3-D Projects · Boxes · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · technique · Tutorial/How To · Video

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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Window Shaker Card

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome to my blog if you’re new, and welcome back if you’ve been around for awhile! Thank you for coming! Today I’m sharing these fun Window Shaker Cards with you! Shaker cards are a great way to send an interactive hello in these strange times. I love how bright and cheery they are with those fun sequins swirling about between the window sheets. Which is your favorite? The Honey Bee or Peaceful Poppies?

I think my favorite would have to be the HONEY BEE card! I just can’t get over those adorable little bees floating around inside the shaker. And those BRIGHT iridescent sequins are really calling to me right now!

Having to stay inside is making me crave brightness like never before, and the shimmery, rainbow-y goodness this card gives is just so refreshing and makes me happy!

I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut out the window on this Honey Bee card, and I stamped the bees in Petal Pink ink. I used the coordinating Detailed Bee Dies to cut them out very quickly!

On the inside I stamped the flowers on a separate scrap and cut them out, although looking at this now you can just stamp them flat on the card! Silly me! 😉 I used Mint Macaron to also stamp the sentiment about 1-1/2″ below the score line on the card base. I added a large bee with glue dots to the inside lower right hand corner so that it would be concealed by the sequins until the card was opened.

I’m so happy with how this card turned out! Truth be told, I actually made the Poppy card first, but I messed up and wanted to make one even better! Turns out, it was a good thing I made another video, because I was able to show how I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies and also made the same card with just the Paper Trimmer!

Can you tell what’s wrong with this version? Leave me a comment on this post or on my video and let me know what you think it is!

I really do love the red, black, clear, and gold sequins in this Poppy card though! If it were Autumn, I think this card would definitely be my favorite of the two.

And of course those Poppy Elements are so wonderful to add a quick bit of fun inside the card! It really makes a huge impact, I think. Be sure to check out my YouTube tutorial below and SUBSCRIBE to my channel if you haven’t already! It really helps me out!

Watch the video 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: 4-1/4″ x 11″, Score @ 5-1/2″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Cut a rectangle “window” from the front of the card base and card mat so you have a 1″ border all the way around each piece. Optionally, you can use the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

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April ISS Blog Hop – Anything Goes!

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! 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!

Today’s project features a fun-fold technique called the Tri-Fold Pocket Card. I needed to make a birthday gift for someone special and wanted to make it interactive and have several people write sentiments inside. I saw this project on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try! This is just Part 1 of the Tri-Fold Card, how to make the base. Part 2 will show you what I put on the inside! You can see that here.

 I started with a sheet of 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. The paper I used was part of this year’s Sale-A-Bration and is no longer for sale, however you can choose from a huge variety of 12 x 12 DSP in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs. You’ll learn the technique for making this card, and then use what you have on hand or ask your demonstrator to recommend some coordinating products to make this project.

 I used the entire piece of DSP, so there was no waste! I love projects like this! Then I used some scraps of Whisper White for the images on the front and the inserts in each pocket. I colored in this DSP with my Stampin’ Blends and love how it turned out. I’ve also made my own DSP before by stamping and coloring on a piece of 12 x 12 Whisper White cardstock. That’s always a great staple to have on hand for a project like this!

Here’s the template for the Tri-Fold Pocket card base. You’re going to score the 12″ x 12″ cardstock all the way at the 6″ mark. Rotate the card stock 45 degrees, and then score all the way on the 3″ line. Then with both the 6″ and 9″ lines, you are going to score from the halfway 6″ mark down. Cut away the X in one large strip and do not discard, because you are going to use that piece! Check out my video tutorial below to find out where!

 On the front I used a piece of our Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to keep the card tied closed so it’s like a little present when the recipient opens it. I hope they enjoy unwrapping a ‘gift’ from our family, even though we can’t give it to them in person!

I used the Meant To Be bundle along with the A Wish For Everything stamp set for the front of this card. Hearts aren’t just for Valentine’s Day! I absolutely love the font combination of the “Happy Birthday” as well. Just add a few champagne rhinestones and boom! You have a lovely, fun-fold card!

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

Measurements:

Designer Series Paper: 12″ x 12″, Cut away 3″ x 9″
Whisper White Mats: 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (x3)
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 3″ x 4″

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Honey Bee Bundle Tufted and Stitched Card

Hello Kre8tors! Are you getting tired of bees yet? I certainly am NOT! This bundle has so much to offer with a HUGE variety of design possibilities! However, I do have some brand new sets on the way, so don’t worry, there will be lots of other projects coming soon! Be sure to follow my blog, and subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss a thing!

This card features an oldie but goodie, the Tufted Embossing Folder! This soft, pillowy background is perfect for the “stitched” design of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP that I’ve cut out using the largest Stitched Circle Die.

The best part about this designer series paper (aside from the gold foil inlays?)… it’s a FREE item with a qualifying $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. You can earn Sale-A-Bration items for FREE right now! Head over to my online store for more details!

The bold, dark bee stamped on vellum in Stazon Jet Black ink really makes a statement on this card. It pairs so well with the soft colors of Crushed Curry and Balmy Blue. I also love the sentiment stamped in Night of Navy. I’m having fun pairing two colors, one from each end of the spectrum (one dark and one light blue) plus a complimentary color such as yellow. I think the color palette just works together!

The other stamps and die cuts in this bundle are perfect to create a plethora of projects! Did you see my Shaker Card post? BEE sure to go and check that one out, you don’t want to miss out! I’ve already made tons of cards using this set. You can check them out in my Mini Catalog Playlist on my YouTube channel!

I also dotted a few of those beautiful sequins from the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo pack. Did you know that you can get those for FREE with a qualifying purchase? That’s right, during Sale-A-Bration they are FREE when you spend $50. Check them out in the materials section below!

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Scraps: Approx. 4″ x 5″
Vellum Scrap: Approx. 3″ x 3″
Golden Honey Specialty DSP: Approx. 4″ x 4″

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Honey Bee Bundle Cut-Out Card

Hello Kre8tors! I’m using the Honey Bee Bundle again from the new Mini Catalog, and some of the gorgeous Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration flyer! What is Sale-A-Bration, you might be asking if you are new to Stampin’ Up!? It’s a wonderful time of year where you get FREE items for shopping!

Before we dive too far into Sale-A-Bration, let’s take a look at this simple but fun Cut-Out card. I saw this card in a Facebook post from Stampin’ Up!’s CEO, Sara Douglass. I loved it so much, I had to CASE it! At first glance, I wasn’t sure how she made the background on the inside of the card, but then it hit me! It’s just some designer series paper… COLORED IN! The actual paper has a white background, but with the help of a few sponge daubers, et voila! You can customize it to your color palette!

The best part about this designer series paper (aside from the gold foil inlays?)… it’s a FREE item with a qualifying $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. You can earn Sale-A-Bration items for FREE right now! Head over to my online store for more details!

I really love this unique card, and the cut-out on the front is super unique. This card is a hybrid z-fold card and it’s very simple to make! Check out my video tutorial below to see how it all comes together.

The other stamps and die cuts in this bundle are perfect to create a plethora of projects! Did you see my Shaker Card post? BEE sure to go and check that one out, you don’t want to miss out! I’ll be coming out with MANY more, so be sure to follow my blog and subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored @ 4-1/4″ & 2-1/8″
Whisper White Scraps: Approx. 4″ x 5″
Daffodil Delight Scraps: Approx. 1/2″ x 2″
Golden Honey Specialty DSP: 4″ x 5-1/4″

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