Monday, January 3, 2011

Hopping with the Imaginisce i-top

How is the Imaginisce i-top Hop treating you so far? Have you discovered some clever ideas for using an i-top on your cards? If you are just jumping into the hop, there is an opportunity to find some wonderful ideas for using an i-top on cards and a chance to win your very own i-top and accessories just for playing along. Please see the details at the bottom of this post.
I thought it would be fun to make a dimensional birthday card with a party hat as the theme. I also used the Imaginisce Birthday Bash collection to create this and one of the 28mm Brad Daddies was the perfect topper for my hat, because it helped dress up the hat by attaching the curling ribbon perfectly.
I used the 28mm punch to purposely select these candle graphics in the patterned paper. Isn't it fun? Because it is an enormous brad, it poked through the chipboard very easily and then had space to attach the curling ribbon securely.

It only took a few ingredients to make this card. Below is a visual recipe for fun...
First Ingredient - Trusty i-top from Imaginisce. I used this to create the large pom pom on the party hat.
Second Ingredient - 28 mm Brad Daddies from Imaginisce. They are the perfect size for making a graphic on patterned paper show up on your project. I used the punch to select the little candles as part of my design for the card.
Third Ingredient - Birthday Bash collection from Imaginisce. This is one of my very favorite collections as I love to scrap with reds, browns and blues. This is just the perfect palette of birthday happiness.
Fourth Ingredient - Melody Ross Chipboard Banners. I happened to have these lying around my scraproom, but really you could cut your own 5 x 5 chipboard triangle to create the same effect.
Fifth Ingredient - Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge. This one is so much fun and very different from some of the other Cricut birthday themes. I set the hat brim to 9.5 inches to perfectly match the bottom of the the chipboard banners.
Sixth Ingredient - White Curling Ribbon. Who doesn't have some of this lying around the house? It made a perfectly inexpensive embellishment for my party hat. I used three strips and cut them to different lengths.
Seventh Ingredient - White Gel Pen. I love to doodle stitching on my projects and this time for fun, I added some x's to break up the pattern.

Seven is a lucky number for a recipe of ingredients, so I hope that you get some inspiration for a project of your own. And...I hope you walk away from this hop with your very own i-top.

Next Stop on the Hop -



Fine Print
Please visit all three of the designer's blogs, leave a comment and then hop back here to the Imaginisce blog and leave a final comment letting us know what you discovered about the projects and the i-top. All of your comments make you eligible to win an awesome i-top and accessories of your own.





You Could Win This...
One more thing - You will also want to haunt the Imaginisce blog all week for more ideas on how to use the super creative and incredibly fun i-top with chances to win your very own i-top each day and a SECRET grand prize opportunity on Friday.

Thank you so much for stopping by -


179 comments:

Sophia said...

Super cute Liz, I am loving those frogs, might have to borrow them...♥

Melinda Spinks said...

Well what can I say, you know I love this card. Thanks for the recipe!

Tracey Taylor said...

This is just too cute.

Sue said...

Love the 3-D effect of this card. That party hat is adorable!

Carlene said...

Love it!!! And thanks for such a detailed recipe!!!

Julie Koets said...

Thanks for the inspiration and for the "recipe"! I love it!

Cindylu2u said...

What a clever idea, love the card!!

Debc06 said...

Love the recipe and the finished product is wonderful.
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Rosandra said...

Love IT!!! I love the more dimensional effect using the i-top to make brads that match the papers perfectly.

stephanie said...

Very cute, love the hat.

Kristal said...

Cute card! TFS

cstamguts said...

I loved the card and the directions were fantastic!

Melx:) said...

Cute idea...love the 3D card....
Thanks for the ingredients and info.
Melx
http://melfield.blogspot.com

Μυρτώ said...

The i-top is soooooooooooo versatile!

Scrapthat said...

Very cute! :)

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Wow... wonderful project...cute, cute birthday hat for sure!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Wow... wonderful project...cute, cute birthday hat for sure!

Dot said...

Thanks for adding the visual recipe for your project! Great idea!

Laura Church said...

Wow that's an awesome sized brad. I need me some of those! I love huge elements on a card/page.

creative patti said...

Just ADORABLE! I love the giant brad on top!! Great Job. This tool looks like alot of fun!!! Thanks for the chance to win.
pattig161@yahoo.com

cinmfoster said...

Super cute party hat. Thanks for the inspiration

Colleen said...

What a fun party hat card. The frogs are kind of cute also.

Kim said...

