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Baby Shower Card Using Sign Language Stamps

Baby Shower Card Using Sign Language Stamps is what we have for you today. I needed to create a non gender baby shower card and what better way to do that then use our awesome Sign Language Alphabet Stamps?

Before I begin, I want to apologize if I have not responded to emails you have sent. I just found out that my email has not been working properly for over TWO MONTHS. No not kidding. Fortunately, I did not miss any orders and check my orders regularly but I didn’t realize I wasn’t receiving all of my emails. If you didn’t receive a message back from me, please send me one again. This is embarrassing to say the least… The good news is, I figured it out before it was three months…. yeah.. gotta think half full not half empty…. Now, onto the card…

Supplies for the Baby Shower Card Using Sign Language Stamps Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Alphabet Stamp Set

Acrylic Stamp Block

Card Base

Patterned Paper

Colored Paper to stamp image on

Adhesive

Scissors

Twine

3-D Adhesive

Pennant punch or you can cut them with scissors

Ink

To begin, take out the paper you are going to stamp your sentiments. I used scraps so in doing so, they were a bit small for me to hold on to in order to make sure it is placed in the punch correctly.

This is where I use a post it note as an extender to ensure I can place the paper in the punch in the perfect spot.

Take out your A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Alphabet Stamp Set. Take off the letters you need to spell out the word baby.

 

Place your letter on your acrylic block.

Ink your sign language alphabet letter.

Stamp your letter on your punched out pennant paper. Repeat this for the word and set aside your papers.

Take out your card  base and your patterned paper. Place adhesive on the back of your patterned paper and place on top of your card base as shown above.

Using your twine, make a bow on both ends of the twine. Double check to make sure you have enough room for the sentiment and that it is not too long for the card base.

NOTE:I used the “rabbit ear” typing method as it seems to create a better bow.

On both corners of the decorative paper, place a small amount of adhesive as shown above. I use dotted tape runner adhesive instead of glue dots because the glue dots tend to be more of a 3-D effect and that is not what I am looking for here.

Place your bow on either side of the card base as shown above, ensuring there is enough room for the letters you are placing on the banner.

Trim off any excess twine from your creation.

Place your sentiment on the twine to create the banner look.

Your banner card is complete!

For this weeks giveaway we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Alphabet Stamp Set  which is the perfect stamp set for any crafters tool box.

As for all of our giveaways including this one, in order for you to qualify for an entry to win, you would need to:

FOLLOW US on YouTube AND subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts -found on our blog page!

Comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Sharing is caring! Be sure to share our post and use the hashtag #ispyacjwm for an extra entry to win!

For the explosion Mini Book Part 4 giveaway we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Alphabet Stamp Set

Winner is Donna G!

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

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Movable Card Created with Scraps

Movable Card Created with Scraps is what we have for you today. With my A Creative Journey with Melissa stamp sets, I love to create sets that are versatile. You spend less and get more with every set. I love creating cards and using up my scraps helps me gain some room in my ever growing collection of paper. Again, saving money…It’s a WIN WIN!

Supplies Needed for the Movable Card Created with Scraps Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Birthday Wishes Stamp Set

Acrylic Stamp Block

Adhesive

Pattern paper

Black Ink

Solid color paper

Sizzix die cut machine

Stephanie Barnard die set 659634

This is the front of the Movable Card Created with Scraps Project

The Movable Card Created with Scraps Project is simple, cute and clean.

The inside of the Movable Card Created with Scraps Project… MY FAVORITE TYPE OF PROJECT! Cool and simple!

This is the die set I used for the Movable Card Created with Scraps Project. It is Stephanie Barnard die set number 659634.

This die set has ELEVEN dies which allows for so many combinations!

You will need to take out three dies for this project. The first is the tag die.

The second die you will need is the card die.

The third is the inside panel die.

When placing your die down on your paper, be sure that you place your die with the side above toward the paper you wish to cut. The areas shown above are what actually cut the paper.

 This is the back of the die which is flat and has no cutting properties. This will be facing toward you when you cut  your paper.

For your Movable Card Created with Scraps Project, take out your die cut platform, clear platforms, paper and card die. Place your die cut platform down along with one of the clear platforms. Be sure to place your card die facing down on the pattern paper on the cutting side so the flat side is toward you. Place your second clear platform on top of your die.

