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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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Simple Fun Fold Cards ~ w/ Hold on to Hope Bundle

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Hi Everyone,

This week I will be sharing 3 simple fun fold cards with you. I have had a lot of fun learning how to make these and am surprised how very easy they actually are.

A couple of weeks ago I shared 3 other projects using the “Hold on to Hope” stamp & die bundle from Stampin’ Up!® I will link to those three posts at the end of this post just in case you missed them.

For this first card I have is a super simple design. I will list all measurements and that way you can easily create one of your own.

Card Stock Cut and Score Measurements:

Base Card 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ ~ Scored at 3″ & 7 1/4″ ~ Elegant Eggplant

Front Panel Piece 1 (The larger one) is  2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ ~ Perfect Plum

Front Panel Piece 2 (The smaller one) is 1″ x 5 1/4″ ~ Perfect Plum

Front Focal Piece ~ 3″ x4 1/4″ ~ Elegant Eggplant

Front Focal Piece ~ 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ ~ Whisper White

For the focal point I have used the Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set along with the Hold on to Hope Bundle. I cut two of the cross dies in this set. Once with glimmer paper using the solid shaped cross die and the detailed top portion is cut from Silver Metallic Paper. It is so shinny!! Anything with blind must be good huh?

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Simple Wednesday ~ w/ Stampin’ Blends®

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Today I have a quick card for you to create. I am using the Sale A Bration Stamp Set titled “Amazing You!” It is a free stamp set with a $50 purchase from now until MARCH 31st!!!

Along with this freebie stamp set I am also using the “Celebrate You” thinlit dies. These are also a FREE item with a $100 order! (Promotion ends March 31st)

I have stamped the florals in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on THICK Whisper White card stock. This is VERY important when coloring with Alcohol based markers.

The word “Amazing” is die cut from the white card stock and the negative space is used. I simply added a layer of Basic Black card stock on the back. This allowed the negative space to be more evident because of the extra contrast.

I have used Stampin’ Blends ® markers in the following colors:

Light & Dark Bermuda Bay

Light & Dark Daffodil

Light & Dark Rich Razzleberry

If you like this weeks projects consider purchasing them together to help you reach the $150 threshold. This will help you get both sets (Stamps & Dies) FREE! Plus you would also receive FREE Stampin rewards!! Consider the Stampin’ Blends used in all 3 projects, Thick Whisper White card stock up and a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and reinker. Plus the Bundle from Monday and the set that we will be using on Friday. Feel free to message me and let me know what you like and I can assist you as needed. I personally love coloring with Alcohol Markers and would love to teach you how to fall in love it too!

Happy Stampin’®

Melanie

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Hold On To Hope ~ Happy Birthday to My Husband!!!


 

Welcome Back Stampers!!!

This week we will be focusing on the stunning Million Dollar set designed by Brandy Cox. I think this is probably my Favorite set in the Spring Occasions Catalog. It is called “Hold On To Hope”

My husband and I have been through so much over the years (25th Wedding Anniversary will be May 19, 2018) and today is his BIRTHDAY! So Happy Birthday to my husband. We live on faith now so celebrating your day with God in our marriage is super precious to me.

Randy, You are my favorite Remarkable Creation. Thank you for sharing your life with God and me. I love you baby!

This beautiful bundle has an amazing coordinating set of dies along with some beautiful sentiments. The design possibilities are endless. For this card I chose to use the Wood Textures Paper Stack because I wanted this to be a masculine card. For the sentiments I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Then used two of the dies from the bundle and a small heart gold enamel heart in the center of the cross. Isn’t the top layer stunning?

Thank you for stopping by today. I will have a Clean & Simple card design to share on Wednesday followed by a stepped up card on Friday. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Melanie

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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.

Want to learn more? Please consider clicking along the right tool bar and enter your email. You will get a gentle reminder each time I post a new project.

Happy Stampin’®

Melanie

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Stampin’ Up! ® Sale A Bration ~ Don’t Miss Out!


This week I am coming to you with 3 posts each sharing a FREE Sale A Bration (SAB) product. How can you earn FREE products you ask? Simply place an order before March 31st of $50+ or $100+ to have your pick from the freebie choices.

Today’s focus is on “The Beautiful Peacock” stamp set which is FREE with a $50 purchase. I have created two cards using this set. The horizontal card was made for my monthly card buffet class and the stepped up vertical version was created at my March Card Class in my home. interested in classes? Feel free to message me I would love to hear your ideas!

For this simple card all you need along with your stamp set is paper & ink. For the base card I used Pacific Point paper stamped with swirls from The Beautiful Peacock stamp set also using the Pacific Point ink pad. The white panel was really fun to stamp. We started on the left with the sentiment followed by the peacock. Then rather than using the additional peacock stamp for the feathers we created fancy feathers using the flourishes in the set. Everyone in class loved the small floral stamps and wanted to stamp them on all their projects.

For this more detailed design we did two step stamping using both peacock stamps. Then we layered them using the layered circle framelits and the starburst punch. They coordinate so nicely together don’t they? With the extra stamping in the background followed by the extra layer using the Petal Paired embossing folder set this card is full of dimension.

I hope you have enjoyed todays samples. Check back Wednesday for a CAS design for midweek. If I have inspired you and you would like to get your FREE Peacock stamps set feel free to use this months hostess code when checking out. FCNV6MBW, thank you for stopping by and I hope to hear from you soon!

Melanie

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CAS Wednesday ~ Magical Mermaid!


Want to get a card complete super quick? Then check in with me each Wednesday (Hump day) for a quick and easy card that can be made in moments. We all have those days we are busy in yet we so want to be creative too. Mid week here at Melanie Stamps is the place to be. Make sure to add your email address in along the side bar so you will get a mid week reminder when the new posts are published!

This card was designed and shared with me by Michelle T. who is also a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator. I love how she used the designer series paper to really bring this card alive. The glimmer paper is also part of this suite along with the glitter washi tape which I shared with you on Monday. Check out the tiny sea horse she stamped in the bottom right corner… So sweet! She even added a little Wink of Stella to the mermaids tail after coloring with her markers. Thank you for sharing this card with all of us Michelle.

 

On Friday I will be sharing a unique shaped card with all of you. See you then! Melanie

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Fantasy Week Stampin’ Up!® Style


Recently I met up with a couple of online crafting friends in Mississippi (Hi Susan & Donna… miss you ladies already!!!) for a wonderful 3 day crop. My focus was mostly on Stampin’ Up!® projects and I will be sharing projects made from both the Magical Day and Sunshine and Rainbows Stamp & Die bundles. For someone who loves fantasy as well as all things colorful these were my first two sets purchased from the Spring Occasions Catalog.

With this first sample I used the awesome dies with the Sunshine & Rainbow dies to create these clouds and rainbow. I just love how simple yet unique this is. The sentiment was from the same bundle.

This second project incorporates both of the featured sets this week. Using the cloud dies I created a shaped card by trimming the upper left corner of a right opening card. Then I was able to use the rainbow dies and clouds to connect it all together. This adorable unicorn and glitter washi tape came from the Magical Day Suite of products. Don’t these set work together nicely?

Check in with me on CLS Wednesday when I share a Clean & Simple card made from the designer series paper that coordinates with these stamps. Until then keep on Stampin’®

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