Monday, February 08, 2016

Stake Your Claim Candy Treats

Good Morning, Stampers!

Sweet little Valentine treats are on the menu for today! They are small enough to tuck in a customer order, leave on a co-workers desk, or surprise in the school lunch bag! These are little mini Necco candies (but any roll candy can work) I found at the dollar store and covered them in Love Blossoms designer paper.

1. Cut the designer paper to 1" x 3 1/2".
2. Wrap and secure to the candies.
3. Punch a 7/8" scallop circle from Whisper White cardstock.
4. Punch a Blushing Bride Itty Bitty Heart and adhere to the scallop circle with a Stampin'      Dimensional.
5. Adhere the scallop circle to the candies using a Stampin' Dimensional.
6. Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock using Rose Red and/or Early Espresso inks.   7. Cut and tuck under the scallop circle with a glue dot.

Whip several of these up in no time!
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Stake Your Claim
Ink: Rose Red, Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Love Blossom designer paper
Accessories: 7/8" Scallop Circle punch, Itty Bitty Heart punch

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, February 07, 2016

You're a Star!

Good Morning, Stampers!

This card was created for a friend whose daughter just got the lead in her school play. She wanted something special to tell her how proud she is of her. She's the STAR! I kept it simple with just a little "woo hoo!" on the inside. It gives her plenty of room to write her personal thoughts. It will make a great keepsake for her scrapbook, too!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Pictogram Punches
Ink: Basic Gray, Smokey Slate
Paper: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Smokey Slate
Accessories: Star Framelits, Itty Bitty Star punch, Silver Thread, Circle framelits, Lucky Stars embossing folder.

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa
COMING FEBRUARY 11th!
FEBRUARY 2016 MINI SESSION
only $8.95 US
with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures

* 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 FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop - Love is the Air

Good Morning, Stampers!

LOVE IS IN THE AIR! At least it is today with the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! I hope we inspire you to create some love-themed cards of your own!

My card today is a simple, yet elegant wedding card featuring the Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating Rose Garden thinlits. The string of pearls from the Love Blossoms Embellishment kit adds a bit of classy style - a perfect combination!

Card Details:
* Cut the flowers from Whisper White cardstock and adhere to the card front.
* Stamp the sentiment using Early Epsresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock. 
* Cut the sentiment using the Rose Garden frame.
* Adhere the pearls to the backside of the sentiment using glue dots.
* Add the sentiment to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
* Cut the center of the white flower and adhere to the label using a Stampin' Dimensional.
* Tuck a small strand of pearls under the flower and secure with a glue dot.
* Add an Early Epsresso Candy Dot to the center of the small flower.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Rose Wonder
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Neutrals Candy Dots, Rose Garden Thinlits, Love Bossoms embellishment kit

Happie Stampin'!
Be sure to hop along for more Love is in the Air inspiration!

               


LOOK WHAT'S COMING!!!
The February Mini Session begins soon!
Check out the details:
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  • 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 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
Sets we are using for the February session:
  • What I Love
  • Easter Lamb
  • Balloon Celebrations
  • Party Wishes
  • Playful Pals
Feb 2016 collage

Friday, February 05, 2016

Hello, Friend

Good Morning, Stampers!

Two of my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp sets will soon be leaving - Sky is the Limit and Hello. I'm SO BUMMED! I'm trying to used them both as much as I can while they last! I combined both of these sets into today's card along with the Shine On specialty designer paper. The silver foil clouds are so shiny! In keeping with the silver theme, I stamped the airplane onto Silver foil using Jet Black Stazon ink and added the little propeller with a bit of vellum cardstock. It looks a bit like it's spinning, doesn't it?!

Be sure to get your wishlist together and get these sets before they
leave us for good! Order directly in my online store HERE!
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Hello, Sky is the Limit
Ink: Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Shine On specialty paper, Silver Foil, Kraft cardstock, Vellum cardstock
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, 1/8" hole punch, 1/8" Mini Brads

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Bloomin' Love Card Kit

Good Morning, Stampers!

Check out my latest card class kit - Botanical Blooms! It features (3) cards complete with coordinating Botanical Gardens designer paper, washi tape and jewels - the whole ensemble!


I am also including FREE gift box instructions with each kit purchase!
It holds (3) cards and envelopes!


Supplies needed to complete:
Stamps: A Dozen Thoughts, Botanical Blooms, Something to Say, Cottage Greetings
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Versamark
Adhesives: Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multi-purpose Liquid glue, Snail (or similar)

Kit INCLUDES:
* Supplies to create (3) cards shown
* ALL embellishments and die cuts
* Full-color step-by-step instructions
* FREE BONUS gift box instructions included.

Kit DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Stamps/Stamped Images
* Inks
* Adhesive
* Shipping (US Only)

Botanical Blooms Card Class Kit - $12.00


Happie Stampin!
~Melissa

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Send it Soaring!

Good Morning, Stampers!

My favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set - Sky is the Limit - is only available through February 15th!
Be sure to add it to your collection before it's gone forever! Not only does it make fantastic masculine cards, it will also be great for upcoing Spring Graduations, too! Send your congratulations SOARING with this one-of-a-kind stamp set! Best of all, IT'S FREE with a minimum purchase! Visit my online store for all the details!



Happie Stampin'
~Melissa

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Just a Note

Good Morning, Stampers!

I thought I would share with you one of the cards we are creating this week at my Weekly 3/$5 Card Classes. The theme is Perfectly Punched and we are making a little clip board using the Scallop Tag Topper punch and Silver Foil paper. It is a sweet little size perfect for just a little note!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Watercolor Wishes, Gorgeous Grunge, Writing Notes
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Soft Sky
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Silver Foil
Accessories: Corner Rounder punch, Scallop Tag Topper punch, Red Ribbon

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, February 01, 2016

You Make My Heart Smile

Good Morning, Stampers!

The sentiment on this card by Stampin' Up! does just that - makes my heart smile! It is such a sweet and simple card. I really like the texture from the corrugated paper - gives a bit of a natural feel - especially with the linen thread, too!
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Timeless Love
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive
Paper: Basic Black, Shimmery White, Kraft Corrugated, Everyday Chic designer paper
Accessories: Linen Thread, Circle Framelits, Deco Label framelits, Blender pen, Aqua Painter

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa