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SAVE MONEY: Create Custom Candles using Stamps and Photos

SAVE MONEY: Create Custom Candles using Stamps and Photos is what we have for you today. Have you ever seen an awesome candle with a picture on it and thought WOW! That is cool? Well, you are going to learn not only how to do it but how simple it is too! Ready? Let’s get started!

Supplies Needed for the SAVE MONEY: Create Custom Candles using Stamps and Photos Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa For My Boys Stamp Set

Acrylic Stamp Block

Embossing/Heating Tool or Hair Dryer

Scissors

Memento Ink

Inexpensive Candle

Scotch Tape

Tissue paper

Wax Paper

Copy Paper

Candle

This candle was created with out using stamps.

I used the A Creative Journey with Melissa For My Boys Stamp Set for the sentiment on this candle.

To begin the Create Custom Candles using Stamps and Photos Project,

take out your scotch tape, copy paper and tissue paper. Cut a piece of tissue paper that will fit on the copy paper and in the area in which you wish to print.

Use the copy paper as a guide to where your picture will print and place your tissue paper accordingly.

sing the scotch tape, tape the edges of the tissue paper to the copy paper. specifically the corners and in between the corners.

This is the tissue paper I used. This is not fancy tissue paper. This was generic white tissue paper and nothing fancy about it.

Double check to be sure that the edges of the tissue paper are not sticking up. You do not want them to get caught in the printer.

I used a rear feeding printer. My Epson 3640 feeds either way and this is not a fancy printer.

I believe I got it on sale for under $150.00 and I love it! The normal settings for general printing is what I used. I did not set it to the picture settings. The concern I had was that my front loading printer would rip the tissue paper or get caught. When the paper goes through the printer, it looks like the above picture which could cause more issues.

Now I am ready to print! I placed my paper in the printer facing up in the rear feeder. I simply used Microsoft word to print the picture.

This is what it looked like once it had been printed.

If you look closely (look at the circle) there is a little splotch of ink from the printer. I have no idea why but don’t worry! We will be cutting that area off so it won’t end up on the candle.

Take out your A Creative Journey with Melissa For My Boys Stamp Set for the sentiment for the Create Custom Candles using Stamps and Photos Project. Place your sentiment on your acrylic block.

Ink your sentiment and stamp it where you would like it on your tissue paper.

Well, I don’t like what it looks like.. It is a little crooked.

Well, if this happens to you, don’t worry! Improvise for your Create Custom Candles using Stamps and Photos Project!

The good news? I can stamp it on the top of the picture and I actually think I like it more!

Take out your scissors. Trim the tissue paper so that it will fit on your candle only keeping the areas in which you want to end up on your candle.

This is what I ended up with. You can see how transparent it is.. you can even see my fingers through the picture! Pretty cool, huh?

Now for the fun! I used an Ikea candle but you could really use any candle. Dollar store candles would work fine.

Take out your wax paper. I used wax paper I had in the house. Again, nothing fancy. Cut a piece that will fit around your candle with a little extra. This helps to hold the candle when using the heating tool.

Place your tissue paper image on your candle.

I used scotch tape to line up the image on the candle and then removed it before I went any further.

Take out your wax paper. Carefully, roll the candle with image so that it stays in place.

Roll up the other side of the wax paper.

Gather the wax paper at the top.

Fold over the wax paper as shown. This helps to create a small handle for you to hold onto.

This is a top view to show you how it looks once folded.

Take out your heating tool and turn it on. Moving the heating tool back and forth with some space between it and the candle, begin to heat the image. Notice how dull and how it looks like it has a matte finish.

As you heat the image, it starts to look shiny and almost 3-D of color compared to what it looked like in the beginning. Look at the difference between the top and the bottom of the image on the candle.

Make sure you heat the entire image. This is what allows the image to embed in the candle.

Take special care of the edges of the tissue paper.

You want to be sure it is heated thoroughly.

