Collaboration with PBP and KB

Saturday, October 19, 2019
- Happy Saturday everyone -

I am so happy to be here hopping along with Pear Blossom Press and Karen Burniston. Karen's interactive dies are AMAZING, and ... Pear Blossom Press knocked it out of the park with these super EZ-Lights! Talk about taking all of the guess work out the assembly.

For my card I am using the EZ-Lights! along with the Photo Collage Pop Up. Just a heads up ... I have a ton of pictures to share for the how to, but I promise not to talk too much LOL.

Now onto my card ...

I chose to go with an Alien theme for my nephews birthday coming up.
I worked from the inside out for this card.  The next few pictures show the actual flipping mechanism for the photos to pop out. Also Karen has awesome video tutorials to show step by step for each step in assembling your card. You can find the video on her website under the Photo Collage Pop Up page or at her You Tube channel. I promise they are not at all as scary or as hard as they look.
Step one ... cut out the main pieces.  
 Step two ... Fold and glue your arms.
 Step three ... glue or tape to your card. See how the open square in the middle lines up perfectly with the center fold.
Step four ... close the card slightly so you can interlock the center hinge.
Now you can attach your pictures or stamped images to your inside mechanism.  I recommend watching the video for this part so you can get your photos correctly placed so they don't show when they are closed or they don't get hung up on each other. 

Now for the front light up portion of the card ...
Isn't that SO COOL? I had to turn my light box off to get a good picture of the lights for you.
I glued my glitter piece on my card front panel.I cut a small circle into the center.  This allows for my EZ-Lights! to come through with all of the guts behind the card panel. 
Once I have enough of the wire stuck through I attach everything in the back.  I glued my battery and button to my card where I wanted to place my "press here" button. I finished taping down all of my extra wire.  I know some might not like all the extra wire but I love it ... you never know what project you will be doing and where you have to wrap your wire around, ya know? Like I did ... you can always tape down the unused portion. Now flip your card panel over ...
 As you can see I wanted each light shining through every other blue light on my flying saucer.  I strategically placed each one and taped them down.  I added my foam tape but DO NOT glue it down yet ...
 Make sure the lights work before you glue it down.  These work perfectly so go ahead at attach it down to the center of your glitter piece.
I add a TON of foam tape so nothing hinders my card from working, especially since these cards take a little extra time to create.  I actually have two layers of foam tape so it is the same height as my button. Attach to your card base, and ... YOU ARE DONE!

Once again here is the full card ... I had so much fun making this card.  I will definitely be making more interactive cards using both Karen Burniston dies and Pear Blossom Press EZ-Lights!


I love how you get interaction on both the front and the inside of the card.!


Thank you so much for hopping along with us on the Karen Burniston and Pear Blossom Press Collaboration Hop! Be sure to comment along the way to be entered to win one of two great prizes:
  • Snowman Twist Circle Die Set with a 5-pack of EZ-Lights, or 
  • Cake Pop-Up Die Set with a 5-pack of EZ-Lights! 
Now don’t worry if you aren’t drawn as one of the winners; we’ve got a special gift for everyone! Just enter the code POPANDLIGHT for 15% off your purchase at karenburniston.com or pearblossompress.com. One code works for both shops! (Coupon code valid until November 2, 2019.)

You hopped here @ Niccole Kulig ... next up in the hop is Frances Byrne.



Prizes & Official Contest Rules
Two prizes will be awarded to two separate winners, chosen at random, from comments left on participating blogs and videos. No purchase necessary. Comments must be posted by 11:59 pm PDT on October 26, 2019. Only one comment per blog or video will be counted, but you can comment on multiple blogs and videos in the hop for additional entries. (This is to prevent spam.) Contest open internationally to participants over 18 years of age. Void where prohibited by law. Any personal information collected will only be used for the purposes of contacting winners, your information will never be shared or sold. Comments left on YouTube videos must not violate community guidelines. This contest is not sponsored by YouTube. Winners will be announced on November 28, 2019 here and prizes must be claimed within thirty days of announcement, or new winners will be drawn.

Thank you  ... I am so happy that you hopped along with me on the collaboration with 
Pear Blossom Press and Karen Burniston

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!   -Nic-

KS - Building Friendships

Happy Saturday everyone!!


Are you a  Kindred Stamps fan?  I am sharing a few cards I made using the Building Blocks stamp set and the Comic Dot stencil.  Isn't this an adorable set? I am sharing 3 quick and easy cards I made for you.
Aren't these fun? I had a few different ideas in my head but then I remembered building blocks are primary in color and are pretty straight forward; they do what they do ... BUILD. So I channeled my inner kid and this is what I came up with.
For this card I stamped random blocks in multiple colors for the background. I attached my background to a green card base. I cut two oval pieces in different sizes. On the smaller one I stamped my sentiment and two little block pieces. I raised a green block off the page with foam tape. I centered my sentiment onto the center of my background piece.
For my second card. I also used the same green card base. On my white piece cut smaller than my background I stamped my two block people. I colored them with Copics; very primary I might add. I added the block heart in between them and colored that as well. From there I masked off my two people and heart. I stenciled my background with the Comic Dots Stencil in gray.
For my last card I am sharing today I once again used a green card base. This time the only green showing is down the left and right side if my vertical card. I started by randomly stamping the flower block in a light gray all over my background. I cut an oval out of the to center of my white piece. and behind it I stamped a bunch more of the colored blocks. I placed my sentiment in the bottom center portion of the card. I finished it off with some gems that matched the colored blocks.
Once again here are all three cards together. I hope I was able to give you some inspiration today using the Building Block stamp set along with the Comic Dot Stencil

You can head on over to my original post over on Kindred Stamps blog ... HERE!

 Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!  -- Niccole--

TRHD #wideawake

Friday, October 18, 2019
Hello everyone!

It's Niccole and I am back again to share another card I made using one of The Rabbit Hole Designs stamp sets. 

For today's card I used the Caffeinated Owl stamp set.


How to create this card:


  • Black A2 card base
  • White card panel cut to 4"x5.5"
  • Stenciled background on white card panel with gray ink
  • Stamp background images and hashtag sentiment with a darker gray ink
  • Copic color and cut out Caffeinated Owl image
  • Glue image to bottom left card front
  • Add Judikins Diamond Glaze to the coffee cup for glass effect and dimension
Here is one more picture of the full card ...


TRHD Products used:


For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places

The Rabbit Hole Designs YouTube


I have had so much fun playing with the Caffeinated Owl stamp set today.

Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me.

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!   -Nic-

Ai - Ornament or Tag Challenge with NEW Circlets

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Hello Ai fans!!

I am here again with another challenge from Art Impressions.  This go-round is Tags or Ornaments! It is showcasing our new Circlet Mini Tryfolds
I am using the new Sleigh Ride Circlet

Instead of using the stamp set in the original Tryfold fashion I decided to use mine layers and individually. Be prepared there are a lot of photos in this post. :-)

Here they are all of the tags together.  Combined stamps and separate. Aren't they fun Christmas tags? 
 For the combined tag; I used my dies to cut the scallop and circle shapes in red and glitter.  I layered and glued them.
 I colored all three stamped images with my Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies that come with the stamp set. 
As you can see from the layer above I layered them on top of each other with foam tape so you could still get the depth of the stamp set and the full image.   I absolutely love this tag. 
 I also wanted to show that you can use this stamp set individually and not necessarily together all the time. 
 I cut and layered the same scallop and circle from the colored card stock and the glitter paper as the first one. 
 I glued the layers together and also Copic colored my images. I used each individual stamp on each tag.
I wanted to hand write the TO & FROM  on my tag to give them a real homemade feel but you most definitly could use a stamp you already had.  
Once again here is all the tags together.  Which do you like better ... the combined tag or the three individual tags?  I LOVE the combined tag; myself.

 I hope you enjoyed my take on the Tags or Ornaments Challenge over on the Ai blog.  Hope on over to the current challenge blog, you can win prizes; and who doesn't love winning a prize??

Copics used:
B0000, B000, B00, B18
C00, C0, C1, C2
E25, E35, E41, E42, E74, E79
G43, G46
R24, R27
Y17

Thank you so much for stopping and spending some time with me.  Hopefully you come back again soon.

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!




Ai - Gobble Gobble

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Hello Ai fans!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I am sharing a card I made over on the Art Impressions blog using the Gobble Set.  It is a really fun action set.  It uses an Action Wobble.
I started with a standard A2 Kraft card base.  I added some Halloween chevron paper I had to the bottom portion of my card. I trimmed it with a thin piece of gold glitter paper. I then cut two identical pieces of gold card stock with the Circle Double Stitched Dies. I also cut two identical smaller circles from white cards stock.  I glued them together and to the front of my card and also on the inside of my card.  
I Copic colored my two pieces of my turkey and fussy cut them out and added Wink of Stella to the feathers. I attached the turkey head to the front of my card with foam tape. 
I attached the turkey butt with the Action Wobble to the inside circle. 

I masked off my sentiment so I only stamped "Gobble" to the front of my card and then did the same on the inside to only say "til you Wobble." I finished off my card with some black enamel dots to the front.  I love how his little turkey butt wobbles when you open the card.
Here is one more look at the full card.  thank you so much for stopping by and spending a little time with me.  Please come back again soon to see what I am sharing next.

Copics used:
C1, C5, C6
E55, E57
R27, R29
Y15, Y17
YR14, YR16


Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!

TRHD & Therm-O-Web Collaboration #2

Friday, October 11, 2019
Happy Friday everyone!

I am back with another collaboration post for The Rabbit Hole Designs and Therm-O-Web. This is my second blog post so if you missed the first one you can catch it ... HERE.


You can enter win $25 in Therm-O-Web product. Head on over to their website to find out how.


I am using another one of my favorite stamps from The Rabbit Hole Designs, which is Caffeinated Owl and the Candy Twist stencil. Both are available at Simon Says Stamp and at The Rabbit Hole Designs stores.
 
This is the Therm O Web Transfer Gel I used for my card along with the Deco Foil Blue Diamond Flock. This flock is so fun to use. It reminds me of those old black fuzzy posters you could color ... remember??

Now onto my card ...
Here is how I made this card:

1. Turn laminator on to really heat it up good
2. Cut and fold a black A2 card base
3.On another black card panel I used my stencil to apply
the Transfer Gel
4. I let the Transfer Gel dry. It's dry when it turns clear
5. Place flock fuzzy side DOWN (very important)
6. Put card with flock on it in carrier sheet
(I use a piece of copy paper folded in half)
7. Run through laminator
8. Peel flock away from card to reveal your FUZZY masterpiece
9. Cut oval to center front of flocked card panel
10. Save cut oval for another fun flocked project
11. Stamp, color, and cut out TRHD Caffeinated Owl image
12. Attach Caffeinated Owl with foam tape
13. Add clear gems around card

*** Make sure not to throw away the negative piece from your flock. You can definitely reuse it . I will be sharing a card really soon using the negative pieces from my foil and my flock.***
 Doesn't this Blue Diamond Deco Foil Flock just make you happy? Like I said earlier ... its like one of those fuzzy posters we'd get as a kid and color.

Here is one more look at the full card. I just want to say ... If you have never played with flock; you really should try it. It is so much fun and there are so many possibilities when using Therm-O-Web products.

  For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.


Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!

-Niccole-


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