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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Layered Watercolors ~ Featuring the Turtle-licious Stamp Set by TLC Designs

Today I am back with you today for a cute little card I designed while playing with lots of layers and enjoying and evening mixing colors!!!

You see I was on vacation when I colored these adorable turtle and flower stamps from the Turtle-licious stamp set by TLC Designs. So I did not have any patterned paper to coordinating with while I was away. So while I was in the LAX airport on the way to Hawaii what better stamps to be coloring that this precious little turtle, I even colored the lily pad that comes with the set. Soooooo adorable!

For this card I have used the Watercolor Natural Digital Papers in 3 coordinating shades along with the Daisy Frame Dies to create these layers of pretty colors. The die set also allowed me to create the fun shaped card as well.

Lastly the tiny little flower die is from the Apple a Day Die Set. It was just a fun little accent and provided a fun little accent to the card.

Here is a close up of my card. I have colored the stamped images with Prisma pencils and have hand cut them out. Lastly I used a sentiment stamp from the EZ Salutations stamp set. I simply stamped it and fussy cut it out then added it to a black card stock and fussy cut it again to help it stand out.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to see even more inspiration, please join us over on the TLC Designs Creative and Sharing Facebook Group and check us out our YouTube channel as well. Have an amazing day and thank you for supporting TLC Designs! Melanie

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Z Fold Card Featuring TLC Designs Stamps, Dies, and Papers!

Hi Friends,

Today I am back to share a fun fold card with all of you. I am featuring a bunch of amazing TLC Designs items in the project. The star attraction is "Happy the Dragon Stamp", She is ready for a birthday party!!


My Z fold card was easy to design. I started by cutting a 12X6" piece of paper and folded it in half to form a 6" card base. Then open your card up fully ans score just the front panel at 3" to form that front bend. You then simply cut off 2-3" off the bottom (Depending on how big you want your bottom border). Then flip that cut off piece around and you glue the long portion to the card front and a small bit to the back panel of the card. It is as simple as that!!!


Above is a close up of my coloring. I have used Prisma Pencils here. I actually colored these in the airport while waiting for our plane to Maui. Might as well be productive right? 

Thank you for stopping by today! I really hope I have inspired you to get creative. Hugs, Melanie

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Heartfelt Creations Cascading Petals Collection

 Hi Friends,

I have a super special project to share with you that was inspired by a chance meeting in Maui. While in Maui I noticed that a Facebook acquaintance was also vacationing in Hawaii so I private messaged her. I call her an "Acquaintance" because I knew her from her craft company and her you tube videos and Facebook posts but I knew she had no clue who I was.  So I knew that message was a long shot but I just asked if by chance she was going to be in Maui if she and her husband might like to go to lunch. Well low and behold she said "Sure!" and we met and had a delightful time getting to know each other. We shared family stories and they shared family stories. I loved hearing all about how her company began etc etc. So here is my project...... can you guess who we had lunch with????

My card features the amazing Cascading Petals Collection by Heartfelt Creations. These cascading wisterias are just beautiful. If you haven't guessed by now Emma Lou is the person I was lucky enough to meet and share lunch with. She has just recently posted a Facebook live demonstrating how to form these cascading blooms. This will help you when it comes to your flower shaping.You can watch that video HERE. Heartfelt Creations also has an online class available hosted by Emma Lou using this delightful collection as well. You can read all about it HERE. I plan to sign up with this class next if any of you want to take it along with me :-) See below for all the supplies I used to create my project.

Meet Emma Lou & Me :-)

Heartfelt Creations Supply List:

HCPC-3911 Wisteria Petals Stamp Set

HCD1-7295 Wisteria Petals Die Set

HCPC-3912 Cascading Wisteria Stamp Set

HCD1-7296 Cascading Wisteria Die Set

HCDP1-2115 Cascading Petals Collection Designer Papers

HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basic Dies

HCD1-7118 Delicate Border Basic Dies

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Ranger Archival Ink in Leaf Green

Ranger Archival Ink in Majestic Violet 

Ranger Archival Ink in Deep Purple

Prills ~ I cannot tell a Lilac  

Designers Dries Clear Glue 

Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle 


Here is a close up of my flower making...

  I hope you have enjoyed my little project today as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. I have not created with Heartfelt Creations since 2017 so getting my fingers all inky again was quite fun. I think you will begin seeing more projects like this from me in the near future. If you would like to follow my work join my facebook group HERE. See you there! Melanie

Monday, June 14, 2021

Crafters Companion Rose Garden Collection

Hi Friends,

I am sharing a more elegant card with all of you today. This card features the Sara Signature Rose Garden Collection by Crafter's Companion. 

 Sara Signature Rose Garden Paper Collection

Sara Signature Rose Garden Luxury Paper Pack 

Sara Signature Rose Garden Regal Frame Dies 

Sara Signature Rose Garden Grande Lace Embossing Folder 

Corner dies and Stamp are also from the same collection but are no longer available.

The ribbon is from my stash. I just love the way it pulls everything together!

Thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy my project? Join my Fairy Stamp Land Facebook Group to see my projects. Happy crafting! Melanie

Thursday, June 10, 2021

TLC Design's ~ Toga's and Bubbles

Welcome back friends,

Today I am playing with the TLC Design's Toga's and Bubble Stamp Set. This is a fun set full of energy and I just love the wide open images perfect for coloring with any medium.


For this card I have chosen some fun papers from the Digital Paper area of the TLC Design's website. I then colored the stamped images to match perfectly. For the grassy borders I used Spectrum Noir Harmony Reactive ink pads to give the grassy hills some depth. I just love the little bubbles floating in the sky.

TLC Design's Supply List:

Toga's and Bubbles Stamp Set

Scalloped Rectangle Garden Die Set

Aztec Sunshine Die Set

Land and Sea Die Set 

Simply Sweet Digital Paper Pack

 Ink Me In Pink Digital Paper Pack 


I hope this project has made you smile today. I can't wait to see what you make with these products. Head on over to the TLC Design's Store or the TLC Creative Sharing group on Facebook to share your TLC projects with us.  

Hugs, Melanie


Saturday, June 5, 2021

Crafter's Companion ~ Garden Party Collection

 Hi Friends,

Well I am back from 2 glorious weeks in Hawaii with my amazing husband, we had a wonderful time together. So I am back in the craft room again and I have been making cards again. Today's card shows off the stunning Sara Signature Garden Party Collection by Crafter's Companion.

With this card I have used the beautiful pattern papers from this as inspiration. One of my favorite color palettes is purples and greens so it was an easy choice for me. I then coordinated the Garden Party paper pad with Stampin' Up! papers and inks to pull the design all together. 

Crafter's Companion Supply List:

Sara Signature Garden Party Collection

    Vintage Birdcage Stamp & Die Set

    12x12" Paper Pad

Gemini Connecting Friend Stamp & Die Set

The Connecting Sentiment dies are also newly released from Crafter's Companion also. Check out all of these HERE.  Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you! Hugs, Melanie