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!
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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.

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

 

 

 


One of my favorite things - designer series paper stacks

Genuine Gems with designer paper stack background.  Would you like a FREE designer series paper stack?

 

Do you have a favorite item?  One that automatically makes your list each year before even deciding how you will use it?  I have a couple products like that, and this is one of them!

 

I love the 6" x 6" designer series paper stacks that come in all the colors of our color line.  And this year, I was so excited to see a gingham print in the line-up!  That's right - gingham in every.single.color!

 

Why do I like these so much? They are so versatile!  And since they come in a pack for each color family, there are tons of colors!  And each color comes in 4 prints.

 

 

So, 50 colors, 4 prints each, means 200 choices!  Ahhh, yes!  The endless possibilities!  And why they always work as a go-to choice when you need a little something on a project!  I love using them for layers, punching, die cut pieces, for big and little strips, and for stamping on!  

 

 

Cute & simple cards using the Darling Label Punch Box with designer paper layers.  Get your designer series paper stack FREE!

 

 

Since these are one of my favorite things, I thought I would share one with you!  Would you like one of these FREE?  I am giving one as my thank you with orders of at least $65 in Stampin' Up! products from July 15th - 29th, 2019!

 

How it works:

  • place an order of at least $65 in Stampin' Up! products in my online store
  • order total is before shipping and tax
  • enter host code KN9REQES at check out *host code must be used to get the free product
  • email melsinkyfingers@gmail.com with your choice of color family (I will acknowledge your choice by return email)
  • paper stacks will be ordered July 30, 2019 and ready for you no later than mid August
  • limit of one per person, email, and address
  • please do not add your FREE stack to your order (I have no way to credit you)!

Get your FREE designer paper stack with an order of at least $65!

 

Click on any of the product picture links below or on the Shop Now tab to take you to my store, and choose which one you would like!

 

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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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Ink Storage Overhaul (video)

New Storage by Stampin' Up

 

I am in LOVE!

 

The new Storage by Stampin' Up! line came out a few months ago.  Since its debut, I have taken time to decide how I wanted to incorporate it into my space.  With a full work space revamp in my future, I wanted something that would work now and later.

 

It is awesome!!

 

With only 5 sturdy white plastic modular pieces to work with, it's like playing craft Legos.  By mixing, matching, stacking, and pairing, these modular pieces make -the- most amazing custom storage space (you can see my space before later in this post)!  And the best part, when you want to 'reorganize' (and face it......we all do it......over and over again), you can take the pieces apart and create a whole new look!

 

 

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  • Ink Pad & Marker Tray (5 pack) - holds 5 ink pads with coordinating Stampin' Write Marker
  • Stampin' Blends Tray (5 pack) - holds up to 30 Stampin' Blends or other markers
  • Open Storage Cube - perfect for blocks, ribbon, adhesive, tools, embellishments, dies, embossing folders, 6" x 6" designer papers - everything!
  • Storage Topper - great for reinkers, blocks, adhesives, embellishments, anything you want handy
  • Storage Lid - to finish a tower, or to create a base to set larger items on top of your storage

 

 

 

 

 

My favorite parts:

  • the crisp clean look.

When I stand at my crafting table, it is just refreshing, and inspires creativity!  Everything is within easy reach, with few exceptions, and makes it easy to put right away, keeping your space neat and tidy.

  • the rainbow of color.

With all my ink pads organized in a color rainbow, it is not only beautiful, but it makes comparing colors easy, and grabbing the right one a snap!

  • it's expandable and affordable.

All the pieces stack and lock together making it easy to add pieces as needed.  Whether you have 2 ink pads or 20, it can grow with you, and you only need to purchase the pieces you need.

 

 

Ribbon

I use it on almost every project.  I previously stored my ribbon and trims in a cart on the other side of my room.  Now, I keep the matching ribbon in the same stack with the coordinating ink pad and marker.  I will be adding additional pieces, and bring twine and metallic threads into the mix as well!  I love having it at my fingertips!  It makes my work space much more efficient.

 

 

Keep your ink, markers, ribbon and matching embellishments together to make your work space more efficient!

 

 

And here is how that space looked before.

 

 

Before organizing with Storage by Stampin' Up!

 

 

I will tackle my die cutting area next, adding pieces to store embossing folders, dies, and 6" x 6" designer paper stacks.  I will share it with you once finished!

 

Would you like to organize an area in your creative space? I would love to help!  Once you are ready, click on any of the products below to visit my store and get started.  Or contact me today for a space planning packet!

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop July 2019

Color Fusers July 2019 Daisy Lane with Soft Sea Foam, Purple Posy & Seaside Spray

 

It's time for another Color Fusers blog hop!  Thank you for joining us today with a fun color challenge!

 

Color Fusers July 2019

 

This month's challenge used Soft Sea Foam paired with two new In Colors, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy.  I am loving Purple Posy!  You may be seeing a lot of it over the coming months!  I don't think we have ever had a set of new In Colors which pair so perfectly with our regular colors.

 

For this project, I pulled out the Daisy Lane stamp set, which comes bundled with a new medium Daisy punch.  It's a fun set, and the daisy punch is a great sizeCheck out the background on this project.  Isn't it gorgeous?  It was made using the new Stitched Lace die.  It is one large die, and comes with an edge die to cut the decorative edge if you choose.  It's so pretty. 

 

And did you notice the beautiful Designer Element in the center of the flower?  These are also gorgeous!  They come in a pack which includes all the different metallic colors.  Yet another hidden gem in the new Annual catalog.  You will want these!

 

The Stitched Lace die makes gorgeous backgrounds!

 

To create this card:

  • cut a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and score at 4 1/4"
  • cut a piece of Silver Foil 3 3/4 x 5 1/4"
  • cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3 5/8" x 5 1/4"
  • cut a strip of Whisper White cardstock 1" x 2 3/4"

 

Die cut the white lace background layer (with both the lace die, than the edge die), than cut the detailed edge of the silver foil layer.  Adhere the lace and silver foil layer together, than trim to size as needed.  Layer 3 punched daisies together to get a fuller flower.  Add leaves and sprigs to the flower before adhering to the card front.  Add a sentiment of choice.

 

Use multiple punched pieces to get dimension on a project.

 

Stampin' Tips: 

  • It's easy to create texture on the daisy simply by punching it from designer paper
  • Add dimension to card elements by curling parts with a bone folder (I did this on the flower petals and leaves)

 

I hope you enjoyed today's project.  Order your Daisy Lane bundle or any of the other products I used on today's project by clicking on any of the products below.  

 

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue to hop along with us!

 

Next up is Kelly Acheson.

Next stop is Kelly Acheson

 

Or you may go back to Melissa Kerman.

Next stop is Melissa Kerman

 

 

Here are the links to all of the Color Fusers:

Melissa Kerman

Melanie Hockin <-- You are Here

Kelly Acheson

Tami Hewlett

Barb Mullikin

Jo Anne Hewins

Nicolle Belesimo

Bonnie O Neill

Sarah Wills

 

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