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December 2019

December Stamping Around the World Blog Hop

My December projects are made using the Most Wonderful Time product medley!


I am excited to be here today as part of the Stamping Around the World blog hop!  Thank you for joining us.



Stamping Around the World Tutorial bundle time!



My December projects were made using the Most Wonderful Time product medley.  This box of gorgeousness is packed with coordinating papers, trim, embellishments, and a stamp/die bundle, which makes creating a well coordinated project so easy! 


I pulled in a punch and ink, and went to town!  



This medley includes everything but the ink!


I stamped the background with the candy cane stamps in Real Red ink, and the stars in Pear Pizzazz ink, than layered a strip of the beautiful gold foil designer paper with a starburst punch out.  That fun gold/white tinsel trim comes in the product medley!  And those gorgeous 3D gold metalic stars do as well.



And, to finish it off, how could I resist adding a gold heat embossed sentiment to coordinate with the gold foil paper!




Adding gold heat embossing brings all the gold accents together!



In this month's tutorial, I shared a fancy fold card, also made using the Most Wonderful Time product medley.  Would you like to see it?  You can see my project PLUS get step-by-step instructions for all 12 amazing projects FREE from me this month as a participating demonstrator.  Just make a minimum purchase, or you may purchase the tutorial.  Please contact me for details!




December Tutorial Sneak Peek!
Look at these sneak peeks! Get this tutorial FREE with a purchase of at least $50 during the month of December!




Would you like to double dip?  If you order tomorrow, December 11th, not only will you get the Stamping Around the World project tutorial FREE, but Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more!   Now is the time to stock up, and take advantage of the savings plus the bonus!



Free shipping December 11, 2019 only!!



Thanks for hopping along today!  But don't stop yet!  Please join us at all the stops to see the amazing projects being shared today!


1.  Stefanie Pletscher - The Crafty Medic 

2.  Sue Ellen - Simply Craft

3.  Wendy Lee - CreativeLee Yours

4.  Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams 

5.  Alicia Yap - Paper Munchkin  

6. Jenny Hayward - A Stamping Journey

7.  Melanie Hockin - Mel's Inky Fingers   <-- You are here!


Who is ready for a mid-winter getaway?  Join myself, Melanie from Mel's Inky Fingers, and Kurstan Del Rosario from Kurstan's Crafting Corner, as we host the Spring Luau Weekend Retreat!  

Join us for a weekend of crafting fun!
Click for all the details!




Color Fusers Blog Hop December 2019

Snow Globe Scenes dies with Seaside Spray, Silver  and Blueberry Bushel details



I always enjoy being with you here on the Color Fusers blog hop!

Thanks for joining us!



Color Fusers December 2019 color challenge


Working with a color challenge is just that....a challenge.  But it can be really fun!  Sometimes a project comes easily, but this month, I struggled a bit.  Than I decided to use the colors for the detail, and it all came together.  And these Snow Globe Scenes dies --LOVE--!





The dies in this set are fabulous for creating a mini scene, and the best stamping required for a great result!  I used layered dimensionals to create detail and depth in this mini scene with the deer, which is created from the dies in this set.



Layer dimensionals on your die cuts to create varying layers of depth and detail


And the textured background really pulls it all together.  Don't you think?



Pinewood Planks Embossed Background adds just the right detail!




To create this project:

  • Cut a Thick Whisper White card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a front layer 3 3/4" x 5", and emboss with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder
  • Die cut the semicircle piece from the die set in Seaside Spray cardstock
  • Die cut 3 sets of trees from Whisper White cardstock
  • Die cut a deer from silver foil


Tie a piece of Seaside Spray Metallic ribbon around embossed white layer using a piece of white twine, than adhere to card base.  Adhere the semicircle near the center. Layer trees and deer die cut onto card front, using layered dimensionals to create depth.   Color portions of the sentiment with a Blueberry Bushel Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp.  Cut out words with paper snips, and adhere to card front to create a custom sentiment.  Embellish with Snowflake Sequins, and add inside sentiment.




These Snowflake Sequins from the Holiday catalog are fun little additions to any Christmas or winter holiday project!



And this Everything Festive stamp set is so versatile!  Notice how I created a custom sentiment from the peace/love stamp?  I did that by using my Stampin' Write marker to color just the portion I wanted.



I hope you will try this project.  And grab these dies before they are gone!  They can be found on page 43 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog, which ends on January 2nd.  





Want to save 10%?  Purchase the Snow Scenes Bundle, which includes the dies and a beautiful coordinating stamp set!  Click on the link below in the product list to visit my store today and get your set before they are gone!



Thanks for joining me today!



Next up is Bonnie Oneill

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Or you may go back to Nicolle Belesimo

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When you purchase at least $50 in the month of December using host code 4Z6BBDBS, I will send you the amazing Stamping Around the World Tutorial Bundle FREE!  This tutorial includes step-by-step instructions for 12 gorgeous projects which I know you will love!  Just want the tutorial?  Contact me!