Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Everything I've Ever Made (at a glance)

This post is a visual overview of pretty much everything I have ever created, to date
-with thumbnails that are linked to as many tutorials & free things as I could muster.

craft collage mel stampz

(It may take a while to load all these photos)

Just click the images to visit that post
(most have step by step tutorials, printables, & templates or free cut files)

Floral Watercolour Resist:

Inktense Butterfly hybrid card:

+Free Hexagon Map & Ledger paper

Free Mustache Printable Paper:



Chevron silhouette-cut card:
chevron hello

Custom tinted versamark/pigment
inks (for heat embossed stamping):
Watercolour flowers Hero Arts Basicgrey

CAS Copic coloured Flowers:
a day for daisies floral card

Silhouette Foil leaf Resist technique
 (using cut-file remnants):
silver and gold leaf sketch books

Watercolour Floral card:
HA flowers

Hero Arts Delicate Flower card & free 'Hello' cut files:

Hello card & free speech bubble cut file:
 Free Christmas gift tag 
.studio cut files & svgs:
Gilded paper (silver & gold leafed sticker paper) SCS tutorial:
Gilded Paper Tags Gilded Paper - tutorial at Splitcoaststampers

 Rainy sky & clouds card kit Silhouette cut file (+clouds svg):
silver lining - rainy sky cut filerainy sky & clouds - free Silhouette cut file
free clouds cut file - from mel stampz

Free eyelet lace Silhouette cut file & tips for cleaner cuts:
eyelet lace background pattern - free cut fileClean up any missed cuts (in Silhouette files) using a paper piercer and or BasicGrey precision files

 Free 'thank you' speech bubble cut file & floral paper:
thank you speech bubble - free silhouette cut file 47-tropical_beach_letter_size_300dpi

 Spritzed stencil sketched Moroccan Tile papers:
Sketched Moroccan tile Spritzed Stencil - free printable digital paper preview

 A Day For Daisies Holiday cards:
From our family to Yours
. A visit with Father Christmas

 Adding 3D elements - tutorial:
3D details - Lia Stampz batty for you Bronson card

Free Antique Floral instant art printable:
Vintage-Printable-Bees-Honey-GraphicsFairy BEES REMOVED dark antiquingVintage-Printable-Bees-Honey-GraphicsFairy BEES REMOVED black & whiteVintage-Printable-Bees-Honey-GraphicsFairy BEES REMOVED light antiquing

Free Ampersand cut file & trending journal cards:
trending filler cardsAmpersand you and me 3x4 cards & script cut file mel stampz 550px

Triple-stamped Fancy-cut card
 & free striped paper:

Triple stamped Hero Arts flower

Flying by card & free papers:
flying by lawn fawn card

Wooden canvas collage (Silhouette project & tutorial):
1 Silhouette Challenge cradled panel collage4 lay your Silhouette cut paper onto the wooden canvas & press into the matte medium with a rag (this also helps remove excess matte medium

Silhouette Sketch pen card & 
free "we click!" .studio cut file:
silhouette sketch card

Colour-blocked card
 (with rainbow printables):
A Day For Daisies 'i love my two girls' card by mel stampz

Free mustache printable digital papers:
mustache papers - free printable digital patterned paper set PREVIEW copy ... Mustaches (solid) - free printable digital patterned paper set PREVIEW copy

'Traced Doodling' video tutorial:
Traced Doodling in Prismacolor

3 styles of free Butterfly cutting files 
for the Silhouette:

free Butterfly Silhouette Studio cut  
files preview

Free butterfly digital images:
Free Butterfly Silhouettes (in 6 styles & three shades of grey to black) - Preview

Traced doodling technique:

Speedy floral card:

Free 3x4 journal card printables (for Project Life)
(print & cut file for silhouette and regular printables):

 DIY fun-foam paper piercing mat & stitching tutorial:

Three free printable/digital Christmas paper sets

 (there are many all year patterns in them though):

set 1 is here:
free printable Christmas papers (set #1) preview

set 2 is here:
free printable Christmas paper set #2 preview

set 3 is here:
set #3 preview

Hometown flower shop cards & free batik paper printables:
black POD hometown card & envelope mel stampzbatik flower paper LIGHT - 12 and a half inch SQ 350dpi mel stampzPOD white hometown card & envelope mel stampz

paper setsMONOCHROMATIC hue sampler 12 inch 350dpi mel stampz

masculine get well card & chevron paper:
 Purple Onion Designs get well cardmulticolour_Chevron_tight_zigzag_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

