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Simple Happy Birthday Card

I was excited to create this simple Happy Birthday card showcasing two of the new In-Colors and some of the new Playing with Patterns DSP.

I used a Bumblebee card base and layered on some Whisper White cardstock, followed by a sheet of the Playing with Patterns DSP. Then, using the Best Year stamp set, I heat embossed the sentiment "happy birthday to you" on a strip of Magenta Madness cardstock. Using the Detailed Trio Punch, I round the corners of the Magenta Madness cardstock and used dimensionals to pop it up onto the card. What a great way to show off some of the gorgeous DSP!

As always, you are able to shop these supplies in my online store, which is open 24/7. To go to my online store, CLICK HERE.

Have a great weekend!

Thank You Card Using the Ornate Garden Suite

The Ornate Garden Suite is truly a favorite of mine from the new Annual Catalog. This suite was available early for a preorder, and it has been so much fun to create with over the past few months!

I am currently participating in a new catalog party in a Facebook Group, and we were inspired to make a Mystery Card (check out my post from Monday to learn more about Mystery Cards). This is the card I made from this challenge:

I featured all of the new In-Colors in this card: Bumblebee is featured in the card base, embossed layer and gingham ribbon: Magenta Madness is in the background stamped piece and colored in the flowers; Misty Moonlight is in the flowers and the embellishments used on the card; Just Jade is the leaves of the flowers; and Cinnamon Cider is in the center of the flowers. 

This was truly such a fun card to make -- and it was fun creating it while not knowing what the outcome should be! I hope you'll consider participating in some mystery card challenges soon. Be sure to share images of your cards with me when you're done.

As always, you are able to shop these supplies in my online store, which is open 24/7. To go to my online store, CLICK HERE.

Get Well Card Made with a Mystery Card Challenge

Last week my team had a meeting and I was in charge of creating the Mystery Card! What is a Mystery Card? Basically, I designed a card and then told my team what supplies they needed. Then, during the meeting, I shared with them the instructions to make the card -- without ever showing them a picture to base their design off of. Here is the card I created:

Here are the supplies I told my team they'd need to complete this card: 1/2 sheet of cardstock for card base; 4 1/4 x 3" piece of cardstock; 4 1/8 x 2 7/8" piece of DSP; strip of cardstock for sentiment; coordinating embellishments; a background stamp OR patterned stamp to make a background; adhesives (including dimensionals); stamp set with a sentiment; ink pad in same color as card base; ink pad for sentiment (or, in my case, I heat embossed my sentiment).

Here are the instructions for completing this card:
1) Using the same color ink pad as your card base, stamp the background stamp on the card front.
2) Adhere the DSP panel onto the cardstock panel, and then adhere that to the card.
3) Stamp sentiment on strip of cardstock (trim if needed). Use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment onto the card.
4) Add the coordinating embellishments.

Even though you can view these images, I encourage you to use the supply list and directions above and make your own card -- I'd love to see what you create! My card features the new Bumblebee cardstock, ink, and embellishments as well as the Flowers for Every Season DSP.

As always, you are able to shop these supplies in my online store, which is open 24/7. To go to my online store, CLICK HERE. 

Using a Sketch to Create a Card for Father's Day

I love using a good card sketch to help me design my cards. Sometimes when I know I want to use a certain stamp set, or show off a good piece of DSP, it's nice to use a sketch to help inspire me! Sketches contain all of the measurements for you, so you just need to cut and put it together! Here's an image of the final card I created:

My team recently had a challenge to use the card sketch below to create a card. I used the sketch to create a Father's Day card for my dad, and showed off two of the new In-Colors: Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider. 

Along with the new In-Colors, I also used some of the In Good Taste DSP, the Best Year stamp set, and the new In-Color Enamel Dots (those embellishments can really dress up a card)! Luckily my dad doesn't use social media, so I don't have to worry about him seeing this card a few days early. Hopefully it has inspired you to create a card using this same card template!

As always, you are able to shop these supplies in my online store, which is open 24/7. To go to my online store, CLICK HERE.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop: Best Year Bundle June 2020

Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators! Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you! You may have arrived from Cindi Pratt's blog. Didn't she have a fabulous project?

June's project theme was "birthday." What better way to celebrate birthdays than by using the new Best Year Bundle?! This card was so quick and easy to make (even though I heat embossed)!

Along with the Best Year bundle, I wanted to feature my favorite of the new 2020-2022 In-Colors: Magenta Madness. You can also see that I used the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, and the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. The "Happy Birthday to you" sentiment was heat embossed on Basic Black cardstock.

Thank you for hopping with us each month. Click on the image below to head over to Debbie McNeill's blog and see what fun project she designed!

Below is the list of hoppers in case you get off the trail:
Melissa Faust (YOU ARE HERE!)

If you are interested in purchasing any of the products I've shared in this card, please be sure to visit my shop! If you don't already have a demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours!

Thank You Card Using the #ScrappyStrip Technique

I am so excited to share a card using the #ScrappyStrip technique with you today! The #ScrappyStrip technique was coined by Australian demonstrator Kylie Bertucci and her husband, Bruno. It is truly a genius way to use up paper scraps of all kinds!

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Gold Metallic Trim ribbon from the new Forever Greenery suite, and the sentiment is from the Best Year stamp set. Then, I cut strips of the DSP and glued them to a piece of Whisper White cardstock, leaving a small space between each strip. Finally, I added the sentiment and trim ribbon, and then popped up the Whisper White cardstock onto dimensionals and adhered it to a Just Jade card base. 

As always, you are able to shop these supplies in my online store, which is open 24/7. To go to my online store, CLICK HERE.

p.s. I am entering this card into a contest. Check back on or around June 17 to vote for my card!