Friday, May 13, 2016

Create A Smile: Beach Party Video Hop

 Hello Crafters! 

Today I am participating in a video hop with Create A Smile. Do you know what's for?

No? Let me help you into summer! 

Introducing the new beach party kit! Eeep! Those bright colors! You get tons of goodies and everything color coordinates. Easy peasy to get a project together that. 

I decided to use the die in the kit for the focal point of my card. 

An you know if there is anyway possible to use something as a flower I'm going to do it. These were so easy to change. Like zero work. These days I'm all about zero work. 

I tried to keep it shorter. I know it's a hop. Ten -ish minutes was the best I could do. :) I hope you learned something!! 

Your next stop on the hop is the talented Birka. Her project is amazing! You don't want to miss it! 

Another close up just in case you want to see the flowers up close and personal :) 

Don't forget to get your kit first thing tomorrow morning. They sell out quick and when they are gone, they are gone. 
Thanks for stopping by! 



  1. This card is just stunning! I love the colours you got in your dies!

  2. That die makes a really cool flower. Beautiful card.

  3. What great colors together. Your yellow is fab, and that orange is sublime! Off to watch the vid.

  4. Bright, beautiful and fabulous Kelly!!

  5. This kit is so cute. Your card is beautiful, love how you used the tree die to make flowers.

  6. Gorgeous coloring and background!

  7. Beautiful card. I love how your colored the much depth.

  8. Pop off the (screen) page gorgeous, Kelly! Your colouring skills are so amazing, and this card proves that fact yet again!

  9. Oh wow!!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Great video!

  10. Awesome idea to make these flowers. your double stamping techniques with all the layers I have never seen before! Great alternative when you don't have the die cut word! I also think the sequin flower centers are beautiful!

  11. PINNED! Thanks Kelly, love your videos, I always learn something and today it was how to make flowers from palm fronds! Great job!

  12. wow! 'thought the way you used the tree top as flowers just looks amazing and this is the reason I loVe to watch inspirational videos Thank you for a fantastic Share you are very talented!

  13. I just can't stop staring at your flowers Kelly. They have so much dimension. Awesome card! Great kit

  14. Oh WOW!! STUNNING!!!! The colors are divine!!

  15. Stunning card. I love how you thought out of the box and used the die in a different way. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful. I love how you colored the stencil also. Great ideas all the way around, which I might add have given me some new ideas and way to make different cards. Thanks so much for sharing ;)

  16. Thanks to all the designers for a great video blog hop!!!
    I learned a little something from each one listed below:

    1. Christine- Washi tape guideline for pop up card... Heat gun to remove washi tape. The vellum tip to mute the background. I'm going to make that pop up card!

    2. Amy- Leaving the die cut in the paper to water color. Use a transparency to hold alpha stickers for easy placement. AWESOME!

    3. Marika- when coloring in add "dots" to give Rhino some texture. Adhesive before die cutting. And hiding the trunk by "double" die cutting it with palm die. She also used the transparency trick for her alpha stickers.

    4. Laura - press n seal!!! Cool! She does the alphas with a ruler!

    5. Francine- like the 2nd gen stamping to lighten the color.

    6. Kelly- Misti tip for avoiding multi level stamping look.

    7. Birka- I was very inspired by her popup card. First time I ever saw that in the making.

    8. Vicky- dimensional tricks for the palm tree.

    9. Justine- I totally liked the patterned paper strips idea!!!!

    My favorite piece in the kit is the palm tree die (of course). Oh how I want one!!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a kit.

    This was a fun and inspiring hop!

  17. The way you transform paper into beautiful blossoms has me in absolute awe!!! So much dynamic dimension to them and this card is stunning!!

  18. I love the bright colors you used!! Very pretty! The whole card is gorgeous. Thank you!

  19. Wow Kelly. Fabulous colours. Great card x