Stamping Tips & Techniques

Color Fusers Blog Hop October 2019

The Stargazing stamp set from the 2019-2020 Annual catalog paired with Black Foil sheets and Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, and Cajun Craze ink.

 

Welcome to another Color Fusers blog hop, I am glad you are joining us!

 

CF October 2019

 

This month's color challenge felt like fall to me, and includes Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, Cajun Craze, and Black.

 

I was very tempted to dive into a fall project.  But I resisted, and instead, I reached for a stamp set from the Annual catalog I had not yet used, called Stargazing.  The sentiments in it are just lovely! 

 

 

And as we move into the Thanksgiving season, I have so much to be thankful for!  This card will be perfect to share a note with my family, or a friend, to tell them how grateful I am to have them in my life! 

 

 

The Black foil sheets are so beautiful #147898.

 

 

I chose to bring the black in by using the beautiful Black foil sheets as a background layer.  And Shimmer Black embossing powder?  Yes, please!!  It is so hard to appreciate in the photo, but it is simply gorgeous in person.

 

 

 

The Shimmery Black embossing powder is a must have! #149512

 

 

To create this card:

  • cut a Terracotta Tile card base 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2"
  • cut a front layer of black foil 4" x 5" and die cut the scalloped side edge
  • cut a Whisper White top layer with the 3 3/8" x 4 7/8" stitched rectangle die

 

 

Stamp the swirl in Grapefruit Grove on the Whisper White layer.  Stamp off once before stamping to soften the color.  Add stars in Terracotta Tile and Cajun Craze ink.  Heat emboss the sentiment and some random stars in the background in Shimmer Black embossing powder.  Die cut the sentiment with the stitched square die before adding to the card front with dimensionals.  Finish it all off with a few punched black foil stars.

 

Stampin' Tip:  To create interest to your background, vary the intensity of your color.  This is especially effective on a background when repeatedly stamping the same, or multiple images.  An easy way to get this effect is to stamp your image on a piece of scrap paper before stamping your project.  

 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

 

Visit my store to get your fall project supplies, and add the Stargazing stamp set to your order to let others know how lucky you are!  See you soon!

 

Next up is Melissa Kerman.....

 

CLick here to visit Melissa Kerman

 

Or you may go back to Nicolle Belesimo.....

 

 

Click here to go back to Nicolle Belesimo

 

Here are all the participants in the Color Fusers blog hop!

 

Tami Hewitt

Jo Anne Hewins

Barb Mullikin

Sarah Wills

Bonnie ONeill

Nicolle Belesimo

Melanie Hockin (You are here)

Melissa Kerman

Kelly Acheson

 

 

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Harvest Hellos Wormy Apple Treat Holder

Harvest Hellos and Check You Out sucker holder!

 

Welcome back!

 

If you have been with me for the past week or so, you have seen the Harvest Hellos bundle.  This bundle is so incredibly easy and fun to work with!  Once I started creating, I could not stop!

 

 

 

 

Today, I have chosen to pair it with another adorable set, Check You Out.  And it is perfect together!

 

 

I have chosen to make this fun teacher gift, but by swapping out the sentiment, and there are so many choices between the 2 stamp sets, it could be used for any occasion!

 

 

The worm and glasses stamps from Check You Out pair perfectly with the Harvest Hellos stamp set!

 

If you look closely, you can see the absolutely adorable glasses stamped in the background!  It is one of my favorite stamps!  And that little worm...

 

....how can you not love him?!

 

This little package can be made to hold anything.  I added a caramel applepop.  I love these, and look forward to getting them each fall!  These little bits of sweetness will find their way to school for my kids' teachers this week.  But this open top box is perfect for gift cards or any little treat!  As an added bonus, they come together in a snap!

 

To create this project:

  • Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 3 3/4" x 5 1/2", score as shown
  • Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" for the front layer

 

Cut your Basic Black cardstock 3  3/4" x 5  1/2" and score as shown.

 

Snip the long edges in just to the score line, and create a little notch.  Fold at all score lines, and apply adhesive to the sides.  In Memento Black ink, repeatedly stamp the glasses covering the small black layer, and adhere to box front.  Stamp the worm in Granny Apple Green ink,  than fussy cut.  Stamp again in Memento Black ink, color the bow tie with a Basic Black Blends marker, fussy cut and adhere the black tie to the green worm.  Stamp the apple stem and leaves in Call Me Clover ink on Call Me Clover cardstock.  Punch.  Stamp the apple in Real Red ink on Real Red cardstock.  Punch.  Add sentiment in Memento Black ink.  Assemble the apple with the worm peaking out.  Attach to the front of the treat holder.  Add googly eyes to the worm.

 

 

I hope you have loved the last project I will share for a while using the Harvest Hellos bundle!  But don't be sad, I have a great class offer for you!

 

Would you like your own Harvest Hellos bundle?

 

Reserve your Harvest Hellos Class by September 25th!

Reserve a Harvest Hellos class-to-go today!

 

I am offering a class complete with the following:

  • the Harvest Hellos stamp set
  • Apple Builder punch
  • supplies for 5 projects
  • a step-by-step tutorial to make your projects
  • a full bottle of Shimmery Crystal Effects FREE

Kit does not include adhesive or ink.

Shipping available for $8. 

RSVP by September 27th

(via email to melsinkyfingers@gmail.com)

 

Need ink with your kit?  I can include ink with your kit, ask for a list of recommended colors with your RSVP!

 

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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!

 

 

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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!

 

 


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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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.