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ICS Blog Hop Hello New Colors

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! I’m so excited to share the brand new In-Colors with you today! Every two years, Stampin’ Up! does a mini color refresh with the In-Color collections. This year the new set debuted, and I’m so anxious to share them with you!

We are hopping with the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop today! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

There are five brand new, beautiful colors that we will play with today! I wanted to make a card layout that would work well for all the colors. I decided to stick with a solid white background, and add the pops of color to make each one really stand out. I also was excited to play with a brand new bundle from the Forever Greenery Suite Collection.

Although the new In-Color ink pads are not quite available, I was still able to make this fun card using my Versamark stamp pad and some White Stampin’ Emboss powder. Heat embossing sentiments is a GREAT way to get color and words on your card without the words blending into the background.

I also really love how the Stazon in Jet Black can help to accentuate the colors. I stamped one of the greenery images on Whisper White card stock, then cut it out with the coordinating dies. I placed it on top of the designer series paper, but behind all of my other elements to really help them stand out.

Making multiple cards of the same layout in different colors is one of my all time favorite ways to craft! Not only do I get a bunch of cards at the end, but I get to see how each color works with my design. If you haven’t tried “assembly line” crafting yet, you might want to consider giving it a try!

Check out my YouTube tutorial to see my In-Color packages I put together for some of my customers as well as my process for designing and assembling these beautiful cards. Be sure to subscribe to my channel so you never miss a tutorial!

Don’t forget to hop along to the next blog to see what exciting project Audra has created for you!
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Measurements:

Whisper White Card Stock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Scraps: Approx. 2″ x 4″
Colored Card Stock: 1″ x 6″
Colored DSP: 1″ x 6″

Materials:

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ISS Blog Hop May 2020 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! I’m so excited to be sharing a sneak peek of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog with you today! I received my pre-order and wanted to make a card using the Forever Greenery Suite Collection. Come and see what I made and watch my YouTube tutorial to see an unboxing of my pre-order!

We are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop today! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

I wanted to play with this suite collection right away, and there’s no better way to get started than to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) the catalog! I started off with a standard card base in Whisper White. Then I chose a background piece from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. I noticed on the card in the catalog from page 108 they glued this piece gold side down. As much as I didn’t want to do this, I did it anyway, and I really do love how it turned out!

Next I embossed a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock with one of the embossing folders from the Greenery set. I trimmed it down to a thin 1/2″ banner. I stamped two leaf images in Pear Pizzazz, one full ink, and one without re-inking for a lighter image. This is called second generation stamping. I then stamped four of the rounded leaves/berries in Pretty Peacock using the same method.

I picked out a few more pieces from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper to include in my arrangement. After getting my placement down, I adhered all the small cut pieces using a combination of liquid glue and glue dots. Then I added the banner.

The gold hoop is attached to the back of the sentiment with tear and tape adhesive, then Stampin’ Dimensionals pop it up off the background. I died some of the trim from the Trim Combo pack using my Classic Stampin’ Pad and a Sponge Dauber, and then tied it into a bow to add to the top.

I’m so pleased with how this card turned out! CASEing the catalog when you need some inspiration, or just a quick crafting session is a great way to get started. Check out my YouTube tutorial below for specifics on this card and to see my preorder unboxing!

Don’t forget to hop along to Tricia’s blog to see what exciting project she has created for you!
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Roll Call

Laura Mackie

Sue McDonald

Dana Sullivan

Stacey Marsh

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Melissa Tennison

Tricia Butts

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Michelle Bryant

Jo Blackman

Gez Carpenter

Kristie Meeker Wilson

Sue Allen

Annette Elias

Jill Chapman

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 5-1/2″ 8-1/2″
Pretty Peacock Banner: 1/2″ x 4″

Materials:

Some products not available to order until June 3, 2020

Paper Snips

$10.00

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Stamper’s Showcase May 2020 Blog Hop Summertime

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! I wanted to make a super cheerful and bright card and I think I did a pretty decent job. 😉 I used the Mountain Air Bundle along with the Peaceful Moments stamp set to create this card today. Let’s take a closer look!

We are hopping with the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop today! This month’s theme is Summertime and when I think of Summer, I think of bright colors, fun times, and being outside! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

I absolutely love how these colors play together! They are so bright and cheerful! I wasn’t sure about putting them all together at first, but the Melon Mambo as the focal point on top really lets the Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, and Granny Apple Green play together nicely in the background.