Distress watercolour embossing
tutorial on Splitcoaststampers:
distress watercolour dry embossing collage

and other examples (with free paper printables):

Flora - Distress Watercolour Embossing cardRegal Flourishes - Distress Watercolour Embossing cardTropical Paisley - Distress Watercolour Embossing card

a card & 3 subtle paper set freebies:
 SRM Sticker {happy day} card.
three subtle paper sets (free)

layered P.O.D. Bakery images & distressing SRM stickers:
 purple onion designs hometown Bakery card4 when you lift the tape the black dust from sanding lifts right off and doesn't smudge onto your paper

wrinkle-free Distress card & organizing obsession:
 Purple Onion Design balloon on the windDistress Ink - labels - DIY sprays - reinker indexing

over 100 free pattern overlays ... at a glance:
 over 100 free digital overlays for making DIY printable papers (some commercial uses ok)

how to make DIY custom coloured paper with gimp

things needed to make your own DIY coloured patterned papersLink
Distress Ink reinker watercolour painting:
 Hero Arts flower card mel stamps
Distress Ink palette labels mel stampzDistress Ink Palete label close up mel stampz
(and a trick for labeling the palettes)

C.A.S. snail card
 snail on a branch

All of my free printable digital paper sets & overlays at a glance.
free papers & overlays collage

How to download from flickr:

Sunny blooms:
 happy day flowers

Peep tag card:
Peep tag card

Baby Boy faux window card:
 button bunny baby boy

Coloured white heat embossing:
 Hero Arts Delicate Branches background stampHero Arts Delicate Branches background stamp & SRM sticker sentiment

Ribbon spool box with hidden compartment (free printables):
 FRONT ribbon labels for Paper Craft PlanetPCP 3Dround challenge - faux ribbon spool with hidden compartment - mel stampz copyBACK ribbon labels for Paper Craft Planet

Hero Arts window card:
 1 Hero Arts Sew Crafty window card mel stampz 580px

Vintage Sewing Pattern printable papers & overlays:
 Dress Pattern preview 12 and a half inch SQ mel stampz

Coffee-themed tag card (with free papers & overlays)

coffee definitions snippetskipping stones designs latte bday by mel stampz -540px

Freckles & Peep:
frog & bird friend
Peep with a string:
bird with a string

sunburst template/overlay/printable:
sunburst printable & overlays

Bicycle card & free printables:
You are 'wheely' beautiful card - mel stampzLRG ledger label with bike - combines IMGs from The Graphics fairy and melstampz

free patterned papers (chevrons, ledgers & pin stripes):
chevron tight MED Collage preview mel stampzPREVIEW LEDGER B antique bright 12 inch mel stampzCollage preview pin stripe

100+ washi tape links - round-up:
 washi tape collage mel stampz
(tutorials for DIY craft tape & lots of ways to use it)

a plethera of printable tags - round-up:
Over100 tags collage

Wee Houses - round-up:
over 100 house links - templates too

Tea Party card (and free digi textures):
.3 TPS_Wonderland_Furniture treats & tea set FILLED with Let's make a picnic paperLewis Carroll handwriting aprx 2 x 5 inches 300dpi
Cloud snippet from The Graphics Fairy img just over 9x 4 inch 300dpi

Bird in a nest card (with free digital images & tutorial):
black & white bird on branch label melstampz - Copybird in a nest (free digi img) mel stampzbird on a branch label with sky VINTAGE colouring CROP mel stampz

3 clean & simple cards:

Painted Distress Ink card & tutorial:
Purple Onion Designs Harlequine card DIY acetate tag4 Soften ink & blend with picket fence distress stain over it a little or a lot since you can build the layers

Mini stationery card:
(with free digi, dictionary paper & chevron pattern overlays)
Hero Arts typewriter notebook COLLAGE mel stampzEXAMPLE mini letter & envelopes mel stampzfilling stretch chevron overlay with Cosmo Cricket patterned papers

6 free bright paper sets
(text, quatrefoil: solid & outline, damask and tiny dots: on white & solid)
Brightly coloured paper printables mel stampzmultiple PREVIEW bright papers mel stampz

