Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Peace On Earth

Hey everyone,

Welcome to Day 1 of the August - December 2020 (Fall) Mini Catalog!  I hope you've had a chance to see it by now,  if now, click the photo of the catalog below and have fun browsing all the great new products!



The other big announcement for today is that starting today, the online ordering site has a new look.  You will now be able to create a wishlist, save an order in progress, and offer on the spot feedback to Stampin' Up!, among other improvements.   Click here to take a look around.  The first time you log in to the new site, please be sure your name and address are correct and that it shows my name as your selected demonstrator.  If you have any questions, please let me know!

Now, onto today's card.  It's a "non Christmas" Christmas card.



I feel like this card delivers a much needed message.  Do you agree?  

I used the Peace and Joy bundle to create the sentiments.  The patterned paper and ribbon are from the Trimming the Town Suite.  Tip:  When die cutting the words, add a piece of one of the adhesive sheets to the back of the card stock before running it through the die cutter.  Doing so turns your words into stickers and makes them much easier to layer together.

Product List


Fall Mini Paper Share!  - There is still time to request your paper share for the Fall Mini.  Click here for all the details.  I think you'll love all the new options this time.

The ordering host code for August is  7F2WRVYY.   Please use this code when placing an order when your order is less than $150.00. If your order is over than $150.00, do not use the code.  Doing so would forfeit your earned hostess benefits.  You will still receive this month's ordering bonus from me.  

As always,  let me know if there is anything I can do for you!


Happy Stampin'

Melanie



















Sunday, August 2, 2020

It's Paper Share Time

It's time to announce details for my August - December 2020 Mini Catalog (aka Fall Mini) paper share!  I'm very excited about my paper share this time because I've heard from so many of you that you want more - as in more options.  And you want card stock.  And you want free shipping (my personal favorite perk)!  So, here we go.

There are 12 different designer series papers and 6 specialty papers in this catalog.



Aren't they beautiful?

If you'd like to take a closer look, I recorded a short video showing a close up of each paper.




Here are the options:

Option 1:

1 - 6" x 6" sheet of each piece of designer series paper in the Fall Mini.
1 - 6" x 6" sheet of each piece of specialty paper in the Fall Mini

     Total 101 pieces    Cost $30.00 + $7.00 shipping

Option 2:

Everything in Option 1 + 128 pieces of 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (2 pieces of card stock for each coordinating color for each designer series paper pack).  

     Total 229 pieces    Cost $78.00 with free shipping

Option 3:  

2 - 6" x 6" sheet of each piece of designer series paper in the Fall Mini.
2 - 6" x 6" sheet of each piece of specialty paper in the Fall Mini

     Total 202 pieces    Cost $61.00 + $7.00 shipping

Option 4:   BEST VALUE!

Everything in Option 3 + 128 pieces of 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (2 pieces of card stock for each coordinating color for each designer series paper pack).  

     Total 330 pieces    Cost $110.00 with free shipping and a free sample of ribbons and embellishments from the Fall Mini.

Fun Fact:  There are 34 different coordinating card stock colors in the Fall Mini!  

This Paper Share offer closes August 6, so message me today with your PayPal email address and which option you would like to purchase.  I'll send you a PayPal invoice for your total due.

Schedule:

August 6 - all orders due in and paid
August 7 - all supplies ordered
August 24 - all shares shipped back to you (latest date)

Note:  If any products go out of stock, shares will not be returned until I have everything in house and ready to send.

This offer is available through me, and not through Stampin' Up!  Therefore, it is not eligible for any Stampin' Up! promotions that may be in effect.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Happy Stampin'!
Melanie






Thursday, July 30, 2020

Say What?


Bonus Days and my Exclusive Adhesive Sale are ending soon!



You earn a $5.00 for every $50.00 in merchandise purchased by August 3, 2020.  Redeem beginning August 4.   There is no limit to the number of coupons you can earn.

(And the August - December 2020 Mini Catalog goes live in August.  So you'll be very happy to have those coupon codes to help pay for that August order!)



My Exclusive Annual Adhesive Sale end July 31!    
How does this work?

Send me an email with your order that includes $30.00 or more from the products shown above.  I will send you a Pay Pal invoice for the total due for your order with a 20% discount for the total of the adhesive products ordered.  This is the perfect time for you to stock up for that holiday crafting!

