3D Thursday: Blossoms in Bloom Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

This week, we have Guest Designer Tami Hewlett joining us for 3D Thursday! She has created this beautiful decorated Mini Paper Pumpkin Box, using NEW products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!

Besides the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes, Tami’s project features the new Blossoms in Bloom Bundle, Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper, Flowers for Every Season 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, and two new In Colors: Bumblebee and Magenta Madness!

The Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes are the perfect size for notecard sized cards (3-1/2 x 5 inches). They are also food safe, so they are also perfect for packaging tasty treats! AND, they also perfectly hold a Classic Stampin’ Pad and reinker. Such a great gift for a fellow stamper!

If you would like detailed instructions and a complete supply list for Tami’s project, you can download her FREE project sheet HERE. You can also download it by clicking the image below:

Thanks so much for visiting today! Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

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: Fold Out Gift Card Holder

It’s Sarah Wills’ turn to create for this week’s 3D Thursday, and she has created this sweet gift card holder using products from the NEW Annual Catalog!

Gift cards are a great gift, but it’s nice to dress them up in pretty packaging! Sarah’s project does just that, and can be made for any occasion. Here’s a few more pictures of Sarah’s project:

Sarah’s project features new products and colors from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual catalog, including the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper and my new favorite yellow: Bumblebee!

You can download Sarah’s FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking on the image below:

Have you received your new catalog yet? If you have not, and would like one, please feel free to contact me and I will get on out to you right away. The new catalog goes live next week on June 3rd!

Thank you for visiting today! Enjoy your 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

My 10 Favorite Occasions Catalog Products




Have you seen the new Occasions Catalog yet? Today I am sharing my ten favorite products from the new catalog! All Occasions products are now available in the Online Store and are available until June 3rd. Be sure to take a peek if you haven’t had a chance!

My Favorite Occasions Catalog Embellishment


Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins

My Favorite Occasions Catalog Embossing Folder


Dot To Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

My Favorite Occasions Catalog Bundle


Beauty Abounds Cling Bundle

My Favorite Occasions Catalog Color Product


Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack

My Favorite Occasions Catalog Project Kit


Incredible Like You Project Kit

My Favorite Occasions Catalog Designer Series Paper


All My Love 12″ X 12″ Designer Series Paper

My Favorite Occasions Catalog Punch


Butterfly Duet Punch

My Favorite Occasions Catalog Cutting Dies


Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies

My Favorite Occasions Catalog Stamp Set


Humming Along Cling Stamp Set

My Favorite Occasions Catalog Ribbon


All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack

And just as an added bonus/side note:

My Favorite Sale-a-Bration Item


So Hoppy Together Cling Stamp Set

So there you have it! My favorite Occasions 2019 products! What are yours? Hop on over to the Online Store to get your favorites!

Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

OnStage Day 1 Highlights and Products (plus check out the NEW Catalog!)

The first day of OnStage is over.  It was a long, but FUN day!  For my post today, I will share some of the pictures from the event, as well as the goodies we’ve received so far!  (Including sneak peeks of the covers of the NEW 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure!)

The picture above and the one below are pictures of the main stage.  There are literally over 6000 demonstrators here!   It’s quite the show, with flashing lights, loud music, and lots of cheering and dancing!

 

Wednesday, we checked into the convention center and registered.  At registration, we received this beautiful box:

 

Inside the box were the following items:

 

Today, we also received the NEW Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure.  There are some AMAZING new products in here that I KNOW you are going to love!!!  While I can’t show you the inside of the catalog, I can at least show the covers:

 

We also received this gorgeous zippered tool case:

 

And I won this new stamp set called “Part of My Story”:

 

And here’s one of the projects we created using one of the NEW product suites from the Occasions Catalog:

 

I also just remembered that I got a super comfy hooded sweatshirt that I forgot to take pictures of!  I will try to remember to add it tomorrow’s post!  All of this so far, and this was just the first day.  We have two more days to go!  I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!  🙂

FYI:  IF you have EVER considered joining Stampin’ Up!, you are going to want to do it during Sale-a-Bration!  There is going to be a fantastic sign up special that you are GOING to want to take advantage of!  More details on THAT as we get closer!  And if you join, you too could attend OnStage events!  Just something to think about!

Thanks for visiting today!  Please check back tomorrow for Day 2’s highlights!

