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KBH June 2020 Masculine Card

Welcome Kre8tors! So excited to have you here for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month’s theme is dedicated to the special guys in your life. My dad’s birthday is this month as well as Father’s Day here in the U.S. so I really wanted to make a special card for him! I got to play with the World of Good Suite Collection for this card and love all the beautiful elements!

Be sure to use that Next button below to hop along to the next amazing blog post for some more masculine projects inspiration!

I love all the layers and textures on this card. It’s something totally out of my norm, but I really enjoyed the process of creation. It took over an hour to make, but my video is condensed into about 16 minutes.

I had no idea what I wanted to create when I started and just kind of played around until this idea started forming. You can notice two of the globes on this card, one is from the sticker sheet in the memories and more card pack from the suite collection. The other is also partially from the sticker pack… check out my video to see how I made it!

I love this torn vellum look with the gold fibers. This was so different, but so fun to make! It looks like the world is bursting through the vellum.

The black cardstock with the gold foil grid is also from the memories and more card pack, as well as the Cinnamon Cider DSP. I ran that through the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder to give it some texture and then used a sponge dauber to distress.

I am so pleased with this card and can’t wait to give it to my father at his Birthday/Father’s Day party! Can you tell there’s lots of layers to this card? I probably used 30 dimensionals! Okay, maybe that’s a stretch… or is it…? Watch the video and comment on this post or the video with your guess!

I’m also working on my hand lettering. I haven’t used Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black to letter before, but I think with a little more practice it will work beautifully!

A couple additional stickers from the memories and more card pack and this card is done! I love how it turned out! Check out my YouTube video below to see it comes together, and to check out my tricks sprinkled throughout the video! Don’t forget to…


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

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (USA)
(You are here!)

Libby Fens
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Laura Mackie (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Jo Blackman (UK)
Cheryl Taylor (UK)
Sue Allen – Australia
Kristie Wilson
Susan Simpson
Kirsteen Gill (USA)
Su Mohr
Ann Krucek – Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)
Cheryl Hamilton
Dana Sullivan
Nicole Mahler
Jan Musselman – USA
Angie McKenzie – USA
Tricia Butts
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Crumb Cake Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Black and Gold Foil Mat: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
Cinnamon Cider M&M Card Pack Mat: 3″ x 4″
Scrap Black, Vanilla, Vellum

Materials:

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Stamper’s Showcase March 2020 Blog Hop – Happy Birthday!

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop today! This month’s theme is birthdays! I’ve decided to make this fun card that focuses on some simple stamping techniques and basic layering. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

I wanted to take a moment to throw you back to one of my earlier videos that features this same layout and technique. You can see that video on my YouTube channel by clicking here. I love this layout because it’s simple and easy to create with a variety of stamp sets. This card is slightly narrower than a typical card. (Mostly because I didn’t know I had already cut some off the edge before I scored and folded it for my card base!) But I really think the slightly narrower card is fun and it will still fit in our envelopes, so that’s a win!

I started by choosing three colors. Too many colors and it might look too busy. I used Terracotta Tile, Old Olive, and Crushed Curry. I cut a strip of Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock to use as my guide on where to stamp. I laid down the Crumb Cake card stock over my Whisper White card mat at an angle and moved it slightly when I wanted to stamp one of my images. I repeated this until I had all the background stamped behind the strip of card stock.

Then I stamped my sentiment and omitted the ‘Let’s’ and just stamped the ‘Celebrate You’ onto a strip of Whisper White 1/2″ smaller than the Crumb Cake strip. I adhered the Whisper White strip to the Crumb Cake strip with Snail Adhesive and then popped the Crumb Cake up onto the card mat using some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added some lovely crinkled seam binding ribbon in a bow, and scattered some Pearls.

I don’t normally go for these colors together, but I was feeling kind of 70’s today lol What three colors would you have used on this card? Send me a picture via Instagram or Facebook and let me see your creation! You can find me @mkre8tions.

Don’t forget to hop along to Leonie’s blog to see what exciting project she has created for you! Click the Next button below!

Measurements:

Terracotta Tile Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″, Scored at 3-3/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″
Crumb Cake Strip: 1-1/2″ wide
Whisper White Strip: 1″ wide

Materials:

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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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September 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop Brides and Babies

Welcome Kre8tors! So excited to have you here for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month’s theme is Brides and Babies! That means our blog hop group could make a card that had something to do with brides, weddings, bachelorette, etc. or babies like a welcome baby card, baby’s birthday card, etc.

Be sure to use that Next button below to hop along to the next amazing blog post for some more inspiration!

I have TWO weddings and FOUR babies (one of which is mine!) happening in my life within the next year, so it was a tough choice on projects. Because I just made a baby card a few posts back, I decided to focus on the soon-to-be brides in my life and make a card and tag set to send with their gifts.

I searched Pinterest for some inspiration and came across Artisan Design Team Member Narelle Farrugia’s post using First Frost and was absolutely in awe! The colors and design were so gorgeous, I knew that I wanted to make it as exact as I could! If you haven’t seen her designs, definitely check her out by clicking here.

The colors I chose are Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, and Basic Gray. These colors work wonderfully together! The bright colors against the neutrals really is what made me fall in love with these designs. Take a peek at my video below to see how these projects came together!

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

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison USA

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Libby Fens

Sue McDonald

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Laura Mackie UK

Jan Musselman – USA

Margriet Siekman

Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Cheryl Taylor – UK

Linda Handford

Alexandra Rauf

Janey Backer

Anastasia Radloff

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Annette Elias-de Kijkkast-NL

Tracy Marie Lewis

Measurements:

Card:
Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Scraps of Whisper White, Basic Gray, & Crumb Cake

Tag:
Whisper White 2″ x 4-1/2″
Scraps of Whisper White, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, & Grapefruit Grove

Materials:

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ICS Blog Hop Fabulous Fall

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop today! The theme this month is Fabulous Fall and I am BEYOND EXCITED about this one! I love everything Fall! Colder weather, cozy snuggles, glowing candles, warm beverages… Ahhh! So much YES! Join us as we celebrate my favorite season with some beautiful Fall inspired projects!

Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

I decided to take a Christmas set and turn it into my Fall inspiration for this blog hop. I used the Tidings All Around bundle from the brand new Holiday Catalog (which is live TODAY!) with some of our brand new In Colors to create this wonderful wreath.

The sentiment “I am thankful for you” came from a classic set, Painted Harvest, which is available in the Annual Catalog. It’s a beautiful set, one which I almost used for this month’s project, but I opted to challenge myself and see how I could turn a Christmas stamp set into a Fall project.

The wreath was cut from some Pretty Peacock cardstock, and the branch and “wheat” top accents are done with Early Espresso and Terracotta Tile. I really love the punch of rusty-orange the Terracotta Tile lends to this project. I think it really ties together the colors and screams Fall!

I’m so THANKFUL that you stopped by to see my project today! Don’t forget to hop along to Audra’s blog to see what exciting project she has created for you! Click the Next button below!

Measurements

Very Vanilla Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Crumb Cake: 1″ x 3″
Scraps of Pretty Peacock, Early Espresso, Terracotta Tile

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 XCFYGTPK 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.