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 | 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 | 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 | Merry Making - Day 2

Merry Making – Day 2

I’m back with another homework card for the Merry Making class currently underway at Online Card Classes. I really wanted to try all three of the amazing techniques which were presented in the day two lessons, but I’ve not been...
Mel's Card Corner | Rainbow Maker Class - Day 5

Rainbow Maker – Day 5

I’m back today with my day five homework card for the Rainbow Maker card class at Online Card Classes. The lessons for day five were presented by Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and Laura Bassen. For my homework card, I decided...
Mel's Card Corner | My Kind of Peeps

My Kind of Peeps

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter and/or Passover. I made this quick Easter card over the weekend to give to one of my neighbors. I signed the card as “The Easter Bunny” then snuck over late Saturday night and put...
Mel's Card Corner | Sending Big Hugs

Sending Big Hugs

The past week has been a whirlwind of crafty activity for me! Between going to OnStage last week, the Stampin’ Up!® retirement list coming out, my pre-order from the new catalog arriving, participating in the International Highlights, doing design team...