Monday, 1 May 2017

FTHS May 2017 Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on this month's From the Heart Stamps blog hop.

We have a “CASE it” theme this month.
Each team member will be showcasing a card CASE-d (copy and share everything) from another teammate.
As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog.
One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store.

We are also having a link up contest with this hop.
We invite you to pick one of the FTHS DT members and “CASE” one of their cards and add it to linky collection, by Sunday May 7th.
Everyone who enters will be entered into a random drawing.
One lucky winner will win three images of choice from the store!

If you have arrived here from Imke, you are in the right place. If you haven't, why don’t you start at the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything. The full hop list is there too.

I was given the opportunity to CASE the very talented Kathy Curry! :)
I spent hours looking through Kathy's amazing cards, and couldn't decide on just one, so I decided to combine TWO cards instead!

These are the cards, you can see Kathy's original post for them by clicking on either card.

Bunny swing/flip card                         Christmas Spirit Birdbrain card

As soon as I saw the bunny card I knew I wanted to make a swing/flip card too, what a great design!
And, as you all know, i'm a sucker for a Birdbrain, and this one has a red 3D nose! I also love the clean look of the card using minimal colours.

So, here's my card...

It took me quite a while to get the measurements right as it was all hand cut with a ruler and a precision knife. I also took the placement of the bow from Kathy's flip card too.
The image and colours (and nose!) were inspired from Kathy's Birdbrain card.

and here is the 'flip' side...

Image & sentiments used: Christmas Spirit Birdbrain
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: Pebble's Inc. (Sunny Side); Lawn Fawn (Let's Polka in the Meadow)
Die: Reverse Confetti (Layered bow Confetti Cuts)
Other: A flat back pearl coloured with Poppy red Promarker.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Christmas At Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Crafting By Designs - Christmas
Fab n Funky - Christmas

Now, please head over to the lady herself, Kathy, to see who she has CASE-d!

Thanks for hopping!
The hop will end on Sunday, May 7th at 6 am EST (11am UK time).
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on  Wednesday, May 9th.


  1. The merger of Kathy's cards has really produced a stunning results not to mention your coloring is really spot on. Hope you are well. Happy Hop.

  2. This is wonderful! Your coloring is lovely, and I love how you open the card and see that adorable sentiment! What a wonderful christmas card to receive! :)

  3. Fantastic job of combining those two cards into one CASE, Jo! Fab coloring and the paper bow is marvelous.

  4. Wow great job with this card. PERFECT CASE

  5. Gorgeous card. Great job getting that swing card to work. And wow, you have 1 Christmas card done now.

  6. LOVE THIS!!!!! Great way to combine and CASE these - AWESOME!

  7. What a cute way to combine. Beautiful card! Love the ribbon.

  8. Oooh, the pressure to CASE Kathy's fantastic style!! I think you did an amazing job. Your card is lovely and I adore that red eyelet on his nose.

  9. Just too cute! And how challenging to CASE two cards. But it turned ot so adorable. Love your image and your sentiment. Great job!

  10. Well done! I love the colors and am jealous that you are ahead on Christmas cards!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Wonderful creation!
    Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challenge.

  12. Oh my goodness!!! What a perfect combination of the two CASE cards! Love the red nose! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

  13. WOW...combining two cards into one and you nailed it! Gorgeous the gingham paper and bow! Perfect verse, too!


  14. You have made such a delightful Christmas card, the little bird is so cute and really like the card shape too.
    Diane Louise xx

  15. Super card, love the image and design.

  16. This is fab! - cute image and a great sentiment too - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs judith x

  17. Wow, you cut this all by hand! I am so impressed! Your card is amazing.

  18. What a fun fun card :) Love the image and everything about it :) Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Designs and good luck xxx

  19. Awesome card Jo.... it is hard to resist Birdbrain... so why try.... Love the swing fold

  20. Wow! Great CASE!!! Love so much how you combined two cards into one!!! Simply stunning!!!

  21. Very cute card and love the image

  22. The Birdbrain images are really fun and the design of your card is amazing! Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

  23. FABULOUS case of Kathy´s Cards, Jo and your flip Card is amazing.


  24. Your card is just Beautiful!

  25. Gorgeous card, I love the combination of the 2 cards with the different shape and the white, red and green colors. The image is so great!
    Hugs, Petra

  26. I haven't made one of these style cards yet, but I find them very intriguing. Add it to the list, right? I love how you combined the two card into one. Very creative!

  27. Jo, this card is spectacular! I love the combination of the two cards and unique vision you had to create yours! The ribbon is a beautiful touch! TFS! ♥

  28. wow, great design, I love it!

  29. What a fantastic card Jo and a fabulous CASE of Kathy's!! Great work!

  30. OMG what an adorable bow on there! Also you did a great job coloring and I like the pearl used for the nose.

  31. So fun Jo! I love how you cased a combo of cards, great idea. I LOVE your finished card, its adorable. The bow is so great and your coloring rocks.

  32. How fun! Love how you've taken ideas from two cards for your CASE.