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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I originally made this card for the members of my VIP Stamp Lounge on Facebook.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

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Clean & Quick 20 and Step-It Up – Beautiful Peacock – Tie-Dye Technique

Yay for Tuesday! I went ALL weekend without creating, and let me tell you, it almost broke me. I was SO excited to jump back in today to make this fun card using a Sale-A-Bration set, Beautiful Peacock. I’m playing along with the Inspire. Create. Color Challenge! This month’s color challenge was Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Melon Mambo. I love the tie-dye technique on the peacock, and can’t wait to show you how I did it!

I think these colors are so lovely together, especially when you are able to mix them together to create NEW colors! By using the Daffodil Delight with the Melon Mambo, I was able to make a sort of Mandarin Orange color in the peacock feathers.

I made both a Clean & Quick version and a stepped up version of this card. The stepped up version added some swirly Black Metallic Thread and shiny Rhinestones. I love both of these cards and think they are a perfect way to look forward to some warmer, spring weather.

So fun to participate in the Inspire. Create. Color Challenge this month! Pop on over and check out all of the other wonderful projects from some very talented demonstrators!
Click the picture above to check it out!

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Measurements:

Clean & Quick
Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

Stepped Up:
Bermuda Bay Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″

Watercolor Paper: Approx. 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

Materials:
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Clean & Quick Cards SERIES 16 – Eastern Beauty

There’s something about pink and black that I love. I think it’s the sharp contrast between a Bright and Neutral color. Eastern Beauty takes some of the smaller stamps and lets them shine in this Clean & Quick card.

This card could easily be stepped up by adding a stitched shape where the sentiment is and adding some thread or baker’s twine and of course adding some bling with rhinestone embellishments.

Measurements:

Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

Materials:

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New York Minute Inspired Card

This super simple card still has that WOW factor with the gorgeous colors and gold BLING! I am LOVING these gorgeous colors mixed together, the pinks and reds and purples are amazing!

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Of course, this was inspired by my Jamberry nail wraps called New York Minute. They are an exclusive of February 2017, so there’s only a few days left to snag some! You can check them out HERE.

Materials

Scenic Sayings Stamp Set
Whisper White Cardstock
Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad
Versamark
Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
3/8″ Metallic Ribon (SAB)

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

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Special Mambo Card & SWAG Box Giveaway

This episode is VERY special because not only am I showing off this adorable Special Reason card, I am ALSO announcing a GIVEAWAY!

Several of my Direct Sales friends and I have pooled some samples from our businesses together to introduce to you the first ever Collaboration College SWAG box!

The video starts with my card, and then at the 5 minute mark switches to talk about the SWAG box samples. I hope you enjoy!

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Materials

Special Reason Bundle
Whisper White Cardstock
Melon Mambo Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Pop of Pink Specialty DSP
Whisper White Organza Ribbon
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad

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

To get in on the giveaway, leave a comment on this video! You have two weeks! The winner will be announced on Friday, March 3.

The SWAG box will be shipped to the winning US resident for free. Anyone that lives outside of the US that wins must pay for postage. Some of the companies represented are not able to offer these products outside of the US, so you may not be able to purchase them. Please keep that in mind when entering to win.

Collaboration College SWAG Box Contributors

Melissa Tennison – Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator

Elizabeth Giuliano – Perfectly Posh Independent Consultant

Garret Tennison – Garret’s Gear (Paracord Crafts)

Maria Calia – Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator

Symphony Foust – Scentsy Independent Consultant

Patti Zimmer – Jamberry Senior Consultant

Judy Whitaker – Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator

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