Friday, July 29, 2016

Watercolor Christmas

Good Morning, Stampers!

A simple watercolor background was used to create todays card. After embossing the images and sentiment with Versamark ink and White embossing powder, I just washed a little Real Red and Cucumber Crush inks onto watercolor paper with an Aqua Painter. The images pop thru the watercolor and it took literally minutes to complete! Fun, festive and FAST!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Time of Year
Ink: Versamark, Real Red, Cucumber Crush
Paper: Cucumber Crush, Whisper White, Watercolor, Gold Glimmer
Accessories: Gold Glitter, Gold Sequin Trim, Basic Rhinestones, red permanent marker, white embossing powder, heat tool, Banner punch

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, July 28, 2016

For You

Good Morning, Stampers!

Another lovely project by Stampin' Up! featuring the soon-to-be-released Thoughtful Branches bundle! Makes beautiful favors for any occasion! Hopefully, you have this gorgeous set on your wishlist - it's only available while supplies last beginning August 2nd!
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fresh Fruit?

Good Morning, Stampers!

My card today features the Fresh Fruit stamp set. Fresh Fruit?? YES! Not only can you make lemons, limes and oranges from this image, but you can make flowers, too! SO versatle! A great summer stamp set! Take a peek at the sentiment. It is a strip of designer paper cut to 1/2", folded and stamped! A fun way to use up some scraps!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Fresh Fruit
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Archival Basic Black, Blush Blossom
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Fruit Stand DSP
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Thoughtful Trees

Good Morning, Stampers!

Just a few more days until you can get your hands on the new Thoughtful Branches bundle! I created this card using the bundle supplies - a great card for Fall! Get this bundle beginning August 2nd - August 31st while supplies last. Don't forget, you can use your July Bonus Coupons towards your purchase, too!



SU!pplies:
Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Garden Green, Easrly Epsresso
Paper: Crumb Cake, Garden Green
Accessories: Beautiful Branches thinlits, Linen Thread, Burlap Ribbon

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, July 25, 2016

I'll drink To That!

Good Morning, Stampers!

CHEERS! I'll drink to that! These sweet little notecards feature the Mixed Drinks stamp set and know just how to celebrate your special occasions! 3"x3" cards tuck nicely into a gift bag or use as a tag to add a nice touch to your gift-giving!


Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Peace This Christmas

Good Morning, Stampers!

I've been on a roll with Christmas Cards this week so I thought I would throw one more in for good measure! One of the new sets in the 2016-2017 catalog is the Peace This Christmas set. So pretty with the pinecones, floral sprays and sentiments! It also has coordinating designer paper, too!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Peace This Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, This Christmas DSP
Accessories: Decorative Dots embossing folder, Lots of Labels framelits

Happie Stampin!
~Melissa

Saturday, July 23, 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop - Favorite Framlits

Good Morning, Stampers!


So glad you could join us this week for the
Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

We are featuring our favorite framlelits ot thinlits today.
For me, it was an easy choice - I am head-over-heels in L O V E
with the Flourish thinlits! 

The set includes lots of flowers and leaf options that 
work perfectly with any theme or time of year.

The card I created was cut in Cucumber Crush and paired with
Red Glimmer paper for a festive Christmas card!

First, I cut the die in Whisper White cardstock.
Then, I cut it again in Cucumber Crush. 

Next, I embossed the Whisper White cardstock using the Decorative Dots
embossing folder and adhered it to the card front.

Finally, I adhered the Cucumber Crush cut out to the card front - 
fitting nicely into the precut space!

A few Red Glimmer circles punched from the Sprinkles punch 
work perfectly for the "berries"!


The detail is just beautiful!


SU!pplies:
Paper: Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Red Glimmer
Accessories: Flourishes thinlits, Christmas Greetings thinlits, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Whisper White ribbon

Happie Stampin'!


See what Connie's favorite 
framelit/thinlit is!

See what Debbie's favorite
framelit/thinlit is!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Christmas in July

Good Morning, Stampers!

Check out the NEWEST Card Class and Kit to Go - Christmas in July! This is a first in a monthly card series featuring Holiday Cards. Start early and enjoy the extra time you will have celebrating with family and friends!


ALL KITS ARE SOLD OUT - THANK YOU!

Kit INCLUDES:
* All supplies to create (3) cards
* Die cuts and embellishments
* Full-color step-by-step instructions

Kit DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Stamps/Stamped images
* Inks/ink pads
* Adhesive
* Shipping (US only)

SU!pplies Needed to Complete:
Stamps: Peaceful Pines, Peace This Christmas, Better Together
Ink: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Archival Basic Black
Accessories: (optional) Perfect Pines framelits, Gold Dazzling Details

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa