Friday, 22 January 2021

Festive Friday #0076 - Chinese New Year

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and a Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

This week’s challenge #FF0076 is Chinese New Year on February 12th. Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project and link up! #festivefridaychallenge  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. I hope you’ll make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D project and join us. You don’t need a blog to enter Festive Friday. Check out this link on how you can play along with this challenge. If you want help entering, please email me at stampinwithmelva@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help you! 


For today's challenge, I selected red, gold and foil paper from this week’s Inspo List to create this great little gift for someone special in your life.  I hope you will join us in our challenge this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create. 

The inspiration for my project started with the amazing Potted Succulents Dies from the new Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue! I cut the overlay die out of Real Red Cardstock and adhered it to the top of a Gold Mini Pizza Box.  Add some Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon, a sentiment from the the Enjoy the Moment stamp set and some Gilded Gems - makes a quick and easy gift box!  

For the note cards I cut 3 pieces of Real Red cardstock 3" x 6" and scored at 3".  For the embellishment, I cut the overlay pieces from the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper to 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" and adhered them to the note card.  The sentiment is from the Enjoy the Moment stampset - stamped in Real Red ink.




Instructions

  1. Cut Real Red cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 
  2. Cut Overlay die from Real Red Cardstock.
  3. Trim to 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" - Make sure your trimmer blade is sharp and that you don't drag the blade - you could tear the cardstock.
  4. Adhere to the top of a Gold Mini Pizza Box using Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  5. Wrap about ribbon around palm of hand 2-3 times and then pull off, pinch in the middle and adhere to the top of the box using Stampin' Seal.
  6. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 1" x 3"
  7. Stamp sentiment using Real Red ink
  8. Cut tag end
  9. Cut Real Red cardstock 1 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  10. Cut tag end
  11. Adhere Very Vanilla piece to Real Red piece using Stampin' Seal.
  12. Adhere to top of box using Dimensionals.
  13. Add 3 Gilded Gems
  14. Cut 3 pieces of Real Red cardstock 3" x 6". 
  15. Fold in half to form note card
  16. Cut 3 Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty paper overlay pieces to 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".
  17. Adhere to note card front using Stampin' Seal - apply the adhesive in the middle - the label will cover the adhesive.
  18. Cut 3 pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock 3/4" x 2".  Cut tag end in each
  19. Stamp sentiment using Real Red cardstock.
  20. Adhere to the note cards.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

You can order all of the products you need to make this card from my Online Store!  Check out the Supply List at the bottom of this post.  You'll earn Sale-a-Bration rewards on your purchases!  That means for every $60 CDN you spend (before shipping and taxes), you choose a free product from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  There are 2 different level of free products - Level 1 - available with a $60 CDN purchase or Level 2 - available with a $120 CDN purchase.  When you spend $120 CDN, you can choose either 1 Level 2 reward or 2 Level 1 rewards!  Your choice!!

If you live in Canada and haven't received a catalogue yet (and you don't have a regular Stampin' Up! Demonstrator), please send me an email or leave a comment on my blog and I'll get a catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Brochure to you.  In the meantime, check out the PDF of the catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Brochure or via my Online Store.

Shopping with Me!

If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:


Please be sure to use the current Host Code 9VMYUUHD to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you a Thank You card by mail and the FREE tutorial by email as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the Thank You card and tutorial!

Here's a sneak peek of the amazing tutorial you'll receive!

Happy Stamping
Melva


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Thursday, 21 January 2021

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Simply Succulents Shaker Card

 

I'm excited to share a shaker card we made on my recent January to June Mini Catalogue Virtual Launch Party.  Everyone loved it and I love the Simply Succulents Bundle from the new catalogue.  The technique I used to make this shaker card is quick and easy and uses the Medium Clear Envelopes so that they entire card is the "shaker"!  Who can't resist a shaker card and who doesn't love succulents!  The perfect combination!



