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Kre8tors Blog Hop March 2020 Color Challenge – Green

Welcome Kre8tors! So excited to have you here for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! Be sure to use that Next button below to hop along to the next amazing blog post for some more crafty inspiration! This month’s theme is GREEN! I wanted to showcase green this month for a couple reasons; 1. St. Patrick’s Day is this month! Always a fun reason for GREEN! And 2. to celebrate the fact that spring is just around the corner! I can’t wait for some sunshine!

   

I decided to use the leafy images from the Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle. That bundle comes with TWO stamp sets with coordinating die cuts. I mixed and matched between the two. I watercolored my background, stamped a few images, and then glued on all my cut pieces.

I love the different textures the stamped images in the background provide. They really make this card more interesting. The leafy greens that were cut from Old Olive cardstock are all layered on top of a black circle from the Peaceful Poppies Elements. I really thing this black piece makes the greens pop!

The Old Olive Rhinestones are from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones pack. They were perfect to use on this card, since we could only use greens, black, and white. I wanted to add a little fun texture behind the label, so I used some Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine. I was able to shorten the label by running it through my Big Shot twice. Check out my video tutorial below to see how I did it!

I’ve always been a fan of the splatter look and this stamp combined with the water color background look so neat together. All of these greens working together really makes me so happy! What’s your favorite color to work with?

I do hope you enjoyed this project today, and maybe I’ve inspired you to play around with a monochromatic palette on your next project! I’d love to see what you create. Tag me on Facebook or Instagram with @MKre8tions.

Before you continue on to the hop, be sure to check out our Featured Designer, Susan Simpson. Click her project image below to see how she put together her wonderful green cards!

Hop along to Su’s amazing creation! Click the Next button below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (USA)
Su Mohr
Tricia Butts
Dana Sullivan – USA
Libby Fens
Angie McKenzie
Laura Mackie (UK)
Sue McDonald
Tracie St-Louis – Canada
Margriet Siekman (NL)
Alexandra Rauf
Sue Allen -Australia
Kristie Wilson
Kirsteen Gill
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Cheryl Taylor (UK)
Jan Musselman – USA
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Janey Backer (USA)
Jo Blackman
Annette Ball -Canada
Ann Krucek
Michelle Bryant
Annette Elias-De Kijkkast
Anastasia Radloff
Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)
Cheryl Hamilton

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Old Olive Scrap: Approx. 3″ x 7″
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 3″ x 3″

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

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Christmas Gift Tags Day 1

Hello Kre8tors! Today we are talking about Christmas Gift Tags. I usually leave these to the last minute, because I don’t always know how many gifts I’m giving. I typically do all of my shopping before I wrap and tag my packages. So I need some super simple and fast tags that I can whip up in a few minutes, especially for those days when I just procrastinate a little too long!

This week I will be rolling out a series of tag videos to help inspire you to get your tags made. There are several different styles which all feature a little unique flair. I hope you enjoy all of the tags, and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on my video tutorials.

This first tag of the week was a lot of fun to make. I ran one of the circles from the Stitched Shapes Dies on Very Vanilla cardstock through the Big Shot and layered it onto a Cherry Cobbler or Garden Green cardstock scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies. I stamped my sentiment from Tidings All Around onto the Very Vanilla circle. Then I used the greenery stamp from the same set and stamped it in Garden Green on the top and bottom of the circle. I used the little dots that look like berries and stamped them in Cherry Cobbler on top of the greenery pieces.

I punched a whole at the top of the tag, and then stamped the To and From stamp from the same stamp set onto the back. I threaded some Garden Green Stitched Ribbon and Real Red Ruched Ribbon through the small whole, cut angles on the ends, and then used some Linen Thread to cinch down around the ribbon. This allows for some thread tails to tie onto the packages without wasting a lot of the beautiful ribbon.

I absolutely love the way these tags turned out! They are so festive and would look beautiful on so many different wrapped packages. Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite tag style is,
round or rectangle?

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3-D Projects · blog hop · Boxes · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · technique · Tutorial/How To · Video

Stamper’s Showcase 2019 Holiday Catalog Favorites

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop today! 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!

The project I decided to create is an adorable paper box from the gorgeous Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper. These boxes are super fun and quick to put together! In my YouTube tutorial, I show you how to calculate your measurements so that you can make a variety of sizes!

