International Highlights Winners Blog Hop - September 2020

I’m so excited to be featured in this month’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop hosted by Kylie Bertucci. I was selected to participate in this hop by finishing in the top ten of the September 2020 International Highlights. Thank you to everyone who voted for my card! The theme for the International Blog Highlights is "Thank You"!  I decided to feature the Prized Peony Product Suite on a Arrow Fancy Fold Card. You can check out my card and the other amazing cards here.

For today's card I used the Beauty Abounds stamp set (page 77 of the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue) and create a shaker card.  I love how it turned out.  What do you think?

I used the Whale of a Time Sequins for the "shaker"


  1. Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock 4 1/4" x 1" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Cut Highland Heather cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4" x 5"
  4. Layer the Whisper White and Highland Heather piece together and using 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" Oval from the Layering Ovals die, cut an opening.
  5. Emboss the Whisper White cardstock using the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder.
  6. Adhere the two pieces together using Stampin' Seal.
  7. Cut 2 pieces of Window Sheet 3" x 4".  Adhere one pieces to the back of the Highland Heather cardstock piece using Stampin' Seal.
  8. Using the Adhesive Foam strips, create a barrier around the edge of the opening.
  9. Using the oval piece of Whisper White cardstock that was cut out of the opening, stamp the flower image using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Colour using Stampin' Blends - Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Rich Blackberry Bliss.
  10. Adhere the coloured piece to the other piece of Window Sheet using Stampin' Seal.
  11. Add sequins to the piece with the adhesive foam strip barrier.  Gently peel off the backing of the strips and adhere the other window sheet piece so that the stamped image is centred in the opening.
  12. Press down so that the sequin pieces are sealed inside the window.
  13. Adhere to the card base using Dimensionals.
  14. Cut an oval frame using the Oval Circle Die used to cut the opening plus the next largest oval from Highland Heather cardstock.
  15. Adhere to card base around opening using Stampin' Seal.
  16. Stamp sentiment using Blackberry Bliss ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Fussy cut around the sentiment using your Paper Snips
  17. Adhere to the card base using Dimensionals.
  18. Colour abut 20" of Whisper White seam binding using Dark Highland Heather Stampin' Blend.  Cut into 2 pieces and tie a small double bow.  Adhere to card base using a Glue dot
  19. Stamp sentiment and butterfly on the inside of the card using Blackberry Bliss ink.
Get more tips and tricks for this card on my video. 

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Check out all of the amazing creations of the other winners from September: 

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Demonstrators from around the world created a MEGA Bundle of Tutorials! There are a AMAZING 82 tutorials in this bundle! The cards are autumn themed and feature products from page 44 - 51 of the catalogue, but you'll be able to use the layouts to make cards or projects using other stampsets. 

Each tutorial contains a product list, measurements (in both Inches and Metric) and step-by-step instructions. 

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    1. Oooohhh! This is absolutely gorgeous, Melva! Thank you for the great directions, too!

    2. What a beautiful card, Melva! (Weird... I thought I already commented, but I don't see it now.) Thank you for sharing! ~ Kim Kroeker

    3. Melva this card is gorgeous! Congrats on making it to the top ten blog hop this month!

    4. Gorgeous shaker card Melva! Beautiful textures and colours. Congrats on making it to the top ten blog hop this month.

    5. Great card! I love the butterflies and the sequins!

    6. Love the colors on your card. I feel like I'm looking out a window into a flower garden.

    7. What a lovely shaker card! Fun!! :)


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