Monday, June 27, 2016

BANNER SURPRISE JUNE PAPER PUMPKIN:

Hello there! Sorry for the little break~been on vacation and playing catch-up:) I got June's Paper Pumpkin last week and wanted to share it with you. It's called Banner Surprise, and to be honest, I thought it was a little weird when I first saw it. I decided to make one according to the kit instructions, and when it was finished I changed my mind and decided I liked it:)

It's a card with a cute little banner attached, so the recipient can hang it up on their desk, or mirror or in their office and be reminded to celebrate a little more:) I needed some Anniversary cards so I made mine all the same. But there's sentiments for Birthday, Graduation & Shower as well.

The kit came with cute little Mint Macaron bags for envelopes, and even the backs are fun. The washi tape was included, along with both Mint Macaron & Top Top Taupe spots.

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Here is an alternate card found on the SU! site using the new Gold Binder Clips and Star Framelits.

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Another alternate idea from the SU! site...

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And 1 more featuring the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.

Another fun month of Paper Pumpkin:) Check back tomorrow for another Anniversary card. Thnaks so much for stopping by:)




Tuesday, May 31, 2016

HOT DIGGITY DOG CARD:

Hello again! Back with one final card from the current catalog. This is another CASE using the adorable set Hot Diggity Dog. If this card doesn't make you want the set, there's something wrong with you! I started with a Melon Mambo base and added a layer of It's My Party DSP. I made the tag with Whisper White Cardstock and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

I stamped the cute little weiner with Soft Suede ink and cut him out with my Paper Snips. I stamped the body a second time with Melon Mambo ink, cut out the collar and glued it to the body using Liquid Tombow. I stamped his ear onto a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock, cut it out and attached with a Dimensional piece. The sentiment is stamped with Melon Mambo ink as well.

I used the retiring set Birthday Yay for the hat using Pumpkin Pie & Daffodil Delight inks. I cut it out and attached with Dimensionals. I added a piece of Botanical Gardens Washi Tape, and adhered the tag on top using Dimensionals. I made a bow out of Pumpkin Pie Cotton Ribbon and attached with a Glue Dot.

I finished it off with a few of the fun It's My Party Enamel Dots and a Basic Rhinestone Jewel on the collar. This was another quick & easy card to put together and is sure to put a smile on someone's face. You have until 12:50am tonight to get this set and any other retiring products. Don't wait though...things are selling out fast at this stage! Thanks again for stopping by today:)

BIG NEWS CARD:

Hello there! Back with another card made with the retiring set Big News. This is another CASEd card from the catalog, and I LOVE everything about it. I started with a Calypso Coral base ans added 2 designs from the Pretty Petals DSP Stack. I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White Cardstock using VersaMark and heat-embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. Yes, I used Whisper White even though the DSP is Very Vanilla! What is the world coming to? It just seemed to help the sentiment stand out a little more.

I attached the sentiment panel with Everyday Chic Washi Tape. I'm really going to miss this design:( I took a coordinating piece of DSP and cut out the flowers and leaves. I attached the bottom layers with Glue Dots and the top flowers have a Dimensional behind them.

I added a Linen Thread bow and scattered a few sequins around from the Gold Sequin Trim using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. Aside from being a little time-consuming cutting out the flowers and leaves, this card was super easy. Can't wait to make a bunch more for Farmer's Market:)

I'm heading out to enjoy this beautiful day with a bike ride, and then hopefully I'll get 1 more card shared today. Remember, this is the last day to order out of the current catalog. Go to www.lauramellinger.stampinup.net  and click on the Retirng List to get what you want before it's gone! Thanks so much for stopping by today:)


Monday, May 30, 2016

A WHOLE LOT OF LOVELY CARD:

Hello there! Happy Memorial Day to you. It started out to be a dreary day but it's beautiful out there now. Just got done with a bike ride and wanted to share this card made with the retiring Hostess set A Whole Lot of Lovely. I've been going through the catalog and picking samples that I wanted to duplicate before it's time to put it to bed. I started with a Mint Macaron base and used the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder with the help of the Big Shot. On top of that I added a layer of the gold pattern in the Neutral DSP Stack. I used the flower image with Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry and the brand new Peekaboo Peach In Color for the background on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

Underneath the white panel I added a strip of Gold Fancy Foil Vellum. I cut a piece of Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim in half and adhered it to the vellum with Glue Dots. On top of that I added a strop of Gold Sequin Trim with Glue Dots as well. I attached the vellum to the card with Glue Dots on the stripes to keep them hidden.

I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and heat-embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. I used the 2" Circle Punch to cut it out and added a few Glue Dots to the back. I added some Gold Metallic Thread and attached it with Dimensionals. I added a few sequins and adhered them with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

Still got a few more ideas rolling around in my head, so I better get busy and try to knock out a few more cards before the new catalog goes live on Wednesday! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Saturday, May 28, 2016

HAPPY PATTERNS CARD:

Hello there! I have another card to share with some retiring products. I got the idea for this card on the SU! site. Theirs was way cuter but I didn't have everything they used, so I improvised. I started with a Bermuda Bay base and used one of the masks from the Happy Patterns Decorative Masks. I used a Sponge Dauber and a Bermuda Bay stamp pad. On top of that I added a Crushed Curry layer that I ran through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.

