2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Card Making, Scenes, Stampin Up, Stamping

Focal Friday ~ Stampin Up Color Palette Featuring Nature’s Beauty

 

Hi Friends,

Today’s Friday Focal challenged me a little but I immediately knew I wanted to use the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin’ ® Up! This stamp set reminds me of my son in law as he loves hunting. Lets look at today’s color palette.

 

 

The fall colors are always so much to play with. My favorite season is spring but I love the richness of the fall colors and are always fun to work with. Unfortunately fall seems to rush right by us so the time frame to play with these combinations are small. It seems Christmas comes so fast and before we know it it will be 2021!

 

 

For today’s first sample I truly tried to design almost exactly what I saw in the focal image and I struggled quite a bit. There is a lesson to be had here…

 

 

My husband surprised me with a little trip to the mountains so I rushed my way through this sample because I was short on time. The time away was so worth it though and once I got back home and back into the craft room I immediately created another card which I am quite happy with.

 

 

 

Now isn’t this a good learning experience? Do not allow stress or your lack of time to effect your creative spirit. If your project is not going as planned and your stressed by it just simply get up and walk away. Take a walk, take a bath, or like me, take a mini vacation. It is amazing how 2 nights away with the love of your life can change things. 🙂

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Happy Stamping my friends!
Melanie

Product List

Nature's Beauty Cling Stamp Set

$21.00

Snow Front Photopolymer Stamp Set

$22.00

So Sentimental Bundle (English)

$48.50

Winter Woods Clear-Mount Bundle

$50.25

Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock

$8.75

Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$9.75

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

$8.75

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

$9.75

Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Champagne Foil Sheets

$5.00

Stitched Rectangle Dies

$35.00

Woodland Embossing Folder

$8.50

Classic Label Punch

$18.00

Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack

$8.00

Paper Trimmer

$25.00

2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Card Making, Fancy Fold, Fun Fold, Multiple Layer Stamping, Stamping, Triple Layered Stamping

Interlocking Gate Fold Card Tutorial ~ Forever Greenery DSP by Stampin’ Up!

 

 

Welcome back friends!

This week’s Focal Friday image is a floral arrangement that a friend of mine received for her birthday. I knew immediately when I saw it that it would go perfect with the Forever Greenery Suite by (#154143) Stampin’ Up! I only ended up using the Forever Greenery Designer Series paper (#152475) and I teamed it up with the To a Wild Rose (#149452) stamp set.

 

 

For my first card I have created a Interlocking Gate Fold Card.  This card was inspired by a fellow demonstrator named JoAnne Hewin. Thank you JoAnne for inspiring this design.

Would you like to learn how to make this design? Check out my brand new YouTube tutorial to help inspire you and make sure to share it with all of us over one facebook. CLICK HERE to join my private Melanie Smith Stamps facebook group.

 

The Forever Greenery Designer Series paper along with the three ink colors was perfect to go along with this weeks focal image. Just look at this beautiful paper..

 

 

For my second card I have created a traditional A2 size card focusing on both the colors of the focal imagery but also the beautiful Ornate Borders Die Set (152724)

For this second card I did not use any designer series paper. Instead I chose 3 smallish stamps and the 3 focal colors and stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I just loved the way it turned out. For the sentiment I used the Ornate Frames Die set.

 

 

Do you have an order and want the very BEST DEAL? Simply sign up as a Luv 2 Ink Shopper. It is truly the best deal ever. You will get to choose $125 worth of product OF YOUR CHOICE, and will receive FREE shipping, along with a facebook family of other like minded crafter’s with fun challenges and friendships, All for ONLY $99+tax Get the Deal Now! Have questions…simply email me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com

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Happy Stamping my friends!
Melanie

Product List

Forever Greenery Suite Collection (English)

$105.00

Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$9.75

To A Wild Rose Photopolymer Stamp Set

$26.00

Wild Rose Dies

$34.00

Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8" (1 Cm) Reversible Ribbon

$7.50

Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels

$6.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Rooted In Nature Clear-Mount Bundle

$72.75

Stamparatus

$49.00

Paper Trimmer

$25.00

2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Card Making, Stamping

Wednesday Sketch ~ Flowers For Every Season by Stampin’® Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I am using some items from the Flowers For Every Season Suite of products in the annual Stampin’ Up! catalog. Below is this weeks Wednesday Sketch #3, Lets take a look…

This is a square sketch but I have made 2 samples measuring 4 1/4 x 6 1/4″ which is the size of the Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. I have also used the beautiful 6×6″ paper stack which coordinates perfectly. Here is my first card.

With my sunflower card I have used the Just Jade Memories and More note card for my card base. I then layered it with the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series paper. My stamped images have come from the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle along with the Whisper White sunflower dies layered for extra interest.

In my second sample I have added the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle for the stamped flowers and dies.  Aren’t the little flowers adorable? Here is a close up photo…

I will link all products below in case you want to check them out for yourself. Here is a photo of the full collection but items are available separately as well.

