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Kre8tors Blog Hop August 2020 Anniversary

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 anniversary inspiration!

This card is lightning fast today! It’s a very simple card that I made for my husband for our anniversary coming up on the 12th. One of his favorite colors is red, so I wanted to focus on that and use Cherry Cobbler as the base. I added a simple card mat to the front and inside. I used the Tasteful Touches stamp set and coordinating dies to cut out the label in Smokey Slate card stock. I stamped the floral sprigs with Cherry Cobbler ink and the sentiment is done with StazOn.

I just wanted to let you all know that I am taking a short break from videos and blog posts here. I will still be an active demonstrator, as long as my selling limits will allow, and I will still support my customers and team members. I’m working on a new business venture over at 3 mile lane co specializing in custom stickers, cold cups, and mugs. If you’re interested in following me over there, I will be posting to a new YouTube channel very soon. You can subscribe to that channel by clicking here.

Thank you so much for the last four years of your support! I have learned so much and grown even more. I appreciate all of your encouragement and love this community! But it’s time for me to make a decision to earn more income for my family and for myself. I hope you all understand, and know that it’s not forever, it’s just for now.

Measurements:

Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Scrap for Label: 3″ x 4″

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Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (USA)
Su Mohr
Tricia Butts
Lisa Kmiec
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Jo Blackman
Jan Musselman – USA
Susan Simpson
Anastasia Radloff
Libby Fens
Tracie St-Louis Canada
Angie McKenzie
Annette Ball – Canada
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Cheryl Taylor (UK)
Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)
Annette Elias – De Kijkkast – NL
Sue Allen – Australia
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

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July 2020 KBH Tropical Nights Color Challenge

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 color challenge inspiration!

This was our inspiration image. I loved how the palms were shadowed in the foreground with the beautiful sunset reflecting off the clouds in the background.

The colors that were pulled from this image included Basic Black, Basic Gray, Rococo Rose, Night of Navy, and So Saffron. The pink, blue, yellow scheme offers so many options because almost every color can be made from those three bases!

At first I wanted to use all three of those colors, but my first card attempt didn’t quite pan out. So I decided to go back to my favorite, simplistic card style and have a Very Vanilla base with some Night of Navy and Basic Black.

I love the texture of the Old World Paper Embossing Folder. I wanted to feature that on this very minimalistic card. I used Very Vanilla cardstock to cut a standard card base. I cut a card mat to go on top and ran that through my embossing machine using the Old World Paper Embossing Folder. I love how dynamic the texture looks!

I used a Sponge Dauber and my Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad to distress the card mat a bit and give it a little color. I added a globe from the World of Good Memories and More Card Pack. I love how easy these stickers are to apply!

The Basic Black and Gold Foil strip of DSP is from the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper and makes the perfect accent to place behind my sentiment. I stamped the words in Night of Navy and cut it out using the globe die from the World Map Dies.

To add a little bit of oomph to the inside of the card, I stamped one of the large globes in Night of Navy. I really love decorating the inside of the cards, but often forget! I’m so glad I remembered on this one. It’s going to be a special birthday card for my uncle.

And that’s it! This card came together quickly with just a few materials from the World of Good Suite Collection. I love buying products in the suite collections because I know I can make so many different projects with just a few supplies!

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Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (USA)

Tricia Butts

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Nicole Mahler

Libby Fens

Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada

Jo Blackman

Su Mohr

Annette Elias – De kijkkast – NL

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Susan Simpson

Annette Ball – Canada

Ximena Morales

Cheryl Taylor(UK)

Jan Musselman – USA

Laura Mackie (UK)

Michelle Bryant

Janey Backer (USA)

Sharon Dalton

Ann Krucek – USA

Anastasia Radloff

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Very Vanilla Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
DSP: 1-1/2″ x 4″
Very Vanilla Scrap

Materials:

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ISS Blog Hop Anything Goes

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop! Today I’m sharing my Quick DSP Card using the Forever Greenery Suite Collection. These cards can be made quickly and they are relatively flat, which is great for mailing!

Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

This card features the Forever Fern stamp set, the coordinating Forever Flourishing Dies, the gorgeous Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, and the beautiful ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. I absolutely love all the shades of green on this card!

I love doing a “z” style ribbon fold behind my sentiments. I think it adds just the right amount of texture. This ribbon stands out well against the designer series paper layer, and the stripes compliment the fern images nicely.

