Saturday, January 22, 2011

34 Balloons and Counting Blog HOP Hosted by KinderStampo

Welcome everyone to the 34 Balloons and Counting Blog HOP.  How exciting an new year and everyone gets a year older.  Birthdays are always so fun and I am so happy that Jessica from KinderStampo asked me to participate in the hop.  There are 43 wonderful stops on this hop.  You will be a hopping maniac after this. :D  Make sure you get through the whole hop because there are some awesome ideas here that you can use all year.

You should have arrived here from Sarah PinkCricut http://www.pinkcricut.com/.  If not you can start at the beginning over at KinderStampO www.KinderStampO.com.
 The theme for this hop is Birthday so, I decided to make some cute invites or you can use them as Birthday cards. :D

Here is what you will need:
You will also need  your Cuttlebug , your Swiss Dots folder and your Swirls Folder (not pictured)
Here is the Super cute and fun Invite :

 
These invites were so fun to make and are super easy. :D
The Details:
For this little cutie, I used my gypsy and welded together 2 party hats form the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cakes Cartridge making sure to use the flip feature on the right hat not the left hat. Otherwise they will not line up right. They are cut at 5 1/2inches.  
 Here is where I used the flip feature, the arrow points to what was flipped.
Her on the picture to the left you can see that i ran the strips to the invite through the Swiss dots folder and the top of the invite through the swirls folder.   Also, bling and a Prima flower were added to the top of the hat to add some sparkle and fun. :D   To the blue hat I added a bling and a pom pom to change it up a bit.          

For the sentiment I used My Pink Stamper Stamps and cut the bottom off of a tab that coordinated with the hat.  Pop Dots were added for some dimension.
I hope you had a great time up to this point.  You are almost done so hang in there for the last few.  You won't be sorry. :D  Your next stop on the Hop is the very talented  Sigrid from http://lovescrapreflect.blogspot.com/

Hugs and Blessings,
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119 comments:

  1. Very cute invites. They are so, so cute. TFS
    pammejo1@yahoo.com
    http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  2. Your invites are truly amazing. The embossing is such a neat idea. I never think about embossing on my projects.

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  3. Love the invites.
    creativediva98@gmail.com
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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  4. love the invites.. great idea.. thanks for sharing.

    AnnetteASalinas@aol.com

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  5. Loving the hop!! Sipping hot chocolate and hopping along. Your invites and the shaped card is awesome!!
    http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  6. Meighen my first thought was WOW!! Love these hats and you make it look so hard but so simple at the same time! Glad to be on this hop with ya!

    {{hugs}}

    Lisa J

    tjsgal at gmail dot com

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  7. Love those hats. I will have to try this. TFS.
    debbie_craine at hotmail dot com
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

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  8. like the addition of the embossing. The shaped card looks like fun.

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  9. Meighen, these are really cute and fun!! Love all the details. TFS.
    ~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot,com

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  10. What a fun invite!! Love those party hats!!
    Cindy

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  11. so cute love and TFS!!!!


    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  12. Your work is amazing. Love your ideas

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  13. Super cute! TFs

    mlenclade at gmail dot com

    http://www.nanasscrapspot.blogspot.com

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  14. very cute!

    Kimmie

    kakrnach at yahoo dot com

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  15. The invitations are super cute!! love the embossing... what a creaive idea..thanx for sharing..:)

    nicolleatnicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

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  16. Your work is amazing. Love your party hat invite idea.

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  17. Love the invites, those are too cute. I also love the Stargazer lilies on your page. My favorite.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Mindy - The Determined Scrapper
    madams513@gmail.com
    http://thedeterminedscrapper.blogpspot.com

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  18. Super cute!!

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Love your name Meighen. Okay back to the project. A-W-E-S-O-M-E job!

