Friday, December 09, 2016

Peek-a-Boo Santas

Good Morning, Stampers!


We are half way through the 12 Days of Christmas!
Day 6 are my little chocolate Santas I created for my 
Holiday Open House attendees tonight! 

I found these adorable chocolate Santas at Aldi and knew
they would make a great party favor for my guests!



1. Cut Delightful Dijon and Real Red cardstock to 1 3/4" x 9".
2. Score at 4" and 5".
3. Die cut the window using the smallest Layering Ovals framelits.
4. Stamp the sentiment on the Real Red cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink.
5. Stamp the sentiment on the Delightful Dijon cardstock using Crushed Curry ink.
6. Fold on the score lines and adhere the chocolate Santa to the center using Tear Tape.
7. Fold the two ends to the top and adhere closed.
8. Cut the stars using the Star framelits and adhere to the top of the box.
9. Stamp the Ho,Ho,Ho using Archival Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.
10. Stamp the Merry Wishes using Real Red ink below.
11. Snip a "v" on each end to form a banner.
12. Adhere the banner to the box using Stampin' Dimensionals.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Oh What Fun, Greetings from Santa
Ink: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Archival Basic Black.
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Layering Ovals framelits, Star framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa 

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Hostess Gift

Good Morning, Stampers!


It's DAY 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas! Make any gift you give a little extra special this holiday season with the Cheerful Tags framlelits! This mini bottle of sparkling cider makes a great gift for hostesses, co-workers, neighbors and friends! Of course, you can use them on full-size bottles or any holiday treat, too!


1. Cut a tag from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
2. Cut the fillagree from gold foil and adhere to the tag.
3. Cut the medium and small greenery from Garden Green cardstock and adhere to the tag.
4. Cut a leaf from Garden Green cardstock and adhere to the tag.
5. Cut the berries from Red Glimmer paper and adhere to the tag.
6. Cut (2) pinescones from Early Espresso cardstock and adhere to the tag using Stampin' Dimensionals.
7. Cut the sentiment from Whisper White cardstock.
8. Color the sentiment with the clear Wink of Stella.
9. Adhere the sentiment to the tag.
10. Thread the Whisper White ribbon and tie in a bow.

SU!pplies:
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Gold Foil
Accessories: Cheerful Tags framelits, Whisper White ribbon, Wink of Stella (clear), Pretty Pines thinlits, Mini Treat Bag thinlits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Avant Garden

Good Morning, Stampers!

TODAY COULD BE YOUR LUCKY DAY! I am so excited to share with you a little sneak peek of an upcoming Sale-A-Bration "freebie" - Avant Garden! This is the set I am featuring in the December Mini Session over at Create with Connie and Mary. Want to hear something FABULOUS? If you leave me a comment today (Wednesday, 12/7), you will be entered into a drawing to receive a FREE subscription for the December Mini Session! Tell me what you think of this set! Will you be adding it to your wishlist? I wanna know!


1. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Fold in half.
2. Stamp the flower across the center of the card using Crumb Cake ink.
3. Stamp the sentiment onto Very Vanilla cardstock and die cut using the Tags and Labels framelits.
4. Adhere the Very Vanilla Lace Trim along the left side of the card using Tear and Tape.
5. Adhere the sentiment using Stampin' Dimensionals.
6. Die cut the butterfly from Blusing Bride cardstock using the Bold Butterfly framelits.
7. Adhere to the card front using a Stampin' Dimensional.
8. Pull a few threads from Very Vanilla Thick Bakers Twine and tie in a bow.
9. Adhere the bow to the butterfly using a glue dot.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Avant Garden
Ink: Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Tags and Labels framlits. Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine.


Our DECEMBER 2016 MINI SESSION is COMING SOON with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!
  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…
  • THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month
Stamp sets we are featuring in December: 

  • Succulent Garden Suite
  • Sealed with Love Suite
  • Yummy in my Tummy
  • Avant Garden
  • Cool Treats
*Please be aware that every attempt will be made to use what we’ve listed, however availability from Stampin’ Up! and suitability may change as we are making projects based on our ideas from viewing paper catalogs and not having the items personally in hand to see them.
Visit  Create with Connie and Mary for more details and to subscribe!
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Holiday Gift Certificates

Good Morning, Stampers!


It's Day 4! What could be more sweet this holiday season than
a gift certificate for your Stampin' Up! wishlist??!!

Gift certificates can be purchased in any denomination and 
are available through me any time!

The adorable Candy Cane Lane Suite from the Holiday
Mini Catalog has adorable gingerbread images in stamps
as well as designer paper. Create a sweet one-of-a-kind
card perfect for any crafter on your holiday list!


1. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 8" x 9 1/4". Score along the 8" side at 4" and fold in half.
2. Cut a 2" x 9 1/4" piece of cookies and candy designer paper and adhere to the bottom of the card front.
3. Cut a 1/2" x 9 1/4" piece of striped designer paper and adhere above the cookies and candy designer paper.
4. Stamp the sentiment using Early Espresso ink.
5. Cut a gingercread house and gingerbreat cookie from the designer papers.
6. Adhere to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
7. Stamp the candy cane and candy drops using Real Red ink.
**Note: Additional postage is not required if the embellishments are kept to a minimum.


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Candy Cane Christmas
Ink: Real Red, Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP

Happie Stampin!
~Melissa

Monday, December 05, 2016


Star of Light

Good Morning, Stampers!

I am back with Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas! The Star of Light stamp set and coordinating framelits have beautiful star images and gorgeous die cuts! The detail on both are so elegant that no matter what color combination you are using, you are sure to love the results! 


1. Cut a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock to 4 1/4" x 11". Fold in half.
2. Cut a piece of vellum cardstock to 3 1/2" x 4 1/4".
3. Emboss the Vellum using the Gently Falling embossing folder.
4. Stamp the star images using Soft Suede and Sahara Sand inks.
5. Adhere the Vellum to the card front with adhesive across the top of the vellum.
6.. Wrap the Pink Pirouette ribbon around the topof the vellum (covering the adhesive) and tie in a knot.
7. Cut (2) solid stars using Pink Pirouette cardstock.
8. Cut one of the solid stars using the star punch out thinlit.
9. Adhere the two pieces together and adhere to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
10. Adhere a White Perfect Accent circle to the center of the star.


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Star of Light
Ink: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Paper: Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Vellum
Accessories: Pink Pirouette ribbon, Starlight thinlits, Gently Flling embossing folder, White Perfect Accents

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Holiday Treat Class Tutorial

Good Morning, Stampers!

Do you give homemade treats for the holidays? The Holiday Treat Class Tutorial offers festive ways to give your homemade candy, cookies, and more! You've spent the time to make the yummy treats, now present them in style!


SU!pplies Needed:
Stamps: Hang Your Stocking, Merriest Wishes, My Hero
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe, Real Red, Cucumber Crush
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, This Christmas DSP, Gold Foil, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Affectionately Yours DSP, Silver Foil
Accessories: 2" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Whisper White Organza ribbon, Whisper White Mini Pom Pon trim, Pretty Pines thinlits, Christmas Stocking thinlits, Real Red Stitched Satin ribbon, Cheerful Tags framelits, Petite Cafe Gift Bags, Gold Sequin trim, Merry Tags framelits, Gold Bakers Twine, Festive Flower Builder punch, White Gift Boxes,
Non-SU!pplies: Mason Jar

Holiday Treat Class Tutorial - $2.95

Please allow up to 3 hours for the PDF to arrive via email


Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, December 03, 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop - Christmas Song

Good Morning, Stampers!


Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!
This week, we are creatings cards with a Christmas song inspiration. 
Can you guess what song I was inspired by?


Angel's We Have Heard on High! I love the angel image
from the Wonder of Christmas stamp set. Something about
her with gold shimmer is just heavenly!

1. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to 4 1/4" x 11". Fold in half.
2. Cut a piece of This Christmas musicial designer paper to 1" x 8". Accordian fold loosly.
3. Cut a star from Gold Glimmer paper and adhere to the card front.
4. Tap gold speckles from the Gold Wink of Stella onto the card front.
5. Stamp the angel image onto watercolor cardstock using Jet Black Stazon ink, 
6. Color the wings using the Delightful Dijon in and an Aqua Painter,
7. Color the dress and shoes using So Saffron ink and the Aqua Painter.
8. Color the hair using Crumb Cake ink and the Aqua Painter.
9. Color the greenery using Pear Pizzazz ink and the Aqua Painter.
10. Add Pink Pirouette ink to the cheeks using the Aqua Painter.
11. Tie gold Baker's Twine around the designer paper and tie in a bow.
12. Cut the angel image and adhere to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Wonder of Christmas
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, So Saffron, Delightful Dijon, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake
Paper: Very Vanilla, watercolor, This Christmas DSP, Gold Glimmer
Accessories: Gold Bakers Twine, Aqua Painter, Gold Wink of Stella, Starlight Thinlit dies

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Our DECEMBER 2016 MINI SESSION is coming soon with projects 
using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS
PLUS...sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together 
and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial! All the details can be found

Go forward to see what Connie has created or
you can go back to see what Debbie has created!