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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Something Old, Something New

Just like tradition says, I'm combining something "old" and something new - plus a great tip - for today's wedding card! First, here's a look at my card.



Something old is the Detailed Floral dies and the sentiment from the Floral Phrases stamp set.  This stamp set and the dies are both retiring on June 3.
Something new is the beautiful new In Color, Terracotta Tile.  (You are going to love this color!)

And the tip is one I learned from a presentation done by Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up! co-founder!  There is no Terracotta Tile embossing powder.  So, to create an embossed image in a color that is not offered as an embossing powder, ink up your stamp first in Versa Mark.  Then, before stamping the image, ink up the stamp again in the ink color.  Stamp the image and then add Clear Embossing Powder and heat set the image!  How cool is that!  I believe when Shelli shared the technique, she stamped first in the ink color and then in Versa Mark, but because I like to keep my tools looking "clean", I reverse the inking order.  It works the same either way!


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Do you need a copy of the new catalog?  If you do, and you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, shoot me a message with your name and address and I'll get one out to you.

To my customers and those of you that have already requested a catalog, they will be going in the mail on Thursday!

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The Host Code for May is available.  Please use this Host code for orders under $150.00 7PG3ADCU.

If there is anything I can help you with, shoot me a note or leave a comment.

Happy Stampin!
Melanie








Thursday, May 16, 2019

Follow Your Dreams

I pulled out the retiring Follow Your Dreams bundle to create today's card.  I think this card is perfect as a graduation card.  And frankly, I'm a little sad to see it go.  Here's my quick and easy card.


This bundle is still available, so if it's one you would like to add to your collection, do so soon!

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Do you need a catalog?  If you do, and you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, shoot me a message with your name and address and I'll get one out to you.

To my customers and those of you that have already requested a catalog, they will be going in the mail on Thursday!

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The Host Code for May is available.  Please use this Host code for orders under $150.00 7PG3ADCU.

If there is anything I can help you with, shoot me a note or leave a comment.

Happy Stampin!
Melanie











Wednesday, May 15, 2019

To A Wild Rose - Sneak Peek

I bought a new top recently for our upcoming vacation.  And as I was flipping through the new catalog, I saw a stamp set and card that reminded me of that top.  To A Wild Rose is the stamp set.  And here is the card I made.


I started by creating a mask of the center flower using the coordinating die from the Wild Rose Dies and covering that image.  Then I stamped several more flowers around the main image.  This is a three stamp rose, with each layer adding more detail.  I used the last stamp to add Poppy Parade to the rose.  Using a piece of scrap paper, I stamped the leaves in Granny Apple Green.  I cut them out with the coordinating die and adhered them to the main image panel.  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings, stamped in Versa Mark, and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.  I cut it out with the smallest stitched oval die from the Stitched Shape dies.

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Do you need a catalog?  If you do, and you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, shoot me a message with your name and address and I'll get one out to you.

To my customers and those of you that have already requested a catalog, they will be going in the mail on Thursday!

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The Host Code for May is available.  Please use this Host code for orders under $150.00 7PG3ADCU.

If there is anything I can help you with, shoot me a note or leave a comment.

Happy Stampin!
Melanie








Monday, May 13, 2019

Hold On To Hope First Communion

We were recently invited to a First Communion celebration.  Hmmm,  what to use to make a card for this event?  I didn't have Inspired Events, which specifically includes a First Communion stamp.  So, I pulled out Hold On To Hope, which is quickly becoming a go-to favorite!  Here's the card I made.


I was really pleased with the way it turned out.  There is nothing more to this card than stamping and a couple of layers of card stock.


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Happy Stampin!
Melanie






Sunday, May 12, 2019

Petal Palette Sympathy

I hope all you Moms had a very Happy Mother's Day!  I got to spend the day with my family and was spoiled all day long, so it was good!

Now, I'm on to the big task of replenishing my card stash.  Since the beginning of the year it's been quite depleted, so now it's time to build it back up!  Every year at this time of the year, I pull out stamp sets that are under-used (by me) and are retiring.  For me, Petal Palette is one of those stamp sets.  So, I pulled it out to create this card that I'm sharing here today.


I started by stamping the leaf image in Mossy Meadow on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  On a small piece of Shimmery White card stock, I stamped the floral image in Memento Tuxedo Black.  I colored the image with the Mossy Meadow and Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends families.  Then I cut out the image using the Petals and More dies.  The accent strip is a piece of Silver Foil Sheet cut out with another die from the same set.

The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases, which you will see in the new catalog!


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Happy Stampin!
Melanie





Thursday, May 9, 2019

Sneak Peek - Stamp Cleaning Pad

As I flipped through the online early peek at the new annual catalog offered to demonstrators, I noticed a new stamp cleaning pad.  I was intrigued because Stampin' Up! is still offering the Stampin Mist and Stampin' Scrub as well as the Stampin' Shammy.  When we got our pre-order list (the products we can choose to purchase early), the Stamp Cleaning Pad was on the list, so I ordered one.




Today I was working on a technique for my Tuesday Tip as well as a sneak peek card for the blog next week.

I stamped two images.  A flower outline in Memento Tuxedo Black, and a color image stamped in Poppy Parade.  I cleaned the flower outline with the Stampin' Mist and Stampin' Scrub, and following the package directions, I cleaned the color image with the Stamp Cleaning Pad and then rinsed it will water.  I couldn't believe the difference!  Take a look at this!



The stamp cleaned with the new Stamp Cleaning Pad and rinsed with water looks brand new!  There is no staining or discoloration!  

I was so excited with what I saw that I scapped plans for today's post so I could share this news with you!  I'm sold, and I know you will be too.  And it's only $7.50!

I know you're adding this item to your wish list!

Update:  after finishing this post and these photos, I stamped a couple more images in Memento Tuxedo Black and Granny Apply Green.  I cleaned both of those stamps with the Stamp Cleaning Pad and rinsed with water.  Like new!  No trace of staining.  Woohoo!!!  

Happy Stampin' and Happy Mother's Day!

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The Host Code for May is now available.  Please use this Host code for orders under $150.00 7PG3ADCU.

If there is anything I can help you with, shoot me a note or leave a comment.

Happy Stampin!
Melanie



Wednesday, May 8, 2019

High Tide

The wonderful stamp set, High Tide, is carrying over to the new catalog.  Woohoo, that's good news!  I used that set recently to make a couple of cards for guys.  Take a look.



The cards are made with the same supplies.  The only difference is one lighthouse is Real Red, the other is Coastal Cabana.



Father's Day



Birthday


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The Host Code for May is now available.  Please use this Host code for orders under $150.00 7PG3ADCU.

If there is anything I can help you with, shoot me a note or leave a comment.


Happy Stampin!

Melanie