Sunday, November 11, 2018

SPIRITED SNOWMEN PILLOW BOX:

Hello there! I have one more cute project to share with you using the Spirited Snowmen stamp set, my Product of the Week. This is a really quick & easy & cute favor that you can whip up in no time with minimal supplies. I filled the Kraft Pillow Box with candy, wrapped a piece of Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon around it and tied a knot.

Next, I stamped the snowman & sentiment with Memento Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock & used the 2" Circle Punch to punch it out. I colored his hat & scarf with a Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends, cut apart the sentiment & adhered it to the circle with Glue Dots. I punched a label out of Santa's Workshop DSP using the Everyday Label Punch. I layered it under the circle & punched both with the 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch. I thread a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine through the hole & tied it to the ribbon.

I finished it off with a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels, which is my featured Deal of the Week. You get them for FREE with a $30 order, but the deal ends tonight at midnight! I'll be putting in an order tomorrow, so make sure to contact me tonight if you want to get in on the deal, or go to my online store & place your order there using HOST CODE XB4FKBJ3. The advantages of using the Host Code allows your order to ship out right away and it will ship directly to you. It also lets the sales generate for a month, so I can use the Host Rewards to give away more freebies! Go to www.lauramellinger.stampinup.net to order or contact me tonight! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Friday, November 9, 2018

COLOR OF THE MONTH CLUB:

Hello there! This is the last month for the Color of the Month Club and this is the card I made for everyone. I used the Spirited Snowmen Stamp Set that I've been featuring this week. For this card I started with a Blueberry Bushel base and added 2 designs from the In Color 6" x 6" DSP. I next looped a piece of the Blueberry Bushel 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon in half and attached it with Glue Dots.

I cut the big snowflake out of Sparkle Glimmer Paper using the Snowfall Thinlits, which are part of the Snowflake Showcase Suite, which is only available during November, or as supplies last. I cut the flourish & smaller snowflakes out with the same dies from Whisper White Cardstock. I wanted to use the yummy White Velvet Sheets which are part of the suite, but it looks like they've sold out already...boo hoo:(...

I ran the Embossing Buddy over a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the snowman with Blueberry Bushel ink. I quickly covered him with Clear Embossing Powder and used the Heat Tool to set the ink. The Club Members would stamp the snowman with VersaMark and use their Blueberry Bushel Embossing Powder to get a better result-I just didn't have the In Color Embossing Powders, so I made it work without. I then colored him with the In Color Markers, as well as a Crumb Cake Marker for his arms & legs.

I adhered the circle with Dimensionals and the small snowflakes with rolled Glue Dots. I repeated the above process for the sentiment and attached it to the the circle with SNAIL & added a Dimensional underneath on the left side. I sprinkled some Basic Rhinestone Jewels around and added a Clear Faceted Gem to the center of one of the snowflakes, which was their surprise FREE embellishment this month!

This is the package you get each month with the Color of the Month Club, each month featuring a different color! Included is an 8 1/2" x 11" Package of Cardstock, a Stampin' Pad, a roll of Grosgrain Ribbon, a Reinker, 8 sheets of 6" x 6" DSP, a jar of Embossing Powder, 1 Marker & 5 Mini Binder Clips. I also include a project each month to give you ideas for using your products and a surprise embellishment for FREE! The cost is $45 which includes tax & shipping.

This is what you'll get in the final month of the Club. It includes the tube for the Embossing Powders, the case for the Markers and the bag for the binder clips to store everything in. I will definitely be doing this again in June with the roll-out of the new catalog and the 5 new In Colors. I hope you'll join in the fun! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

SPIRITED SNOWMEN CARD:

Hello there! Today I have a fun snowman card featuring the Spirited Snowmen Stamp Set. I love these adorable snowmen and how well they work with the Buffalo Check Background Stamp and the Snowflake Showcase Suite! I started with a Crumb Cake base and added a layer of Night of Navy Cardstock. I used the Stamparatus to stamp the check with Whisper White Craft ink.

My Product of the Week is the Spirited Snowmen Stamp Set, so look for more projects featuring this stamp set his week. My Deal of the Week is the Basic Rhinestone Jewels. Place a $30 order by Sunday at midnight & get a package for FREE! Use HOST CODE XB4FKBJ3 when you place your online order at: www.lauramellinger.stampinup.net.

