Color Fusers Blog Hop for June 2020

Happy June, Everyone! What a great way to start off the month, with a Color Fusers blog hop, a gorgeous color combo, and products from the NEW Annual Catalog, which goes live in only TWO days! Our color combo today is a very pretty combination of Petal Pink, Melon Mambo, and Pool Party!

My project today features (mostly) products from the new catalog. The background images were created with stamps from the new Forever Fern set. The sentiment is from the new Lovely You stamp set, and is heat embossed in white on Basic Black card stock. I also used new ribbon and embellishments, which I will get to in just a bit! For now, here’s a sneak peek at the two stamp sets I used:

Forever Fern Stamp Set
Lovely You Stamp Set

When making this card, I really wanted to use Melon Mambo ribbon, but I do not currently have any in my stash. So I used some of the new White Faux Linen Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and dyed it with my Melon Mambo ink refill. It was really easy to do! I used a small clear plastic cup, added about 1/2 inch of water, 10 drops of ink, and a splash of isopropyl alcohol. After stirring it well, I submerged the ribbon and let it sit for 10 minutes or so, then removed it and laid it flat on a paper towel. I used the paper towel to blot as much of the water out as possible, then dried it the rest of the way with my hair dryer. The ribbon held the color really well. Next time, I think I will leave it in longer to see if I can get a deeper color, but even the lighter pink coordinates well, as it’s just a lighter shade of Melon Mambo!

In addition to the leaves, I also stamped some small splatters all over the background in Petal Pink ink. The splatter stamp is also from the Forever Fern set. And the droplet embellishments are from the NEW Flowers for Every Season Gems. They are not adhesive backed, so I just used a very small dab of glue and placed them with my Take Your Pick Tool.

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick Whisper White card stock card base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Pool Party card stock middle layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

Whisper White card stock top layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

Basic Black card stock sentiment piece: 1-1/8 x 2-1/4 inches

Although this card is made with mostly new products, there is still time to get your favorite retiring products! But you only have until tomorrow night to get them! Click HERE to shop the Last Chance Products section of my online store, and stock up on your favorites before they are gone for good!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Next up is Tami Hewlett, who always has something beautiful to share!

Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

Our full hop lineup for this month is as follows:

Melissa Kerman

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Tami Hewlett

Jo Anne Hewins

Bonnie O’Neill

Melanie Hockin

3D Thursday: Magazine Holder for Cards

This week’s 3D Thursday project was created by Guest Designer France Martin, affectionately known to many of us as “Frenchie”! Her project is not only adorable, but is also functional and stylish for card makers who wish to keep their cards neatly organized and accessible. Check it out:

It’s a magazine holder style holder for cards! You could make as many as you want, label them by occasion, and line them up neatly on a shelf to keep your cards close at hand. Right now, all of MY cards are mixed together in bins. Organizing them this way is definitely on my list of things to do, probably this summer when all the craziness with distance learning finally slows down!

Frenchie has provided us with step by step instructions on her FREE project sheet, available HERE, or by clicking on the image below. You can make these fit your own personality and space by using your favorite colors, sentiments, and papers! I can’t wait to make some of my own!

Thank you to Frenchie for joining is today and thank YOU for visiting! I’ll be back next week with a new project!

Have a great day!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Happy Day Tab Top Treat Box

Debbie Henderson is our designer today for 3D Thursday, and she has created this sweet treat box, which features NEW colors for 2020! The new catalog has been released to demonstrators, and we’ve seen the new colors for 2020-2022. They are SO pretty! Debbie has featured two of them in her project today. They are called Bumblebee and Magenta Madness!

Debbie also used some other products from the new catalog, including Designer Series Paper, cutting dies, and embellishments. Her project is a great sample of new colors and products that will ALL be available June 3rd!

Here’s a nice close up of the new In Color ribbon and colors:

If you would like step by step instructions and a supply list for Debbie’s project, please click HERE or on the image below for her FREE printable project sheet!

Thank you for visiting today! Stay safe and well, and I’ll be back next week with a new project!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Ornate Style Dressed to Impress Mini Purse

Today, we have Guest Designer Sara Levin joining us for 3D Thursday! She has created this super cute mini purse using items from the Ornate Garden and Best Dressed suites!

