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A Happy Match

Hello Kre8tors and welcome back! Today we are getting FESTIVE with TWO amazing bundles, and I am so excited to share this project with you! I received a comment on my YouTube channel asking me to CASE the back of the Holiday Catalog. I hadn’t even really taken much notice to the projects on the back page until I read that comment. When I took the time to look at that photo, I realized how AMAZING it was! So thank you so much, Diana, for the suggestion!

This card used a LOT of TLC! I didn’t have any Designer Series Paper on hand, so I decided to ATTEMPT to make my own PLAID! Wow, that was tough. After one failed attempt, I decided to try a different method, and so this DIY DSP Plaid background paper was born! I go into a lot of detail in my YouTube video, link below. Be sure to check it out to see how this card came together!

All in all, using the materials I had on hand, I think this CASE’d card came out very well! What do you think? Are you ready to give this card a try with the materials that YOU have on hand? If you do, take a photo and upload it to Social Media, and TAG me! I’m on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest as @MKre8tions. You can also post a photo to my Facebook page!

One of my favorite things about the Winter Woods Bundle is how unique the framelits are! You are able to create some beautiful dimension and depth with these framelits. Love adding a hint of Wink of Stella to the boughs as well! When pairing the Winter Woods Bundle with the Rooted in Nature Bundle, it does make a Happy Match indeed! These sets work beautifully together! I can’t wait to play more!

Measurements:

Garden Green Cardbase: 4-1/4″ x 11″, Scored @ 5-1/2″
Whisper White for DIY DSP Plaid: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Shimmer White: Approximately 4″ x 4″
Whisper White Scraps: Approximately 4″ x 5″
Cherry Cobbler Scraps: Approximately 3″ x 2″


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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 YR4VGW9S 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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Clean & Quick 20 and Step-It Up – Beautiful Peacock – Tie-Dye Technique

Yay for Tuesday! I went ALL weekend without creating, and let me tell you, it almost broke me. I was SO excited to jump back in today to make this fun card using a Sale-A-Bration set, Beautiful Peacock. I’m playing along with the Inspire. Create. Color Challenge! This month’s color challenge was Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Melon Mambo. I love the tie-dye technique on the peacock, and can’t wait to show you how I did it!

I think these colors are so lovely together, especially when you are able to mix them together to create NEW colors! By using the Daffodil Delight with the Melon Mambo, I was able to make a sort of Mandarin Orange color in the peacock feathers.

I made both a Clean & Quick version and a stepped up version of this card. The stepped up version added some swirly Black Metallic Thread and shiny Rhinestones. I love both of these cards and think they are a perfect way to look forward to some warmer, spring weather.

So fun to participate in the Inspire. Create. Color Challenge this month! Pop on over and check out all of the other wonderful projects from some very talented demonstrators!
Click the picture above to check it out!

Don’t forget about Sale-A-Bration! Every $50 (US) spent earns you one FREE level 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure! New this year, level 2 rewards with every $100 (US) spent! Head to my shop to check out all the awesome FREE items you can earn!

Measurements:

Clean & Quick
Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

Stepped Up:
Bermuda Bay Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″

Watercolor Paper: Approx. 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

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 NTJUWGMD 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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Reverse Words Card & Team Swaps!

It’s that time again! Time for Team Swaps! This month we went with a St. Patrick’s Day Theme. That could have been whatever the team member interpreted it as, so green, gold, rainbows, etc.

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I’m so proud of my team members for coming up with some creative ideas! I can’t wait to share them with you, and share the card that I put together.

I’m using TWO of the Brand New Second Release Sale-A-Bration items, available February 21 through March 31. FREE with a $50 purchase, before shipping/tax. I hope you enjoy this video!

Materials

Reverse Words Clear Mount (SAB) 143319
Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (SAB) 143831
3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB) 143601
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad 138326
Watercolor Pencils 141709
Aqua Painters 103954
Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit 142767

You can purchase all of the products seen in this video by visiting my online store.

Team

Maria Calia
Diane Marra
Susan Blosser

Don’t forget to use the current hostess code 2DTA4HSJ when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month!

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Watercolor Pencil Bookmarks

BONUS VIDEO! I’ve been away for a little while so I wanted to dive right in with some fun new projects! This was my first time playing with our brand new watercolor pencils and let me tell you… they are AMAZING! They color smooth, and blend beautifully!

I wanted to make some bookmarks as customer thank you gifts and knew I had to use these gorgeous colors!

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Materials:
Avant Garden Stamp Set (SAB)
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Pencils
Aqua Painter
Archival Stampin’ Pad Basic Black
Versamark
Clear Emboss Powder
Heat Tool
Thick Baker’s Twine Bermuda Bay

You can purchase all of the products seen in this video by visiting my online store.

Don’t forget to use the current hostess code SKZKJYB7 when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month!

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