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Sea of Textures Birthday Card

Hello Kre8tors and welcome! Today I’m sharing the birthday card that I made for my niece, who just turned 2! I wanted to make a special card for her that matched the wrapping on her gift. The colors I chose were Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, and Basic Gray. I love these neutrals together and think they made a beautiful card.

I CASE’d this card from the lovely Stamp It Up With Jaimie. You can see her original card by clicking here. I did change a few things such as the colors, but stuck mostly with the same overall design. I really loved the simplicity of the card, and the clean look it has.

I had to add a little sparkly shimmer so I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and painted the octopus to make him shine. I also threw in a few of the Basic Jewels Rhinestones for a little more sparkle. I really enjoyed how this card turned out! What do you think?

Measurements:

Basic Gray Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Night of Navy Card Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White Card Mat: 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (+scrap)
Whisper White Inner Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″

Materials:

You can take a peek at my video tutorial below to watch it all come together! If you aren’t already subscribed to my YouTube Channel, head on over and click that subscribe button to see more crafty videos!

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July ICS Blog Hop Punch Me Out

Welcome to the ICS Blog Hop! Today we are sharing projects using punches, so I’ve decided to use a few classics from the Annual Catalog. CIRCLES! I’ve used three different circle punches on today’s card and I really love how it turned out!

It’s very similar to the Tunnel Card I made earlier, however on a much smaller scale with not quite as much dimension. Some people call this a porthole as well, like the windows on a ship. What would you call it? Let me know in the comments below!

I really love how soft the Champagne Foil is on this card. It is a beautiful color! It’s very soft, and elegant I think. Silver and Gold are beautiful and have their place, but there’s just something about this Champagne that says “I’m here and I brought the Bubbly, er, MYSELF!”

I accented the 1/2″ Champagne circles with two of the dies from the Detailed Peacocks Dies. I love these little branch dudes. They are so pretty! And I especially love the Champagne foil paired with the Basic Gray. It really makes a lovely combination.

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Basic Gray Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
Whisper White Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Champagne Foil: Scraps

Materials:

Hop along to Candy’s wonderful creation! Click below!

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June Kre8tors Blog Hop Dads & Grads

Welcome back to the Kre8tors Blog Hop! So glad you are joining us for this Dads & Grads themed hop! Be sure to scroll down to the Roll Call List to hop along to the next demonstrator for some wonderful inspiration!

I am SUPER excited about my project today because it’s colorful, fun, and DIFFERENT from anything I’ve done! The bundle I’ve used is called Sailing Home and includes the cling mount stamp set along with the Smooth Sailing dies. This sea-worthy set was the first item I purchased from our new annual catalog, and I’m so glad because it’s been amazing!

I tried to replicate the sailor’s knot in the stamp set on the front of my card for a little added something. This is a very special card for a very special man in my life; my father. He’s been my true North, for sure! Teaching me right and wrong, showing me how to be independent and strong.

He is also a fan of tie-dye, so I thought the vibrant and colorful background was perfect for him. This card features a technique that I haven’t used before. I’m not sure if it has an official name, but let’s just call this the Partial Die Cutting technique.

Want to see how it’s done? Check out the video below, and then come back and hop along to see more amazing inspiration for this Dads & Grads themed hop!


Measurements:

Thick Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Thick Whisper White Top Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Thick Whisper White Bottom Mat: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″

Materials:

Sailing Home Bundle

$50.25

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

$35.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$7.75

Nature's Twine

$9.00

Aqua Painters

$17.00

Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

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

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison USA
Linda Handford UK
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Sue McDonald
Michelle Bryant
Su Mohr
Tricia Butts
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Laura Mackie UK
Lisa Kmiec
Deb Naylor USA
Jan Musselman – USA
Alexandra Rauf
Eva Pottsova – Crafting with Angels (UK)
Libby Fens
Anastasia Radloff
Tracy Marie Lewis
Cheryl Hamilton
Janey Backer
Cheryl Taylor (UK)

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May Kre8tors Technique Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back to the Kre8tors Blog Hop! I’m really excited for this hop because it’s all about techniques! Each of the wonderful demonstrators that are participating with us in this hop have showcased either a stamping, inking, or folding technique of some sort. This is a great opportunity to see some amazing projects and perhaps learn something new! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of each post and click that Next button to hop along to everyone’s projects!

The technique I’m showcasing sort of sneaks up on you when you open the card. The front of the card looks pretty normal, very clean, not a lot going on. Very simple. Beautiful on it’s own, but then you open it…

And all of that dimension and detail fill the card! This technique is called the “Inside Tunnel Card” and I learned this from watching fellow crafter Jennifer McGuire on YouTube. Her ideas are so creative, I love to CASE them using Stampin’ Up! products. One of the best parts about this card is that it folds FLAT so it can be mailed easily!

I featured First Frost on this card for all the imagery, and the sentiments are both from Tea Together. This card of course is for my wonderful Mother, and she’s going to be receiving it TODAY! So I hope she’s not watching the video or following her Facebook feed today! But in case she is, then I’d like to say, Happy Mother’s Day!

Want to learn how to create this beautiful and different card? Watch the video below, and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the bell icon to be notified when I upload a new video!


Measurements:

Thick Whisper White Card Base: 2 pieces @ 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
On one piece, trim off 1/2″ from the short edge, score on the long edge at 4-1/4″.
On the other piece, score at 1/2″, 4-1/4″, and 4-3/4″.
Regular Whisper White Card Stock: Cut 1 piece slightly smaller than 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.

Materials:

First Frost Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$22.00

Tea Together Cling Stamp Set

$22.00

Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies

$33.00

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

$35.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$7.75

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.75

Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

$9.00

Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Sponge Daubers

$5.00

Stampin' Trimmer

$30.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

Big Shot

$110.00


Be sure to click the next button below to hop along to Tricia’s beautiful project!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (USA)
Tricia Butts
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Su Mohr
Linda Handford
Sue McDonald
Pia Gerhardt
Tracy Marie Lewis
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Cheryl Taylor
Libby Fens
Michelle Bryant
Laura Mackie (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Jan Musselman (USA)
Jo Blackman
Ximena Morales
Alexandra Rauf
Lisa Kmiec
Dorothee Buhn
Annette Elias

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How to “Deconstruct” (CASE) a Card

Today’s tutorial is all about “Deconstructing” cards so that you can CASE any card without having the measurements. I’m going to show you how I “eyeball” it and my secret for CASEing cards without instructions. I love to flip through our catalogs and brochures to find inspiration to craft my projects. I CASE a lot of cards, sometimes with directions, but most of the time I wing it. I think of it like a puzzle, and find it fun! What are some of your best tips for re-creating a project you’ve seen? Let me know by commenting on my video or on this post!


Measurements:

I’d like to challenge you to figure out the measurements on this card yourself! Write down your guesses, and then watch the video above to see if you were close!

Materials:

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