Tuesday, September 30, 2008

HANNA PREVIEW: Vintage Toys & A Color Challenge For YOU

This set is a lot of fun! It has SO many possibilities -- birthdays, Christmas, new baby . . . AWESOME! I made a couple cards to show you with it. The first one uses the adorable bear in it. I instantly thought of a baby card when I saw this guy (who knows why I have babies - specifically baby boys on the brain - only 11 weeks left *giggles*). I used a sketch from Limelight Papercrafts (Sketch #4) to create the layout of this card! Both of these two cards also work perfectly for today's challenge on Hanna Stamps (Create a card or item using 2 or more embellishments). This card uses ribbon, sewing machine stitching and buttons.

Stamps: Vintage Toys (Hanna Stamps), Karen Foster Design Snap Stamps (Small Casual) Paper: Lily Kate (Basic Grey), Bashful Blue (SU!), Certainly Celery (SU!), Whisper White (SU!), Neenah Solar White Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Colorbox Pigment Brush Pad - Frost White Accessories: clear embossing powder, white gel pen, copic markers, white buttons, blue gingham, Nestabilities (Scalloped and plain oval dies), sewing machine, white thread.

This second card was inspired by seeing all sorts of holiday (Christmas) stuff on the shelves already, even though Halloween has not even passed. Every time we walk by a nutcracker, my little E gets so excited. She really loves them for some reason. When I saw this little toy soldier, I instantly thought he would make the perfect nutcracker soldier and a perfect Christmas card. I used the layout from Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #34 (of course this one is sans cupcake). I love the colors on this card, and I issue you a challenge to use them together on a card.

COLOR CHALLENGE: Rose Red, Garden Green (or Wild Wasabi) and Bashful Blue

Stamps: Vintage Toys (Hanna Stamps), Everyday Sentiments (Hanna Stamps) Paper: Figgy Pudding - Basic Grey, Rose Red (SU!), Bashful Blue (SU!), Neenah Solar White Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink (SU!) Accessories: White grosgrain (SU!), Poinsettia Cranberry Christmas Blossoms (Paper Flowers) - by Making Memories, Copic Markers, Clear Embossing powder, SU silver brads, sewing machine, brown thread, nestabilities (scalloped and plain ovals)

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71 comments:

Shannon Roberts said...

Both are so super cute but that solider is just incredible!!!

Rosy said...

Hi Your Bear card is so cute and pretty backgrounds. He looks so loved, like the velveteen rabbit. Rosy Eckhardt

Tracey said...

I love love your cards! Great stamps!

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

How fun! The bear is adorable and would be great for baby cards!

stampinc said...

Both are are so pretty. The solider is just fabulous.

debbie said...

love the teddy bear. so very cute!

Jana said...

Both cards are a lot of fun and so sweet!!

Sammi said...

How wonderful!! Love the toys! LOVE your cards!!
sammi
xxx

Donna said...

I love BOTH cards...Can't decide which I like better! Very cute images!

Sandy said...

Both cards are wonderful. I can't wait to see what other images are in this set.

flipflops4sherri said...

I love both of your cards and looking forward to seeing more sneak peeks!! Sherri

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I really love the little soldier.

Susan Hackney said...

I love that little teddy bear!

Jingle said...

These are so cute! I love the nutcracker!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Oh these are so sweet, but my favourite is the bear! Cute colours and love the buttons!

RunningLOVE said...

I love the Vintage Toys set - its super cute!

Sandra B. said...

I love the Vintage Toys stamp set. That bear is just too cute!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

The vintage toys look so cute. I really like the teddy bear.

Queen Mary said...

This set makes me think of the Velveteen Rabbit! Can't wait for the release and the toy soldier is so perfect!

forerivards said...

These toys are too cute! Great job on your cards too!

Maggie R said...

awe...... what cute cards
xoxo
((((hugs))))
maggie

Julie said...

Great cards. Love the teddy, and the nutcracker is perfect for a Christmas card. :)

Bunny B said...

Great cards! Love the toy soldier one!

Kathy H said...

What a fun set!!!

Newstampinaddict said...

