label dies. Thanks for sharing

0900Lee said...

Love the two examples of your card for male and female great ideas thanks cheers Lee

Sandy R said...

Very creative, i like.

lindamariedesigns said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. I especially like the masculine one, because sometimes it's hard to come up with a card for someone who ain't a lady, lol. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Darlene G said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Like your use of hardware.

Laura's New Place said...

both cards are great!

Tessa said...

Love them both!!!!

Joni said...

very nice cards. Great sentiment for grads. I may put that on my wish list.

szbacn1 said...

What fun having twin nephews to make cards for... and the cards are different but similar... very nice!

Renie said...

I really like the sentiment you used for each twins card. So appropriate. Both cards are very nice, and Tyler's card~it is so masculine. It is different than any I have seen before, and Katie's is gorgeous!
Nice work!

Barb Ghig said...

I love both of your cards ~ So creative!!!

Diana E said...

What a great idea to use the same sentiment and create two very unique cards for twins. Love it!

crotnem said...

Love both cards! Great elements on them!

RuthAnn said...

Love the use on different cards of the same sentiment. Great job, thank you for sharing.

Joanna McDonald said...

Very nice graduation cards! The
sentiment is lovely.

Colorado Crafter said...

Great cards!! That's a great sentiment, too!

Donna Maligno said...

love all the textures in the first card. nice combinations.

Kathryn said...

Very unique cards using the same text and had such different styles!

eddie said...

wow

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Great cards Sharri. Love the dp on the 2nd one!

Donna said...

Sharri, wonderful design on both, love the wood grain and the brass looking clasps, great masculine card, and the other is also great, love that Basic Grey line of PP, and your choice of nesties and brown ribbon just put it all together terrifically, great design on both!!
Thanks
Donna Przy....

Jan Castle said...

Nicely done!!!

meemee48 said...

both of your cards are gorgeous and I love the sentiment!

Barbara Bryant said...

Sharri the vintage look you created is awsome

Lucy Newton said...

I loved the masculine card is rare to see of those!!!

Faye said...

A very versatile message stamp...you've showcased it wonderfully for both male and female.

Judy B said...

I loved these cards its about time someone did a man's card. Judy Becker

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Very nice card. Patti

Kim said...

Love the way you tied the string on Tyler's card. Beautiful!
Kim S
Kasot@aol.com

Debbie Yates said...

Awesome...love the fact that you used the same sentiment on both a masculine and feminine card...thank you!

Beth said...

Beautiful cards. Very clever making one masculine & one feminine. I love the sentiment.

Dottie said...

Very nice to see some male cards done. The dies you used are so perfect for the design.

Katherine said...

Love the medallion behind the verse - very creative.

MizMaryAnn said...

What a beautiful saying. Both of your cards turned out perfect.

Chookarooni said...

Great sentiment - no wonder it is one of your favorites!
Mary-Jane

joanieg said...

Your cards are both great!

SueB said...

great cards - tfs and thanx for the inspiration!

RedGem said...

Both cards are great..! The sentiment is a good one as well. Tks for sharing.

Kay S said...

Sharri - your cards are gorgeous! Love how you used the same sentiment but made them masculine and feminine.

Gayle said...

Beautiful card...love the two different looks, Sharri.

paperfun said...

Both cards are lovely.

sweetmarie said...

Love all the layers! I have lots to learn by seeing how others pair up the paper!

Pat said...

Both cards are great, my favorite is the first card since I'm always in need ideas for a masculine card. Great job.

Stephani said...

Love the use of the hardware and twine on the masculine card. I always have trouble making those. Love the paper and textures of the second card.

naneruth said...

Great cards. Love the sentiment and the special touches for the boy card and girl card.

Di said...

To go from masculine to feminine in two beautiful cards...amazing!

Jill said...

Just wonderful love them both

Betty said...

excellent designs, sometimes I forget about the embellies I have stuck away in drawers - thanks for the sharing these lovely cards.

Betty in KY

Artistic Angel said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

Susie said...

You are a very talented designer! Yours are my favorites. And AMEN! to the message!

Yvonne said...

These cards are great. Nice to get ideas for masculine cards.

Parker said...

I like the die cut frames for the sentiments and that one is more manly and the other more womanly. The sentiment is a great one.

Adrienne said...

You have inspired me. I love the woodsy look of the card.

Nadine said...

Both cards are wonderful. I love the woodgrain and twine whic is perfect for a masculine card.

