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December Christmas Inspiration for Kre8tors Blog Hop

It’s time to get Komfy, it’s time to get Kozy, it’s time to get Kre8tiv! Welcome back Kre8tors! Today we have a super fun blog hop for you to follow because we are showcasing Christmas Cards! To me, nothing beats a cold, wintery day bundled up inside with some hot coffee, a huge sweater, and craft time! So come hop along with some amazingly talented Stampin’ Up!®️Independent Demonstrators from around the world and get inspired during our Kre8tors Blog Hop!

I am so in love with these cards, it’s ridiculous! They just seem super cozy to me, and I’m not sure if it’s because it reminds me of a house and Christmas time, or just what it is… Of course I was scouring Pinterest for some inspiration and came across a post from The Paper Collage with a cute little French Door Gatefold Card. I definitely had to CASE it and tweak some aspects to be able to use the materials that I had on hand.

For the red card I used Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and Whisper White Craft Ink for the distressed areas. I used Very Vanilla on the inside and stamped the sentiment with Cherry Cobber ink. The greenery on the doors is done with Shaded Spruce Cardstock, and the bow is made out of some Whisper White Baker’s Twine. I added two little silver brads for the door knobs, and YAY! French Doors!

The second card is a little more elegant, with a Whisper White base and metallic accents. You can see how it all came together in my video tutorial below!

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 2-1/8″ from each end.
Whisper White Panels (2 of each size):
1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″
1-1/2″ x 3″
1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″
1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″
Whisper White Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Shaded Spruce Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Champagne Foil: Scrap approximately 2″ x 5″


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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 79RMFWKD 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.

Thank you so much for hopping around with us today! Be sure to click the Next button below to visit Linda’s beautiful Christmas inspired project! There’s also a roll call list below in case you get lost along the way. Happy Hopping and Merry Christmas!

December 2018 Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here)

Linda Handford
Tricia Butts
Pia Gerhardt
Jacqui Lawrence
Sandra Roberts
Tracy Marie Lewis
Su Mohr
Cheryl Hamilton
Deb Naylor
Ximena Morales
Eva Potts
Kathy Maurer
Dorothee Buhn
Ilonka Schneider
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Jan Musselman
Janey Backer
Sharon Dalton
Sue McDonald
Jacqueline Schilder
Cheryl Taylor
Annette Elias
Laura Kate Mackie
Alexandra Rauf
Jackie Lawless

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3-D Projects · blog hop · Boxes · Cards · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · technique · Tutorial/How To · Video

Christmas is Coming ICS Blog Hop

Welcome to another blog hop with the Inspire, Create, & Share crew! We are a group of global independent demonstrators with Stampin’ Up!®️ that love to Inspire, Create, and Share projects with you! This month’s theme is Christmas is Coming and we were tasked with creating a 3D Christmas Gift Idea. I decided to show off how to package a Christmas gift using some amazing products!

My name is Melissa Tennison, and I’d love to tell you about my project today!

I’ve taken our Mini Pizza Box and turned it into the perfect packaging for a small gift such as homemade treats, jewelry or gift cards. I’ve also made a coordinating card to go with our fun little gift box. I’m calling this Rose Gold because of all the shades of glittery, glorious pink and sparkly-ness!

I found my pinspiration for this card from Melissa Stout of The Stamp Doc. Her card was so beautiful, I wanted to make one of my own! I used the Rose Glimmer Paper, and Berry Burst and Smoky Slate for my color scheme. I love using gray as a neutral, and often pair it with bold colors to really make them stand out. I’ve also thrown in a little bit of Champagne Foil to give the border a little bling.

The snowflakes were created using the Blizzard thinlit die. It cuts out SOOOO many snowflakes all at one time! It’s amazing for making a lot of blizzard cards. I added some rhinestones to the centers of my snowflakes, as well as around them. This is one of my favorite holiday cards this year!

For my Mini Pizza Box, I made a belly band out of the Champagne Foil, tied some ribbon around it, and then added some Rose Metallic thread and a snowflake to the top. I scattered a few more snowflakes and sequins on the box, and my packaging was done! It was that quick! Check out my video below to see some awesome tips and tricks for both of these projects!

Be sure to hit the Next button below to hop on over to our lovely hop coordinator’s blog. Deb has an amazing project using the Calligraphy Essentials Kit!

Measurements:

Smoky Slate Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Champagne Foil: 1/2″ x 4″ and 1/2″ x 5-1/4″


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 N76PT4QP 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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Stamp ‘N Hop Blog Hop with Lots of Lavender

It’s that time again! Time for the Stamp ‘N Hop Blog Hop! March’s theme is Second Chance Sale-A-Bration! We are nearing on the end of the amazing Sale-A-Bration promotion where you can earn FREE products just for shopping! Be sure to check out all the amazing products available while this promotion lasts! Today I’m featuring the Lots of Lavender Sale-A-Bration set, one of my all-time favorites!

This blog post will be quite different from my normal posts, as I do not have a coordinating video link for you. I’ve fallen ill recently and have been focusing on recovery, so I wasn’t able to get a video done for you. However, I was able to come up with this fun, crumply card! Do you like the color and crush technique? It’s when you stamp your image, color in if necessary, and then CRUMPLE it up! It gives a very vintage look that I think is so much fun!

I cut up a variety of neutral cardstock along with some beautiful 2017-2019 In Color cardstock and adhered it to a Crumb Cake cardbase. I then embossed it all with the Hexagons Dynamic TIEF. Add some layers, ribbons, and pearls and you have a fun, layered card! Oh, and don’t forget the CRUMPLING!

I used the new Stampin’ Blends in Rich Razzleberry Light & Dark to color in the lavender bunch and then used the Color Lifter to blend out the Light & Dark shades of Old Olive on the leaves. I really love these markers! They have made coloring so much more fun!

If you enjoyed this card, don’t forget to scroll down to that Next button and hop along to all the other members in this hop! There are some AMAZING projects created by some awesomely talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world!

Measurements:

Crumb Cake Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Banners: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Fresh Fig, Smoky Slate: 1-1/16″ x 4-1/2″ to 5″
Powder Pink Torn Rectangle: Approx 3″ x 4″
Very Vanilla: Approx 2-1/2″ x 4″ + Scrap for sentiment

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 HYUCYZY2 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.

Click the Next button below to head over to Mo’s blog to check out their super fun project! If you get lost along the way, you can click on the names below to get back on track! Happy Hopping!

Melissa Tennison 
(You Are Here!)

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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″

Materials:



(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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Special Reason and 2000 Subscribers Giveaway!

Wow! Over 2000 YouTube Subscribers and 400 Page Likes on Facebook, you are amazing! Thank you so, so much for all of your support! It means the world to me to know there are people out there who love to watch my videos, and see my kre8tions!

Your orders help me to continue to do what I love and share these videos with you! Without the support from my customers, I wouldn’t be here sharing my kre8tions, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you! When you support me, I actually DO a little happy dance. 🙂

As a THANK YOU, I am doing a product giveaway! Watch THIS video to check out the details on how to enter! I will have this giveaway open for one month, and draw a random winner on March 31st!

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Now, let’s get to the supplies on this beautiful card!
Special Reason Bundle Clear Mount 144720
Basic Black Cardstock 121045
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Gold Glimmer Paper 133719
Versamark 102283
Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder 109129
3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB) 143601

Don’t forget, during SAB you get one FREE item from the SAB brochure with every $50 you spend with me, before shipping/tax!

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

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