I then cut the last scrap of a White Velvet Sheet that I had left with the gorgeous flourish die from the Snowfall Thinlits, and a variety of snowflakes. I used a Sponge Dauber in Night of Navy ink to add the shading at the top. I then stamped the small snowflake cluster from Snow Is Glistening over the top. I love the soft, warm & fuzzy look I got from this effect. I have gone through a whole package of the White Velvet Sheets-they are awesome! They are only available until the end of November and have already sold out in the Australia market, so if you're wanting them you better order now!

Next, I stamped the snowman onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Night of Navy ink. I wanted to stamp him on the velvet but I only had small scraps left. I cut him out using the Layering Circles Framelits & colored him with Pumpkin Pie & Real Red Combo Blends. I colored his arms & legs with a Dark Crumb Cake Blends. I added his rosy cheeks with a q-tip & Blushing Bride ink.

I attached the flourish with Dimensionals & Mini Dimensionals, and the snowflakes with rolled Glue Dots. I added the circle on top with Dimensionals as well. I then trimmed off the excess with my Stampin' Trimmer. I stamped the sentiment onto Real Red Cardstock using Night of Navy ink and cut it out with my Paper Snips. I adhered them with Liquid Tombow & finished it off with a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels on his hat. Click on either FB link on the sidebar to watch a video of how to make this card!



Make sure to check out the products in this amazing suite. They are exclusive and only available until the end of November, or while supplies last. Don't miss out on these gorgeous products!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

SNOWFLAKE SHOWCASE WINDOW BOX:

Hello there! Notice anything different with my blog? I've hired the amazing Catherine Carroll to give my blog a facelift and I'm so happy with it!!! We're still tweaking a few things but as soon as everything is ready I'll have a 'Grand Opening' with prizes and all kinds of fun things, so stay tuned! This is the favor that I made for my attendees at Card Buffet Thursday night using the Snowflake Showcase Suite. Aren't those snowflakes beautiful?

I used the Window Box Thinlits to make the box from Soft Sea Foam Cardstock. Once I had the pieces cut out I used the Stamparatus to stamp the sides with the snowflake border from the Snow is Glistening Stamp Set using Pool Party ink. The SAR made it a snap & saved me lots of time as I was making multiples of these boxes! I also stamped the lid with the small snowflake cluster & used a Sponge Dauber to add some Pool Party ink to the center.

Once I had the box stamped and assembled, I wrapped a piece of Twinkle Twinkle DSP around it and made a belly band. I stamped the top of it and added Pool Party ink to the center with a Sponge Dauber as well.

Next I cut the large snowflake from a White Velveteen Sheet using the Snowfall Thinlits and adhered it to the belly band with a couple of Dimensionals. I then cut one of the smaller snowflakes out from Sparkle Glimmer Paper. I added a few Glue Dots to the back and swirled some Silver Metallic Thread to it. I then layered it on top of the large snowflake with a Dimensional.

I stamped the sentiment onto Grey Granite Cardstock using Smoky Slate ink and flagged one end. I tucked it underneath one of the beautiful Snowflake Trinkets and attached both with Glue Dots. I finished it off with a few lovely Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets.

We had so much fun the other night. I am truly blessed with this awesome bunch! Make plans to stop by my Facebook group page SU!P FRIENDS! tomorrow afternoon and I'll have a video for you making one of these beautiful treat boxes. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

APPRECIATION EVENT:

Hello there! So sorry I've been gone for so long! We went to my nephews wedding in Colorado & then had a couple events to prep for, so I've been playing catch up. I had my Appreciation Event yesterday to show my gratitude for everyone who helped me this past year to earn the SU! Incentive Trip to the Greek Isles.

I wish I could smuggle each one in my suitcase & take them with me, but I guess cupcakes, melts & a discount will have to do:) My husband makes amazing candles & melts, so I gave everyone a melt wrapped up in this pretty packaging. The Striped Treat Bags made it easy to wrap a bunch and the Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon really dressed up the bags.

The sentiment from Peaceful Place was perfect for the tags, and I got to save 15% on the stamp set-thank you Stampin' Up! I stamped it with Cajun Craze onto Petal Promenade DSP and added a banner made from Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper to the bottom. I punched a hole in the corner of the tag and thread a piece of Gold Cord through it, along with a Snowflakes & Stars Wire Element. I wanted the packaging to be beautiful & sparkling, just like all of these amazing friends who helped me achieve this amazing dream:)

My grandson Gabe was selling Scratch Cupcakes as a fundraiser for his school, so the timing was perfect to help him out & spoil my customers at the same time:) This is just a sampling of the dozens of varieties that they could pick from. There was just about anything you could think of from Bacon Maple to Strawberry Cheesecake. Every report was good! And I just noticed that some little finger sampled all the frostings before I took this picture-which was today, not yesterday, I promise, haha:() I also offered my 25% discount to everyone who helped me this past year. I don't usually give away my discount, but I wanted to do something extra special for this event for all who helped me achieve this milestone goal. If you ordered from me, attended events, encouraged or prayed for me this past year & want to take advantage of this amazing deal, please email or message me TODAY! I'll be putting in the order tonight and drawing a name from the Funtasy Football Board for a $50 Shopping Spree! Thanks again for your support this year & thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

FALLING FOR LEAVES MATCHBOOK:

Hello there! Here's a lovely Fall treatholder that I shared on my Facebook group page SU!P FRIENDS! yesterday. It features the Falling for Leaves Bundle, which is my Product of the Week. I'll be sharing another video over there today with some Tips & Techniques for this amazing bundle using the new Embossing Mats, so make sure to go check it out!

I started with a full sheet of Grapefruit Grove Cardstock, and scored it on the short side at 3/4", 4 1/2" & 5". I then turned it to the long side and cut it at 2 3/4". You'll get 4 matchbooks out of 1 sheet of cardstock, which worked perfectly as I needed to make several to put in customer orders as a thank you:) I covered the top part with Grapefruit Grove DSP from the '18-'20 In Color 6" x 6" DSP stack, measuring 3 1/2" x 2 3/4". The bottom strip is from the '17-'19 In Color collection, featuring Fresh Fig & cut at 2 3/4" x 3/4". I attached both with SNAIL. I then tucked the cover into the bottom strip to form a Matchbook & stapled it towards the bottom, making sure not to staple the cover.

Next I stamped the bottom leaf with Cajun Craze ink onto Cajun Craze Cardstock. I cut this out, along with the Fresh Fig leaf on top & the Coastal Cabana leaf on the bottom with the Detailed Leaves Thinlits. I stapled the top 2 leaves together on the stem and added the bottom leaf to the bottom with a couple of Glue Dots. I attached the Colored Doily to the Matchbook cover with Glue Dots and attached the leaves on top with Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment with Cajun Craze onto a 2 1/2" x 3/4" strip of Coastal Cabana Cardstock & flagged the end with Paper Snips. I adhered the sentiment with a Dimensional on the right side. I added a bow made from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack & attached it with a Glue Dot. I finished it off with a few Faceted Dots.

On the inside I added a couple of Glue Dots & attached a Ghiradelli Caramel on top. You could substitute it for Halloween candy and do a fun Halloween theme on the front instead instead if you wanted:)

I'll be sharing more ideas for this amazing Falling for Leaves Bundle this week, and make sure you get in on the Deal of the Week, which are the Colored Doilies FREE with a $30 order by Sunday, October 21st at midnight! You can order from my Online Store at: www.lauramellinger.stampinup.net and use HOST CODE TXN43B6F and your order will ship out right away & directly to you! I'll send the Colored Doilies to you separately. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

ANOTHER CARD BUFFET 6-PACK READY TO GO!:

Hello there! I just finished my second Card Buffet 6-Pack which is available as an immediate download. These are perfect for demonstrators who are short on time or creativity to help prep for events. And they help customers plan their orders by having all the supplies listed for each project. Each 6-Pack contains a color photo of each card, step-by-step instructions(which can be cut off & attached to tote lid), measurements for paper & ribbon & a list of all the supplies used. Each tutorial is $15 and will be emailed to you as soon as payment is received. If you're not familiar with how a Card Buffet works you can see a video on my Facebook SU!P FRIENDS! group page.

These 12 designs will be available to make for my local customers at my Appreciation Event on Saturday, October 27th from 11-1 at the Stampin' Pad. I'm in the process of coming up with 6 more designs for a total of 18 designs to pick from! I'm so grateful to everyone who helped me earn the SU! Incentive Trip to the Greek Isles so I wanted to show my appreciation by holding a special event for them! Here's what I'm planning:
   *Make 2 cards of your choice for FREE!
   *25% discount on your order that day!
   *Scratch Cupcakes!
   *A special gift!
PLEASE RSVP BY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21ST so I know how many to plan for!!!

If you're local and supported me this part year by ordering, attending events or just praying for me, haha, I'd love to have you join me for this fun event! If you're interested in purchasing a Card Buffet 6-Pack Tutorial or have questions, please email me at lmel09@q.com or find me on Facebook on my group page SU!P FRIENDS! Thanks so much for stopping by:)