This week, we have Guest Designer Diane Lethbridge joining us for 3D Thursday! Diane has created some gift tins using products from the Fine Art Floral Suite. Take a look at how pretty her project is:
These would be perfect for giving so many different gifts! And they can be decorated and switched up for any occasion or holiday just by using different paper and embellishments! I’m not sure where Diane got her tins, but I know I’ve seen them at the dollar store. (And you get 4 in one package with lid inserts!) This is such a versatile project!
If you would like to learn more about Diane’s project and/or make your own, you can download her FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking the image below:
Thank you for stopping by today! Please check back next week for another fun 3D project!
This week, we have Guest Designer Tammy Shaia from Be Creative Stamping joining us for 3D Thursday! Tammy has used the NEW Hey Chick Bundle to create this adorable Cookie Treat Holder:
If you have been a Stampin’ Up! customer for a while, then you may remember the Hey Chick stamp set from 2017’s Sale-a-Bration. It was a stamp set that was available for free with a $50 purchase, and it is one of the most popular Sale-a-Bration items in Stampin’ Up! history! It was so popular, that Stampin’ Up! decided to bring it back for purchase, and even created coordinating cutting dies to go with it! (And there’s another bundle called Hey Birthday Chick with coordinating dies that goes really well with it too!) You can see both bundles HERE.
But getting back to Tammy’s project….in addition to her Hey Chick Cookie Holder, Tammy made a second version of her project, using the new Sweet Strawberry Bundle:
This is such a versatile project that can be made for any occasion just by switching up colors, papers, and embellishments! I really love it!
You can make your own version of Tammy’s project by downloading and printing her FREE project sheet HERE. You can also click on the image below to open the sheet!
I hope you have enjoyed this week’s 3D Thursday project. Please check back next week for another fun project!
Happy February! And welcome to our Color Fusers blog hop for this month. It is a freezing cold day here in CT, and we are about to get 7-14 inches of snow dumped on us over the next 24 hours. I am trying to get this blog post done and posted before we lose our power and/or internet. I live in a very rural area, and it’s pretty much a given any time we have a big storm! Hopefully, it won’t be too bad!
Our color combo for this month’s hop is a bright and fun combo of Gorgeous Grape, Magenta Madness, and Bermuda Bay. I love to pair brights with black and white, as I feel it really makes the colors pop! So here is what I came up with for this month:
This project features the new Vine Design Bundle, which can be found on page 62 of the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog. To make this card, I used watercolor paper and my Water Painters to make a watercolor wash with all three of this month’s colors. (Of course, I didn’t think to take a picture of it before I dried and cut it. Sorry!) I took a 3-1/2 by 5 inch piece of the water color paper and brushed on the colors so it looked like diagonal stripes across the paper. I used my Heat Tool to speed up the drying process, then cut it with the large round die from the Flowering Vines Dies. Before cutting, I applied an Adhesive Sheet to the back of the paper. This in essence created a sticker from the die cut, so that when I was ready to mount it to the card, I just had the peel the backing off and apply. I LOVE the adhesive sheets! They are truly a Godsend to someone like me who makes a HUGE mess with glue (no matter how careful I am!)
Once the die cut was mounted to the white layer, I layered that onto a layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock and wrapped both with a piece of Gorgeous Grape 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon. I then heat embossed the Hello sentiment onto Basic Black cardstock, and cut it with the Double Oval Punch. I mounted the ribbon wrapped layers onto a Basic Black cardstock base, cut a second smaller piece of ribbon and created a simple knot close to the sentiment piece. My sentiment was mounted with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then added some Opal Rounds, mounted an inside white layer, and my card was complete! It’s a simple design this month, but I love how it came out!
Measurements for this card are as follows:
Basic Black cardstock base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Bermuda Bay cardstock middle layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches
Basic White cardstock top layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches
Floral Die Cut diameter: 3-1/8 inches
Black Sentiment Oval: 15/16 x 1-13/16 inches
The Vine Design Bundle is available as a bundle, and purchasing them as such will save you 10% off the price of purchasing the stamps and dies separately. (Of course they are also available separately as well, if you’re only looking for one or the other!) You can find ordering info for these, and all of the supplies I used for this card, at the bottom of today’s post!
Please continue onto the next stop on our hop this month, which is Melanie Hockin’s page! You won’t want to miss what she has created!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!
