Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Birds and Branches Trifold Card

Today I'm sharing another card I made using the Birds and Branches Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.  I was inspired for this card by the card on page 120 of the catalogue.  I love the die that cuts out the circle with the branches.  

For my card I made a trifold card (I'm not sure if that's actually the official name for this fancy fold, but that's what I call it!).  This is my "go to" fancy fold, and it's early to make!



Isn't this pretty in Pool Party, Petal Pink and with the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper!

Instructions

  1. Cut Pool Party cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4".  Fold in half on the 4 1/4" score line and then fold on the 2 1/8" score line back toward the fold.
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" and adhere to front flap using Stampin' Seal.
  3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  4. Cut Pool Party cardstock 3 1/4" x 3 1/4".
  5. Cut the circle with branches from the middle of the Pool Party square.
  6. Stamp a branch using Soft Suede Ink and leaves using Mint Macaron ink on the Whisper White cardstock square - on the bottom right side of the piece - so it shows through the circle cut out of the Pool Party cardstock.
  7. Adhere the Pool Party cardstock to the Whisper White cardstock using Dimensionals in each of the 4 corners.
  8. Stamp sentiment on a 1/2" by 2 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut tag end in the right hand side and diagonal end on the left hand side.
  9. Adhere to square using Stampin' Seal.
  10. Stamp 3 flowers in Petal Pink ink and the Bird in Soft Suede ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Cut out with coordinating dies.
  11. Colour bird using Light and Dark Petal Pink and Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends
  12. Adhere the bird and flowers to square using Dimensionals
  13. Adhere to card front using Dimensionals making sure that the Dimensionals are only on the card flap.
  14. Adhere Champagne Rhinestones to each of the flower centres.

Supply List


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



You can check out the Annual Catalogue in my Online Store or using this PDF link.   

Please be sure to use the current Host Code AZ3TXPWQ 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 four cards and instructions by mail 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 4 free cards!  






Happy Stamping!

Melva

Monday, 29 June 2020

International Highlights Winners Blog Hop


I’m so excited to be featured in this month’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop hosted by Kylie Bertucci. I was selected to participate in this hop by finishing in the top ten of the June 2020 International Highlights. Thank you to everyone who voted for my card! You can check out my card featuring the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set.

The theme for the International Blog Highlights is "Thank You"!  With everything that is going on these days, Thank You is so appropriate!   A thank you card to a essential worker, in healthcare, at the grocery store, at a school or anywhere you might be in touch with someone providing services, goes a long way.  Why not take the time to create a quick card to say thank you!

Today I'm sharing a gift box and note cards I created using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle.  I am so in love with this bundle!  Sunflowers are so cheery and make me smile every time I see them.  I shared this gift box on my Virtual Catalogue Launch - everyone loved the sunflowers!



Inside are 10 Note Cards and Envelopes


Be sure to stop by and check out the beautiful creations by the other artists from around the world, just click on the list of names below.

Love this project? Here is your shopping list so you can re-create this idea on your own…just click on the images below to add them to your cart.



I've also created a Tutorial for the Gift Box and Note Cards for purchase.  You can get the PDF instructions and a video providing you with the measurements, instructions and tips and tricks to make this project at home!  It's definitely makes a great gift.  You can order your tutorial on my Tutorial page.

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



Please be sure to use the current Host Code AZ3TXPWQ 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 four cards and instructions by mail 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 4 free cards!  




Happy Stamping!

Melva
















Sunday, 28 June 2020

Birds and Branches - such a pretty card!

Have you noticed the Birds and Branches bundle in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue?  I have to admit I wasn't sure about it when I saw it in the catalogue, but I have had a chance to play with it and I love it!  

Check out today's card - so pretty in Pool Party and Gray Granite!


I love the stamp with the 3 eggs and then the coordinating die that cuts them out into individual eggs perfectly to fit into the nest.


Instructions

  1. Cut Pool Party cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Wrap ribbon around front of card base and tie a small bow on left hand side.
  3. Cut Gray Granite cardstock 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  4. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3" x 4 1/4"
  5. Stamp branch using Early Espresso and leaves using Mint Macaron ink.
  6. Stamp sentiment using Gray Granite ink.
  7. Adhere to Gray Granite cardstock approximately 1/4" from left hand side and over top of ribbon using Dimensionals
  8. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and stamp nest and bird in Gray Granite and eggs in Pool Party.
  9. Cut out using coordinating dies.
  10. Colour bird using Light and Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends
  11. Adhere next on branch using Dimensionals
  12. Adhere eggs tucked under nest using Mini Dimensionals.
  13. Adhere bird onto Nest using Dimensionals.

Supply List





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



You can check out the Annual Catalogue in my Online Store or using this PDF link.   

Please be sure to use the current Host Code AZ3TXPWQ 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 four cards and instructions by mail 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 4 free cards!  






Happy Stamping!

Melva

Friday, 26 June 2020

Peony Garden

Today is my third card in my Peony Garden Series.  I love this Product Suite!  

