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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:


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

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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April ISS Blog Hop – Anything Goes!

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!

Today’s project features a fun-fold technique called the Tri-Fold Pocket Card. I needed to make a birthday gift for someone special and wanted to make it interactive and have several people write sentiments inside. I saw this project on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try! This is just Part 1 of the Tri-Fold Card, how to make the base. Part 2 will show you what I put on the inside! You can see that here.

 I started with a sheet of 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. The paper I used was part of this year’s Sale-A-Bration and is no longer for sale, however you can choose from a huge variety of 12 x 12 DSP in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs. You’ll learn the technique for making this card, and then use what you have on hand or ask your demonstrator to recommend some coordinating products to make this project.

 I used the entire piece of DSP, so there was no waste! I love projects like this! Then I used some scraps of Whisper White for the images on the front and the inserts in each pocket. I colored in this DSP with my Stampin’ Blends and love how it turned out. I’ve also made my own DSP before by stamping and coloring on a piece of 12 x 12 Whisper White cardstock. That’s always a great staple to have on hand for a project like this!

Here’s the template for the Tri-Fold Pocket card base. You’re going to score the 12″ x 12″ cardstock all the way at the 6″ mark. Rotate the card stock 45 degrees, and then score all the way on the 3″ line. Then with both the 6″ and 9″ lines, you are going to score from the halfway 6″ mark down. Cut away the X in one large strip and do not discard, because you are going to use that piece! Check out my video tutorial below to find out where!

 On the front I used a piece of our Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to keep the card tied closed so it’s like a little present when the recipient opens it. I hope they enjoy unwrapping a ‘gift’ from our family, even though we can’t give it to them in person!

I used the Meant To Be bundle along with the A Wish For Everything stamp set for the front of this card. Hearts aren’t just for Valentine’s Day! I absolutely love the font combination of the “Happy Birthday” as well. Just add a few champagne rhinestones and boom! You have a lovely, fun-fold card!

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

Measurements:

Designer Series Paper: 12″ x 12″, Cut away 3″ x 9″
Whisper White Mats: 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (x3)
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 3″ x 4″

Materials:

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Stamper’s Showcase All You Need is Love

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! I’m Melissa Tennison and I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Oregon, USA. 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 projects I’m sharing with you today are a couple of masculine cards featuring brayer colored hearts and silver heat embossing. I have never played with brayers before, but after making these brayer colored hearts, I think I’m in love!

For the first card, I put down a silver foil mat, then cut out a heart using the Be Mine Stitched Dies. I also brayer colored a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Pretty Peacock and Mango Melody. Then I cut some smaller hearts out of that.

I heat embossed my sentiment in silver embossing powder on a piece of vellum. Behind the vellum is a small strip of Pretty Peacock cardstock to accentuate the sentiment.

I had quite a few pieces left over, so I decided to make a second card. For the large heart, I used the die cut from the previous card and heat embossed the sentiment in silver embossing powder.

Then I used the leftover brayer colored hearts and staggered them using dimensionals and glue dots. I love how these colored hearts turned out! Have you used a brayer before? I highly recommend you give it a try! It’s so much fun seeing the colors roll and blend. Take a peek at my video tutorial below!

Measurements:

Card Bases: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Silver Foil and Pretty Peacock Mats: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Mat for Card 1: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Pretty Peacock Strip for Card 1: 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
Vellum Strip for Card 1: 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
Scrap Whisper White for Hearts

Materials:

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A Beginner’s Guide to Card Making

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to A Beginner’s Guide to Card Making! Whether you’ve been here before or you’re brand new to my page, I am going to show you some awesome tips that every stamper needs to know. I’m sharing some beautiful and simple cards with you today that were CASE’d (Copy and Share Everything) from fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator, Wendy Cranford. She inspired me to use the Meant To Be Bundle to showcase how you can create a simple card, and step it up a little when you’re ready to advance to that next paper crafting level!

