Friday, November 25, 2011

Fishing …. It’s A Riley Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone!
Welcome to Riley and Company’s blog hop! Come join us as the Riley and Company Design Team take you on a journey discovering all sorts of Riley fun! If you didn’t start at the beginning of this hop, you might want to head on over to the Riley and Company blog so that you don’t miss out on anything.
Since Riley and Company are in the holiday spirit - they are giving away a FREE limited edition MINI Riley stamp with every order in the first 24 hours! And, as an added gift for all of you, we are going to give you Free Domestic shipping Thursday November 24th, until  Sunday night (November 27th) on your entire purchase!!!!!
Be sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog as you travel from blog to blog as each of the Riley and Company Design Team members will be giving away one new Riley stamp to a random person who leaves a comment on their blog!
This month we have 17 new Riley images and 2 sentiment sets all with a Christmas/Winter theme. We are also introducing a new buddy for Riley …. Percy Penguin which I know you will love!
For my first project today I created a type of pop up card. For the front of my card I used this cute image of Riley and Percy called Riley and Percy - What a Catch! … look at the boot poor Riley caught LOL! I added white liquid applique to the snow and ground to give it a nice snowy feel.
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Here is the inside of my card … it is only partly opened at this stage and you can see the image on the back part of my card, Riley and Percy dancing! In front of this image in the very centre of the card are snowflakes which have been attached to strips of acetate which wave in the air when the card is fully opened.
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Here is my card fully opened … you can now see the snowflakes as they wave in the air and the sentiment that I used on the other panel on the inside of this card, this sentiment is from  Christmas Words 2. The instructions on how to make one of these cards can be found on Valita’s Fresh Folds Blog.
I have created a short video of this card, so that you can see what the card looks like a little better when it is opened.
                     
A Closer Look at my Riley and Company Waving Pop Up Card
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For my second project today I created a Secret Box which was one of the Holiday Tutorial Blitz on Splitcoast Stampers a couple of week’s ago. For my box I used Percy snow angel … I am just loving this new character!
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Here is another view of my box when it is closed, this time from the top of the box.
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As you can see the box is opens up diagonally to reveal there drawers. I haven’t put anything in my drawers yet, but I plan on filling these up with a few special gifts to give to a friend at a Christmas breakup we are having today.
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And here is one more look at my box when it is open. This was pretty easy to make and lots of fun!
Well that is about it from me for today, now it is time to hop on over to the blog of Kelly Santi and see what stunning creations she has install for you today.
Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs, so that you have a chance to win some blog candy.

Stamps:  Riley and Perch - What a Catch!; Riley and Percy Dancing; Percy Snow Angel; Christmas Words 1 & 2 - Riley and Company
Paper: White; Red; Blue; Jingle DP – LilyBee Designs; Season’s Greetings DP – Echo Park
Other: Black Ink; MS Icicle Border Punch; Circle Nestabilties; MFT Die-namics Say What Die; Snowflake Punches; Pearls; Liquid Applique; MFT Die-namics Framed Greeting Die; MFT Die-namics Textile Rectangle Frame; Scor-pal; Foam Tape; Copics
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57 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Oh My stars, Frances!! This is a SHOW STOPPER! I am in such awe of your creativity and the beauty behind the pop up snowflakes and shadow box - FANTABULOUS!!!!!!!xoxo

Jane Wetzel said...

Amazing card AND box..omg..these are just toooo cute! tfs and on with the hop!

Gwen P. said...

Well Frances, as always, you've out done yourself!! what suberbe creations!!! I love Percey too!! I'm gonna have to try and make one of those cards....so many options to do with it!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Wendalyn said...

I love your projects they are so adorable

lauralee53 said...

The dancing snowflakes are adorable and I love that secret box. I'm gonna have to try both of them. Thanks

Summerthyme Studio said...

LOVE Riley and Percy, your creations are awesome..........LOVE the sound of your voice AND,,,,,,,, I am SO going to case that idea for a release I'm working on! Thanks for sharing, going to really check out that Fancy Folds Blog!

Xo

Vicki

River Reed said...

Absolutely love the pop up card and the box! Great ideas!

soapymom said...

Love the secret box! I need to try this. Thanks!

scrappydarling said...

OMGoodness! So clever....and a link to the tutorial! You ROCK! Thanks!

Lynette said...

WOW some great ideas!! The snowflakes are great(loved your video too, thanks). The box is such a nifty idea too. WOW again.

Margaret said...

Wow! The pop up snowflakes card is amazing and how sweet are those two! Two wonderful projects to show off Riley and Percy!

Lindsey said...

The snowflake card is beautiful!! Love these new stamps!

Lisa R. said...

Awesome projects! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

sandybear76 said...

