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Friday, March 9, 2012

Fresh and Fun Handmade Cards Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!

Good morning everyone!

I am so excited to be a part of a very cool blog hop this morning.  Several months ago Kimber asked me to contribute some cards to a new book she was creating called Fresh and Fun Handmade Cards.  I absolutely  love with the concept behind this book.  All cards are shown as a basic card and then how you can step them up to make them interactive.  The day has finally come and the book is officially in stores.  You can find it at Amazon here.

I thought I would share one of the cards that I created for the book.  The long strip of blue floral paper is machine stitched on three sides to create a pocket that holds a bookmark for the recipient of the card.


Now it is time to win a copy of this awesome book!  All you have to do is leave a comment here and we will pick a from my blog on Monday to recieve a copy of the book, signed by Kimber.  Then make sure you hop on the the incredibly talented Rae Barthel's blog for another chance to win.

Here is the line up in case you missed someone.


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!!!

90 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Congratulations on your publications, Lisa! I hadn't heard about this book and I'm excited to see more. I love your card and the idea of making a pocket for a book mark!

Scrapthat said...

Oh what fun!! Would love to win this!
very pretty card! TFS!

Annette said...

This books sounds so awesome...Filled with lots of goodies...thanks for the chance to win.

Paula DeRuntz said...

This card is so pretty! Would be a great teacher card!

Shelley said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! Simple, fresh and with a surprise inside! I love it and can't wait to make one. This book is top of my WishList and I will anxiously wait 'til I can get my hands on one. Thank you so much!

Shelley said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! Simple, fresh and with a surprise inside! I love it and can't wait to make one. This book is top of my WishList and I will anxiously wait 'til I can get my hands on one. Thank you so much!

Jackie said...

Such a beautiful card and sounds like a wonderful book. Would love to win it.

Julie S. said...

This book looks amazing. Thank you for a chance to win.

Miriam Prantner said...

This book looks fabulous, and I love the idea of stashing little gifts on cards. Very cool!

Debby said...

Incredible card. Love the bookmark. Congrats on your publication.

rscholz said...

Love the idea of the bookmark in the card. Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

Created for this... said...

Would love to win a copy! I love the bookmark card.

marianne-g said...

I would love a copy of Kimber's book. So fun!!!

featheredheaven said...

I am so thrilled to have a chance to win this new book!
Thank you
Sue O

Michele Washburn said...

Beautiful card Lisa! Thanks for the chance to win!

rlovew said...

Awesome card! This book looks fantastic! Thanks for providing a chance to win it.

crazihunibabi said...

Love you stuff! Would love to win the book! Thanks.

Jim, DeAnn, Daniel, and Benjamin said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the idea of a bookmark, too. Thanks for the chance at winning this book, it would be put to very good use!!
DeAnn

Kelly Massman said...

Gorgeous cards!

Anonymous said...

Love to make cards and so excited to see all the new ideas in this book!

Cynthia in IN

Terri Davenport said...

Sounds like such a fun book! Love your card!

Jessica Strider said...

What a beautiful card! I love the bookmark idea, and how it's incorporated into the card. Thanks for hosting a giveaway. :)

Connie Mercer said...

Awesome Lisa!!! Congrats!!! your card is beautiful and the book looks aamzing!!!

Joyce S said...

Very nice idea, looks like a must have book! Thanks for the look and for the chance to win

conil said...

How beautiful this card is. Can't wait to get my hands on this book.

Designing with Debbie said...

What a pretty card. Love the colors.

Nathalie said...

Lovely lovely card and congrats on the pub!

cassie said...

I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

CONGRATS on the book pub!!! That is AWESOME!!!! I loveeeeeee your cards!!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a pretty card! TFS =)

Donna Nuce said...

The card is fabulous! Thank-you for a chance to win the book.

Donna Nuce said...

The card is fabulous! Thank-you for a chance to win the book.

dianem said...

Very cool book. I'd love to win.

Stacy B said...

Such great ideas from the blog hop alone. I would love to have a copy of Kimber's book on my shelves. Thanks for the chance to win.

canadian_liner said...

Great sample card from Kimber's book; please enter me in the drawing for a copy.

Dotchie said...

Super cute. Love the stitching that is actually functional--it makes a real pocket! I love interactive cards--I especially like to receive them and try to figure out how they work. This books sounds perfect for me

sharon g said...

I really need this book!

B. Poteraj said...

How cute. thanks for the good ideas. I want to branch out a bit.

Natasha G.P. said...

I love to give bookmarks. I know a lot of readers. Nice job.

Pam said...

This looks like a must have book! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Rhonda said...

This looks like an amazing book!

pattyo said...

