Mel's Card Corner | Stamping on DSP

Stamping on Designer Series Paper

Today’s card was inspired by some cards created by Patty and Cindee, fellow Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators. It’s not even really a CASE (copy and selectively edit) of their cards, but I was definitely inspired by the technique they used. The...
Mel's Card Corner | CAS Rainbow Stars

Clean and Simple Rainbow Stars

As someone who loves making clean and simple (CAS) cards, two of the stamps sets in the most recent Lawn Fawn release immediately caught my eye. The first is the Simply Celebrate stamp set and the second if the Simply...
Mel's Card Corner | Emboss Resist Oxide Ink Blending

Emboss Resist Oxide Ink Blending

I’ve been having so much fun lately doing ink blending with Distress Oxide inks. They blend so beautifully! I pulled them out again for today’s card. I started by creating a card base from Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock. I...
Mel's Card Corner | Elegant Snowflake Card

Elegant Snowflake

I’m still plugging away creating quick & easy holiday cards that carry a bit of wow factor. For today’s card, I pulled in the Winter Wonder embossing folder from Stampin’ Up!® The snowflake is large enough that it definitely works...
Mel's Card Corner | Vintage Holly

Vintage Holly

I’d been eyeing the Good Tidings stamp set from the Stampin’ Up!® holiday catalog since it was released a few months ago. When I saw it was one of the stamp sets featured during the 20% off stamp sale last...
Mel's Card Corner | Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish all of my U.S. readers a very happy Thanksgiving holiday today! For those traveling to be with friends and/or family, safe travels!! I’ll be staying home today, but just wanted to...
Mel's Card Corner | Halloween at Winterhaven

Halloween at Winterhaven

I absolutely love the Winterhaven dies which were included in the recent Winterhaven Stamp of Approval release from Catherine Pooler. While the collection is primarily geared toward Christmas/winter-themed cards, the products are versatile enough to use all year long …...
Mel's Card Corner | Fall is Here

Fall is Here

Ok, so Fall still isn’t technically here in southern California given it’s supposed to be 105 tomorrow (yikes!), but I’m taking another brief break from holiday cards to bring you another fall-themed card. Unfortunately, the stamp and die set I...
Mel's Card Corner | Shades of Concord & 9th

Shades of Concord & 9th

I haven’t participated in a card challenge in quite a while. As soon as I saw the theme for this month’s challenge at the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog, I knew I had to participate! The challenge is to create...