Color Fusers September 2022 Hello Harvest

Fall all occasions card made with the Hello Harvest bundle and Apple Blossoms dies from Stampin' Up for the September 2022 Color Fusers blog hop.  Project created by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Welcome to the Color Fusers September 2022 color challenge blog hop where I am using the Hello Harvest Bundle to create a gorgeous fall all occasions card.

The color challenge this month includes one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! colors, Blackberry Bliss!

Color Fusers Colors

What a great color challenge to dive into a fall project. I love the contrast between the lighter colors and Blackberry Bliss.

I couldn’t wait to use this awesome scalloped edge die from the new Apple Blossoms die set. This set is part of the Perfect Partners promotion, available this month only, and pairs with the Apple Harvest stamp set from the mini catalog. This month only, you can get the Apple Harvest stamp and die bundle at a discount, but only while supplies last on the dies.

Look at the incredible detail piece on the scallop! It cuts as a separate piece from the solid scallop, and both cut at the same time. I tucked the scalloped pieces under the embossed layer, which was created with the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder from the mini catalog.

Hello Harvest

The stamped images and sentiment are from the beautiful Hello Harvest bundle. This bundle has amazing dies. It was one of my favorites from the new catalog. It’s also a great set to use all year long, in different color combinations, to match the season.

It all pairs perfectly to create a beautiful card.

To create this card:

  • use an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Blackberry Bliss card base scored at 4 1/4″
  • cut and emboss a 3 3/8″ x 5″ Blackberry Bliss layer
  • die cut a Blackberry Bliss and Fresh Fresia scallop

Stamp leaves in Fresh Fresia ink on Shimmery White cardstock and die cut. Stamp sentiment in Pale Papaya ink on Shimmery White cardstock and punch ends. Adhere embossed layer to card base with dimensionals. Adhere scallops under bottom edge of layer. Arrange leaves on card front. Add sentiment. Embellish with ribbon bow and gems.

Thank you

I hope you enjoyed this project shared for the Color Fusers September 2022 color challenge using the Hello Harvest Bundle to create a gorgeous fall all occasions card.

Now hop along with us to see the rest of the projects we are sharing this month. Next up is Janneke

Or you may go back to Bonnie

Paper Samplers – Last Chance!

July-December 2022 Mini Catalog product shares & paper resource samplers - Paper Resource Samplers

My paper samplers have been so popular, and this is the last chance to get your set! Get them before they are gone! My next offering won’t be until the release of the next catalog in December.

With the launch of each new catalog, I offer product shares. Shares provide you the opportunity to get a little of everything, at a fraction of the cost.

Well, this year I decided to offer my favorite resource, which I create for my class studio. And they have been a huge hit! They are so handy. And the best part, when you don’t want them anymore, you can take them apart, and use the gorgeous papers for your projects!

Paper Samplers

If you join us for class in my classroom, you have seen these on display. These samplers are invaluable for actually seeing the papers and pulling projects together, as well as matching colors and embellishments. So much so, I have decided to offer them for anyone who would like a set!

Each collection set features the catalog name and image, item number, detailed information as needed, and coordinating colors. Collections that are 12″ x 12″ are in a 4″ x 6″ sampler, and 6″ x 6″ collections are left full size.

Paper Sampler Options

**FULL – Check back in December**

  • July – December Mini Catalog Sampler Set (16 designer & specialty papers) $38
  • Annual Catalog Sampler Set (13 designer series papers) $32
  • BONUS: Mini & Annual Catalog Host papers (2 sets) FREE

Paper Sampler Bonus

When you choose both sets, I am giving you a BONUS set FREE as my thank you! This set will have the host paper collections from the Mini and Annual catalogs. These are normally only available with orders of at least $150, and they are fabulous!

July – December Mini Catalog Set

  • Black & White
  • Gingham Cottage
  • Santa Express
  • Boughs of Holly
  • Lights Aglow
  • Splendid Day
  • Storybook Gnomes
  • Rustic Harvest
  • Sweetest Christmas
  • Painted Christmas
  • Snowy White Velvet Sheets
  • Festive Foils
  • Glimmer
  • Metallic & Shimmer
  • Snowflake Vellum
  • Real Red & White Glimmer

2022-2023 Annual Catalog Set

  • Abigail Rose
  • Awash in Beauty
  • Butterfly Kisses
  • Happy Forest Friends
  • He’s the Man
  • Hues of Happiness
  • Lovely in Linen
  • Perfectly Penciled
  • Pretty Prints
  • Sun Prints
  • Tea Boutique
  • Texture Chic
  • Designer Series Paper Assortment (pattern sampler)


  • Reservation deadline: September 18th (or until full)
  • Your payment is due at time of registration (reservation is not complete until payment and reservation is received)
  • Product ordered: September 18th (or sooner if full)
  • I will cut, package, and ship no later then September 30th

How to Reserve your Samplers

  • Click the link to reserve the sampler sets you would like
  • Send payment – you may choose your payment method on the registration form (invoices are not automatically sent)
  • Once the reservation form and payment are received, I will reserve your samplers!

Paper Samplers – Last Chance!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Paper Samplers! They have been so popular, and this is the last chance to get a set for this catalog! Get them before they are gone!

Arctic Adventure Crafting Retreat

Arctic Adventure 2022 Crafting Retreat with Melanie Hockin, Mel's Inky Fingers, and Kurstan del Rosario, Stamp with Kurstan.

Are you yeti? Join me for the Arctic Adventure 2022 Virtual Crafting Retreat, where we will chill together, craft, and have tons of fun! My friend Kurstan del Rosario and I host a virtual adventure twice a year, taking you to a far-away place. You won’t want to miss it!

If you joined us for the Springtime in Paris virtual adventure, you know it was awesome! Well, yeti or not, it is time to meet again! Our adventure this fall will take us to the Arctic, where we will explore all things icy and cool! All while spending the weekend together creating, from anywhere in the United States!

This event will take place September 24-25th in a private Facebook group, with an interactive Zoom get-together Saturday evening. Class content will be available anytime in the Facebook group, so if you can’t make it live, no problem! You can still join the fun when it works for you!

What is included:

  • 4 virtual classes via Facebook Live
  • 2 technique video tutorials to do on your own when convenient for you
  • Saturday night chillin’ together via Zoom
  • incredibly cool gifts
  • tasty treats (a lot of them)
  • prizes!
  • pre-cut/punched/scored project kits for 4 classes (except what is made with the required bundles)
  • project tip sheets for each class
  • private Facebook group with unlimited access for a year

What you need:

  • basic crafting supplies, including paper trimmer & adhesives
  • Ink (we will post colors needed in the private group in advance)
  • the following bundles: Spruced Up stamp/die bundle, Yeti to Party Stamp Set + Charming Landscapes Embossing Folders, and Ringed with Nature Stamp Set


  • $50 deposit due at time of registration
  • $100 product order due in August using the host code and class supply list we will provide to you

How to register for Arctic Adventure:

  • complete the registration form here
  • submit the $50 registration fee (we will invoice you making it easy)

Register today! You won’t want to miss the Arctic Adventure Crafting Retreat!

Thanks for stopping by!