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Hanging Banners Sketch with Daisy Delight

I love challenges and have been trying so many different ideas in my VIP group. We have been doing sketch challenges which are so much fun because I get to see my VIP’s ideas unfold. There are so many different ideas and possibilities when it comes to sketches. I created the Hanging Banners sketch with the Daisy Delight Bundle, which includes a coordinating punch, in mind. It’s simple, but still so much fun for a quick card. The sentiment can easily be left off this card right up until it’s ready to be gifted, making it a perfect all occasion card. I’m so excited to announce which one of my VIP’s won this challenge, so let’s get to it!

I used the coordinating Designer Series Paper from the Daisy Delight suite of products in the annual catalog for this challenge card. I really love how the Gold Glimmer Paper accents the Tranquil Tide colors. I used both Cardstock and the Finely Woven Ribbon on this card. I love how the colors are perfect matches!

The inspiration for this challenge came from a few card designs I saw on Pinterest. I love how simple and fun the banners are hanging from the off-set circle.

The winner of this challenge was one of my downlines, Diane Marra! Her card is so lovely, I absolutely adore the DSP with flecks of gold foil! She changed the alignment to create a portrait card instead of landscape, and I just adore how it turned out!

Whether you are stamping on the circle, or creating a 3D item to pop out, this fun sketch works well for so many different stamp sets! I encourage you to give this sketch a try and share your projects with me! You can post on social media and use #mkre8tionssketchchallenge or tag me with @mkre8tions so that I can see your fun projects!

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Very Vanilla for Daisies (x2): Approx. 4″ x 5″
Tranquil Tide Circle: Approx. 3″ x 3″
Delightful Daisy DSP: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Gold Glimmer Strip: 3/4″ x 5-1/2″
Gold Glimmer Banners (x2): 3/4″ x 2″


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Daisy Delight Double Z-Fold Cased Card – What Was That Wednesday

I don’t have a new tutorial for you today, but I’ll be starting a new series on my blog called What Was That Wednesday. I will be showcasing some of my past projects that are my viewer’s favorites! This Double Z-Fold Card that I first posted in June 2017 is my most popular card tutorial I’ve done on YouTube to date with just over 14,000 views. I followed a tutorial from Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa and put my own spin on her versions of this card. She’s from the UK, even though I think I mistakenly said Australia in the video. 😉 I hope you enjoy this What Was That series, and hopefully it’s new for some of you!


I’m so excited to be sharing this card I CASE’d from Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa using the Daisy Delight bundle! *SQUEE!* This is SUCH a fun Double Z-Fold card, and I am SO excited to get to use this adorable Daisy Delight stamp set and punch!

This is a very special card for a very special lady, who will PROBABLY see this post at some point before she’s supposed to see this post…. but I just couldn’t wait to share!!!

It feels SO good to get back in my videos! They may not be frequent, but I am STILL HERE and not going anywhere!!! 😀

I did this as a live broadcast over on my Facebook page, and then uploaded the replay to my YouTube channel, but here are some more photos to enjoy as well!

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 NTJUWGMD 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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Delicate Daisy Delight Card

Can we just talk about this card for a second? I’m in LOVE with it! Daisy Delight has always been one of my favorite sets, but it wasn’t until I REALLY started to play around with it that I realized just how much use I would get out of it.

This card features Powder Pink with Basic Gray and that color combination is really grabbing my attention! Not to mention sprucing it up with some BRAND NEW products from the Occasions 2018 catalog! I’ve added the beautiful Silver Baker’s Twine behind the sentiment for a little extra bling.

Measurements:

Cardbase: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score @ 5-1/2″
Scrap Whisper White

Materials:

Don’t forget to use the current hostess code NTJUWGMD 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

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Daisy Delight 4-Way Fold Card

Yay! Another Fun Fold card! I am really liking this 4-way fold card, and I think it’s beautiful with the Daisy Delight Bundle. The last fun fold card I made with this set was my Double Z-Fold Card and it has been my most popular video to date! I’m humbled and blown away by seeing that video has over 12,000 views! Thank you so much to all of my wonderful viewers and subscribers! That means the world to me!

There are a LOT of pieces and a LOT of folds on this card, so be sure to watch the video for all the knitty gritty. I’ve included the measurements below to make it a little easier when constructing your own version. I’d love to see your card if you follow my tutorial, so be sure to send me an email or connect with me through Instagram or Twitter!

Remember, you can get all the supplies you need in my online shop 24/7. Your support means the world to me, and allows me to continue making videos for you to enjoy!

Measurements:

Cardbase
1 piece 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score short end on top @ 4-1/4″
Fold Portion: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 2-1/8″, 4-1/4″, & 6-3/8″
(make two cuts between outer score lines at 1-1/4″ from each long edge)

DSP
2 pieces 2″ x 5-3/8″
2 pieces 2″ x 2-7/8″
4 pieces 1-1/8″ x 2″
3″ Scalloped Circle

Mat & Accents
4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
2-5/8″ Circle
Scraps for Accents

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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