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3-D Sympathy Card

For today’s tutorial we are going to create a 3-D Sympathy Card. I would love it if I never had to create a sympathy card ever again. This one really hurts. Unfortunately, a family that we have known for some time has lost their son/nephew/Grandson recently. Please be sure to say some prayers for them during this very difficult time. With that, we are going to create a 3-D sympathy card to send to them. Let’s get started.

This is the 3-D Sympathy Card Project we are creating.

Here you can see where the 3-D Sympathy Card Project get’s it’s 3-d!

Supplies Needed for the 3-D Sympathy Card Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Words of God Stamp Set

Acrylic Block

Black Ink

Adhesive

Card Base

Decorative paper

Paper to stamp on

Cross Die

3-d adhesive

Take out your Words of God Stamp Set.

 

Place your sentiment from the Words of God stamp set on your acrylic block.

 

Ink our sentiment and stamp your sentiment on your paper.

Take out your cross die for the 3-D Sympathy Card Project.

Place your cross die above your sentiment on your paper as shown above.

Run your die through your manual die cut machine.

For the 3-D Sympathy Card Project, you could use either the negative space as shown above

or of the positive space of the cross.

Either would make the project look great but I chose to use both giving you the 3-D Sympathy Card Project.

Take out your decorative paper, apply adhesive and adhere to your card base.

Apply adhesive to your sentiment die cut paper and adhere to your decorative paper.

Take out your cross die cut. Apply the 3-d adhesive to the back of the cross.

Adhere the cross in the negative area of your sentiment die cut paper as shown above.

You have completed the 3-D Sympathy Card Project!

For this weeks giveaway, we are giving away the Words of God stamp set.

For last weeks giveaway,  A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Sentiments stamp set! Definitely one of the stamp sets in my tool box.

The winner is Kathy S.

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

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

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

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

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Sign Language Sentiments 2 Sympathy Card

Sign Language Sentiments 2 Sympathy Card is what we have for you today. I have created more sympathy cards in the past two months that I care to for a life time. Sadly, one of my crafty friends husband’s passed away. I knew I was going to create a card for her and her family so I decided I would share how I did it. Creating sympathy cards are always difficult so I figured the more ideas we have the better, hoping we won’t have to create one any time soon if at all.

Supplies Needed for the Sign Language Sentiments 2 Sympathy Card Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Sentiments 2 Stamp Set

Acrylic Stamping Block

Black Ink

Card Base

Paper to stamp sentiment on

gray mat for sentiment

black mat for sentiment

Gray paper for Label die

Embossing folder for label die cut

3-D foam adhesive

Adhesive

Pearls

Decorative circle with pearls

For your Sign Language Sentiments 2 Sympathy Card Project you will first want to take out your die, paper, die cut machine and platforms. Place your clear platform, die, paper then the other clear platform on your die cut machine. Run your die through the die cut machine.

Die cut your label from the gray paper. Here is the die cut label.

Take out your embossing folder and place your die cut label inside.

Emboss your label die cut for your Sign Language Sentiments 2 Sympathy Card Project.

This is what your label will look like once it has been embossed. I LOVE THE TEXTURE!

Take out your card base. Using your adhesive, place adhesive on the back of the label and adhere to your card base.

A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Sentiments 2 Stamp Set and your Acrylic Stamping Block. Place the words So Sorry on your block.

Ink your sentiment for your Sign Language Sentiments 2 Sympathy Card Project.

Stamp your sentiment on your paper.

Using your square punch, punch out your sentiment.

Here are the squares you will be layering for your sentiment.

Apply adhesive to the back of the sentiment and gray squares. Layer them in order of size 1.75″, 2″ and 2.25″ as shown.

Take out your card base, quicker poker picker upper and your pearls. Place one large and two small pearls on the left side of your label.

*Side Note: I love this tool and I actually have a few of them! This is the Quik Kutz Quicker Picker Upper. It is a must have for all tool boxes!

Apply six foam rectangles to the back of the sentiment squares.

Peel off the side of the sentiment where the pearls will go. Place your pearl embellishments on. 

Add two foam rectangles to the other side of the square as shown to make up for the additional height from the pearl stem.

Apply additional adhesive on top of the pearl stems and foam rectangles to ensure proper adhesion.

Take off the backing of the foam rectangles on the two additional ones and apply to the card front.

You have completed your sympathy card.

For this weeks giveaway we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Sentiments 2 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 Sentiments For All Occasions Stamp Set!!

