Epic Celebrations Card from Stampin Up 2018 Sale-A-Bration Catalog

I got a little creative today with my Epic Celebrations stamp set and my embossing paste!  I had so much fun playing and molding like I was a little kid again.  I decided stripes were the way to go and they compliment the converse tennis shoes perfectly.  You'll see I tripled my layers and did Basic Black as my card base then Whisper White and then a Melon Mambo.  I made this card with my daughter in mind and will slip it in her lunch box next week as a sweet reminder of just how wonderful she is to me.

Directions are as follows and I will have a YouTube video on this one next Saturday so look forward to that!  My YouTube Channel is Malissa Stamps and you can visit and see many projects there.  I invite you to take a look and like and subscribe while you're there.  

8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Basic Black
5 1/4" x 4" Whisper White
5" x 3 3/4" Melon Manbo
Stitched Framelet Large Circle in Basic Black and next smaller circle in Whisper White
1" x 2 6/8" Whisper White for the Awesome stamp
1 1/4" x 2 6/8" Basic Black background for the Awesome stamp
Embossing paste and tools to spread
Spread layer of embossing paste over stripe template (hint if you don't have the stripe template you can lay down washi tape to make stripes)
Let dry for 5 minutes or so
Stamp converse and Awesome onto Whisper White
Adhere all parts together (hint use tear and tape to adhere the circle and rectangle onto the embossing past it works better)
Wala!  You have a beautiful, striking and fast card to give to a special someone in your life!

For questions or catalog requests please send me a comment!

Happy Crafting!


Sale-A-Bration from Stampin Up! Sweet Soiree Memories and More Set

This is a card set that is available for FREE during Sale-A-Bration from Stampin Up with a $50 purchase! You receive 72 total double sided cards 52   3 x 4 (2 each of 26 designs) 20 4 x 6 cards (2 each of 10 designs) in Basic Grey, Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White.  This set coordinates with the Sweet Soiree set in the brand new Occasions Catalog for 2018.  

What a wonderful set for many different memory making creations.  These pieces are great for cards, junk journals, framed works, and scrapbooking!  Order yours while supplies last.

Happy Crafting!


Party Panda from Sale-A-Bration

Here's my take on the little balloon Party Panda from the Sale-A-Bration catalog 2018.  I used the wood paper dsp and the stitched framelets to build the boxes.  I did use the Birthday Delivery banner and the It's Your Big Day stamp.  I thought he needed to hold a sign along with his balloon.  Real Red seemed like the perfect pop of color. I thought the simple black and white combo for the Pandas needed a simple but striking arrangement and color scheme.

The 3D balloon honeycomb embellishment came from the 2017-2018 big catalog.  I still have some of the circles from the Honeycomb set with the little chick holding the balloon.  A cute variation that my daughter came up with for this card would be to use the "Hang In There" stamp from that Honeycomb set with the balloon Panda

I have a few other ideas for these adorable little Party Pandas that I will work on this week and share with you.  If you have created anything with this set I would love to see your work too!  Please feel free to message me pics or questions.  

Happy Crafting!