Today's Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blog! Be 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.
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.
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 blog. We 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"