Stamping Tips & Techniques

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.

 

 


Good Morning Magnolia Framed Art from the New 2019-2020 Annual Catalog

Magnolia Lane Framed Art using the Magnolia Lane product suite!  New from Stampin' Up!

 

Woohoo!!  It's here - the new 2019-2020 Annual catalog!

It's packed full of amazing new products and projects!

 

For today's project, I CASEd this magnificent framed art piece straight from the catalog.  Using the new Magnolia Lane suite, making this was a snap!  Do you know the catalog is chalk full of projects and creative solutions?  It is a great resource to have in your hands.

 

The Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and coordinating Magnolia Memory dies are so beautiful!

 

 

To create the flowers, I followed the instructions from the video below which Stampin' Up! created, to show how you can use the Magnolia Memory dies.  They take just a little time, but are quite easy to make. 

 

And so worth it!  They are amazing in person!

 

Making flowers was never easier than when using he Magnolia Memory dies

There is so much dimension to this project!  It makes a lovely gift or art piece for your home or office.

 

So much dimension with the Magnolia Memory die flowers

 

To create this project:

  • place a piece of Magnolia Lane designer paper of your choice in a frame
  • create multiple flowers following the instructions in the Stampin' Up! video
  • use a hot glue gun to adhere the flowers and leaves to wooden twigs, than glue the twigs to the frame
  • if desired, add a stamped sentiment

 

 

 

I know I will be using this product suite for so many projects throughout the upcoming year.  You will love it too!  To order your Magnolia Lane suite, click on the images below or visit my online store.  

Use the June 2019 Host Code to get a thank you gift with an order over $25!

Did you know? There is a new feature in this catalog that I love!  An entire product suite can now be ordered with 1 item number, making ordering so fast!  But no worries, you may still choose to order ala carte, getting just your favorite items.  

 

Do you need a catalog? If you live in the US and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator!  Contact me today, and I will get a catalog to you.

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And before you go, it's not to late to join my 2019-2021 In Color Club or reserve a new Annual Catalog paper or ribbon share.  Details can be found here!

 

Reserve you spot in my 2019-2021 In Color Club today!

 

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 May 2019

Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars dies in Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, and Grapefruit Grove.

 

Welcome back!  We are hopping with the Color Fusers today.  Join us the first Monday of each month as we create using the same color palate. 

 

Color Fusers May 2019: Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz and Grapefruit Grove

 

The color challenge this month was a tough one for me!  Flowers seemed easy.  Now, I know there are not many blue flowers, but all flowers can be blue in my world.  How would you put these colors together?

 

I chose one of my favorite retiring products, the Jar of Love stamp set with the coordinating Everyday Jars dies.  These will go away when the current Annual catalog retires on June 3rd, or while supplies last.   Yup - I said it! They are going away people!  Yikes!  

 

I love all the little bits included in this set.  It's so much more than flowers, like I used today.

 

How would you fill your jar (or not)? 

Leave me a comment telling me what you would make!

 

To recreate my card:

  • Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Whisper White card base and score at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White layer
  • Cut a 4 1/8" x 2 3/4" piece of Grapefruit Grove designer paper
  • Cut a large stitched rectangle from Whisper White cardstock

 

I started by stamping multiple flowers in Night of Navy ink, stamping off once to decrease the intensity of the flowers.   The water in the jar was made with a Night of Navy watercolor wash on vellum cardstock. The Faceted Dots make perfect flower centers, and to finish it off, I had to add a little shimmer by coloring the flowers with Wink of Stella.

 

Add some Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.

 

You won't want to miss out on the Jar of Love set!  Visit my store today and get it before it's gone!  It will make me fill my jar with s ! Click on any of the products listed below to take you there, and don't forget to let me know what you would make!

 

Use this code to earn FREE Stampin' Up! products with orders over $25!
Use this code to earn FREE Stampin' Up! products with orders over $25!

 

Thanks for hopping with us today!  Next up is Bonnie.  She is sure to have a great project for you!


Go to Bonnie O'Neill.

Or head back to Melissa's post.

Go back to Melissa Kerman

 

Want free Stampin' Up! products?  Use my current host code at check out.  All May orders will receive a 4" x 6" Designer Series Paper sampler for orders over $25!

 


Color Fusers Blog Hop April 2019

Ombre embossing paste background card

 

Hello again!  We are hopping with the Color Fusers today.  Join us the first Monday of each month as we create using the same color palate.  This month feels like spring!

 

Color Fusers April 2019:  Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Very Vanilla

 

I thought these colors would work great to create an ombre background, so I am sharing a fun technique using Embossing Paste.  It's so easy to use, and can add huge wow factor!

 

Beautiful shimmery ombre embossing paste background

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2"
  • Cut a piece of Mango Melody cardstock 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

 

First, I created the ombre background on Very Vanilla cardstock.  While it dried, I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Waterfront stamp set, in Melon Mambo ink on a 2" vanilla circle and added some layers for interest.  A little gold thread (-LOVE- this stuff) and Pineapple Punch ribbon behind it worked perfectly to help it all pop.  I added a Mango Melody layer behind the ombre background before adhering it to the card base, than attached the sentiment with some dimensionals.  Finally, I finished it off with a few gold sequins.

 

Let's talk embossing paste! 

 

Have you worked with it before?  It is such a fun product and really is easy to use!  It comes in plain White, Shimmery White, and gorgeous Silver.  I used Shimmery White for this project.  It is beautiful

 

For the embossing paste design, I used a stencil.  The Pattern Party Decorative Masks set contains 4 cool stencil patterns.  Here are some of the other designs I created at the same time.  I will save these to make more cards.

 

Ombre backgrounds using Pattern Party Decorative Masks

 

And here is how I created the ombre background.

 

How to make an ombre background using Embossing Paste

 

See how easy?  Why don't you try it!  All the supplies can be purchased in my online store, head on over and grab them now!  Click on any of the products below to take you there.  And while you are there, check out the new Storage by Stampin' Up! products which are launching today!  Use the host code below when placing your order, and receive a gift from me!Use this April 2019 host code with your order and receive a gift from me!

Thanks for stopping by!  The next stop is Bonnie O'Neill, and she is sure to have something you want to see!

 

Go to Bonnie O'Neill

Or head back to Paola Phillips.

Go back to Paola Phillips

And in case you get lost along the way, here are all the stops on the hop.

Melissa Kerman

Tami Hewlett

Jo Anne Hewins

Paola Phillips

Melanie Hockin (you are here)

Bonnie O'Neill

Kelly Acheson

Barb Mullikin

Sarah Wills

 

 

 


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.

 

Use this host code to receive a thank you gift from me!Use the current host code to receive a thank you gift from me with your order!