Stencil Sunday – February 12 – Heart Tag

      Hi! I’m here with a quick post for STAMPlorations’ Stencil Sunday.

and a reminder for the Mixed Media Challenge.

 

I have a hearty tag to share with you today.

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To make this tag, I used the ARTplorations stencil Hearts All Over, embossing pastes, inks, a CUTplorations ‘hugs’ die, glitter paste, ribbon, twine and a button.

I have a fun discount code for you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code

STAMPGIRLMELISSA

at checkout and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

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Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!

Grace & Peace,

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P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration date, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

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This post is also a reminder for you. 🙂 Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge. I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. THEME = always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.

In order to be eligible for prizes at our Mixed Media Challenge, please use this Mixed Media CHALLENGE graphic (not the Stencil Sunday graphic at the top of this post) in your blog post (see below) when you are entering our Mixed Media Challenge.

Please use this graphic in your post (above) to be eligible for prizes at the Mixed Media Challenge. 🙂

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

Also, don’t forget!

Get ready for Love TAGplorations!

 

 

ARTplorations products used in this project:

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LOVE TAGplorations – Day 5 – February 12, Sunday

Hi! I’m here for the 5th day of the LOVE TAGplorations event.  The event will last for 7 days, with the final day being Valentine’s Day. The STAMPlorations Girls will be showcasing love-themed or Valentine’s Day tags or projects which include tags. You can play along too!

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I have a CAS, tagged, Valentine’s Day card to share with you today.

 img_7202_edited-1This makes me think of a balloon, celebrations (like the Patriots winning the Super Bowl) and my husband who is a career military officer and, in my opinion, a hero. I think that this might be his Valentine’s Day card.

 I sponged red ink onto the white card base using the Zen Hearts ARTplorations stencil.

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I cut a tag using the CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies.

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I have a discount code for you. Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share.

Use COUPON code

STAMPGIRLMELISSA

at checkout and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

I also die cut a stencil using the CUTplorations XOXO Word Die.  I sponged a pinkish-red ink through my homemade stencil onto the tag.

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I finished by hole punching through the card and the tag and adding some red and white twine.

I had a lot of fun making this tagged card! Make sure you stop by and check out the STAMPlorations Girls’ superb creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. Here’s that coupon code for you again.

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FYI:

*Commenting and linking up is from February 8 to February 14, 11:55 p.m. Pacific

*Winners announced on March 10 in the February Challenges & Hops winners post

Prizes:

– (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store

– (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)

– (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)

– (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder

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Cupcake Inspired

Hi! I’m happy to be here with a bold Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 394 inspired card.

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Here’s my card using a STAMPlorations digital stamp.

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slide05I colored the cupcakes with a variety of red markers and a silver glass pen.

I have a discount code for you. Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share.

Use COUPON code

STAMPGIRLMELISSA

and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!slide06 I also made a homemade stamp that I created using CUTplorations Clustered Hearts die and some fun foam.

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I masked off the digi and then stamped with my homemade heart stamp.slide03 Finally, I colored in the hearts and fussy cut the panel attaching the panel to the black card base with foam tape.

If you’d like to know how I made the stamp please go here to see the process that I used to make another stamp with a CUTplorations die and some fun foam.

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I decided to leave this card sentiment-less for now. 🙂 Cupcakes and hearts? What more is there to say?

slide04Thanks for stopping by!

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Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Guest Designer

Hi! I’m happy to be here for STAMPlorations as a guest designer for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

Oooooo, don’t these look yummy!

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Here’s my card using some STAMplorations digital stamps.

img_7315_edited-1I printed the “You’re so sweet…..All you need is a cupcake.”

img_7316_edited-1Then I fussy cut the sentiment and added some red outlines.

img_7322_edited-1I colored the cupcakes with silver, black and red glitter glue.

img_7326_edited-1I have a discount code for you. Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share.

Use COUPON code

STAMPGIRLMELISSA

and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

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   I also made a homemade stamp that I created using CUTplorations Clustered Hearts die and some fun foam.

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You can see that I used the homemade stamp on the front of this card.

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If you’d like to know how I made the stamp please go here to see the process that I used to make another stamp with a CUTplorations die and some fun foam.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration date.slide1_edited-1

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LOVE TAGplorations Hop – Day 4 – February 11, Saturday

Hi! I’m here for the 4th day of the LOVE TAGplorations event. The event will last for 7 days, with the final day being Valentine’s Day. The STAMPlorations Girls will be showcasing love-themed or Valentine’s Day tags or projects which include tags. You can play along too!

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Here’s my rainbow “XOXO” tag:img_7240_edited-2

First, I die cut my tag using the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-RectangleI used the Hearts All Over – ARTplorations Stencil

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I die cut the XOXO sentiment out of the tag using the CUTplorations XOXO Word Die.

Then I sponged R.O.Y.G. & blue inks onto another, white “XOXO”

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 and inlaid the inked up die cut back into the tag.  I added some bits of mixed media pieces to the edges of the tag and then dry embossed the entire tag.

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I added a small hole with a circle hole punch and attached my raspberry tinted twine.

I had a lot of fun making this tag and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it. Please make sure you stop by and check out the STAMPlorations Girls’ superb creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. Here’s a coupon code for you.

slide1_edited-1Places I’m Playing:

Grab our badge:

FYI:

*Commenting and linking up is from February 8 to February 14, 11:55 p.m. Pacific

*Winners announced on March 10 in the February Challenges & Hops winners post

Prizes:

– (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store

– (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)

– (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)

– (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder

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