Run your die through your die cut machine. (Lesson Learned.. do it TWICE!)

The die didn’t cut all of the way through all of the paper. It was cut for the most part.

 I  had to fold it on the areas it wasn’t cut and carefully pull it away from the outside of the paper.

Take out your solid colored paper, your panel die and your tag die. Place your dies on your paper with the correct platforms.

Run your dies through TWICE just to ensure it cuts completely.

The second pass thru the die cut machine HELPED! LOL

Here are the die cut pieces you will need to make the Movable Card Created with Scraps Project.

Take your card base and fold along the score lines.

Apply adhesive to the back of the inside panel die cut. Adhere to the inside of the card as shown above.

Apply adhesive to the back of the tag die cut. Adhere to the tag area on the card as shown above.

Take out your A Creative Journey with Melissa Birthday Wishes Stamp Set. Take off the sentiment of your choice from your stamp sheet. I chose to use the Celebrate stamp this time instead of Happy Birthday.

Place your sentiment on your stamp block. Ink your sentiment and stamp on your card as shown above.

*Change it up! Add a little twine for a different look! You can even do the creation sideways as I have done with the tutorial so you  have numerous different options for your creation!

This is the card creation done a little different as well. Even just a little turn of the creation gives you such a different look!

I really like the versatility of the die set as well as the stamps! SO MANY POSSIBILITIES!

For this weeks giveaway, we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Birthday Wishes Stamp Set! Not only are the sentiments fantastic, the images are awesome and great for coloring!

For our previous post giveaway. we are giving away a $15 store credit to our store!

The winner for our last blog post giveaway is Donna L.

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. 

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Movable Card Created with Scraps Project

Chameleon Pen Colored Wedding Card

Chameleon Pen Colored Wedding Card is what we have for you today! I love creating cards and love even more to give them! I love having a lovely card to give but sometimes time isn’t in the cards so to speak … Yes pun intended.. LOL This is why I like to create CAS – Clean and Simple cards. You can get the look of an elegant handmade card that only takes minutes! Ready to get CREATIVE? Let’s do this!

Supplies for Chameleon Pen Colored Wedding Card Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Wedding and Celebrations Stamp Set

Acrylic Stamp Blocks

Gelly Roll Star Dust Glitter Pen

Chameleon Pen NU1

Corner Rounder

Black Ink

Card Base

Mat

Paper to stamp sentiment on

Adhesive

Scissors (optional)

Twine (optional)

Take out your paper to be stamped on. Using the corner rounder, round the corners of only two sides.  I chose the opposite sides as shown.

Take out your A Creative Journey with Melissa Wedding and Celebrations Stamp Set. Place the glass along with two of the bubbles.

Ink your stamps for the Chameleon Pen Colored Wedding Card.

Stamp your images on your paper as shown above.

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Place your sentiment on your stamping block. Ink your sentiment and stamp your sentiment on your paper.

This is what it will looked like once stamped.

Take out your NU1 Chameleon Pen to get ready to color your Chameleon Pen Colored Wedding Card.

Remove off your pen cap from the bullet nib side. Take off the cap from the blending solution chamber. Place your blending solution top on to the pen so the nibs are touching as shown above.

Wait approximately 5-10 seconds with the pen upright. This will allow the blending solution to combine with the pigment side.

For your Chameleon Pen Colored Wedding Card, color the area where you want it lightest first. I chose the top part of the liquid. Be sure to fill in the color completely. Using a flicking motion upward from the bottom of the liquid, I colored to show the bottom was a little bit darker in color.

This is what it looks like once I finished coloring the liquid.

Take out your Star Dust Gelly Roll Pen. Here I have colored in one of the bubbles to show you the difference between the coloring and not. I prefer it with the glitter, what do you think?

I colored both bubbles in with the glitter pen. Now, take out your adhesive and place adhesive and apply adhesive to the card mat. Do this in case your gelly roll glitter is still wet. Place your stamped and colored image paper onto the mat. Be sure it has adhered.

Apply adhesive to the card base and adhere the mat. This is what it looks like once this is done. If you notice, I changed the design a little bit from my first example. I moved the mat and image to the right bottom corner.

