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Relax and Enjoy Your Special Day

August 9, 2023

Hello crafty friends! Sometimes a new product release just tickles your fancy and for us, Honey Bee Stamps’ recent release called Adventure Awaits was one of those. Nearly every product in that release ended up in our cart, LOL. Today’s card project was created using several items from that release and we had so much fun putting this beautiful outdoor scene together. We hope it inspires you. Focal…

Birthday Critters Diecutting Floral

For My Wonderful Sister

June 25, 2023

Hello Friends! As you know, Kreative Kinship is a sister team and the projects we share here on this account are always the result of a collaboration of effort, input and creativity. The exception to this is when we share the cards we individually make for each other and today’s card project is one of those exceptions. When your sister, best friend and crafting partner celebrates a birthday,…

Birthday Diecutting Dry Embossing Floral

BIG Happy Tropical Birthday

June 21, 2023

Hello crafty friends!! We don’t know about you, but we are totally into summer crafting right now and this colorful birthday card is giving us all of the tropical vibes! We just love how this project turned out. The beautiful colors and textures with those pretty white flowers just makes us long to sit on a sandy beach in the sunshine! Focal Point: Three colors of dye ink…

Critters Diecutting

You’re UnFROGettable

July 5, 2022

Hello friends! We hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the 4th of July holiday if you’re in the USA. How is it already July?? Today we have a cute critter card to share using a variety of products from different companies (we love to mix up our supplies). Focal Point: We stamped the frogs onto 80# white cardstock with a Copic-friendly ink and colored the images…

Birthday Eclipse Scenes

Bold Birthday Eclipse

January 31, 2022

Have you ever heard of or tried the die-cutting eclipse technique? We think this is such a fun technique that creates dramatic results. The new Be Bold Color Block dies by Spellbinders are a collection of large word dies that are great for eclipsing. Background Panel: We chose to use the Birthday word die for our project which measures 3.5” x 8.5”, so we cut a piece of…

Birthday Dry Embossing Floral

In the Meadow Birthday

January 16, 2022

Hello friends and Happy New Year!  We hope you were able to enjoy time with family and friends this past holiday season. It was definitely a very busy time for us.  In addition, our family has several birthdays to celebrate the first week of January.  One of those is half of this Kreative Kinship team (Happy Birthday Michele!).  So, when it’s your sister’s birthday and she happens to…

Autumn/Fall Diecutting

Alcohol Inked Maple Leaf

November 9, 2021

Welcome!  Have you experimented with alcohol inks to make fun colorful backgrounds?  If so, how often do you actually put them to use in your cardmaking? Admittedly, we haven’t mastered that step yet, but we are trying!  Today’s card is the result of using one of those backgrounds and we think it worked perfectly. Focal Point: Using the solid maple leaf die, cut one leaf from a Yupo…

Autumn/Fall Birthday Diecut Inlay

Diecut Inlay Leaves

October 25, 2021

Hello Friends! Have you ever tried the diecut inlay technique? It’s really just a fancy name for paper piecing, but we find it relaxing and enjoyable – somewhat like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. It’s definitely a great way to use up small scraps of cardstock. We have an autumn-themed birthday card to share with you today using this technique. Focal Point: We selected a rust-colored cardstock to…

Birthday Diecutting Scenes

Celebrate with Plants!

September 26, 2021

We have a plant-loving family member who celebrated a big milestone birthday this month. We felt this was the perfect opportunity to break out the die sets we have recently acquired that create adorable house plants. It was so much fun to build these adorable pots of greenery. Focal Point: Various plants and pots were diecut using various green, brown and tan scraps of cardstock. We enhanced the…

Dry Embossing Floral

Seize the Stamp Instagram Hop

September 17, 2021

Welcome crafty friend! Today we are participating in an Instagram Hop to celebrate the famous Swiss tradition Alpabzug. In the Autumn, the cows who reside in the mountains are brought down to their lowland farms wearing beautiful floral wreaths. There are prizes for participating in the hop, so be sure to stop by our Instagram account and leave a comment. Photo Courtesy of Patrick Aegerter Focal Point: A…