Liz, your B-Day card is Adorable! Love the hat and pom pom!
~Kim

Sherri Thompson said...

Liz, what a cute birthday card! I LOVE this paper collection, too. Creative use of the i-top!

Kath said...

Darling card - thanks!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Very cute! Love the curly ribbon cascading from the brad!

Ashly said...

3 really great ideas!!! thanks for sharing this darling birthday card.

Darla said...

Super cute card and thanks for sharing the recipe!

Sue said...

So cute, I have all those supplies to make my very own!!

Janet Z said...

This card is awesome! Whoever gets it will love it!

Jenn said...

Very cute! I love the birthday bash paper line too...so fun to work with!

Julie at Perfect Paper Shop said...

So many possibilities-my head is spinning!

Kim said...

HOW CUTE!! Love you showed EXACTLY what you used! THANKS! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

pdrnc said...

Love this card!!

April said...

What a creative idea!!
- April W

me said...

the birthday hat looks so festive!

Ann Edwards said...

A great "recipe" for a perfect birthday card. Love the brad topper and would love to have the I-top tool.

Jodi said...

I love 3-D embellishments and this is especially cute on your card!

Karen Pinsonat said...

what an adorable card! Love the curling ribbon!

Michelle said...

Ok... can I come and visit you??? You have the coolest ideas and a killer cricut cartridge collection!!! I love this!! I like the little gems at the points and the curling ribbon is such a great touch!

marla said...

What a super fun card. Any child would LOVE to receive a card like this!

Kelly Sas said...

I so need more ways and ideas on using my i-top so I am lovin' this hop. I am also lovin' your b-day card! Great idea using white gel pen for extra doodling. TFS!

KarenB said...

Totally adorable!

Pammie Kay said...

That is really cute

Kathy said...

Love that card, Liz! I agree, the colors in the Birthday line are so different and perfect for cards of all sorts. Love what you did here....MUST get me one of these i-top tools. Cute idea with the curling ribbon, too!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love this--i have to agree with you that birthday bash is my fav!

GreenScrap said...

So cute!! I love that idea!! and that ribbon goes a longggggg way. (I've had one for 7 years still has a lot!!) I love the little hat :)
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Melissa D. said...

Your card turned out beautifully! I love how you used so many different pieces from your stash of scrapbook supplies as well. Very cute!

CheckerBeads said...

So cute! Love how much dimension it gives the card!
Anne

Pammejo said...

Liz, this is an amazing birthday card. Love it.

Bobbi said...

What a cute card. I love all the dimension you added. TFS

——>Katie Bolinger said...

Love the hat. Great papers, great design.

Dawn said...

Great card! Love the added dimensions you created!

Irit Shalom said...

Great project and I realy love this i-top!

Mary said...

Cute card, I love that party hat! Thanks for the recipe on how to make.

Carol said...

Super cute card, thank you for the recipe! TFS!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Love that birthday card <3 So cute and fun!!! TFS :)

Scrappymama Elaine said...

thanks so much! What a fun card!
esigmon@cox.net

Drayia said...

What a great card, you could always make New Year's Eve party invites with this too. Thanks for sharing. http://drayia.blogspot.com/

Kathy's-Krafts said...

What a fun card. I need to get some of the chipboard banners...they are great.
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://www.kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

{VICKI} said...

Great card!

Simply Me said...

Liz-
This is so clever! I would have never thought to use the chipboard banners as a b-day hat! Great Job!

Erika said...

Super cute Liz!!!

themessydesk said...

This is so cute, I love the ribbon for that extra effect!

Kimberly S said...

Another wonderful idea and gorgeous car. Thanks so much for the fabulous inspiration! :)

connie said...

This is so cute!! I love this card.

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love your card. What a fun party hat. TFS.

Lesabe said...

Such a cute card... Great idea =)

Heather said...

Love all the dimension and little touches on this card! The visual recipe is so helpful!

Tanya said...

So super cute!!

Great mini hop!
Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Donna said...

Great tutorial..thanks :)

Kelly Massman said...

Love your cute party hat!!!!!!!!!!!

yougotmel said...

what a cute card........I love my itop and this is one more reason why.

tomiannie said...

That is just so fun and festive. Love it!

Amy said...

Love it! Great way to embellish that card, and I love that you were able to attach the curling ribbon with the brad.

Court said...

I love this post Liz! And those frogs are adorable! :) Your project is fantastic too!!! :)

Lesley from WI said...

Cute, cute card. Thanks for sharing.

scrappin_in_AK said...

what a fun card

Laurie (Wally) said...

Liz this is great..thanks for the recipe and sharing how you made this.. love 3d cards

Glynis said...

What a great card!! Such a fun project :O)

Tabitha said...

Love your card. Thanks for the visual steps. Very helpful. Thanks for sharing, now hopping to Imaginisce blog....

My Hideaway said...

Super cute! I am really beginning to like this I-top tool!

Olivia

jordanbev5 said...

I love you project! Loved the 3D effect and all your details. Helps me invision it!

Lara said...

That is the perfect topper to your hat! Thanks for the Inspiration!

Glora said...

Oh my, how cute is that. I love that for the top of the party hat and how cute that it coordinates with the bottom trim.

Heather said...

Wonderful inspiration here today! I am off to hop around.

Cari said...

Love your card - it's just darling!!

Vanessa said...

I love your card! It's so fun and creative!

SpunkyOne said...

Super Cute! Thanks for details on how to make. Might just have to do that for myself Thursday ;)

Debi
2spunky4u@bresnan.net

Heather (goldiecar) said...

This is such a cute idea! LOVE birthday cards that are original!!!!

Liz said...

You ladies are so creative and I appreciate another year of following you...
This is so cuuuuuute

Bonnie said...

what an adorable birthday card!!!

Amanda said...

Super cute! You ladies are so talented!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

PamS said...

Another cute birthday card. The i-top made a perfect topper for the hat. Thank you for the directions.

Reneeleeak said...

Very cute card! I love the demension that the i-top gives it.
Thanks for sharing with us. ☺
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

greenmama said...

Super cute birthday hat!

Jill P said...

Love the party hat! Cute idea!

M.J. said...

Gotta love that paper line and that brad is perfect for topping off the party hat.

Snips and Snails said...

Cute party hat!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Darling card -- who would not love to receive it?

the cricutologist said...

Hi Liz! This is a great card! I just got my I-top for Christmas. I'm loving it! I've posted some videos on my blog, come check it out and follow. I'm your newest follower.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love the birthday hat! And would never have thought to put this on top!

Pamk said...

very cute card.

Got2BCrafting said...

Love the card, especially the addition of the curling ribbon... too cute!! I am a new follower and can't wait to see more from you. :) Happy New Year!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

LadybugCarrie said...

SUPER cute card! I love it! Thanks for sharing! :-)

McVic said...

Great card- love the curling ribbon!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Jan Garber said...

Great card and I love the way you used the HUGE brad! I would have been intimidated by it! Sooo cute!

Manders said...

Wow super cute hate and topper.
That tool is sooooo pretty pink
You have some great sketches..
Back to Imaginisce to leave the comment thanks for the fun hop

Tone K. said...

How cool !! This tool looks seems awesome !!
Thanks for sharing :o)

KellyG said...

Super cute and creative birthday card! Love how you used the curly ribbon and itop on top of the hat!

ddinak said...

Wonderful card! Really have enjoyed this hop, now off to play!

Martine Labelle said...

that party hat is so much fun!! great card!

Ann said...

What a fun card! Great idea - how fun that the i-Top will work with chipboard.

Carrie said...

Such a great idea! You ladies might just get me to open up my I-top and actually use it.

lesleyw1 said...

that's a great card! thanks for the info on how to do it.

Erica said...

adorable card. Love the dimension the i-top adds to projects.

shanna13 said...

Adorable little birthday hat! TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

bakscrap said...

I have not tried the I top tool yet. Looks like fun.

sam said...

love your partyhat! so fun, great card!

fairey101 said...

That is such a cute idea.

GiGi said...

I completed the hop! What creative ladies! I never would've thought that a brad could be 2 things...a brad and a hair clip! Thanks for inspiring me and my new i-top! :)

alwayscharlie said...

Liz your card is super cute and I really appreciate the recipe!!

scrapperbecka said...

Very cute card! Great job

Chelle said...

Love the card...it is one lucky person to receive that card.

Lilygirl said...

Awesome Card!! Seeing all the things that the I-top can dress-up has convinced me to put it on the top of my wish list!! TFS!! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Colleen

VinDeeLoo said...

Love it. Just more stuff to add to my "must have" list.

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Denise said...

Darling party hat! Love the dimension the i-top adds!
DeniseB

craftaholic said...

Thank you for sharing and Love what everyone has Created!!!

ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Rexann

ruth said...

That is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

I may need to scrap lift that bday hat card... I have a bunch of bdays coming in Feb, except I don't have an itop yet (fingers crossed.

