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Melanie’s “Must-Haves” ~ Toil & Trouble Bundle

Hi Friends,

It has been a while since I have been active with my SU! business and for that I do apologize. I am excited to be working with the new SU! Holiday Catalog. So I would like to begin sharing all the projects that I have been working on!

Each Monday I will have a “Focus” product or bundle. I will share samples, tips, tutorials, videos etc. etc. throughout that week. I want you to be able to get the most out of your fun new products.

This Monday’s Must-Have is the Toil & Trouble Suite. The focus of this suite is indeed the Cauldron Bubble Stamp set but that is not all. This set had numerous surprises and I will share those during this week. For now lets just look at the bundle and a couple of samples.

This bundle is a lot of fun to play with. The design of the images allow you to color which adds an extra element to this set. The Toil & Trouble designer paper which also coordinates is also remarkable.

Now to share a couple samples, the first one I created “Just for a little fun”

Little Kitty wanted to wear the witches hat 😉

I also have a second sample made by Karen. She is one of my close friends and is also in my downline. Want to get crafty with me? Simply click “Join Stampin’ Up!” at the top of my blog. I am always wanting to meet and share my love of paper with all of you.

Now isn’t this an amazing project that utilizes this beautiful Suite. See all the products used below. Have an amazing day stampin friends!

I have used the following products

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MUST SEE!!! Blossoming Basket Bundle ~ Free w/ $100 purchase


Welcome Back! I hope you have enjoyed this week focusing on my favorite SAB FREE STAMPS! This, by far, is my favorite pick from this years FREE Sale A Bration items. This is the Blossoming Basket Bundle which is FREE with a $100 purchase from any of our catalogs. It includes this beautiful basket stampo set along with a basket weave embossing folder. If submitting an order online of $150 or less feel free to use March’s hostess  code FCNV6MBW.

Here is the BUNDLE you can get FREE with a $100 purchase by the end of March 2018

Blossoming Basket Clear-Mount Bundle

and here are some samples made by Stampin’ Up!® showing off this STUNNING set!

 

This first card that I designed is a simple card featuring the basket floral stamp from this FREE bundle. Using it this way is so classy as well as super easy.

To jazz it up a little I have embossed the card base with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Texture Embossing folder and added a few Rhinestone Basic Gems.

Oh where do I begin? This is an all time favorite card of mine. Beginning with the base card simply run the front of the card base through the Big Shot with this bundle’s FREE Basket Weave Embossing Folder.

I used a piece of of designer paper from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. Here is a picture of the full paper stack… This paper has so many possibilities and there is also a Daisy Stamp Set/Punch Bundle.

From a piece of Whisper White THICK cardstock, stamp your basket image with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. These two products are recommended when using Alcohol Markers like our Stampin’ Blends ®

I have used the following Stampin’ Blends® marker sets for this project.

Calypso Coral Combo Pack

Daffodil  Delight Combo Pack

Old Olive Combo Pack

Crumb Cake Combo Pack

After coloring the image it was die cut out using the Layered Oval Framelits. For the scalloped Daffodil Delight frame in the background I simply cut a scalloped oval and cut it down the center from top to bottom.

Peeking out there on the inside is a stamped basket from Calypso Coral Ink. This finished the card nicely.

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Happy Stampin’®

Melanie

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Simple Midweek Project ~ Heartfelt Blooms


Welcome back to a Clean and Simple (CAS) Wednesday. Today’s project it so simple in yet it looks so difficult to create.

This stamp set is a new style from Stampin’ Up!® that gives all the depth of light and shadows all with one press of the stamp. The girls at this month’s card class HAD to have this set. This Heartfelt Blooms stamp set is FREE with a $50+ (expires March 31st) Here is the full stamps set below.

For the sentiment I used “Thinking of You” also from the Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set. I used the “Tailored Tag Punch” and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. All the  sentiments from this FREE stamp set fit perfectly in this punch. I also added a few coordinating Tutti Fruiti Adhesive Backed Sequins.

Here is a quick pic of the inside of the card. I just love how beautiful this stamp is and how finished the card feels when I add a little coordinating stamping on the inside.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s midweek post. Check back Friday for a peek of my personal favorite FREE item from this years Sale A Bration Sale. You will not want to miss Friday’s post. Want to be reminded? Simply add your email into the “Follow Me” on the right side bar to get notifications when a new post goes live.

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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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.

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Stampin’ UP!® Blends Markers are HERE!

Welcome my friends,

This is my very first post to my Exclusive Stampin’ UP!® blog. I have been slowly working on this blog design for a while. A lot of you may have seen my posts over at www.fairystampland.com and may be wondering why I am starting another blog? I want to separate my design team work with non Stampin’ Up!® companies from my Stampin Up!® work. I love both but I think it gets a little confusing for the reader. So www.melaniestamps.com will be 100% Stampin’ Up!® projects, promotions, and stamping fun.

A lot of you may be joining me from my other blog where I have mostly shared my work using Copic Marker Coloring. So it excites me to no end to begin this blog introducing you to the NEW Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.

 

Stampin’ Up!® has just released the first collection of markers. We have 13 color families plus the color lifter. It is recommended that you use Stampin’ Up! Thick Whisper White Card Stock when coloring with these blendable markers. Here is a video brought to you by Stampin’ Up!®

To purchase the entire set click HERE

To see individual Markers Click HERE

I will be sharing photo samples of my coloring soon so stay tuned. Thank you for stopping by today.

Happy Stampin’

Melanie