Sunday, 5 March 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Janneke de Jong

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Welcome back once again crafters.

I love my life :)
I get to participate with the Crazy Crafters Team once again in another wonderful blog hop, this time CASEing the gorgeous Janneke de Jong.

You are currently here with me Kim Oliver.
I will have a list of names at the end of my blog to enable you to keep hopping along uninterrupted.


CASEing is where you Cope And Selective Edit...I have chosen this design of Janneke's to CASE
Janneke's card is a Gift card holder with a front...I made mine into cards.



I have used the same stamp and die set 'Special Reason bundle' from page 42 of the Occasions Catalogue. Plus I have kept the basic bones of this design.


I like to try and make each CASE my own...putting my stamp on the back of a CASE card just isn't enough.
So, I have stepped these cards up just a little bit.

I am going to use the cards that I have made from this hop as customer appreciation gifts for my next four customers!
I do hope they will like them :)

Thank You


#Specialreason #Thankyou #Customerappreciation #Springtime #Handmadecards #Australiammade #KOCreationscards #Saleabration

You can't really tell from the group picture above what some of the changes are that I have made....
So, in order to show how each card has subtle differences, I have taken single photo's with inside shots added beside them.

One obvious change is the addition of the 'Thank You' sentiment....this lovely stamp from the 'So Very Much' set and can be earned FREE from the SALE-A-BRATION catalogue, just for spending $90...



#Specialreason #Thankyou #Customerappreciation #Springtime #Handmadecards #Australiammade #KOCreationscards #Saleabration


The colours of this card really helps to make it POP, don't you think!?!
I have used the cut out leaves die in Chocolate Chip as a contrast. 
The flowers have been stamped using Bermuda Bay, stamping two images before re-inking. This gives a two toned effect. 
The base card stock is also Bermuda Bay. 
For each card I have moved the flower posy to the bottom corner of my cards. 



#Specialreason #Thankyou #Customerappreciation #Springtime #Handmadecards #Australiammade #KOCreationscards #Saleabration

Now this card above was definately a challenge.... as I wanted again to step up the design just one more level.
and because it's so hard to show exactly what I have done in the front on photo, this card deserved another photo ! lol
It will help me to explain what I did to step this design up another level.

#Specialreason #Thankyou #Customerappreciation #Springtime #Handmadecards #Australiammade #KOCreationscards #Saleabration

Can you see better now? 
It's a window!

I cut out both the front and the base layer to show the inside of the card. 
I cut each layer seperately using the negative die of the flower image. 
I put pencil marks around the petal holes to aid in positioning the die for the base layer. 
I did the same to the inside layer of the card and placed the solid die image where the pencil marks guided me to.. I then stamped the solid image inside the card using the die to help line up the stamp exactly where it had to be. 
If you try this for yourself, don't stick the base layer down completely until your stamping has been completed. Don't ask me how I know! 
But it needs to be stuck in place lightly in the correct position to enable stamping correctly and if you do make a mistake, you need to be able to remove it easily.

To finish the card I have added glue from the fine-tip glue pen to the centre of each flower, as well as placing a few spots of glue randomly over the card front.

#Specialreason #Thankyou #Customerappreciation #Springtime #Handmadecards #Australiammade #KOCreationscards #Saleabration

This particular card has the addition of a Chocolate Chip card base, this just helps to frame the Bermuda Bay that little bit more and tie the colours together.
Rhinestones have been added to the centre of the flowers on both cards done with the Bermuda Bay and Chocolate Chip colours, as well as placing a couple more in random positions of the front.

#Specialreason #Thankyou #Customerappreciation #Springtime #Handmadecards #Australiammade #KOCreationscards #Saleabration

The colours for this card and the more stepped up version are Pear Pizzaz and Watermelon Wonder. The flower images that have been die cut were stamped 3 times before re-inking. This gave even more varyation to the colours.
This card has a base of Pear Pizzaz card stock, to help tie in the colours a little bit more.
The addition of the washi tape to both of these cards was almost accidental...I made some cards using the Cool Treats bundle and had the washi tape still sitting on my table.
You can view those card HERE
I noticed that one of the washi's matched the watermelon wonder card base and Voila....More magic lol
This card has also had Old Olive Bakers Twine added ....Shhhhh don't tell anyone, but you can't really see the difference in the colour from the Pear Pizzaz unless you look reeeeally closely :)


#Specialreason #Thankyou #Customerappreciation #Springtime #Handmadecards #Australiammade #KOCreationscards #Saleabration
  
I hope you have enjoyed my projects today.
I will now share the list of other partcipants playing along.











OH!
Nearly forgot to mention.....
 Don't forget Sale-A-Bration is still happening!
Spend $90 to earn one FREE product, you can choose anything from these products in the images below.

1st release Catty

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2nd Release Catty

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22 comments:

  1. You did an amazing job! What a great cards ;o)

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    1. Thank you so very much Janneke. It has been a wonderful experience CASEing your gorgeous projects. Each on of your proejcts is so elegant and sophisticated. A blessing and an honour xx

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  2. Wow, wow, wow!! The way you have stepped up these cards is awesome! They are all so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie :) you have made me smile and made my day! Much appreciate your lovely compliment xx

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  3. The colours, the see through parts...I love these so much. I think I may need to CASE these soon.

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    1. Thank you Rose for your beautiful compliment...you have no idea how much that means x

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  4. They are all so lovely and bright....great job Kim

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    1. Thank you Vicki...I do love bright anf fun colours :)

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    1. Thank you Petra....how could they not be when working from such elegance to start with!

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  6. Great cards, gorgeous colours and a nice little set, would make a great gift

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    1. Thank you Nadi...it's exactly what I thought too :) Hpe my customers appreciate the cards like I do them x

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  7. great CASE Kim! love this use of the thank you stamp!

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    1. Thank you so very much Sarah...It's a wonderful stamp set, isn't it x

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  8. Kim your cases are stunning!!! love the colours and designs - I am sure your customers will love them too!! xx

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  9. Stunning set of cards Kim :) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Absolutely STUNNING Kim!!! I couldn't pick a favourite if I tried - I love them all! xo

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    1. Thank you Gail for taking the time to comment, it is appreciated xx

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  11. Gorgeous cards as always Kim :) Your next 4 customers are going to be very lucky people to get one of these.

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    1. Thank you Kirsten :) I do hope they like them!

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