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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Kre8tors Blog Hop - December 2019 - Christmas


ANYTHING CHRISTMAS is what you will see during this month's Kre8tors Blog Hop!  Many of us have been busy creating projects for our friends and loved ones during this wonderful time of year so I am sure you will get your creativity boosted from this talented bunch of Kre8tors.  Relax and enjoy a cuppa while you gather some inspiration as you peruse along the hop!

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Christmas Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Toile Christmas Bundle and Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!; #inspiredbypillows #toilechristmasbundle #toileschristmasstampset #christmascardinaldies #christmascards #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

Junk mail, junk mail, junk mail, catalog, magazine, catalog full of inspiration! How many times do you flip through a catalog that you've received in the mail and found inspiration?  I usually have a small stack of catalogs flipped to the inspirational page on my craft desk...  so today's inspiration comes from Bed, Bath and Beyond!  

Inspiration for today's card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The cozy feel of these seasonal pillows filled me with inspiration!  The red toile pillow just called my name, but so did the black and white checks.  And then I was like "WOW!"  over the big red Buffalo Check pillow.  Then I started creating today's card!

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Christmas Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Toile Christmas Bundle and Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!; #inspiredbypillows #toilechristmasbundle #toileschristmasstampset #christmascardinaldies #christmascards #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

The Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper is the feature of this card.  The second smallest square from the Stitched Shapes Dies was used to cut six Toile squares, four Very Vanilla squares and two Real Red squares.  The squares were then placed in the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder and ran through the embossing machine.  Continuing with the look, the Toile Christmas sentiment and branch were stamped in Real Red on Very Vanilla and cut with the coordinating Christmas Cardinal Dies.  The branch die cut was used two more times for creating dimension for the branch.


By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Christmas Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Toile Christmas Bundle and Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!; #inspiredbypillows #toilechristmasbundle #toileschristmasstampset #christmascardinaldies #christmascards #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

Create the 5-1/2" square card base from a piece of 5-1/2" x 11" Real Red cardstock, scoring it at 5-1/2" and then folding and burnishing it with a bone folder.  Emboss the 5-1/4" Read Red square layer with the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder.  Arrange the embossed die cut squares using the stamped die cuts as guides and piece together with Tear & Tape Adhesive on the reverse sides before adhering with liquid glue onto the cardfront layers.


Adhere the branch layers together lightly with liquid glue.  Use the bone folder to slightly curve the sentiment banner.  Adhere to the card front with liquid glue.  Be sure to add a Stampin' Dimensional or two under the banner if mailing.

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Christmas Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Toile Christmas Bundle and Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!; #inspiredbypillows #toilechristmasbundle #toileschristmasstampset #christmascardinaldies #christmascards #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

The inside is just as important as the card front!  The layers were replicated with the remaining die cut squares creating a border along the side.  Align the Toile Christmas sentiment and swirl and stamp in Real Red.

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Christmas Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Toile Christmas Bundle and Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!; #inspiredbypillows #toilechristmasbundle #toileschristmasstampset #christmascardinaldies #christmascards #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope that you have been inspired to get yourself busy making some seasonal cards with these incredible Holiday Favorite products that will stay around for another year (if not longer **fingers crossed**)!!!
Now, hop along with me to see more Christmas inspirations the Kre8tors are excited to share with you.  Clicking the “next” button will take you to Cheryl’s blog, and there is also a name list to follow.
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Have a blessed day!
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By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Christmas Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Toile Christmas Bundle and Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!; #inspiredbypillows #toilechristmasbundle #toileschristmasstampset #christmascardinaldies #christmascards #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards
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10 comments

  1. Angie, your paper, patchwork, pillow is WOW! I love your inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much, Su! Inspiration is everywhere for sure.

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  2. Wow, this is amazing Angie! And the inside is just as beautiful too. Wonderful Inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jan! The inside is definitely as important as the front if not more so. xx

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  3. Wonderful card design. Love all the detail and the patchwork look. So pretty

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    1. Thank you, Tricia! My heart was definitely in the details... :)

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  4. What a beautiful project! I love that you took your inspiration from that pillow advert. I love finding inspiration in unexpected places. And the red buffalo check is very in this season! Thanks for sharing and hopping with us!

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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa! It is such a pleasure to be hopping with you.

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