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ISS Blog Hop Anything Goes

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop! Today I’m sharing my Quick DSP Card using the Forever Greenery Suite Collection. These cards can be made quickly and they are relatively flat, which is great for mailing!

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This card features the Forever Fern stamp set, the coordinating Forever Flourishing Dies, the gorgeous Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, and the beautiful ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. I absolutely love all the shades of green on this card!

I love doing a “z” style ribbon fold behind my sentiments. I think it adds just the right amount of texture. This ribbon stands out well against the designer series paper layer, and the stripes compliment the fern images nicely.

I achieved the variegated look on my ferns by inking my stamp in a lighter color, and then going over the edges with a sponge dauber and a darker color. This is a great technique to play with!

I finished this card off with a few pearl accents and love how it turned out! It’s so simple and easy to make. Using the beautiful designer series paper really adds some fun to the background.

Check out my YouTube tutorial below and be sure to head directly to my YouTube channel so you can Subscribe while you’re there!

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Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored @ 4-1/4″
Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White for stamping: Approx. 4″ 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!

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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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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

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I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

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ISS April Blog Hop Color Challenge

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop today! This month’s theme is a color challenge. We’ve been given Rococo Rose, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, and So Saffron to play with and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

I’m so excited to share my card with you! 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 made my first card using only the four inks and the Music From The Heart stamp set and although I had followed the directions explicitly, I wasn’t sure I was quite happy with the outcome. It’s cute for a quick, #simplestamping card. But as Ariel best put it, “I want more”. Sooo….

I decided to take to Pinterest, where I get so much of my inspiration, and I saw a beautiful Color Blocking Technique pin from Jennifer McGuire. I decided to give it a try and am SO pleased with the results.

There are two techniques on this card: Color Blocking and Emboss-Resist. I used my Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my Heat Tool to stamp poppies and leaves all over a card mat. Then I cut the card mat apart, as noted in my template and in the measurements section below.

Then I used sponge daubers to color in each section, blending two colors together. The inks resist against the embossed areas, leaving behind a gorgeous background.

I stamped a small sentiment on the outside between two of the pieces and added some of our Basic Jewels Rhinestones for a bit of bling and shimmer. And Ta-Da! Beautiful card that I think follows the color challenge rules quite well.

Check out my video tutorial below. Please be sure to head to YouTube directly and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already! It helps me out so much and allows me to keep making videos for you to enjoy!

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April Roll Call

Jo Blackman
Stacey Marsh
Tricia Butts
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Sue Allen
Laura Mackie
Cindy Mitchell-Clark
Libby Fens
Anastasia Radloff
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Dana Sullivan
Kristie Meeker Wilson
Gez Carpenter
Jill Chapman
Melissa Tennison (You Are Here)
Sue McDonald

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
With the short edge at the top, cut vertically at 1-3/4″
Cut this piece horizontally at 3-3/4″ (A)
The remaining piece is 1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ (B)
With the piece that measures 2-1/4″ wide, cut vertically at 1-1/4″ (C)
With the remaining large piece (D), cut 1/4″ off the bottom end to reach 3-3/4″ long

Materials:

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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″

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!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code 3GAGBP6M 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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