So cute! Love the toys!!! The card sketches are great as well.

kleeyore said...

Bring on the new Rileys!

Linda said...

My goodness, you are so creative! I would have looked at those stamps and wondered how in the world I would ever use them. Now, after seeing your cards, I find myself wanting this set too.
Linda (SCS-Javafiend)

Kim said...

Awww, these are both super cute and very sweet!

daiseyfreak said...

these are fantastic! happy hannaversary!

Anonymous said...

Wow...love the toy vintage toy set! I think it is very versitile!
Great toy soldier card!
Winnie Uffelmann

Bonnie said...

The vintage toys set looks like something I would like, a lot!

Colleen Kwan said...

What cute cards. I love the colors that you used. The bear is so cute.

Novell said...

I love the toy soldier!!!! And the worn out little bear...he is just too cute. Happy Birthday Hanna Stamps!

Lori Barnett said...

Very cute!! Love the colors :)

Kim Etherington said...

I love the toy soldier from the vintage toy set. Great colouring. I love figgy pudding papers. The Merry Christmas panel is great.

Sara said...

great cards, I can't wait to see the vintage toy set

Nancy said...

I love the baby card! I needed ideas for baby cards and this one is great! Thanks

StmpinGirl said...

The toy set is very cute. Makes a great baby card too!

Goldenbaby said...

Pretty Colors. I love vintage stuff.

Pam SCS "craftea19" said...

I can't believe the variety of stamps being released! How creative of Hanna Stamps.I can't wait! Enjoying your blog greatly!

Monique H said...

Both cards are terrific! The bear card is so soft looking with the pastel colours and the toy soldier card is very Christmasy! Love'm both!

Chrystal N said...

I think this is my favorite Hanna preview! LOVE IT!

Deedee Anderson said...

I'm loving these sneak peeks! This set will fill a great "need" in me -- ha ha. Both cards are gorgeous -- thanks so much for sharing!

Kristi said...

stunning, just stunning...

Lyrical Stamper said...

What a sweet little soldier. Cute cards.

virgo5 said...

Wow, love both cards, specially all the added details of the teddy!

Diana Soling said...

What a great Christmas card!! Thanks for all you share!!

MelissaLynn said...

What an adorable bear!

Monica said...

The toy soldier is adorable! Great cards!!!

athleticsecretary said...

Cool cards - love the vintage toy idea! Your choices of color are wonderful! Peg F

Sue Strozyk said...

Wow, this is versatile, love the Christmas one, and of course, baby cards are always adorable!!

kjlowrey said...

can't wait to see more with this set...looks cute!

n8tvtexan said...

Both are absolutely adorable. I have a thing for nutcrackers too. I have ever since I saw the ballet when I was in elementary school.

Judy said...

Love the soldier nutcraker image! What a terrifc Christmas card!

janet d. said...

I can see the possibilities in this set! Can't wait to see more!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful Cards Amanda!

Sandra said...

beautiful job - the colors just make these cards so enjoyable!
Sandra

Jennifer E. said...

Great job with these vintage Toy stamps. These cards are so pretty!

auntbaba246 said...

Love the toys! Your cards look grrrreat!

scrappintlc said...

Cute images and a great combo of colors.

Brenda said...

What an adorable card...'love the bear! Thanks for this chance to win!
~Brenda H.

rachelsigmak said...

Very Cute!

Dru said...

Your cards are great - love the teddy and the color combination on that one with the cute button detail. The toy soldier is adorable also.

Heidi said...

These vintage items are just adorable. Heidi

Annelies said...

Nice cards! I especially like the first one. Love the papers. Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Rita said...

I luv both these cards! These stamps are awesome!

Anonymous said...

I love the vintage toys, makes me feel like being a kid all over again!!!

Tanya

Anonymous said...

I love the vintage toys, makes me feel like being a kid all over again!!!

Tanya

Jacquie said...

I LOVE both of these cards too!! Thanks for sharing!! I especially love the BG paper!!!

Stefani Riley said...

So looking forward to seeing the vintage toys set.

Carri D said...

I love vintage toys. These are great!