Color Fusers January 2023 Around the Bend

Thanks for joining the Color Fusers blog hop where I am sharing a project made with the Around the Bend bundle and the Sale-a-bration 2023 Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper.

The Around the Bend Bundle is new from the January – April 2023 Mini Catalog which launches January 5th. New catalog launches are always so exciting! And the annual Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion starts next week, too! Who doesn’t like to earn free gifts with purchase?!

I love how the dies in this bundle allow you to easily make creative edges and card fronts on your projects. This set has different options, and the stamps coordinate perfectly to work with the card edge. On this project, notice how the dots and strip align perfectly with the die cut edge!

Color Fusers January 2023 project made with the Around the Bend Bundle and Saleabration 2023 Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper, heat embossing and Gold Faceted adhesive backed sequins. Card designed and created by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

This decorative border is accented by adding a layer of designer series paper on the inside of the card. Not only does it help the scalloped edge pop, but it showcases this beautiful Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper. This paper collection can be earned as a gift with purchase starting January 5th.

Color Fusers January 2023 project made with the Around the Bend Bundle and Saleabration 2023 Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper, heat embossing and Gold Faceted adhesive backed sequins. Card designed and created by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

In addition to the edge dies, this die set has awesome accent pieces. I created this flowers using a floral die with Rich Razzleberry cardstock, and one of the leaf dies with Designer Series Paper.

To Create This Card:

  • make a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Thick Basic White card base scored at 4 1/4″
  • cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ layer of designer series paper for inside the card
  • die cut a flower and leaves from scraps of cardstock and designer series paper

Die cut a decorative front edge using the Around the Bend dies. Stamp coordinating edge in Versamark ink, and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder. Die cut flower with Rich Razzleberry cardstock, and leaves from designer series paper. Add a large gold sequin for flower center, and top with a gold cord bow. Scatter gold sequins around flower. Bend sentiment stamp to coordinate with embossed edge, and stamp sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink.

Thank You

Thanks for joining us for the Color Fusers Blog Hop where I am sharing a card made with the Around the Bend bundle from the January – April 2023 Mini Catalog.

I hope you hop along with the other Color Fusers! Next up is Melissa.

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Mini Catalog Shares & Samplers January-April 2023

January-April 2023 Mini Catalog Shares & Sampler time.

It’s Mini Catalog Shares & Samplers time! The January-April 2023 Mini Catalog is right around the corner! That means it’s time to order your shares and samplers, so you can create with all the new products. Now, I know choosing favorites can be hard, so I am here to make it easy!

What are Mini Catalog Shares & Samplers

Product Share – a product share is a partial pack of all the items listed, grouped and packaged for easy use. This is perfect for trying lots of different products, to see which ones you love, or to have a little of everything offered! It is a great way to get lots of variety at a fraction of the cost when compared to buying several things.

Paper Sampler – paper samplers are actually creative tools used to either display a paper collection, or to use while you are crafting. These are invaluable to coordinate products while you are working. Each collection set features all the designer paper patterns, the catalog name and image, item number, detailed information as needed, and coordinating colors. The best part….once you no longer want the sampler, you can pull it apart and use the paper to create!

Paper Samplers

If you join me for class in my classroom, you have seen these on display. These samplers are invaluable for actually seeing the papers in person and pulling projects together, as well as matching colors and embellishments. So much so, I now offer these as part of my product shares when a new catalog launches.

Paper collections that are 12″ x 12″ are in a 4″ x 6″ sampler, and 6″ x 6″ paper collections are left full size.

January-April 2023 Mini Catalog Shares & Sampler time.

Paper Sampler Options:

  • January – April 2023 Mini Catalog Paper Sampler Set (14 total samplers) $43
  • Annual Catalog Paper Sampler Set (13 total samplers of Designer Series Papers Only) $38
  • BONUS: Mini & Annual Host papers + 4 Sale-a-bration collections (6 total samplers) FREE

Click Here to reserve

Mini Catalog Product Shares

Sample each item, so you can create with all of the collections. This is a great way to build variety in your stash.

Paper Share Options:

  • Designer Series Paper Share (1/4 pack)
  • Glimmer & Shimmer Specialty Paper Share (1/4 pack)
  • Ribbon & Embellishment Share (~1/5 spool or pack)
  • BONUS: Get a full product share (all 3 of the above) and choose a $50 level Sale-a-Bration item as my thank you + save 5%!

Details

Both paper shares will include ~1/4 package of each paper collection listed. Most paper that is 12″ x 12″ will be cut 6″ x 12″ with occasional exception. Paper that is 6″ x 6″ is left full size. Paper size is cut to maximize pattern when necessary. The Ribbon & Embellishment Share will include ~1/5 of each ribbon or pack of embellishments listed, providing 1-2 yard cuts of each trim, and embellishments according to package quantity/size.

