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Wednesday Night Live ~ A Z Fold Card

Today I am sharing a fun Z-fold card design. TONIGHT I will be making it LIVE on my Facebook Business Page so make sure to jump on over there and “Like” the page so you will be able to follow along. 🙂

This is a simple style Z fold card. As you can see I am using the Bird Ballad designer series paper along with petal pink and pool party card stocks.The stamped panel is stamped with the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. All of these supplies will be pictured below. Simply click them and it will take you directly to my online store.

Here is a slightly different view showing the inside of the card. I have colored a a bird from the stamp set using alcohol markers. He is standing on a die cut branch die from the Botanical Blooms die set.

Measurements:
Pool Party Card stock : 4 1/4 x 11″ ~ score at 2 3/4″ & 5 1/2″
Petal Pink Card stock: 2 1/2 x 10″ ~ score at 4 1/4″ x 7 1/2″
White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
Floral Designer Series Paper: 2 1/2″ x 4″ (x2) & 4″ x 5 1/4″
Polka dot Designer Series Paper: 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ & 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ & 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″

I will upload the YouTube video soon after the live event tonight. Don’t forget…9PM Eastern Standard Time, on my Facebook Business Page!

See you then! Melanie

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Bird Ballad Suite Bundle

$94.75

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Free As A Bird Bundle

$51.25

Botanical Bliss Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$19.00

Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies

$27.00

Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.50

Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

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

$7.75

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Pool Party Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Pearl Basic Jewels

$5.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

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Tuesday’s Tips ~ Partial Embossing

Today’s project features a tricky little tip that gives your project that little bit of extra elegance.

Using the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder I have embossed just the top right corner of the card front. It adds interest don’t you think? Here is how I did it…

It was a little tricky trying to get the angle just right. But this was the final position that worked. I ran this through my big shot and I really liked the results.

Below I will list all the supplies I have used for easy reference. If your enjoying my blog I would love for you to “Follow” me via email. This will send you a short reminder email when I have a new post. 🙂

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Bird Ballad Suite Bundle

$94.75

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.75

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

$0.00

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

$35.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

$30.00

Flower Faceted Gems

$8.00

3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim

$7.00

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$7.00

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Monday’s Melanie’s Must-Have ~ Bird Ballad Suite

I have chosen the Bird Ballad Suite for this weeks focus. This lovely suite includes so many beautiful things. I will share all my projects this week both here as well as my Facebook Page

Bird Ballad Suite Item # 152190

My project today features some coloring with our Stampin’ Up!® Stampin’ Blends® Alcohol Markers.

The Stamp and Die bundle, Item # 151123 includes the beautiful Free as a Bird Stamp Set as well as the Stitched Nested Labels. I am finding I am using these label dies with all my projects. They are small enough for sentiments as well as focal images as shown here in my project.

This above photo shows the details of my coloring as well as the Stitched Nested Label Dies.


Such a lovely color scheme. I will post all supplies below. If your order is under $150 I would realy appreciate you using my monthly Hostess Code: 67YGHK7Y when checking out. Thank you so much! Melanie

Product List

Bird Ballad Suite Bundle

$94.75

Free As A Bird Bundle

$51.25

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.50

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Refill

$5.00

Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

$9.00

Rhinestone Basic Jewels

$5.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$7.00

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Simply Saturday ~ A Clean And Simple Masculine Card.

Welcome back…. If your still with me throughout the whole week thank you for following my work. If you are wanting to get the Come Sail Away Suite of products by Stampin’ Up!® they now have an easier way of ordering. Just simply visit My Personal Online Store, log in as a customer, and enter item #152175 ~ that number will give you all the supplies in the Suite including the Stamp & Die Bundle at 10% off, plus the High Seas 3D Embossing folder (Which I haven’t been able to share with you due to it not being on our preorder list) Plus the Memory & More Card Pack which my project below is made from. You will also get the full package of 12×12 Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper PLUS the coordinating Bakers Twine and Sail Away Trinkets…. EVERYTHING for just $94.75!

Now like mentioned above…todays card is made from the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack. The white lazer cut card is from the pack of cards and I simply attached it to a card base. Then I die cut wheels from the Smooth Sailing Dies and glued them on. I added the clear droplets to the centers of each wheel. The sentiment is a die cut from the same bundle and the actual design on the label are stickers from the Memories & More Card Pack. NO STAMPING!!!! How quick and easy is that????

Have an amazing weekend my crafting family…Melanie

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June’s Hostess Code is: H67YGHK7Y

Thank you for choosing me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

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Focal Friday Is Back ~ Sketch

Hello My Lovely Friends,

I am back today to share a fun Focal Friday Card sketch. I would love to see what you make using this sketch. Make sure to share your projects on my Melanie Stamps Facebook Group

Above is the sketch used as inspiration for today’s project. Sometimes when your just out of ideas a sketch can keep you motivated. Try play around with it and see what you come up with…. here’s mine…

All the paper is from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. Then I stamped and die cut the anchor using the Baker’s Twine which coordinates with the suite to tie onto the anchor. Stampin’ Dimensionals were used under the scalloped circle and anchor. Now lets see your project… Share HERE!

By now you must be thinking….“Wow I need it all!!!” well guess what? Stampin’ Up! now offers a “BUY IT ALL” item code for the Suites. To get the entire “Come Sail Away Suite” Simply visit my ONLINE STORE and enter item #152175, also don’t forget using my monthly hostess code if ordering under $150. June’s Hostess Code is 67YGHK7Y – Thank you for choosing me as your personal demonstrator. ((((hugs))) Melanie

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Wednesday Night Live… Making a Sponged Lighthouse Scene.

Hi Friends,

I will be stamping with you tonight for the very first time! This evening we will be creating this lighthouse scene card made with the Come Sail Away Suite of products by Stampin’ Up!® All supplies are listed below the photo Make sure to join us at 9PM tonight on my Facebook Business Page!

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Creating your own Designer Paper!!!

unfortunately I do not have an actual tutorial for you today but what I have done here is quite simple so I am sure you won’t need one. 😉 While making this week’s samples it was a coloring labor of love. This card is no exception. Let me show you what I mean….

For the background I used a leaf stamp from the Humming Along bundle. I randomly stamped the leaf onto THICK Whisper White card stock and then I colored them using my Stampin’ Blend markers. Doesn’t it create beautiful designer paper?? I will be showing a different sample of this same idea next week so make sure to stick around (Add your email on the side bar and receive 1 email message when I post a new post, this insures you don’t miss any 🙂

I’ve always adored green and purple together…. Can you tell I like this card??? This Humming Along Bundle is just sp fun to COLOR. So if your wanting to learn to color this would be perfect for you!!!

Don’t forget the bundle comes with the dies to make it easy to cut out your beautiful pieces. It also includes the sentiment die used on this card. It is the same label I ran the ribbon behind on Monday’s Post. So versatile!!!

The small piece of designer paper (Purple floral) is cut using the Rectangle stitched die set and the paper itself is also from the Botanical Butterfly DSP Sale A Bration set, Free w/ a $50 purchase.

I hope you are enjoy my week of coloring with the Stampin’ Blends. I truly felt inspired by this bundle along with a few of the Sale a Bration items. Don’t forget that you can earn multiple SAB free items. The more you order the more free items you get, but ONLY until March 31st!!!

See you tomorrow! Melanie

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Tuesday’s Tips ~ Coloring Your Embellishments

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing my second card using the Humming Along bundle by Stampin’ Up! Item # 148758.

For my Tuesday’s Tip I want to share with you how I colored these wooden Butterfly Elements, which are available as a FREE choice during Sale a Bration with a $50 order. I always like to invest in things that have multiple uses and in this situation the sky is the limit.

Alcohol markers such as our Stampin’ Blends are not just amazing for color blending but are also perfect for coloring your favorite embellishments. They are a permanent ink which dies almost immediately. So you can color all sorts of things like pearls, rhinestones, ribbons etc.

I have layered some die cut flowers along with these wooden elements and even some enamel dots to create the tiny florals in each corner. Super simple and oh so cute!

I hope you are enjoying this week’s bundle. See you tomorrow with more 🙂

Melanie

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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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Fun Fold Card ~ Birthday Gift Card Holder

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Welcome back for my third simple fold card this week. This card was saved for last in the series because it is a little bit more detailed than the previous two. I hope I can explain this project and that you will be able to create your own.

This card has two basic folds. The top “yellow” panel folds up and the “bottom” panel folds down. Then when both are opened it reveals a pocked which holds a gift card.

Cutting & Scoring Measurements:

Base Card 8 1/4″ x4 1/4″ ~ Scored at 2 3/4″ ~ Real Red

Inner Solid Card Stock 8 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ ~ Scored at 4 1/4″ ~ Daffodil Delight

Designer Series Paper  5 1/4″ x4″ ~ Red & White Patterned Paper

Designer Series Paper 2 1/2 x 4″ ~ Striped Patterned Paper

Designer Series Paper ~ 3″ x 4″ ~ Blue Polka Dot Paper

 

This photo above shows the top flapped lifted up (Daffodil Delight). This reveals the pocket for the gift card. It slides in where the top of the blue paper touches the yellow paper. The blue Polka Dot paper is the actual pocket. This was really hard to photograph so if you have questions please let me know

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