I love the look of the gold foil against the Mint Macaron background. This would be such a cute container for bridal shower favors or treats, or for a princess themed party for little ones! You can find full instructions and a supply list on Sara’s FREE project sheet. Click HERE to download, or click on the image below:

Such a cute, fun project!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

Nicolle

Color Fusers Blog Hop for May 2020

Happy May, Everyone! April flew by, despite many challenges, and I have tremendous hope that we will finally start seeing some good news this month! Our color combo this month is a bright, sunny combo of Call Me Clover, Night of Navy, and Pineapple Punch. TWO of these colors are retiring June 2nd, so if you love them, stock up while you can!

I realized last night about 9:30 pm that I had this hop today. For some reason, I thought it was NEXT week. Oops! This card layout is pretty much my go-to layout when I need a card quickly. It’s simple in design and easy to create, and by adding texture, embellishments, etc., you can dress it up to look really nice! Some added touches on this card include paint spatters in the background, the use of Shimmery White cardstock for the top layer, stitched edging, pearls, an embossed middle layer, and a simple bow!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Night of Navy cardstock base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Call Me Clover cardstock layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

Shimmery White cardstock layer: 3 x 4-3/8 inches

Shimmery White cardstock insert: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

My flowers were stamped in Black StazOn ink, and watercolored using Aqua Painters. After coloring the flowers, I swirled some green into the yellow before I did the paint spatters, and though it’s hard to tell from the pictures, some of them have an almost ombre effect! The flowers are from the Painted Poppies stamp set and the sentiment is from the Here’s a Card set.

As mentioned above, TWO of the colors we used today are retiring June 2nd. They are Pineapple Punch and Call Me Clover. Be sure to visit the online store HERE to stock up on your favorites before they’re gone for good! Typically, retiring color products sell out quickly, so order ASAP to avoid disappointment!

Be sure to check out the Last Chance Products section of the online store for ALL retiring products, in addition to the retiring In Colors! Some items have been marked down, and ALL retiring products are only available while supplies last.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are happy and well. Please continue to the next stop on our hop, which is Melanie Hockin’s page!

Enjoy your day! πŸ™‚

Nicolle

Our full line up for this month is as follows:

Jo Anne Hewins

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Melanie Hockin

Tami Hewlett

Melissa Kerman

Bonnie O’Neill

3D Thursday: Little Box of Sunshine

Happy Thursday, everybody! It’s my turn to create for 3D Thursday, and I have put together a very simple, but fun project for today! A few weeks ago, Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass posted a Box of Sunshine that she had created for the staff at Stampin’ Up! It was a large box full of small treats and gifts that were all yellow in color. She said that she brought it in for them to brighten their day and “Share Sunshine”. Honestly, who couldn’t use a little pick me up with all the craziness happening right now? So my project was inspired by her idea! Take a look:

I wanted to do something similar, but on a smaller, more portable scale. I used the Acetate Card Boxes and filled them with yellow treats, as well as a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card. They are the perfect size to give to one person! Here’s a close up of what I put inside:

Everything was ordered from Amazon, except the gift card. I picked up a bunch of those at my local Dunkin’ Donuts. For Stampin’ Up! products other than the card box, I used the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper for the belly band, the You Always Deliver stamp set for the sentiment, and Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon for the wrap and bow. It was SO simple and fun to put this together, and will be even more fun to give!

You can download my full instruction sheet and supply list HERE or by clicking the image below:

Thanks for checking in today! Next Monday, I will be hopping with the Color Fusers team, so please check back on Monday AND Thursday for new posts and projects!

Have a great day, (hopefully) filled with sunshine!

#sharesunshine

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Mug Mix Treat Holder

Does anyone else feel like the week flies by? Every time I sit down to do my weekly post for 3D Thursday, I feel like I just did the previous week’s. Maybe it’s just because we’ve all been stuck at home for a month and I’m going a little stir crazy! πŸ™‚

Today, we have Guest Designer Sherri Everett Bishop joining us! Sherri is a demonstrator friend of mine from Maine, and she has created this fun Mug Mix Treat Holder. If you’re not familiar with mug mix, it’s a single serving cake or other dessert mix that you add to a mug, add a couple of simple ingredients, and then pop in the microwave for a minute or so. They are PERFECT when you are craving something sweet but don’t have the time (or the willpower) to make a whole cake/pan of brownies/sheet of cookies!

Here’s what Sherri has created for us today:

Here’s a peek at the inside:

The package of mug mix nests right in the little insert she has created on the inside, and then the bottom folds up and ties with a bow to hold everything together. What a great design and a great way to send someone a sweet treat!

Here’s a close up of the greeting and design on the front:

Wouldn’t the front of Sherri’s project also make a beautiful card? I think so!

