Thursday, 1 March 2018

Creating Kindness Design Team March Blog Hop - Magical Mermaid

Hi Crafters!

Welcome to the Creating Kindness Design Team March Blog Hop. This month our theme is INSPIRE! And I am inspired! I'm very happy to announce that I recently promoted to Silver Elite in Stampin' Up! I could not have done this without my team or customers, so thank you to everyone who's been part of my journey over the last 2.5 years. I love you guys!

You may have come from the very talented & amazing Jay Soriano's blog or you may be starting here with me & either way I hope you can go all the way around the hop & see all the cards & video tutorials we've made for you.

But wait, there's more! Our Special Guest this month is the one & only BRIAN KING! Brian is a crafting superstar in my eyes, he was my first crafty crush when I started with Stampin' Up! & has been a huge influence in my card making style. I just love Brian's style with the layering & clean lines.

And aren't I just a lucky little thorn in snuggled in between these two roses today? hehe xx 

Stop gushing Jessie, get on with the hop! Ok ok... So, I was making some masculine cards the other day with the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper & the blues & greens reminded me of the ocean. I suddenly wondered what the Magical Mermaid would look like on it, heat embossed in Copper, of course! Haha! Geez, I love copper! So here you go!

And I'm in love. I'm so happy with how these worked out & they were so simple that I made six of them. Come back tomorrow to check out the other three. It's a hard choice, but I think the Vanilla one is my fave out of these three. Which is your favourite?

I have gone over the DSP with the Embossing Buddy first (this is really important for a clean image), stamped the mermaid in Versamark & then heat embossed in Copper. Then I folded the Burlap Ribbon over the page & stapled it in place.

I had some DSP that I had not cut very well, so I used that to cut the Starburst punches, waste not want not, right? And then I added some of the spots in Tranquil Tide ink over the Tranquil Tide cardstock & cut with the 2" Circle Punch before heat embossing the senitment in Copper to match.

Lastly, I added the seaweed in Tranquil Tide ink & added some Basic Rhinestone Jewels as bubbles.

I also stamped the inside to match in Night of Navy & Tranquil Tide inks. For the seaweed inside, I have not reinked, so it gets lighter as it gets shorter. The images & sentiments are all from the Magical Mermaid stamp set.

Here is a video I have made for this card. I am aiming to get to 10k views on my channel. I would love it if you subscribe to my channel & watch a few of my videos to help me reach my goal. Thanks!

I hope you have enjoyed my cards today & that you can hop around the rest of the crew & show them some love. They are all very talented, so you wont want to miss any of their posts. Please go back up to the top to the King of Hop, my first crafty love, the wonderful Brian King xx

I heart BK

And here's a list of all the hoppers participating today:

And here are some of the products I have used in today's cards. Click the image to go to my online shop. Remember to use my monthly hostess code to get spoiled by me & shop in $90 increments to get your Sale-A-Bration freebies!

Here are the products you need: 
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Remember to use my March Hostess Code 6FK2YF3X at the bottom of your Shopping Cart & get a handmade card & a gift from me at the end of the month! All orders that use my Monthly Hostess Code receive gift & card, but all orders over $50 get special treatment & go in my monthly customer draws! 

In celebration of my recent promotion to Silver Elite, all orders $50 to $89 this month will receive a pack of the Metallics Sequins valued at $8.75.

And all order over $90 will receive a Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit valued at $19.25! Plus, order in $90 increments & you will also earn FREE products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog from 3 January - 31 March! 

Monthly Prize Draws!
This is the last month to join in with my MEGA Team & Customer Draw Prizes! The March prize will be the Lots of Happy Card Kit (one for each draw). The winner for the Customer Draw will be drawn in a live video on my Facebook Page on 1 March. The Team Draw will also be drawn 1 March on our team page. 

Oh my gosh, the Lots of Happy Card Kits are so much fun!! 

Winners are Grinners!
  • Congratulations to Tamara on winning the Brushos in the February Customer Draw!  
  • Congratulations to Koren on winning the Brushos in the February Team Draw! 
  • Congratulations to Sarah, Cassie & Caitlyn on winning some DSP in the February Team Draws!
  • I want to spoil you, too! You've got to be in it to win it! xx 

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Joining between 3 Jan & 31 Mar gets you $235 worth of ANY product you like for just $169, along with the choice of TWO additional stamp sets up to the total value of $174 (excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets). That's over $400 value! Plus free shipping! You are under no obligation to sell or do parties or even order anything ever again. But if you do decide to order more, you'll get a minimum of 20% off until at least 31 July 2018!! Get the best deal & Join My Team today! xx  

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 Love, Jessie xx

Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment, you've made my day!! xx


  1. Wow Jessie, she is a totally magical mermaid in Copper Embossing! Can't wait to see the next three cards! xxx

  2. What a good idea to emboss the mermaid in copper Jessie, it looks gorgeous on these cards! Congratulations on your promotion, that’s a great accomplishment and well deserved! xx

  3. Thanks for your kind words, Jessie! <3 I love that you thought to use this "masculine" paper for a mermaid card. It's perfect! Congrats on your promotion, and thanks for including me in today's hop. What an honor! <3

  4. I love the mermaid embossed in copper, and paired with the true gentleman paper, awesome!! xo

  5. Wow, that paper is a great fit with this stamp set, which I just happened to have delivered the other day. Thanks for the great inspiration Jessie!

  6. Well aren't they all stunners Jessie! Love the stamping and copper embossing on the DSP - gorgeous. Thanks for having me again.

  7. Love how you combined this stamp set with that DSP Jessie! Genius! And I think you are also a rose! Loved hopping with you as always!💖

  8. Hi Jessie,

    Love what you have done with these cards both inside and out. I definitely will be heat embossing on my DSP in future designs of my own. :O)

  9. Congratulations on becoming Silver Elite Jessie and another set of stunning cards

  10. Love the embossing directly onto the DSP! Such a fun idea!
    Huge congrats on making Silver Elite!