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Color Fusers Blog Hop August 2020

Color fusers august 2020 celebrate sunflowers bundle birthday melsinkyfingers stampin up.

 

Welcome back for another Color Fusers Blog Hop.  

 

Color fusers august 2020 color challenge

 

Each month, we share a color challenge and have fun making a project showcasing those colors.  Thanks for joining us, and try creating along with us!

 

The Celebrate Sunflowers bundle has been very popular.  And up until this project, I had not inked it up.  It was fun to finally break it out to create with.

 

Celebrate Sunflower Bundle

 

Today's color challenge is one of my favorite color combinations.  It comes together for a fun, playful project.

 

Color fusers august 2020 with Celebrate Sunflowers birthday card.

 

 

This bundle is really beautiful, with both large and smaller floral images, some great sentiments, and a lovely die set, especially the large lacy floral die, which I chose to use on this project.

 

Color fusers august 2020 celebrate sunflowers bundle lacy flower

 

To create this card:

  • cut a 4 1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White card base, score at 5 1/2" and fold
  • cut a 2" x 5 1/2" strip of designer paper
  • cut a 3 3/4" x 5" layer of Gorgeous Grape cardstock
  • cut a 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" layer of designer paper
  • cut a 1" x 3" strip of Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment

Adhere the strip of designer paper along the left edge of card base.  Adhere designer paper layer to Gorgeous Grape cardstock offset, and adhere to card front with dimensionals.  Die cut a Purple Posy and Vellum cardstock flower, and a Gorgeous Grape lacy floral die cut.  Using a Purple Posy Stampin' Write marker, color the happy birthday stamp, and randomly stamp happy birthday over the Purple Posy flower.  Layer together with vellum and lacy floral die cuts.  Fill the flower center with rhinestones, and adhere flower to card front with dimensionals.  Stamp leaves in Granny Apple Green ink on matching designer paper, die cut, and adhere to card front.  Tie a bow with white ribbon colored with a Dark Purple Posy Blends Marker, and adhere to flower.  Stamp sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock, and adhere to card front with dimensionals.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Now hop along with the rest of the Color Fusers.  Next up is Nicolle Belesimo.

 

 

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

 

 

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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.  

 

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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!

 

 

Nothing is better than bundle stampin up melsinkyfingers

 

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

 

 

Tasteful Labels Dies Stampin' Up! Melsinkyfingers

 

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 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.

 

 

In Colors 2018-2020

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!

 

 

 


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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Happy Easter to You

Happy Easter!

 

 

It's hard to believe that we are already celebrating this special day.  And a special day calls for a pretty card!

 

 

There is a no stamping on the front of today's card.

 

 

It was created with 3 different die sets.  By layering elements, I created a beautiful focal point.  The only stamping is the inside sentiment.

 

 

Combine die cut elements to create a meaningful card

 

 

The cross is made by combining 2 dies from the Cross of Hope die set, and the gorgeous detail piece on the bottom is from the Jubilee Beauty dies from the 2020 January-June mini catalog.  Word Wishes is a die set which covers all holidays.  It is a staple for every stamper's studio, and works perfectly on this Easter card.  

 

 

 

Layer die cut elements to create a stunning focal point.

 

 

There is even a coordinating stamp set to Word Wishes called A Wish for Everything, which allows you to create endless custom holiday sentiments by combining stamped and die cut elements.  The great news is when you purchase them together, the bundle is discounted!

 

 

 

To create the cross, I placed the thin cross inside the larger cross and ran it through my die cutting machine together, creating this delicate element.

 

 

Layer dies to create new shapes.

 

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Purple Posy cardstock, score at 4 1/4" and fold
  • Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Purple Posy cardstock and emboss with the Subtle embossing folder
  • Die cut a cross, the sentiment, and the detail element piece from Purple Posy cardstock
  • Die cut 3 fronds from Crumb Cake cardstock

Adhere embossed layer to card front, then add detail element to bottom of card front. Color cross with Wink of Stella glitter brush, then wrap a piece of Purple Posy linen ribbon around cross and tack in place with glue dots.  Adhere cross to card front with dimensionals.  Tuck fronds behind cross and adhere in place.  Add sentiment and a linen thread bow to cross.  Embellish with pearls as desired.

 

 

Thank you for stopping by today!

 

 

Wishing you and your family many blessings!