Crafting

Honey Bee Bundle Tufted and Stitched Card

Hello Kre8tors! Are you getting tired of bees yet? I certainly am NOT! This bundle has so much to offer with a HUGE variety of design possibilities! However, I do have some brand new sets on the way, so don’t worry, there will be lots of other projects coming soon! Be sure to follow my blog, and subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss a thing!

This card features an oldie but goodie, the Tufted Embossing Folder! This soft, pillowy background is perfect for the “stitched” design of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP that I’ve cut out using the largest Stitched Circle Die.

The best part about this designer series paper (aside from the gold foil inlays?)… it’s a FREE item with a qualifying $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. You can earn Sale-A-Bration items for FREE right now! Head over to my online store for more details!

The bold, dark bee stamped on vellum in Stazon Jet Black ink really makes a statement on this card. It pairs so well with the soft colors of Crushed Curry and Balmy Blue. I also love the sentiment stamped in Night of Navy. I’m having fun pairing two colors, one from each end of the spectrum (one dark and one light blue) plus a complimentary color such as yellow. I think the color palette just works together!

The other stamps and die cuts in this bundle are perfect to create a plethora of projects! Did you see my Shaker Card post? BEE sure to go and check that one out, you don’t want to miss out! I’ve already made tons of cards using this set. You can check them out in my Mini Catalog Playlist on my YouTube channel!

I also dotted a few of those beautiful sequins from the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo pack. Did you know that you can get those for FREE with a qualifying purchase? That’s right, during Sale-A-Bration they are FREE when you spend $50. Check them out in the materials section below!

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Scraps: Approx. 4″ x 5″
Vellum Scrap: Approx. 3″ x 3″
Golden Honey Specialty DSP: Approx. 4″ x 4″

Materials:

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

Honey Bee Bundle Cut-Out Card

Hello Kre8tors! I’m using the Honey Bee Bundle again from the new Mini Catalog, and some of the gorgeous Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration flyer! What is Sale-A-Bration, you might be asking if you are new to Stampin’ Up!? It’s a wonderful time of year where you get FREE items for shopping!

Before we dive too far into Sale-A-Bration, let’s take a look at this simple but fun Cut-Out card. I saw this card in a Facebook post from Stampin’ Up!’s CEO, Sara Douglass. I loved it so much, I had to CASE it! At first glance, I wasn’t sure how she made the background on the inside of the card, but then it hit me! It’s just some designer series paper… COLORED IN! The actual paper has a white background, but with the help of a few sponge daubers, et voila! You can customize it to your color palette!

The best part about this designer series paper (aside from the gold foil inlays?)… it’s a FREE item with a qualifying $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. You can earn Sale-A-Bration items for FREE right now! Head over to my online store for more details!

I really love this unique card, and the cut-out on the front is super unique. This card is a hybrid z-fold card and it’s very simple to make! Check out my video tutorial below to see how it all comes together.

The other stamps and die cuts in this bundle are perfect to create a plethora of projects! Did you see my Shaker Card post? BEE sure to go and check that one out, you don’t want to miss out! I’ll be coming out with MANY more, so be sure to follow my blog and subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored @ 4-1/4″ & 2-1/8″
Whisper White Scraps: Approx. 4″ x 5″
Daffodil Delight Scraps: Approx. 1/2″ x 2″
Golden Honey Specialty DSP: 4″ x 5-1/4″

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 A33HA3TZ 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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2017 Rewind: A Look at This Year’s Top 10 Videos

Hello Kre8tors! Wow, 2017 has been an absolute whirlwind of activity! I wanted to take a moment to recollect some of mine and your favorite videos from 2017. Some of the products in these videos may be retired, but the techniques aren’t! Let me know what your favorite moment from this year was, and I’ll do a “replay” for it with current products!

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2017 started out with a road trip for me and my husband. We traveled to Virginia for 3 months while he attended school for his career in the Air National Guard. This was a fun mini-series to film of our road trip, which doesn’t have much to do with card making, but I thought it was important to note in this rewind. (I did haul all of my supplies with me however, and continued to film and create while we were in our hotel room!)

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The next video in this rewind includes my most popular video for January 2017, a Melissa’s Kre8tions Live video featuring a popular Sale-A-Bration set, Avant Garden. I absolutely love this card design and will definitely be making another one with some new Sale-A-Bration and Occasions products!

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Coming in at a close second for most popular video in January would be my Waterfall Card using Weather Together (which is still a current product in our annual catalog!) 

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February’s favorite video was the Corner-Pop-Up Card, also featuring some Occasions products from the 2017 collection. This card was fun and easy to make, and is a perfect vessel for handing out gift cards!

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At the beginning of March my husband and I were traveling home. Upon our return, I started a new job and wasn’t able to make as many videos. Over the summer I only made a few videos but one of the videos I did make was not only my most popular video all summer, it is still my most popular video at all time just now breaking over 13,000 views! I am so stunned by this and thankful to all that have viewed my Daisy Delight Double Z-Fold video.

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I left my job in October, which opened up more time to get back to what I loved, my videos and my viewers! October’s most popular video was my Merry Pattern’s Eclipse Card using an exclusive stamp set. This was a fun and festive card to make, and one of my favorites holiday cards of this season.

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November’s popular video was the first from my tag series this year, Snowflakes Sentiments Tag #1 – SERIES. It features a fun and different way to use the Pretty Label Punch along with the Snowflake Sentiments set. I enjoy doing a tag series each year, and used up just about all the tags I’ve made!

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December was a busy month for me and my videos! I posted a video almost every day, with the exception of maybe two weekends. I LOVED posting videos every day and being so creative! The 3rd most popular video for December was my Faux Eclipse Card using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle. Such a fun and colorful card to make! 

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The #2 most watched video in December was my Swirly Bird Frame Card. It’s one of my most favorites from the whole year! I love the color combination, the splotches of gray in the background, and the swirls from the thinlits.

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And finally the number 1 video for December is my Daisy Delight 4-Way Fold Card. I really enjoyed making this fun fold card and it looks like most of you liked it as well!

And that wraps up our 2017 rewind! I hope you enjoyed this little walk down memory lane! If you’d like to see the supplies used in these videos, just click on the links in the descriptions and you’ll be taken to the blog posts with the materials used.

Thank you so much everyone for taking the time to read this through and supporting me through my Stampin’ Up! business as well as being my viewers and followers! I appreciate each of you! I wouldn’t be able to continue doing what I love if it wasn’t for your support and encouragement! So thank you! Let’s ring in 2018 with good thoughts and great times! #thinkpositivebepositive