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April ICS Blog Hop – It’s a Girl Thing

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop today and this month’s theme is Monochromatic Girl! 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 decided to use the Tea Together stamp set with the coordinating Tea Time dies for this card. I knew I wanted to make it as girl-y as possible! I chose to do a Mother’s Day card and use Flirty Flamingo as my color. We were also allowed to use White, Black, or Vanilla.

I knew I wanted to use shading to get different gradients of this color, so I pulled out my Stampin’ Blend markers in Flirty Flamingo. I used the light pen to color in the images and the dark pen to shade in the darker areas. I really like how the images turned out. For more texture, I threw in the Lace 3D Embossing Folder.

I used my Stampin’ Blends to create an ombre effect on some vellum. I also heat embossed my sentiment using Versamark, the Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad, and Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I love this technique because you can emboss in any of our colors! I also threw in some polka dot mesh ribbon and some pearls for more girly vibes.

Check out my video tutorial below, and keep scrolling to hop to the next project!

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

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Whisper White Card Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Scrap Whisper White for Stamping: Approx. 4″ x 5″
Scrap Vellum: Approx. 2″ x 2″

Materials:

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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 3GAGBP6M 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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A Wish for Everything Square Card

Hello Kre8tors and welcome back! I’m so excited to share a beautiful card with you today. This card features the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper from the second release Sale-A-Bration items. It’s FREE with a $50 purchase. I paired it with the A Wish For Everything Bundle and love how they work together!

I wanted to color in these beautiful flowers, so I used my Stampin’ Blends in an array of colors to make these flowers really pop. I used a combination of light and dark blends to create shadowing effects on the roses and leaves.

This card is not a standard size. Because I was delivering this to someone very special in person, I wanted to make a card size that I wouldn’t typically make since I didn’t have to mail it! It’s fun to give cards in person and be able to have full creative license and not have to stick to rigid guidelines for sending in the mail without extra postage.

I used the beautiful Flowering Foils Specialty DSP and colored in the roses with a variety of Stampin’ Blends markers. It was so much fun to color in the paper and it was very relaxing, too. It’s nice to find something relaxing to do to take my mind off things.

I fussy cut around the edges of the flowers and then glued this piece to the top of my card base. I added a few Champagne Rhinestones around the cluster of flowers for some bling. I used my Stampin’ Blend markers to color in an ombre background, and used that to cut out the word happy with the Word Wishes dies. Then I used the coordinating stamp ‘wishes’ from the A Word For Everything stamp set and heat embossed it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

This card went to a very special family and I’m so glad I could brighten their day with a handmade card. I know a lot of people that could use a little smile right now, so I’ll be making a lot of cards, I’m sure!

Did you see that I made it to 5,000 YouTube subscribers? I’m also having a giveaway! Don’t forget to enter! Head over to my Specials page for your chance to win 1 of 2 Stampin’ Up! Tote Bags!

Don’t forget, right now during SAB there are so many ways to earn FREE product! You can either Shop, Host, or Join! I’d love to talk to you more about any of these amazing opportunities, just send me a message or click the images below!

       

Watch the video here, or head on over to my YouTube channel, give the video a like, and subscribe if you haven’t already! It means so much to me that you enjoy my videos. I love making them for you!

Measurements:

Card:
Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 11″, Score @ 5-1/2″
Flowering Foils Specialty DSP: Approx. 5″ 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 SXBFCPTC 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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Floral Cake Sale-A-Bration Crossover

Hello Kre8tors! I’m so excited to share a crossover card with you! What makes it a crossover card, you might ask? It combines a Sale-A-Bration stamp set, a Sale-A-Bration coordinating product, and a bundle from the Annual Catalog! I think these products work beautifully together, and I’m so excited to share this fun, floral cake card with you!

I knew I wanted to use the Happy Birthday To You stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration flyer. This stamp set is gorgeous and perfect for birthdays, Mother’s Day, or just because! I was able to watercolor a piece of Whisper White cardstock with an Aqua Painter and some Pool Party ink before stamping the cake image with my Memento ink pad in Black.

I also stamped a second cake in Memento on a clean piece of Whisper White card stock so that I could color in and cut out the flowers with the coordinating Sale-A-Bration product, Birthday Dies. I love that these dies cut out both the cake and the flowers! It’s a genius way to get double duty from this stamp set! I also cut out some small leaves from a scrap piece of vellum and colored them in using the Soft Sea Foam Dark Stampin’ Blend Marker.

The Bloom & Grow floral image behind this cake was the perfect element to just peek out from behind. I love the greenery sprigs and think it really adds dimension to this cake. I also took the Pool Party Dark Stampin’ Blend marker and traced over the black lines on the cake and pedestal to give the cake a little more definition and shadowing effect. I bunched up some Silver Thread to put behind the cake, and added Rhinestones to the center of the flowers for a little extra bling.

