Create With Me: Deciding What To Buy

Hello! I have another Create With Me video… where I create project and tell you a bit about my creative process. Today is all about how I decide what products to use and buy.

Pop-Up Flower Vase Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it. All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support of my videos!]

I hope this video is helpful. These vases are such fun to make!

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


LARGE LOVE BOUQUET CARD – A pop-up vase card… fits into a 5×7 envelope.
Featuring:
Scrappy Tails Flower Vase Pop Up Dies (SCR)
Scrappy Tails Assorted Leaves Dies (SCR)
Scrappy Tails Butterfly Dies (SCR)
Ink to Paper Into the Blooms Dies (SSS | PPR)
Altenew Snowdrops Dies (ALTN)
The Greetery Put a Bow On It Stamps (THG)
The Greetery Put a Bow On It Die (THG)
Simon Says Stamp Hey Love Die (SSS)
5×7 Envelopes (SSS)
Gina K Connect Glue (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Pop-Up Flower Vase Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pop-Up Flower Vase Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pop-Up Flower Vase Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pop-Up Flower Vase Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


MEDIUM GRATEFUL BOUQUET CARD – A pop-up vase card… fits into a 5×7 envelope.
Featuring:
Scrappy Tails Flower Vase Pop Up Dies (SCR)
Scrappy Tails Assorted Leaves Dies (SCR)
Ink to Paper Into the Blooms Dies (SSS | PPR)
Altenew Snowdrops Dies (ALTN)
The Greetery BotaniCuts Wildflower Dies (THG)
The Greetery Put a Bow On It Stamps (THG)
The Greetery Put a Bow On It Die (THG)
Altenew Essential Sentiment Strips Dies (SSS | ALTN)
5×7 Envelopes (SSS)
Gina K Connect Glue (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Pop-Up Flower Vase Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pop-Up Flower Vase Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pop-Up Flower Vase Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


SMALL HELLO BOUQUET CARD – A pop-up vase card… fits into an A2 envelope.
Featuring:
Scrappy Tails Flower Vase Pop Up Dies (SCR)
Ink to Paper Into the Blooms Dies (SSS | PPR)
The Greetery BotaniCuts Wildflower Dies (THG)
The Greetery Put a Bow On It Stamps (THG)
The Greetery Put a Bow On It Die (THG)
Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Die (SSS)
5×7 Envelopes (SSS)
Gina K Connect Glue (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Pop-Up Flower Vase Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pop-Up Flower Vase Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pop-Up Flower Vase Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


SURPRISE BOUQUET CARD – A surprise pop-up vase card… fits into a 5×7 envelope.
Featuring:
Scrappy Tails Flower Vase Pop Up Dies (SCR)
Scrappy Tails Assorted Leaves Dies (SCR)
Ink to Paper Into the Blooms Dies (SSS | PPR)
Altenew Snowdrops Dies (ALTN)
The Greetery BotaniCuts Wildflower Dies (THG)
The Greetery Written In Ribbons Stamps (THG)
5×7 Envelopes (SSS)
Gina K Connect Glue (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Pop-Up Flower Vase Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pop-Up Flower Vase Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pop-Up Flower Vase Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

In my video, I also shared peeks of an upcoming video with birdhouse cards. Those supplies are in the thumbnails below.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the SSS Love Die and the Altenew Sentiment Strips Die which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Scrappy Tails Flower Vase Pop Up Dies
[ SCR ]
Scrappy Tails Assorted Leaves Dies
[ SCR ]
Scrappy Tails Butterfly Dies
[ SCR ]
Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop…
[ SCR ]
Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood…
[ SCR ]
Ink to Paper Into the Blooms Dies
[ SSS | PPR ]
Altenew Snowdrops Dies
[ ALTN ]
The Greetery BotaniCuts Wildflower…
[ THG ]
The Greetery Put a Bow On It Stamps
[ THG ]
The Greetery Put a Bow On It Die
[ THG ]
The Greetery Written In Ribbons Stamps
[ THG ]
Simon Says Stamp Hey Love Die
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Die
[ SSS ]
Altenew Essential Sentiment Strips Dies
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS ]
Ink to Paper Feathered Friends 1 Dies
[ SSS ]
Ink to Paper Feathered Friends 5 Dies
[ SSS ]
Ink to Paper Feathered Friends 6 Dies
[ SSS ]
Ink to Paper Feathered Friends 4 Dies
[ SSS ]
Ink to Paper Feathered Friends 3 Dies
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things Holly Jolly…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Spring Birds Stamps
[ SSS ]
Papertrey Ink Feathered Friends 2 Dies
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Double Sided Tape
[ SSS ]
Altenew bone Folder
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Scor Buddy Scoring Board
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
I-Crafter Flat Head Reverse Tweezers
[ SSS ]
5×7 Envelopes
[ SSS ]


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30 thoughts on “Create With Me: Deciding What To Buy”

  1. Jennifer, this video was very informative and helpful. I like seeing your creative process. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  2. Help! I found the Papertrey Ink dies, but you have a white daisy-type flower in the first vase (yellow with brown center in the others) that I do not see listed.
    Can you tell me the company and name because I have all kinds of ideas for using that flower!
    Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Marylin – I’m pretty sure the flowers you’re referring to are included in the Papertrey die set – they’re the bottom “daisy” looking ones (between the leaves on the picture of the set on their website), Jennifer just layered them. Hope that helps!

  3. Thank you for all your design inspiration and technique videos. You are so awesome at sparking creativity.

  4. This will be my first Mother’s Day without my mom, but she would have LOVED receiving a card full of flowers! She was also a card maker, and would have been tickled pink to receive any of these “bouquets”. What great ideas!
    Also, I appreciate the thoughts behind what to buy. Great guidelines to follow.
    Lastly, I’m very glad that you’re giving The Greetery a shout out. Betsy is very talented- I’ve loved her products for many years.

  5. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! The floral cards are gorgeous and I love the various versions. Please do a video using this die with non-floral items. ❤️

  6. Loved the video and all of the cards, I think my favorites are the smaller vase’s as well. I am looking forward to the bird house video too, I love using birds in my cards. My parents bird watched as did my grandparents on both sides they are all gone now and I always feel closer to them when I am doing something with birds.

  7. This was absolutely amazing AMAZING….love how you are showing us how you create Jennifer….and using products differently…I need to do more of that…Love all of these cards….Thinking that vase will be coming my way soon. Birdhouse I love…will think on that one given that price point….but I know you have many uses for that and will suck me in….and that is a good thing…Would love for you to have a Marathon….so I could bing on JENNIFER….gets my creative juices going….Thanks for all you bring to us.

  8. Since the start of the pandemic, I have been looking for companies that make their products in the USA. I am finding that they are almost all these smaller companies. The first thing I noticed on the Scrappy Tails package was the very proud made in the USA. That alone sold me on the company! Then, the amazing things you did with these dies, sold me even further. I have to start using more logic when I buy my products, and stop buying on impulse. This Vase die is going to be a staple I think, now that you have shown me how to use it in different ways. Thank you. Then along came the bow by the Greetery! Wow! Did the research, and yet another small company making their products in the USA. I can see so many ways of using that bow.

  9. Thanks for the great tips and for the inspiration. Those cards are just so sweet and perfect for any occasion

  10. Thanks for the great tips and for the inspiration. Those cards are just so sweet and perfect for any occasion

  11. These cards are wonderful, and so much fun. I love your thought process, I too like to know I can use a stamp set or dies more then one way. These are perfect for May Day or Mother’s Day, but I also like the idea of balloons, hearts & etc the possibilities are endless. Thank you for helping us think out of the box.

  12. Loved this video, please show us pictures of the teacher cards that you make and I am looking forward to the video using the birdhouse die

  13. Love these pop-up vases and the cards you made with them. Thanks most of all for your tips on deciding what to buy. I am posting your questions next to my computer so I won’t forget to ask them before I buy. 🙂

  14. Thank-you so much for the video and all your creative energy. Sabrina from Scrappy Tails Crafts is a lovely gal and she gives the best customer service ever!

  15. INCREDIBLY CREATIVE, Jennifer!! Quick question and a thought! After watching your video, I don’t think it would be hard to recreate the vase without the die if I knew the measurements of the cut piece and scoring measurements along with the “inserts”? …although I would LOVE the die itself I don’t think it would be absolutely necessary…worth playing around with!! Gorgeous cards!! YOU are BLESSING!!

  16. Fabulous makes Jennifer, now I understand why you always have such awesome techniques. You want to use a product in 5 ways so you design new techniques with them.
    Thank you so much for this awesome video and the time and effort you put in this series, love this series so much!
    Stay safe and have a wonderful day.

  17. Thank you so very much for sharing, dearest Jennifer. I LOVE that vase on the inside of the card and — best of all — I believe I can create something similar very easily without the die and it’ll work with many products I already own. I think it’ll make the perfect Mother’s Day card — maybe my inside part could be a shelf with pictures of her with her kids on the selves and I’l find a place for flowers too. My sister has a big birthday coming up — it’ll be perfect for that as well. I want to put a baby picture of her on balloons and fill the vase with a bouquet of picture balloons… Oh the possibilities.
    Thanks again and my very best to you,
    Caroline

  18. When that looks so dimensional. Love everything and I feel so presurred to be better. When will be a video on how to make this arrangment card? Dolores Good

  19. This video really got me thinking about other uses for things I already have. I looked at one of my flower-like stamp sets that was taking up space and I came up with: an owl, pumpkin face, fireworks, penguin, antlers, finger nails, and few borders where I was connecting a few stamps by stamping similar size bits onto each another. A butterfly. Mickey Mouse ears. Christmas ornament. And Oh yay, some flowers.
    With clear stamps you can shape them on your MISTI or stamping block to create other shapes. Or cut them apart.

    Ya know…There’s a set of dotted circles that would make a nice background but to take it to the next level, I could use circle dies or punches to cut out the center of the stamped circles and back them with colored paper…the colored paper could have the next size down circle stamp inside! I’m doing that.
    Sorry. My brain went into crazy mode.
    So this is the long way of saying, Thank you for helping me see other ways to use products that I have.
    Best wishes.

  20. Loved the card and have been making some. Would you tell me what cardstock you used. I am using a heavy weight, but still floppy. Yours looked grey and semi shiny. I am making for nursing homes and love the idea, but my 82 year old hands need more stable items.. Thank you for all the ideas and time you devote to “learners”

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