Friday, March 09, 2012

100 Fresh & Fun Handmade Cards - it's a BLOG HOP & Giveaway(s)!

Hello, everyone! Happy Friday and welcome, especially, to those of you that hopped here from Rae Bartel's blog! HELLO to you!

I told you it was going to be a good week around here with quite a few giveaways and I wasn't kidding! Today's wonderful giveaway comes to you courtesy of my amazingly talented friend, Kimber McGray! Those of of you that know Kimber and her incredible work know that she's the Card Making Queen...and she has several books under her belt to prove it!

Her latest one - 100 Fresh & Fun Handmade Cards - has just been released and we're helping her celebrate with a fun blog hop....AND a giveaway of a signed copy on each of the blogs! How's that for an awesome way to start a Friday?!
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I absolutely loved being a part of this book. Kimber always stretches me to my creative limits - this time by asking me to make cards with INTERACTIVE elements. Yep, that's right. This book has slider cards, shaker cards, pop up cards - you name it, it's in there! It's been so beautifully created with step by step instructions which absolutely makes this book a must have. I didn't think she could top her last one, but she really did!

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This fun card is probably my favorite I created for the book. It's a pull-up gift card holder where the roof lifts up to reveal a gift card for a home improvement store. But don't worry. If the interactive part completely overwhelms you, this book shows you how to make a simple version of the card as well! There's truly something for everyone. Just click right HERE for the link to the book on Amazon if you just can't wait to see if you win a copy - and if I were you I totally wouldn't be waiting!

So let's get to the good stuff as I know you're itching to! All you have to do is leave a comment here telling me why you NEED a copy of this book (and you do!) to be entered to win. The you need to hop on over to the awesome Kim Hughes of Paper Smooches blog to visit her and be entered to win there too! We'll all be drawing the winners on Monday so there are several chances to score a copy for yourself!

One more reminder - I still have the giveaway for CardMaps Today 2 open a couple posts below until midnight tonight! Get in on that too while you're at it and double your chances of winning something amazing!

Have a great day!
xo,
kg


103 comments:

Scrapthat said...

Oh my gosh...this is right up my alley! I was just thinking my DD is just at the right age she would get a kick out of some cool interactive pieces! (like day before yesterday!) I would LOVE to get my hands on this book!!

Lynn B said...

I love to make cards and love to expand the different kinds of cards I can make. This book would sure come in handy to help me think outside the box.

Lynn B said...

I love to make cards and love to expand the different kinds of cards I can make. This book would sure come in handy to help me think outside the box.

Annette said...

wow this book is going to be so awesome and full of fun ideas...thanks for the chance to win..

Tracey said...

WHat a fabulous gift card holder!! I love this!!!

Paula DeRuntz said...

I need this book because I spend HOURS agonizing over
making a single card! Drives my husband crazy!! I so need a pattern to follow and I love that these are interactive! Thanks!

Shelley said...

Need?! Want, desire, drooling, itching, dreaming... HAVE TO have this book, lol! Look, when I first heard about/saw the cover of this book and knew that Kimber was behind it... it was on my WishList. This blog hop with your oh-so-awesome teasers by you oh-so-awesome designers, well... it's just cemented the fact I HAVE to have this book as soon as humanly possible, lol. Thank you for sharing some of your creations.

Margie said...

I NEED this book for all of the card making inspiration-I can crank out pages, but struggle with cards!

Jackie said...

Oh I do so love that little house card. I really do need a copy of that book because I make a lot of cards for friends to give away.

Debbie said...

I need this book to "up" my card making skills!! I've never made an interactive card before, and it sounds like so much fun!

Thanks for the giveaway. I love your card by the way!

Debbie K.

marianne-g said...

I so need Kimber's book. I'm really into inter-active cards right now and seriously need some inspiration.

Miriam Prantner said...

I NEED a copy of this book because it's so COOL! This card is awesome, and I know several people who could benefit from it! You could use this for a congrats on your new home gift too with a giftcard for someone's favorite store. Love it!

Julie S. said...

I do need this book. I would love to learn some new techniques. Thanks for a chance.

rscholz said...

Love your card! I have not made an interactive card and need this book to show me how. Thanks for the chance to win.

featheredheaven said...

I definitely need this book! I have never made an interactive card in my life!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Sue O

Michele Washburn said...

Your card is just brilliant! Absolutely love the idea! Thanks so much for the chance to win the idea book!

crazihunibabi said...

Great layouts! Please keep me in mind for the book giveaway. Thanks :)

rlovew said...

This book looks awesome! I have only really started making cards this year so a book like this would be a great resource. I am making at least one card a week to send to my dad going through Chemo so I am sure there would be tons of fabulous ideas in here to use.

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

I NEED this book because I spend a lot of time trying to decide how and what I need to make/finish a card. This book would be AWESOME for me, Plus it wouldn't hurt to help me step up my card making skills :)
DeAnn

Cynthia B. said...