Congratultions to you being included in this new book! I love the card and how the bookmark is removable. I love making cards, so I know I would love this book. Thanks for a chance to win!

pattyo said...

Congratultions to you being included in this new book! I love the card and how the bookmark is removable. I love making cards, so I know I would love this book. Thanks for a chance to win!

Luanne said...

Great book! Lots of ideas and creativeness to learn from. thanks for the chance to win.

Tracey said...

Love this card!! The bookmark is a fabulous idea!!

Jennie C said...

thanks for hosting the contest! I love all the ideas. Your book mark pocket is so clever!

Dorina D said...

Fabulous cards. So much fun. This is a new way to do cards for me, never done anything like interactive before. can't wait to play. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy said...

I love your sample card with the bookmark. I'm happy, too, to be introduced to your blog.

ScrappyKsue said...

That is great that you guys are giving away inspiration. Thanks tons! ~Karen Sue

luvhymns said...

Interactive and great!!!! Thanks for the inside peak!

Barbara said...

This looks like such a great book with lots of ideas that would be an inspiration for some really neat cards!

Angela said...

Beautiful card! Love the idea of the bookmark pocket!

Marji said...

I'd love this book! These are my kind of cards!
marjifranklin@gmail.com

a1983alaskan said...

How clever to put a bookmark in your card---but then, that's just YOU, Lisa! :-) So clever and creative. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the new book.

kai wong said...

What a perfect card to give to someone along with a couple of books! Thanks for the great idea and the chance to win. I would LOVE to win this book and check out each project in it!

Anonymous said...

Wow, such a generous giveaway. I would so love this book :) Thanks for the opportunity to win it.
Ange Hincks.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Your card is awesome!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

Karen S said...

Oh what fun this book will be! Congratulations on creating such fun!

ana roat said...

Looks lovely--would really enjoy a copy of this book.
Thanks for the chance!

Carol said...

Super cute bookmark! I hadn't thought of using it on the front of a card...that's exactly the kind of thing that makes me love Kimber's books!

Deborah R said...

Such a sweet card! My family is big into reading and any of them would love to get a card with a bookmark.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I love the color combo! The book looks fabulous... can't wait to get a copy!
DeniseB

Jess said...

Wow i just love your card. interactive cards are my favorite to make. thanks for the give away

Jess said...

Wow i just love your card. interactive cards are my favorite to make. thanks for the give away

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Donna Lehr said...

Love your bookmark idea! It's just gorgeous!

Sandy said...

What a lovely card - and to get a gift with it - perfection! I would so love to have a copy of this book - I am excited about learning to make cards like this!

serenarepsold said...

Good luck everyone. We should all be so lucky to own this book!

jp10 said...

Hi! i love the card and the bookmark just MAKES! it so special! thanks for sharing.

Kris said...

I love to give handmade bookmarks with my cards too!

Wow this book looks like fabulous fun!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sandy Z. said...

I love Kimber's books! Thanks so much for these FUN Blog Hops! Keeps us up to date on all of you!

Sandra said...

Great idea - this would really come in handy.
very pretty card !
Sandr ltb

g said...

Gorgeous card! Would love to win this book. Thanks!

Bethany Becker said...

I love the cards and the bookmark. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa P said...

fabulous card. What a fun book to have.

Sue D said...

Very pretty card and I like the pocket for the bookmark.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your card is absolutely beautiful. No wonder it made it into the book. I really love the concept of the book and would LOVE to have a copy of it. Can't wait to see all the great projects inside. Thanks for sharing your creation and for the chance to win!
TeacherMom
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Diane S. said...

I would love to have a copy of this because I have never attempted an interactive card-yours is beautiful!

Nitasha said...

You ladies are immensely talented and I would love to be inspired with a copy of this book!

Janet said...

I would love to win this book. There are some truly inspiring ideas inside.

Irene said...

Beautiful card, Lisa!Thank you so much!

snoopyncharliebrown said...

I'd love to win this. Thanks for the chance!

F said...

I love the card! This book would be such fun to drool over!

MelKilMD said...

Fun cards!! I would love to win a copy of the book - thanks for the chance.

lynda said...

What a nice idea to include a bookmark in a card. I think I can do that!

Luanne said...

I've been looking for a way to add some interest to my cards and this book would be just the thing! Thank you so much for this fun giveaway!

Sharon said...

Your card is lovely and I love the idea of including a bookmark, thanks for the chance to win!

Tanja said...

Love this card and bookmark - thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

connie said...

Looks like an awesome book! Thanks for a chance to win.

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! What a beautiful card, Lisa! Love the interactive pocket with the bookmark and love the sweet vintage style. Congratulations, my friend!