Love, melaniestamps, Stampin Up, Valentines Day

Just Paper & Ink…. Seriously!

Hi Friends,
Today I am going to share a little bit about one layer stamping can be fun and look a lot more work than it really is. When I say “One Layer Stamping” I am thinking “Just paper and ink”!!! nothing fancy but the stamping makes it look like it is more work than it actually is. Lets take a look at how I created today’s card.

Step One: Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to 4″x5 1/4″ and using Merry Merlot ink to stamp your rose stamp from the Forever Lovely Bundle #150580. This is your darkest ink color used in those card.

Step 2: Using your Lovely Lipstick ink pad, stamp that same flower stamp afew more times leading into the center. My watermark above is where your sentiment is going to go so we just want to work on the left hand side.

Step 3: Closing the gap on the left side simply stamp a few more flowers in Flirty Flamingo ink. This technique can be done with almost any stamp but Stampin’ Up!®’s new DistINKtive stamps are perfect for this because they look so dimensional already due to there shading. (DistINKtive stamps are a new style of stamps that Stampin’ Up@ now carry. In one stamp you have varied light and dark areas. They are really fun to play with.

Here is the final ONE LAYER card. Super Simple and perfect for mailing because there are no embellishments 😉

Product List

Love, Stampin Up, Valentines Day

Tuesday’s Tip ~ Using Ribbon with Dies

Welcome back friends,

This quick Tuesday Tip is using the All My Love Ribbon along with a Sentiment die to create a fun focal point to your cards.

This is the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack #148584 with this item you receive 1 spool of each ribbon. (A 5 ft. spool of the 1/8″ Flirty Flamingo as well as a 5ft spool of the 1/2″ Lovely Lipstick ribbon.) Today we will be using the Lovely Lipstick ribbon along with a die from the Hummingbird Framelit Dies #148528 (Or available in a stamp & die bundle for 10% SAVINGS #148538)

Small Note: The bottom half of this card is stamped using this week’s Forever Lovely Bundle #150580


Lovely Lipstick is my new favorite color 🙂

Having the ribbon go behind the sentiment die really works well here…and so easy!

Thank you for following along this week. I hope to really inspire you this week. Below are the items I have use today. Simply click on the items below and you will be connected straight to my Stampin’ Up!® website for easy shopping.

Product List

Hearts, Love, melaniestamps, Stampin Up, Stamping, Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day ~ #PPsharethelove


Hi Friends,

Today I have a really fun post to share with all of you. My upline, Patty Bennett, did a prize patrol for her entire team during the first two weeks of the month. We were asked to make Valentine’s Cards with current Stampin’ Up!® product and MAIL THEM!!! This was an awesome goal in my mind because my big focus this year is not only make beautiful cards but SEND my cards out to others. No sense in hoarding them ya know?

So I had fun designing these cards and YES they have been MAILED and should be showing up on people’s mailboxes starting today!!!

These are almost identical. Using the Square stitched framelit on the card above and the stitched circle die set on the one below.

 

Stampin’ Up!® products used in these cards:

Basic Black Card Stock

Whisper White Card Stock

Tutti-Frutti 6″ x 6″ paper stack

Petal Passion 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper

Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer Stamp Set

Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies

Stitched Framelit Dies

I hope I have inspired you today. If you are liking this stamp set make sure you check out the matching die set too which was featured on Monday. CLICK HERE to see that previous post.

Would you like to join in with our fun online challenges like this one? I originally joined because I wanted the discount….most customers would! There is never pressure to sell and even if you just stay a demo to purchase your own items you will still have access to the exclusive demo group and the fun challenges. I don’t know about you, but for me, I needed motivation just to use my own goodies. That is why I joined… and you can too! If your interested simply visit my page or click HERE for the details. Have questions? message me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com

Happy Stampin’,

Melanie

 

 

Hearts, Love, melaniestamps, Stampin Up

“Hearts Week” w/ Stampin’ Up!®


Hi Friends,

This week I am kicking off a week full of heart/love inspiration. I will have posts Monday, Wednesday, and Friday so don’t forget to check back.

This card above is using Stampin’ Up!’s® stunning Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Dies as its main focal point. The large heart was cut from Whisper white card stock and then using sponges I inked the heart using the following ink pads; Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, and Real Red. From the Flirty Flamingo then smaller hearts were cut and then attached with a glue dot and pearls added to their centers. Super easy in yet so striking, Other Stampin’ Up!® products used are Petal Passion DSP, The Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set in Photo Polymer so that I could curve the sentiment to shape perfectly inside the Duet Banner Punch. Card stock color is Real Red.

During the months of January, February, and March Stampin’ Up!® has their largest promotion of the year. Your orders earn you FREE PRODUCTS at the $50 and $100 levels. There is no limit to the number of products earned. In this second card I used the STUNNING Heartfelt Blooms stamp set to easily stamped this breathtaking floral card. The depth you get with this stamp is amazing and I look forward to seeing Stampin’ Up!® bring out more like this. The sentiment also came from this same stamp set. The double heart was created using two of Stampin’ Up!’s®  Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelits. I lined them up and used the Big Shot Magnetic Platform in my big shot to create this heart. Later this week I will show this idea stepped up a little. Lastly some added gemstones just to add a little bling! To see ALL the Freebie Products simply click HERE.

Happy Stampin’

Melanie