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Nature Inspired Card

I’m so excited about this card because it’s Nature Inspired! I’ve paired Winter Woods with Rooted in Nature to bring you this fun card. I used the Stamparatus to get a beautifully stamped background, and to get a sentiment rich in color! This card is a free make and take I am demonstrating at a charitable event, Let’s Stamp Out Hunger, on Saturday, April 6th!

I love how this card turned out, and I especially love the embossed background! I used the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on half of the card base. I have a great tip for embossing the front of your card. Check out my video at the link below to see how I did it!

I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the leaves, although on this sample my Wink of Stella got a little carried away! Be careful you don’t add too much. Although it kind of has a fun look to it, what do you think?

This card would definitely look beautiful in any color combination, but Crumb Cake and Garden Green really make all the textures on this card stand out! I love how the Stamparatus works so beautifully with the birch trees stamp from Winter Woods!

And that Burlap Ribbon adds a lot of spunk to this nature inspired card. I just can’t get over how much I am in love with this card! Be sure to watch my video below to find out how I put this card together, and to see a fun time lapse of me prepping some materials for the free make and takes for the fundraising event.

Let’s Stamp Out Hunger is an all day crafting event with several demonstrators providing Make and Takes throughout the day. There are raffles, door prizes, and a silent auction. All of the proceeds go straight to the Clatsop Emergency Food Bank. Our event is the largest fundraiser for the food bank and we are in our fourth year! If you’d like to donate, you can find that information in the Donate section of our website by clicking the image above.


Measurements:

Crumb Cake Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Garden Green Mat: 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
Whisper White: 2-1/4″ x 4″ + Scrap for Sentiment

Materials:

Stamparatus

$49.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Click the image below to download a free pdf project recipe for this card!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
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Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop – Masculine Cards

Welcome back, Kre8tors! Today we are hopping with the International Ink. Stamp. Share. Monthly Blog Hop and today’s theme is Masculine! I hope you enjoyed Linda’s wonderful project and be sure to scroll down to that next button to hop on over to Deb’s blog for some awesome inspiration! I’m really excited about this theme because I don’t often think to make cards for the guys in my life, but I always seem to need them! I was so excited to play with the Painted Seasons stamp set so I decided to use the pinecone and fern from the set on my card.

I knew I wanted to use some of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper on this masculine card, and I had lots of scraps! So I decided to cut up 4 different patterns and use them as panels in the background.

I stamped the pinecones and fern from the Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration set, and cut them out by hand, also known as fussy cutting. I love how detailed this stamp set looks! I stamped the ‘Thanks’ from the Thankful Thoughts set that can be found in the Annual Catalog.

I popped up all the panels using dimensionals, a LOT of dimensionals. Watch the video to see just how many I used! I finished it all off with some Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake and boom! Done! This was a fast and simple masculine card!


Measurements:

Early Espresso Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/2″
DSP: 4 @ 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
Mats:4@ 1-3/4″x2-3/4″
Dark Strip: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Light Strip: 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″

Materials:

Glue Dots

$5.25

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Be sure to click the next button below to hop over to my good friend Deb’s blog for another fantastic masculine project!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
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A Beginner’s Guide to Card Making

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to A Beginner’s Guide to Card Making! Whether you’ve been here before or you’re brand new to my page, I am going to show you some awesome tips that every stamper needs to know. I’m sharing some beautiful and simple cards with you today that were CASE’d (Copy and Share Everything) from fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator, Wendy Cranford. She inspired me to use the Meant To Be Bundle to showcase how you can create a simple card, and step it up a little when you’re ready to advance to that next paper crafting level!

The first card has a super simple and clean look. It has one card stock strip running the width of the card, and two layered circles off set that were punched out using Stampin’ Up!’s Circle Punches. There are three hearts stamped to the left just above the card stock strip. The rest of the card is blank, lending to the clean look.

The second card is a stepped up version, so we have introduced a few more elements. We have added a card mat and stamped all over to create our own “Designer Series Paper”. I like to call this DIY DSP. We have the same band, but it’s cut just a bit shorter to span the width of the card mat. The circles have now been stitched using framelits dies, and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is adding a Heart Epoxy Droplet that was colored in using a Stampin’ Blends Maker which is alcohol based, so the color won’t rub off.

And that’s it! That’s how you can take a clean and simple card and step it up by just adding a few additional materials. I hope you enjoyed these photos! Be sure to check out my video tutorial to see how easy it is to create these wonderful cards!

Measurements:

Standard Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Standard Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Flirty Flamingo Strip: 4″ or 4-1/4″ x 1″
Circles: 2 various sizes, I used 1-3/4″ & 2″ Punches
or the two middle circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies


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!
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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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ICS Christmas Card Inspiration

Yay! I am SO excited that it’s December! Winter is one of my all time FAVORITE seasons! Everything is so festive, I love the colder weather, and adore wrapping up in a blanket and enjoying a hot beverage watching movies. COZY is my jam! And with winter comes Christmas! And with Christmas comes Christmas Cards! I’m so excited to be part of the ICS Blog Hop this month because it’s all about Christmas Cards!

I asked my VIP’s in my exclusive customer and team group on Facebook what they would like to see me make. I received so many lovely suggestions, but two really stood out to me. Stars and Layers. I took to Pinterest and came across a lovely card from Trish at Spring Blossom Journey. Her design was lovely and I had to CASE it! My version is very close to hers, though I did have to alter it slightly to use the materials I had on hand.

I loved the idea of using little stars to create a wreath! And I also love how the Festive Farmhouse DSP from the Holiday Catalog really make this card shine! I wasn’t sure how to assemble the wreath at first to get it to look like a nice circle, but I discovered a little secret, which you can learn by watching my video below!

The layers make this card really stand out! I layered Whisper White with Crumb Cake. Typically I only use 1/4″ measurements, and sometimes 1/8″ measurements. However, to achieve the thin border on this card, I used 1/16″ measurements! I know, I know… it’s not the easiest measurement to get, but the Stampin’ Trimmer makes it super easy!

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Card! This is definitely a card that is best handed out in person, or put inside a package. I’m sure it probably *could* be mailed, but it would almost definitely need to be hand canceled. I really enjoy making a variety of cards, and do tend to hand out cards to several individuals, so I really enjoyed making a fun, layered Christmas Card. And I hope you do too!

Click the Next button below to head over to June’s Beautiful Baubles Blog Post!

Measurements:

Crumb Cake Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Crumb Cake Mat 1: 3-1/2″ x 4″
Crumb Cake Mat 2: 3-3/16″ x 3-11/16″

Whisper White Mat 1: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Mat 2: 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″

DSP: Festive Farmhouse, 2 colors approx. 3″ x 6″ each

 


Materials:

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