Saturday, June 30, 2012

Designer Showcase: Lisa Spangler and Heroes Card Drive

Hi blog-friends! Are you having a great week?  I can't wait to share some of Lisa Spangler's works with you!  A fun fact about Lisa:  she owns three bikes and has a mountain bike, a fixed gear bike, and her pride and joy is a road bike. Along with her large collection of bike stamps, you could say she owns more than 20 bikes :)  Lisa always has the brightest, most creative cards on her blog and I would highly recommend making her blog "Sideoats and Scribbles" a regular stop!


Today I'm going to show ya' two different themes of cards- first up: Embossed Washi Tape Cards!


Isn't this absolutely FUN?! I am a big neon fan right now, and just adore how Lisa colored the bird to match the washi pattern! After she made her pattern, Lisa then embossed it with a Herringbone embossing folder! The texture adds so much interest!


With a more subtle color palette, this Thank You card is stunning too! This time, Lisa made her design of washi, and then used a Houndstooth embossing folder!

Ingredients to make these BEAUTIFUL cards (check out more washi here!):
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Now onto a different type of card- Heroes Card Drive cards from Lisa! Laurel Beard and Lawnscapings Challenge Blog are doing a card drive to support Laurel's husband who just left on deployment with the U.S. Navy, and all the courageous men and women who serve alongside him on the ship! What I love about this drive, is that the cards are meant for the troops to be able to send out to their family and friends! Can you imagine the deep longing of missing your family member or friend while their serving, and then suddenly receiving one of these cards with their handwriting and well wishes inside?! How awesome!




Ingredients to make Lisa's cards:

Please check out the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog post for more details, requests, and where to send the cards! They are accepting cards immediately, and up until the end of July.

To win today's SURPRISE blog candy- please join our blog following and comment below! You'll love it, I promise! :) Winner to be announced on Monday, good luck!

Thanks for reading! Enjoy your weekend!











-Michelle

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102 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards!!
    Great use of the Washi tape!!
    And the cards for the card drive ...
    wow ... awesome!!

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  2. love washi tape. great cards.

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  3. love washi tape. great cards.

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  4. Super cards - colourful, simple and elegant. And the card drive is an amazing initiative... it's so lovely to receive actual snailmail in this day and age of electronic communication. Handwriting's more personal than typing could ever be, and with a lovely handmade card too! Fantastic work all round.

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  5. Wow! Do I ever loooooove the embossed washi tape technique. It is so fun! And the cards are all wonderful. I'm so glad I started following this blog...it is wonderful!

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  6. Really interesting use of washi tape here, these cards looks just cool, but I also like those for the card drive, they looks great as well, but the others are really fun, I think.

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  7. Wow... stunning! Lisa´s card are absolutely fabulous and washi tapes are amazing ;)

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  8. Gorgeous projects with that fab washi tape....the cards with the new die are stunning too!
    xxx Margreet

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  9. Hi, pleeeeeease surprise me!!
    That embossed washi tape card is just fantastic!

    Grace

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  10. Gorgeous bright cards! Love the effect of embossed washi tape.

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  11. Love the cards and the washi tape idea! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  12. awww Lisa, you do it every time--GENIUS!!! I'm always so in love with your projects.

    Thanks for sharing!

    xx

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  13. I just love Lisa's neon birdie card. What great fun colors and the recessed tag for the sentiment is a great idea. I'm going to have to try that one! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. I love this ideas of embossed washi tape! thanks so much for sharing it!

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  15. Lisa is always full of inspiring creations!! Love that washi tape idea. Thanks!

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  16. Wow the cards are so beautiful...love the use of the Washi tape!!!TFS

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  17. Fabulous cards, love the idea of embossing the tape.

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  18. I've seen Lisa's embossed cards and they inspired me BIG time! Just love her work!

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  19. I saw these on Lisa's blog & they are fabulous! Love the neon colors, and embossing the washi tape ... genius!

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  20. These are truly awesome- love the texture and the washi tape together!

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  21. great patterns with the tape and the embossing just sends it over the top!

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  22. love the embossing effect....so cool!

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  23. Love this idea. I will have to give it a try sometime. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I love the Washi tape embossed cards, they are gorgeous! I have got to get some of that stuff.

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  25. Great cards! Love the idea of embossing on top of the washi tape and stamped design! Great texture!
    DeniseB

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  26. Lisa's use of washi tape is genius, the embossed effect gives the cards such beautiful texture, the cards set for the card drive are also so gorgeous, I would so love to be surprised. Thanks for the chance!!!!

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  27. I didn't know you could emboss washi... Amazing cards! :)

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  28. Lisa's blog has been a fave of mine for years

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  29. Great cards! Thanks for the chance!

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  30. Lisa, your cards are always a hit!! Thank you for sharing your BIG talent!

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  31. Embossing Washi tape-what a great idea, Lisa. I'll have to try that soon. Thanks for the cute cards. I love the idea of making cards for our servicemen and women. Hope to make some soon.

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  32. Fantastic work! Thank you so much for sharing

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  33. Each of those cards is awesome!

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  34. I like the effect of the embossed washi tape!

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  35. Those hero cards are so amazing, great job Laurel! Washi tape happens to be my favorite rite now, thanks for the inspiration.

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  36. Lisa's washi tape cards are so fun!

