Thursday, April 30, 2020

My Wonderful Family

Hello friends!

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit arrived in my mailbox last week.  With the same uncanny knack as last month's kit, this month's kit is again spot on for being appropriate for our "current normal". 

The kit contains 8 fancy fold cards with decorated envelopes.  



Here's a look at both designs.

They're both great!  Don't you agree?

If you're not a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber, the kits for May have already sold out!  When you subscribe now your subscription will begin with the June kit.



To get started, click here.
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The host code for April is now available. Please use host code 2SQKG92B when placing your order. Remember, if your order is over $150.00, do not enter this code. You will still receive this month's ordering gift from me!

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

 Happy Stampin'!

 Melanie














Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Outdoor Barbecue

Hello crafty people!

We recently celebrated DH's birthday so I had a chance to make several "guy cards".  This first one uses the great stamp set, Outdoor Barbecue (retiring June 2).  Since grilling and smoking is our favorite way to prepare dinner together, this set is a must have for me!


For this quick and easy card, I stamped the steak in Mint Macaron all over the front of the Mint Macaron card base.  I stamped the grill in Basic Gray on a piece of  Whisper White card stock and colored it with Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.  The sentiment was stamped in Mint Macaron and the panel cut out with the Stitched Rectangle dies.  I framed the main panel with a piece of Smoky Slate card stock. 


Product List


The new catalog is coming soon!  If you've placed an order from me in the last 6 months, you will receive a catalog automatically. 
If you would like to receive a catalog, and are not working with another demonstrator, message me with your name and mailing address,

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The host code for April is now available. Please use host code 2SQKG92B when placing your order. Remember, if your order is over $150.00, do not enter this code. You will still receive this month's ordering gift from me!

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

 Happy Stampin'!

 Melanie








Sunday, April 26, 2020

Grace's Garden

Hello Crafty People!

I've been "sitting" on this card for a while because the Garden Gateway dies have been out of stock.  But they're available now, so not only is this a good time to share my card, but it's also a great time to order the Grace's Garden bundle if it's on your wish list! Both the stamp set and dies are carrying over to the new catalog, but they will not be available as a bundle with the 10% bundle savings.



Product List

The new catalog is coming soon!  If you've placed an order from me in the last 6 months, you will receive a catalog automatically. 
If you would like to receive a catalog, and are not working with another demonstrator, message me with your name and mailing address,

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The host code for April is now available. Please use host code 2SQKG92B when placing your order. Remember, if your order is over $150.00, do not enter this code. You will still receive this month's ordering gift from me!

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

 Happy Stampin'!

 Melanie

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Last Chance Products - My Must Have List

Hello stampers!

Yesterday Stampin' Up! released the new annual catalog for demonstrators to get a sneak peek of what's to come.  (Trust me, you are going to love it!)  At the same time, in order to make space for all the new inventory, a number of products will be retiring.  We now have a last chance to scoop up our favorites!







To see the full list of retiring products, click the links above.

Some of the retiring products are offered at a great value; others are on my favorite tools list.  Because I don't want you to miss out on any of them, I'm highlighting my "must haves" below.




The 1-1/8" and 1-3/8" Scallop Circle Punches are available for $6.40 each.  Great Price!


The Delicate Lace Dies are great for creating beautiful borders and accents.
Were $29.00, now $11.60

The Botanical Prints Product Medley is a great deal (as well as a personal favorite!)
Was $70.00, now $42.00!

Gold Foil Edge Cards and Envelopes
Set of 20 was $10.00, now $6.00


Genuine Gems Stamp Set
Was $20.00,  now $8.00


Silver Foil Edge Cards and Envelopes
Set of 20, was $10.00, now $4.00

Stampin Mist Refill - 2 oz.  $5.00
Stampin Mist is returning in the new catalog, but the 2oz. refill spray bottle is not

Thank You Die - was $18.00, now $10.80

Stampin' Pierce Mat - my favorite surface to use under my stamping 
$5.00



Things to remember:
1.  Snail and snail refills are being discontinued.  A new tape runner will be introduced with the new catalog.

