June 11, 2019

Above the Clouds Double Slider Card

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Thanks so much for stopping by. Today I have a really fun and interactive card for you. It's a double slider and it's SO easy to make. But first, I have to tell you, Saturday I held by catalog launch party, and OMG we had so much fun! It was everything I had hoped. I had a great turn out and we had LOTS of food (I'm still eating on left overs lol) games and prizes and LOTS of samples and displays and I'm hearing a lot of great feedback from attendee's so, I'm calling it a HUGE success. For those of you that did attend, thank you from the bottom of my heart. It truly was a labor of love and I can't thank you enough for the fun, the laughter and your friendship. You all mean the world to me. Thank you!

Now on to today's fun double slider card! To create this card, you will need to start with a card base measuring 5 1/2" x 8 3/8". I used Coastal Cabana as my card base. You will then score this with the long edge to the top at 1/4"; 3" and 5 3/4". Then, using the Classic Label punch, take a "snip" from the top and bottom of the panel created with the 5 3/4" score line. This is going to create the slider area.

Next, wrap a piece of plastic approximately 12" x 1 3/4" around the panel you created the 'notches' and using Tear & Tape, seal the plastic in a loop around the panel. It should nest inside the notches you punched with the Classic Label punch.

Now cut 2 panels of Coastal Cabana measuring 2 1/2" X 4 3/8" and 2 panels of Whisper White 2 5/16" x 4 3/16" and decorate with your stamps and ink. Now the image you want to rise to the top, add a couple of glue dots to the bottom front of the image panel and lay face down onto the plastic piece. Be sure the image is adhered only to the plastic loop and not the card base at all otherwise your image won't slide. Now, adhere the image that will slide down, to the front of the plastic loop with glue dots to just the top of the image on the back. Punch a hole in the bottom and tie a piece of ribbon to create a pull. Next add Tear & Tape down the 1/4 fold and adhere the card shut.
To complete the card, I added a piece of DSP to the front measuring 2 3/4" x  5 1/4" and stamped my Hot Air Balloon and punched it for the front.

I truly hope you enjoyed today's card. It was a lot of fun to make and I hope it inspires you to try it out as well. If you enjoy cards such as this, and would like tutorials direct to you inbox, then be sure to join my mailing list here.

Happy Stamping,

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June 6, 2019

Sailing Home Pop Up Card

Hello and Happy New Catalog! Have you had a chance to leaf through the amazing pages of our new annual catalog? Do you have a copy of the awesome new catalog? If not, and you are not currently working with a demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to serve you. Just request a copy of the catalog by filling out this form here. And in the meantime, you can look through the pages of the catalog in PDF form here.
Today I have a fun card to share with you using the bundle I am featuring all week, Sailing Home. I love this nautical set. It's just awesome and perfect for those Summer time birthdays and anniversaries and all those other Summer time events.
But the little surprise inside this card is a little pop up when you open it.. To create this card, I started with a Night of Navy card base measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/4". I then layered a 3" x 4 1/4" piece of Soft Suede that I had run through the Subtles embossing folder; (If you don't have this embossing folder yet, you need to add this to your list of MUST haves! Unfortunately, all of our carry over embossing folders are delayed with our catalog launch. We have a new vendor producing our dies and embossing folders and the carry over list of embossing folders are a bit behind schedule but I will be sure to let you know the minute they become available again!) Then I added a 2" x 5 1/5" piece of the Come Sail Away DSP to the right side of the card and layered a stitch circle in Balmy Blue and die cut the stamped Lighthouse image done in Night of Navy ink and tucked in the die cut ships wheel. ( I know you can't see it well in the photo, but the wheel has some embossed detail that looks UH-MAZING!) I then stamped the greeting in Night of Navy onto a scrap piece of Whisper White and die cut it with the banner shape found in the coordinating Smooth Sailing die set.
Now, for the inside, this was so much easier than it actually looks!
I started with a 4" x 4" piece of Whisper White and scored it at 2" on both sides and then scored a diagonal from one corner to the other. I cut 2 pieces of DSP 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" and cut them both on the diagonal and flipped one half and attached them to the 2  "square" spaces that were divided by the diagonal scoreline. I then stamped the anchor image and the sentiment in Night of Navy on the remaining squares. I then folded on all of the scorelines, ensuring that the diagonal scoreline had mountain folds. I then adhered the two end squares to the inside of the card base so when the card is opened, it will pop open this piece.If you would like to see how this card is made, be sure to check out my Facebook Live from Sunday June 2, 2019 here.
Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a little time with me. I truly appreciate you. Now, I'm off to finish up my prep for my BIG catalog launch party Saturday! Live local to the Williamstown area? Come check out the new catalog product live and in person! OH YEAH...it's REALLY Awesome! Want to keep in touch and know when ALL of my events are? Get on my mailing list! Sign up here.
In the meantime, Happy Stamping!