Once you have finished heating the image completely, slowly and carefully take off the wax paper.

This is what it looks like as it is coming out of the wax paper. PRETTY NEAT, HUH?

Here is a close up of what the candle looks like once it is complete.

Whether you like the SAVE MONEY: Create Custom Candles using Stamps and Photos Project  with a sentiment, a picture, stamped images or a combination of all of it, the possibilities are ENDLESS!

Now, for the GIVEAWAY!

 

 This week we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa For My Boys Stamp Set as featured in this post and the above video!!

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.

Now, for the last weeks GIVEAWAYS! We are giving away TWO STAMP SETS!

The winner of the A Creative Journey with Melissa Tie Die and Splatter Stamp Set is Babe O!

The winner of the A Creative Journey with Melissa Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set  is KT!

Babe O. and KT, 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 SAVE MONEY: Create Custom Candles using Stamps and Photos Project! Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.  

 

Creating Journal Blocks to tell the Story

Creating Journal Blocks to tell the Story is what we have for you today. This project is something you can do in mass quantity, keep on hand and decorate on an as needed basis. There are so many ways to utilize Journal Blocks to tell a story. They are perfect for trips, special occasions, experiences or just for “A Day in the Life of” to document your day! I am so excited to show this to you so let’s get started!

Supplies Needed

 Stamp Block

A Date to Remember A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set

That’s the Ticket A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set

Card Stock

Ink

Corner Rounder

First, when Creating Journal Blocks, you will want to take out your paper squares and use the corner rounder on the paper.

Next, take out your stamp block, ink, paper and the A Date to Remember A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set.

Place the dotted circle on your stamp block, ink your stamp and stamp on your paper.

This is what it will look like after stamping your dotted circle on your journal block.

Remember, when you are Creating Journal Blocks you can use whatever color ink or paper you want. Use what will coordinate best for your project. You can use Journal Blocks for a scrapbook, specific holiday or theme, event and vacation.

Take out your FEB stamp and place it on the stamp block.

Using your choice of ink color to match your project, ink your FEB stamp.

Pick out the correct date for your Journal Block, place your stamp on your acrylic stamp block and ink your stamp.

Here is a close up after stamping the month, dotted circle and date.

When Creating Journal Blocks, you can be as sophisticated or as simple as you wish.

As a design choice, I have decided to add the year to my journaling block. Take out the 20 stamp and the 17 stamp. First, place your 20 stamp on your block, ink and stamp on your paper.

Second, take your 17 (for 2017) on your stamp block, ink and stamp on your paper , lining it up to make sure it flows with the recently stamped 20.

Here is a close up of the result Creating Journal Blocks.

I love how the month and year are on the side and the date is straight. I thought it was something different to do.

We have now finished Creating Journal Blocks on the front side of our paper. Now, flip them over and we will start the journaling prompt on the back.

Take out That’s the Ticket A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set and peel off the frame of your choice.

The stamps in both of these sets can be used as exact straight creations or gently move them around to create your own. The stamps that have an outline image can be made into other shapes and I love how the frame can be perfect or you can manipulate it by changing it’s shape so it looks like it is hand drawn.

Be creative!

Place your stamp on the block and ink it thoroughly.

Stamp your image onto the paper.

TIP:Be sure when Creating Journal Blocks, you double check that the paper is facing the correct way so it matches regardless of which side you are looking at because  you don’t want one based horizontally and one vertically.

Pick out your favorite prompt for your journaling block. You can replicate the journaling prompt for all of your journaling blocks or you can do different ones for every day.

I chose different journaling prompts but for this one I chose MY FUTURE and since we are getting ready to look at colleges for my youngest son, it worked! Time FLIES BY!

To change the look of the outline frame stamps, we manipulated it so this normally square stamp is now placed on the block as an oval.

This is what it looked like once it was stamped. I thought it looks a little like the Batman logo LOL You can also use these on doodling pages!

Here are the finished creations for Creating Journal Blocks to tell the Story.

ACJwMThat’s the Ticket Stamp Set

ACJwM A Date to Remember Stamp Set

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the A Date to Remember A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set and That’s the Ticket A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set  used in the video above.

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

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names and 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.  Thank you for your understanding.

Now for last weeks WINNER!!

The winner of the I Just Love You Stamp Set by ACJwM is Barb Macaskill!

Barb, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website 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 Creating Journal Blocks to tell the Story tutorial. Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

A Creative Gift Idea for the Holidays

A Creative Gift Idea for the Holidays is what I have for you today. Last Fridays post for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop you had a peek of this creation! I am going to show you how to create one yourself! It is a really cute little gift holder for hot chocolate in the example but you can use it for anything! Whether you use it for gift cards, coffee, tea, or treats… the possibilities are really ENDLESS!

Check out the awesome Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop we are participating in, check out my blog post HERE for all of the info and projects too! Lots of prizes, creations and amazing inspiration to see! The hashtag is #winter2016clh

The supplies that you will need for the Creative Gift Idea are:

You’re Snow Wonderful ACJwM Stamp Set

Decorative paper (cut to 7″ x 11.5″ – snowflakes)

Paper for the topper for the gift holder (cut to 3.5″ x 5.25″ – purple))

Paper to be used for the tag placed on top of the topper  (3 x 5″ (white)

Corner rounder

Scissors

Ribbon (White)

Ink (Black)

Stamp block

Hot chocolate packet

Scoring Board

1/8″ hole punch

Adhesive

This is the Creative Gift Idea that we will be making today. Doesn’t look like much, does it? When you take the bow and lift the topper off…..

You get an awesome hot chocolate holder!

I just love it. It is really easy and can be replicated for teachers, friends, neighbors, birthdays and so many other things!

So let’s get started. Take out your decorative paper, scoring board and topper paper.

You will be scoring the decorative paper with the long/wide side at the top of your scoring board. Score your paper at 3.25″ and 7.75″. Set aside.

Take your topper paper for the Creative Gift Idea and score it at 1.75″. Take out your decorative scored paper.

Fold your papers at the score line ensuring they are even and folded so they meet up to the edge of the paper.

Take out your adhesive. Be sure to use a strong adhesive. Many have heard and use what crafters call red tape. This would work great as well as what I used which was the Scotch ATG tape. Starting in the center of the bottom of your paper going to the right, place adhesive on half of the bottom of your decorative paper adding adhesive to only the bottom .75″.

Fold your paper in toward the center of the paper to the left and adhere to the bottom of the paper creating half of your holder.

Place adhesive down the left side of your paper from the edge to 1″ toward the inside of the paper. Place adhesive from the center to the left (at the bottom part where it wasn’t glued) ensuring you are not gluing the holder to itself.

Press down on all edges ensuring the adhesive has stuck properly and set it aside.

Take your other scored paper, the Topper, and fold it at the score line ensuring it is folded in half equally. You will then take out the sentiment paper and use the corner rounder on all four sides of the topper paper and two bottom sides of the sentiment paper. Take out your

Take out your ink, stamp block and You’re Snow Wonderful ACJwM Stamp Set.

Peel off the To: stamp and the From: stamp from the You’re Snow Wonderful ACJwM Stamp Set. Place the To: stamp on your block and ink it then stamp the sentiment on the left bottom of your sentiment paper to be placed on the Topper. Clean your stamp and place back on your stamp sheet. Take out your From: stamp , ink and stamp your sentiment onto the bottom middle of the paper to be placed on the Topper. Clean your stamp and place back on your sheet.

Use your stapler and staple on the left and right side of the Topper paper ensuring the opening is at the bottom and you are stapling the sides. You will want to staple at least .25″ – .50″ in but making sure there is enough room for the topper to fit over the gift holder.

Make a hole with your 1/8″ hole punch in the top middle of the topper paper.

