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Spring is in the Air with Ink Stamp Share

Welcome back to the Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop! January’s theme is our beautiful Spring/Summer Catalog that just launched. It’s called the Occasions Catalog and is full of amazing and beautiful things! One of my favorite bundles is the Meant to Be Bundle featured right at the beginning of the catalog.

I gained my inspiration for this card from fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Cindi Clarke. I stumbled across her Pinterest pin and fell in love. I did quite a few tweaks to really make this card my own, and added the pink striped heart, side flourish, and removed the mat layer she used. I also chose to use our Gold Foil.

One of my absolute favorite features on this card has to be the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It gives a beautiful quilted look to your project. The Gold Foil really takes well to this embossing folder and holds the shape beautifully. I rounded my heart slightly to make it look a little “poofier”. Take a look at my video below to see how it’s done!

This is one of the cards I am offering my Galentine’s Day participants. We are making 5 Valentine Cards with envelopes. I’m really excited to show my students this fun project! Stay tuned for my other videos in the series by subscribing to my YouTube channel!

Be sure to click the Next button and hop along to Eva’s amazing project! There are so many lovely demonstrators showing off tons of awesome products, you really don’t want to miss any of them!

Here’s a Roll Call list in case you get lost along the way.

January Roll Call

Sandra Roberts

Janey Backer

Laura Mackie

Sue McDonald

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Tricia Butts

Linda Handford

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Karen Pearmain

Sharon Dalton

Melissa Tennison (You are here!)

Eva Potts

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Jo Blackman

Deb Naylor

Ingrid Heijnen-Hermens

Phoebe Borromeo-Carr

Anastasia Radloff

Sandrine Jse

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Gold Foil: 4″ x 4″
Whisper White Scraps: Approx. 1″ x 4″
Flirty Flamingo Scrap: Approx. 1″ x 4″


Materials:

Big Shot

$110.00

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 2MKSGAKY 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 · Crafting · paper crafting · Paper Pumpkin · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · technique · Tutorial/How To · Video

Be Mine Valentine January 2019 Paper Pumpkin

I finally broke into my January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit and was so surprised to see cute little kangaroos staring up at me! This month’s kit features some elements from the Animal Expedition Suite in the Annual Catalog. These adorable critters are making their way into my heart through these adorable pillow box treat holders.

I love that this month’s kit coordinates with one of the sets in the Annual Catalog. It makes it extra fun to play with the included stamp set to mix and match with the products in the catalog. Paper Pumpkin makes it so easy to get creative every month!

This subscription box is delivered right to your door, giving you the freedom to craft on your time. Where, when, and how you want! There are included, step-by-step instructions to create the project for that month, or you can search for lots of inspiration through the internet for alternate projects. Today’s video features the Paper Pumpkin kit as it is, but be sure to stay tuned for a special blog post and video tutorial for my alternate, coming soon!

Right now is the perfect time to sign up for Paper Pumpkin because it’s Sale-A-Bration! That means, if you sign up for a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription, you can earn FREE items from the Sale-A-Bration flyer! Check out what you can earn HERE and be sure to sign up for your Paper Pumpkin account HERE. To get the Sale-A-Bration rewards, head to my shop HERE and choose your subscription. You’ll get a code that you will enter into your Paper Pumpkin account.

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 2MKSGAKY when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month!

Anyone that places an order with me or joins me team gains access to my exclusive VIP group on Facebook where I post live video tutorials, sneak peeks, and more! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making crafty videos for you to enjoy.

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

January KBH Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello Kre8tors, and welcome back to the Kre8tors Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators from around the world getting together to bring you some beautiful handcrafted projects. Today we have a challenge to follow! The Tic Tac Toe Challenge, also known as Noughts & Crosses.

I’m also opening this challenge up to YOU! That’s right, just create your project using three of the items in a row, column, or diagonal line from the graphic above and post your creation on social media using the hashtag #kre8torstictactoejanuary and I will pick someone to be featured in the next Kre8tors Blog Hop post. Submit your projects using this hashtag on social media by Sunday, February 3rd!

We were tasked with using products from the brand new 2019 Occasions Catalog or Sale A Bration Brochure. If you’d like to see this catalog and flyer, ask your demonstrator for copies. If I’m your demonstrator, or you don’t yet have one, click on my Catalogs link to check out the electronic copies.

I decided to use the Meant To Be Bundle which includes the all new Cling mount stamps along with the coordinating Framelits Dies. I absolutely love the stitching around several of these die cut pieces and can’t wait to show off my Galentine’s Day project samples for you! Coming soon!

