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

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

2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Card Making, Scenes, Stampin Up, Stamping

Focal Friday ~ Stampin Up Color Palette Featuring Nature’s Beauty

 

Hi Friends,

Today’s Friday Focal challenged me a little but I immediately knew I wanted to use the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin’ ® Up! This stamp set reminds me of my son in law as he loves hunting. Lets look at today’s color palette.

 

 

The fall colors are always so much to play with. My favorite season is spring but I love the richness of the fall colors and are always fun to work with. Unfortunately fall seems to rush right by us so the time frame to play with these combinations are small. It seems Christmas comes so fast and before we know it it will be 2021!

 

 

For today’s first sample I truly tried to design almost exactly what I saw in the focal image and I struggled quite a bit. There is a lesson to be had here…

 

 

My husband surprised me with a little trip to the mountains so I rushed my way through this sample because I was short on time. The time away was so worth it though and once I got back home and back into the craft room I immediately created another card which I am quite happy with.

 

 

 

Now isn’t this a good learning experience? Do not allow stress or your lack of time to effect your creative spirit. If your project is not going as planned and your stressed by it just simply get up and walk away. Take a walk, take a bath, or like me, take a mini vacation. It is amazing how 2 nights away with the love of your life can change things. 🙂

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

Nature's Beauty Cling Stamp Set

$21.00

Snow Front Photopolymer Stamp Set

$22.00

So Sentimental Bundle (English)

$48.50

Winter Woods Clear-Mount Bundle

$50.25

Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock

$8.75

Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$9.75

Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

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

$9.75

Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Champagne Foil Sheets

$5.00

Stitched Rectangle Dies

$35.00

Woodland Embossing Folder

$8.50

Classic Label Punch

$18.00

Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack

$8.00

Paper Trimmer

$25.00

2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Card Making, Dies, stamped designer paper

Focal Friday ~ Loyal Leaves from Stampin’ Up!

 

Welcome back to my Focal Friday!!!

I am featuring the beautiful “Loyal Leaves” stamp set by Stampin’ Up! today because it really spoke to me after seeing these fall photos. I love the rich colors of fall don’t you??

 

 

My first sample I created my own designer paper by taking a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and stamping it with my Stampin’ Up! fall color palette seen above. Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider are 2 of our newest IN Color’s and I paired them up with Cajun Craze and Shaded Spruce.  These colors together are just perfect for our fall focal photographs.

I have used the Stitched Rectangles die set on both of today’s cards. This is a must have die set, #151820, if you have not had a chance to see it before. I also chose a few foliage leaf dies from the “Nature’s Roots” and “In the Woods” stamp sets. To jazz it up I used a Champagne Foil Sheets #144748, and the Basket Weave & Metallic Mesh Ribbon combo pack from the holiday catalog. Isn’t that an adorable little bow? #153553

 

My second card today was really outside my comfort zone but I really love how it turned out. This one was a lot of fun! I took out 4 of my Stampin’ Up! embossing folders (Linked below). Then I embossed them with Gold & Bronze Foil Sheets. I then matted them with Early Espresso Card stock and arranged them on the front of my A2 card layered on top of a piece of Bumblebee colored paper from the Flowers of Every Season.

 

For the sentiment I stamped the “Missing You” stamp from the Loyal Leaves stamp set. It fits perfectly on the stitched rectangle dies. Again I also used that adorable metallic trim.

 

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

Loyal Leaves Cling Stamp Set

$23.00

Rooted In Nature Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$42.00

Nature's Roots Dies

$39.00

Stitched Rectangles Dies

$35.00

In The Woods Dies

$33.00

Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder

$9.00

Lace 3D Embossing Folder

$10.00

Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder

$10.00

Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder

$10.00

Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$9.75

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

$11.50

Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack

$8.00

Copper Foil Sheets

$5.00

Champagne Foil Sheets

$5.00

Shaded Spruce 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Card Making, Fancy Fold, Fun Fold, Multiple Layer Stamping, Stamping, Triple Layered Stamping

Interlocking Gate Fold Card Tutorial ~ Forever Greenery DSP by Stampin’ Up!

 

 

Welcome back friends!

This week’s Focal Friday image is a floral arrangement that a friend of mine received for her birthday. I knew immediately when I saw it that it would go perfect with the Forever Greenery Suite by (#154143) Stampin’ Up! I only ended up using the Forever Greenery Designer Series paper (#152475) and I teamed it up with the To a Wild Rose (#149452) stamp set.

 

 

For my first card I have created a Interlocking Gate Fold Card.  This card was inspired by a fellow demonstrator named JoAnne Hewin. Thank you JoAnne for inspiring this design.

Would you like to learn how to make this design? Check out my brand new YouTube tutorial to help inspire you and make sure to share it with all of us over one facebook. CLICK HERE to join my private Melanie Smith Stamps facebook group.

 

The Forever Greenery Designer Series paper along with the three ink colors was perfect to go along with this weeks focal image. Just look at this beautiful paper..

 

 

For my second card I have created a traditional A2 size card focusing on both the colors of the focal imagery but also the beautiful Ornate Borders Die Set (152724)

For this second card I did not use any designer series paper. Instead I chose 3 smallish stamps and the 3 focal colors and stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I just loved the way it turned out. For the sentiment I used the Ornate Frames 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

Forever Greenery Suite Collection (English)

$105.00

Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$9.75

To A Wild Rose Photopolymer Stamp Set

$26.00

Wild Rose Dies

$34.00

Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8" (1 Cm) Reversible Ribbon

$7.50

Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels

$6.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Rooted In Nature Clear-Mount Bundle

$72.75

Stamparatus

$49.00

Paper Trimmer

$25.00