Crafty Tool Box Must Haves

Crafty Tool Box Must Haves is what we have for you today. Do you have a tool or item that you HAVE TO HAVE when you are crafting? I do too! Today I am going to share with you mine and hopefully you will be inspired to share yours as well!

Here are all of my must haves. I have a few more that I like to use a lot from time to time but these are THE HAVE TO HAVES!

A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Sets

Stampin Up Stampin mist and Stampin Scrub

Tim Holtz Mini Stapler

Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG Gun)

Memento Ink

Quick Kutz Quicker Poker Picker Upper

Spellbinders

I know it seems like I of course have to say my stamps but I really do love our stamps and use them all of the time! We are coming out with new ones so I am very excited for what this year is going to bring! Stay Tuned!!

Twine Twine MARVELOUS TWINE!!!

Stampin Up Stampin Scrub Pad and Stampin Scrub cleaner.  I use this for ALL of my stamps. It works great, cleans wonderfully and doesn’t dry my photo polymer stamps! If you need to check some items out, please be sure to go to my friend Brandie’s website HERE.

Memento Ink…. I use black the most but basically every color I have used works perfectly! This ink works great with alcohol ink markers too. You just can’t go wrong with crisp images!

Tim Holtz Mini Stapler is a perfect addition as it allows you to add a little bit of ephemera (crafty stuff lol) to your project or you can create a pocket or attach a ribbon.

Notice how small the staple is? It is so cute and super strong!

I love how wonderfully this works on all of my crafty project! Works wonderfully and you can get generic adhesive to save money!

My favorite way to add a little bling to a project is my Gelly Roll clear star pen. Nothing like a little bling for my crafty creation!

I love the Quicker Picker Poker Picker Picker Upper!

Not only does it have a pointy end that you can use for your weeding with your dies and intricate cuts, you have the other side to use for picking up your rhinestones! But wait…. THERE IS MORE!

On the other end, it has a type of clay like material that allows things to stick to it without residue. You turn the cap and can get more. If you want to get rid of what is on there, you can just rub it off, twist the top and get a new fresh start of sticky stuff! COOL, RIGHT?!

Last but not least we have the Spellbinder Tool ‘N One tool. I love it! It is great for getting multiple pieces out of of small intricate dies, It has a great pointy tool as well as a spatula to lift off any paper or rhinestones! Truthfully, I can’t pick between either the Tool ‘N One or the Quicker Picker Poker Picker Upper so I keep them both in my tool box!

For our giveaway this week, you can win a store credit so you can pick out your favorite item in our store!

The winner for our last blog post giveaway is Linda S.

Please be sure that you  send me a message letting me know which post you won on and your contact info and I can get your prizes out to you!

Winners, please send me an message HERE and I will get your prize out to you!

For all of our giveaways including this one, in order for you to qualify for an entry to win, you would need to be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts (found on our blog page) and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! When you subscribe, you will receive an e-mail on Mondays with our latest blog post. BE SURE TO READ IT to check to see if you are a winner EVERY WEEK. If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. NO EXCEPTIONS. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: If you are subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will be ineligible to win as I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber to both. Thank you for your understanding.

We hope you will subscribe to our YouTube Channel, Blog/Newsletter updates and check out our website!

As always, we appreciate your visit and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa. Have a wonderful holiday!

melissa-written-signature

Punch Out Your Scrap Pile MAKE TAGS

Spellbinders Tool n One Overview and Giveaway

Crayoligraphy Kit Reveal

Crayoligraphy Kit Reveal is what we have for you today. I saw this kit at Target at a reasonable price and I thought I would check it out and show you what it has! I thought it was a pretty good kit with a number of possibilities so before you buy it, why not see it first hand right?

First for the Crayoligraphy Kit Reveal, I want to mention I said it was between $18-$25 fortunately, I was wrong. I looked it up on the internet and saw it was $13 at 25+ stores so it is even more reasonable than I thought!

I do NOT have any affiliation with Crayola. During my visit to Target (also no affiliation) I thought it was a cool set. This set comes complete with dual tipped pens, writing practice sheets, and so much more!

Here are all of the pens that are in the kit. I was pretty impressed for such a reasonably priced kit. The pens are dual tipped with complimentary colors so it really takes the guess work out of creating.

For the Crayoligraphy Kit Reveal, the color chart shows you what both sides of the tip colors are and really gives you a visual of what you are working with. PERFECT!

Here is a close up of the pen and how the colors are complimentary to increase your creativity without the guess work!

The instructional packet with the Crayoligraphy Kit Reveal really gives you a good basic variety of what you can do with this set. I am really excited to use it!

In the instruction booklet, it shows you the different tips on the markers.

Here, you can see how you can really get more creative with different accents and pen work.

PRACTICE MAKES IT BETTER… DO IT!!

Here are the different strokes you will want to practice to master the different ways to write your lettering.

Using the grid paper, you can have a better idea as to how straight you are with your lettering.

The grid paper will also help you with placement and fluidity.

Here is the entire set! Pretty cool huh?

For this weeks giveaway we are giving away a $15.00 store credit to our store! Did I inspired you? Get crafty with our amazing creative products!

Winners announced next week so be sure to check back!

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners will be announced next week on our Mondays with Melissa blog post!

BE SURE TO check to see if you are a winner EVERY WEEK. If you do not contact me within two weeks of the your name being picked, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

Subscribe to BOTH with MATCHING NAMES to be eligible. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, you will not be eligible.

For last weeks giveaway we are giving away the  A Creative Journey with Melissa Everyday Alphabet Outline Large Uppercase and Symbols Stamp Set!

The winner is Heather M!

Winner, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

Thank you for joining us for the Crayoligraphy Kit Reveal. I hope you take this time to enjoy and embrace your handwriting and be creative!! BE SURE TO CHECK BACK TO SEE IF YOU ARE A WINNER!

Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board Review

We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board Review is what we have for you today. I was super excited to get this new tool and used a coupon! YAY ME! In the video, I literally just opened this 1o minutes ago so I am going to show you how it works and what I have found in my short time using it!

Here it is! The We R Memory Keeps Tab Punch Board. I was so excited about the THOUGHT of it but to own it… well, I am pretty darned excited about that too!

This is a tab done in light weight card stock.

This is a tab made with a recycled clear packaging piece from a die I purchased.

Here I have made a tab with the We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board using a recycled cereal box which is similar to chip board.

One of the awesome things I love about this tab punch is that you can put a tab on a page up to 12″ and isn’t Isn’t that great for scrapbooks? I am really excited to use it for my scrapbooks. How cool would it be to use it for a 2017 scrapbook and tab it for each person’s year? I love it!

For this piece of card stock, I am going to place the tab in the middle of the paper. I have lined up the left side of my paper to the line that is approximately the size of the width of my paper which is 8.5″.

This is what it looks like once the right size has been punched out using the We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board .

Now I want to punch the other side of the tab. I will flip my paper over and line up the tab side I have already punched up to the size tab I want for my paper. The choices are small, medium and large.

I lined it up to the small tab and was curious to see the result.

For some reason when I punch the second side of the tab, I have to use both hands. I am not sure why but this is consistent with all of the tabs I have created so far. This would include the chip board, clear packaging and the card stock.

.

This is what the tab looks like once it has been punched and it looks so clean.

Now on the other side of the punch board we have the trimmer! It’s a one stop shop! This is the blade and although it really is self explanatory, it took me a few minutes to figure out how to use the trimmer side. As you can see above, there is a blade side and a guide side. Yep! You guessed it! The round part goes in the guide because it is a guide! I know… I know…

One of the awesome things about this blade on the We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board is that it has a holder so it not only doesn’t get lost but the bottom part is solid so your blade isn’t exposed for potential injury!

To trim off the excess sides, you want to be sure the bottom of the tab is lined up to the cut line shown above.

To cut your sides, make sure your paper is butted up all the way to the top as shown. Slide your trimmer blade and trim off the excess piece and as you can see here I am trimming the left side piece.

This is a close up of  is what it looks like once it was trimmed.