Oh, my!! What a cool box!! I had to show my kiddo it as I blog-hopped. He was quite impressed too!!! Love Riley's new friend Percy

Allie Cat Beads said...

WOW! Amazing Projects!

Kathy Bradley said...

Frances,
My goodness, what adorable projects and how ingenious are those pop-up snowflakes on acetate - they look awesome! Your projects are totally wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

acpriess said...

WOW! What an inspiring post this is. I love the icicles on the bottom of your red mat and the waving snowflakes. Of coursevthe box is a must-do as well. Amazing!

Silli said...

OMG Frances, you are sooooo talented!!!

Bonnie said...

WOW! Absolutely incredible, the snowflakes on acetate!!! Beautiful!!

Stacey said...

Breathtaking! Great Job!

Bonnie said...

Very cute cards,lots of good ideas!

Cindy Haffner said...

WOW-ers Frances, you are a SUPERSTAR!!

NWFlamingo said...

Dancing snow flakes, a dancing moose, a dancing penguin, you've got it all going on girl! And then that box! Too cute!

My Fairy ScrapMother said...

Oh my gosh! You are sooo amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

Moira said...

How can you not love Percy!?!

Great projects!

Kathy Berger said...

Love the images, love the cards, but especially love the pop-up snowflakes!! I have done similar a very similar mechanism before, and often use acetate for the mechanism in windshield wiper cards. Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration! And GO RILEY!!

Karen Brockway said...

I LOVE the dancing Percy! Your little box is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Heidi Brawley said...

Wowzers! Love your creations!

Anonymous said...

both are so cute
Elma

scrappintlc said...

Awesome hon, definitely outdid yourself. Once I'm back home and on the PC I am so looking up that site and watching the video.

Melissa said...

Simply wonderful! Love your creations!

redstampinsam said...

Riley and Percy look like they have so much fun together! Your snowflake pop-up card is very creative!!!

Kelli Hull said...

Now SEE!!!! This is why peeps like you and Cindy are in DEMAND... you make SHOW STOPPER HOPPERS!!!! This is FREAKIN AWESOME!!!!! BOTH projects and I WILL be comin backto watch that video because A) I wanna see how and B) I LOVE listening to you say Card, instead of paper! LOL

jessica said...

FAB projects!! Loving these new Riley's and your secret box is awesome!!
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

April said...

WoW, was great inspiration! I have bookmarked the instructions in hopes that I will have time prior to Christmas to give it a try! I only can hope that mine is half as wonderful as yours!

Michelle said...

Oh WOW! I love how the snow flakes pop on this card. I just learned this technique about a month ago but I like how you did the snowflakes. Percy is super cute and a great addition for Riley.
Michelle C
mlcain0202@yahoo.com

marge said...

I love the snowflakes and the box. I am going to try these this afternoon. Thanks for the inspiration!

Gina said...

Wow Frances, these are just amazing! I love those snowflakes.

Joy said...

oh my frances, you went above and beyond, love that box, cards are amazing!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE how you did those snowflakes! What a great idea!! The box is also too perfect and would make a fun gift box, for sure. Thanks for sharing your fabulous creations!!

Dawn said...

That box is fabulous!

jan farnworth said...

great projects

Levan Creations! said...

OMG......I love them all!

Pam said...

Oh MY GOSH!!! I absolutely LOVE what you have made with these new stamps! I'm definitely going to have to try out a few of the cool new things I've seen here! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Amy said...

I LOVE Your projects!!! So inspirational! I can't wait to get my new Riley's in so I can play :)

Jackie said...

Oh wow Frances! Talk about amazing work! BOTH creations are simply stunning! Well done, as always!

Mama Page said...

Love them both!

Hikermama said...

The card is adorable, but the box is awesome! Percy is a very cute snow angel!

Jamie M. said...

What great projects. Love the box. http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

GOOD GRIEF!!!!! Amazing!!!!! WOW!!!! And, thank you for the video.....Oh my stars!!!! I'm in AWE!!!Can't wait to try your pop up card and box!!! Again, amazing!!!

Michele L. said...

Frances,
I think I have runout of creative comments to give you.
I'm always rendered speechless when I come to your blog. I was so not expecting that pop-up card. It's simply INCREDIBLE!!!
All of them are of course, but that really stood out to me!

Carol Shier said...

WOW...love that snowflake card. I'm definitely going to try that technique out.

Barb said...

Oh My!

Wonderful Projects! So sweet and darn cute too!

Virgo5 said...

Fabulous Frances, I love the flurry of snowflakes and aren't those secret boxes fun! I made one last week and will be making more as gifts!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness! These are sooooo cute! You have inspired us, for sure!

Payne Holler Cards said...

yikes! now these are awesome! will be back to check out the video (-:

Lynette said...

They are so darn cute. The snowflakes are absolutely brillant. I love the look.