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Just Paper & Ink…. Seriously!

Hi Friends,
Today I am going to share a little bit about one layer stamping can be fun and look a lot more work than it really is. When I say “One Layer Stamping” I am thinking “Just paper and ink”!!! nothing fancy but the stamping makes it look like it is more work than it actually is. Lets take a look at how I created today’s card.

Step One: Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to 4″x5 1/4″ and using Merry Merlot ink to stamp your rose stamp from the Forever Lovely Bundle #150580. This is your darkest ink color used in those card.

Step 2: Using your Lovely Lipstick ink pad, stamp that same flower stamp afew more times leading into the center. My watermark above is where your sentiment is going to go so we just want to work on the left hand side.

Step 3: Closing the gap on the left side simply stamp a few more flowers in Flirty Flamingo ink. This technique can be done with almost any stamp but Stampin’ Up!®’s new DistINKtive stamps are perfect for this because they look so dimensional already due to there shading. (DistINKtive stamps are a new style of stamps that Stampin’ Up@ now carry. In one stamp you have varied light and dark areas. They are really fun to play with.

Here is the final ONE LAYER card. Super Simple and perfect for mailing because there are no embellishments 😉

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Tuesday’s Tip ~ Using Ribbon with Dies

Welcome back friends,

This quick Tuesday Tip is using the All My Love Ribbon along with a Sentiment die to create a fun focal point to your cards.

This is the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack #148584 with this item you receive 1 spool of each ribbon. (A 5 ft. spool of the 1/8″ Flirty Flamingo as well as a 5ft spool of the 1/2″ Lovely Lipstick ribbon.) Today we will be using the Lovely Lipstick ribbon along with a die from the Hummingbird Framelit Dies #148528 (Or available in a stamp & die bundle for 10% SAVINGS #148538)

Small Note: The bottom half of this card is stamped using this week’s Forever Lovely Bundle #150580


Lovely Lipstick is my new favorite color 🙂

Having the ribbon go behind the sentiment die really works well here…and so easy!

Thank you for following along this week. I hope to really inspire you this week. Below are the items I have use today. Simply click on the items below and you will be connected straight to my Stampin’ Up!® website for easy shopping.

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Melanie’s Must Have Monday ~ All My Love Suite

Hi Friends!

I have a fun Stampin’ Up!® Suite of products to share with you this week. At first Glance you may thing this is JUST a Valentine’s Bundle of products….but just wait till you see all the samples for this weeks product spotlight.

The beautiful florals in this set and the coordination between stamps and dies is just breathtaking. I have had so much fun with this bunch of products. Here is my first couple of samples to share with you….

This card shows many interesting layers. I have also used the Tufted Embossing Folder #146335 and the Pretty Label Punch #143715 in this sample along with Clear Rhinestones #144220 and All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack #148584


For this next sample I have used the corner dies that come with the Forever Lovely Bundle #150580 along with the mini flowers and branch dies also from the set.

The label die used here is from the Climbing Rose bundle # 150603. Interesting little tidbit of advice…. this sentiment does works PERFECTLY with the Treat Time Stamp set #146626 as seen below. I love it when I can use a product in numerous ways….more bang for the buck!!!

One final look at the Forever Bundle # 150580 here below. I hope you will check back each day as I will be sharing A LOT this week using this set including tips and tutorials and of course a ton of samples!!! Happy Stampin’! Melanie

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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