Paper Preview, Preview, Product Preview, Spring Catalog

Wednesday Review ~ Unwrapping all the New PAPER!!!

I have got a fun surprise for all of you today…. When I did my Stampin’ ® Up! Pre-order back in December for the new 2021 Mini Catalog I decided to purchase ALL of the papers so I could share an up close and personal review of all of them for you. If you do not have a Mini Catalog yet make sure to contact me. I would love to be your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

My Favorites Based on Theme:

Bold Papers – True Love Designer Series Paper #154280

Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper # 154567

Flashy Favorites -Love You Always Specialty Designer Papers #154280

Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate #154557

Pretty/Dainty Favorite – Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper #154570

Artsy – Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper # 154558

Fun & Cheerful – Snail Mail Designer Series Paper # 154577

Masculine – Well Suited Designer Series Paper #154562

If you like this kind of review leave me a comment or message me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com and let me know 🙂 Hugs! Melanie

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Creating a Scene, Dies, Sponge Daubers

Garden Wishes ~ Making 3D flowers w/ YouTube Tutorial

 

Garden Wishes Bundle!

By Stampin’ Up!

Hi Everyone,

I have a fun new project to share with all of you today. I have created an out door scene using the Garden Wishes Stamp & Die Bundle. Remember you do save 10% when both stamp & die (or punch) are purchased as a bundle. The bundle item number for this set is #156220

 

 

I love creating scenes but this one was actual inspired by a project in the Embellished box on page 9 of the Sale A Bration catalog. If you are asking yourself “What is Sale a Bration?” It is a 2 month celebration. We have a Sale a Bration catalog with items in it that you can earn for free. You can earn items with $50 (level 1) and/or $100 purchases (level 2). There is also a promotion for both hosting or purchasing $300+ at one time and a awesome deal (6 packs of free paper)  for signing up as a demonstrator (or just a happy shopper who wants the discount all for their purchases) hahaha Have questions? email me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com

Now lets look at some close up photos of today’s card. These flowers were so much fun to make. Make sure to watch the video to see how I made these.

The background is actually a piece of designer series paper from the Fine Art Floral. It makes for a perfect sky for my scene don’t you think?

Have a cheerful day! Melanie

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Alcohol Markers, Card Making, Coloring, Fancy Fold, Stampin Blends

2 Fun Fold Cards w/ YouTube Tutorial

 

I love Dragonflies too!!! Today I have a fun YouTube taking you step by step through the creating process. These are both very simple cards but the eye for detail make them so much fun for the recipient. Lets take a closer look…

 

The first tutorial teaches you how to make this unique multiple flip card. It has a front flap that gives you an extra area to stamp your sentiment or message. Then inside it still have room for a note. I love the tone on tone look. In the video I show you an extra tone on tone version that is also quite striking.

 

 

The second card is a simple Z Fold design using the exact same pack of 6×6″ Dandy Garden Paper. Such a variety of color combos in this pack of papers.

 

And don’t miss getting these Ladybug Trinkets from my online store. Aren’t they the most adorable embellishments ever? In my online class I include them in one of the options along with the glue dots to attach them securely. Want more details on my Online Class. Click HERE!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will click on the YouTube video and that you enjoy the tutorials. Don’t forget there is only 1 week left until sign ups close for my online class featuring this same Dragonfly Garden Bundle 🙂

Happy Crafting!

Melanie

Product List

Dragonfly Garden Bundle (English)

$36.75

Dandy Garden 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set

$22.00

Birds & More Dies

$34.00

Birds & Branches Bundle

$46.75

Foam Adhesive Strips

$8.00

Sweetly Stitched Framelits Dies

$26.00

Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Crushed Curry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Ladybug Trinkets

$7.50

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Mango Melody Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

$8.00

Ornate Frames Dies

$34.00

Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Night Of Navy Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems

$8.00

Paper Trimmer

$25.00

Stampin' Seal

$8.00

Clear Block Starter Bundle

$20.00

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

$120.00

Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

$60.00

Alcohol Markers, Card Class To Go, Fun Fold, Stampin Blends

Dragonfly Garden Online Class to Go!

