Saturday, 18 January 2020

Blog Hop for i-crafter - a Brand New Company!!!!

Hello crafty friends...

Today is the day I can finally share the news I've been sitting on for MONTHS.  Lynda Kanase is back, and her new company is called i-crafter ... a company by crafters for crafters. I am on the Inspiration (Design) Team with these other lovely ladies and today we are having a Blog Hop to share the January release. i-crafter was officially launched at CHA in Phoenix today - SO exciting!!! (If you are at the trade show, you can find i-crafter at booth 2357).

At the end of my post I have a list of the Inspiration Team Blogs so you can hop along with us and see all the creative goodness, as well as some information on i-crafter 
AND how you can win a prize!!

NOTE:  I am on the road and don't have access to internet or my laptop. 
If there are any glitches in the blog hop, please leave me a comment 
and I will get everything fixed in a day or two.

Let's start with the Heart Hands Wiper Insert - I used that to create my card. How cute is it, when the card is fully opened the hands join together to form a heart with their fingers. In addition to the YouTube video below,  showing the card in action, I have LOTS of photos for you. And yes - the dies are BLUE. Love that.




Remember you can always check out my YouTube Channel HERE and see the videos larger than they appear on Blogger.



These hands coming together to form a heart are just SO cool! I die cut the heart from black, then again from scraps of white, pink and red ... then inlay the coloured pieces into the black outline for some additional pops of colour.



For a signing block, I used the Zip Gift Tag and layered it with the For You that is included in the Zip Gift Tag set. It was cut into the white fishtail banner, and the words pop with the pink layer I added behind it.



Below is a side view so you can see the pop up a little better.



I made a second project for the Blog Hop, with the Zip Gift Tag ... you pull back the zipper and that reveals a gift card hidden inside. Note, the zipper is meant to go at the top of the tag, but as usual I used the die differently than intended.





There are several different shapes (and words) that you can cut into the tag and I chose the heart image for this one. The blue areas were done with a marker and I backed the opening with white card stock. You could also leave it with the gift card showing through the openings as sort of a teaser.



Here are both projects together ...



I have been having a lot of fun with this Wiper Insert, and you will be seeing me use it a lot. Without the hands, it becomes a generic wiper mechanism that you can add inside a card and animate all kinds of things. I have a notebook page full of ideas to use with it!

Here is some information about i-crafter: A fresh new company, truly inspired by crafters, for crafters:
"This is a company backed by years of experience in the crafting industry. Built from the ground up with a lot of blood, sweat and tears {of joy} by people who truly like working with each other.

We will be launching new product at the beginning of each month and together with that, we will feature an inspiring blog hop by our talented Inspiration Team. New ideas and new crafty goodies to start your month off as well as an entire 30ish days of inspiration by the Team."


Let’s make something together is the tagline. Love that!

For those US peeps only,  there is a chance to win a prize

"Please visit all of their blogs and leave a comment, plus leave a comment on the i-crafter post as well. Then on January 30, Lynda will select a winner who has posted a comment on every blog and send them a prize of some brand new i-crafter dies and stamps. If there are multiple winners, she will do a random selection to choose a winner. -Contest is open to U.S. residents only with the winner being announced at i-crafter on February 1, 2020."


Here are the Blog Hop links - hop along and be inspired!

Supplies:
Black, white and pink card stocks
Striped patterned paper - Doodlebug Designs (double sided)
Red sparkle card stock - stash
Fun foam
Sequins
Glossy Accents
Nuvo Drops
Card size: Standard A2 (5.5 x 4.25")

Supplies for Tag:

222010 Zip Gift Tags - Lynda Kanase, iCrafter
Red, black and white card stocks
White shimmer card stock
Red glitter card stock - Stampin' Up
Striped patterned paper - Doodlebug Designs (double sided)
Seam binding
Bakers Twine
Nuvo Drops
Sakura glaze pen
Copic markers


Thanks for stopping by today

52 comments:

Amy McCue said...

These does are really clever! Love the zip tag die!

Shanna Slater said...

Cute stuff! Those hands have to be my favorite!

scrapchick2 said...

What a wonderful hop for a new company. Each member of the team is great.