 Instructions

  1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form cardbase.
  2. Cut Blackberry Bliss cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper 3 3/4" x 5"
  4. Cut Basic White cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and use to cut out overlay die.
  5. Trim to 3 3/4" x 5" - be careful when trimming so that you don't pull to hard with the blade - the overlay is very delicate.
  6. Place the overlay on top of the Designer Series Paper and insert into a Medium Clear Envelope.  Push all the way to the bottom corner.
  7. Fold over the long side and use Tear and Tape Adhesive to adhere down.
  8. Add sequins to the envelope and seal.
  9. Adhere to the Blackberry Bliss cardstock using Tear and Tape adhesive.
  10. Cut 6 1/2" of ribbon and adhere to the bottom of the cardstock using Stampin' Seal.
  11. Adhere to the card base using Stampin' Seal.
  12. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock.  
  13. Cut out using label die so that the sentiment is on the left hand side of the label.
  14. Cut out a plant and open flower from Blackberry Bliss cardstock and a sprig from Vellum Cardstock.
  15. Adhere the plant and sprig using Glue Dots
  16. Adhere the open flower to the label using a small amount of Multipurpose Adhesive Glue.
  17. Adhere label to card base using Dimensionals.
You can check out my YouTube Video on how to make this card.  Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so that you can view other videos I post. 


Check out the amazing creations by others participating in the blog hop:

When you purchase the supplies to make this card, you will earn a FREE products from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure!  Woohoo!  You can find the supply list at the bottom of this post.


Shopping with Me!

If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:


Please be sure to use the current Host Code 9VMYUUHD to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you a Thank You card by mail and the FREE tutorial by email as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the Thank You card and tutorial!

Here's a sneak peek of the amazing tutorial you'll receive!

Happy Stamping
Melva


Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop - January 2021


Welcome to our first Creativity Abounds Blog Hop.   We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you.  We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own.

You may be starting here or you may have come from someone else's blog - either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed - so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin' Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin' Up!® teams.

Here's our amazing Creativity Abounds Design Team!


The theme for our blog hop this month is "Love" and all of the projects feature one of the new products on pages 10-17 of the Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue.  I've used the Forever & Always Bundle for my card.  Isn't it pretty!  Perfect for any occasion including Valentine's Day or a wedding or just because.

Instructions

  1. Fold Basic Black cardstock in half to form card base.
  2. Emboss Whisper White cardstock using Painted Texture Embossing Folder and Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  3. Cut 6” of ribbon and wrap around Whisper White embossed cardstock.  Adhere to back using Stampin’ Seal.
  4. Adhere to the card base using Stampin’ Seal
  5. Stamp large flower and small flower using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on medium size piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  6. Stamp 2 large leaves and 2 small leaves using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on medium size piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  7. Colour flowers using Petal pink Stampin’ Blends and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends 
  8. Colour leaves using Old Olive Stampin’ Blends
  9. Cut flowers and leaves out using Dies and Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  10. Cut piece of Adhesive Foam Sheet to fit small piece of Basic Black cardstock.
  11. Cut out “Love” using Die and Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  12. Peel off backing and adhere to the card base approximately ½” from top.
  13. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and cut out using large label die and Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  14. Adhere to card base below “Love” sentiment using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  15. Adhere flowers to card base over ribbon using Dimensionals.  Large flower will use one layer of Dimensionals.  Smaller flower will use one layer of Dimensionals where it overlaps large flower and 2 layers (1 Dimensional stacked on top of another) where it adheres to card base.
  16. Adhere leaves behind flowers using Glue Dots.
  17. Colour flowers using Wink of Stella
  18. Adhere heart charm to card base using Multipurpose Adhesive Glue

You can check out my YouTube Video on how to make this card.  Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so that you can view other videos I post. 

 

Check out the amazing projects from the Creativity Abounds Design Team!

In addition to the amazing projects that are being showcased on our Blog Hop, each Design Team member has created an exclusive project for a tutorial!  You can get all 13 projects as my Thank You for any order you place with me until February 16th!  It is also available for purchase for $20 CDN!  Here's a sneak peek of the amazing projects in the Tutorial Bundle!



When you purchase the supplies to make this card, you will earn a FREE products from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure!  Woohoo!  You can find the supply list at the bottom of this post.


Shopping with Me!

If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:


Please be sure to use the current Host Code 9VMYUUHD to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you a Thank You card by mail and the FREE tutorial by email as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the Thank You card and tutorial!

Happy Stamping
Melva


Sunday, 17 January 2021

I'm in love with the Handsomely Suited Bundle

I've shared some of the cards I created using the Handsomely Suited Bundle in previous posts - you can check out my Pinstripe Suit card and my Feminine Card. Today I'm sharing a card perfect for the avid golfer in your life or maybe just a casual dresser!  The paisley print on the Designer Series Paper is perfect!

