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Petal Palette Birthday!

Hello Kre8tors, I’m Melissa from Melissa’s Kre8tions and welcome to another Kre8tors Blog Hop! I’m really excited about this one because it’s my birthday! How fun that my birthday falls on hop day! To celebrate, our theme is birthdays! So take a moment to enjoy your favorite beverage and hop around to all of the talented demonstrators from around the globe participating in today’s hop!

My card today features my favorite stamp set, Petal Palette! I’ve also thrown in the coordinating Petals & More Thinlits dies, and the new Buffalo Check background stamp. I used the Round Robin technique on my Stamparatus to stamp my circle (or square) of flowers. Love this technique! It’s just another great way to use this amazing stamping tool!

I used Mint Macaron for my card base and the ink on the buffalo check background and Blackberry Bliss as my card mat and ink on my focal image and sentiment. I love this layout design, as it is perfect to use with nearly any stamp set!

When using the Stamparatus to do the round robin technique, you can get very different results depending on the size of your stamp, and where you place it in your template. You can see in the first photo it looks slightly more rounded, and in the second photo it is more square and more spread out. See my video below to find out how I created my focal image on the Stamparatus!

I hope you enjoyed my project and video tutorial today! Please be sure to click the next button below to hop on over Rebecca-Jo’s talented blog to see her fun birthday project!

November Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
Tracy Marie Lewis
Su Mohr
Pia Gerhardt
Ilonka Schneider
Kathy Maurer
Janey Backer
Tricia Butts
Sandra Roberts
Kirsteen Gill
Jan Musselman
Linda Handford
Cheryl Taylor
Anastasia Radloff
Sandra Mastello
Jackie Lawless
Laura Mackie
Annette Elias
Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Measurements:

Mint Macaron Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Blackberry Bliss Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 4″ 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 YR4VGW9S 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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Goodbye 2018 Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2018 May Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month’s theme is all about the retiring products from the Occasions catalog, which are now while supplies last until May 31st! So, be sure to hop along to each participants blogs to check out their wonderful inspiration projects and grab these supplies before they retire at the end of the month, (unless they sell out before then!)

It’s Mother’s Day today here in the United States, and I’ve decided to create a beautiful card using the Petal Palette suite for my mom. Now, the stamps and the dies from the Petal Palette bundle are NOT retiring per say, however the discounted price to get them in a bundle IS retiring. So you will still be able to get your hands on these items, just not at a 10 percent discount. So if you really love this set, I highly recommend picking it up before the month’s end!

One of the reasons I love this set so much is the adorable little bird! He’s so cute and squishy, and I love how he can perch on just about anything! On this reverse eclipse card, I have him perched on top of the M in the word MOM.

I used Very Vanilla cardstock for my base and top mat layer. I used a piece of Fresh Fig from the 2017-2019 In Colors for the middle mat layer. I stamped my base images in Memento ink, and colored them in with the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Duo colors, (light and dark). I used the Color Lifter to give the flowers a lighter and more natural look.

I stamped the greenery in Old Olive, and used my Fresh Fig to stamp the accent flowers. I stamped two of them in full ink, and two of them using second generation ink. (Inking the stamp, stamping it once, and stamping it again without re-inking to get a lighter image.)

I really love this set, and it has been one of my all time favorites since it’s debut in the 2018 Occasions catalog. I’m SO glad this made it into the new Annual Catalog, which will be available to customers to view starting at the beginning of June! Yay! 😀

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″
Rich Razzleberry Middle Mat Layer – 4″ x 5-1/4″
Very Vanilla Top Mat Layer – 3-3/4″ x 5″
Very Vanilla Scrap – Approx. 4″ x 5-1/4″

 Materials:

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

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 TF79F9TQ 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 for you to enjoy.

Thank you so much for stopping by on our hop! I hope you enjoyed this project and it gives you some inspiration to make sure this set is in your collection before the bundle price retires at the end of the month! Now click on the Next button below to hop on over to the lovely, and very talented, Amy Grendel’s blog to see her beautiful project using some retiring Occasions products! There’s also a roll call list in case you get lost along the way! Happy Hopping!

