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Focal Friday Challenge ~ Inspirational Photo

Hi Friends, each week I choose some sort of Inspirational photo for us all to design with. Last week it was a card sketch and this week it is this photo of a bird door mat. It made me think of the Free As A Bird stamp set and I had a lot of fun coloring up the birds to coordinate.

Here is my interpretation of the Friday Focal inspirational photo above.

After coloring the stamped image I simply fussy cut it out and attached it to one of the Stitched Nested Labels using dimensionals. Both our Regular dimensionals as well as the mini’s were used here. I will have them linked below. Now lets take a look at the full card…

This card has such a elegant feel to it and it is all because of these stunning Laser-cut cards. You can purchase them in a designer tin and they also include coordinating envelopes. See photos below for more details.

I am IN LOVE with this tin of cards. These are part of the Bird Ballad Suite that is found on pages 90-92 of the annual catalog. If you wanting the entire suite simply order item #152190 or purchase the tin of card separately by using item number #149595 – everything is linked below 🙂 I hope you have enjoyed this weeks focus on the Bird Ballad Suite. I could design with this suite of products forever. I just love it so much. Happy stamping my friends! Melanie

Product List

Bird Ballad Suite Bundle

$94.75

Free As A Bird Bundle

$51.25

Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin

$18.00

Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Stitched Nested Labels Dies

$35.00

Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Mango Melody Combo Pack Stampin' Blends

$9.00

Pool Party Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Cajun Craze Combo Pack Stampin' Blends

$9.00

Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon

$8.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$7.00

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Thursday Throw Back ~ A Bridge Card

This is a super fun design that folds flat to fit in a standard A2 size envelope.

I am mixing the Botanical Tags Dies & it’s coordinating Botanical Bliss Stamp Set. This is a bundle I had purchased last year and never gotten around to using. I am determined to share all of the items I have purchased so I hope your enjoying these throw back Thursdays.

This shows the card at a different angle. As you can see the beautiful Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper was perfect for these panels. Here is a close up of the Bird Ballad DSP.

I think this is my favorite designer series paper in the entire annual catalog. Do you agree? If not what is your favorite DSP???

Product List

Bird Ballad Suite Bundle

$94.75

Free As A Bird Bundle

$51.25

Botanical Bliss Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$19.00

Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies

$27.00

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.75

Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.50

Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$7.00

Simply Scored

$30.00

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Wednesday Night Live ~ A Z Fold Card

Today I am sharing a fun Z-fold card design. TONIGHT I will be making it LIVE on my Facebook Business Page so make sure to jump on over there and “Like” the page so you will be able to follow along. 🙂

This is a simple style Z fold card. As you can see I am using the Bird Ballad designer series paper along with petal pink and pool party card stocks.The stamped panel is stamped with the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. All of these supplies will be pictured below. Simply click them and it will take you directly to my online store.

Here is a slightly different view showing the inside of the card. I have colored a a bird from the stamp set using alcohol markers. He is standing on a die cut branch die from the Botanical Blooms die set.

Measurements:
Pool Party Card stock : 4 1/4 x 11″ ~ score at 2 3/4″ & 5 1/2″
Petal Pink Card stock: 2 1/2 x 10″ ~ score at 4 1/4″ x 7 1/2″
White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
Floral Designer Series Paper: 2 1/2″ x 4″ (x2) & 4″ x 5 1/4″
Polka dot Designer Series Paper: 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ & 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ & 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″

I will upload the YouTube video soon after the live event tonight. Don’t forget…9PM Eastern Standard Time, on my Facebook Business Page!

See you then! Melanie

Product List

Bird Ballad Suite Bundle

$94.75

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Free As A Bird Bundle

$51.25

Botanical Bliss Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$19.00

Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies

$27.00

Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.50

Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

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

$7.75

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Pool Party Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Pearl Basic Jewels

$5.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

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Tuesday’s Tips ~ Partial Embossing

Today’s project features a tricky little tip that gives your project that little bit of extra elegance.

Using the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder I have embossed just the top right corner of the card front. It adds interest don’t you think? Here is how I did it…

It was a little tricky trying to get the angle just right. But this was the final position that worked. I ran this through my big shot and I really liked the results.

Below I will list all the supplies I have used for easy reference. If your enjoying my blog I would love for you to “Follow” me via email. This will send you a short reminder email when I have a new post. 🙂

Product List

Bird Ballad Suite Bundle

$94.75

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.75

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

$0.00

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

$35.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

$30.00

Flower Faceted Gems

$8.00

3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim

$7.00

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$7.00

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Monday’s Melanie’s Must-Have ~ Bird Ballad Suite

I have chosen the Bird Ballad Suite for this weeks focus. This lovely suite includes so many beautiful things. I will share all my projects this week both here as well as my Facebook Page

Bird Ballad Suite Item # 152190

My project today features some coloring with our Stampin’ Up!® Stampin’ Blends® Alcohol Markers.

