Thursday, December 1, 2016

Blog Hop, DT Call, Prizes!

Welcome to the 
House of Cards Blog Hop
 Design Team Call
with prizes !
I'm giving away a copy of the new
My Memories Suite 8 software!

This month is an inspiration photo challenge:

As part of the design team,
I worked with a digital stamp set
and a digital paper set from
one of the hop sponsors,

I created three projects for you to show the versatility 
of using digital stamps and print at home papers.

This first project used the digital papers
printed out onto white card stock then die cut
with a stocking die and assembled into a card.

A sentiment from the digital stamp set
was printed onto white card stock as well.

Below is the sheet I created with
the digital elements and 
using My Memories Suite software.

I then cut each section apart
and ran them through the stocking die.

This next card uses the wreath image 
from the digital stamp set,
but reduced in size to fit my card front.

I water colored the image with classic ink pads 
and a water pen. I printed the bow portion out 
a second time, trimmed, then adhered to the 
wreath base image. Tiny bits of red glitter
were added to the berries on the wreath, too.

Above is a closeup to show detail.
I also cut smaller pieces of card stock,
adding sponging and doodling to create
the illusion of panels on a door.

Below is a sentiment from the set,
increased in size, and printed inside the card.
NOTE: many digital elements can not be increased in size
without losing their quality. I did a test print of the sentiment
and it didn't look bad ( there was a pop up in my program 
telling me there could be a problem). It turned out
just fine inside my card. 

The last project is a 100% digital project,
using My Memories Suite software. 
It is a printable card front.
I did attempt to color the wreath image digitally, too. 
It is meant to give you an idea that you can create 
your own photo cards to either print at home
or send out to have done. 

The digital kits I worked with from MHK Designs:

Yes, it is a gardening set,
but the bright colors worked with the
challenge inspiration photo ;)

Now for the info on entering to win a copy of the My Memories Suite 8 software, a $39.99 value:
If you'd like to enter for a chance to win a copy of the software, you'll need to leave a comment letting me know you'd like to enter a copy of MMS8. You will need to provide your email so I can have the prize redemption code sent to you. The prize is a digital download. One winner will be randomly drawn on December 15th from those providing their email along with a comment asking to be entered. 

Be sure to stop by the rest of the design team blogs
 for lots of great ideas
as well as the House Of Cards blog
for DT and prize info!

Mynn | Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 
Karen | Katarina | Katy | Leslie | Linda | Merethe
Michele | Paula | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley | Steph | Sue N. | Susan | Tina | Toni

Thanks for looking
Happy Holidays !

I'm entering my cards in the MHK Designs challenge.


  1. Wow! Your digital to paper creations are amazing! I love the stocking card and never would have thought you used digital supplies to make it. The wreath on the door card is very nice too. I love how you made the panels! It looks so real. And the last card all done on the computer. That's really nice so you can ship a flat card but have all of the embellishments. :) Hugs- Katy HOC Teammate :)

  2. All three are gorgeous projects, Heather. It's been an honor working with you at HOC and I look forward to more of the same in 2017!

  3. Too cute, the stocking shaped card! The wreath "hanging on the door" is also very beautiful!
    Hugs, Rosi

  4. What fun! I have not heard of this software but it looks like it works great! Looks like you have a great start on Christmas!!

  5. I love your Christmas cards, Heather! They all look so fun and Christmas! It's been such a pleasure being a part of House of Cards with you this year!
    Holiday Hugs!

  6. I envy people who do so much crafting
    digitally. I don't have the patience
    or knowledge to do it but it is amazing
    what can be done.
    Love the door with the wreath.
    All of the cards are great.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. Great cards, Heather! The door is so lovely with that pretty wreath on it. The stocking is very cheerful in that pretty gingham paper! :o)

  8. Now I can not say, which card I like more! The sock shaped one is cute, but I like the door with the wreath as well. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Kind regards from stempelfrida

  9. OH my goodness, Heather! These are all AMAZING! I am in LOVE with the fun shaped card you created--the papers you used are wonderful for the holiday! Beautiful coloring of the wreath image, as well! Just perfect, friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  10. PS: Please do link these up with our challenge at MHKDesigns! :) Mynn xx

  11. What a great job you have done with this set - love all of your explanations on how to use the digi sets. Shirley H. Teammie

  12. Great projects Heather! Love them!

  13. Thank for sharing these projects with us at MHK Designs, I thought I had seen this lovely work somewhere else HOC Teamie.

  14. Wow so computer savvy and I love what you did with the digital papers. Your tutorial was fantastic!! Thank you for sharing your work teamie... Take care and see you soon in Blogland.


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