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ICS Blog Hop Beautiful Bundles

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop today and we have some very fun bundles to share with you! 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!

I’ve decided to showcase the Sailing Home Bundle today, along with a few extra bits from the suite of products that coordinate beautifully. I’ve scoured Pinterest for some layout inspiration and came across Heather Klump’s beautiful project which you can see here. My layout is almost identical to Heather’s, but she used an older Stampin’ Up! set for her focal pieces.

I rarely make square cards, or any card that isn’t the standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, but this one really stood out to me. I loved the tile look and the floating accents in the foreground. It was a lot of fun to put together and not as time consuming as I thought it might be.

And I absolutely love the Sail Away Trinkets! They just add a pop of shine. I did color mine with an Old Olive Dark Stampin’ Blend alcohol based marker, but it would look beautiful heat embossed in some copper or gold embossing powder as well.

Check out my video tutorial below to see exactly how this card came together, and subscribe to my YouTube channel for more video tutorials!

Don’t forget to hop along to Cynthia’s blog to see what exciting Bundle she has worked up for you! Click the Next button below!

Measurements:

Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Card Mat: 4″ x 4″
Tile Background: 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″
Tile DSP: 3″ x 3″

Materials

Paper Snips

$10.00

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July ICS Blog Hop Punch Me Out

Welcome to the ICS Blog Hop! Today we are sharing projects using punches, so I’ve decided to use a few classics from the Annual Catalog. CIRCLES! I’ve used three different circle punches on today’s card and I really love how it turned out!

It’s very similar to the Tunnel Card I made earlier, however on a much smaller scale with not quite as much dimension. Some people call this a porthole as well, like the windows on a ship. What would you call it? Let me know in the comments below!

I really love how soft the Champagne Foil is on this card. It is a beautiful color! It’s very soft, and elegant I think. Silver and Gold are beautiful and have their place, but there’s just something about this Champagne that says “I’m here and I brought the Bubbly, er, MYSELF!”

I accented the 1/2″ Champagne circles with two of the dies from the Detailed Peacocks Dies. I love these little branch dudes. They are so pretty! And I especially love the Champagne foil paired with the Basic Gray. It really makes a lovely combination.

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Basic Gray Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
Whisper White Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Champagne Foil: Scraps

Materials:

Hop along to Candy’s wonderful creation! Click below!

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ICS Blog Hop – I believe in a thing called love

Welcome to this month’s Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators from around the world sharing beautiful projects with you. This month’s theme is “It’s a Love Thing” so I’m going to share a Valentine’s Day card with you!

I’ve used the Meant to Be Bundle for my project today. The bundle includes both the Meant To Be Cling Mount Stamps as well as the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies. Purchasing the bundle saves you 10% and is a great value! I paired this set with the Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, and Crumb Cake colors from Stampin’ Up! I absolutely love how Stampin’ Up! can perfectly coordinate their products so that you know everything will match.

The Heart Epoxy Droplets are perfect for covering up glue dots, and for adding fun embellishments in any color to your projects. I’ve used one of our Stampin’ Blends Markers, which is alcohol based, to color in the Heart Epoxy Droplet.

I love how the smaller hearts can be built up in different layers. I used a combination of Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals to get varying heights. I’m so pleased with how this card turned out, and it was a favorite at my Galentine’s Day card making class I taught on February 2nd. Be sure to check out one of the other cards we made using this bundle along with the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It’s super shiny with the Heart of Gold!

Be sure to click on the Next button below to hop on over to my friend Deb’s post to see her lovely project for this month’s hop!

Measurements:

Lovely Lipstick Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Scored @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Scraps: Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White, Vellum


Materials:

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

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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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Passion for Punches ICS Blog Hop

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome back to another fun project! Today we are hopping with the ICS Blog Hop, a group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the globe. This month’s theme is Passion for Punches, so I decided to make a beautiful Fall Wreath card using the Leaf Punch that coordinates with the stamp set, Painted Harvest.

I have been ready for fall since Spring started! I am definitely a Fall baby, and love everything about the season. I’m so excited for the smell of the Bath & Body Works candle, Leaves. I’m excited for Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING! I’m excited about the cool days when the sun is still shining, otherwise known as sweater weather. So, to reflect my amazing mood right now, I wanted to share some bright, vibrant Fall colors on this gorgeous Fall Wreath card.

The sentiment I used was from Rooted in Nature and I love every, little, thing about this set! First of all, it comes in a BUNDLE with the stamp set AND the framelits, so you can save 10%!!! Second, this stamp set has not one, but TWO cases full of beautiful, nature inspired stamps. I really love it when a stamp set has both beautiful images as well as coordinating sentiments and sayings.

I also am so in love with a stamp set that coordinates beautifully with OTHER sets! Rooted in Nature pairs really well with Painted Harvest, the set I used when creating the focal point of my card. Combining old classics with new favorites is a huge benefit! If you want to see how I put this beautiful wreath together using the “paper gasket” method, click on the video link below! And after you watch my video, be sure to click that Next button to hop along to the next stop on this ICS Blog Hop!

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Very Vanilla Scraps: Approximately 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″


Materials
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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 Joni’s blog to see her adorable project for this month’s hop!
*(You are here!)

Deb Naylor
Shirley Merker
Candy Ford
Anastasia Radloff
Ginger Rabesa
Cheryl Hamilton
Melissa Tennison *
Joni Metras
Karie Beglau
Audra Monk
Terri Takashige
Janey Backer
Darla Roberts
Nichole Loe

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