I also got an idea to add a little silver and white twine to the side of the card. Thought I would dress it up a little. I wrapped the twine around the card three times and tied a bow.

Trim off the excess twine.

Here are your finished cards! Both CAS but one with a little extra sparkle!

For this weeks giveaway we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Wedding and Celebrations Stamp Set

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 A Date to Remember Stamp Set to Rita W

and the A Creative Journey with Melissa Everyday Alphabet Uppercase and Emoticon stamp set to Lisa B!

Winners, 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 Handmade Love Card for ANY COUPLE Project. I hope I have inspired you to organize yourself even if in just a small way! 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.

Sentiments for all Occasions Card

Sentiments for all Occasions Card is what we have for you today along with a multi use die cut set.

What better way to maximize and utilize your supplies with multi use items!

I like to buy things that can be used for numerous things. For me, it allows me to explain the purchase better if they have multiple uses… at least in my mind! LOL

Don’t forget you can save 25% your order with the above coupon code. It expires today, Monday 12/18/17 so be sure to use it today. This is the last sale of the year.

This is the Sentiments for all Occasions Card Project we are going to create….. let’s get creative!

Supplies Needed for the Sentiments for all Occasions Card Project 

A Creative Journey with Melissa Sentiments for All Occasion Stamp Set

Acrylic Stamp Block

Spellbinders Aristocrat Die Cut set

Card Base

Patterned Background Paper

Paper for Deer

Sentiment and emblem paper

Paper for foliage

3-D Foam adhesive

Adhesive

Brown Ink

Spellbinders Tool or needle

Here are the dies that are in the die cut set. They aren’t super large but are perfect for any card, scrapbook or creation.

To begin your Sentiments for all Occasions Card Project, take out your cream colored paper along with the dies shown. Run your through the die cut machine forward and backward to ensure cut.

Separate the die from the die cut and set them both aside.

Take out the deer and the craft paper. Run your die through the die cut machine both ways ensuring the proper cut.

Separate the die cut from the die. This is what it will look like. Set both aside.

Take out the foliage die. This is a close up of what it looks like.

Run your die through the die cut machine both ways ensuring the proper cut.

Notice the holes in the back of the die? These will allow you to poke through the intricate dies that you may have trouble getting the paper out of.

Take out your Spellbinders Tool or needle.

Carefully remove your die cut from the die.

Take out your A Creative Journey with Melissa Sentiments for All Occasion Stamp Set.

Notice how a few of my stamps are stained. This was caused by me using a staining ink and also I sometimes don’t clean my stamps right away. Even with this coloring on the stamps, this will not hurt the integrity of the image at all.

Apply the sentiment to your stamp block. Ink your sentiment on your paper.

This is a close up of the stamped sentiment.

Take out your card base and your decorative paper. Add adhesive to the back of your patterned paper for your Sentiments for all Occasions Card Project.

Apply the patterned paper to your card base.

Add adhesive to the decorative piece and apply to card base.

Apply adhesive to both die cuts of foliage.

Place the foliage to the card base.

Apply 3-D foam adhesive to the sentiment and apply to the card base.

Place your 3-D foam adhesive on the back of your deer die cut. Apply to your card base.

Here are the cards done both vertically and horizontally. Your Sentiments for all Occasions Card Project is complete!

For this weeks giveaways we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Sentiments for All Occasion Stamp Set

and the Spellbinders Aristocrat Die Cut set. These will be announced next 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!

BE SURE 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. 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.

Now we have a BUNCH of giveaways to announce from last week and the 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! YAHOO!!

Now for last weeks GIVEAWAY, we are giving away the above A Creative Journey with Melissa Snowflake Beauty Stamp Set.

The winner is Creations with Kathryn.

For the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Winners we were giving away two stamp sets.

The first stamp set is the A Creative Journey with Melissa Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! Stamp Set  and the winner is Tracy Zahm

 A Creative Journey with Melissa You’re Snow Wonderful Stamp Set and the winner is Julie Prince.

Winners, 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 Sentiments for all Occasions Card. I hope I have inspired you to create thinking outside of the box!

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

 

Seasons Greetings Rudolph Card

Seasons Greetings Rudolph Card Project is what we have for you today. This card is perfect for anyone that you want to share some holiday cheer with. We are having an awesome sale on our website too! Be sure to check it out as it is the best sale of the year and it ends soon!

