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Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop Christmas Inspiration

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! If you’re new, hi, I’m Melissa. If you’re a seasoned visitor, you know the drill. We are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop today and the theme is Christmas! 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!

For my project today I’ve decided to go 3D with the most ADORABLE clamshell box ever! I CASE’d this 2″ square box from Crafty Caroline Creates and gave it an update with the beautiful Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper. I absolutely love how it turned out and can’t wait to make more!

The clamshell portion of this little box can be a bit tricky, so I’ve made a template for you to view. You can download a copy of the template by clicking here.

The way this box comes together is both clever and adorable, with the inner box being a fun surprise and pop of color! There are so many fun things you can do with a box like this, such as stocking stuffer, guest place holders at a nice dinner, party favors, and so much more! What would you use this box for?

Don’t forget to hop along to Anastasia’s blog to see what exciting project she has created for you! Click the Next button below!

Measurements:

DSP for Clamshell Box: 6″ x 8-1/2″
With the long edge at the top, score @: 1/2″, 2-1/2″, 4-1/2″, 6-1/2″, rotate so short edge is at the top and score @: 2″ & 4″.
For additional scoring placement, see template located here.
Real Red Cardstock for inner box: 5-15/16 x 5-15/16
Score @ 2″ on every side.

Materials:

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2019 Holiday Paper Shares

Hello Kre8tors! If you’ve been here before, welcome back! If you’re new, thanks for coming! I’m Melissa and I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. That means I am a creative coach looking to provide you with ideas and inspiration for anything and everything paper craft related. I’m really excited to share with you my process for putting together my 2019 Holiday Paper Shares. Check out my YouTube video below to see the process.

Currently, I only offer my paper shares to my customers through my VIP Facebook group or in-person events. I like to keep my groups small and manageable so that I can give my customers the attention they deserve. I really love the community we’ve built and enjoy seeing their creative projects as well as sharing mine, doing live demonstrations, and sharing sneak peeks of my upcoming cards.

If you’re interested in becoming my customer, simply visit my online store and place an order! Within 24 hours I will send you a personal invitation to join my VIP Group on Facebook, as well as send you a handmade thank you card the following month.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, and if you’re looking for a creative tutorial or crafty project, be sure to bookmark my page, and find/follow me on all social media (@mkre8tions). I have some wonderful tutorials coming up very soon!

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 XCFYGTPK 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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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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Little Twinkle Pink Card

Hello Kre8tors! I thought we would take another trip into the Annual Catalog. There are some amazing products in there, and this Little Twinkle Bundle is no exception! You saw on the last post we made a super simple Little Twinkle Navy Card. Today we are stepping it up and throwing in some Petal Pink and Watercoloring!

Of course I was scouring Pinterest for some awesome cards to make using this adorable Little Twinkle Bundle and I came across a pin from Charlet Mallett over at Painted Orange. The outer design of my card is almost identical to hers, but the inside is much different! Hers was a fantastic fun fold card, which I didn’t realize when I made my card. I just loved how the front looked! So I made mine a basic card, but I definitely recommend you check out her fun fold video here!

The layering on this card is amazing and I love how everything stands out! The watercolor heart constellation really makes this entire card pop! The soft colors in the Twinkle Twinkle DSP all compliment each other so well. Pink and Mint are so gorgeous together, and then throw in some dark Night of Navy and it all really works!

The Layering Circles Framelits Dies are really the star of this show, creating the beautiful scalloped circle frame around the heart. The small strip of DSP running across the middle of the heart is a welcome contrast of color.

And we can’t forget those tiny little Sparkle Glimmer Paper stars cut out using the coordinating Twinkle Builder Punch, included in the Bundle. Take a peek at my YouTube video below to see how this card all came together! Thanks for stopping by!


Measurements:

Petal Pink Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
DSP Card Mat: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
DSP Strip: 1/2″ x 4-1/2″
Sparkle Glimmer Paper Scrap
Watercolor Paper Scrap
Whisper White Scrap

Materials:

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

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Little Twinkle Navy Card

Welcome back Kre8tors! Today we are playing with the Little Twinkle Stamp Set for this super adorable and easy card! For as simple as the background is, we are spicing it up with some heat embossing on our sentiment and the heart constellation on the vellum card stock.

I also added some beautiful silver metallic thread behind the sentiment to give it a little more oomph. This card was CASE’d from Ashley Fifer over at StampedAF. I originally saw a Pin on Pinterest without her information, so she contacted me to let me know this is her lovely design!

I love how the Navy on this card compliments the silver accents. It’s so simple, yet stunning at the same time. This stamp set is perfect for all sorts of occasions from a Baby Shower to a Valentine, to an all-purpose card. I love these types of cards for when certain unexpected occasions arise.

I forgot just how much I love heat embossing until I made this card, especially when embossing on vellum. It just looks so elegant and beautiful! What do you think? Do you love heat embossing?

Be sure to watch my video tutorial! It’s at the bottom of this blog post.


Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
DSP Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Vellum Scrap
Night of Navy Scrap

Materials:

Heat Tool

$30.00

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 PSVX9HYH 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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