I am SO EXCITED to publish this post today. I have my first ever online class ready to release. This months class will be all about Dragonflies. I am using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp & Punch bundle which will be released on January 5th 2021.

Here are the three card designs for this class. There are two fun fold cards to teach you a skill and also give good variety. The details for the class are following the photo but a little side note….If you could hover over the photo below and pin to Pinterest that would really help me spread the word about my classes. Thank you Soooooooooo MUCH!

Dragonfly Garden Card Class:

Includes 2 of each of the cards designed for a total of 6 cards!!!

Please read through all 5 of your options below.  Let me do all the hard work for you while you sit back and enjoy the creating process 🙂

To register, simply email me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com and let me know which class option you are most interested in. I will send you a Paypal invoice. a shipping charge of $8 will be added to your Paypal invoice containing product. PayPal accepts your credit card so you don’t have to join PayPal to use it. The deadline for paying for your class is Monday, January 18th at 12AM EST. On the 19th I will order the classes product. Once received  I will lovingly create your project kits especially for you with all of the cutting, scoring, embossing, and die cutting all done for you. Maybe even a little crafty treat. You will also receive 6 envelopes along with custom inside inserts made from the dies. Your package will be mailed by February 1st. I will send you an email with your links to the videos and .PDF to confirm it’s on it’s way. Then watch you mailbox for HAPPY MAIL!!!!

Option 1: Stamp Set Only: $37

Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set (Punch NOT included but you can fussy cut your dragonflies)

6 Complete Card Kits ( Cardstock, Designer Series Paper, Embellishments, everything pre cut, scored, die cut and embossed for you)

PDF & Exclusive* YouTube Class video

Option 2: Dragonfly Garden Bundle: ~ Bundle gives you a 10% discount off stamp set and coordinating punch $53.00

Dragonfly Garden Stamp set

Dragonfly Garden Coordinating Punch

6 Complete Card Kits ( Cardstock, Designer Series Paper, Embellishments, everything pre cut, scored, die cut and embossed for you)

PDF & Exclusive* YouTube Class

Option 3: Dragonfly Gardens Bundle & Ornate Style Dies shown below: $85

ORNATE LAYERS DIES

Dragonfly Garden Stamp set

Dragonfly Garden Coordinating Punch

Ornate Style Die Set ~ must have if you do not already have them

6 Complete Card Kits ( Cardstock, Designer Series Paper, Embellishments, everything pre cut, scored, die cut and embossed for you)

PDF & Exclusive* YouTube Class

***** INCLUDES A FREE level 1 Sale A Bration Item – Choose the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper #155223 so you can make even more using my exclusive* .PDF and Video

Contact me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com right after submitting your order if you want a alternative SAB level one item. If not received I will assume you would like the coordinating papers.

Option 4: Gotta Have It All Bundle: $100

Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set

Dragonfly Garden punch

Ornate Layers Dies

Ladybug Trinkets

Glue Dots ~ perfect for adhering your ladybugs

6 Complete Card Kits ( Cardstock, Designer Series Paper, Embellishments, everything pre cut, scored, die cut and embossed for you, including envelopes and inside inserts)

PDF & Exclusive* YouTube Class

***** INCLUDES A FREE level 1 Sale A Bration Item – Choose the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper #155223 so you can make even more using my exclusive* .PDF and Video

Contact me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com right after submitting your order if you want a alternative SAB level one item. If not received I will assume you would like the coordinating papers.

Option 5 : PDF & Video Option ONLY $15

Option 6: Card Kit ONLY $15 + $3.5 shipping. (stamp set not included)

Luv 2 Ink Team Members receive this option for free. If you would like to add the card kits to be mailed to you cost is a flat $15 (I cover shipping)

Want to join the Luv2Ink Team to get a 20% off your purchases? Click the “HERE” to join. You will receive your choice of products valued at $125 for just $99 + tax. SHIPPING IS FREE!!

