Posts Tagged ‘blog hop’

Pop ‘N Hop

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

It’s a new month, which means we’ve got a new BLOG HOP for you and we are kicking off a new theme over on our SNS Challenge Page on Facebook as well! For the hop today, we are all sharing Pop Up Box Cards! Today I’m using one that was pre-cut and ready to assemble by The Paper Cut, which you can purchase in the online store. On Facebook we challenge you to make 3D Cards: Cards that POP this month! Should be fun to see how everyone interprets it 🙂

As usual with our hops, we have a giveaway as well- a winner will be randomly chosen from those who leave comments along the way to receive a $50 gc for the online store! Yay!

I chose to use a mini box together with this cute little Rock Monster stamp & die set by Mama Elephant. The stamps are pretty small, around 1.5″ tall, so it was perfect in this mini box which folds to fit in a standard A2 envelope! I dug through my stash of 6×6 paper pads and found one by Simple Stories (circa 2013… never even opened. oops) and used it as my color palette to color these little cuties with my Copic Markers. The coordinating dies worked great, and I love all the sentiments that come with the set as well! I planned to send this card to my dad (he is amazing on guitar and will always be a rockstar to me!) so combined a couple of the sentiments for the front panel of the card.

I measured, cut and glued patterned paper onto the individual panels and then I hit a little road block… I wanted to add more to the card, but since this is not my usual style I didn’t have other stamps or small dies to combine with the images. I ended up finding a swirly flourish by Memory Box and a few old school circle punches to kick things up a notch. A bit of bling finished it off. These ‘cards’ are kinda tricky to photograph… so I went overboard a bit to capture a few different angles!

As I mentioned, this little box folds down to fit in an A2 envelope. Here’s a look at the folded card as it would be when the recipient opens it…

I think I’m going to write on the green panels, working my way around the card. This is my first time doing one of these so I’m not really sure what you are supposed to do 🙂 Here’s how it looks as it starts to unfold…

… and finally, a close up of my little Monster Rock Band!

The kit comes with three rows to be included inside the box, but I chose to just use two of them for this little box. It was a lot of fun to make, I’m going to be looking through my stamps & dies to see what other ideas I can come up with! And I’m sure to be inspired by the design team and their projects!

Next on the hop, you can head over and check out Susan’s card! The full order is listed below if you get lost anywhere along the way. Happy Hopping!

Tara

Susan

Chala

Nancy E

Laurie

Nancy F

Sandi

Kia

Deborah

Inky hugs,

Tara

The Turnabout Blog Hop

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Hello and welcome to our July Blog Hop, Featuring Turnabout stamps by Concord & 9th! We’re excited to be sharing with you our projects using this unique collection of stamps which are designed to be stamped multiple times in several colors to create a fabulous patterned background or design!

We invite you to leave comments at all the stops along the hop and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to spend in the online store! BONUS: Concord & 9th is our Brand of the Month so you can get 15% off your purchase of their amazing products by using coupon code CCD15!


For my card today, I’m using the ‘Hello Sunshine’ Turnabout, which is a smaller image than most (many of the designs will cover a 6×6 card front!) so I decided to make a small card, this little cutie is just 4×4 and would be perfect as a gift insert for a summer birthday. I stamped the turnabout image in four shades of Distress Oxide Ink: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade & Wild Honey, then spritzed over it with Distress Oxide Spray in Spiced Marmalade to add more texture & interest.

There are several really cute sentiments in this set, sized to fit either the banner stamp or they are great on a die cut circle as I decided to work with. I added a piece of Dina Wakley washi tape behind my sentiment and used the pop of turquoise to kick up the color palette on my card, mounting to a matching card base and adding twine and some enamel dots to finish things off. I embossed the sentiment in an Opaque Vanilla White, which I love when I’m working with an off-white/cream cardstock base.

When I was stamping my Turnabout, I used a few tips I learned from Jennifer McGuire, she’s got a great video on youtube with some helpful tips and shows how to use some of the tools Concord & 9th has released to make stamping easier. I created my own simple jig to use on my stamp platform- just a 6×6 piece of cardstock with an x in the center of it, which I taped my paper to. I didn’t think to take any pics to help you out, but I really recommend you check out youtube… and I bet some of the other girls along the hop have some tips as well! These stamps really are fun to work with and offer so many options.

Next on the hop you are going to head over to see what Dawn has created, then just follow the links from there… if you get lost along the way, here’s the full list of everyone’s blogs. Have fun & happy hopping! Don’t forget to leave us some love in the comments section for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate!

Happy Hopping!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Floral Frenzy Blog Hop

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Yay! It’s blog hop day and since it’s MAY we’re celebrating all things FLORAL today with our Floral Frenzy blog hop! You’re at the very beginning and you are in for a treat- TEN stops in total with our full team sharing projects as well as a guest designer, former DT member Jessica!

As always, we value the comments you leave at all the blog stops along the way… and your comments give you a chance to win! This month we are giving away one BIG prize of a $50 gift certificate! If you’re not sure what to comment along the way, let us know your favorite kind of flower 🙂

Today I decided to make a card for my Mom, since Mother’s Day is coming up! I’ve used the ‘Good Idea’ stamp set by Dina Wakely, because as it says on one of the stamps in the set- flowers are always a good idea!

I wanted to use a color combo that would really pop with the kraft background I chose, and I think this combo of blue & green with purple flowers really does! I’ve stamped a Cover-A-Card Script stamp by Impression Obsession in brown on the kraft background to add a bit of visual texture.

The inside & out stitched circles were die cut from the front of a 5.5″ square kraft card (I used the cut out circles on the card I shared on Tuesday!). I used shades of green & blue Distress Oxide on a white square of cardstock the same size and added water & layers until I got a fun blended, textured look. The flowers were stamped once on the inked background, for placement, and again on white. I used regular Distress Ink to color them because it is less opaque and didn’t hide the black lines as much as Distress Oxide would. I did end up going over some of the lines with a black Stablio pencil afterwards to make it pop, but overall it gave me a nice color blend. I used my tiny/ fine Life Changing Blender Brush to color the flower centers yellow, then added some tiny beeds to my flower centers as well.

I decided to cut ‘MOM’ in negative space on the card front as well, so used 1″ Alphanumeric dies for that. I simply used a scrap of washi tape to keep them in place while I ran it through my Big Shot. This was done before adhering all the pieces together 🙂 Assorted colors & sizes of purple bling add some interest to the finished card. I hope you like it!

Here’s the full list of links for the Floral Frenzy Blog Hop- I’m sure you will love the creative project these talented ladies have for you today! Your next stop is the talented DAWN, so hop on over and have some fun!

1 (YOU ARE HERE) Tara
2 Dawn
3 Susan
4 Nancy F
5 Deborah
6 Kia
7 Laurie
8 Chala
9 Nancy
10 Jessica

Happy Hopping!

Inky hugs,

Tara