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Simple Fun Fold Cards ~ w/ Hold on to Hope Bundle

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Hi Everyone,

This week I will be sharing 3 simple fun fold cards with you. I have had a lot of fun learning how to make these and am surprised how very easy they actually are.

A couple of weeks ago I shared 3 other projects using the “Hold on to Hope” stamp & die bundle from Stampin’ Up!® I will link to those three posts at the end of this post just in case you missed them.

For this first card I have is a super simple design. I will list all measurements and that way you can easily create one of your own.

Card Stock Cut and Score Measurements:

Base Card 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ ~ Scored at 3″ & 7 1/4″ ~ Elegant Eggplant

Front Panel Piece 1 (The larger one) is  2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ ~ Perfect Plum

Front Panel Piece 2 (The smaller one) is 1″ x 5 1/4″ ~ Perfect Plum

Front Focal Piece ~ 3″ x4 1/4″ ~ Elegant Eggplant

Front Focal Piece ~ 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ ~ Whisper White

For the focal point I have used the Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set along with the Hold on to Hope Bundle. I cut two of the cross dies in this set. Once with glimmer paper using the solid shaped cross die and the detailed top portion is cut from Silver Metallic Paper. It is so shinny!! Anything with blind must be good huh?

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Hold On To Hope ~ Midweek Clean & Simple Card


Just a quick post today as I know everyone is busy trying to get through their weeks. These cards are PERFECT when you want to get a little crafting in but you just don’t have a whole lot of time.

The Hold On To Hope bundle is timeless. This set was designed by Brandy Cox and this card is actually cased from her as well. The simplistic design is perfect for my CAS Wednesday post so thank you Brandy for your inspiration.

This card is simply made from paper and ink. There are no embellishments or bling. Just simple stamping using the Hold On To Hope stamp set.  This card can be completed in about 5-10 minutes. Perfect for Midweek!

 

 

Isn’t the bundle breathtaking? I hope you were also inspired today. Happy Stampin’ ®

Melanie

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Stampin’ Up! ® Sale A Bration ~ Don’t Miss Out!


This week I am coming to you with 3 posts each sharing a FREE Sale A Bration (SAB) product. How can you earn FREE products you ask? Simply place an order before March 31st of $50+ or $100+ to have your pick from the freebie choices.

Today’s focus is on “The Beautiful Peacock” stamp set which is FREE with a $50 purchase. I have created two cards using this set. The horizontal card was made for my monthly card buffet class and the stepped up vertical version was created at my March Card Class in my home. interested in classes? Feel free to message me I would love to hear your ideas!

For this simple card all you need along with your stamp set is paper & ink. For the base card I used Pacific Point paper stamped with swirls from The Beautiful Peacock stamp set also using the Pacific Point ink pad. The white panel was really fun to stamp. We started on the left with the sentiment followed by the peacock. Then rather than using the additional peacock stamp for the feathers we created fancy feathers using the flourishes in the set. Everyone in class loved the small floral stamps and wanted to stamp them on all their projects.

For this more detailed design we did two step stamping using both peacock stamps. Then we layered them using the layered circle framelits and the starburst punch. They coordinate so nicely together don’t they? With the extra stamping in the background followed by the extra layer using the Petal Paired embossing folder set this card is full of dimension.

I hope you have enjoyed todays samples. Check back Wednesday for a CAS design for midweek. If I have inspired you and you would like to get your FREE Peacock stamps set feel free to use this months hostess code when checking out. FCNV6MBW, thank you for stopping by and I hope to hear from you soon!

Melanie

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CAS Wednesday ~ Magical Mermaid!


Want to get a card complete super quick? Then check in with me each Wednesday (Hump day) for a quick and easy card that can be made in moments. We all have those days we are busy in yet we so want to be creative too. Mid week here at Melanie Stamps is the place to be. Make sure to add your email address in along the side bar so you will get a mid week reminder when the new posts are published!

This card was designed and shared with me by Michelle T. who is also a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator. I love how she used the designer series paper to really bring this card alive. The glimmer paper is also part of this suite along with the glitter washi tape which I shared with you on Monday. Check out the tiny sea horse she stamped in the bottom right corner… So sweet! She even added a little Wink of Stella to the mermaids tail after coloring with her markers. Thank you for sharing this card with all of us Michelle.

 

On Friday I will be sharing a unique shaped card with all of you. See you then! Melanie

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Fantasy Week Stampin’ Up!® Style


Recently I met up with a couple of online crafting friends in Mississippi (Hi Susan & Donna… miss you ladies already!!!) for a wonderful 3 day crop. My focus was mostly on Stampin’ Up!® projects and I will be sharing projects made from both the Magical Day and Sunshine and Rainbows Stamp & Die bundles. For someone who loves fantasy as well as all things colorful these were my first two sets purchased from the Spring Occasions Catalog.

With this first sample I used the awesome dies with the Sunshine & Rainbow dies to create these clouds and rainbow. I just love how simple yet unique this is. The sentiment was from the same bundle.

This second project incorporates both of the featured sets this week. Using the cloud dies I created a shaped card by trimming the upper left corner of a right opening card. Then I was able to use the rainbow dies and clouds to connect it all together. This adorable unicorn and glitter washi tape came from the Magical Day Suite of products. Don’t these set work together nicely?

Check in with me on CLS Wednesday when I share a Clean & Simple card made from the designer series paper that coordinates with these stamps. Until then keep on Stampin’®

Melanie

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Heart Weeks Conclusion ~ Nontraditional Colors


YAY!!! Friday is HERE!!!!

Today I have my 3rd and final post during Heart Week. I hope you have had some fun with this. Valentine’s has come and gone so I have a nontraditional color theme today and I just love these colors together.

The first card was inspired by one of my teammates Sandra Hernandez. She made a beautiful card and shared it in our demo group on FB. The interlocking hearts were made using multiple different heart dies from the Sweet & Sassy Hearts Framelit Dies.  The designer Series Paper used here was the Petal Garden 6×6″ paper stack. Stampin’ Up!® card stock used here Calypso Coral & Whisper White.

 

Helpful Tip: You can use the big Shot’s Magnetic Platform if you have one, OR line up your dies as seen above and run a piece of washi tape over them. This made it easy to cut and actually re cut the exact heart a couple of times before using more tape.

For this floral above I used the same technique as I did on Monday’s Blog Post using a different color scheme. Pearls were added after inking and I attached it to a piece of wood paper from Stampin’ Up!’s® Wood Textures Designers Series Paper Stack (6×6″)

Stampin’ Up!® supplies used:

Sweet & Sassy Hearts Framelit Dies. 

Bloomin’ Love Framelit Dies

Duet Banner Punch

Petal Garden 6×6″ paper stack.

Calypso Coral card stock

Whisper White. card stock

Wood Textures Designers Series Paper Stack

 

I hope you have enjoyed my week full of heart projects this past week. If you missed the first two in the series simply click below.

Link to Monday’s Blog Post

Link to Wednesday’s Valentine Blog Post

Happy Stampin’ My Friends! Melanie

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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

 

 

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“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

 

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Remarkable You ~ Stampin’ Up! ® Color Blends

Welcome back!

Today I am sharing some coloring I did with the NEW Stampin’ Blends this evening. I have had this “Remarkable You” stamp set for quite some time and I immediately thought of it when trying to decide which set to color first. These 4 large images are perfect for Alcohol Marker Shading.

 

Below are the color combos I have used for each individual flower. I hope this encourages you to gives these markers a try. I am more than happy to help guide you in any way needed.

For this beauty I have used Light Pumpkin Pie Dark Pumpkin Pie, and Light Cherry Cobbler

For these amazing leaves I have used Light Old Olive, Dark Old Olive, and Light Daffodil Delight

For these I simply used Light and Dark Daffodil Delight along with Light and Dark Old Olive.

Last but not least I colored this beautiful flower with Light and Dark Calypso Coral and Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler along with light and dark Old Olive for the stem.

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Stampin’ UP!® Blends Markers are HERE!

Welcome my friends,

This is my very first post to my Exclusive Stampin’ UP!® blog. I have been slowly working on this blog design for a while. A lot of you may have seen my posts over at www.fairystampland.com and may be wondering why I am starting another blog? I want to separate my design team work with non Stampin’ Up!® companies from my Stampin Up!® work. I love both but I think it gets a little confusing for the reader. So www.melaniestamps.com will be 100% Stampin’ Up!® projects, promotions, and stamping fun.

A lot of you may be joining me from my other blog where I have mostly shared my work using Copic Marker Coloring. So it excites me to no end to begin this blog introducing you to the NEW Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.

 

Stampin’ Up!® has just released the first collection of markers. We have 13 color families plus the color lifter. It is recommended that you use Stampin’ Up! Thick Whisper White Card Stock when coloring with these blendable markers. Here is a video brought to you by Stampin’ Up!®

To purchase the entire set click HERE

To see individual Markers Click HERE

I will be sharing photo samples of my coloring soon so stay tuned. Thank you for stopping by today.

Happy Stampin’

Melanie