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3-D Tutorial Blog Hop Playful Pets

Playful pets dog house card made with the Playful Pets product suite.


 

Thanks for hopping along on the 3-D Tutorial Blog Hop.  We all have a project featured on our blogs today, and another 3-D project featured in a tutorial available to you, to create 6 fun 3-D projects using the same products!

 

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Today we are featuring the Playful Pets suite.  If you are a pet lover, this is a must!  I love that it has both cats and dogs, and has coordinating stamps and dies, awesome designer series paper, adorable trinkets, and lovely trims.  It is very fun to create with!

 

 

Playful Pets Product Suite

 

 

The grumpy dog image is from the designer paper.  This pooch cracks me up!  I had to put her in the dog house.

 

And the sentiment on this card fits her attitude perfectly!

 

 

Playful pets dog house card with grumpy dog

 

 

It was fun to carry the cute designer paper to the inside of the card.

 

 

Playful pets dog house card  uses a scrap of designer paper to add detail to the inside!

 

 

Stampin' Tip:  

Masking is a great way to increase the versatility of your stamps.  To do this, cover the portion of the stamp you don't want inked with a mask, ink the stamp, then remove the mask before stamping.  This can be done with any stamp.  Post-it notes, washi tape, and masking tape all make good masks to cover the part you don't want inked.

 

 

Playful pets dog house card featuring the Playful Pets Product Suite

 

 

To create this card:

  • cut a 4 1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White card base, scored at 5 1/5"
  • cut a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock for the font layer, emboss with the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder
  • cut a 2" x 2" piece of designer paper for the house
  • cut a triangle from Real Red cardstock and emboss with the Brick & Mortar embossing folder for the roof
  • cut a 3/4" x 2 1/4" strip of Shaded Spruce cardstock, scored at 1/4" lengthwise, for the grass
  • punch a Timeless Label from Basic Black cardstock for the door

Adhere embossed white layer to card front.  Snip fringe the length of the Shaded Spruce strip to the score line.  Fold on the score line, and adhere the 1/4" fold behind the designer paper square.  Fold fringe up, and adhere the house to the card front.  Cut one end off label to create a straight edge for a door, and adhere to center of designer paper square.  Adhere embossed triangle roof to house with dimensionals.  Die cut a dog of choice using the Pets dies from the designer series paper, or stamp and die cut a pet.  Adhere near door using a dimensional.  Add a ribbon bow on the roof.  Stamp sentiment on a strip of Whisper White cardstock in Memento ink, and adhere with dimensionals.  Stamp inside sentiment in Memento ink.

 

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop June 2020

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Hello, and welcome back for another awesome Color Fusers blog hop!

 

 

June 2020 Color Fusers Color Challenge with Mel's Inky Fingers

 

 

Today I am showcasing one of the beautiful new product suites from the upcoming 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, called In Good Taste.  This catalog launches in 2 days!  The suite features beautiful stamped images with heartwarming sentiments, amazing dies, a perfect new embossing folder, and really cool photorealistic designer paper.

 

 

 

My favorite item in the bundle is the Tasteful Label die set, which contains 10 different sizes and shapes of labels.  There is a shape and size for just about everything, and some even have decorative edges.  And the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder will be the perfect grab when you just need a little texture.

 

 

 

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The stamp set has great sentiments, and the embossing folder adds the perfect subtle touch!  I will use both a ton!

 

 

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Stampin' Tip: Making custom ribbon is a snap with white ribbon and Blends Markers.  For this card, I colored white ribbon, from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Pack with a Light Pool Party Blends Marker.  It dries quite quickly.  Make a rainbow of colors using any white ribbon and your Blends markers to customize your projects!

 

 

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To create this card:

  • cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Petal Pink card base and score at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a front layer of Petal Pink cardstock 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Cut a strip of Pool Party cardstock 1" x 4 1/2"
  • die cut a Whisper White label large enough for your sentiment

Stamp random background on Petal Pink front layer in Petal Pink ink.  Stamp twice for each time you ink.  Adhere to card front with dimensionals.  Emboss Pool Party strip with Tasteful Textures embossing folder, trim banner ends, and adhere to card front.  Stamp two feathers in Pool Party ink, fussy cut, and adhere to card front.  Stamp flower in Melon Mambo ink on Vellum Cardstock, let dry, fussy cut, and adhere to card front.  Color ribbon with a Pool Party Blends Marker, tie a bow, and adhere to card front with a glue dot.  Embellish with gold glitter dots.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed todays project.  Please hop along with the rest of the Color Fusers.

 

Next up is Melissa Kerman.

 

 

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop May 2020

Love You to Pieces stamp set & Puzzle Pieces Dies are perfect for this color challenge!

 

 

Welcome back to yet another awesome Color Fusers blog hop!  We hop together the first Monday of each month bringing you a color challenge.  This month, we are using 2 of the retiring In Colors, Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch.

 

 

May 2020 Color Fusers Challenge

 

 

This year's retiring In Colors have been, collectively, my favorite collection ever created by Stampin' Up!.  I love how bold and bright they are.  And in 4 short weeks, they will be gone.  

 

Have you grabbed your favorites?  

Don't wait!  

 

In Color items are already selling out, as Stampin' Up! has announced the 2020 retiring products, which include these In Colors...the ink pads and any other products in these colors.

 

 

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Retiring In Colors: Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch

 

 

Along with these In Colors, today's project also features the retiring Love You To Pieces stamp set and the coordinating Puzzle Pieces dies.  This bundle was on my first order when it debuted, so it's only fitting it is one of my farewell projects.

 

 

The mini hearts are the perfect accent!

 

 

This great background was made with one of my go-to embossing folders, the Subtle 3D embossing folder.

 

 

 

The perfect go-to embossing folder!

 

 

 

It was even fun to add the heart detail to the inside.

 

 

 

Don't forget the details on the inside, too!


 

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a 4 1/4" x 11" Night of Navy card base, scored at 5 1/2"
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 5" Call Me Clover cardstock layer
  • Cut a 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" Whisper White cardstock layer, emboss with the Subtle 3D embossing folder
  • Die cut a large Night of Navy scalloped oval
  • Die cut a large Whisper White stitched oval for the sentiment
  • Die cut Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch puzzle pieces

 

Layer the embossed Whisper White layer onto the Call Me Clover layer, and adhere to card front with dimensionals.  Stamp sentiment on stitched oval in Night of Navy ink.  Stamp hearts over sentiment in Pineapple Punch ink.  Adhere sentiment oval onto scalloped oval, and adhere to card front with dimensionals.  Stamp hearts onto puzzle pieces in matching ink.  Add puzzle pieces to card front as desired.  Cut a piece of Night of Navy twine, separate some of the layers, and tie a bow around one of the puzzle pieces.  

 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed today's project!  There are more projects to see, so continue to hop along with us!  

 

Next up is Tami Hewlett.

 

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Or go back to Nicolle Belesimo.

 

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Tami Hewlett

Melissa Kerman

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Adorable Bag using the All Dressed Up Dies

Polka Dot Purse card May 3D-2

 

 

Thank you for hoping along with the 3D Tutorial Bundle crew today!  We bring projects to you on the 1st of each month, and offer an awesome tutorial to you FREE with 6 amazing 3D projects, using the same products we are featuring on today's blog hop.  

 

 

Hop along and see the great projects we have this month!

 

 

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For today's project, I had a lot of fun transforming a 3D die to make a flat card front.  Look at the totes and purses which can be made with this die set.  Aren't they adorable?

 

 

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To create a 3D project, it takes 2 die cuts with the tote die - so easy!  I wanted to make a flat purse, so I modified the cut for a card front.  It was quite simple.  Here are the steps.

 

 

First, die cut the shape from any designer paper or cardstock.  I shortened my bag, so I only cut a portion of the main section.

 

 

Making a bag 1-2

 

 

Next, trim the side edge along the score line made by the die.

 

 

Making a bag 2-2

 

 

Then, line up the bottom edge of the designer paper with the bottom edge of the die, and run it through your die cutting machine again.  This adds the stitched line and a score line.

 

 

 

Making a bag 3-2

 

 

Finally, trim along the bottom on the score line.

