Make custom invitations with Nio products + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends,

Today I am starting part one of a two-part special feature using products from Nio (Cosco Industries) to make customized invitations and envelopes.  There are three main color themes for the paper products line - I am showing off the Mint line with silver accents and accessories.  No matter what the occasion, you can easily create invitations and party decor for a coordinated look.  Here is a look at two different versions of an invitation card.   All the products shown below were provided to me by Cosco to share with my readers.


In the photo above the following Nio products are pictured.  

Cards & Envelopes - Mint
Star paper clips - Silver
Confetti - Mint & Silver
Ink color (stamped on card) Noble Blue
Masking Tape - Silver

 I will be giving away one Nio stamping tool, complete with a custom stamp voucher, so you can order/design your own special occasion stamp.  Please keep reading for more details on this.

Here is a close up of the card I will show in more detail in the instructional video.  I used the confetti and masking tape to create a custom decoration detail and when you watch the video I'll reveal the secret behind the blue circles stamped on the card.  It's a common household item that you might not think to use as a stamp.


I found the quality of the cards to be a good weight (I estimated about 100 lb) and the coordinating envelopes are supplied without adhesive so you can stamp them first, then add your own adhesive.  In the video, I share my tips for getting a good stamped image on the envelopes.  The stamping tool is also very easy to use, even if you are not an experienced stamper.

***  GIVEAWAY INFORMATION  ***
If you would like to be entered into the random drawing for the Nio stamping tool (shown below), please make sure to leave a comment on this blog post below no later than May 31, 2020, at midnight Central US time.  The winner will be announced on that post, and you never know, there "could" be another surprise giveaway on the next post as well.



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You can find Nio products here (Walmart)

If you already have a Nio stamp code to order a custom design, click here to place an order.

I hope this inspires you to look into how you could use these for either a special occasion or even everyday type use (such as with a return address stamp).

If you are still with me I'd like to share something with you.  I have a quarterly giveaway program and the only thing you need to do is subscribe to my email list.  Once a quarter I will reward one lucky subscriber a mystery box full of crafty goodness worth an average of $50-75 retail.  It may or may not include new, unopened products along with gently used craft supplies, such as stamps, stencils, inks, foil, etc.  I wrote an entire post to announce it - if you missed it, you can find that here.

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Fringe die cut cards with Rinea

Hello crafty friends,
Fringe is one of those things that is just fun and I had a good time putting some cards together with some die cuts made from several colors of Rinea foiled paper.  I have an announcement to share with you - Rinea has opened a Design Team call for crafters around the world to join for the next term - details on that are here.
It only takes a bright shot of color to make a statement on a card in my opinion.  I like creating backgrounds that complement rather than distract from that statement and I hope you will enjoy watching my video showing how to replicate this look, whether or not you have specialized or basic tools, this is something you can do.

If you are still with me I'd like to share something with you.  I launched a new quarterly giveaway program and the only thing you need to do is subscribe to my email list.  Once a quarter I will reward one lucky subscriber a mystery box full of crafty goodness worth an average of $50-75 retail.  It may or may not include new, unopened products along with gently used craft supplies, such as stamps, stencils, inks, foil, etc.  I wrote an entire post to announce it - if you missed it, you can find that here.

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Inking tips for Rinea Arctic Starstruck foiled paper

Hello crafty friends,
One of my first thoughts when I first saw this new foiled paper color (Arctic) from Rinea, I was thinking how cool it would be to color/stamp on it.  Having a white background makes it possible to see the true colors of the ink applied to it.  Even better if the paper has a texture/pattern to it like the Arctic/Arctic Starstruck foiled paper.
Here is more close up version of the card showing the decorative elements I added to it with dimensional drops
If you are still with me I'd like to share something with you.  I launched a new quarterly giveaway program and the only thing you need to do is subscribe to my email list.  Once a quarter I will reward one lucky subscriber a mystery box full of crafty goodness worth an average of $50-75 retail.  It may or may not include new, unopened products along with gently used craft supplies, such as stamps, stencils, inks, foil, etc.  I wrote an entire post to announce it - if you missed it, you can find that here.

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Celebrating Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Anniversary

Hello crafty friends,

Today I am excited to be hopping along with the design team from Crackerbox & Suzy stamps.  I am a guest designer today and hope you enjoy seeing my card for this very special celebration!  There are great prizes up for grabs so I hope you'll hop along and comment at each stop for a chance to win one of 3 very special prizes!!


I adore the new Buffalo Background stamp!  It makes such a versatile addition to your stamping collection and as I used it here as a neutral gray for the card background.  Paired with the new Lavendar Lg stamp set, which I colored with both Copic markers and accented with colored pencils in two different color palettes, it makes for a lovely card.  Here I used a scripty style birthday sentiment, but could easily see this being a gorgeous Mother's Day card too.  

For links to the products used, please scroll on down to the end.  For more details on the giveaway, keep reading......



GIVEAWAY

To celebrate our Anniversary Blog Hop and close our month of celebrations, we have a great surprise. For the anniversary, our friend Den Nichols from Simply Charming gave us 2 amazing So Suzy Tote Bags for part of our prizes. 


Simply Charming is dedicated to create beautiful and functional products for crafters and their supplies, that are our supplies! 


Important: Colors & Pattern can be different!

These will be our anniversary prizes:
First Prize: So Suzy Tote Bag plus a surprise package of stamps. Value over $100 dollars.
Second Prize: So Suzy Tote Bag and set of stamps. Value over $80.00 dollars
Third Prize: $50 dollars gift card valid at Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.

In order to entered to win, you need to hop along with us and comment in each participant blog. Hoppers must comment in all stops along the way! You have until May 7, 2020
at 11:59 pm ET to leave your comment. 
Each participant will pick one winner and then we will sort the prizes between the picked names. 

