Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sneak Peek Day 4: Free with Three "Framed Greetings"

Hello! Welcome back to our final sneak preview before the party starts tonight! This morning we are sharing this month's Free with Three set "Framed Greetings", what card wouldn't look better with this gorgeous label on it?
I used Basic Grey Marjolaine for my background and took my colors from it, something I really like about this label is the thick and thin stripes, they give you space to add your own colors in between if you wish to match your patterned papers, isn't that a fun way to add color? But of course the stripes will looks beautiful stamped in one color, too... :)
TIP: If you want to add a fancy mat behind the label but don't have a pendant die, try making one from two Fancy Tags die cuts, this black print is also Marjolaine. Cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Black Onyx, 5/8" stitched ribbon and adhesive pearls to embellish.

Please go see more ideas for these "Framed Greetings" from our talented design team!


  • AJ Otto



  • Carolyn King



  • Cathy Tidwell



  • Deb Felts



  • Donna Baker



  • Emily Giovanni



  • Gina K



  • Giovana Smith



  • Janice Whiting



  • Jennie Harper



  • Lee Murphy



  • Melanie Muenchinger (you are here, thanks for visting!)



  • Michelle Woerner



  • Suzanne Dean



  • Theresa Momber



  • Tina Gilliland



  • Valerie Stangle



  • Vicki Dutcher
        • See you at the release party tonight, 7PM CST on StampTV! Hope you have enjoyed the previews so far this week!

        155 comments:

        Donna Phelan said...

        Melanie your cards are so inspiring, almost makes me feel as if I could create anything! Well Done!

        catdidit said...

        Oh so beautiful Mel! Love how you used the fancy tag dies, brilliant design!

        Mrs Ham said...

        Wow. The card is just gorgeous Melanie. WOW

        Debbie Bradford said...

        Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you paired the fancy tags with it.

        Theresa Momber said...

        Ooooh, gorgeous, Mel! I love how you accented with the tag die. Love the paper, too!

        Tina Gilliland said...

        Sooo elegant! I need to use my tags like that... haven't tried it yet but it looks fabulous!

        Sue D said...

        Great card--thanks for showing us how to make a pendant.

        Melody (lacyquilter) said...

        This is fabulous. I love the extra framing you did with the tags.

        smahrty said...

        this card is gorgeous!

        Barb said...

        Very, Very Pretty, I love sets that work with nesties and this set will be just perfect!

        freida said...

        WOW, Melanie, YOU ROCKED these! :) What eye-catchers!

        Karen said...

        Absolutely spectacular! I love your choice of colors and the coloring and the addition of the fancy tags is perfect backdrop.

        Stephani said...

        This is a WOW card. Love the background, the coloring and the fancy tag die!

        --Marcy said...

        Wow - is that a great touch or what!!!! These examples are so wonderful - especially for those of us that can't seem to make it out of the box

        Lori said...

        Whoa!!! The pretty paper is so perfect for the image!! Gorgeous Mel!!!

        Sue VanDeVusse said...

        Melanie, I love how you used the Fancy Tags to frame the label image. Pure genius woman!

        Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

        Fantastic tip!! And absolutely gorgeous card..

        Karen (TLgirl353) said...

        Oh Melanie- Your card is lovely!!!!

        Beth said...

        Oh boy! I like this set! Thanks for the chance to win!

        Anita said...

        Stunning card!

        Colleen said...

        Fantastic design and like the papers as well.
        ColleenB.

        walchowDesign said...

        great design and love the choice of your bg pp!

        Barb said...

        love the black and white with a splash of color. And I love the use of those spellbinder dies. AWESOME

        Donna said...

        Great job Melanie, love the use of the nesties Fancy tag!! I use that often. Your choice of PP, and colors is great, I do love that about this set of stamps, you can change the color to match any paper!! One set I will love!!!

        Chris said...

        Beautiful Card, Melanie. Love the faux pendant using the fancy label die! It really adds a lot!

        Lillian Child said...

        So stunning - and what a great tip!

        debmiata2001 said...

