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Stamper’s Showcase March 2020 Blog Hop – Happy Birthday!

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop today! This month’s theme is birthdays! I’ve decided to make this fun card that focuses on some simple stamping techniques and basic layering. 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 wanted to take a moment to throw you back to one of my earlier videos that features this same layout and technique. You can see that video on my YouTube channel by clicking here. I love this layout because it’s simple and easy to create with a variety of stamp sets. This card is slightly narrower than a typical card. (Mostly because I didn’t know I had already cut some off the edge before I scored and folded it for my card base!) But I really think the slightly narrower card is fun and it will still fit in our envelopes, so that’s a win!

I started by choosing three colors. Too many colors and it might look too busy. I used Terracotta Tile, Old Olive, and Crushed Curry. I cut a strip of Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock to use as my guide on where to stamp. I laid down the Crumb Cake card stock over my Whisper White card mat at an angle and moved it slightly when I wanted to stamp one of my images. I repeated this until I had all the background stamped behind the strip of card stock.

Then I stamped my sentiment and omitted the ‘Let’s’ and just stamped the ‘Celebrate You’ onto a strip of Whisper White 1/2″ smaller than the Crumb Cake strip. I adhered the Whisper White strip to the Crumb Cake strip with Snail Adhesive and then popped the Crumb Cake up onto the card mat using some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added some lovely crinkled seam binding ribbon in a bow, and scattered some Pearls.

I don’t normally go for these colors together, but I was feeling kind of 70’s today lol What three colors would you have used on this card? Send me a picture via Instagram or Facebook and let me see your creation! You can find me @mkre8tions.

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

Measurements:

Terracotta Tile Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″, Scored at 3-3/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″
Crumb Cake Strip: 1-1/2″ wide
Whisper White Strip: 1″ wide

Materials:

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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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Calligraphy Essentials and MASSIVE Sale-A-Bration Haul with Pam!

Hello Kre8tors! I’m so excited to announce we had a special guest Kre8tor on today’s video! My good friend and fellow crafter, Pam, shared her amazing HUGE haul with us. She took FULL advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion by purchasing her one year Paper Pumpkin Subscription, adding a few more items to her order, and raking in the Stampin’ Rewards to earn a TON of free stuff! Be sure to watch the video below to see all of her amazing goodies, as well as her project using the Calligraphy Essentials stamp set. Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to watch her video!

You too can earn lots of amazing goodies by pairing your Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscription with the Sale-A-Bration promotion before it ends on March 31st! Here’s how you can do it:

.1. Head over to my online store and click on the Paper Pumpkin link on the left.

.2. Click on the Prepaid Subscriptions link.

.3. Click the subscription you’d like, and add it to your bag.

.4. Depending on the subscription you choose, you might want to add a little more to trigger the Stampin’ Rewards like Pam did. If that’s the case, keep shopping until you hit $250, then click Checkout.

.5. You’ll be notified how many Sale-A-Bration rewards you’ve earned. Click confirm, and then click on the link to claim your items!

.6. Shop for your Sale-A-Bration items by clicking the links, selecting your items, and adding them to your bag.

.7. Once you’ve added all your Sale-A-Bration items, don’t forget to redeem those Stampin’ Rewards you racked up! Click on the Learn More link at the top of the page to learn more about how your Stampin’ Rewards work and to see the hostess exclusive stamp sets you can purchase with your Stampin’ Rewards.

.8. If you are purchasing a hostess exclusive set, simply click Claim Rewards to add it to your cart.

.9. When adding other items, instead of clicking Add To Bag, make sure you click Claim Rewards to use your Stampin’ Rewards. Make sure you use them all up! You can go over a little bit if you find something you can’t live without and you only have a small amount in Stampin’ Rewards left. You can pay the difference.

.10. When you’re ready, simply click Check Out and finish your order.

That’s it! Now all that’s left is to head over to the Paper Pumpkin website, sign up (if you don’t already have an account) and enter in the subscription code that was sent to your email address after you checked out. And of course wait for all your amazing goodies to arrive!

In this order example, we earned 5 FREE Sale-A-Bration Level 1 items AND over $50 in Stampin’ Rewards! That’s a lot of FREE stuff!!! If you want to take advantage of this, be sure you do it before the end of March. Sale-A-Bration items are only offered while supplies last and some are already sold out!

Here’s a bonus for you! There are some amazing items that will coordinate with your Sale-A-Bration items. This promotion starts TODAY and is while supplies last, so make sure you snag what you want quickly so you don’t miss out! Just click on the image above to start shopping!

Measurements:

Old Olive Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″


Materials:

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!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code J2EBYYBC 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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Split Coloring Technique REDO with the Stamparatus

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome back, so good to see you again! Today’s video is a remake of one of my earlier cards, the Split Coloring Technique. When I originally made this card, I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get the placement on the colored in card stock and the base card stock. I received a request from Kay Capps to show how to make this card using the Stamparatus. I thought that was a brilliant idea, so here it is! Thanks for the suggestion, Kay!

I knew I wanted to use the beautiful Poppy Parade as my base color this time because I just so happen to have the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend markers which make coloring in so easy and fun! I paired that with Old Olive, which is a beautiful green that compliments just about any color.

Positioning the stamps was really easy, and fit beautifully together with the images from Petal Palette. I adore this set, and am so pleased with how well it works with this technique on the Stamparatus! I’m eager to make more of these cards, and play around with different placements.

Be sure to take a peek at my video tutorial, which shows you just how I achieved the look on this beautiful card. This video is slightly different from my others in the way I narrated my actions with a voice over. If you decide to watch it, let me know what you thought!

Measurements:

Poppy Parade Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, cut after coloring


Materials:

Stamparatus

$49.00 

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Tic Tac Toe Challenge for the Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop

Welcome back Kre8tors! Today we are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. crew! We are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity! This month’s hop theme is the Tic Tac Toe Challenge! I’ve never participated in a TTT Challenge before, so I was really excited to give this a try!

We were tasked with choosing three squares in a row, either horizontal, vertical, or diagonal from the image below. I knew that I needed to make a special Birthday card for my Sister-In-Law, and her favorite color right now is yellow, so I chose the three horizontal squares in the middle.

I also knew that I wanted to use my host exclusive stamp sets, Artfully Folded and Very Vintage. I have been eyeing both of these stamp sets, and haven’t been able to think of anything very creative for them. I searched Pinterest for ideas on the Artfully Folded, but could only find three projects! I was very surprised! So, not only was this set perfect for my Sis, but it will hopefully inspire more out there to see the beauty in this sweet stamp set!

As I was going through the challenge, I had to keep adding bits and pieces, because I forgot which line I was trying to complete on the TTT Challenge graphic! So, here is a progression of my additions to complete the challenge line.

For the first image, I colored in the flowers with Pineapple Punch and a Blender Pen. Then I colored the leaves with my Old Olive Stampin’ Blend marker. I stamped the Swan outline in Tuxedo Black Memento, and then stamped the fill in with Pineapple Punch. You can see I’m a bit off in my stamping for this first project, but I figured it out in my video tutorial below! Come learn with me and find out how to stamp the image inside the lines! I cut my square out of the Stitched Shapes Framelits, but once I had this all put together, I realized I was still missing TWO of the elements from the challenge.

I inked up some of the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon with a sponge dauber and some Pineapple Punch ink, and decided to add a little bit behind the flowers. Once I was done with that, I AGAIN didn’t have all three elements in a row from the TTT Challenge graphic. I knew it was a birthday card, but it didn’t SAY it on the card!

Well, that’s where the Very Vintage stamp set came to my rescue! It has an adorable “Happy Birthday” sentiment, that I think matches the tone of this card beautifully! So, I added my banner, and a couple sequins, and this card was complete! Looking back now, I think I could technically complete at least two more lines on the TTT Challenge graphic. What lines do you think I can complete with this card?

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope this card has inspired those of you who own these stamp sets to get them out and play! And for those of you who don’t have these sets yet, have I changed your mind? They are so much fun to play with, and I can’t wait to continue designing beautiful projects with them! Click the NEXT button below to hop along to Tricia’s inspiring blog!

Ink. Stamp. Share. Roll Call List

Laura Mackie

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Karen Pearmain

Sandra Roberts

Deb Naylor

Jo Blackman

Sue McDonald

Janey Backer

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Linda Handford

Sandrine Jse

Shirley Merker

Ginger Rabesa

Phoebe Borromeo-Carr

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Tricia Butts


Measurements:

Pineapple Punch Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Pineapple Punch Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White Scraps: Approximately 4″ x 5″


Materials:

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!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code YR4VGW9S 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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