Friday, April 25, 2014

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

CCMC Color Challenge #300

Good Morning, Stampers!

We are changing things up for this week's Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge! It's a BLOG HOP! If you started at the beginning, you are arriving from Lisa's blog. Wasn't her card fantastic?!

I really like the color challenge this week. The neutrals paired with the ever-so-gorgeous Calypso Coral is just so pretty! I knew it would be a great basis for my Mother's Day card!


Whatcha think? The Epic day This and That DSP just happened to have the Calypso Coral with a touch of Basic Gray so I built from that. The flowers were created with the scallop circle punches - crumbled up and then layered. 


SU!pplies:
Stamps: My Mother
Ink: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Epic Day This and That DSP, Basic Gray
Accessories: 11/4" scallop circle punch, 7/8" scallop circle punch, Label Framelits, Bird Builder punch, Basic Pearls, Scallop Trim Border Punch


Next stop is Nicole's blog! Check out the stunningly beautiful card she created!

 Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

If you get disconnected from the hop, here are the direct links for you!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gee, Thank EWE!

Good Morning, Stampers!

Several weeks ago, I showed you how to make a fox and a raccoon using the triangle punch. Today, I have a cute little lamb using the hexagon punch to share with you! I love how easy these sweet little punch art animals are!


The hexagons were punched in Whisper White and Basic Black. The eyes were punched using the Owl punch and the Cupcake punch. The ears are punched using the ornament from the Merry Minis punch pack (Holiday Carry-over list) and the legs are cut in half from the Chevron punch. 

Here are the additional supplies used:

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Just Sayin'
Ink: Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Fringe scissors, hexagon punch, cupcake punch, merry minis punch pack, owl punch, word bubble framelits, chevron punch, Delicate Designs embossing folder

Check out the fox and raccoon cards here:



Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spritzed Hooray

Good Morning, Stampers!

Check out this fun card created by Stampin' Up! featuring the "Spritzing" technique! Such a quick and easy technique that gives instant results - lots of "oohs and ahhs" from this! Simply fill the spritzer bottle with rubbing alcohol and a desired amount of rekiner. Lightly spritz using the thinlit as a template and remove. Thats it! Great results every time!


SU!pplies:
Stamps: Geometrical
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush
Paper: Crisp cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Vintage Facted Buttons, Silver Baker's Twine, Stampin' Spritzer's, Banner Framelits, Hexigon punch, Hexigon Hive thinlit, Strawberry Slush refill, Crisp Cantaloupe refill, 

NON SU: Sewing Machine, Rubbing Alcohol


Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, April 21, 2014

Weekly 3/$5 - Thank You

Good Morning, Stampers!

The theme for this week's Weekly 3/$5 Card Class is Thank You.  I've designed these cards to work for any occasion. The sentiment can even be substituted and still be suitable for just about anything!
I love having the versatility and options available in a quick and easy card!


Join us Mondays at 9am or Wednesdays at 10am and create these cards in under an hour for only $5.
Contact the Center directly at 248-573-8175.

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, April 20, 2014

May Calendar - Envelope Flower Explosion

Good Morning, Stampers!

Here is the interchangeable calendar for May - Envelope Flower Explosion. It's filled with flowers of all shapes and sizes. Bright colored flowers, punched flowers, flowers with texture and dimension. A perfect way to bring a little Spring into your home!


SOLD OUT

A limited number of kits are available for $17 (+ shipping - US ONLY)

Kit includes: 
* All of the consumables and embellishments
* All die cuts
* Pre-printed calendar
* Full-color instructions

The kit DOES NOT include:
* Stamps
* Ink
*Adhesive
* Wood Tray


Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, April 19, 2014

ENJOY Party Favor

Good Morning, Stampers!

Can you believe it is the LAST DAY of the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Card "Create"tions? It sure has been a blast of a time! THANK YOU to all who subscribed! I hope you enjoyed all of the projects as much as we enjoyed creating them for you!

I have one last project to share with you - a birthday party favor - created with the Giggle Greetings stamp set. This little treat can be used to fill with tasty treats for party guests or a gift card for the birthday guest of honor. Either way, its a fun and easy project and I have the instructions to share with you!


1. Cut (2) small envelopes using the small envelope liner framelit and Crushed Curry DSP. Score the three sides at 1/4" to form flaps. Cut off the (2) corners.


2. Cut a 2 1/2" x 12" piece of Crushed Curry DSP.
3. Score at 1/4", 4 3/4", 7 1/4", 11 3/4".


4. Fold on the 4 3/4" and 7 1/4" score lines. Adhere an envelope to each side of the piece by gluing the flaps.
5. Fold down the tops of the envelopes.


6. Fold the two top score lines away from the center.


7. Adhere Stampin' Dimensionals to the underside of the envelope flaps to secure them down.
8. Once filled with treats/gift, adhere the top of the box closed by gluing the (2) top flaps together.
9. Adhere an Island Indigo button to the front flap using a glue dot.
10. Stamp the cake image onto Whisper White cardstock using Jet Black Stazon ink.
11. Cut using the Chalk Talk framelit.
12. Color the image using a blender pen and Island Indigo, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry inks.
13. Stamp the sentiment using Island Indigo ink.
14. Cut a piece of Island Indigo DSP using the banner framelit.
15. Adhere to the backside of the tag.
16. Tie a double thick bow using Island Indigo Baker's Twine.
17. Punch a small hole to the top of the box and adhere the tag with a piece of Island Indigo Baker's Twine.


Each of the Designers have one last project to share with you today. Be sure to visit Create with Connie and Mary to see them all!

Just because the Spring Card "Creations" is coming to an end, doesn't mean you still can't get in on the fun! When you subscribe today, you will still get ALL of the projects from the very beginning! You won't miss a thing! Join today at Create with Connie and Mary!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Giggle Greetings, Simply Celebrate
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Island Indigo, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Paper: Whisper White, Regals Designer Paper
Accessories: Blender Pen, Chalk Talk Framelits, Banner Framelits, Regals Designer Buttons, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Simply Scored, Envelope Liner Framelits

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Friday, April 18, 2014

April FREE STAMP DAY!

Good Morning, Stampers!

My FREE STAMP DAY is one of my most favorite days of the month! It is my opportunity to give back to my customers with a project I create especially for them. I am so blessed to have these wonderful friends in my life!

This month, we made these adorable flower treat cups featuring the Daydream Medallions stamp set. The little leaves along the side actually pull out to reveal the candy from the backside! No ruining this beauty to get to the candy! Wouldn't they be pretty on your Easter table or as a baby/bridal shower favor?


Of course, for those of you who are unable to attend,  I am happy to share the project - complete with full-color downloadable instructions! Enjoy!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Daydream Medallions, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Versamark, Gumball Green
Paper: Rose Red, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Floral framelits, Bitty Banner framelits, Circle framelits, 1" circle punch

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa