Zoo Globe Shadow Box Card

Last night, I watched a Jennifer McGuire video on making Shadow Box Cards, and I was dying to try it out! Her instructions were incredibly clear and easy to follow. I just made notes and created my own tutorial to try to follow later. I wanted to keep it simple on the front so the inside of the card would be a knockout! I absolutely love the animals in the Zoo Globe Stamp set, and they were perfect for this card.

Here is the color palette used for this card

For this card, I started with a Whisper White base and added a circle layer of Misty Moonlight using the Layering Circles Dies. I stamped the elephant and bird in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored them with my Watercolor Pencils and finished them off with my Water Painters. I fussy cut the bird and attached it to the elephant’s back.

I stamped the sentiments from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black on the inside and outside of the card.

Now here is where it got fiddly! I fussy cut everything because there are no does for the stamp set. I am not a fan of fussy cutting, but it was worth it! You can’t tell from the photo, but there are multiple layers which are apparent with the movement of the card.

I take terrible videos (sorry), but I wanted you to see how the card opens up. I love this concept so much and am going to have another go when I get time to get up in the Hen House again! The best part is that it folds nice and flat to go in an envelope!


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Always Remember Double Point Card

I spent my lunch hour up in my craft studio, otherwise known as The Hen House, and I wanted to try another Fun Fold Card. I had seen the Double Point Card on Pinterest and wanted to give it a go. Lynn Dunn (www.stamptasticdesigns.com) has a fantastic tutorial. Thank you, Lynn!

Here is the color palette used for this card

For this card, I started with a Basic Black base and added a layer of Whisper White. My Double Points are from the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP, which I love, love, love!

I die cut two of the labels, one in black, one in white, with the Stitched So Sweetly dies and stamped my sentiment on the white layer using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.

For the embellishment, I used the Poppy Moments Dies and cut the large flower base from Poppy Parade, and the outline from Basic Black. I cut the leaf base from Pear Pizzaz and the outline from Mossy Meadow.

For the inside panel, I stamped the sentiment and the flower image in Tuxedo Black and watercolored the flower in Poppy Parade using my ink pad and Water Painters. I keep wanting to type Aqua Painters… that is going to take some getting used to.

There is nothing perfect about this card. My points don’t line up perfectly, Inhad to do some manual trimming to clean up lines, and my image on the inside of the card is a little too dark, but all in all, I am really happy with it! I wanted to see how difficult this style of card was to make, and I completed it, start to finish, in less than an hour, with no pre-planning,


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Tasteful Touches Slimline Birthday Card

Today, I wanted to try my hand at another slimline card, and I really wanted to use the Tasteful Touches stamps again.

Here is the color palette used for this card

For this card, I started with a Rococo Rose base and added a layer of Gray Granite. I decided to make my own background paper, so I stamped the flower image randomly in Rococo Rose, and used a mask before stamping the foliage in Mint Macaron and then the pretty background stamp in Gray Granite,

I stamped four of the flower image in Rococo Rose and fussy cut them. I then glued two together to give it more dimension. I cut two labels from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies, one in Gray Granite and one in Very Vanilla. I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Best Year stamp set.

I wrapped some pink twine (I think this is retired SU, but not positive) around the layers three times and added a bow. I adhered one of my flower images flush with the card and then used Stampin’ Dimensionals for the second.

For the inside panel, I stamped the sentiment and the flower image along with some foliage. I also stamped the flower image and foliage on the envelope.


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Register Now! Sunflowers and Sunshine Virtual Class!

So excited to bring you a Sunflowers and Sunshine Virtual Class! Since we can’t meet in person, this is the next best thing! I have found myself sending tons of cards to my friends and loved ones lately. Who doesn’t love receiving a handmade greeting card?

This is a one-sheet wonder class, perfect for crafters of all experience levels! Your class kit will include supplies to make four cards, including pre-cut patterned paper from the Flowers for Every Season DSP, cardstock from the In-Color Collections, matching stamped and die-cut images, embellishments, and the PDF tutorials for all four cards. You will also get access to a private Facebook group, where we can share tips, tricks, inspiration and we can celebrate your success! All you need to supply is the adhesives (I am happy to share with you what I use!)

Class Fee is $25 and includes postage (US Only). If you want to add any of the products we are using to your collection before, during or after the class, just let me know and I will provide you with a supply list!

Register and pay by Wednesday, August 5th. Kits will be mailed out by Saturday, August 8th, and the Facebook group will be opened up Saturday, August 15th. Don’t worry… if you can’t participate on the 15th, the group will stay open and you can create at your leisure!

To register, please email KimKreates@outlook.com or send me a private message!

