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July 29, 2012

Sunshine and Smiles

The challenge at Meljen's Designs this week is anything goes!  Always a favorite!  My project this week is a sunny and bright one.

I used Summer Sun from this month's release.  You can find it in the shop.  I colored the image using Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment is a stamp from Stampin' Up!.  I used brads, twine and die cuts to embellish this card in bright sunny colors.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Lifestyle crafts Circle Dies
Spellbinders Label One dies
Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral baker's twine
Stampin' Up! Adorning Accents Edgelits Die
Stampin' Up! Everyday Expressions
Brads from my stash

July 12, 2012

Gift Card Tin

Hello everyone!  It is challenge time again on the Meljen's Designs blog.  This week the challenge is Happy Birthday!  I was preparing to make a card, but I came across this tin that I have had for ages.

I am not even sure where it came from!  It is hinged at the top and measures 3.5" x 3.25".  It is the perfect size for a gift card.

I got to work transforming this tin into something a bit more fun.

What do you think?  I used Piggy Bank from this month's new release.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! and is raised with foam.  I originally started with a much larger image, and during the construction, I changed my mind!  The advantage of digital stamps is I didn't have to choose a different image.  I just printed a smaller one and kept on creating!

You can find this image as well as the rest of the new releases in the shop.  There are 11 new images for this month and they are all amazing!

Tin measures 3.5" x 3.25"
Lifestyle Crafts circle and scalloped circle dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder
Stampin' Up! Mini Mates stamp set
ribbon, flowers, and pearl from my stash