TAGplorations – All About Christmas – December 2017 – Reminder

Hi! I am happy to be here with you for a reminder about the TAG challenge at STAMPlorations, TAGplorations.

Our Theme for this month is:
“All About Christmas”
with an optional twist of GLITTER
Important info:
1. The TAGplorations Challenges will start on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
2. We will have a mid-month reminder on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
3. Projects are to based on our monthly theme (with or without the optional twist).
4. We will be featuring CUTplorations tag dies.
Please see the below for more PRIZE details and a COUPON.

Here’s my tag, using CUTplorations Tag O’Coffee & Let it Snow Dies.

I also used the STAMPlorations Sketchy Yule Trees.

I’m happy to be part of this fun Tag challenge at STAMPlorations and hope that you will join in the fun.

We have special prizes for December! Check the bottom of this post.

Check out the TAGplorations PRIZE details and COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

melissastamplorationsdtbadge

I’d be happy to have you follow me on Instagram.

STAMPlorations/CUTplorations products:

preview-SketchyYuleTreespreview-TagOCoffee-CUTplorationspreview-stamplorations-letitsnow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are able to automatically receive any of STAMPlorations current instant discounts in combination with the coupon code below.

Use my coupon and receive 20% off your STAMPlorations order.

slide1_edited-1

 

FYI:
– Players can link up as many projects as they want (1 project per blog post)
– Projects can be anything but it must feature a TAG
– STAMPlorations product is not required

Special prizes for December:

– Comment on the December TAGplorations challenge post and designers’ blogs for a chance to win a $15 GC to the store

– 1 player randomly drawn from all entries will win a $20 GC to the store

– 1 player randomly drawn from all entries will win her choice of 1 Tag Dies set from the store

 

Advertisements

Stencil Sunday – December 17, 2017 – O Come All Ye Faithful Tag

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

I have a Clean and Simple Mixed Media Christmas tag to share with you.  I used the ARTplorations Floral Flutes stencil.

I die cut the tag twice, first in vellum and then in white card stock. Then I stenciled onto vellum and heat embossed the sentiment in gold.

I used CUTplorations Tags #1 Nesting Dies and STAMPlorations All Ye Faithful – Typografia Christmas. I love this sentiment stamp and the carol.

 

To me, Jesus is the most memorable gift that I have been given.

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

Grace & Peace,

melissastamplorationsdtbadge

P.S. Here a coupon for you. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.slide1_edited-1

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.

Use this particular Mixed Media Challenge graphic (immediately 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 make sure that you link and play along at TAGplorations!

{SPECIAL EDITION] December TAGplorations Challenge – All About Christmas

  We’ve got a special edition of this month’s TAGplorations challenge. Here are the details:

  1. Link up as many projects as you want based on the theme with or without the optional twist (1 project per blog post).
  2. Your projects can be whatever you like (cards, ATCs, layouts, etc.) but it must feature a TAG.
  3. You can use whatever products you have in your stash; STAMPlorations products are not required.
  4. Display the challenge graphic below in your post AND link back to this post to qualify for the prizes.
  5. Link up by December 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

ARTplorations/CUTplorations/STAMPlorations products:

preview-web-stencil-floral-flutes

preview-allyefaithful

preview-nestingtags1

 

 

 

 

Places I’m also sharing with:
Words 2 Craft By“I will honour Christmas in my heart, 
and try to keep it all the year.” ─ Charles Dickens

 

Save

Save

Save

Melissa Makes a Christmas Gift Card Envelope – STAMPlorations Mixed Media Tutorial – December 2017

Hi!  Are you in need of a last minute Christmas gift or 2? Still feeling a little crafty? It’s not too late to make a beautiful and useful gift card holder! I’m sharing a new tutorial at STAMPlorations.
I hope that you enjoy seeing the process I used to create this gift card envelope.

Poinsettias always remind me of how much my eldest daughter loves anything Christmas, and especially poinsettias.  She is one of the 4 greatest and most memorable gifts my husband I have ever received.

I used the following STAMPlorations products for this tutorial:

Christmas Flower – STAMPlorations

Doily Squares – ARTplorations Stencil

I look forward to reading your comments  at the STAMP blog. Please head on over for the complete tutorial with step by step photos and instructions.

Merry Christmas!
 Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
melissastamplorationsdtbadge

ARTplorations/CUTplorations/STAMPlorations products:

preview-web-stencil-doily-squares

ChristmasFlowersLARGECUTplorations-giftcardatcenvelope-preview

 

 

Christmas Tree – Peace on Earth

Hi again! I’m here with another Christmas card.

I used a CUTplorations die to make this card.

preview-stamplorations-peaceonearth

I used this CAS Colours & Sketches’ sketch #240 for inspiration:

Here’s a photo of one of my family’s snow-covered Christmas Trees & also one of my favorite Christmas songs. I hope that you enjoy them.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Grace, Peace and Merry Christmas,

Melissa

Edited Tuesday, December 19: I am very pleased to share that this card was chosen as an Honorable Mention by Rachel at CASology.

Rachel said,”Melissa’s eye-catching design is simplicity at it’s best! Bravo!”

Thanks, Rachel!

Edited Friday, December 22: I am happy to share that this card was chosen as a weekly winner at CASC&S!

 

Products I used:

preview-stamplorations-peaceonearthImage result for Classic Crest Cover Solar White 8-1/2x11 110lb 250/pkgSmoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" CardstockBasic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" CardstockSilver Glimmer Paper

 

Places I’m Playing:

Grab our badge:

 

 

 

Take it, it's yoursCity Crafter Challenge Blog Week 392 ~ Christmas Tree

 

Here’s a STAMPlorations coupon code I’d like to share with you.

slide1_edited-1

 

Peace on Earth

Hi again! I’m here with another Christmas card.

  

I used 2 CUTplorations (STAMplorations) dies to make this card.

preview-atctagbuilder-cutplorations

preview-stamplorations-peaceonearth

I used this CAS Colours & Sketches’ sketch #251 for inspiration:

Here’s one of my favorite Christmas songs. I hope that you enjoy it.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Grace, Peace and Merry Christmas,

Melissa

Products I used:

preview-atctagbuilder-cutplorations

preview-stamplorations-peaceonearthImage result for Classic Crest Cover Solar White 8-1/2x11 110lb 250/pkgSmoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" CardstockBasic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" CardstockSilver Glimmer Paper

 

Places I’m Playing:

Grab our badge:

 

 

 

 

Here’s a STAMPlorations coupon code I’d like to share with you.

slide1_edited-1