Wednesday, July 18, 2018

HEDGEHUGS MINI GABLE BOX:

Hello there! We had a great time at TNT! last night playing with a couple different techniques using Ink Refills. I just gave away a bunch of Ink Refills in our brand new colors on my Facebook Group SU!P Friends Page, and figured I'd share some ideas for using them. I made these cute little favors for all the attendees using the Silver Mini Gable Boxes and the stamp set Hedgehugs.

Yesterday I shared the Baby Wipe Technique, and this is a variation called the Baby Wipe Swipe. I cut a baby wipe into fourths and folded it up to form a small square. I added a few drops of Pineapple Punch Reinker to the end and dabbed some of the excess off onto Grid Paper. I then simply swiped it across the cardstock, forming an arch. I repeated the process with Flirty Flamingo, overlapping the Pineapple, and then swiped a third time with Coastal Cabana. This is a great technique for creating backgrounds on your projects.

I used the Everyday Label Punch to punch the tag from Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the sentiment with Coastal Cabana ink. I colored the bird with a Coastal Cabana Marker and the branch with Crumb Cake & Lemon Lime Twist Markers. I cut it out with Paper Snips and attached it to the tag with Mini Dimensionals. I added a couple of Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

I wrapped a piece of Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon around the box and tied a bow. I then tucked a Colored Doily underneath. I used the 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch to punch a hole in the top of the tag and tied it to the ribbon with a piece of Linen Thread.

This was a fun new twist on a classic technique that's been around for a long time. Make sure to stop back tomorrow for another card we made using the Marbeling Technique or Shaving Cream Technique,as it's also called. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

SHELTERING TREE CARD:

Hello there! Wanted to pop on here quick and share one of the cards we'll be making tonight at TNT! Tuesday. I'm going to be demonstrating a couple techniques using Reinkers. This card features the Baby Wipe Technique. I started with a Granny Apple Green base and ran the cardstock through the Big Shot using the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.

I stamped the tree trunk with Soft Suede ink onto Whisper White Cardstock. I then folded a baby wipe in half and laid it in a Full Wide Stamp Case. I added drops from ink refills using Melon Mambo, Grapefruit Grove & Highland Heather, keeping them in a triangle formation. I then inked up the greenery image, making sure to rotate the stamp to get all colors on the stamp. I then stamped it on top of the trunk and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I stamped the swing with Soft Suede ink as well.


I added a strip of Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon to the card base with Glue Dots. On top of that I added the sentiment with Melon Mambo ink onto Whisper White Cardstock. I tied a piece of Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine through a Tropical Elements Button and tied a bow. I attached it with Glue Dots and added a few Iridescent Sequins with Liquid Tombow.

The Baby Wipe Technique has been around awhile-kinda like me...an oldie but a goodie, haha. But the effect is so much fun and each time it's unique. I can't wait to see all the different trees they'll make tonight:) Make sure to stop back tomorrow for a variation of this technique-the Baby Wipe Swipe Technique. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, July 16, 2018

HALF FULL CARD:

Hello there! So sorry, I forgot to share this card yesterday:( This is the other project we made at Happy Hour last week using the set Half Full. I thought it was only fitting to use Merry Merlot Cardstock for the base:) On top of that I added a layer of Early Espresso Cardstock and Wood Textures DSP. I then stamped the banner from Banners For You with Early Espresso ink onto the same color cardstock. I used the Bunch of Banners Framelits to cut it out and adhered it to the card base with Dimensionals.

Next I cut the swirls from Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits and the leaves from Seasonal Tags Framelits using Mossy Meadow Cardstock. I tucked them under the banner and adhered with Liquid Tombow. I stamped the sentiment with Merry Merlot ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and attached it with Dimensionals.

I then cut a 4" piece of Copper Trim and stretched it out. I cut it in half and tucked it under the banner with Glue Dots. I finished it off with a few sequins from the Metallics Assortment using Liquid Tombow.

I'll be demonstrating a card a little later on Facebook using the Blended Seasons Bundle. It's a gorgeous exclusive set available only in August. Come find me on my SU!P Friends Group Page and join so you won't miss out on any of my videos! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

BROADWAY BIRTHDAY CARD:

Hello there! This is one of the cards we made at Happy Hour the other night. It features the Broadway Birthday Bundle and awesome Broadway Bound Specialty DSP. I started with a Smoky Slate base and added a piece of DSP on top. I stamped the background with Smoky Slate ink and part of the sentiment on the fun Lemon Lime Twist design with Black Memento ink.
I wrapped a piece of Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine around it, tied a bow and attached it to the DSP with Dimensionals. Next I cut the large sentiment out of Gold Glimmer Paper with the Broadway Lights Framelits. I adhered it to the DSP with Liquid Tombow.