Now that we got the shopping out of the way… Are you ready to get crafty? Let’s get rollin! This is the adorable project we are creating – Seasons Greetings Rudolph Card Project!

Supplies Needed for the Seasons Greetings Rudolph Card Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments Stamp Set

Acrylic Stamp Block

Card Base (5.5″ square)

Patterned Paper for Card Mat (4.5″ square)

Memento Ink

Corner Rounder

Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight Die

Iridescent Sequins

3-D Foam  Adhesive circles

Clear Liquid Adhesive

Tape Runner (ATG)

Sizzix Die Cut Machine and Platforms

Red Spica glitter pen

White Twine

Scissors

Beginning with the Patterned Card Mat Paper and corner rounder, round the corners of all four sides of your paper.

Take out your A Creative Journey with Melissa Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments Stamp Set Acrylic Stamp Block  and Memento Ink.

Peel off your Seasons Greetings Stamp and adhere to your acrylic stamp block.

Ink your stamp and stamp your sentiment on your patterned mat paper.

      

Take out your Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight Die.

You will also need your Paper to die cut your reindeer as well as a Die Cut Machine and Die cut platforms. Place your paper on top of the die cut area on your die.

Using a clear platform, place one under your die and one on top of the paper you are cutting. Run the die cut “sandwich” through your die cut machine.

This is what the deer die cut will look like once cut for your Seasons Greetings Rudolph Card Project.

Take out your Red Spica glitter pen and color the end of the reindeer nose.

Take out your 3-D foam circles and place them on the back of the reindeer.

*Creative Tip: When you are finished using the foam circles, be sure to use the rest of the material as well. It works great for any area and you can cut it to any size or shape you need from what is left!

This is a perfect example of using the excess for a perfect shape of the head for the reindeer!

Remove the paper from the 3-D foam and place your reindeer on your stamped patterned card mat.

      

Place adhesive on your card front.

Place your reindeer card mat on top of the card front. Your Seasons Greetings Rudolph Card Project is coming along nicely.

Cut a notch out of the top of the card and on the bottom only the front panel. You are doing this for the white twine.

Push your twine from the back of the card through to the front and repeat twice.

Tie your twine in a bow as shown and cut off the excess twine with your scissors.

*Creative Tip: Rather than retie your bow, if you gently bend your paper you can adjust where your bow is by moving your twine. Once you have it where you want it, gently release the bend and you are ready to go!

Using liquid adhesive with sequins, you will want a precise applicator tip. This liquid glue is perfect for the sequin application.

Place a small dot of liquid adhesive on each sequin and place on the card front.

Here you can see on the left there is a more specific pattern for the Seasons Greetings Rudolph Card Project while the right card has a more scattered set of sequins on the card front.

For this weeks giveaway, we have the A Creative Journey with Melissa Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments Stamp Set.

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 announcement of winning, 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.

Now for last weeks GIVEAWAY we are giving away TWO STAMP SETS which means TWO WINNERS! We are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa You’re Snow Wonderful Stamp Set and the A Creative Journey with Melissa Snowflake Beauty Stamp Set.

The winners are Fit Kitty for the A Creative Journey with Melissa You’re Snow Wonderful Stamp Set

and Melissa Lopez wins the A Creative Journey with Melissa Snowflake Beauty Stamp Set.

Winners,  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 Seasons Greetings Rudolph Card Project . I hope I have inspired you to create something that can be a tradition and keepsake for years to come! Please be sure to share what you come up with!

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

Tie Dye and Splatter Fathers Day Card

Tie Dye and Splatter Fathers Day Card and two new products is what we have for you today! We hope you had a fabulous Father’s day and we are excited to show you this CAS Father’s Day card and how you can use the two featured stamp sets for multiple reasons and multiple way

Not only was it Father’s Day yesterday, it was also my beautiful sisters birthday as well as my 23rd Wedding Anniversary! What better reason for a great sale, right? Be sure to use the coupon code above to save 23% off  your order! Are you ready to get CREATIVE? Let’s get started!