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It’s Thursday! And that means, it’s time for another 3D Thursday project! This week, we have a beautiful butterfly themed wall hanging by Debbie Henderson. She has used items from the Art Gallery Suite to create this stunning project:
Isn’t it so pretty? I love the colors Debbie used as well! The Purple Posy for the butterflies looks so great against the reds and yellows of the flowers. Debbie also used the new Gilded Leafing to add some shine to her project. I have not tried it yet, as honestly, I’m a little intimidated by it (lol), but I have seen some really beautiful projects made with it. I really need to pull mine out and give it a try! Here’s an up close look at the detail the leafing adds to Debbie’s project:
If you would like more info on Debbie’s project, as well as instructions on how you can make your own, you can download Debbie’s FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking the image below. It includes step by step instructions, as well as a complete supply list!
This week, we have an awesome project from Sarah Wills for 3D Thursday! She has used the NEW Sweet Little Valentines Cards & More set to create this adorable Mini Tag Album for Valentine’s Day!
How sweet is this? Sarah has designed this project so that there are places for photos and journaling. Fill with photos and memories of family and friends, and you’ve got a great gift for someone special! Take a look at the photos below to see how Sarah set up both the front and back of the cards:
I just love Sarah’s project! If you would like to create your own, you can download Sarah’s FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking on the image below:
Just as an FYI, I am gifting the Sweet Little Valentines Cards & More set FREE with an order of $50 or more through the end of January! Click HERE to visit my online store, and use Host Code Q9DU3KTP when you order to reeive this item for free! (Please only use the host code on orders of $50-149! Using it on larger orders will void Stampin’ Rewards! But don’t worry, you will still receive the free gift!)
It’s time for our first Color Fuser’s Blog Hop of 2021! We are starting off the new year with a really pretty combination of Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Garden Green, and Pacific Point. I hope you will hop through our whole team’s pages to see what everyone has created this month with this gorgeous color combo!
For my project, I used the NEW Forever & Always Bundle, which will be available on January 5th! This bundle combines gorgeous florals with large, flowing script, as well as some small, but bold sentiments. To make the flowers, I used the baby wipe technique to combine some Melon Mambo and Mango Melody inks. I took a baby wipe, folded it in half, then in half again. I then made a circle with drops of ink from my Mango Melody reinker, and then added a few drops of Melon Mambo to the center. I spritzed it with a little water, and gave it a few minutes to spread and settle a bit. I used it to ink up the flower stamps and stamped them on Shimmery White cardstock. Once they were dry, I cut them out using the coordinating dies from the bundle and set them aside. I also stamped two sets of leaves in Garden Green ink, then used a Water Painter to VERY lightly watercolor them. Once they were dry, I set them aside as well.
I wanted to add a strip of green DSP below the flowers and behind the sentiment, but I couldn’t find a Garden Green piece that I liked for this card, so I made one myself. I took a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, then used one of the new Blending Brushes to color it with some Garden Green ink. I then used a stamp from the Inspiring Iris stamp set, stamped it a few times on the blended green in Versamark ink, and heat embossed it in white embossing powder.
I stamped the Love sentiment in Melon Mambo ink, and framed it with a die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I also spattered the top layer of the card with Pacific Point ink. Once all of my pieces were stamped and cut, I assembled the card.
Measurements for this card are as follows:
Whisper White Thick Cardstock base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Melon Mambo middle layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches
Shimmery White top layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches
Shimmery White blended piece: 1-1/2 x 3 inches
Shimmery White piece for flowers/leaves: 3 x 4 inches
Shimmery Whote sentiment piece: 1-5/8 x 2-3/4 inches
To assemble the card, I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the layers and green background piece. I mounted the flowers, leaves, and sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the second part of the sentiment (YOU) in Mango Melody ink directly onto the card, and finished the card with a couple of NEW Opal Rounds and a little Wink of Stella in the flowers’ centers. Finally, I stamped a coordinating envelope, and my project for this month was complete!
Please continue to the next stop on our hop, to see what Tami Hewlett has created this month! Click HERE to go to Tami’s page, or use the buttons below to move through the rest of our hop today!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day!
