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April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Color Challenge

Welcome to the April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month we are doing a color theme, as you can see from the lovely color scheme below. The challenge was to use at least three colors from the color palette, however I broke the rules and only used two because I forgot my own rules! It’s been a hectic few months.

As most of you know, I’m in the process of moving and almost ALL of my supplies are packed up in boxes! I was lucky enough to have a few essentials left out for a charity craft event I attended yesterday. This was my fourth year as a Make and Take Demonstrator and volunteer at the Let’s Stamp Out Hunger event which is a fundraiser for the Clatsop Emergency Food Bank. It’s a wonderful day full of friends and fun, held in the beautiful town of Astoria, Oregon. You can check out the website or find us on Facebook!

And now, on to my project! I decided to CASE a project from Maymay Made It Crafts. She has a fantastic video on how to create one of these A2 Card Holder Magazine Style projects. I really LOVE this project because it’s fun and easy to make AND I use a ton of them to store my cards!

The colors I chose to use from this month’s challenge include Wild Wasabi for the base and Powder Pink for the DSP. I planned on using Crumb Cake for the sentiment and to sponge daub the edges of the DSP, however my daubers were packed, and the Crumb Cake didn’t show up well on the DSP. Looking back, I wish I would have used the Crumb Cake on Whisper White and cut out a small oval to go on the flap.

This project is VERY easy to make, and takes only a few materials. It was perfect for me to whip up to share with you on this hop. I also used it as my Make and Take at this year’s Let’s Stamp Out Hunger event, and it was a huge hit!

I’ve already made quite a few of these awesome card holders, and will be making several more for all sorts of occasions. They hold a ton of cards (and big enough for the envelopes, too) and look so cute sitting on my shelf. At least, they WILL look cute once I get my shelf put back together in my new place!

While visiting Astoria for the fundraising event, my mother and I had a little fun walking around and enjoying the sunshine along the waterfront.

Not to mention enjoying some delicious iced coffee from a local coffee shop down the block. We took a ride on the trolly and also had some very yummy lunch! It was such a fun weekend, full of family, friends, and STAMPING! Which is my favorite activity!

Measurements:

12″ x 12″ Card Stock for Base
6″ x 12″ DSP for Accents

For directions on how to create this fun card holder, see Maymay’s video on her YouTube channel! I hope to make a video of my own for this soon, but I just wasn’t able to get one done with everything happening at the moment. I hope to get some videos up for you again in May!

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 S6BPP672 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 on the Next button below to head over to Sandra’s blog to see her beautiful creation using this month’s color challenge palette!

April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)
Sandra Roberts
Su Mohr
Tracy Marie Lewis
Jackie Lawless
Lisa Edwards Kmiec
Jacqui Lawrence
Cheryl Taylor
Cheryl Hamilton
Jo Blackman
Tricia Butts
Laura Kate Mackie
Kathy Maurer
Alexandra Rauf
Amy Grendel
Linda Handford
Hiske MacKay
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Diana Core Tillery
Deb Naylor
Kirsteen Gill

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Beautiful FALL Bouquet

This Beautiful FALL Bouquet card was inspired by a bouquet of flowers in my living room. I love how FALL these flowers look with the four main colors and it was super easy to put together!

I also use some adhesive sheets to turn the thinlit shapes into STICKERS to make it WAY easier to adhere to the card than trying to use liquid glue. See how I do it in this video and be sure to comment, like, and click the subscribe button at the end of the video!

 

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Stamping Saturday 1 of 4: Painted Harvest Treat Bag

During Stamping Saturday over on my Facebook page, I showed off some projects using the Painted Harvest Bundle, and this treat bag was the first. Don’t forget to check back often for the other 3 projects!

I love how quickly it goes together, and it’s perfect for all kinds of occasions! Use it at a kid’s birthday, give to your co-workers, or use as place holders at Thanksgiving dinner!

Be sure to like my Facebook page so you can join me live for the next Stamping Saturday!

Materials

Painted Harvest BundleTranquil Tide Finely Woven RibbonPainted Autumn DSP

Gold Faceted GemsGold Mini Sequin Trim

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Reverse Eclipse with Painted Harvest

I am absolutely smitten with the Painted Harvest Bundle!!! It’s so warm and cozy, perfect for so many seasons! From bright and cheery to warm and autumnal, this is one set NOT to miss out on!

I have taken the very popular Eclipse technique and reversed it to sink my letters. I think it’s a fun alternate and gives the card a great 3D aspect. Join me in my new video and try one out for yourself!

Don’t forget to grab your own Painted Harvest Bundle by clicking HERE!

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Melissa’s Kre8tions Live! 11-2

Today is Wednesday and do you know what that means? It’s the day of the week when I go LIVE over on my YouTube channel!

I went live at 10am Pacific this morning to talk about some of the great things coming up, the latest deal offered by Stampin’ Up!, and to share a fun Pumpkin Pie card with you!

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I’m doing a giveaway for a three pack of the simple cards with envelopes from my live episode today, so be sure to check out the replay to find out how you can enter! You have until 11/5!

Don’t forget to use the current hostess code ZV27BCED when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month!

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