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  20. Very cute party hats!!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  21. These little party had cards are very awesome! TFS

    becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

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  22. cute card and I love your blog page so pretty calebwmartin@yahoo.com

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  23. The invites are very cute.
    stuff@gt.rr.com
    http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

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  24. I am a new follower, I love the invites, I love cards with different shapes instead of just square.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com

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  25. Totally cool =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
    www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

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  26. The hats are adorable. TFS
    I am a new follower :)

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  27. Those are very adorable invites!

    TFS

    Debi

    http://cards-by-montana-reflections.blogspot.com/

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  28. cute card and invite. Love the embossing!

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  29. Very cute invitations! One of these days I'm going to get a gypsy. TFS Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net

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  30. Another admiral job! =)
    steph4575@msn.com

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  31. Your invites are truly adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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  32. Super cute invites! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  33. Love the cute invites.
    Cherylann (prinkles)
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  34. Very cute invite. TFS

    dendearmas@aol.com

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  35. Great job. Thanks for the hop.
    Also for the great inspiration I get from your site.

    lebpab21408 at frontier dot com

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  36. Love the party hats,,, so cute!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  37. those invites are really cute! All these projects are really making me want a cricut!!! I'm a new follower and I've sent a friend request on FB.

    Thanks, Esther
    esthert119@yahoo.ca

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  38. these are very cute! i just got my imagine and now all of these welded projects make me want a gypsy! thanks for sharing! and the dots and swirls are great also!
    Alexandra
    taz8kiddo@yahoo.com

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  39. love the idea
    pigs20052002@yahoo.com

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  40. Love the party hat invites, so clever, thank you for sharing your work. jman4@comcast.net

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  41. These are super cute invites! They are just so much fun!! I love that you can even make them as matching thank you cards!


    www.purplescrapbooker.com
    www.purplescrapbooker at gmail dot com

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  42. I want to thank you for another fun idea... I really do need to work on learning how to use my gypsy better! pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  43. Love your invites- so perfect for a fun party day! *Hugs* and thanks for sharing!

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  44. Meighen, I absolutely love your project for Jess. I am of course a follower of your blog. Wouldn't I love to win that nice pile of blog candy. I have to say also that you have been there to help me also with my blog and any questions I might have and I thank you for that. You have become a wonderful friend to me. It is always nice to meet new friends & I have done that through this hop. TFS

    Dee:)

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  45. Great invites!!! Just adorable!!!
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  46. These are so cute. I may have to learn how to use my Gypsy now.
    cstephenson@q.com

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  47. Very cute invitations. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  48. The birthday hats are so cute. All your cards are cute. Love your blog. Plan to be a follower.
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  49. Super cute invites! Nice work. TFS
    kathlee154@gmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  50. Very cool invites! Thank you for sharing! gikinney1@gmail.com

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  51. These are darling! Thanks for telling me how to make 'em! I've been a follower for a while--I love coming here to poke around and enjoy your hidden treasures. You can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or http://karelj.blogspot.com

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  52. Really cute invitations!

    kissall@bellsouth.net

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  53. I love the invitations. You did a super job on the project. I am a new visitor to your blog but I will be back....often. {Hugs} Peggy M
    Stampnmore at aol dot com

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  54. Nice job on the birthday hats card. I would have totally forgot to use he flip feature. Thanks for the little tutorial. Dawn RI

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  55. Very cute party hat cards! You did a great job on them.
    Thanks!
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  56. Love those little party hats! I am falling in love with my Gypsy as I just got it so I will have to try these little guys :)
    TFC
    angelia
    angeliaspapercrafts.blogspot.com

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  57. Super cute cards. I need to get some of the Martha Stewart cake cart. I have saw so many cute things made with them. Thanks for sharing your projects with us. Kellee

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  58. Love these little party hats. I think I need a cricut!!!!. Thanks for the sweet inspiration today.

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  59. I just love these and the bling just makes it so much cuter. Thanks so much for sharing already was a follower
    Hugs,
    Liset
    hailemnat.blogspot.com
    hailemnat@gmail.com

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  60. Great invites, TFS.
    cureta2 at yahoo dot com

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  61. the hats are super cute. i am going to have to give them a try!

