August 19, 2019

Simple Open Top Gift Box featuring You Always Deliver by Stampin' Up!

Hello and Happy Monday my friends! The week is off and running already that's for sure! I hope you all had a great weekend and your week ahead is a great one.
Today I have a fun little gift box to share with you. It really is a simple open top gift box that is so useful for so many small gifts. I used it to present a package of the Walmart, Better Homes and Gardens Wax Melts. It is also perfect for gifting a roll of ribbon or many other crafty supplies! Today, I'm featuring this cute little gift box with the You Always Deliver stamp set by Stampin' Up!
Simple Open Top Gift Box featuring You Always Deliver by Stampin' Up!

I am totally in love with the Pretty Peacock/Crumb Cake color combo. I can not get enough of it. I find it so striking.
Anyway, I have a downloadable/printable PDF below with all of the measurements and the list of supplies. 
Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping,



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August 15, 2019

Christmas in the Fall - A One Day Retreat

Christmas in the Fall - A One Day Retreat
Hello my friends! I'm so excited to say, that I am again hosting my full One Day Retreat, Christmas in the Fall at the end of September! We had SO much fun last year that I have decided to do it again! And this year, I have had a few requests for a To Go option, sooo I have added that to the registration options, meaning, if you can't make the date or you live too far away, you too can experience all the fun with a To Go package. 

So What do you get?

Wondering what you receive? Every retreat attendee whether in person or to go, will receive a goody bag of product valued at $30, you will also receive project "kits" for 5 projects along with an  instructional PDF. You will also receive some fun "pillow gifts" just for hanging out with me. For the live event, lunch will be served as well as a candy snack bar and the FUN Hot Cocoa Bar!
Early Bird pricing is $40 for the live event and for the Retreat To Go it is $35 + $14.95 shipping. But after 8/20 price goes up to $50 for the live retreat and $45 for the Retreat to go.

 I will provide a supply list ahead for those doing the Retreat To Go, so you can look to see what stamps and such you have on hand to substitute for the projects or you can arrange to add onto your order if you'd like.

Live attendees will have access to all of my current Holiday stamps, dies and punches and MORE! And feel free to bring along any other crafty projects you're working on and knock off all those crafty gifts you need to complete well ahead of the holiday rush.

Sounds like FUN? Join my mailing list to get all the registration information here.

I hope you choose to join us!
Happy Stamping,


August 12, 2019

Pigment Sprinkles 3 Ways with the Modern Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you're  week is off to a great start! Today I want to share with you 3 cards I made during my Facebook Live last night featuring the awesome Pigment Sprinkles and the Modern Heart Stamp Set.
I love the versatility of the Pigment Sprinkles watercolor. There are so many ways and so many uses for these richly pigmented watercolor crystals that they are a must have in any craft room.
First, there is the direct to paper watercolor. With this technique, you sprinkle the dry watercolor crystals onto your project and spray with water to explode the color.
Pigment Sprinkles 3 Ways with the Modern Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
In this particular example, I did an emboss resist by stamping my image in Versamark clear pigment ink and added clear embossing powder to heat emboss my image. I then sprinkled it with Bermuda Bay, Mellon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape Pigment Sprinkles, spritzed  with water and heat set the color.
For this second example, I used the "smooshing" technique by sprinkling the watercolor crystals onto a piece of Saran Wrap, spritzed with water and then smooshed my watercolor paper into the color. Here I used Mellon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.
Pigment Sprinkles 3 Ways with the Modern Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
In the 3rd and final example, I painted with my Pigment Sprinkles. I added the crystals to wells in my watercolor pallet and added water. I then used my AquaPainter to pick  up the color and paint the geometric shapes within my heart. I then fussy cut the heart and added  it to my project using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Pigment Sprinkles 3 Ways with the Modern Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Another great use for these Pigment Sprinkles would be to color White Embossing paste, or glue that you may  want to add color too.  You can also use them to color White acrylic paint or White enamel paint. The the options are endless! Want to die ribbon? Add some Sprinkles to alcohol and soak your ribbon for a bit, then remove and  allow to dry...fast drying dye!
What other mixtures might you color with Pigment Sprinkles? Share your thoughts in the comments below. I'd love to hear!










Happy Stamping,










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August 9, 2019

Beautiful Friendship Milk Carton Gift Box

Hello and TGIF! Today, I have a fun project to share with you. It's a Milk Carton Gift Box featuring the Beautiful Friendship Stamp set. This stamp set has quickly become a favorite of mine. The watercolor imagery is truly amazing especially with the DistINKtive technology. This cute little Milk Carton box is the perfect size to present a small Yankee Candle jar candle or even the small Better Homes & Gardens jar candles you can find at your local Walmart, ideal for a small office gift!

Beautiful Friendship Milk Carton Gift Box

Below you will find links to all of the product used in today's project along with a downloadable PDF project tutorial and full video instructions. 



Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 
Happy Stamping,


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August 8, 2019

August Paper Pumpkin - The Kit You Won't Want to Miss!

August Paper Pumpkin - The Kit You Won't Want to Miss!
Hello and good morning! Can you believe it's Thursday already? Yeah, me neither! And to boot, it's already August 8th! Pretty soon the NYS Fair will begin and immediately following the kids will be back in school which means getting stuck behind stop and go traffic for school buses again....I have to admit, that's one of my favorite parts of Summer, is no school buses on the road...I don't have to give myself an extra 20 minutes to get to work on time....sad I know. 

Anyway, my reason for dropping in on you today is Saturday is the last day to get in on the August Paper Pumpkin kit! Yeah...seriously, that's how fast time is going by. So, I don't know EVERYTHING about this kit...Stampin' Up! likes to keep the element of surprise for us with these kits, but they did share that the kit is going to make 6 bags and 12 coordinating tags and it will be a Fall theme with a beautiful Fall themed stamp set (all Paper Pumpkin stamp sets are exclusive to the kits and can not be purchased separately) And as an added bonus this month, also exclusive to subscribers, is that you can purchase an add on to your kit that allows you to create 24 cards, making this the kit you won't want to miss! You will receive 24 card bases along with 24 coordinating envelopes that will work back to your Paper Pumpkin kit. Now, these add ons are only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. So, you will not want to wait on these. If you are not a current subscriber, you will NOT be allowed to purchase the add on kits. However, if you order a Paper Pumpkin subscription whether it's a recurring subscription or a pre-paid subscription, you will be able to order the add on. 
August Paper Pumpkin - The Kit You Won't Want to Miss!


How it works:

First, you must be a current subscriber, as stated earlier, you must have either a recurring subscription or a pre-paid subscription (links below)
Second, once you have a subscription, you can visit my online store here, and place your order for the Add-On, item # 152885
At check out, you will be prompted to add your email address associated with your Paper Pumpkin subscription - this is how Stampin' Up! will confirm that you are indeed a subscriber and you will be able to finalize your order.  

If you have any questions, please reach out to me. You can email me at katrinaskreativeheart@gmail.com

To get a monthly recurring subscription: http://bit.ly/sbscribetoPP

Happy Stamping,



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August 7, 2019

Triple Fold Drop Down Card featuring the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday my friends! Thanks so much for stopping by to see today's project. Today, I have a fun fold for you called the Triple Fold Drop Down and I'm featuring my product pick for the week, the Beautiful Friendship stamp set by Stampin' Up! 

As I stated earlier in the week, I absolutely LOVE this stamp set. I love the DistINKtive® image created with just one ink application. Talk about the easy button! Now, who doesn't like the easy button? Seriously!

Triple Fold Drop Down Card featuring the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set
Then of course there is the marrying of the beautiful 2019-2021 InColors, Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray! I LOVE these colors....actually, I LOVE all of these new InColors and I'm so excited to learn that the Purple Posy will be coming in the near future. It finally passed Quality Control! That's one of the MANY things I love about Stampin' Up! Their quality is bar none, heads and shoulders above ALL. They will NOT put their name on something that is not top of the line, top notch all the way! And, if something does hit the market and it doesn't maintain the highest quality, then they will discontinue it and that's that! 

For a complete list of products used and measurements, download the printable PDF below. Be sure to check out the video tutorial for more information below.

Again, thanks so much for stopping by to hang out with me. And as a reminder, if you place a minimum $25 order with me in my online store using this months host code: U22G6X4E
you will receive 2 Tutorial bundles with at least 30 tutorials in total as a FREE gift from me.  Join my mailing list today, and receive an additional 4 tutorial bundles, 1 each day for the next 4 days as a special thank you. Join my mailing list HERE.

Triple Fold Drop Down Card featuring the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set



Triple Fold Drop Down Card featuring the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set
























Happy Stamping,




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