Lots of free printable high resolution ephemera
(from The Graphics Fairy and me)

time sheet2b GF altered Paris Ephemera Printable GraphicsFairy OVERLAY ON OLD PAPER10 PNG black and white ledger

Birthday card & cheap tricks for digi papers
cheap trick - sand digital paper  free printables mel stampzephemera birthday card SU image mel stampz

Ephemera paper set (17 free patterned digital papers)
PREVIEW ephemera papers with drop shadown ONE LAYER 11 inch mel stampzstitched ephemera_hexagon free printables paper mel stampzPREVIEW ephemera papers N0-2

4 free bright paper sets
(vine outline, tight zig zag chevron, moroccan tile: solid & outline)

PREVIEW chevron tight zig zag bright melstampz

Map hexagon paper freebies:

a "Dear John" letter
to Wordpress (blogging):

Dear John letter to Wordpress

Ledger Hexagon (more digi paper freebies)

12x12 sizes (of map & ledger hexagons) are here:

rainbow heart paper freebies:
heart paper freebie 2 mel stampzPNG_rainbow_heart paper_12_and_a half_inch_sq_melstampz

Interactive swinging card:
MFT start the day with whee PI card mel stampz (sentiment)

vintage vine (free papers & overlay) + a bird card
Vintage Vine BRIGHT solid previewvintage vine & chubby bird card mel stampz

Gift idea: tutorial for a round 3D flower note pad:
Round note pad with 3D flower mel stampz

Knotty tree cards:
5 Willow Squigglefly card mel stampz1 Willow Squigglefly card mel stampz

DIY Notebook 2 ways (tutorial):
Tiffany Doodles Couch notebooks collage mel stampz copy

Halloween Cards:
snow white poison apple cardsnow white poison apple window card (inside)
Apothescary jar freebie card mel stampzbutton your eyes coraline cardapothescary jars & shelf digi freebie mel stampz

13 High resolution Crow labels:
13 Crow Labels collage mel stampzmy crow photo turned label card

Turn a solid image into an outline with a shadow & Poe papers:
Hero Arts haunted house window card by mel stampzStep 5)  Paste the outline white image over original black silhouette. Use move tool to reveal shadow

Digital paper snippet as focal image:
Family of Four Matilda CC papers mel stampz

How to use overlays to reinterpret
your pattern papers:

circle overlay collage

Gift stack card & paper freebies:
MFT top shelf gift stack cardLedger 3 Print fit-to-page or on 12 inch or legal paper

6-petal Ornate flower template (And various cutting files):

Interactive bat window card:
bats in the window card mel stampzbat window card Hero Arts inside

Snowy embossed Merry Kissmas card:
Merry Kissmas card and envelope

Pressure Embossing ink Resist tutorial:

Black cat lamp hanging:
lamp hanging pin hole stars mel stampz

DIY Hexagon paper template & free ready to print papers:

Quick faux paper-piecing (from digi paper pack 'cover'):
Printed digital preview sheet mel stampzcosmo cricket filled hexagon papers

Office sign:
MFT C's office hours sign -mel stampz

and i made this mess:

Sleeping Beauty card (and free digis)

Mushroom card & a bit of sky printable:
Cat's Pajama's Lovey-Dovey mushrooms

Polaroid beach box
(free template-with photo or blank)

Wooden canvas (with secret box in back)

Additions to the wooden canvas auction:
back of wooden canvas secret boxmini letter notebookLinkSSD emboss resist shimmer notebookcameras closeA Day for Daisies poppies notebook

Ribbon sketch challenge
Amber Ink Ribbon Challenge card-mel stampz

Turning a line art image into a silhouette:

amber ink Hostess use paint bucket to fill Black 78%Amber Ink Hostess_magic pattern silhouette

How to make a speedy PDF
(with multiple images)

PDF TUT lining an envelope_mel stampz

Quick trick for lining any envelope:

Mini polaroid flippers card:
Amber Ink Flippers Polaroid card

Skipping Stones Design Grunge cards...
Skipping Stones Designs HB smallskipping stones design get well card
...with a tutorial for how to make
DIY thickers reversed alphabet stamp
(for kissing embossing folders):

Amber Ink purse gift set:
Amber Ink purse card & box_mel stampz

Leather look embossed purse box (using crayons)
red crayon rubbed embossing pursecrayonsbottom & sides stitched
(the free template is linked there too)

How to make custom patterns &
use them to fill images:

