Back on October 4th, we shared with you that some designers from Melissa Frances were participating in a blog hop featuring Sizzix Fresh Vintage Dies. Today we have a project by Carolyn Peeler to share with you.
Our resident all-around shabby designer Melissa Phillips has also created a project combining our products with this die. Here's a peek:
Be sure to visit Melissa's blog to see the rest of her adorable creation!!
Don't forget to check the links above to view the project on Carolyn & Melissa's blogs for instructions and information about a die giveaway from Oh My Crafts.
(Supply List: Round Romantic Pearl Brooch (BR005) - Melissa Frances • Stamps - Faith & Hope by Papertrey Ink • Ink - Pure Poppy and True Black (Papertrey Ink and Chewing Gum (Jenni Bowlin) • Paper - Sweet Blush cardstock, white cardstock • Dies - Faith & Hope (ribbon) by Papertrey Ink • Other: floral pin, embossing folder by Cuttlebug, lace)
Design Team member Danielle Flanders made this sweet card for Breast Cancer Awareness month. She shares:
"The brooch on this card is removable, so the recipient can wear the Hope pin! I just opened up the pin backing and hooked it onto the pin. To create the background, first I stamped the cardstock with pink and red ink with leaves, then embossed the background with the Cuttlebug. I love the dimension it gives with the layers of embossing and stamping."
(Supply List: th Avenue 6” x 6” paper pad (GN444), Pearl accents (GN448), Rhinestone accents (GN446), Pop Out Glitter Accents – pink hearts (GN34), Pop Out Glitter Accents – holiday (GN25) • Other, non-Melissa Frances supplies: onesie and bird cut files (My Time Made Easy), chipboard alphas (Making Memories), paper flowers & centers (Prima), seam binding (Deb’s Simple Treasures Etsy), butterfly sticker (K&Company), glittered frames (Colorbok), buttons & twine (Papertrey Ink), trinket pins (Maya Road & JoAnn Fabrics), gingham ribbon, satin flowers, pink satin ribbon (Stampin’ Up), baker’s twine (Really Reasonable Ribbons), and bits and bobs from my treasure baskets!)
Debbie Marcinkiewicz has sent us some amazing projects over the past year, and this baby girl garland is no exception. We love how she used our 5th Avenue Collection on a baby themed project. Debbie shares:
"This has found a display place in my craft space so I can peek at it daily and admire all its loveliness – so girly, sparkly and adorable!! I adore working with Melissa Frances products … they make designing so easy and fun!!"
One of the best parts of my job is the relationships we build with our design team members. We always prefer to build long term relationships with them and are so proud of each of their accomplishments. Because of this, it is always sad to say goodbye when the time comes. Since August 2008, Johanna Tonnessen has been our team member representing Scandinavia. It has been our pleasure to have her share her creativity with us, for trade show, catalog and blog work. Johanna has recently stepped down from our team and so, as we say goodbye to her, it is time to introduce our newest addition.
When I taught at Bikuben, in Norway, earlier this year, it was my pleasure to meet Anne Kristine. Upon my return home, I stalked her blog which is over the top shabby. When Johanna stepped down, Anne Kristine immediately came to mind. It is with great pleasure that we announce that Anne Kristine has accepted the invitation to join our team. Please join us in giving her a huge welcome!
(Supply List: Patterned paper: Thankful (PA154), Rose (PA330) • Non Melissa Frances supplies: Stamps: Crafty Secrets Baby Boy, French Mail, Stampington Company Dry Goods Ledger, Purple Onion Happy Birthday stamp; flower Recollections, center of flower from Prima; Ranger sticky back Canvas from Claudine Hellmuth; Ranger Diamond Stickles; Ranger Antique Linen and Memento Rich Cocoa inks; Classic Oval die from Spellbinders ; vintage note, ribbon, lace, linen twine and buttons from my stash.)
