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April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Color Challenge

Welcome to the April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month we are doing a color theme, as you can see from the lovely color scheme below. The challenge was to use at least three colors from the color palette, however I broke the rules and only used two because I forgot my own rules! It’s been a hectic few months.

As most of you know, I’m in the process of moving and almost ALL of my supplies are packed up in boxes! I was lucky enough to have a few essentials left out for a charity craft event I attended yesterday. This was my fourth year as a Make and Take Demonstrator and volunteer at the Let’s Stamp Out Hunger event which is a fundraiser for the Clatsop Emergency Food Bank. It’s a wonderful day full of friends and fun, held in the beautiful town of Astoria, Oregon. You can check out the website or find us on Facebook!

And now, on to my project! I decided to CASE a project from Maymay Made It Crafts. She has a fantastic video on how to create one of these A2 Card Holder Magazine Style projects. I really LOVE this project because it’s fun and easy to make AND I use a ton of them to store my cards!

The colors I chose to use from this month’s challenge include Wild Wasabi for the base and Powder Pink for the DSP. I planned on using Crumb Cake for the sentiment and to sponge daub the edges of the DSP, however my daubers were packed, and the Crumb Cake didn’t show up well on the DSP. Looking back, I wish I would have used the Crumb Cake on Whisper White and cut out a small oval to go on the flap.

This project is VERY easy to make, and takes only a few materials. It was perfect for me to whip up to share with you on this hop. I also used it as my Make and Take at this year’s Let’s Stamp Out Hunger event, and it was a huge hit!

I’ve already made quite a few of these awesome card holders, and will be making several more for all sorts of occasions. They hold a ton of cards (and big enough for the envelopes, too) and look so cute sitting on my shelf. At least, they WILL look cute once I get my shelf put back together in my new place!

While visiting Astoria for the fundraising event, my mother and I had a little fun walking around and enjoying the sunshine along the waterfront.

Not to mention enjoying some delicious iced coffee from a local coffee shop down the block. We took a ride on the trolly and also had some very yummy lunch! It was such a fun weekend, full of family, friends, and STAMPING! Which is my favorite activity!

Measurements:

12″ x 12″ Card Stock for Base
6″ x 12″ DSP for Accents

For directions on how to create this fun card holder, see Maymay’s video on her YouTube channel! I hope to make a video of my own for this soon, but I just wasn’t able to get one done with everything happening at the moment. I hope to get some videos up for you again in May!

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 S6BPP672 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 on the Next button below to head over to Sandra’s blog to see her beautiful creation using this month’s color challenge palette!

April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)
Sandra Roberts
Su Mohr
Tracy Marie Lewis
Jackie Lawless
Lisa Edwards Kmiec
Jacqui Lawrence
Cheryl Taylor
Cheryl Hamilton
Jo Blackman
Tricia Butts
Laura Kate Mackie
Kathy Maurer
Alexandra Rauf
Amy Grendel
Linda Handford
Hiske MacKay
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Diana Core Tillery
Deb Naylor
Kirsteen Gill

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What Was That Wednesday – Jar of Love Bouquet

For today’s What Was That Wednesday, we are reminiscing with an annual catalog fav, Jar of Love! This Jar of Love bouquet card is so sweet, so easy, and so pretty! I originally posted it in June 2016 and it has been one of my most watched videos on YouTube.

Don’t mind my stumbling over my words and the length of the video, I think I’ve improved a bit. 😉

This beautiful card features some of the 2016-2018 In Colors like Peekaboo Peach & Flirty Flamingo. I love how the linen thread looks around the tiny mason jar on this card, too. Be sure to give this video another glance if you haven’t already checked it out!

Measurements:

Peekaboo Peach Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 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 NTJUWGMD 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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Jar of Love Blue & Glimmer Card

I wanted to update one of my favorite and most popular cards, my Jar of Love card. The first card I made with this set featured some of the 2016-2018 In Colors, but I wanted to create a Christmas inspired color theme, so I decided to use Dapper Denim with our Silver Glimmer Paper along with our Shimmery White Cardstock.

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I absolutely ADORE the way this card turned out! What do you think? Be sure to check out my video tutorial on my YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe so you can be notified when I upload new tutorials!

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Jar of Love Bundle
Gift of Love Stamp Set (Hostess Only)
1-3/4″ Circle Punches
2″ Circle Punch
Dapper Denim Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Shimmery White Cardstock
Silver Glimmer Paper
Dapper Denim Classic Stampin’ Pad
Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad
Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon
Basic Jewels Rhinestones

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Melissa

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Jar of Love Shaker Card

Okay, you asked for it! Here’s my tutorial and supply list for my Jar of Love Shaker Card! Woohoo! I loved making this card, so thank you for asking! It’s so much fun and is a nice alternative to the traditional flat cards. The interactive aspect of the shaker cards using the sequins from the Paper Pumpkin, (Also other sequins are available in the Annual Catalog AC), just makes this card SO ADORABLE!

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Jar of Love Shaker Card Supply List

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Happy Birthday Mom!

One thing about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is making cards for people, and showing them off before they get the cards! Yes, I could wait to share with all of you until I know they received the cards, but I just get too excited! I made this card for my Mother’s birthday, and told her I would be posting before it arrived. All she said was, “ok”. lol So, here’s my Jar of Love Bouquet Card “stepped up” for her birthday!

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I consider this card “stepped up” because I turned it from a basically flat card, to a raised interactive (shaker) card. I think it really ramps up the appeal. What do you think?

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