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Supplies Haul & Occasions Samples

Oh boy Kre8tors, you’re in for a real surprise today! Not only do I have a super long chit chat video for you to enjoy, but I’m sharing TWO amazing projects with you using products from the Occasions catalog! I’m so excited about these! Let’s get started!

This card was made using the Floral Romance Suite products on page 11 from the Occasions Catalog. I used almost all the products in this suite, except for two! I started with a piece of Petal Pink from the Floral Romance 12″ x 12″ Cardstock Pack, which includes the three colors that coordinate with the Specialty Designer Series Papers.

I love that this cardstock comes in a larger size, perfect for 3D projects such as boxes. I decided to cut my piece down to a standard card base. I then cut a card mat and ran it through the Big Shot Die Cutting and Embossing Machine with the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It gave this card such a huge pop!

I fussy cut by hand some of the leaf bunches from the vellum sheet in the Floral Romance Specialty DSP pack. I didn’t cut as many as I wanted, because I was making this card during a live Facebook video and wanted to cut down the time. It is still gorgeous with fewer pieces! I also cut out some sprigs of plain vellum using the coordinating Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.

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I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Fig and cut it out using this beautiful detailed oval from the coordinating die set. And finally, after gluing it all down, I added the beautiful Floral Romance seal. These seals are great because it adds so much flair and they come on the sheet sticky, ready to go!

Floral Romance Measurements:

Petal Pink Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Petal Pink Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Scrap
Vellum Scrap
Floral Romance Specialty DSP: Decorative Vellum Scraps

Floral Romance Materials:

Big Shot

$110.00


 And now for our SECOND card of this post! We are featuring the Amazing Life Bundle with those INCREDIBLE and AMAZING Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies! You HAVE to see what these babies can do! Be sure to head over and check out my corresponding YouTube video!

This card was super simple, takes very few materials, and was so much fun to put together! I started with one color, Bermuda Bay, and added some Whisper White cardstock. I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies to cut out a frame and the center portion. Then I used my Stamparatus to place my images in the coordinating Classic Stampin’ Pad color.

I adhered the outer frame down with our Snail Adhesive and I popped up the center piece with some of our Stampin’ Dimensionals. The last few finishing touches included tying a bit of Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the center piece and placing a few Basic Jewel Rhinestones. That’s it! Super simple, really quick, and fun!

Amazing Life Measurements:

Bermuda Bay Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Frame & Center: Start with 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Use Largest, 3rd Largest, and 4th Largest Rectangle Stitched Framelits

Amazing Life Materials:

Big Shot

$110.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

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Hanging Banners Sketch with Daisy Delight

I love challenges and have been trying so many different ideas in my VIP group. We have been doing sketch challenges which are so much fun because I get to see my VIP’s ideas unfold. There are so many different ideas and possibilities when it comes to sketches. I created the Hanging Banners sketch with the Daisy Delight Bundle, which includes a coordinating punch, in mind. It’s simple, but still so much fun for a quick card. The sentiment can easily be left off this card right up until it’s ready to be gifted, making it a perfect all occasion card. I’m so excited to announce which one of my VIP’s won this challenge, so let’s get to it!

I used the coordinating Designer Series Paper from the Daisy Delight suite of products in the annual catalog for this challenge card. I really love how the Gold Glimmer Paper accents the Tranquil Tide colors. I used both Cardstock and the Finely Woven Ribbon on this card. I love how the colors are perfect matches!

The inspiration for this challenge came from a few card designs I saw on Pinterest. I love how simple and fun the banners are hanging from the off-set circle.

The winner of this challenge was one of my downlines, Diane Marra! Her card is so lovely, I absolutely adore the DSP with flecks of gold foil! She changed the alignment to create a portrait card instead of landscape, and I just adore how it turned out!

Whether you are stamping on the circle, or creating a 3D item to pop out, this fun sketch works well for so many different stamp sets! I encourage you to give this sketch a try and share your projects with me! You can post on social media and use #mkre8tionssketchchallenge or tag me with @mkre8tions so that I can see your fun projects!