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Happy December! Can you believe this year is FINALLY almost over? I don’t know about you, but I am definitely ready for a better 2021! December is always crazy for me. In addition to the holiday craziness that everyone has, I also have BOTH of my boys’ birthdays! It’s a hectic, but fun month! 🙂
Today, the Color Fusers team has a beautiful combination of Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy, and Granny Apple Green to share! Greens and blues are my favorite colors. So when I saw this month’s combo, I was excited to get to creating! I decided to use an all new product suite called the Art Gallery Suite, which will be available in the NEW January – June Mini Catalog (the catalog formerly known as the “Occasions Catalog”). This suite features some gorgeous florals and simple sentiments that you are going to love!
For my card today, I used a Whisper White base, layered with Granny Apple Green and Night of Navy for the top. The top layer is embossed with a new 3D Embossing Folder called Painted Texture. To enhance the pattern of the folder, I first inked up the folder with VersaMark ink. Doing this applies the ink to the cardstock as it embossed, and gives a nice variation in color and texture throughout the finished piece!
To make this card, I used Thick Whisper White Cardstock as my base. I cut a piece 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches and folded it in half. I stamped paint spatters in the corners with a stamp from the Waterfront stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink. I cut the middle layer of Granny Apple Green cardstock, and the top layer of Night of Navy (measurements below). I then inked up the 3D Painted Texure Embossing Folder with VersaMark and ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Once my layers were complete, I stamped my flower and sentiment:
My flower stem was stamped on the NEW Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper, which can be earned with a $50 purchase beginning January 5th! It’s hard to tell from the picture, but there is a nice variation in color on the paper behind the stamped stem and leaves. I originally stamped my flower on regular Whisper White cardstock, but then I decided that I wanted the flower to be similar to the stem in terms of having a variation in color. So I used the NEW Blending Brushes to apply Pretty Peacock ink to a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and blended the color until I got the color I was looking for:
I then stamped the flower in Pretty Peacock on top of the blended color, stamping it off once first. Then I stamped the top layer in full strength Pretty Peacock ink, and the center in Night of Navy:
Once the flower was complete, I cut it out using the coordinating Floral Gallery Dies. I then went over the center with a touch of Wink of Stella to accent it a bit!
I assembled the layers of the card, and decided to make them asymmetrical. I adhered the flower and then the sentiment, which was heat embossed in white Stampin’ Emboss powder, and cut with the small frame die from the Floral Gallery Dies. Both the flower and sentiment were applied with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished the card with some Elegant Faceted Gems colored with my Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Marker. Once the gems were applied, my card was complete! I tried a few different ribbons and twines to add a bow somewhere, but none of them looked right to me, so I decided to leave it off. Even though the layout is simple, there’s lots of detail added in other ways!
Measurements for this card are as follows:
Thick Whisper White Card base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Granny Apple Green cardstock middle layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches
Night of Navy cardstock top layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches
Oh so Ombre DSP stem piece: 2-1/2 x 2-1/4 inches
Pretty Peacock Floral piece: 2 x 2-1/4 inches
Pretty Peacock sentiment piece: 1/2 x 1-1/2 inches
I hope you have enjoyed my project today, and our hop so far! Please continue to the next stop, which is Brenda Nelson’s page! Brenda is a new Color Fusers team member, and I am sure that you will love her creations! Click HERE to go to her page, or use the images below to go to each team member’s blog!
Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a safe, happy, and HEALTHY Holiday Season!
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Happy Thursday, and Happy Thanksgiving! This week, we have Guest Designer Jo Blackman joining us, and she has created a super cute Two Tone Slider Box!
How cute is this for small holiday gifts? I just love the Snowflake Splendor paper. It has been SO popular this year! And her snowman is just adorable! Here’s a peek at the box opened with a gift tucked inside:
If you would like to recreate Jo’s project, you can download her FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking on the image below. In it, she provides step by step instructions, complete with all measurements and supply list as well!
Thank you for stopping by today. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
Welcome to our November Color Fuser’s Blog Hop! We got about four inches of snow where I live in CT on Friday, so I wanted to do something with bright and sunny flowers for my post today! My card features the Poppy Moments Dies, as well as a pretty color combo this month of Bumblebee, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce!
To make the flowers for this card, I made a watercolor wash with Poppy Parade and Bumblebee reinkers, making sure to blend them a bit in the middle. Once the paper was dry, I cut the back layers of the flowers, and then cut the top layers from Poppy Parade and Bumblebee cardstock. I adhered the two layers for each flower together with multipurpose glue, then added the centers which were cut from Basic Black cardstock. I also cut some leaves in Shaded Spruce to incorporate it into the project. The Poppy Moments Dies contain all of the pieces you need to create full, perfect flowers! You can see the complete set below:
Another way I incorporated the Shaded Spruce is to add some light paint spatters in the background. I used a stamp from the Waterfront set and stamped off the ink twice before stamping the spatters onto the card. This way, they weren’t super dark, and were a more subtle addition to my project.
