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Color Fusers Blog Hop September 2020

 

This month's color challenge using Queen Anne's Lace stamp set

 

 

It's Color Fuser time!  The first Monday of each month, the Color Fusers hop with a fun color challenge.  I hope you hop along with us today to see how we each used today's colors.

 

 

September 2020 Color Fusers

 

 

I chose to make a simple card using the Queen Anne's Lace stamp set, but spruced it up with all kinds of shimmer and shine!

 

 

Balmy Blue glimmer paper, blue gems, and Wink of Stella pair up for all kinds of shimmer!

 

 

This stamp set has a nice focal piece, and some perfect sentiments.  I really like the mixed fonts included.

 

 

QUEEN ANNE'S LACE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)

 

 

The Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is just amazing!  It is sooo shimmery, and makes a great layer piece.  It anchors the color on this project.  A little Wink of Stella helped carry that shimmer, and the adhesive-backed Blue Gems provide the perfect subtle accent.

 

 

 

A sprinkle of color was added by flicking the brush tip of the Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker on the marker lid.

 

 

Flicking ink using the cap of the marker is a great way to add a bit of color.

 

 

To create this card:

  • apply a Balmy Blue watercolor wash on Fluid 100 watercolor paper, and allow to dry
  • cut a 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" piece of Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper
  • cut a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, score at 5 1/2"

Trim the watercolor paper down to 3 3/4" x 5".  Stamp the floral outline in Night of Navy, stamped off once.  Stamp inside of flower in Balmy Blue ink, stamped off once.  Stamp sentiment in lower corner in Balmy Blue ink.  Using the Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker, flick the brush tip on the cap to splatter color over the flowers.  Layer the watercolor paper onto the glimmer paper, then adhere to card front with dimensionals.  Add Wink of Stella accents to the flowers.  Tie a bow in Snowflake Splendour ribbon, and adhere to floral stems with a glue dot.  Embellish with Blue Gems as desired.

 

 

Stampin' Tip:  The new Water Painters from the Annual catalog are amazing!  The set of 3 includes a wide tip brush, which works awesome for applying a watercolor wash to a bigger surface.  When I say a wide brush, I mean just that!  No streaks or hard lines to blend with this gem.  They are a must for sure!

 

WATER PAINTERS

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing the Queen Anne's Lace stamp set today.  It made this card come together in a snap!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

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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
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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!

 

 

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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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3-D Tutorial Blog Hop

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Welcome back to the 3-D tutorial blog hop.  I am happy you are joining us again today!

 

One of my favorite designer papers in the Occasions catalog is from the From My Heart collection.  And although this was part of our Valentine line, it is versatile enough to use year round.  I wanted to use this favorite piece to create some non-Valentine projects, so today's post features an adorable thank you card, which coordinates with the 3-D birthday project featured in this month's tutorial.

 

 

 

Sometimes we find ourselves needing a quick card, and this one certainly fits the bill.  It's all about the paper.  This designer paper is amazing!  It's gorgeous, shiny, and red -- my favorite color!  Beautiful paper does all the work for you,.

 

From My Heart designer paper is gorgeous!

 

To create this project:

  • cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, and score at 4 1/4"
  • cut piece of Whisper White cardstck 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • cut a piece of designer paper 2 1/4" x 4 1/4"

Adhere designer paper along bottom edge of Whisper White layer.  Stamp sentiment in Memento Black ink above designer paper.  Stamp bugs, and color with blends.  Add gems as desired.  Tie a bow in Real Red ribbon around white layer, along top edge of designer paper, and adhere to card front.  Stamp sentiment inside if desired.

 

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If you love this designer paper as much as I do, you will love my 3-D project featured in this month's project tutorial.   Hop along with the rest of the group as well, to see some alternate projects using the products in all of our 3-D projects.   You can then receive the tutorial to make 6 amazing 3-D projects FREE when you choose to shop in my on-line store with a product purchase of at least $50.   You may also purchase the tutorial.  Please contact me for more information to do so!

 

 

February 3D tutorial sneak peek

 

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Now don't forget to hop along with the rest of the 3-D Tutorial group to see more great projects.  See you next month!

 

 


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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Thanks for stopping by!

 

 


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!

 

Did you get your own copy of the Annual catalog?  If you live in the United States and do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, contact me for your copy!

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

 


New Catalog Blog Hop with Bloom & Grow

Simple stamping with the Bloom & Grow stamp set!

I am happy to be here today with a project using brand new items from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!  What's even more exciting is I am hopping with some of my Luv 2 Stamp team members!  We are each featuring a bundle from the new annual catalog.  You may have just visited Patty Bennett at Patty Stamps, where she featured the Floral Essence bundle.  Hop along with all of us!

 

This bundle was the first one I chose to create with.  The more I used it, the more I loved it.  The sentiments are perfection!  And the best part - it's so simple!  I love the clean look, and how the colors pop. I call this Simple Stamping!  

 

Mix in little pops of color to add interest to your project!

 

The Bloom & Grow stamp set is part of a bundle, pairing perfectly with the Budding Blooms dies.  I did not use the dies on this project, but they work so well together, I wanted to share them with you.

 

 

To create this card:

  • cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" for the base
  • cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4" x 5" for the layer
  • cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock 1" x 3 3/4" for the sentiment

I stamped the florets in Highland Heather ink, than added pops of color with Gorgeous Grape and Pineapple Punch, by carefully inking one floret, and randomly stamping throughout the cluster.  To do this, use washi tape or masking tape as a mask on your stamp, or just carefully ink the stamp on the edge of a stamp pad. 

 

I hope you enjoyed today's project!  Stop back Monday for a stepped up project featuring this bundle!

 

Now hop over to Cindee Wilkinson at Just Sponge It for a beautiful project using the To A Wild Rose bundle.  Or head back to Patty Bennett at Patty Stamps to see the Floral Essence bundle.  You can also visit Kurstan del Rosario at Stamp with Kurstan to see the Come Sail Away bundle.