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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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Cards · Crafting · paper crafting · Paper Pumpkin · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · Tutorial/How To · unboxing · Video

Blissful Blooms Alternate Paper Pumpkin – August 2018

Welcome back Kre8tors! I hope you had a lovely week! I’m ready for the long weekend here in the U.S. (Labor Day on Monday). And to celebrate the long weekend, I will be CRAFTING almost the whole time! I couldn’t be more excited! One thing I might do is dive into all of my past Paper Pumpkin kits and start assembling LOADS of cards for the upcoming Holidays and other celebrations.

I decided to dive into my August 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Blissful Blooms, yesterday in a live video for my VIP Group on Facebook. If you’re on Facebook, be sure to like Business Page here and if you become my customer or join my team, you’ll have exclusive access to my VIP Group where I go live, show sneak peeks, and just have fun! (You’ll get a taste of that in the video below!)

I really enjoyed this Paper Pumpkin kit, with the beautiful floral pre-printed cards and the Flirty Flamingo and Silver Baker’s Twine. Plus, the envelopes are AMAZING! I need the refill kit JUST for those beautiful envelopes! I put together two cards as suggested in the kit directions, and THEN I created two alternate cards using a few additional supplies. See all the details in my video!

If you love to package up treats for those special people in your life, the September Paper Pumpkin kit will not disappoint! This limited edition box will inspire you to get spooky-creative with your Halloween treats this year! You’re treats will be the best on the block! Click the image above to sign up before September 10 to grab this limited edition kit!

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.

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

CASE the Catalog – Tropical Chic Part 1

Hello my fantastic followers! This is the starting post for my series, CASE the Catalog: Tropical Chic. I’m SUPER excited to share some amazing projects with you that I CASE’d from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, with a few of my own little tweaks.

Before we dive in, I wanted to remind you that by purchasing the Tropical Chic stamp set and the Tropical Thinlits Dies together in a Bundle, you can save 10%! Be sure to use my hostess code this month to get a thank you from me!

I don’t think I have put this set down since it arrived to my house… I just can’t stop playing with it! It is one of my all time favorite sets. Tropical themes are really popular right now, and with their vibrant colors, I can see why! I’m addicted to them!

I have so many ideas for different color combinations I want to try with this set. What color combination would you recommend using? Be sure to leave me a comment on this post and let me know!

Check out my video to see how this card came together!

Measurements:

Blushing Bride Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Cardstock: 1/4 sheet for stamping + 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
DSP: 2-3/4″ x 5″ & 7/8″ x 4-1/2″
Shaded Spruce Scrap


Materials – Click to Shop!

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.

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Cards · Crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · Stamping Saturday · Tutorial/How To · Video

Stamping Saturday Session 1

I held my third Stamping Saturday on August 6 and had such a great time! Thank you to those that joined me! And if you haven’t joined me yet, head over to my Facebook page and give it a like! I have my next Stamping Saturday event scheduled for September in the Events section.

In Session 1 I featured the Swirly Bird and One Big Meaning stamp sets and used the Swirly Scribbles thinlets dies. The first card is a fun and whimsical Fall card using leaves and grunge. The second card uses the sail boat and the waves in the coordinating thinlets dies.

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To view the coordinating PDF files for each project, click on the photos above.

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A Little Swirly Thanks

Swirly Bird Bundle139420 One Big Meaning Clear Mount Clear Block Bundle Crumb Cake CS 120953 Whisper White CardstockCherry Cobbler Pad 126966 Crushed Curry Pad 131173 126973 Garden Green Ink126965 Cajun Craze InkCrumb Cake Ink 126975Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush123125 Cherry Cobbler Baker's TwineDimensionalsSnail AdhesiveMultipurpose Liquid Glue

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Clothing · sewing · Tutorial/How To · Vintage

Handmade Crinoline in Progress

As I was looking around at some sewing blogs online, I saw a Crinoline tutorial from Gertie. I loved this idea so much that I decided to make one, even though I don’t have any skirts or dresses to wear it with. . .yet. My goal is to make a dress, or a few, to wear instead of my norm, jeans and a sweatshirt. 

I started with: 

One yard white cotton sateen 

One yard white organza 

One yard 1/4″ elastic 

One spool of Gutermann polyester thread 

The materials cost me around $13.00 total, not bad for a handmade undergarment. 

I took my measurements, and cut two rectangles. The width was the widest part of my body, (the hips), and the length was where I wanted to actual ‘slip’ part to come to, I used Gertie’s measurement of about 12″. I added a few too many inches, thinking that I would be allowing adequate room in the hips if I didn’t want the slip part to be skin tight. After sewing in the elastic, I discovered that the waist was too large, so I had to safety pin a pleat into the front. I will be making another crinoline, but will definitely be making a few adjustments so that it fits correctly at the waist. I have a short torso, so it makes it difficult to find clothing and sew patterns that fit correctly. I’m still trying to figure out how to tailor them to my size. 

Here are a few pictures of the slip in progress, and by progress I mean I still have one layer of organza to sew to the bottom. It turned out well so far. I figured these pictures weren’t too risque to show. I even dressed it up with some heels! ^_^ Enjoy. 

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Added a pink bow made out of stitched ribbon at the top of the pleat.

 

Crinoline
Still have one more layer of organza to go. . .