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April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Color Challenge

Welcome to the April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month we are doing a color theme, as you can see from the lovely color scheme below. The challenge was to use at least three colors from the color palette, however I broke the rules and only used two because I forgot my own rules! It’s been a hectic few months.

As most of you know, I’m in the process of moving and almost ALL of my supplies are packed up in boxes! I was lucky enough to have a few essentials left out for a charity craft event I attended yesterday. This was my fourth year as a Make and Take Demonstrator and volunteer at the Let’s Stamp Out Hunger event which is a fundraiser for the Clatsop Emergency Food Bank. It’s a wonderful day full of friends and fun, held in the beautiful town of Astoria, Oregon. You can check out the website or find us on Facebook!

And now, on to my project! I decided to CASE a project from Maymay Made It Crafts. She has a fantastic video on how to create one of these A2 Card Holder Magazine Style projects. I really LOVE this project because it’s fun and easy to make AND I use a ton of them to store my cards!

The colors I chose to use from this month’s challenge include Wild Wasabi for the base and Powder Pink for the DSP. I planned on using Crumb Cake for the sentiment and to sponge daub the edges of the DSP, however my daubers were packed, and the Crumb Cake didn’t show up well on the DSP. Looking back, I wish I would have used the Crumb Cake on Whisper White and cut out a small oval to go on the flap.

This project is VERY easy to make, and takes only a few materials. It was perfect for me to whip up to share with you on this hop. I also used it as my Make and Take at this year’s Let’s Stamp Out Hunger event, and it was a huge hit!

I’ve already made quite a few of these awesome card holders, and will be making several more for all sorts of occasions. They hold a ton of cards (and big enough for the envelopes, too) and look so cute sitting on my shelf. At least, they WILL look cute once I get my shelf put back together in my new place!

While visiting Astoria for the fundraising event, my mother and I had a little fun walking around and enjoying the sunshine along the waterfront.

Not to mention enjoying some delicious iced coffee from a local coffee shop down the block. We took a ride on the trolly and also had some very yummy lunch! It was such a fun weekend, full of family, friends, and STAMPING! Which is my favorite activity!

Measurements:

12″ x 12″ Card Stock for Base
6″ x 12″ DSP for Accents

For directions on how to create this fun card holder, see Maymay’s video on her YouTube channel! I hope to make a video of my own for this soon, but I just wasn’t able to get one done with everything happening at the moment. I hope to get some videos up for you again in May!

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Click on the Next button below to head over to Sandra’s blog to see her beautiful creation using this month’s color challenge palette!

April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)
Sandra Roberts
Su Mohr
Tracy Marie Lewis
Jackie Lawless
Lisa Edwards Kmiec
Jacqui Lawrence
Cheryl Taylor
Cheryl Hamilton
Jo Blackman
Tricia Butts
Laura Kate Mackie
Kathy Maurer
Alexandra Rauf
Amy Grendel
Linda Handford
Hiske MacKay
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Diana Core Tillery
Deb Naylor
Kirsteen Gill

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3-D Projects · Boxes · Cards · Crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · Tutorial/How To · Video

Holiday Mantle Card Holder

After designing my Holiday Card Buffet samples, I thought… Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a place to store the cards my customers are making?

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So I designed this adorable Holiday Mantle Card Holder! I think it’s super cute, and there are so many decorative possibilities!

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After I filmed the video, I wanted to make one that looked more like a traditional fireplace. But I don’t have any stamps that look like fire, and after several attempts to create my own fire I decided to just go with the red brick… but I still LOVE how it turned out!

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I hope you enjoy this fun project! Here are some of the materials I used:

~Santa’s Sleigh Bundle #143499
~Christmas Pines Bundle #143496
~Presents & Pinecones DSP #141986
~Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685
~Smoky Slate Cardstock #131202
~Emerald Envy Cardstock #141415
~Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953
~Brick Wall TIEF #138288
~5/8″ Organza Ribbon #114319
~Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309

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Half Card Holder

I’ve been trying to use up some old product I have laying around my office. I was able to come up with this half card holder to hold some cards made with older DSP and colors. I like the way it turned out and think it would make a great gift for someone. What do you think?

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Balloon Celebration Card Folder Part 2!

Hey Guys! Welcome back! I decided to show you some super quick and easy cards you can whip up to put inside your Balloon Celebration Card Folder. These cards are a breeze to throw together and add a bit of fun and brightness to the folder.

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Here’s my video tutorial to show you how quick these are! Also, if you want to get any products I’ve used in the video, head over to my online Stampin’ Up! store where you can shop for amazing products 24/7! Don’t forget to use this month’s hostess code and you’ll get a special bonus! See my Shop Now page for more details!

Cards · Crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · Tutorial/How To

Balloon Celebration Card Folder

I love this cute Balloon Celebration Card Folder! It’s big enough to fit four cards plus there’s a band to hold the envelopes! Head over to my Stampin’ Up! shop and get all of the products you need to create this adorable project.

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Check out my video tutorial on how to make this fun card folder!