        Amazing as always. Love the card and the stamp set

        Becky said...

        Stunning card Melanie, love the use of the fancy tags.

        RedGem said...

        Your card is beautiful and the tags are perfect with the framed greetings. Tks for sharing.

        thinker said...

        an awesome card - so very gorgeous!

        Debbie said...

        Love the flowers and stripes together. Beautiful card!

        Crafty Math Chick said...

        So beautiful Melanie! Those fancy tag pieces look terrific framing the label die. Your color palette and that DP are pretty as well.

        Anonymous said...

        So pretty Mel. THe use of the fancy tags worked so well with this new frame stamp.
        crafty teacher

        Dave said...

        Very nice card, and really liked the use of the "fancy tags" under neath which added a great touch to it.

        crotnem said...

        Both cards are so pretty.

        Tanya said...

        Amazing! Love the use of the fancy tags, clever!

        Cynthia said...

        Lovely colors! The fancy tag frame really makes this pop.

        Bonnie said...

        Thanks for the fancy tag idea -- love your card!

        thomdon5 said...

        So pretty. The pearls are a nice touch. Thanks for the tip on another use for the fancy tags.

        naneruth said...

        Lovely card and thanks for the fancy tags tip!

        Giovana said...

        Beautiful card Melanie!! Love how you used the tag dies to create your BG!!

        billiejo said...

        I love the way you changed the overall look Melanie! This card is very elegant and pretty. Love it!

        Joe Morgan said...

        Very cool! Thanks for showing us how you put this together!

        Joe Morgan
        www.createncraft.com

        Notes by Nina said...

        Beautiful cards. Love the idea with the fancy tags.

        Leigh M said...

        Such a beautiful card, Melanie. Thanks for sharing.

        Grammyzanne said...

        Thanks for the matting idea. Love the card.

        jan farnworth said...

        love it very eye catching

        Barbara Colbert said...

        So pretty!! Love the use of fancy tag dies too!! Love that label/frame!!!

        pqueenie said...

        Wow! This card is lovely.

        JudyO said...

        Love your card and how you used the fancy tag die. The stamp is so pretty and the tag really sets it off.

        NancyS said...

        Omigosh, Melanie, this card is SO GORGEOUS! Love, love, love how you combined a mat made from the Fancy Tags die with the Spellbinders label. You are SO CLEVER. TFS your talents with us.

        emilymomto3boys said...

        very cool idea!!! And the card is just striking!

        Evelyn S. said...

        This is so elaborate! Love how you picked up the colors of the patterned paper!

        Janet said...

        Wow! This is certainly a very elegant card.

        Celeste said...

        Gorgeous card. Great idea for using the fancy tag dies. Thanks for sharing.

        Kay S said...

        Gorgeous! Love how you used the fancy tags to create the flourishes under your main image. Very cool!

        Cibele Glazer said...

        Okay this is GORGEOUS!!! It's pronounced "Sea-bell" ;)

        Rae said...

        WOW,WOW,WOW!!! I am a woman of few words.:)

        Marsha said...

        Really pretty with the two tag dies. Nice colors too.

        Anonymous said...

        I really love the way you embellished your card using the fancy labels. Great look!

        Sue Bridges said...

        Love the way you r card looks using the fancy tags as added interest. Great Look!

        Jennie said...

        Oh Melanie...this is fabulous! Love the way you used the tag dies and so stinkin' creative. Will be trying that!

        Ellen Sutton said...

        Beautiful card and I am going to have to use my fancy tags to make that back ground motif!

        Miesje said...

        That is awesome! What a great idea. Love it.

        MDHART said...

        Absolutely stunning!! Thanks for sharing the use of tags - I was trying to figure out what pendant die had been used.

        Scrap Happy said...

        cool trick with the tags!

        Peggy said...

        Very pretty card and stamps. Love the tag dies behind it.
        God bless,
        Peggy Allen

        StampinCatMom said...

        Love the use of the new stamp set and the spellbinders label! Super card!!

        Lynne said...

