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Frame Card with Party Pandas & Challenge Winner

Party Pandas have done it again! They are floating right into my heart on this fun Frame Card. There are so many beautiful color combinations that could be used on this adorable card, but I think I am favoring the Real Red over the Bermuda Bay out of the two I’ve made so far. Which is your favorite?

I love adding texture to the background with the Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Scattered Sequins. It looks so great on this Frame Card especially because it allows you to see more of that beautiful background through the frame.

The Basic Black Metallic Thread I used behind the panda also gives this card a fun and whimsical touch, not to mention the watercoloring on the balloon. For a simple and fast version of this card, check out my Clean & Quick 19 Party Pandas Card. Remember, the only way to get your hands on this Party Pandas stamp set is for FREE during Sale-A-Bration by placing a qualifying order on my website!

Whether you make your frame thick or thin, this card has so many design possibilities! This card was inspired by the Focal Accent Sketch Challenge in my VIP Stamp Lounge, exclusive for my customers and downlines. I think the challenge winner, Pam, did such a wonderful job on her card!

I’ve included a copy of this sketch challenge so you can re-create this card, too! If you make it, please be sure to tag me on your photo, or send me a copy! I’d love to see your creativity!

Measurements:

Real Red Cardbase: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score @ 5-1/2″
Whisper White Mat A: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Real Red Mat B (Frame): 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
Smoky Slate Strip C: 1/2″ x 3-1/4″
Whisper White Strip D: 1/2″ x 1-1/2″
Focal Piece E (Panda): Approx. 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ or larger

 

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Clean & Quick 20 and Step-It Up – Beautiful Peacock – Tie-Dye Technique

Yay for Tuesday! I went ALL weekend without creating, and let me tell you, it almost broke me. I was SO excited to jump back in today to make this fun card using a Sale-A-Bration set, Beautiful Peacock. I’m playing along with the Inspire. Create. Color Challenge! This month’s color challenge was Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Melon Mambo. I love the tie-dye technique on the peacock, and can’t wait to show you how I did it!

I think these colors are so lovely together, especially when you are able to mix them together to create NEW colors! By using the Daffodil Delight with the Melon Mambo, I was able to make a sort of Mandarin Orange color in the peacock feathers.

I made both a Clean & Quick version and a stepped up version of this card. The stepped up version added some swirly Black Metallic Thread and shiny Rhinestones. I love both of these cards and think they are a perfect way to look forward to some warmer, spring weather.

So fun to participate in the Inspire. Create. Color Challenge this month! Pop on over and check out all of the other wonderful projects from some very talented demonstrators!
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Measurements:

Clean & Quick
Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

Stepped Up:
Bermuda Bay Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″

Watercolor Paper: Approx. 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

Materials:
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Daisy Delight Double Z-Fold Cased Card – What Was That Wednesday

I don’t have a new tutorial for you today, but I’ll be starting a new series on my blog called What Was That Wednesday. I will be showcasing some of my past projects that are my viewer’s favorites! This Double Z-Fold Card that I first posted in June 2017 is my most popular card tutorial I’ve done on YouTube to date with just over 14,000 views. I followed a tutorial from Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa and put my own spin on her versions of this card. She’s from the UK, even though I think I mistakenly said Australia in the video. 😉 I hope you enjoy this What Was That series, and hopefully it’s new for some of you!


I’m so excited to be sharing this card I CASE’d from Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa using the Daisy Delight bundle! *SQUEE!* This is SUCH a fun Double Z-Fold card, and I am SO excited to get to use this adorable Daisy Delight stamp set and punch!

This is a very special card for a very special lady, who will PROBABLY see this post at some point before she’s supposed to see this post…. but I just couldn’t wait to share!!!

It feels SO good to get back in my videos! They may not be frequent, but I am STILL HERE and not going anywhere!!! 😀

I did this as a live broadcast over on my Facebook page, and then uploaded the replay to my YouTube channel, but here are some more photos to enjoy as well!

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Floating Easel Card Technique with Petal Palette

Boy oh boy, do I have a treat for you! This is my Floating Easel Card made using the Occasions stamp set Petal Palette. I think I found my new favorite paper crafting project! The rich color of the Fresh Fig cardstock paired with the bling of the Gold Glimmer Paper and the soft watercoloring of the flowers with Aqua Painters is just SCRUMPTIOUS! What do you think?

My coordinating video tutorial is very different from my normal videos. I don’t show you any stamping (except the sentiment) or cutting. I do explain how to make the floating easel mechanism, and what pieces I used from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies to cut out different cardstock embellishments.

I am just completely entranced by this card, and I hope you are too! Check out my video tutorial for all the details on this beautiful card! Grab all the supplies you need to make this wonderful project by clicking on the pictures below. Don’t forget! During Sale-A-Bration (now through March 31) you can get FREE products just for shopping! Visit my store for more details, or get in touch with me!

Measurements:

Fresh Fig Cardbase: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score @ 5-1/2″ & cut a 1/2″ frame from card front
Fresh Fig Frames: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, cut a 1/2″ frame (make 2)
Whisper White Inside Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Window Sheet: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Additional scraps for desired embellishments

Materials:
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Colorful Seasons Just Breathe Card

I had a hard time finding my mojo this morning, but it wasn’t lost for long after finding some inspiration on Pinterest to make this fun card! I used the Colorful Seasons Bundle and the fun, bright Daffodil Delight card stock for this scalloped beauty. I really love this bundle. Some of my favorite cards made with this set are my Baby Wipe Technique Card and my Clean & Quick Cards Series 5.

Colorful Seasons Just Breathe Card with Stampin' Up! by Melissa's Kre8tions

I love how easy it is to coordinate projects with so many wonderful tools at our fingertips! Stampin’ Up! makes it so nice to coordinate die cuts with sentiments. I find myself reaching for the Layering Ovals and Layering Circles a lot lately!

Colorful Seasons Just Breathe Card with Stampin' Up! by Melissa's Kre8tions

The bright yellow really perked up my mojo for it being such a dreary morning here in Oregon. And of course the Rhinestones make any card a little more perky! I just love adding bling to my cards! What is your favorite “blingy” accent to add to your handmade projects?

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2
Daffodil Delight Scrap for Oval
Whisper White Scrap for Scalloped Oval

Materials:
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