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KBH Spring Color Challenge

Welcome Kre8tors! It’s finally here once again, the Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month is a color challenge, and I’m really excited about it because it has some beautiful colors. I found this beautiful photo and knew I wanted to use it to welcome Spring. I chose five colors that I felt represented the photo, and challenged my hoppers to use at least 3 of the 5 colors on their projects.

This hop was definitely a challenge for me! Not because of the color limitations, but because my husband and I just MOVED this weekend! I was so busy this week, I didn’t have time to make a really detailed card. But that doesn’t mean I can’t still create! In the chaos of all our moving boxes, no office set up, and everything packed away, I managed to pull out some inks, a stamp set, some card stock, and my Stamparatus. And boom! Simple Stamping to the rescue!

I decided to use the stamp set Colorful Season because it’s so versatile and fitting for this project. I wanted to use a larger sentiment as the focal point and add some pops of color with the little flowers. I really like how it turned out! What do you think? Super easy to create with virtually any stamp set that has a sentiment and smaller embellishment stamps.

Here’s the photo and color challenge palette that the Kre8tors Blog Hop were tasked with using. What do you think? Would you like to give it a try? Post your card to Facebook or Instagram and tag me, @MKre8tions and I’ll give you a shout out!

Before you hop along to the next amazing demonstrator in this hop, be sure to click on this month’s Guest Desinger, Tracy! She has a wonderful project for you, just click the image below!

Now that you’ve seen Tracy’s awesome project, be sure to click the next button below to hop along and see the other wonderfully talented demonstrators and how they’ve used the color challenge in their projects. The Roll Call List is below in case you get lost along the way.

April 2019 Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison

Su Mohr

Tricia Butts

Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

Sue McDonald

Pia Gerhardt

Lisa Kmiec

Jacqueline Bobeldijk

Cheryl Taylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Linda Handford

Dorothee Buhn

Alexandra Rauf

Eva Pottsova – Crafting with Angels (UK)

Jacqui Lawrence

Kathy Maurer

Becky Browning

Jo Blackman (UK)

Laura Mackie UK

Libby Fens

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Jan Musselman – USA

Anastasia Radloff

Cheryl Hamilton

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 49NXT347 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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Nature Inspired Card

I’m so excited about this card because it’s Nature Inspired! I’ve paired Winter Woods with Rooted in Nature to bring you this fun card. I used the Stamparatus to get a beautifully stamped background, and to get a sentiment rich in color! This card is a free make and take I am demonstrating at a charitable event, Let’s Stamp Out Hunger, on Saturday, April 6th!

I love how this card turned out, and I especially love the embossed background! I used the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on half of the card base. I have a great tip for embossing the front of your card. Check out my video at the link below to see how I did it!

I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the leaves, although on this sample my Wink of Stella got a little carried away! Be careful you don’t add too much. Although it kind of has a fun look to it, what do you think?

This card would definitely look beautiful in any color combination, but Crumb Cake and Garden Green really make all the textures on this card stand out! I love how the Stamparatus works so beautifully with the birch trees stamp from Winter Woods!

And that Burlap Ribbon adds a lot of spunk to this nature inspired card. I just can’t get over how much I am in love with this card! Be sure to watch my video below to find out how I put this card together, and to see a fun time lapse of me prepping some materials for the free make and takes for the fundraising event.

Let’s Stamp Out Hunger is an all day crafting event with several demonstrators providing Make and Takes throughout the day. There are raffles, door prizes, and a silent auction. All of the proceeds go straight to the Clatsop Emergency Food Bank. Our event is the largest fundraiser for the food bank and we are in our fourth year! If you’d like to donate, you can find that information in the Donate section of our website by clicking the image above.


Measurements:

Crumb Cake Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Garden Green Mat: 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
Whisper White: 2-1/4″ x 4″ + Scrap for Sentiment

Materials:

Stamparatus

$49.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Click the image below to download a free pdf project recipe for this card!

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 49NXT347 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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Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop – Masculine Cards

Welcome back, Kre8tors! Today we are hopping with the International Ink. Stamp. Share. Monthly Blog Hop and today’s theme is Masculine! I hope you enjoyed Linda’s wonderful project and be sure to scroll down to that next button to hop on over to Deb’s blog for some awesome inspiration! I’m really excited about this theme because I don’t often think to make cards for the guys in my life, but I always seem to need them! I was so excited to play with the Painted Seasons stamp set so I decided to use the pinecone and fern from the set on my card.

