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Belly Band Gate Fold Sketch Card with Beautiful Peacock

We are right in the middle of Sale-A-Bration and this Beautiful Peacock is strutting his stuff on this Belly Band Gate Fold Card! This card was inspired from a Sketch Challenge I offered to my VIP’s in our Facebook group to encourage them to use up their materials and get inspired to create! I absolutely love how this turned out, and I can’t wait to show you how I made it!

Belly Bands are so easy to make, and they are perfect for keeping Gate Fold cards closed. The simple embellishments on the center oval really add a special touch to this beautiful card. And yes, I had to use MORE rhinestones!

The challenge winner for my Magic Mirror Sketch Challenge was Pam! Here’s her beautiful creation along with the sketch image. If you would like to participate in my sketch challenges, just click on the Shop Now button! All my customers and downlines gain access to my VIP Stamp Lounge to see sneak peeks and gain entry to challenges and prize drawings!

I’m calling this sketch the Magic Mirror sketch because of how the center oval reflects the card’s personality. I really like how the Soft Sky and Basic Gray complement one another so well in this design.

I also decided to add some stamping to the outer panels to add a little more interest behind the belly band accent. I am so excited with how much this steps up the card! And I’m a sucker for flourishes, so win win!

Don’t forget to earn the Beautiful Peacock stamp set for FREE with a qualifying Sale-A-Bration purchase! Head over to my online store to grab the supplies you need to make this card and earn the stamps for FREE!

Measurements:

Soft Sky Cardbase:5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, with long edge @ top, score @ 2-1/8″ on each end
Basic Gray Front Panels (x2): 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″
Basic Gray Inside Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
Very Vanilla Inside Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Soft Sky Belly Band 1: 1″ x 8-1/2″
Basic Gray Belly Band 2: 3/4″ x 8-1/2″
Scraps for Ovals & Stamping: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Basic Gray

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February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop with Lots of Lavender

Welcome to the February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! This is our second hop, and I’m so excited to continue working with so many talented demonstrators in sharing our passion for paper crafting! If you’d like to check out our first blog hop, you can start at 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop – Occasions Petal Palette. Be sure to click the Next button at the bottom of this post to hop over to Amy’s blog to check out her fantastic project! In case you get lost along the hop, there is also a Roll Call list below the Next button.

For my Sale-A-Bration item I decided to use the Lots of Lavender stamp set. This is a GORGEOUS set and it’s really versatile. I’ve used this set on my Clean & Quick Card and thought it came out beautifully, but wanted to step it up a little. So this card was born!

I love how clean this card looks with just two main colors and a pop of an accent color. I used Rich Razzleberry for most of the coloring as well as my accent pieces and cardbase. Lemon Lime Twist was used to color in the leaves and stem. I did use just a touch of the Powder Pink in the ribbon holding the lavender bunch together. Oh, and we can’t forget the Clear Wink of Stella to give it the slightest shimmer.

The Stampin’ Blends are so much fun to color with! I used both the light and dark Rich Razzleberry markers to color in the petals on my lavender bunch. I decided to keep the petals full color and not use the Color Lifter to blend it out. I really like how crisp this looks against the white accents on the card. I also used some beautiful Classic Weave Ribbon in Whisper White to lace behind the lavender bunch.

Since the Lots of Lavender stamp set doesn’t come with any sentiments, I opted to use the Petal Palette Bundle to add the finishing touches to the card. I used both the label framelit and trellis thinlit to spruce up my sentiment at the bottom of the card. This paired with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Ovals Framelits, I thought the card really came together well. I also added a little more pops of green for contrast with the Glitter Enamel Dots. LOVE the bling!

This project was so fun to put together! I hope you enjoy the video tutorial towards the bottom of this post to see how it all came together. Don’t forget to check out the other members of this Blog Hop by viewing the Roll Call List at the bottom of this post, and clicking the Next button to continue on through the hop!

Measurements:

Rich Razzleberry Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry Scraps: Approx. 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″

Materials:
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(Don’t forget the adhesives!)

During Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE products simply by shopping! Every $50 (US) you spend you can earn a free level 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. And NEW this year, every $100 (US) you spend, you can either pick two level 1 items OR one level 2 item! Be sure to visit my store to see all the wonderful products you can choose from!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your creative coach! Don’t forget to use the current hostess code 6JX4EGJM when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! If your order is over $150, don’t use the code because you will qualify for your own rewards! 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 on the Next button to head to Amy’s blog to check out her amazing project for the hop! There’s also a roll call list in case you get lost along the way.

February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)
Amy Grendel
Su Mohr
Becky Browning
Laura Kate Mackie
Tricia Butts
Kathy Maurer
Deb Naylor
Jackie Lawless
Linda Handford
Lisa Kmiec
Kirsteen Gill
Alexanra Rauf
Nichole Loe
Mary Trautner
Sanda Roberts
Maria Calia
Hiske MacKay
Jacqui Lawrence
Leisa Pedersen
Diana Tillery

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Colorful Seasons Just Breathe Card

I had a hard time finding my mojo this morning, but it wasn’t lost for long after finding some inspiration on Pinterest to make this fun card! I used the Colorful Seasons Bundle and the fun, bright Daffodil Delight card stock for this scalloped beauty. I really love this bundle. Some of my favorite cards made with this set are my Baby Wipe Technique Card and my Clean & Quick Cards Series 5.

Colorful Seasons Just Breathe Card with Stampin' Up! by Melissa's Kre8tions

I love how easy it is to coordinate projects with so many wonderful tools at our fingertips! Stampin’ Up! makes it so nice to coordinate die cuts with sentiments. I find myself reaching for the Layering Ovals and Layering Circles a lot lately!

Colorful Seasons Just Breathe Card with Stampin' Up! by Melissa's Kre8tions

The bright yellow really perked up my mojo for it being such a dreary morning here in Oregon. And of course the Rhinestones make any card a little more perky! I just love adding bling to my cards! What is your favorite “blingy” accent to add to your handmade projects?

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2
Daffodil Delight Scrap for Oval
Whisper White Scrap for Scalloped Oval

Materials:
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Deck The Halls QUICK Christmas Card

Here’s another super QUICK Christmas Card for your holiday crafting this year! I love how a BIG sentiment can be the focal point on a card with few materials. The Real Red and Old Olive really compliment each other on this Whisper White card.

The Carols of Christmas stamp set creates the focal point of this card on top of the beautiful Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper. I wanted the ribbon to wrap around the card and with the bow at the top of the sentiment it almost looks like an ornament!

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Kre8tiv Kwickie – Quick Cookie Wrap

Do you need a super quick treat for someone? Maybe a co-worker, a teacher, students, or for family and friends? This is a really easy way to wrap up some of your holiday goodies and use up that stash of Christmas paper that you still have!

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Materials:
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies 145372
Layering Ovals Framelits Dies 141706
Candy Cane Christmas Stamp Set (Clear Mount) 142040
Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper 141986
Real Red Cardstock 102482
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Washi Tape (Used Tin of Tags Kit leftover Washi)
3/8″ Satin Ribbon Real Red 141693
Metallic Thread Combo Pack 142003

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