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Petal Palette Birthday!

Hello Kre8tors, I’m Melissa from Melissa’s Kre8tions and welcome to another Kre8tors Blog Hop! I’m really excited about this one because it’s my birthday! How fun that my birthday falls on hop day! To celebrate, our theme is birthdays! So take a moment to enjoy your favorite beverage and hop around to all of the talented demonstrators from around the globe participating in today’s hop!

My card today features my favorite stamp set, Petal Palette! I’ve also thrown in the coordinating Petals & More Thinlits dies, and the new Buffalo Check background stamp. I used the Round Robin technique on my Stamparatus to stamp my circle (or square) of flowers. Love this technique! It’s just another great way to use this amazing stamping tool!

I used Mint Macaron for my card base and the ink on the buffalo check background and Blackberry Bliss as my card mat and ink on my focal image and sentiment. I love this layout design, as it is perfect to use with nearly any stamp set!

When using the Stamparatus to do the round robin technique, you can get very different results depending on the size of your stamp, and where you place it in your template. You can see in the first photo it looks slightly more rounded, and in the second photo it is more square and more spread out. See my video below to find out how I created my focal image on the Stamparatus!

I hope you enjoyed my project and video tutorial today! Please be sure to click the next button below to hop on over Rebecca-Jo’s talented blog to see her fun birthday project!

November Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
Tracy Marie Lewis
Su Mohr
Pia Gerhardt
Ilonka Schneider
Kathy Maurer
Janey Backer
Tricia Butts
Sandra Roberts
Kirsteen Gill
Jan Musselman
Linda Handford
Cheryl Taylor
Anastasia Radloff
Sandra Mastello
Jackie Lawless
Laura Mackie
Annette Elias
Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Measurements:

Mint Macaron Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Blackberry Bliss Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 4″ 5″


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 YR4VGW9S 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 · Cards · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · technique · Tutorial/How To · Video

Christmas is Coming ICS Blog Hop

Welcome to another blog hop with the Inspire, Create, & Share crew! We are a group of global independent demonstrators with Stampin’ Up!®️ that love to Inspire, Create, and Share projects with you! This month’s theme is Christmas is Coming and we were tasked with creating a 3D Christmas Gift Idea. I decided to show off how to package a Christmas gift using some amazing products!

My name is Melissa Tennison, and I’d love to tell you about my project today!

I’ve taken our Mini Pizza Box and turned it into the perfect packaging for a small gift such as homemade treats, jewelry or gift cards. I’ve also made a coordinating card to go with our fun little gift box. I’m calling this Rose Gold because of all the shades of glittery, glorious pink and sparkly-ness!

I found my pinspiration for this card from Melissa Stout of The Stamp Doc. Her card was so beautiful, I wanted to make one of my own! I used the Rose Glimmer Paper, and Berry Burst and Smoky Slate for my color scheme. I love using gray as a neutral, and often pair it with bold colors to really make them stand out. I’ve also thrown in a little bit of Champagne Foil to give the border a little bling.

The snowflakes were created using the Blizzard thinlit die. It cuts out SOOOO many snowflakes all at one time! It’s amazing for making a lot of blizzard cards. I added some rhinestones to the centers of my snowflakes, as well as around them. This is one of my favorite holiday cards this year!

For my Mini Pizza Box, I made a belly band out of the Champagne Foil, tied some ribbon around it, and then added some Rose Metallic thread and a snowflake to the top. I scattered a few more snowflakes and sequins on the box, and my packaging was done! It was that quick! Check out my video below to see some awesome tips and tricks for both of these projects!

Be sure to hit the Next button below to hop on over to our lovely hop coordinator’s blog. Deb has an amazing project using the Calligraphy Essentials Kit!

Measurements:

Smoky Slate Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Champagne Foil: 1/2″ x 4″ and 1/2″ x 5-1/4″


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 N76PT4QP 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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Tic Tac Toe Challenge for the Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop

Welcome back Kre8tors! Today we are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. crew! We are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity! This month’s hop theme is the Tic Tac Toe Challenge! I’ve never participated in a TTT Challenge before, so I was really excited to give this a try!

We were tasked with choosing three squares in a row, either horizontal, vertical, or diagonal from the image below. I knew that I needed to make a special Birthday card for my Sister-In-Law, and her favorite color right now is yellow, so I chose the three horizontal squares in the middle.

I also knew that I wanted to use my host exclusive stamp sets, Artfully Folded and Very Vintage. I have been eyeing both of these stamp sets, and haven’t been able to think of anything very creative for them. I searched Pinterest for ideas on the Artfully Folded, but could only find three projects! I was very surprised! So, not only was this set perfect for my Sis, but it will hopefully inspire more out there to see the beauty in this sweet stamp set!

As I was going through the challenge, I had to keep adding bits and pieces, because I forgot which line I was trying to complete on the TTT Challenge graphic! So, here is a progression of my additions to complete the challenge line.

For the first image, I colored in the flowers with Pineapple Punch and a Blender Pen. Then I colored the leaves with my Old Olive Stampin’ Blend marker. I stamped the Swan outline in Tuxedo Black Memento, and then stamped the fill in with Pineapple Punch. You can see I’m a bit off in my stamping for this first project, but I figured it out in my video tutorial below! Come learn with me and find out how to stamp the image inside the lines! I cut my square out of the Stitched Shapes Framelits, but once I had this all put together, I realized I was still missing TWO of the elements from the challenge.

I inked up some of the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon with a sponge dauber and some Pineapple Punch ink, and decided to add a little bit behind the flowers. Once I was done with that, I AGAIN didn’t have all three elements in a row from the TTT Challenge graphic. I knew it was a birthday card, but it didn’t SAY it on the card!

Well, that’s where the Very Vintage stamp set came to my rescue! It has an adorable “Happy Birthday” sentiment, that I think matches the tone of this card beautifully! So, I added my banner, and a couple sequins, and this card was complete! Looking back now, I think I could technically complete at least two more lines on the TTT Challenge graphic. What lines do you think I can complete with this card?

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope this card has inspired those of you who own these stamp sets to get them out and play! And for those of you who don’t have these sets yet, have I changed your mind? They are so much fun to play with, and I can’t wait to continue designing beautiful projects with them! Click the NEXT button below to hop along to Tricia’s inspiring blog!

Ink. Stamp. Share. Roll Call List

Laura Mackie

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Karen Pearmain

Sandra Roberts

Deb Naylor

Jo Blackman

Sue McDonald

Janey Backer

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Linda Handford

Sandrine Jse

Shirley Merker

Ginger Rabesa

Phoebe Borromeo-Carr

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Tricia Butts


Measurements:

Pineapple Punch Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Pineapple Punch Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White Scraps: Approximately 4″ x 5″


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 YR4VGW9S 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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Kre8tors Autumn Color Challenge

Hello, Kre8tors! I’m Melissa from Melissa’s Kre8tions. Welcome back to the 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! Today we are celebrating Autumn with a color challenge! I’ve provided our hop participants with the following color palette to create their projects. I think they’ve all done an amazing job, what do you think? If you’d like to create your own project using this color scheme, upload a picture of your finished project to social media and tag me on your post so that I can see your wonderful creation and share it with my followers! See the Social Media buttons at the bottom of this post to find out where you can share!

So, our color challenge theme is Autumn, and the photo above is the inspiration for our color palette. I challenged our lovely demonstrators with using at least 3 out of 5 of the colors above, and in addition to those, they are allowed to use black, white, and vanilla. Here’s what I came up with!

As I was perusing Pinterest, I came across a photo that had a beautiful dark background with colorful leaves all over. I clicked on the photo to find out more, however there was no link to follow. The only information that was on the pin said Patsy Collins and Josephs Coat Technique. She did a great job using the photo to show step by step how this technique works. I wanted to recreate her technique using the beautiful Rooted in Nature stamp set. I am in LOVE with how it turned out!

The colors I chose to use are Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Granny Apple Green. We were allowed to use Black and Whisper White as well. I think these colors are so beautiful together! They remind me of Autumn and rainbow sherbet ice cream! Yum!

Check out my video tutorial to learn how to make this fun and colorful background using the Joseph’s Coat Technique! Don’t forget to hop around to all of the very talented demonstrators that are part of our wonderful Kre8tors Blog Hop! They’ve all worked very hard on these projects! Click the next button below, and use the Roll Call list if you get lost along the way.

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Pumpkin Pie Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Shimmery White Cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Scrap Whisper White: Approx. 2″ x 3″


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 HR9T4RDU 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.

Click the next button below to hop over to the beautifully talented Laura Mackie! She has an amazing project for you! There is a Roll Call list below in case you get lost along the hop.

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Laura Mackie

Sandra Roberts

Tracy Marie Lewis

Su Mohr

Ilonka Schneider

Sharon Dalton

Jo Blackman

Sue McDonald

Pia Gerhardt

Jackie Lawless

Linda Handford

Deb Naylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Sandra Mastello

Kathy Maurer

Anastasia Radloff

Jan Musselman

Eva Potts

Alexandra Rauf

Cheryl Hamilton

Tricia Butts

Cheryl Taylor

Becky Browning

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Something Spooky This Way Comes

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome back to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! This month we are popping up because there is something spectacularly spooky here! The September ’18 Kit, Frights & Delights! This special edition kit is perfect for the Halloween season! It came with three adorable little goodie bags and tags that allowed us a vessel to fill yummy treats and pass around.

Check out my previous post and coordinating YouTube video for when I made these adorable bundles of sweet goodness!

The little bags were way too adorable, and I wanted to save as much of the materials as I could to make them all! But that didn’t stop me from making two fabulous alternate CARDS to share with you today! Two different styles, one is more “vintage-antique-shabby-chic” and the other is “bright-and-fun”! Which style is your favorite?

Don’t forget to check out my tutorial video below to see how these cards came together. Click on the NEXT button to hop over to Candy’s blog where she is going to show you her delicious project!

Click the image below to check out my YouTube video tutorial!

Did you know that RIGHT NOW new Paper Pumpkin subscribers can get their first kit for only $5?!?! WHOA! This is unheard of! It’s the best deal I have seen since Paper Pumpkin started! You’re definitely going to want to jump in on this. Not only do you get a box of creativity and supplies delivered to your mailbox each month, but you have SO many resources for alternate projects and other ideas on ways to use the supplies in your kit. You have nothing to lose and craft supplies to gain by giving it a try!

If you already have a demonstrator, be sure to ask them how you can get your kit for only $5 this month! If you don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to help you out! Just click on my Paper Pumpkin link and sign up using the code FLASH1018. This promotion will start on October 8, and run through October 10, or until supplies run out! There’s a limited number of kits available, so make sure you sign up quick!

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 HR9T4RDU 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.