 The winner is  Cyndi E!

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

Thank you for joining us for the Sign Language Sentiments 2 Sympathy Card Project. I hope you take this time to enjoy your loved ones and spend time with them. You never know how long you have. CHECK BACK TO SEE IF YOU ARE A WINNER!

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

Sympathy Card using Embossed Paper with Punches

Sympathy Card using Embossed Paper with Punches is what we have for you today. Making sympathy cards are difficult so trying to make a card that is sensitive to your loved ones loss. Here I will show you how to do just that with a simplistic design but an elegant feel.

Supplies Needed for the Sympathy Card using Embossed Paper with Punches Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Sentiments For All Occasions Stamp Set

Stamping Block

Card Base

Mat for butterflies

Embossing Folders

Paper to Emboss

Gray Ink

Twine

Paper to Emboss with

Punches

Die Cut machine

Scissors

Take out your mat paper, adhesive and your card base.

Apply adhesive to the back of the mat paper.

Adhere the mat paper to the card base. Set aside.

Take out your paper to emboss and your embossing folders. Place your paper inside the embossing folder.

Run your paper through the manual die cut machine.

This is what t he paper for your Sympathy Card using Embossed Paper with Punches Project looks like once you have embossed your paper using your die cut machine.

Put the paper in the embossing folder…

Run your paper through the machine and…

PRESTO!  I love the texture of this one!

Pull out your embossed paper and punch for your Sympathy Card using Embossed Paper with Punches Project.

Punch your butterflies out of the embossed paper. You can use different embossing textures for each punched item or all the same. Mix it up!

Take out your paper to stamp on, sympathy sentiment, stamp block and gray ink. Place your sentiment on the block, ink and stamp your sentiment.

Here is a close up of the stamped sentiment for your Sympathy Card using Embossed Paper with Punches Project.

Punch out your sentiment. Using your white twine, wrap it around one end of the sentiment. Tie a knot.

Cut the extra twine off with your scissors. Place adhesive on the back of the sentiment and set aside.

Fold the butterfly like shown.

Round the wings of the butterfly like shown.

Apply adhesive to the back middle of the butterfly and place on your card.

Adhere the rest of your butterflies to the card front. I love the 3-D effect with the texture and punches!

Place the sentiment on your card. You are finished!

For this weeks giveaway we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Sentiments For All Occasions 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 a $15.00 store credit to our store!

 The winner is Sue R!

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

Thank you for joining us for the Sympathy Card using Embossed Paper with Punches Project. I hope you take this time to enjoy and embrace your handwriting and be creative!! BE SURE TO CHECK BACK TO SEE IF YOU ARE A WINNER!

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

 

Die Cut Sympathy Card

Die Cut Sympathy Card is what I have for you today. Someone passing away is never easy, especially a parent so I wanted to create this lovely card for my friend Jackie that just lost her Dad. Jackie and Paul are friends of ours that used to live here in California but they got lucky and escaped LOL! When they lived here, we spent holidays together and Jackie is a fellow crafter so we would enjoy getting creative together. They are the family we chose as our family and it breaks our heart that we aren’t able to be there in person for them. Hopefully, this card will give her and her family some comfort.

Supplies Needed for Die Cut Sympathy Card Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Outside and In Stamp Set

Acrylic Block for stamping

Ink

Black Twine

Card Base Paper

Decorative Paper

White Paper to Stamp Sentiment On

Die Cut Set

Scissors

Manual Die Cut Machine

3-D Pop Dots

Adhesive

This is the Die Cut Set that I used for the Die Cut Sympathy Card Project. There is a bunch of different options with this set. I love having so many options.

 

Here is the Die Cut Sympathy Card Project.

This is what the Die Cut Sympathy Card Project looks like in action as a movable card and it has a 3-D sentiment.

Take out your Manual Die Cut Machine with platforms, paper for sentiment, and the die for sentiment. Place your paper and then your die on top of both your main platform as well as your clear platform.

Put your second clear platform on top of your die and then run it through the manual die cut machine.

Carefully remove the die cut from your die.

Place your decorative paper on top of your first clear platform.

Put your dies on top of the decorative paper. Place your second clear platform on top of your paper. Run your Paper and Die through the manual die cut machine.

**Project Tip** Dies for the Die Cut Sympathy Card Project must be put down with the cutting side down or else the paper will not get cut.