Supplies Needed for the Tie Dye and Splatter Fathers Day Card Tutorial

Acrylic Stamping Block

A Creative Journey with Melissa Tie Die and Splatter Stamp Set

A Creative Journey with Melissa Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set

Desert Sand Memento Ink

Toffee Crunch Memento Ink

Rich Cocoa Memento Ink

Adhesive

3-D foam square or dot

1 1/4″ circle punch

Paper to stamp sentiment on

Card base

Card Mat and matching 1/4 – 1/2″ matching strip of paper

Paper to stamp background design on

Scrap Paper to stamp on or protected work surface

This is the Tie Dye and Splatter Fathers Day Card we are making. I used neutral colors but you can use any color combo you wish. I love how versatile this set is. There are numerous ways to create with it! I will show you some examples later in this post.

To begin, take of the three splatter stamps from their storage sheet. You are using all but the smallest one in  your set.

Here we have two new products! I always try our products out first so when I say I like something, I REALLY DO! I use them myself! We have two new stamp blocks and I LOVE THEM! I love the grip, the smoothness (is that a word?) and comfort of the block! We have others as well if you would like to check them out here.

Although I don’t need to use one block per stamp as one block is enough, I am using them for demonstration purposes.  You will either want to place whichever stamp you wish to work with first or you can utilize the blocks you may have in your stash and use three of them. I am using my 2.5″, 3.5″ and 4.25″ Inch Round Acrylic Stamping Block with Alignment Lines and Finger Grips as well.

For this example of the Tie Dye and Splatter Fathers Day Card,

we are making a smaller version of it. Instead of using the entire stamped image on the paper, I am using smaller amounts of it. This still allows me to create the same color effect but we don’t have as much paper area to work with.

We are going to start with the Toffee Crunch Memento Ink. Place your stamp on your acrylic block and ink  your stamp. As you can see I placed the stamped image a little off the edge of the paper. This will give a great effect of the color but not overload the paper with one image.

When I am creating with repeating images, I like to create in odd numbers. Here I used three because it is a larger image.

Now we are going to be using Desert Sand Memento Ink for the Tie Dye and Splatter Fathers Day Card.

Place your stamp on your acrylic block. Ink your stamp and stamp your image on your paper.

As you can see, I didn’t place my stamp on my ink completely. I am going to show you how I fixed it. It’s not perfect but it does the job 🙂

I reinked the image and restamped it on top of the image that was missing ink.

It worked out pretty well. Still a little lighter on the inside than I would like but it looks OK. Repeat stamping the same image five times in various locations on the paper. I could have restamped it again but was afraid it would look a bit too much so I am happy with it like this.

Place your smallest stamp on your acrylic block. Ink your stamp and stamp your image on your paper. I stamped this image seven times in various places.

This is what it looked like once I was finished with the three colors. What do you think?

Now we are taking out the Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set. We are using the Happy Father’s Day stamp.

Place your sentiment on your block and ink it. Stamp your sentiment on your paper. I usually do a few extra so I have them on hand when I may need them.

Take out your 1.25″ circle punch and punch out your sentiment for the Tie Dye and Splatter Fathers Day Card.

Remove one side of the protective paper on your foam square or dot. Place your foam dot or square on the back of your sentiment and set aside.

Add adhesive to the back of the background stamped paper.

Adhere the background stamped paper to your solid colored paper mat.

Place adhesive on the back of the solid colored mat.

Adhere the mat to the Tie Dye and Splatter Fathers Day Card base.

Apply adhesive to the back of the mat strip of paper.

Adhere to the card front approximately 2/3 down on the card as shown.

Take your sentiment and remove the protective back paper from the foam square or dot. Adhere the sentiment to your card front as shown.


Here is the A7 amd A2 version of the same card! You are done with the Tie Dye and Splatter Fathers Day Card!

Here is another card I created using the

A Creative Journey with Melissa Tie Die and Splatter Stamp Set and the A Creative Journey with Melissa Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set. If you would like to see the super easy blog post and tutorial, check it out here.

For this festive Halloween card I used the A Creative Journey with Melissa Tie Die and Splatter Stamp Set and the A Creative Journey with Melissa Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments Stamp Set.

Now, for the GIVEAWAYS!

This week for our Giveaways, we are giving away TWO STAMP SETS so we will have TWO WINNERS NEXT WEEK!!

