Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop Day TWO + Giveaways

Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Sharna Waksmulski’s blog!

This hop is epic with more than 60 guests and over $600 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking, but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us! For details on day one of the hop, you can visit this post.

I discovered crafting after my son was born. My first project was a hideous altered clipboard (that I thought was amaze balls at the time), lol! Crafting is my zen, and my savior because it gives me something to do!!

I’ve got three cards to share with you today showing you three different ways to the Concord and 9th’s Banner & Blooms stamp set and the Ribbon Banner die. All three cards have the same layout, have black heat embossed images and are watercolored using Gansai watercolors.

The first card is one layer. Everything is stamped, heat embossed and watercolored with no dimension added.

The second one has a bit of dimension from the ribbon die. I cut the die cut into two pieces and layered it onto the card panel. The “happy” panel is flat and the “everything” panel is popped up.

And lastly, the banner die cut and popped up as one piece (how it is intended to be used). I double stamped the top floral cluster off set just a tad to give it a shadow effect. Not sure I like it but I’m rolling with it! A little shimmer on the banner strip too using a glitter pen.

Next, hop on over to Miriam Prantner and see what she has in store for you!!!


Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page

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  1. Tara Prince says:

    Very pretty cards! I love the banners!

  2. Lovely watercolor!

  3. Joanne says:

    I haven’t tried embossing in a long time. I really want to play with it again. Lovely cards!

  4. Linda Gorman says:

    Great cards!!!! Loved the way you used the banner! Gave me some great ideas!

  5. Deepti Aggarwal says:

    Beautiful set of cards Laurel…Love them.

  6. Beautiful cards…thank you for sharing them with all of us.

  7. Wanda Radler says:

    All three cards are beautiful – I really like the middle one.

  8. Elaine Dunton says:

    Your cards are always so beautiful and these are no exception!

  9. Love these cards! The Kuretake watercolors, I haven’t quite mastered yet, but you made them look amazing!!! I feel like sometimes they almost like repel the water, hard to explain! 🤔😊 Thank you so much for sharing! 💜 Makes me want to keep working with these watercolors, and figure them out!

  10. Raga Senthil says:

    What an array of elegant cards..love those glitters sparkling 😍😍😍

  11. Love it! Stunning cards!

  12. Beautiful watercoloring. I love the backgrounds.

  13. mjmarmo says:

    Such pretty cards!

  14. These cards are beautiful. I love all three versions.

  15. These cards are sooo beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Kelsey Thomas says:

    Such beautiful colors! I love the background and how it matches the main image of the card.

  17. beccab33324 says:

    Gorgeous colors on all three cards (but purple is my favorite!); gorgeous florals
    and lovely designs. The one layer card needs nothing – so perfect!

  18. Nana Griffin says:

    All of these are pretty with lovely colors.

  19. cyndi morris says:

    These cards are beautiful. The colors are wonderful and your coloring is amazing. These would make such a nice set of cards to give as gifts.

  20. Kim Faucher says:

    Love seeing your beautiful cards!!!!

  21. Janie S. says:

    Hi Laurel! All 3 cards are beautiful! Great job.

  22. Karen Hale says:

    Love all 3 cards, beautiful. Like it when you can take one terrific stamp and create different looks by adding a bit of dimension and texture. Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. Vivid beautiful colors! Reminds me of tattoos! I love this set of cards!

  24. Teri W says:

    Great colors! Beautiful cards!

  25. I just love your comments…they always just crack me up…..You thought your first piece was just Amaze Balls…..LOL>>>>LOL>>>>LOL>>you little nut….so funny…and yet so sweet and talented…I had never heard that phrase before…..
    I loved all three of your beautiful cards….I would have to close my eyes to pick a favorite…..Pretty work as always Laurel….
    Ok…off to the next extremely talented artist..so much fun, this blog hop….big hugs

  26. Connie says:

    Sweet cards

  27. Kim Salito says:

    Your cards are simply beautiful.

  28. Simply gorgeous Laurel. Love all of them.

  29. Sam Burnett says:

    Great w/c on all three Laurel! Awesome job – My favorite is the second one I think!! TFS!

  30. Cynthia Cole says:

    Sweet set of cards!