Place your card base paper on top of your platforms. Put your die on top of the paper and the clear platform on top of the die. Run it through the machine.

Notice how the die cut has the score line. It makes it so much easier to fold this project!

Fold the card on the score lines. I fold them both ways twice to ensure a good crease at the fold. Fold your card as shown above.

This is what it looks like one you have folded it in the proper places.

Take out your decorative die cut paper and apply adhesive.

Apply the first piece of the decorative paper to your card.

This is what it looks like with both pieces adhered.

Take out your die cut for your sentiment, sentiment stamp, ink and stamp block. Adhere your stamp to your block and ink your sentiment.

Stamp your sentiment on your sentiment die cut paper.

Apply your 3-D round adhesive dot to the back of your sentiment die cut.

Adhere your sentiment die cut to the middle of the card as shown.

Take out your twine and wrap your twine around one side of your card. I wrapped the twine three times around one side of the card.

Tie a bow or make a knot to finish the twine decor. Cut off excess twine and straighten on your twine on your card.

The Die Cut Sympathy Card Project is complete!!

Now for this weeks GIVEAWAY we are giving away the amazingly versatile A Creative Journey with Melissa Outside and In Stamp Set!

I have had a number of people say how much they use this stamp set as their go to set so I thought this would be the perfect prize for this week.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

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

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

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, 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.

 Here’s the GIVEAWAY from last weeks post which is a $25.00 Store Credit to our store!

The winner is Annie!

Annie,  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 Die Cut Sympathy Card Project.

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

Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero

Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero is the tutorial we have for you today. You may remember a video I did on a card for Pancreatic Cancer. It was for my friend Kim. I created it to cheer her up during her battle with the awful disease.

Sadly, God gained another angel in heaven yesterday as Kim passed away Sunday morning. Please keep her Husband, Son, Sister and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

I had another project planned but decided to do this in honor of Kim. The way she dealt with Pancreatic Cancer was so heroic. She fought it head on like a true hero and really lived life to the fullest. We were blessed to have her for two years after her diagnosis and am so grateful and honored to call her my friend. She was an amazing Mom, friend, wife and volunteer among many other things. Her loss is felt throughout our community and she will be greatly missed.

Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero

is what I am making today. I am creating this card for a few of Kim’s loved ones as I thought it was appropriate and hope to send some comfort and love during this difficult time.

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Here is what you will need to create this card.

Our Outside and In Stamp Set

Manual Die Cut Machine (I used my Sizzix Big Shot)

Black Ink

Purple Ink

Adhesive

3-D Foam Squares

Pearl Embellishments

Stamp Block

Card Base

Paper to emboss with

Paper to stamp sentiment on

Punch

Embossing Folder

Quick stick or tweezers to place small pearls

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The Giveaway this week is going to be the Outside and In stamp set. Please be sure to 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! Winners announced next week 🙂

Now back to our Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero creation.

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This is the sample card I created for today’s tutorial. I am doing a similar version to this with a little change so you can get an idea how you can change something little for a different look!

Take out your manual die cut machine and embossing folder.

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First, for your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero, you will want to take out your embossing folder. If you want a similar look to the sample for the background, you will want to add ink to the flat side.

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If you want to have a look like this which is less ink and less detail, you will want to use the side with the texture side up.

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You will want to use the raised side for your paper.

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I chose to use the flat side for my creation purposes. take out your ink and ink the side of your choice completely.

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Then for your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero, I place the white piece of paper on the inside facing down on the area in which the ink was. Close the embossing folder.

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Place your sizzix platform on your machine bed. Be sure the platform is open to tab one.

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Place your clear platform on top of the main platform. Take your embossing folder on top of the clear platform. Place your second clear platform on top of  your embossing folder. Run your embossing folder through the die cut machine.

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This is what it looks like. Set this aside to ensure it is dry.

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Be sure to clean off your embossing folder quickly to avoid any staining on your folder.

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Take out your Outside and In stamp set for your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero creation.

Take off the sentiment for the outside of the card.

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Place your sentiment on your stamp block.

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Ink your sentiment.

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Stamp your sentiment on your sentiment paper.

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Take out your punch and punch out you the sentiment you just stamped.

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Take out your inside sentiment, place on  your stamp block and ink. You will then stamp the sentiment inside the Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero card creation. Set the card aside.

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Apply adhesive to the back of the inked and embossed paper.

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Adhere the background paper to the card base.

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Take out your pearl embellishments for your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero creation.

