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Color Fusers Blog Hop August 2020

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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Ornate Garden You're Amazing

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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.

 

 

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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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Color Fusers Blog Hop April 2020

April 2020 Color Fusers color challenge

 

 

 

Welcome back to the Color Fusers blog hop for the month of April.  I hope you are well, and are finding the silver lining in each day.  I am enjoying spending extra time with my husband and children without the day-to-day chaos that 4 children and 2 working parents brings.  What are you enjoying most?  Please share in the comments, I would love to hear your silver lining!

 

 

 

April 2020 Color Fusers Color Challenge

 

 

 

I really enjoyed this month's color challenge.  The colors flow together nicely, and were easy to work with.

 

 

 

Stitched So Sweetly and Well Said dies work perfectly together!

 

 

 

As the current catalog is soon coming to a close, I pulled out items that have not gotten enough love.  This designer paper is simply gorgeous!  It comes in 3 colors with beautiful patterns printed on each color.  I had not thought to use it for a card base until now.  It works perfectly!

 

And for whatever reason, I have not even inked up Botanical Bliss yet.  This set is lovely.  It was one of my favorites when it launched.

 

Botanical Bliss Stamp Set

 

 

I pulled in some great die sets and a punch to round out today's project.

 

 

 

 

Wink of Stela is perfect on the bird!

 

 

 

To create this card:

  • cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Noble Peacock designer paper and score a t 4 1/4"
  • Cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock 3 1/4" x 2 3/16"
  • Die cut a medium scalloped rectangle from Vellum cardstock using the Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • punch 2 sprigs from Balmy Blue cardstock
  • die cut 5 branches from Granny Apple Green cardstock using the Botanical Tags die set

Adhere the Soft Sea Foam layer behind the vellum scalloped rectangle and adhere to card front.  Stamp sentiment in Soft Sea Foam ink on Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut and adhere to rectangle.  Die cut 'friend' in Granny Apple Green cardstock using the Well Written dies and adhere beneath sentiment.  Stamp bird in Blueberry Bushel ink, color with Wink of Stella, fussy cut, and adhere sitting on word.  Arrange die cut branches and punched sprigs behind rectangle and adhere in place.  Color a piece of metallic trimmed ribbon with a Soft Sea Foam Blends marker, tie in a bow, and adhere to rectangle. Embellish as desired with None Peacock Rhinestones.  Stamp inside sentiment in Soft Sea Foam ink.

 

 

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Quick & Easy All Occasion card with Music from the Heart stamp set

Simple Music from the Heart notecard

 

I love simple and pretty cards.  

 

 

This is what can come from a piece of white cardstock, a black ink pad, and an embellishment, while playing with the Music from the Heart stamp set.

 

 

It is so simple, and came together in just a few minutes.  I love when this happens!

 

 

Sequins add just a touch of fun!

 

This is a perfect card for so many occasions, just change up the sentiment, and you are ready to go.

 

 

And make a rainbow of colors in just a few minutes!  Simply color the heart with any Stampin' Blend marker.

 

 

These simple notecards make a perfect gift!

 

A set of notecards makes a fun gift for a friend, neighbor, or teacher.

 

 

To create this project:

  • cut a piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2" and fold in half
  • cut a piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock 1/2" x 2 1/2" for sentiment, trim a banner end on the left

 

 

Stamp the treble 3 times in the center of the card front in Memento Black ink.  Color the heart of the trebles with a Stampin' Blend marker of your choice.  Stamp sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and add to card front with dimensionals.  Embellish as desired with sequins.

 

 

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