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  62. What cute invites! TFS!!


    amandaremus at gmail dot com

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  63. So super cute!! You are so talented! I'm loving the blog hop!

    kimappelt@sasktel dot net

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  64. gorgeous projects as always! love and hugs

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  65. Love those party hats.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  66. Such a GREAT idea. I LOVE the hats. Thank you so much for sharing. I am new follower and hope to see more great things soon.

    bree.paris@gmail.com

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  67. those hats are darling..

    beautiful project.


    pookie
    moonqueen69@yahoo.com

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  68. Love this invite idea!

    http://samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com/
    samanthascricutcreations@live.com

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  69. Love your party hat invitations.

    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  70. Super adorable invites! Thank you for sharing.

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  71. These are really cute invitations! You did a great job on them.

    Anne
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
    Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

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  72. You did alot of work here. These are so adorable.
    ps. I got a gypsy now so I will post somethings. Hugs, Debi

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  73. Too cute! I'm waiting for my Gypsy to get here. TFS!

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  74. SO CUTE!!! I just got a gypsy for christmas and I'm still learning how to use it!

    ~Lauren
    http://scrappinwithlala.blogspot.com
    queen_lade at yahoo.com

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  75. I liked that you run the layers with different cuttles! Thank You for helping celebrate Jess's Birthday!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  76. cute party hats, will have to lift this.

    shanasewing at yahoo dot com

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  77. Love the birthday hats!!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  78. Wonderful invites! I love them!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  79. Love those adorable invites! I may have to add some of the Martha Stewart cake cartridges to my wish list to use with my Cricut...they seem like so much fun!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
    scrappinpinkpiglet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. those are beautiful invites!
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  81. Happy Birthday KinderStampO!

    Thanks for showing some super neat party hat's Meighen!!

    Kelsey: WomanInACrystalCase [at] Gmail [dot] com
    And: WomanInACrystalCase.blogspot.com

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  82. These little party hats are just too darn cute!!

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  83. I love it! you always do a great job on your projects! tfs! Dina arm1997@msn.com

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  84. Super cute. Love the invites! Isn't the Gypsy just the greatest?
    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  85. These are the cutest invitations ever. I am going to have to try this the next time there is a party.

    Patti
    bbitster@windstream.net

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  86. Cute invitations!!!

    erika.seever at klrd.ks.gov
    http://crafty-creations-by-erika.blogspot.com/

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  87. Yes they are Super Cute!!

    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win")

    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  88. Such cute party hats, and i love the embellishments! great job.

    allie
    iheartnavyblue006@gmail.com

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  89. Super cute.. Love the invites.. I love my GYspy Too.
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  90. Cute invites! Would also make a cute BD card as well. Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings!
    http://theembellishedcard.blogspot.com

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  91. OMG!!!! You are so talented!!! I enjoy reading your blog, you have such amazing inspiration. I can tell you love what you do...
    pennykitz@charter.net
    http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

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  92. Very nice. TFS.

    Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

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  93. Very cute! I am a newbie to blogs, and following and hopping :) Fun!!

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  94. Great card! I have problems with the flip sometimes (not getting it right) but this is adorable! I will have to try it!
    www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com

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  95. Oh these invites are adorable! i am afraid I don't have half the tools you used to create them, but i love them anyway!

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  96. Super cool birthday hats.
    Love your work - I am a follower.
    Thank for Sharing
    mlcain0202(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  97. What a super cute party hat invitation - love it! TFS and for the opportunity to win.

    GiGi

    gigiact2 at bellsouth dot net

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  98. Cute cute cute love the hats.. adorable..

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  99. These hats are so adorable!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  100. Oh my gosh how cute are those.
    Thanks for sharing
    karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

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  101. Great party hats! Love the colors!

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  102. This card is super cute!!!TFS!!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  103. This post is Well Organized and Informative for the good party supplies and decorations solutions.

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Thanks so very much to all of you for leaving a comment. Your comments keep me inspired.