This offer is exclusive through me, Stamp With Melanie, not through Stampin' Up!.  Orders placed directly through Stampin' Up! will not receive the discount.  Orders will ship directly to you.  Backordered items will ship separately and will be delayed.

Any emails received by 6:00 PM on July 31 will receive the discount.

Note:  If your product order is $50.00, you will still receive Bonus Days Coupons from Stampin' Up! and this month's ordering gift from me.


Click here to shop now!  Shop With Melanie



Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Arrange A Wreath - Give Thanks

I looked at this bundle in the catalog for almost a month before I decided it was a good fit for me.  It's Arrange A Wreath and what I like so much about it is that it can be used year round.  So here's my first card.  This one has a fall feel to it.


Starting from the bottom, the card base is a piece of Cinnamon Cider card stock.  I used Bumblebee card stock on top of that.  Next, I stamped the wreath in Cinnamon Cider ink on Whisper White card stock and then embossed it with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder.  I sponged Gray Granite ink over the embossed card stock.  Next, using the dies from this bundle, I cut out the little leaf wreath from vellum and the bigger leaf wreath from Bumblebee card stock.  I used Mini Glue Dots to attach the wreaths so that they would not be completely glued to the card base.  I stamped a few flowers in Terracotta Tile and used the corresponding die to cut them out.  I stamped the background for the sentiment in Crumb Cake and then the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider.  I cut out the sentiment sign with my Snips and looped a piece of Bumblebee Gingham ribbon over the wreath.  All were attached to the card base with Mini Glue Dots.  Finally, I added centers to the flowers using the Holiday Basic Rhinestone Jewels.  The flowers were attached to the wreath using Mini Dimensionals.

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My Exclusive Annual Adhesive Sale is going on now!  Don't miss this chance to stock up for holiday crafting.



Click the image above for all the details!

July promotions!



Bonus Days are back!  Here's how it works -- with each $50.00 in merchandise ordered in July, Stampin Up! will send you a coupon code for $5.00 redeemable in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can earn.

(And the August - December 2020 Mini Catalog goes live in August.  So you'll be very happy to have those coupon codes to help pay for that August order!)

Melanie's ordering gifts for July!

When you place an order totaling $50.00, I will send you a Bone Folder.  Bone Folders are a must have tool for creating sharp folds.




When you place an order totaling $125.00, I will send you a Bone Folder + this awesome Mini Trimmer!  This trimmer is only available for demonstrator purchase.  I have a few available for you and hope to send them all out!

When your order totals $150.00, I will send you both ordering gifts, you will earn 3 coupon codes from Stampin' Up! + you will earn hostess benefits to get more product free!  Woohoo!!!

I hope you enjoyed this project.  I love what I do and love to spend time working on new projects and ideas to share with you!  

I also love to spoil the people that shop with me.  Every month I send out a handmade card and a small product give to all that have ordered in the past month.  

The host code for July is now available. Please use host code V4N2XRMT when placing your order. Remember, if your order is over $150.00, do not enter this code as you become the host and earn the rewards. You will still receive this month's ordering gift from me!  

Using the host code when placing your order helps me pay for customer gifts.

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

Happy Stampin'!

Melanie














Sunday, July 26, 2020

Summer Nights

The Paper Pumpkin kit for July is called Summer Nights.  The kit contains all the supplies for 9 post card style cards with envelopes and 9 die cut tea light bags.  This month's kit also offered a set of coordinating cards with envelopes.  I made up the kit per the directions enclosed, but I've already seen dozens of super cute alternative projects made with the supplies from the kit.


Here's the tea light bag



Think how cute these would look sitting on tables for your outdoor summer party.  So fun!


And here are the postcard style cards.  I think I will probably end up attaching these to a card base, but they are as cute as can be.  Stampin' Up! did a great job of evoking great memories of the summer nights of my childhood!

I also made up one card from the add on card pack.  There are different designs, but each is similar to one of the postcard backgrounds above.  


I cut the card front from the back and trimmed down the front so I could use the card back as a background.  The card front was adhered to a Blackberry Bliss card base.  The gold twine is from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.  Everything else is from the kit.

Finally,  I used a blank piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped multiple images from the stamp set all over it to create my own patterned paper.


I cut off a piece of the card stock 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" and paired it with Blackberry Bliss and Coastal Cabana card stock, a sentiment from Happiest of Birthdays stamp set, and couple of die cut from the Hippo & Friends dies.


