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April 2020 Kre8tors Blog Hop Spring

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 spring inspiration! My project today is actually the second part to making this beautiful Tri-Fold Pocket Card! If you haven’t seen the first part yet, be sure to visit the previous post to check it out! Then come back here to find out how to add the bookmarks to the inside and how I decorated mine.

To decorate my bookmarks, I used the same colors that I used when I colored in the designer series paper. I stamped a few of the hearts from the Meant to be Bundle as well as the floral border at the top and bottom of the bookmark. I used some of the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon at the top where I punched the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

On scrap Whisper White card stock, I stamped a few of the larger hearts and then colored those in as well. Some of the striped hearts made great accompaniments to the larger hearts on each of the pockets. One of the things I love so much about this tri-fold pocket card is that each family member can write a sentiment on the bookmarks and really make them their own.

I colored in the hearts using the same colors I used on the DSP. I didn’t bother with shading or blending the colors since the areas I colored in were so tiny. I love that we can use the Stampin’ Blends to blend and to color images. The colors are so vibrant! It’s hard to stop once you start.

I can’t wait to sit down with my family and have each of us write a little sentiment on these bookmarks. I’m hoping that we will all share a fond memory of the person and be able to recall all the good times we’ve had together, with wishes for more good times to come very soon.

Be sure to check out my video tutorial on Part 1 to see how the Tri-Fold Pocket Card came together, and check out my video tutorial for Part 2 below to see how I decorated the inside!

Measurements:

Whisper White Bookmarks x3: 2″ x 5-1/5″
Scrap Whisper White: Approx. 5″ x 8″

Materials:


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Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (USA)
Susan Simpson
Libby Fens
Tricia Butts
Su Mohr
Sue McDonald (uk)
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Laura Mackie (UK)
Angie McKenzie
Kirsteen Gill
Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)
Annette Ball – Canda
Jan Musselman – USA
Cheryl Taylor – (UK)
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Deb Naylor Flying Stamper US
Ann Krucek – USA
Alexandra Rauf
Jo Blackman
Cheryl Hamilton
Margriet Siekman (NL)
Dana Sullivan – USA
Anastasia Radloff
Janey Backer (USA)
Sharon Dalton
Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Sue Allen – Australia
Annette Elias-De Kijkkast-NL

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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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Kre8tors Blog Hop Love & Romance

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 floral inspiration!

For today’s hop we are celebrating love and romance in preparation for Valentine’s Day! I decided to make a candy box using the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper. I took a Snickers bar and made this custom box for my sweetheart for his Valentine’s Day treat.

I used the Label Me Bold stamp set to stamp the For You From Me sentiments and the little hearts on the Whisper White tag adhered to the top of the box. This is a great stamp set, and I love how the sentiments look like labels from a label maker.

The Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon wraps around the box, and the bow is tied separately and adhered using a glue dot. I think this really finishes the box well. This box is not meant to be opened from the edges, it has a small gap between the top flap and the top edge that can be used to sneak the candy bar out.

I also added a faux chocolate bar with a bite mark using some Early Espresso card stock. You can see all the details on how this box came together in my YouTube tutorial below. I also have written out the measurements for my box, although you can easily custom make your own box by measuring the candy bar you would like to use.

Check out my YouTube video tutorial on directions for putting this box together. It was so much fun to create. Be sure to subscribe to my channel. It’s not too late to get in my 5,000 Subscriber Giveaway. Learn more on my Specials page.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Keep the love going by hopping along to the next project!
Hop along to Angie’s amazing creation! Click below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (USA)
Angie McKenzie
Su Mohr
Tricia Butts
Dana Sullivan (USA)
Libby Fens
Sue Allen (Australia)
Sue McDonald
Deb Naylor Flying Stamper (USA)
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Jan Musselman (USA)
Susan Simpson
Laura Mackie (UK)
Ximena Morales @ Stampin’Xime
Jo Blackman
Alexandra Rauf
Annette Elias-De Kijkkast-NL
Janey Backer (USA)

Measurements:

Whisper White Box Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Score with long edge at top at: 1-1/2″, 3″, 4-1/2″, 6″, 7-1/4″
Score with short edge at top at: 3/4″ from each edge
DSP: 3 @ 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
1 @ 1″ x 3-3/4″
1 @ 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
Early Espresso: 1-1/2″ x 4″
4 @ 1/2″ x 3-4/”
Scrap of Whisper White for tag and sentiments

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

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Honey Bee Bundle SAB Part 1 and Kre8tors Blog Hop Mini 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 floral inspiration! Now, onto a very beautiful and special project using the Honey Bee Bundle and some GORGEOUS Specialty DSP from the Sale-A-Bration flyer!

