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3-D Tutorial Bundle August 2020 Nothing's Better Than

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Hello, and welcome back to the 3-D Tutorial Bundle blog hop.  This month, we are featuring one of the cutest bundles ever......Nothing's Better Than.  And it's all about some of my favorite things:  coffee, chocolate, and cocktails!

 

Each month we choose something fun to create with.  We post one project on our blog, then create a 3-D item using the same items, which is exclusive to a tutorial available to you.  

 

There are 3 ways to get today's tutorial:

  • receive it FREE with a purchase of at least $50 in Stampin' up! products as my thank you
  • purchase the tutorial for $15 (request an invoice at melsinkyfingers@gmail.com)
  • join my team -- they get it FREE!

 

 

3D tutorial bundle Sneak Peek August 2020 Nothing's Better Than

 

 

I chose to make some quick & simple cards this month, featuring our new 2020-2022 In Colors.

 

 


Nothing's Better Than 3D Tutorial Bundle Tasteful Labels Stampin' Up! Mel's Inky Fingers 2020-2022 In Colors

 

I paired the Nothing's Better Than bundle with the Tasteful Labels dies.  These labels have been getting a ton of use since their debut in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  They are the perfect size for creating the cute sentiments which can be built using this stamp and die bundle.

 

The Nothing's Better Than bundle has so many choices to pair together, and can even be mixed and matched with the dies, for the best custom sentiments!

 

 

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And here is a better look at the amazing Tasteful Labels dies.

 

 

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Today, I am sharing some fun sentiment ideas, made with a simple monochromatic color scheme, each featuring one new In Color and Whisper White.

 

 

Nothing's Better Than 3D Tutorial Bundle Tasteful Labels Stampin' Up! Mel's Inky Fingers MagentaMagenta Madness

 

 

Nothing's Better Than 3D Tutorial Bundle Tasteful Labels Stampin' Up! Mel's Inky Fingers BumblebeeBumblebee

 

 

Nothing's Better Than 3D Tutorial Bundle Tasteful Labels Stampin' Up! Mel's Inky Fingers CiderCinnamon Cider

 

 

Nothing's Better Than 3D Tutorial Bundle Tasteful Labels Stampin' Up! Mel's Inky Fingers MistyMisty Moonlight

 

 

Nothing's Better Than 3D Tutorial Bundle Tasteful Labels Stampin' Up! Mel's Inky Fingers Just JadrJust Jade

 

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a card base 4 1/4" x 11" from color of choice, score at 5 1/2" and folded
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 4 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • Cut a strip of designer paper 4 1/4" x 2"
  • Die cut a label for sentiment

Adhere designer paper strip to Whisper White cardstock strip, and adhere to card front.  Stamp sentiment on label in ink color of your choice.  Add coordinating image in ink color to match cardstock. Adhere label to card front with dimensionals. Tie a bow in coordinating ribbon, and adhere to label with a glue dot.  Stamp sentiment of choice on inside in black ink.

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed these quick & simple cards.  Hop along with the rest of the team, then place an order using the host code below to get your own Nothing's Better Than tutorial bundle as my thank you!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop July 2020

Color Fusers July 2020 using the Beautiful World bundle.

 

 

Thank you for joining us today for another Color Fusers Blog Hop.  Each month we bring a color challenge to you by creating a card using the same colors.  Visit the whole team to see some awesome projects in a fun color combination.

 

 

Color Fusers July Color Challenge:  Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point

 

This month I chose to create using he World of Beauty stamp set and coordinating World Map dies.  What a fun set!  Since the color combination creates an unexpected look for the theme of these stamps and dies, I pulled in extra fun with polka dots and bows.

 

I created the background by sponging ink onto a polka dot Basic Patterns Decorative Masks.

 

 

Add interest by using masks to create detailed background layers.

 

 

The sentiment was cut with a die from the Tasteful Labels die set.  I have used this set on so many of my projects lately, and it has fallen into the 'must have' category.  It has quickly become my favorite label set of all time for good reason!  With so many different shapes and sizes, it works for just about every single project.  Plus, there is beautiful stitching and decorative edges on each die, adding just the right amount of detail.

 

 

The Tasteful Labels dies are perfect for just about every project!

 

And it was fun creating detail to the continents with Shimmery Crystal Effects.

 

 

Shimmery Crystal Effects creates fun accents!

 

The World Map die set has a cool embossing die included.  Look at the detail on the banner layered under the sentiment.  Isn't that cool?

 

 

The World Map dies in the Beautiful World Bundle have some really neat specialty dies!

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a 4 1/4" x 11" Shimmery White cardstock base, scored at 5 1/2"
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 5" background layer in Coastal Cabana
  • Cut a 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" Shimmery White cardstock front layer
  • Cut a 1" x 3 1/2" strip of Coastal Cabana for an accent piece
  • Cut a 1/2" x 2 3/4" strip of Pacific Point for an accent piece

Sponge polka dots onto shimmery white layer in Calypso Coral ink, using a Basic Patterns mask.  Adhere to Coastal Cabana layer then to card front with dimensionals.  Stamp globe in Coastal Cabana ink and the sentiment and globe stand in Pacific Point ink, all on Shimmery White cardstock.  Die cut.  Emboss the strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock with the calligraphy die from the World Map die set.  Layer the Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana strips, and adhere behind sentiment.  Adhere this to card front with dimensionals.  Adhere globe and globe stand to card front using dimensionals.  Color Basic Pearls with Blends marker, and embellish card as desired.  Add Shimmery Crystal Effects to continents or other areas of the card as desired.  Color white ribbon in Light Calypso Coral Blends marker, tie a bow, and adhere to card front.

 

 

If you have enjoyed today's project, leave a comment below and let me know what you liked most!  Or click on any of the product links below to visit my store, where you can find additional product information.

 

I hope you have enjoyed todays project!  Now hop along with the rest of the Color Fusers team to see more amazing projects in today's color challenge!

 

 

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July 3-D Tutoiral Bundle featuring Playful Pets

 

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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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If you would like to shop the Stampin' Up! 2020 retiring products list, visit my online store here, or click on any of the product links below to take you there.

 

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Jo Anne Hewins

Nicolle Belesimo

Melanie Hockin (you are here)

Tami Hewlett

Melissa Kerman

Bonnie O'Neill


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?

 

 

#151665 All Dressed Up Dies

 

 

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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I hope you enjoyed today's project and tips!  If you would like to create a 3D project with the supplies used on today's project, you can get great project ideas using the tutorial, which is FREE with a product purchase of at least $50 using this month's host code in my on-line store, or you may purchase just the tutorial for $15 (email using the Contact Me button).  My team will enjoy the tutorial each month as a team perk!

 

 

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

 

Thanks for stopping by!