May 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
Amy Grendel
Tricia Butts
Jackie Lawless
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Jacqui Lawrence
Cheryl Taylor
Tracy Marie Lewis
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Jo Blackman
Su Mohr
Deb Naylor
Linda Handford
Kirsteen Gill
Laura Kate Mackie
Jan Musselman
Alexandra Rauf
Kathy Maurer
Cheryl Hamilton
Becky Browning
Hiske MacKay
Maria Calia

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Ink & Share Blog Hop Spring

Hello and welcome to another Ink & Share Blog Hop! March’s theme is Spring/Easter and I’m so excited to share my project for this hop! The sun is shining and the birds are singing, it’s such a lovely day that I knew I wanted to feature a floral card for this month’s hop. After you check out my project, be sure to scroll all the way down to click that Next button to keep the inspiration going!

I really love the look of Pink and Gray together. There’s something whimsical in those colors that softens the white background. I saw a similar design on Pinterest and knew I wanted to use the same colors with the Petal Palette stamp set.

I started with a Whisper White standard card base, then added two layers to give a step effect. I stamped the polka dot stamp all over the background, variegating the ink tones as I stamped from the bottom to the top of the cardstock. I also used an Aqua Painter with the Powder Pink and Basic Gray to splatter the background for the added texture.

I stamped the roses in Powder Pink, and the leaves in both Smoky Slate as well as Basic Gray. I really like the two tones of gray on this card. I think it makes the subtle pink pop a little more. I stamped the sentiment in the Memento Black ink.

I also added a few of the Glitter Enamel Dots in the pink tone. I really love how this delicate card turned out! It’s a great mix of shabby chic and feminine grunge. I don’t have a video tutorial for this card, as I didn’t craft this in my office. I’m hoping to get back to a somewhat regular video schedule soon!

Measurements:

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


Materials:

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

Click the Next button below to hop over to my good friend Amy’s blog to see her adorable project for this month’s hop! There is also a Roll Call list posted below in case you get lost along the way.

Ink & Share March Roll Call

Lisa Kmiec

Sandra Roberts

Ingrid Heijnen-Hermens

Laura Mackie

Sandrine Jse

Deb Naylor

Tricia Butts

Karen Pearmain

Kirsten Aitchison

Shirley Merker

Joanne Hodge

Ginger Rabesa

Linda Handford

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Amy Grendel

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Phoebe Borromeo-Carr

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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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Stained Glass Technique – January Paper Pumpkin Alternate with Petal Palette

One of my favorite things is when a project comes together from a flicker of an idea. This Stained Glass card was inspired by the January Paper Pumpkin Kit, Heartfelt Loves Notes. After putting all of the beautiful Valentines Cards together from this kit, I had a few pieces left over. Specifically the left overs from punching out all the labels. When I saw that piece, I immediately thought it would be perfect for a window! So I had to whip this beautiful card together.

I used several pieces from the Paper Pumpkin Kit including the label negative piece, metallic edged ribbon, Rich Razzleberry Enamel Dots, a piece from the card bases included in the kit, and a stamp from the included stamp set.

The stained glass was so much fun to make! I started by using some images from the Petal Palette stamp set and heat embossed them using Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder on vellum. Then I layered it with the label negative piece.

The Stampin’ Blends are perfect for coloring ribbon, like the included Metallic Edge Ribbon from January’s kit. It’s almost addicting how fun it is to color the ribbon with our blends! I just want to color the whole spool!

This card was so much fun to put together, I think I may be using this technique quite often to build some truly inspiring cards! I love using bits and pieces from the Paper Pumpkin Kits to make alternate cards, like my Love Notes Sketch Card.

Measurements:

Rich Razzleberry Cardbase: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score @ 5-1/2″
Whisper White Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Vellum: Cut to size depending on your stained glass frame.
(Approx. 3-1/4″ x 4-7/8″)

Materials:
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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 videos for you to enjoy.

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