This project features products from the NEW Ornate Garden Suite, which is available now in the online store, and is also one of the many new gorgeous suites available in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! (Which I got to see yesterday and you are going to LOVE!)

If you would like to make this project yourself, you can download Sherri’s FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking on the image below. There are so many fun ways you can make these, just by switching up the colors and paper!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Dinosaur Tin Playset

It’s Thursday! And wait until you see what teammate Twila Davis has created for this week’s 3D Thursday project! It’s so fun! Ready? ….

I am definitely a Tic Tac girl, but I think I am going to have grab some Altoids just so I can make these for my boys! Twila used an empty Altoids tin, items from Stampin’ Up’s Dinoroar Suite, as well as some dollar store plastic dinosaurs to make this project. Here’s what it looks like when it’s closed:

I wonder if making this with my boys could count toward their art class during quarantine? I will have to check with their teacher! πŸ˜‰

If you would like to download Twila’s instruction sheet, you can click HERE or click on the image below:

You can view the entire Dinoroar Suite in the online store HERE. While you’re there, be sure to check out the online Clearance Rack too. It was just restocked this week with some GREAT deals!

Thank you for visiting today! Stay safe and well!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Matchbook Treat Holder

Easter is right around the corner, and though it may look different this year due to COVID-19, there is still reason to celebrate! Wendy Lee created a cheery Easter themed Matchbook Treat Holder for this week’s project. She used products from the NEW Ornate Garden Suite, which can now be found in the online store! Take a look at her super cute project:

Isn’t this just so cute? This would totally brighten someone’s day! I love the colors, and the bunny is so sweet and cheery. I’m sure we could all use a little extra cheer right now!

Wendy’s project was created using the NEW Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, as well as the Welcome Easter stamp set. The Ornate Garden Suite is an early release from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, and includes stamps, paper, embellishments, and more, in beautiful, colorful floral patterns and designs! Check out the entire suite HERE. This suite is sure to be a favorite from the new catalog!

If you would like to make your own version of Wendy’s treat holders, you can download her FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking on the image just below. Her project sheet contains full color, step by step instructions, as well as a complete supply list!

Thank you so much for visiting today! Please stay healthy and well, and have a Happy and Blessed Easter!

Nicolle

Color Fusers Blog Hop for April 2020

Welcome to our Color Fusers blog hop for April! Well, things have certainly changed since last month, haven’t they? Who would have thought a month ago that all of this craziness in the world would be happening? Usually, on a Color Fusers hop day, I would be carrying my phone from classroom to classroom with my alarm set to make sure that my post gets published at the right time. Today, I will most likely be sitting at my dining room table (pleading) with my boys to PLEASE get some schoolwork done. Such a huge and bizarre difference from a month ago!

We could all use some positive thoughts right now, so my project today features the stamp set Positive Thoughts, including a sentiment that I think we can really all use more of during this time : Hugs, Prayers, Love.

I love this month’s color combo! Blues and greens together are so calming, and I love these particular shades together. My card uses a Balmy Blue base, with Soft Sea Foam, Blueberry Bushel, and Whisper White layers. The sentiment is stamped in Granny Apple Green, and there are also some Glitter Enamel Dots in that color as well. The card is finished with a simple Blueberry Bushel bow.

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Balmy Blue cardstock base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Soft Sea Foam cardstock layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

Balmy Blue cardstock embossed layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Blueberry Bushel cardstock scalloped layer: 3-1/8 x 4-7/8 inches

Whisper White cardstock top layer: 2-1/2 x 3-5/8 inches

Whisper White sentiment piece: 1-9/16 x 2 inches

Every stamped image on this card, including the sentiment, is from the Positive Thoughts set. This set has so many things I love: butterflies, leaves, flowers, simple script sentiments, and more! Take a peek at the full set below:

You can find a complete supply list for my project today at the end of this post. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. In the meantime, I hope you will continue through the rest of our hop! The next stop is Tami Hewlett’s page. Click HERE to go to her page, or use the links below to hop from one page to the next to see what everyone has created. I am definitely looking forward to seeing some great projects this month!

Thank you so much for joining us today! I truly hope you are all staying safe and healthy! Let’s hope for some good news soon!

Nicolle

Our full lineup for this month is as follows:

Melanie Hockin

Sarah Wills

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Tami Hewlett

Melissa Kerman

Jo Anne Hewins

Barb Mullikin

Bonnie O’Neill