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

Bloom and Grow Simple Thank You Cards

Hello Kre8tors! If you’re new here, welcome! If you’re a returning reader, thanks for coming back! Can we just talk about the Bloom & Grow stamp set for just a sec…. It’s AMAZING! This is the first project I’ve made with it, but I am absolutely in LOVe and have big plans now!

I needed some quick and beautiful thank you cards, and this set made the PERFECT cards! Add a couple simple embellishments, and BOOM, beautiful cards in minutes!

I started with a basic Whisper White card base, and layered a 2-1/2″ square on top. I used the thank you sentiment from the Bloom and Grow stamp set, and added a few of the smaller leaves and twig stamps.

I colored those in with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blend Duo (light and dark) and then added some Poppy Parade to the little berries. I also used the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend in Dark to color in the Epoxy Hearts. It works BEAUTIFULLY! If you haven’t tried it yet, I suggest you do!

I also added some of our Burlap Ribbon behind the layered square for a little extra OOMPH. I have a little trick for getting the MOST MILEAGE out of your ribbon. Check it out in my video below!

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Scored @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Layering Square: 2-1/2″ 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?

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If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code PJQR79NB 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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June Kre8tors Blog Hop Dads & Grads

Welcome back to the Kre8tors Blog Hop! So glad you are joining us for this Dads & Grads themed hop! Be sure to scroll down to the Roll Call List to hop along to the next demonstrator for some wonderful inspiration!

I am SUPER excited about my project today because it’s colorful, fun, and DIFFERENT from anything I’ve done! The bundle I’ve used is called Sailing Home and includes the cling mount stamp set along with the Smooth Sailing dies. This sea-worthy set was the first item I purchased from our new annual catalog, and I’m so glad because it’s been amazing!

I tried to replicate the sailor’s knot in the stamp set on the front of my card for a little added something. This is a very special card for a very special man in my life; my father. He’s been my true North, for sure! Teaching me right and wrong, showing me how to be independent and strong.

He is also a fan of tie-dye, so I thought the vibrant and colorful background was perfect for him. This card features a technique that I haven’t used before. I’m not sure if it has an official name, but let’s just call this the Partial Die Cutting technique.

Want to see how it’s done? Check out the video below, and then come back and hop along to see more amazing inspiration for this Dads & Grads themed hop!


Measurements:

Thick Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Thick Whisper White Top Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Thick Whisper White Bottom Mat: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″

Materials:

Sailing Home Bundle

$50.25

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

$35.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$7.75

Nature's Twine

$9.00

Aqua Painters

$17.00

Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

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

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison USA
Linda Handford UK
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Sue McDonald
Michelle Bryant
Su Mohr
Tricia Butts
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Laura Mackie UK
Lisa Kmiec
Deb Naylor USA
Jan Musselman – USA
Alexandra Rauf
Eva Pottsova – Crafting with Angels (UK)
Libby Fens
Anastasia Radloff
Tracy Marie Lewis
Cheryl Hamilton
Janey Backer
Cheryl Taylor (UK)

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 PJQR79NB 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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May Kre8tors Technique Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back to the Kre8tors Blog Hop! I’m really excited for this hop because it’s all about techniques! Each of the wonderful demonstrators that are participating with us in this hop have showcased either a stamping, inking, or folding technique of some sort. This is a great opportunity to see some amazing projects and perhaps learn something new! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of each post and click that Next button to hop along to everyone’s projects!

The technique I’m showcasing sort of sneaks up on you when you open the card. The front of the card looks pretty normal, very clean, not a lot going on. Very simple. Beautiful on it’s own, but then you open it…

And all of that dimension and detail fill the card! This technique is called the “Inside Tunnel Card” and I learned this from watching fellow crafter Jennifer McGuire on YouTube. Her ideas are so creative, I love to CASE them using Stampin’ Up! products. One of the best parts about this card is that it folds FLAT so it can be mailed easily!

I featured First Frost on this card for all the imagery, and the sentiments are both from Tea Together. This card of course is for my wonderful Mother, and she’s going to be receiving it TODAY! So I hope she’s not watching the video or following her Facebook feed today! But in case she is, then I’d like to say, Happy Mother’s Day!

Want to learn how to create this beautiful and different card? Watch the video below, and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the bell icon to be notified when I upload a new video!


Measurements:

Thick Whisper White Card Base: 2 pieces @ 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
On one piece, trim off 1/2″ from the short edge, score on the long edge at 4-1/4″.
On the other piece, score at 1/2″, 4-1/4″, and 4-3/4″.
Regular Whisper White Card Stock: Cut 1 piece slightly smaller than 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.

Materials:

First Frost Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$22.00

Tea Together Cling Stamp Set

$22.00

Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies

$33.00

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

$35.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$7.75

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.75

Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

$9.00

Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Sponge Daubers

$5.00

Stampin' Trimmer

$30.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

Big Shot

$110.00


Be sure to click the next button below to hop along to Tricia’s beautiful project!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (USA)
Tricia Butts
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Su Mohr
Linda Handford
Sue McDonald
Pia Gerhardt
Tracy Marie Lewis
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Cheryl Taylor
Libby Fens
Michelle Bryant
Laura Mackie (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Jan Musselman (USA)
Jo Blackman
Ximena Morales
Alexandra Rauf
Lisa Kmiec
Dorothee Buhn
Annette Elias

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 RY3MFYT9 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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Cards · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · technique · Tutorial/How To · Video

First Frost Belly Band Card

Welcome back, Kre8tors! Today I’m sharing this First Frost Belly Band Card with you and I am SO excited! One of my all time favorite color combinations is Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green (Bright Pink and Lime Green.) In fact, when I started Melissa’s Kre8tions, one of my very first logos was done in similar colors as you can see from my OLD (2008) graphic below!

I originally made this card for the members of my VIP Stamp Lounge on Facebook. I reserve the group for my customers and downlines. I post live tutorials, share sneak peeks, and more. Want to get in? All you have to do is become a customer (place an order) or join my team!

I am totally in love with the First Frost stamps and dies. It makes creating SO simple and quick! I did take some design inspiration from Shirley Jones Taylor of Paper Doll Designs. I saw her card on Pinterest and knew I wanted to CASE it and show it off to my group.

I think the biggest difference between my card and hers is that I turned the white cardstock into a belly band to wrap around the card. That and the colors are very different. I decided to make two versions, with subtle differences between both. You can see these differences, with tips, in my video below.

I really love the addition of the sequins. I think it really makes the card stand out. And the metallic thread is one of my favorites! I really like the look it gives behind the flowers and greenery. And of course a pop of glimmer paper offers a nice touch of bling!

 

Measurements:

Melon Mambo Cardbase: 4-1/4″ x 11″, Score @ 5-1/2″
Whisper White Belly Band: 2-1/2″ x 11″
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 4″ x 5″


Materials:

Glue Dots

$5.25

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 2MKSGAKY 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.

Thanks so much for visiting! Don’t forget to check out my Facebook page and head over to my YouTube channel for some great video tutorials!

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