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May Kre8tors Technique Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back to the Kre8tors Blog Hop! I’m really excited for this hop because it’s all about techniques! Each of the wonderful demonstrators that are participating with us in this hop have showcased either a stamping, inking, or folding technique of some sort. This is a great opportunity to see some amazing projects and perhaps learn something new! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of each post and click that Next button to hop along to everyone’s projects!

The technique I’m showcasing sort of sneaks up on you when you open the card. The front of the card looks pretty normal, very clean, not a lot going on. Very simple. Beautiful on it’s own, but then you open it…

And all of that dimension and detail fill the card! This technique is called the “Inside Tunnel Card” and I learned this from watching fellow crafter Jennifer McGuire on YouTube. Her ideas are so creative, I love to CASE them using Stampin’ Up! products. One of the best parts about this card is that it folds FLAT so it can be mailed easily!

I featured First Frost on this card for all the imagery, and the sentiments are both from Tea Together. This card of course is for my wonderful Mother, and she’s going to be receiving it TODAY! So I hope she’s not watching the video or following her Facebook feed today! But in case she is, then I’d like to say, Happy Mother’s Day!

Want to learn how to create this beautiful and different card? Watch the video below, and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the bell icon to be notified when I upload a new video!


Measurements:

Thick Whisper White Card Base: 2 pieces @ 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
On one piece, trim off 1/2″ from the short edge, score on the long edge at 4-1/4″.
On the other piece, score at 1/2″, 4-1/4″, and 4-3/4″.
Regular Whisper White Card Stock: Cut 1 piece slightly smaller than 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.

Materials:

First Frost Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$22.00

Tea Together Cling Stamp Set

$22.00

Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies

$33.00

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

$35.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$7.75

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.75

Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

$9.00

Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Sponge Daubers

$5.00

Stampin' Trimmer

$30.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

Big Shot

$110.00


Be sure to click the next button below to hop along to Tricia’s beautiful project!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (USA)
Tricia Butts
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Su Mohr
Linda Handford
Sue McDonald
Pia Gerhardt
Tracy Marie Lewis
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Cheryl Taylor
Libby Fens
Michelle Bryant
Laura Mackie (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Jan Musselman (USA)
Jo Blackman
Ximena Morales
Alexandra Rauf
Lisa Kmiec
Dorothee Buhn
Annette Elias

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 RY3MFYT9 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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December Christmas Inspiration for Kre8tors Blog Hop

It’s time to get Komfy, it’s time to get Kozy, it’s time to get Kre8tiv! Welcome back Kre8tors! Today we have a super fun blog hop for you to follow because we are showcasing Christmas Cards! To me, nothing beats a cold, wintery day bundled up inside with some hot coffee, a huge sweater, and craft time! So come hop along with some amazingly talented Stampin’ Up!®️Independent Demonstrators from around the world and get inspired during our Kre8tors Blog Hop!

I am so in love with these cards, it’s ridiculous! They just seem super cozy to me, and I’m not sure if it’s because it reminds me of a house and Christmas time, or just what it is… Of course I was scouring Pinterest for some inspiration and came across a post from The Paper Collage with a cute little French Door Gatefold Card. I definitely had to CASE it and tweak some aspects to be able to use the materials that I had on hand.

For the red card I used Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and Whisper White Craft Ink for the distressed areas. I used Very Vanilla on the inside and stamped the sentiment with Cherry Cobber ink. The greenery on the doors is done with Shaded Spruce Cardstock, and the bow is made out of some Whisper White Baker’s Twine. I added two little silver brads for the door knobs, and YAY! French Doors!

The second card is a little more elegant, with a Whisper White base and metallic accents. You can see how it all came together in my video tutorial below!

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 2-1/8″ from each end.
Whisper White Panels (2 of each size):
1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″
1-1/2″ x 3″
1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″
1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″
Whisper White Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Shaded Spruce Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Champagne Foil: Scrap approximately 2″ 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 79RMFWKD 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.