I knew I wanted to use some of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper on this masculine card, and I had lots of scraps! So I decided to cut up 4 different patterns and use them as panels in the background.

I stamped the pinecones and fern from the Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration set, and cut them out by hand, also known as fussy cutting. I love how detailed this stamp set looks! I stamped the ‘Thanks’ from the Thankful Thoughts set that can be found in the Annual Catalog.

I popped up all the panels using dimensionals, a LOT of dimensionals. Watch the video to see just how many I used! I finished it all off with some Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake and boom! Done! This was a fast and simple masculine card!


Measurements:

Early Espresso Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/2″
DSP: 4 @ 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
Mats:4@ 1-3/4″x2-3/4″
Dark Strip: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Light Strip: 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″

Materials:

Glue Dots

$5.25

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Be sure to click the next button below to hop over to my good friend Deb’s blog for another fantastic masculine project!

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 J2EBYYBC 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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How to “Deconstruct” (CASE) a Card

Today’s tutorial is all about “Deconstructing” cards so that you can CASE any card without having the measurements. I’m going to show you how I “eyeball” it and my secret for CASEing cards without instructions. I love to flip through our catalogs and brochures to find inspiration to craft my projects. I CASE a lot of cards, sometimes with directions, but most of the time I wing it. I think of it like a puzzle, and find it fun! What are some of your best tips for re-creating a project you’ve seen? Let me know by commenting on my video or on this post!


Measurements:

I’d like to challenge you to figure out the measurements on this card yourself! Write down your guesses, and then watch the video above to see if you were close!

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 J2EBYYBC 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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Kre8tors Blog Hop Bye Bye SAB

Hello Kre8tors! So glad you are joining us for the March Kre8tors Blog Hop! We are saying Bye Bye to Sale-A-Bration! That’s right, at the end of this month, the SAB Sale will be over! Say it ain’t so! Take advantage of the final few weeks to get your hands on some FREEBIES just for shopping. As always, scroll to the bottom of this post, click that Next button, and hop around to get inspired by some amazing projects!

For my projects, I decided to use the Tea Together stamp set from the Occasions Catalog and I paired it with the coordinating SAB Tea Time Framelits Dies. The framelits dies are absolutely FREE with a $100 purchase. By purchasing the items you need to create this card and tea wrap, you will qualify to get the framelits for free!

I CASE’d the Sale A Bration Brochure to make the skinny card, but I didn’t have all the same supplies they used on their sample. But that’s not a problem! Just use what you have on hand! I changed the sentiment and used the same one from the Tea Together stamp set. I also didn’t have the Designer Series Paper, so I used my Buffalo Check stamp instead and it turned out great!

I really like the technique for stacking the tea cups inside each other. Be sure to check out my YouTube video at the end of this post to see how I achieved the look.

I paired this adorable little tea wrap with this SAB project. I was able to get two cards and one tea wrap from one sheet of standard card stock. There’s almost no waste! I love this little tea wrap. It would make a fun little table setting gift for a fun event or tea party.

You can also flip the tea holder inside out and use it as a little easel stand to display your tea bag! I love it when a project does double duty! I can’t wait to hand these adorable little matching paper crafts to my friends and family! They are perfect for any tea drinker! (Hint: Not a tea fan? Leave off the sentiment and put in a packet of instant coffee or a small brick of chocolate!)

I hope you enjoyed these fun projects today! Be sure to check out the video below, and take advantage of those Sale-A-Bration items while they are still here! Click the next button below to hop on over to Sue’s amazing project! And as always, thanks for hopping!

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)

Sue McDonald

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Tracy Marie Lewis

Pia Gerhardt (DE)

Laura Mackie (UK)

Jacqui Lawrence

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Jo Blackman

Kathy Maurer

Deb Naylor

Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

Anastasia Radloff

Janey Backer

Alexandra Rauf

Linda Handford

Dorothee Buhn

Annette Elias

Jacqueline Bobeldijk

Eva Pottsova

Cheryl Taylor

Jan Musselman – USA

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Cheryl Hamilton


Measurements:

Skinny Balmy Blue Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 6″, score @ 3″
Balmy Blue Tea Wrap: 2-1/2″ x 7-1/2″, score @ 1″ and 4-1/2″
Balmy Blue Tea Wrap Mat: 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
Whisper White: 1-1/2″ x 3″ + Scrap ~ 5″ x 8″

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 J2EBYYBC 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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