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ISS April Blog Hop Color Challenge

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop today! This month’s theme is a color challenge. We’ve been given Rococo Rose, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, and So Saffron to play with and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

I’m so excited to share my card with you! 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 made my first card using only the four inks and the Music From The Heart stamp set and although I had followed the directions explicitly, I wasn’t sure I was quite happy with the outcome. It’s cute for a quick, #simplestamping card. But as Ariel best put it, “I want more”. Sooo….

I decided to take to Pinterest, where I get so much of my inspiration, and I saw a beautiful Color Blocking Technique pin from Jennifer McGuire. I decided to give it a try and am SO pleased with the results.

There are two techniques on this card: Color Blocking and Emboss-Resist. I used my Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my Heat Tool to stamp poppies and leaves all over a card mat. Then I cut the card mat apart, as noted in my template and in the measurements section below.

Then I used sponge daubers to color in each section, blending two colors together. The inks resist against the embossed areas, leaving behind a gorgeous background.

I stamped a small sentiment on the outside between two of the pieces and added some of our Basic Jewels Rhinestones for a bit of bling and shimmer. And Ta-Da! Beautiful card that I think follows the color challenge rules quite well.

Check out my video tutorial below. Please be sure to head to YouTube directly and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already! It helps me out so much and allows me to keep making videos for you to enjoy!

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April Roll Call

Jo Blackman
Stacey Marsh
Tricia Butts
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Sue Allen
Laura Mackie
Cindy Mitchell-Clark
Libby Fens
Anastasia Radloff
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Dana Sullivan
Kristie Meeker Wilson
Gez Carpenter
Jill Chapman
Melissa Tennison (You Are Here)
Sue McDonald

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
With the short edge at the top, cut vertically at 1-3/4″
Cut this piece horizontally at 3-3/4″ (A)
The remaining piece is 1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ (B)
With the piece that measures 2-1/4″ wide, cut vertically at 1-1/4″ (C)
With the remaining large piece (D), cut 1/4″ off the bottom end to reach 3-3/4″ long

Materials:

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Window Shaker Card

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome to my blog if you’re new, and welcome back if you’ve been around for awhile! Thank you for coming! Today I’m sharing these fun Window Shaker Cards with you! Shaker cards are a great way to send an interactive hello in these strange times. I love how bright and cheery they are with those fun sequins swirling about between the window sheets. Which is your favorite? The Honey Bee or Peaceful Poppies?

I think my favorite would have to be the HONEY BEE card! I just can’t get over those adorable little bees floating around inside the shaker. And those BRIGHT iridescent sequins are really calling to me right now!

Having to stay inside is making me crave brightness like never before, and the shimmery, rainbow-y goodness this card gives is just so refreshing and makes me happy!

I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut out the window on this Honey Bee card, and I stamped the bees in Petal Pink ink. I used the coordinating Detailed Bee Dies to cut them out very quickly!

On the inside I stamped the flowers on a separate scrap and cut them out, although looking at this now you can just stamp them flat on the card! Silly me! 😉 I used Mint Macaron to also stamp the sentiment about 1-1/2″ below the score line on the card base. I added a large bee with glue dots to the inside lower right hand corner so that it would be concealed by the sequins until the card was opened.

I’m so happy with how this card turned out! Truth be told, I actually made the Poppy card first, but I messed up and wanted to make one even better! Turns out, it was a good thing I made another video, because I was able to show how I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies and also made the same card with just the Paper Trimmer!

Can you tell what’s wrong with this version? Leave me a comment on this post or on my video and let me know what you think it is!

I really do love the red, black, clear, and gold sequins in this Poppy card though! If it were Autumn, I think this card would definitely be my favorite of the two.

And of course those Poppy Elements are so wonderful to add a quick bit of fun inside the card! It really makes a huge impact, I think. Be sure to check out my YouTube tutorial below and SUBSCRIBE to my channel if you haven’t already! It really helps me out!

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:

Whisper White Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″, Score @ 5-1/2″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Cut a rectangle “window” from the front of the card base and card mat so you have a 1″ border all the way around each piece. Optionally, you can use the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Materials:

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Portrait Frame Card with the Peaceful Poppies Bundle

Hello Kre8tors and welcome back! Today I’m sharing a birthday card for my Mother-in-law. My husband made (yes, he made this himself!!! You can see it in my YouTube video below!) her a checkbook wallet and I wanted to wrap it up with tissue paper and some of our yummy, bright, Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon. The color was so cheerful, as I was tying the bow I thought to myself, I need to use this on a matching card. So I did!

I started with just a glimpse of an idea in my head, knowing I wanted to use this beautiful ribbon to match the wrapping on her gift. And from that blossomed this fun, Portrait/Frame card using the Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle products. I used several items from the suite bundle. Some of my favorites include the sequins and elements.

I’m calling this a Portrait or Frame Card because it really looks like a work of art that has been framed and hung on a wall! The top card mat is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals, which makes the Daffodil Delight background have a ‘sunken’ effect. And with the watercoloring technique I used to paint the Peaceful Poppies Elements, it really looks like a work of art! I love how bright these colors turned out!

I used the coordinating Peaceful Moments stamp set to stamp the sentiment Happy Birthday. I used the Painted Labels Dies to cut out the sentiment, but I ran it through the die cutting machine twice to get a smaller die cut. Check out my YouTube video to see how I did this. I then took my Basic Black Dark Stampin’ Blend Marker to color the border to make the sentiment stand out a little more.

And of course I wanted to stamp on the inside, so I used this sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. I love how this set has coordinating sentiments so you can feature one on the outside and inside.

I really love how happy and cheerful this card turned out! The yellow just makes me smile, and I hope it made my mother-in-law, and you, smile too!

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Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Daffodil Delight Card Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White Frame: 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″

Materials:

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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:


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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:

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 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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