Mel's Card Corner | Varied Vases - Bloom in Happiness

Varied Vases – Bloom with Happiness

For today’s card, I’m using the Varied Vases stamp set which will be debuting next week when the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up!® annual catalog launches. This stamp set was inspired by Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, Mary Fish, as part of her...
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 | Reason to Smile

A Reason to Smile

Sometimes our cards just don’t go as planned. This was originally going to be a shaker card, but I realized after I had all the foam tape in place and had already removed the backings that I forgot to adhere...
Mel's Card Corner | Snowman Scene Card

Snowman Scene Card

Sandy Allnock posted an amazing video tutorial on her YouTube channel yesterday. She showed how to create a frame of trees around a stamped image using only Copic markers. If you enjoy all types of coloring (alcohol markers, watercolor, colored...
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 | Happy Little Snow Family

Happy Little Snow Family

I have several friends who are single moms either through divorce or they adopted a child as a single parent. I thought it would be fun to use the part of the little snow family from the Warmer with You...
Mel's Card Corner | Let's Venti

Let’s Venti

I had so much fun creating the coffee-themed card I posted yesterday, I decided to make another one. For today’s card, I’m using the Oh Frappe stamp set from Ellen Hutson. I started by creating the background panel. I stamped...
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 | Pumpkin Spice Time

Pumpkin Spice Time

I would love to say fall is in the air, but it just isn’t yet here in southern California. In fact, our wether forecast is calling for a high of 99ºF (37ºC) today. Yuck! Mid-October is just too late for...
Mel's Card Corner | Snarktoberfest 2017

Snarktoberfest 2017 Blog Hop

I’m thrilled to be taking part today in the 2017 Snarktoberfest blog hop. You should have arrived here from the Strawberry Jude Stamps blog. If not, don’t worry. I’ll have a list with links to all the participants in the...