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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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

Color Fusers Blog Hop for February 2020

It’s time for another Color Fusers Blog Hop! This month, we have a gorgeous combination of Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, and Early Espresso!

For some reason, when I think of pink with shades of brown and ivory, I think of vintage, lacy things. So when I was designing my card for this month, I went with that theme. I used Early Espresso card stock for the base, then layered it with Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, and Very Vanilla on top. The card is embellished with a lacy bow and a shimmery pink flower.

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Sahara Sand card stock layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

Blushing Bride card stock layer: 3-5/8 x 4-7/8 inches

Very Vanilla card stock top layer: 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches

Blushing Bride die cut heart: 2-1/4 x 2-3/8 inches

Blushing Bride blossom: 1 inch (approximate)

Sahara Sand card stock sentiment piece: 1/2 x 2 inches (approximate)

While the overall layout of this card is very simple, I added a number of details to dress it up a bit:

  1. The corners on the base are stamped with leaves in Versamark ink.
  2. The top layer is embossed using the Scripty 3D embossing folder.
  3. The flower was crinkled and then coated in Wink of Stella to give it some extra texture, shimmer, and shine.
  4. A Frosted Flower Embellishment with a tiny pearl was added to the center of the flower.
  5. Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim was added, along with a bow to finish it off!

While Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I plan to use this card for an upcoming wedding. This card could definitely be used for Valentine’s Day, though, as well as an anniversary, engagement, or bridal shower!

I hope you have enjoyed my project today! Please continue to the next stop on this month’s hop, which is Melanie Hockin’s page. I can’t wait to see what she has created this month!

Have a great day!

Nicolle

Here is the full hop line up for February:

Melissa Kerman

Sarah Wills

Jo Anne Hewins

Tami Hewlett

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Melanie Hockin

Barb Mullikin

Bonnie O’Neill

3D Thursday: Lily Pad Sale-a-Bration Purse

For this week’s 3D Thursday, we have Guest Designer Jo Anne Hewins joining us! She has created this fun purse shaped gift package, using products from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure! I love the bright colors of the lily pad and flower against the black and white. The colors really pop!

She used this bag for a sweet treat, but you can fill it with anything you choose! Change up the sentiment to use for any occasion as well!

Many of the products that Jo Anne used can be earned for FREE, now through March 31st, with a qualifying purchase! Details can be found in this year’s Sale-a-Bration brochure. Feel free to request a copy, or you can view it online HERE, or by clicking the image for this year’s brochure on the right hand side of this page!

Love this project and want to make your own? You can download step-by-step instructions, as well as a complete supply list HERE, or click on the image below:

A big thank you to Jo Anne for joining us today! Please check back next week for another 3D Thursday project! (I will also be hopping with the Color Fusers on Monday!)

Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Painted Poppies Pop-Up Box Card

It’s time for another 3D Thursday project! This week, we have Debbie Henderson as our designer, and she has created this amazing pop up box using NEW products from the Peaceful Poppies Suite. Take a look at her gorgeous and unique creation:

The colors of this project are just stunning! The picture above shows the card closed. But it can also be opened to reveal space inside for a note, gift card, candy, and more!

If you love this project, you can download a FREE project sheet, complete with step-by-step instructions and a full supply list HERE. (Or click the image below!)

Please check back next week for another 3D project created by the 3D Thursday team! Thanks so much for checking in!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Tropical Oasis Box

Aloha from Connecticut! How I wish we were having beautiful, tropical weather, but unfortunately, it’s cold and rainy here. YUCK. For 3D Thursday this week, we have Guest Designer Cathy Williams joining us! Cathy is a demonstrator from California, and she has created this beautiful tropical themed gift box using items from the NEW Tropical Oasis Suite! The new suite can be viewed on pages 38-40 of the January – June 2020 Mini Catalog, or you can view the entire suite online HERE.

Here’s a few additional pictures of her gorgeous project!


This would be such a great project to make for someone who is planning a trip to Hawaii, or for favors for a Hawaiian/Tropical themed party or wedding!

You can download a FREE, printable project sheet, complete with step by step instructions, and a full supply list HERE, or by clicking the image below:

Remember, we have NEW 3D Projects every Thursday! You can view them here on my blog, or you can also find them on our Facebook page as well! (We would love it if you liked our page!) You can find the 3D Thursday Facebook page HERE.

Thank you for visiting today! Have a great day!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Valentine’s Mini Pizza Box

It’s Thursday again (already!), and that means it’s time for another 3D Thursday project! This week, it was my turn to create, and since we’ve all been sick in my house (even the cat), I needed something relatively quick and easy to make for my post. So I came up with this decorated Mini Pizza Box! Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I decided to go with a Valentine’s theme, but it can easily be adapted for any occasion, just by switching up papers, images , and sentiments!

Here are step by step instructions for creating this cute little treat box:

1. Assemble the Mini Pizza Box. Cut two pieces of 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 inch pieces of From My Heart Specialty DSP. (One will be used on the top of the Mini Pizza Box and the other will be used to line the bottom of the inside of the box.) Use Snail Adhesive to attach one to the top of the box and one to the inside.

2. Place 5 foil wrapped chocolate hearts (or other treat of your choice) in the box.

3. Close the box and wrap a piece of ribbon around the box so that it wraps around all four sides and closes the box tight. Attach the ends of the ribbon to the top of the box using mini glue dots. Attach a Heart Doily to the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Real Red and the arrow in Flirty Flamingo onto Shimmery White cardstock. Punch the heart with the small heart from the Heart Punch Pack. Fussy cut the arrow using Paper Snips.

5. Lay the arrow over the doily and adhere with glue dots. Then, attach the heart sentiment over it with dimensionals.

6. Apply three small epoxy hearts to the sentiment piece and color them with Flirty Flamingo Stampinโ€™ Blends to add a little more color and detail. Attach the full completed heart to the top of the box using dimensionals, and the project is complete!

Here’s a quick peek at the inside of the box:

You can download a FREE printable project sheet with complete instructions and a full supply list HERE, or click on the image below:

Thanks for checking in today! Enjoy your day!

Nicolle