Friday, 29 September 2017

Can you CASE it Friday - Musical Seasons

This week I've been playing with the Musical Season stamp set and coordinating Framelits from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.  For those of you attending the Ronald McDonald Stamp-a-Stack fundraiser in October, this is the stamp set my card will use (more on that later).

This set was one of those that spoke to me when I saw it in the catalogue, but when I sat down to make some cards, my creative juices weren't flowing.  I opened my Holiday Catalogue to have a look again and found this card on page 25.  I love the colours that the SU! Concept Artist used.

Here's my version of the card:


Can you see the detail added on the horn by stamping or embossing on the horn end (sorry, not sure what this is actually called :))

Here's my version:
I stayed pretty true to the card although I did a little bit less water colouring on mine.  I'm pretty sure this will be one of my Christmas cards this season!  I just love the Black and Bermuda Bay together!

You're invited to the 5th Annual Ronald McDonald House Stamp-a-Stack


Are you ready for a day of ink, glue, and maybe a bit of glitter and dazzle?

Join us for our 5th Annual Stamp-a-Stack Fundraiser, a memorable day of laughter, stamping, prizes and more with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House BC. 

This year the cards will have a Christmas and Holiday theme. That's right - you will have a huge head start on your holiday crafting! You'll be guided by (self proclaimed!) card making experts from around the Lower Mainland as you move through 6 crafting stations. Everything is provided for you - all you need to bring with you is your smile!

What else is included? Besides the 6 cards with envelopes and full set of instructions for all cards, there lots of prizes!

Early bird ticket costs are $60 - September 30th or while supplies last. After that, the cost is $65. For all payments, please register on eventbrite and then send an etransfer to stampinwithmelva@gmail.com. Please use "RMHC2017" as the answer to the Security Question.Your spot will not be confirmed until the etransfer has been received.

Our event last year raised $4000 to benefit seriously ill children and their families, and we hope for an even bigger and wackier event this year that will match last year's event! Will you help and be a part of our day?

If you haven't registered, it's not too late!


Host Codes

September Host Code: NWAARFM7 (closes September 30, 2017)

October Host Code: 4FPZAGBV (starts October 1, 2017)

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! 

If your order is over $200, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. I'll send you a set of 4 cards as a Thank You gift including the instructions so you can make at home.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. If you're on my blog, just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store, or click here or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!
Melva

Thursday, 28 September 2017

World Card Making Day

To celebrate World Card Making Day, Stampin' Up! has announced some amazing specials starting October 1st.  From October 1-10, Stampin' Up! is offering selected stamp sets for 15% off the regular price.  
In addition, Note Cards and Envelops are on sale for $6.80 each.  
Check out the stamps sets that you can choose from - many of my favourites are included!

In addition, Fast Fuse Adhesive is on special - buy one Fast Fuse, get 2 Fast Fuse Refills for Free!  I love Fast Fuse and this is a GREAT deal!

September Host Code: NWAARFM7

October Host Code: 4FPZAGBV


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! 

If your order is over $200, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. I'll send you a set of 4 cards as a Thank You gift including the instructions so you can make at home.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. If you're on my blog, just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store, or click here or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!
Melva

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Painted Harvest

The Painted Harvest stamp set is one of my favourites from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue.  There are so many options on how to use, including some very clever ideas in turning it into a perfect stamp for a holiday wreath!

Today I want to share a card I made that is part of my Painted Harvest Online Class kit.


I love how this card turned out.  I added a couple of pieces of Designer Series Paper and some burlap ribbon to finish the card off.  For the burlap ribbon, you can cut the edge off and then pull the threads off.  I really like this effect.

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Are you interested in making this card at home.  You can still sign up for my Painted Harvest Online Class Kit by emailing me. This kit features the Painted Harvest stamp set and coordinating Designer Series Paper For $45, you’ll receive the stamp set, a 4 card Make-n-Take package, and PDF instructions!  The kit will be mailed directly to you and includes all paper, ribbon, cut and punched out pieces.  You supply the ink and adhesives. 


Merry Patterns Promotion


Interested in earning a free stamp set?  Who isn't!  If you host a party with $375 in sales between September 1st and October 31st, you'll earn the Merry Patterns stamp set for FREE! Book your party now - we can do it at your house, or my house or online!  With the Holiday Catalogue coming up, it will be early to earn this set!  


September Host Code: NWAARFM7

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! 
If your order is over $200, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. I'll send you a set of 4 cards as a Thank You gift including the instructions so you can make at home.
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. If you're on my blog, just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store, or click here or drop me an email if you have any questions.


If you've shopped with me over the last year, you should have received the new Holiday Catalogue in the mail. If you didn't receive it, please let me know and I'll get one to you. If you haven't shopped with me, but would like a catalogue, email me and I'll send you one (Canadian residents only).

View the Holiday Catalogue online

Happy Stamping!
Melva

Friday, 22 September 2017

Can you CASE it Friday - Burlap

Have you ever needed a card really quickly?  Well that was me this morning when I realized that I hadn't created a card for my blog post today.  What do you do?  Well, I turned to the Stampin' Up! catalogue.  It gives you ideas of cards that can be quick and easy or more detailed.

Today, I chose to CASE the card on page 164 of the Annual Catalogue.

My version isn't showing up as well as I'd hoped.  I used Whisper White paper, but in the light it looks like crumb cake.  I stamped the Burlap background in Crumb Cake (stamped off once) and then stamped a sentiment in Early Espresso.  The Bakers Twine is Whisper White.

I like how it turned out and was so quick and easy!


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Merry Patterns Promotion



Interested in earning a free stamp set?  Who isn't!  If you host a party with $375 in sales between September 1st and October 31st, you'll earn the Merry Patterns stamp set for FREE! Book your party now - we can do it at your house, or my house or online!  With the Holiday Catalogue coming up, it will be early to earn this set!  

September Host Code: NWAARFM7


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! 
If your order is over $200, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. 
I'll send you a set of 4 cards as a Thank You gift including the instructions so you can make at home.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. If you're on my blog, just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store, or click here or drop me an email if you have any questions.

If you've shopped with me over the last year, you should have received the new Holiday Catalogue in the mail. If you didn't receive it, please let me know and I'll get one to you. If you haven't shopped with me, but would like a catalogue, email me and I'll send you one (Canadian residents only).

View the Holiday Catalogue online

Happy Stamping!
Melva

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Two Posts in one!

Despite the best of intentions, sometimes things just get away from me.  I've just returned from a week in San Diego for work.  I was all prepared with my cards and pictures for my Tuesday and Friday blog post while I was away.  Well, almost all prepared - I had the cards made and the pictures taken.  Next time, I need to write the blog posts before I go away.  As usual my week of meetings and  catching up with colleagues from around the world (so much fun!) got in the way.  I did post last Tuesday, but you'll notice that Friday's instalment of Can You Case It is missing in action!

Today, I'm posting a double whammy!

First, Can you CASE it Friday (a little late), features a card from Page 36 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue.

I love the new Year of Cheer Suite of products with all of the lovely metallics and foils.

Here's my CASE of the card
I stayed pretty true to the card from the catalogue although added a few stamped snowflakes on the JOY banner.  I love the new Champagne Foil Sheets in this suite of products - it's a perfect blend between silver and gold!


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Now, on to my regular Tuesday post :)

I'm continuing with my series of Birthday card - still have a few more to show you for my September and October family and friend birthdays.

Here's the card I made for my brother-in-law.  I love Garden Green, Pool Party and Early Espresso together and apparently so does Stampin' Up! as the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper includes the same colours.

For this card, I covered the Designer Series Paper with a layer of Vellum Cardstock and adhered it at the top only with 2 Glue Dots.  The Happy Birthday is cut using the Happy Birthday Thinlet die in both Pool Party and Early Espresso.  I carefully used Snail to glue the two pieces together.  Here's a tip for you - to prevent the Snail showing in the small places - lay your piece down on the Silicone mat and add Snail.  When you pull your piece off the mat, the excess Snail stays behind!


Product List

Merry Patterns Promotion



Interested in earning a free stamp set?  Who isn't!  If you host a party with $375 in sales between September 1st and October 31st, you'll earn the Merry Patterns stamp set for FREE! Book your party now - we can do it at your house, or my house or online!  With the Holiday Catalogue coming up, it will be early to earn this set!  

September Host Code: NWAARFM7


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! 
If your order is over $200, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. 
I'll send you a set of 4 cards as a Thank You gift including the instructions so you can make at home.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. If you're on my blog, just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store, or click here or drop me an email if you have any questions.

If you've shopped with me over the last year, you should have received the new Holiday Catalogue in the mail. If you didn't receive it, please let me know and I'll get one to you. If you haven't shopped with me, but would like a catalogue, email me and I'll send you one (Canadian residents only).

View the Holiday Catalogue online

Happy Stamping!
Melva
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