“Corny”copia Blog Hop

If you’re looking for the November Technique Blog Hop-Vellum & Acetate, please click here to go directly to the post.  You can also scroll down after taking a gander at this hop!


Welcome to the “Corny”copia Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us for a fun weekend of “Corny” Fall themed projects. Lots of fun and puns!
You should have arrived from here from our fabulous host, Connie Can Crop. If you’re visiting me, you might want to start at the beginning so you don’t miss any of the projects and have the opportunity to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win.    

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!


One lucky winner will win this Fall themed card kit:


What do you need to do to win? Easy…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. You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.Winner will be announced on Wednesday 11/16/16 at Connie Can Crop.   Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!  And, if you become a follower of my blog, you will be entered to win a card bundle when I reach 100 e-mail subscribers.  If you subscribe via NetWorked Blogs or Bloglovin rather than by e-mail, don’t worry; you’ll be included in the drawing as well.

Now to my projects:

Those of you who have gotten to know me through my blog will not be surprised when I admit sometimes I have a warped dry sense of humor.  So this blog hop is right up my alley!  But I have to admit I was a bit unsure of the fall “pun” theme we were asked to use.  I actually had to look up the definition of pun to see what it is we were asked to do.  And here’s what I found:

the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words.

I made my first card for this hop before I knew exactly what a pun was.  But, since it is “corny”, which is in the title of the blog, I decided to keep it in my line-up.

I’ve been seeing this card fold a lot lately.  I’m calling it a twisted gate-fold; though I’ve seen it dubbed with other names as well.  I knew there would be many videos demonstrating how to make this, but I just couldn’t wait, so I fiddled with it until I got dimensions that worked (though they may not be what others recommend).  If you’d like the freebie template, it’s on the Hints, Tips & Tutorials page.

Twisted Gate-Fold card for the Corny-copia Blog Hop

If you want to see the punchline, click on the card and it will take you to the gallery where you can see the inside, additional pictures and more in-depth assembly information.  I do want to share here I used the Pumpkin Patch Kit by NitWit Collections and color matched my Stampin’ Up card stock to it; Tempting Turquoise and Perfect Peach.

Here we have a card with a cute beaver by My Scrap Chick, busy making his home ready for winter.  I thought the greeting worked perfectly with the beaver (and the hop) and made for a great thank you card.

Card made for the Corny-copia Blog Hop

I used another NitWit Kit, In the Woods, for the digital patterned paper.  I thought the circles would accentuate the semi-circle tab closure on the front.  I printed the greeting in Accent Dot Writer, color matched to one of the circles in the paper.  The beaver is from My Scrap Chick and the tool box is altered from a Studio Ilustrado cut file.  Click on the card to see additional pictures and further assembly details.

I'm Stuffed wm 1

Next up, we have a turkey who’s very stuffed…it’s up to you to decide if that’s literally or figuratively!  This turkey is made with a Paper Crafting World digital stamp.  As I wanted to change the colors slightly to match my digital patterned paper, I opted to use the basic pre-colored version.  He’s lounging on a sofa made using a cut file by Marji Roy.  For the “upholstery” I used paper from the Me-Wow Kit from NitWit Collections.  I made the greeting and sentiment using the Andalus font in red.

Piles of Smiles wm 1

And last is a card made using the Pick a Pumpkin Kit by SVGCuts.  I changed the greeting to play off the “pile” of fall characters.  I love the tall aspect of this card…plus I have a ton of business envelopes I’d like to use.  The digital patterned paper I used is from A Fresh Start Kit by Sweet Shoppe Designs.  The greeting and sentiment were created using the Blackjack font, cut from card stock for the greeting and printed on Very Vanilla for the sentiment.

Now it’s time to hop on over to my talented blogging buddy, Holli.   I hope Fall Leaves You Happy!! 

 Here’s our line-up in case you get lost:


39 Responses to ““Corny”copia Blog Hop”

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  1. Jennifer E says:

    LOL, love love love your cards! Great puns and cuts and colors! Just fantastic!

  2. Denise Sayers says:

    Such cute cards and puns. I am amazed how many cards you get done and how detailed they all are.

  3. wow! you always rock! each card is more adorable than the last! The couch on “I’m stuffed” is wonderful.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Alicia. I’ll share a little story about that couch. My original idea was to have him sitting on a psychiatrist’s couch and complaining of a recurring nightmare of someone stuffing bread up his butt…but then I thought better of it and went with the greeting I have. Not everyone has my weird sense of humor.

  4. Miranda says:

    Kim, you never disappoint! Your cards are AMAZING!!!!!

  5. Lynn McAuley says:

    What an awesome array of fabulous fall puns, Kim! Your cut critters are a delight!! I am lovin’ that beaver most of all!!

  6. Your cards are so punny! I love them.

  7. Sue says:

    All of your cards are adorable!!! Great job.


  8. Michelle kinder says:

    Love your projects. They made me laugh.

  9. Found it!! LOL!! The beaver card is to die for!! I love it!!

  10. cath Watt says:

    love love love your projects Kim

  11. Kim, Your pun cards are super adorable! You are so talented and you inspire me.

  12. Vicky tovar says:

    Those cards are just amazing. One more beautiful than the other. TFS and for such a fun stop in the great hop.

  13. Connie says:

    These are fabulous! Love how you are even sharing your secrets! That fold is so cool!! Thank you!

  14. karenladd says:

    Wow! You really made a whole pile or adorably punny cards. Yes, puns are corny, but yes…they are so darn fun. Love the one with the beaver!

  15. Shanon H says:

    Love them

  16. Wow! What a great selection of cards! The turkey on the couch my favorite!

  17. nclights7 says:

    Great cards! I can see Lisa is rubbing off on you as well! LOL!

  18. Oh my gosh!!! I love them all Kim!! As always, its a pleasure hopping with you!

  19. Totally love all you do! Awesome job, as always. Wonderful hopping with you.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Lisa! Did you happen to see I “took a page out of your book” by using a strikethrough? Amanda noticed it right away, LOL

      • charligirl88 says:

        Yes, I did!!! lol! But I’m pretty sure it was really in your mind. I only wish I/we could do cross-outs in comments (and in texts!!!). It would make my… LIFE! haha!

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