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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!

 

 

Stock up on Designer Series Paper now during the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE sale! Order here!

Designer Series Paper Sale

 

 

 

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!

 

Contact me today to get your copy!

 

 


Boo to You Pop-Up Monster Card and Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek!

Boo to You stamp set with the Hammered Metal embossing folder and Monster Bash designer paper from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

 

I love Fall! 

 

It brings so many things which I enjoy:  crisp cool air (which means warm cozy clothes), apples & pumpkins, and the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!  And although the crisp cool air and cozy clothes part just isn't happening (yet), I have discovered the first of the fall apples are awesome, and so is this!!

 

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Introducing: the amazing new 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

 

It is packed with awesomeness!  From stamps, punches, paper and embellishments, I love far to much of it!  And than I saw this, the Boo to You stamp set.  I have been wanting a monster stamp set for awhile, so this made me very happy!

 

As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make a pop up card!  This gem is the result. 

 

 

Check out this guy!  He lives in the Boo To You stamp set from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

 

The card base was created by tracing the outside of a Coffin Treat Box lid on a folded piece of Basic Black cardstock, than adding texture with the new Hammered Metal embossing folder.  Wait......coffin treat box?  Yup!  Those are in there too!  And this embossing folder will be used a ton!

 

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Okay -- let's talk about something that is genius......Coffin treat boxes!  They are awesome!  They are pre-cut and scored, making them a snap to assemble and fill with your favorite Halloween treat!  I have a cool treat in mind, and may just have to show you in an upcoming post! 

 

And did you see the coffin wreath posted on my Facebook page?  Check it out if you haven't!  Grab some of these cool treat containers while you can, because I have a feeling they won't last long!!  Ordering starts September 4th.

 

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Back to the monsters!  I started by creating a zombie for the front.  He was colored with a variety of Stampin' Blends, than fussy cut.  I also used Monster Bash designer paper for some contrast.  The interesting background piece is the web patterned paper from the same collection cut with the Under the Sea dies, and Monster Bash Enamel Shapes for the eyes.

 

 

Boo To You stamp set, Monster Bash designer paper and hammered metal embossing folder from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog

 

The pop-up monster on the inside was also colored with a variety of Stampin' Blends, than fussy cut.  A strip of window sheet works perfectly to make him pop!

 

 

Attach your monster to the inside on a strip of window sheet to allow him to pop up.

 

I thought he would be extra cute holding a sign, so I punched a little hole through the monster's paws, and tied a piece of the Granny Apple Green twine from the Tags & More kit through the holes.   I added a strip of cardstock over the twine for the sign.

 

Stampin' Tips:

  • The twine is white with 1 ply of color.  Unraveled the plys to pull the colored ply out to use as a solid color twine.  

 

 

 

 

To create this card:

  • Trace the coffin treat box lid onto a Basic Black card base cut 11" x 4", scored at 5 1/2"
  • Cut the designer paper strip for the front 1" x 3 1/2"
  • Cut a strip of window sheet 1/2" x 4", scored at 1/2", 2", and 3 1/2"

 

The net die from the Under the Sea dies works perfectly to create a wicked web layer behind the zombie.  Repeatedly stamp the Boo to You sentiment on Pumpkin Pie cardstock in Versamark ink, before punching out with the Starburst punch to layer on the front.  The Monster Bash Enamel Shapes have little dots that work perfectly for dimensional eyes.

 

So what do you think? Are you excited to get your copy of the Holiday catalog?  If you don't have a demonstrator, and live in the US, I would love to provide a copy to you!  Just send me an email with your request, and I will get one on it's way.

 

Ordering starts September 4th!
Remember:  
Ordering starts September 4th in my online store!

