Monday, February 25, 2013

Zva Creative February Blog Hop

Happy Monday to you! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our February blog hop! We are very excited about this month's hop and are eager to share our new work with you!

Today's Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blogBe sure head on over to check it out! Since many of us live in different time zones around the world, you will find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 

As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.

Each month a designer is assigned a color story to follow. I was given Lavender/Grape and couldn't have been more happy because I knew that Zva's beautiful purple flourishes/flowers would look amazing on Maja Design's Ska vi ta en fika papers. The design of this card evolved as I was putting it together and I'm really happy with the result. I used 3 different Verve sentiments on this card with two fold out panels.
This photo is with all the panels folded over. I added a Zva Creative paper flower and stamped 'this makes me happy' on a Banner Bundle die. That panel is only connected to the one underneath by a panel all the way to the right. (The brown strip is scored and folds over to the back.):


The Banner die then lifts up to reveal a second sentiment 'this wonderful life' underneath. This one is also attached to a brown strip of paper that is scored, folded and adhered to the back of the card:


Then when you lift up the second banner panel, the words 'happy anniversary' are revealed. I thought these words all went together beautifully for a nice Anniversary card. 'Course my husband will have to overlook all the girly-ness, as I'm not inclined to make a masculine card for him. :)


Now that the card is 'opened up' you can see the pretty Zva Creative flourish I attached to the sentiment. Initially I had glued a flower to the 'anniversary' tag, but then quickly realized that the other panels wouldn't lay flat if there was a chunky flower there.

Here are the Zva Creative products I used:
CRB-04CB-116 (Imperial - Lavender Crystal)
CRS-05CA-108 (Flourish IV Lavender Crystal & Pearl)
FLBK-03CB-110 (Mini-rose (144 stems) 1/2" or 12mm - Lavender)


If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!
The Blog Hop starts today, February 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 26th.
***Prizes***
Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 27th on Zva Creative's blogWe will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva's blog on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!

We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize!  To increase your chances of winning:
* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products.  If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
*Hop over to Zva's facebook page and "like" our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by.

 The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's blog. Your next stop is the fabulously sweet, fabulously talented Fabi Ormerod. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on March 25th for our next Zva blog hop!


Stamps: Remember This, Happy Anniversary Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Ska vi ta en fika collection (Björnbarskakor, Chokladmuffins - bs, Två fröknar & Havrerutor - bs) Maja Design, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso (SU!)
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH), Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Banner Bundle Die Set (Verve~A Cut Above dies), paper distresser, dauber, sewing machine
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
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53 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Andrea! Those lavender blinds/pearls have never looked so good:)

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  2. Very pretty card! LOVE purple!

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  3. I saw your blog yesterday for the first time and am I glad I found it. You make beautiful cards. This card too is a wonderful one and what you did with the banner is a great idea.

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  4. Aren't you creative!! Love the progressive sentiment. Way to rock the purple too :)

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  5. This is gorgeous Andrea! What a fabulous idea to layer the sentiments like that! I love it!

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  6. as ever a totally stunning card, always in awe of your work

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  7. Beautiful card. As purple (any shade) is my favorite color, I would have been very happy to be assigned that color combo too.

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  8. Меня покорили ваши работы! С удовольствием становлюсь вашим читателем!

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  9. what a gorgeous card-love the colours and design!

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  10. замечательная и красивая открытка

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  11. I love everything about this card! The colors, the Zva bling, the design! Just everything. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. You just gave me an idea for my Mother's Day card to my mom-in-law because she loves the color purple with bling and flowers. Great! Thanks for sharing

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  13. Gorgeous card with beautiful colors and ofcourse nice bling!

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  14. Hi Andrea, I so adore your pretty card! Purple is my favorite color! But sadly almost never use it when I scrap. This card would be so nice to get in my mailbox (on my B Day March 6) just kiddin'lol have a wonderful week hugs Amy ;)

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  15. Love this unique design and colors and, of course, bling! Your husband will love it. Happy Anniversary!

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  16. Oh wow, your cards are both absolutely stunning! I love all the layering and your fabulous use of colours.

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  17. I love the purple/lavendar. Your card is gorgeous. The bling is beautiful too. I love the way you did the banners - cannot wait to try this!

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  18. beautiful card! I never make a card,but I always like to look the beautiful creation. Love the colour combi here

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  19. Wow...great paper engineering! I love that the card is interactive...and did I forget to mention, Gorgeous! Everything about it is harmonious! Hope you have a happy anniversary!

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  20. Love the colours you used. It's one of my favourites

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  21. The colours you picked are lovely, truly beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Beautiful, love the colors....

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  23. very creative by making a panel that open's up... great showcasing of the zva
    ava g

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  24. So beautiful!! The layered sentiments are so cool! The color and layers of the card are pretty and the embellishment is just beautiful icing on the cake!! TFS!!

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  25. Beautiful and a great idea with the sentiment flap

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  26. сиреневая нежность!!!!

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  27. Very creative work!! Fun pretty card.

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  28. FAbulous in purple and I like how the banners lift to see the messages.

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  29. Love the purple. Unique design!
    Marsha

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  30. what a beautiful card! love the purple!

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  31. What a gorgeous card with the perfectly coordinated Zva!! Love the lift up tabs! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  32. Always a delight to stop by and see what you are creating. What a lovely card design and I simply ADORE purple! Those ZVA chrystals really take your card to the next level!

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