Homemade Ink Pad and a Team Gift

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:

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

I made this gift for my team members, who attended the OnStage Local event in Charlotte, NC.

The intended purpose for the gift was to be an on-the-go travel case for card sending supplies. I’ve used a homemade ink pad for a lot of the stamping. Plus, in the video tutorial ahead, I’ve shown three different color schemes for making a multicolored homemade ink pad.

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

I’ve created two variations for the cover.

The one on the left includes some stamped specks in Soft Suede and the one on the right has no specks. I’ve also used my homemade ink pad to stamp the sentiment so it would have somewhat of an ombre look to it.

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

In the photo below you may be able to see some of the variation in the color of the sentiment.

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

Here’s a close up of the cover.

The images were stamped on watercolor paper and the sentiment piece and focal piece were both sponged with Blueberry Bushel Ink.

Can you see the color variation in the roses? These are the images stamped using my homemade ink pad.

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

As you can see below, this case has two pockets that hold, three handmade postcards, three hand-stamped envelopes, a stamped covered mini composition book, and a pen.

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

Here’s a closer look at the postcards with the hand-stamped envelopes:

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

I love the tone on tone effect of the rose stamped on the Blueberry Bushel cardstock. My homemade ink pad was used to stamp these images.

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

Below you’ll see the “To A Wild Rose” stamp set. This set has been so fun to play with!

This set will available for customers to purchase starting June 4, 2019. Demonstrators will be able to preorder it starting at the beginning of May!

If you want it now you may want to consider purchasing the Starter Kit!

It’s just $99 and you get $126 in products that you get to pick! Click HERE for more details about joining my Chicks in a Treehouse team!

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

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project featuring the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set and my homemade ink pad.

You’ll find a complete supply list and project dimensions toward the end of this post.

Thanks for spending some time with me today and Happy Crafting!

Melissa :-)


Check out my video tutorial here:

If you watched this video here on my blog and enjoyed it, please go on over to my YouTube channel and give it a Thumbs Up, Share it with friends and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. I’d be so grateful! Plus, if you click on the bell you’ll be notified whenever I publish a new video.


Products are Retiring and a NEW Catalog is Coming! Are you ready?

  • Retiring Products List goes live on April 15, 2019!
    • The 2019 Occasions catalog & 2018–2019 Annual Catalog Retire as of June 3, 2019.
    • Once the retiring list goes live items can go fast!
    • Get the items you love NOW before it’s too late!
    • Check back on 4/15 to see the retiring list!
  • The 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog is Coming on June 4th!
    • Do you want a catalog mailed to you, hot off the press, in May?
    • If you’ve placed a merchandise order of $50 or more in the last 6 months I will automatically mail a catalog to you!
    • If you intend to place your Stampin’ Up! orders through me, I’d be happy to send you a catalog!
    • To request a catalog click HERE and leave a comment with the text “Please Send me a New Annual Catalog in May”!
  • “Taste of a Suite” Product Shares will available to preorder soon!
    • Click HERE to check out my unique product shares.
    • Click HERE to leave a comment and let me know that you’d like to be notified when more information is available. Use the text “add me to the product shares interest list”.

More Going On Now

  • Become a Newsletter Subscriber and get Special Perks plus FREE Downloads too! 
    • Click HERE to subscribe!
  • GET PERKS when you Place Orders through my online store!
    • Receive FREE Project Kits. Click HERE for more details.
    • Newsletter Subscribers Get a FREE Tutorial Bundle with a purchase of $35 or more in merchandise in my online store. (Must use the current hostess code.) Click HERE to subscribe!
  • Become a Treehouse Chick and take your Crafting and Creative Fun to the Next Level! Get $125 in product for just $99 when you buy the Starter Kit! Click HERE to learn more.
  • Join me for my next Facebook Live Event on Thursday 4/18/19 at 7 pm EST 
    • Find me on Facebook by clicking here: Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse Facebook Page
    • Click on “following” and select the “see first” option, on my facebook page so you’ll receive a notification of when I go LIVE.
  • Storage by Stampin’ Up! is NOW Available! Click HERE to check out all the products in my Online Store!

