Saturday, July 20, 2019

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop - Dog Days of Summer

Good Morning, Stampers!


It is defnitely the Dog Days of Summer throughout
most of the counrty this this week so it is 
only fitting that it is this week's Create with Connie
and Mary theme!


Little pinwheels are so fun spinning
in the summer breeze  - why not make some
and display them in a vase? A simple little Hello
sentiment makes this a great card for any occasion!

To Recreate this card:
1. Emboss the So Saffron card front using the Swirls and Curls embossing folder.
2. Stamp the sentiment using Early Espresso ink into the bottom right corner of the 
Whisper White panel
3. Stamp the vase onto Whisper White cardstock using So Saffron ink. Punch.
4. Stamp the balloon strings (2x) using Early Epresso ink
5. Create the 2: square pinwheels using Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray Designer Paper (see photo below)
6. Adhere the pinwheels to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionls
7. Add a sequin and rhinestone to the center of each pinwheel
8.Adhere the vase to the panel using Stampin' Dimensionals


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Vibrant Vases, Around the Corner
Ink: Early Espresso, So Saffron
Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White, In Color DSP
Accessories: Adhesive Back Sequins, Basic Rhinestones, Swirls and Curls embossing folder, Vase builder punch, 

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa


See what the rest of the design team has been up to! 
Go forward to see what Connie has
created or back to see what Debbie has created!

   

Friday, July 19, 2019

Hello, Stampers!

This is a fun blog hop this month with the 
July Blog Hop - Simple to Stepped Up.
What is that? Well, it is stamping for everyone - of all levels!


I created a trio of cards featuring each of the levels of stampers.
From the left, the first card is for the simple stamper.
The second for casual stampers and finally, the third
is for Avid stampers - which one are you??


 Start our simple for new stampers



The second is for casual stamper.
A little embellishing along with simple stamping.


Finally, the third is for the avid stamper.
A technique or two along with embellishments.


No matter how you stamp, there is definitely 
something for everyone!!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Rare Blessings
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Highland Heather, Soft Seafoam
Paper: Highland Heather, Whisper White, Soft Seafoam
Accessories: Nexting dies, Basic Rhinetones, Whisper White Bakers Twine

Happie Stampin'~
Melissa


Ready to see more Stapped Up cards? Take a peek at what
Wendy has created!


August Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek!

Good Morning, Stampers!

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What’s the old saying? Variety is the spice of life? At Paper Pumpkin, we like to mix things up and keep your crafting experience fresh and fun. We plan each kit carefully, allowing you to check as many creative boxes as possible while keeping our projects simple—so you can explore the world of papercrafting with confidence. With this in mind, we are bringing an elegant fall gift packaging kit to Paper Pumpkin fans this August!
Now, it’s no secret that our subscribers love cardmaking. So when we offer treat or gift packaging, you generally like to make a few card alternates with the kit. That’s why THIS month we decided to bring you the best of both worlds with the Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle. This coordinating product will allow you to turn your Gift of Fall gift packaging into cards in an easy and inexpensive way.
Take a moment to watch our demonstrator development manager, Natalie White, tell you more about this fun offering, then review the rest of our page for details surrounding this new, exclusive offer from Paper Pumpkin!



Here are the details:
  • * The August kit includes 6 gift bags and 12 gift tags. To receive this kit you must subscribe by August 10.
  • * The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is a separate purchase for those who would like to convert their August Paper Pumpkin kit into cards.
  • * The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle card designs offer a great sneak of the designs and elements to come in the August kit.
  • * Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the add-on without having to purchase additional kits.
  • * Just as you would with any other Stampin’ Up! product, you will need to purchase the add-on bundle thru me or my online store. You will not be able to add it to a Paper Pumpkin subscription purchase.
  • * The price for the add-on bundle is $10.00  and is available for Paper Pumpkin subscribers only. 
  • * This add-on is available beginning August 1, while supplies last!

  • Contact me for more information or subscribe to the August Paper Pumpkin HERE

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, July 18, 2019

A Little Wish

Good Morning, Stampers!

A qiuck and easy card for a last-minute event or occasion. Hearts aren't just for Valentines - they are a great addition to any card and a fun way to show your love for someone!


Stamps: A Wish for Everything
Ink: Terracotta Tile
Paper: Whisper White, Terracotta Tile
Accessories: Word Wishes dies, Stitched Be Mine, Word Wishes dies, Stampin' Blends

Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Clearance Rack *UPDATED*

Good Morning, Stampers!

The Clearance Rack has been updated again! Lots of fantastic deals to be had on several retiring favorites! It's a great way to get your hands on something you may have missed!

Don't forget to add the July Hostess Code
to your order and I will send you a FREE
Holiday Card Kit!

FREE CARD KIT w/ purchase in my online store

Happie Stampin' !
~Melissa

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

How To Make Delightful Day Tags By Stampin' Up!

Good Morning, Stampers!

It will be a delightful day for the recipient who receives a tag and gift you make using the Delightful Day Tags Bundle. The bundle includes everything you need to make fun tags plus Mini Pizza Boxes--the perfect packaging for a cookie or small gift!



You can order this kit directly in my online store

Don't forget to add the July Hostess Code
to your online order for a FREE Holiday Card Kit!
Happie Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, July 15, 2019

Christmas In July con't.....

Good Morning, Stampers!!

I have another Christmas in July card to share with you today! This is one I created specifically
for a customer for a large group to sign. The card is one 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock folded in
half. I printed the music sheet of paper and added the die cuts and embellishments to finish it off.
The Heirloom Frames embossing folders and coordinating die cuts add subtle texture and frame the sentiment nicely.

SU!pplies:
Paper: Very Vanilla, Merry Merlot, Soft Suede
Accessories: Merry Christmas dies, ribbon, Heirloom die cuts and embossing folders

Happie Stampin!
~Melissa

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Christmas In July Weekend Continues

Good Morning, Stampers!

I have another Christmas in July card to share with you today! The Bloom and Grow stamp set is an everyday set, but look what happens when you create in holiday colors and add a festive sentiment!
Look at the floral sets in your collection and see how they will look for the holidays!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Bloom and Grow, A Wish for Everything
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Real Red, Rococo Rose, Shaded Spruce, Versamark
Paper: Shimmer White, Cherry Cobbler, Mint Macaron
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Copper embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Springtime Impression dies, Basic Pearls, Word Wishes dies

Happie Stampin'!
Melissa