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

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! 🙂

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: 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! 😉

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

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

3D Thursday: Best Dressed Easter Basket

It’s 3D Thursday! This week’s project was created by demonstrator Debbie Henderson. She created this adorable Easter basket using the Welcome Easter stamp set and items from the Best Dressed Suite!

These would be so cute to make as place holders for Easter dinner, or as favors for an Easter egg hunt! I bet kids would also enjoy making these! Here’s some additional views of Debbie’s project:

Do you love this project? Want to make your own? You can download Debbie’s FREE Project Sheet HERE, or by clicking the image below. It contains everything you need, including a full supply list and step-by-step instructions to make as many as you’d like!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s project! Please check back next week for a new project from one of our fantastic Guest Designers! 🙂

Thanks for checking in! Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Mason Jar Beehive and Pen Set

Happy Thursday! This week it’s my turn to create for 3D Thursday! 🙂

I follow a lot of different craft sites and one thing I’ve noticed is that bees are definitely a huge trend right now. There are LOTS of posts about beehives and bee related crafts, especially now that Spring is right around the corner! I like to put my own twist on popular projects using Stampin’ Up products, so I made a mason jar beehive with three flower pens:

The base of this project is a pint sized mason jar. I covered the jar with a thin layer of Multipurpose Glue and then used the 5/16″ Braided Burlap Trim to wrap the jar. I let the jar sit overnight and dry completely before completing it the next day. Once the whole project was finished, I filled the jar with glass vase gems (not shown) to add some weight and give the finished pens something to rest on while in the jar!

You can make your own set using my FREE project sheet, available below! The sheet contains step by step, full color instructions, along with a complete supply list of everything you need. You can download the sheet HERE, or by clicking the image below:

This project is sweet and useful, and was A LOT of fun to create. I hope you’ll consider making one of your own!

Thank you for visiting today! Please contact me if you have any questions regarding my project. I would be happy to help!

Nicolle

Color Fusers Blog Hop for March 2020

Welcome to our Color Fusers March 2020 blog hop! Today, we have a really pretty color combo to share! I just love the combination of green and brown together. I love it so much, that it was actually my color scheme for my wedding in 2008. I wore a light ivory gown, and my bridesmaids wore dark brown. All of my accents were different shades of green, including my main flowers, which were green Cymbidium Orchids. I made all of my own wedding stationery, and though I was not a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator at the time, I used Stampin’ Up! products in everything I made. My Stampin’ Up! colors were Certainly Celery (now retired), Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla. (Not EXACTLY the colors used today’s project, but on the same idea)!

For today’s project, I used the Parisian Beauty and Forever Blossoms stamp sets, as well as the Parisian Dies:

To make this card, I used Soft Suede card stock for the base, then Pear Pizzazz for the middle layer, and Very Vanilla for the top. I wanted a very soft look for this card, so any stamped images were stamped off at least twice in order to leave it very light in color.

I stamped the blossoms on the background in Mint Macaron ink. I stamped each off twice before stamping onto my final layer. I then used the script stamp from Parisian Beauty to stamp some script in multiple spots using Soft Suede. Those were stamped off three times each before stamping the final images. I then used a sponge dauber to sponge some Pear Pizzazz ink very lightly in the center of each large flower, as well as some Crumb Cake lightly along the edges.

The Eiffel Tower was cut from Crumb Cake card stock using the large die from the Parisian Dies set, and the “merci” was cut in Pear Pizzazz using a die from the same set. (I had originally planned to use Soft Suede for the tower, but I felt it was too dark, so I went with the lighter color!) Once the two top layers were adhered together with Snail adhesive, I attached them to the base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish this card, I added three small pearls to the front, as well as a simple sentiment from the By the Dock stamp set to the inside:

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Pear Pizzazz card stock middle layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Very Vanilla card stock top layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

Crumb Cake Eiffel Tower piece: 2-3/4 x 5 inches

Pear Pizzazz “merci” piece: 1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

Right now, you can get both the Parisian Beauty stamp set and Parisian Dies as a bundle for 10% off the price of both purchased separately! Take a peek at the full bundle below:

The full Forever Blossoms stamp set can also be seen below:

I love how all of these products work so well together!

Thanks for stopping by today! Please continue to the next stop on our hop to see what Jo Anne Hewins has created this month. Click HERE to proceed to her page, or use the “NEXT” button below!

And please check back this Thursday, when I will be hopping with the 3D Thursday Design Team! It’s my turn to create, and I have a super cute project to share! (At least that’s the plan! It’s not totally finished yet! 😉 )

Have a great day!

Nicolle

Our full hop line up for this month is below:

Tami Hewlett

Melissa Kerman

Melanie Hockin

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Jo Anne Hewins

Sarah Wills

Bonnie O”Neill

3D Thursday: Tiny Tulip Treat Holder

Spring is right around the corner! And that means it’s almost time for TULIPS! I LOVE tulips. They are my absolute favorite! So I really love Twila Davis’ project for this week’s 3D Thursday. How sweet is this little tulip treat holder?

For her project, Twila used the Timeless Tulips Bundle, which includes both the Timeless Tulips stamp set and Tulip Builder Punch. Right now, you can purchase both items together as a bundle for a savings of 10% off the cost of them separately! Take a peek at the bundle below:

Other items she used include Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper and Tulle Ribbon. Colors are Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, and Whisper White.

You can download a FREE project sheet with step by step instructions HERE or by clicking the image below! This would be such a sweet treat for someone special, or would make great favors for a spring themed bridal shower or wedding!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Nicolle