        Love the combo of the fancy tags, labels 16 and the new labels stamp.
        Awesome!

        mp8tz said...

        Thanks for the inspiration.

        Anonymous said...

        Melanie, what a dear you are to suggest another workable Framed Greetings background enhancer from the stash of 'haveits' making GKD stamp purchases more doable. Thanks bunches! How the eye narrows message space to a focal point with those darker blue stripes either side of center. Wonderful coloration reminder from you once again, Melanie! Thanks.
        Keep Looking Up!
        mt23stamperatyahoo

        Anonymous said...

        Love the idea with the tags. Have a good one. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

        Lagene said...

        Beautiful!!! I'm so excited about this set!

        Tamara said...

        Lots of Talent and emagination!! Lovely Card!!

        TannyP said...

        Holy crow - that's incredible use of the tag! Beautiful job =)

        jean w. said...

        Love the way you did this card Mel! Thanks for your inspiration...could used some new birthday greetings, hope to win!!

        Ravengirl said...

        Cute! I love the fancy tag die behind the labels die! I always learn something when I visit you!

        Marcia Bilkoski said...

        Love how you used the fancy tag die....just adds that something extra.

        Glenda said...

        That background paper sets the stage for your whole card Melanie, it's wonderful! Love the addition of the Fancy Labels framing the set.

        Glenda

        DebbieM said...

        Wow! This is absolutely beautiful! :)

        Debbie Meijer

        Stephanie said...

        Really nice card! Thank you for the tipp with the dies!

        stampqueen said...

        Beautiful- love the tags!!

        Lori said...

        Beautiful card. Thanks for the idea about using the tags!

        Bernadet Rodakowski said...

        That's gorgeous!

        Catherine Roseberry said...

        Melanie I love your stamps and the cards that you create!!!

        Stay~Sea said...

        Great idea with the spellbinders, I will be trying that.

        GAZ said...

        Your card and layout are beautiful. Thanks for all you share. Glenda

        Michelle (mla1111) said...

        Gorgeous...love how you used the 2 frames behind it!!

        Lorraine said...

        Cool - what a unique card design!

        Marta Valdes said...

        WOW, you took this card to another level. Now I know I have to go buy that die right now. The card is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

        Welcome said...

        absolutely stunning...

        stampandweave from SCS said...

        Very elegant! Thanks for the info on using the fancy tags!

        Colorado Crafter said...

        Love your card design. Beautiful card. TFS!!

        harrahx2 said...

        Love the nestie idea! Great card.

        BAHGL said...

        This is so elegant!

        StampinDi said...

        Beautiful card! Love the fancy tags behind the framed greeting.

        Joan said...

        Always enjoy your cards. You are an inspiration. Need these stamps!!

        Anonymous said...

        thanks for the tip and thanks for sharing your amazing work!
        linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

        AUSTINSGRAMM said...

        Awesome creation. Love your card.

        hugs
        bobbi

        Kate Stockman said...

        Great card, I love this stamp

        Kathleen said...

        This is so pretty!! I loved all your tips too.
        Kathleen

        Nan G said...

        GORGEOUS!!!

        Donna said...

        What a fun idea! Love your colors. This looks like a fun set!

        Sharon Mattingly said...

        What a gorgeous card! Love the background flowers and then how you tied in the other colors to match. Just beautiful.

        Juel said...

        This is beautiful . Thanks for your inspiring ideas.

        Juel

        Diana said...

        Beautiful card, love the colors

        San said...

        This Framed Greetings set is quite an economical stamp set with all the greetings. Love the way you used it.

        Cheryl S. said...

        Absolutely gorgeous, Melanie!!
        Thank you for sharing your idea on using the Fancy Tag dies instead of the Pendant Die.

        JKB said...

        Elegant card!

        Mary said...

        Beautiful! Love that trick with the fancy label die layered behind the rest.

        Ronda Archangelo said...

        Oh how pretty! Your card is so elegant. I'm amazed at all the different looks from this stamp set!

        sghay said...

        Very pretty!

