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Kre8tors Blog Hop October 2019 Fall

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 Autumnal inspiration!

My absolute favorite season is Fall/Autumn. It’s when the leaves change from bright green to red, yellow, and orange, the air starts to get crisp, but the sun is still shining. I love it! So I took my love for Fall and the changing leaves as my inspiration for my Fall inspired card.

Of course I had to use the Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating dies to create this lovely card. That stamp and die set is so versatile and is perfect for SOOO many different occasions!

Stamping the leaves in so many different colors was highly addictive! I stamped enough so that I could make two cards. I always love to stamp a little extra to use later. It’s a big time saver!

I used the Tufted embossing folder on the background for a more plush look behind my falling leaves. I love the white mat on the white card base because the colors of the leaves and the texture of the background really stand out!

 

I used the Delicata Celestial Copper ink for the sentiment and I can’t believe the amount of sparkle! It’s perfect for this card! The copper really compliments the Fall colors of the leaves. I’m so happy with the way this card turned out! Be sure to check out my YouTube tutorial to see how it all came together AND to hear about a giveaway for my 5,000 YouTube subscriber milestone!

 

Also, the new trimmer is here! It’s currently only available to demonstrators, and new recruits can add it to their starter kits! If you’d like to join my team, click on the Join My Team link at the top of the page! The customer date is TBD, so keep checking back for more information.

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

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison USA

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Angie McKenzie – USA

Sue McDonald

Jan Musselman – USA

Laura Mackie (UK)

Caroline Peck

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Tracy Marie Lewis

Sue Allen Australia

Margriet Siekman

Lisa Kmiec

Pia Gerhardt – Scraproomboom (DE)

Alexandra Rauf

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Deb Naylor

Rebecca- Jo Unwin- Australia

Dana Sullivan

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Annette Ball – Canada

Janey Backer

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White scrap for sentiment and leaves

Materials:

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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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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


Materials:

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Birthday Card with Rooted in Nature

Welcome back Kre8tors! I recently found myself needing a birthday card for my grandmother and knew right away I was going to choose Rooted in Nature. This set definitely embodies her spirit with the trees and leaves. Green is a color she’s always been drawn to, so I knew I had to use Shaded Spruce.

I had so much fun CASE’ing this card from Angelique over at Stempelkeuken. She did a lovely job, and when I saw this card I knew it had to be a birthday card for my grandmother! Check out the video tutorial I posted below to see how it all came together!

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Scored @ 4-1/4″
Shaded Spruce Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Vellum: 1″ x 5-1/4″ + Scrap for Leaf Punch
Whisper White Scraps: Approximately 4″ x 5″


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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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