Add your foam squares to the pearl embellishments.

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Adhere the front sentiment to the pearls.

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Place the sentiment and pearls on the front of the sympathy card.

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To create your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero,

you will now take out your individual pearl embellishments. Place three of them on the bottom of the sentiment tag.

Your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero creation is complete!

The winner for the Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments is

karenladd  She Says:

Love the easy stapled fold for your gift card holder and a reminder to use our stash! I have a lot of little holiday doo-dads that would be fun for decorating gift card holders, and of course…washi tape! Thanks for the chance to win this cute sentiment set. I already subscribe to the blog and am off to subscribe on YouTube too!

Karen, please send me your mailing info and I will get your prize out to you and Congrats!

Thank you so much for visiting and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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Sympathy Card Part 2 – Creating Your Card

Sympathy Card Part 2 – Creating Your Card is what we have for you today. This is part two in a two part series. If you would like to see the first part, please go here. Today we are going to create a sympathy card with the embellishment we made in our last video. Let’s get started!

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Here are the supplies you will need to create this project.

Outside and In stamp set

Card base

Paper for sentiment

Patterned Paper

Scissors

White Twine

Stamp Block

Tag punch

Adhesive

Memento Ink

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This is the butterfly we colored in Part 1. This will be placed on the front of the sympathy card we are making.Sympathy Card Part 2 - Creating Your Card d

Sympathy Card Part 2 – Creating Your Card is what will be making today using the butterfly we colored with Chameleon Pens in part one of our video.

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First, you will want to take out your Outside and In stamp set.

I love this set because not only does it have the outside sentiment, it also has the one for inside which is why it is named Outside and In.Sympathy Card Part 2 - Creating Your Card f

Take out the sentiment you want to use for your card and place it on a stamp block. Ink your stamp.

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Using the Outside and In stamp set

stamp your sentiment on your paper. Set aside.

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Apply adhesive to the back of your patterned paper.

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Place it on the front of your card base more toward the left side of the card.

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Take out the paper with the stamped sentiment and punch it out.

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Apply adhesive to the back of your punched out tag.

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Adhere your tag to the front of the card offset to the right side.

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Take out the colored butterfly

Bend the butterfly so it has a slight curve looking like a real butterfly.

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Take out your glue line or rolled glue dot.

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Place the adhesive down the middle of the butterfly.

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Here is a close up shot of what it will look like.

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Place the butterfly on the sentiment tag on the front of your card.

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Take out your white twine.

Wrap the twine three times around the front of the card.

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Tie a bow where you would like it to go on the front of the card with the twine.

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If the bow is too large,

hold the middle of it and gently pull both sides of the string to where it is the size you prefer.

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Trim off excess twine.

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In the video, I decided to add a little flair to the card by adding some rhinestones to the middle of the butterfly.

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Here are your finished cards two ways.

One with and one without rhinestones. I really like them both.

We hope you enjoyed Sympathy Card Part 2 – Creating Your Card and we hope you will subscribe to our YouTube channel and blog for some great creations, giveaways and more! Thank you for joining us and for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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Stamp Set Sneak Peek – Sign Language Sentiments 2

We have a Stamp Set Sneak Peek – Sign Language Sentiments 2 today! Due to popular demand we decided to create a second set that goes with Sign Language Sentiments and really helps to round out the set and we hope you enjoy it. We have a super quick tutorial on this card so let’s get started!

FIRST! Here is the Stamp Set Sneak Peek – Sign Language Sentiments 2! This along with three other stamp sets will be releasing WEDNESDAY! Be sure to come back here as we will have the details here for you to check out our instagram for an instagram hop.We will be giving away some prizes too!

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Now, onto the cute card and tutorial!

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Here are the supplies you will need:

Sign Language Sentiments 2 (Releasing on Wednesday)

Stamp Block

Adhesive (not shown in pic)

Memento Black Ink

Banner 3 in 1 Punch

Card base

Two papers for matting

Paper for stamping

Scissors

Rhinestones

Rhinestone tool or tweezers

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Take out your paper, ink stamps and stamp block.

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Adhere your stamps to the block.

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Ink the stamp.

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Stamp your sentiment onto the paper.

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Here is a closer look of the result.

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Use the punch to trim the end of the paper.

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Take out your paper for the card base and the sentiment mat.

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Adhere your paper to the card base. Set aside.

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Adhere your paper to the back of the sentiment.

