Friday, 25 April 2014

Inspired by Stamping & Die-Version Blog Hop



Hi everyone! 
Welcome to the Inspired By Stamping and Die Versions Blog Hop. Twenty two talented designers have united to celebrate the new season and shake off the malaise of a snowy winter. Yay!!! Inspired by Stamping, which designs and manufactures the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters, has teamed up with Die-Versions, makers of low profile metal dies which works with virtually every machine out there and cuts through most materials, to create this special eye candy of Spring themed projects.

One lucky "hopper" will get a total prize package of $100 in gift certificates, a $50 gift certificate from Inspired by Stamping AND Die-Versions, so you can stock up on some awesome products that both of these companies have to offer.
For your chance to win the grand prize, visit all of the participating blogs, leaving a comment at each, then leave a comment telling us what you like the most about Spring at the Inspired By Stamping blog. All comments entered between now and April 28th at 10 pm (Pacific time) will be eligible for the grand prize.

Now moving on to my project for this blog hop...

I have made a spring theme photo holder..
As soon as I saw these Die-Version's dies I knew I will make a photo frame of sorts...And here is what I came up with...

The base is an old cup I had... I broke its handle & covered it up with black & white polka dots washi tape...
I added some black jute twine at the bottom & hand dyed pink lace on the top...
I adhered a styrofoam ball inside & covered it up with scrunched up dark green paper stripes....
Next I added 3 bamboo sticks in the center & decorated the base with flowers & pollens...
I have added pink wooden clothes pin to the end of two of the taller bamboo sticks to hold my photoframes & I have added a sentiment on the shorter one...
To make the sentiment frame I cut 4 cardstocks with a die from IBS Fancy Labels 2 Die & adhered them on top of each other ... next I used a smaller die from the same set to die cut a panel from white cardstock with a strip of washi tape on top & adhered it one top of black frame...
Then I used a sentiment from IBS Everyday Greetings stamp set for the sentiment, heat embossed it & inked the panel with pink ink to match with the other embellishments...
I have used  Die-Version Sweet Frames - Amazing Die-Version Sweet Frames - Good times to create my photo frames... I die cut black cardstock 4 times with each die to create the front panel, stacked & adhered them... Next I cut 6 thin strips of black cardstock & adhered them on 3 sides of both the frames keeping them flush with the outer edge... This was done to make a gusset to insert the photographs...
I wanted  it to look pretty even when there was no photograph inside so I cut a white cardstock & inked it with pink ink...Then I took the gorgeous floral stamp from  IBS Mother's Day Bouquet & stamped it on the pink panel.. I also heat embossed it for some added effect...I adhered this to the thin stripes on the 3 sided of the frame & added another piece of black cardstock on the back... I embellished the frames with some grey rhinestones for a finishing touch...
Here you can see how this frame works... the photographs can be easily changed by sliding them in from the top... Don't you just love these cute little frames  :)
& these are so easy & fun to create with the new Die-Versions dies...
I hope you liked my project...
Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the grand prize...

Your next stop on the hop is Rebecca Deeprose and if you ever get lost in the hop you can always go to Die-Versions blog for the complete order list.

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50 comments :

  1. Absolutely loved the idea of turning a cup into a pic holder...Superb :)

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  2. Nupur this is beyond fantastic... I absolutely adore this project and such a cool idea..

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  3. Wow!! This is simply amazing ..I loved the whole concept of this photo holder and you have done it in such an amazing way ..Beautifully embellished as well !! ..Love everything about it :)

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  4. Nupur ~ I love your photo holder cup! The sentiment stamp you used is wonderful and I really like the Amazing and Good Times Sweet Frames sticking up from your flower arrangement!

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  5. Absolutely stunning!!! love love the idea!!!

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  6. Fabulous project and I love the frames you created with the dies - so creative!

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  7. This is AMAZING! Awesome idea.

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  8. WOW!! Amazing and Beautiful!
    New Follower...
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  9. Oh wow this is fabulous! So many gorgeous details and I LOVE the hot pink lace! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. Beautiful, just beautiful. What a great way to use those elements. I love your color, and that sentiment is one of my favorites. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  11. What a beautiful project, and such fun colors! Great job - you made me smile!!! Love it!

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  12. What a bright and beautiful project! Great job!

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  13. Amazing and such a cute idea to use for my granddaughter's graduation. Thank you

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  14. What a fabulous project - great idea.

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  15. Your project is so beautiful! I love it!!

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  16. Hi, Nupur! Such a delightful project - and very inspirational - from the dies to the sentiment - love that you made something so happy and encouraging, and full of love and laughter! Beautiful center piece! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

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  17. Wow your project is truly amazing and clever. I love those frame dies. The colors you used are some of my favorites. tFS

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  18. Your project is so sweet and precious. You sure are one clever and creative gal. I love it. You are one super talented gal!!

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  19. Beautiful photo holder! What a clever way to use a stamp! I will keep this in mind for a future project. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. What a unique and clever way to make a photo holder. Very inspiring, thank you for sharing.
    Mindy

    http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

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  21. What a wonderful photo holder. I can see this being a great gift for Mother's Day or for any special occasion such as a wedding, new baby or graduation!

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  22. Super fun and pretty photo holder!!

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  23. Covering the cup with washi tape is such a great idea. Love those Die-Versions frames, too. Wonderful project!

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  24. Definitely want to try those frames! And I have clothespins just waiting to be altered! TFS!

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  25. I like how you used the chipboard to create the pretty frames

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  26. beautiful and fun what to recreate a cup :)

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  27. You are so creative. What a great idea. Well done.

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  28. Lovely work and TFS.
    BIG Hugs,
    Sue Ann :)

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  29. What an amazing way to display photos. You are very creative. However I don't think I would want to cover up your pretty pink floral backgrounds with photos, lol.

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  30. Fantastic project Nupur !! I loved the whole idea..the colors ,beautiful pot of flowers the lovely photo frames everything !!

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  31. Amazing what you did with an old cup. It became great! And the photoframes are super!

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  32. Oh wow, what a fabulous and very clever project :)

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  33. What a great idea! I like the rhinestones on the frames.

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  34. What a fun idea! LOVE it! Very pretty!!

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  35. FANTASTIC! Love the frames and that awesome sentiment. You could make these for every holiday and every festive celebration! Great inspiration! TFS!!!

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  36. This came out amazing!! Love it!

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  37. Wow, gorgeous photo frames, such a cute idea : )

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  38. I adore your project and the colors are so beautiful together! Hugs, Joanna

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  39. LOVE THIS! The pink and black are amazing and I adore the outlined flowers stamped pink, too! :) HUGS and have a great week! Mynn xx

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  40. Wow, what and absolutely beautiful project thanks so much for sharing...

    Hugs
    Rhonda
    http://www.wheeliecraftydesigns.blogspot.com.au/

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  41. Very pretty...a lovely "piece of art" to set out!!

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  42. Love your spring photo holder! Great use of the dies and stamps! Looks like a fun project to create too!

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  43. Super creative project!!! I could picture this on a desk - would sure make me smile at work when I looked at it :)

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  44. wow!!! this is amazing Nupur!!! love this!!! totally different idea!!! love the flowers and the sentiment dies u have used.... so beautiful!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  45. ths is Super pretty!! Nupur.....loved the idea...vl try ths soon :) too inspired..
    thnx for playing along at Kraftzone..:)

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  46. Its so beautiful....very creative. Thanks for playing along with Kraftzone. :)

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Hi thanks for dropping by and having a look at my blog. Your comments are much appreciated. Hugs. Nupur...