Using the same method, line up the right side and trim the excess paper.

Here is a close up shot of the finished tab on light weight card stock and I love the way it looks.

Here is a sample of the tab I made on the side of the cereal box.

Since we are creating a side tab and not a tab in the middle of your material, we have to do a few things differently. The above guide will need to be placed in the holes shown under the punch button.

For the corner rounder, you will place the guide in the far left hole. This allows the punch to round the corner of your paper and not create a tab.

Make sure your material is touching the top guide and the left side of the punch.

Once lined up, push the punch button on your We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board.

This is what it looks like once the corner has been rounded.

Now we are going to create a tab. Remove the guide from the right holes and replace it in the left holes as shown. Push on the We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board punch and remove the guide as done previously. Flip your paper over and line up the tab to the size tab you would like for your material and punch

.

This is what it will look line once you have punched your tab on your cereal box chip board.

Line up your tab to the line and butt it up against the edge. Using the trimmer blade, slide it across to trim off the excess chip board from your tab.

This is what your tab looks like using the cereal box chip board.

If you chose not to  have the rounded corner, this is what it would look like.

This is the clear packaging tab I created with the We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board  but trimmer on the tab punch doesn’t work very well at all with this.

Here, we are doing the same as we did with the chip board but we are using the packaging material.

This is what the corner looks like once it has been punched.

This is what the clear packaging looks like once the tab has been punched. This looks much better than it did when I did it the first time.

Here is a close up and there is an extra punched area when I did the small tab punch the first time.

Here I tried to show how the trimmer side of the We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board works. It did not do very well so I would suggest you use your normal trimmer and it worked fine.

After you use the punch board, the extra punched pieces fall out of the bottom. It makes it super simple to clean up your mess and easy to find!

Now for this weeks GIVEAWAY! We are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Everyday Alphabet Upper Case and Emoticon Stamp Set and the A Creative Journey with Melissa Everyday Alphabet Lower Case and Numbers Stamp Set. One winner TWO STAMP SETS!

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners will be announced next week on our Mondays with Melissa blog post!

If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are subscribed to BOTH with MATCHING NAMES. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.

Now, for the GIVEAWAY from last weeks post. We are giving away the Chameleon Pen set of 5 Pen Pastel Tones!

The winner is Judy H !

 Judy,  please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

 We hope you enjoyed our We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board Review!

Please be sure to continue to keep Texas in your thoughts and prayers with the horrific damage they have had due to the hurricane.

Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.  

 

Die Cutting Intricate Dies

Die Cutting Intricate Dies is what we have for you today.

**NOTE** The Precision platform IS NOT MAGNETIC. THIS was an ERROR on my part. I had used a magnet to check it and it worked but the platform was not magnetic, the magnet was. How embarrassing! My apologies for the confusion.

Do you worry about die cutting intricate dies and trying to get those little pieces out? Will you avoid those dies because they can be quite a pain? Well, we aren’t doing a project tutorial but we are giving a few tips on cutting intricate dies. I am also showing you one of my favorite tools and we have a giveaway too!

Above on the left you can see the intricacy of the die. The details are amazing but what a pain to try to get out all of those little pieces.

Well the purple tool above is AMAZING and IT is going to be a lifesaver!

Here is a close up of the die and the cut of the die.

This is a close up of the second die and a close up of the die cut.

This is the amazing Spellbinders Tool ‘N One. It has so many uses but we will show you that in a bit.

First, I wanted to let you know that there is another option other than the magnetic platform. You can get the precision base plate and use it as you would a clear platform. Use it with the standard platform and voila! It works with the thinner dies!

NOTE: The Precision platform IS NOT MAGNETIC. THIS was an ERROR on my part. I had used a magnet to check it and it worked but the platform was not magnetic, the magnet was. How embarrassing! My apologies for the confusion.

First, we are going to die cut one of the dies. Place your platform, precision platform and paper down.

Take your die and make sure that you place the edge side up so that it cuts the paper.

Place your clear platform on top of your die.

Run your die through the die cut machine fully twice. One pass each way.