Last bits of info…

  • by Stampin’ Up Policy I’m not allowed to send stamped images with kits, so you will need the stamp set. If you already have the stamp set feel free to purchase just the kit and  the .PDF/YouTube
  • Class signups begin January 4th and end at midnight  on January 18th EST
  • I will submit order for kits at that time and class will be closed.
  • I will email out the exclusive link to a private YouTube video or videos to you on the day of shipping so you will get that as a notification that your kit supplies are in route
  • Extra Sale a Bration Items cannot be added to the class order. If there are more items you would like to receive you can SHOP HERE. The Sweet Strawberry Bundle of products along with the free Berry Blessings Stamp and Paper set will be used in February’s class just so you know in advance.
  • Stampin’ Blends are used in these cards but are not required. Any coloring medium can be substituted. I will post them below as a reference.
  • The card using the dandelion stamp is not included in the bundle but I will be showing you an alternative in the YouTube video using the floral in the Dragonfly Garden stamp set. The bundle using the dandelion is item #156220 on page 25 of the new Mini Catalog. It is $51.25 If you would like to add that too email me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com before ordering.
  • I reserve the right to make substitutions in the event an item is not available.
  • *I do reserve the right to to publish either the .PDF or the YouTube video in the future. This will allow me to add it to my YouTube channel long after the class is over.

Book Style Fancy Fold

Fun Flip Fancy Fold

All 3 cards are A2 in size and will include 2 kits for each design for a total of 6 card kits.

Thank you for making it to the very bottom of this super long post. I hope you have found it helpful and enjoy making your dragonfly cards. Love, Melanie

Card Making, Sale a Bration, Sponge Daubers, Spring Catalog

Happy New Years & Best Wishes To All!

 

Today begins a fresh chapter in our lives. A New Year and hopefully one filled with love, creativity, and a great amount of healing for our country. I am also starting a new chapter of my life by offering online classes. My first class will debut NEXT WEEK so make sure to sign up to receiving email updates so you do not miss that big announcement. I am also going to begin each month off with a hostess code. A hostess code allows me to earn a small amount of Stampin’ Rewards. This does not cost you anything so not to worry. It just allows me to earn a little extra to help cover the cost of paper or embellishments. If your order is over $150 please do not use the hostess code as you will qualify yourself for the Stampin’ Rewards.

JAN 2021 Hostess Code IS: UQZ6PQ7M

Now for today’s project. It is a card that just kind of fell together. A happy accident I guess you can say. I am using the BRAND NEW Fine Art Floral Designer series paper. That along with some Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla card stocks and the Stitched so Sweetly Die set (A Must Have). Lets take a look….

The frame was made from an embossed ( Painted Texture 3D embossing folder) piece of Very Vanilla card stock and is elevated using lots of Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a beautiful raised look.

As you can see above, it does not take much else to give this card it’s beauty. I have simply added a sponged foliage leaves from the “A Touch of ink” FREE Sale A Bration item. This double stamp set will be FREE with a $100 during Sale A Bration which begins January 5th So check back then for the kick off of this amazing 2 month Sale!!!!

Last but not least….ohhhh my goodnesssssss are these little Ladybug Trinkets not the most adorable thing ever? QUICK TIP: they hook perfectly to your project with one mini glue dot so make sure to add those to your order if you don’t already have them. These are going to be available in the NEW Spring Mini Catalog which also kicks off January 5th. If you have not received a copy of the two new catalogs please email me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com with your name and address. I will send one out to you ASAP!

As always thank you for stopping by. I am so excited about the upcoming two months. I will have two class offerings, numerous YouTube videos, along with at least 2 posts a week here on my blog. So if you are not already registered I would be honored to serve you. Simply pop your email into the sidebar of the website here. Thank you so much for your support and Happy 2021 my friends!!!!!!

Melanie