Staci
staci412 at optonline dot net

Lucy said...

i love how you can coordinate your brads to match! Lucy iluvlu2003@yahoo.com

Nikki said...

I love this party hat. This is a wonderful idea.

Thanks for sharing.

Nikki said...

I love this party hat. This is a wonderful idea.

Thanks for sharing.

Patti B said...

Cute party hat. Thanks for your project and the hop.

Sandra said...

very fun - love this line!
Sandra ltb

Darlene said...

How cute! I really like that line of paper!

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Brittney said...

Love the card - great way to top it off ;)

Dawn, RI said...

I just love the birthday card, very creative. Will keep the idea in mind if I need a birthday card. Thanks for sharing. Dawn RI
abosoffitathotmaildotcom

Karen S. said...

Very creative! I never think to use brads on cards! I think I need an I-top!

KarenB said...

Aww this is suter cute! I love how you positioned the paper so you got the candle motif in just the right place :)

Aimee said...

Very cute birthday card! Birthday Bash is next on my list. :)

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A Scrap Above said...

VERY COOL!! I am loving it 100%!
I am a new follower of your blog, cant wait to see more amazing projects!
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

stefeni said...

Great card, you ladies are so creative. I like how you put x's for your stitching.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Angie said...

I love the birthday card. Isn't the i-top the best?!

Brenda said...

It is always so much fun to come and visit your blog, Liz! Your work with the i-top is so cute!

Melissa said...

Very creative card! Loved the 3 dimension.

Melissa
dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

Love the card. And thanks so much for the detailed recipe :)

Cynthia B. said...

Thanks for the recipe! Love how your card turned out. The cute hat with the iTop top + curling ribbon - so adorable!

TeacherMom said...

I LOVE this card. How come I can't think of ideas like this????? That's why I troll blogs all week!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Now if only I could win the itop bundle so I could make all these wonderful projects!!!! Keeping my fingers crossed.
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Denine said...

Super Fun card. I love your 'visual' ingredent list.

Kathy said...

Love your card! I just love the dimension that the i-Top adds to projects! Thanks for sharing!

Elisabeth said...

Perfect recipe for a perfect birthday card! Thanks for sharing, Liz!

Larissa Heskett said...

What a cute card!! THANKS so much for the inspiration and for the chance to win this FABULOUS prize!! =) I can't wait for more fun this week!! Have a WONDERFUL WEEK!! =)

Amy C said...

What an awesome birthday card!! So fun that you can customize the brad with the image you want to. It adds lots of fun texture and dimension to the card. Thanks for sharing!!

GabyCreates.com said...

Thanks for all you shared! Love your use of the super Daddie and you just anabled me to purchase that and the Birthday Bash cart.. and the banner chipboard, never heard of them before!

BrendaB said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the birthday hat!

DeeDee said...

The card is super cute, but I really wanna note on how perfect the placement of the paper is for your top brad! Those candles fit perfectly! Good job!

Khristen said...

I love how you used the brad you i-topped! TFS this great idea!

Eva said...

I just adore you party hat card....great way to use the itop and now I really want one, too!

ellen s. said...

oh gosh what a fabulous card!!! that just makes the perfect topper for the hat!

sherri_braun said...

Great card. Very creative way to use the I-top. I'm really starting to love this new tool and what it can all do!

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

Leti (iluv2craft) said...

wow this came out super cute!

HeidiK said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for the recipe!

jonaks said...

loved the card!!!

Auntie Ang said...

This is so super cute and would be something I could even do.
Congrats on the dt and Your Sketches are amazing I might just try and do one I'll be following and searching imaginisce

HeatherC said...

Cute card Liz. Great hop!

doris said...

Very cute card! I love how you attached the ribbon to the card w/the brad too.

Tonya said...

What a great birthday card, all the simple touches really make it pop!s

Manders said...

I think this is sooooo cute

pattyb said...

I believe 7 is a lucky number too. Great card!

scrappinhero said...

I absolutley ADORE this card. Thansk for sharing!

Kim. said...

Great card, love how you made the party hat and you used the perfect papers too.
Kim xXx

Amanda said...

Love it!! Too cute!

Marielle said...

this is adorable Liz!!!

chignon said...

A wonderfully festive card! I really like that using the punch you can get the exact graphic you want centered on the brad. TFS!!

E Jeanette Mora said...

Love the possibility of making ones own brads.

Kim said...

I agree Birthday Bash is my all time favorite line and I love those papers, using that curling ribbon is so creative, thanks for the idea!

Brett said...

very cute party hat! :)

Fleursbydesign said...

Cute card!