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February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop with Lots of Lavender

Welcome to the February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! This is our second hop, and I’m so excited to continue working with so many talented demonstrators in sharing our passion for paper crafting! If you’d like to check out our first blog hop, you can start at 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop – Occasions Petal Palette. Be sure to click the Next button at the bottom of this post to hop over to Amy’s blog to check out her fantastic project! In case you get lost along the hop, there is also a Roll Call list below the Next button.

For my Sale-A-Bration item I decided to use the Lots of Lavender stamp set. This is a GORGEOUS set and it’s really versatile. I’ve used this set on my Clean & Quick Card and thought it came out beautifully, but wanted to step it up a little. So this card was born!

I love how clean this card looks with just two main colors and a pop of an accent color. I used Rich Razzleberry for most of the coloring as well as my accent pieces and cardbase. Lemon Lime Twist was used to color in the leaves and stem. I did use just a touch of the Powder Pink in the ribbon holding the lavender bunch together. Oh, and we can’t forget the Clear Wink of Stella to give it the slightest shimmer.

The Stampin’ Blends are so much fun to color with! I used both the light and dark Rich Razzleberry markers to color in the petals on my lavender bunch. I decided to keep the petals full color and not use the Color Lifter to blend it out. I really like how crisp this looks against the white accents on the card. I also used some beautiful Classic Weave Ribbon in Whisper White to lace behind the lavender bunch.

Since the Lots of Lavender stamp set doesn’t come with any sentiments, I opted to use the Petal Palette Bundle to add the finishing touches to the card. I used both the label framelit and trellis thinlit to spruce up my sentiment at the bottom of the card. This paired with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Ovals Framelits, I thought the card really came together well. I also added a little more pops of green for contrast with the Glitter Enamel Dots. LOVE the bling!

This project was so fun to put together! I hope you enjoy the video tutorial towards the bottom of this post to see how it all came together. Don’t forget to check out the other members of this Blog Hop by viewing the Roll Call List at the bottom of this post, and clicking the Next button to continue on through the hop!

Measurements:

Rich Razzleberry Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry Scraps: Approx. 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″

Materials:
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(Don’t forget the adhesives!)

During Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE products simply by shopping! Every $50 (US) you spend you can earn a free level 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. And NEW this year, every $100 (US) you spend, you can either pick two level 1 items OR one level 2 item! Be sure to visit my store to see all the wonderful products you can choose from!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your creative coach! Don’t forget to use the current hostess code 6JX4EGJM when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! If your order is over $150, don’t use the code because you will qualify for your own rewards! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

Click on the Next button to head to Amy’s blog to check out her amazing project for the hop! There’s also a roll call list in case you get lost along the way.

February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)
Amy Grendel
Su Mohr
Becky Browning
Laura Kate Mackie
Tricia Butts
Kathy Maurer
Deb Naylor
Jackie Lawless
Linda Handford
Lisa Kmiec
Kirsteen Gill
Alexanra Rauf
Nichole Loe
Mary Trautner
Sanda Roberts
Maria Calia
Hiske MacKay
Jacqui Lawrence
Leisa Pedersen
Diana Tillery

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Frame Card with Party Pandas & Challenge Winner

Party Pandas have done it again! They are floating right into my heart on this fun Frame Card. There are so many beautiful color combinations that could be used on this adorable card, but I think I am favoring the Real Red over the Bermuda Bay out of the two I’ve made so far. Which is your favorite?

I love adding texture to the background with the Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Scattered Sequins. It looks so great on this Frame Card especially because it allows you to see more of that beautiful background through the frame.

The Basic Black Metallic Thread I used behind the panda also gives this card a fun and whimsical touch, not to mention the watercoloring on the balloon. For a simple and fast version of this card, check out my Clean & Quick 19 Party Pandas Card. Remember, the only way to get your hands on this Party Pandas stamp set is for FREE during Sale-A-Bration by placing a qualifying order on my website!

Whether you make your frame thick or thin, this card has so many design possibilities! This card was inspired by the Focal Accent Sketch Challenge in my VIP Stamp Lounge, exclusive for my customers and downlines. I think the challenge winner, Pam, did such a wonderful job on her card!

I’ve included a copy of this sketch challenge so you can re-create this card, too! If you make it, please be sure to tag me on your photo, or send me a copy! I’d love to see your creativity!

