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Custom Tie Dye Ribbon Tutorial

Custom Tie Dye Ribbon Tutorial is what we have for you today. Do you ever look at a project and think Wow! Those two or three colors would look awesome with this creation but can’t figure out how? PROBLEM SOLVED! I have an inexpensive way for you to create your own Custom Tie Dye Ribbon for your projects that won’t break the bank! Ready? Let’s do this!

Supplies Needed for the Custom Tie Dye Ribbon Project

Alcohol Ink

Isopropyl Alcohol

Paper Clips

Seam Binding

Plastic Baggies or a Jar you don’t mind getting stained

Clothes Pins (yay remmebered!)

Paper towels or I used make up pads

GLOVES if you don’t want to get ink all over your hands because YOU WILL

For this project, I used Chameleon Ink refill colors Y03, V04 and BG4 for the alcohol ink colors.

I also used white seam binding.

For the seam binding, there is a small pin in it to hold the ribbon. Take it out but be sure to keep it as it comes in handy for storage!

To begin, take the amount of ribbon you need for your project and cut it off of your roll. For this ribbon, I am making it a little bit messy looking on purpose to I am just randomly bunching my seam binding ribbon together as shown.

Twist the seam binding and clip one end of it in the clothespin.

Twist and clip the other end so it looks like the above and set aside.

For the second Custom Tie Dye Ribbon, wrap your ribbon neatly around your hand as shown above.

Take out four paper clips and place them on the ribbon as shown above.

This is the back side of the ribbon. Notice that the paperclips are placed differently to get a different effect.

Using your baggy as an ink catch all, place your ribbon inside the bag. Carefully place a small amount of alcohol ink inside your bag of the first color.

Add the second color to your bag. I put WAYYY too much of the first color in however you will see what I do with the extra in a little bit.

Close your baggy and Smoosh, yes I said SMOOSH, your colors inside the bag. This is what your bag will look like, A MESS! Set your Custom Tie Dye Ribbon aside.

Take out your second baggy and place a few drops of the colors you wish to use inside the baggy.

Using your clothes pin seam binding ribbon, strategically place the ink on various parts of the ribbon.

Take out your first inked creation and set aside to dry.

With the extra ink inside the baggy from the first creation, I placed some more seam binding ribbon and smooshed it to see what effect I would get. Set it aside to dry.

Take out the inked ribbon with the clothespins from the bag once they have dried. These are still a little bit wet.

This is what it looks like! I love it! What do you think?

I used WAY TOO MUCH ink for the first ribbon project. LESSON LEARNED however, I do like how it came out so maybe it wasn’t so bad after all!

You will need to carefully take off the paperclips so the ribbon doesn’t snag. ANOTHER lesson I learned…

This is what the ribbon looks like although it is still quite wet as you can see by the look of my fingers.

The results of the ribbon as it is drying.

This is what the purple and yellow ribbon looks like once it is completely dry.

When the yellow and blue ribbon is completely dry, this is what it looks like. I am glad you can see more of the blue now and it doesn’t look all green!

This is the extra piece of ribbon I put in the baggy just to see what it looked like. I know I can use this on a future project!

Here are all of them side by side completely dry. Which would you want to try?

For this weeks giveaway, we are giving away $15 credit to our store!

For last weeks giveaway, we are giving away $15 credit to our store!

The winner is Teresa G.

Please be sure that you  send me a message letting me know which post you won on and your contact info and I can send your code for your store credit 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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SAVE MONEY – Dollar Store Embellishment Custom Coloring

SAVE MONEY – Dollar Store Embellishment Custom Coloring is what we have for you today. I bought some pearl embellishments at the dollar store. I am going to show you how to custom color them for any project and save money while doing it!

Supplies Needed for the SAVE MONEY – Dollar Store Embellishment Custom Coloring Project

Alcohol Markers or Pens

Embellishment

Project you are trying to color match

This all started when I was at the dollar store and saw these.

There are 216 self adhesive pearls for ONE DOLLAR!  Now, I am going to show you how to create your own colors for these so you can use them on any of your projects!

Here you can see that there is an adhesive line that the pearls are on. You can cut those however it works best for you.

For the SAVE MONEY – Dollar Store Embellishment Custom Coloring tutorial, I am using OL3 and YG3 chameleon pens to color the pearls for my project.

To begin, take out your OL3 chameleon pen.

Using the brush nib of your chameleon pen for your SAVE MONEY – Dollar Store Embellishment Custom Coloring project, color the embellishment completely so there isn’t any white showing through. I think it’s a pretty good match! What do you think?

Take out your YG3 chameleon pen and color your second pearl.

What a difference in the two colors! I really like them both but the first one matches my project better.