First we are giving away the

A Creative Journey with Melissa Tie Die and Splatter Stamp Set

Next we are giving away the

A Creative Journey with Melissa Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set

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 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.

 For last weeks giveaway of the Oxford Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Heather W. is the winner!

Heather W., 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 Tie Dye and Splatter Fathers Day Card! Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.  

Shaker Card Embellishment Using Packaging

Shaker Card Embellishment Using Packaging is what we have for you today.

Who doesn’t like to save money?

Shaker cards have been around for quite some time and seem to be coming back so I thought you would like to see how to create one using packaging you may already have to save some money!

Supplies Needed

A Creative Journey with Melissa Spinner Greetings Stamp Set

Stamp Block

Re Use Acrylic Packaging from your Dies or purchased items or use an Acrylic Sheet

Manual Die Cut Machine & appropriate platforms

Dies

Strong Adhesive

Twine

Base Card

Paper to Stamp Sentiment On

Green and Black Ink

Punch

Sequins

Decorative Paper

Foam Tape

Scissors

Paper Trimmer (you can use your scissors too)

This is acrylic packaging from a die for my Sizzix die cut machine. I like to keep it so that I can use it for projects like these.

Using my scissors, I cut the box open making sure I leave the long flat areas intact so I can use them for future projects. Trim off the parts that won’t be usable. Be sure to use sharp scissors as it will help when you are cutting the material.

For the second part of the Shaker Card Embellishment Using Packaging I am only using the Right side of the die. I am using this to create the window for my shaker card. This will save on materials that you won’t be using for this project.

The Die I used the Echo Park Sizzix die as shown above.

First, you will want to pull out your clear platform for your manual die cut machine.

You will then want to place the die you are using on top of that. I put my die face up so I can see where I am putting my material typically but it does help with demonstration purposes as well.

Place your recycled acrylic piece ensuring that it is covering the area in which you want to cut. If it overlaps a little, that is OK. You can trim it after it has been die cut.

This is what it looks like once it has been die cut.

Be sure to trim any edges that aren’t needed.

Now we will be die cutting the frame or front part for the Shaker Card Embellishment Using Packaging. Place your clear platform, your die and then your paper on top of the die.

Take out your paper and place that on top of your die and then your clear platform on top of the paper. Be sure your paper is completely covering the area you want cut.

Run your die cut through the machine using the handle.

Once it has been cut, it will look like this. (This is the back side of the paper)

This is what I made using the inside piece of this die. Two weeks ago I did a thank you card tutorial on my creation HERE.

I overlapped the paper on the die so I need to trim the excess area.

Take out your paper trimmer and trim the excess paper from your frame for your Shaker Card Embellishment Using Packaging Project.

With the frame and the acrylic piece you die cut, you are ready to put together your Shaker Card Embellishment Using Packaging Project.

Here you can see what the window of the  Shaker Card Embellishment Using Packaging Project will look like.

If you don’t like to keep the packaging the way it is, in case it has blemishes or marks on it, you can emboss your acrylic material to make it less noticeable like I have here.

For this creation, I used a star embossing folder because I thought it went along with my theme and decor better.

Take out your clear platform.

NOTE: Don’t worry if your platform has marks on it like mine does above. It is NORMAL. Even if it makes creaking and cracking noises, it is normal. At some point you may need to replace your clear platforms but I have had mine for well over 5 years and haven’t had to yet.

Place your clear platform down on your machine.

On top of your clear platform, place the standard platform down.

Place your clear acrylic material inside your embossing.

Close your embossing folder and place it on top of your standard platform.

Place your clear platform on top of your embossing folder.

Turn the handle and run your embossing folder “sandwich” through the manual die cut machine.

This is what the acrylic will look like once you have embossed it. One of the easiest and coolest tricks to do!

Take out your sequins and move them around. You want to try to get them separated so that they aren’t stuck together inside your shaker card. This will keep your card flowing when you are shaking it.

Now that you have done your prep work, it is time to create your  Shaker Card Embellishment Using Packaging Project! Take out your frame and your embossed acrylic piece.

Place strong adhesive on the back of your shaker card frame.

To avoid having the acrylic bending and not laying flat, bend it the opposite way it is going to straighten out the piece.

Adhere your acrylic piece to the BACK of your shaker frame.

Press down on all sides of the acrylic so you ensure it is adhered to the paper.

