May My Monthly Hero Release and Blog Hop

May My Monthly Hero Release and Blog Hop

Hello friends!! It’s time for another Hero Arts monthly release and blog hop! There are so many wonderful new stamps and dies in this release but oh boy is this month’s kit  incredible!

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I created a couple of cards with primarily the kit and I can not wait a moment longer to share them with you!

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For my first card, I first created the background using the new Sun Background Stencil, the only new product I used outside of the kit. I ink blended first with Lemon Drop Reactive Ink onto a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel of white cardstock. I then shifted the stencil slightly and ink blended with Creamsicle Reactive Ink.

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When I had finished the background, I then stamped the sentiment from the kit in Intens-ified Black Ink and then copic colored the letters (R17, YR04, Y11, YG03, BG34, B26). Next, I die cut a hot air ballon as well as several clouds out of white cardstock. I then copic colored the die cuts (balloon: R17, YR04, Y11, YG03, BG34, B26, 100; clouds: BG10) and added foam squares. I then finished the card by adhering the panel onto an A2 top-folding card base made from black cardstock and then adhering the diecuts.

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For my next card, I started by stamping several images (small rainbow, sun, flower, and plane) with coordinating dies onto white cardstock in Intens-ified Black. I then copic colored (R17, YR04, Y11 + Y06, YG03, BG10 + BG34, B26) the images (and die cut them out with their matching dies. Next, I stamped a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel of white cardstock with a the large rainbow, other flower, and plane and then copic colored the flower, rainbow, and clouds.

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I then stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the set onto black cardstock. I then trimmed the sentiment down and added foam tape. I then finished the card by adhering the panel onto an A2 top-folding black cardbase and then adhered the sentiment and die cuts with either foam tape or liquid glue.

And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed by my cards! Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, May 10th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

BLOG HOP LIST:

Hero Arts

Amy Kolling

Channin Pelletier    <<>>

Daniel West

Debi Adams

Heather Nichols

Ilina Crouse

Janette Kausen

Jennifer McGuire

Jen Shults

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Jill Hawkins

Julee Tilman

Laurie Willison

Libby Hickson

Lori Craig

Lydia Fiedler

Michelle Short

Nichol Spohr

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Pinkfresh Studio’s April Release

Pinkfresh Studio’s April Release

Hello friends!! It’s time for a new Pinkfresh Studio Release!! Yay!!!! This is another absolutely incredible release!! So many gorgeous and brilliant products!

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I’m so excited to share the cards I created so lets dive right on in!! First is a card I created with the Modern Layered Floral Set and the Nested Diamond Cling Rubber Stamp.

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First I stamped the layered florals from the Modern Layered Floral Stamp Set in several Pinkfresh inks. I stamped the stems in Olive, the leaves in Key Lime and Grassy Knoll, the   base of the flowers in Lemon Whip and Peach Fuzz, and the detail layer of the flowers in Apricot. I use the technique of partial inking for the leaves and the base of the flower to create a subtle gradation on the images.

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Once I finished stamping the bouquets, I die cut them out with the matching dies. I then stamped a cream panel (4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″) of cardstock with the Nested Diamond Cling Rubber Stamp in Lemon Whip.

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I then adhered the panel onto an A2 top-folding white card base. Next, I stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Modern Layered Floral Stamp Set onto the card front.

Then finished the card by adhering the floral bouquets with foam squares and then trimming off the excess.

Next, is a colorful card I create with the Color Block Diagonal Stripes Die and the Ornate Floral Die!

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First I die cut an A2 panel of white cardstock with the Color Block Diagonal Stripes Die. I then ink blended the stripes with several Pinkfresh inks (Passion Fruit, Apricot, Lemon Whip, Grassy Knoll, Aquamarine, and Blue Jay). Next, I adhered the stripes onto an A2 top-folding card base. I then die cut an A2 panel of white cardstock and a panel of white craft foam with the Ornate Floral Die. I then adhered the two together and then adhered them onto the front of my card.

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Next, I die cut the “hello” from the three times out of white cardstock with the Phrase Builder Hello Dies. I then die cut the shadow layer for the “hello” out of vellum. I then adhered two of the cardstock “hello’s” together and then adhered them on to the vellum. Next, I adhered the last cardstock “hello” to the backside of the vellum layer.

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I then stamped and white heat embossed the rest of my sentiment using the Simply Sentiments Hello Stamp Set onto a strip of gray cardstock. I then adhered two layers of cardstock to the backside of the sentiment strip. Lastly, I finished the card by adhering the sentiments to the card front.

And that’s it!! I hope all enjoyed my cards and the hop thus far!! There is still lots to see and plenty of opportunities to win so leave a comment as you continue on your merry little way!

GIVEAWAYS:

Pinkfresh will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog, their IG feed & their YouTube channel!!

Also each stop along the hop will be giving away a $25 gift card. As per usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments.

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SHOPPING PROMO:

Pinkfresh is offering free US or discounted international shipping on all orders $35+ from April 30th to May 7th.

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BLOG HOP LIST:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

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VIDEO: Hidden Pull-Tab Mailbox Card

VIDEO: Hidden Pull-Tab Mailbox Card

Hello friends!! I have a new card and video to share today!! Today’s card features some incredible products from Waffle Flower Crafts, including my new favorite, the JJ’s Rainbows Paper Pad!

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In this video I create this colorful birthday card with a fun interactive element, a hidden pull tab!! Learn the basics on how to construct this simple interactive element that requires no special dies and could be applied to a variety of projects!

VIDEO: Hidden Pull-Tab Mailbox Card

Watch below or on my YouTube channel.

To create this card I first die cut the mailbox out of gray cardstock with the Mailbox Die. I then constructed the mailbox and then trimmed off about an inch from the end on the backside only. Next, I trimmed a sheet of cardstock from the JJ’s Rainbows Paper Pad in half to create two A2 panels. Then on one of the panel I cut a slit slightly smaller than the mailbox and only about 1/4″ wide.

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Next I created a pull tab and then stamped a sentiment from the Sweet Sentiments Stamp Set onto the right side of the tab. I then adhered the mailbox onto the panel over the slit and then slide the pull tab through the slit. Next, I adhered a cardstock frame that I die cut with the Rainbow Panel Die to the backside of the panel. I then adhered the panel onto an A2 top-folding card base turned on its side.

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I then trimmed down some woodgrain cardstock to create two 3/4″ wide strips and then adhered them around the mailbox to create a stand. Next, I die cut several envelops from different paper pads from Waffle Flower. I then finished the card by adhering the envelopes to the tab.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and video! Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

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VIDEO: Harp Bead Cascade Card

VIDEO: Harp Bead Cascade Card

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Hello friends!! Just popping in to share a fun interactive card and video I created with Waffle Flower Crafts’ Harpy Birthday Combo! Today’s card has a very cool cascading bead effect added to the harp! Check out the video to get all the details!

VIDEO: Harp Bead Cascade Card

Watch below or on my YouTube channel.

To create this card I first ink blended an A2 panel made from the new Modern Neutrals Paper Pad from Waffle Flower with a couple blue inks. Next, I stamped two harp and dog images on white cardstock. I then copic colored one of the images and then die cut both of them out with the matching dies.

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Next, I die cut some white craft foam with the same die to create a dimensional layer that I will later add to the harp. I then cut a series of slits to the top and the bottom of the uncolored harp.

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I then added a string that I threaded beads onto to the slits. I then adhered the copic colored harp onto top and then adhered the craft foam harp to the back. Next, I adhered the ink blended panel onto an A2 top-folding card base and then stamped a sentiment. I then finished the card by adhering the harp to the card front.

~Channin

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Honey Bee Stamps Fifth Anniversary Blog Hop

Honey Bee Stamps Fifth Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello friends!! Today I’m joining Honey Bee Stamps in celebrating their 5th birthday with an absolutely mind-blowingly good release and an inspiration packed two day blog hop!!

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First congratulations to Honey Bee Stamps!! They are such an incredible company and I’m so so thrilled for them!!

I have a video and a few cards to share so let’s dive right on in!! First up is a couple of cards I created with the new A2 Thin Frames Honey Cuts and the Circle Spotlight Stencils.

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Stencils & Inlaying Rotated Diecuts

Watch below or on my YouTube channel.

To create these cards I first ink blended two A2 panels of white cardstock with several inks and the Circle Spotlight Stencil. Once I finished ink blending the panels I then die cut them with the A2 Thin Frames Dies.

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Next, I adhered the frames to an A2 top-folding card base, but I turned every other frame before I adhered it.

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Once I finished adhering the frames I then die cut the letters for “hello” six times out of white cardstock using the Bee Bold Lowercase Honey Cuts. I then adhered 3 of each letter together to create 2 “hello’s”.

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Next, I stamped and heat embossed the rest of my sentiment with the Friend Stamp Set onto a gray cardstock. I then finished the cards by adhering the hellos and then the sentiment strips with foam tape.

Next is a card I created with the Flower Builder Stencil and the UnBeelievable Stamp Set which is free with a $75 purchase while supplies last.

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To create this card I first ink blended the flowers over a light yellow A2 panel with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide and the Flower Builder Stencil. Next, I ink blend the flower centers with Spiced Marmalade and the second stencil from the Flower Builder set.

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Once I finished ink blending I then stamped the bee and some flowers from the UnBEElievable Stamp Set in a brown ink onto white cardstock. I then copic colored the bee with and then cut her out with the matching die. Next, I stamped a sentiment using the UnBEElievable Stamp Set in brown and then fussy cut it out.

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I then adhered the yellow panel onto an A2 top-folding card base. I then finished the card by adhering the die cuts and sentiment with foam squares.

And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and video! Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

Blog Hop List:

Honey Bee Stamps

Laura Bassen

Lisa Mensing

Courtney Kreeber

Carol Hintermeier

Leanne West

Becky Roberts

Channin Pelletier   <<<You are here>>>

Angelica Conrad

Lisa Cisneros

Jana Millen

Mindy Eggen

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Fun Stampers Journey: April Stamp of the Month

Fun Stampers Journey: April Stamp of the Month

Hello friends!! Today I have a simple floral card to share using the new April Stamp of the Month from Fun Stampers Journey!

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To create this card I first stamped the frame from the stamp set in the center of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of white cardstock in memento tuxedo black. I then stamped several of the floral images in a rainbow of ink colors around the frame.

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Next I stamped the frame and then the sentiment inside on another panel of white cardstock in memento tuxedo black. I then trimmed around the frame with a paper trimmer.

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Lastly, I finished the card by adhering the panel onto an A2 top-folding card base and then adhering the sentiment with foam squares.

I hope you enjoyed my card!! Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

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April Spellbinders: Large Die of the Month

April Spellbinders: Large Die of the Month

Hello friends! I’m popping in to share a couple cards I created with the April Spellbinders’ Large Die of the Month!

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I used the new set of dies to create two bright and bold baby cards! I actually only used a few dies from the set, but the set contains dies for birthday cards and even sports related cards!!

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To create these cards I first die cut 10 bottles and 10 tops out of white cardstock. I then separated the die cuts into pair (one top + one bottom) and then ink blended the die cuts with ink. I used a different ink color for each pair and blended the bottles with a gradation to create a slight contrast between the two.

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Next, I die cut 10 nipples out cream cardstock and then adhered the bottles (bottles, tops, and nipples) together with liquid glue. I then die cut my sentiments out of white cardstock and then adhered the layers together.

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I then trimmed a sheet of white cardstock to create two 3 3/4″ x 5″ panels and then adhered them to two top-folding card bases turned on their sides. Lastly, I adhered the bottles and the sentiments with foam squares.

I hope you enjoyed my cards! Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

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