Sunday, January 5, 2014

Monday Montage 10


It's a very snowy day in Indiana.  We've gotten almost a foot of snow so far and it's about to get REALLY cold.  Since I'm stuck at home, I decided to play around with one of my newer toys....the Silhouette Cameo.  Even though I've  had it for several months, I have been a bit intimidated to try out something completly different than my usual crafts. 

I love the look of shaped cards, so this is my first attempt.....


I started by using the Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Digital Download in My Digital Studio.  I colored the image, then exported the file as a jpeg.

Next, I imported the file into the Silhouette Studio software.  From there, I was able to print and cut the image.  I also created 2 additional offset pieces that were cut from Whisper White card stock.  This is what all the pieces looked like when I was done.

ShapedcardI scored one of the Whisper White pieces across the top, approximately 1" down.  I placed adhesive on the area above the score line and adhered the 2 pieces together.  This creates the shaped card base.  The printed piece was then adhered to the front with dimensionals.

The inside of the card was stamped with the blender stamp and says "We Blend Well". I love how you can easily mix digital and traditional images!

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Just Sayin'

WoohoosideThe Monday Montage gals are taking a break to recover from the holidays, but we'll be back next week with more creative goodness to share.

In a few days, you'll be able to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I've been working all weekend on creating samples and I know you are going to love many of the new products!  I figured it was time for a little sneak peek.

This card features 2 new stamp sets......Life in the Forest and Just Sayin'.  There are coordinating Word Bubble Framelits dies to go along with the Just Sayin' stamp set.  It's probably my favorite item(s) so far!

WoohooYou might be wondering about the cheese......I cut the cheese with my Silhouette Cameo.  Hmmmm....that doesn't sound quite right.  Well, you know what I mean.  I used Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight cardstock, cutting twice with a download from the Silhoutte online store.  Easy-peasy!

The sentiment inside will say....."I love you more than CHEESE".  When my son was younger, he had a songbook by Sandra Boynton that featured a song by that title.  We used to sing it together and we still use that saying in our family.  You can listen to a snippet of it here.

If you would like to see more sneak peeks, be sure to LIKE my Facebook page.  My fans have already been treated to a few already!

Happy Stampin'



Sunday, December 15, 2013

Monday Montage 9


The holidays are certainly in full swing and I am a BUSY girl!  For this blog hop, I'm going to share a really quick & easy flip card made with the new Circle Card Thinlets die and the Christmas Messages stamp set.  You can put this card together in just a matter of minutes!


The card looks like the above pic when closed and when you open it.....


These flip cards are so much fun and the die does all the hard work for you!

Note:  I did a little faux stitching on the side, but you can easily skip it if you are short on time.

MelissaRecipeGraphicSTAMP SETS:  Christmas Messages

INK:  Cherry Cobbler

PAPER:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Season of Style Designer Series Paper

ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlets Die, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, 1-3/4"circle punch, White gel pen, Paper-piercing tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Essentials Paper-piercing pack




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Happy Holidays from the Stout Family!





Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Clearance Rack Blitz


The Clearance Rack Blitz is on! Save up to 80% on retired products. Supplies are limited so shop now for the best selection!


LOCAL CUSTOMERS:  There are still openings for the Christmas Card Buffets this week.  Take some time to create some beautiful handmade Christmas cards in my relaxing studio.




Sunday, December 1, 2013

Monday Montage 8

Sadly, I had to miss the last blog hop.  A few hours before I was to have my post ready, a tornado went through our town.  There was lots of damage, but fortunately no loss of life.  We had no electricity for about 48 hours and a substantial amount of clean-up in our yard.....but we feel so lucky!

Needless to say, I won't be sharing my last project with you since it was for Thanksgiving.  And I haven't had a chance to stamp anything new, so I'm sharing two of my display stamper projects from convention.  Yeah, I made these back in May!


Both projects are very simple.  Of course, if you are just starting your holiday stamping, simple is a must!






INK:  Real Red, Old Olive

PAPER:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper

ACCESSORIES:  Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Brights Candy Dots, Brights Designer Buttons, Dazzling Diamonds, Tag a Bag Gift Boxes, Tag a Bag Accessory Kit, Large Oval Punch


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale

From November 20th through December 2nd, don't miss the chance to save 20-50% off many of your Stampin' Up! favorites.

Download the Sale pdf


Save on these 3 items today only!


These 3 items are only on sale through 11:50pm (MT) on November 20th.

Happy Shopping!

Melissa Stout

Monday, November 4, 2013

Short on Time?

Each month, I hold a STOP-N-STAMP class.  This one-hour class is great for those that are short on time, but love to be creative.  We make 2 projects, usually taking 10 minutes or less to complete....seriously!

Stampin' Up! has made it very easy to create gorgeous holiday cards and gift packaging this year.  My class attendees will be making the 2 projects above on Wednesday, but you can have a creative escape at home, too.  Check out the kits below, and then browse my online store for even more kits.

Thanks for stopping by!