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Friday, March 28, 2014

My Craft Spot - Guest Designer

What an exciting day! I am thrilled and absolutely honored to be a guest designer at

My Craft Spot!
 A few months ago, I found Kimberly's blog and store and I was instantly delighted. Her stamps and die sets are wonderful! and I knew immediately that I would have to add some of them to my crafting supplies.

Prize Alert: One set of My Craft Spot stamps will be given away. See the bottom of this post for all the details.

Today I am showcasing three stamp sets for you.

The first is
Happy Easter

I don't know about all of you, but I am ready for spring and for Easter. And what a special holiday Easter is! Easter means life after death and all that has laid dormant through the winter months cry out the truth of it. Flowers bloom, babies are born, and the vibrant colors of spring decorate the landscape. So in honor of all the joy that Spring and Easter bring, I have made a set of colorful 3.5" square mini cards that my kids will give to their teachers. The little chick is attached to an Action Wobble so every time you make the chick wobble, its little eyes roll around. So fun!  I took the Happy Easter sentiment from the set and snipped it in half. Oh no, do not gasp with shock. It is ok to take the sentiment apart and experiment with the layout of the stamp. By snipping the sentiment in half, I was able to get it to stamp on my banner the way I wanted it to.

Ingredients for making this card:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
Designer Paper: Doodlebug Design's Hello Spring
Action Wobble: Royal Shoppe
Ink Pads: Memento and Studio G
Misc: Googly Eyes 
To make this cute Easter Chick card start by cutting a piece of white cardstock 3.5" x 7". Score the cardstock in half to make a 3.5" square card. Next pick a piece of designer paper of your choice and cut a square at 3.25"x 3.25". Ink the edges. Cut the chick svg out with its beak, ink the edges of both pieces, and glue the beak on. Then take googly eyes and attach them with glue. Cut the svg banner from Miss Kate Cuttables (or use a banner of your choice) and stamp on the sentiment. Assemble by attaching the square dp to the card base using a tape runner. Place the chick on an Action Wobble and attach it toward the top of the card leaving enough room for the banner. If you do not have Action Wobbles, just pop dot it instead so that you still have some dimension on your card. Next center the banner and attach it with pop dots. Easy peasy and so adorable!!!
The second stamp set is

Here is another set of 3.5" square mini cards with another cute chick! I gave a sneak peek of these earlier this week.
Here are the ingredients for this one:
Tag and Sentiment Stamp: My Craft Spot - Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill, and American Craft
Designer Paper: Doodlebug Design's Hello Spring
Action Wobble: Royal Shoppe
Eyes: Peachy Keen Stamps Winter Face Assortment
Twine: Trendy Twine - Strawberry Cupcake, Grape Fizz, and Bubblegum Taffy
To make this cute Easter Chick card start with the same base as the last one. Cut out the 3.25" square piece of Designer Paper, but do not attach it to the card base yet. Now cut out the chick svg, ink the pieces, and assemble the bottom of the egg to the chick's face. Glue on the beak. Now you will want to tape off the beak on the Peachy Keen stamp (the penguin face that is 3/4") and ink up only the eyes and brows. Peel the tape and stamp the eyes right above the beak. Now glue on the top of the eggshell. Attach the chick to the left side of the designer paper with your Action Wobble or pop dots. For the tag, stamp the tag and then the sentiment, fussy cutting around the tag. Take your twine and wrap it around the right side of your DP 3x. Attach your tag to the ends and then tie a bow. Now that all has been assembled, attach the DP to the cardstock and you are done. 
The third is from Kimberly's newest release (March '14). It is

Simply Sentiments

This set has so many awesome sayings for a multitude of occasions! Spring is beautiful, but it also has its rain showers. I think the sentiment I am using here goes perfectly with the feel of this card. When it rains, put on your rain boots!!! When life gets difficult, it is faith that gives us protection.
I did not take a picture of it; but on the inside, I stamped the sentiment "Praying for You" from the same set.
Ingredients for this card:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Designer Cardstock: Carta Bella - Alphabet Junction
SVG Card File: SVGCuts Bunny Hop Kit
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug - Divine Swirls
Misc: Rhinestone Embellies from HL
This card is easy as well even though it looks involved. Well the outside is anyway. For the inside there is an option to make it a pop up but I'm not always good at lining up the center of those things and I like it better plain on the inside anyway. To make this card, just follow the assembly instructions found on the PDF or watch the assembly video that is listed with the kit. Once you have cut your pieces; ink the edges, emboss the middle layer of your cloud, and assemble. Then add a few embellishments to finish it off.
I hope you have enjoyed my cards. I enjoyed making them and using these great stamps from My Craft Spot.
Now for a prize!
To win your own set of stamps from My Craft Spot all you have to do is leave a comment letting me know which set of stamps is your favorite from the My Craft Spot Store. I will be picking a random winner on March 31st.