Do you have an order and want the very BEST DEAL? Simply sign up as a Luv 2 Ink Shopper. It is truly the best deal ever. You will get to choose $125 worth of product OF YOUR CHOICE, and will receive FREE shipping, along with a facebook family of other like minded crafter’s with fun challenges and friendships, All for ONLY $99+tax Sign Up Now! Have questions…simply email me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com

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Happy Stamping my friends!

Melanie

Product List

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English)

$51.25

Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes

$11.00

Flowers For Every Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Mango Melody Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Bronze & Ivory Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

$9.00

Blossoms In Bloom Bundle (English)

$60.25

Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad

$7.50

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

$9.75

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Paper Trimmer

$25.00

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

$120.00

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

$4.00

Stampin' Seal

$8.00

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Wednesday Sketch ~ Forever Fern Stamp Set

Thank you for following my brand new series of Wednesday Sketch with me, Melanie Smith!!! I am playing with the Forever Fern stamp set today by Stampin’ Up! I have combined it with many of the Stampin’ Up! die sets which fit perfectly with today’s sketch.

Do you ever struggle with card design? Using a card sketch can be a valuable tool and really can get your mojo working. This sketch is a unusual shape compared to the normal A2 card size that most demonstrators use. (4.25×5.5″) My cards below measures 5″ square.

The Forever Fern Bundle (#154094) is probably the most versatile suite in the 2020/2021 Annual Catalog. It is perfect for every occasion. I have used it in numerous cards and will continue to. If you have not checked it out yet make sure to check the supply list at the bottom of this post.

I have used numerous other items in this first card. 4 different die sets by Stampin’ Up! including the Layering Circles (#151770), Layering Squares (#151772), Stitched Shapes (#152323) and the Stitched Rectangles (#151820). I probably wouldn’t of normally used this many, but since I was following the sketch It just happened! The “In Good Taste” Designer Series Paper” (#152494) which is a 24 sheet pack of double sided paper is a must have. Last but not least I have embellished this card using the 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon (#150446) and the Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems from the holiday catalog (#153547)

This second sample has used a mixture of the same die sets as the first sample. For the background I embossed it with the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder (#151801) The sentiment is stamped from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set (#149325). The papers include “Flowers for Every Season 6×6” (#152486)  and “In Color 6×6” paper (#153070). Last but not least I finished this card off by adding Enamel Dots (#152480) along with the coordinating Magenta Madness ribbon (#153623)

Do you have an order and want the very BEST DEAL? Simply sign up as a Luv 2 Ink Shopper. It is truly the best deal ever. You will get to choose $125 worth of product OF YOUR CHOICE, and will receive FREE shipping, along with a facebook family of other like minded crafter’s with fun challenges and friendships, All for ONLY $99+tax Sign Up Now! Have questions…simply email me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com

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Happy Stamping my friends!

Melanie

Product List

Forever Greenery Suite Collection (English)

$105.00

Forever Lovely Photopolymer Bundle

$47.50

Daisy Lane Cling Stamp Set

$23.00

Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

$10.00

Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

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

$9.75

Seaside Spray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Magenta Madness 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

2020–2022 In Color Enamel Dots

$8.00

2020–2022 In Color 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Flowers For Every Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$11.50

In Good Taste Designer Series Paper

$21.00

Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad

$7.50

Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Seaside Spray 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Metallic Ribbon

$7.00

Magenta Madness 1/4" (6.4 Mm) 2020–2022 In Color Ribbon

$6.00
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Focal Friday ~ Stampin’ Write Marker Technique w/ Video ~ Butterfly Wishes

Hello Friends,

Thank you for taking the time to stop on by. Today I have chosen a beautiful photo and created a color palette to go along with it in the hopes that it will inspire you to use these colors in your next project. I am using the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Wishes stamp set. I have named this technique “Stampin’ Write Marker Technique since we are stamping with markers in this tutorial.

 

 

After playing with my Stampin’ Write Markers,  I created this simple card featuring the Butterfly Wishes stamp set. I will link all the products at the end of this post.

 

 

The background is simply Crumb Cake ink stamped onto Crumb Cake Card Stock. Super simple. Then I used the “Stampin’ Write Marker Technique” to stamp the image in multiple colors all at the same time. Have you tried this before? It is super simple and so much fun. Here is a short technique video to show you if you have never played with your markers in this way.

 

 

I hope today’s post has inspired you and that you use today’s Focal Friday imagery to create your own project. If you are not already a member of my customer facebook group make sure to CLICK HERE to join and share your project with us.

 

Product List

Butterfly Wishes Cling Stamp Set

$23.00

Stitched Rectangle Dies

$35.00

2020–2022 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Assortment

$15.00

Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker

120970
$3.50

Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker

120967
$3.50

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

$8.75

Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

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

$9.75

3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim

$7.00

Share What You Love Artisan Pearls

146927
$6.00

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