Sunday, April 05, 2020

Graduation Card Class Kit to Go

Good Morning, Stampers!

The newest card kit to go features cards for Graduation. With commencements being rescheduled and in some places, cancelled, it's important not to forget to recognize those special graduates who have been working so hard for their accomplishments. We can't let them or their achievements go unnoticed!

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

Kit DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Stamps/stamped images
* Inks
* Adhesives
* Shipping (US only)

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Witty-cisms, A Wish for Everything, Royal Peacock, Butterfly Wishes
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Gray Granite, Jet Black Stazon, Daffodil Delight, 
Paper: Gray Granite, Whisper White, Garden Green, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Gold Glimmer, 
Pretty Peacock, Soft Seafoam, Country Club DSP
Accessories: Night of Navy Baker's Twine, Hand-Lettered Prose dies, Label Me Fancy punch,
Leaf punch, Well Written dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, 2 1/2" circle punch, Stitched Lace dies, 
Subtle embossing folder, Adhesive Back Sequins, Detailed Band dies, Blender Pen

Graduation Card Class Kit to Go - $12.00
(+ shipping - US Only)


Graduation Card Kit PDF Instructions Only - $5.00
(Emailed upon payment confirmation)






Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, April 04, 2020

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop - Easter Cards

Good Morning, Stampers!


It's a new month and we have a new look and a 
new blog hop theme to share with you!
 This week, we are sharing Easter cards! 
Just one week left. If you haven't created
your Easter cards yet, the Create with Connie and Mary
Design Team have some ideas to get you started!


This card celebrates the more religious side of
the Easter holiday. I used softer, Spring-like colors
along with a sentiment that speaks to the heart to 
give a little more comfort and hope while
Easter traditions, like church, or family brunch 
or dinner, aren't happening. 


To recreate this card:
1/ Stamp the floral images onto a 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White PANEL using Smoky Slate ink (stamp off first)
2/ Color the images using Soft Seafoam and Calypso Coral inks and an Aqua Painter.
3/ Stamp the Happy Easter using Basic Gray ink.
4/ Stamp the sentiment using Smoky Slate ink.
5/ Die cut the crosses from Basic Gray cardstock. Adhere together.
6/ Adhere the cross on top of the floral iamges.
7/ Adhere pearls to the cross.
8/ Tie the polka dot ribbon around the left of the panel in a bow.
9/ Adhere the panel to a 4 1/4" x 11" Whisper White card base.


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Easter Promise
Ink: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Soft Seafoam
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories: Cross of Hope dies, Basic Pearls, Whisper White Polka Dot ribbon, Aqua Painter

Happie Stampin'!
 There's more! Go NEXT to see what Connie
has created or BACK to see what Debbie has created!

     


Friday, April 03, 2020

Looking Up Card Kit

Good Morning, Stampers!

Create beautiful all-occasion cards in minutes using the Looking Up Card Kit. Sneak some time into your happy craft space and create (15) 4” x 6” cards.  The kit includes the Looking Up stamp set and ink.- just add your favorite adhesive. Perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters on the go! It's a great project to work on with kids, too!

Kit includes:
* Set of 7 photopolymer stamps and a clear acrylic block
* 15 card bases: 3 each of 5 designs
* 15 printed envelopes
* Ink spot and embellishments

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick, Petal Pink, Pool Party








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Get your Looking Up card kit HERE

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Ornate Garden Suite | Stampin' Up!

Good Morning, Stampers!

It's HERE!! The NEW Ornate Garden Suite is filled with gorgeous prints, dies and colors
in detailed and intricate designs trimmed in gold for any occasion! This early release from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog has everything you need to create one-of-a-kind spring crafts!







** BONUS IDEA! **



Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Paper Craft Crew Color Challenge #376

Good Morning, Stampers! 

The Paper Craft Crew is back starting a
new month with a color challenge!
Choose (3) colors and play along with us!


The NEW Ornate Garden Suite starts today!
Gorgeous floral images, lots of great sentiments,
beautiful designer paper patterns and more! 

It's a sneek peek into the upcoming Annual
Catalog and it's available NOW!



I don't think this picture does this justice.
I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter all over
the flowers - it just shimmers!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Ornate Thanks, Ornate Style
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Grapefruit Grove
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Ornate Floral embossing folder, Ornate Layers dies, Ornate Borders dies, Dazzling Diamonds, Blender Pens

Be sure to visit the Paper
Craft Crew and Play along with us!


Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

So Long, Farewell....

Good Morning, Stampers!

TODAY is the LAST day to take advantage of SALE-A-Bration and the Coordination Products Promotion! If you are looking to get your hands on these freebies, now is the time before these products are gone! The Pleased as Punch designer papers have been one of my favorites to date.
They coordinate with several of our punches making it really easy to create!



Be sure to use the April Hostess
Code and I will send you a FREE card kit!

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, March 30, 2020

Easter Egg Carton Bubble Gum's

Good Morning, Stampers!

Have you seen these cute little bubble gum easter egg
cartons? How stinkin' adorable! I grabbed several packages
 of these as they were just 5/$1.00 and dressed them up 
with the Pleased as Punch designer papers and the Welcome 
Easter stamp set. They will
be mailed off as "Thank You's" for my orders going
out this week. Be sure to watch your mailboxes!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Welcome Easter
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Please as Punch DSP
Accessories: Layering Oval dies, Petal Pink Stampin' Blends, Pool Party Stampin' Blends, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Embossing Paste - Not Just for Cards

Good Morning, Stampers!

I've been working on a little project these last few weeks and I've finally finished it! I had these from my son's bed before we moved last summer. I hated to get rid of them, so I thought I could give them a bit of a makeover for our guest bedroom.



I first lightly roughened up the headboards with a sanding block. Then, I added (2) little wooden decorative pieces using wood glue on the tops to soften the straight lines a bit. 

Next, I painted (2) coats of Waverly chalk paint in Plaster. Once dried, I added the embossing paste using the stencil from the Basic Patterns Decorative Masks and palette knife and let it dry completely. ** This is where it took some time as I had to wait until each section was dry before I could add another. Over the course of several days, I got all of the embossing paste onto both headboards.


I added one last coat over the entire headboard to make it all even and to hide any imperfections.
Then, I took a Stampin' Sponge and ever-so-lightly added Waverly chalk paint in Mineral to randomly distress it all over. Once dried, I added the Waverly Matte finish topcoat to finish it off. 


And here it is. It's still a work in progress - as I need another twin bed and some wall decor, but I am pretty happy with the way they turned out! The room is almost ready for guests!!

embossing paste
Embossing Paste      #141979         $8.00

Basic Pattern Decorative Masks
#150697                $6.00

emboss tools
Palette Knives      #142808        $5.00

sponge trio
Stampin' Sponges     #141337      $4.00


*Waverly Paint - Walmart
* Wooden Fineals - Hobby Lobby

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa