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Rooted in Nature Crate Container

Welcome to the Ink & Share Blog Hop! I am so excited to be hopping with so many talented
Stampin’ Up!®️ Demonstrators from around the globe! Today’s hop is featuring anything but cards. So what does that mean? Well, it could be boxes, scrapbook layouts, place cards for table settings, just about any paper craft that isn’t a card! I love this theme and am excited to share my project with you!

Don’t forget to click that Next button at the bottom of this post to hop around to all of the talented demonstrators participating this month!

I can’t get over how ADORABLE this Crate Box is! I was scrolling through Pinterest for inspiration on the Rooted in Nature Bundle and stumbled across Nadine’s Stampin Club. She posted this gorgeous box, and I believe it was inspired by Sabine’s Kreativecke. Thank you ladies, for your amazing talent and for sharing this wonderful project with the world!

So, in my video, I highly encouraged viewers to come to this blog post so that they could see the list of measurements. I think it’s a lot easier to cut paper for a project when it’s all in one, neat list. So, below are the measurements and the materials I’ve used on this project today. Don’t forget to scroll all the way down to check out the video tutorial and then hop around to all of the other wonderful demonstrators on this blog hop by clicking on the Next button!

Measurements:

Crate – Early Espresso 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (cut 2 pieces from Wood Crate Die)
Wrap – Old Olive 3-3/8″ x 9-3/4″ (length is approximate if you score as I did in the video)
The first two score lines on the wrap are 1-3/4″ & 3-1/2″
With the crate on the wrap, fold and score around crate for snug fit.
Very Vanilla DIY DSP Panels:
2 @ 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″
6 @ 1-5/8″ x 3-1/4″
1 @ 7/8″ x 3-1/4″


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 HR9T4RDU 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.

Click the Next button below to hop over to Jo’s crafty project!

Here’s the Roll Call List in case you get lost along the way:

Laura Mackie

Sue McDonald

Deb Naylor

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Jo Blackman

Tricia Butts

Sandra Roberts

Ginger Rabesa

Sandrine Jse

Shirley Merker

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Linda Handford

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April’s Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome to the April Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! I’m so excited about this kit!!! As soon as I opened the box, I knew this was going to be a fun kit to make an alternate project with. I can’t wait to share my idea with you! Don’t forget to scroll down and keep hopping to see SO many other wonderful alternate projects for this kit.

These are the suggested cards inside the kit. I love how we get a cute little box to put these 5 cards in! And BONUS! There’s enough to make three full sets! WOW! That’s a lot of cards! What fun gifts this will make! I really love how I get a monthly delivery of craft supplies with my Paper Pumpkin subscription. It’s a great way to build up some stamps and inks, as well as other supplies. And if I don’t really care for that month’s projects, I can always turn it into something else, like I did with this month’s kit!

I decided to make a mini album with this kit. It was a lot of fun taking different bits and pieces from all the included materials and re-arranging them to make this fun fold mini album! I can’t wait to print out some photos to include inside when I gift it!

I used the cards as the base for the album, and then cut apart the envelopes to make fun interactive pockets for little notes. I also stamped and glued the embellishments from this month’s kit on all the pages.

I loved how creative I was able to get with this mini album. I want to turn this into a scrapbook after I gift it, and put in photos, movie stubs, and maybe even the top of the receipt for the restaurant we go to as a reminder of where we went.

I haven’t been able to get around to making a video tutorial this time. Life has been crazy busy this month with moving and starting a new job! I really hope you enjoyed this project and consider giving Paper Pumpkin a try! You have nothing to lose and MORE craft supplies to gain!!!

Here’s my quick video showing how I put together the little box. AND I got to use my Stamparatus for the first time! (Available at the beginning of June.) At the end of this video is a little snippet of my alternate mini album in more detail. I hope you enjoy!


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 TF79F9TQ 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.

Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun. New subscribers receive 50% off their first 2 months with the Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion which ends May 10th. Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE to subscribe. New subscribers use promo code: SAVEFIFTY0418.
Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin.  Click on the pumpkin below to hop over to Janet Wakeland’s blog to see her fun creation!

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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

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Decorative Chocolate Box with Eastern Palace

I don’t think I have given the Eastern Medallions Framelits enough chances to really shine this catalog… They are just absolutely STUNNING! I wanted them to be the star of the show on this beautiful little Decorative Chocolate Box.

I don’t think I’ve pulled these framelits out since I used them on one of my Stamping Saturday videos earlier this year. They really are a fun way to add a decorative touch without a lot of fuss!

Measurements:

Box: 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Score @ 1-3/4″ & 3-3/4″
Lid: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Score @ 3/4″ & 2-3/4″

Materials:

Don’t forget to use the current hostess code C994BZVS 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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Easy Pillow Box

Hey Kre8tors! Today I have a really FUN video for you! Need a quick little wrapping for a gift? How about a gift-card delivery vessel? This is the PERFECT little Pillow Box that takes one piece of 6 x 6 designer series paper and DOESN’T require a special die cut or machine! Just a piece of paper, some Tear N’ Tape, and a bone folder!

Of course if you’d like to decorate it you may need a few other items, but the basic Pillow Box takes minimal supplies! I decided to add a “gift-card” to mine before tying the ribbon.

If you’d like to learn how to make this amazing Pillow Box, just watch the video below and be sure to head to my shop to get the supplies you need to make LOADS of adorable gift delivery devices! 😉

Measurements:

DSP: 6″ x 6″
Label: Scrap cardstock

Materials:

Don’t forget to use the current hostess code C994BZVS when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month!

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