Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Musical Season and Stampin' Up! Blends


On Saturday I was honoured to be part of an amazing group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that hosted our 5th Annual Ronald McDonald Stamp-a-Stack.  This is always such a fun event and this year was no exception.  Lots of fun, lots of stamping, lots of prizes won and best of all lots of money raised for Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver.  Thanks to everyone who participated we raised $2311 for the Vancouver House!

Interested in learning more or participating in our next event, leave a comment or email me.

Here's the card that I designed for the event.  It's quick and easy!  And yes, the point on the card front is supposed to be asymmetrical!  :)


Supplies

Stamps:
143681 At Home With You (Annual Catalogue)

Framelit/Thinlits:
144677 Musical Instruments Framelits (2017 Holiday Catalogue)

Paper:
140272 Thick Whisper White (4 ¼” x 11”) Card Base
(Annual Catalogue)
121045 Basic Black (4” x 5 ¼”) (Annual Catalogue)
121045 Basic Black (3” x 3”) (Annual Catalogue)
144621 Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (3 ¾” x 5”)
(2017 Holiday Catalogue)

Ink:
140921 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink (Annual Catalogue)

Other:
144129 3/8” Shimmer Ribbon Basic Black (Annual Catalogue)
144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (Annual Catalogue)
104332 Snail Adhesive OR

129026 Fast Fuse

Instructions
  1. Fold Whisper White CARD BASE in half.
  2. Stamp the sentiment on the bottom right of the Whisper White card base.
  3. Layer the Designer Series Paper on the Basic Black Card Stock with bottom edge even and Designer Series Paper in the middle.  Cut a piece off of the bottom on both sides to make a point.  Note, the point is not symmetrical so it doesn’t matter if you cut them uneven.
  4. Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the Basic Black Card Stock.
  5. Adhere a 12” strip of shimmer black ribbon to the back of the card and bring around to the front and tie a bow.
  6. Cut out the French Horn using the Musical Instrument Framelits using Basic Black card stock.
  7. Adhere the French Horn to the front of the card using Mini Dimensionals
  8. Enjoy Card!

Stampin’ Blends Available for Purchase Beginning November 1!


Stampin’ Up! just announced that the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers will be available for purchase beginning on November 1!  So get your colouring fingers ready to order in just two weeks!! In the mean time, here is a quick video to show you how easy they are to use!

Check out this video on the SU! Blends!


I'm so excited for you to be able to order them.  I've had mine for a couple of weeks (one of the perks of being a SU! Demonstrator - we got to pre-order) and I've been colouring like crazy!  They are amazing!  Perfect time for an early Christmas present!

Designer Series Paper Sale

Do you love Designer Paper?  During October, Stampin’ Up! has a selection of Designer Series Paper that you can stock up on.  Buy any three on this list and get the fourth one for free.  This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And they are even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale! So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to get lots and lots of pretty paper. 
See all the papers below or click here to print a list of all the papers.

Host Codes

October Host Code: 4FPZAGBV

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! 


If your order is over $200, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. I'll send you a set of 4 cards as a Thank You gift including the instructions so you can make at home.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. If you're on my blog, just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store, or click here or drop me an email if you have any questions.
Happy Stamping!
Melva

Friday, 13 October 2017

Can you CASE it Friday - Fancy Fold Card

It's time for another Can you CASE it Friday edition.

This week I've CASE'd a card I received from my friend Ellie Blake in a mostly swap.  Ellie used the Tranquil Tulip stamp set available in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.  I love the colours in the card - I think I received the card in the summer, but it is still sitting on my window ledge.  It makes me so happy every time I look at it.  Don't you agree?


My card uses the same fancy fold design, but I've substituted the Painted Harvest stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue.


For my card I stamped on water colour paper which I had spritzed.  The effect is like a water colour painting.  It is a little frightening when you first do this technique as the colour goes everywhere.  There is a balance of how much water to apply - you need just enough so that the colour spreads, but not too much so that it spreads too much.  It is definitely fun trying this.  A friend once told me not to give up on the card with this technique - it looks awful when you're stamping and it's still wet, but the final product is always so amazing!

