{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Gets Shakin’ with Coffee – Tutorial for December 19, 2016

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Hi! I here to share that I have a new Mixed Media Tutorial up over at the STAMPlorations Blog today. Just in time for those last-minute gifts, I’ve made a Coffee Shaker Gift Tag & Gift Card Holder. Please go on over and visit the STAMPlorations blog to see all of the details. blog I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.img_2804_edited-1

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

Grace & Peace,

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

You can check them out here:

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ARTplorations Stencil Hop – December 19, 2016

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

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Here is my card, using ARTplorations Flourishes Stencil: img_4505_edited-1I also used the largest of the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and STAMPlorations Sketchy Alphabet.

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

Starting January 1, 2017……

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

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Here’s a quick slideshow of some of the process that I used to make the 1-layer card front.

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Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

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Starting January 1, 2017:

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STAMPlorations – Holiday TAGplorations – Reminder 2

Hi! I’m excited to be here for  STAMPlorations with another reminder post for the first ever Holiday TAGplorations event.

I made a bunch of tags for the kick-off day and as a reminder the day before yesterday. You can see those here or here if you’d like. Remember to comment and link up over at the 4 November post. 🙂

Get ready for our 1st Holiday TAGplorations event!

I have 3 tags to share with you today.

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I heat embossed the framed coffee cup, masked off the mug, sponged on the red stripes and sponged on the brown around the edges.

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This next tag os a long one! I used the smallest die in the luggage tags die set and did some partial die cutting to make the tag base. The mugs are from the Anywhere There’s Coffee set. I fussy cut those. The rainbow cord is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, but I’m not sure if they carry it anymore.

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The next tag is another long one and could also be used as a bookmark. img_3561_edited-1I used the smallest rectangle in the Rectangle Nesting Dies and did some partial die cutting again. I also did some masking and elongated the Framed Tea Cups stamp.

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After heat embossing in white, I added Brusho Color Crystals and spray starch. I can’t decide if I’ll use this as a tag or put it in someone’s stocking as a bookmark. 🙂 I love rainbows. It would be fun to get one in my stocking on Christmas morning!

I hope that you enjoyed seeing these tags today. Thanks for stopping by!

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*When: Beginning November 4, Friday, 8 a.m. Pacific/Los Angeles Time (GMT-7)

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*Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges & Hops winners post

*Prizes:
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– (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the store
– (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the Luggage Tag Dies
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Stencil Sunday – Friendship Canvas – October 23, 2016

Hi! I’m here with a post for today’s STAMPlorations’ Stencil Sunday for October 23.

I have my first ever mixed media canvas to share with you today. slide2   To make this canvas, I used a variety of ARTplorations stencils and a wide variety of techniques and mediums too.  This is a photo of my friend, Cindy, and I last Spring when she came to visit me.

I started working on this canvas months ago and set it aside because I just could not get it to work out the way I wanted it too. I don’t seem to have a good photo of the original try, but you can see it in the top left corner of the photo below:

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Cindy and I love tea and have enjoyed having tea together at our houses. Can you see the Framed tea Cups? I stamped them on either side of the framed photo.

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Now, I’m quite pleased with the results.

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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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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.

ARTplorations/CUTplorations/STAMPlorations Products used in this project: Retro Circles Stencil, Framed Tea Cups,

Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, Big Bloom Factory,

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