I achieved the variegated look on my ferns by inking my stamp in a lighter color, and then going over the edges with a sponge dauber and a darker color. This is a great technique to play with!

I finished this card off with a few pearl accents and love how it turned out! It’s so simple and easy to make. Using the beautiful designer series paper really adds some fun to the background.

Check out my YouTube tutorial below and be sure to head directly to my YouTube channel so you can Subscribe while you’re there!

Don’t forget to hop along to the next blog to see what exciting project Libby has created for you! Click the Next button below!

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored @ 4-1/4″
Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White for stamping: Approx. 4″ x 6″

Materials:

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

If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code 9NT4UCAB when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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ICS Blog Hop Hello New Colors

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! I’m so excited to share the brand new In-Colors with you today! Every two years, Stampin’ Up! does a mini color refresh with the In-Color collections. This year the new set debuted, and I’m so anxious to share them with you!

We are hopping with the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop today! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

There are five brand new, beautiful colors that we will play with today! I wanted to make a card layout that would work well for all the colors. I decided to stick with a solid white background, and add the pops of color to make each one really stand out. I also was excited to play with a brand new bundle from the Forever Greenery Suite Collection.

Although the new In-Color ink pads are not quite available, I was still able to make this fun card using my Versamark stamp pad and some White Stampin’ Emboss powder. Heat embossing sentiments is a GREAT way to get color and words on your card without the words blending into the background.

I also really love how the Stazon in Jet Black can help to accentuate the colors. I stamped one of the greenery images on Whisper White card stock, then cut it out with the coordinating dies. I placed it on top of the designer series paper, but behind all of my other elements to really help them stand out.

Making multiple cards of the same layout in different colors is one of my all time favorite ways to craft! Not only do I get a bunch of cards at the end, but I get to see how each color works with my design. If you haven’t tried “assembly line” crafting yet, you might want to consider giving it a try!

Check out my YouTube tutorial to see my In-Color packages I put together for some of my customers as well as my process for designing and assembling these beautiful cards. Be sure to subscribe to my channel so you never miss a tutorial!

Don’t forget to hop along to the next blog to see what exciting project Audra has created for you!
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Measurements:

Whisper White Card Stock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Scraps: Approx. 2″ x 4″
Colored Card Stock: 1″ x 6″
Colored DSP: 1″ x 6″

Materials:

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

If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code 9NT4UCAB when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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ISS Blog Hop May 2020 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! I’m so excited to be sharing a sneak peek of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog with you today! I received my pre-order and wanted to make a card using the Forever Greenery Suite Collection. Come and see what I made and watch my YouTube tutorial to see an unboxing of my pre-order!

We are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop today! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

I wanted to play with this suite collection right away, and there’s no better way to get started than to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) the catalog! I started off with a standard card base in Whisper White. Then I chose a background piece from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. I noticed on the card in the catalog from page 108 they glued this piece gold side down. As much as I didn’t want to do this, I did it anyway, and I really do love how it turned out!

Next I embossed a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock with one of the embossing folders from the Greenery set. I trimmed it down to a thin 1/2″ banner. I stamped two leaf images in Pear Pizzazz, one full ink, and one without re-inking for a lighter image. This is called second generation stamping. I then stamped four of the rounded leaves/berries in Pretty Peacock using the same method.

I picked out a few more pieces from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper to include in my arrangement. After getting my placement down, I adhered all the small cut pieces using a combination of liquid glue and glue dots. Then I added the banner.

The gold hoop is attached to the back of the sentiment with tear and tape adhesive, then Stampin’ Dimensionals pop it up off the background. I died some of the trim from the Trim Combo pack using my Classic Stampin’ Pad and a Sponge Dauber, and then tied it into a bow to add to the top.

I’m so pleased with how this card turned out! CASEing the catalog when you need some inspiration, or just a quick crafting session is a great way to get started. Check out my YouTube tutorial below for specifics on this card and to see my preorder unboxing!

Don’t forget to hop along to Tricia’s blog to see what exciting project she has created for you!
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Roll Call

Laura Mackie

Sue McDonald

Dana Sullivan

Stacey Marsh

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Melissa Tennison

Tricia Butts

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Michelle Bryant

Jo Blackman

Gez Carpenter

Kristie Meeker Wilson

Sue Allen

Annette Elias

Jill Chapman

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 5-1/2″ 8-1/2″
Pretty Peacock Banner: 1/2″ x 4″

Materials:

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

If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code 9NT4UCAB when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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