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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.  

 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

 

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.....

 

CLick here to visit Melissa Kerman

 

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

 

 

Click here to go back to Nicolle Belesimo

 

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.

 

Stop back soon!

 

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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!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today! Click on any of the product links below to get your Harvest Hellos project supplies.  And check back soon for one last Harvest Hellos project, as well as a special offer from me!

 

 

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Do you still need a Holiday catalog?  I would like to send one to you!  If you live in the United States and don't have a demonstrator, I would love to work with you!  Contact me today and request your catalog!

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop August 2019

August Color Fusers: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss

 

Welcome!  Thanks for joining us today on the Color Fusers Blog Hop.  You are probably joining me today from Jo Anne Hewins, where she had another beautiful project!  Today's color combination provides contrast, with the rich color of Blackberry Bliss and the softer color of Coastal Cabana, and a little in between.

 

Color Fusers Blog Hop August 2019:  Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss

 

 

I have not played with the Follow Your Art Suite nearly enough since it debuted in the Annual catalog this year, so I thought this would be a fun color scheme to use it with.  It is a really fun product grouping, and is all about us crafters.  I especially love the coordinating Arts & Crafts die set.  There are fun little accessories and great coordinating pieces.  It also includes an adorable embellishment kit, which includes perfect little heart charms.

 

 

 

 

The Follow Your Art Designer Paper follows the theme perfectly and couldn't be cuter!  There is even paper with hot glue guns on it!  Seriously!  Check it out!

 

 

 

 

The stamp to create a fancy ribbon bobbin from the It Starts With Art stamp set worked perfectly to create this filigree frame for my sentiment.  Isn't it beautiful?

 

 

Use the bobbin stamp to create a gorgeous filigree frame for your sentiment.

 

I used the coordinating Arts & Crafts Dies to cut out watercolor pencils and some cute accessory pieces, like the paper clip ( yes -- a paper paper clip!  So cute!) and the pretty stitched lace strip, which I love.

 

 

The coordinating Arts & Crafts die set cuts out markers, pencils, buttons, and even a paper clip!

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and score at 5 1/2"
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock
  • Cut a 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock
  • Cut a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of Follow Your Art designer paper
  • Cut a 3/4" x 3 1/2" strip of Pretty Peacock, cut banner ends on both sides

 

 

I embossed the Bermuda Bay layer with the Eyelet Lace embossing folder before layering it between the Pretty Peacock cardstock and Follow Your Art designer paper.  Stamp the colored pencils in Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock, and Blackberry Bliss before die cutting.  I tied the pencils together with Blackberry Bliss twine from the Tags & More Accessory Kit (I separated the Blackberry Bliss from the white portion) and included an adorable charm from the Follow Your Art embellishment kit.  Die cut a Blackberry Bliss lace strip and a Coastal Cabana paper clip to layer with the sentiment.  To create the sentiment piece, stamp one side of the bobbin stamp in Bermuda Bay ink repeatedly around the circle to create a filigree frame, than stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink.

 

 

Isn't the Follow Your Art bundle adorable?  And it could not be easier to get the whole product suite! 

 

Did you know?

 

In the new Annual catalog, product suites are bundled, making ordering a snap.  With one item number, you can order the stamp/die bundle at a discounted price, plus the paper and any other coordinating products, giving you everything you need for perfectly coordinated creating.  I love this ordering option, and I know you will too.  Try it!  Just click on the host code, or any of the items below to go to my store.  Use this host code at checkout and I will send a special thank you for your order.

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the project today!  Next up is Nicole Belesimo.

 

 

Next up is Nicole Belesimo

 

Or you can go back to see Jo Anne Hewins.

 

 

Go back to Jo Anne Hewins

 

 

 


A Daisy Lane Catalog CASE

Daisy Lane and Stitched Label dies combine for a beautiful card!

There are so many gorgeous projects in the Annual catalog, and this one is no exception!  I CASED this with a couple changes to make it my own, but I love the depth to this card! 

 

What does it mean to CASE? 

Copy And Share Everything. 

 

The texture added by the burlap designer paper, and the crumpled Garden Green cardstock is perfect!

 

Using designer paper and crumpled cardstock are two ways to add texture to your project.

 

This strip was stamped with the fern from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Garden Green ink before crumpling.  (I have been having a lot of fun recently with this set. I also used it last week on this card).

 

 

It also uses one of my favorite die sets, the Stitched Label dies.  I know, I have a lot of favorites, but I can't help myself!

 

 

 

 

The designer series paper is from the Pressed Petals collection.  The fronts are beautiful florals, and the backs are perfect layering prints, including this burlap.

 

 

 

 

To create this card:

  • cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4"
  • cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock  4" x 5 1/4" for the front layer
  • cut a strip of vellum cardstock 1" x 4 1/2"
  • cut a strip of Garden Green cardstock 3/4" x 5", trim both ends

 

Die cut the large label from designer paper, and a small circle from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp the small daisy on the Petal Pink front layer in Petal Pink ink, the fern on the Garden Green strip in Garden Green ink, and the sentiment on the white circle label in Crumb Cake ink.  Layer the large label and strips on the front layer, tie with linen thread, and adhere to the card base.  Add the circle sentiment to the center.

 

I hope you enjoyed today's CASE.  Pick a card from your catalog to CASE, and share it with me.  Or get your very own Daisy Lane set and CASE my card!  I would love to see what you make!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Delightful Day Note Cards using Scalloped Note Cards

SU Scalloped Notecards

 

I love the new scalloped note cards and envelopes.  They make creating a little note quick and simple. Using just ink and stamps, you can make cute note cards, too! 

 

This set of note cards is dressed up a little, but still come together quickly.  They use the new Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes paired with the Delightful Day stamp set. This stamp set is perfect for making tags, but is so versatile, it works great for cards, too! 

 

DELIGHTFUL DAY BUNDLE

 

These note cards come in a pack of 20, in 4 colors, with 20 matching envelopes. They are one of the hidden gems in the new Annual catalog!

 

To create this card:

  • cut a 3/4" x 5" piece of designer paper to coordinate with the note card color

Stamp the leaves across the front of the note card, followed by the flowers. After stamping the leaves, color them in with a coordinating Stampin' Blends marker.  Old Olive ink and Blends marker where used on today's projects.  Add a strip of designer paper along the bottom inside edge of the note card to peek out from under the scallop.  The stitched edge dies from the Stitched Labels Dies adds the perfect element of detail to the front.  Add any sentiment of choice.

 

STITCHED LABELS DIES

 

Stampin' Tip:  The White Stampin' Chalk marker is a fun way to add details to colored cardstock or note cards.  This was used on the Balmy Blue note card.

 

white chalk marker

 

Visit my online store by clicking any of the products below to get your scalloped note cards and Delightful Day stamp set, and make some quick and cute note cards today!

 

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