Thank you so much for hopping around with us today! Be sure to click the Next button below to visit Linda’s beautiful Christmas inspired project! There’s also a roll call list below in case you get lost along the way. Happy Hopping and Merry Christmas!

December 2018 Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here)

Linda Handford
Tricia Butts
Pia Gerhardt
Jacqui Lawrence
Sandra Roberts
Tracy Marie Lewis
Su Mohr
Cheryl Hamilton
Deb Naylor
Ximena Morales
Eva Potts
Kathy Maurer
Dorothee Buhn
Ilonka Schneider
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Jan Musselman
Janey Backer
Sharon Dalton
Sue McDonald
Jacqueline Schilder
Cheryl Taylor
Annette Elias
Laura Kate Mackie
Alexandra Rauf
Jackie Lawless

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March 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop with Amazing You

It’s that time again, time for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! Yay! This month’s theme is Birthdays and I think this project is a PERFECT birthday card/gift because it holds a GIFT CARD! And bonus, it’s a fun fold card with a Double Slider! Woot! I’m so excited to be hopping once again with so many talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators! Be sure to click the Next button at the bottom of this blog post to hop along!

I knew I wanted to use two Sale-A-Bration sets on this card, Lots of Lavender and of course Amazing You (for the Birthday portion of the card.) I also knew I wanted to make a Double Slider card. The last one I made was SO long ago, I needed to find some newer dimensions. So I took to YouTube and found Julie Davison’s tutorial. I used her dimensions, and made a few of my own alterations to turn this into a gift card holder.

I made two different color versions. The one featured in my coordinating YouTube tutorial features Berry Burst and Smoky Slate. I LOVE this color combination so much! I also threw in a few pops of Old Olive for the leaves and one of the glitter enamel dots.

The Let’s Celebrate and Amazing You sentiments came from the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration stamp set, and the floral images on the front of the card came from the Lots of Lavender Sale-A-Bration stamp set. I’m so happy with how these cards turned out! What color is your favorite? Don’t forget to pick up these Sale-A-Bration stamps for FREE with a qualifying purchase before they retire! March 31st, or while supplies last!

Measurements:

Smoky Slate Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 2-3/4″, 5-1/2″, & 8-1/4″
Berry Burst Bases (x3): 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White Mats (x2): 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
Fresh Florals DSP: 4″ x 6″
Berry Burst Scrap: 1″ x 2-1/2″


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 HYUCYZY2 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.

Don’t forget to hop along to see the other amazing projects our fellow demonstrators have come up with for this Blog Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Amy’s blog to see her awesome Birthday project! There’s also a roll call list, in case you get lost along the way.

March 2018 Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)

Amy Grendel

Lisa Kmiec

Sandra Roberts

Jacqui Lawrence

Deb Naylor

Laura Kate Mackie

Kathy Maurer

Linda Handford

Alexandra Rauf

Su Mohr

Jan Musselman

Shannon Cole

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Tricia Butts

Hiske MacKay

Jackie Lawless

Maria Calia

Mary Trautner

Nichole Loe

Becky Browning

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ICS Blog Hop Last Chance SAB

Hello and welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! This month’s theme is Last Chance Sale-A-Bration, because this awesome promotion ends on March 31st! I’m using the Happy Wishes Level 2 set on this awesome Shutter Card! Be sure to check out all of the wonderful projects in this month’s hop by using the Next button at the bottom of this post.

This was my first time making a shutter card, and I LOVE it! It’s so much fun to make a card with such a different twist. I couldn’t believe how simple this technique was, I want to make loads more!

I started this card by stamping the “best” stamp from the Happy Wishes set in Crumb Cake and then I used the Stampin’ Write Markers to color in the leaves, dots, and flowers. I adhered that to a Crumb Cake oval, and then added some ribbon loops behind with the Finely Woven Ribbon.