Cut out pressure embossing pictorial

(and general embossing pointers)

Cut out pressure embossing

(and men's suiting pattern freebie)

Emboss & Colour fabric:

(and Fish dictionary text paper freebie)

Solid digital image turned outline image:

digital flower image freebies:

Little Nymph & beaded starry sky:
a day for daisies pixie at night by mel stampz with graphics fairy castle

Mini floral-wire Bouquet card &
silver leaf on sticky-back canvas:

Bunny with a ribbon TuTu card (tutorial):

my craft studio before & after:
distress ink sides
[also in that post: ideas for distress ink/other brand ink labels]

1 minute rainbow doily:
doily sprayed with DIY glimmer mists mel stampz

Popcorn Box ...with Liner & Trim:
(a whack of new free templates)

A large variety of free vintage or antique style ledger papers:
1923 +1924 Ledgercreative process 8-5 x 12 inches

Firefly card:
(and a variety of free text digi papers)


MFT Sheltering Tree 4.5 inch square box template collection&&sewing themed freebie mel stampz
&&MFT Baby Bump
cutting punched flowers tutorial:

card tutorial:


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MFT robot nuts & bolts mel stampz&

PGP snowy embossed Winter Wonderland mel stampz&Purple Onion Design Frosty gift box (mel stampz)&adhere animals

Mo's Digital Pencil Skating mel stampz&Mo's Digital Pencil Sam in Trouble Kid's sketchbook mel stampz
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&&Swine flu (Mo's Digital Pencil) melstampz
caardvarks Studio Calico SATURday melstampz&caardvarks Studio Calico FRIday melstampz&caardvarks Studio Calico THURSday melstampz
POD purse by melstampz - Copy (2)&&myGrafico retirement flamingo box (melstampz) 600ishPX





POD tree set by melstampz

Quilted Dry embossed squares:

Armoire Box tutorial

free digital images link list:

&&Mothers Day flowers Paper Temptress
Crafter's traveling lap desk:

magnetic skater card:







Square label templates & Rectangles:

Dragonfly...Beaded bucket Box...Stamp & Cut flower...Tall box/Double stitching


Marker Links ................... Altering Brads:

Gesso Posts:

Patterned Gesso cardstock
(DIY Designer Paper) & dresses template

CTMH Marker Faux-watercolour
(on patterned gesso c.s.)

(Faux Watercolour resist there too)

More Gesso Stuff here:
Tricks with patterned paper:

Printing & embossing clip art on Gesso Cardstock
(Faux watercolour with CTMH markers):

and another computer printed example:

Paper Garden Projects Winter Wonderland Crafts:
1)Photo Snowpeople Boxes 2)Snow hill gift Box 3)Snowmen treat boxes

1) Stitched Snowflakes 2)Vellum Window Stickers 3)Colouring Card

1) Frosted Snow hills 2) Winter Book 3) Sled Slider

More Paper Garden Projects:
Punched acetate tags and Pearlescent Black Magic

1) Puttin' on the Glitz set 2) Damask Flowers
3) Magic Pattern Silhouette

Halloween Stuff:
1) Halloweenie Paper Garden Projects Index

skeleton puppet theatre front
witch silhouette cards & tote & envelopes

2) Tombstones templates & other stuff 3) 100+ Halloween Links:

& &

Little Paper Shop Projects:



{Snowflakes}Purse... Pink {Snowflakes} ...{Topiary}

1) {Flourished Dove} rounded Basket 2) {Butterflies & Blossoms} card
3) {Flourished Dove} Luminary

1) {Flyin' By} 'Owloween Box 2) Boo 2 You {Global}

1) {Make a Wish} Chocolate Cake 2) {Flourished Dove} vellum
3) {The Beauty of Nature}

{Flyin' By} Tree house

Paper Temptress Projects:
Penguin Box

Note Top Purse Templates

Naughty & Nice Card & Box

Gina K projects:
1) Year of Flowers Stamper's Sketchbook 2) "Have a Cookie" Box...


Dress Templates:

Scanned Text Freebies:
"Dream" Dictionary definition......Merry Christmas...................Crafting text

Storage Ideas:

framed stamp storage:
Various Storage Suggestions

Nestabilities corkboard storage:

Nesties Templates

I'll return to this post to add new projects as they come along... titles for the pictures (and anything I missed) when I get my new computer in a week or so (YAY!) This poor little cheapo oldie computer of mine is so slow it's rather difficult to type! Time to retire it to somewhere where it'll be taxed with less photo storage. (Do you hoard photos? Man, do I ever!)