I CASE’d this project from page 10 of the Sale-A-Bration flyer. I have already CASE’d one of them in a previous post, and will be CASE-ing the other in an upcoming post. I wanted to share this card with you because it uses some of the amazing gold foil papers from the Golden Honey Speciality DSP. When I first saw this paper, I knew I HAD to have it! There was no ifs, ands, or buts about it! And you bet I will be spending additional SAB rewards I earn on MORE!

This was a simple card to make, but it offers SO much! The stunning black background with the pops of Coastal Cabana… the delicate gold foil bee under the simple and small ‘Hello’ sentiment… the subtle hint of Coastal Cabana in the honeycomb under the gold bee… this card is packed full of beautiful details!

The best part about this paper? It’s absolutely FREE with a qualifying purchase! Just $50 in product will earn you a free item out of the Sale-A-Bration flyer. So that means if you purchased the Honey Bee Bundle, that gorgeous Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon, and an adhesive, you can get the Golden Honey Specialty DSP for FREE! Ask your demonstrator for details, or if you don’t have a demonstrator or are new to Stampin’ Up! go ahead and send me a message! I’d love to help you out!

The best part about CASE-ing the catalogs and flyers is that on some pages, Stampin’ Up! tells you exactly what you need to create these projects. On page 10 of the Sale-A-Bration Flyer, they give you a list of products you will need to create three beautiful projects. I followed that list to create this card, however I wasn’t able to get my hands on the beautiful Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon when I made this card, so I substituted for the Metallic Baker’s Twine that came in the Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack, which is also a Sale-A-Bration item you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase.

Check out my video tutorial below to find out how this beautiful card came together. And be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more great tutorials!

Hop along to my demonstrator friend Su’s amazing creation! Click below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison USA
Su Mohr
Janey Backer USA
Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada
Alexandra Rauf
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)
Cheryl Hamilton
Cheryl Taylor (UK)
Laura Mackie (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Tricia Butts
Sue McDonald
Deb Naylor
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Susan Simpson aka Craftyduckydoodah!
Jan Musselman – USA
Dana Sullivan – USA
Libby Fens
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Nicole Mahler
Michelle Bryant

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Focal Piece: 2-1/2″ x 4″
Whisper White Scraps: Approx. 3″ x 3″
Golden Honey Specialty DSP: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ + Gold Bee

 

Materials:

Blender Pens

$12.00

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Crafting

Honey Bee Bundle Tufted and Stitched Card

Hello Kre8tors! Are you getting tired of bees yet? I certainly am NOT! This bundle has so much to offer with a HUGE variety of design possibilities! However, I do have some brand new sets on the way, so don’t worry, there will be lots of other projects coming soon! Be sure to follow my blog, and subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss a thing!

This card features an oldie but goodie, the Tufted Embossing Folder! This soft, pillowy background is perfect for the “stitched” design of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP that I’ve cut out using the largest Stitched Circle Die.

The best part about this designer series paper (aside from the gold foil inlays?)… it’s a FREE item with a qualifying $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. You can earn Sale-A-Bration items for FREE right now! Head over to my online store for more details!

The bold, dark bee stamped on vellum in Stazon Jet Black ink really makes a statement on this card. It pairs so well with the soft colors of Crushed Curry and Balmy Blue. I also love the sentiment stamped in Night of Navy. I’m having fun pairing two colors, one from each end of the spectrum (one dark and one light blue) plus a complimentary color such as yellow. I think the color palette just works together!

The other stamps and die cuts in this bundle are perfect to create a plethora of projects! Did you see my Shaker Card post? BEE sure to go and check that one out, you don’t want to miss out! I’ve already made tons of cards using this set. You can check them out in my Mini Catalog Playlist on my YouTube channel!

I also dotted a few of those beautiful sequins from the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo pack. Did you know that you can get those for FREE with a qualifying purchase? That’s right, during Sale-A-Bration they are FREE when you spend $50. Check them out in the materials section below!

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Scraps: Approx. 4″ x 5″
Vellum Scrap: Approx. 3″ x 3″
Golden Honey Specialty DSP: Approx. 4″ x 4″

Materials:

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