Follow Your Dreams Website Launch Party & Scavenger Hunt

So today is the big day… the day my NEW Website goes Live!

This has been a long time in the making. I’m super excited but also nervous that all goes smoothly and everything works as planned. I’ve also planned a Website Launch Party  including a Scavenger Hunt and Facebook Live event tonight at 7pm! I hope you’ll play along! There will be a link to the Scavenger Hunt at the end of this post so you can check out my project first.

The project I’m sharing today was chosen for a very specific reason. It uses a favorite technique (heat embossing) and one of my favorite products (foil sheets) plus, it uses a set that really speaks to my website launch. I’ve used the Follow Your Dreams Bundle, for what is likely very obvious reasons. Here’s today’s project:

Handmade card made with the Follow Your Dreams Bundle by Stampin' Up!. Project created to celebrate my Website Launch Party! Created by Melissa Kerman @ Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse.

When I mentally and financially committed to invest in my own brand and website a few years back, I had to do a bunch of soul searching to discover why I wanted to do it. I was following a dream but for what purpose. I had to find my “Great Big Why.”

In reality, sharing and teaching paper crafts is so much more than just making and giving cards!

Now these are essential pieces of what I do, but the purpose and effect of these simple activities can have a fundamental impact on the quality of people’s lives. I always say that every card sent is like giving a hug in an envelope. It’s about sharing creativity and touching others lives to help people feel seen, acknowledged and cared for. There is a therapeutic effect in the making, teaching and giving to others!

When shared it simply makes life better, happier and more joyful!

To learn more about me and my journey as a demonstrator and paper crafter check out the About Me page by clicking HERE.

Handmade card made with the Follow Your Dreams Bundle by Stampin' Up!. Project created to celebrate my Website Launch Party! Created by Melissa Kerman @ Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse.

So this is really a very simple card to make.

  • The dream catcher image in the background is heat embossed with Copper embossing powder.
  • The Pineapple Punch dream catcher is die cut with the Chase Your Dreams Thinlits Dies.
  • A 1-1/4″ circle punch was used to punch out the circle that is attached behind the Pineapple Punch dream catcher.
  • A Fine Tip Glue Pen was used to attach the circle to the die cut dream catcher. This same adhesive was used to attach the dream catcher to the card.
  • All the other layers are attached with snail adhesive. There were no dimensionals used. With so many layers and the shiny copper paper, it just didn’t need any more dimension.
  • Last but not least a Glitter Enamel Dot was colored with a Light Pumpkin Pie Blends alcohol marker, and attached to the center of the dream catcher.

Here’s a close up to help see some of the finer details of this card:

Handmade card made with the Follow Your Dreams Bundle by Stampin' Up!. Project created to celebrate my Website Launch Party! Created by Melissa Kerman @ Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and post, and that it’s inspired you to follow your own dreams, whatever they are!

To learn about the products I used OR to purchase any of these items from my Online Store check out the complete supply list ahead. Click any of the links in the supply list or click HERE to go to my Online Store NOW.

If you’d like to recreate this card, here are the Project Dimensions:

  • Basic Black Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Gorgeous Grape Layer: 4-1/16″ x 5-5/16″
  • Black Layer: 3-9/16″ x 4-13/16″
  • Copper Layer: 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″
  • Basic Black Focal Piece: 2-1/4″ x 4″
  • Scrap in Pineapple Punch for die cut dream catcher
  • Scrap in Mango Melody for punched circle

So before you go…

Don’t miss out on my Website Launch Party!

Here are some details about the festivities:

  • I’ll be doing a Facebook Live on my Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse Facebook page at 7pm on 8/3/18. It will include:
    • Reminders about the latest Stampin’ Up! news,
    • A few personal updates and
    • I’ll share details about how to win prizes through my Website Launch Party Scavenger Hunt. I hope the Scavenger Hunt will be a fun way for people to explore my site plus have the opportunity to win some prizes.
    • Last but not least, I’ll be doing a Live Paper Crafting Demonstration too!
  • Click HERE to check out my Scavenger Hunt. It will go live at 2pm on 8/3!

 

More Going On Now…

Bonus Days are Here!

  • Get a $5 Coupon for EACH $50 spent during the month of August
  • Redeem your Coupon(s) in September
  • There’s no limit to how many coupons you can get!
  • Click HERE to Shop Now

Color Your Season Limited Time Offer!

  • Get Exclusive Products through 8/31 or while supplies last
  • Get the NEW Blended Seasons Stamp Set and coordinating framelits
  • Save 10% when you purchase the Stamp Set and framelits together
  • Get NEW Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2
  • Click HERE to see the products available through this promotion

Paper Pumpkin On Sale!

  • Get 50% off your first Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Only first time subscribers are eligible for this offer
  • Offer ends on 8/10/18
  • Applies only to month to month subscriptions
  • Must use Promo Code: BLOOM0818
  • Click HERE to sign up for Paper Pumpkin

 

Click HERE to Shop Now

Current Hostess Code: HEGSEX76

Stampin' Up! AnnualCatalog 2018-2019

Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂

 

Product List

About Me Page

I am a seeker of that crazy, excited feeling that comes when you've created something that’s unique, beautiful and expresses who you are in some small way. It’s like making a new discovery, when you find a unique combination of color, layout, dimension and texture. I call it a creative spark and it makes me giddy! Through sharing and teaching I hope to help others find this amazing feeling of creative bliss!