I stamped 2 balloons onto Whisper White Cardstock with Lovely Lipstick ink and the strings with Black Memento ink. I cut them out with the framelits and attached the strings to the balloons with Glue Dots. I then attached the balloons with Dimensionals.

This was a super quick & easy card to put together and it coordinated really well with the cute little favor I shared yesterday. You could easily knock a bunch of these out! Stop back tomorrow for the other card we made. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Friday, July 13, 2018

BUBBLE OVER FAVOR:

Hello there! We had a lot of fun at Happy Hour last night and this is the sweet little favor I made for everyone:) I gotta say these mini Coke bottles were kind of adorable:)

I made a little box out of the Broadway Bound Specialty DSP,  wrapped a piece of Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine around it and tied a bow.

For the bottle, I stamped the image with stamped-off Garden Green ink onto a piece of Vellum Cardstock. I used the larger bottle from the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits to cut it out. I used the smaller bottle to cut out another bottle from Early Espresso Cardstock and cut the top off at an angle. I attached it to the Vellum with SNAIL.

I cut out the label from Lovely Lipstick Cardstock and attached it with SNAIL. I stamped the sentiment with Lovely Lipstick ink and punched it out with a 3/4" Circle Punch. I attached it to a Whisper White circle punched out with the 1" Circle Punch. I then attached the circle to the label with a Dimensional.

I cut out the cap from a Silver Foil Sheet and attached it with Liquid Tombow. I cut the straw from Lovely Lipstick Cardstock and tucked it behind the bottle with Glue Dots. I attached the bottle to the box with a couple of Dimensionals.

Just a reminder that TNT! is this Tuesday from 6-8. Please let me know if you plan to attend so I can have a fun little treat for you too!. Stop back tomorrow for one of the cards we made last night at Happy Hour. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A COUPLE SPOTS LEFT:

Hello there! I have 2 Color of the Month Bundles up for grabs. You can choose between Blueberry Bushel or Call Me Clover. These are part of the Color of the Month Club, where you'll get the entire 2018-2020 In Color collection by the end of October!

Each month you'll receive the following in your Color of the Month:
*8 1/2" x 11" Pack of Cardstock
*Grosgrain Ribbon
*Marker(you'll get the case to hold all 5 markers in October)
*8 sheets of DSP
*Stamp Pad
*Ink Refill
*Embossing Powder
*8 Mini Clips
Plus I'll surprise you with a fun embellishment each month-this month was Basic Rhinestones!
And you'll get a cute project featuring your Color of the Month!
The cost is $45 per month for 5 consecutive months, until your collection is complete.

Both of these kits are up for grabs and can be yours to play with today! Let me know if you're interested in one!

Also, sending a reminder that Happy Hour is this Thursday from 6-8. Please let me know if you plan to attend so I can have a little treat for you:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, July 9, 2018

COLOR YOUR SEASON CLASS TO GO:

Hello there! I hope you'll help me make my first ever online class a success! Actually it's a class-to-go, as I'll be sending you the PDF to make the projects:) This class features the limited-time Blended Seasons Bundle. It is only available from August 1-31, so we need to move fast!

The cost of the class is $76 and you'll make these 4 gorgeous cards, featuring one for every season. You'll receive a color PDF with the instructions for these projects, along with your Make & Take packets with everything prepped for you.

PLUS I'm adding a BONUS! I'm giving you the brand new color assortment Watercolor Pencils for FREE! That's a $12.50 value! Actually you're getting the pencils & the class for FREE! And as always, you save 10% on the Bundle when you buy both the stamp set & framelits.
Included in the class are the:
*Blended Seasons Clear-Mount Stamp Set
*Stitched Seasons Framelits(10 dies)
*Watercolor Pencils(Assortment 2)
*Color DPF with photos & instructions to complete 4 cards
*Make & Take packets prepped & ready to go
You'll just need to do the stamping and die-cutting

You will need the following supplies, or something similar to complete the projects:
-Jet Black StazOn, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry & Coastal Cabana Stamp Pads

The following are recommended, but optional:
-White Craft Stamp Pad, White Embossing Powder & Heat Tool(can use StazOn if prefered)
-Blender Pen
-Stamparatus or Stamp-A-Ma-Jig(helpful for stamping wreath & sentiments)

This bundle is only available as supplies last, so you'll want to act soon! For those ordering online, please go to my online store at:  www.lauramellinger.stampinup.net on August 1 & place your order for the bundle. Use Hostess Code: B2N73PY6. I will see that you ordered and will send the Watercolor Pencils, PDF & Make & Take packets between August 6-8. I will need to charge to mail this to those who aren't local. I will need your best contact information to contact you with the amount.

For those who are local, please have payment to me by July 31, as I'll be placing the order first thing on August 1!

Don't miss out on this gorgeous bundle which can be used all year long. And don't miss out on the Watercolor Pencils & Class that you'll get for FREE with the purchase of the Blended Seasons Bundle! Thanks so much for stopping by:)