Measurements:

Real Red Cardbase: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score @ 5-1/2″
Whisper White Mat A: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Real Red Mat B (Frame): 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
Smoky Slate Strip C: 1/2″ x 3-1/4″
Whisper White Strip D: 1/2″ x 1-1/2″
Focal Piece E (Panda): Approx. 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ or larger

 

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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 6JX4EGJM 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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Clean & Quick 20 and Step-It Up – Beautiful Peacock – Tie-Dye Technique

Yay for Tuesday! I went ALL weekend without creating, and let me tell you, it almost broke me. I was SO excited to jump back in today to make this fun card using a Sale-A-Bration set, Beautiful Peacock. I’m playing along with the Inspire. Create. Color Challenge! This month’s color challenge was Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Melon Mambo. I love the tie-dye technique on the peacock, and can’t wait to show you how I did it!

I think these colors are so lovely together, especially when you are able to mix them together to create NEW colors! By using the Daffodil Delight with the Melon Mambo, I was able to make a sort of Mandarin Orange color in the peacock feathers.

I made both a Clean & Quick version and a stepped up version of this card. The stepped up version added some swirly Black Metallic Thread and shiny Rhinestones. I love both of these cards and think they are a perfect way to look forward to some warmer, spring weather.

So fun to participate in the Inspire. Create. Color Challenge this month! Pop on over and check out all of the other wonderful projects from some very talented demonstrators!
Click the picture above to check it out!

Don’t forget about Sale-A-Bration! Every $50 (US) spent earns you one FREE level 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure! New this year, level 2 rewards with every $100 (US) spent! Head to my shop to check out all the awesome FREE items you can earn!

Measurements:

Clean & Quick
Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

Stepped Up:
Bermuda Bay Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″

Watercolor Paper: Approx. 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

Materials:
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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 NTJUWGMD 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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Daisy Delight Double Z-Fold Cased Card – What Was That Wednesday

I don’t have a new tutorial for you today, but I’ll be starting a new series on my blog called What Was That Wednesday. I will be showcasing some of my past projects that are my viewer’s favorites! This Double Z-Fold Card that I first posted in June 2017 is my most popular card tutorial I’ve done on YouTube to date with just over 14,000 views. I followed a tutorial from Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa and put my own spin on her versions of this card. She’s from the UK, even though I think I mistakenly said Australia in the video. 😉 I hope you enjoy this What Was That series, and hopefully it’s new for some of you!


I’m so excited to be sharing this card I CASE’d from Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa using the Daisy Delight bundle! *SQUEE!* This is SUCH a fun Double Z-Fold card, and I am SO excited to get to use this adorable Daisy Delight stamp set and punch!

This is a very special card for a very special lady, who will PROBABLY see this post at some point before she’s supposed to see this post…. but I just couldn’t wait to share!!!

It feels SO good to get back in my videos! They may not be frequent, but I am STILL HERE and not going anywhere!!! 😀

I did this as a live broadcast over on my Facebook page, and then uploaded the replay to my YouTube channel, but here are some more photos to enjoy as well!

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 NTJUWGMD 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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Floating Easel Card Technique with Petal Palette

Boy oh boy, do I have a treat for you! This is my Floating Easel Card made using the Occasions stamp set Petal Palette. I think I found my new favorite paper crafting project! The rich color of the Fresh Fig cardstock paired with the bling of the Gold Glimmer Paper and the soft watercoloring of the flowers with Aqua Painters is just SCRUMPTIOUS! What do you think?

My coordinating video tutorial is very different from my normal videos. I don’t show you any stamping (except the sentiment) or cutting. I do explain how to make the floating easel mechanism, and what pieces I used from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies to cut out different cardstock embellishments.

I am just completely entranced by this card, and I hope you are too! Check out my video tutorial for all the details on this beautiful card! Grab all the supplies you need to make this wonderful project by clicking on the pictures below. Don’t forget! During Sale-A-Bration (now through March 31) you can get FREE products just for shopping! Visit my store for more details, or get in touch with me!

Measurements:

Fresh Fig Cardbase: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score @ 5-1/2″ & cut a 1/2″ frame from card front
Fresh Fig Frames: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, cut a 1/2″ frame (make 2)
Whisper White Inside Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Window Sheet: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Additional scraps for desired embellishments

Materials:
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Don’t forget the ADHESIVES!

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 NTJUWGMD 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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