2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Card Making, Stamping

Wednesday Sketch ~ Flowers For Every Season by Stampin’® Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I am using some items from the Flowers For Every Season Suite of products in the annual Stampin’ Up! catalog. Below is this weeks Wednesday Sketch #3, Lets take a look…

This is a square sketch but I have made 2 samples measuring 4 1/4 x 6 1/4″ which is the size of the Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. I have also used the beautiful 6×6″ paper stack which coordinates perfectly. Here is my first card.

With my sunflower card I have used the Just Jade Memories and More note card for my card base. I then layered it with the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series paper. My stamped images have come from the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle along with the Whisper White sunflower dies layered for extra interest.

In my second sample I have added the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle for the stamped flowers and dies.  Aren’t the little flowers adorable? Here is a close up photo…

I will link all products below in case you want to check them out for yourself. Here is a photo of the full collection but items are available separately as well.

Do you have an order and want the very BEST DEAL? Simply sign up as a Luv 2 Ink Shopper. It is truly the best deal ever. You will get to choose $125 worth of product OF YOUR CHOICE, and will receive FREE shipping, along with a facebook family of other like minded crafter’s with fun challenges and friendships, All for ONLY $99+tax Sign Up Now! Have questions…simply email me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com

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Happy Stamping my friends!

Melanie

Product List

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English)

$51.25

Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes

$11.00

Flowers For Every Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Mango Melody Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Bronze & Ivory Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Blossoms In Bloom Bundle (English)

$60.25

Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad

$7.50

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$9.75

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Paper Trimmer

$25.00

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

$120.00

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

$4.00

Stampin' Seal

$8.00

Alcohol Markers, Card Making, Coloring, Focal Friday, Holiday Catalog

Friday Focal ~ Toile Christmas & Cardinals

Welcome back…. Today I have a fun focal image to inspire you with your next card design. I am using the Toile Christmas Stamp set and the coordinating Die Set by Stampin ‘ Up!

When I saw this photo I was amazed at how many colors of cardinals there are. I’ve always believed that if you spot a cardinal it is someone from heaven smiling down on you. Since I lost my mom recently when I saw this photo I knew I must design using it as inspiration. So I grabbed my Stamparatus and I stamped out numerous cardinals along with my Stampin’ Blends and I began coloring. Here is my result…

  As you can see I got carried away with my stamping and coloring, coloring is my all time favorite skill…. haha!!! I have used Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Based Markers. Stampin’ Blends are so easy to use and are perfect for beginners who want to learn to color with light source. I have a few YouTube Videos sharing my love of coloring and I plan more in the future so please consider following my YouTube channel.

I spent a second night designing my cards using 4 of my colored images.

I have used the Stitched Rectangle dies got my layers with this card and the branches behind the cardinal along with the label dies are from the Beautiful Boughs die set.

 

 

 

This second sample uses the Feels Like Frost 6×6″ Paper  along with some Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon for a super quick card.

With this sample I used a really beautiful embossing folder named Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder along with 3/8″ metallic Edge Ribbon.

The die used for the opening came from the Birds & Branches Bundle

Last but not least is another quick and simple design. I have just used a piece of the stunning Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper

along with some twine and the Layering Ovals Die Set.

 

Do you have an order and want the very BEST DEAL? Simply sign up as a Luv 2 Ink Shopper. It is truly the best deal ever. You will get to choose $125 worth of product OF YOUR CHOICE, and will receive FREE shipping, along with a facebook family of other like minded crafter’s with fun challenges and friendships, All for ONLY $99+tax Get the Deal Now! Have questions…simply email me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com

Interested in joining my VIP Customer Facebook Group? I’d love for you to join. CLICK HERE.
Happy Stamping my friends!
Melanie

Product List

Toile Christmas Cling Stamp Set (En)

$24.00

Christmas Cardinal Dies

$33.00

Stitched Rectangles Dies

$35.00

Stitched So Sweetly Dies

$32.00

Layering Ovals Dies

$35.00

Beautiful Boughs Dies

$35.00

Birds & Branches Bundle

$46.75

Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Feels Like Frost Specialty 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$14.50

‘Tis The Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Night Of Navy Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Real Red Combo Pack Stampin' Blends

$9.00

Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Mango Melody Combo Pack Stampin' Blends

$9.00

Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Seaside Spray 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Metallic Ribbon

$7.00

Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems

$8.00

Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

$7.50

Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels

$6.00

Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder

$9.00

Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon

$7.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

$120.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Stampin' Seal

$8.00

Paper Snips

$10.00

Paper Trimmer

$25.00
Card Making, Dies, Holiday Catalog, melaniesmithstamps, melaniestamps, Stampin Up, Stamping

Wednesday Sketch ~ Forever Fern Stamp Set

Thank you for following my brand new series of Wednesday Sketch with me, Melanie Smith!!! I am playing with the Forever Fern stamp set today by Stampin’ Up! I have combined it with many of the Stampin’ Up! die sets which fit perfectly with today’s sketch.

