76 posts categorized "Melissa Rusk"

01/20/2018

Sat 20

Happy Valentine's Day!
by Melissa Rusk

Hello Friends! Love is in the air, so today have a simple card perfect for your favorite Valentine!

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For my card I used the Heart Rays Die and just cut it onto my card base. Then I glued a piece of red paper behind the die cut to make those hearts pop. I covered each of the hearts with my Clear Wink of Stella pen to make them sparkle.

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I cut the Sentimental Happy Valentine's Day out of a pink paper and also colored that with my Clear Wink of Stella pen to add even more sparkle. I finished off the card with some clear gems. An easy and cute card perfect for your favorite Valentine.

Have a wonderful day!
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01/11/2018

Thu 11

Llama Love
by Melissa Rusk

Welcome to another day of our Blog Blitz friends! Today I am sharing this cute new Llama Love stamp set as well as a few of the heart dies. There is so much to llove about this set!

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For this card I stamped the llama and the blanket onto white card stock and then used the coordinating die to cut it out. I colored the llama with my Copic markers. To make the llama look like it had some texture on the fur I drew some spirals all over in the same color that I colored the llama and then I repeated the spirals with the colorless blender pen. It makes him look so fluffy!

For the card I die cut the Dibble Heart Border three times on white and then placed a dark pink behind it. I colored the hearts and dots with a clear Wink of Stella pen to give it some sparkle. I die cut a large heart from the Wrapped Stitch Hearts set and then a smaller heart from the Double Stitched Hearts set to stamp my sentiment on.

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I layered all of my pieces onto the card and then finished it off with some clear gems.

Want to win your own Dibble Heart Border?  Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, January 14th by 11:59pm EST. Be sure to stop by each day through Friday.  Designers will be sharing new ideas and there will be a prize offered each day.  Winners will be posted on this blog Monday, January 15th in the afternoon.  Good luck!
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12/15/2017

Fri 15

Quick and Easy Christmas Card
by Melissa Rusk

Hello friends! Today I have a quick and easy Christmas card if you are like me and are still in need of a few!

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I am in love with the Wrapped Rectangle die set and I have been using it every chance I get. I die cut two of the sizes for this card, one in red and one in white. On the white piece I then die cut the Deco Trees die. These trees are super cute!
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I put some green paper behind the trees and then layered the two rectangles. On my kraft card I wrapped some cream and gold twine before gluing the rectangles to the card. To finish it off I added a gold gem to the top of each tree. Easy and quick for a last minute card!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
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12/09/2017

Sat 09

Jolly Old Santa
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Weekend! Today I have a fun way to brighten up your gift bags this holiday season using on of the new deep cut dies. Let's get started!

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I used the super cute Jolly Old Santa die and used some fun papers to put him together. To give him a little bit of a vintage look I ran some brown chalk ink around all of the die cut pieces. Then I glued all of the pieces and put them on a brown gift bag. With the deep edge dies you could cut out a bunch at one time and then decorate all of your gift bags for the holiday season. Just be sure to use a metal shim if you are cutting more than one layer of paper.

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The die made this gift bag so quick and easy and you know that no one else will have the same bag under the tree this year!

Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!
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12/05/2017

Tue 05

Snowy Mountain Christmas
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Tuesday! Today I wanted to share a fun Christmas card with you all that is just a little bit snowy. Let's get started!

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For this card I started with the new Wrapped Circles to build my scene. I cut one out in white paper and another in blue. Then I used the Stitched Mountains die as the focus of my winter scene. I cut the mountains out in gray and then used a white glitter paper to give them snowy caps.

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I used the glitter paper again to cut the Stitched Tree Horizon to finish off my snowy mountain forest. It looks a little bit like the place where my family spends Christmas each year.

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To complete the card I used a blue glitter paper for the Brushed Merry Christmas and then I added some small snowflake sequins to complete the winter scene. It is all placed on a piece of dark wood gain paper and glued to a card.

I hope you get a chance to create your own winter scene this week!
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11/26/2017

Sun 26

Winter Wonderland
by Melissa Rusk

 Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Today I have a pretty winter card to share with you using some of the dies from the latest Memory Box release. Let's get started!

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I started with the new Wrapped Circles die set and cut out one in white and the next largest size out in a blue glitter paper. Then I took the beautiful Starlight Snowflake Collage and cut it in the white circle. I layered the circles together using foam tape to give my card some dimension.


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I placed the card on two coordinating colors of blue paper. To finish it off and add some extra magic and sparkle I used the Festival of Lights sequins set. It was the perfect color for my card today.

I hope you have a wonderful week and get some time to make something fun and fabulous!
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11/09/2017

Thu 09

Pretty Poinsettias
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Thursday friends! Today I have a fun card that is full of texture. I decided to break out my embossing pad to create today's card. Let's get started!

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I used the Poinsettia Oval die for the focal point of my card. I ran it through my die cutting machine with the embossing rubber mat. Depending on your machine the layers you run through will change. It created this beautiful embossed oval that I cut out with the Studio Oval Layers.


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I glued it onto an embossed dot card stock onto a red card from Memory Box. I die cut the Merry Christmas Perky Script die in a red glitter paper. I was able to curve the word Christmas a bit to follow the line of the oval and then I glued the word merry in the space above it.

If you haven't tried embossing with your dies I would encourage you to give it a shot. It's so much fun and it gives you another look for all of your beautiful dies. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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11/03/2017

Fri 03

Merry Christmas!
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday friends! It seems like as soon as November starts it's all Christmas all the time. Today I have a quick and easy Christmas card to help get you started on all that holiday crafting!

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I started with the beautiful Chancery Snowflake die and cut it out in white. Then I die cut the Brush Merry Christmas in a silver glitter paper. I glued both of these to a navy blue card stock and then placed them on a white card.

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I added some clear gems to the snowflake to really make it pop. That was it, a simple card that would be easy to make a lot of this busy time of year.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, have a great weekend!

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10/17/2017

Tue 17

Thank You Kindly
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Tuesday! It is finally starting to look and feel like Fall here this week so I have a fun stamped card inspired by the season. Let's get started!

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For this card I used the fabulous Garden Sketches clear stamp set. I started with the many leaves on a cream piece of paper. I put a bunch of the outline leaves stamps on my clear block and stamped them in brown ink a few times to start my pattern. Then I took the corresponding solid leaves and stamped them over the outlines in a few different Fall colors. I offset the solid colors a little bit to add some interest to the pattern I created. 

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I stamped the Thank You Kindly on a scrap of cream and cut it out. Then I layered it on a green piece of paper before putting it on the card. For the green and brown layers of paper I wanted them to match my inks so I created my own paper. I took a cream piece of paper and then I rubbed the brown ink on each side of the paper to get one that would work for my card. I did the same thing with the green ink and another piece of paper. Now you will always have paper that matches all of the stamping you did!

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To finish the card I layered all of the papers on to a kraft card and then I added a gem to finish it off. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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10/14/2017

Sat 14

A Spooky Box
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Weekend Friends! Today I have a fun Halloween pop up box card to share with you, let's get started. 

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For the box I used a tutorial I found online, there are so many ways to make this type of card. I found some directions and then cut and scored the black card stock to make the box. Then I used some of the fun Memory Box papers to decorate the sides of the box.

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I cut the Whimsy Bat three times in black paper and then used a Wink of Stella glitter pen to give the bats some sparkle. Googly eyes make them extra fun. For the pumpkins I used an orange velvet paper and put them inside the box. To finish it off I added the Whimsy Ghost to the back with some more fun googly eyes. This type of card is so fun to make and it doubles as a cute decoration for your home. 

Have a great weekend everyone!

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