I decided to complete a diagonal line on our Tic Tac Toe Challenge graphic, using Sequins, a Punch, and Ribbon on my card today. The colors I featured are Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron. these two colors compliment each other so well, and I really love how the Grapefruit Grove matches the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins I used.

I used the Classic Label Punch to punch out each line on the sentiment to give it a little more interest over the stamped heart. And finally I used our Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake to really tie all of these elements together. I can’t find the original designer for this card, so if it looks familiar to you, leave me a comment and let me know who I can credit for the inspiration!

Check out my Video Tutorial below to see this card come together, and to learn more about Sale A Bration, how it works, and what you can earn! Plus I have a bonus #simplestamping project featuring the Hello Cupcake stamp set I earned for FREE!

Don’t forget to click the next button below to hop along through this month’s blog hop and see the amazing projects from our talented designers!

Measurements:

Mint Macaron Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/2″
Whisper White Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White Scraps: Approx. 3″ x 5″


Materials:

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

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 2MKSGAKY 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 on over to Sandra’s beautiful blog where she shows off her project using the Tic Tac Toe Board! There’s also a Roll Call list in case you get lost along the way!

January 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Sandra Roberts
Su Mohr
Janey Backer
Tricia Butts
Linda Handford
Jacqueline Schilder
Eva Potts
Sue McDonald
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Tracy Marie Lewis
Laura Kate Mackie
Jacqui Lawrence
Cheryl Taylor
Dorothee Buhn
Jan Musselman
Sandra Mastello
Kathy Maurer
Kirsteen Gill
Deb Naylor
Jo Blackman
Cheryl Hamilton

I would also like to invite you to take a look at our guest designer, Ilonka Schneider. She has a gorgeous project for you over at her website. Click the link below to view her post!

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

First Frost Belly Band Card

Welcome back, Kre8tors! Today I’m sharing this First Frost Belly Band Card with you and I am SO excited! One of my all time favorite color combinations is Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green (Bright Pink and Lime Green.) In fact, when I started Melissa’s Kre8tions, one of my very first logos was done in similar colors as you can see from my OLD (2008) graphic below!

I originally made this card for the members of my VIP Stamp Lounge on Facebook. I reserve the group for my customers and downlines. I post live tutorials, share sneak peeks, and more. Want to get in? All you have to do is become a customer (place an order) or join my team!

I am totally in love with the First Frost stamps and dies. It makes creating SO simple and quick! I did take some design inspiration from Shirley Jones Taylor of Paper Doll Designs. I saw her card on Pinterest and knew I wanted to CASE it and show it off to my group.

I think the biggest difference between my card and hers is that I turned the white cardstock into a belly band to wrap around the card. That and the colors are very different. I decided to make two versions, with subtle differences between both. You can see these differences, with tips, in my video below.

I really love the addition of the sequins. I think it really makes the card stand out. And the metallic thread is one of my favorites! I really like the look it gives behind the flowers and greenery. And of course a pop of glimmer paper offers a nice touch of bling!

 

Measurements:

Melon Mambo Cardbase: 4-1/4″ x 11″, Score @ 5-1/2″
Whisper White Belly Band: 2-1/2″ x 11″
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 4″ x 5″


Materials:

Glue Dots

$5.25

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 2MKSGAKY 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.

Thanks so much for visiting! Don’t forget to check out my Facebook page and head over to my YouTube channel for some great video tutorials!

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Split Coloring Technique REDO with the Stamparatus

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome back, so good to see you again! Today’s video is a remake of one of my earlier cards, the Split Coloring Technique. When I originally made this card, I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get the placement on the colored in card stock and the base card stock. I received a request from Kay Capps to show how to make this card using the Stamparatus. I thought that was a brilliant idea, so here it is! Thanks for the suggestion, Kay!

I knew I wanted to use the beautiful Poppy Parade as my base color this time because I just so happen to have the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend markers which make coloring in so easy and fun! I paired that with Old Olive, which is a beautiful green that compliments just about any color.

Positioning the stamps was really easy, and fit beautifully together with the images from Petal Palette. I adore this set, and am so pleased with how well it works with this technique on the Stamparatus! I’m eager to make more of these cards, and play around with different placements.

Be sure to take a peek at my video tutorial, which shows you just how I achieved the look on this beautiful card. This video is slightly different from my others in the way I narrated my actions with a voice over. If you decide to watch it, let me know what you thought!

Measurements:

Poppy Parade Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, cut after coloring


Materials:

Stamparatus

$49.00 

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 2MKSGAKY 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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