Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog - Challenge #8 Show us Some Metal or Glass

Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy Monday!

I cannot believe we are already on challenge 8 for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  How time flies, you know the old saying, "time flies when your having fun!"  Yes, I am having fun.  This is the first design team I have ever been on and I have meant some extraordinary people.  Everyone is so talented and are wonderful ladies.   

This challenge is "show us some metal or glass".  Do you hoard gears, pins, brads, eyelets, frames, and other metal do-dads? Do you have a thing for tiny light bulbs and glass vials? Do junk drawers make you giddy? Do you hang out in office supply stores so you can score funky paperclips? Do bottle caps make you swoon? Dig through your hoard to find something metal or glass (or both) and make a project to share!  This months sponsors are SinCity stamps and Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Here are the details:

Sin City Stamps, owned and operated by Donna Harrison in Las Vegas Nevada, manufactures deep-etched, red-rubber stamps, laser-cut stencils, masks, chipboard pieces, page layouts, die cuts, and chipboard books. Visit the Website and the Blog.

This week we are joining SinCity stamps for a blog hop, please stop by and check out their creations.  Don't forget to leave a comment to let them know how much you love their project. The links are below:

Sin City Blog Hop:

Really Reasonable Ribbon has been meeting the ribbon needs of crafters, wedding planners, rubberstampers, scrapbookers, and the artistic community for over 10 years.  They offer great wholesale pricing on full spools of many of our styles, and really reasonable discount retail pricing on ribbon by the yard.

Their large selection of ribbon styles includes a variety of colors and widths in grosgrain, organza, seam binding, gingham, satin, ric rac, twill tape, velvet, bakers twine, jute, and much more, including a large variety of mulberry flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

They offer convenient online shopping, FAST shipping, and GREAT ribbon prices. You can also visit  their Blog for daily posts with creative projects featuring ribbon. We also have two fun challenges on the 1st and the 15th of each month.

Really Reasonable Ribbon is offering a "one-time" deal this month! If you sign up for the Ribbon Club you can snag both the April and May ribbon packs! Click HERE for details!

Here is my card for this challenge.  I embossed the background and cut the balloons out with Martha Stewart's balloon punch.  I embossed the "Happy Birthday".  The brads on each side of the card are metal and to finish the card off, I put the RRR ribbon behind the birthday strip.

Stamps:  SinCity Happy Birthday and Hero Arts Background Diamond Zig Zag, 
Ink:  Stampin' Stuff Silver Embossing powder
Paper:  Stampin Up Black cardstock, 80 lbs white cardstock for background
Accessories:  RRR April Ribbon Club Assortment, Martha Stewart 
balloon punch, Birthday brads, and glass rhinestones

Ok, let's see what you can create with some metal or glass or both.  The challenge rules are HERE. Make sure you LINK your project up using the Link Tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Take time to visit my design team members.  They have beautiful projects to share with you.   Don't forget to leave a comment to let them know how much you love their project.

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon!


  1. These balloons are so much fun! Love the little rhinestones you added for that touch of "glass" and the embossing really looks like metal.

  2. What a fun and colorful birthday card. Who wouldn't love this one! And I love all the little embellishments you added.

  3. So pretty, I just love those balloons and the way you used the ribbon!! xo

  4. The colors on this pop up from that awesome background! Love the gems, too!

  5. I just love your card. Awesome colors and I love those cute balloons!

  6. Fabulous and fun Birthday card, love the "pop" of the balloons on the card...great card.

  7. Really cool! Great idea for the background! I like this card- it can be for a male or female! You rock!

    Have a good day. :)

  8. This is such a clever card. . .love the metallic background and the fun, festive balloons and party hat! Great job!

  9. How cool - love the zingy balloon colours against the bold b&w!
    Alison x

  10. Love the tones you incorporated into this card and of course, in my books, nothing is complete without bling! Lovely


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