June 16, 2018

Stampin' Up! Sea of Textures

Hello and Happy Saturday! While I count down the hours before I board a plane for Alabama to look at an electronic medical record system for our local hospital, I wanted to share with you another awesome bundle found in the new 2018-2020 Annual Catalog. This is another set that immediately jumped out at me. Between the adorable octopus (I know, the real ones are pretty gross, but this stamped little guy is too cute!) and the die cut netting...I was HOOKED (no pun intended) and again, this card was super simple because Stampin' Up! provides the tools to make it simple.
I originally created this card to share with my tutorial coop and today I wanted to share it with you.
To recreate this cute card:

Measurements:   • Crumb Cake:  8 1/2” x 5 1/2”  4” x 4” scrap for net • Blackberry Bliss: 1/2” x 5 1/2”  and 1/2” x 3” • Whisper White: Scrap for Octopus • DSP:     5 1/2” x 2 3/4” 

 1. Adhere the DSP and 5 1/2” piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock to the right side of the card front.   2. Die cut the netting from the scrap piece of Crumb Cake and sponge with Crumb Cake ink. Adhere to the card front. 
 3. Stamp the Octopus from the Sea of Textures stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink onto the scrap of Whisper White and die cut with the coordinating die. Pop him up with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the net.
  4. Stamp the inside right panel with the net image in Crumb Cake ink, add the tall foliage in Tranquil Tide and the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink.
 5. For a final touch, add the 1/2” x 3” piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock to the bottom right corner of the panel.

I hope this card made you smile. I know it did me. I love the colors and the texture and the whimsy. I will be away for a few days traveling for my full time job as the Director of Clinical Informatics so I will be missing from here, but I will be back next weekend with a fun share. Until then,
Happy Stamping,

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June 14, 2018

Blueberry Bushel and Lemon Lime Twist meet Varied Vases

Hello and Happy Thursday! Well, it's another one of THOSE weeks. Our hospital is currently undergoing accreditation and the stress levels have been running HIGH...OH MY! And it's been a really long week..and to top it all off, we get to make another attempt at heading to Mobile, Al Monday....I'm hoping this is "3rd time's a charm" otherwise, I hope it's "3 strikes and you're out" because this is just crazy.....I have actually attempted to write this post every day since Tuesday!
Anyway, onto the fun stuff! I am so in love with the Varied Vases bundle. It is one of those stamp sets that makes creating a beautiful card almost mindless! What I mean by that is there is little to no effort required to make a beautiful card with this set. Grab a few awesome colors that you love, some paper and go to town. The designs are endless and everyone turns out amazing...like I said, NO EFFORT! Now who wouldn't want that?


Ok, now here are all the deets for re-creating this card:


Lemon Lime Twist: 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25"; 5.25" x 4"; 4.5" x 1 3/8";  3.5" x 2.25"
Blueberry Bushel: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8";  4 3/4" x 1 5/8"; 4 3/8" x 1 1/4"; 3 5/8" x 2 3/8"; 2" x 2"
Whisper White: 1 7/8" x 1 7/8"
2018-2020 In Color DSP 6" x 6" Paper Pack: scrap

Run the 5.25" x 4" layer of Lemon Lime Twist through the Big Shot with the Polka Dot embossing folder and adhere the layers together. Stamp the sentiment from the Varied Vases stamp set in Blueberry Bushel ink and layer it onto the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Punch out the vase using the coordinating Vase Builder punch from a scrap piece of the DSP and stamp the flowers onto the Whisper White square and to color the flower heads, stamp off once with Blueberry Bushel and add a couple of leaves with the Lemon Lime Twist ink. Pop the vase up on Mini Stampin' Dimensionals and add a double bow from Whisper White Bakers Twine and add the the vase with a Glue Dot.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and would love to hear your comments, so please feel free to leave a comment below. If you enjoy tutorials such as this and would like to get them direct to your inbox, join my mailing list here.
Have a great evening and happy Stamping!

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June 10, 2018

All That's New - A RemArkably Created Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the RemARKably Creative Blog Hop! I am so glad you could join us! This month, our theme is All That's New! We are featuring all new product found in our UH-MAZING new annual catalog and as you hop along with us, you will see some beautiful samples from our very talented demonstrators. Now, you maybe just getting started here on my blog, Katrina's Kreative Heart with me, Katrina Wolfe, or you have come here from the blog before me, either way, if at anytime you get lost or are unsure of where to head to next, just use the links below this post where I have everyone participating in the hop listed. Again, you are here on my blog, Katrina's Kreative Heart with Katrina Wolfe and I hope you enjoy your stop here.