Roll your ribbon small enough so it will fit through the hole on the top of the Topper paper. Pull it through so it is about half in front and half in back.

Carefully open the Topper so you can see the ribbon. Pull the ribbon through so it looks like this.

Using whatever item you are using on the pulley, measure to ensure that the ribbon is long enough and will fit the item you intend to use.

Once you have figured out the size of the item you wish to include, you will tie the ribbon. *Note: Be sure to hold onto the ribbon so that you don’t make it tighter for your item. If you do, you can always untie it and start over again. Trust me, I have done it a few times myself before 🙂

Tie a bow on your topper. I use the two rabbit ear way to do tie the bow with the ribbon because always turn out much better for me rather than the other way.

Trim your ribbon so that the excess is cut without any area hanging over your package.

This is what it will look like once completed but without your item placed in there.

This is what both sides will look like once you have created them completely.

Now  you will be putting your gift holder together! Take both the topper and bottom and place your hot chocolate packet in the Creative Gift Idea!

Your gift is ready for sharing with a loved one, friend, neighbor, teacher or whoever you feel you would like to put a smile on their face!

The winner of last weeks blog giveaway is Becca Yahrling!

Becca Yahrling says:
These look so fun to make and what endless possibilities.

Becca, you are the winner of last weeks giveaway of the Spinner Greetings Stamp Set.

Please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your set out to you! Thank you so much ????

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away our You’re Snow Wonderful ACJwM Stamp Set 

This stamp set is what we used for our tag on the Creative Gift Idea. You can even use the sentiments for cards and the images for a background design on your planner, journal, card or scrapbook pages!

To qualify to win, you must be 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!

NOTE: If you are subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to both 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. DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY you subscribed with as I don’t want you to get spam or have your comment go to spam. Just enough for me to match you will work perfectly. Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial of the Mod Melts and Melter today and I hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa!

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Chameleon Markers – Coloring Gift Tags

Today we are featuring Chameleon Markers – Coloring Gift Tags. I love to color various things and have since I was little everything from using crayons, markers, colored pencils and of course paint. I really think it is therapeutic and I love to get my creative on. Today I am showing you a more in-depth look at coloring with Chameleon Markers and how they work. I do have two cute little tag projects and have instructions below. This time however, instead of showing you the project step by step, I concentrated on the details of using the Chameleon Markers and how you can get a wide array of colors with just the 20 colors they have. First the project directions. Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Project Supplies Needed:

Chameleon Marker Set

All colors I used for all projects: GR3, OR4, RD4, BL3, BR5, CG8, Colorless Blender

You’re Snow Wonderful Stamp Set by A Creative Journey with Melissa

Memento tuxedo black ink

Tim Holtz Stapler

Paper

Tag Punch

Twine

Ribbon

Stamp Block

Supplies

Take out your ribbon or twine. Cut the appropriate length for your creation. Set aside.

Take your ink, stamp block and paper.

Stamp the image and sentiment you wish for your creation using Memento Ink.

Take out your tag punch. Punch out your stamped creation.

Take out your Chameleon Markers.

Choose whichever tip you prefer to work with. Remember-depending on how light or dark you want your colors to be will decide how long you keep the blending solution cartridge on the nip of the ink. The longer you leave it on, the lighter the color will be to start with. A good method that I prefer to use is to count how many seconds you leave the cartridge on and then that way you will have a more uniform look if you need to have the same color further along in your project. You can use the colors and amount of blending solution you think best suit your creation and not what I did. This would be a design choice. Ultimately, you would color your image and background as desired using the following guidelines and techniques.

