And it used a brown paper lunch bag...
Welcome to my blog-- Sea to Sea Stampin! Thanks for hopping along here with my Stampin' Friends! I absolutely LOVE Christmas (could be because my birthday is exactly a week before and I was supposed to be born on Christmas Day...) but anyway, I digress. This month's card and project is an ALL IN ONE!
And it used a brown paper lunch bag...
You just glue the flap down and then cut some pretty paper to cover all front pieces... Plus, it makes a handy hot cocoa holder!
Here is the back where you can see the brown paper bag and the overhang from the front panel. If you want to see this go together-- check out my YouTube video here!
Thanks for hopping along here! I am Melissa Thomas from Sea to Sea Stampin and am jazzed to show you my November thank you cards for my customers! I have been holding on (hoarding, whatever you want to call it...) to some of the beautiful and fun Penguin Playmates DSP from our last Sale-a-bration and really love this sentiment from the Christmas to Remember stamp set...
My customers are truly my friends and I appreciate each and every one of them! Want one of these fabulous cards? Place an order with me! And if it's more than $25 you will get my Christmas card class!
Don't forget to keep hopping along... There are so many amazing folks who participate in this group and we are all doing a great job supporting one another in growing our business!
Welcome to my blog, Sea to Sea Stampin! I am Melissa Thomas-- I have been a demonstrator for 8 years and a Paper Pumpkin subscriber for even longer!!!
This month's kit is AMAZING! I always love the Christmas kit and this year I got extras-- partly so I can teach them at this new assisted living facility I am teaching a class at-- and partly for myself! These are going to be FUN to make and send!
For this month's blog hop I combined the card and gift projects into one-- to make this cute bookmark pocket card! I first featured it on my Instagram-- then I made a similar version on my Facebook Live last night (always Wednesday at 7pm) and it's on my YouTube channel too!
These are going to make terrific gifts for Marianne's teachers-- the pocket can hold a small scale fancy hot cocoa packet, one of those VIA coffee packets, a gift card, or in this case a Perfectly Posh sample!
All you need is an extra piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock and a small piece of Basic White cardstock that is cute with the Tailored Tag dies. And you can get TWO out of every original card base-- that means you can make 10 of these cute cards!! Plus another five from the packet with the buffalo check cards...
BTW-- the gems in this kit are SO sparkly!
Did you know you can get refills? And all you really need is a good Christmas sentiment stamp set-- the magic is in the refill.
Keep hopping along to see all the amazing alternative projects!
Hi and welcome to my blog! I am Melissa Thomas, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Austin, Texas and I love Halloween! I always have-- I blame my mother (of course) as she made my costumes every year and always made a big deal about it!
For this blog hop I decided to feature the super cute bats in the Cutest Halloween DSP and an easy fun fold! If you want directions on how to make this card, check out my YouTube video showing how to make it and another fun fold Halloween card here!
Don't forget to keep hopping along to see other Halloween inspiration and I hope you have a Happy Halloween! Hand out candy to call the kids who come by, okay? It's been a tough year and they could all use a little fun!
Welcome to our Stampin' Friends blog hop! This month we are focused on giving thanks, which is always one of my favorite things to craft for! I am Melissa Thomas and this is Sea to Sea Stampin!
For my card this month I took the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder and put a piece of the Beauty of the Earth DSP through it. Seriously stunning. Whoever gets this card should know they are LOVED and we are so THANKFUL for them!
My 3D project for this month is a gift for my retreat attendees (happening this weekend in Temple, Texas!) This wrap is easy because you just score a 4" x 6" piece of Blackberry Beauty DSP on the long side at 1.5", 3", and 4.5" and stamp the sentiment with Banner Year stamp set in Blackberry Bliss!
Want to see what's in the wrapper? Come on over to Instagram and I will show you! (Hint: It's super fancy but I got it at the Dollar Tree!)
Don't forget to keep hopping along! I can't wait to see what everyone has created!
Thanks for hopping along and welcome to Sea to Sea Stampin! My name is Melissa Thomas and I have been a demonstrator for 8 years, as of this month! In celebration of that and to push myself, I have signed up for a year of training with Bruno and Kylie Bertucci so that I can work very hard to make this my full-time gig and earn the Baltic cruise for Jonathan and I to take. What a dream that would be...
In the spirit of growth, I always reassess how I run my business in October of every year because that is when the Stampin' Up! year begins anew. And this year I am committing to sending every customer who places any size order with me a hand-stamped thank you card that month! I am also committing to sending my top 10 team members in sales a hand-stamped card as well!
