Thursday, June 04, 2020

In-Color Card Kits

Good Morning, Stampers!

Look at these gorgeous colors! I put together some card kits featuring the new 2020-2022
In Colors now available in my online store. Get a FREE kit with any order in my online store
when you use the June Hostess Code - while supplies last!



Happie Stampin'
~Melissa

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Paper Craft Crew Inspiration Challenge #379

Good Morning, Stampers!


The Paper Craft Crew is mixing things up a bit this week
with an all-new inspiration challenge! There are several
different ways you can take on this challenge. What 
inspires you about the picture? The colors? The layout?
The image? All the above? Just create and have fun!


It just so happened that I got the new Jar
of Love stamp set so it was the perfect choice for me!

I chose some bright colors with the
summer-like flowers and kept the sentiment simple
so it can be used for any occasion!


SU!pplies
Stamps: Itty Bitty Birthdays, Jar of Flowers
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Whisper White
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Mango Melody, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Basic Black
Accessories: Whisper White ribbon, Old World Paper embossing folder
Stampin' Blends: Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Mango Melody, Crumb Cake

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Want to see more inspirations? Check out the
rest of the design team and add your inspiration card!


Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Many Mates and More!

Good Morning, Stampers!

Are you ready? Just one more day til the NEW 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes LIVE! My wishlist is getting pretty long! This card features the NEW Flowers for All Seasons designer papers and the Many Mates sentiments stamp set. Its very versatile - there is definitely something for every occasion and event! I've also added the new Bumblebee Incolor ribbon. I love the gorgeous colors - so bright and vibrant!

You can find these items in my online store HERE tomorrow.

I am offering a FREE GIFT in addition to the card kit with any
order over $35 in my online store when you use the 
June Hostess Code.



SU!pplies:
Stamps: Many Mates
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Flowers for All Seasons DSP
Accessories: Ornate Floral embossing folder, Basic Pearls, Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends, Label Me Lovely label punch, Bumblebee ribbon

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, June 01, 2020

Dollar Store Stampin' Up! Style - Wooden Canning Jar

Good Morning, Stampers!


I dug deep into my dollar store stash and found this
6" wooden canning jar left over from the holidays last year. 
I had every intention of trying to incorporate the NEW
Jar of Love stamp set into it, but it didn't quite work the
way I had wanted it to, so I went with Plan B...


At first glance, it looks like I added white embossing
paste to it. NOPE! It is the NEW In Good Taste designer
series paper coming in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog
on Wednesday. Check out that detail!! If you like this pattern,
 wait til you see the rest!


Here are the details:
1. Carefully remove the twine and lightly sand the glitter off of the wood.
2. Trace the wood onto the designer paper and trim.
3. Adhere the paper to the wood using Multi-purpose liquid glue.
4. To create the lid, trace the top of the jar onto silver foil paper. Trim.
5. Using a sharpie, add lines to the top of the lid.
6. Emboss the lid using the Hammered Metal embossing folder.
7. Adhere to the top of the jar.
8. Sponge Gray Granite ink all around the edge of the jar.
9. Add the twine back to the top of the jar.
10 Cut a Whisper White stitched oval and stamp the nest (2x) using Crumb Cake ink.
11. Adhere the oval to the jar - letting it hang off 1/2".
12. Cut the leaves from Mossy Meadow cardstock and adhere to the oval.
13. Cut the branch from Soft Seafoam cardstock and adhere to the oval.
14. Cut the sentiment from Early Espresso cardstock and adhere to a 5/8" strip of
       Whisper White cardstock. 
15. Trim the strip using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. 
16. Cut a branch border from Silver Foil paper. 
17. Trim and adhere to the backside of the strip.
18. Adhere to the jar using Stampin' Dimensionals.
19. Cut a bird from Pool Party cardstock.
20. Trace the bird onto Early Espresso cardstock and cut.
21. Adhere the two pieces of the bird together.
22. Adhere the bird above the sentiment using Stampin' Dimensionals.
23. Stamp (3) flowers onto Whisper White cardstock using Blushing Bride ink. Cut.
24. Adhere the flowers to the jar using Stampin' Dimensionals.
25. Cut (3) small flowers from Blushing Bride cardstock and adhere to the center of the
      flowers.
26. Adhere a pearl to the center of each flower.


