Crafting

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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Cards · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping

KBH Spring Color Challenge

Welcome Kre8tors! It’s finally here once again, the Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month is a color challenge, and I’m really excited about it because it has some beautiful colors. I found this beautiful photo and knew I wanted to use it to welcome Spring. I chose five colors that I felt represented the photo, and challenged my hoppers to use at least 3 of the 5 colors on their projects.

This hop was definitely a challenge for me! Not because of the color limitations, but because my husband and I just MOVED this weekend! I was so busy this week, I didn’t have time to make a really detailed card. But that doesn’t mean I can’t still create! In the chaos of all our moving boxes, no office set up, and everything packed away, I managed to pull out some inks, a stamp set, some card stock, and my Stamparatus. And boom! Simple Stamping to the rescue!

I decided to use the stamp set Colorful Season because it’s so versatile and fitting for this project. I wanted to use a larger sentiment as the focal point and add some pops of color with the little flowers. I really like how it turned out! What do you think? Super easy to create with virtually any stamp set that has a sentiment and smaller embellishment stamps.

Here’s the photo and color challenge palette that the Kre8tors Blog Hop were tasked with using. What do you think? Would you like to give it a try? Post your card to Facebook or Instagram and tag me, @MKre8tions and I’ll give you a shout out!

Before you hop along to the next amazing demonstrator in this hop, be sure to click on this month’s Guest Desinger, Tracy! She has a wonderful project for you, just click the image below!

Now that you’ve seen Tracy’s awesome project, be sure to click the next button below to hop along and see the other wonderfully talented demonstrators and how they’ve used the color challenge in their projects. The Roll Call List is below in case you get lost along the way.

April 2019 Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison

Su Mohr

Tricia Butts

Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

Sue McDonald

Pia Gerhardt

Lisa Kmiec

Jacqueline Bobeldijk

Cheryl Taylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Linda Handford

Dorothee Buhn

Alexandra Rauf

Eva Pottsova – Crafting with Angels (UK)

Jacqui Lawrence

Kathy Maurer

Becky Browning

Jo Blackman (UK)

Laura Mackie UK

Libby Fens

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Jan Musselman – USA

Anastasia Radloff

Cheryl Hamilton

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Cards · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · technique · Tutorial/How To · Video

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:

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