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  37. Love these cards! The embossed washi tape card is soooo cool! Love it =)

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  38. I absolutely love washi tape, and these cards make fabulous use of it!
    I urge you all to make cards for the Hero drive...I have 15 so far and counting! LOL

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  39. What fun cards using Washi tape and also love those patriotic cards too. Laurel will have many great cards to give to her cause. I know all those servicemen and women will have lots to pick from.

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  40. Just getting into the Washi craze and loving it! So easy to tear off and stick on. Thank you for giving me more ideas!

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  41. Really great cards. Loving the washi tape!

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  42. I just found your blog via Pinterest. love your cards. Washi tape is somewhere on my wish list. Happy Weekend!!

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  43. Cute cards! I really love the cards Lisa made for Heroes Card Drive. The star boarder craft die works perfectly! :)

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  44. Lovely cards. Love the washi! Ger x.

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  45. Those are amazing ... embossing with washi Tape too kewl and love the star border die to!!!Thanks for a chance at a surprize to :)

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  46. Love the cards ... time to breakout the washi tape :)

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  47. I'm anxious to try the washi tape. Am waiting to see more ideas for this amazing "stuff". Cool. Keep the ideas flowing, please.
    Peace, Becky Johnson

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  48. I like the semi-transparent look of the card (the second one is very sweet).

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  49. Lovely cards. I especially like the little glassine bag with the star confetti.
    Eveline.

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  50. Love these cards! I really need that herringbone folder!

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  51. Oh my gosh! The first card is so bright and funky. I love it!

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  52. I'm happy to be reminded of Lisa's extraordinary embossed washi technique, I was enthralled with it when I first saw it but then never got around to trying it. Must do that soon! And Laurel's cards are so gorgeous, one more thing on my much needed to-do list!

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  53. Lovely cards. I so love the washi tape.
    Linda T

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  54. I love all the cards today especially the patriotic one. Thanks for sharing with us today. Have a great weekend everyone.

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  55. The washi tape cards are really unique and COLORFUL!! Love 'em. The patriotic cards are great, too, and will be well-received, I'm sure.

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  56. I just love Lisa! She's so clever and makes the cutest cards, just like her!

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  57. I love Lisa's cards and that she loves washi tape!

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  58. Fabulous cards! I like the extra dimension of the embossed washi tape.

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  59. Wow, gorgeous cards ... love all the bright colours and great textures too!

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  60. Good combo of the newest trends....washi and neon. Never thought about embossing washi!

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  61. I love washi! Thanks Simon!

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  62. This heros card drive is a great idea, I've done one before. I am also totaly in love with washi tape.

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  63. I've followed Lisa's blog for awhile now. Her cards are always lovely & having met her at CHA I can tell you see is too!

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  64. Fun cards and I loved the tutorials about using washi tape and embossing. Follow this blog

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  65. I love the herringbone embossed card-it's delightful.Definitely checking out Lisa's blog.She used some really gorgeous washi tape-going to check it out.

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  66. Bright & cheerful cards - how could you not smile to receive them?!

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  67. These cards are ALL adorable. I would like to make every one of them!

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  68. Awesome cause and awesome cards.

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  69. Yeah, Lisa Spangler sure knows how to make some amazing cards! I love the embossed washi tape...so clever!

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  70. Very cool! I love this new idea of embossing washi. Thanks for sharing. Rebekah

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  71. Great idea. I would never have thought to use the washi tape and emboss. Great tips!

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  72. Very cool look on the cards with washi tape!

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  73. The cards with washi tape is so cool and fun

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  74. Embossed washi tape looks amazing! Keep up the great work :)

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  75. I love the embossing over the tape!! Must pull out my tapes and try it!!

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  76. Wonderful cards! The embossed washi tape is genius, I can't wait to try this out!!

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  77. GREAT cards! LOVE coming here - always get so much wonderful inspiration! Thanks!

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  78. I love love LOVE the embossed washi tape cards, what a great idea!!!

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  79. I love all of these cards :) all beautiful

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  80. I love partriotic cards. I'm trying to stay in the spirit of things this year, but recent events make it a little difficult. Maybe things will turn around in 4 months...

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  81. Love the all the cards, but must admit I am addicted to washi tape ... my collection is very small but it is growing!
    Anita J

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  82. I think these are some of the prettiest cards using Washi Tape, that I have seen! I love the embossed ones!!!

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  83. Love that neon card! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  84. LOVE all the inspiration cards here!! WOW!!!

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  85. Embossed washi tape... a must-try! And surprise blog candy sounds like fun. :D

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  86. The embossed tape looks great!! Thanks for the chance to play : )

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  87. Love this idea. What wonderful cards.

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  88. Beautiful cards! Enjoying the celebration of our Freedom in America!

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  89. Simon Says: great inspiration. Simon Says: variety galore. Simon Says: new techniques. I say: Thanks, Simon!

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  90. Who would have thought embossed Washi tape could look so fabulous?! And that stars die is... well... to die for!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  91. These are such awesome cards!

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  92. I love the way that multi-star die was used. Just terrific!

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  93. Love each of these cards! The embossing on the washi tape really stands out and is so pretty!

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  94. those cards are wonderful. I especially liked the "heroes" cards and am now inspired to try my hand at some! PS: didn't know you could emboss over washi tape! I don't own any YET but now see more advantage to picking some up ;-)

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