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Kre8tors Blog Hop – 2022-2023 Annual Catalog

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 New Catalog inspiration!

Hues of Happiness by MKre8tions-1

I am SO excited to share my project from the brand new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog with you! I used the new Hues of Happiness Suite which includes the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set and coordinating Blossoming Happiness Dies as well as the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper AND the Glossy Dots Assortment.

Hues of Happiness by MKre8tions-4

Creating from a suite makes an entire project effortless! You know that all of the products will coordinated beautifully and you can make SO many different designs!

Hues of Happiness by MKre8tions-3

For my project today, I decided to make a cute little floral box for a very dear friend of mine. This box is 2″ x 2″ x 4-1/2″ and is made from a piece of Starry Sky cardstock.

Hues of Happiness by MKre8tions-2

I used the Gilded Leafing as a beautiful gold accent on the top and stamped the sentiment with Starry Sky on Basic White Cardstock. I stamped the flowers and greenery with Orchid Oasis and Parakeet Party and used the same colors to water color the images. I also sprinkled in some of the Sweet Sorbet and Tahitian Tide for dimension on the images.

Hues of Happiness by MKre8tions-2

I tied the box together using the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon, which is a returning favorite. 

I don’t have a coordinating YouTube video today, but I’m hoping to film one for this adorable little box soon! Make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube channel so you know when it is posted.

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

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (US)
Sandra Roberts @ Sandra’s Craft Studio (UK)
Kirsteen Gill (US)
Tricia Butts (US)
Jacquio Lawrence (UK)
Sue Allen Simply Craft (AU)
Kristie Wilson (US)
Susan Simpson – Craftyduckydoodah! (UK)
Jan Musselman – iHeartCards2 (US)
Annette Elias – De Kijkkast (NL)
Deb Naylor The Flying Stamper (US)
Dana Sullivan (The Stampin’ Chic) (US)

Measurements:

Box Cardstock: 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
DSP: 1-7/8″ x 4-3/8″ (x4)
Basic White: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Directions:

Score at 2″ on every side. Score at 4″, 6″, and 8″ on one side.
Fold all score lines. Cut up all short sides to create flaps.
Glue 1/2″ strip and fasten box together.
Glue one end shut.
Use ribbon to keep the opposite end closed after filled.

Materials:


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April 2022 Kre8tors Blog Hop Free For All

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!

I have a confession to make…

If you’ve been a customer or a demonstrator of Stampin’ Up! for awhile, you will notice that the Designer Series Paper that I used on this card is no longer available. That means I am breaking one of my very own Blog Hop Rules of only using current products. BUT I do have a good reason for why!

Most of you know that I was absent from posting about Stampin’ Up! the last half of 2020 and for nearly all of 2021. It wasn’t for a lack of interest in the company or products anymore. I always have and always will LOVE it.

The reason for my absence was that I started my own business, and that takes a lot of time and dedication. I just couldn’t do it all, so I had to put a few things to the side so that I could focus on growing. If you’re curious about what it is that I do now, you can head over to 3 Mile Lane Co to learn more.

So, let’s talk about today’s project. You may recognize that the DSP I used is definitely no longer available. In fact it’s a few years old! I made this project, and filmed the coordinating video below, when this stamp set was a Suite! I just never got around to posting it.

The stamp set and punch are still current products, and I really wanted to share this card with you, so that’s why I’m using it today! (And let’s just breeze over the fact that I edited the video and drafted this blog post at 10pm the night before it was due!!)

So, the truth is, there is nothing that I want more than to make YouTube videos with Stampin’ Up! products all day long for you! But with the demands of my business (which is my full time job!) I just can’t get to everything, right now… I’m really hoping I can do a few things that will free up some more of my time so that I can make room for the things I enjoy so much, like making projects to share with you!

So if you made it this far in the post, THANK YOU! You are the reason I continue to post as much as I can! I hope I can continue bringing you crafty inspiration! And I really hope you hop with us this month to see the other incredible projects from so many of my talented, and more active, Stampin’ Up! friends!

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

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (US)
Tricia Butts (US)
The Stampin’ Chic Dana Sullivan (US)
Annette Elias – De Kijkkast (NL)
Jan Musselman (US)
Deb Naylor Flying Stamper (US)
Jo Blackman (UK)
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Sandra Roberts – Sandra’s Craft Studio (UK)
Angie McKenzie (US)
Ann Krucek – Corner of Plaid and Paisley (US)
Rebecca-Jo Unwin (AU)
Susan Simpson – Craftyduckydoodah! (UK)

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Kre8tors Blog Hop Sketch Challenge

Welcome Kre8tors! Today we are crafting with a sketch challenge! I’m so excited to see what everyone comes up with for this sketch. If you’d like to try this sketch, make sure you tag me on social media @mkre8tions so I can see your version!

KBH Card Sketch 3-22-01

Sketch Challenge Using Cactus Cuties

As soon as I saw the Cactus Cuties set from the Mini Catalog I knew I had to have it. I’ve recently become obsessed with succulents and this adorable stamp set spoke to my soul.

Sketch Challenge Colors

I knew right away that I wanted to use this year’s retiring in-colors because I have A LOT of paper left! 😅 These were some of my favorite in-colors from recent years. I used Misty Moonlight for the base of the card and brought in some Bumblebee and Just Jade for my stamped accents.

Sketch Challenge Details

I’ve also been on a HUGE gilded leafing kick lately, and I wanted to hide the un-embossed edges of my blue cardstock. This beautiful metallic accent can really help hide those oopsies! 😁

You know it, I also had to throw on a couple of the Iridescent Rhinestones for that bling bling!

Sketch Challenge Video Tutorial

Here’s my video tutorial for you to see more in-depth details for today’s card. I really hope you’ll consider subscribing to the channel while you’re there!

Hop along to Dana’s amazing interpretation of this challenge! Click below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (US)
Dana Sullivan – The Stampin’ Chic (US)
Kirsteen Gill (US)
Angie McKenzie (US)
Jan Musselman (US)
Jo Blackman (UK)
Annette Elias – De Kijkkast (NL)
Ann Krucek – Corner of Plaid and Paisley(US)
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Deb Naylor-Flying Stamper (US)
Kristie (US)
Laura Mackie (UK)
Libby Fens – libbystamps (US)
Tricia Butts (US)
Sandra Roberts – Sandra’s Craft Studio (UK)

Measurements:

See Sketch Challenge Image

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

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Kre8tors Blog Hop Sale A Bration 2022 Hello Friend Card

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 Sale-A-Bration inspiration!

Hello Friend Foil Card Details

For today’s project I knew I had to pick the Friendly Hello Bundle from the January/February 2022 Sale-A-Bration flyer. When I saw this adorable, little bird I knew I had to get it on a card right away!

Going into this card, I really didn’t have any idea what it would end up looking like, so when in doubt I always start with stamping! I stamped LOADS of images and then fussy cut them all out. That’s right! I fussy cut them ALL!

You can see just how many pieces I actually fussy cut in my video below. I cut so many because I knew I wanted to make more than just this one card and I don’t have a lot of time to sit down and make projects as often as I’d like.

So stamping and cutting for multiple projects at once saves me so much time! I already have the other projects filmed and I’m really hoping to get them up for you to enjoy THIS week before Sale-A-Bration ends!

When I saw the Gilded Leafing in the catalog I immediately fell in love! The way it elevates the cards speaks to my heart! I have been a fan of metallic foils and accents for a while now and you can bet I stocked up on this stuff!

If you are curious to see how I came up with my design for today’s project, be sure to watch the video below, and please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel! It would mean so much to me and would allow me to continue making content like this for you to enjoy!

Hello Friend Foil Card 1 Video

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

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (US)
Libby Fens – Libby Stamps (US)
Tricia Butts (US)
Angie McKenzie (US)
Sharon Dalton (AU)
Ann Krucek – Corner of Plaid and Paisley (US)
Amy Grendel (CA)
Deb Naylor – The Flying Stamper (US)
Kirsteen Gill (US)
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Laura Mackie (UK)
Annette Ball (CA)
Kristie Wilson (US)
Jan Musselman (US)
Dana Sullivan – The Stampin’ Chic (US)
Cheryl Taylor – Stampin n Crafting with Cheryldiana (UK)
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Annette Elias – De Kijkkast (NL)

Measurements:

Basic White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Scored @ 4-1/4″
Basic White Scraps: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
DSP: 3.5″ x 3.5″

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

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Love is in the Air – January 2022 Kre8tors Blog Hop

Welcome Kre8tors! It’s been a hot minute since you’ve seen a Blog Hop from us! I’m so excited to welcome you back if you’ve missed us, and welcome you here if you’re new! Be sure to use that Next button below to hop along to the next amazing blog post for some more crafty inspiration!

Today’s project features the Sweet Talk Suite! I wanted to CASE the adorable little treat box from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog on page 8, so I made sure to grab the entire Suite so I had everything I would need!

I was able to add the cardstock and DSP to the box using very little measuring or math! So this is a SUPER easy project to whip together!

I love how shopping in suites makes it so easy to create a bunch of different projects! I had everything I needed, along with the basic supplies I already had, to make this cute box, plus a TON more projects!

I can’t wait to fill up this adorable treat box with some homemade marshmallow hearts, or even a thin brownie.

Or I could go a completely different route and put some cute conversation hearts with actual conversations on them!

The possibilities to fill this little box are nearly endless!

Be sure you take a peek at my YouTube video below to find out how this adorable little box came together, and to see some behind the scenes on filming a quick video for TikTok.

Don’t forget, this is a BLOG hop! Be sure you visit each site below to find some more awesome inspiration for your Stampin’ Up! crafting adventures!


Hop along to Angie’s amazing project by clicking the ‘Next’ image below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (US)
Angie McKenzie (US)
Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio (UK)
Libby Fens (US)
Jo Blackman (UK)
Sue McDonald “Frankiesuestampin” (UK)
Tricia Butts (US)
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Jan Musselman – iHeartCards2 (US)
Tracie St-Louis – For The Love of Stamping (CA)
Susan Simpson – Craftyduckydoodah! (UK)


Supplies Used in this Project

In addition to basic supplies of adhesives, white cardstock, scissors, trimmers, and a die cut machine, you will need the following items to complete today’s project:

Sweet Talk Suite Collection (English)

$86.25
Subtles 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$9.00
Linen Thread

$5.00

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

Host Code

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 MTGDKFRS 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.

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