Crafting

Kre8tors Blog Hop October 2019 Fall

Welcome Kre8tors! So excited to have you here for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! Be sure to use that Next button below to hop along to the next amazing blog post for some more Autumnal inspiration!

My absolute favorite season is Fall/Autumn. It’s when the leaves change from bright green to red, yellow, and orange, the air starts to get crisp, but the sun is still shining. I love it! So I took my love for Fall and the changing leaves as my inspiration for my Fall inspired card.

Of course I had to use the Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating dies to create this lovely card. That stamp and die set is so versatile and is perfect for SOOO many different occasions!

Stamping the leaves in so many different colors was highly addictive! I stamped enough so that I could make two cards. I always love to stamp a little extra to use later. It’s a big time saver!

I used the Tufted embossing folder on the background for a more plush look behind my falling leaves. I love the white mat on the white card base because the colors of the leaves and the texture of the background really stand out!

 

I used the Delicata Celestial Copper ink for the sentiment and I can’t believe the amount of sparkle! It’s perfect for this card! The copper really compliments the Fall colors of the leaves. I’m so happy with the way this card turned out! Be sure to check out my YouTube tutorial to see how it all came together AND to hear about a giveaway for my 5,000 YouTube subscriber milestone!

 

Also, the new trimmer is here! It’s currently only available to demonstrators, and new recruits can add it to their starter kits! If you’d like to join my team, click on the Join My Team link at the top of the page! The customer date is TBD, so keep checking back for more information.

Hop along to Tricia’s amazing creation! Click below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison USA

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Angie McKenzie – USA

Sue McDonald

Jan Musselman – USA

Laura Mackie (UK)

Caroline Peck

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Tracy Marie Lewis

Sue Allen Australia

Margriet Siekman

Lisa Kmiec

Pia Gerhardt – Scraproomboom (DE)

Alexandra Rauf

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Deb Naylor

Rebecca- Jo Unwin- Australia

Dana Sullivan

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Annette Ball – Canada

Janey Backer

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White scrap for sentiment and leaves

Materials:

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

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Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · Video

2019 Holiday Paper Shares

Hello Kre8tors! If you’ve been here before, welcome back! If you’re new, thanks for coming! I’m Melissa and I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. That means I am a creative coach looking to provide you with ideas and inspiration for anything and everything paper craft related. I’m really excited to share with you my process for putting together my 2019 Holiday Paper Shares. Check out my YouTube video below to see the process.

Currently, I only offer my paper shares to my customers through my VIP Facebook group or in-person events. I like to keep my groups small and manageable so that I can give my customers the attention they deserve. I really love the community we’ve built and enjoy seeing their creative projects as well as sharing mine, doing live demonstrations, and sharing sneak peeks of my upcoming cards.

If you’re interested in becoming my customer, simply visit my online store and place an order! Within 24 hours I will send you a personal invitation to join my VIP Group on Facebook, as well as send you a handmade thank you card the following month.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, and if you’re looking for a creative tutorial or crafty project, be sure to bookmark my page, and find/follow me on all social media (@mkre8tions). I have some wonderful tutorials coming up very soon!

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

September 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop Brides and Babies

Welcome Kre8tors! So excited to have you here for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month’s theme is Brides and Babies! That means our blog hop group could make a card that had something to do with brides, weddings, bachelorette, etc. or babies like a welcome baby card, baby’s birthday card, etc.

Be sure to use that Next button below to hop along to the next amazing blog post for some more inspiration!

I have TWO weddings and FOUR babies (one of which is mine!) happening in my life within the next year, so it was a tough choice on projects. Because I just made a baby card a few posts back, I decided to focus on the soon-to-be brides in my life and make a card and tag set to send with their gifts.

I searched Pinterest for some inspiration and came across Artisan Design Team Member Narelle Farrugia’s post using First Frost and was absolutely in awe! The colors and design were so gorgeous, I knew that I wanted to make it as exact as I could! If you haven’t seen her designs, definitely check her out by clicking here.

The colors I chose are Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, and Basic Gray. These colors work wonderfully together! The bright colors against the neutrals really is what made me fall in love with these designs. Take a peek at my video below to see how these projects came together!