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Both of your cards are stunning, but I think my preference is the first one with the bold black trim. I love the colours combo of this one. Great sentiment Love Sheila x

Juana J said...

great grad cards...need to do a girly one...love this idea!

Nancy Curtis said...

Fabulous twin graduation cards-love the sentiment!!!

Lucy said...

Just goes to show you how versatile these stamps are. What a great card to get for graduation. I'm sure they will be saved

calamitypam said...

Absolutely love the masculine version!!! Fabulous card!!!

mjensen602 said...

Great quote for grads...so glad you showcased it!,,

Lagene said...

Fabulous cards! The hardware is perfect for the masculine card!

Madelene said...

Fabulous how you were able to change the look, yet using the same quote.

Carol said...

These cards are perfect for the grads ... how amazing that by changing the colors, papers, and embellishments, even the look of the stamped sentiment appears different. Beautiful job on them both.

Carol

mjnix said...

Love how you created a male/female version. Very professional looking.

Suzie McFloozy said...

Both gorgeous cards - the wood grain looks great on the 1st and I adore the pink and brown colour combo on the 2nd x
Thanks for the blog hop, the chance to win a fab prize and for the inspiration x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Betsy said...

What a great quote! I love the wood grained cards.

Happy Quilling said...

The sentiment is very precious! And I love both of your cards so very much!

Nellie said...

Love your card, those papers are perfect!

Debbie Rogers said...

Great cards....Love the patch work feel of your feminine one!

angelicmischief said...

Great color combinations and design

mbchetti said...

Two great looks.... Thanks for the chance to win.

sprgstn16 said...

Love your cards!! I especially love the color scheme of the second one! TFS!

babdu said...

The use of the hardware was an interesting touch that I really liked

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow...these are so beautiful!!! I LOVE these!

Roselass55 said...

The sentiment is so lovely and just right for a graduation. also liked the way you showed masculine and feminine versions

Peg said...

I like your cards but like the masculine one best with the use of the hardware. Great sentiment too!

Leta said...

LOVE it Sheri...I am truely inspired.

scrapdiva77 said...

Love both cards, that sentiment set is so versitile.

skooi said...

Seeing the first card set my mind spinning with ideas. Thanks for the great work and sharing your talent

Jan Barrie said...

This is a great case for:
Same but different. I love these cards.
Jan B

shari said...

absolutely love these. What a super set of cards.

Sharon said...

Great cards - like them both!

Colleen Holmes said...

Love both cards with the colors you chosen and designing. I bought this set!

lisa808 said...

Two totally different, yet equally fabulous, cards.

DebbieG said...

Love both cards & both different.
debbieanng@yahoo.com

mitz said...

...we know where your talent lies.. beautiful card.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Bernie said...

Fabulous cards. Love the masculine card. I have such a difficult time with those I appreciate the inspiration.
Blessings Bernie

Ina said...

Both beautiful cards with the sentiment that can be used for so many occasions

Danette said...

As a newbie I really like how this shows what an incredible change can be found just by changing the papers used. Thanks for passing on some great ideas!

Golda said...

Wonderful cards! It is great that you used the same sentiment for each of them.

Cindy's Creative Corner said...

Both are beautiful cards, just shows how versatile the sentiments can be!

Lynne said...

Sharri - Really nice cards! Thanks for sharing.

Tamara said...

Man! Both cards are awesome But that first card, such a great card for the Males!!

Nana Donna said...

Great cards, I used that saying for my grandson graduation card also.
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

gobarb26 said...

Both of the cards are great. The saying is quite nice.

Karen said...

Great graduation cards. Wonderful how different they are and yet both use that lovely sentiment.

scraphappyvic said...

Love your cards. What great sentiments. Very nice!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Sharri, love that masculine card with that wood patterned paper, it looks like the sentiment is on a slice of wood. Your feminine design is just beautiful.

Bertha W said...

Loved both cards - sure shows how versatile this stamp set is! Thanks for sharing!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both cards are wonderful and love those senitiments too.

Toucan Scraps said...

love the texture and embellishments on the first one - great idea

elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards! I like the woodgrain background on the first card. Very nicely done.

sandi said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing,

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I love these great cards showcasing your sentiments. Beautifully done!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Susan said...

Wow - your graduation cards are wonderful. That sentiment is perfect and you've done such a great job of personalizing them for the recipients.

Susie said...

Great cards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous job on both cards - I adore the obvious masculine and feminine -

Betty Neville said...

Perfect grad cards! Love how you created a male and female version using the same sentiment!