Wow, Kelly, I love this creative card! I "need" this book, because my cards are same old, same old. I'd love to see new ideas and inspiration to get me going in my card-making! Thanks!!

Kelly Massman said...

Could not be any cuter!

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea for a home improvement store gift card! Very cute!

Cynthia in IN

Jessica Strider said...

Great idea for a card holder. Just shows why I need this book - I'd never have come up with something like that. And now I'm thinking of how to use that idea with a birthday/wedding cake, or present top that lifts off...
Thanks!

Lara said...

That is a fabulous Idea! Thanks so much!

conil said...

Are you kidding me? This card is perfect. So adorable and I love that it's good for either gender.

Designing with Debbie said...

Awesome gift card. Great for this fixer-uppers.

Nathalie said...

I need this book to expand my card making techniques! I would love to use all the tricks that are featured in this book!

Kim M said...

I love to make cards but stink at coming up with ideas, this would be right up my alley.

Anonymous said...

I need to win this because i have a huge family and am running out of card ideas that they haven't seen before!!
Dena G.

Alwayscharlie said...

This is so awesome. I'm totally intimidated by cards so this would be such a help!

Jingle said...

Holy Adorable, Batman!

Marie / Legojenta said...

I NEED this book because I NEED to see all the fabulous projects in it =) TFS!

dianem said...

There are so many reasons that I NEED this book. I love making cards and the interactive ones seem intimidating to me. I'd love to see if I can conquer my fears.

Stacy B said...

Kelly, this card is fantastic and I need a copy of this book to figure out how you did it. I am a realtor (in my other life) and this would be the PERFECT gift card holder for my clients. So I can't wait to see the instructions! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

canadian_liner said...

dear Kelly,
i NEED a copy of the fun & fresh cards book to amaze my friends and bamboozle my enemies on their next birthdays... Love your Lowe's card!

Dotchie said...

Such a sweet and bright car! Love the hidden roof gift card. 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 need this book because I need new ideas. I teach crafts...

B. Poteraj said...

I need it because I'm in a rut.

Natasha G.P. said...

I need this new book because although I love to make cards (it's my favorite paper craft), I need some ideas for special cards.

Romy said...

Oh my, it looks awesome! I always love some card inspiration:) Unfortunately I can't afford myself buying books about scrapbooking, since I just started University. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed I'll win;)

Rhonda said...

I'd love to win this book! I'm not very good at making interactive cards. I need the instructions!

April said...

Oh my gosh how awesome! I need this book because it looks like it would be SO inspiring!

Pam said...

This book looks great! I need it to learn how to make these fab cards, of course. It looks like a must have.

Luanne said...

great project! fun house card. I would love to win this book so much to learn.

Tracey said...

This is amazing!! What an awesome gift card holder!

Jennie C said...

I really need this book!! Compared to the cards I've been seeing, my own creations are sooo lame. My family and friends have been deprived to the wonder of interactive cards, and without excellent ideas and directions, they will continue to be left in the dreary world of plain, old, ordinary cards. (I hope I was convincing. I meant every word of it!)

Dorina D said...

Oooooooo! I so need this book. I've never made an interactive card and my cards are so booooooring right now. I need ALL THE HELP I can get. Love the card you made, It's so perfect for all the new home owners in our family. Thanks for sharing such a great project and the chance to win.

Cindy said...

I've just begun to realize what fun it is to introduce some interaction with cards and scrapbook pages!

ScrappyKsue said...

These are all such great ideas. Thanks for sharing your creativity. ~Karen Sue

luvhymns said...

Your roof totally blew me away. What a super duper cool gift card CARD!

Ruth G said...

I need this book because I would like to make cards for people that are wonderful, but I'd rather spend more of my time scrapping - with the book I could have the best of both worlds!

Barbara said...

I need some new card ideas for making card for my three grandsons and these interactive cards would be perfect!

Angela said...

Super cute! Love the house for the home improvement card! What fun!

Marji said...

Oh I DO need a copy of this book, I'm loving every card I've seen so far!!
marjifranklin@gmail.com

a1983alaskan said...

Kelly, Your ideas are always right on target with my taste :-) I really like the idea that the book will give directions to the interactive creations (I do NEED to learn some of those techniques) or a choice to go simple. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I NEED a copy because Im not a great card maker at the best of times and I would love to have the opportunity to make interactive cards.....what a wow gift to give a friend :)
Ange Hincks

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

I need a copy because I am in a card rut...stamp, color, add cardstock... help me!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

Lori said...

This book looks soooo inspiring! I love making cards and this is just the tool I need to jump start a new phase in card making! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

kai wong said...

I need this book to help me make more interesting cards and to create summer projects with my twins :)

cards by cara said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Friday!

