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ISS Blog Hop Anything Goes

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop! Today I’m sharing my Quick DSP Card using the Forever Greenery Suite Collection. These cards can be made quickly and they are relatively flat, which is great for mailing!

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This card features the Forever Fern stamp set, the coordinating Forever Flourishing Dies, the gorgeous Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, and the beautiful ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. I absolutely love all the shades of green on this card!

I love doing a “z” style ribbon fold behind my sentiments. I think it adds just the right amount of texture. This ribbon stands out well against the designer series paper layer, and the stripes compliment the fern images nicely.

I achieved the variegated look on my ferns by inking my stamp in a lighter color, and then going over the edges with a sponge dauber and a darker color. This is a great technique to play with!

I finished this card off with a few pearl accents and love how it turned out! It’s so simple and easy to make. Using the beautiful designer series paper really adds some fun to the background.

Check out my YouTube tutorial below and be sure to head directly to my YouTube channel so you can Subscribe while you’re there!

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

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored @ 4-1/4″
Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White for stamping: Approx. 4″ x 6″

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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

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ICS Blog Hop Beautiful Bundles

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop today and we have some very fun bundles to share with you! 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’ve decided to showcase the Sailing Home Bundle today, along with a few extra bits from the suite of products that coordinate beautifully. I’ve scoured Pinterest for some layout inspiration and came across Heather Klump’s beautiful project which you can see here. My layout is almost identical to Heather’s, but she used an older Stampin’ Up! set for her focal pieces.

I rarely make square cards, or any card that isn’t the standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, but this one really stood out to me. I loved the tile look and the floating accents in the foreground. It was a lot of fun to put together and not as time consuming as I thought it might be.

And I absolutely love the Sail Away Trinkets! They just add a pop of shine. I did color mine with an Old Olive Dark Stampin’ Blend alcohol based marker, but it would look beautiful heat embossed in some copper or gold embossing powder as well.

Check out my video tutorial below to see exactly how this card came together, and subscribe to my YouTube channel for more video tutorials!

Don’t forget to hop along to Cynthia’s blog to see what exciting Bundle she has worked up for you! Click the Next button below!

Measurements:

Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Card Mat: 4″ x 4″
Tile Background: 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″
Tile DSP: 3″ x 3″

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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Open Craft Christmas Cards with Rooted in Nature

Welcome back, Kre8tors! Today I’m sharing with you one of the cards that I provided for my customers who purchased the Rooted in Nature bundle. Of course, I scoured Pinterest for inspiration and ideas. And because these are Christmas Cards, I wanted to make them easy to mail. This is the first card we put together during our Open Craft event that I held on Sunday afternoon.

The inspiration for this card came from Mandy Depiazzi of My Paper Trail. Her version was slightly different and included a beautiful metal trinket, however I wanted to make these cards simple to mail so I left that accent off. I also used Wink of Stella to make my trees and leaf accent glimmer instead of the Shimmer Paint.

I used two different colors to stamp my tree line using the Stamparatus. I’m not sure what the technique is called, but we will call it the “in line stamping” technique. The first row was 2nd generation Mint Macaron, and the second row was 1st generation Tranquil Tide. To see how this tree scene came together, be sure to watch my YouTube video at the bottom of this post, or head over to my channel.

If there was one bundle I could recommend to anyone, beginner to advanced stamper, it would be the Rooted in Nature Bundle. This bundle is so versatile and can make a whole plethora of cards from masculine to feminine, birthday to Christmas to sympathy, the possibilities are endless! I used the sentiment from another set on this card to make it a Christmas card. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the I’ll Be Home stamp set, which I can’t wait to play with more!

To make the embellishment in the corner, I used the coordinating thinlits dies to emboss and cut out the leaf from Tranquil Tide cardstock. I colored it in with my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush, and then cut another leaf from a piece of vellum. In my video, I turned the vellum leaf the opposite direction and tuck it just under the green leaf so that you can see more of the beautiful sparkly leaf. I tied a double bow from linen thread, and my embellishment was complete! It’s flat enough that it should mail easily without extra postage. Also, the placement of this embellishment is right under the corner of the envelope that would get a return address label, so that will help to keep it from poking out of the envelope.

If you enjoyed this card, be sure to check out my previous projects using this amazing stamp set!

                   

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Very Vanilla: 2″ x 5-1/2″
Tranquil Tide: 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Scraps of Tranquil Tide & Vellum


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Beautiful Blizzard Holiday Card

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome back, so glad you are joining me today for some craftiness on this blustery day! I am so glad that my family shares my love and passion for stamping and crafting. My mother is one of my biggest supporters, both emotionally and financially. She has quite the collection of Stampin’ Up!®️ products, so we often get to “borrow” each other’s things. I did just that with this Beautiful Blizzard set.

She purchased this set, with no real projects in mind. Sometimes those are the BEST purchases, because then you can be inspired by so many other wonderful crafters. My mother handed me this set and said, show me what I can make. So, I took to Pinterest and came across Krista Driessen’s Beautiful Blizzard card. She inspired me to CASE her card, and it’s absolutely stunning!

The only color that I used from her original project was Soft Sea Foam. The other colors I incorporated include Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, and Coastal Cabana. I also threw in some Linen Thread, Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins, and Rhinestones. I totally love this clean and quick card and can’t wait to make my Holiday cards with this design and loads of colors!

Some of my most favorite cards are often the simplest. I love the cards that involve a lot of stamping, like this design. There are lots of beautiful stamps in different colors, and then a pop of accents here and there. It’s flat, with the exception of the raised sentiment, though that could be stamped flat on the card base and would look beautiful as well. Take a peek at my video tutorial to see how my version of this card came together!

The Beautiful Blizzard stamp set can be bundled with the Blizzard Thinlits Die to save you 10%! Be sure to stay tuned as my next project will feature both of these amazing products!

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 4-1/4″ x 11″, Score @ 5-1/2″
Smoky Slate Scrap: Approximately 1/2″ x 3″


Materials:

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