What are we doing in May?
A lot of fun and more great promotions!!!



Here is our complete Line Up for this week, this time the order of our hops is according with the time that our guest and designers have been part of our Design Team.

Teresa DeWitt-Pierce >>> you are here

Winners will be announced here on the Crackerbox & Suzy blog on May 14th, 2020. 
Happy hopping!


If you are still with me I'd like to share something with you.  I launched a new quarterly giveaway program and the only thing you need to do is subscribe to my email list.  Once a quarter I will reward one lucky subscriber a mystery box full of crafty goodness worth an average of $50-75 retail.  It may or may not include new, unopened products along with gently used craft supplies, such as stamps, stencils, inks, foil, etc.  I wrote an entire post to announce it - if you missed it, you can find that here.

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Buffalo background stamp
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Hydrangea Lg
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Background Die Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends
I'm a big fan of background dies and how easy they make it to create cards.  This Poppystamps.com background die was used on the newly released Arctic Starstruck Foiled Paper from Rinea to create a panel for my card.  This is my second project in collaboration with Poppystamps and Rinea.
After die cutting the paper, I flipped it over - sprayed some adhesive on the back, then placed small pieces of different colors of foiled papers behind each word in the background.  This is what it looked like after gluing down all the pieces on the back side.
Once this was done, the only thing left was to glue this panel onto a card base.  Super quick and perfect for using up small scraps as well as when you don't have a lot of time to put into making a card.
Here's a different angle of the card front to better see the different colors used.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and checking out my card.  Below you will find links to the products used for today's card.
Until next time,
Teresa
P.S. Want to save 10% at the Rinea store?  use code TDEWITTPIE at check out. 

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Rinea & Creative Embellishments collaboration clock project

Hello crafty friends,

Today's project is not my usual type, and I hope that you will enjoy seeing something a little different today.  This month the Rinea design team is in collaboration with Creative Embellishments, and the special clock "face" below is one of their products.



With just two of Rinea's foiled papers in this project, it shows how even a simple technique as embossing folders can create a highly varied background. The video shows how the chipboard panel was transformed to be a perfect foil for Rinea's foiled papers.

I appreciate you stopping by today to check out this project.  I have linked the products used below from Rinea and Creative Embellishments.

If you are still with me I'd like to share something with you.  I just launched a new quarterly giveaway program and the only thing you need to do is subscribe to my email list.  Once a quarter I will reward one lucky subscriber a mystery box full of crafty goodness worth an average of $50-75 retail.  It may or may not include new, unopened products along with gently used craft supplies, such as stamps, stencils, inks, foil, etc.  I wrote an entire post to announce it - if you missed it, you can find that here.

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Mocha/Gold glossy foiled paper
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Screen printing for cards

Hello crafty friends,

Today I am excited to share some cards using a new to me technique - screen printing.  At Creativation 2020 I helped out in the Screen Sensations booth, demoing their screen printing kit.  I came back with several screens and paint to experiment with.  I have also made a video to share my tips from my experience using the kit.  My favorite one out of the six I made is this shaker card using metallic gold paint.


The screen printing process worked out very well on acetate as you can see.  Here's a very different card made with the same fairy pattern.  Also, it is easy to reverse the screen going the other direction (as long as the design doesn't include words).

note:  the kit, screens, and paint were provided to me by Harvest Direct with no obligation to use.  All opinions are my own and links to the products from them are not affiliate links.  Regardless of the way I acquire products I only use what I like and share my honest opinion.


Here's another example with the Sunflower screen.  I colored in just the flower with colored pencils and blended with gamsol, added a die-cut, matted onto a solid layer, then finally on coordinating patterned paper.


Next up are some cards where I used Rinea gold glossy foiled paper as the base with red paint. I fussy cut around three of the five different Sunburst patterns (as you will see on the screen itself in the photo).  I then cut two ovals in ruby glossy foiled paper and layered on top of a slightly larger gold glossy oval.  the background is a solid layer of the ruby with gold stripes added on top.


Last is an example of a Christmas card design in a tree shape.  I combined the blue and yellow paints from the primary colors set to make a deep green color to do the screen printing with.  Then I cut the print into a tree shape to mirror the design and used a blending brush to add a layer of lighter green ink over top.  Last, I layered the tree on patterned paper and on a kraft card base.



Here is the video showing the screen printing process.




If you are still with me I'd like to share something with you.  I just launched a new quarterly giveaway program and the only thing you need to do is subscribe to my email list.  Once a quarter I will reward one lucky subscriber a mystery box full of crafty goodness worth an average of $50-75 retail.  It may or may not include new, unopened products along with gently used craft supplies, such as stamps, stencils, inks, foil, etc.  I wrote an entire post to announce it - if you missed it, you can find that here.

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Products used from Screen Sensations: Kits: http://bit.ly/3aNV36j Paint: http://bit.ly/3aNV36 Metallic collection & Primary collection Screens: http://bit.ly/3aUz4e3


Shaker Cards - Rinea & Creative Embellishments collaboration

Hello crafty friends,
I really, really love shaker cards and had a great time combining two fabulous shaker kits from Creative Embellishments with Rinea foiled papers.  The kits are chipboard pieces and although there are any number of mediums that could be used to add color, I chose to use embossing powders.  I created a video that's on the Rinea YouTube channel to show exactly how I made the shaker cards.
 Here is a close up look at each of these cards:
The kits make it so much easier to construct a shaker card.  My video below will show you how I put these two together.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  If you have been inspired by these creations I hope you will leave me a comment.  Before you go, if you'd like to save 10% off at the Rinea store you can click on this link
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Here is a list of products used on these two cards:

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