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Friday Wrap Up ~ Wishing You Well Stamp Set

This week my main focus was using the “Wishing You Well Stamp” set by Stampin’ Up!® This stamp will be carrying over into next years annual 2019/2010 catalog that will come out June 1st. 2019. It is also a very versatile stamp set. It can be used ALL YEAR LONG…. It also has an amazing price point at only $19.00

Above you can see projects made using some basic supplies. Very simple, yet fresh and appealing. I can’t wait to play with this set using spring time colors… but what about Valentines… Easter… Mother’s Day… Thinking of You… Happy Birthday… So many options!!!!

 

I hope you have a fun and enjoyable week following along with me as I explore this set. I would love for your to consider signing up for my blog emails. Simply add your email to the right hand side bar of my blog and enter your email. Have an amazing weekend my friends ~ Melanie

 

 

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Holiday Wreath Cards

These are a couple of my last holiday cards this season. I just love the wreath stamp in the “Wishing You Well” stamp set by Stampin’ Up!®

This first sample uses a few fun little elements. The Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper has been layered below the wreath. It is cut out and framed using the Layering Circle Framelits. These sets are wonderful (They come in Oval, Circle, and Square) and they are a wonderful value. The die sets have both regular and scalloped shapes that fit perfectly together for just beautiful layering. The bow was stamped and fussy cut and added with a Mini Stampin’s Dimensionals. The sentiment was cut and framed using the Layering Oval Framelits. Behind the sentiment the Sprig Punch has been used multiple times to add dimension.

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With my second sample I have created a wreath using the same stamp set and I have chosen to stamp it directly onto the Wood Textures 6×6″ paper.

Red Rhinestones have been added to the wreath for a little extra detail. Isn’t it just perfect? This would be a great design to make lots of by using the Stamparatus Positioning Tool. (See Below)

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Quick and Simple Cards ~ Wishing You Well By Stampin’ Up!®

Welcome back to my mid week post where I focus on CAS projects that can easily be completed in a quick craft session.

CAS is an abbreviation that stands for “Clean & Simple”. These projects have minimal layering and have less supplies used which make them easily created in a short amount of time.

This first sample, using the Wishing You Well stamp set, is a true CAS card, perfect for the beginner stamper. It only has 2 layers with simple stamping and no embellishments. Quick, Easy, but still very attractive. Envision this card created in every color of the rainbow and then packaged with a pretty bow wrapped around them. It would make an adorable gift for someone special.

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This second card is a little more detailed and would be good for a casual crafter, but still would be considered CAS! I have added a embossed layer and a couple of die cut pieces to create a focal point for the beautiful stamping. Lastly the sentiment is stamped and easily cut out by using a punch. As you can see I have not added embellishments or ribbons or trims or even designer series papers, so I still consider this a CAS Card.

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I hope these quick and easy designs inspire you to create something even during your crazy weeks. Creating CAS cards can be very relaxing and therapeutic even on our busiest days.

Check back each Wednesday for more CAS cards. If you have enjoyed these projects I would love for you to sign up for my email notifications. Just add your email address along the side bar of my blog and you will receive my posts in your email. Thank you for stopping by! Have an amazing day!

Melanie

 

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Tuesday’s Tip: Making your Specialty Paper Go Farther

We all are paper addicts and when you get the most beautiful paper you hate to cut into it. So why not use it wisely? For this sample today I have cut my card layer to fit behind my focal printed paper and then I used a couple of the Stampin’ Up!® punches to punch out pieces that I can use on future projects….Isn’t that neat? Nobody will ever know…. (smile)

 

My sample below is using the punched up layer behind the snowflake paper. This card is using the Wishing You Well stamp set by Stampin’ Up!® along with the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper. I have also used a small bit of the 3/16th Braided Linen Trim to form a sweet little bow.

I hope you have enjoyed todays’s Tip and Project. If you have found it inspiring and would like to follow my work I would be honored to have you follow me by email. Just look along the side bar with more information. ((hugs))

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Melanie’s Monday Must-Haves ~ Wishing You Well

Hi Friends,

This week I am sharing with you one of my favorite stand alone stamp sets from the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog. There are only a few weeks left so don’t delay on your Holiday Catalog Purchases.

