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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!

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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!


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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:

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ICS May 2020 Blog Hop It’s a Guy Thing

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to A Guy Thing in Black and White! Today I’m featuring the Mountain Air Bundle to create a fun card using what I’m calling the “Tuck Technique”. Head to my YouTube channel for a video tutorial, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

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!

We were challenged with creating a black and white card that was masculine. I chose to use the Mountain Air Bundle. It’s really the most masculine set I have, along with maybe Rooted in Nature. I haven’t played with this bundle much, and really wanted to ink it up!

I wasn’t quite sure how to start, though I knew I wanted to use black as my card base. I decided white embossing would look great on the black background, and some black stamped images on white cardstock would offer a nice contrast. So, I started inking and stamping, and finally landed with these images.

I was at a loss for how to layer the mountains to make them look half way decent with what I had to work with. So I decided to do the “tuck technique” where I partially cut out the tree line with the coordinating die cut, and then I ‘tucked’ the mountains behind the trees.

I added some ‘stars’ to the night sky by using my Whisper White Craft Ink Refill, and dotted it all over. I think it gave this card that little extra boost. I forgot to get out my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush! That would have really stepped this card up a notch!

I cut two card mats for the inside of the card. This allows for LOTS of space to write, as well as covers up the tucked mountains on the top flap of the card. I thought about stamping the inside, but wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to write on this for the recipient, so I left it blank until it’s filled out.

I hope you enjoyed my project today! If you did, please watch my video tutorial on YouTube, and subscribe to my channel while you’re there. It really helps me out and allows me to keep making videos for you to enjoy.

Don’t forget to hop along to my good friend Dana’s blog to see what she has created for you!
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Measurements:

Basic Black Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Cardstock Mats x2: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Basic Black & Whisper White Cardstock Scraps

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00


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Crafting

Share Sunshine Digital Download

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome to my blog if you’re new, and welcome back if you’ve been around for awhile! Today I’m sharing a card I made using Stampin’ Up!’s Share Sunshine Digital Download.

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of their Making a Difference program they’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts. Demonstrators do not earn any commissions from this purchase.

This sentiment, among MANY others, is included in the digital download. It was designed in Terracotta Tile and Highland Heather, so that was my color inspiration for this card. I wanted to pair it with the First Frost Bundle, since it will be retiring in June when the new Annual Catalog is launched.

I used my Highland Heather Classic Stampin’ Pad to pink up the flowers of this stamp, and then used my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up the leaves and stem. I used an Aqua Painter to watercolor the vellum circle I pulled out of my scrap pile, and painted Terracotta Tile before adhering to the card base.

Another sentiment that was included with the Share Sunshine Digital Download was “This too shall pass” which is such a lovely sentiment. I cut it out and adhered it to the inside with three of the rosettes from the First Frost stamp set.

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″
Whisper White Scrap
Terracotta Tile Scrap
Vellum Scrap

Materials:

Share Sunshine Digital Download

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April 2020 Stamper’s Showcase Mini Catalog Last Chance

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Stampers Showcase 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!

In today’s hop we are featuring products from the retiring Mini Catalog. This catalog ends at the beginning of June, so there’s still a little time to get your favorite products before they retire or transition into the new Annual Catalog. Sadly, the Honey Bee Bundle is one that is not transferring.

I wanted to really showcase those little bees, so I used Basic Black, Whisper White, and Daffodil Delight to really make those bees pop! I also wanted to add a shadow effect behind the bees, so I used the bee dies to cut out the silhouettes in Basic Black and then popped the bees up with dimensionals. I also colored in the edges of the bee stamps with my Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blend marker to really make them stand out against the white and yellow background.

I wanted to give the bee hive a different shape than a smooth dome, so I fussy cut the edges and gave them a more bumpy look. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Label Me Bold stamp set onto Basic Black Card Stock and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch. I love how this pops on the Daffodil Delight.

For the larger bee, I cut out a solid large bee from Daffodil Delight card stock and put it offset under the large stamped bee. This gives it a little different look than the smaller bees with the black shadow. I really do like how it turned out.

I think one of my most favorite things about this card is the ‘pollen’ in the background. I love how the stamp from the Label Me Bold set resembles bee pollen. I heat embossed it onto my Whisper White card mat using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and then I used my Aqua Painter to paint Daffodil Delight ink all over. This gives it an emboss resist effect. Alternatively, you could paint the background first, and then emboss over the top after it has dried completely.

Sadly my video cut out right at the end of filming, so I wasn’t able to film the entire inside, but I took the two detailed bee cut outs and sandwiched the solid bee cut out in between them. This gives a really fun dimension to the large bee and makes it stand out against the Daffodil Delight background.

I also took some of the left over honeycomb pieces and adhered them randomly in the corners of the inside card mat. I love how it turned out, and can’t wait to get it in the mail! Check out my video tutorial below, and please head directly over to my YouTube channel to hit the subscribe button! It really helps out my channel and lets me keep making videos for you to enjoy!

Measurements:

Basic Black Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Daffodil Delight Card Mat (x2): 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White Card Mat (x1): 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
Scraps for stamping and cut outs.

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

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