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Birch Trees Christmas Card

Hello Kre8tors! I have finished three projects so far using the Winter Woods Bundle. I have to say this bundle is by far my favorite from the Holiday Catalog. It’s so versatile! All three of these cards are so completely different, yet they are all from the same stamp and die set!

This is probably my favorite card, out of the cards I’ve made so far using Winter Woods. The birch tree background was so much fun to do on the Stamparatus! I could make so many of these! I didn’t use the same technique that Stampin’ Up!®️ used when they created this project as a sample in the Holiday Catalog. I do think I got pretty close to their results, however! Next one I make, I am definitely adding some Clear Wink of Stella to the birch trees!

Be sure to check out my video tutorial below, or on my YouTube channel, to see how it came together! I filmed this during a live Facebook tutorial. I go live quite often in my VIP Stamp Lounge, exclusive for my customers and team members. If you’d like to join us over there, simply place an order with me or join my team! I’d love to talk to you more about the different reasons why this will be the best choice for you!

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Measurements:

Cherry Cobbler Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Cherry Cobbler Background Strips: 2-1/2″ x 5″ (Cut in half lengthwise after embossing)
Cherry Cobbler Strip for Sentiment: 1/2″ x 2-1/2″
Whisper White for DIY DSP: 3″ x 5-1/2″ + Scrap for Pretty Label
Vellum: 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
Silver Foil Scrap


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Petal Passion Embellishments

Petal Passion Embellishments
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February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop with Lots of Lavender

Welcome to the February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! This is our second hop, and I’m so excited to continue working with so many talented demonstrators in sharing our passion for paper crafting! If you’d like to check out our first blog hop, you can start at 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop – Occasions Petal Palette. Be sure to click the Next button at the bottom of this post to hop over to Amy’s blog to check out her fantastic project! In case you get lost along the hop, there is also a Roll Call list below the Next button.

For my Sale-A-Bration item I decided to use the Lots of Lavender stamp set. This is a GORGEOUS set and it’s really versatile. I’ve used this set on my Clean & Quick Card and thought it came out beautifully, but wanted to step it up a little. So this card was born!

I love how clean this card looks with just two main colors and a pop of an accent color. I used Rich Razzleberry for most of the coloring as well as my accent pieces and cardbase. Lemon Lime Twist was used to color in the leaves and stem. I did use just a touch of the Powder Pink in the ribbon holding the lavender bunch together. Oh, and we can’t forget the Clear Wink of Stella to give it the slightest shimmer.

The Stampin’ Blends are so much fun to color with! I used both the light and dark Rich Razzleberry markers to color in the petals on my lavender bunch. I decided to keep the petals full color and not use the Color Lifter to blend it out. I really like how crisp this looks against the white accents on the card. I also used some beautiful Classic Weave Ribbon in Whisper White to lace behind the lavender bunch.

Since the Lots of Lavender stamp set doesn’t come with any sentiments, I opted to use the Petal Palette Bundle to add the finishing touches to the card. I used both the label framelit and trellis thinlit to spruce up my sentiment at the bottom of the card. This paired with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Ovals Framelits, I thought the card really came together well. I also added a little more pops of green for contrast with the Glitter Enamel Dots. LOVE the bling!

This project was so fun to put together! I hope you enjoy the video tutorial towards the bottom of this post to see how it all came together. Don’t forget to check out the other members of this Blog Hop by viewing the Roll Call List at the bottom of this post, and clicking the Next button to continue on through the hop!

Measurements:

Rich Razzleberry Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry Scraps: Approx. 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″

Materials:
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(Don’t forget the adhesives!)

During Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE products simply by shopping! Every $50 (US) you spend you can earn a free level 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. And NEW this year, every $100 (US) you spend, you can either pick two level 1 items OR one level 2 item! Be sure to visit my store to see all the wonderful products you can choose from!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your creative coach! 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! If your order is over $150, don’t use the code because you will qualify for your own rewards! 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 on the Next button to head to Amy’s blog to check out her amazing project for the hop! There’s also a roll call list in case you get lost along the way.

