Season’s Wishes ~ In The Pines Bundle

Hello Followers & Friends,

Today I have a project created using the In The Trees Bundle. This bundle is being retired and is only available while supplies last. CLICK HERE to see the current end of the year sale and to see if you can grab this bundle before it is gone.

I am really loving the depth and overall dimension on this card. It simply begins with a piece of whisper white paper that is ran through the Evergreen Forrest 3D embossing folder. Then Mint Macaroon and some Shaded Spruce inks are sponged on darker parts at the edges. The colors mixed are beautiful.

Once my panel was inked up I did a little surgery to my sentiment stamp. By cutting them apart I can use them together and separated like you see here so that the sentiment fits better and is more pleasing to the eye.

Hee hee…I know some people will cringe at this photo but I like the way it fit on my card front better like this 🙂

For the tree I found the best way to line the dies up were to cut them together. So I layered them inside each other and ran the through my die cut machine. Depending on the machine you use you may need to run it a second time.

It may be hard to tell but I have stamped the tree using one of the Distinktive stamps. Then I stamped the trunk. I then used a piece of foiled paper from the Feels Like Frost 6×6″ Specialty Designer series Paper. It really made for a icy snow look to the branches.

To finish up the card I added the Just Jade Flowers From Every Season Ribbon pack.

Thank you for “Following” me and my work. I truly appreciate each and everyone of you. Happy Holidays!


Product List

In The Pines Bundle


Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder


Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack


Feels Like Frost Specialty 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Hippo Happiness Bundle (English)


Shaded Spruce 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad


Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad


Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad


Stampin' Dimensionals


Paper Trimmer




Stampin’ Up! SALE & Retirement List!

Hi Friends! I have some exciting news for all of you….

Stampin’ Up! SALE & Retirement list!

This year’s August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is retiring to make room for all of the new items releasing on January 5th. They are carrying over a handful of items, but the rest of the items are now “while supplies last”. Some of the items are also reduced up to 50% off (Papers and Embellishments are nicely discounted along with other items) so make sure to check the lists or go over to the website starting Dec. 8th. (Shop early for best selection)


There are ONLY 20 items that are being carried over into future catalogs so make sure your favorites are not sold out by shopping early.

Shopping this sale begins at midnight December 8th at 12:01am PT / 3am ET
Make sure to check closely at the following items. They have deep deep discounts.

  • Embellishments
  • Papers
  • Dies
  • Kits
  • and MORE

Have fun shopping the sale!!

Thank you for following me and my personal Stampin’ Up! journey. Lets get crafty together! I am beginning to share on YouTube so make sure to check out my YouTube Channel.



Focal Friday ~ Meant To Be

Hi Friends, each week I post a photo to inspire your weekend crafting. I will post a photo that inspired me to create today’s project. If you would like to follow along I would love to see you add photos of your projects on my VIP Facebook Group.. Not a member yet? Click HERE

So today’s photo inspiration is just a random photo I found on Pinterest and here is my project using this photo as inspiration.

See how fun it can be to use a photo as inspiration? I really like how this card turned out. Here is a closer look…

I will link all the products used in today’s sample below. I hope it has inspired you to chisel out a little time for yourself this weekend. Have a wonderful weekend! Melanie

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Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper… WOW!

Happy Valentine’s Day My Friends,

Today I am sharing my FAVORITE project of the week. I love the lush Foil paper intertwined with the neutral Crumb Cake paper. The mixture of the dies, punches, and lastly the embossing folders…. it is just so detailed and that is why it is my favorite.

The Lovely Lipstick Foil paper is actually a FREE item being offered while supplies last. It comes in a combo and is FREE with a $50 purchase.

The texture is what draws my eye to this project. The embossed Crumb Cake heart placed inside the larger stitched heart and then embellished with the detailed Linen Thread. I will list all products used below. I would love to know which project is your favorite this week….?

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Beautiful Congratulations Card.

Today I am sharing with you a fun little technique I ended up doing to create this elegant Congratulations card perfect for any special occasion.

The background was created using the beautiful Tufted embossing folder #139673. To create the focal I did the following…

I first cut the blue stitched heart fro the Meant To Be bundle. I then cut 3 of the clustered hearts die and using the Tombow glue I carefully glued them down to cover the front of the heart.

Then turn the heart over and trim along the edges to remove the excess. This will result in a perfectly covered focal heart.

The sentiment uses the Congratulations stamp from the “Special Celebrations” stamp set # 143885 and perfectly fits the “Classic Label Punch” #141491. All the dies all came from the “Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies” which are part of the “Meant to Be Bundle #150587”. All supplies are listed below.

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