This is the brush nib side

brush tip

This is the bullet tip nib side

bullet tip*NOTE* A great guide to use to see which side is which nib is the gray ring as shown is where the brush nib is located. gray ringTake off the cap of the marker color that you have selected on the appropriate nib side. Put the cap aside. Place the blending solution chamber on the appropriate nib. Be sure it clicks in place.adding blending solutionKeep marker upright for the blending solution to join the alcohol ink. Count out the amount of time you do this for.
keep upright for blending solution

This is what the nib looked like. Often you will be able to see the color difference in the nib as it will show it very light on the tip of the nib itself. I have noticed however that on the darker colored markers, it is not as obvious. You will see an example of this further in the tutorial.tip w blending solution

Starting with the right Christmas tree, I started coloring where I wanted to have your lightest colored area on my project. Remember your blending solution will be used up and the true color will come as you use it up so it will get darker as you color.

coloring tree 3

As you are coloring, move your marker to where you wish to have your darkest color. This is the result.

colored tag varigation tree

If you need to repeat the colored area in a section which is larger and would need more of the lighter, medium and dark colors, repeat the above steps. This is where it helps to count how long you have placed your blending solution cartridge on your nib to continue to get the uniformed look.

Now, moving onto the trunk of the tree. You will repeat the steps above. In the below picture you can see where I over saturated when coloring. This was because I added too much blending solution at first so much of the color was transparent. This caused me to color over areas I had already colored causing this effect. Next time I will keep the blending solution on less in order to avoid this mistake.

close up tree w trunk

This is how dark the brown marker is normally without the solution.

brown difference color

Here’s a little closer up 🙂

brown-difference-color closeup

Now I am going to show you how coloring with the markers without any blending solution looks. It’s a very clean rich color. The left is without the blending solution, the right is with the blending solution. I really like both looks 🙂

tree tag 1

Now it’s time to color the snowman tag! Take out your snowman tag as well as your Chameleon Markers GR3, R4, RD4, BL3, CG8, and your Colorless Blender pen.

We will start with the snowman and we will be coloring the inside of him. Sometimes you will find you will need to color him in again to enhance his look (we do end up doing this for this project) but this is not always the case. Once again, you will pick the nib of your choice on your CG8 marker, take off that cap, place the blending solution cartridge on that nib ensuring it clicks and holding it upright for the desired amount of time needed for your preferred color.  Once you have done this, you will color inside of the snowman’s body and head just to show dimension.  Set this marker aside.

color snowman

To add a little bit of shadowing, you can color an area below the snowman to give this appearance.

snowman

Take out your BL3 Chameleon Marker out.  Once again, you will pick the nib of your choice, take off that cap, place the blending solution cartridge on that nib ensuring it clicks and holding it upright for the desired amount of time needed for your preferred color.  Once you have done this, you will color in a circular motion on the tag eventually coloring in the entire area surrounding the snowman sometimes repeating your coloring over areas where you have already colored in. This gives the cloudy look as shown below.

CLose up snowman tag

Take out your Colorless Blending Marker/Pen. You will use whichever side you prefer and make a design on your tag creation. I used the brush nib and made a pattern that appeared as if there was snow falling on the tag. This is right after I had done this.

blending solution on gray 2

This is after 20 seconds. As you can see, the dots are more pronounced on the tag.

after a few seconds

Now I am going to take my CG8 and color it in a little bit more to go with the background color to add a little dimension. Now I am going to take my OR4 Chameleon Marker and without using any blending solution, I am going to use the brush nib side and create a small carrot nose. I do have various sized carrots in my stamp set however I thought it would show you how you can also use the markers to create the same look.

carrot nose

Now I take my RD4 Marker and color in the scarf except for the knot.

color scarf red

I take out my BL3 marker and color the knot of the scarf. I used two different colors because I thought it would add a little difference as well as a cute color combo.

color scarf knot blue

Here is the finished colored tag.

close up snowman tag 2

Take out your stapler, twine and ribbon. Using the twine or ribbon, fold it in half and place it on the top part of the tag. Staple your twine or ribbon to the tag.

fold and attach twine

fold ribbon and staple

Your projects are complete!

