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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hi There!



When I got my first look at the Occasions Catalog in November, Flowering Desert was at the top of my list of must have stamp sets.  I paired it with the Crackle Paint stamp for the background to create today's fun card.



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If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Happy Stampin,

Melanie








Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Celebrate Your Day



Sale-a-bration is the time of year Stampin' Up! gives us something for free, just because we purchased the products we would have purchased regardless.  Today's card features two of those free Sale-a-bration products.


Do you know which parts of this card use free items?  Yep, it's the stamped images and the Organdy Ribbon!


The stamped images are from Hello Cupcake and are stamped in Highland Heather.  The greeting is stamped in Gorgeous Grape.  The Highland Heather Organdy Ribbon bow actually covers up an ink smudge - oops!!!


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If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Happy Stampin,

Melanie












Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Be Mine Valentine



Look what was in my mailbox today!  Yep, it's the January Paper Pumpkin kit!  Woohoo!




The kit makes 24 pillow boxes perfect for a small Valentine treat.  The kit coordinates with the Animal Outing product suite.  


Here's a look at the stamp set included in the kit.  




And  closer look at each of the little pillow boxes!  Everything needed to assemble the projects is included in the box!  

Have you ever wondered what goes into designing each Paper Pumpkin kit?  


This quick little video gives a behind the scenes look, as well as a sneak peek to February's kit!

If you're ready to give Paper Pumpkin a try, consider a 3 month prepaid kit.  You will also earn a free Sale-a-bration item when you purchase before March 31, 2019.  (To get the February kit, you need to subscribe before February 11, 2019.)





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If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Happy Stampin,

Melanie
















Sunday, January 13, 2019

Animal Outing Meets Meant To Be



The Paper Pumpkin kits for January were processed late last week and are on their way to subscribers.  I know that this month's kit will make Valentine's Day treats and coordinates with the Animal Outing products.  So, I decided to combine the Animal Outing and Meant To Be stamp sets to create this sweet little valentine.  You know, my own take on combining Animal Outing with Valentine's Day.


I knew I wanted to use the Grapefruit Grove foil paper from the Sale-a-Bration catalog for my border and accent pieces.  But what "Valentine-y" color would go with that Grapefruit Grove foil?  I checked my Color Coach (available to demonstrators from Stampin' Up!) and found that Merry Merlot is a recommended color.  While I would have never thought to combine Merry Merlot and Grapefruit Grove, I gave it a try. 


I created a watercolor wash with Merry Merlot for the background on my image panel.  The banner of hearts is from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.  The rhino/bird image is from Animal Outing and colored with Stampin' Blends. 

Here is the product list needed to recreate my card:



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Would you like to receive a copy of the updated Color Coach?  I will send a copy of the Color Coach to everyone that places an order designating me as your demonstrator between today and February 10, 2019.

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Happy Stampin,

Melanie










Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thank You





I recently made several thank you cards to send out after the holidays.  This year, I didn't make many in "holiday colors", but instead went with  "fresh" colors.



Today's cards were made with the Handwritten Background stamp.




The greeting is from Another Wonderful Year, and is framed by the wonderful Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  The ribbon is a free Sale-a-bration item, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack.



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Class by mail (Amazing Life stamp set) - available now.  Click here for details.

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If you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Happy Stampin,

Melanie