I stamped the “wishes” stamp on Whisper White and then cut that out with a small circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. This card came together so quick once I cut all the pieces. To see more details, check out my video that has all the instructions for you to make a shutter card of your own!

Measurements:

Powder Pink Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 2-1/8″ & 6-3/8″
Tranquil Tide Banners (x2): 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″, score @ 1/2″
DSP Outside Panels (x2): 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″
DSP Inside Panel Mat: 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Inside Panel Base: 3″ x 5-1/2″
Scraps: Crumb Cake, Whisper White


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 HYUCYZY2 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 Janey’s blog to see her awesome project using a fun Sale-A-Bration product, Springtime Foils!

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2017 Rewind: A Look at This Year’s Top 10 Videos

Hello Kre8tors! Wow, 2017 has been an absolute whirlwind of activity! I wanted to take a moment to recollect some of mine and your favorite videos from 2017. Some of the products in these videos may be retired, but the techniques aren’t! Let me know what your favorite moment from this year was, and I’ll do a “replay” for it with current products!

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2017 started out with a road trip for me and my husband. We traveled to Virginia for 3 months while he attended school for his career in the Air National Guard. This was a fun mini-series to film of our road trip, which doesn’t have much to do with card making, but I thought it was important to note in this rewind. (I did haul all of my supplies with me however, and continued to film and create while we were in our hotel room!)

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The next video in this rewind includes my most popular video for January 2017, a Melissa’s Kre8tions Live video featuring a popular Sale-A-Bration set, Avant Garden. I absolutely love this card design and will definitely be making another one with some new Sale-A-Bration and Occasions products!

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Coming in at a close second for most popular video in January would be my Waterfall Card using Weather Together (which is still a current product in our annual catalog!) 

4

February’s favorite video was the Corner-Pop-Up Card, also featuring some Occasions products from the 2017 collection. This card was fun and easy to make, and is a perfect vessel for handing out gift cards!

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At the beginning of March my husband and I were traveling home. Upon our return, I started a new job and wasn’t able to make as many videos. Over the summer I only made a few videos but one of the videos I did make was not only my most popular video all summer, it is still my most popular video at all time just now breaking over 13,000 views! I am so stunned by this and thankful to all that have viewed my Daisy Delight Double Z-Fold video.

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I left my job in October, which opened up more time to get back to what I loved, my videos and my viewers! October’s most popular video was my Merry Pattern’s Eclipse Card using an exclusive stamp set. This was a fun and festive card to make, and one of my favorites holiday cards of this season.

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November’s popular video was the first from my tag series this year, Snowflakes Sentiments Tag #1 – SERIES. It features a fun and different way to use the Pretty Label Punch along with the Snowflake Sentiments set. I enjoy doing a tag series each year, and used up just about all the tags I’ve made!

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December was a busy month for me and my videos! I posted a video almost every day, with the exception of maybe two weekends. I LOVED posting videos every day and being so creative! The 3rd most popular video for December was my Faux Eclipse Card using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle. Such a fun and colorful card to make! 

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The #2 most watched video in December was my Swirly Bird Frame Card. It’s one of my most favorites from the whole year! I love the color combination, the splotches of gray in the background, and the swirls from the thinlits.

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And finally the number 1 video for December is my Daisy Delight 4-Way Fold Card. I really enjoyed making this fun fold card and it looks like most of you liked it as well!

And that wraps up our 2017 rewind! I hope you enjoyed this little walk down memory lane! If you’d like to see the supplies used in these videos, just click on the links in the descriptions and you’ll be taken to the blog posts with the materials used.

Thank you so much everyone for taking the time to read this through and supporting me through my Stampin’ Up! business as well as being my viewers and followers! I appreciate each of you! I wouldn’t be able to continue doing what I love if it wasn’t for your support and encouragement! So thank you! Let’s ring in 2018 with good thoughts and great times! #thinkpositivebepositive