This is what happens when I colored the pearl with the YG3 and then colored on top of that OL3 and this is what it looks like on the right. I really like it!

For this weeks giveaway, we are giving away $15 credit to our store!

For last weeks giveaway, we are giving away $15 credit to our store!

The winner is Mary V.

Please be sure that you  send me a message letting me know which post you won on and your contact info and I can send your code for your store credit 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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As always, we appreciate your visit and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa. 

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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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As always, we appreciate your visit and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa. 

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Holiday Stocking Card Using Sign Language Stamps

Holiday Stocking Card Using Sign Language Stamps is what we have for you today. I am always looking for multiple uses for the dies that I have. We invest a lot of money in our crafting tools and I like to think of multiple ways to use them. That is what we are going to do today! Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Here is the creation we are going to make! It is perfect for gift cards for the holidays!

Supplies Needed for the Holiday Stocking Card Using Sign Language Stamps Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Sign Language Alphabet stamp set

Acrylic Block

Scissors

Black Ink

Paper for Card

Paper for embellishments for stocking

Stocking Die

Glue dot for gift card

Trim for stocking

Adhesive

Here is a close up of the stocking die I used.

Take out your stocking die, paper, platforms and manual die cut machine. Place your paper on top of the die where you need the white pieces cut. Place your die on top of the clear platform and then place the clear platform on top of the die so it is sandwiched between the two clear platforms.

Here are the pieces that the die cut out for me for the Holiday Stocking Card Using Sign Language Stamps Project.

Take your colored 6″ x 12″ piece of paper out.

Fold your colored paper in half.

Be sure the fold line is BELOW the top of the stocking. This is how you will make it a card!

Using the same sandwich as you did for the embellishment pieces for the stocking, run your die with the folded part BELOW the line where the die will cut. Run your die cut through your machine.

You did it! This is how you create the stocking card for your Holiday Stocking Card Using Sign Language Stamps Project!

This is a close up of the die. I placed my fold approximately 1/4 inch below the cut line for the stocking. Above is the picture is an exaggeration of how much space it was. I just wanted to be sure you were clear which line you were to be sure you placed the fold under for your creation.

Take out your ink and the top of your stocking. Peel off the appropriate letters from your A Creative Journey with Melissa sign language stamp set.

Place the first letter on the block.

Ink your stamp

Stamp your letter on the top of the stocking. Repeat to spell out the word you wish to have.

Take out your trim. Place adhesive on the bottom edge of the stocking top. Adhere the trim to the stocking top. Trim off any excess.

Here on the left I put the letters rounded so they followed the trim. On the right I did them straight. Which do you like better?

Place adhesive on the back of the stocking heel and toe pieces. Adhere them to the front of your stocking card.

Take out your stocking top with the trim.

Adhere the stocking top to the front of the stocking card.

You did it! You completed your Holiday Stocking Card Using Sign Language Stamps Project!


First I want to announce the two winners from the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop $15 store credit.

The winners are:

Cynthia C. and Lucy E.

For last weeks $15.00 store credit prize, the winner is Sydney G.

For this weeks prize, we will be giving away a $15.00 store credit! That way you can decide exactly what you want!

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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Epilepsy Awareness Month Project

Did you know that Epilepsy Awareness Month is November? Join me as I create an Epilepsy Awareness Month Project which is an Epilepsy Awareness Card. My son’s girlfriend is studying to be a nurse. Unfortunately, she has first hand experience with Epilepsy as her brother has epilepsy.

I thought it would be a good idea to create awareness for this very important cause. One of the things that I learned is do not put anything in or around their mouth.

They will not choke on their tongue. Years ago I remember hearing that. It probably started years back when we weren’t educated about this condition and that is why I wanted to share it with you. I found a lot of helpful information here. Educate yourself so that you can be prepared if you need to be a helping hand when someone is having a seizure.

Are you ready to start the Epilepsy Awareness Month Project? Let’s get started.

Supplies Needed for the Epilepsy Awareness Month Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Awareness Ribbon Set #1

Acrylic Block

Scissors

Twine

Marker

Ink

Adhesive

Corner Rounder

Rhinestones

Paper to stamp on

Card Base

Rhinestone Tool (optional)

Take out your A Creative Journey with Melissa Awareness Ribbon Stamp Set #1.

Place your stamp on your acrylic block.

Ink your image.

Stamp your image on your paper.

Here is a close up of the Awareness Ribbon we are using for the Epilepsy Awareness Month Project.

Choose the sentiment for your ribbon. Place it on your acrylic block a little bit rounded so it fits well inside the image.

Ink your stamp ensuring the entire sentiment is covered with ink.

Stamp the inside of the Awareness Ribbon with your chosen sentiment.

