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Kre8tors Blog Hop October 2019 Fall

Welcome Kre8tors! So excited to have you here for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! Be sure to use that Next button below to hop along to the next amazing blog post for some more Autumnal inspiration!

My absolute favorite season is Fall/Autumn. It’s when the leaves change from bright green to red, yellow, and orange, the air starts to get crisp, but the sun is still shining. I love it! So I took my love for Fall and the changing leaves as my inspiration for my Fall inspired card.

Of course I had to use the Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating dies to create this lovely card. That stamp and die set is so versatile and is perfect for SOOO many different occasions!

Stamping the leaves in so many different colors was highly addictive! I stamped enough so that I could make two cards. I always love to stamp a little extra to use later. It’s a big time saver!

I used the Tufted embossing folder on the background for a more plush look behind my falling leaves. I love the white mat on the white card base because the colors of the leaves and the texture of the background really stand out!

 

I used the Delicata Celestial Copper ink for the sentiment and I can’t believe the amount of sparkle! It’s perfect for this card! The copper really compliments the Fall colors of the leaves. I’m so happy with the way this card turned out! Be sure to check out my YouTube tutorial to see how it all came together AND to hear about a giveaway for my 5,000 YouTube subscriber milestone!

 

Also, the new trimmer is here! It’s currently only available to demonstrators, and new recruits can add it to their starter kits! If you’d like to join my team, click on the Join My Team link at the top of the page! The customer date is TBD, so keep checking back for more information.

Hop along to Tricia’s amazing creation! Click below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison USA

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Angie McKenzie – USA

Sue McDonald

Jan Musselman – USA

Laura Mackie (UK)

Caroline Peck

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Tracy Marie Lewis

Sue Allen Australia

Margriet Siekman

Lisa Kmiec

Pia Gerhardt – Scraproomboom (DE)

Alexandra Rauf

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Deb Naylor

Rebecca- Jo Unwin- Australia

Dana Sullivan

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Annette Ball – Canada

Janey Backer

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White scrap for sentiment and leaves

Materials:

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3-D Projects · blog hop · Boxes · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · technique · Tutorial/How To · Video

Stamper’s Showcase 2019 Holiday Catalog Favorites

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop today! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

The project I decided to create is an adorable paper box from the gorgeous Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper. These boxes are super fun and quick to put together! In my YouTube tutorial, I show you how to calculate your measurements so that you can make a variety of sizes!

I like to have options when creating my boxes and think they look so cute on the plates at a beautifully set table for the holidays. You can put in a couple of chocolates, maybe some lottery tickets, or just cute notes to your family and friends. What would you put inside?

The length and width of all the boxes I made here are 3″ x 3″ and vary in height, with the tallest measuring 2-1/2″. You can make them so you can’t see the bottom part of the box, or make a shorter lid and a taller base so you can see the contrast. There are just so many options!

I really hope you enjoyed this project, and would love to see your boxes after you give them a try! Tag me on Instagram (@MKre8tions) so that I can share your beautiful projects!

Don’t forget to hop along to Marita’s blog to see what exciting project she has created for you! Click the Next button below!

Measurements:

For a 3″ x 3″ x 1-1/2″ box, you will need the following:
DSP for Lid: 6″ x 6″
Cardstock for Base: 5-15/16″ x 5-15/16″

For a 3″ x 3″ x 2-1/2″ box, you will need the following:
DSP for Lid: 6″ x 6″
Cardstock for Base: 7-15/16″ x 7-15/16″

Vellum: 2″ x 8-1/2″, trimmed to fit.
Very Vanilla Scrap for Label
Garden Green Scrap for Leaves
(To calculate additional sizes, view my YouTube tutorial, linked above!)

Materials:

Decorative Label Punch

Decorative Label Punch
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$18.00

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code XCFYGTPK when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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3-D Projects · blog hop · Boxes · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · technique · Tutorial/How To · Video

Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop Christmas Inspiration

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! If you’re new, hi, I’m Melissa. If you’re a seasoned visitor, you know the drill. We are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop today and the theme is Christmas! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

For my project today I’ve decided to go 3D with the most ADORABLE clamshell box ever! I CASE’d this 2″ square box from Crafty Caroline Creates and gave it an update with the beautiful Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper. I absolutely love how it turned out and can’t wait to make more!

The clamshell portion of this little box can be a bit tricky, so I’ve made a template for you to view. You can download a copy of the template by clicking here.

The way this box comes together is both clever and adorable, with the inner box being a fun surprise and pop of color! There are so many fun things you can do with a box like this, such as stocking stuffer, guest place holders at a nice dinner, party favors, and so much more! What would you use this box for?

Don’t forget to hop along to Anastasia’s blog to see what exciting project she has created for you! Click the Next button below!

Measurements:

DSP for Clamshell Box: 6″ x 8-1/2″
With the long edge at the top, score @: 1/2″, 2-1/2″, 4-1/2″, 6-1/2″, rotate so short edge is at the top and score @: 2″ & 4″.
For additional scoring placement, see template located here.
Real Red Cardstock for inner box: 5-15/16 x 5-15/16
Score @ 2″ on every side.

Materials:

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code XCFYGTPK when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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Cards · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · Tutorial/How To · Video

Sea of Textures Birthday Card

Hello Kre8tors and welcome! Today I’m sharing the birthday card that I made for my niece, who just turned 2! I wanted to make a special card for her that matched the wrapping on her gift. The colors I chose were Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, and Basic Gray. I love these neutrals together and think they made a beautiful card.

I CASE’d this card from the lovely Stamp It Up With Jaimie. You can see her original card by clicking here. I did change a few things such as the colors, but stuck mostly with the same overall design. I really loved the simplicity of the card, and the clean look it has.

I had to add a little sparkly shimmer so I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and painted the octopus to make him shine. I also threw in a few of the Basic Jewels Rhinestones for a little more sparkle. I really enjoyed how this card turned out! What do you think?

Measurements:

Basic Gray Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Night of Navy Card Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White Card Mat: 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (+scrap)
Whisper White Inner Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″

Materials:

You can take a peek at my video tutorial below to watch it all come together! If you aren’t already subscribed to my YouTube Channel, head on over and click that subscribe button to see more crafty videos!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code XCFYGTPK when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · Video

2019 Holiday Paper Shares

Hello Kre8tors! If you’ve been here before, welcome back! If you’re new, thanks for coming! I’m Melissa and I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. That means I am a creative coach looking to provide you with ideas and inspiration for anything and everything paper craft related. I’m really excited to share with you my process for putting together my 2019 Holiday Paper Shares. Check out my YouTube video below to see the process.

Currently, I only offer my paper shares to my customers through my VIP Facebook group or in-person events. I like to keep my groups small and manageable so that I can give my customers the attention they deserve. I really love the community we’ve built and enjoy seeing their creative projects as well as sharing mine, doing live demonstrations, and sharing sneak peeks of my upcoming cards.

If you’re interested in becoming my customer, simply visit my online store and place an order! Within 24 hours I will send you a personal invitation to join my VIP Group on Facebook, as well as send you a handmade thank you card the following month.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, and if you’re looking for a creative tutorial or crafty project, be sure to bookmark my page, and find/follow me on all social media (@mkre8tions). I have some wonderful tutorials coming up very soon!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code XCFYGTPK when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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