Nicolle

 

It’s a Merry Monday with the Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder

Today’s card features the Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder!  This folder is actually available in the Annual Catalog, and as been available since June 1st.  This is the first time I’ve had a chance to use it though! Here’s a peek at the folder:

When using this folder, the wreath really ends up being the centerpiece of your card!  The wreath itself measures approximately 3-5/8 in diameter, so it takes up a large amount of space on the card.  It is so elegant though, and makes really beautiful cards, even completely by itself!  For my card today, I dressed up the wreath a bit by applying the NEW Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint with a sponge dauber.  After it dried, I went over some of the smaller leaves in the wreath with my Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Marker to add a bit of color as well!

 

I also used my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends marker to color some Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon, as well as rhinestones.  I LOVE using my Stampin’ Blends to make matching embellishments for projects!  They work great on ribbon, rhinestones, pearls, and more! 

The sentiment I used is from the new Merry Christmas to all stamp set.  This set is so versatile for the holidays!  It includes 28 photopolymer stamps that can be mixed and matched to make many, many different greetings!  The Merry and Christmas are actually two different stamps that I placed next to each other on a clear block to make one sentiment.  There are also some script sentiments as well!  Take a look at the full set below:

This set will be available on September 5th when the Holiday Catalog goes live.  It can be purchased alone or as part of the Merry Christmas to All Bundle.  You can find these items on page 5 of the new catalog!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Gold Foil Sheet middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Whisper White card stock top layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

 

I hope you like my card today!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  If you need a copy of the new Holiday Catalog, please let me know, and I will get one out to you right away!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

 

CASE the Catty Day 2 and Merry Mondays!

Welcome to Day 2 of my CASE the catty week!  Before I get to today’s card, I decided that, for at least the next couple of months, I will share Christmas cards only on Mondays.  Now that I got my first order of Holiday Catalog goodies, all I want to make is Christmas cards, but I also want to pace myself and not go overboard, as it’s still summer!  LOL!  So posting them only on Mondays will help keep that in check (hopefully)!  🙂

My card today is based on a sample on page 100 of the catalog:

Believe it or not, my card is based on the bottom card in this picture.  When I first started making it, I had a very different idea in my head of what I wanted the final card to look like.  As I continued to create it and made changes as I went along, it began to look less and less like the original sample!  Other than the plaid backgrounds, there’s not too much left in common between these cards, though I’m still very pleased with how my final card came out!

Most of the products used on this card are from the new Holiday Catalog!  The plaid background paper is from a new DSP called the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  The “Christmas” die cut and “Wishes” stamp are from a gorgeous new bundle called the Merry Christmas to All Bundle.  I also used a new trim called the 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim.  Other products include the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Twinkle Builder Punch, which I used to cut out the stars!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Mossy Meadow card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Cherry Cobbler middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Plaid DSP layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Very Vanilla stitched oval:  3-5/16 x 2-3/8 inches

Christmas die cut:  4-5/8 x 1-1/4 inches

Cherry Cobbler stars:  approximately 1/4 inch

 

 

All of the Holiday Catalog products shown on this project will be available beginning September 5th!  I have the new catalogs in hand and will be shipping them out to my customers by the end of this week.  If you would like a copy, and do not already have a demonstrator, please send me your name and address and I will put you on my list!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please check back tomorrow for Day 3’s project!

Nicolle

 

It’s HERE!!!

It’s finally here!  The new Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog goes live for ordering TODAY!  Just a couple of things you need to know:

Ordering will not be open until NOON Mountain Time (that’s 2:00 pm for us East Coast folks!)  This is so that Stampin’ Up! can have time to switch over the ordering system from the old catalog to the new one.

Once ordering IS open, ANYTHING from the new catalog may be ordered EXCEPT any Stampin’ Blends Markers in NEW colors only, and the Big Day Planner Kit and Refill.  All of the previously released Stampin’ Blends colors will be available again beginning June 1st.  However, there are a bunch of new colors shown in the new catalog that will not be available in the Stampin’ Blends until sometime mid-June.  Stampin’ Up! is working to get these new colors into your hands ASAP, so please check back for updates, and as soon as I know anything, I will let you know!

You can now view a PDF of the new catalog right on your computer!  Click HERE to view/download, or click the image of the catalog on the righthand side of my blog!

Otherwise, happy shopping! Let me know if you have any questions or need anything!

Nicolle