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Friday, June 14, 2019

Studio Katia 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop!!




Hello, hello!! Welcome to Studio Katia's 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop!  I'm honoured to be hopping along today!  We are celebrating with this 2 day blog hop and new release. This release includes 5 new clear stamp sets and 1 set of co-ordinating dies, 1 new stand alone Creative Die, 2 new stencils and Many new embellishments!!  You should have arrived from the lovely Ilda's blog and I'm the last stop of the hop today.  The full hop list will be below!

Now onto my projects!  Ever since Kobi the bear made his debut, I've been smitten. I love this adorable guy!  I used the new Kobi Makes A Wish Stamp Set along with the co-ordinating dies for my first card.


He's just so cute!!!  I used the Grid Stencil and embossing paste to add some texture to the background. I coloured all the images in purples and blues. I think this could be given to both guy or girl!  The balloons actually come from another Kobi set, the Kobi Bearing Gifts Stamp Set. I love how all these sets can be used together!  I stamped the sentiment onto one of the Label Message Dies which I also coloured in blue.  To finish off, I added some of the brand new Silver Fever Fusion Sequins. These are SO COOL!! They look like tiny rainbows when the light hits them!


I added a bit of Nuvo Crystal Glaze to some parts of the images as well as a bit of glitter pen!


My next card uses the new Birthday Balloons Duo Stencil.  This is going to be a must have in your stash! I'm terrible at colouring balloons especially when they are overlapping. I cannot get them to look transparent enough so one colour shows through the other...does that make sense?!  This stencil makes it so easy to create beautiful balloon backgrounds.


I used a variety of Distress Inks that I knew would layer okay. I used the stencil with the most and the smallest balloons first then layered the other stencil over it. This set of stencils could be used in so many ways!  After the inking, I flicked some water onto the panel and trimmed it down.  Once it was completely dry, I added that large, beautiful sentiment from the new It's Your Birthday Stamp Set.  I heat embossed it with Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.


To set the balloon panel apart from the white card base, I added a layer of striped, pink paper.  To finish this card off, I used some Shimmering Ice sequins.


My last card of the day, features the new Shaker Balloon Die Set. Another cute die with a lot of possibilities! 


This die features the SK signature dot detail and cuts a small, inner frame.  I die cut the balloon from a panel cut from the Dotted Patterns Set 1 which I then ran through with a polka dot embossing folder. I filled the shaker with a combination of Crystal Clear Confetti, the new Pastel Rainbow Confetti and a few Silver Polka Sequins.

I adhered the shaker panel onto a white and yellow dotted paper and adhered everything to a white card base.


I added the bow (included in this die set) and a piece of black and white twine for the balloon string. It was at this point that I realized I hadn't planned on a sentiment, of course.  Luckily, I used craft foam behind the shaker panel so I had a firm background for stamping. AND even more lucky, there was a sentiment small enough in the It's Your Birthday Stamp Set to fit in between the embossed dots!! Phew!

And those are all my projects! I hope you enjoyed and found a little inspiration for this fabulous new release!!  Now, onto the super exciting details on how you have a chance to win some amazing prizes!

First, Studio Katia will be giving away Two $50 CAD Gift Certificates each day of this hop! Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on the Studio Katia Blog.

Second, there is also a $25 CAD gift certificate offered at each stop of the hop!! Wow! IMPORTANT: I will contact the winner of the $25 gift certificate personally, so please leave a way for me to contact you with your comment!! :) Winner will be contacted on June 23rd, 2019!

Make sure to leave a comment on each stop of the hop for both days to increase your chances of winning!!  All comments must be made by Saturday, June 22, 2019 21:59 EST. Winners will be announced on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 on the Studio Katia blog! 

Make sure to follow Studio Katia on Instagram, Like on Facebook and Subscribe to the SK You Tube Channel!

Here is the full blog hop list:

Laurie Case (that's me)!

Thank you SO much for hopping along with us today!! You won't want to miss out on Day 2 of the hop!!  Remember to leave your comments for a chance at those amazing prizes!!

Laurie































47 comments:

  1. Wonderful set of birthday cards!! The sequins and shakers are awesome! :)

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  2. These are just gorgeous! That little bear is so cute and I love the stenciled balloons. And that shaker card - awesome!

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  3. Cute! I love the shaker card!

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  4. Lovely cards!! I especially love that shaker cards. The embellishments are so cool!! Squirrelnut77@gmail.com

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  5. Love these!! You totally sold me on the stencils because balloons have always been impossible for me.

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  6. Love your cards! Kobi is so adorable! Thanks for all the inspiration. The balloons with the large Birthday sentiment stamp is simple, and elegant at the same time. Truly gorgeous!!

