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


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.

Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash and Giveaway

Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash and Giveaway is what we have for you today. I don’t know about you but I vowed I was going to be done early for the holidays. First of all, I would like to say I am super proud of myself! I am 75% done shopping and am THRILLED! Creating this easy to create gift card holder is a great way to create something handmade because you want to show your loved ones you care. It is super fast too!  I came up with this quick idea and thought I would share it for those of you that want to plan ahead of time. I have a CAS way to create something from the heart but doesn’t take hours and hours to do SOOOOO let’s get started!


Here are the items you will need for the Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash:

Stapler (I used the mini stapler by Tim Holtz)

Stickers in your stash

Fall & Winter Holiday Sentiments

Washi Tape,


Card base

Paper for sentiment

Scoring Board

You can also add Bling, twine and whatever embellishments you wish.


For the Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash,

this is the first one I made as a sample. It took me about 30 seconds but this is because I did have the card stock pre cut. If you needed to cut the card stock, it would probably take about 3-4 minutes because it is pretty simple to cut a standard piece of paper in half.. If you know you are doing multiple ones, I would suggest you cut multiple ones so you have them on hand. It saves time!


Take your paper (Cut 4.25″ x 11″) and place it on your scoring board.


Score your paper at 5″ because you will need to fold this for your card to fold in half.


Score your paper at 10″ because you will need to fold this so that it holds your gift card.


This is how the Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash looks once it is scored.


Take the smallest area (1″ end) and fold up.


Use your finger or scoring tool and reinforce the scored area on your Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash creation.


Fold the area where it is scored at the 5″ mark and push down on the fold.


This is what the Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash creation looks like once it has been scored.


Take our your stapler and staple on both sides of the 1″ scored area.


Take out your stamps or your stickers and your paper mat for the Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash creation.


Adhere your sticker or stamp your sentiment on the white paper.


Apply adhesive to the back of the paper mat and adhere to the card base.


For your Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash creation,

take out your washi tape and rip off pieces for the front of your card. I used three. You can pick how ever many you want.


Adhere your washi tape to the card front.


Take out any other embellishments. I chose to add some rhinestones. Adhere your embellishments.


This is what the two Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash creations look like.

CAS – Clean and Simple! My favorite!

Ribbon Causes in October t

Last week, our giveaway was a set of 5 chameleon pens!

The winner is:

                                                 Dee Earnshaw!!

She commented:

October 24, 2016 at 8:23 am
These Chameleon pens look awesome – love how easy it would make creating shadows and getting different tones using the same pen!!!! I would love to win one of these sets:) Please send me a message with your contact info and I will get your prize out to you!

Now, for the giveaway this week!


Be sure to sign up for our Newsletter/Blog Posts and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for a chance to win this awesome stamp set! If you want to be entered in for an extra chance, please leave a comment on this blog post!

Thank you for joining us today! We hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.


Tim Holtz Coffee Cup Holiday Gift Card Holder

Want to see how to make a Tim Holtz Coffee Cup Holiday Gift Card Holder? I know, I know… Thinking about the holidays is crazy so early when school is just starting for some.. Well it’s true, the first day of winter is only 133 DAYS AWAY! I thought I better get a jump on things and try to get some projects done so I can actually enjoy the holiday season. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make an adorable gift card holder. It is perfect for holidays and so much more! You can make it for birthdays, get well, cheer up, thank you and for just about any occasion!

If you like to learn by video above or pictorial below, we have you covered so let’s get started!

Here are the supplies you will need:

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First you will need to take out your manual die cut machine, die and paper.  Place the papers on top of the area in which you want to cut.

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Run your die with paper through the machine. Remove pieces. Set aside the coffee cup and the coffee cup lid.

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Take your cut coffee sleeve, ink, stamp block and the Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments stamp set out.

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Place your stamp on the stamp block and ink your stamp. Stamp sentiment on the coffee sleeve paper. Set aside.

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Take the coffee cup and coffee cup lid out. Place a small amount of adhesive on the coffee lid and adhere to the cup. Set aside.

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Take out the front paper for the gift card holder. Fold the top of the paper 3/4 of an inch. This will fold toward you.

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Take out your Coffee is My Liquid Therapy stamp set, ink and stamp block. Stamp a random pattern on the bottom of the paper using the small, medium and large coffee beans. Be sure to ink every time you stamp in order to ensure a consistently clean and thorough image.

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Take the coffee cup and place the foam squares on the back of it. Remove the backing of the foam squares. Set aside.

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Take out the front of the gift card holder and add adhesive to the flap.

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Add the string to the flap area so that it will fit inside once folded over. Fold over the string enclosing it under the flap.

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Wrap the twine to the front tying it in a knot or a bow. Press down on the flap to ensure proper adhesion Trim excess twine.

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Place the coffee cup on top of the front of the gift card holder lining it up how you would like it to look with the coffee beans showing.

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Take the coffee sleeve out and place foam squares on the back. Remove the backing of the squares and adhere to your coffee cup.

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Take out the card back. Place adhesive on the back of the gift card front only around the left, right and bottom of the card. This will enable you to have an opening to place a gift card.

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Be sure to press down on the sides where the adhesive is located to ensure proper adhesion.

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Your project is complete!

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Thank you for joining us today and we hope we inspired you to create your own gift card holders. Please be sure to share with us what you have made using this tutorial as inspiration. We hope you have a wonderful day and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa