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 šŸ™‚

Happy Crafting!

Melanie

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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, Coloring, Scenes, Sketch, Wednesday Sketch

Wednesday Sketch ~ Stampin’ Up! ~ Peaceful Nativity

Hello there friends…

I have a challenging Wednesday Sketch to share with you. i created a square card following the layout of the sketch. Anytime you are using a sketch for inspiration remember you can rotate or substitute anything so just let your mind go and create something beautiful!!!

 

My husband loves nativities as I do so this card he really liked. He has said that he plans on making a card for two sweet friends of ours that have been like mothers to us. I told him I would help if he really wanted to. I will post them if and when it happens. HaHa!

I have colored the nativity scene using my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. If you enjoy coloring and love the look of nice blends from light to dark then these will be perfect for you. They are great for beginners as well as advanced colors.

I have combined a couple extra die sets along with the Peaceful Nativity stamp set. I added in the Stitched Stars to represent the banner in the sketch. Then I actually stamped the nativity onto a piece of Whisper White card stock die cut from the “Celebration Labels” die set. All items used to create this card are linked below.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please consider subscribing by email along the side board. I am blogging 2 days a week currently so that would mean you would receive a notification email with each post. I appreciate you very much.

Melanie

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Peaceful Nativity Bundle (English)

$43.00

Stitched Stars Dies

$38.00

Celebration Labels Dies

$35.00

Misty Moonlight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Night Of Navy Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Bronze & Ivory Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (English)

$70.50

Shimmery Crystal Effects

$5.00

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

$6.00

Stampin' Seal

$8.00

Paper Trimmer

$25.00

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

$120.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Alcohol Markers, Coloring

Happy Thanksgiving From Melanie Stamps!

Hi Friends,

I decided instead of a Wednesday Sketch post that I would create a group of Thanksgiving cards which I have mailed off to my bible study group of ladies. I hope they receive them and knows how much I am thankful for them. Here are a couple in progress photos I took along the design process.

I completely forgot to take light box photos of these because I was so motivated to create them for my bible study group. I had them filled out, in their sealed envelope, with postage before I realized I did not take individual photos of them. Luckily I did snap a few shots during the creative process. I had colored all of the stamped images using the wonderful Stampin’ Blends markers. If you like the look of Alcohol markers but can’t decide on which color combos to purchase or shy away because the expense I have a solution for you. Grab the Blends Combo sets of alcohol markers that Stampin’ Up! sells. They are already in a combo that will blend well together so no need to worry about which ones work together. If you have questions abut them never hesitate to contact me.

 

Here is a quick tip that I learned from Patty Bennett. When making multiple cards at once tie all your bows and attach each to a glue dot on the roll. Then when you need a bow it is sitting there ready to go.

 

Here is the final product. I loved the look of these tiny bows. I think this trim is my favorite this fall. It is so easy to work with.

I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful day. I will be thinking of my mama in heaven as this will be my first Thanksgiving without her. I know she is looking down on me and is close to my heart. To the families who have lost their loved ones this year not just from old age but also from the Covid 19 pandemic… please know you are all in my prayers.

Crafty Love, Melanie

 

Product List

Celebration Tidings Bundle (English)

$46.75

Ornate Thanks Bundle (English)

$46.75

Ornate Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)

$18.00

Plaid Tidings 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$11.50

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

$8.75

Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Mango Melody 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

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

$8.75

Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels

$6.00

Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack

$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…

Ā  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″ PaperĀ  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.

 

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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

ā€˜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
Alcohol Markers, Coloring

Fussy Cut Florals w/ Stampin’ BlendsĀ®

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I am here today with the conclusion of my Stampin’ Blends Ā® Week. On Monday I shared with you a Blends Coloring Video, Wednesday we took a look at a quick and easy mid week card, and today we are fussy cutting out some beautiful florals.

If these florals look familier it is because I posted them as close ups for promoting the Stampin’ BlendsĀ® back in the fall. This stamp set is named “Remarkable You”. I would recommend this set for learning how to use the Stampin’ BlendsĀ® because of the large space within the flowers.

Here you can see what the colored images were for my older post. I decided to fussy cut two of them for this project. As you can see by the Orange flower above that the edges show some “white space”. Because of this I use the Basic Black Stampin’ WriteĀ® marker around the edges. I like to do this with any fussy cutting. It just gives the images look more finished.

Fussy cutting them this gives them a little more stability as well. For the leaves above you can see where I left quite a bit of “white” along the edge. I just covered it when I went around the edges with my Basic Black Stampin’ Right Marker.

Ā  Here you can see them all finished. Don’t they look great?

Here you can see the close up of the finished project. I positioned them with leaves behind and in front of the flower. The stems all merge nicely too so you can’t really tell that they have been glued together.Ā  TIP: If you use our Tombow Liquid Adhesive if some glue shows around the delicate leaves you can use an adhesive eraser to fix it. It is the BEST $3-$5 you will ever spend.

One last look…. This card took a little longer to complete but I think it was well worth it!

Thank you for sticking with me all week long while I shared with you my love of Stampin’ Up!Ā®’s new BlendsĀ  Alcohol Markers. They are available now and will also be featured in the new 2018-2019 catalog which will release June 1st 2018.

Keep Stampin’ Ā®

Melanie

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