Monday, March 26, 2012

Melon Mambo Monday

Happy Melon Mambo Monday! (another tongue twister LOL)

Spent some time with the family this weekend enjoying our favorite sport - HOCKEY! Went to see the Oklahoma City Barons win against the team from Grand Rapids Michigan. The Barons are a minor league, farm team and we're pretty proud that they lead the division.

Saturday was military appreciation night at the game. It was awesome to watch the military personal carry out a HUGE flag on to the ice and unfurl it. While a choir of children sang the national anthem, the military personal, both teams and the referees held the flag and shook it to make it wave. So proud of our country and our military folks ... and all those who support them back home!

Here's a little photo from Saturday night.

Here's your taste of Melon Mambo :

Saw a card similar to this online somewhere and had to try it myself. I changed up most of the elements to things I had on hand. I'm lovin' this card and I have a thing for Melon Mambo right now. 

Card Recipe:
Melon mambo card stock - cut at 4 1/4 x 11
Whisper White card stock - cut at approx 1 x 4 and a piece 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 
Basis Black card stock - cut at 1 x 4

Fold melon mambo card stock at the 5 1/2 point to create a top fold.
Use a small center blossom stamp from the Mixed Bunch set, in Melon Mambo ink, stamp background.
Take the  3 1/2 x 3 1/2  piece of Whisper White, stamp blossom of choice from the Mixed Bunch set in Melon Mambo ink.
Using the Blossom punch, punch out the blossom and set aside for now.
Using the left-over scrap from punching out the blossom, stamp a center for the blossom from the Mixed Bunch set, in black. Punch this center out with the 3/4 inch circle punch.
Put the 1 x 4 piece of Whisper White in the embossing folder,  Adorning Accents set. Using the folder with hearts, run through the Big Shot.
Take the strip of Basic Black card stock and punch trim using the scalloped trim border punch.

Adhere the Basic Black scalloped trimmed border to the embossed Whisper White. Adhere this strip to the card front. Next take the center of the blossom that is stamped in black and using a dimensional adhere to the center of the flower. Using a dimensional, adhere assembled flower to the Whisper White embossed strip. In the center of the flower place a pearl.  Stamp sentiment of choice  on card.

Mixed Bunch set - item # 125525 wood / 125527 clear, page 17 in the Occasions Mini 
Blossom punch  - item # 125603, page 17 Occasions Mini
3/4 inch punch  - item # 119873, page 212, Catalog & Idea Book
Scallop Trim Border - item # 118402, page 211 Catalog & Idea Book         
Melon Mambo paper - item #105130, page 177 Catalog & Idea Book
Melon Mambo ink - item # 105211, page 177 Catalog & Idea Book
Whisper White paper - item # 101650, page 180 Catalog & Idea Book
Basic Black paper - item # 121045, page 180 Catalog & Idea Book
Basic Black ink - item #  101179, page 180 Catalog & Idea Book
Pearls - item # 119247, page 198 Catalog & Idea Book
Dimensionals -item #104430, page 206 Catalog & Idea Book
Snail Adhesive - item #104332,  page 206 Catalog & Idea Book
Simply Scored Scoring Tool -  item #122334, page 16 Occasions Mini
Big Shot -  item #113439, page 215 Catalog & Idea Book
Textured Impressions Embossing folders, Adorning Accents -  item #125601, page 7 Occasions Mini
Paper Cutter -  item #104152, page 208 Catalog & Idea Book 

Have a wonderful day and take time to do something fun!

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