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Cake Soir’ee Bundle! *~*~Melanie’s Must Have ~*~* Stampin’ Up!® Product of the Week.

Welcome Back,

I have been blogging for years over on BLOGGER but I am pretty much a brand new Stampin’ Up!® blogger. I am also new to Word Press but I have to say I am enjoying the format. Last week was my first full week of blogging and I hope you have enjoyed my trio of projects I posted during “Heart Week”. Each week I am going to focus on one product or suite in the current Stampin’ Up!® catalog. Then on Monday that follows I will choose a Melanie’s Must Have product!

This weeks “Must Have” product is the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies. If you do not yet have these little gems you will want to move them to the top of your shopping list. These coordinate with our Oval, Circle, and Square shaped framelits. I will make sure to link to all of these at the bottom of this page.

 

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Below is the sample from last week showing you how I used them in last weeks cards. If you missed the post feel free to click HERE to see it.                     

This week I will be sharing projects using the Cake Soir’ee bundle from the Stampin’ Up!® Occasions Spring Catalog. I first eyed this set because of the cake which could easily be a wedding or birthday cake. My daughter just got married on Feb. 1st. so I had no time to create a project using this set before then. This is one of the bundles that have so many possibilities. The stamps, the coordinating dies, and don’t forget the foil designer series paper. I focused on the paper in my sample below the video.

This card’s focal is spotlighting the stunning Designer Series Paper. Below are links to all the supplies used. Stay tuned for Wednesday’s Clean & Simple post to help us through the week.

Product List

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

Don’t forget to leave me your email at the top right hand side of my blog so you get notifications each week when a new post goes live!! Happy 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. Make sure to check back on this upcoming Monday for “Melanie’s Must Have” product from this weeks group of products. There are just some products that I could never live without so I thought I would begin each week off sharing one of those products that I feel should be in everyone’s arsenal.

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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“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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Stampin’ Up! ® New Stamparatus Stampin’ Tool PRE Order!

I know a lot of my friends are as excited as I am to pre order the NEW Stamparatus!!! Before I share them all with you I just want to say how much it means to me that you are choosing ME as your Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator. It means the world to me.

Now no more waiting…… Here are all of the details!!!

First…. Watch the video!  5 things you MUST know about the new Stamparatus!!

 

Be sure to watch the whole video, don’t miss the Hinge Step Technique at the end!

IMPORTANT RESERVATION INFO!

The Stamparatus will be ordered differently than your other online orders.

Beginning Nov. 16, 2017 at 2pm MT, a LIMITED QUANTITY will be released for reservation.

 

  • Beginning Nov. 16, at 2pm MT CLICK HERE, then click the banner ad for the Stamparatus and follow the instructions per the graphic below.
  • After receiving the reservations, Stampin’ Up! will place an order with the manufacturer and your Stamparatus will be shipped, with delivery on approx. Feb. 1, 2018.
  • You will provide your credit card info now with your reservation, but it will not be charged until your Stamparatus is ready to ship.
  • You will receive an email from Stampin’ Up! letting you know when to log back in to your online account to finalize your order.
  • You can ADD other Stampin’ Up! products to your order AT THAT TIME if you’d like to receive Sale a Bration benefits!

To reserve yours, follow the instructions below after 2pm MT on Thursday, Nov. 16.

CLICK HERE to view step by step instructions on reserving YOUR Stamparatus

If you miss the reservation window for November, here are the other reservation dates:

Reservations for Stampin' UP! Stamparatus

Benefits, Features and Price:

Features and Benefits of the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus stamp positioning tool

Features and Benefits of the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus stamp positioning tool

 

I got to see this amazing tool “in action” at the Stampin’ UP! OnStage convention last week, and after seeing the demonstrations and all of the amazing things you can do with it, I am convinced and will be reserving mine, too!

I already have the Misti AND Tim Holtz Stampin’ platform but after seeing this one in action I have no doubt that this one is going to be a MUST HAVE!!!!  it does some pretty amazing things! I think you are going to love it!

Hugs, 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.