Sale-A-Bration for the Kre8tors January Blog Hop

 

It’s time to Sale-A-Brate! This is Stampin’ Up’s! three-month promotion, January 3-March 31, when the Lily Pad Dies, the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set, and Lily Impressions Designer Paper can be yours for FREE.

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Lily Impressions DSP, Noble Peacock Foil, Ornate Frames Dies, Perfectly Framed Stamp Set, Lily Pad Dies, take Your Pick Tool; #waterlilies #lilypaddies #lilyimpressions #ornateframes #saleabration #sale-a-bration #2020stampinup #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Water Lilies

 

I began today’s card with a Coastal Cabana card base, a layer of Bermuda Bay, and topped it with the gorgeous, brushstroke, Lily Impressions Designer Paper.

 

First, I cut one large lily pad and two smaller ones from Bermuda Bay Cardstock, using the dies from the Lily Pad Die Set.

Second, I used dies from the same set to cut the water lilies, and used a paper-piecing technique. To accomplish this, I cut the two lilies from Noble Peacock Foil, which gives them a nice shine. Then, I cut the lilies a second time, from a piece of red, Lily Impressions Designer Paper.  Third, I added tiny dots of glue to the open spaces,  placing the petals in the proper space, much like a jigsaw puzzle.

TIP: Using the Take Your Pick Tool simplified filling in the “holes,”because I was able to pick up the tiny petals with the sticky point.

 

The sentiment, “Sending Hugs,” is from the Perfectly Framed Stamp Set from the Mini Catalog. This set was designed to fit the Ornate Frames Die Set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. How great is that!

Did you notice the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins? They are from another FREE product that’s being offered during Sale-A-Bration. You can check out the additional colors in my Product List.

 

How do you get these products for FREE? For every $50.00 or $100.00 that you spend you can choose an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. You can view digital copies of the catalogs by clicking on their covers, located under my picture, on the right side of this page.

If you would like even more great deals, you can click here for information about joining Stampin’ Up! 

 

Thanks so much for hopping by! We love to read your comments.

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Be sure to click on the next button to hop to the next Kre8tor, Janey Backer. We are all excited to share the new Sale-A-Bration products with you.

Melissa Tennison USA
Su Mohr.  *YOU ARE HERE***
Janey Backer USA
Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada
Alexandra Rauf
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)
Cheryl Hamilton
Cheryl Taylor (UK)
Laura Mackie (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Tricia Butts
Sue McDonald
Deb Naylor
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Susan Simpson aka Craftyduckydoodah!
Jan Musselman – USA
Dana Sullivan – USA
Libby Fens
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Nicole Mahler
Michelle Bryant


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Last Minute Gift Idea for the Kre8tors December Blog Hop

 

Are you looking for last minute gift ideas? Nothing beats a gift card or cash, especially when it’s delivered in a personalized, handmade holder.

I’ve made this gift card holder in many different papers, and today’s selection is from Feels Like Frost Designer Paper.

To coordinate with the DSP, I used three colors of cardstock: Purple Posy, Gray Granite, and Seaside Spray.

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or Visit to go to my blog for details! Featuring: gift card holders, Detailed Deer Dies, Dashing Deer Stamp Set, Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer, feels Like Frost DSP; #giftcardholders #christmasgifts #lastminute #christmascards #holidaycards #fancyfolds #funfolds #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #reindeer #reindeeroncards #bloghops

Reindeer Gift Card Holders

                                                   

                                                        INSTRUCTIONS

An  8 1/2″ X 11″ piece of cardstock makes two gift cards that are 7 3/4″ X 5″.  Score at 6″ and 2 1/2″. 

The 7 3/4″ X 1″ strip on the side becomes the band around the gift card holder. If you want to conserve paper, you could cut the 3/4″ strip first (shown on the bottom in pieces), and use it for the second band. However, I prefer the 1″ width.

The band is scored at 6 1/8″ and 2 1/2″. You want that extra 1/8 inch on the scoring, so the band will slide off and on easily.

 

Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper: The bottom front is 4 3/4″ X 2 1/4″. The top front is 4 3/4″ X 1 1/2″. 

 

Cut one piece of Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment on the inside, 4 3/4″ X 1 1/2″.

Use a circle punch to make a finger slot in the middle of the bottom front.

Attach a piece of Tear & Tape to each side of the bottom (inside), and close, sealing your pocket.

 

I decorated three of the bands with reindeer from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set, stamped in three ink colors: Early Espresso, Night Of Navy, and Highland Heather. I stamped on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and used their Detailed Deer Die for cutting.