Designer Series Paper Share $43

  • By the Bay – 12 sheets
  • Country Gingham – 12 sheets
  • Fancy Flora – 12 sheets
  • Regency Park – 12 sheets
  • Country Floral Lane – 6 sheets
  • Delicate Desert – 6 sheets
  • Enjoy the Journey – 6 sheets
  • Like an Animal – 6 sheets
  • Rain or Shine – 6 sheets
  • Ready to Ride – 6 sheets

Glimmer & Shimmer Specialty Paper Share $14

  • Dry Brushed – 2 sheets
  • Fine Shimmer – 3 sheets
  • Textured – 3 sheets
  • Vellum Basics – 3 sheets

Ribbon & Embellishment Share $43

  • Balmy Blue & White 1/2″ Variegated Ribbon
  • Night of Navy 3/8″ Bordered Ribbon
  • Pale Papaya 1/2″ Faux Velvet Trim
  • Pool Party 3/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Real Red & Burlap Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Three Twine Combo Pack
  • Adhesive-Backed Milky Dots
  • Adhesive-Backed Studs
  • Dragonfly Trinkits
  • Enamel Dot Essentials
  • Enamel Sticker Icons
  • Flat Adhesive-Backed Pearls
  • Gold Faceted Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Iridescent Pastel Gems
  • Loose Daisy Embellishments
  • Opaque Adhesive-Backed Gems
  • Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins

Full Product Share $95

  • a full Designer Series Paper Share
  • a full Glimmer & Shimmer Specialty Paper Share
  • a full Ribbon & Embellishment Share
  • a $50 level Sale-a-bration item of your choice
  • 5% discount!

Mini Catalog Product Share BONUS

As a BONUS, when you choose all 3 of the Mini Catalog Shares, you will get to select a $50 level Sale-A-Bration item and get a 5% discount on it all! If you choose paper for your gift, it may be cut down for shipping depending on shipping choice. You may include your FREE BONUS choice on the reservation form, or I can contact you to finalize your choice.

CLICK HERE to reserve

Timeline

  • Reservation deadline: December 30th
  • Invoices will be sent no later than January 1st
  • Your payment is due by January 3rd (reservation is not complete until payment -and- reservation is received)
  • Product ordered: January 5th
  • I will then cut, package, and ship around January 16th

Thanks for stopping by today to see all the information on my January – April 2023 Mini Catalog Shares & Samplers.



12 Days of Christmas Day 12 – Gift Journals

Today is the last day of 12 Days of Christmas, and I am sharing some adorable gift journals. My friend stampwithbrenda and I have been having so much fun sharing a ton of creative ideas with you! I hope you have been checking out her amazing projects over at Stamps and Stretchy Pants.

12 Days of Christmas 2022 with Brenda Nelson of Stamps and Stretchy Pans and Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Let’s face it, we always need cute last minute gifts, and these are perfect! They come together in a snap, and you can use any designer series paper to customize them for your recipient. The monogram accent is a personal touch, and if you don’t want a monogram, you could add a stamped or die cut element instead.

The base for the journal is a standard composition notebook. I stock up on these at back-to-school time, when you can readily find them in the school supply section just about anywhere. And they are inexpensive.

You can get them in any color, and cover them with designer series paper. It’s a great way to showcase beautiful papers in any print or color. For each journal, you need two coordinating sheets, a coordinating color of cardstock, and whatever accent pieces or monogram you would like.

I like adding a monogram for a personal touch. This journal features the new Alphabet A La Mode dies in the new catalog launching in January – I can’t wait to use these more!

To Create Your Gift Journal:

  • for the front, cut a 7″ x 9 3/4″ piece of designer series paper
  • for the back, cut an 8 1/2″ x 9 3/4″ piece of coordinating designer series paper
  • coordinating cardstock to die cut trim piece
  • monogram of your choice

Adhere designer series paper to the front of the journal. Adhere designer series paper to the back, wrapping around binding, and overlapping with front piece. Trim corners, or along edge as needed. Die cut an edge scalloped strip using the Penned Flowers Dies and adhere along pattern edge on front near binding. Punch a circle from designer series paper pattern used on the back, with the Decorative Circle Punch. Layer with a Wonderful Snowflake die cut. Add a letter for monogram die cut from coordinating cardstock. To finish it off, tie a ribbon bow around the cover.

Look At This!

How cool is this! The ribbon tied around the cover doubles as a page marker! Such a cool feature! To use it, slide your pages under the ribbon on the inside front cover.

Thank You!

Well, that’s it! Thanks for stopping by today for the 12 Days of Christmas where today I have shared these quick and easy gift journals. I have shared 12 project ideas in total for the 12 Days of Christmas, and Brenda and I have had so much fun!! We hope you are loving the awesome creative ideas for this holiday season!

Now head on over to see Branda’s project for today. I know I am going to love it, and I bet you will as well.

Have you missed any of our projects for the 12 Days of Christmas? Start at day 1 here.