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Saturday, June 04, 2011

All About Dad's Blog hop with Chomas Creations engraving tip

Welcome to the All About Dads Blog Hop! We have gathered a talented group of crafters to share their projects with you for Father's Day. We hope that we are able to provide you with lots of great ideas for all the special men in your life.

If you have come from Kristal's at Getting Cricky then you are in the right place. If you stumbled upon my blog and want to hop along, you can do so by starting at Jen's Blog at www.memorieswithjen.blogspot.com.

If there is one thing my family enjoys, it is rocking out to some Guitar Hero!  So for my hubby's father's day card, I thought something fun with a guitar would be perfect for him!  If you have stopped by my blog before, you know how much I love to use the clear plastic cardstock!  It is thin enough to fold in half, yet sturdy enough to make a card out of.  If you would like to try this project, you can download the file for free here... Guitar card
I used the Chomas Creations engraving tip to etch the guitar design from Hannah Montana using Design Studio into the clear plastic, it is the card engrave page in the file.  When using the Chomas Creations engraving tip, you just use it with a regular Cricut mat.
Now without removing the mat from the Cricut machine, replace the Chomas Creations engraving tip with the blade and cut the card cut page in Design Studio.  I used multi-cut of 2 and max pressure and blade depth of 6 to get through the clear plastic.
The clear plastic cardstock is very tough to get a picture of, but I always try!  It shows up so much better in real life!  The title was also cut from Hannah Montana and is in the file as well.  Click on the photos to see better details of my card!  I also added some Memory foil tape to the edge of my card to make it rock even more!  The papers are from Basic Grey's Oliver line and work so well for those manly projects you have to do!

To thank you for stopping by, I've got some rockin' blog candy!  If you are ready to try the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder & mini gel pens, now is your chance to win them! 
There are a few rules to follow!  First, you don't need to be a follower, but why not??  I am often putting up new project ideas, tutorials and videos!  Second, don't forget to leave me a way to contact you!  Super important lol!  And third, only one entry per person (I have to delete more then 1). 
Last, leave a comment after this post for the chance to win!  It's that easy!
Come back tomorrow for another blog hop and for another chance to win! 

And also I've got a coupon code for my store for the blog hop!  Use the code bloghop at checkout for www.amychomas.com to save 10% off the entire Chomas Creation's line including mini gel pen holders, mini gel pens, mini Sharpie holders, embossing kits and engraving tips all for the Cricut.  We also have mini gel pen holders, mini gel pens, mini Sharpie holders for the Silhouette and the embossing kit on preorder for the Silhouette.

Your next stop on our hop is Darlene at Simply Southern Blessings
Don't forget to visit all of the stops to be eligible for the Cricut Cartridge A Child's Year.

In case you get lost on your way through the hop, here is a list of all of the blogs along the way!
Jen R www.memorieswithjen.blogspot.com
Anita www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
Amy www.lovetocrop.com
Jackie www.jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com
Stasia www.stampzone.blogspot.com
Gina www.californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com
Sher www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com
Michelle www.designsoncloud9.blogspot.com
Laura: www.makinprettythings.com
Kari http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
Jenn www.jennscrap2.blogspot.com
Samantha www.buglovinchick.blogspot.com
Kathy www.kathyand3kids.blogspot.com
Lori www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com
DD www.craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com
Rhonda www.craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
Kristal www.gettingcricky.com
Amy www.amychomas.blogspot.com  (you are here!)
Darlene www.talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com

Like what you see? Leave a comment to let me know!



Love the card very cool idea!! I am a new follower!! Would really love to try the mini gel pens!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Tami B. said...

Great card. Where do you get your acetate (clear cardstock) sheets)and are they real heavy/thick or are they real thin?

littlen said...

what a great idea using clear plastic for the front of your card. you & your card rock!

Jamie said...

Amazing project!! Nicely done.

oohlalapaperie at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Love it, great job!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful project! TFS

Darlene said...

Oh wow! love it!! but clear plastic cardstock?? where do you get that from? tfs! all your projects are really making me want to buy some of your stuff, but sometimes I am afraid to try new things! LOL very tempting!

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

shersl84bed said...

Fabulous card! I love the guitar design that you used and the clear plastic.
Smiles Sher

Kris Dietz said...

I love this card!! That is so cool! I'm already a follower. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Grace Baxter said...

Wow, what a fantastic look! I love the etching on plastic. I'd love see what I could design with the gel pens. Thanks for the op to win!

edwardsyorkies said...

The projects on your blog are inspiring me to try to use my Sil for things other than what I bought it for (making custom glass etching masks). Thanks for sharing! edwardsyorkies at bellsouth dot net

joydee1963 said...

great project,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

love your card!!!

Angela said...

Love the card! What a wonderful idea! TFS!
Hugs, Angela
lauermaa at gmail dot com

Cathy said...

Beautiful card. I didn't know there was clear plastic card stock. wow.

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so awesome! I love the clear plastic front with the etching! So beautiful! I'm a new follower :)


Melanie Mason said...

Great blog post! I always struggle with masculine cards - so thanks for the inspiration!

Love the clear plastic idea!

I am now your newest follower!

Thanks for the chance to win!

melanie_mason87 at hotmail dot com

BrendaB said...

Wow, that engraving on the clear cardstock is awesome!

Sue D said...

Wow this is so cool--your card rocks!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

The engraving tip is my next purchase because I love what you can do with it, but that has to wait until next month now. I did get the embossing tip and my mini sharpie holders (came yesterday while we were on the lake) and I am so excited. I've cleaned off on an old mat and glued down my latex sheet. I'm already working on my first project. I'm so excited!

Anna said...

Great card and idea.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Kris said...

Awesome! Looks like a card I could do for my going on 21 year old daughter! TFS!!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

thekolbes said...

Love your card. We love Rock band here. So it is awesome
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

I cannot wait to come back to your blog tomorrow and spend some more time here! Looks like I could learn a lot from you and that's what I love... learning new things! TFS and your card does Rock!!! love it! Thanks for the chance to win too. Of course I'm a new follower. Like you said, why not??? :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

RAP said...

Love the card. where do you get the clear cardstock. Very cool.

Amy said...

Wow... That engraving is SO cool!! :) I would love to try this (your products are already on my wish list!!)... Thanks for sharing and participating in the hop!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Colleen B. said...

I follow you and I would love to try these pens. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tabitha said...

Very cool card. Any rockin dad would love it! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

You rock card are designed so much gorgeously!!!
you have done a great job.
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