 

 

Do you have a long wish list?  Check out the Extra, Extra! promotion!  From now until August 31st, you can get a starter kit with $165 in products of your choice for only $99 with free shipping! Along with this awesome deal, you become part of my team, which includes an exclusive Facebook group, give-a-ways, free tutorials, and more!  Does this mean you have to have a blog and host events?  Nope!  You may simply enjoy discounted shopping if you choose, or enjoy extra income.  The choice is yours!  Details here

 

Do you love to have a little of it all? 

 

Than try my paper and ribbon share!  For a limited time prior to each catalog launch, I take preorders for a sampler of the designer papers and ribbons in the new catalog.

 

Click here for all the details!

 

Click here for all the details!

 

 

 

 


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.

Receive a thank you gift from me when you use this host code at checkout with your qualifying order.

 

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

 

 

 


Coloring Fun with Bloom & Grow

The Bloom & Grow stamp set with coordinating Budding Blooms dies.

 

Welcome back!  Today I have another project featuring the Bloom & Grow stamp set, and I paired it with the coordinating Budding Blooms dies.  Together these are fantastic!  I have stepped up this card, adding layers and embellishments.

 

The flowers are so fun to color!

 

The floral spray used on this card is so fun to color.  It is large enough to do some shading if you choose, but small enough to take just a couple of minutes to complete.  I chose to use Stampin' Blends, however, Aqua Painters with ink, Pigment Sprinkles, or watercolor pencils would also work great!  This could also be stamped directly onto designer paper and die cut for a quick accent piece.

 

Silver Metallic Thread and Rhinestones are the perfect finishing touch!

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, scored at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Perennial Essence designer paper
  • Cut a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of vellum

 

After coloring the floral spray, I embossed the vellum with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  The sentiment was cut using the Stitched Nested Labels dies.  This was all layered together with dimensionals, and some Silver Metallic Thread and Rhinestones were added to finish it off.

 

I hope you have enjoyed my projects featuring the Bloom & Grow stamp set with the Budding Blooms dies.  Did you know when you purchase a stamp set & die bundle it is discounted for a savings?  It's true!  This includes the Bloom & Grow stamp set and Budding Blooms dies!  Get yours today and save!  Click on any of the links below to take you to my online store.

 

Did you miss my other Bloom & Grow project?  Not for long, see it here!

 

Do you live in the US?  Are you looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  If you don't have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, I would like to send one to you.  Please contact me to request your copy today!

 

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It's not to late to sign up for a 2019-2020 designer series paper or ribbon share!  Details here!

 

Is color more your style?  Join my In Color club!  Details here!

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

 


Color Fusers Blog Hop June 2019

Color Fusers Blog Hop June 2019

 

Welcome back!  It's hard to believe June is here and it's time for another Color Fusers blog hop.  We hop on the first Monday of each month.  Thanks for joining us!

 

 

Color Fusers June 2019:  Blueberry Bushel, Real Red, Gray Granite, Black

This month's challenge is modern and contemporary.  I ran with this and used some scraps to create fun colorful circles.  Not only is this a great way to use some of your scraps, but it's fast and easy.

 

The stamp set I used is one of my go-to sets for birthday cards, Broadway Birthday.  I love the large bold sentiments and solid images.  It has coordinating dies as well, making it even better!  Now this stamp set and the coordinating dies will continue into the new catalog, however, it is currently bundled at a discount, which will end today! 

 

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a Thick Whisper White card base at 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
  • Cut a Whisper White layer 4" x 5 1/4", and emboss with the Subtle Embossing Folder

 

To make the colorful circles, I pulled scraps of the 4 colors we are working with this month and adhered them onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I used the circle die from the Broadway Lights Framelit set to die cut them, creating circles with varying color.  The 1" circle punch would work as well.  Arrange the circles onto the card front and add your sentiment.

 

Making Colorful Circles

 

Many of our favorite products are retiring to make room for exciting new ones.  In fact, today is the very last day to shop from the current catalogs!  Both the 2018-2019 Annual catalog, and the 2019 Occasions catalog are retiring!  Get those last few things on your wish list before they are gone for good.  And did you know many are even discounted?