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Birds and Branches
Ink: Gray Granite, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Soft Seafoam, Mossy Meadow, Pool Party, Early Espresso
Silver Foil, In Good Taste DSP
Accessories: Lovely Labels Pick-A-Punch, Basic Pearls, Stitched Shapes dies, Birds and More dies, Well Written dies, Hammered Metal embossing folder, sponge

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

 There are more great ideas on the 
Facebook Page - Check it out! 
Have a dollar project? Be sure to
share it with us - we'd love to see!


Sunday, May 31, 2020

June Holiday Card Kit to Go - Toile Christmas

Good Morning, Stampers!

It's holiday card time again! For those of you that have been participiating in the Monthly Holiday Card Kit to Go, you should have at least (30) holiday cards completed to date! You are well on your way to a stress-free holiday season! If this is your first time joining, there is still plenty of time to get yourself a good stockpile of holiday cards before the busy season starts -  I will be offering these kits thru November.

The June Holiday Card Kit to Go features the Toile Christmas stamp set and coordinating Christmas Cardinal dies. I am including some NEW Gold Foil Laser Cut sheets and Brass Foil specialty papers from the NEW Annual Catalog, too! There are so many great designs in these papers, so I have created (6) different designs for this kit!

Kits need to be ordered and paid in full by June 5th. Kits will ship the week of June 15th. Kits will not be processed until payment is received.

Email me directly to reserve your kit: rubberfunatics@att.net

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Toile Christmas
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Brass Foil, Gold Laser Cut specialty papers
Accessories: Layering Ovals dies, Old World Paper embossing folder, Christmas Cardinal dies (optional), Gold Glitter enamel dots, Decorative Ribbon border punch, Pinewood Planks embossing folder
Stampin' Blends: Real Red, Old Olive, Crumb Cake

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, May 30, 2020

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop - Favorite New Preorder Product

Good Morning, Stampers!

The Create with Connie and Mary design
team are playing with new products today!
The new annual catalog goes live next week and the team
is excited to share with you a few of the new 
items that are coming...


You are going to absolutely love the detail
in the Greenery embossing folder duo.
I swiped the Versamark pad across the embossed
cardstock and then sprinkled gold embossing powder
and heat set. It's hard to tell from the photo, but
the gold is so sparkly. It really shows the 
depth and dimension! 


I kept the little elements to a minimum so not to
take away from the embossing. I added a few simple 
embellishments and tied it all up with the Forever
Greenery trim. That vanilla open weave ribbon is so easy
to work with and lays so nicely!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Lovely You*
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Just Jade*, Just Jade DSP*, Gold Foil
Accessories: Forever Greenery Trim*, Greenery Embossing Du*o, Gold Glitter enamel dots, Nature's Thoughts dies, Layering Circles dies, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat tool
* Coming in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog


Happie Stampin'!
Be sure to continue along to see what all of my
talented teammates have created. Go NEXT to see what 
Brenda has created or BACK to see what 
Debbie has created!

       

Friday, May 29, 2020

Jar of Sunflowers - Coming Soon!!

Good Morning, Stampers!

I have another sneek peek stamp set to show you today! The Jar of Flowers includes s a sweet little mason jar along with interchangeable flowers for all seasons as well as a simple stem image (shown here). Wait til you see the coordinating punch and shaker domes - your projects will take on a whole new level of papercrafting! Be sure to check back soon!


SU!pplies
Stamps: Jar of Flowers*, Lovely You*
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Saddle Brown Stazon
Paper: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Cinnamon Cider ribbon*, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends, Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends, Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends, Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends, Tasteful Textile embossing folder

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, May 28, 2020

A Paper Pumpkin Thing May Blog Hop - A Kit in Color

Good Morning, Stampers!
Welcome to the May A Paper Pumpkin Thing - 
A Kit in Color blog hop! 
Are you as excited as I am to have the NEW
IN-COLORS??!! They are bold, vibrant
and so very pretty! Hopefully, you were 
lucky enough to get your kit before they sold out!

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For my first project, I kept with the basic kit
contents - there are so many great elements
to play with! For the second card, I added the
Lined Alphabet stamp set, cut and turned the
piece of the rainbow to make the "U".
These colors are so bright and yummy!!

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa
Ready to see more great alternative
kit ideas? Follow along on the rest of the hop to see!....