  31. It’s good to see the same design used with several
    different color combinations. Your selection is
    wonderful. thanks for sharing

  32. Julie says:

    These floral stamps are just beautiful.

  33. Teresa Doyle says:

    Laurel your cards using this C &9th set are awesome. The w/c’ing is lovely as well.

  34. Cherie Gibson says:

    Wow! Your cards are beautiful! The depths of the colors are awesome!

  35. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

  36. Carla Hundley says:

    Lovely work on
    all three cards.
    Really like the
    second one.
    Carla from Utah

  37. Kelli Horger says:

    These are all gorgeous. Love the color combos.

  38. Patti Bailey says:

    Very pretty Laurel!!

  39. Nelissa Winters says:

    Fantastic cards.

  40. Love the color variations you made. My fave is the purple and blue one. So pretty!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  41. Christine Miller says:

    Such a gorgeous watercolor effect. Love all the color combinations!!

  42. Isabel Z says:

    I love blog hops because they inspire me to create and all of you are so talented that I can’t help but be inspired. Thank you.

  43. Croppinmama says:

    Nice use of watercolors and thanks for sharing three variations with the same elements.

  44. Dana M says:

    Beautiful trio of cards! Lovely watercoloring and fantastic designs. Fun to see the variation of elements.

  45. Three amazing and colorful cards Laurel!!!

  46. Thank you sponsors for this super-hop. And thank you for the info and inspiration here! Pretty…

  47. Thank you sponsors for this super-hop. And thank you for the info and inspiration here! Pretty

  48. Fantastic set of cards!! 🙂 Love the colors and design 🙂

  49. Brian Poteraj says:

    I like your color scheme. They look great.

  50. Sharon Gullikson says:

    What nice colors you chose. Great job

  51. Carrie says:

    Such beautiful cards! I like the first one the best. I’m just loving the teal!

  52. Stunningly beautiful cards. Loving the color scheme.

  53. Awesome set of cards, Laurel!!!♥

  54. Jan Metcalf says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! Can always use more ideas for incorporating the pretty banners into the card design!

  55. Beautiful cards! Love each one of them.

  56. Beautiful bouquet, but I love the banners!

  57. Teri S. says:

    Laurel, first let me say, I appreciate your humour. While I sit in the a.m. with my first big mug of tea, it is a joy to have a giggle. I also like that you took one stamp set & showed three various ways it could be used. Great idea! Gorgeous watercolours used on each card too.

  58. Dee Earnshaw says:

    love how you created different looks from using the same image – thanks for the ideas:)

  59. Sherri says:

    Wow! Three card samples. Super!

  60. Missy Verhey says:

    Such great card ideas using the same stamp image. Love the bold colors.

  61. Maureen Reiss says:

    These are really Gorgeous cards!!!

  62. barbara lassiter says:

    These are beautiful and each has it’s own special look. I love to use the Gansai Tambi water colors and love the richness of the colors.

  63. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such beautiful cards! Love how you used your watercolors.
    Thanks for sharing…

  64. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful set of cards with lovely coloring! Enjoying all these beautiful creations along the hop to celebrate Rubeena’s crafting anniversary!

  65. Martha H. says:

    Fabulous cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  66. Your cards are oh, so pretty!

  67. Wendy Lambert says:

    Fantastic cards! I love your color combinations! I love how the embossing makes the colors really stand out.

  68. Amy Cooley says:

    Beautiful trio of cards! I like the bright colors.

  69. In the beginning I thought that they were made with different stamps, after I realised how a different technique can change the look of a card! Gorgeous cards!

  70. Gorgeous, all of them! It’s nice to see different colour variations next to each other. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  71. DGolly says:

    What great cards. I love the different color themes and how each brings out something different.

  72. Wow! Gorgeous cards!!! Beautiful colouring!!!

  73. Lisa Byers says:

    Beautiful cards, I love the colors.

  74. Laurie Schlichter says:

    Just love the elegance of your cards.

  75. Hi Laurel! A trio of beauties here. Love the watery charm of all.

  76. Jennifer Petersen says:

    What a fun trio of cards! Loved the different ways you shared to create a new look on each.

