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Grown with Kindness | February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Did you know that Paper Pumpkin has a birthday?! That’s right, it’s in March and they are turning 6! WOW! To celebrate, they are including an extra FREE stamp set in the March box. Be sure to sign up HERE before March 10th to get your kit!

The February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit was called Grown with Kindness and included 9 beautiful succulent themed cards and a gorgeous stamp set. I had a lot of fun putting this kit together in my VIP Stamp Lounge, a Facebook group exclusive to my customers and team. Want to be part of my growing community? Just shop with me or join my team and I’ll email you a link to join us!

This month’s kit was very easy to put together, and offered lots of extra supplies that I will be able to use on my alternate projects that I’ll be showing you next week! So be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow me on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss some great ideas!

I really loved all the stamps in this stamp set. The fonts are beautiful and all the extra little accent stamps are super fun! I was so inspired to get creative after playing with this set, I went on to make two different alternate cards, which you can see next week during the Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop! For now, check out my video that I filmed live in my Facebook Group, Melissa’s VIP Stamp Lounge.

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First Frost Belly Band Card

Welcome back, Kre8tors! Today I’m sharing this First Frost Belly Band Card with you and I am SO excited! One of my all time favorite color combinations is Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green (Bright Pink and Lime Green.) In fact, when I started Melissa’s Kre8tions, one of my very first logos was done in similar colors as you can see from my OLD (2008) graphic below!

I originally made this card for the members of my VIP Stamp Lounge on Facebook. I reserve the group for my customers and downlines. I post live tutorials, share sneak peeks, and more. Want to get in? All you have to do is become a customer (place an order) or join my team!

I am totally in love with the First Frost stamps and dies. It makes creating SO simple and quick! I did take some design inspiration from Shirley Jones Taylor of Paper Doll Designs. I saw her card on Pinterest and knew I wanted to CASE it and show it off to my group.

I think the biggest difference between my card and hers is that I turned the white cardstock into a belly band to wrap around the card. That and the colors are very different. I decided to make two versions, with subtle differences between both. You can see these differences, with tips, in my video below.

I really love the addition of the sequins. I think it really makes the card stand out. And the metallic thread is one of my favorites! I really like the look it gives behind the flowers and greenery. And of course a pop of glimmer paper offers a nice touch of bling!

 

Measurements:

Melon Mambo Cardbase: 4-1/4″ x 11″, Score @ 5-1/2″
Whisper White Belly Band: 2-1/2″ x 11″
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 4″ x 5″


Materials:

Glue Dots

$5.25

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Kre8tors Autumn Color Challenge

Hello, Kre8tors! I’m Melissa from Melissa’s Kre8tions. Welcome back to the 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! Today we are celebrating Autumn with a color challenge! I’ve provided our hop participants with the following color palette to create their projects. I think they’ve all done an amazing job, what do you think? If you’d like to create your own project using this color scheme, upload a picture of your finished project to social media and tag me on your post so that I can see your wonderful creation and share it with my followers! See the Social Media buttons at the bottom of this post to find out where you can share!

So, our color challenge theme is Autumn, and the photo above is the inspiration for our color palette. I challenged our lovely demonstrators with using at least 3 out of 5 of the colors above, and in addition to those, they are allowed to use black, white, and vanilla. Here’s what I came up with!

As I was perusing Pinterest, I came across a photo that had a beautiful dark background with colorful leaves all over. I clicked on the photo to find out more, however there was no link to follow. The only information that was on the pin said Patsy Collins and Josephs Coat Technique. She did a great job using the photo to show step by step how this technique works. I wanted to recreate her technique using the beautiful Rooted in Nature stamp set. I am in LOVE with how it turned out!

The colors I chose to use are Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Granny Apple Green. We were allowed to use Black and Whisper White as well. I think these colors are so beautiful together! They remind me of Autumn and rainbow sherbet ice cream! Yum!

Check out my video tutorial to learn how to make this fun and colorful background using the Joseph’s Coat Technique! Don’t forget to hop around to all of the very talented demonstrators that are part of our wonderful Kre8tors Blog Hop! They’ve all worked very hard on these projects! Click the next button below, and use the Roll Call list if you get lost along the way.

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Pumpkin Pie Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Shimmery White Cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Scrap Whisper White: Approx. 2″ x 3″


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 HR9T4RDU 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 over to the beautifully talented Laura Mackie! She has an amazing project for you! There is a Roll Call list below in case you get lost along the hop.

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Laura Mackie

Sandra Roberts

Tracy Marie Lewis

Su Mohr

Ilonka Schneider

Sharon Dalton

Jo Blackman

Sue McDonald

Pia Gerhardt

Jackie Lawless

Linda Handford

Deb Naylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Sandra Mastello

Kathy Maurer

Anastasia Radloff

Jan Musselman

Eva Potts

Alexandra Rauf

Cheryl Hamilton

Tricia Butts

Cheryl Taylor

Becky Browning

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CASE the Catalog – Tropical Chic Part 3

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome to Part 3 of my CASE the Catalog series for the Tropical Escape Suite in the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up!®️Annual Catalog! I’m really excited about this card, it’s so beautiful! The ferns and palms really speak to me. I know it’s Autumn now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have a little tropical fun!

If you haven’t checked them out yet, be sure to check out my Part 1 and Part 2 blog posts with coordinating video tutorials on how to put these fun cards together. This is a 6 part series, so there’s still lots of Tropical Fun to be had! Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow me on Facebook so you don’t miss a beat!

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Shaded Spruce Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Tropical Escape DSP Background: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Tropical Escape DSP Behind Fern Cutout: 3″ x 3″
Whisper White Scraps for Sentiment and Palm
Granny Apple Green Scraps for Fern Framelits


Materials:

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CASE the Catalog – Tropical Chic Part 2

Hello Kre8tors! It’s time for the second project in my six part series, CASE the Catalog: Tropical Chic! I really love this stamp set, so I’ve made an entire class around it! Class actually happened this last Saturday, but we get to keep the fun rolling for you! There will be several more videos to come in this series, so make sure to stay tuned!

For this adorable little card, I wanted to showcase the beautiful DSP as much as possible. CASE’ing the catalog makes it so easy when creating these projects! Be sure to watch the video tutorial below to find out how I made this cute little card. And don’t forget to watch Part 1!

Measurements:

Shaded Spruce Cardbase: 3-1/2″ x 7″, Score @ 3-1/2″
DSP Background: 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
Contrast DSP Strip: 1″ x 3-1/4″
Blushing Bride Cardstock Scrap for Pretty Label
Granny Apple Green Cardstock Scrap for Ferns


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If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code HR9T4RDU 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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