In addition to the Shaded Spruce leaves, I added some vellum sprigs and gold leaves as well. I also heat embossed the sentiment in gold, which is from the Tasteful Touches stamp set. I don’t use a lot of gold in my projects as I tend to prefer silver, but I do really like the way the gold looks with the colors we used this month! Take a look at the shiny leaves and sentiment in the picture below:
Finally, I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers’ centers, and some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to finish the card. Now it is ready to send off to a friend in this week’s mail!
Measurements for this card are as follows:
Basic Black cardstock base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half).
Shimmery White cardstock top layer: 4 x 5-1/4 iinches
Poppy Parade flower piece: approximately 3 x 3 inches
Bumblebee flower piece: approximately 2 x 2 inches
Shaded Spruce leaves: size varies
Thanks for checking out our hop today! Please continue to the next stop this month, which is Melanie Hockin’s page. Click HERE or click on the image below to go to her page!
Our complete hop line up for this month is as follows:
This week for 3D Thursday, we are switching things up a bit! Instead of featuring only one project, we are doing a blog hop with all FOUR of the 3D Thursday designers! To see all of our projects, just “hop” from one blog to the next using the “next” button at the bottom of each designer’s post. All of our projects today will feature the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes!
For my project, I used the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes to create gift packaging for essential oils. I have a good friend who is the essential oil QUEEN! She uses them all the time, and she is also an avid crafter. She (normally) does a lot of craft fairs and vendor shows, and often makes cute packaging for her oils, as well as for the products she makes with them. So this project is inspired by her!
These boxes are the perfect size to fit six 5 ml bottles of oils OR five 15 ml bottles. (I used Young Living oils for my project, but other brands may be different in size.) I chose six of my favorites, and plan to give a few of these as Christmas gifts this year. The bottles are small, so when they are lined up in the box, there is some empty space near the top. To fill that space, I printed out a description of each oil and some of its uses, then trimmed the paper to the width of the box. I then rolled it up and tied it with some ribbon and a small gift tag. It fits perfectly in that unused space, and is a nice way to finish this project!
To decorate the outside of the box, I used wood grain print paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. (I also lined the inside of the box with the same paper. ) I created the wreath using the Wreath Builder Dies, and used paper from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper behind it. The “Peace” sentiment was made with the Joy Dies.
Here’s a quick list of step-by-step instructions for this project:
Cut two 3-1/2 x 5-1/4 inch pieces of woodgrain paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. Adhere one to the top of the box and one on the bottom of the inside of the box.
Cut a 2 x 5-1/4 inch strip of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper and adhere across the top of the box.
Cut the wreath pieces using the Wreath Builder Dies and Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. (I used Pear Pizzazz for the bottom layer of my wreath and Garden Green for the top.) Cut the bow pieces from Real Red cardstock.
Adhere the wreath and bow using Mini Glue Dots. Add a Gold Hoop Embellishment to the inside of the wreath, and some Wonderful Gems around the wreath as well. Add a small Linen Thread bow.
Adhere a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to a Foam Adhesive Sheet and run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Peace Die to create the bottom layer of the sentiment. Cut the top layer of the sentiment using the same set of dies and adhere with multipurpose glue. Adhere the finished sentiment piece to the front of the wreath.
Use a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of each oil bottle when placing in the box. This will keep them neatly lined up and will prevent them from moving around in the box.
Print your oil info, trim, roll, and wrap with a ribbon and a bow. Add a small gift tag with the sentiment of your choice. (Mine is from the Little Treats stamp set and I used the Timeless Label Punch to make a quick and easy tag).
Place your rolled paper in the box, close the top, tuck in the tabs, and your gift is ready to give!
The Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes are truly a versatile product and can be used to create packaging for so many different types of gifts! Use them to package notecards, tags, jewelry, oils, treats (they are food safe) and so much more! There is so much you can do with these, and are a must have for holiday gift giving!
I hope you have enjoyed my project today! Please contact me if you have any questions. And please continue on to the next stop on our hop, which is Twila Davis‘ page. You can get there by clicking HERE or by clicking the image below: