Mouthwatering Watermelon WOW! Video Tutorial

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Delicious!  I love the bold graphic look of this watermelon stamp from Mouthwatering (Occasions Mini Catalog).  Todays 1 Minute to WOW! video tutorial shares tips for getting the perfect slice.


  • Yummy discovery!  The watermelon image fits like a glove in the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.  Just crop with the punch and then slice off half.  No snipping required!

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  • The secret to those “seeds?”  Early Espresso Card Stock and the Stampin’ Up! Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.
  • The “sweet” sentiment is from Fabulous Phrases rubber stamp set.  It’s my “little black dress” of sentiment essentials.
  • SAVE IT!  Speaking of essentials . . . if you need a “go to” sketch for a card, this one is simple, versatile and quick.
  • A COOL TIP regarding Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Write Markers was shared with me by fellow demonstrator, Patti MacDermott:  The brush end has a thicker ring around the marker and the fine point end has a thinner ring.  You can figure out which end is which even if the brush images aren’t showing.

STAMPIN’ UP! NEWS:  Were you wondering why the summery images of Mouthwatering rubber stamp set showed up in the Occasions Mini Catalog rather than the Summer Mini?  I sure was.  Here’s the scoop!   Stampin’ Up! announced at the Demonstrator Leadership Conference last month that starting this year, they have eliminated the Summer Mini Catalog.  The future Holiday and Spring Minis will be bigger and last longer (5 months vs. 4, much easier on my brain).  The annual catalog (new In Colors, stamps, designer series paper–woo hoo) will start a month earlier (June 1, 2012) and the Holiday Mini will start a month earlier as well (August 1, 2012–better timing for Halloween and fall projects).  I’m really excited about this simplified schedule!  I’ll provide more information as I get it!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  THE CURRENT IDEA BOOK AND CATALOG WILL EXPIRE ON MAY 31, 2012 NOT JUNE 30, 2012.  Details regarding the retiring stamp and accessories timing will be released at a future date.

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Stampin up circle window punch occasions mini catalog demonstrator card ideas
Stamp Set:  Mouthwatering (W125675, C125677), Fabulous Phrases (W117002, 120501)
Paper:  Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper (122350), Lucky Limeade Designer Series Paper (2011-2013 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack, 122384), Melon Mambo (115320), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Early Espresso (119670), Melon Mambo (121074) and Lucky Limeade (123002) Stampin’ Write Markers
Cool Tools:  2 1/2″ Circle Punch (120906), Word Window Punch (119857), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (watermelon “seeds,” 122464)
The Perfect Touch:  Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon (122985), Neutrals Brads (119736), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. These are my favorite colors Mary. I loved the stripes on the green paper along with the white polka dots. Adorable card. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Very clever, Mary! Great tips – thank you loads! 🙂

  3. Love the color combo. Perfect for that perfect slice of watermelon. Not that I would expect any less from you ;o) Thanks, Mary!

  4. Your card makes me long for summer! Fab work! TFS

  5. Thanks, Mary for another great WOW video. Love the combination of colors on this really cute card.

  6. Chris R. from Iowa

    Sweet! Love the seeds with the touch of white. I never noticed the lines on the markers either. Another duh…. moment! Do we need a tutorial/video on those repositional grids? I am sure mine would never be on straight! Love the video and loved the card as well. Thanks Mary!

  7. Carol Carriveau

    This stamp set is high on my list of must haves for the Spring…..thank you for the lovely video and tips. Love the color combo…and I totally agree about the seeds and leaving a bit of white. TFS!

  8. Great card and tks for the tips. Tks for sharing.

  9. Hi Carol

    The clear blocks do not come with a grid. But you can purchase the Clear-Mount Perfectly Placed Guides (item #121785).

    They are repositionable guides for the clear blocks.

    Hugs, M

  10. How CUTE is this card!!! I may have to rethink this stamp set! 🙂

  11. nancy littrell

    Thanks so much Mary for sharing your “sweet” watermelon card and tips with your WOW video. Another BIG thanks for sharing all the new SU changes regarding the cattys. I LOVE all the changes 🙂

    Happy Stamping………

  12. Cute card, Mary, and love the tutorial. By the way, do stamping up clear blocks come with a grid now? Just wondering if I missed something.

  13. Very cute, now I’m thinking about buying the set.

  14. Mary–you should have posted a Warning: Major Cuteness Ahead!
    Just love it.

  15. How cute Mary! This got my creative wheels turning this morning. How cute would it be to Versamark the completed watermelon and emboss with cherry scented powder? Now I must have this set! 🙂

  16. Crickett Pfirman

    This card makes me so ready for summer! Thank you so much for sharing. I looked at that set and thought ahh I will never use it so why buy it? Well now I am thinking I can’t wait to buy it so I can use it!! Thanks again!!!

  17. Thanks Mary, appreciate it!!!!

  18. What a cute card Mary and what a clever idea with the punches. I have to play around with mine more often 🙂

  19. Cute card and thanks for the hint on how to create the seeds! Very Clever! Thanks so much.

  20. Mary, another triumph! I love the way you did the seeds, showing a little white along one edge. It looks like light reflected off juicy watermelon seeds! Great job as always.

  21. Mary, another triumph! I love the way you did the seeds, showing a little white along one edge. It looks like light reflected off juicy watermelon seeds! Great job as always.

  22. Hi Sue: Based on the catalog strategy Stampin’ Up! released, it appears that the 3 catalogs (annual catalog, holiday and spring minis) will not be coming out at the same time. I’ll double check and post if I’m missing something.

    I’ll post more details on my blog soon. M

  23. I love this card…bring on summer and picnics! Great tips too! I never knew about the different sized lines on the markers to show you about the brush size. How long have I been using them…since the late 90’s. Too funny and cool!

  24. thanks Mary for another awesome WOW tutorial!!! Love that I can let my customers know which products work well together!!!
    Going to ask a question since you were at Leadership, you probably know! Regarding the revealing of the new catalog in June, will the two smaller catalogs be revealed at the same time, or will they come out like the brochures were, one month prior to active time? The Q&A page made it sound like our cutomers would get all catalogs at one time and would just have to wait to activiation time to order from the Occ and Holiday catalogs.
    Thanks for your time and wonderful tutorials!!!!

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