This is what it looks like once you have adhered them together.

Take out your foam tape. You will want it to be approximately 1/4 inch – 1/2 inch tall to ensure there is enough room for the shaking part of the shaker. If your foam tape is not that thick, you can use multiple layers to achieve that. My tape was thinner so I used two layers.

*NOTE* I cut my foam tape in half because I didn’t need that thick of a border around the frame.

Place your foam tape around the edge of the front of your shaker card. Make sure you don’t leave any large gaps otherwise you may loose some of your shaker components.

Once you have placed your tape around the card, you will want to push down hard on your foam tape to ensure its adhesion.

Here you can see a little gap between where the tape meets.. It is not big enough to worry about but to make sure that nothing falls through, use the second layer to cover all of the areas where the tape meets.

Remove the tape backing from the foam tape.

Start placing your second layer of foam tape on top of your first one and cover your gaps.

I ran out of the pre-cut foam tape so I cut some more straight down the middle for future shakers and the rest of this one.

This is what it looks like once I have cut it.

After I have finished placing the second layer of foam tape, push down hard on the foam tape to ensure the second layer sticks to the first and the card front. Set this aside.

Take out your card base, green ink, stamp block and A Creative Journey with Melissa Spinner Greetings Stamp Set. Place your star stamp on your stamp block.

Using the star from the A Creative Journey with Melissa Spinner Greetings Stamp Set, ink and stamp stars on  your card base using green ink.

It seems I made a mistake by placing a little extra ink by this star. I am going to show you how I fixed it!

I could have left the ink on there with the shaker contents no one would have likely noticed but I wanted to show you what I would do.

What a great way to make this a **TIP** I just added another star right on top of the area and you can’t even tell it was there.

To make it look more uniform in my creation, I added another one on the bottom right.

This is what it looked like when the stamping was done.

Using the A Creative Journey with Melissa Spinner Greetings Stamp Set, take off your sentiment from the stamp sheet. I chose Celebrating Your Graduation. Place the words on your work surface the way you would want to read them.

Once you have them aligned and in order, take your stamp block and press down on your stamps.

Now if you are picky like me, you will fiddle around with it a bit just to make sure it is JUST RIGHT!

Now, YOU ARE READY TO STAMP YOUR SENTIMENT!

Ink your sentiment and stamp it on your paper.

I usually like to make a few extra in case I would need them for a future card emergency. LOL

Take out your punch and punch out your sentiment for your Shaker Card Embellishment Using Packaging Project.

Using twine, wrap around your punched out tag. I wrapped it around my tag three times.

You can tie a bow or a knot. I chose to tie it in a knot.

Trim off the excess twine from your project.

Place foam tape on the tag. You only need one layer for this. Set this aside.

Take out your card base and your card from for your Shaker Card Embellishment Using Packaging Project.

Bring out your sequins ensuring that they are not stuck together. Even after I did it previously, I still found a few that wanted to stick together. Once you have done that, place all of your sequins in the middle of your card. You want to make sure you don’t put it where the card adhesive could come in contact with it.

THAT WOULD BE A MESS!

Remove the tape backing from the card front.

Turn the card front so that you can see the decor with the foam tape facing down. Carefully line up your card front to the card base.

Push down on all of the edges a few times ensuring the adhesion to your card base.

This is what your Shaker Card Embellishment Using Packaging Project. looks like so far!

Double check which way your card is facing. This way you can be sure you are putting on the sentiment in the correct direction of your creation.


Remove the foam tape backing from your sentiment. Adhere your sentiment tag to your card.

As you can see, I decided to switch it  up a bit and show you how the card would look if I put the sentiment horizontally. Just switching the cards direction changed it up a little bit and gave it a different look. I LIKE IT!


This is what the window looks like without embossing and it really depends on what type of look you want for your creation.

Here are three different looks for your Shaker Card Embellishment Using Packaging Project!

Now, for the GIVEAWAY!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Spinner Greetings 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.

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For last weeks giveaway of the

the Birthday Wishes A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set!

Cindy B is the winner!

Cindy B, 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 Shaker Card Embellishment Using Packaging Project! Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.  