Click HERE to Shop in my Online Store Now!

Current Hostess Code:

4UCWFDS4

Use the current hostess code to get Free Card Kits and other perks with your qualifying purchases!

If your order is $150 or more Do NOT use the hostess code! You’ll get hostess rewards AND Free Card Kits too!

Not sure how to apply the Hostess Code? Click HERE to learn more.


Check out the 2019 Occasions Catalog PDF below.

Check out the 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog PDF below.

Stampin' Up! AnnualCatalog 2018-2019

Dimensions for Cover Pieces:

  • Bermuda Bay Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Crumb Cake Strip: 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Watercolor Paper Focal Piece: Die Cut
  • Sentiment Piece: 3/4” x 1-1/8”
  • Whisper White Inside Piece: 3-⅞” x 5-⅛”
  • Dimensions for Cover Pieces:
  • Outside Plastic Liner in Balmy Blue: 7” x 11” Scored @ 4-⅞” from one end and 4-¾” from the other end
  • Focal in Watercolor Paper: 4” x 6-¼”
  • Blueberry Bushel Focal Backing: 4-¼” x 6-½”

Dimensions for Inside Pieces:

  • Base for Pocket in Balmy Blue: (2) 4-13/16” x 10-⅜” Scored @ 3” & 3-⅜”
  • Brackets for Pocket: (4) 1-5/16” x 2-15/16” Scored at 7/8” from both ends
  • Blueberry Bushel Front of Pocket: (2): 2-⅝” x 4-7/16”
  • Pocket Focal in Watercolor Paper: (2): 2-⅜” x 4-3/16”

Dimensions for Set of Postcards:

  • Base in Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green (1ea): 4-¼” x 5-½”
  • Whisper White Piece (3): 4” x 5-¼”
  • Colored Strip in Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green (1ea): ¾” x 5-¼”

Composition Book:

Blueberry Bushel Cover Pieces (2): 2-⅞ x 4-½”

New 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog Products (Goes live on 6/4/19!):

  • To A Wild Rose Stamp Set – Item #149452
  • Wild Rose Framelits – Item #149547
  • To A Wild Rose Bundle – Item #151073

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!

Leave a Reply

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

Recent Posts

Homemade Christmas Card featuring the Joyous Noel Speciality Designer Paper and Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set

October 7, 2018
Posted in ,,
Simple homemade christmas card idea, featuring the Joyous Noel DSP and the Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set, from the Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog.

This simple homemade Christmas Card is one of my three September/October Free Card Kits and Stamp Club projects. It’s made with the gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Glimmer Paper in that suite. I’ve used two stamp sets on my card here but I’ll also show a version that uses just […]

Coloring Techniques with Blends Alcohol Markers & Colored Pencils

October 3, 2018
Posted in ,
Handmade card with various coloring techniques. Features blends alcohol markers, watercolor pencils and a blender pen with the Country Home Stamp Set and Tin Tile Embossing Folder.

Today’s project features the Country Home Stamp Set and Tin Tile Embossing Folder with various coloring techniques. Tools used include, blends alcohol markers, watercolor pencils and a blender pen. This project is one of my three September/October Free Card Kits. Place a qualifying order through my Online store and you’ll get kits in the mail for […]

Color Fusers Blog Hop October 2018

October 1, 2018
Posted in ,,
Dry Embossing, Sponging and Heat Embossing with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and Country Road Stamp Set for the October 2018 Color Fusers Blog Hop.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for October! What a perfect color combination for this time of year as we move into fall! It’s my favorite season and I love to create in this color palette. Today’s project features dry embossing with sponging on the first card and heat embossing on the second card. […]

Team Card Swaps for July

September 29, 2018
Posted in ,
The theme for the team swaps for July was anything new from the Stampin' Up! 2018 - 2018 Annual Catalog. What a fun group of projects you'll see here today!