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June 4, 2019

New Catalog Launch and Sailing Home

Hello! I am so over the moon excited that I can't even contain myself! I LOVE new catalog time. It's always fresh and new and open to amazing ideas and creativity! So, today marks the day, the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog officially launches to everyone world wide and trust me, if you haven't had a peek into the covers of this gorgeous catalog, you MUST take a look inside. Here's the electronic downloadable version for you to peruse through. Pretty awesome eh?

So, as you know, one of the awesome perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is that I get to order select product ahead of time from the new catalog, and one of those products was the Sailing Home bundle. This bundle is UH-MAZING to say the least! I have had so much fun playing with all of this awesomeness, I can't even begin to describe. So, one of the fun cards I came up with and shared during Facebook Live Sunday, was this fun "Half Door" fold card.
It's pretty simple actually. I started with a standard card base measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/4" in Basic Black. I then removed a 2" x 4 1/4" strip from the card front using my trimmer. This created the "half door" and I ran it through my die cutting/embossing machine using the Swirls & Curls embossing folder to create some fun texture that kind of reminded me of crashing waves. I then layered a piece of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper cut at 4" x 5 1/4" on the inside. I then took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3" x 4" and stamped the compass image from the Sailing Home stamp set in Basic Gray ink and the sentiment, "Your My True North" in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and adhered that to the center inside of the card. Then, using my paper snips, I marked the center of the compass on the "half door" and using the 1 1/2" Circle Punch, I punched a small "bite" from the "half door" card front to allow the entire compass to show on the card front. I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of scrap Whisper White and die cut it using my die cutting machine and the coordinating label die from the Smooth Sailing die collection and adhered it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. To finish the card, I wrapped the "half door" with Whisper White Bakers Twine about 3 times and added the anchor from the adorable Sail Away Trinkets and tied a bow. I just love how this card turned out and I hope you do too. If you would like to see how this card was made, check out my video on Facebook and be sure to join me every Sunday evening at 7 PM ET for a fun evening of stamping and prize patrols. Now who doesn't love prize patrol? Unfortunately, only residents of the US are eligible to win prizes. And while you're there, be sure to "Like" my page. I would absolutely appreciate that so very much. In addition, I invite you to join my mailing list to keep informed of all things Stampin' Up!, free tutorials and all things Kreative Heart. You can join my mailing list here.
Thanks so much for stopping by for a look around. It's most appreciated and I truly appreciate everyone of you. Now, go finish looking through that amazing catalog.
Happy Stamping,

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May 30, 2019

It Starts With Art Floating Frame part 2

Hello! Before we jump into today's project, I wanted to let you know that Stampin' Up! has announced their Last Chance SALE!! You read that correctly, SALE! You can save anywhere between 10-30% on select retiring product. To see what is on sale in the Occasions Catalog, click here and to see what is on sale in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, click here. The sale starts today at 12:00 PM MT/2:00 PM ET and runs through June 3rd, however, everything is "WHILE SUPPLIES LAST". Historically, once the sale is announced, stuff sells out in record time, so, DO NOT wait to grab what you want! Go IMMEDIATELY and order what you want/need because stuff while go very quickly.

Okie dokie, now that we have all that official business out of the way, I have a follow up to Tuesday's post. This here is another sneak peek into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog with the It Starts with Art Suite of product. This card is created with the "left over" center die cut from creating the Floating Frame card shown in Tuesdays' post.
To recreate this card, you will need in addition to the center panel cut from the floating frame, a standard card base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"; a panel measuring 4" x 5 1/4". Since my center cut pieces where predominately Flirty Flamingo, I chose the same for my card base and panel. I ran the panel through my Big Shot with the brand new embossing folder, Button Button to add additional fun and texture to the card and adhered it to my card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added the floating panel to the center with Stampin' Dimensionals and stamped the greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White measuring 3" x 1\2" and bannered one end using my Paper Snips and adhered it to my card using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. 

I love how this card turned out and I love the idea of getting more than one card from a technique such as the Floating Frame technique. This was fun and I hope it inspires you to give it a try. I appreciate you stopping by to check out my blog. If you enjoyed this card, feel free to follow me by using the "Follow by Email" on the right to be notified when I post new content. You can also follow me on social media by clicking any of the icons on the right as well. And to remain informed of all things Stampin' Up! and Katrina's Kreative Heart, subscribe to my mailing list by clicking here
Happy Stampng,

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