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Posts

24-Hour Flash Sale is Here!

September 21, 2020
Posted in
24-hour Flash Sale

Don’t miss the 24-Hour Flash Sale TODAY, 9/23/20! Get over 50 different stamp sets at 15% off during this 24-hour flash sale. Sets on sale are available while supplies last so don’t delay placing your order if there’s something you want! Sale goes from 12 am to 11:59 pm MT on 9/23/20 ONLY! Click HERE […]

Triangle Corner Pop Up Card

September 19, 2020
Posted in ,
Today's unusual opening card is called a triangle corner pop up card. The project features the Gilded Autumn Suite and Wreath Builder Dies.

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing an unusual opening card called a triangle corner pop up card. The featured products include the Beautiful Autumn Set, Gilded Autumn Paper, and Wreath Builder Dies. About a year ago I had the pleasure of attending a demonstrator event held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At that event, there were […]

Inky Fun with the Snowflake Splendor Suite

September 12, 2020
Posted in ,
Are you ready for some Inky Fun with the Snowflake Splendor Suite? I had so much fun that I ended up with ink on my neck, hands, and a leg!

Are you ready for some Inky Fun with the Snowflake Splendor Suite? I had so much fun that I ended up with ink on my neck, hands, and a leg! Now if you follow my blog closely you might notice that the card in the upper right-hand corner below is familiar. This was one of […]

September 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop

September 7, 2020
Posted in ,
My September 2020 Color Challenge projects feature the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set with some non-traditional and fun snowflake colors!

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and September 2020 Color Challenge! The projects I’ve made for the September 2020 Color Challenge are made with the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set. With pink in the mix, this is not exactly your traditional color scheme for snowflakes and yet I love how these turned out! This color […]

Gilded Autumn Suite

September 5, 2020
Posted in ,
Today's post features 3 sneak peek projects from the September 2020 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle made with the Gilded Autumn Suite.

Today’s post offers a bit of a sneak peek into the September 2020 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle featuring the Gilded Autumn Suite. On the first Tuesday of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. This one includes 12 gorgeous projects made with the Gilded […]

Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set

August 29, 2020
Posted in ,
Today's project features the Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set & Brushed Metallic Foil. This technique is surprisingly easy too!

Today’s project features my very own Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set and the new Brushed Metallic card stock. The brushed metallic cardstock is in the August to December mini catalog and it’s absolutely gorgeous! It’s different than any of the other metallic card stocks in that it has subtle linear streaks throughout […]

Craft Room Tour and Organizing Tips

August 22, 2020
Posted in ,
Today's post focuses on a craft room tour and how I organize my paper crafting supplies. A Facebook Live video tour of my studio is included.

Check out my 2020 craft room tour and how I organize my paper crafting supplies. The focus of the craft room tour today is the contents of my most used drawers, cabinets, and desk space to maximize easy access to the items I use all the time. I organize my space so that most everything […]

Easy Fun Fold card with the Tasteful Touches Set

August 16, 2020
Posted in ,
Fun Fold card made with the Tasteful Touches Set

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing an easy multi-fold fun fold card made with the Tasteful Touches Set! This Fun Fold card made with the Tasteful Touches Set is one of my three July/August 2020 Club and Free Card Kit projects. Each kit includes one of a variety of designer paper patterns in the, In Good Taste Designer Paper […]

Card Ideas with the Love of Leaves Set

August 15, 2020
Posted in ,
These card ideas with the Love of Leaves set all used embossing folders combined with stamping in 3 ways to achieve a range of results.

In this week’s Facebook Live I shared a number of card ideas with the Love of Leaves set. These card ideas with the Love of Leaves set all used embossing folders combined with stamping in three different ways to achieve a range of results. Heat embossing was also used on a few of these projects […]

Whale of a Time Fun Fold Card

August 11, 2020
Posted in ,
Whale of a Time Fun Fold Card

Check out this adorable Whale of a Time Fun Fold Card! I was inspired to make this card because of a fun fold card we made at a demonstrator event back in January 2020. There’s just something special about a card that opens in a non-traditional way. Plus, this playful card layout works beautifully with […]

Whale of a Time Suite

August 8, 2020
Posted in ,
Check out the August Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle with three sneak peek projects that feature the Whale of a Time suite.

Check out the August Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle with three sneak-peek projects that feature the Whale of a Time Suite. On the first Tuesday of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is the Whale of a Time product suite. […]

Folio Gift Idea with the Forever Fern Set

August 7, 2020
Posted in ,
Today's folio and cards make a great gift Idea with the Forever Fern Set! This large size folio fits about 5 cards and envelopes.

Today’s folio makes for a great Gift Idea with the Forever Fern Set! This project is one of a set of 3 folios shared a few week ago. In my recent Facebook Live event, I showed how to make three different folios. I shared the first folio in my post on 7/25/20. The details for […]