This is what happens when you don’t do it thoroughly. Yep, I know. Frustrating but it happens.

This is what it looks like when it IS done correctly. The detail is AMAZING!

This is where the awesome tool comes in. You use the brush side and get to brush out all of the pieces from the die itself

as well as the die cut!

The detail is amazing and this is a close up of the die after it was just cut and the die cut.  Die Cutting Intricate Dies can really happen without too much effort. Especially with the Spellbinders tool.

The Tool ‘N One tool is awesome and there is so much it can do!

It has two other parts! They are easily removable as well! You simply pull down on the neck of the tool

and you can adjust or even remove the head of the tool.

Replace one side with the spatula or scraper tool.

Notice the notches?

 That gives you plenty of room to adjust how long you need the tool.

If you unscrew the tool in the middle you can store the other two pieces inside! Not only do you have a scraper tool but you also have a poker tool too! How cool is that? JUST in case your brush doesn’t get all of those tiny little pieces of paper out.

Both your poker and your spatula fit inside the middle of the tool. At the same time!

Screw your tool back together and you have exactly what you need for any crop or creative station!

Now for this weeks GIVEAWAY!

The Spellbinders Tool ‘N One tool is what we are giving away this week!!

 To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners will be announced next week on our Mondays with Melissa blog post!

If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are subscribed to BOTH with MATCHING NAMES. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.

Now, for the GIVEAWAY from last weeks post. I am giving away the

 A Creative Journey with Melissa Wedding and Celebrations Stamp Set!!

The winner is Nikki C!

Nikki C,  please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

 We hope you enjoyed our Die Cutting Intricate Dies video!

Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.  

 

Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part Three

Scrapbooking Made Simple Craft Haul Part Three is what we have for you today and I think we saved the BEST FOR LAST!!! I am so excited to share what we have for today!

We don’t have tutorials we have TWO GIVEAWAYS!!! You are going to LOVE THEM!

I went shopping at Scrapbooking Made Simple’s AWESOME SALE! Sadly, it has ended but I have two prizes so you can feel like you went too! Are you ready?

For starters of the Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part Three, we have these awesome dies. They could all work together and all work separately of course as well. Let me give you a little close up of what these beauties look like.

This set comes with seven fabulous dies that can be used together or separately.

I think I am going to use some twine and create a card with it.

What I really love is the way the holes are larger and will give great texture to your creation when you use some type of medium like thread or yard in the holes.

This set has very small holes to give great but SUBTLE texture. I really love it and there are a whopping 14 dies! I know… YOWSA! This sale goes on every year! How are you liking the Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part Three so far??

When I saw this set I automatically thought of my sister. She is a Bee Keeper and I think I will have to create something fantabulous with it… What, well I am not sure.

Do you have any suggestions??

I really love this embossing folder… I loved it so much, I decided you would too sooooo…

This is one of the giveaways! You could use this with color and without. You could highlight the embossed design with ink or paint or you could lightly sand your paper to show the texture…

I really enjoyed this embossing folder. It would be great for a heritage page, masculine or feminine page or you could use it as a cool background as well!

I was so excited to see this set from Sizzix. I can’t wait to get started! This die set has so many possibilities. I love how you can use it to document your travel as well as maybe tell someone that lives far away that you miss them. There are so many more possibilities! What would you do with it?

This set is on the larger scale. Another reason why it appealed to me. The rectangle is approximately 5″ inches wide! How perfect is that?

Alright planners.. I didn’t forget about you! When I saw this set and immediately thought of you!

I can’t even imagine how many creations that can be made with this awesome die set. Don’t you LOVE IT?!

Whether you need a large or a small clip, you are covered with this die set.  You could even cut thin metal with it! Wouldn’t that be neat?

Now for this weeks GIVEAWAYS!

The clip die cut set and the embossing folder are what we are giving away this week!!

 To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners will be announced next week on our Mondays with Melissa blog post!

If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are subscribed to BOTH with MATCHING NAMES. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.

Now, for the GIVEAWAY from last weeks post. I am giving away this embossing folder. You can use it with ink, paint, white core paper and SO MUCH MORE! It’s an awesome folder that has numerous uses! I love this texture!