Here is a close up of the Epilepsy Awareness Month Project so far.

Using your favorite purple marker or coloring tool, color the inside of the ribbon shown on the finished project.

I used my crayola marker for lettering. The color is fabulous and I really like how it came out!

This shows you what the ribbon looks like once I colored it. I colored the Epilepsy Awareness Month Project on the right side a bit darker. I did most of it with two layers of color and the right image is a little lighter only coloring one layer.

Using your twine, wrap it around your sentiment paper. I wrapped it three times and then tied a bow. What do you think?

Take out your rhinestones and place three on the bottom of the Epilepsy Awareness Month Project ribbon on the right side as shown.

Using the corner rounder, round the corners to your liking. For the example card, I rounded the top left and bottom right corners. For the Epilepsy Awareness Month Project shown in the video, I rounded the bottom of the card.

Apply adhesive to the back of your sentiment and image.

Place your sentiment and image on your card base.

The Epilepsy Awareness Project is complete!

If you are looking for a great coupon code good only for today, November 26th 2018, you have to listen to the video 🙂 Trust me, it’s worth it!

This weeks giveaway is the A Creative Journey with Melissa Awareness Ribbon Set #1. It is perfect for any awareness cause.

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 both the blog and the YouTube Channel, unfortunately you will be ineligible to win as I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber to both. Thank you for your understanding.

Last weeks giveaway is a $15.00 store credit for anything at our store!

The winner is Sue R.!

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

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

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Custom Color Flowered Ribbon

Monochromatic Father’s Day Card

Monochromatic Father’s Day Card is what we have today. I realize Father’s Day was yesterday but you can use this idea for any card you want to create for any occasion! You could use this for a birthday, anniversary, wedding or just about any occasion!

Supplies needed for the Monochromatic Father’s Day Card 

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

Acrylic Block

Ink

Punch

Two pieces of Colored paper – Monochromatic

Paper to stamp sentiment on

Scoring board and scoring tool or bone folder

3-D Foam

For this project, I started with a A2 card which is 8.5″ x 5.5″. This is half of a regular 8.5 x 11″ piece of paper.

Score 2 1/8 ” on each side as shown.

Fold the flaps inward on your Monochromatic Father’s Day Card showing you the gate fold of the card.

Take your 1″ x 8.5″ piece of paper and wrap it around the card with the opening in the front as shown.

Using the sentiment of choice, place it on your acrylic block. Ink your stamp and stamp your sentiment on the paper.

This is what it looks like once it is done. I always do an extra just to be sure I have one available if needed.

Using your punch, face the punching area toward you so you can see what area you are punching.

Squeeze the punch and you will punch out the sentiment for your Monochromatic Father’s Day Card.

Place your 3-D foam on either side of the strap for your card as shown.

Wrap the strap around your card ensuring it is even.

Place your sentiment on the 3-D foam adhesive. This now creates the band for your gate folded card on your Monochromatic Father’s Day Card.

To remove the band,

 

slide it downward or upward.

Remove the band off of the Monochromatic Father’s Day Card. YOU DID IT! Pretty easy technique for a cool and different look!

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

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 both the blog and the YouTube Channel, unfortunately you will be ineligible to win as I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber to both. Thank you for your understanding.

For last weeks giveaway we are giving away a store credit for $15.00 to pick whatever you like that will get you inspired to be CREATIVE!

The winner is Cheryl G !

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

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

Thank you for joining us and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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SUPER EASY Father’s Day Card

SUPER EASY Father’s Day Card is what we have for you today! This card is handsome, elegant and SUPER EASY! What could be better! Before we get started, I wanted to remind  you of an awesome Coffee Lovers Blog Hop I am participating in starting Friday. Be sure to check back or even better.. be sure you subscribe to our email and blog posts and you will get an awesome email about it! Now, are you ready to get CREATIVE?! Me too!

 

Supplies Needed for the SUPER EASY Father’s Day Card Project

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

Acrylic Stamp Block

Card base

Solid color mat

Solid color strip

White paper to stamp sentiment on

Adhesive

Punch

Embossing folder

Manual Die Cut machine

Ink

3-D Foam Rectangles

Take out your paper for the mat on your card, embossing folder and your manual die cut machine. Place your paper in your embossing folder.

Place your embossing folder on your platform.

Put your clear platform on top of your embossing folder.

Run your embossing folder through your manual die cut machine.

Isn’t this texture FABULOUS!

Using your adhesive, apply some to the back of your embossed paper.

Apply your embossed paper to your card base.

Add some adhesive to the strip of paper.

Adhere the strip of paper to your card.

Take out your Ink, stamps and stamping block. Place your stamp on your block and ink your sentiment.

Stamp your sentiment on your paper.