Stampin' Up!'s assembly video is here



Next month's kit celebrates our heroes and is very timely considering our current situation.



With Paper Pumpkin, subscribers are provided with everything they need to explore their creativity and discover new ways to craft. As we navigate a “new normal” in today’s world, there’s plenty of opportunity to papercraft! And, more importantly, there’s no better time than now to create something that’ll show the essential people in your life just how awesome you think they are.
Lately, it’s become especially clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!
Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions!   This kit will make up 9 full size cards with envelopes.

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My exclusive annual adhesive sale is underway now!  Click the image above for all the details.


July promotions!



Bonus Days are back!  Here's how it works -- with each $50.00 in merchandise ordered in July, Stampin Up! will send you a coupon code for $5.00 redeemable in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can earn.

(And the August - December 2020 Mini Catalog goes live in August.  So you'll be very happy to have those coupon codes to help pay for that August order!)

Melanie's ordering gifts for July!

When you place an order totaling $50.00, I will send you a Bone Folder.  Bone Folders are a must have tool for creating sharp folds.



When you place an order totaling $125.00, I will send you a Bone Folder + this awesome Mini Trimmer!  This trimmer is only available for demonstrator purchase.  I have a few available for you and hope to send them all out!



When your order totals $150.00, I will send you both ordering gifts, you will earn 3 coupon codes from Stampin' Up! + you will earn hostess benefits to get more product free!  Woohoo!!!

I hope you enjoyed this project.  I love what I do and love to spend time working on new projects and ideas to share with you!  

I also love to spoil the people that shop with me.  Every month I send out a handmade card and a small product give to all that have ordered in the past month.  

The host code for July is now available. Please use host code V4N2XRMT when placing your order. Remember, if your order is over $150.00, do not enter this code as you become the host and earn the rewards. You will still receive this month's ordering gift from me!  

Using the host code when placing your order helps me pay for customer gifts.

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

Happy Stampin'!

Melanie


















Thursday, July 23, 2020

Perfectly Plaid - Christmas In July

It's a little tough trying to get in the mood for Christmas crafting when the temps and humidity outside are through the roof!  But, we crafters need to get things made so we can enjoy the season, too!  By nature I'm a procrastinator so that complicates matters even more.

For my first card of the season I wanted to use all products available in the annual catalog so you can make this card now as well.



I'm also submitting my card for the weekly challenge over at "The Spot".



I've been lurking around their challenges for a couple of weeks now and decided to participate this week.  Check out their work for yourself by clicking the image above.


I stamped the tree image in Just Jade and Cinnamon Cider and cut it out with the Pine Tree punch.  The tree was attached with Dimensionals to a base of Whisper White card stock and Champagne Foil cut out with the Stitched Shape dies and Layering Ovals Dies.  The ovals were attached to the card base with Dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock scrap paper and cut out with the Banner Triple punch.   It was also attached to the card base with Dimensionals.  Finally, I "decorated" the tree with Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.



Product List

July Workshop to Go - Last Day!!!

The July Workshop to Go is now available!
Last day to order -- July 23, 2020


Click the photo for all the details.



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July promotions!



Bonus Days are back!  Here's how it works -- with each $50.00 in merchandise ordered in July, Stampin Up! will send you a coupon code for $5.00 redeemable in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can earn.

(And the August - December 2020 Mini Catalog goes live in August.  So you'll be very happy to have those coupon codes to help pay for that August order!)

Melanie's ordering gifts for July!

When you place an order totaling $50.00, I will send you a Bone Folder.  Bone Folders are a must have tool for creating sharp folds.



When you place an order totaling $125.00, I will send you a Bone Folder + this awesome Mini Trimmer!  This trimmer is only available for demonstrator purchase.  I have a few available for you and hope to send them all out!



When your order totals $150.00, I will send you both ordering gifts, you will earn 3 coupon codes from Stampin' Up! + you will earn hostess benefits to get more product free!  Woohoo!!!

I hope you enjoyed this project.  I love what I do and love to spend time working on new projects and ideas to share with you!  

I also love to spoil the people that shop with me.  Every month I send out a handmade card and a small product give to all that have ordered in the past month.  

The host code for July is now available. Please use host code V4N2XRMT when placing your order. Remember, if your order is over $150.00, do not enter this code as you become the host and earn the rewards. You will still receive this month's ordering gift from me!  

Using the host code when placing your order helps me pay for customer gifts.

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

Happy Stampin'!

Melanie