 

Click on any of the links below to go to my store and check out the full list.  And thanks for hopping along! 

 

Check back tomorrow for an amazing project using products from the new 2019-2020 Annual catalog!  The new catalog starts tomorrow afternoon, and it is awesome!

 

Next up is Sarah. 

 

Go to Sarah Wills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or you may go back to Kelly. 

 

Return to Kelly Acheson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in case you get lost along the way, here are all the Color Fusers:

Melissa Kerman

Tami Hewlett

Nicolle Belesimo

Bonnie O'Neill

Jo Anne Hewins

Barb Mullikin

Kelly Acheson

Melanie Hockin <-- You are Here!

Sarah Wills

 

Shopping is fun and easy using my online store.  And as my thank you, all orders over $25 using the June host code will receive a thank you gift from me!

Get a thank you gift from me when using the June host code with a qualifying order.

 

Would you like a new 2019-2020 Annual catalog?  If you live in the US and don't currently have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, contact me for your copy!

 

I'm now taking pre-orders for my 2019-2021 In Color club!  RSVP today to start your collection!

 

Details here!


Color Fusers Blog Hop March 2019

Tea Together stamp set with the FREE Sale-A-Bration Tea Time framelit dies and Country Floral embossing folder.  The Delicate Lace edgelit dies add a gorgeous edge detail!

 

I am happy to be hopping with the Color Fusers this month!  Join us the first Monday of each month as we create using the same color palate.  This month includes one of my favorites, Gorgeous Grape!

 

 

Color Fusers March 2019: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Smoky Slate

 

I love the teapot in the Tea Together stamp set from the 2019 Occasions catalog.  And as part of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion, the coordinating Tea Time Framelit dies are FREE with a qualifying purchase! 

 

This month, I choose to create an elegant card using shimmery white cardstock, and used the Smoky Slate for depth, allowing the Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape to add the perfect pop of color.

 

Tea Together stamp set, Tea Time framelits, Country Floral embossing folder and Delicate Lace edgelit dies

 

To recreate this card:

  • Cut a Shimmery White card base 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2"
  • Die cut the left edge of the cardbase with the Delicate Lace edgelit die
  • Cut a Shimmery White layer 3 1/2" x 5 1/4" and emboss using the FREE Country Floral Sale-A-Bration embossing folder
  • Cut a 1/2" x 3 1/2" strip of Smoky Slate cardstock
  • Use a Highland Heather ink wash over Shimmery White cardstock, than stamp and die cut the teapot and flowers

 

 

An ink wash, pieces from the Delicate Lace edgelit dies, and the flowers from the Tea Time die set add perfect details.

 

The ink wash gives the teapot a subtle bit of color.  I added more ink to the wash for the flowers.  To create depth, layer several Smoky Slate teapots behind the white tea pot.  Little die cut scraps from the Delicate Lace edgelit die work perfectly to add detail to the teapot.  A strip of Smoky Slate cardstock grounds the teapot and adds a great base for the Gorgeous Grape striped ribbon.  For the finishing touch, I added some Glitter Enamel Dots to the centers of the flowers.

 

I hope you like it!  Thanks for hopping along today.  Next up is Bonnie O'Neill at Bonnie Stamps.  She always has a great project to share, check it out! 

Next up, Bonnie O'Neill

Or go back to the previous stop, Nicolle Belesimo.

You have come from Ellocin Designs with Nicolle Belesimo

The Color Fusers Design Team

Melanie Hockin  You are here!

Melissa Kerman

Kelly Acheson

Bonnie O'Neill

Nicolle Belesimo

Paola Phillips

Barb Mullikin

Tami Hewlett

Jo Ann Hewins 

Sale-A-Bration is ending soon!  Head over to my store and gather your supplies to make a Tea Time card while you can still get your dies and embossing folder FREE with a qualifying purchase! Here are the products I used.

 

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