  77. Oooh! I love how you have three different cards from the same stamp! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and for being a part of this blog hop!

  78. Carol Rossouw says:

    Congratulations to Rubeena! Love her work. And what an amazing group this crafting world is to sponsor such wonderful prizes. Love your card inspiration too!

  79. Marisela Delgado says:

    Beautiful cards

  80. Beautiful cards! Love how you stepped up each card so they are different but use same supplies that are already out!

  81. Cheryl Rigney says:

    All three cards are beautiful!! I love the dimensional progression. Showing the versatility of the stamp set and die is truly amaze balls 🙂

  82. Betty says:

    the shiny banners with those pretty flowers are fantastic, Laurel – all very lovely!

  83. Heidi Rees says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the different colors!

  84. Beata Ng says:

    So gorgeous!!!

  85. Gilda McCain says:

    Love your cards. Beautiful colors and coloring.

  86. Wonderful cards!

  87. Pam R says:

    Beautiful! Love the colors!

  88. Lenice W says:

    Beautiful cards! I love how they are similar yet have their own unique aspects. I love playing with designs like this. Thanks for sharing!

  89. Sherrie Johnson says:

    Oh…such lovely cards. Thanks so much for being a part of this blog hop!


    Trio of sparkly beauties!

  91. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    Such a pretty card trio Laurel! LOVE the colors!

  92. Angie Hall says:

    The banner for the sentiments is the perfect touch for the floral images. Great watr coloring, Laurel.

  93. Lisa Moline says:

    I love all of your beautiful cards – especially the purple one! Thanks for the inspiration!

  94. Tracy Lustick says:

    Your cute brain must be bursting with different ideas 🙂 !

  95. Patt H. says:

    Awesome coloring on all three of these beauties! Love the different designs utilizing the same stamps. Thanks for the inspiration!

  96. Parker Lee says:

    I like how you’ve used one stamp set for each card, yet they all look different. The watercolored backgrounds enhanced the flowers.

  97. Super pretty cards! Love how you altered the banner die cuts! 🙂

  98. Love all three gorgeously watercolored cards! All so different and all beautiful… and I learned that I need that ribbon die!

  99. LC Lamothe says:

    So pretty! Love the beautiful flowers!

  100. Kris Reeves says:


  101. Great set of cards! I really like the second one with the glittery pink flowers. It’s so pretty on the yellow background, and I love the way you arranged the banner on that one. Thanks for being a part of Rubeena’s blog hop.

  102. Karen Letchworth says:

    Your cards are STUNNING, Laurel. The watercoloring on the first one absolutely blows my mind. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for taking part in this fabulous celebration of art.
    Karen Letchworth

  103. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the banner and such great colours for all three cards!

  104. Denise Kitts-Wadlow says:

    Lovely selection of colors for your cards and the shimmer on the banner is a very nice touch for some added interest. Good job. TFS–have a blessed evening.

  105. All three are lovely! I especially like the ‘happy everything’ card!

  106. Jessica Williams says:

    Love your color combos, especially the turquoise one! Thanks to everyone for being a part of this epic hop!!

  107. SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  108. Wow! I really love posts that show how to use the same set multiple ways so that we can stretch our supplies….invest in that one set and see what you can do with it! Thanks for sharing and for supporting Ruby’s anniversary!

  109. Beverly Jordan says:

    Three beautiful cards and coloring!

  110. Wow, gorgeous! Love the bright colors 😍

  111. Mary-Anne V says:

    Great trip of cards I love this image.

  112. Beautiful cards, Laurel. I especially like the way you did the backgrounds.

  113. Roberta S. says:

    Laurel, I truly love your sense of humor. All 3 of your cards are lovely. Thank you for sharing 3 possibilities for this stamp & die set.

  114. Your watercoloring on all 3 cards is stunning! I love that you did 3 cards the same but look so different, thanks for the inspiration.

  115. Linnea Sundstrom says:

    great watercoloring!

  116. That’s a lovely trio of cards ! Thanks for the inspiration.

  117. Pretty and colorful set of cards.

  118. Laurel, so sorry for visiting late!! I adore your cards. Thanks so much for being part of my celebration 🙂 Hugs

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