 

 

Making a bag 4-2

 

 

Once, you place it on your card front, adhere the handle to finish the purse.

 

 

This designer gem was dressed up using the Timeless Tropical stamp set and coordinating In the Tropics dies from the 2020 January - June Mini catalog.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

 

 

Everyone needs a polka dot purse, made with the All Dressed Up dies!

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Old Olive card base, scored at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a Lovely Lipstick cardstock layer 3 5/8" x 4 5/8"
  • Cut a Flirty Flamingo cardstock layer 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  • Die cut the largest scalloped stitched rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies in Whisper White cardstock
  • Die cut the sentiment piece using the Stitched So Sweetly dies from Whisper White cardstock

 

Adhere the scalloped rectangle on the Flirty Flaming layer, than the Lovely Lipstick Layer.  Adhere to card front with dimensionals.  Adhere purse to card front.  Add strap using dimensionals.  Trim pointed ends if desired.  Stamp a flower in Lovely Lipstick ink on Flirty Flamingo cardstock, and a large leaf in Pear Pizzazz ink on Granny Apple Green and Old Olive cardstock.  Die cut the flower, 2 large stamped leaves, than die cut 2 small leaves from Granny Apple Green cardstock.  Assemble floral cluster and adhere to purse with dimensionals.  Embellish purse handles and floral center with From My Heart Faceted Gems.  Stamp sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink and adhere to card front.  Tie a double bow with Whisper White Baker's Twine and adhere to floral cluster.

 

 

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Now hop along with the other 3D crafters and see some other amazing projects.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 


Ornate Garden You're Amazing

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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.

 

 

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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 April 2020

April 2020 Color Fusers color challenge

 

 

 

Welcome back to the Color Fusers blog hop for the month of April.  I hope you are well, and are finding the silver lining in each day.  I am enjoying spending extra time with my husband and children without the day-to-day chaos that 4 children and 2 working parents brings.  What are you enjoying most?  Please share in the comments, I would love to hear your silver lining!

 

 

 

April 2020 Color Fusers Color Challenge

 

 

 

I really enjoyed this month's color challenge.  The colors flow together nicely, and were easy to work with.

 

 

 

Stitched So Sweetly and Well Said dies work perfectly together!

 

 

 

As the current catalog is soon coming to a close, I pulled out items that have not gotten enough love.  This designer paper is simply gorgeous!  It comes in 3 colors with beautiful patterns printed on each color.  I had not thought to use it for a card base until now.  It works perfectly!

 

And for whatever reason, I have not even inked up Botanical Bliss yet.  This set is lovely.  It was one of my favorites when it launched.

 

Botanical Bliss Stamp Set

 

 

I pulled in some great die sets and a punch to round out today's project.

 

 

 

 

Wink of Stela is perfect on the bird!

 

 

 

To create this card:

  • cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Noble Peacock designer paper and score a t 4 1/4"
  • Cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock 3 1/4" x 2 3/16"
  • Die cut a medium scalloped rectangle from Vellum cardstock using the Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • punch 2 sprigs from Balmy Blue cardstock
  • die cut 5 branches from Granny Apple Green cardstock using the Botanical Tags die set

Adhere the Soft Sea Foam layer behind the vellum scalloped rectangle and adhere to card front.  Stamp sentiment in Soft Sea Foam ink on Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut and adhere to rectangle.  Die cut 'friend' in Granny Apple Green cardstock using the Well Written dies and adhere beneath sentiment.  Stamp bird in Blueberry Bushel ink, color with Wink of Stella, fussy cut, and adhere sitting on word.  Arrange die cut branches and punched sprigs behind rectangle and adhere in place.  Color a piece of metallic trimmed ribbon with a Soft Sea Foam Blends marker, tie in a bow, and adhere to rectangle. Embellish as desired with None Peacock Rhinestones.  Stamp inside sentiment in Soft Sea Foam ink.

 

 

Stampin' Tip:  Use your Blends markers to color white ribbon, making custom colors for any project!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed today's project!  Now hop along to see the rest of the amazing projects we are offering today.  

 

 

 

Next up is Sarah Wills.

 

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