Deborah R said...

Oh Kelly, I do Need this book! It would help me bring lots of fun to friends and family. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carol said...

Holy cute house card Batman! I'd love to be able to make some cards with an extra POW! to them. Living far away from my family means sending lots of cards. I'm thinking I need to step it up! (Not to mention to teach my budding artist daughter how to make something WOW!)

Denise Bryant said...

Love this idea! Great gift card presentation! I love interactive cards... the book looks great!
DeniseB

Jess said...

Omg i love love love this card.. Oh i can't wait to see this book.since far the interactive cards blog hop is amazing...

~ Jo ~ said...

Wow what a cute gift card holder! I love it!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Melanie said...

I always love card inspiration...and this looks fabulous!

Donna Lehr said...

This is amazing! Love it!

serenarepsold said...

LOL! Kelly, I NEED this book because I have absolutely zero imagination and creativity. My kids have zapped any remaining bits and blown it to pieces. This book will help me resume some of my sanity. Not having to think too hard definitely helps this! Good luck all!

Sandy said...

Great card! I want to take my card making to the next level - and this book would help me to do that! I NEED this book, so that I can bring some caring and maybe some smiles to folks in nursing homes and patients at my local hospital.

jp10 said...

Hi!! absolutely love your card!! and that is why i need!! to win this book. i could never do this, let alone think of it on my own!!

Kris said...

Such a great idea for a card! Wow this book looks like fabulous fun!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

trixiecat said...

I have all these scraps from different paper lines which would love to be made into cards, but their owner needs inspiration.

Sandy Z. said...

I love Kimber's books! Would love to have another! Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop once again! :)

Sandra said...

cute card~
Why do I need this book .... last card I sent out a party who shall be left unnamed, called and said they were really disappointed in my card ... I guess I need fresh ideas!
Sandra ltb

Amy DM said...

Please? Me!

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g said...

Oh my gosh, your card is TOO cute! I NEED this book-I need all the inspiration I can get! Thanks!

Gitte Jensen said...

I need this book because i just have started to make scrapbooking for a month ago.

Bethany Becker said...

I am just starting to make cards and would love this book to improve my techniques and to learn more. Thaks for the chance to win!

Lisa P said...

I need this book because I need the inspiration!! Love it.

Sue D said...

Very clever and a great gift idea. I definitely need this book to take my cards to a new level.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

TeacherMom said...

I LOVE your card!!! I have 4 brothers and a hubby and a Dad who all need men's gift cards. This is the BEST card I have seen for them!!! Thanks for sharing. I have just become a card making fanatic so I NEED to have this book. Thanks for the chance to win!
TeacherMom
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Diane S. said...

I NEED this new book because I have never attempted an interactive card before! I would love to have this go to book to inspire me!

Nitasha said...

I NEED this book because my cards are way to boring! Based on what I've seen throughout the hop I am missing out on an entire wold of interactive cards! I adore your card and need to read more about it in the book, please! Thank you! :)

Cristine said...

This is such an insanely cute idea for giving someone a gift card! SO cute!

julie p said...

Awesome! Too many cute ideas - oh, what am I saying, you can NEVER have TOO many cute ideas. Love it! Would love to WIN IT!

MelKilMD said...

I NEED this book because I have no imagination of my own... I need some direction. Thanks for the chance.

Betty Sue said...

I need that book for inspiration!! Would love to win.

snoopyncharliebrown said...

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

F said...

This card is perfect. Everyone I know is fixing up their house right now for spring. How perfect is this card! I need this book to push my cards to the next level, just as you say is in the book.

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

This book will add some new techniques to my scrapbooking pages :)

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...

Need, want, wish, desire I would LOVE this book because I have never done an interactive card and I think it's time I learned how. It seems full of very fun projects that can be used for many differenct occasions! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

lynda said...

I NEED a copy of this book because I think interactive cards are so cool! It all goes back to the time when I read books to my little ones that were interactive!

Jennifer said...

I feel like my cards are all the same... I'd love to win!

Tanja said...

I feel like I need some inspiration to try some new styles of cards - especially for my children's friends who would love to receive interactive cards.

The Farris Family said...

I really NEED a copy of this book because I am new to cardmaking & would love the inspiration!

Irene said...

I love to make cards and love to expand the different kinds of cards I can make

Employment Posters said...

I'm not good at making cards as you are guys but if this is an opportunity well I'll might take this chance and have that card for real.

STC Technologies said...

The biggest benefit of eLearning, however, is that it eliminates the expense and inconvenience of getting the instructor and students in the same place.

Holly S said...

I think I love those mini envies the best...leave it to BG to come out with another must have collection!

MarjeeB said...

I need inspiration and this book would give me that. Here's hoping I win.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Interactive cards is right up my alley. I would love to get my hands on this book. This Blog Hop is awesome.
Kal