AAA Cards Game #86 – Die Cuts

I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #86 – Die Cuts.

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Here’s my card:

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I ended up making 4 of these for a private card challenge that I belong to.

I used CUTplorations word dies “happy” and “BIRTHDAY” to die cut the words out of a panel I’d watercolored.

Here’s the card I made with the watercolored panel:

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 I hope that you have been inspired to play along with us this game. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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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.

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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?

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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes Hearty Drink Coasters – STAMPlorations Tutorial for February 3, 2017

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Hi! I here to share that I have a new Mixed Media Tutorial up over at the STAMPlorations Blog today.  I made some heart-shaped, rainbow-colored, Chevron Crazy drink coasters! 🙂

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For all of the tutorial details, please go on over and visit the STAMPlorations blog.

I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to make them.

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I hope you enjoy the tutorial and look forward to reading your comments over at the STAMP blog!

Grace & Peace,

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P.S. Have you seen my other STAMPlorations Mixed Media tutorials?

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For with God……

Hi! I’m happy that you have stopped by! Today I have a CAS shimmery flower card to share with you.slide01  slide01 I used my NBUS STAMPlorations Faith Expressions stamp set.

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I stamped the flower in embossing ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts (my new favorite) gold embossing powder.slide02

I painted the flower with my pink and orange Zigs.

I added Glossy Accents to the flower centers.slide04

I added the sentiment, inking up the stamp with pink and orange inks.

slide05I have a discount code to share with you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share.

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and receive 20% OFF  all regular and sale priced stamps, dies and stencils in the STAMPlorations store. slide02I added some pink and gold vellum to the white card base and attached the little flower panel with some foam tape.slide06Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers: January Guest Designer – January 27, 2017

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Hi! I’m very happy to be with you today with a 4th, and final, post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers! I have two paper-pieced die cut cards to share with you today.

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I used the CUTplorations Anywhere There’s Coffee Die.

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I also used the CUTplorations word die, “thanks”.

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I also used these lovely snowflake dies.

Here’s a quick slideshow of how I pieced together the travel mugs.

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slide007I continued to piece together the mugs (and then pieced in the snowflake and “thanks’ into the popped up mug) and dry embossed the group on the card front.

slide006  slide002I had a lot of fun using this technique. I love paper piecing and bold, bright, graphic designs.

Thank you, Amy and all of you coffee-lovers, I’ve been so glad to be with you as the Guest Designer for January at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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