Today we have 3 lovely Shabby Chic styled birthday greeting cards to share with you from Lana. Lana lives in Moscow where she has a shop selling crafting supplies and finished goods. The Shabby style is super popular in Russia, and we appreciate how many paper crafters use and love our product line. спасибо (Supply List: Patterned paper: Serenity (PA209); Vintage Crepe Paper GN381); Chipboard Glitter Flower (discontinued)• Non Melissa Frances supplies: paper K&Company Cut N’ Paste paper pad; Spellbinders Lacey Circles Die; Spellbinder Classic Circles; Spellbinders Fancy Tags die template; Sizzix Heart Wings die; number from URSUS Premium Chipboard; Ranger Silver and Baby Blue Stickles; Pin from Jenni Bowlin; sentiment from Papertrey Ink Wonderfully Whimsical stamp set; lace, ribbon, flower from my stash)
(Supply List: Patterned paper: Peaceful (PA147) • Non Melissa Frances supplies: American Crafts Kraft Cardstock; My Mind’s Eye Sweet Hearts paper; sentiment from Papertrey Ink Wonderfully Whimsical stamp set; Sizzix Gadget Gears die; Spellbinder Classic Scalloped Circles; Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper; Doodlebug sugar coated brad; Color Box Chalk Toffee, Ranger Archival Jet Black, Ranger Antique Linen and Memento Rich Cocoa inks; chipboard, white acrylic paint, glitter, pearls, tissue paper, lace, twine from my local store (my stash))
(Supply List: Patterned paper - Attic Treasures 6x6 paper Pad (GN454), 5th Avenue Paper Pad (GN444) • Rub-on - Walk for a Cure (FW055) • Pink Rhinestones (discontinued) • Non Melissa Frances supplies: Stamp - Butterfly Kisses by My Favorite Things • Markers - Copic • Scalloped Circle Die Cut by Spellbinders • Ribbon - Stampin' Up! • Tag - Avery • Sewing machine and thread • Distress ink in Tea Dye)
In addition to October being the month where our Canadian friends celebrate Thanksgiving, it is also Breast Cancer awareness month. This card was made by Sr. Creative Director Carolyn Peeler. Inside, it uses our "stomp out Breast Cancer" rub-on. We wish those of you who participate in walks and runs to raise funds for breast cancer successful events! Like so many of you, we can't wait for the day when breast cancer will be a completely curable disease.
(Supply List: Oval Stacking Box (comes as a stacking set of 3) GN527 • Hattie Patterned Paper PA365 • Air Mail Ephemera Stickers GN378 • Cream Sprig GN507 • White Satin Flower FF12 • White Pick GN517 • Aqua Pom-Pom trim GN531 • Large Chiswick Frame CX698)
As we head into the weekend, here is a beautiful box made by design team member Johanna. Wouldn't these be pretty as table favors for the upcoming holiday season?
For our Canadian readers, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving weekend!
Today we have a super tutorial for a beautiful necklace by design team member Emeline Seet. Enjoy!
From Emeline: This DIY satin ribbon necklace was inspired by my ribbon stash clean up. I had way too much ribbon and as I was organizing, the creative light bulb lighted. All it that is needed for this DIY jewellery was ribbon, pearl strings and hot glue.
14" long ribbon (x2)
small pearl strings (14" long)
big pearl strings (20" long) - optional
A Melissa Frances satin flower (I used - Soft Blue Satin Flower FF10)
Round Romantic Pearl Brooch BR005
To accomplish this,
1) Interlock one piece of ribbon with one strand of pearl string by looping the ends together. Tie a knot
2) Over at the opposite end of the pearl string, tie a knot around the other ribbon.
3) At this stage, you may wish to include another longer pearl string. Use hot glue to secure the ends.
4) Trim excess pearl strings.
5) Attach and adhere (using hot glue) Melissa Frances Soft Blue Satin Flower onto one end of the ribbon.
6) Embellish other end with Melissa Frances Round Romantic Pearl Broach.
We are delighted to share that several of our North American designers are taking part in the Sizzix Fresh Vintage dies, by Eileen Hull blog hop. This week Melissa and Sherrie participated and made projects using the Scoreboard Butterfly Die . You can visit their blogs here and here to get more info on their fabulous products and to visit more stops on the blog hop. Over the next few weeks we will have more projects from this blog hop to share with you.