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Happy Stampin’!

Celebrate Sunflowers Sympathy Card

I was asked to make a card for a co-worker who lost her beloved pet yesterday. I wanted To make something soft and elegant, so my mind immediately went to the monochromatic sunflower card I made a few weeks ago. Essentially, I changed the primary color, placement of the images, and the sentiments. This card whipped up a lot faster since I already knew what I wanted to do.

Here is the color palette used for this card

For this card, I started with a Whisper White base and added a layer of Pool Party. I embossed a Whisper White Layer with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder and sponged it with Pool Party Ink.

I cut out a Whisper White sunflower base, one sunflower outline in Pool Party and two outlines in Whisper White. I sponged the sunflower base with Pool Party and glued the outlines together (Pool Party on the bottom), with the Pool Party slightly offset to give it a 3-D look. I added the foliage cut from the dies in a combination of Pool Party, Whisper White and Vellum Cardstock. I stamped my sentiment and cut it out using a die from Tasteful Labels, sponging the label lightly, and added a bow made from the Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon.

For the inside panel, I stamped the sentiment, wrapped a piece of the Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon around the panel and attached it to my card base. I stamped the sunflower image, die-cut it and attached it to the corner. I then stamped the sunflower in the corner of the envelope to tie it all together.


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Stitched Stars Slimline Birthday Card

I made my first slimline card yesterday (I am a bit behind on blogging). I had been wanting to try one, and I have to admit that this was a struggle for me!

Here is the color palette used for this card

For this card, I started with a Night of Navy Base and a Melon Mambo 2nd layer. I sponged those colors onto a Whisper White layer. I cut out several stars in varying sizes using the Stitched Stars Dies. I used a non SU Birthday stamp and die, as I didn’t have anything that I felt worked with this layout. I cut out 2 white “happy” pieces, one Night of Navy and one Melon Mambo. I glued them together slightly offset to give a 3-D look.

For the inside panel, I added one Stitched Star and stamped the remainder using the star stamp from the Warm Hugs set.


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Zoo Globe Birthday Card

I have been dying to play with the Zoo Globe Stamps! In case you didn’t know, I am an animal nut… and these really called to me, as I spent several years living in Australia. Best days ever we’re feeding the wild kangaroo… until the day I go kicked by one… picture Kangaroo Jack in real life!

Here is the color palette used for this card

For this card, I started with a Whisper White base and cut three strips – one each of Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, and Melon Mambo. I stamped my images on to a smaller strip of Whisper White and used my ink pads and Water Painters to watercolor the images. (All the colors used are included in the Supply List below.). This is a great trick to use when you don’t have all of the coordinating markers. I am all about stretching my pennies!

I fussy cut the birds, koala, and leaves and glued them down. Lastly, I used Crystal Effects on the balloons to add some dimension. I stamped the sentiment in Coastal Cabana and layered in on cardstock of same color.


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Joy Fold Thank You Card

I just love Fun Fold Card and had come across a tutorial posted by Vickie Lou Designs. I decided to try my hand at it, and came up with an amazing Thank You card!

Here is the color palette used for this card

I used Misty Moonlight for the card base and Bumblebee for the inner card base. I used the Flowers for Every Season DSP and the Bloom and Grow stamps/Budding Blooms dies for the image. I used my watercolor pencils and Water Painters to color the stamped images and then die cut them and layered them to the front tab.

I stamped my sentiments in Misty Moonlight and added a few flower clusters in Bumblebee after stamping off.


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Best Dad Z-Fold Card

Today, I wanted to make a card to send to my dad, as I haven’t been able to see him since all the crazy happened. I was itching to make another Z-Fold card because they are just so much fun!

Here is the color palette used for this card

I used Night of Navy for the base and layered Crumb Cake on top. I used the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder and then used sponge daubers in Gray Granite to add some color.

I used the dies from Hippo & Friends to make the tags and cut gears out of Gray Granite and used the sponge daubers again to add a little depth. I colored the car with a Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker and covered the entire car in Crystal Effects. This was such a fun card to make! I was able to get it in the mail to him today, and I can’t wait to hear from him!


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Plaid Tidings Thank You Card

Today, I got the opportunity to create with some of the new goodies from the August – December Mini Catalog. I made a simple A2 Thank You card for a customer and I love it!

Here is the color palette used for this card

I used Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and the coordinating Plaid Tidings DSP. I used retired white grosgrain ribbon to separate them. I cut the tag for my sentiment with the Celebration Labels Dies and the sentiment is from Peaceful Moments.

On the inside of the card and on the envelope, I stamped a flourish and sentiment from the new Celebration Tidings stamps.


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