Stencil Sunday April 23

      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, tinted embossing pastes, inks, watercolor paints, twine, a die cut sentiment and some rhinestones.

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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 with you.

Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!img_7409_edited-2

I started making my tag by stamping the bird from STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2, carefully fussy cutting the image and inking it up the stamp with a variety of colors.

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Then, I used the ARTplorations stencil Retro Circles.

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I used the CUTplorations Love Word Die.

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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, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

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.

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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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LOVE TAGplorations – Day 3 – February 10, Friday

Hi! I’m here for the 3rd 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 non-traditional Valentine’s Day tag to share with you today. I used some fabulous dark blue cardstock that I bought at a shop in my mother’s hometown of Dunoon, Scotland. I’d like to thank Valerie of Coleman Cards & Crafts for the excellent selection of lovely heavyweight cardstock that she keeps in stock.

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 I heat embossed in white, using my new Zen Hearts ARTplorations stencil.

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To make the top of my tag, I did some partial die cutting using the CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies.

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I finished by fussy cutting out the rest of the heart and adding some blue and white twine.

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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 a coupon code for you.

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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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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

preview-ClusteredHearts-CUTplorationsand added the negative pieces of the die cut to embellish the bottom part of the tag.

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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Places 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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LOVE TAGplorations – Day 1 – February 8, Wednesday

Hi! I’m here for the first 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. You can play along too!

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Here’s my tagged card.

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I started by stamping the bird from STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2, carefully inking up the stamp with a variety of colors, onto some white cardstock.

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Check out the bottom of this post for a 20% off coupon!

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I masked off the bird and branch with some removable sticky label. Next, I sponged yellow and light green ink through the ARTplorations stencil Leaf Prints.

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Then, I used the another ARTplorations stencil and added some tinted embossing paste with Retro Circles.

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

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I added pink embossing paste to the tag with the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil.

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After the tag dried, I sponged on some deep pink ink onto the card front and the tag, using the Zen Hearts ARTplorations stencil.

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img_7197_edited-1Then, I die cut the “XOXO” sentiment with the CUTplorations XOXO Word Die out of the tag and inlaid another white die cut into the tag.

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I rounded all of the corners of my mixed media bird panel, the yellow mat, and the card base.   Lastly, I assembled the panels to the card and attached the tag sentiment and a bit of turquoise twine. img_7141_edited-1

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 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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