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Ornate Garden You're Amazing

Ornate Garden Youre Amazing-2

 

 

If you are like me, you love a sneak peek of something new.  And today's post is just that!

 

 

The 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog launch is coming soon, and Stampin' Up! is sharing a gorgeous new product suite from this catalog!

 

 

The Ornate Garden suite is packed full of amazing products, including 2 stamp and die bundles, a cute embossing folder, gorgeous designer paper with foil accents, beautiful ribbon, and pretty bling!  The products in this suite are available to order now....2 months before the catalog launches!

 

 

Let me introduce you to the beauty of this suite!  The incredible detailed dies in both bundles, Ornate Style bundle and Ornate Thanks bundle.

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Paper with gold foil accents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And no suite is complete without pretty embellishments - meet the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack and Gilded Gems!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's card is simpler than it seems.  It shows the fun Ornate Floral embossing folder and the lovely Ornate Thanks stamp set, which uses one of my most favorite fonts ever!  This stamp set is perfect for creating custom sentiments!  Who doesn't love the opportunity to color with Stampin' Blends markers!  The large floral spray from the Ornate Style stamp set is perfect for that.  I spruced it up a bit with a little fussy cutting to add a fun design element.

 

 

Ornate Garden Youre Amazing close up-2


 

To create this card:

  • Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Melon Mambo card base, score at 4 1/4" and fold
  • Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Melon Mambo cardstock layer and emboss with the Ornate Floral embossing folder
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" Thick Whisper White cardstock layer to stamp the floral spray
  • Cut a 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment
  • Cut a 3 7/8" x 3 1/4" layer of Gold Glimmer paper

 

Adhere embossed layer to card front.  Stamp floral spray in black Memento ink on thick white cardstock.  Color with Stampin' Blends.  Fussy cut along the top to create design interest.  I added a score line across this layer 1 1/2" from the top, from the edge just to the stamped image, to guide where I cut.  After cutting, layer glimmer paper behind white layer, and adhere to card front with dimensionals.  Add a ribbon bow and gilded gems as desired.  Stamp sentiment in Melon Mambo ink on white strip.  Banner cut left edge, and add to card front.

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop March 2020

March 2020 Color Fusers using Parisian Blossoms stamp set, Cherry Blossom dies, and the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder

 

It's color time!  Welcome to the March 2020 Color Fusers Blog Hop.  

 

CF March

 

I love when I am given a color challenge using colors I would never put together on my own - like Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzazz.  But I love how this project turned out using them together!

 

 

 

The floral blossoms in the Forever Blossoms stamp set worked perfectly to use all the colors well, and I love how the pop of color from the Garden Lane designer paper in Mint Macaron pulls it all together.

 

 

 

The Parisian Flourish embossing folder creates a gorgeous background!

 

This amazing background was created using the Parisian Flourish embossing folder.  I can't stop using it, it's just gorgeous!  You can see last month's project with this embossing folder here, and another with several products from the Parisian Blossoms product suite, which includes this embossing folder and stamp/die set on today's project, here.

 

 

The coloring is quick and easy with a watercolor wash on the flowers and stems, which adds just enough color.  And, although the floral spray looks great straight up,  I love the additional dimension added using the individual blossom and bud stamps and dies included in this set.

 

 

Just enough color and dimension thanks to a great stamp/die bundle and a little watercolor wash!

 

 

To create this card:

  • cut a Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and score at 4 1/4"
  • cut a Very Vanilla layer 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" and emboss with Parisian Flourish embossing folder
  • cut a piece of designer paper 3 3/4" x 5" for layering
  • cut a strip of Very Vanilla 3" x 1/2" for the sentiment

Adhere embossed layer to designer paper at an angle, and adhere to card front with dimensional.  Stamp the floral spray, 2 blossoms, and 1 bud in Soft Suede ink.  Color the flowers with Mint Macaron and the stems and leaves with a Pear Pizzaz watercolor wash using an Aqua Painter.  Die cut and adhere to card front.  Stamp sentiment in Soft Suede ink on vanilla Cardstock, and adhere to card front over a ribbon cluster.  Embellish as desired with Mint Macaron rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone collection.

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed today's project!  Click on any of the product links below to get supplies to create your project!  And don't forget you can save 10% when you purchase the Forever Blossoms stamp set and coordinating Cherry Blossom dies together!