I like to have options when creating my boxes and think they look so cute on the plates at a beautifully set table for the holidays. You can put in a couple of chocolates, maybe some lottery tickets, or just cute notes to your family and friends. What would you put inside?

The length and width of all the boxes I made here are 3″ x 3″ and vary in height, with the tallest measuring 2-1/2″. You can make them so you can’t see the bottom part of the box, or make a shorter lid and a taller base so you can see the contrast. There are just so many options!

I really hope you enjoyed this project, and would love to see your boxes after you give them a try! Tag me on Instagram (@MKre8tions) so that I can share your beautiful projects!

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

Measurements:

For a 3″ x 3″ x 1-1/2″ box, you will need the following:
DSP for Lid: 6″ x 6″
Cardstock for Base: 5-15/16″ x 5-15/16″

For a 3″ x 3″ x 2-1/2″ box, you will need the following:
DSP for Lid: 6″ x 6″
Cardstock for Base: 7-15/16″ x 7-15/16″

Vellum: 2″ x 8-1/2″, trimmed to fit.
Very Vanilla Scrap for Label
Garden Green Scrap for Leaves
(To calculate additional sizes, view my YouTube tutorial, linked above!)

Materials:

Decorative Label Punch

Decorative Label Punch
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$18.00

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3-D Projects · blog hop · Boxes · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · technique · Tutorial/How To · Video

Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop Christmas Inspiration

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! If you’re new, hi, I’m Melissa. If you’re a seasoned visitor, you know the drill. We are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop today and the theme is Christmas! 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!

For my project today I’ve decided to go 3D with the most ADORABLE clamshell box ever! I CASE’d this 2″ square box from Crafty Caroline Creates and gave it an update with the beautiful Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper. I absolutely love how it turned out and can’t wait to make more!

The clamshell portion of this little box can be a bit tricky, so I’ve made a template for you to view. You can download a copy of the template by clicking here.

The way this box comes together is both clever and adorable, with the inner box being a fun surprise and pop of color! There are so many fun things you can do with a box like this, such as stocking stuffer, guest place holders at a nice dinner, party favors, and so much more! What would you use this box for?

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

Measurements:

DSP for Clamshell Box: 6″ x 8-1/2″
With the long edge at the top, score @: 1/2″, 2-1/2″, 4-1/2″, 6-1/2″, rotate so short edge is at the top and score @: 2″ & 4″.
For additional scoring placement, see template located here.
Real Red Cardstock for inner box: 5-15/16 x 5-15/16
Score @ 2″ on every side.

Materials:

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August 2019 Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop Holiday Catalog

 

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop today! 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!

This month we are sharing Holiday Catalog projects! The new catalog will be available for customers to order from on September 4, so we hope you enjoy all of this cheerful inspiration to fuel your wish list! I decided to pre-order the Toile Tidings Suite Bundle, which came with not one, but TWO stamp sets with coordinating dies, two rolls of Ribbon, one pack of DSP, one pack of Gift Wrap, and some Glitter Enamel Dots. This bundle of products is perfect for coordinating multiple projects as well as all of your holiday cards!

I just love the cardinal, and wanted to make sure my first project was with him. I absolutely ADORE this bird, and think he came out really well. I watercolored the branch he sits upon, and a little bit of him as well. You can check out how I put this all together in my video tutorial below.

I CASE’d (Copy And Share Everything) the catalog to make this card, and so glad I did because I learned a lot about how to best use these products and what tricks I can use on my future cards. The bow turned out beautiful! There are so many different bow tying methods, but this one is my favorite. I show you how I achieve this bow in my video tutorial.

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

August Roll Call List

Laura Mackie

Sandra Roberts

Linda Handford

Liz Yuille

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Stacey Marsh

Tricia Butts

Sandrine Jse

Melissa Tennison

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Rebecca Jo-Unwin

Shirley Merker

Anastasia Radloff

Michelle Bryant

Janey Backer

Margriet Siekman

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
DSP Mat 1: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
DSP Mat 2: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Very Vanilla Mat: 3″ x 4-1/4″
Scrap for banner and cut out images
Garden Green scrap for leaves

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

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!
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