Thank You ever so much for having a look!


Anonymous said...


Kim said...

It was great to see all these wonderful pictures! You are so super talented!!!!!!

Tiffany said...

Now that is what I would call "A damn fine" reference page!! Hope you're doing great!!!

Kim Etherington said...

Man, you've made some amazingly awesome artist stuff over the years! Too much talent, give me some! Love ya hon!

Margie said...

What a heck of a lot of work there Mel - a lot of it I recognize as things I've tried over the past few years. Thanks so much for reminding me what a great help you've been.

Mari said...

Ugly? Where was that? ;)
EVERY thing you do is *fantastic*! It's always a pleasure to go back through all the things you've posted. And you just made it easier!
Woo hoo! :)

Michelle said...

What a beautiful collection of work! I'm in awe and amazed at your talent. Its something to aspire too!!!!

Micki said...

ok, I looked and looked and there are NO sm'uglies. God, what talent. Totally gorgeous each and every single project :-)

Linda McClain said...

Can I just say - I want to be you when I grow up. So much talent! Thanks for sharing. Wowzers!

Holly Saveur said...

I LOVED it!!!
This made my day what a great blog post.
You make such sweet dreammy cards and boxes ..this is such a treat to see them all in one post..what a talented person you are!!!
THANK YOU so Much!
I will treasure this blogfeed.

Terry said...

Ahhhhh Mel ~ you rock Girl!!!!!!!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this page.
I know I'm shouting, but it's all your fault ~ you make me shout with joy....so there.

Anonymous said...

Wow, so much inspiration! You are an amazing artist. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Teri Terrific said...

OMS!!!!! This is the BEST post YET! Although I've always found your blog to be very user friendly, I will save this "Table of Contents" post FOREVER.
I can only imagine how long it took to put together; I've referenced your blog for ideas since the first time visited.
THANK YOU! For this post (with pictures :D Happy Me!) and for all the wonderful, creative ideas you've shared.
LOVE, Teri

MarionE, Australia said...

What a good idea, and what a wonderful array of beautiful creativity. Thank you so much. And well done!

CAROL said...

Wow! what a fabulous display, you have bucket loads of talent Mel, thank you for sharing it with us!

Clare said...

Very talented and very inspiring.

byulgzr said...

wow, i've seem most of this before, but seeing it again, i am still amazed at your talent!

Suzi said...

I loved looking back at all your projects! Thank you so much for sharing all of that with those of us less talented! It is interesting to see that you seldom strayed from your basic pallet. I'm wondering if your home is done in those colors, too. I will be back to this page often, I'm sure. You are a brilliant source of inspiration. Hope this finds you feeling well and on top of the migraine monster!

Alice said...

you are so incredibly talented, Mel!! thanks for sharing your talent and for all the inspirations!!

Dawn said...

you know, you are just toooo dang TALENTED!!! hugs kiddo!!

wendyp said...

ugly? Where?!?! Everything you do is always gorgeous Mel!!! Just looking back I recognized so many projects that inspired me to get my supplies out and just PLAY! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Stephanie said...

Wow, what an amazing collection. Just found your blog, and this is the perfect post! You are very talented!

Heidi G said...

Woo Hoo!! I finally hit the motherload of amazing posts!!! Wow, you are one talented person!! Thanks for sharing all of these great projects in one spot. Definitely going to bookmark this post for future reference.

Nadia said...

You are so talented! I love everething what you do!

wendy said...

Oh my goodness - I stumbled onto your blog a few days ago and my family hasn't seen me since! Seriously, thank you for the inspiration, the step-by-step details, the fabulous digital freebies ... I am simply (and happily) overwhelmed! And I can't wait to share all this yummy goodness with my mom - she'll get lost down this wonderful rabbit-hole with me! ;-)

JENNY said...

FANTASTIC!!!! I have only just found your blog and I can tell you its the best. You are truly an inspiration to others that inspire to be able to create like yourself. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work.

wendyp said...

Wow! Your work is always AMAZING, Mel!!!! I remember so many of these projects but there are quite a few that I missed and can't wait to read!

Linda said...

You did a great job! Amazing, what a beautiful work!

paulinaoctubre said...

Oh my God... I love you!!!