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.

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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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*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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*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

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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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*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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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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Stencil Sunday – January 29 – Memory Verse Cards

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

img_4145_edited-1To make these memory verse cards, I used the ARTplorations stencil Retro Circles and CUTplorations Nesting Luggage Tag Dies and a wide variety of techniques and mediums too.img_4126_edited-1

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 and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

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To make these cards, first I sponged a rainbow of colors onto a full page of white cardstock. img_4117_edited-1

I printed my verses onto the inked-up page. I cut the page so that it would fit through my Big Shot and then die cut the tags/cards.

img_4120_edited-1I added some Glossy Accents, gold glass pen, and sequins to the front card and yellow cardstock to the back.

img_4122_edited-1Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!img_4136_edited-1

Grace & Peace,

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Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is 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.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

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

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ARTplorations/CUTplorations products used in this project:

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