The Stamp and Die bundle, Item # 151123 includes the beautiful Free as a Bird Stamp Set as well as the Stitched Nested Labels. I am finding I am using these label dies with all my projects. They are small enough for sentiments as well as focal images as shown here in my project.

This above photo shows the details of my coloring as well as the Stitched Nested Label Dies.


Such a lovely color scheme. I will post all supplies below. If your order is under $150 I would realy appreciate you using my monthly Hostess Code: 67YGHK7Y when checking out. Thank you so much! Melanie

Product List

Bird Ballad Suite Bundle

$94.75

Free As A Bird Bundle

$51.25

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Refill

$5.00

Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Rhinestone Basic Jewels

$5.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$7.00

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Simply Saturday ~ A Clean And Simple Masculine Card.

Welcome back…. If your still with me throughout the whole week thank you for following my work. If you are wanting to get the Come Sail Away Suite of products by Stampin’ Up!® they now have an easier way of ordering. Just simply visit My Personal Online Store, log in as a customer, and enter item #152175 ~ that number will give you all the supplies in the Suite including the Stamp & Die Bundle at 10% off, plus the High Seas 3D Embossing folder (Which I haven’t been able to share with you due to it not being on our preorder list) Plus the Memory & More Card Pack which my project below is made from. You will also get the full package of 12×12 Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper PLUS the coordinating Bakers Twine and Sail Away Trinkets…. EVERYTHING for just $94.75!

Now like mentioned above…todays card is made from the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack. The white lazer cut card is from the pack of cards and I simply attached it to a card base. Then I die cut wheels from the Smooth Sailing Dies and glued them on. I added the clear droplets to the centers of each wheel. The sentiment is a die cut from the same bundle and the actual design on the label are stickers from the Memories & More Card Pack. NO STAMPING!!!! How quick and easy is that????

Have an amazing weekend my crafting family…Melanie

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June’s Hostess Code is: H67YGHK7Y

Thank you for choosing me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

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Focal Friday Is Back ~ Sketch

Hello My Lovely Friends,

I am back today to share a fun Focal Friday Card sketch. I would love to see what you make using this sketch. Make sure to share your projects on my Melanie Stamps Facebook Group

Above is the sketch used as inspiration for today’s project. Sometimes when your just out of ideas a sketch can keep you motivated. Try play around with it and see what you come up with…. here’s mine…

All the paper is from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. Then I stamped and die cut the anchor using the Baker’s Twine which coordinates with the suite to tie onto the anchor. Stampin’ Dimensionals were used under the scalloped circle and anchor. Now lets see your project… Share HERE!

By now you must be thinking….“Wow I need it all!!!” well guess what? Stampin’ Up! now offers a “BUY IT ALL” item code for the Suites. To get the entire “Come Sail Away Suite” Simply visit my ONLINE STORE and enter item #152175, also don’t forget using my monthly hostess code if ordering under $150. June’s Hostess Code is 67YGHK7Y – Thank you for choosing me as your personal demonstrator. ((((hugs))) Melanie

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Throw Back Thursday ~ A Fusion of New with the old.

When looking through the new 2019/2020 Annual Stampin’ Up!® catalog I realized that there were a lot of current Stampin’ Up® stamp sets that I have not used to their full potential. Sets that are both in the previous catalog but that carried over into the new catalog. So I have decided to bring them out and fuse them together as I share new products each week.

I absolutely love the way this card turned out. I have used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies to create a frame of sorts. The water is created using the stamp from the Lillypad Lake stamp set. Don’t they work together nicely?

The sail boats in this set are just beautiful. I have stamped these in Momento Tuxedo Black inks then colored with Stampin’ Blends. Lastly I added Wink of Stella to the sails.

Here is the finished card up close. I used the Swirls and Curls embossing folder for the background along with some Silver Foil paper for the background just to add a little flare.

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Wednesday Night Live… Making a Sponged Lighthouse Scene.

Hi Friends,

I will be stamping with you tonight for the very first time! This evening we will be creating this lighthouse scene card made with the Come Sail Away Suite of products by Stampin’ Up!® All supplies are listed below the photo Make sure to join us at 9PM tonight on my Facebook Business Page!

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Tuesday’s Tip ~ A Memories & More Card!

Hi Friends,

Today I am coming to you with a fun, yet, easy card… but first a funny story… My up line had a fun weekly challenge for last week to create 3 products using the same suite of products. I was super lucky and won the prize patrol — YAY! Thanks Patty! Anyways I went to create using this weeks suite and I could not find the silly stamp set. So this card along with another were created with NO STAMPING!!!! lol, sentiments etc were all from the Memories & More Card Pack!!!

For my Tuesday’s Tip take a close look at my Anchor. This fun element is a metal trinket from the suite. The Bakers Twine is also from the suite. I wanted it to look as if the anchor had been thrown over board. So My tip is to not forget to add Glue Dots to your order. I think these are often overlooked. Glue dots are very sturdy and hold both the knot and the anchor into place. Isn’t it a fun way to add dimension to a Memories & More card?

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Glue Dots

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$5.25