Hop along to Tricia’s amazing creation! Click below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison USA

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Libby Fens

Sue McDonald

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Laura Mackie UK

Jan Musselman – USA

Margriet Siekman

Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Cheryl Taylor – UK

Linda Handford

Alexandra Rauf

Janey Backer

Anastasia Radloff

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Annette Elias-de Kijkkast-NL

Tracy Marie Lewis

Measurements:

Card:
Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Scraps of Whisper White, Basic Gray, & Crumb Cake

Tag:
Whisper White 2″ x 4-1/2″
Scraps of Whisper White, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, & Grapefruit Grove

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

August 2019 Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop Holiday Catalog

 

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop today! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

This month we are sharing Holiday Catalog projects! The new catalog will be available for customers to order from on September 4, so we hope you enjoy all of this cheerful inspiration to fuel your wish list! I decided to pre-order the Toile Tidings Suite Bundle, which came with not one, but TWO stamp sets with coordinating dies, two rolls of Ribbon, one pack of DSP, one pack of Gift Wrap, and some Glitter Enamel Dots. This bundle of products is perfect for coordinating multiple projects as well as all of your holiday cards!

I just love the cardinal, and wanted to make sure my first project was with him. I absolutely ADORE this bird, and think he came out really well. I watercolored the branch he sits upon, and a little bit of him as well. You can check out how I put this all together in my video tutorial below.

I CASE’d (Copy And Share Everything) the catalog to make this card, and so glad I did because I learned a lot about how to best use these products and what tricks I can use on my future cards. The bow turned out beautiful! There are so many different bow tying methods, but this one is my favorite. I show you how I achieve this bow in my video tutorial.

Don’t forget to hop along to the next blog to see what exciting project Cindy has created for you! Click the Next button below!

August Roll Call List

Laura Mackie

Sandra Roberts

Linda Handford

Liz Yuille

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Stacey Marsh

Tricia Butts

Sandrine Jse

Melissa Tennison

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Rebecca Jo-Unwin

Shirley Merker

Anastasia Radloff

Michelle Bryant

Janey Backer

Margriet Siekman

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
DSP Mat 1: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
DSP Mat 2: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Very Vanilla Mat: 3″ x 4-1/4″
Scrap for banner and cut out images
Garden Green scrap for leaves

Materials:

Paper Snips

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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 Z4BZJ49J 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.

blog hop · Cards · Challenges · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · Tutorial/How To · Video

August 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop Color Challenge

Welcome Kre8tors! So excited to have you here for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month we are participating in a Color Challenge! I’ve created the color challenge graphic below based on beautiful farms in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The image below gave several color choices, but I pulled out 5 that I thought would be slightly challenging together. Our participants were to choose at least 3 and use them on their projects. Use the Next button and Roll Call list below to hop along and see how everyone’s projects turned out!

The five colors we had to work with include Gray Granite, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Petal Pink, and Highland Heather. The colors I chose to use were ALL but the Cherry Cobbler. Here’s my project!

I decided to go with the First Frost stamp set and coordinating Frosted Bouquets die cuts. I adore this set and have found it to be very useful for a number of occasions, not just Christmas.

I used a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and an Aqua Painter dipped in the Highland Heather and Petal Pink colors to splatter a little texture on the background of the card mat. I really like this effect and think it adds a lot to the card.

I accented the flowers with some of the Clear & Frosted Epoxy Droplets. These little droplets are perfect with this set because of the frosted look. I really like the bling they add!

And finally, adding the darker banners behind the flowers really helps them stand out against the white background. The color challenge called for Gray Granite, but I think I may have grabbed Smoky Slate on accident. Whoopsy! Close enough, I suppose!

Be sure to use that Next button below to hop along to the next amazing blog post for some more color inspiration! And check out our Guest Designer this month, Libby Fens! She has a wonderful project for you to check out. Just click the Guest Designer image below. Be sure to pop back here and continue on with the hop once you see her wonderful creation!


Hop along to Cheryl’s amazing creation! Click below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison USA
Cheryl Hamilton
Su Mohr
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Linda Handford UK
Sandra Roberts – UK
Laura Mackie (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Sue McDonald
Angie McKenzie (USA)
Jan Musselman – USA
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Deb Naylor
Tracie St-Louis – Canada
Janey Backer
Tracy Marie Lewis – US
Ximena Morales
Margriet Siekman
Tricia Butts
Alexandra Rauf
Annette Ball
Dana Sullivan – USA
Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″ (+ scrap piece)
Gray Granite Banner Pieces: 2 @ 1/2″ x 2″, 1 @ 1″ x 2-3/4″

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 Z4BZJ49J 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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