 

 

Now hop along with the rest of the Color Fusers Team!  Next up is Nicolle Bellesimo, or you may go back to Melissa Kerman.

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop October 2019

The Stargazing stamp set from the 2019-2020 Annual catalog paired with Black Foil sheets and Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, and Cajun Craze ink.

 

Welcome to another Color Fusers blog hop, I am glad you are joining us!

 

CF October 2019

 

This month's color challenge felt like fall to me, and includes Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, Cajun Craze, and Black.

 

I was very tempted to dive into a fall project.  But I resisted, and instead, I reached for a stamp set from the Annual catalog I had not yet used, called Stargazing.  The sentiments in it are just lovely! 

 

 

And as we move into the Thanksgiving season, I have so much to be thankful for!  This card will be perfect to share a note with my family, or a friend, to tell them how grateful I am to have them in my life! 

 

 

The Black foil sheets are so beautiful #147898.

 

 

I chose to bring the black in by using the beautiful Black foil sheets as a background layer.  And Shimmer Black embossing powder?  Yes, please!!  It is so hard to appreciate in the photo, but it is simply gorgeous in person.

 

 

 

The Shimmery Black embossing powder is a must have! #149512

 

 

To create this card:

  • cut a Terracotta Tile card base 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2"
  • cut a front layer of black foil 4" x 5" and die cut the scalloped side edge
  • cut a Whisper White top layer with the 3 3/8" x 4 7/8" stitched rectangle die

 

 

Stamp the swirl in Grapefruit Grove on the Whisper White layer.  Stamp off once before stamping to soften the color.  Add stars in Terracotta Tile and Cajun Craze ink.  Heat emboss the sentiment and some random stars in the background in Shimmer Black embossing powder.  Die cut the sentiment with the stitched square die before adding to the card front with dimensionals.  Finish it all off with a few punched black foil stars.

 

Stampin' Tip:  To create interest to your background, vary the intensity of your color.  This is especially effective on a background when repeatedly stamping the same, or multiple images.  An easy way to get this effect is to stamp your image on a piece of scrap paper before stamping your project.  

 

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Visit my store to get your fall project supplies, and add the Stargazing stamp set to your order to let others know how lucky you are!  See you soon!

 

Next up is Melissa Kerman.....

 

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Or you may go back to Nicolle Belesimo.....

 

 

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Here are all the participants in the Color Fusers blog hop!

 

Tami Hewitt

Jo Anne Hewins

Barb Mullikin

Sarah Wills

Bonnie ONeill

Nicolle Belesimo

Melanie Hockin (You are here)

Melissa Kerman

Kelly Acheson

 

 

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Season of Thanks with Come To Gather and a Blog Hop

The Come To Gather product suite has a stamp/die bundle, gorgeous designer paper, beautiful ribbon, and fun veneer elements!

 

Hello and welcome to our mini blog hop! 

 

I know you will enjoy the amazing projects being shared with you today!

 

I love the Come To Gather product suite.  It includes this lovely stamp set, and coordinating dies, as well as gorgeous papers, ribbons, and fun veneer elements.

 

 

 

For my card today, I paired Mint Macaron ink with the amazing Delicata Celestial Copper ink.  This ink is beautiful.  It is --the-- best metallic ink I have ever used!  It is so shimmery and just lovely!

 

 

The Delicata ink comes in Copper, Gold, and Silver.
  

 

To create this card:

  • cut a thick very vanilla card base 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 12"
  • cut a designer paper layer 3 3/4" x 5"
  • cut a very vanilla layer 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
  • cut a very vanilla strip 1" x 2 1/2"

 

Randomly stamp the large maple leaf in Mint Macaron ink on the vanilla layer, and add copper dots.  Double stamp the maple leaf on a vanilla scrap in Mint Macaron ink, than copper ink.  Die cut and crumple.  Layer some Copper Trim on the back before adhering to the card front.  Double stamp the small pumpkins in Pretty Peacock ink, than copper ink, before die cutting.  Arrange the crumpled leaf, small pumpkins and sentiment on the card front.  Add Holiday Rhinestone Jewels for the finishing touch.

 

 

Layering ribbon or trim behind an element is a great way to add interest to your project.

 

 

Stampin' Tip:  Add ribbon, twine, or other trim behind an element to add dimension and interest to your project.