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Very Vanilla for Daisies (x2): Approx. 4″ x 5″
Tranquil Tide Circle: Approx. 3″ x 3″
Delightful Daisy DSP: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Gold Glimmer Strip: 3/4″ x 5-1/2″
Gold Glimmer Banners (x2): 3/4″ x 2″


Materials:

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Ink & Share Blog Hop – Sale-A-Bration

Welcome to the first Ink & Share Blog Hop! The theme for the first month of this hop is Sale-A-Bration! That’s right, you are about to view SO many wonderful ideas on ways to use these amazing stamp sets and products that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase. I’ll be showing you the adorable Party Pandas paired with an annual catalog favorite, Painted Harvest. Be sure to scroll all the way down and click on the Next button to keep on hopping! Now, let’s head into the jungle!

My panda is having so much fun hanging out behind the ferns and leaves in the jungle! I saw a similar card on Pinterest using a different stamp set, and knew I had everything I needed to CASE it with Stampin’ Up! products. I am SO happy with how it turned out! If you can’t get enough of this panda, check out my
Frame Card using the Party Pandas stamp set.

I used Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, and Bermuda Bay to color my leaves using the sponging technique. I inked up my stamp in one color, and then sponged the other two colors on the stamp to get the ombre colored effect. This card was so much fun to make!

And this panda from the Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration set is just TOO cute hanging out in the jungle scene. The panda holding a balloon from the set was the perfect stamp to use on this jungle card. And the best part is you can earn the Party Pandas stamp set for FREE when you place a qualifying order!

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Scrap for stamping/cutting: Approx. 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″

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 6JX4EGJM 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.

Click the next button below to head over to Joann’s blog to see her wonderful project using an amazing
Sale-A-Bation set! There’s also a Roll Call list below in case you get lost along the way.

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Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop with Lots of Lavender

I am so excited to be part of the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop this month! It’s my first month in this hop, and I am surrounded by so many wonderfully talented ladies. This month’s theme was The Sale-A-Bration Continues, with a color challenge! We were challenged to only use colors from this color palette:

I chose to use the set Lots of Lavender, and I added an additional challenge for myself, to make this card masculine! I think it turned out pretty well, what do you think?

I love how the Linen Thread adds a fun accent behind the sentiment. I used Thoughtful Banners for my Happy Father’s Day sentiment, but there are so many great projects you can do with just the Lots of Lavender set!

I also love how the lavender bunch is a 2-Step Stamp, with the main outline and accompanying solid bow, leaves, and stem. I have a special trick for stamping the leaves and stem at the same time that you can see in my video below.

Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post and click the Next button to continue this awesome hop! There are so many wonderful projects to see from the members of the ICS Blog Hop!

Remember, during Sale-A-Bration you earn FREE rewards just for shopping! Every $50 spent earns one free Level 1 reward. Spend $100 and choose TWO free Level 1 rewards or one free Level 2 reward. There’s no limit to how many FREE items you can earn!

Measurements:

Night of Navy Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Crumb Cake Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″

Materials:
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Don’t forget to use the current hostess code 6JX4EGJM 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.

Click the next button below to hop over to Candy’s blog for her sweet project!

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Eastern Palace Mandala Card and Desk Plant

I love the Eastern Palace Bundle! It makes such BEAUTIFUL cards with the mandalas (medallions). I also wanted to share a cute little card buddy I made, a desk plant! I was going for a succulent vibe, but ended up with green flowers. I still love it so much! It’s the perfect accent to use when photographing my projects.

I participated in the Color Inkspiration Challenge 26 from Facebook for this project. It was a tough one, but I think I did pretty well. I really wanted to make a 3D project for this challenge, but couldn’t decide between that and a card, so I made both! Here are the colors from the challenge:

I really enjoyed these projects, and love how the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon weaves in and out from behind the mandala. It adds a lot of sparkle to this muted card. I also used the Gold Vinyl Stickers from the Eastern Palace Suite which add a nice touch.

For my little potted plant, I used a fun technique that I have made time and time again, because paper flowers are fun! Check out my video below to see how the flowers are made. I also wanted to make the pot for my flowers match the card, so I stamped it and adorned it with the same metallic edge ribbon.

Measurements:

Eastern Palace Mandala Card
Tranquil Tide Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored @ 4-1/4″
Sahara Sand Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Bermuda Bay Scrap: Approx. 4″ x 4″

Desk Plant
Sahara Sand Base: 1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″
Sahara Sand Lip: 1″ x 4-1/4″, score lengthwise at 1/2″

Sahara Sand Circles: 1-1/4″ & 1-1/2″
Assorted Scraps in desired colors

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 6JX4EGJM 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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