Isn't this adorable!  It was so much fun to create!  I have to admit it takes a little bit of time to cut all of the pieces, but the end result is so worth it!  And to think this was a bundle that I thought I didn't need!  Boy was I wrong!




Instructions

  1. Cut Basic Black cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut V in the top middle of the Designer Series Paper about 3/4" deep using Die.
  4. Cut collar piece, placket, buttons and pocket trim from Basic Black cardstock using Dies.
  5. Cut pocket from Designer Series Paper piece with "V" cut.
  6. Adhere Designer Series Paper to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  7. Adhere placket at bottom of "V" using Stampin' Seal
  8. Adhere collar over "V" using Stampin' Seal.
  9. Adhere buttons using Glue Dots.
  10. Adhere trim to pocket using Stampin' Seal.
  11. Adhere pocket using Dimensionals.
  12. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  13. Cut out using label Die.
  14. Adhere to bottom left of the card base using Dimensionals.
  15. Apply Shimmery Crystal Effects to the buttons.  Let dry.

When you purchase the supplies to make this card, you will earn a FREE products from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure!  Woohoo!  You can find the supply list at the bottom of this post.

Shopping with Me!

If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:


Please be sure to use the current Host Code 9VMYUUHD to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you a Thank You card by mail and a FREE tutorial by email as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the Thank You card and tutorial!

Dandy Garden Mega Tutorial


I'm excited to announce the Dandy Garden Mega Tutorial! The tutorial contains 62 projects featuring the Dandy Garden Product Suite created by Demonstrators around the World! It is amazing! Get yours for FREE by placing an order of $65 or more during January or February (Canadian residents only) or purchase it for $30 CDN.


Happy Stamping!
Melva

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    Friday, 15 January 2021

    Simply Succulents

    Today my card features the Simply Succulent Bundle from the Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue.  This was one of the first bundles that caught my eye in the catalogue.  Succulents are definitely the trend these days and I love them!  I used the new (and fabulous) Blending Brushes to colour the large image.  It made it so easy to add Mint Macaron, Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss to the leaves.  I went back in with some Stampin' Blends to add colour to the tips of the leaves. You are definitely going to want to add the Blending Brushes to your Wish List!  

    Isn't this pretty!




    Use Stampin' Blends to add colour to the leaf tips

    Instructions

    1. Cut Blackberry Bliss cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and fold in half to form card base.
    2. Cut Mint Macaron cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal.
    3. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 3/4" x 5" and emboss using Painted Texture Embossing Folder.  Adhere to the card base using Stampin' Seal.
    4. Stamp leaf image and pot on Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
    5. Colour leaves using the Blending Brushes with Mint Macaron, Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss ink.
    6. Colour the tips of the leaves with Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends.
    7. Colour pot using Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends
    8. Cut out images using Dies.
    9. Adhere pot to card base using Stampin' Seal.
    10. Adhere leaves over pot using Dimensionals
    11. Stamp sentiment using Blackberry Bliss ink on a 3/8" x 2 3/8" piece of Basic White cardstock.
    12. Cut out label from Blackberry Bliss cardstock using die.
    13. Adhere sentiment to label using Mini Dimensionals.
    14. Adhere to the card base using Mini Dimensionals.
    15. Adhere Artistry Blooms sequins to card base.
    You can check out my YouTube Video on how to make this card.  Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so that you can view other videos I post. 

     

    When you purchase the supplies to make this card, you will earn 2 FREE products from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure!  Woohoo!  You can find the supply list at the bottom of this post.

    Shopping with Me!

    If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

    Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:


    Please be sure to use the current Host Code 9VMYUUHD to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you a Thank You card by mail and a FREE tutorial by email as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the Thank You card and tutorial!

    Dandy Garden Mega Tutorial


    I'm excited to announce the Dandy Garden Mega Tutorial! The tutorial contains 62 projects featuring the Dandy Garden Product Suite created by Demonstrators around the World! It is amazing! Get yours for FREE by placing an order of $65 or more during January or February (Canadian residents only) or purchase it for $30 CDN.


  • Visit my Online Store here
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here
  • Earn FREE Stampin' Up! Products - Join my Rewards Program
  • Join my Team here
  • Check out my Tutorials for Sale 
  • Check out my Upcoming Events
  • Buy Retired Stampin' Up! Products (Canadian Residents Only)
  • Register for Your Creativity Awaits - February Kit
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