Card Making, Sale a Bration, Sponge Daubers, Spring Catalog

Happy New Years & Best Wishes To All!

 

Today begins a fresh chapter in our lives. A New Year and hopefully one filled with love, creativity, and a great amount of healing for our country. I am also starting a new chapter of my life by offering online classes. My first class will debut NEXT WEEK so make sure to sign up to receiving email updates so you do not miss that big announcement. I am also going to begin each month off with a hostess code. A hostess code allows me to earn a small amount of Stampin’ Rewards. This does not cost you anything so not to worry. It just allows me to earn a little extra to help cover the cost of paper or embellishments. If your order is over $150 please do not use the hostess code as you will qualify yourself for the Stampin’ Rewards.

JAN 2021 Hostess Code IS: UQZ6PQ7M

Now for today’s project. It is a card that just kind of fell together. A happy accident I guess you can say. I am using the BRAND NEW Fine Art Floral Designer series paper. That along with some Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla card stocks and the Stitched so Sweetly Die set (A Must Have). Lets take a look….

The frame was made from an embossed ( Painted Texture 3D embossing folder) piece of Very Vanilla card stock and is elevated using lots of Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a beautiful raised look.

As you can see above, it does not take much else to give this card it’s beauty. I have simply added a sponged foliage leaves from the “A Touch of ink” FREE Sale A Bration item. This double stamp set will be FREE with a $100 during Sale A Bration which begins January 5th So check back then for the kick off of this amazing 2 month Sale!!!!

Last but not least….ohhhh my goodnesssssss are these little Ladybug Trinkets not the most adorable thing ever? QUICK TIP: they hook perfectly to your project with one mini glue dot so make sure to add those to your order if you don’t already have them. These are going to be available in the NEW Spring Mini Catalog which also kicks off January 5th. If you have not received a copy of the two new catalogs please email me at melaniestamps@yahoo.com with your name and address. I will send one out to you ASAP!

As always thank you for stopping by. I am so excited about the upcoming two months. I will have two class offerings, numerous YouTube videos, along with at least 2 posts a week here on my blog. So if you are not already registered I would be honored to serve you. Simply pop your email into the sidebar of the website here. Thank you so much for your support and Happy 2021 my friends!!!!!!

Melanie

Christmas Cards

Stampin’ Up! ~ Christmas Gleaming Variety Bundle

Hi Friends!!!!

I have been really enjoying bringing you lots of holiday cards. Have you got your cards all made??? I am finally done, I just need to fill them out and get them mailed…

I am sharing with you this beautiful card using the Christmas Gleaming Variety Bundle. It features a bundle that consists of the Christmas is Gleaming Stamp Set along with 2 coordinating ornament punches. This paper, titled “Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper” is also included (Bundle Price for all 3 #156082) and let me tell you it is STUNNING!! With copper running through it, it is extremely hard to photograph so I have a close up of the papers below.

This paper is 12×12″ and is a specialty paper having Bronze metallic running through it on one side. The other size has non metallic papers in coordinating colors and patterns. You will not disappointed with this purchase that is for sure.

I have added the Champagne Rhinestones (#151193) and they really add beautiful detail to your ornaments. I have used one of the the punches here along with adding some Cinnamon Cider  1/4″ In color Ribbon (#152482)

One last look….. mmmmm

i hope this design inspires you to finish your holiday cards or even start on next years.

There is a RETIRING SALE and the paper is currently 50% OFF, but only while supplies last!!!

Product List

Christmas Gleaming Variety Bundle (English)

$63.00

Christmas Gleaming Bundle (En)

$49.50

Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack

$34.00

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper

$14.50

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

$8.75

Copper Foil Sheets

$5.00

Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad

$7.50

Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels

$6.00

Cinnamon Cider Ribbon

$6.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Paper Trimmer

$25.00

Stampin' Seal

$8.00

 

2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Christmas Cards

Stampin’ Up! ~ Peaceful Boughs

Just a quick and simple card for you today using the Peaceful Boughs stamp set by Stampin’ Up!®. This card was creating using card sketch but unfortunately I was deleted accidently. I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

I was told this evening, by a dear friend, that a card using “Season’s Greetings” was wrong and that I needed to use a “Merry Christmas” sentiment instead. Two strikes for me today huh? Lets see if the card makes up for it 🙂

The dies I have used to create the banners are from the Stitched Nested Labels and are MUST HAVE dies. They are amazing. (#149638) They actually coordinate with the “Free as a Bird set but are no longer bundled as they were carried over products.

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

Peaceful Boughs Bundle (En)

$52.00

Stitched Nested Labels Dies

$35.00

Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

100079
$3.50

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

$8.75

Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker

119680
$3.50

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

$9.75

Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack

$7.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Stampin' Seal

$8.00

Mini Glue Dots

$5.25

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

$120.00

Paper Trimmer

$25.00

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