The Wishing You Well Stamp set is from Stampin’ Up!® DistINKtive Stamp Technology and it comes in either wood mount or clear mount options.

Here is my sample today. It is one of my favorites. The colors in the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper are so pretty, especially with the metallic pearls. All supplies listed below.

CLICK HERE to purchase yours today before it’s too late!

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Making Christmas Bright ~ Weekly Wrap Up!

This week has been a lot of fun… I have really enjoined sharing the products, tips, and tutorials with you. I love it when a group of products can be so versatile. Here is a quick wrap up…

  Making Christmas Bright Bundle 10% OFF when purchased together #148046

Making Every Day Bright Stamp Set #148813

Below are all of the products from this weeks All is Bright Suite of Products. I hope this has inspired you to get to work on those Christmas Cards!!! Happy Stampin’ My Friends!

Melanie

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Tutorial Creating a Stamp & Punch Flower

With today’s card I have created a fun focal flower by simply stamping with the Making Every Day Bright stamp set which focuses on year round stamping. This stamp set coordinates with the Making Christmas Bright stamp and punch bundle. I used the coordinating punch to cut a portion of the flower petals. Finally I used my Stampin’ Snips to trim the other side of the petal. After attaching the petals I added a Clear Faceted Gem to the center which really attracts the eye.

 

I have also added a piece of glimmer paper and I have embossed the white background using the Tin Tile embossing folder. See product list below for easy clicking!!!

I hope I have inspired you this week and that you have an amazing weekend. Melanie

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Sneak Peek Video ~ Love, Live, & Share It!!!

I am just back from Stampin’ Up! Onstage Convention celebrating our 30th anniversary. Thank you for stopping by tidayee the video below and my message that follows.

Today’s post is a little different for me, but it is important to me as well. I am first and foremost a friend but there are times when my friends, or soon to become friends , come to me and ask to sign up as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. They all have different reasons. Some wish to start a business but the majority of them just love the Quality of Stampin’ Up!’s product and want to get it at a discount. This is what I call a “happy shopper”. I was a “Happy Shopper” for 5 years before deciding to look at SU! as a business. I made the decision to start SU! as a business when I became my mom’s full time caregiver. It is a way of being creative and staying home all while purchasing the products that I love, and yes at a NICE DISCOUNT!!!

If you ever consider Stampin’ Up! and would like to talk about joining my team please do not hesitate to contact me. Some of my best customers have become happy demonstrators. I absolutely love sharing projects with each other and encouraging one another to get crafty!!! I love the accountability and love inspiring creativity.

Currently the sign up special includes $125 worth of product of your choice, free shipping, and a free paper pumpkin for only $99 Just click HERE to join! Looking forward to crafting with some of you, and thank you for your support.

Melanie

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Tuesday’s Tips ~ Sweet & Simple Card

 

Just a simple little tip today. When “Hanging my ornaments I strategically placed my Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of my light bulbs so that they look like a string of lights. In the finished sample below I simply colored in the string of lights and added this focal onto a simple striped background featuring the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper. Love Love Love this paper!!!

 

Small note… The die that I used for the sentiment is from the Merry Christmas To All Thinlits Dies. I have linked both the bundle and the individual die set below in case your wanting to look closer at them on the website.

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Melanie’s Monday Must-Haves ~ Making Christmas Bright

This week we will be playing with the “Making Christmas Bright” & the coordinating “Making Everyday Bright” stamp sets. These two stamp sets work together beautifully and come with a coordinating punch as well.

       

I always love bundles with a coordinating punch and this bundle has a coordinating year round stamp set “add on” as well. WIN/WIN! That is why I have chosen it as Monday’s Must-Have.

Here is today’s sample. It is a simple, yet striking card. I stamped the background with this amazing “lights” stamp and then colored them in with Stampin’ Write Markers. Then I created two banners using the banner punch. One if made with our new glimmer paper. It is a wonderful high quality glitter paper that does not have glitter falling off everywhere.

The focal die here comes from the Stitched Labels Framelits and it is one of my favorite sentiment dies. Below are all the products for this project for easy access to reading more about products on the website.

Happy Stampin’

Melanie

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