Welcome to another fun Color Fusers blog hop where I am featuring the Beautiful Balloons Bundle from Stampin’ Up! for the December 2023 color challenge.
This month’s color challenge is a great wintery color combination, which I thought would be great for a birthday card. Any color could easily be substituted on this card, making it a great layout to use all year long.
Orchid Oasis was used for multiple elements to pull this card together, and the other colors were used for balloon elements. It is clean and simple.
Silver accents were the perfect choice to sprinkle in. I used Rhinestone Basic jewels and some Silver 1/8″ Ribbon. This ribbon is part of the Online Exclusive offering, which can be found in my online store. It comes as a 2 pack with gold as well!
To Create this Card
Thick Basic White card base cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
Front layer of Basic White 3 3/4″ x 5″
4 1/4″ 5 1/2″ Basic White for stamping
Stamp streamers across top of front layer, and sentiment along the bottom, in Orchid Oasis ink. Adhere to card front. Stamp balloons in all 3 colors on Basic White cardstock. Stamp confetti on the 2 larger balloons in Orchid Oasis ink. Die cut and adhere to card font. Die cut a tassel from Orchid Oasis cardstock and adhere to bottom of large balloon. Tie a ribbon bow and adhere to largest balloon. Add Rhinestone Jewels as desired. Stamp front sentiment on Basic White cardstock, and a sentiment inside card, in Orchid Oasis ink. Stamp sentiment a second time, and trim ‘celebration’ down small enough to adhere over the stamped sentiment with dimensionals.
Thank you for joining us today for the Color Fusers blog hop where I am featuring the Beautiful Balloons Bundle for the December 2023 color challenge. I hope it has inspired you to try creating one of your own!
Now hop along with the other Color Fusers designers. Next up is my talented friend, Brenda Nelson.
Or you may go back to Tami Hewlett. I know you will love her project.
If you would like any supplies to create a card of your own, please click on any of the mages below to visit my online store.
It’s day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas! Can yo believe it? Brenda and I are sharing our last projects with you today, and my share uses the adorable Sending Cheer Bundle with a reminder – no peeking!
This card is just simple and cute! The images in the Sending Cheer Bundle are clean and simple. It allows the colors and patterns to pop through, and the the coordinating dies add detail and fun.
The A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper is once again a hit, with this whimsical tree pattern. This paper is one of my favorites! I have used it a lot, and featured it on several of our 12 Days of Christmas projects. You can see those projects here and here. Purchasing this paper raises money for those in need during the holiday season as the Stampin’ Up! give-back product for this catalog.
I decided to add some shine to the gifts by using Holographic Specialty Paper for the bows. This paper is so cool! PLUS – it is on sale! Stampin’ Up! has all cardstock, designer series paper, and specialty papers on sale right now!
And I didn’t leave the details out of the inside. It was finished with colored cardstock and a small strip of designer series paper.
To create this project:
cut a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Real Red card base, score at 5 1/2″
(2) layers of Granny Apple Green cut 5″ x 3 3/4″
Designer Series Paper layer cut 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″, plus a scrap strip cut 4 7/8″ long for inside
Adhere designer series paper to a Granny Apple Green layer, then add to card front with dimensionals. Stamp (3) presents using Real Red and Granny Apple Green ink. Fussy cut. Cut one present in half. Die cut (3) bows from Holographic Specialty paper. Trim one down to fit small present. Arrange presents on card front and adhere in place. Die cut a white banner using second smallest Nested Essentials die. Stamp sentiment on banner in Garden Green ink and adhere to card front. Embellish with pearls. Add second Granny Apple Green layer inside card. Add a scrap strip of designer series paper. Stamp sentiment in Garden Green ink.
Thank you so much for joining Brenda and I for our 12 Days of Christmas! Today’s card features the Sending Cheer Bundle, and is just one of many products featured throughout our 24 project shares! We hope you have loved the projects as much as we enjoyed sharing them! And remember – no peeking at your presents!
If you have been inspired, we would be grateful if you click on the products shown at the bottom of our posts, and shop with us to get supplies to create your projects. It allows us to continue to do what we love, and share inspiration with you! Now hop on over to see Brenda’s day 12 share. Happy holidays!
Glad you are back for day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas! Today’s project features the A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper and creating custom ribbon. My friend Brenda Nelson over at Stamps and Stretchy Pants and I have had fun sharing so much inspiration with you this month! And she is so talented, I hope you have been hopping over to visit her each day to see what she is sharing!
Stampin’ Up! is featuring the A Walk in the Forest designer series paper as a give-back item to help those in need during the holidays this year. With each pack purchased, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3. And this paper is awesome! You can get a pack now until January 3rd, or while supplies last.
One thing I love about today’s project is the versatility it shows in the designer series paper, which can be playful, whimsical, rustic and even a bit elegant. I pulled in several other items, and love the final result! The Modern Oval Punch provides a great focal point for a sentiment. And the holly from the Sending Cheer Bundle adds a fun touch.
My favorite part of this project though is the custom ribbon. It is made with the Iridescent Ribbon in the September – December 2023 Mini Catalog. However, I colored it using Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Markers, and the result is amazing! And it’s so easy to do! The ribbon remains iridescent, but with rich color. You could create custom ribbon this way in any color you would like for your project!
Vellum Cardstock pine needles, and Wink of Stella splatters add even more interest, and help pull the details together. The sentiment is from a stamp set called Throughout the Year. I divided the sentiment when I stamped it, so it was more vertical on the punched oval.
To Create this Project:
Cut a 4 1/4″ x 10″ card base, scored at 5 1/2″
Designer Series Paper 4″ x 4 1/4″
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 4 1/4″ x 3/4″
Very Vanilla Cardstock 4″ x 4 1/4
Color ribbon with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends, then cut in half lengthwise. Tie a bow with one of the strips. Adhere designer series paper to card front. Splatter with Wink of Stella. Die cut Cherry Cobbler strip with border die and adhere strip to bottom of card front. Adhere unused piece of colored ribbon across top of border strip. Trim. Punch a Very Vanilla modern oval. Add sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink, then adhere oval to card front with dimensionals. Stamp berries in Cherry Cobbler ink on Cherry Cobbler cardstock and holly leaves in Pretty Peacock ink on Pretty Peacock cardstock. Die cut berries and holly. Die cut two pine boughs from Vellum. Layer holly, berries, and pine boughs on card front, then adhere in place. Adhere bow to sentiment label. Adhere Vanilla layer inside card. Stamp sentiment as desired inside card in Cherry Cobbler ink.
Thanks for stopping by today to see this project made with the A Walk in the Forest designer series paper and to see how to create custom colored ribbon! I hope you having fun hopping with us! Head on over to see what Brenda has to share today!
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