Stencil Sunday – May 14, 2017 – Butterfly Hugs Tag

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

This is also a reminder that you have a few days to play along with this month’s Mixed Media Challenge.

I have a tag to share with you today.

To make this tag, I used an ARTplorations stencil, 2 STAMPlorations stamps, 2 CUTplorations dies, silver, blue and turquoise ink, Zig markers, twine, and vellum.

I 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!

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

Grace & Peace,

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slide1_edited-1This 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 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.

ARTplorations/CUTplorations/STAMPlorations products:

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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 2 – February 9, Thursday

Hi! I’m here for the 2nd 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!  lovetagplorations

Here’s my very traditional Valentine’s Day tag:

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I made my tag using the CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies.

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Then, I die cut 2 stencils using the CUTplorations XOXO Word Die and the Hugs Word Die. I sponged red ink through my homemade stencils.hugs-worddie

I love making my own stencils with CUTplorations word dies. Here’s a photo from a previous project.img_3600_edited-1

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

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Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA

upon checkout and

receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations.

img_7216_edited-2I used the lovely CUTplorations Clustered Hearts Die

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Check out the bottom of this post for the details of the 20% off coupon.

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I added some red and white twine. I decided that my tag needed to wear some

itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie scarlet polka-dot washi-ni,

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so I added a bit of that.

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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.

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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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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….

Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24-Color Painting Set

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

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or Instagram

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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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Coffee Loving Cardmakers: January Guest Designer – January 20, 2017

 

https://i1.wp.com/coffeelovingcardmakers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/GuestDesignerSlider.jpgHi! I’m very happy to be with you today with a third post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers! I have an unusual sort of card to share with you today.

I combined 4 of my favorite products, from different companies, and also altered the stamped image of one of my favorite stamps.

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Here’s my card, using, at least in part, one of my favorite rubber stamps.

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This stamp set is one of my first, and favorite, rubber stamp sets. It is Stampin’ Up’s (discontinued) Tea Shoppe.

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You can see that I used only the outline of the large cup.

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I also used these lovely snowflake dies.

I used the CUTplorations “hugs” word die for the sentiment.

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I 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 quick slideshow of how I altered and stamped the tea cup.

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I really enjoyed making this card and I hope that you’ve been inspired to try combining some of your favorite products from different companies. I loved how the teacup turned out. Please come back next week to see my last 2 cards that I have to share with you this month.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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

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