Monday, June 7, 2010

CHF Summer Fling - Blog Hop Week 1 (Backgrounders)

Happy Monday, everyone! Are you ready for the very first CHF Summer Fling blog hop?? If you arrived here from Melony's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, please start at the Cornish Heritage Farms Be Creative blog for all the details.

This week we are focusing on Backgrounders. There are lots of wonderful new samples in the special gallery HERE. I've chosen to use the Fine Lines backgrounder to decorate some stars instead of using it as a traditional background.





You can do so many different things with backgrounders instead of just stamping backgrounds on your cards. Stamp them on die cut shapes, use them to accent embellishments, or use them for paper piecing line art images.

Two Gift Certificates will be awarded to 2 lucky winners who successfully follow the blog hop & comment as they go in the time allotted. This is not a race. All Blog Hops will start from the CHF Be Creative Blog on a Monday, comments must be made before midnight EST on the Thursday of that week & winners will be announced on the Friday.

1st prize is a $20 CHF Gift Certificate, 2nd Prize is a $10 Gift Certificate which will be emailed to the winning participants. The Gift Certificates will be valid for 6 months from date of issue. PLEASE NOTE that if you have a Club CHF award awaiting you on your next order, you will need to wait for the following order to use your Gift Certificate as the store only allows one discount per order.

If you upload a qualifying card (using the featured week’s stamp line) to the CHF special gallery for that week you will be eligible for the Design Team’s Favorite prize which will be a rubber stamp/stamp set of your choice up to the value of $16.99. The deadline for uploading cards for the prize will also be Thursdays at midnight.

This week will feature backgrounders. Next week we will feature a different stamp line, so keep tuning in for more great artwork and sales! This week, all backgrounders are on sale, 25% off! Sale ends Thursday at midnight. Now is the time to stock up on those backgrounders that have been on your wish list.

Don't forget to leave comments at each stop on this hop for a chance to win a gift certificate! If you upload your artwork to the special gallery HERE, you could win a free backgrounder stamp! Now it's time to go to Laura's blog and see what she has created with CHF Backgrounders.

46 comments:

Emilia said...

Great stars!!!

stampqueen said...

Great card - love the stars, suprisingly that is one backrounder I don't have - may have to add it to my neverending list....

Silvergirl said...

Such a great idea to use the backgrounder on an embellishment! I love your stars and stripes!

Hugs,
lise

Jennifer Scull said...

just love this! so simple, but so powerful and patriotice! :) those buttons add so much!

Susie said...

Your card is stunning. Love the technique.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh I love this backgrounder and that you turned it into stars!!! Bravo!

mustangkayla said...

Super Cute card!

Anonymous said...

Simply great stars! ~geri~

Ellen said...

great idea to use the bg on embellishments.. that one looks great on the stars.

leenda said...

Simple & clean! Great job!

SherylH said...

Clean and simple -- great impact. Also a great reminder to use backgrounders on small areas.

Tracy J said...

I forget to use them this way! I really like what you did.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Great CAS card!! Thanks for another way to use backgrounders : )

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Super fun!

Erika/Littlehippymom said...

I never think to use backgrounders for smaller items. So patriotic!

annesatx said...

I love how this backgrounder looks almost like ticking stripes. Perfect for the card you made, which is really cute. Thanks for reminding us to use the backgrounders for smaller elements.

Sheila D said...

Simple and fabulous! I just love it.

Joan said...

I love stamps that offer so much versatility. The lines has to be one of my all time favorites.

Kathy W said...

Great card! I really like this backgrounder, too.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Really nice card ! Beautiful stars !

Carole said...

What a super card and I LOVE the stars!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea and a perfect card for Independence Day! - mary R

sherry said...

Love the backgrounder. I can think of a lot of ways to use it.

Pat said...

Very nice card. Love the theme!! Will be great for the 4th of July!!
thanks for sharing!!

Susan S. said...

Super simple and high impact card. Definitely gonna be making some just like it. Backgrounders Rule!

RubyM said...

Loved the card. Thanks for all the ideas.

sharon d. said...

Great card. Love how you used the bachground stamp on the stars. Thanks for the idea.

Crantastic said...

Nice use of this backgrounder stamp. It shows another way we can use any of our backgrounder stamps, and that's why I'm here bloghopping!
Thanks.

amdiluigi said...

Lovely and elegant! Simple is my style, I love this card.

Janice said...

cool stamping. Great backgrounders.

mitz said...

ohhh a say can you see??? I SEE what a great piece you made WTG.. thanks for the opportunity..
( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

kathy/North Carolina said...

Oh my stars and crowns! Love the way the line backgrounder gives the stars a vintage look. Very cool!

Lin said...

Love how you've used this background! Thanks for the inspiration!

jpod Inc. said...

Cute how you used it on the star die cuts. Going to have to scrap lift this one. TFS, Jo :)

Trudi said...

I have always been a fan of stars and buttons! I like to stamp diecuts images too...I really like what you've done!

Trudi

LauraB said...

thanks for reminding me to bump up my embellis with backgrounders!!

Joan Ervin said...

This is FABULOUS, Holly...I just love your stars with the buttons...what a perfectly balanced design!!!

Cynthia said...

Adorable card... the stars and buttons are sweet together.

Sandra said...

nice card, thanks for reminding me I have such neat background stamps and I can use them for other things!
Sandra

stephanie said...

Nice card.

Janet Z said...

Great card! Love the stars.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great way to use your backgrounders.

Tanja said...

A new way of using lines! - I would have only put them on a background.

marcy said...

Loved the card!! Simple, easy and cute.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Holly I LOVE this patriotic card! So awesome!