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  7. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work You can contact me at krausstad@yahoo.com

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  8. All three cards are just fabulous! I love the blue & purple color
    combo used with Kobi and that whole design is gorgeous. Love the grid
    BG. I love shakers so that one speaks to me, of course.
    rebyah1@gmail.com

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  9. So many different types of cute balloons. I love the party theme.

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  10. Wonderful cards. I love the textured background on the first one and the colors and styles are beautiful.

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  11. Kobi bear is just adorable! The layered balloon stencil I think is a must-have, for sure. All of your cards look fabulous!

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  12. 3 AWESOME cards! I love the shaker and I love how you did the shimmer on the balloons with Kobi!!!! (Meghan.kennihan@gmail.com)

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  13. Awesome!!!! Love all the cards.. and first one is so cute... Your coloring is just awesome.

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  14. Beautiful cards.Loved the addition of texture to kobi's card.

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  15. Three very cute cards. Love the stenciling! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Awesome cards! Kobi is adorable! And I love the pretty balloons!

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  17. I love Kobi the bear! He has the sweetest little face. Thanks for sharing all your festive birthday cards.

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  18. Wow, all are amazing. so pretty, fun

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  19. So many cards and so many inspiration.. thanks for sharing..

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  20. Terrific work on all
    your lovely cards.
    Love the Kobi one
    and the balloons on
    them.
    Carla from Utah

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  21. All sweet and festive cards. x

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  22. Love the way you used these products, great job!

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  23. Love, love the balloon stencil. The textured backgrounds of your cards looks lovely on your fantastic cards. Thanks for sharing your inspiration on this blog hop.

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  24. Thank you for the great inspiration! Your cards re beautiful. I must say that my favorite of the three is your shaker card! I wish it were mine, I suppose I will just have to make my own. Take care and have fun!

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  25. Beautiful cards, love them all, but the second one is definitely my favourite - most likely because you used some of my favourite products from this release on it! :-) You can contact me through my "contact me" form on my blog (www.handmadebymirella.com)

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  26. I love your color choices in the Kobi card, really pretty! All your cards are beautiful, and so different from eachother.

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  27. Your cards are so cute. The colors are great and can't wait to see the next person in the hop. Everyone is so creative. tmorton9012@gmail.com.

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  28. Simply darling! Such creative inspiration on this hop!

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  29. 3 wonderful cards. embossing paste? that's new to me. i'll look it up. thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. Wonderful cards with these balloons.

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  31. All three of your cards are nice, and the thing that stands out to me is how well the backgrounds compliment the main elements! The white grid behind the bear accentuates the gifts; the thin pink border draws your eye to the center of the balloons; the dotted yellow along with the embossed dots actually help me see the confetti. Thank you.

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  32. Fabulous cards! Love the colors you used and the texture you added. mkndigger@gmail.com

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  33. So brightful cards! Thanks for sharing them!

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  34. TFS your fantastic cards and all the creative techniques you used in making them.... really awesome. I especially like your first Kobi the bear card. It's clean and simple at first glance, but on closer inspection... WOW... you included a lot of gorgeous detail there. Love those new sequins... the iridescent glimmer adds just the perfect zing to the blue and white color scheme.

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  35. Hi Laurie :) I. Love. All. Three!!! It's great the way you added texture to each of these cards: the embossing paste, the water droplets and the dry emboss. They really highlight your focal points of Kobi, the multi-colored balloons and the shaker embellishments. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  36. What fun and sweet cards. I really love the shaker with the polka dots. Adorable!

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  37. Kobi bearing gifts has already become my fave stamp from this release, love all the cards you made.

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  38. SQUEAL!! Such AMAZING Cards!! I LOVE the NEW Products!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  39. Wonderful cards...love the birthday scene with the textured background.

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  40. Such lovely cards. Love the cute image and great design on the first one.

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  41. Fantastic card. I love how you added dimension on your first card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  42. Laurie, your trio of cards are pure delights! CAS-loving heart captured by the first; smitten with your blended balloons on the second; crushing over your star-of-the-stage balloon shaker on the third! Wonderfully inspired and inspiring!
    ~carol

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  43. The more I see, the more I realize that there is no such thing as too many birthday products in one's stash, especially when they're this versatile. The Kobi bear is adorable, especially with the cool color palette you chose and the sequins. And then who wouldn't love getting those beautiful balloon cards. Thanks for sharing all these great ideas with us!

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    1. Oh shoot, contact info. I'm on IG as @annalisaarts.

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  44. Awesome cards! :) k_dragon16@yahoo.com

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