For this card I made the 3D peony - don't be afraid, it really is easy.  I created a video to show you how to put it together.  Once you've done it once, you'll realize how easy it is!  You can check out my video on my Youtube channel.

The Peony Garden Designer Series Paper includes the following coordinating colours: Petal Pink, Gray Granite and Basic Gray.  I love the combination of Basic Grey and Petal Pink, so that what I chose for this card.



I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock and then fussy cut it out.  Then I adhered it to Petal Pink cardstock and fussy cut around that - just leaving a little peek of colour.  I really like the effect.

Instructions

  1. Cut Petal Pink cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score in half to form card base.
  2. Cut 4" x 5 1/2" and adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  3. Cut Petal Pink cardstock 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" and adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  4. Cut Designer Series Paper 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" and adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  5. Cut Petal Pink cardstock 3 1/2" x 3/4" and cut and emboss using the scallop die. Adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal approximately 2" from bottom
  6. Cut Shimmer ribbon 3 1/2" and adhere just above scallop piece using Stampin' Seal or Glue Dots.
  7. Cut 4 pieces for Peony from Petal Pink cardstock.
  8. Cut 3 large leaf pieces and 3 small leaf pieces from Mint Macaron cardstock.
  9. Cut 1 centre from Basic Grey cardstock.
  10. Put peony together using instructions in my Video.  Sponge the top of the petals using a Sponge Dauber and Basic Gray ink.
  11. Use Glue Dots to adhere pieces together.  Pop up pieces using Mini Dimensionals.
  12. Adhere the leaf pieces together using Glue Dots and then adhere to be back of the Peony using Glue Dots.
  13. Adhere to the left side of the card base using Stampin' Seal.
  14. Stamp sentiment using Basic Gray ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.
  15. Fussy cut out using your Paper Snips.
  16. Adhere to a scrap of Petal Pink cardstock and fussy cut around piece with your paper Snips.
  17. Adhere to the card base using Stampin' Seal.

Supply List


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



You can check out the Annual Catalogue in my Online Store or using this PDF link.   

Please be sure to use the current Host Code AZ3TXPWQ 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 four cards and instructions by mail 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 4 free cards!  




Happy Stamping!

Melva

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Peony Garden

Today I'm sharing my second card made using the Peony Garden Bundle.  When I opened the dies for this suite of products I gasped - there are so many and I was completely overwhelmed!  Thankfully I calmed myself down and took a good look at the stamp set and dies and figured out which dies coordinate with the stamp set.  That left a set of dies for making the 3D peony and leaves.  

I created this card along with a video to help you understand how easy it actually is to make beautiful 3D peonies!  I used Magenta Madness for my peony on this card - it matches perfectly with the bouquet of peonies my neighbour brought over from her garden.  I have one peony plant that I put in this year so I hope to have beautiful peonies in my house next year!


You can check out my video on my YouTube Channel "Creating with Stamping With Melva".  


I'd love for you to check out my videos and subscribe to my channel.


Instructions

  1. Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Cut out peony pieces using the 4 flower dies from Magenta Madness cardstock
  3. Cut out 2 flower centres from Bumblebee cardstock
  4. Cut out 3 large leaf pieces from Just Jade cardstock
  5. Cut out 3 small leaf pieces from Mint Macaron cardstock
  6. Assemble the peony starting with the smallest piece.  Insert it into the slot in the next size, align the bottom and adhere with a Glue Dot (TIP, the Take Your Pick tool works great to pick up the glue dots and add them to the layers).  Repeat until you've assembled all 4 pieces and have your flower.  The trick to this is to make sure the bottom pieces of your peony all align - it's easy to do.  Check out my video for more instructions
  7. Insert some Mini Dimensionals between the petals to give the flower dimension.
  8. Insert the centres and adhere using Mini Glue Dots
  9. Add the outside pieces of leaves to the larger pieces using Glue Dots - you can align the edges to get them into the right place.  Adhere to the back of the peony using a Glue Dot.
  10. Cut out Magenta Madness cardstock 3" x 3"
  11. Cut out Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" and adhere to the Magenta Madness cardstock using Stampin' Seal.
  12. Adhere to the card base using Dimensionals.
  13. Adhere the peony to this piece using Dimensionals.
  14. Wrap Magenta Madness ribbon around card base and tie a bow on the left hand side about 1 1/4" from the bottom.  You can secure this in place by adding a Glue Dot to the back.
  15. Stamp the sentiment using Magenta Madness ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.
  16. Punch out using the Timeless Label punch.
  17. Adhere to the card base using Dimensionals.

Supply List



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


You can check out the Annual Catalogue in my Online Store or using this PDF link.

Please be sure to use the current Host Code AZ3TXPWQ 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 four cards and instructions by mail 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 4 free cards!  





Happy Stamping!

Melva

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Peony Garden

Have you seen the Peony Garden Suite in the Annual Catalogue?  It is so pretty!  Peonies are one of my favourite flowers - my neighbour gave us some the other day from her garden and they filled the house with the most amazing lovely smell.  I've now gone out and bought a peony for my garden.  I'm not much of a gardener so I sure hope it survives!

