Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Teeny Tiny Easter Treats

Good Morning, Stampers!

I have a quick and easy favor/place setting treat to share with you today. A cute little doily box with just enough room for a few little jelly bean treats! Scroll down to see how easy it is to make these!




Adhere a 1 1/4" Whisper White square in the center of the doily.
Cut from the edge of the doily to the tip of the square 4x.
Fold the corners.



Wrap the edges around to form the box. 
Adhere with glue dots.
Decorate.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Eggstra Spectacular
Ink: So Saffron, Soft Suede
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Paper Doily, Extra-large oval punch, Blender Pen, Pear Pizzazz marker, Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PROJECT LIFE!

Good Afternoon, Stampers!


An EXCITING announcement from Stampin' Up! has everyone SO excited! 

                                                           

Check out these "sneak peek" products coming May 1, 2014!



Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thinking of You - GOOF!

Good Morning, Stampers!

Have you ever made a mistake on your project and had to start over? I can't tell you how many times I've thrown out the messed up project only to start fresh! Well that was a long time ago. Not because I don't make mistakes any more, because I DO! I've just been getting really good at covering them up! Take this card for instance. Can you spot the goof??


Of course not - cuz I covered it up! Even with my Stamp-a-ma-jigger, I managed to blur the sentiment - lol! 
A banner flag to the rescue and no one will be the wiser!  Think twice next time you make a goof on your project! There are no mistakes in paper-crafting, only possibilities for embellishing!

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Peaceful Petals
Ink: Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive
Paper: Crumb Cake, 2013-1025 InColor DSP
Accessories: On Film Framelits, White Uniball Gel Pen, Blender Pen

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Monday, April 14, 2014

Weekly 3/$5 - Brides and Babies

Good Morning, Stampers!

We are continuing with the Brides and Babies theme this week at my Weekly 3/$5 card classes...


Join us Mondays at 9am - 10am or Wednesdays at 10am - 11am.
We create 3 cards in under an hour for only $5
Contact the center directly at 248-573-8175

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Brides and Babies

Good Morning, Stampers!

It's SPRING - and I'm thinkin' Brides and Babies! Here are the cards I created for an upcoming class. The Brides can be used for a Wedding or Bridal Shower and the Babies, I kept gender-neutral - for those wonderful little surprises!


Created with the Baby, We've Grown stamp set

Created with the Just Married stamp set

Created with the Mr and Mrs, Pleasant Poppies
 and the Hello Doily stamp sets


Created with the Sweetest Gift and 
Stippled Blossoms stamp sets
Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Week 2 - Card "Creations" Double Pocket Mini Favor

Good Morning, Stampers!


It's SATURDAY! Time for another day of favors from the Card "Create"tions Design Team! This past week, I featured the From My Heart stamp set. I incorporated a few of the elements from my cards into this sweet little double pocket mini bag.

Visit Create with Connie and Mary to see all of the Designer creations. There really are some clever projects that I know you will love!

If you haven't had a chance to subscribe to the Card "Create"tions, there is still plenty of time to do so! You will have access to all of the card sets seen so far as well as those that are still to come! Visit Create with Connie and Mary for further details!


To create this mini bag:

1. Begin with a 6" x 6" piece of 2-sided patterned paper.
2. Along one side, score at 2" and 4".
3. Turn the paper 90 degrees and score at 2 3/4", 3" and 3 1/4".
4. Fold the paper along the 3" score line.
5. Fold BACK the 2 3/4" and 3 1/4" score lines. 
6. Turn the paper back 90 degrees.
7. Bring in both sides on the score lines.
8. Bring both ends together.
9. Glue the side folds down.
10. Punch holes at the top
11. Add ribbon for handles.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: From My Heart
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana In-Color DSP, Bermuda Bay, Natural Composition DSP
Accessories: Itty Bitty Flower punch, Bermuda Bay marker, Basic Rhinestones, Bitty Butterfly punch, Simply Scored, Coastal Cabana ruffled ribbon, hole punch, Circle Thinlit card die

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fast and Fabulous Friday - Hoppy Easter

Good Morning, Stampers!

I have a Fast and Fabulous card to share with you today! This is a card I created for a private Easter card class. I really like the soft muted colors - especially the Whisper White ink on the Smokey slate cardstock. AIt has a really nice white-washed look.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Eggstra Spectacular, Hardwood
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Whipser White
Paper: Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Accessories: Paper Doily, 2 1/4" scallop circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter.

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Perky Zoo Babies

Good Morning, Stampers!


It's time for the Thursday Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge! 
SO MANY possibilities for this bright and perky color combination!

I chose to go "baby" this week. The colors are perfect for the gender-neutral.
Lots of "fussy" cutting here, but you can see it was worth it! 


I began with (3) 1" x 4 1/4" Gumball Green strips embossed with the Stripes embossing folder. Then, I took (3) 3/4"x4 1/4" Gumball Green strips and cut them with the fringe scissors and adhered them together.  Each of the animals were stamped on Whisper White cardsotck in the challenge colors and cut out. I adhered them from the backside and adhered the strips to the card. The elephant, lion and alligator were adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals.

SU!pplies:
Stamps: Zoo Babies
Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green
Paper: Whisper White, Gumball Green
Accessories: Bitty Banner Framelits, fringe scissors, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Stripes embossing folder


Have you been enjoying the Card "Create"tions this week? I've been busily recreating these this past week, too! Can I make a suggestion? Get a binder going to keep the tutorials close at hand! 
Print the tutorials each day and get them in the book. 
That way, you have a great reference tool to refer back to - especially on those busy days!

If you haven't yet subscribed, no worries! There is still time!
Visit Create with Connie and Mary for all of the details on how you can join!

Happy Stampin'!
~Melissa