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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He started off his card in a very similar way to the card I originally made.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

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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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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.

Materials:

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5,000 YouTube Subscriber Special & Giveaway

Hello Kre8tors! I’m so very excited to finally be posting my 5,000 YouTube Subscriber Special! I’ve been posting my video tutorials on YouTube since 2016 and am so excited to be hitting this milestone. Thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement over the years. This community is so wonderful and I’m so lucky to have all of you supporting me in doing what I love!

Be sure to head over to my Specials page for your chance to enter to win 1 of 2 Stampin’ Up! Tote Bags!

I have a VERY special project and tutorial for you today. I was definitely inspired by the Coastal Crafter, Emma Goddard’s beautiful cards using the Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper, a FREE Sale-A-Bration item, from the second release, with a qualifying purchase. She is a member of the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team. You can check out her beautiful work by visiting her website and following her on Instagram.

I decided to use her card as a baseline to create mine. The background has a very geometric characteristic, so I’m calling this technique the Geometric Cut technique. You can see how I go about it in my YouTube tutorial, which you can watch below or on my channel.

I started by using the Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad to color in the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper using a variety of techniques ranging from sponging, daubing, watercoloring, and direct to paper. I love how each one of them turned out, and am excited to play around with more techniques soon.

After I had my DSP colored in, I cut all the pieces I needed from the Gold Foil and Basic Gray card stock. Then I used the Geometric Cut technique to cut each of the three main papers the exact same way so they would come back together like a puzzle piece when I swapped them around.

After building my background, I worked on stamping, embossing, die cutting, and adhering all the little pieces to the front of the card. I am in LOVE with the Honey Bee Bundle and thought it would be PERFECT for this rose gold style card. I’m going to use these as the Thank You cards I send to my customers this month!

I also added some Rose Gold Metallic Thread and Champagne Rhinestones for a little extra pizzazz! These additional elements have the perfect touch to finish off this WOW card, I am just so in love with it. I think it might have something to do with my love for anything and everything Rose Gold!

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Measurements:

Card:
Thick Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Basic Gray, DSP, Gold Foil: 4″ x 5″
(Use the Geometric Cut technique as shown in my tutorial)
Whisper White: Scraps for stamped and embossed pieces
Basic Gray: Scrap for sentiment

Materials:

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February ICS Blog Hop Thinking of You with Honey Bees

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! 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!

Today’s card features the adorable Honey Bee Bundle, yet again! I just can’t get enough of these beautiful little bees! I’m taking a scrap of Whisper White that I had previously cut out some of the images from the Detailed Bees Die Cuts and putting it to work. I was excited at the idea of using this ‘used’ piece of cardstock and turning it into a card.

If you have a piece of “trash” like a cut-out scrap that was partially used for another project, take a before and after photo and use the hashtag #trashtotreasurekre8tions and I will pick a few to feature on my Instagram!

I stamped my sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, and then took the larger solid bee die cut and cut it out. It fits perfectly in this little die cut. I layered that on top of the honeycomb cut out, inset with some Daffodil Delight hexagons from the honeycomb die cut. I also added a piece of Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon. Love this ribbon!

I used the FREE Sale-A-Bration item, Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack to put these beautiful teal colored sequins in the shaker portion of this card. I used them in the Hive as well as behind the detailed gold bee die cut. I love the contrast of the teal against the Daffodil Delight.

 

This gold detail bee die cut is absolutely stunning! The wings have incredible detail. I can just see a swarm of these covering a card and looking breathtaking. If you get really ambitious, you can even cut this out from two contrasting colors of card stock and inlay the pieces from one into the other. That would be a master level jigsaw puzzle for sure!

I had also previously stamped and colored in this little bee. I stamped it with Stazon ink and colored it in using the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker from the Brights collection. I inset him behind the cutout on my ‘used’ card mat. I love the look of inset versus popped up sometimes. I think it’s a nice little change. It reminds me of the game Operation. Do you remember that game?

I really love how this fun little shaker card turned out. It’s so bright and cheerful! I really hope you give this one a try. I love that the sequins are behind the detailed bee and the hive. It’s like a two-in-one shaker! The trick is to keep your compartments contained where you want the shaker parts to be placed. The Foam Adhesive Strips are perfect for that job!

I really hope you enjoyed my project for today’s blog hop! Here’s my video tutorial detailing how this card came together. If you enjoyed, please be sure to Subscribe to my channel for more videos every Sunday and Wednesday. Turn on the bell notifications to make sure you don’t miss out on my bonus videos!

Don’t forget to hop along to Cynthia’s blog to see what exciting project she has created for you!
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Be sure to check out some of my other projects using the Honey Bee Bundle!

     

Measurements:

Daffodil Delight Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat 1: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White Card Mat 2: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Scraps
Gold Foil Scrap

Materials:

Stamparatus

$49.00

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 J4MNRTFM 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.