2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Alcohol Markers, Coloring

Happy Thanksgiving From Melanie Stamps!

Hi Friends,

I decided instead of a Wednesday Sketch post that I would create a group of Thanksgiving cards which I have mailed off to my bible study group of ladies. I hope they receive them and knows how much I am thankful for them. Here are a couple in progress photos I took along the design process.

I completely forgot to take light box photos of these because I was so motivated to create them for my bible study group. I had them filled out, in their sealed envelope, with postage before I realized I did not take individual photos of them. Luckily I did snap a few shots during the creative process. I had colored all of the stamped images using the wonderful Stampin’ Blends markers. If you like the look of Alcohol markers but can’t decide on which color combos to purchase or shy away because the expense I have a solution for you. Grab the Blends Combo sets of alcohol markers that Stampin’ Up! sells. They are already in a combo that will blend well together so no need to worry about which ones work together. If you have questions abut them never hesitate to contact me.

 

Here is a quick tip that I learned from Patty Bennett. When making multiple cards at once tie all your bows and attach each to a glue dot on the roll. Then when you need a bow it is sitting there ready to go.

 

Here is the final product. I loved the look of these tiny bows. I think this trim is my favorite this fall. It is so easy to work with.

I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful day. I will be thinking of my mama in heaven as this will be my first Thanksgiving without her. I know she is looking down on me and is close to my heart. To the families who have lost their loved ones this year not just from old age but also from the Covid 19 pandemic… please know you are all in my prayers.

Crafty Love, Melanie

 

Product List

Celebration Tidings Bundle (English)

$46.75

Ornate Thanks Bundle (English)

$46.75

Ornate Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)

$18.00

Plaid Tidings 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$11.50

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

$8.75

Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Mango Melody 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

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

$8.75

Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels

$6.00

Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack

$8.00

2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Holiday Catalog

Stampin’ Up! ~ Quite Curvy Variety Bundle & The ONLINE Extravaganza… One day only!

Hello friends,

I am merging two posts in one here so please forgive me. I wanted to make sure that nobody misses the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA SALE which is TOMORROW ONLY 11/24/2020!!!

Also please know that there is a ONE DAY SALE TODAY ~ Tuesday November 24, 2020!!! 10% discount on the majority of products in the annual catalog. The best deals are all Blends Alcohol markers, All Bundles, all designer papers, and EVEN the Stamparatus. See excluded items below. CLICK HERE TO SHOP!

 

I am also sharing The Quite Curvy variety bundle which includes the Coordinating Holiday Stamp and papers. The full collection set comes with 2 Stamp Sets, 1 die set, plus a full package of papers. With two stamp sets it covers your holiday cards but the second stamp set is for all occasion cards. This full bundle offer will not be available  for long. So I have created two cards with each stamp set to share this with you.

 

These are two favorite cards from the ones I made. I love the addition of Stitched Stars dies that I already owned. Let look at these two a bit closer…

This holiday card uses two of the papers from this variety bundle. I love mix matching the paper patterns. The sentiment and forest of tress are both in the Curvy Christmas stamp set which is included. I have also added some pretty glistening Snowflake Splendor ribbon which finishes this card perfectly. 

This card here is my favorite of the bunch. I love the curved stars stamp but instead of using them horizontally I decided to stamp it on the diagonal and I love how it turned out. I have incorporates the Stitched Star Die Set and the Gold Foil Paper.

This holiday Christmas tree card has the curvy part vertical and used as the right side of this card to add a little interest. The curvy die was also used for the hill that the tree stands on. My focal was created using the Pine Woods Die Set. I also added some white dotty trim and some rhinestones used for the ornaments. The golf star was from the Stitched Stars die set. I will link these items at the bottom of this blog post for easy reference if your wanting to look a little closer at the items.

Here is a close up of the tree. I love how it turned out.

 

This last card is more of a plain Jane type of card. I wanted to show off the papers which are included in the Curvy Variety Bundle. It gives you lots of option both holiday and everyday cards. Perfect for every season.

Product List

Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (English)

$70.50

Stitched Stars Dies

$38.00

Pine Woods Dies

$36.00

Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Whisper White 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon

$7.50

Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels

$6.00

Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Gold Foil Sheets

$5.00

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

$8.75

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim

$7.00

Purple Posy 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon

$8.00

Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Paper Trimmer

$25.00

Stampin' Seal

$8.00

2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Friday Focal, Winter

Friday Focal ~ Snowflake Wishes

Hi Friends,
I am extremely in love with this  Friday Focal color scheme for winter this year. The Snowflake Wishes Bundle by Stampin’ ® Up! show off the purples and just sing out loud when put together.
For these cards I have used the Purple Posy and Highland Heather colors along with Balmy Blue along with a tad bit of Night of Navy. I have also used Foil Sheets and gems to add texture to the cards.
Below I have also added the Quite Curvy Bundle to get that beautiful curved design. I love the way this really gave interest to the card.
On both cards I have used the “Feels Like Frost Specialty Paper” It has patterns on one side (above) and white and silver metallic on the other side. It is just beautiful.
Have questions on how I created a card? Never hesitate to contact me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com , I would be happy to assist you.

Product List

Snowflake Wishes Bundle (English)

$55.75

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

$14.50

Elegant Faceted Gems

$7.50

Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Purple Posy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

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

$8.75

Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

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

$7.00

Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad

$7.50

Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems

$8.00

Mini Glue Dots

$5.25
2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Card Sketch, Sketch

Wednesday Sketch ~ Ornate Gardens Suite

Today we are going to focus, not only on a sketch, but also on creating Fall themed cards. The Ornate Garden Suite by Stampin’ Up! was perfect for this theme. I immediately grabbed the Ornate Thanks stamp set because I had not yet used the beautiful bold sentiments from this set so this was perfect for these designs. Lets take a look at the suite.

 

 

I have created two cards using this sketch. Both a horizontal and a vertical design. The papers from the Plaid Tidings 6×6″ pad are really striking with bold colors for both fall and winter and beyond.

 

 

 

For the first card below I have used the Ornate Style Stamp set for the sweet little flower stamp and I have colored them with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. The “Thank You” stamp is from the coordinating stamp set titled “Ornate Thanks” in this suite of products. This suite includes BOTH stamp sets along with other coordinating items. CLICK HERE to see the entire suite.

 

Both samples also use the Stitched so Sweetly Die set.  If you have not see the Ornate Layers Dies which are part of the Suite you will want to check those out because they are beautiful and are part of a bundle with the stamp set if your not wanting to get the entire suite. See all the options below.

For the second sample I have added in the Shaded Spruce trees from the In The Pines Stamp set. along with the Stitched Shapes 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

Interested in joining my VIP Customer Facebook Group? I’d love for you to join. CLICK HERE.
Happy Stamping my friends!
Melanie

Product List

Ornate Garden Suite Collection (English)

$136.75

Ornate Style Bundle

$52.00

Ornate Thanks Bundle (English)

$46.75

Stitched So Sweetly Dies

$32.00

Stitched Shapes Dies

$30.00

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

$8.75

Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Cajun Craze Combo Pack Stampin' Blends

$9.00

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

$9.75

Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Crushed Curry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Plaid Tidings 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Stampin' Seal

$8.00

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

$120.00

Paper Trimmer

$25.00

Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (English)

$70.50
Card Making, Dies, Holiday Catalog, melaniesmithstamps, melaniestamps, Stampin Up, Stamping

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

Interested in joining my VIP Customer Facebook Group? I’d love for you to join. CLICK HERE.

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