This month I am sending everyone this card I designed live on Facebook, which you can see here on Facebook or here on YouTube. Consider subscribing to my YouTube channel, as I just got over 100 subscribers and have a big goal to get to 1000 by next September!
This card is pretty simple, using DSP and more DSP for the background and then even using DSP for the background layer of the Shaded Summer flower. The razzle dazzle is the Sale-a-bration glimmer paper that I might have stockpiled... lol!
I hope you have loved seeing this project and for those of you who are on my team, keep pushing, and for my customers-- don't forget that any purchase you make this month qualifies you for this card!
And remember, keep hopping along... There is a LOT of inspiration and energy on this blog hop!
I am glad you are hopping over here to see what cute alternative projects we have cooked up... What an adorable kit this month! Sometimes it's hard for me to make alternative projects when the kit is this cute, but this month I found some cute gifts at the Dollar General that inspired me.
But the refills are still available and I would seriously grab some-- this would work with any stamp set you have!
Aren't these mini wax melts cute? And they are perfectly colored to match with the kit-- Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie!!
I took one of our cute Ombre Gift bags, stamped on it with the leaves (stamping off for the solid image), and the crinkled the whole bag to make it look a little more rustic. A couple holes punches in the top and the wire closes the whole thing! These are going to make super sweet teacher gifts!
The card inspiration came from the box, which does make that adorable wheelbarrow, but this long piece was leftover from the side of the box and I thought it would make an adorable card! Add a little Soft Succulent cardstock and bam! I did punch one of the boxes to make the backer piece to the oval piece...
Here are all the projects together-- I really love all the rustic elements-- and this photo shoot helped me realize that our floors are a perfect match! lol!
Don't forget to keep hopping along! I am sure that everyone is going to have amazing projects!
When we decided to "Say It with Sentiments" as our theme for this month I was so excited to use the Thanks & Hello Embossing Folders (Item #155430). As many of you know, my mom is from the Netherlands and we still have friends and family who live there-- so the I was excited to have something that has Dutch on it!
These two note cards feature the embossing folders with either the Pattern Party DSP or the Kraft paper. I then stamped and die cut the sentiment tags with the Many Happenings set!
I added a few faceted gems on the Just Breathe card... It's hard to see the embossing texture but it's lovely!
The kraft paper looks just gorgeous!! And the Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim made it look so soft and warm.
I am so excited to hop along with all the Craft Collaborators on this Autumn Blog Hop! This is my absolute favorite time of year-- from when it starts to get cooler, through Halloween, to Thanksgiving, to my birthday, to Christmas! Everything tingles with anticipation. In Texas it's still in the 90's right now, but next week we should cool off, right on time!
For this hop I wanted to showcase a stamp set from last year that carried over and is a real work horse-- Banner Year. For any crafter I love a set that can get me through multiple holidays and this is one that can! It's images are small enough for tags and treats, but can work just fine on cards too! In fact, we used it all last fall for my Senior Center class on Zoom (everyone got one!) and we are using it this year too-- just mixing it up with some fresh paper!
This first card features the Annual Catalog suite Beauty of the Earth with a touch of twine and Champagne Rhinestones (they go with everything, right?)
This second card features the gorgeous paper and ribbon from the Harvest Meadow suite with a touch of the Be Dazzling paper (that is sadly not orderable right now...) But, reach to your demonstrator and maybe they have some they can share?? I know I do...
One tip here-- the Detailed Pumpkin Dies are in fact, detailed. You will need our Adhesive Sheets behind the thin-lined one to adhere it-- ask me how I know... he he he!!
Plus, who knew that Calypso Coral was a fall color, right??
I hope you have loved these projects and that you will keep hopping along! This is a FULL HOP-- can't wait to see what everyone else has designed!
Happy Fall Y'All and with a grateful heart,
If you want my Halloween Class sent to you-- today is the LAST DAY to order $35 on the hostess code and get it for FREE! Three cards and a 3D project sure to delight!!
Check out all this Halloween inspiration I received from the Leader's Swap!
Welcome to my blog, Sea to Sea Stampin! I am Melissa Thomas, an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and am so jazzed to be hopping with everyone to showcase Watercolor Pencils-- one of my favorite mediums!
I began using them when I was a kid (my mom is from the Netherlands and we got a few sets on a trip there and I loved how easy they are to use!)
This week I decided to use them to color in the Seasons of Fun stamp set that you can get as a host item!! How cute is this card with all the touches of pink from the Whimsy & Wonder DSP?
If you want to see my live action coloring check out my YouTube recording of my Facebook Live from Wednesday night below...
Don't forget to keep hopping along!! Everyone has such lovely projects...
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Wife, mom, and higher ed consultant who loves to craft in my spare time... Wanting to balance it all!
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