My colours were:  Daffodil Delight for the bottom layer of the flower and then I stamped the second flower image in Peekaboo Peach.  The centre is Early Espresso.  Here's a tip for the centre of this flower - sometimes you can get a white spot if the stamp doesn't line up perfectly.  I learned from Judy Marshall that if you stamp and then turn the stamp when it's on the card, it smudges the edges and looks amazing.  The leaves are stamped in Old Olive.

This card now sits on my window ledge next to Ellie's card!  I made 2 of these and the other one is off to my sister for her birthday!

Designer Series Paper Sale

Do you love Designer Paper?  During October, Stampin’ Up! has a selection of Designer Series Paper that you can stock up on.  Buy any three on this list and get the fourth one for free.  This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And they are even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale! So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to get lots and lots of pretty paper. 
See all the papers below or click here to print a list of all the papers.

Host Codes

October Host Code: 4FPZAGBV

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! 

If your order is over $200, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. I'll send you a set of 4 cards as a Thank You gift including the instructions so you can make at home.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. If you're on my blog, just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store, or click here or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!
Melva

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Fall is in the Air and that means it's time to start thinking about Christmas!

Fall definitely feels like it is in the air on the West Coast.

We have had an amazing summer and in fact, it's been so lovely that we seeded our lawn about 2 weeks ago.  Yesterday was Thanksgiving in Canada and it's definitely starting to feel more fall like - leaves are starting to turn and there is a nip in the air in the morning.  It makes me think about getting ready for Christmas!

Today I wanted to share with you a card I made for a swap that I participate in.  The card uses the Musical Season stamp set and coordinating framelits from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.  I love this set - although as I've started to use it, I think I really love the French Horn as I seem to go back to it over and over again!

I decided to make the card a little more vintage so I sponged the edges of the Music paper in Crumb Cake.  I also ripped a strip of card stock and sponged over the paper in a few places to make it look like it was old and then scrunched the paper up and unfolded it.

I cut out the French Horn in Gold Foil and the stamped leaves in Old Olive using the coordinating Musical Instruments Framelits.  It's hard to see the metallic gold thread in the background.  A few tiny pearls on the leaves finished off the card.

Product List

Stampin' Up! Specials

Today is the last day to take advantage of the World Card Making Day specials. Stampin' Up! is offering selected stamp sets for 15% off the regular price.  In addition, Note Cards and Envelops are on sale for $6.80 each.  

Check out the stamps sets that you can choose from - many of my favourites are included!



Designer Series Paper Sale

Do you love Designer Paper?  During October, Stampin’ Up! has a selection of Designer Series Paper that you can stock up on.  Buy any three on this list and get the fourth one for free.  This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And they are even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale! So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to get lots and lots of pretty paper. 
See all the papers below or click here to print a list of all the papers.

You're invited to the 5th Annual Ronald McDonald House Stamp-a-Stack


Are you ready for a day of ink, glue, and maybe a bit of glitter and dazzle?

Join us for our 5th Annual Stamp-a-Stack Fundraiser, a memorable day of laughter, stamping, prizes and more with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House BC.

This year the cards will have a Christmas and Holiday theme. That's right - you will have a huge head start on your holiday crafting! You'll be guided by (self proclaimed!) card making experts from around the Lower Mainland as you move through 6 crafting stations. Everything is provided for you - all you need to bring with you is your smile!

What else is included? Besides the 6 cards with envelopes and full set of instructions for all cards, there lots of prizes!

Ticket Price is $60. For all payments, please register on eventbrite and then send an etransfer to stampinwithmelva@gmail.com. Please use "RMHC2017" as the answer to the Security Question.Your spot will not be confirmed until the etransfer has been received.

Our event last year raised $4000 to benefit seriously ill children and their families, and we hope for an even bigger and wackier event this year that will match last year's event! Will you help and be a part of our day?

If you haven't registered, it's not too late!


Host Codes

October Host Code: 4FPZAGBV

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! 

If your order is over $200, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. I'll send you a set of 4 cards as a Thank You gift including the instructions so you can make at home.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. If you're on my blog, just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store, or click here or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!
Melva

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