        Gayle C. said...

        Another winner, Melanie. Once again very creative and beautiful.

        pakosko said...

        thanks for the tip about using the fancy tags, beautiful!

        ecpiercy said...

        I love the way you've used the fancy tag die! Stunning card!

        Pattyb said...

        Your card is Awesome! Love the colors you used. And I love the tip you gave, too. This stamp set Rocks!

        nannapat said...

        oooh! Mel, I love the bg paper. Your card is absolutely beautiful - thank you for sharing your talent with us. Pat x

        Chris said...

        Great tip about using the fancy tag die. Love your card.

        kellyisascrapdiva said...

        This is so fantastic, thank you for a chance to win!

        lakergirl said...

        Just LOVELY- as usual!!!
        Your designs are always just beautiful - you are the BEST!

        Baukje said...

        Beautiful card, I love everything about it, great idea using the fancy tag like that. Its going on my wish list.

        Yvonne said...

        Love the mat behind the label. Very pretty card.

        Judy said...

        Beautiful card Melanie! Thanks for the tip and TFS.

        HandySandy41 said...

        Really Great Cards! SandyT

        Linda said...

        great card!

        joy said...

        Wow, so very fancy and sophisticated! Love it!!

        Linda said...

        Beautiful card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

        Linda D.

        Vicki Dutcher said...

        Oooo great use of the fancy tag!

        Nana Connie said...

        Oooo, What great ideas you've shared with us! The colors aer fabulous! This is going to be such a terrific set.

        Tammy Murphy said...

        Thank you for another great way to use my spellbinders label die! What a great card and a neat idea!

        lisa808 said...

        Beautiful!

        Suzanne said...

        Such a beautiful card! I really like the Marjolaine paper as well.

        Kary said...

        WOW! Absolutely beautiful!! The fancy tag really adds beauty and I also love the pearls. I love, love this card!

        Golda said...

        Really nice card. I love how you made the mat. Ingenious thinking.

        Luv 2 Create said...

        Melanie,
        Love the additional layer of your self made pendant using Fancy Tags. You always manage to go that extra step which is what I love about your designs. TFS.
        Marcie

        Lina said...

        Really nice card

        scalder said...

        I'm loving this one!! Cool trick with the swirls tags! That is SO why I love blog hops--inspiration central!!!!!!

        Grace said...

        Absolutely gorgeous! Love what you did with the fancy tags and the dp! Love this frame!!! Beautifully sized sentiments!

        Hi it's Terrid said...

        Love your card & the beautiful use of spellbinder dies! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

        Barbara Hale said...

        I love how you used the fancy tag die to create the backdrop for the label layer.

        Gina Kinde said...

        Beautiful card. love how you used the fancy tag cut outs behind it. great job. Love these frames. ginak1117@att.net

        Cheryl said...

        So pretty. Love the colors.

        Kheila said...

        What a gorgeous card! I love the use of the fancy tag dies.

        Parker said...

        I really love this stamp set--Framed Greetings.... it says it all. Your whole card is gorgeous I can't narrow it down to one thing. Keep up the good work. Thank you for displaying the Framed Greetings card. :)

        Geraldine said...

        I just LOVE this set!!!! Very beautiful card!! :)

        Sheahasu said...

        Fabulous idea for the matting!

        pat said...

        loved the cards on your blog.
        thanks for sharing.

        Pat Jandacek said...

        Very clever and pretty. Thanks for the tip!

        Joan said...

        Gorgeous card! Love the tags & pearls.

        Collette said...

        Adore your tri-colored stripes in the frame ! And those flourishes you added at the points make this card a stunner!

        Gailanne said...

        Brilliant idea to use the Fancy Tags to make your medallion. Great card!

        Sandra said...

        beautiful - thanks for sharing the Spellbinders trick.
        Sandra ltb

        Kris said...

        Absolutely beautiful! TFS!

        Kris in Alaska
        funamom at yahoo dot com

        Cathy said...

        Your card is just beautiful!

        Theressa said...

        very clever