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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″


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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!
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Cards · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · technique · Tutorial/How To · Video

Open Craft Christmas Cards with Rooted in Nature

Welcome back, Kre8tors! Today I’m sharing with you one of the cards that I provided for my customers who purchased the Rooted in Nature bundle. Of course, I scoured Pinterest for inspiration and ideas. And because these are Christmas Cards, I wanted to make them easy to mail. This is the first card we put together during our Open Craft event that I held on Sunday afternoon.

The inspiration for this card came from Mandy Depiazzi of My Paper Trail. Her version was slightly different and included a beautiful metal trinket, however I wanted to make these cards simple to mail so I left that accent off. I also used Wink of Stella to make my trees and leaf accent glimmer instead of the Shimmer Paint.

I used two different colors to stamp my tree line using the Stamparatus. I’m not sure what the technique is called, but we will call it the “in line stamping” technique. The first row was 2nd generation Mint Macaron, and the second row was 1st generation Tranquil Tide. To see how this tree scene came together, be sure to watch my YouTube video at the bottom of this post, or head over to my channel.

If there was one bundle I could recommend to anyone, beginner to advanced stamper, it would be the Rooted in Nature Bundle. This bundle is so versatile and can make a whole plethora of cards from masculine to feminine, birthday to Christmas to sympathy, the possibilities are endless! I used the sentiment from another set on this card to make it a Christmas card. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the I’ll Be Home stamp set, which I can’t wait to play with more!

To make the embellishment in the corner, I used the coordinating thinlits dies to emboss and cut out the leaf from Tranquil Tide cardstock. I colored it in with my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush, and then cut another leaf from a piece of vellum. In my video, I turned the vellum leaf the opposite direction and tuck it just under the green leaf so that you can see more of the beautiful sparkly leaf. I tied a double bow from linen thread, and my embellishment was complete! It’s flat enough that it should mail easily without extra postage. Also, the placement of this embellishment is right under the corner of the envelope that would get a return address label, so that will help to keep it from poking out of the envelope.

If you enjoyed this card, be sure to check out my previous projects using this amazing stamp set!

                   

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Very Vanilla: 2″ x 5-1/2″
Tranquil Tide: 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Scraps of Tranquil Tide & Vellum


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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 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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Birch Trees Christmas Card

Hello Kre8tors! I have finished three projects so far using the Winter Woods Bundle. I have to say this bundle is by far my favorite from the Holiday Catalog. It’s so versatile! All three of these cards are so completely different, yet they are all from the same stamp and die set!

This is probably my favorite card, out of the cards I’ve made so far using Winter Woods. The birch tree background was so much fun to do on the Stamparatus! I could make so many of these! I didn’t use the same technique that Stampin’ Up!®️ used when they created this project as a sample in the Holiday Catalog. I do think I got pretty close to their results, however! Next one I make, I am definitely adding some Clear Wink of Stella to the birch trees!

Be sure to check out my video tutorial below, or on my YouTube channel, to see how it came together! I filmed this during a live Facebook tutorial. I go live quite often in my VIP Stamp Lounge, exclusive for my customers and team members. If you’d like to join us over there, simply place an order with me or join my team! I’d love to talk to you more about the different reasons why this will be the best choice for you!

Already have a demonstrator, or are a demonstrator? Not a problem! Follow my business page on Facebook to say hi when I go live over there!

Measurements:

Cherry Cobbler Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Cherry Cobbler Background Strips: 2-1/2″ x 5″ (Cut in half lengthwise after embossing)
Cherry Cobbler Strip for Sentiment: 1/2″ x 2-1/2″
Whisper White for DIY DSP: 3″ x 5-1/2″ + Scrap for Pretty Label
Vellum: 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
Silver Foil Scrap


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Petal Passion Embellishments

Petal Passion Embellishments
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Kre8tors Blog Hop Sympathy Cards

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome back to my blog. Today is a special edition because it’s once again time for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! Where a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Independent Demonstrators from around the globe get together to inspire you with beautiful projects! This month’s theme is Sympathy. I have experienced quite a few losses in the month of September, so I thought I would honor those people in my own way, by using my creativity to inspire and share with others.

For my Sympathy card, I decided to use Flourishing Phrases, a classic in the Annual Catalog. It is such a versatile set and so beautiful for a card like this. I wanted to use Gray Granite and Mint Macaron, and think this combination is beautiful with this stamp set.

I love using our Whisper White ribbons and baker’s twine because I can dye it any color I need with our ink! I used that technique on this card to match my ribbon with the Mint Macaron. I also used some of the gorgeous basic adhesive backed sequins to add a little bling. Check out my video tutorial below, and don’t forget to hop along to the other demonstrator’s blogs and see their beautiful, heartfelt projects.

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″, Scored @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Scrap of cardstock for circle template


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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 2YZTD9GK 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.

Be sure to click the Next button below to hop on over to Sandra’s blog to see her beautiful project!

September 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Sandra Roberts

Tracy Marie Lewis

Laura Mackie

Lisa Kmiec

Sue McDonald

Kirsteen Gill

Su Mohr

Maria Calia

Jackie Lawless

Deb Naylor

Jan Musselman

Tricia Butts

Ilonka Schneider

Pia Gerhardt

Linda Handford

Cheryl Hamilton

Anastasia Radloff

Jo Blackman

Jacqui Lawrence

Kathy Maurer

Nichole Loe

Cheryl Taylor

Alexandra Rauf

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Teresa Cameron

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March 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop with Amazing You

It’s that time again, time for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! Yay! This month’s theme is Birthdays and I think this project is a PERFECT birthday card/gift because it holds a GIFT CARD! And bonus, it’s a fun fold card with a Double Slider! Woot! I’m so excited to be hopping once again with so many talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators! Be sure to click the Next button at the bottom of this blog post to hop along!

I knew I wanted to use two Sale-A-Bration sets on this card, Lots of Lavender and of course Amazing You (for the Birthday portion of the card.) I also knew I wanted to make a Double Slider card. The last one I made was SO long ago, I needed to find some newer dimensions. So I took to YouTube and found Julie Davison’s tutorial. I used her dimensions, and made a few of my own alterations to turn this into a gift card holder.

I made two different color versions. The one featured in my coordinating YouTube tutorial features Berry Burst and Smoky Slate. I LOVE this color combination so much! I also threw in a few pops of Old Olive for the leaves and one of the glitter enamel dots.

The Let’s Celebrate and Amazing You sentiments came from the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration stamp set, and the floral images on the front of the card came from the Lots of Lavender Sale-A-Bration stamp set. I’m so happy with how these cards turned out! What color is your favorite? Don’t forget to pick up these Sale-A-Bration stamps for FREE with a qualifying purchase before they retire! March 31st, or while supplies last!

Measurements:

Smoky Slate Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 2-3/4″, 5-1/2″, & 8-1/4″
Berry Burst Bases (x3): 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White Mats (x2): 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
Fresh Florals DSP: 4″ x 6″
Berry Burst Scrap: 1″ x 2-1/2″


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 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, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

Don’t forget to hop along to see the other amazing projects our fellow demonstrators have come up with for this Blog Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Amy’s blog to see her awesome Birthday project! There’s also a roll call list, in case you get lost along the way.

March 2018 Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)

Amy Grendel

Lisa Kmiec

Sandra Roberts

Jacqui Lawrence

Deb Naylor

Laura Kate Mackie

Kathy Maurer

Linda Handford

Alexandra Rauf

Su Mohr

Jan Musselman

Shannon Cole

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Tricia Butts

Hiske MacKay

Jackie Lawless

Maria Calia

Mary Trautner

Nichole Loe

Becky Browning

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