Betty B said...

I'm loving those sweet hands, probably the neatest design I've seen using the wiper mechanism.

Busy Faith said...

Those tags are super cute. Great ideas!

Lois said...

Congratulations on the new company. I love your card with the Heart Hands Wiper -- so clever!

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

Lovely!!! Amazing!! What a great new company!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA

. . . and the dies are blue. . .

Enigma Artist said...

Good Luck to i-crafter! These are some really neat products and I love your projects.

sharon g said...

The fingers making a heart look great. I have never seen anything like them.

eunice said...

Wow! No doubt the COOL-est Wiper Card ever! So happy you're on the design team... looking forward to seeing lots of fun new crafty products and inspiration!

eunice said...

Wow! No doubt the COOL-est Wiper card ever! So happy you're on the design team, looking forward to seeing all thei new crafty products and being ispired by you!

Karen Hasheck said...

More pop up dies to play with?! Can't wait!!

Kris in Alaska said...

The making faces dies are my favorite!

StampOwl said...

fun cards, looking forward to seeing all the variations you will come up with using these dies

Kelly Booth said...

Love love your creations so fun!!!

Chris wokaty said...

So creative

Mary-Anne V said...

What fun new products from this company. I love those fun hands and the intereactive tag die.

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Such great cards and ideas! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Wilma said...

These new dies are amazing and I LOVE the teal blue color!

Ruth Tacoma said...

I love what you did with the zip die!

r.winncreates said...

I love how you used the tag as a signing area!

DonnaN said...

The Heart Hands are just everything!!! It's a must have for me!

Sue D said...

Fun interactive card and cool way to give a gift card.

Denise Bryant said...

Great card and tag! Love the way you used the Heart Hands dies, and the Zip Tag looks really fun with lots of possibilities!

Girlsinthecraft said...

How very clever and adorable! Can't wait to see what this new company has to offer. Off to blog hop😁

Girlsinthecraft said...

Congrats on being on the design team. As usual, your creativity and workmanship is spot on. Can't wait to see everything this new company brings to the table😍

FunStamperJourney with LindaSAnderson and giftshoppe2 said...

Best wishes on your new adventure!

FunStamperJourney with LindaSAnderson and giftshoppe2 said...

Best wishes on your new adventure!

kReN said...

Oh my goodness! I love these dies! The hands that create a heart is totally amazing! kReN@afourthlife

Linda Gorman said...

Love the Heart Hands swiper! Amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!

Audra said...

Love these, the colors you chose work so fantastically!

Andre M. said...

Fantastic interactive card, the front looks so unassuming, the recipient is surely in for a surprise! Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

Unknown said...

Love your creativity!

Raji said...

Can’t get enough of that zip tag die. So cool!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Your projects are awesome! Love the new line/company already!

Karen said...

I just ordered that hear maze. I can't wait to use it.

Cynthia Clark said...

I ordered the faces and the heart wiper card dies. Can’t wait to see more of what you do with that wiper mechanism!

Cynthia Clark said...

I ordered the faces and the heart wiper card dies. Can’t wait to see more of what you do with that wiper mechanism!

Glue Gun Diva said...

Very cute!

Roberta said...

Love the Hand wiper card and zip tags.

Sonoran Starfish Designs said...

Loving all the new products!! The wiper card is so fun!!

Emelie Hessler said...

Wow Karen that interactive card is just amazing!

Becky Reeder said...

Greater wiper card, love the Hans forming a heart!

Cheryl B. said...

Cute and creative stuff!

Deb said...

The zip tag die is a must have!

Deb said...

The zip tag die is a must have!

Yvonne said...

I totally love that wiper die! So awesome!

Yvonne said...

That wiper die is amazing! A must have.

Margie Higuchi said...

Loved your Valentine's ensemble. That wiper insert is a clever idea and look forward to seeing what else you'll add. Excited to see where i-crafter goes from here. Congratulations to all!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Ooooo these dies are soooo cool! I LOVE the maze and faces!!! WHAT FUN!

Kari V. said...

Are you serious?!? Those heart hands are awesome!! Great projects!

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Such cute Valentine's cards! The hands are the bomb!