{2.13.2012} print candee hop

This is my first hop with the amazing and talented Print Candee creative team!!! Shhhh, don’t tell anyone, but I’m a little nervous but SO excited as well. You should have arrived from the Print Candee blog. We will point you in the right direction as you hop along.

Today our theme revolves around die-cuts. There are so many great ways to use digital products with die-cuts. Today, I’m using a Spellbinder die to create a cutout with some beautiful papers by digital potpourri.

The papers are from the buttercream damasks paper set. So pretty, right? I love that demask pattern and wanted to highlight it with a scallop cutout.  I have been working on sympathy cards lately. The soft buttery yellow and kraft color is just somber enough with still having lovely color. I paired it with some Paper Smooches stamps (gently seasoned and sentiment sampler).

It may be cliche, but I almost always include a butterfly on my sympathy cards. I feel a sense of peace and comfort when they are floating on a card. That is what I hope they bring to whomever the card is for.  I’ve used a combo of cream half pearls and silver liquid pearls for a little bling and to add to the movement of the butterflies up the card.

We have some GREAT PRIZES to give away:  a $10 Print Candee gift certificate and a Spellbinder Pennant die-cut set.  Leave a comment on each of the blogs for more chances to win.  Contest closes at 11:59pm EST on Saturday, February 18th.

Up next is the fabulous Kalyn.
In case you get lost along the way, here is the full blog hop list.

The Print Candee Blog
Lisa {me}

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too… lots of fabulous digital products too!!!!


  1. lostinpaper

    Whoop Whoop!! I can’t believe I’m on a DT with you…. how totally incredible!
    Your card is A-MaZing!!! Aren’t the images just awesome at Print Candee! A BIG welcome to you Lisa!

  2. Wendy ten Hove

    Very pretty card, Lisa! Love the white damask on the grey! And that tree is lovely for a card like this, wouldn’t have thought of it, but it’s pretty! Beautiful card!
    Hugs, Wendy

  3. Jackie

    So beautiful with all of those butterflies trailing up the card! The gray and soft yellow are perfect for a sympathy card. Congrats on your Design Team position with Print Candee!

  4. Lynn

    Absolutely stunning. So soft and soothing. This card is beautiful.

  5. Kalyn

    Awesome card, Lisa! So excited to have your talented self joining our team!

  6. Karen B.

    Beautiful creation Lisa, love the colors.

  7. Jackie

    Oh Lisa, your card is lovely! Great colors, and I love the butterflies, too! I think you can relax now – your first hop card is a hit!

  8. Emily Leiphart

    This is stunning, Lisa! I love the soft, soothing colours. That tree is amazing with the butterflies leading the eye to the damask cut-out in the centre.

  9. Ruby 2 Shoes

    Lovely Lisa! I wouldn’t have bought that tree but with butterflies on it looks gorgeous and perfect for a sympathy card. Love the die cut too!

  10. Jessi

    You fit right in with all these talented chickies, Lisa! I too reach for butterflies on a sympathy card – they just fit so well 🙂 Love the colours you’ve chosen.

  11. Jocelyn Olson

    Nervous? That’s crazy! Your card is sooo soothing and elegant. I love it! Great mix of papers. The way you stamped the tree was really cool…I didn’t even recognize it. The scattered pearls are gorgeous. I’m so thriled you joined the DT! 🙂

  12. Lindsey

    This is so very pretty — it will be perfect to have in your stash for when you need it.

  13. cardsbymo

    The layers and layers of pattern are so pretty. The soft creams and grays are really stunning!

  14. Anne T

    Gorgeous sympathy card! Love the butterflies!

  15. lynn

    congrats, lisa! your card is just gorgeous–as always!

  16. mustavcoffee

    Congrats on your new DT position. Lucky to have you methinks :0) Gorgeous grey and yellow card, inspirational crafting, xxx

  17. Emma J.

    Hi! I just found your blog through the blog hop and your style is so cute! This adorable card really catches your eye, I love the butterflies and pearls especially. Thanks so much for all your hard work!

  18. Cassie D

    wow! I like how you used the negative scallop circle. – great idea!

  19. Jen W.

    Wow, Lisa, you definitely had nothing to be nervous about – this is stunning!

  20. Marion

    Welcome Lisa! So happy to be working alongside you on the DT! Love your card…so many pretty things to look at! Love the butterflies..and also your choice of papers! Great minds must think alike!

  21. Kary

    Love this card, Lisa!! The colours are soothing, and the butterflies & pearls symbolise hope in a difficult time. Great job!!

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