TIP: Glue the band with the raw edge in front. This will be covered by the reindeer, which keeps the back looking smooth and pretty.

I used a pice of Tear & Tape to hold the reindeer securely.

 

The other three bands have a reindeer cut from Sparkle Glimmer Paper with their Detailed Deer Die.

TIP:This paper is a good choice, because it is flexible, and their delicate, “free-flying” antlers are not as likely to tear.

 

Here’s another look at this completed trio. Well, almost complete; just need to enclose a gift card, or cash, along with a personal note.

 

I used Stampin’ Up’s new Paper Trimmer for measuring, cutting, and scoring. 

You can purchase the Paper Trimmer, along with all the Gift Card Holder supplies, in my store. Just click on the pictures in my Product List below, and have fun shopping. Thank you! I appreciate your support!

 

For more Christmas ideas, continue on the hop with the Kre8tors. Clicking the next button takes you to Libby’s blog. We love reading your comments.

Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.

Melissa Tennison

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Libby Fens

Laura Mackie (UK)

Janey Backer

Jan Musselman – USA

Angie McKenzie – USA

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Rebecca-Jo Unwin – Australia

Margriet Siekman (NL)

Deb Naylor

Dana Sullivan

 

UPDATE: I discovered that Feels Like Frost is not available right now. But, the good news is, it will be in next year’s 2020 Holiday Catalog. In the meantime, you can be creative with many other holiday papers. May I suggest, Wrapped In Plaid?

By Su Mohr for Pals Nov Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Wrapped In Plaid DSP, Pine Tree Punch, Stampin' Trimmer, gift card holders; #christmasgifts #giftcardholders #christmasgiftcardholders #handmade #handcrafted #diy #plaidpaper #bloghops

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Welcome to the Kre8tors October Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Kreators October Blog Hop, where the theme is “Fall.” Living in San Diego, I don’t get to see a huge number of trees with colorful leaves, so I created a Thanksgiving card with a brilliant display.

By su mohr for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Nature's Roots Dies, See A Silhouette DSP, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Seasonal Layers Dies, Pressed Petals DSP, SubtleTexture Embossing, Painted Harvest Stamp Set; #thanksgivingcards #fallcolors #fallleaves #leavesoncards #naturesroots #seeasilhouette #seasonallayers #paintedharvest #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Fall Leaves

 

My leaves were made with See A Silhouette Designer Paper and Nature’s Roots Dies. The red, yellow, and orange design in the paper was perfect for the idea in my mind. I used the dies to cut four large leaves, four smaller leaves, and then the coordinating, embossing dies, to create the veins on the leaves. 

 

For the background, I cut  some woodgrain paper from Pressed Petals DSP with the largest Stitched Rectangles Die. Then, I backed it with cardstock, and embossed it with the Subtle Texture Folder, to give it a “real” appearance. The same, woodgrain DSP was used for the branches, which I cut with a Seasonal Layers Die.

After attaching the leaves with Dimensionals, I glued the branches on top. I “gathered them together” with  Burlap Ribbon, tied in the middle with Linen Thread.

TIP: I use Liquid Glue to attach my bows, so they stay in place. I’ve tried Glue Dots, but they always seem to wobble.

 

Since this is a Thanksgiving card, I like the analogy of gathering leaves and gathering people, so this sentiment is just right! “Gather together & give thanks” is from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, stamped in Soft Suede Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock, and cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die.

 

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Keep scrolling to see my Product List, where clicking on the pictures takes you to my store for shopping!

The Kre8tors are anxious to show you their Fall themed projects, and clicking the next button takes you to Rochelle’s blog. You can also refer to the name list below. We love to read your comments.

Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.

 

Melissa Tennison USA

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Angie McKenzie – USA

Sue McDonald

Jan Musselman – USA

Laura Mackie (UK)

Caroline Peck

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Tracy Marie Lewis

Sue Allen Australia

Margriet Siekman

Lisa Kmiec

Pia Gerhardt – Scraproomboom (DE)

Alexandra Rauf

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Deb Naylor

Rebecca- Jo Unwin- Australia

Dana Sullivan

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Annette Ball – Canada

Janey Backer

 

 

 


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Sweet Silhouettes Bridal Card for the Kre8tors Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Kreators Blog Hop, where the theme is “brides and  babies.” I chose to feature Stampin’ Up’s! Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set and Sweet Silhouettes Dies. They combine perfectly to make this card for a bride.