Many Blessings to You, 


Sherrie K. said...

We are so glad to have you Guest Designing today at My Craft Spot!! Melissa, your chickies are adorable! I love that you added wobbles to them. The kids Teachers will get a kick out of that!
The trio of chicks could't be cuter...The papers are perfect and such a cute design!!!
The third card is awesome! The embossed clouds looks great with all the texture and what a fun placement for the sentiment...love that! The rain boots are darling and so fun to add the little bling by the rain drops!
Great projects!
Sherrie K
My Craft Spot DT Member

Dawn Barrett said...

I love the happy colors...and the beveled card edge. My fav set is Chalkboard Sentiments! What love types there are!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my...so many to choose from! I would have to say Jar Basics, what a fun set this it and so many coordinating stamps too! Your cards are amazing my friend!

Melisa Alzammar said...

Super cute cards Melissa. I love them all. My Favorite stamp set would have to be the Birthday Wishes. You can never have enough birthday sentiments is what I feel. Have a great weekend.

Melisa Alzammar

Sukie said...

Your cards are absolutely adorable, I love all of the fun colors and patterns you used! Your creations are always amazing! Congrats on the guest designer spot! My favorite stamps from MCS are the Chalkboard Sentiments!

Cornelia W said...

Congrats on the GDT! Aren't those peeps stinkin' cute or what?!!!

Kristin Courtney said...

Super cute cards Melissa!! Love all the bright, pretty colors. Congrats on the guest spot!

Creative M said...

Melissa, your chicky cards are just TOO Cute!!!
As for the Simply Sentiments card Very PRETTY!!!
Congrats on your GDS!!! You rock my friend!
My favorite stamp set would be Simply Sentiments.
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Beautiful , and adorable each and everyone of your cards !!! Congratulations on your GDS , they are lucky to have you !! I love the tiny tags set !!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)


Tara Duvall said...

I really like the Simply Sentiments. It looks to be a very versatile set for card making and even deco for friends. I could use this set for a lot of different things. Thanks for the chance to win something!!!!

Jen Evers said...

Super cute cards! Did you create the chicks yourself? Great stamps too :) Thanks for the invite! xoxo Jen

Kathy Dunahee said...

the jar of flowers...is my favorite

Jennifer Marker said...

I like the jar of flowers also! Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Love all your cards, but I have to stay "Simply Sentiments", because I'm always lacking in those! :) >>Carol V.

Anonymous said...

i like the feel better soon stamp set.
Linda R.

Sue D said...

Very cute cards. I like how you used both a wobble and googly eyes on the chicks.
My favorite set is Tiny Tags.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Mary C. Farrington said...

Diggin' those chicks.... so so cute. I think the Simply Sentiments would be my pick - however - I also am in love with Cute Critters, Bon Appetite, BDay Wishes. NON stamp wise, I love those Doilies, the little ones next to the simply sentiment stamp set.... Mary C Farrington / Oh2bnor@aol.com

Connie Seyffert said...

Love these cards and the spring colors. Doodlebug is one of my favorites for paper. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. Would love the simple sentiments set.

Jenn Raines said...

I am so proud of you Melissa!!! Your work is amazing!!! My favorite is the Chalkboard Sentiments!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win something!!!!!

Sarah P said...

Congrats on the guest designer. I love the stamps at My Craft Spot. I have several but with spring right around the corner, I would love either Happy Easter or Butterfly Kisses.


Lisa said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot, Melissa!! All of your cards are absolutely fabulous!! I love the 3.5 cards!! The chicks on action wobbles are so adorable!! And the third card is beautiful!! I love how you put the sentiment over the embossed cloud!! You did an awesome job showcasing the stamps!! I love all the stamps but my fav would have to be Simply Sentiments!! Have a great weekend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Beth F. said...

Your cards are so adorable! I really like the second set of cards, but the third card has so much meaning to it, it is wonderful. The stamp set that is at the top of my wishlist right now is Birthday Wishes.
Beth's Beauties

RachelV said...

Congrats on being featured at My Craft Spot! Your cards are wonderful! My favorite stamp set (right now) is any of the three Tiny Tags sets. Perfect for so many things!

Melissa @ M Miranda Creations said...

Hi, Rachel! I want to thank you for coming by my blog and leaving me a comment on my My Craft Spot post. I appreciate the encouragement. I also want to thank you for becoming my newest follower/friend! I was going to return the favor, but I cannot link back to your blog. This usually happens due to privacy levels. I hope you will stop by again!

Hugs, Melissa

Melissa @ M Miranda Creations said...

My winner has been chosen. Congrats to Linda R! I will be contacting you to let you know about your prize. Thank you to everyone who came by to look at my projects and a big thank you to all of you who left a comment!