2.  All 12 x 12 scrapbook pages and albums have also been discontinued.  If you use these, stock up now!

3.  Stampin' Blends will no longer be sold as singles.  They will only be sold in duos beginning with the new catalog.  If there are single colors you use frequently, scoop them up now!

4.  Not all bundles are retiring.  However, all current bundle pricing is retiring  Pick up those current bundles now to save!

5.  Glimmer paper is retiring.

Stamp sets are guaranteed to be available through May 22, 2020, all other items are while supplies last.


The new catalog is coming soon!  If you've placed an order from me in the last 6 months, you will receive a catalog automatically. 
If you would like to receive a catalog, and are not working with another demonstrator, message me with your name and mailing address,

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The host code for April is now available. Please use host code 2SQKG92B when placing your order. Remember, if your order is over $150.00, do not enter this code. You will still receive this month's ordering gift from me! 

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

 Happy Stampin'!

 Melanie




























































Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Double Wonder

Hello crafty people!

Are you familiar with the "one sheet wonder" technique?   That's where using one 12" x 12" sheet of designer series paper a number of cards are created using a template for cutting up the paper.  It's a very popular technique and is great for creating a lot of cards very quickly.

A couple of weeks ago, a Stampin' Up! regional development manager introduced us to a modification of the "one sheet wonder".  The "new" technique is called a "double wonder".  Using 2 - 12" x 6" sheets of designer series paper (the same size included in my Ornate Garden product share), we are able to create 11 cards using 4 unique layouts!  

Using items included in my Ornate Garden product sampler, I created this group of cards.


(Note:  I added additional card stock and sentiments not included in the Ornate Garden Product Sampler)

Take a closer look at the cards I created for each layout.






Shannon West created the technique and Julie Davison created a graphic of the cutting template and basic instructions for each card.  You can find that document here.  Thanks Shannon and Julie for your creativity and for sharing with all of us!  

I modified 3 of the 4 card templates to make them more "my style".  And I added a varity of sentiments to show the versatility of the Double Wonder.  

Are you ready to give them a try yourself?

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The Ornate Garden project share is still available.  Click here for all the details!  

The host code for April is now available. Please use host code 2SQKG92B when placing your order. Remember, if your order is over $150.00, do not enter this code. You will still receive this month's ordering gift from me! 

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

 Happy Stampin'!

 Melanie






















Sunday, April 19, 2020

Ornate Garden - For All You Do

Hello Stampers,

Happy Sunday!  

For today's card, I returned to the Ornate Garden suite.  I also have a free project sheet for this card for you!



The supply list and instructions for this card can be found on the Project Sheet, here.


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The Ornate Garden project share is still available.  Click here for all the details!  

The host code for April is now available. Please use host code 2SQKG92B when placing your order. Remember, if your order is over $150.00, do not enter this code. You will still receive this month's ordering gift from me!  

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

 Happy Stampin'!

 Melanie





Thursday, April 16, 2020

Ornate Gardens Product Share

Hello stampers!

The Ornate Gardens product suite is a 2020-2021 Annual Catalog early release item.  And sometimes, it's a little hard to choose which products to order.  I want to make it easier for you!

From now through April 23, I'm offering the opportunity to purchase this Ornate Gardens Product Share!

You get:

6  - 6" x 12" sheets of Ornate Gardens Designer Series Paper
6 -  8-1/2" x 5" card bases (2 each of Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Terracotta Tile)
1   Ornate Gardens Ribbon Pack
1/2 package Gilded Gems
4 pieces of Whisper White card stock (5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
2 pieces of Basic Black card stock (5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
+ two bonus surprises!




Your cost  $20.00 + $5.00 first class shipping back to you.   If you are close to me, I will arrange contact free drop off, saving you the $5.00 shipping fee.

Make your payment at paypal.me/MelanieCoverston.  The address attached to your PayPal account will be used to send your product back to you.  If you want it sent to a different address, include it in the notes.

Shares will be shipped back to you no later than April 30 (unless something goes out of stock).  Order early to ensure products are available.

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The host code for April is now available. Please use host code 2SQKG92B when placing your order. Remember, if your order is over $150.00, do not enter this code. You will still receive this month's ordering gift from me!  

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

 Happy Stampin'!

 Melanie