The winner is Jean T!

Jean T, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

 We hope you enjoyed our Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part Three!  Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.  

Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part Two

Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part Two is what we have for you today. Today we have crafting goodies part two… If you liked last week…

THIS WEEK IS GOING TO ROCK YOUR SOCKS! You may even get to win something! This is only week TWO OF THREE!

Today is basically a Kaiser Craft day… Most of the items I picked for the Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part Two are awesome dies but we also have embossing folders too!

The first item I have for the Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part Two is this awesome embossing folder.

I love this one! There are so many creative ideas for this folder!!  I just can’t even stop thinking of the amazing possibilities! The words for this embossing folder you can highlight either on a card, project or behind a picture… LOVE IT! I will be creating items with this embossing folder in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

This tree bark embossing folder is really cute.. You can use paint, ink, emboss it, use white core card stock and sand it.. yes… I can go on and on and on.. LOVE IT!

Here is a close up of the actual embossing folder. I love the detail in it!

This die set goes perfect with the set I showed in my video and giveaway last week with the US map as well as the stamp and other dies. This set will really go well with our Spinner Greetings Stamp set. I am excited to create with both!

This die set is perfect for your Project Life creations, journaling, planners, cards and so much more.

I love the detail on the edges. It gives a little bit of texture with your die cut!

These beauties I fell in love with upon first glance. I just love these doily dies! You can use them to highlight a sentiment, a background texture for a creation or you can use ink or paint and use it as a stencil.

Here is a close up of the actual decorative die. It is called modern doily.

This is the detailed doily by Kaiser Craft. Isn’t it cool?

Here are the awesome items I have from Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part Two. Be sure to stay tuned for next weeks haul because we are going to have

TWO GIVEAWAYS NEXT WEEK and YOU WONT WANT TO MISS IT!!!

This awesome wood grain embossing folder is what we are giving away this week!!

 To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners will be announced next week on our Mondays with Melissa blog post!

If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are subscribed to BOTH with MATCHING NAMES. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.

Now, for the GIVEAWAY from last weeks post. I am giving away this embossing folder. You can use it with ink, paint, white core paper and SO MUCH MORE! It’s an awesome folder that has numerous uses and can be used for both women and men! Multi -Use.. my kind of product!

The winner is  Mary Ann!

Mary Ann , please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

 We hope you enjoyed our Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part Two! Be sure to stay tuned for Part Two and Part Three with awesome giveaways as well! Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.  

Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part One

Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part One is what we have for you today. Today we have crafting goodies not a tutorial so sit back, relax and enjoy my shopping spree…and it won’t cost you a penny! You may even get to win something!

I want to start off by sending my love, hugs and prayers to Stacey and her family, the owner of Scrapbooking Made Simple and the reason why I have the Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part One today. Sadly, she had a house fire THE DAY HER AWESOME SALE STARTED! Unfortunately, her house is a total loss. Fortunately, everyone is OK but the devastation of years of memories gone has got to be horrible. Please says some prayers for her and her family while they go through this.

I don’t know about you but I really do still like the old fashioned dies. Ya know… the thick ones.

I  like to use them because unlike the wafer thin dies, I can make multiple cuts thru a larger quantity of paper which saves me time. I also have a Big Shot Pro which is a die cut machine that cuts dies that are 12″ x 12″ so that is awesome for scrapbook pages, larger cards and envelopes.

You can also use two of the Bigz Sizzix dies together at one time with it because of its larger machine format size.

For Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part One, I am showing you the larger, thicker dies I purchased.

For this first die, I was really excited because it got me thinking of different ways I could use our stamp sets with these die cuts. They would be perfect for sentiments or even making a cool pattern with scrap pieces of paper! So many ideas!!

I love this die! Although I have a similar one that I have used with blue jeans, I have ideas on how I am going to use this one the same way! What a perfect way to dress up a gift card gift, right? Stay tuned because I will be doing a tutorial on it in one of my future Mondays with Melissa posts.