Do you ever struggle with card design? Using a card sketch can be a valuable tool and really can get your mojo working. This sketch is a unusual shape compared to the normal A2 card size that most demonstrators use. (4.25×5.5″) My cards below measures 5″ square.

The Forever Fern Bundle (#154094) is probably the most versatile suite in the 2020/2021 Annual Catalog. It is perfect for every occasion. I have used it in numerous cards and will continue to. If you have not checked it out yet make sure to check the supply list at the bottom of this post.

I have used numerous other items in this first card. 4 different die sets by Stampin’ Up! including the Layering Circles (#151770), Layering Squares (#151772), Stitched Shapes (#152323) and the Stitched Rectangles (#151820). I probably wouldn’t of normally used this many, but since I was following the sketch It just happened! The “In Good Taste” Designer Series Paper” (#152494) which is a 24 sheet pack of double sided paper is a must have. Last but not least I have embellished this card using the 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon (#150446) and the Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems from the holiday catalog (#153547)

This second sample has used a mixture of the same die sets as the first sample. For the background I embossed it with the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder (#151801) The sentiment is stamped from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set (#149325). The papers include “Flowers for Every Season 6×6” (#152486)  and “In Color 6×6” paper (#153070). Last but not least I finished this card off by adding Enamel Dots (#152480) along with the coordinating Magenta Madness ribbon (#153623)

Do you have an order and want the very BEST DEAL? Simply sign up as a Luv 2 Ink Shopper. It is truly the best deal ever. You will get to choose $125 worth of product OF YOUR CHOICE, and will receive FREE shipping, along with a facebook family of other like minded crafter’s with fun challenges and friendships, All for ONLY $99+tax Sign Up Now! Have questions…simply email me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com

Interested in joining my VIP Customer Facebook Group? I’d love for you to join. CLICK HERE.

Happy Stamping my friends!

Melanie

Product List

Forever Greenery Suite Collection (English)

$105.00

Forever Lovely Photopolymer Bundle

$47.50

Daisy Lane Cling Stamp Set

$23.00

Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

$10.00

Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$9.75

Seaside Spray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Magenta Madness 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

2020–2022 In Color Enamel Dots

$8.00

2020–2022 In Color 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Flowers For Every Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$11.50

In Good Taste Designer Series Paper

$21.00

Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad

$7.50

Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Seaside Spray 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Metallic Ribbon

$7.00

Magenta Madness 1/4" (6.4 Mm) 2020–2022 In Color Ribbon

$6.00
Focal Friday, melaniesmithstamps, melaniestamps, Stampin Up, Stamping

Focal Friday ~ Stampin’ Write Marker Technique w/ Video ~ Butterfly Wishes

Hello Friends,

Thank you for taking the time to stop on by. Today I have chosen a beautiful photo and created a color palette to go along with it in the hopes that it will inspire you to use these colors in your next project. I am using the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Wishes stamp set. I have named this technique “Stampin’ Write Marker Technique since we are stamping with markers in this tutorial.

 

 

After playing with my Stampin’ Write Markers,  I created this simple card featuring the Butterfly Wishes stamp set. I will link all the products at the end of this post.

 

 

The background is simply Crumb Cake ink stamped onto Crumb Cake Card Stock. Super simple. Then I used the “Stampin’ Write Marker Technique” to stamp the image in multiple colors all at the same time. Have you tried this before? It is super simple and so much fun. Here is a short technique video to show you if you have never played with your markers in this way.

 

 

I hope today’s post has inspired you and that you use today’s Focal Friday imagery to create your own project. If you are not already a member of my customer facebook group make sure to CLICK HERE to join and share your project with us.

 

Product List

Butterfly Wishes Cling Stamp Set

$23.00

Stitched Rectangle Dies

$35.00

2020–2022 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Assortment

$15.00

Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker

120970
$3.50

Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker

120967
$3.50

Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$9.75

3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim

$7.00

Share What You Love Artisan Pearls

146927
$6.00

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Wednesday Sketch #1 ~ His Love and Ornate Gardens by Stampin’ Up!

 

 

Every week seems busier than the last, but YOU still need a little time for card making. So I have designated posts on Wednesday’s each week where I give you a design sketch to motivate you to find crafty moments midweek. Simply click on the “Follow By Email” link along the side bar to make sure you do not miss out on my weekly “Wednesday Sketch” posts. This week I am featuring the “His Love” Stamp set teamed up with the “Ornate Garden” Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Here is your sketch this week. I personally have used this sketch to design the following project.

 

All supplies used are here below. Check back each week for “Wednesday Sketch”

Product List

 

$22.00

Ornate Garden Suite Collection (English)

$136.75

Ornate Frames Dies

$34.00

Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

$15.00

Ornate Style Bundle

$52.00

Stitched So Sweetly Dies

$32.00

Stitched Shapes Dies

$30.00

Terracotta Tile 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock

$8.75

Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad

$7.50

Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$9.75

Clear Block Bundle

$71.50

Stamparatus

$49.00