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Thursday, January 21, 2021

TLC Designs ~ Underwater Scene w/ Step By Step

Hi Friends,

I am super excited to share my underwater scene with you today. I have a few photos to show you some of my creative process. I do have to thank Shanna Slate, a fellow design team friend, for her assistance in my envisioned plan. I had a idea of using the double dial without the actual frame that it comes with. Instead I wanted to use in in a 5.25" square card. Lets take a look...

TLC Designs Product List:

TLC Designs Double Dial Die

TLC Designs Sea Scene Digital Paper

TLC Seahorse Sam Digital collection

Other Supplies from Stampin' ® Up!

Product List
Stampin' Seal

Now lets look at how this all came together...

This first photo shows the layers I began with. The background paper was from the Sea Scene digital paper and the bottom uncolored portion was created using the Sea Scene digital set both 
First Step is to begin attaching the mechanics
 This picture shows the mechanics work on the backside (inside) of your card.

Here is how your top piece will look once all of the mechanics are assembled.


This shows the layering of the digital images before coloring the digital scene with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.


Here is the final project all colored and completed. I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial. Make sure to check out all of the TLC Designs affordable stamp and die sets available HERE. Thank you for stopping by today everyone. Hugs! Melanie


Thursday, January 14, 2021

TLC Designs ~ Best Friend Ever

 Welcome back friends,

Today I have a fun card made using TLC Designs amazing digital stamps. I have actually used both digital stamps as well as the Watercolor Naturals papers.

This card features the TLC Designs "See You In The Center" die which was a perfect shape for the "Happy Bouquet" Digital arrangement I designed.
TLC Designs Supply List:

Stampin' Up! Supply List:

Thank you for stopping by today. I wish you a crafty week. See you next Thursday for another TLC Designs project. If you haven't already come on over to our TLC Designs Creative Sharing Facebook Group. We would love to see your work. Hugs, Melanie

Thursday, December 31, 2020

TLC Designs ~ Happy New Years!!!!

 Hi Friends,

Welcome back! I don't know about all of you but I am so ready to put 2020 in the history books. So many people I know right now are sick with Covid-19 and I pray for a happier and much healthier new years for each and every one of you. Now lets try and put 2020 behind us and celebrate the NEW YEAR!!!

Here is the Lady Snowman from the TLC Designs Snow Family digital stamp set. She wants to wish you all a wonderful 2021!!!!

TLC Supply List:
Snow Family Fun Tree (available in b&w as well as Pre-colored.)
She is colored with Copic markers.
Have you seen the Water Color Papers in the Digital section of the website? Check these beautiful papers out... aren't they GORGEOUS?

I hope each of you have a year full of healing and love. Happy New Years my friends!!! Melanie

Thursday, December 10, 2020

TLC Designs Daisy Frame Fancy Fold Card

Hi Friends,

I have an adorable fancy fold tutorial along with card to share with you today showing off the "Daisy Frame Die" set by TLC Designs. This die set is a beautiful layering / nesting style die set with bonus embellishment dies. 

You can see the beautiful layers that this die creates and I thought it would be fun to make a fancy fold card using this elegant shape. 

Above is a angled view of the card as it open. I used the smaller layering dies from the Daisy Frame set for an area to write on.

Here is a straight on view when you go to open the card. I have also attached the Dreamer stamp with a single brad so you can swing it back in forth if you would like. Here is a video showing how I made this card. 



Here is a final close up photo of the card. Isn't he adorable? Jump over to the TLC Designs Creative Sharing group and share your TLC Designs project. Hope to see you there. Thank you for stopping by today. See you next week! Melanie


Thursday, December 3, 2020

TLC Designs Interactive Card ~ See You In The Center

Hi Friends,

I have wonderful news...I have been invited onto the TLC Designs Design team. This up and coming company is brand new and is owned by a good friend of mine. She was my mentor when I first began working in the design team world and I was very excited that she came to me to join her on her very first design team.

This is my first card using TLC Designs products. I have chosen the "See You In the Center" interactive die set along with numerous dies, stamps, and digital papers. Here is a supply list.

TLC Designs Supply List:

Other Supplies:
Stampin' Up! Cajun Craze Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Cajun Ink Pad
Copic Markers

The best part of this project of this project is the interactive feature but this set is perfect as a stand alone layering die set. the shape is so versatile. Here is a short video clip showing how it works. 

 Isn't it the cutest? I thought I was interactive challenged but this was surprisingly super easy to put together. Questions? make sure to check out the TLC Designs Creative Sharing facebook group.

Friday, October 30, 2020

LDRS Creative ~ Happy Halloween!!!

Hello Crafty Peeps,


I am back for day two of the LDRS Creative Fall/Halloween post featuring their brand new products. 

This card today is quite clean and simple. Just a few bits and pieces put together and  turned into cuteness. 

I love the sentiment.... "Spook Ya Later Alligator" So adorable. Here I have used a stamp from the Spook Ya Later Alligator Stamps & Die Set. I layered the image onto Scalloped Circle Frame Dies which gave me the focal.

This Haunted Halloween paper is so cool. I used three pieces of it here in the layers. I don't usually leave so much white space but I wanted to really show off the colors in this collection. The alligators in this stamp set are also so adorable.

Thank you for stopping by for both of my posts featuring the newest collection from LDRS Creative. Make sure to check us out over in the LDRS Creative Facebook page for even more inspiration!


Thursday, October 29, 2020

LDRS Creative Halloween ~ Featuring the Awesome Haunted Halloween 6x6" Paper

 Welcome everyone!

Are you ready for Halloween? I am here with you today to share a fun SPOOKY scene. It features the newest Halloween products by LDRS Creative


Is this not adorably spooky? Is there such a thing? I have used the new Karin Brush Marker Pro which are a water color marker bright and vivid colors which worked perfectly with this amazing paper pack.

 I have teamed this up with the Spook Ya Later Alligator Stamp and Die Set.

they are quite spooky in a cute kind of way ;-)  

Check out all of the newly featured items in the LDRS Creative ONLINE STORE

Check back tomorrow for a totally different look using this collection.


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