Take out your punch. I figured out my paper was a bit smaller than my punch’s length so sometimes when you use a small piece of paper you don’t have a big enough piece to use in your punch.

HERE IS A GREAT TIP! USE A POST IT NOTE! It will give you just a little more space for you to be able to place your paper inside your punch and it works perfectly!

Punch out your sentiment.

Place your foam rectangles on the back of your sentiment. Remove the paper from the back of the foam adhesive.

Apply your sentiment to your card.

You have completed your SUPER EASY Father’s Day Card!

Now for this weeks giveaways! I am giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set !

Be SURE you are a subscriber to our YouTube channel and to our Blog/E-mail list and make sure your names are matching so I can verify you are subscribed to both to enable you to be eligible to win! Winners announced next week so be sure and check back! 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, you forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

Now for last weeks giveaway! I am giving away a $15.00 store credit to our store and ANOTHER ONE to one of the wonderful people that wished my hubby HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

The winners are is Denise and Kathy !!!

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 SUPER EASY Father’s Day Card post. CHECK BACK NEXT WEEK TO SEE IF YOU ARE A WINNER!

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

You’re My SUPERHERO Autism Awareness Stamp Set Creation

You’re My SUPERHERO Autism Awareness Stamp Set Creation is what we have for you today. Autism Awareness is imperative to get answers and proper help for those affected. We are creating a a card that can be used to show someone you admire them not just for their bravery in their Autism journey but for any reason!

Supplies needed for the You’re My SUPERHERO Autism Awareness Stamp Set Creation

A Creative Journey with Melissa Awareness Ribbon Set #5 See Autism with your Heart

Stamp Block

Black, Red, Blue and Yellow Ink

Corner Rounder

Adhesive

Paper For Stamping

Blue paper to mat sentiment

Card Base

Scissors

Ribbon (optional)

For your 00You’re My SUPERHERO Autism Awareness Stamp Set Creation, take out your stamping block, A Creative Journey with Melissa Awareness Ribbon Set #5 See Autism with your Heart stamp set, black ink, and your paper to stamp sentiments on.

Peel off the sentiment of your choice and place it on your stamp block. Ink your sentiment.

Stamp your sentiment on your paper for your You’re My SUPERHERO Autism Awareness Stamp Set Creation. Return your stamp to the stamp sheet.

Peel off the heart stamps of your choice. Take out your red, blue and yellow ink.

Place your solid heart stamp on your block. Ink your stamp.

NOTE: When I used this ink, I noticed it did a lot of resisting on the stamp unlike when I use memento ink. I didn’t care for the dotted look so I decided to do something a little different.

Lightly after tapping the ink onto the stamp, swipe the stamp across the ink pad. This is what it will look like on the stamp.

Stamp the solid heart image onto your paper.0

This is what it looks like stamped. I love the texture of the ink on the paper. This occurred just by simply swiping the stamp across the ink pad which looks pretty cool, huh?

Once you have stamped your image, be sure to clean off your stamps. I use Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ mist. I love how it cleans without residue. I use this for all of my stamps. My friend Brandie is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator so if you are interested in some, go to Brandie’s website HERE. They also have an awesome scrubbing pad thingy that I use. Like them so much I have two!

Place your dotted heart on your stamping block. Using the dotted outlined heart from the A Creative Journey with Melissa Awareness Ribbon Set #5 See Autism with your Heart stamp set , ink your stamp with blue ink.

Stamp your heart on your sentiment paper and clean off your stamp.

Place your third heart stamp on your block and ink with your yellow ink.

Stamp your heart image on your sentiment paper as shown. Clean off your stamp and return it to your stamp set sheet.

Take out your blue mat paper.

Using your adhesive, run your adhesive on the back of your sentiment stamped paper.

Adhere your paper to the blue mat paper.

Place adhesive on the back of your blue mat paper and adhere it to your card base.

Be sure to place adhesive to the left of the mat and sentiment paper.

Take your pleated yellow ribbon and adhere the ribbon down the side of the mat and sentiment paper.

This is what it will look like. You would be perfectly fine to leave the card just like this but I decided to take it two steps further.

Take out your corner rounder. I chose to only corner round two of the four corners of my card.

This is what it looks like with the ribbon and corners rounded on the right and without that on the left.

Although I do like the way it looks, I decided to add a few more solid yellow hearts.

I thought it need a little something extra and I think it worked! What do you think?

For this week, we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Awareness Ribbon Set #5 See Autism with your Heart. Winners announced next week so be sure and 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, you 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  Debbie H!

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 You’re My SUPERHERO Autism Awareness Stamp Set Creation. CHECK BACK NEXT WEEK TO SEE IF YOU ARE A WINNER!

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