The first card has a super simple and clean look. It has one card stock strip running the width of the card, and two layered circles off set that were punched out using Stampin’ Up!’s Circle Punches. There are three hearts stamped to the left just above the card stock strip. The rest of the card is blank, lending to the clean look.

The second card is a stepped up version, so we have introduced a few more elements. We have added a card mat and stamped all over to create our own “Designer Series Paper”. I like to call this DIY DSP. We have the same band, but it’s cut just a bit shorter to span the width of the card mat. The circles have now been stitched using framelits dies, and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is adding a Heart Epoxy Droplet that was colored in using a Stampin’ Blends Maker which is alcohol based, so the color won’t rub off.

And that’s it! That’s how you can take a clean and simple card and step it up by just adding a few additional materials. I hope you enjoyed these photos! Be sure to check out my video tutorial to see how easy it is to create these wonderful cards!

Measurements:

Standard Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Standard Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Flirty Flamingo Strip: 4″ or 4-1/4″ x 1″
Circles: 2 various sizes, I used 1-3/4″ & 2″ Punches
or the two middle circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies


Materials:

Big Shot

$110.00

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Seeing Hearts with the Kre8tors Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Kre8tors Blog Hop! If you haven’t been to our hop before, you’re in for a treat! We have 27 Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators from all over the world collaborating to bring you some wonderful Valentines and Love themed projects. Be sure to read through each, leave a comment, and click the Next Button to hop around to everyone’s post, you really don’t want to miss out!

I first saw this adorable Triangle Treat Box from Beth McCullough over at Stamping Mom. They were so adorable, I had to CASE it, and add my own personal touch. The base is exactly the same as hers, except I added an embossing folder to mine. The embellishments on the front are my own design, and I really love how they turned out!

I used these as party favors at my Galentine’s Day card making class at the beginning of February. We made five Valentine’s Day cards, some of which you can see in my previous posts: Tufted Heart of Gold and I Believe in a Thing Called Love.

These really were fun to make, and I couldn’t stop! I think I made about 10 of them. They are addicting! They are also the first 3D project I’ve made in a long time! I’ve been making so many cards lately, it was really nice to get out of the card comfort zone and do something different. Do you prefer 3D projects or cards? Let me know in the comments!

Beth’s directions were super easy to follow, and she gave lots of great tips on how to construct this box. I’ve included what I learned in my video tutorial below. The Meant To Be Bundle really adds a special Valentine’s touch to the embellishments on this treat box. You can save 10% by purchasing the Meant To Be Stamp Set and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies together in the Bundle.

Click on the Next button below to hop on over to Su’s blog to see her lovely project! There’s also a Roll Call List below in case you get lost along the way.

February 2019 Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here)

Su Mohr
Tricia Butts
Kathy Maurer
Janey Backer
Ilonka Schneider
Jacqui Lawrence
Sandra Roberts
Kirsteen Gill
Pia Gerhardt
Jacqueline Schilder
Tracy Marie Lewis
Linda Handford
Sue McDonald
Alexandra Rauf
Anastasia Radloff
Jo Blackman
Laura Kate Mackie
Cheryl Hamilton
Deb Naylor
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Ximena Morales
Cheryl Taylor
Dorothee Buhn
Eva Potts
Jan Musselman
Annette Elias

Measurements:

Flirty Flamingo Card Base: 6″ x 8-1/2″
Scoring: Long Edge 3″ & 5-1/2″ and Short Edge 2″ & 4″
Scraps: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Sparkle Glimmer Paper


Materials:

Meant To Be Cling Bundle

$53.00

Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

$9.00

All My Love 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock Pack

$8.50

Sparkle Glimmer Paper

$5.00

All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack

$9.00

Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Rose Metallic Thread

$3.50

Heart Epoxy Droplets

$6.50

Tear & Tape Adhesive

$7.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$7.00

Simply Scored

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

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