Next I used another mask from the Happy Patterns pack and stamped the sentiment and dots with a dauber and a Melon Mambo pad. The birthday sentiment was made with a smaller alphabet on the original, but the smallest I had was a retired alphabet die called Go-Go Boots. I used Crushed Curry Cardstock and trimmed a bit off the tops so they didn't cover too much of the happy. I also used the set Crazy About You with Whisper White Craft ink onto Basic Black Cardstock. I used White Embossing Powder to emboss the sentiment and cut it out with Paper Snips.

The original design used a Project Life Kit that I didn't have for the circle halves and washi tape. I used the Everyday Adventure Card Collection that retired last year, but is still available on the Clearance Rack I think. I just used the 1" Circle Punch to cut a circle from one of the cards, cut it in half and adhered to the card with retired washi tape.

I discovered that the PL cards also work perfectly for the inside of the cards as well. I always have tons left over and don't know what to do with them. Just stamp your sentiment on one of them and you're all set! I love this sentiment from Pretty Thankful. I need to make a card with it as well and share before it goes away too:(

Only a few more days to share as many retiring products as I can, so I'm off to make some more:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

YOU'RE SO LOVELY POUCH:

Hello there! I wanted to share my Hostess gift I made this month using the You're So Lovely Kit. Actually I didn't use much from the kit for this project except the stencil because I didn't know what all I was going to need to make some engagement>shower>wedding cards with it. You can see some additional amazing projects that SU! came up with here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R695FJrkwms.  If this link doesn't work, go to www.stampinup.com and find the video dated April 27 or go to the Stampin'Up Youtube channel and look for the 'Treat Packaging Made with the You're So Lovely Project Kit'.

I used the stencil included with the kit to decorate an envelope with Mint Macaron ink and the fun sponge roller included. I also used the Birthday Bouquet DSP to decorate the flap and assembled as the video instructed. I put some chocolate in a Gusseted Cellophane Bag that I trimmed the top off of, placed a Basic Black banner on the front, and stapled it shut. I tied a piece of the Two-Tone Baker's Twine around it and tied a bow.. I used the coordinating stamp set You're So Lovely and stamped the wreath with Versamark onto Whisper White Cardstock~or you can use one of the tags included. I added Gold Embossing Powder, heat-embossed it and used the 2 1/2" Circle Punch to punch it out. I then used the 1 3/4" Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Birthday Bouquet DSP and adhered it to the center of the tag.

I then cut out the butterfly using the Big Shot along with the Butterflies Thinlits using a Gold Foil Sheet. I adhered it on top of the DSP with a Dimensional and cut out the flower image with Paper Snips. I adhered it to the butterfly with Glue Dots and added a few Pearl Jewels.

Finally I used the Hostess set Silhouettes & Script for the sentiment using Basic Black Archival ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out. Hopefully my Hostess this month will like it:)

Here's one of the cards I made following the kit instructions using Watermelon Wonder ink.

Everything to make this card is included.

It's probably hard to see, but I did also add a little extra bling to the die-cut with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

I thought it would be fun to use the glassine bags included as the envelopes for something a little fun & different. That gives you 12 envelopes left over to make the treat pouches with:)

The fun gold banner paper clips come with the kit as well.

Here's another design made with Mint Macaron ink.

And a third option made with Wisteria Wonder ink.

Make sure you check out the video on the SU! site or on Youtube, and order your own You're So Lovely Kit before it's gone for good on May 31st. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SUNBURST SAYINGS CARD:

Hello there! With wedding season coming up I'm focusing on engagement, shower and wedding cards to make for Farmer's Market. The Shine On Specialty DSP works perfectly for this engagement card. I used the set Sunburst Sayings with the coordinating Sunburst Thinlits Die. You only have a week left to save 15% when you buy these 2 products as a Bundle. I started with a Whisper White base and added the DSP off center.

On top of that I added a layer of Vellum Cardstock cut out with the Sunburst Thinlits Die. I used the Flower Fair Framelits to cut out the flower image using Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and added some Silver Metallic Thread to the back with Glue Dots. I want to introduce you to one of the brand new In Colors~Sweet Sugarplum. I used the cardstock to stamp the sentiment on using Whisper White Craft ink and heat-embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I cut it out with my Paper Snips, and used the same color for the banner piece on Whisper White Cardstock.

I made the ring by punching out a circle from a Silver Foil Sheet using the 1/2" Circle Punch. I then used one of the smallest circle dies from the Circles Collection Framelits to form the ring. I used a q-tip to dab some Whisper White Craft Ink onto one of the gems and added some bling with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. I cut it out with Paper Snips and glued it to the ring with Liquid Tombow. I used a Dimensional piece behind the gem and used Liquid Tombow to adhere the ring to the glimmer paper. I added the 'Shine' with Dimensionals and Glue Dots to add the banner sentiment.

I attached the glimmer paper with Dimensionals and tucked a piece of Blushing Bride Sequin Trim underneath  the banner with Glue Dots. I scattered a few extra sequins around with Glue Dots and used the Owl Builder Punch to make the tiny hearts. If you have a soon-to-be bride, I have the perfect card for you:) Thanks so much for stopping by!