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July Kre8tors Blog Hop Floral

Welcome Kre8tors! So excited to have you here for the July Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month our theme is Floral. I decided to showcase the Bloom and Grow Bundle to demonstrate my version of the “reflection” technique using Vellum paper. I really love how this turned out, and it was so fun to create! Check out my video tutorial on my YouTube channel and be sure to use that Next button below to hop along to the next amazing blog post for some more floral inspiration!

I really love how soft the reflection portion of this card turned out. I used my Stampin’ Blends to create a vibrant top and a subtle bottom using the Dark and Light Stampin’ Blends in each color.

The stamping process was fun, but I do recommend stamping the floral pattern on your vellum and WALKING AWAY for a good while to allow the ink time to dry. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a smeary mess, which is not fun! Because I colored this with our Stampin’ Blends which are alcohol based markers, I used the water based black ink Memento stamp pad.

Once I had everything stamped and colored, I did a little background stamping with a “second generation” Smoky Slate and started adhering my pieces. I finished it off with some lovely Rhinestones and this card was done! Every time I look at this font I get chills, I just love it so! Be sure to check out my video tutorial below and click that next button to hop along to all of our other amazing floral projects!

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Strip: 1-1/4″ x 5″
Vellum: Approximately 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″

Materials:

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

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (USA)

Tricia Butts

Michelle Bryant

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Linda Handford UK

Jacqui Lawrence

Libby Fens

Lisa Kmiec

Angie McKenzie (USA)

Annette Ball

Margriet Siekman

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Jan Musselman (USA)

Deb Naylor Flying Stamper

Annette Elias

Anastasia Radloff

Janey Backer (USA)

Laura Mackie UK

Su Mohr

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Open Craft Christmas Card with Rooted in Nature Part 2

Hello Kre8tors! Here is the second card I provided to my customers at my Open Craft day who purchased the Rooted in Nature bundle from me in October. I found my inspiration for this card from Jan Clothier of Thinking Stamping. Her design was on Pinterest and included beautiful gold accents. I wanted to use what I had on hand, so I changed it a bit, but the poinsettia she created are gorgeous!

This is a simple and quick card that can be made in a short period of time. If you want to make it snail mail friendly, you can leave off the clear gems and use small circles punched out of gold or silver foil instead. I meant to demonstrate that in my video, but I forgot! And I love how the gems look as the centers of the poinsettias.

I meant to add a small bow to the side of the sentiment as well. That would be a great technique to show how you can easily step up this card design by adding a few more elements. I would love to see your stepped up version of this card! Send me a photo by tagging me on social media: @mkre8tions

The poinsettias were made using the Rooted in Nature bundle, and the sentiment is from the stamp set I’ll Be Home. I love the font used on this Merry Christmas. I think it’s just beautiful, with these made by hand poinsettia stamps.

Measurements:

Cherry Cobbler Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat (x2): 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Scrap: 1″ x 3″


Materials:

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CASE the Catalog – Tropical Chic Part 1

Hello my fantastic followers! This is the starting post for my series, CASE the Catalog: Tropical Chic. I’m SUPER excited to share some amazing projects with you that I CASE’d from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, with a few of my own little tweaks.

Before we dive in, I wanted to remind you that by purchasing the Tropical Chic stamp set and the Tropical Thinlits Dies together in a Bundle, you can save 10%! Be sure to use my hostess code this month to get a thank you from me!

I don’t think I have put this set down since it arrived to my house… I just can’t stop playing with it! It is one of my all time favorite sets. Tropical themes are really popular right now, and with their vibrant colors, I can see why! I’m addicted to them!

I have so many ideas for different color combinations I want to try with this set. What color combination would you recommend using? Be sure to leave me a comment on this post and let me know!

Check out my video to see how this card came together!

Measurements:

Blushing Bride Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Cardstock: 1/4 sheet for stamping + 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
DSP: 2-3/4″ x 5″ & 7/8″ x 4-1/2″
Shaded Spruce Scrap


Materials – Click to Shop!

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Daisy Delight Double Z-Fold Cased Card – What Was That Wednesday

I don’t have a new tutorial for you today, but I’ll be starting a new series on my blog called What Was That Wednesday. I will be showcasing some of my past projects that are my viewer’s favorites! This Double Z-Fold Card that I first posted in June 2017 is my most popular card tutorial I’ve done on YouTube to date with just over 14,000 views. I followed a tutorial from Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa and put my own spin on her versions of this card. She’s from the UK, even though I think I mistakenly said Australia in the video. 😉 I hope you enjoy this What Was That series, and hopefully it’s new for some of you!


I’m so excited to be sharing this card I CASE’d from Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa using the Daisy Delight bundle! *SQUEE!* This is SUCH a fun Double Z-Fold card, and I am SO excited to get to use this adorable Daisy Delight stamp set and punch!

This is a very special card for a very special lady, who will PROBABLY see this post at some point before she’s supposed to see this post…. but I just couldn’t wait to share!!!

It feels SO good to get back in my videos! They may not be frequent, but I am STILL HERE and not going anywhere!!! 😀

I did this as a live broadcast over on my Facebook page, and then uploaded the replay to my YouTube channel, but here are some more photos to enjoy as well!

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 6

Red, Black, and White are perhaps one of my most favorite color combinations. There’s something about the crispness of the way it looks. I decided to pair this color combination with the Climbing Orchid stamp set, and I think it turned out rather well.

I absolutely ADORE this sentiment! Enjoy Today… two simple words that mean so very much. The simplicity of this card is what makes it stand out in a sea of cards. There is something to be said for a beautiful card with no raised pieces.

Another great feature of the Clean & Quick cards in my series is that nearly all of them don’t require any adhesive! That’s the beauty of the flat card, nothing to glue down. 🙂 The feature turns back to the stamps themselves. No fancy cutting, folding, or footwork. Just paper and ink.

Measurements:

Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Materials:

Don’t forget to use the current hostess code C994BZVS when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month!

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