Today, I want to share a fun I card I created with the brand new stamp set, Detailed with Love. This is an awesome bundle found in the Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. (Do you have a catalog? If the answer is no and you aren't currently working with a demonstrator already, click here to request a catalog and I will get one out to you - this is a MUST have!) I love this entire suite of product, however, for today's card, I only used the stamp and punch from the bundle and of course I used some of our brand new, gorgeous 2018-2020 In Colors!
To create this card, I started with a standard top folding card base of Basic Gray, measuring 4.5" x 11" scored and folded at 5.5". I then cut a Whisper White square 4" x 4"  and a scrap piece of Whisper White. Before stamping my image, I created a template for my Stamparatus using my grid paper and a 6" x 6" piece of Window Sheet, by drawing out two 4" squares onto the grid paper, one straight and one on the diagonal intersecting one another (I also added 3" squares and 2" squares for future use) - See Video - I then placed the template in the Stamparatus and lined up my 4" piece of Whisper White with the template and began stamping my wreath shape. I added all of the Lovely Lipstick "florals" then adjusted my stamp and then stamped all of the Pineapple Punch "floral", turning my paper, alternating the blue and red template lines as I turned. I then punched the detailed corner punch on all 4 corners and then rounded them all. I attached this to the card base with Snail adhesive. Then, using the Stamparatus, I stamped the oval image from the set onto the scrap piece of Whisper White with Basic Gray ink and ran it through the Big Shot with an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I added this to the card front in the center of the "wreath" using Stampin' Dimensionals. For added zip and glitz, I added Basic Rhinestones to the center of each of the Pineapple Punch "florals" and for a final touch, I wrapped the Lovely Lipstick 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon around the bottom of the card front and tied it into a knot. I think this color really POPS against the Basic Gray. And that completes today's card.

Thanks so much for taking part in our Blog Hop today, there are so many awesome ideas and lots of inspiration that you won't want to miss; so be sure to use the links below to continue through the hop. Remember, you are currently here on my blog, Katrina's Kreative Heart with Katrina Wolfe.

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Meanwhile, Happy Stamping,

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June 7, 2018

Broadway Bound and Paper Pumpkin!

Hello and Happy Thursday! Wow, what a week! Is it just me? Thank goodness the weekend is coming..I really need a nap!
 Anyway, I wanted to share some pretty cool news with you. Stampin' Up! and Paper Pumpkin have come together to offer a bit of coordination from the catalog and the June kit! I know, right? Talk about opening up a whole new level of possibilities! Think about it, you receive this AWESOME, all inclusive kit in your mailbox that you can create UH-MAZING cards from, but then you open up the pages of this super UH-MAZING catalog and find all sorts of awesomeness that coordinates with your kit allowing you to take these projects to an entirely new level of amazing!
I love all the bright colors and the glitz...pretty appropriate for Broadway I guess but talk about making an impressive statement! Have you ever tried Paper Pumpkin? If you are thinking, "yeah, I tried it a few years back, and eh, it was ok I guess".....OH EM GEE! You need to give it a second chance! Over the past 12-16 months, Paper Pumpkin has done a complete over haul and I am here to tell you, they did an amazing job of not only freshening it up, but they also kicked up the awesomeness factor by about 100% and that's not an exaggeration! Each kit is chock full of material to create no less than 8 projects weather it is cards or 3D or a combination of each. Everything coordinates beautifully and every thing you need to complete your projects is included in the box. All you need is a pair of paper snips and glue (they provide Glue Dots and Dimensionals!)
There are several ways to enjoy Paper Pumpkin. First, there is a pre-paid subscription and those come in 1 month, 3 month, 6 month and 12 month and all you need to do is click your choice below this blog post! Then there is the recurring monthly subscription for $19.95 per month + tax (shipping is included). This ensures you never miss a month of your mailbox happiness! And again, it's very easy to sign up, just click here to get started.
One of the benefits to Paper Pumpkin is that it's a great way to begin collecting some awesome, top quality, exclusive photopolymer stamp sets that you can use over and over again. You cannot get these stamps anywhere else. You will also begin an amazing collection of beautiful Stampin' Up! ink colors. You see, Paper Pumpkin won't repeat an ink color for 12 months at least! So that means at least 12 different colors a year (actually more -  they often include 2 ink colors!) Another benefit, your kits are self contained, chock full of coordinating product, that means no running all over the craft store or WalMart or any other store for that matter, looking for just the right color to match and it's delivered to your front door....HELLLLLOOOO, that alone makes it AWESOME! Benefit #4. All the boring prep work is done for you! There's no measuring cardstock to cut the right size blah blah blah! It's all done. Open the box and begin creating! Benefit #5. It's flexible. Suspend your subscription any time you need to, it's no big deal. (But you won't ever want to) Benefit #6. Get access to my Paper Pumpkin Facebook group. This is a secret group for just my subscribers!
If you have any questions regarding Paper Pumpkin, please reach out to me and I will get you an answer. I would love to have you join the Paper Pumpkin adventure with me.
Happy Stamping,

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