Mel's Card Corner | Clean and Simple Thanks

Clean and Simple Thanks

I love creating clean and simple (CAS) cards. While they can often look like very simple cards, most card makers will confirm creating clean and simple cards isn’t nearly as easy as one might think. It can be a real...
Mel's Card Corner | Miss You Florals

Miss You Florals

For today’s card, I’m pairing a couple of different stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!®. The flowers are from the Garden in Bloom stamp set and the sentiment is from the stamp set included in the Oh Happy Day kit. I...
Mel's Card Corner | Using Sketches (Part 1 of 2)

Sketch Inspiration {Video}

I was battling some pretty miserable allergies on Sunday. Between the actual allergies and the medication I was taking for them, my creativity mojo was definitely waning. When I’m in a slump or not feeling that great, sketches are a...
Mel's Card Corner | Avant Garden Birthday

Avant Garden Birthday

For today’s card, I’m featuring the Avant Garden stamp set available during the big Sale-a-Bration promotion at Stampin’ Up!® I decided to pay a bit homage to the word play on avant-garde and use some kind of out of the box...
Mel's Card Corner | Slider Sneak Peek

Challenge Round-Up

I entered a few challenges recently and realized yesterday a couple of my card entries were actually recognized in their respective challenges. I thought it might be fun to post a round-up of them here today. Time Out Challenges The Design Team (DT) over at...
Mel's Card Corner | Make a Medallion Birthday Card

Make a Medallion (More New SAB Items)

For today’s card, I thought I would showcase the two other new Sale-a-Bration items released by Stampin’ Up!® yesterday. In addition to the Reverse Words stamp set I used for yesterday’s card, the two other new products are the Make...
Mel's Card Corner | You Make a Difference

You Make a Difference

So often, most of us don’t take the time to really thank the people who make a difference in our lives. There is someone in my life that I met three or four years ago who has been an incredible cheerleader and...
Mel's Card Corner | Missing You Acetate Card

Clear & Sheer – Day 3

I’m back again today with another homework card for the Clear & Sheer class over at Online Card Classes. The first couple of days focused on using vellum, but day three focused on incorporating acetate into your cards for something...
Mel's Card Corner | Pink Christmas

Pink Christmas

I’ve always been a huge fan of non-traditional colors for Christmas. Even when I actually do use red and green, I tend to use darker shades like deep burgundy and hunter green. As you may remember, I even did a whole series of...