Monday, November 19, 2018

Control Freaks November Blog Hop - Home for the Holidays

Hello, Stampers!


Welcome to the November Control Freaks 
Blog Hop! This month, we are creating projects for the upcoming holidays!
 Whether you are arriving from Cindy's blog
or just starting out, there are many wonderful holiday projects to 
help inspire you!


I came across this 16"wooden tree at the craft store
and knew right away that it would be a great way to
display holiday cards, photos or tags. All I needed to do was add
a bit of the Santa's Workshop holiday papers to make it festive
and a few mini clothespins help to hold the cards/tags/photos in place!
Add some coordinating ribbon to hang 😉


SU!pplies:
Paper: Santa's Workshop DSP
Accessories: Tombo Liquid Glue, Whisper White Polka Dot Ribbon, Mini clothespins

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Continue along to see what Wickedly Wonderful 
project Wendy has created for you!



Happy Memories

Good Morning, Stampers!

Today's card is one I created for a swap I took part in on my recent trip to OnStage in Orlando. It features the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. I keep neglecting the Annual Catalog with the fabulous Holiday Mini Catalog, I needed to give it a little love!


I was going for a dainty/feminine feel with this and the Tufted embossing
folder and delicate lace look of the Decorative Ribbon Border punch
did just that! There are many sentiments to choose from - a great set to 
add to your collection!
SU!pplies:
Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Balmy Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Share What You Love DSP
Accessories: Basic Black Baker's Twine, Tufted Embossing Folder, Sequins, Basic Pearls, Decorative Ribbon Border punch

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Snowflake Showcase

Good Morning, Stampers!

Time is running out to get your Snowflake Showcase products! These gorgeous snow inspired products are available on a limited-time while supplies last basis until the end of November. Get yours now and create the most amazing "snowrrific" projects throughout the entire winter season!



Shop all the beautiful Snowflake Showcase
products in my online store!




Use this Hostess Code for a 
FREE CARD KIT!
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa


Saturday, November 17, 2018

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop - Favorite Christmas Set

Good Morning, Stampers!

This week, Create with Connie and Mary
asked that we create cards featuring our
favorite Christmas stamp set. 


Hands down, I love the Peaceful Poinsettia! It is traditional,
simple, detailed, elegant and overall one of my favorite
stamp sets for the holidays! Combining it with the coordinating 
framelits offers many more possibilities, too!

1. Cut the poinsettia from Real Red cardstock and cut in half.
2. Adhere the poinsettia to the card front.
3. Add leaves and sprigs using Old Olive and Mossy Meadow cardstocks.
4. Stamp the holly images using Jet Black Stazon ink on a Whisper White cardstock strip.
5. Color with Real Red, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow inks and a blender pen,
6. Adhere the strip to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
7. Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock using Jet Black Stazon ink.
8. Cut with the label framelit.
9. Cut the layering label from Old Olive cardstock.
10. Adhere the two labels together.
11. Add Silver Metallic thread behind the label and adhere the label to the card front using
Stampin' Dimensionals.
12. Tuck more Silver Metallic Thread behind the holly strip.
13. Adhere a few rhinestones randomly to the card front.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Peaceful Poinsettia
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive
Accessories: Silver Metallic Thread, Blender Pen, Basic Rhinstones, Detailed Poinsettia thinlits,
Frosted Bouquet framelits

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Ready to see what the rest of the design team
chose as their favorite Christmas stmap set?
Go forward to see what Connie has created or
back to see what Debbie has created!


Friday, November 16, 2018

Beautiful Blizzard Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Good Morning, Stampers!

We've got snow! A Beautiful Blizzard of snow! This stamp set and thinlit bundle is the perfect winter combination for any of your snowy craft projects! Take a look at the video to see how this bundle will work for you!


A combination of non-traditional colors
creates a whimsical snowy scene!


Shop all of the Beautiful Blizzard products
in my online store!


Be sure to use the November Hostess Code
for a FREE CARD KIT project!


Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Peppermint Stir Stick

Good Morning, Stampers!

This little treat features the Santa's Workshop designer papers along with the Coffee Cafe stamp set and coordinating Coffee Cups framelits. The yummy little stir stick is filled with chocolate and peppermint for your coffee or hot cocoa. It matches the designer papers perfectly and makes a fun little gift for the stocking, a co-worker or a teacher. YUMMMM!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Poppy Parade, Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Santa's Workshop DSP
Accessories: Coffee Cups framelits, Santa's Signpost framelits, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Peppermint Sticks (TJ Maxx)

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Little Turkey Treats

Good Morning, Stampers!

Check out my flock of turkeys just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday! These little treats can be filled with your favorite candy for a favor or could even be used for a place card at the dinner table!


These little guys are so easy to make, too!



1. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to 1 15/16 x 5 1/2".
2. Punch one end using the Scallop Tag Topper punch.
3. From the punched end, score at 2 1/4", 3 7/8" & 5 1/4".


4. Fold back on all of the score lines.
5. Attach the small flap to the backside of the scallop top.


6. Punch (2) eyes from Whisper White cardstock using the 1/2" circle punch.
7. Color eyeballs with a black marker.
8. Adhere eyes below the scallop tag topper.
9. Punch a snood from Real Red cardstock using the top of the Sprig punch
9. Freehand cut a triangle from Pumpkin Pie cardstock.
10. Adhere the sprig piece to the backside.
11. Adhere the triangle below the eyes.
12. Cut (3) leaves from Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Old Olive cardstocks.
13. Adhere the leaves to the backside of the tag topper.
14. Slide in your favorite treat!


SU!pplies:
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Black marker, Sprig Punch, 1/2" circle punch, Scallop Tag Topper punch, Detailed Leaves thinlits, candy

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Stampin' on the Go - The Stamparatus Bag is Coming Soon!

Good Morining, Stampers!

If you were following my Facebook page last week, you saw the announcement of the NEW Stamparatus Tavel Bag! SO EXCITING! It makes stampin' on the go even easier! Beginning
December 5th, the bag will be offered 2 ways - take a look:


(Click photos to enlarge)


Makes a great gift for any crafter on your holiday list!
Be sure to order yours beginning December 5th!
Order by December 12th to get it in time for the holidays!

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa