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Friday Wrap Up ~ Wishing You Well Stamp Set

This week my main focus was using the “Wishing You Well Stamp” set by Stampin’ Up!® This stamp will be carrying over into next years annual 2019/2010 catalog that will come out June 1st. 2019. It is also a very versatile stamp set. It can be used ALL YEAR LONG…. It also has an amazing price point at only $19.00

Above you can see projects made using some basic supplies. Very simple, yet fresh and appealing. I can’t wait to play with this set using spring time colors… but what about Valentines… Easter… Mother’s Day… Thinking of You… Happy Birthday… So many options!!!!

 

I hope you have a fun and enjoyable week following along with me as I explore this set. I would love for your to consider signing up for my blog emails. Simply add your email to the right hand side bar of my blog and enter your email. Have an amazing weekend my friends ~ Melanie

 

 

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Holiday Wreath Cards

These are a couple of my last holiday cards this season. I just love the wreath stamp in the “Wishing You Well” stamp set by Stampin’ Up!®

This first sample uses a few fun little elements. The Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper has been layered below the wreath. It is cut out and framed using the Layering Circle Framelits. These sets are wonderful (They come in Oval, Circle, and Square) and they are a wonderful value. The die sets have both regular and scalloped shapes that fit perfectly together for just beautiful layering. The bow was stamped and fussy cut and added with a Mini Stampin’s Dimensionals. The sentiment was cut and framed using the Layering Oval Framelits. Behind the sentiment the Sprig Punch has been used multiple times to add dimension.

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With my second sample I have created a wreath using the same stamp set and I have chosen to stamp it directly onto the Wood Textures 6×6″ paper.

Red Rhinestones have been added to the wreath for a little extra detail. Isn’t it just perfect? This would be a great design to make lots of by using the Stamparatus Positioning Tool. (See Below)

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Quick and Simple Cards ~ Wishing You Well By Stampin’ Up!®

Welcome back to my mid week post where I focus on CAS projects that can easily be completed in a quick craft session.

CAS is an abbreviation that stands for “Clean & Simple”. These projects have minimal layering and have less supplies used which make them easily created in a short amount of time.

This first sample, using the Wishing You Well stamp set, is a true CAS card, perfect for the beginner stamper. It only has 2 layers with simple stamping and no embellishments. Quick, Easy, but still very attractive. Envision this card created in every color of the rainbow and then packaged with a pretty bow wrapped around them. It would make an adorable gift for someone special.

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This second card is a little more detailed and would be good for a casual crafter, but still would be considered CAS! I have added a embossed layer and a couple of die cut pieces to create a focal point for the beautiful stamping. Lastly the sentiment is stamped and easily cut out by using a punch. As you can see I have not added embellishments or ribbons or trims or even designer series papers, so I still consider this a CAS Card.

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I hope these quick and easy designs inspire you to create something even during your crazy weeks. Creating CAS cards can be very relaxing and therapeutic even on our busiest days.

Check back each Wednesday for more CAS cards. If you have enjoyed these projects I would love for you to sign up for my email notifications. Just add your email address along the side bar of my blog and you will receive my posts in your email. Thank you for stopping by! Have an amazing day!

Melanie

 

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Melanie’s Monday Must-Haves ~ Wishing You Well

Hi Friends,

This week I am sharing with you one of my favorite stand alone stamp sets from the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog. There are only a few weeks left so don’t delay on your Holiday Catalog Purchases.

The Wishing You Well Stamp set is from Stampin’ Up!® DistINKtive Stamp Technology and it comes in either wood mount or clear mount options.

Here is my sample today. It is one of my favorites. The colors in the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper are so pretty, especially with the metallic pearls. All supplies listed below.

CLICK HERE to purchase yours today before it’s too late!

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Tuesday’s Tips ~ Sweet & Simple Card

 

Just a simple little tip today. When “Hanging my ornaments I strategically placed my Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of my light bulbs so that they look like a string of lights. In the finished sample below I simply colored in the string of lights and added this focal onto a simple striped background featuring the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper. Love Love Love this paper!!!

 

Small note… The die that I used for the sentiment is from the Merry Christmas To All Thinlits Dies. I have linked both the bundle and the individual die set below in case your wanting to look closer at them on the website.

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Melanie’s Monday Must-Haves ~ Making Christmas Bright

This week we will be playing with the “Making Christmas Bright” & the coordinating “Making Everyday Bright” stamp sets. These two stamp sets work together beautifully and come with a coordinating punch as well.

       

I always love bundles with a coordinating punch and this bundle has a coordinating year round stamp set “add on” as well. WIN/WIN! That is why I have chosen it as Monday’s Must-Have.

Here is today’s sample. It is a simple, yet striking card. I stamped the background with this amazing “lights” stamp and then colored them in with Stampin’ Write Markers. Then I created two banners using the banner punch. One if made with our new glimmer paper. It is a wonderful high quality glitter paper that does not have glitter falling off everywhere.

The focal die here comes from the Stitched Labels Framelits and it is one of my favorite sentiment dies. Below are all the products for this project for easy access to reading more about products on the website.

Happy Stampin’

Melanie

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Stamping with Stampin’ Write Markers

Welcome back…..

I have a quick tutorial today sharing how I created this two tone deer from the Dashing Deer Bundle. It is quite simple and can actually save you a lot of money if your wanting all the colors but not necessarily all the ink pads… hmmmmm

I am using the Stamparatus today with this technique. If you do not already have a Stamparatus you are going to LOVE IT! Consider it with your next purchase because it is simply AMAZING to work with.

Here is a quick graphic to show you what I have done. This technique can ONLY be done with Stampin’ Write Markers, NOT alcohol markers like our new Stampin’ Blends. So make sure your using the correct ones.

In this first photo I am inking the bottom portion of the deer with the Merry Merlot Marker. Just color directly on the stamp and then put your stamp to paper. The beauty of the Stamparatus here is if you for some reason do not get a good first impression you can simply do the step a second time. If you look closely at my inked image here. It is not completely colored so I did ink it twice.

Lastly clean the stamp and ink up just the antlers with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker and stamp again. I have covered the bottom portion of my deer with scratch paper so I do not accidentally get the Early Espresso on the lower portion.

Here is the finished outcome up close… Isn’t he just beautiful?

I hope I have inspired you today and that you have enjoyed my projects. Have an awesome day! Melanie

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Melanie’s Must-Have Monday ~ Dashing Deer Bundle

Hi Friends,

This week we are focusing on one of my absolutely favorite bundles in this years holiday catalog. The Dashing Deer Bundle.

    

This bundle has so much detail and I have had so much fun playing with it. Watch out all week as I bring you a ton of inspiration using these products.

My favorite holiday color scheme is gold and ivory so I had to make this card first. I have used the All is Bright Designer Series paper in the background along with the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. For a little extra touch I added the Galvanized Buttons & Festive Farm House Cotton Twine for an extra touch. Don’t forget to add on your favorite foil paper when ordering. I will include links below for everything to make it easy shopping.

Speaking of shopping… The following list of items has been given to us by Stampin’ Up! as “LOW INVENTORY” items and they will not be refilled. So if you have any of the following items on your “Wish/Want List” I would grab them quick! Don’t forget to use this month’s hostess code when checking out. NOVEMBER 2018 Hostess Code: HTFRSXSD

Thank you for choosing me as your Personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. You are very appreciated!

Melanie

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Two Projects using the Toil & Trouble Suite of Products by Stampin’ Up!

Hi Friends,

I hope you have enjoyed my focus for the week. I have really enjoyed prepping all the samples and material for this week. Next week we will continue our Halloween focus using another really fun bundle so make sure to “follow” me or sign up with your email so you get fun notifications when a new post goes live. Now for the FUN samples I have left so show you….. eeeek I am excited!

This sample here is showing off the amazing spider web die. I have cut it 4 times and by gluing them onto the paper it forms a full spider doily of sorts. I just love the Whisper White wed against the designer series paper. The witches hat here was cut out of the designer series paper using the coordinating dies.

Here is another fun project that I created to show off the suite. The background paper is the paper that coordinates with the witch hat die. The witch here is also cut out using the coordinating die. The cauldron is colored as seen in Wednesday’s tutorial. If you missed it I will add it here below just in case 😉

Here is a close up of the Cauldron in the project.

Are you nervous about trying Stampin’ Blends? You don’t have to be…. Stampin’ Up! has made it easy for you. Each color comes in a light and dark so they make blending a breeze. Still have questions? Message me, I will be happy to help.

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Tips & Tutorials using Toil & Trouble Suite By Stampin’ Up!

Welcome back Friends,

Now I have to admit to all of you that Halloween is not a holiday I usually make cards for but when I broke into this bundle and began playing and I felt obligated to share this set with you. I wanted to continue making items….it was addictive for sure!  wouldn’t this suite be great for Halloween treats at school for elementary students?

I would like to share a fun tip and a tutorial today with all of you.

First up in the coordination that this bundle has with the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper. Check this out….

The dies to this bundle coordinate with the papers…. The witch, witches hat (See Monday’s Post), the cauldron, the cat, the frog etc etc. Now how cool is that???

Speaking of Cauldrons… I have a quick coloring tutorial for all of you. I colored this cauldron step by step using Stampin’ Blends. These Alcohol markers are perfect for beginners. They have a light & dark shade for each color so there is no guess work as to which markers to use together.

I hope you have found this post useful. My hope is to inspire you to use your new products confidently. I am always just a message away if you need any crafty guidance. 😉

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