Another item for my Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part One was this wallet die. I love all of the extra die cuts it comes with so you can really make it as fancy or plain as you wish. The buckles are adorable and can be used for other creations as well!

This is a Sizzix Big Shot Pro die. It is a 12 x 12″ die that is used with the Sizzix Big Shot Pro Machine.

There are so many things you can do with this die.

You can use it as the envelope as  it was designed for or you can use it as an invitation using the inside of it as your area to write. You can also use it as a pocket and just cut off the one side! There are so many possibilities!

This is also another Big Shot Pro Die. I love the A2 card and that it has a way for you to add a die on the inside where you can create a cut out in the front of the card itself. It doesn’t have to be used but what a great addition to any creation!

I also purchased two of these embossing folders… Hmmm… what should I do? I guess you will have to wait until the end of this post to find out…..


For the awesome sale, Stacey had some awesome giveaways of her own! I wanted to be sure to show you them! First is the awesome glitter marker exclusive to Scrapbooking Made Simple. It is really cool and I can’t wait to use it!

You also get a scrapbook kit, pin, die and stamp set! This is just my Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part One… we have two more to show you in the coming weeks!

Now, for the GIVEAWAY! I am giving away this embossing folder. You can use it with ink, paint, white core paper and SO MUCH MORE! It’s an awesome folder that has numerous uses and can be used for both women and men! Multi -Use.. my kind of product!

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners will be announced next week on our Mondays with Melissa blog post!

If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are subscribed to BOTH with MATCHING NAMES. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.

Now, for the last weeks GIVEAWAY of the A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Alphabet Stamp Set!

The winner is Sandy Fleming !

Sandy Fleming , please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

 We hope you enjoyed our Scrapbooking Made Simple Warehouse Sale Haul Part One! Be sure to stay tuned for Part Two and Part Three with awesome giveaways as well! Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.  

 

Scrapbook Expo Shaker Card Kits

Scrapbook Expo Shaker Card Kits is what we have for you today.

This is not a tutorial but a product review we are sharing.

Shaker cards and embellishments have been around for years but this is a new way to create a shaker embellishment or card that will save you some time! I really enjoyed the Queen & Company products I saw in their booth at the Scrapbook Expo and I can’t wait to show them to you!

For the first Scrapbook Expo Shaker Card Kits we have the Shaped Shaker Kit for Birthdays from Queen and Company. I really thought it was cool that it not only included the versatile die but the pre-cut foam for the shakers you will create!

What an added treat to get a nice page to keep in a binder so you can keep all of your kit items in place. LOVE IT!

Here is a close up of what is included in the kit as well as the amazing possibilities!

Scrapbook Expo Shaker Card Kits from Queen and Company come with their own page! You can keep them in a binder so all of your kit needs are at your fingertips!

 

Here is a ruler next to the package of dies so you can see how tall the dies are that come with this set.

This will help you see how wide the dies are with the ruler measurements.

Here are the dies and the foam piece that will be used for a shaker card. I love how the kit came with the pre-cut shapes of foam for your shaker creation from the Scrapbook Expo Shaker Card Kits.

This is the Shaped Shaker Kit Say Cheese. It’s adorable and perfect for those creations that you want to add a little color, dimension or a photo in a creation too! Isn’t the view master reel die cut adorable? Yes I had to look it up to figure out the name of it! LOL

 Here is a close up of what is included in the Say Cheese kit. It also comes with a page for a book that holds all of the kit items as the previous one did.

One of the main reasons why I bought this kit was because of this adorable mini Polaroid die cut! SO CUTE!

When I saw this larger Polaroid die cut that is an A2 size, it was a MUST. I had to have it to go with the Say Cheese kit. I can’t wait to create with it!

Now, for the GIVEAWAY!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the Birthday Wishes A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set!

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win!

You must contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning. You will unfortunately, forfeit your prize and it will be placed back in the giveaway stash for a future giveaway if you do not. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.

For last weeks giveaway of the

the Sentiments for All Occasions A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set:

 Kay M is the winner!

Kay M, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your certificate prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our Scrapbook Expo Shaker Card Kits product review! Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.