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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Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

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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.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Mixed Media Challenge + Stencil Sunday – March 2017 Mini Calendar

Hi!  I’m very happy to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a project for Stencil Sunday and the March Mixed Media Challenge.

Remember to add the following challenge graphic to your post in order to be eligible for the prizes each month.
The winner will receive a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate or 2 ARTplorations stencils. And the top picks receive an ARTplorations stencil of their choice.

I also have a discount code for you!

Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

Here’s a mini calendar page that I made using the ARTplorations stencil Chevron Crazy.img_5349_edited-1The calendar measures approximately 5 3/4″ x 8 3/4″ or 14.5 x 22.25 cm matted.

  1. First, I created the rainbow panel with Brushos and the Chevron Crazy stencil on watercolor paper.
  2. After the panel dried, I added white embossing paste through the same stencil.img_5356_edited-1
  3. I matted the rainbow chevron panel with blue and white cardstock.
  4. I sponged blue ink through the same stencil again, around the edge of the entire matted panel.img_5346_edited-15. I designed the little calendar as a word document and printed it onto white cardstock.  I die cut the calendar with the smallest of the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

img_5357_edited-16. I decorated the calendar by sponging a variety of inks through the Chevron Crazy stencil once again.

7. I inked the edges of the calendar by swiping it across a turquoise ink pad and then attached it with foam tape.

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I really had a lot of fun creating this bright calendar page and I hope that you have been inspired to create your own mixed media projects! I’d be very glad to have you join us for the mixed media challenge this month. I’m so excited to be here with you and I can’t wait to see what you make!

Please remember that this is not a card challenge…it’s anything BUT a card.  🙂

To be sure that you’re eligible for the prizes each month, please create a mixed media project, add a link to the challenge and also remember to show the Mixed Media challenge graphic. Please check out what the rest of the design team has made here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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For your convenience here our challenge rules:
  • Your project(s) can be anything mixed media except a card (so no cards, please!).
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s).
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts.
  • You must display our STAMPlorations/ARTplorations mixed media challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by March 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time (GMT-7).

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STAMPlorations Takes TIME OUT for a Birthday

Hi! I’m here with a special post for STAMPlorations to celebrate Time Out Challenges’ 3rd birthday.

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I used my STAMPlorations Happy Sunflower stamp to make 2 cards.img_7388_edited-1

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I stamped the sunflower in brown ink on 2 panels with my Misti and then die cut the rectangles. preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-RectangleI used the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. img_7383_edited-1Then I colored in the frame of 1 panel and the center of the other and reassembled the panels.

The sentiment is from the lovely stamp set, Faith Expressions – Shery Russ Designs.

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

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Also, I’d be very happy if you’d like to follow me……

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Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge – February 2017 – Dies

Hello! I’m very excited to be here with you for our second HLS Watercolor Challenge.

As always at Happy Little Stampers’ challenges……..we have a prize for you!

We would like to extend a huge welcome to our Guest Designer, Ingrid!

Here’s my card:

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I used the emboss-resist technique to create a panel with heart stamps, clear embossing powder and….

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Then, I did some die-cutting with a heart die and then inlaid some CUTplorations ‘hugs’ word dies. I matted the hearty, huggy heart by attaching it with foam tape to a white square of cardstock. The white embossed hearts make me think of the “Os” in “XOXO”. So this is a “hugs & kisses” hearty card. Don’t you think?

img_4015_edited-1Next, I made another rainbow panel to frame the white panel and attached the entire thing to a white square card base.

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the finished card with it!

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What do you think? Is this a Cleaned and Layered card? I’d like to play along at The Card Concept #66: Love & Romance.

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Lots of white…… hugs, hearts, the card and a rainbow heart and panel peeking out?! Oooo. I like it!

img_4013_edited-1My teammates and I are excited to begin this new year with a fun new monthly challenge and by the number of you who played along last month, we think that you will enjoy it too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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I am inspired by the hearts and all of the white at TCC 66:

My card is Layered, Clean, Mixed Media?

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ARTplorations Stencil Hop – December 20, 2016

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you for the last day of the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop.

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Here’s my card using ARTplorations Retro Circles:

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I also used CUTplorations word dies “happy” and “BIRTHDAY”.

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

Starting on January 1, 2017…………

Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

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Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

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