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Kre8tors Blog Hop Sympathy Cards

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome back to my blog. Today is a special edition because it’s once again time for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! Where a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Independent Demonstrators from around the globe get together to inspire you with beautiful projects! This month’s theme is Sympathy. I have experienced quite a few losses in the month of September, so I thought I would honor those people in my own way, by using my creativity to inspire and share with others.

For my Sympathy card, I decided to use Flourishing Phrases, a classic in the Annual Catalog. It is such a versatile set and so beautiful for a card like this. I wanted to use Gray Granite and Mint Macaron, and think this combination is beautiful with this stamp set.

I love using our Whisper White ribbons and baker’s twine because I can dye it any color I need with our ink! I used that technique on this card to match my ribbon with the Mint Macaron. I also used some of the gorgeous basic adhesive backed sequins to add a little bling. Check out my video tutorial below, and don’t forget to hop along to the other demonstrator’s blogs and see their beautiful, heartfelt projects.


Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″, Scored @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Scrap of cardstock for circle template


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 2YZTD9GK 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.

Be sure to click the Next button below to hop on over to Sandra’s blog to see her beautiful project!

September 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Sandra Roberts

Tracy Marie Lewis

Laura Mackie

Lisa Kmiec

Sue McDonald

Kirsteen Gill

Su Mohr

Maria Calia

Jackie Lawless

Deb Naylor

Jan Musselman

Tricia Butts

Ilonka Schneider

Pia Gerhardt

Linda Handford

Cheryl Hamilton

Anastasia Radloff

Jo Blackman

Jacqui Lawrence

Kathy Maurer

Nichole Loe

Cheryl Taylor

Alexandra Rauf

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Teresa Cameron











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Stamping Saturday 11/5 Session 1!

Stamping Saturday Session 1 was this morning and I was able to get the video edited and posted early! Yay! This was recorded LIVE over on my Facebook page and I have posted the replay to my YouTube channel. I’ll post Session 2 soon!

Thank you to everyone that participated in Session 1 of Stamping Saturday over on my Facebook page, I had a blast showing off some samples and giving away prizes!

This is a replay from my live broadcast on Facebook earlier today, so unfortunately, the games are closed. If you’d like to participate in the future, head over to my Facebook page and click like so you can be notified when I post and have live videos.

Today’s project features a Thank You card with Copper accents and it’s just SO PRETTY! I love it! These were my thank you cards to customers who placed orders with me last month.

Our second sample is for a Christmas tag and coordinating envelope. This is a quick and easy project that uses minimal supplies and is perfect for scraps! Customers that used my current hostess code last month all received a three pack of these tags along with the envelope.

Items Used Copper Thank You Card:
~Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set (Clear-Mount) 141534
~Dapper Denim Cardstock 141414
~Versamark Ink 102283
~Crumb Cake Cardstock 120953
~Very Vanilla Cardstock 101650
~Copper Foil Sheets 142020
~Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP 141632
~Linen Thread 104199
~16-18 In Color Enamel Shapes 141410
~Copper Embossing Powder 141636
~Embossing Buddy 103083
~2″ Circle Punch 133782
~1-3/4″ Circle Punch 119850

Christmas Tag with Coordinating Envelope:
~Tin of Tags Stamp Set 142180
~Here’s to Cheers Stamp Set (Wood) 142098
~Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad 126949
~Craft Stampin’ Ink 101731
~Real Red Cardstock 102482
~Whisper White Cardstock 100730
~Red Glimmer Paper 121790
~Candy Cane Lane DSP 141981
~Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape 141985
~Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine 141983
~Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon 141984
~Envelope Punch Board 133774
~Scalloped Tag Topper Punch 133324
~Duet Banner Punch 141483
~Project Life Corner Punch 135346
~1-3/4″ Circle Punch 119850
~1-3/8″ Circle Punch 119860

You can purchase all of the products seen in this video by visiting my online store.

Don’t forget to use the current hostess code ZV27BCED when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month!


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Flourishing Phrases Gift Box with Tag – 50th Video!

This is my 50th video since I started up again last December! I can’t believe I’ve done 50 already, how time flies. I made a gorgeous box from Crumb Cake cardstock, and embellished it with the thinlet cutouts from Flourishing Phrases. I adore this set, it has so many wonderful sentiments in it, and the flourish, of course, is amazing.



Head over to my YouTube channel, the video will show you how to score, cut, and construct the box and tag.

If you enjoy my videos, please subscribe to my channel, and be sure to check out my Facebook page for daily content.

Head over to my shop to purchase your Flourishing Phrases bundle today using hostess code HUHQU9AY and I’ll send you a Thank You gift of three gift tags from the video! Now through mid-August 2016.


To see the free PDF file with materials and measurements, click HERE

Flourishing Phrases Clear Bundle 142323 Crumb Cake CS 120953 Very Vanilla CS 101650 Fast Fuse 129026 Fine-Tip Glue Pen 138309 Mini Glue Dots Dimensionals Clear Wink of Stella Glitter BrushCrumb Cake Ink 126975 Perfect Plum Ink 126963Pear Pizzazz Ink 131180Linen Thread 104199Pearl Basic Jewels 119247