September 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop - Brides or Babies
I cannot believe that it is already September! Typically hub and I would be prepping for travel to somewhere south for the winter. However, this year we plan to limit our travels and will stay in the Pacific Northwest along the coast. My fingers are crossed for a mild winter!
Today I am joining the Kre8tors blog hop and our theme this month is either brides or babies. I chose babies and made both a boy and girl card. Perhaps you are starting the hop with my blog or you might have just come from Annette's blog, she always creates amazing projects! In either case welcome, I hope you enjoy what I have to share with you.
I thought it would be fun to choose a fellow demonstrator's free design pdf. Here it is: Free PDF which includes all of the die cut sizes to make.
I changed the cardstock colors, the banner layer, twine and the tag itself. The square layers for both cards are the same. In place of the white I used pattern DSP, pink for a girl and blue for a boy, and then I added matching sequins.
I have a couple ot tips to share.
First, I chose to match the color of cardstock for the largest mat and largest square so I could cut out the square from the largest mat, saving material. I make a rule of always cutting out a shape from the mat layers for use later.
The next tip I have is how best to adhere small sequins. I've struggled with using "dots" as they are hard to divide up into the smaller bits needed. The other issue with them is that they always add some height to the smallest sequin making it lie crooked. So, I've stopped using dots and now use multipurpose liquid glue. I use Stampin' Up!'s Take Your Pick tool which has a sticky end making it very easy to pickup the tiny sequin, I then apply a very small amount of the glue to the back and set it down. You can use your finger or a toothpick to remove it from the sticky end. I do still use dots for the larger sequins, but the glue would work just as well.
And here are the finished cards.
Blends colors used:
- Light So Saffron
- Dark Daffodil Delight
- Light Mango Melody
- Light Gray Granite
- Light Soft Suede
I hope you are inspired by my project, please be sure to leave a comment before continuing on the hop. Next up is Melissa who always is so creative!
Roll Call List
Melissa Tennison USA Tricia Butts Su Mohr 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 <--you are here
If you do not have a demonstrator or are looking for a change, I would love to have the honor. I am an active YouTuber and blogger, here are some other Stampin' Up! web activities I have for you to check out:
- Shop at my online store - 24 x 7. Be sure to use the monthly host code (upper right nav) for FREE gifts!
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- Be sure to try out my Stampin' Up! Sentiments Advanced Search tool that is loaded with the current catalogs' sentiments!
- Check out my YouTube Channel! I have over 250 stamping and camping videos.
- Consider signing up for the Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin kit each month, I publish a monthly video of alternative card ideas to inspire you.
- Contact me for more information or assistance on any of your crafty needs, let me be your crafting angel.
Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave comments or questions, I am here to help!