Intermediate Card Making Techniques

Today's elegant card design was made with the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set, a new item in the Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog. A DIY stamp pad was used.

Elegant Card Design with a Wild Rose!

By Melissa Kerman / May 26, 2019 / 2 Comments

Today’s elegant card design was made with the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set, a new item in the Stampin’ Up! 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog. A DIY stamp pad was used, plus several other techniques too. The project I’m sharing today was shared during my On Stage Local presentation in Charlotte, NC. It is […]

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How to use Brusho

How to use Brusho for a Background

By Melissa Kerman / May 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

For today’s project and video, I’ll be showing you how to use Brusho to create a stunning background. This is one of my May/June 2019 Club and Free Card Kit Projects. So, the card I’m sharing today was inspired by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Wanda Williams. She used the same background technique but with […]

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Today's projects are for the card maker that wants an easy WOW effect. I've used the To A Wild Rose bundle and an Easy DIY Stamp Pad!

2019 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek!

By Melissa Kerman / April 18, 2019 / 4 Comments

Today’s projects are for the card maker that wants an easy WOW effect without a lot of work. I’ve used the To A Wild Rose bundle, a 2019 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek, and a homemade ink pad! These are a few of the projects I shared in my presentation at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event […]

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Today's post features a homemade ink pad and a multifaceted gift, made with the To a Wild Rose Stamp Set, a sneek peek from the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog.

Homemade Ink Pad and a Team Gift

By Melissa Kerman / April 14, 2019 / 3 Comments

Today’s post features a homemade ink pad and a fun multifaceted 3-D gift, made with the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. I’ve also used the To a Wild Rose coordinating dies. These products are a sneak peek from the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog! Here’s the case plus all the contents: I made this gift for my […]

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Today's project features the Beach Happy Stamp Set and the rectangle stitched framlits. Water coloring and the omitting markers technique are used.

Water coloring with Beach Happy!

By Melissa Kerman / April 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Today’s project features the Beach Happy Stamp Set and the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. Water coloring and the Omitting Markers technique are used. This project was CASE’d (Copy and Share Everything) from Tami Hewlett a fellow design team member for the Color Fusers Blog Hop. I demonstrated this water coloring project in my weekly Facebook Live […]

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Check out these three unique card making ideas that feature three colors of foil die cut doilies and the black ice technique too!

Unique Card Making Ideas – Doilies & Foil

By Melissa Kerman / March 13, 2019 / 7 Comments

Check out these three unique, card making ideas, that feature three colors of foil, die cut doilies and the black ice technique too! These first two are made with the Sale-A-Bration Foil Sheets and the Doily Builder Dies, that unfortunately are no longer available. I’m so sad that both of these amazing products are gone […]

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Learn some unusual ways to create texture in your paper crafting projects using some unexpected household items!

Creating Texture in Surprising Ways!

By Melissa Kerman / March 1, 2019 / 2 Comments

I love creating visual and abstract textures in my creations and always look for fun ways to do that! Today’s post and video feature a few fun ways to create texture and dimension in your projects by using things that are just laying around the house. When I was a kid I remember making a […]

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Check out these fun card variations made with the This Little Piggy Stamp Set and Stampin' Up! Brusho! We made "magical" pigs and an Arkansas Razorback too!

Pig Fun with Stampin’ Up! Brusho

By Melissa Kerman / February 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

The card you see below was one of the options available to make at my recent club events. That said, this was the type of project where class participants had a lot of latitude to make it their own. Jennifer, one of my club members, created a variation on my design that ended up being the […]

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Embossing Folder Techniques with the Country Floral embossing folder are shown here, including heat embossing on copper foil and stamping with the folder.

Embossing Folder Techniques

By Melissa Kerman / February 22, 2019 / 20 Comments

In today’s post, I’ve included several variations on a fun technique with the Country Floral embossing folder! For my original design above I’ve applied Memento Black ink to my Country Floral embossing folder and dry embossed my focal piece, to create a bit of an antiqued look. I heat embossed over the whole surface with […]

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Check out this alternative way to do spotlighting with images that shine like they are in a spotlight. Features the Flowering Desert and Crackle Stamp Sets.

Spotlighting with Images that Shine!

By Melissa Kerman / February 17, 2019 / 1 Comment

Today’s project features the Flowering Desert Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog and the Spotlighting Technique. This set includes a variety of fun images and sentiments that I really like. Desert plants and flowers are so unique and beautiful in a similar way to each human being on the planet! The sentiment “be your own […]

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