Welcome to the Kre8tors May 2018 Blog Hop. I’m so excited to be hopping once again with so many talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. Be sure to click the “next” button at the bottom of this blog post to hop along! This month We are saying “Goodbye Occasions Catalog.”

There is “lots to love” in the Lots To Love Box Die Set, which I chose to feature today. I have a “thing” for hearts, and they aren’t meant just for Valentine’s Day. This shaker card and gift box are for an Anniversary.

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click Read to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Lots To Love Box, Wood Textures, shaker card, Celebrate You, Lovely Words, Number of Years, True Gentleman; #anniversarycards #woodtexture #shakercards #stampinup #numberofyears #lovelywords #lotstolovebox

Shaker card and gift box featuring Lots To Love Die Set

Let’s start with the card first. I glued a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to cardstock, so it would be durable for a shaker card. The pretty, slim heart in this die set was used to cut the shape that I covered on the back with a small Window Sheet.

While I was back there, I ran Adhesive Strips around the heart, and the entire border. There can be gaps around the border, but not around the heart, because you don’t want your sequins escaping. Adhesive Strips bend, so it isn’t difficult.

TIP: Don’t place the strips too close to the edge, or they’ll show from the front.

The sequins are from two collections: Silver and Clear from the Metallic Assortment (current) and Mint Macaron from the Fancy Frost Assortment (retired). I placed another piece of Wood Textures DSP in a lighter shade over the heart hole, trapping my sequins.

Before flipping it over and adhering the entire piece to a Sahara Sand card base, I tied some Mint Macaron Nature’s Twine along the side.

The two Silver Foil sprigs I added are from the Lovely Laurel Die Set. It’s in the Clearance Rack, if you’re interested. I’ve used this die on some of my favorite cards. Sometimes I feel I get my money’s worth from a single die!

The same piece of lighter Wood Textures DSP was used for die cutting the words. “Amazing” is from the current die set, Celebrate You, and “love” is from the retiring set, Lovely Words. I snipped off the “ly,” and layered the words to make them nice and thick.

For the inside, I stamped “Happy Anniversary” from the Number of Years Stamp Set in Chocolate Chip ink on Wood Textures DSP. The stamp set and ink color are both retiring. Chocolate Chip has been my “go to” whenever I wanted to stamp a sentiment in a dark color other than Basic Black. And, don’t we need large numbers?

Now, for the gift box. I love this box, because it’s so easy to make. You just use the die to cut two pieces, fold on the score lines, and fasten together along two sides with Tear Tape. I added a third piece of tape to keep one end closed.

The True Gentleman Designer Series Paper I used is retiring, but the Vanilla Lace Ribbon is current. Do you recognize the wooden heart? Yep, it’s from the hole in the card.  I punched a hole in the corner of the heart, and tied it with Metallic Thread. I couldn’t let it go to waste!

I’ll be shaking my shaker card, until we meet again. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I love to see your comments.

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Don’t forget to hop along to see the other amazing projects our fellow demonstrators have created for this farewell to the Occasions Catalog. Click the “next” button below to visit Deb Naylor’s blog to see her awesome project! There’s also a roll call list, in case you get lost along the way.

May 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
Amy Grendel
Tricia Butts
Jackie Lawless
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Jacqui Lawrence
Cheryl Taylor
Tracy Marie Lewis
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Jo Blackman
Su Mohr ~YOU ARE HERE~
Deb Naylor
Linda Handford
Kirsteen Gill
Laura Kate Mackie
Jan Musselman
Alexandra Rauf
Kathy Maurer
Cheryl Hamilton
Becky Browning
Hiske MacKay
Maria Calia

Don’t feel sad about this good-bye and retiring talk. Things should be available through May 31st. Click on my “shop” button to go to my store.