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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″


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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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CASEing the Catalog: Facebook Live Replay with Petal Palette

Yay! I got a beautiful box of goodies last night and decided to open it LIVE on my Facebook page. Those that were able to join me live got to see these two gorgeous cards come to life using, you guessed it, the Petal Passion Suite of products straight from the Occasions Catalog! Woo!

The first card we put together was CASE’d and modified slightly. The sample in the catalog showed a square card, but I wanted to make it a standard size, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. I was VERY surprised at how beautifully the Lemon Lime Twist stamped on Pool Party cardstock! It turned out BEAUTIFUL!

Using one of the Petal Pairs Embossing Folder on Whisper White cardstock, and tearing the edges adds a little dimension to this beautiful card. I also really liked how the Organza Ribbon looks tucked slightly under the embossed piece. The white embossing on the Basic Black cardstock really POPS and stands out in an elegant way. Not to mention blinging it up a bit with the Petal Passions Embellishment and some Rhinestones!

This isn’t my “typical” color scheme, but I was pleasantly surprised with how it all came together and how much I actually LOVE this beautiful card! I just want to keep making them! I can’t stop! Seriously! I might need assistance…

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Pool Party Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Strip: 2-1/4″ x 5″
Basic Black Circle: 2-3/8″ (Stitched Shapes Framelits)

For the second card, I got to dig into the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and my new Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive along with the Color Lifter! I still have some playing around to do with the Blends, but I really like how the Color Lifter softened the edges of the coloring.

I also used the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes to add some “dew drops” to the flowers. I LOVE the glitter! The Stitched Shapes Framelit circle I used was slightly larger than the one they used in the catalog, but still looks beautiful on this non-standard sized card.

I love how we can cut apart sentiments to create personalized sayings, like the For You on this card. I stamped two different sentiments and cut out the words I wanted to use.

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5″ x 6″, score @ 3″
Petal Passion DSP: 3″ x 5″
Whisper White Circle: 2-3/4″ (Stitched Shapes Framelits)
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 4″ x 4″

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(Don’t forget the adhesives!)

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 NTJUWGMD 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 projects and coordinating videos for you to enjoy.

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Elegant Poinsettia (Last Christmas Card)

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to Wednesday! And a very special Wednesday it is because I’ve brought you a gorgeous, elegant poinsettia using the Climbing Orchid Bundle along with a few other products.

The first one I made was with red and gold, and the one featured in the video is vanilla and silver. I am so very pleased with how both of these turned out! This is probably my favorite Christmas card of the season, right up there with my Eclipse card and the Merry Patterns card.

Measurements:

Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Jewel Base: 1/2″ Circle
Poinsettia Base: 3/4″ Circle

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Don’t forget to use the current hostess code C994BZVS when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month!

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Watercolor Pencil Bookmarks

BONUS VIDEO! I’ve been away for a little while so I wanted to dive right in with some fun new projects! This was my first time playing with our brand new watercolor pencils and let me tell you… they are AMAZING! They color smooth, and blend beautifully!

I wanted to make some bookmarks as customer thank you gifts and knew I had to use these gorgeous colors!

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Materials:
Avant Garden Stamp Set (SAB)
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Pencils
Aqua Painter
Archival Stampin’ Pad Basic Black
Versamark
Clear Emboss Powder
Heat Tool
Thick Baker’s Twine Bermuda Bay

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 SKZKJYB7 when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month!

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Last Christmas Card – Star of Light

Can you believe that Christmas is less than 10 days away?! I’m so glad I got all of my Christmas cards out on time this year! This was the last card I made this holiday season.

It’s quick and easy, but still has an elegant touch. I used Pool Party cardstock and satin ribbon alongside silver embossing powder and just love how it turned out!

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Materials:
Star of Light Bundle 143508
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Pool Party Cardstock 122924
Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad 126982
Versamark 102283
Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder 109131
Pool Party 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon 141691

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 NU3P7YVK when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month!

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