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Father’s Day Card – Think Outside of the Box – Fun w Shapes

Father’s Day is coming and we as creatives we HAVE to make a Father’s Day card, right? Many of us have a bunch of supplies. Did you ever try to think outside of the box with your supplies? Thinking maybe you could use one supply to create something that you may not normally? Use a holiday paper for something different? Today I am going to show you my inspiration and how I simply used my corner rounder to achieve the same look as the inspiration die set. I also used Christmas paper that I LOVE for an awesome masculine Father’s Day card. Whether you like to learn by video (above) or pictorial (below) you are covered!!! Let’s get started!

Here are the items you will need to create this Father’s Day Card. Remember, you can mix and match options and design ideas to your liking. This is YOUR creation so make it the way YOU want to! We used our Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set for the outside sentiment. Would you believe this awesomely versatile stamp set is only $7.95? Yes, it’s TRUE!

Supplies

First you need to take out your card base, sentiment mat, corner rounder and sentiment paper. Corner round the top left and bottom right of all of your papers EXCEPT for your sentiment – if you make a mistake like I did in the video, you can’t turn it over to use it; background, sentiment mat and card base. If you can’t punch your card base due to thickness, try to so that you at least have a guide with the impression left from your corner rounder so you can cut around it with your scissors.

Corner Rounder

Punched-Shape-Card-base

Apply adhesive to the back of the background paper. Adhere the card background paper to the card base.

Apply Adhesive

Ink and stamp your sentiment onto your sentiment paper. Corner Round your paper once happy with your stamping. (You can do it before but when I made a mistake, I couldn’t turn it over and had to use a new piece of paper.)

Stamp Sentiment

Apply adhesive to the back of the sentiment paper. Adhere the sentiment to the sentiment mat paper.

Adhere sentiment mat to sentiment

Take out white string. Wrap string around matted sentiment (I wrapped it five times for my design.) Tie a knot and trim excess string.

Apply string and trim

Adjust string to your liking.

Adjust string

Adhere foam squares to the back of the matted sentiment.

Apply foam squares

Apply matted sentiment onto your card.

apply matted sentiment

You have completed your Father’s Day card!

Father's Day Card Pic

Thank you so much for joining us today! If you have any ideas or suggestions, please leave a comment! We would love to hear from you.

We hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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Quick Thank You Note with Washi, Twine, Stamps and Die Cut!

My son’s birthday was last week and I wanted to create some quick thank you notes for him to send to those who generously sent him gifts. I know that most of the time people don’t keep handmade cards but even still, I like to create so I thought I would create this quick card and share it with you. This design is really simple and the possibilities are ENDLESS! If you would like to create a quick thank you note and a really cute one, this project is for YOU! Whether you like to learn by video or by pictorial, we have you covered so LETS BEGIN!

Here are the items you will need to create this exact quick thank you note. Remember, you can mix and match options and design ideas to your liking. This is YOUR creation so make it the way YOU want to! We used our Outside and In stamp set for the outside sentiment. If you would like to check it out, you can find it hereSupplies

First, you will need to take out your manual die cutting machine, die cut, appropriate platforms and the paper you are cutting. Roll the die through the machine and remove the die cut you need for your creation. Set aside.

die cut shape

Take out your card base, ink, stamp and stamp block. Place your stamp on the block and ink it. Stamp your sentiment on your card base. Set aside.

stamp sentiment

Take your die cut shape, twine and foam squares out. Wrap your twine around the die cut shape and tie in a knot. Cut off excess string. Place your foam squares on the back of your die cut. You can take off the backing of the foam squares at this time or wait until you are going to place it on your creation. Either way is fine. Set aside.

put twine on die

put on foam squares

Take your stamped card base along with your washi tape. Place a piece of washi tape on your card where you would like it to be for your design.

apply washi tape

Take your die cut and place it on your card on top of the washi tape. Be sure the foam squares are placed firmly on your card base.

Apply die cut to card base

Your creation is complete!

Project

Thank you so much for joining us today for this creation. Be sure to subscribe to our blog and YouTube channel for tips, techniques and more! We hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa today!

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