In any event, the Peony Garden Suite is amazing.  I used the Prized Peony stamp set for today's card and stamped in Petal Pink, Gray Granite and Mint Macaron.  Such a pretty card.




Instructions

  1. Cut Petal Pink cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and fold in half to form card base
  2. Emboss front of card base using Dainty Diamonds embossing folder.
  3. Cut Gray Granite cardstock 2 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  4. Cut Whisper White cardstock 2" x 5 1/4".
  5. Stamp peony images randomly using Petal Pink ink. 
  6. Stamp leaves using Mint Macaron ink.
  7. Stamp squares using Gray Granite ink (stamped off).
  8. Adhere to Gray Granite cardstock using Stampin' Seal.
  9. Adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal
  10. Stamp sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Gray Granite ink. Cut out using small circle die from Tasteful Touches dies.
  11. Cut out circle from Petal Pink cardstock using circle die from World Map dies
  12. Adhere sentiment to Petal Pink circle using Dimensionals.
  13. Adhere to cardstock using Dimensionals.
  14. Cut 4" of ribbon and fold in half.  Adhere behind circle using a Glue Dot.

Supply List



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





Please be sure to use the current Host Code AZ3TXPWQ 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 four cards and instructions by mail 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 4 free cards!  





Happy Stamping!

Melva


Friday, 19 June 2020

Celebrate Sunflowers

Today I'm sharing another card I created using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle.  I am so loving this set - I think it will be my "go to" bundle from the Annual Catalogue.  Today's card has very little stamping on it - just the sentiment.  

I paired the Bundle up with the Forever Greenery Embossing folder to add some detail to the background.  Love how this turned out.

Instructions

  1. Cut Early Espresso cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Cut Crumb Cake cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and emboss using the Greenery Embossing Folder.  Adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal
  3. Cut out large sunflower from Crushed Curry cardstock
  4. Cut out detailed flower from Early Espresso cardstock.  Adhere to the large sunflower using Stampin' Seal - I applied the adhesive to the middle part.  Adhere centre of sunflower using a Dimensional.
  5. Cut out 2 detailed leaves from Mossy Meadow cardstock and adhere to the back of the Sunflower using Glue Dots
  6. Cut out sprigs from Cardstock Vellum and adhere to the back of the Sunflower using Glue Dots.
  7. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  8. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 1" x 4" and stamp sentiment using Early Espresso ink.
  9. Cut ends using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.
  10. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  11. Apply an In Colour Enamel Dots to each end of the label.

Supply List




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





Please be sure to use the current Host Code AZ3TXPWQ 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 four cards and instructions by mail 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 4 free cards!  






Happy Stamping!

Melva

Monday, 15 June 2020

Kylie's Demonstrator Training - Blog Hope June 2020



Thanks for stopping by!  Things are starting to reopen where I live with the Covid-19 pandemic, but definitely not back to normal yet! I hope you are keeping healthy and safe and are finding time to be creative! Today I'm participating in Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop.  I'm so excited to be part of this training program and happy to in this Blog Hop with amazing Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world. The purpose of the group is for the group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that are part of the program...to share ideas and to learn from each other...to help us in our Stampin' Up! Business. 

Today you will "hop around the world" and check out the amazing projects created by these very talented demonstrators.  You are currently visiting Melva Peters from British Columbia, Canada. Please take some time to check out all of the blogs on the list below!

I'm sharing a card I created using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle.  I am so in love with this stamp set and coordinating dies!  I paired it with the World of Good Designer Series Paper.  Isn't the combination of Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow stunning?



Instructions

  1. Cut Mossy Meadow cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form card base
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper 5 1/4" x 4" and adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  3. Cut Crushed Curry cardstock 1 3/8" x 4 1/4"
  4. Cut Mossy Meadow cardstock 1 1/4" x 4 1/4"
  5. Cut Whisper White cardstock 1" x 4 1/4"
  6. Stamp sentiment using Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp leaves as background.
  7. Adhere to Mossy Meadow cardstock using Stampin Seal.
  8. Adhere to Crushed Curry cardstock using Stampin' Seal.
  9. Stamp 3 sunflower and leaf images using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Colour using Stampin' Blends - Daffodil Delight and Mossy Meadow.
  10. Cut out using dies
  11. Cut out sprigs from Mossy Meadow cardstock
  12. Adhere 1 flower and sprigs to card base using Stampin' Seal at bottom.
  13. Adhere 1 flower to card base approximately 1 1/4" above and in centre using Stampin' Seal.
  14. Adhere sentiment strip to card base using Stampin' Seal - it will cover part of the flowers.
  15. Adhere 3rd flower image and sprigs using Dimensionals on top of sentiment strip.

Please check out all of the amazing designs from everyone participating in today's Blog Hop by clicking on the links below.




Supply List


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





Please be sure to use the current Host Code AZ3TXPWQ 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 four cards and instructions by mail 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 4 free cards!  






Happy Stamping!

Melva

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