Hi Stamping friends! Today I’m sharing some beautiful creations made by my very talented team of demonstrators. The theme for the team card swaps for July was anything made with something NEW from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog! I absolutely love my team! We are the Treehouse Chicks, and we have a […]

Elegant Christmas Card with the Dashing Deer Bundle

September 25, 2018
Posted in ,
Elegant Christmas card made with the Dashing Deer Stamp Set, Detailed Deer Thinlits and the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. This was a team Make n' Take project.

This elegant Christmas card was one of our Make n’ Takes at my recent team gathering in my “Treehouse”. It features several of my favorite new products from the 2018 Holiday Catalog by Stampin’ Up!, including the Dashing Deer Stamp Set, the Detailed Deer Thinlits dies and the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder. The stamp […]

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum with the Enjoy Life Stamp Set

September 17, 2018
Posted in ,,
DIY handmade card featuring the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Stampin' Write Markers, Blends Alcohol Markers and the Enjoy Life Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!. Project created by Melissa Kerman at Melissa's Crafting Treehouse.

Today’s project features the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum which is part of the Graceful Glass Suite of products. For this project, I colored with Stampin’ Write Markers and Blends Alcohol Markers, on the backside of the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum. It took some time to color everything but I just love the look. The theme […]

All Is Bright Product Suite Team Make n’ Take

September 5, 2018
Posted in ,
Project featuring the All Is Bright Product Suite from the 2018 Holiday Catalog by Stampin' Up! This was a Team make n' take for our July team gathering.

The 2018 Holiday Catalog is LIVE starting TODAY! So… I just had to feature a project made with one of the seven awesome product suites in this catalog. It’s called the All Is Bright Product Suite! If you’ve been chompin’ at the bit to start ordering from this NEW Holiday Catalog, keep in mind that […]

Color Fusers Blog Hop September 2018 & Beautiful Blizzard Bundle

September 3, 2018
Posted in ,,
Handmade card featuring the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle from the 2018 Holiday Catalog by Stampin' Up!. Project created by Melissa Kerman, Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2003.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for September! I hope you’re enjoying the Color Fusers Blog Hop so far. The color scheme this month includes three colors that I really enjoyed playing with. The Blueberry Bushel and Gray Granite are both brand new colors to the Stampin’ Up! color line up. The Blackberry Bliss […]

How to make a Slider Card

August 26, 2018
Posted in ,
Check out this Double Pop Up Slider card made with the Animal Expedition Stamps Set and Blends Alcohol Markers by Stampin’ Up! Project created by Melissa Kerman at Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse.

Unusual Opening cards like this Double PopUp Slider Card are some of the most fun cards to create and share. Today’s project features the Animal Outing Stamp Set and a variety of the Blends Alcohol Markers. This Double PopUp Slider Card requires a bit of engineering, but I just love the challenge, and they are […]

Ocean Scene with Sea of Textures Bundle and Black Ice Technique

August 25, 2018
Posted in ,,
Sea of Textures with Tarnished Foil Technique

Today I have another project for you featuring the Sea of Textures Bundle which includes the Sea of Textures Stamp Set and the coordinating, Under The Sea Framelits. I’ve also used my “Black Ice” paper crafting technique. This card was actually the first project I created after getting the Sea of Textures Bundle. It’s got a lot of layers […]

Hip Hip Hooray Special Offer!…Get up to 8 FREE Items!

August 24, 2018
Posted in

CHECK OUT MY HIP HIP HOORAY SPECIAL OFFER! GET UP TO 8 FREE ITEMS & HOSTESS BENEFITS plus. .. Subscribe to receive my newsletter and there are even MORE perks! Click HERE to Subscribe   Do I have your attention? I hope so, because you won’t want to miss this AWESOME OFFER! I’ll be giving […]

Sea of Textures Stamp Set – The beginning of the end of summer!

August 18, 2018
Posted in ,
Simple card made with the Sea of Textures Stamp Set and Under the Sea Framelits. This was a team Make n’ Take project.

The Sea of Textures Stamp Set and Under The Sea framelits dies are the featured products on todays project. This was one of my team make n’ takes at our June get together. It’s taken me a while to share but better late than never right? I figured it needed to be shared before the […]