By Su Mohr for Kreators Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details; Featuring: Silhouette Scenes stamp set, Sweet Silhouettes Dies, Gold Powder heat embossing, Rectangles Stitched Die Set; #weddingcards #brides #cardsforbrides #handmadecards #handcrafted #umbrellas #heatembossing #sweetsilhouettes #silhouettescenes #silhouettes #silhouettesoncards

Forever

 

You can’t go wrong with a white card for a bride, so I began with a Thick Whisper White card base. This is topped with more white; a layer that was cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die, and a gorgeous, large branch (or tree) that was cut with a Sweet Silhouettes Die.

 

Next, is the couple under an umbrella from the Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set. I stamped them in VersaMark on Whisper White Cardstock, sprinkled them with Gold Powder, and set the powder with the Heat Tool. They are cut with a Rectangles Stitched die, and placed on Dimensionals.

This picture shows the shine of the gold, heat embossed, image.

 

For the sentiment, I used “Forever,” also from the Sweet Silhouettes Die Set, cut from Thick Whisper White Cardstock. I gave it an extra layer, so the “f” and “r” hanging over the edge are sturdy.

Three little Epoxy Droplets were added as a final touch for my bridal card. Isn’t it a perfect card for a bridal shower?

 

The Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set and Sweet Silhouette Dies can be purchased in a bundle for a 10% savings. I’ve pictured both options in my Product List.

Thank you for visiting me today, and thank you for shopping at my store!

Don’t forget to visit the Kre8tors for more “brides and babies” ideas. Click on the “next” button to go to Libby’s blog in the Blog Hop. We love to read your comments.

Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.

 

Melissa Tennison USA

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr (YOU ARE HERE)

Libby Fens

Sue McDonald

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Laura Mackie UK

Jan Musselman – USA

Margriet Siekman

Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Cheryl Taylor – UK

Linda Handford

Alexandra Rauf

Janey Backer

Anastasia Radloff

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Annette Elias-de Kijkkast-NL

Tracy Marie Lewis


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Color Challenge for Kre8tors August Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Kre8tors August Blog Hop. We have an exciting color challenge for you this month, using at least three of the colors shown in the photo below.

 

I was anxious to give you a sneak peek of the Playful Penguins Stamp Set, and Feels Like Frost Designer Paper, from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Playful Penguins Stamp Set, Feels Like Frost DSP; #christmascards #holidaycards #2019holiday #playfulpenguins #feelslikefrost #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Penguin Wishes

 

As soon as I saw the beautiful, Feels Like Frost DSP, I noticed the design with shades of Petal Pink and Highland Heather. I thought this would be a perfect winter scene for a penguin. Why not let the DSP do all the work?

 

My focal point is a penguin from the Playful Penguins Stamp Set. I stamped him in Gray Granite Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used Paper Snips to fussy cut. l also stamped his scarf in Cherry Cobbler Ink on white cardstock, and fussy cut.

The card base is Purple Posy, layered with Cherry Cobbler, matching the sentiment, “Merriest Wishes,” also from the Playful Penguins Stamp Set. I should have used Highland Heather for the card base, because of the challenge, but momentarily forgot what I was doing. Oops!

TIP: I usually fussy cut, leaving a border around the edge, as die cuts do. This is the way I cut the penguin. But, I cut along the lines of his scarf, thinking it would look better, and I like it.

 

The stamp set even has a little smudge, giving the penguin a place to stand. I placed him on Dimensionals, and my simple card was complete.

 

I’m also sharing Playful Penguins, in black and white, for my Paper Players Design Team entry today. Clicking on the card will take you to the details.

By Su mohr for Paper Players and FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Playful Penguins Stamp Set, Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set, Eyelet Lace embossing, Subtle Texture embossing, Stitched Shapes Dies; #penguins #playfulpenguins #holidaycards #christmascards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking $holiday2019 #cardchallenges

Penguin Greeting

 

My supplies are in the Product List below. If you have ordered from me, I will be sending you the 2019 Holiday Catalog in August, as soon as it’s available. Demonstrators can order from the catalog now, and customers can order September 4th.

 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and supporting what I love to do.

Now, continue hopping to see the wonderful projects the Kre8tors are anxious to share with you. We love reading your comments.

Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.

Clicking the “next” button will take you to Rochelle’s blog.


Melissa Tennison USA
Cheryl Hamilton
Su Mohr
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Linda Handford UK
Sandra Roberts – UK
Laura Mackie (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Sue McDonald
Angie McKenzie (USA)
Jan Musselman – USA
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Deb Naylor
Tracie St-Louis – Canada
Janey Backer
Tracy Marie Lewis – US
Ximena Morales
Margriet Siekman
Tricia Butts
Alexandra Rauf
Annette Ball
Dana Sullivan – USA
Cheryl Taylor (UK)


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