 

Sign Language Sentiments 2 stamp set I Love You Card

The Sign Language Sentiments 2 stamp set is so versatile. It works perfectly for this Valentine’s Day I created for my husband. In this video, I will show you how I used the Sign Language Sentiment stamp set 2 how I created this card step by step. Whether you like to learn by video (above) or pictorial (below) we have you covered! This is something you can refer back to again and again! Enough “talking” let’s get started!

Sign Language Sentiments 2 stamp set I Love You Card

This is the card we are creating with the Sign Language Sentiments 2 stamp set.

Here are the supplies you will need :

Card Base

Patterned Paper

Paper for Hearts

Paper Punches

Memento Black Ink

Stamp Block

Red Twine

Corner Rounder

Scissors

Adhesive

Foam Squares

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Take out your Sign Language Sentiments 2 stamp set, Paper to stamp on, ink, and stamp block.

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Stamp your sentiments on your paper.

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Take out your punches and punch your sentiments.

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Take our your decorative paper. Using your corner rounder punch, punch the corners on all four sides.

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Add adhesive to the back of your decorative paper.

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Adhere paper to your card base.

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Add a foam square to the back of the smaller heart and adhere to the larger heart.

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Using your 1/8″ punch, punch a whole on both of the hearts where you would like to have a bow placed.

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This is what it looks like before you add the twine.

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Thread your twine from the bottom through the top and tie a bow.

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This is what it will look like once it is tied.

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Add your foam squares to to the back of the larger heart.

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Adhere the heart to the card base.

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Here is the completed card using Sign Language Sentiments 2!

Although this is simple to make, I think the twine along with the offset hearts really make the creation sweet and heartfelt. Who wouldn’t love this card. Yes, my husband SURE DID! We hope you enjoyed this creation and enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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GO GREEN CRAFTS! Alcohol Markers and Packaging for an Embellishment

Who doesn’t like GO GREEN CRAFTS? I love to find uses for otherwise thrown out items or to repurpose items too. In this tutorial we will color with Chameleon Alcohol Markers and will reuse packaging material for an embellishment on a Father’s Day card. Whether you like to learn by video or pictorial, we have you covered!  This tutorial will open up a HUGE MOUNTAIN of ideas and we hope you share what you do! Let’s get rollin’!

Here are the supplies you will need to create this card:

 2 1/2″ Round Clear Stamp Block

Decorative Paper

Card Base

Paper to Stamp Sentiment on

Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set

Adhesive

White Twine

Scissors

Punch

Manual Die Cut Machine (sizzix)

Die and Platforms

Chameleon Primary Tones Alcohol Markers

Clear Recycled Packaging

Foam Squares

Ink

supplies text

Take your recycled packaging material, die, manual die cut machine and platforms out.  Place your recycled plastic material on the die where you want it to cut.

place material on die

Run the die through the machine with appropriate platforms. Take out the die cut piece for your creation.

die cut material

Take your crimson red out of your primary pack of Chameleon Markers. Color the recycled piece of plastic. Set aside to dry.Color plastic material

Take our your card base, adhesive and decorative paper. Place adhesive on the back of the decorative paper and adhere it to the base card. Set aside.
adhere decorative paper to card base

Take out your stamps, ink, stamp block and paper.

take out stamps

Place stamp on the block and ink your stamp.

ink your stamp

 Stamp your sentiment on your paper. Take your punch out and punch out your sentiment. Set it aside.

punch out sentiment

Take your twine and wrap it around your colored embellishment three times. Tie the twine in a knot. Trim excess twine.

wrap twine and cut Colored material

Take foam squares and place them on the back of the punched out sentiment. Adhere to the front of the colored embellishment.

Place foam squares on sentiment and adhere to colored embellishment

Turn over the colored embellishment and place foam squares on the back of the embellishment. Be sure to take care when placing the adhesive squares so that it doesn’t show through on your creation.

apply foam to the back  behind sentiment

Adhere the embellishment to your card base.

adhere embellishment

Your card is complete! Below are the examples of how your coloring can change the look of the card. One has more coloring than the other. I am not sure which one I like better. How about you?

Thank you for joining us today. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it opens up the options of what you can do with alcohol makers. You can use alcohol markers to color any non porous surface such as glass, plastic and even metal. You can also use them on porous surfaces like wood. Try different things and be sure to let us know what you think and share your project!

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