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Trim to fit the sentiment.

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Take out your foam squares. Add your foam squares to the back of the sentiment.

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Take out your rhinestones. Add your rhinestones to the sentiment.

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Your project is complete!

We are so excited! We have three other sets coming out on Wednesday so be sure to check out our Instagram Hop! We will be giving away a few prizes as well. The instagram hop is something new we are trying out so we hope you enjoy it! Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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Go Green! Reuse Bubble Wrap For An Awesome Textured Look PLUS Four Cards!

Do you like to GO GREEN? Do you try to reuse your supplies? I know I do! Often times when I receive products or when I am sending customers their purchases I use bubble wrap to ensure their package gets there safely and without damage. I don’t like to waste anything so I had some bubble wrap that was sent to me along with a product shipment so I decided to reuse it. I used it to create a beautiful textured background. In this video I will show you how to do that as well as create four cards. You can make the same card for sympathy as you can for a thank you card as I will show you just by changing the color scheme. We used the ever versatile Sentiments for All Occasions stamp set. We think you will really enjoy how we used the same idea four different ways. Whether you like to learn by video or pictorial we have you covered! Let’s get started!

Here are the supplies you will need

Supplies

To start, take out your card base, your ink for your background, bubble wrap and your brayer.

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Ink your bubble wrap. ink bubble wrap

 Place your bubble wrap ink side down on your card base. Use brayer to distribute the ink evenly. Be sure to hold onto the bubble wrap as you use the brayer.

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  Notice the design will not be perfect depending on how much ink is on it as well as what shape the bubble wrap is in. Set aside to dry.

Results from bubble wrap

Take out your stamps, paper to stamp sentiment on, stamp block, black ink for sentiment and punch. Stamp sentiment onto paper.

stamp sentiment

Punch sentiment out.

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Take punched out tag with sentiment and twine. Wrap twine around tag (I do it three times) tie a bow and trim excess. Set aside.

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Take card base, adhesive and colored strip of paper. Place adhesive on the back of the strip of paper.

 Apply adhesiveAdhere strip to the card base. Trim excess paper.

Adhere strip and trim excessKeep card base out and take out the tag. Place foam squares on the back of the tag.

Adhere foam squares

Remove backing on foam squares

Remove backing on foam squares

Place tag on the card base. Your project is complete!

Adhere tag and you have your finished 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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Quick and Easy! Letterpress technique using an embossing folder and ink!

Letterpress technique using an embossing folder and ink sounds interesting, right?

Well, today I am showing you a letterpress technique using an embossing folder and ink to create a faux letterpress look! The technique is really easy but it gives an appearance that truly looks as if you spent hours doing it. Best of all, I not only have a video here for you but I also have a pictorial for you to enjoy if that is the way you prefer to learn. Let’s get started!

Here are the supplies you will need:

Punch of your choice

Paper for sentiment

String or Ribbon

3-D Foam Squares and Adhesive

Card for base of creation

Paper for embossing (best if cut to fit the correct size you want for your creation to avoid having to cut it later)

Manual Die Cut Machine & Platforms/Accessories

Embossing folder

Ink for embossing folder (I used Tim Holtz’s distressed ink to get that look. It gives a distress look by design so it is not a clear, crisp stamped image.)

Block for stamp sentiment

Stamp sentiments – We used the Sentiments For All Occasions Stamp Set

Ink for sentiment (Yes, I do use two different inks for the effect I am looking for.)

Scissors if you need to trim your ribbon or string after tying it on your punched out sentiment

Supplies

To begin the letterpress technique, I used Tim Holtz distress ink. It really gives the worn distress feel by design and I thought it would be perfect for this sympathy card.Ink embossing folder

Place paper on inked surface

Close folder place it in between platforms

Run folder through Machine

This embossed inked look really replicates what a letterpress would do however this letterpress technique not only saves time but quite a bit of money buying the equipment needed to re-create this look.

Take out embossed paper

Glue embossed paper onto card

Place sentiment on block

Ink and stamp sentiment

punch out your sentiment

wrap string around tag

adhere foam squares

adhere sentiment to card

And HERE is the finished product!

Sympathy Card

There are numerous other things you can do with embossing folders. I hope to show you a whole bunch of other ideas and creations with embossing folders and MORE! If you have any questions or suggestions for future videos, please feel free to leave a comment. We would love to have your input! Thank you so much for joining us and we hope you had A Creative Journey with Melissa.