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the Gather Together stamp set and Gathered Leaves dies from the Come To Gather suite of products.   

 

Next up is Cindee Wilkinson, and she never disappoints.  

Or go back to see Patty Bennett's amazing project.

And don't forget to check out Kurstan Del Rosario's fun project.

 

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Harvest Hellos Wormy Apple Treat Holder

Harvest Hellos and Check You Out sucker holder!

 

Welcome back!

 

If you have been with me for the past week or so, you have seen the Harvest Hellos bundle.  This bundle is so incredibly easy and fun to work with!  Once I started creating, I could not stop!

 

 

 

 

Today, I have chosen to pair it with another adorable set, Check You Out.  And it is perfect together!

 

 

I have chosen to make this fun teacher gift, but by swapping out the sentiment, and there are so many choices between the 2 stamp sets, it could be used for any occasion!

 

 

The worm and glasses stamps from Check You Out pair perfectly with the Harvest Hellos stamp set!

 

If you look closely, you can see the absolutely adorable glasses stamped in the background!  It is one of my favorite stamps!  And that little worm...

 

....how can you not love him?!

 

This little package can be made to hold anything.  I added a caramel applepop.  I love these, and look forward to getting them each fall!  These little bits of sweetness will find their way to school for my kids' teachers this week.  But this open top box is perfect for gift cards or any little treat!  As an added bonus, they come together in a snap!

 

To create this project:

  • Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 3 3/4" x 5 1/2", score as shown
  • Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" for the front layer

 

Cut your Basic Black cardstock 3  3/4" x 5  1/2" and score as shown.

 

Snip the long edges in just to the score line, and create a little notch.  Fold at all score lines, and apply adhesive to the sides.  In Memento Black ink, repeatedly stamp the glasses covering the small black layer, and adhere to box front.  Stamp the worm in Granny Apple Green ink,  than fussy cut.  Stamp again in Memento Black ink, color the bow tie with a Basic Black Blends marker, fussy cut and adhere the black tie to the green worm.  Stamp the apple stem and leaves in Call Me Clover ink on Call Me Clover cardstock.  Punch.  Stamp the apple in Real Red ink on Real Red cardstock.  Punch.  Add sentiment in Memento Black ink.  Assemble the apple with the worm peaking out.  Attach to the front of the treat holder.  Add googly eyes to the worm.

 

 

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A Sweet Little Hello for the 2019 Holiday Catalog with Harvest Hellos

The Harvest Hellos bundle from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!

 

It is definitely a sweet day!  Today we say hello to the new 2019 Holiday Catalog.

 

The 2019 Holiday Catalog!

 

And I have made a sweet card for the occasion, with one of my favorite bundles, Harvest Hellos.

 

 

I love the Harvest Hellos bundle!

 

I love this bundle! It includes the Harvest Hellos stamp set and coordinating Apple Builder punch

 

 

 

I had several project ideas for this bundle and this is one of the first projects I made when I got my Holiday products.  I could hardly wait to share it with you today.  It is my favorite!!

 

I pulled in another exciting item from the Holiday Catalog - Shimmery Crystal Effects! This is a staple product that you need to add to your next order!  It can be used to add accents to your projects, but is also a fabulous adhesive!  

 

 

 

Stampin' Tips: 

  • Add Shimmery Crystal Effects to your projects for detail and dimension.
  • Create custom sentiments by stamping multiple sentiments and cutting the words apart to add to your project!

 

 

Creating custom sentiments is easy!

 

 

Check out these projects that I shared the other day, and I still have one more coming soon! 

 

What do you think? 

 

Don't you love this?  Once you start playing, you won't be able to stop!

 

Add Shimmery Crystal Effects to your project for detail and dimension.

 

To create this card:

  • cut a Real Red card base 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
  • cut a Real Red front layer 4" x 5 1/4", embossed with the Subtle embossing folder
  • cut 2 Whisper White layers at 3 1/8" x 4 1/8" and 3" x 4"

Stamp the smaller Whisper White layer with the Buffalo Check background stamp in Memento Black ink and layer onto the larger white layer, than add to the Real Red front layer.  Punch a Real Red and Soft Suade apple.  Fussy cut the Soft Suade apple to look like caramel, than cover it with Shimmery Crystal Effects.  When dry, adhere to apple.  Stamp sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, cut words apart, and add to the card front.  Enjoy!

 

 

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