Can you believe that these flowers are colored in with a Pumpkin Pie Light Stampin’ Blend Marker? I think it looks so good! I really didn’t expect the orange to go with the blue and green, but it totally works! I used the Stampin’ Blend Color Lifter to lighten up some of the areas of the rose that I thought should have a bit of light on them. Finally I touched up a few of the round greenery leaves with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. Love that bling!

Don’t forget, right now during SAB there are so many ways to earn FREE product! You can either Shop, Host, or Join! I’d love to talk to you more about any of these amazing opportunities, just send me a message or click the images below!

       

Watch the video here, or head on over to my YouTube channel, give the video a like, and subscribe if you haven’t already! It means so much to me that you enjoy my videos. I love making them for you!

Measurements:

Card:
Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Scraps: Approx: 4″ x 5″
Vellum Scraps: Approx: 3″ 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 SXBFCPTC 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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Bloom and Grow Simple Thank You Cards

Hello Kre8tors! If you’re new here, welcome! If you’re a returning reader, thanks for coming back! Can we just talk about the Bloom & Grow stamp set for just a sec…. It’s AMAZING! This is the first project I’ve made with it, but I am absolutely in LOVe and have big plans now!

I needed some quick and beautiful thank you cards, and this set made the PERFECT cards! Add a couple simple embellishments, and BOOM, beautiful cards in minutes!

I started with a basic Whisper White card base, and layered a 2-1/2″ square on top. I used the thank you sentiment from the Bloom and Grow stamp set, and added a few of the smaller leaves and twig stamps.

I colored those in with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blend Duo (light and dark) and then added some Poppy Parade to the little berries. I also used the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend in Dark to color in the Epoxy Hearts. It works BEAUTIFULLY! If you haven’t tried it yet, I suggest you do!

I also added some of our Burlap Ribbon behind the layered square for a little extra OOMPH. I have a little trick for getting the MOST MILEAGE out of your ribbon. Check it out in my video below!

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Scored @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Layering Square: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

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 PJQR79NB 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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Kre8tors Blog Hop Bye Bye SAB

Hello Kre8tors! So glad you are joining us for the March Kre8tors Blog Hop! We are saying Bye Bye to Sale-A-Bration! That’s right, at the end of this month, the SAB Sale will be over! Say it ain’t so! Take advantage of the final few weeks to get your hands on some FREEBIES just for shopping. As always, scroll to the bottom of this post, click that Next button, and hop around to get inspired by some amazing projects!

For my projects, I decided to use the Tea Together stamp set from the Occasions Catalog and I paired it with the coordinating SAB Tea Time Framelits Dies. The framelits dies are absolutely FREE with a $100 purchase. By purchasing the items you need to create this card and tea wrap, you will qualify to get the framelits for free!

I CASE’d the Sale A Bration Brochure to make the skinny card, but I didn’t have all the same supplies they used on their sample. But that’s not a problem! Just use what you have on hand! I changed the sentiment and used the same one from the Tea Together stamp set. I also didn’t have the Designer Series Paper, so I used my Buffalo Check stamp instead and it turned out great!

I really like the technique for stacking the tea cups inside each other. Be sure to check out my YouTube video at the end of this post to see how I achieved the look.

I paired this adorable little tea wrap with this SAB project. I was able to get two cards and one tea wrap from one sheet of standard card stock. There’s almost no waste! I love this little tea wrap. It would make a fun little table setting gift for a fun event or tea party.

You can also flip the tea holder inside out and use it as a little easel stand to display your tea bag! I love it when a project does double duty! I can’t wait to hand these adorable little matching paper crafts to my friends and family! They are perfect for any tea drinker! (Hint: Not a tea fan? Leave off the sentiment and put in a packet of instant coffee or a small brick of chocolate!)

I hope you enjoyed these fun projects today! Be sure to check out the video below, and take advantage of those Sale-A-Bration items while they are still here! Click the next button below to hop on over to Sue’s amazing project! And as always, thanks for hopping!

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)

Sue McDonald

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Tracy Marie Lewis

Pia Gerhardt (DE)

Laura Mackie (UK)

Jacqui Lawrence

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Jo Blackman

Kathy Maurer

Deb Naylor

Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

Anastasia Radloff

Janey Backer

Alexandra Rauf

Linda Handford

Dorothee Buhn

Annette Elias

Jacqueline Bobeldijk

Eva Pottsova

Cheryl Taylor

Jan Musselman – USA

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Cheryl Hamilton


Measurements:

Skinny Balmy Blue Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 6″, score @ 3″
Balmy Blue Tea Wrap: 2-1/2″ x 7-1/2″, score @ 1″ and 4-1/2″
Balmy Blue Tea Wrap Mat: 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
Whisper White: 1-1/2″ x 3″ + Scrap ~ 5″ x 8″

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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