February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
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Amy Grendel
Su Mohr
Becky Browning
Laura Kate Mackie
Tricia Butts
Kathy Maurer
Deb Naylor
Jackie Lawless
Linda Handford
Lisa Kmiec
Kirsteen Gill
Alexanra Rauf
Nichole Loe
Mary Trautner
Sanda Roberts
Maria Calia
Hiske MacKay
Jacqui Lawrence
Leisa Pedersen
Diana Tillery

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CASEing the Catalog: Facebook Live Replay with Petal Palette

Yay! I got a beautiful box of goodies last night and decided to open it LIVE on my Facebook page. Those that were able to join me live got to see these two gorgeous cards come to life using, you guessed it, the Petal Passion Suite of products straight from the Occasions Catalog! Woo!

The first card we put together was CASE’d and modified slightly. The sample in the catalog showed a square card, but I wanted to make it a standard size, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. I was VERY surprised at how beautifully the Lemon Lime Twist stamped on Pool Party cardstock! It turned out BEAUTIFUL!

Using one of the Petal Pairs Embossing Folder on Whisper White cardstock, and tearing the edges adds a little dimension to this beautiful card. I also really liked how the Organza Ribbon looks tucked slightly under the embossed piece. The white embossing on the Basic Black cardstock really POPS and stands out in an elegant way. Not to mention blinging it up a bit with the Petal Passions Embellishment and some Rhinestones!

This isn’t my “typical” color scheme, but I was pleasantly surprised with how it all came together and how much I actually LOVE this beautiful card! I just want to keep making them! I can’t stop! Seriously! I might need assistance…

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Pool Party Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Strip: 2-1/4″ x 5″
Basic Black Circle: 2-3/8″ (Stitched Shapes Framelits)

For the second card, I got to dig into the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and my new Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive along with the Color Lifter! I still have some playing around to do with the Blends, but I really like how the Color Lifter softened the edges of the coloring.

I also used the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes to add some “dew drops” to the flowers. I LOVE the glitter! The Stitched Shapes Framelit circle I used was slightly larger than the one they used in the catalog, but still looks beautiful on this non-standard sized card.

I love how we can cut apart sentiments to create personalized sayings, like the For You on this card. I stamped two different sentiments and cut out the words I wanted to use.

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5″ x 6″, score @ 3″
Petal Passion DSP: 3″ x 5″
Whisper White Circle: 2-3/4″ (Stitched Shapes Framelits)
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 4″ 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?
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Clean & Quick Cards SERIES 19 – Panda Party

Today we are “hanging out” with the adorable panda from Party Pandas. He’s casually hanging from his balloon with a sentiment from the Occasions Catalog stamp set In The Trees that reads “We need to hang out more.” I love this sentiment paired with the adorable Party Pandas set. The only way you can get this adorable panda is for FREE during Sale-A-Bration happening right now!

I’ve used the Stampin’ Write Markers set of In Colors for 2016 – 2018. The colors I used are Dapper Denim for the shadow below the panda, and Flirty Flamingo for the shading on the balloon. I used a Blender Pen to fade the colors out slightly and used a technique where you color with the markers on an acrylic block to pick up the ink with the Blender Pen.

This technique would also work well with the Aqua Painters, although I would recommend using our Watercolor Paper if you use the Aqua Painters. The Watercolor Paper is specifically made to help soak up that water and leave a beautiful color without the paper “pilling” or warping too much.

By purchasing the basics below to make this card, you can earn the Party Pandas stamp set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

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?
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Petal Palette Split Coloring Technique Card

Okay, it’s no surprise how much I am digging on Petal Palette. I really hope you’re a fan of this stamp set, because I’ve made a couple projects with it so far (Wedding Card and a Top Secret Project TBA), and I have a LOT more planned. I think the split coloring technique looks awesome with this set!

If you’re not a fan of the basic black strip across the card, you could certainly use ribbon. That would look LOVELY! I can just picture this card in all sorts of color combinations!
What color would you use?

Measurements:

Rich Razzleberry Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Basic Black Strip: 1/2″ x 5-1/2″

Materials:

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