Black Tie Affair Blog Hop

Welcome to the Black Tie Affair Blog Hop


We are so delighted you are joining us for this very formal occasion where we will be showcasing projects with class, from weddings to homecoming dances and any number of formal events in between.

We have an amazing sponsor this month!!



One lucky winner will win a $20 gift certificate towards the awesome cut files in their shop!  Be sure to check out their website  HERE and follow them on Facebook HERE.

What do you need to do to win?

Just become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.  It really is that easy!  You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday 2/24/16 at Connie Can Crop‘s blog (so don’t forget to come back and check to see if you’re the winner).

If you came from the talented Alicia’s blog, you’re in the right place!  If you’re visiting here first, you might want to start the hop at the beginning at Connie Can Crop.  However you got here, I’m thrilled you’re visiting so I can share my projects with you…and here they are:

The first black tie affair I was invited to was a Casino night for charity.  The words “black tie affair” struck terror in my heart, but we found appropriate attire and when we got there we realized we needn’t have worried.  One man had a black tie over his polo shirt and jeans and no one blinked an eye.  Anyway, we got down to the gambling and it was so fun playing roulette.  The good thing was it was fake money, so I gambled fearlessly.  I won big; the bad thing was it was fake money.

So in honor of that one and only black tie affair I ever attended, I’m sharing with you a casino themed Roulette Box Card from Dreaming Tree.  I am in LOVE with the Dreaming Tree cut files, so unique and provide that “wow” factor we all want from our cards.  Another great thing about Dreaming Tree is they provide video tutorials for their projects, so you’re never without assistance if you need it.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve purchased cut files from time to time and they come with no instructions and you just can’t make sense of them…that’s when you really appreciate places like Dreaming Tree.  This cut file can be purchased individually or as part of the Vegas Road Trip Bundle for a better deal.

Black Tie Affair Casino Night 1

The Roulette Wheel is interactive, it spins!  The design on this is so clever…you’ll see more when you look at the other pictures.

Black Tie Affair Casino Night 2

It was difficult to capture a really good picture of this card, but there are more in the gallery with details.  You just need to click on the card and it will take you there.  If you want to see a really good picture, check it out on Dreaming Tree.  Also, you should like and follow Dreaming Tree on Facebook as they are always coming up with exciting things

Of course, there are other formal affairs.  Weddings being one of them, so I thought I’d share a few wedding cards with you as well.

First up, a Wedding Exploding Box Card in the colors of the wedding party; navy and gold.  Here is the box, closed.

Black Tie Affair Wedding Exploding Box 14

And when you open it, the sides fall to reveal this.  Each side has a pocket with a unique pull out, one of them being a little envelope for cash or a check.  And the wedding cake contains no calories!!

Black Tie Affair Wedding Exploding Box 17

The gallery has more pictures if you’d like to see them.  I made another card like this in pink, black and gold for another wedding and I’m happy to say it was accepted for publication in Scrap N’ Art Magazine last month.  It’s funny how I came to make this second card…I was asked to make the pink version for the father of the groom and it must have been a hit because the mother of the bride asked me to make the blue version for another wedding.

Here’s another wedding card.  Not as elaborate as the exploding box but I like it every bit as much.  As pretty as the front is, the inside has a pretty surprise as well.

Black Tie Affair Mr & Mrs 2

And here’s the little surprise inside I was talking about.

Black Tie Affair Mr & Mrs 7

I made this card in blue as well.  It’s in the gallery.  If you’d like to see it, just click on the card above and it’ll take you there.  I’m also submitting this card to the Amusing Challenge over at Blessings Ink.  This month the theme is Shades of Pink.   It’s a fun challenge!

I’ve posted this next card previously, but I love it  and the occasion for which it was made so much, I wanted to share it again.  This was made for a Golden Jubilee…50 years of selfless serving in religious life and a formal affair.  This would also make a beautiful card for a 50th wedding anniversary as well, wouldn’t it?

Black Tie Affair Golden Jubilee 3

Well, that’s it for me this time.  You can see more pictures of each card in my gallery if you’ve a mind to check them out or you can hop on over to my blogging buddy,  Angela, who will have something wonderful for you to see…I’ve gotten a sneak peek, so I know!

And here’s our line up in case you get lost.

Connie –
Pam –
Janet –
Alicia –
Angela –
Miranda –
Barbara –
Daphne –
Holli –
Lisa –
Michelle –
Veronica –
Theresa –
Sarah –
Elizabeth –

Want another chance to win?

Enter the monthly challenge at Connie Can Crop!!  You could win $50 to spend at Dreaming Tree!!


You can make any project you want, but it has to have either a wedding theme or be something with bling!  All entries are due by Monday, February 29th 11:59 P.M. Pacific Time.  The winner will be announced the following Wednesday!


21 Responses to “Black Tie Affair Blog Hop”

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  1. Angela C says:

    i love everything about all of your projects!!! the exploding box is definitely my favorite! Thanks for sharing them all!

  2. Ching says:

    The intricacy of your card designs simply blow my mind Katie. Your talent is AMAZING!

  3. Theresa says:

    Kim, you blow me away with your creativity! Love all the projects.

  4. Michelle kinder says:

    Wow! Those are amazing!

  5. Just like I said on my blog…you knocked it out of the park! Simply amazing! The roulette wheel is amazing, the white on white card is fantastic!, the explosion box is perfect! and the 50th anniversary card is divine! you rock lady!


    • Kim&Katy says:

      Alicia, thank you so much for your kind words! And for mentioning Katy on your blog…well, you’ll be in my heart forever now! I love hopping with you…see you next time!

  6. wow! such amazing projects! beautiful work.

  7. Kim, Your casino card is so cool!! All of your cards are amazing and beautiful!!

  8. Jeanette says:

    WOW! So much inspiration here!

  9. Pam Lash says:

    You definitely have super talent and all your projects reflect that! I am hard-pressed to pick my favorite as they are all lovely – TFS!

  10. connie says:

    Oh my!! Words can’t even describe how amazing these cards are!! Absolutely gorgeous!! What a treasure any of them would be. Thank you for hopping with me today. Scrappy hugs!

  11. Lynn McAuley says:

    Such exquisite work on these remarkable designs, Kim! Each one a carefully crafted masterpiece!

  12. Barbara B says:

    Wow, what stunning and beautiful cards!!! Absolutely breathtaking!!!

  13. Wow!! You totally rocked this hop! Gorgeous works

  14. Veronica says:

    Wow, amazing projects as always Kim. Amazing. TFS and for hopping along with us. Good luck

  15. Kim, I love all your projects! I can’t pick a favorite they all just kept getting better as I scrolled down. Awesome job!! 🙂

  16. Lisa says:

    Wow. Wow! WOW!!! You always do SO much, and it’s ALL awesome! Love it. When I have time, I’ll have to check out your gallery. Thx for hopping with us!

  17. These are fantastic projects. Thank you for sharing

  18. Kelly says:

    Kim, your cards and paper projects are out of this world gorgeous! I am in absolute awe of how detailed and intrique each one is – just amazing work! These are so lovely, they belong in a shadowbox for forever keepsakes 😉

  19. Kim P says:

    Wow! I am blown away by these designs! Fancy folds on steroids! LOL
    The wedding pop up card, with the silhouette is my favorite. Fantastic!

  20. Susan says:

    I loved everything! The box card was sensational! As was the explosion card! What a great group of cards! Thanks for sharing.

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