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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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Jumping Boxes Tutorial

Hello Kre8tors, welcome to my blog! Today I’m sharing a SUPER FUN interactive project with you. Jumping Boxes! These are SO neat! I was a little intimidated at first, I didn’t know how they worked or how difficult they would be, but the truth is if you can use scissors and have a rubber band,
you CAN make these! Scroll down for a video tutorial, FREE PDF tutorial, and template!

My husband made a pair of beaded stitch markers for my mom for Mother’s Day and asked me to make a little package to put them in. Well, I didn’t want a plain ol’ boring box. I wanted something FUN! And FUN is exactly what I made! These jumping boxes are so neat, they just jump right out at you when you open the matchbox style box.

The boxes fold completely flat and once they are released, the spring open with the rubber band mechanism. Pretty neat, huh?! Not to mention, the Peaceful Poppies suite makes this box look good!

I used the Peaceful Poppies DSP, Elements and Sequins to decorate the outside of the box. The sentiment is from the stamp set A Wish For Everything. I really love how easy and quick the decorations came together. These products are perfect for fast creations! They are all retiring, so hopefully it’s not too late to grab yours if they are still in stock by the time this blog post goes up!

Along with my husband’s gift box to house his present, I wanted my gift to my mom to match, so I used some of our DSP and wrapped up my gift. I used the beautiful Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to finish it off. Along with this matching card, which you can see here, and her gifts were done!

Check out my video tutorial below, download the FREE PDF Tutorial, and the coordinating Template and make your own jumping boxes! I would love to see your creation, so be sure to tag me on social media @mkre8tions

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Measurements:

See my FREE PDF Tutorial by clicking the image below!

See my FREE PDF Template by clicking the image below!

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

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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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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.

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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

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KBH May 2020 Floral

Welcome Kre8tors! So excited to have you here for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month’s theme is FLORAL. I’ve decided to use the beautiful Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to make a Mother’s Day Card for my mom. Here in the U.S., today is Mother’s Day! So hopefully she doesn’t see this post before I give her this beautiful card!

Be sure to use that Next button below to hop along to the next amazing blog post for some more floral inspiration!

I knew I wanted this to be a bright and fun card that used a lot of purple, so I found this beautiful piece of designer series paper and pulled out the Rich Razzleberry to be my focal piece in the middle.

The sentiments from A Wish For Everything were perfect on this card! I love the mix of cursive and bold fonts together. I stamped both of these in Memento ink on scrap Whisper White Card Stock and then fussy cut them out.

I really loved how this ‘coiled medallion’ gave this card another floral vibe. I used the Nature’s Twine in Rich Razzleberry, and coiled it up on a circle of Vellum. Then I used the Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon to loop around the circle to make it look like a daisy. I thought I liked it before adding the ribbon, but now I think I love it! What do you think?

Of course I had to throw in a few of those Peaceful Poppies Sequins. They are so fun and come in such a great array of colors. They really finish off this card well. I’m going to miss them when they retire next month! If you haven’t had a chance to play with them yet, get some before they’re gone!

I’ve made a video tutorial for you to watch and learn how to make that fun twine coiled medallion. Take a peek below, and be sure to hit that subscribe button! It allows me to keep making videos for you!


Hop along to Sandra’s amazing creation! Click below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (USA)
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Su Mohr
Laura Mackie (UK)
Tricia Butts
Jan Musselman – USA
Jo Blackman (UK)
Libby Fens
Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Kirsteen Gill – USA
Deb Naylor US
Nicole Mahler
Sharon Dalton
Ximena Morales
Ann Krucek
Sue McDonald
Annette Ball-Canada
Cheryl Hamilton
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)
Annette Elias-De Kijkkast-NL
Angie McKenzie
Janey Backer (USA)
Michelle Bryant
Susan Simpson (UK)
Dana Sullivan
Alexandra Rauf
Sue Allen -Australia

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Basic Gray Mats (x2): 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
DSP: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Vellum (x2): 1-1/2″ Circle
Scrap Whisper White for Sentiments

Materials:

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!
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