I stamped three trees from the Mountain Air stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also wanted to use some of that fun Granny Apple Green ribbon, but I just couldn’t decide whether I wanted it on top of or behind the trees. I ended up putting it on top, but what do you think would look better? Leave me a comment and let me know!

I stamped the background with the reverse side of the moon. Technically, this stamp set is considered “reversible” and I wanted a polka dot background, so it worked out great! I also stuck on a couple of sequins for a little more bling. Can you spot the missing sequin? 😂I put down a glue dot, but forgot to stick a sequin to it! Let me know in the comments if you found it!

Check out my YouTube video below showing you step by step how I put this card together. I really hope you enjoyed this card today, and Subscribe to my YouTube channel for lots of great card tutorials!

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Scrap Melon Mambo

Scrap Whisper White

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

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ISS Blog Hop May 2020

Hello Kre8tors and welcome! Today’s card is VERY special because it’s actually made by MY HUSBAND! That’s right, he wanted to make his mom a special card for Mother’s Day, so he re-created one of my Honey Bee Bundle cards and put his own twist on it.

We are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop today! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

He started off his card in a very similar way to the card I originally made. You can see my card over on this blog post. He wanted to tweak my design and really make it his own. I think he did an amazing job for only having made a small number of cards before.

He used two larger bees and one smaller bee to represent him, me, and our son Oliver. I thought that was so sweet and very clever! He did leave off the extra honeycomb pieces that I had put on my card, but I think I like this cleaner style.

He used our Paper Snips to fussy cut the sentiments and adhered them with Snail to the top of the stamped hive. He popped the hive up with some Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the watercolored and heat embossed background.

Using the sentiment from A Wish For Everything, he heat embossed this sentiment on the inside flap. I often times forget to decorate the inside of my cards, and he did a wonderful job adding lots of fun elements to the inside of his.

He called this detailed bee the Queen Bee and said it represented his mother. He’s such a clever guy! If you are interested in seeing what he’s up to since staying home, you can follow him on Instagram or check out his Etsy shop where he has been making jewelry.

Don’t forget to hop along to my friend Laura’s blog to see the exciting project she has created for you! Click the Next button below!

Roll Call

Melissa Tennison(You Are Here)
Laura Mackie
Sue McDonald
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Dana Sullivan
Stacey Marsh
Tricia Butts
Jacqui Lawrence
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Michelle Bryant
Jo Blackman
Gez Carpenter

Measurements:

Basic Black Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Daffodil Delight Card Mat x2 : 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat x2 : 3-3/4″ x 5″
Scrap Black, White, & Daffodil Delight

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

If you don’t already have a demonstrator and live in the U.S.
I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code JG7CNXF4 when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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Die Cut Inlay Technique Anniversary Card with A Wish For Everything

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome to my blog if you’re new, and welcome back if you’ve been around for awhile! I’m sharing a fun technique with you called Die Cut Inlay. I needed to make an anniversary card for my parents’ who were celebrating 36 years of marriage. I knew I wanted it to sparkle, so I used our Sparkle Glimmer Paper front and center.

I used the Word Wishes Dies that coordinate with the A Wish For Everything stamp set. I cut out the ‘Happy’ from the Glimmer paper layer first, then carefully lined up the Pretty Peacock Card Mat behind the Glimmer paper layer and ran it back through with the die a second time.

I was careful not to cut too deep so that my Pretty Peacock layer was still attached to the mat. This just made it easier to adhere to my card. If you try this, and it cuts out all the way, don’t worry! Just glue it down when you get ready to adhere everything to your card base.

I saved the little pieces that cut out of the glimmer paper ‘happy’ sentiment so that I could glue them into the Pretty Peacock layer to really make the inlay stand out. I stamped the word Anniversary from this stamp set and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch. Then I glued this to a strip of Pretty Peacock, cut it out with my Paper Snips, and used Mini Glue Dots to adhere it off center on the card.

After I was done, it still needed a little something else. So I decided to use the gorgeous Noble Peacock Rhinestones, which at the time I made this card are on sale because they are retiring! If there are any left, you might want to grab a pack or two because these are beautiful!

Watch my video tutorial here, or head on over to my YouTube channel, give the video a like, and subscribe if you haven’t already! It means so much to me that you enjoy my videos. I love making them for you!

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Pretty Peacock Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Sparkle Glimmer Paper: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
Whisper White Scrap
Pretty Peacock Scrap

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!

If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code JG7CNXF4 when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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