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Cozy & Bright Kit for Christmas Cards

I know it’s been a minute since you’ve heard from me, and I’ll be posting about that soon, but can we just talk about how cute the Cozy & Bright Kit is?!

I recently moved and left AAALLLLLL my Stampin’ Up! products behind. Don’t worry! I’m going back for them later, I just won’t be able to get them for a little bit. That’s why I got the Cozy & Bright Kit. I knew I needed an all-inclusive kit to get jump started in my creativity.

The orange slices and cinnamon sticks are a HUGE part of my plans for this year’s Christmas decor so imagine my delight when I opened this kit to see those beautiful embellishments staring up at me! You can see me put this card together and catch up on where I’ve been in my YouTube video below.

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April 2022 Kre8tors Blog Hop Free For All

Welcome Kre8tors! So excited to have you here for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! Be sure to use that Next button below to hop along to the next amazing blog post for some more crafty inspiration!

I have a confession to make…

If you’ve been a customer or a demonstrator of Stampin’ Up! for awhile, you will notice that the Designer Series Paper that I used on this card is no longer available. That means I am breaking one of my very own Blog Hop Rules of only using current products. BUT I do have a good reason for why!

Most of you know that I was absent from posting about Stampin’ Up! the last half of 2020 and for nearly all of 2021. It wasn’t for a lack of interest in the company or products anymore. I always have and always will LOVE it.

The reason for my absence was that I started my own business, and that takes a lot of time and dedication. I just couldn’t do it all, so I had to put a few things to the side so that I could focus on growing. If you’re curious about what it is that I do now, you can head over to 3 Mile Lane Co to learn more.

So, let’s talk about today’s project. You may recognize that the DSP I used is definitely no longer available. In fact it’s a few years old! I made this project, and filmed the coordinating video below, when this stamp set was a Suite! I just never got around to posting it.

The stamp set and punch are still current products, and I really wanted to share this card with you, so that’s why I’m using it today! (And let’s just breeze over the fact that I edited the video and drafted this blog post at 10pm the night before it was due!!)

So, the truth is, there is nothing that I want more than to make YouTube videos with Stampin’ Up! products all day long for you! But with the demands of my business (which is my full time job!) I just can’t get to everything, right now… I’m really hoping I can do a few things that will free up some more of my time so that I can make room for the things I enjoy so much, like making projects to share with you!

So if you made it this far in the post, THANK YOU! You are the reason I continue to post as much as I can! I hope I can continue bringing you crafty inspiration! And I really hope you hop with us this month to see the other incredible projects from so many of my talented, and more active, Stampin’ Up! friends!

Hop along to Tricia’s amazing creation! Click below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (US)
Tricia Butts (US)
The Stampin’ Chic Dana Sullivan (US)
Annette Elias – De Kijkkast (NL)
Jan Musselman (US)
Deb Naylor Flying Stamper (US)
Jo Blackman (UK)
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Sandra Roberts – Sandra’s Craft Studio (UK)
Angie McKenzie (US)
Ann Krucek – Corner of Plaid and Paisley (US)
Rebecca-Jo Unwin (AU)
Susan Simpson – Craftyduckydoodah! (UK)

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Kre8tors Blog Hop Sketch Challenge

Welcome Kre8tors! Today we are crafting with a sketch challenge! I’m so excited to see what everyone comes up with for this sketch. If you’d like to try this sketch, make sure you tag me on social media @mkre8tions so I can see your version!

KBH Card Sketch 3-22-01

Sketch Challenge Using Cactus Cuties

As soon as I saw the Cactus Cuties set from the Mini Catalog I knew I had to have it. I’ve recently become obsessed with succulents and this adorable stamp set spoke to my soul.

Sketch Challenge Colors

I knew right away that I wanted to use this year’s retiring in-colors because I have A LOT of paper left! 😅 These were some of my favorite in-colors from recent years. I used Misty Moonlight for the base of the card and brought in some Bumblebee and Just Jade for my stamped accents.

Sketch Challenge Details

I’ve also been on a HUGE gilded leafing kick lately, and I wanted to hide the un-embossed edges of my blue cardstock. This beautiful metallic accent can really help hide those oopsies! 😁

You know it, I also had to throw on a couple of the Iridescent Rhinestones for that bling bling!

Sketch Challenge Video Tutorial

Here’s my video tutorial for you to see more in-depth details for today’s card. I really hope you’ll consider subscribing to the channel while you’re there!

Hop along to Dana’s amazing interpretation of this challenge! Click below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (US)
Dana Sullivan – The Stampin’ Chic (US)
Kirsteen Gill (US)
Angie McKenzie (US)
Jan Musselman (US)
Jo Blackman (UK)
Annette Elias – De Kijkkast (NL)
Ann Krucek – Corner of Plaid and Paisley(US)
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Deb Naylor-Flying Stamper (US)
Kristie (US)
Laura Mackie (UK)
Libby Fens – libbystamps (US)
Tricia Butts (US)
Sandra Roberts – Sandra’s Craft Studio (UK)

Measurements:

See Sketch Challenge Image

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

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Hello Foil Card – Sale A Bration 2022 Friendly Hello

Hello Foil Card from Sale-A-Bration 2022 Friendly Hello

If you saw my first and second posts using the Friendly Hello stamp set and coordinating DSP from the January through February 2022 Sale-A-Bration flyer, then you might recognize all of the elements in this card! I wanted to show how easy it is to come up with several design layouts using the exact same materials!

Friendly Hello Foil Card by MKre8tions with Stampin Up-01

I struggled a little on the design for this card because I really wanted to use the ribbon, but ended up leaving it off. I used just a few of the elements I cut out from the first card. I love how this card turned out, even though I wasn’t able to make the ribbon work.

Friendly Hello Foil Card by MKre8tions with Stampin Up-03

The colors on the card are so soft and I think they work really well with the gilded leafing, or gold foil. I could seriously make these cards all day long! There’s just something about the airy-ness of the gilded leafing that is so fun to play with.

Friendly Hello Foil Card by MKre8tions with Stampin Up-04

If you are curious to see how I came up with my design for today’s project, be sure to watch the video below, and please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel! It would mean so much to me and would allow me to continue making content like this for you to enjoy!

Hello Foil Card Video

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Measurements:

Basic White Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″, Scored @ 5-1/2″
Basic White Scraps: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
DSP: 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

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3 for 1 Card Designs – Sale A Bration 2022 Friendly Hello

Friendly Hello Foil Card 2 Details

If you saw my previous post using the Friendly Hello stamp set and coordinating DSP from the January through February 2022 Sale-A-Bration flyer, then you might recognize all of the elements in this card! I wanted to show how easy it is to come up with several design layouts using the exact same materials!

Friendly Hello Foil Card by MKre8tions with Stampin Up-07

I wanted to mix things up a bit and try something I haven’t done before, but still make the card easy and quick! Sometimes when you just sit down and have a go at it, you can be surprised with what you can come up with. I’m not sure if I love how I placed the gilded leafing, and looking at it now I do think I could have done a few things differently. But that’s all part of the learning process for card design, isn’t it?

Friendly Hello Foil Card by MKre8tions with Stampin Up-05

What I DO love about this card is the layering I did for the bird, the sentiment, and all the accent pieces on top of the DSP. I think this is so lovely and I’m very pleased with how it came out. This is one of my favorite sets from the past few Sale-A-Bration seasons, and I think it will have a forever home in my craft room! 🥰

Friendly Hello Foil Card by MKre8tions with Stampin Up-06

If you are curious to see how I came up with my design for today’s project, be sure to watch the video below, and please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel! It would mean so much to me and would allow me to continue making content like this for you to enjoy!

Friendly Hello Foil Card 2 Video

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Measurements:

Basic White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Scored @ 4-1/4″, Cut half of front flap at 2-3/4″
Basic White Scraps: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ & 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
DSP: 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

Host Code

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