Color Fuser September 2021 Intricate Leaves

Welcome to the Color Fusers September 2021 Blog Hop where I am using the Intricate Leaves dies and Sale-a-bration Be Dazzling and Beautifully Penned papers to create a gorgeous project to share with you.

This month involves a fun twist, where we each picked one of the colors, and mixed it with black and white! So fun, right? And you will get to see a variety of color ideas. Mine looks like this:

Fall is my favorite season, and I couldn’t resist pulling out the beautiful Intricate Leaves Dies, which was the inspiration for the Cajun Craze. It is actually one of my go-to colors this time of year. Pairing it with the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper was a given, and the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper had to make it’s way on their, too, however, a little Cajun Craze ink made great – awesome! The perfect accent.

To create variation with only one color, I used items that could create a variation in color saturation. The Vellum Cardstock was perfect for a soft Cajun Craze color. I added Cajun Craze ink with a Blending Brush after die cutting the leaves to create the soft colored effect. The Be Dazzling Specialty Paper not only added color, but perfect texture, too. Normally this paper is gold, but I added ink to create a custom colored accent piece!

Did You Know It’s FREE?

Did you know the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper is FREE? Yup – FREE! To get a pack, simply purchase at least $50 in Stampin’ Up! products, and choose it as your FREE Sale-a-Bration item. I know you will love creating with it as much as I do, but get it soon! Sale-a-bration ends September 30th!

Finishing It Off

Since Basic Black and Whisper White were the main colors for this Color Fuse, I needed to pull some elements in to balance the Cajun Craze. The Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper is gorgeous, and the whole pack is black and white! You can also get this FREE with your purchase during the Sale-a-bration promotion, which ends soon! It was perfect for this challenge. I used many different black accents, starting with small die cut detailed leaves with the Intricate Leaves Dies, then added a Black Glitter Ribbon bow. The sentiment was heat embossed in white on Basic Black cardstock, and I added some Matte Black Dots to finish it all off.

By the way, the sentiment is from one of my favorite bundles – Many Messages! Love the variety and size. And the shapes are simply perfection!

To Create This Card:

  • use a 4 1/4″ x 11″ Cajun Craze card base, scored at 5 1/2″
  • cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Cajun Craze mat and emboss
  • choose a black & white patterned paper and cut 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • die cut multiple leaves and branches to cluster on card front
  • die cut several small coordinating pieces, such as small leaves
  • heat emboss the sentiment in white embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock

Emboss the Cajun Craze mat with the Timber Embossing Folder and adhere to card front. Adhere designer paper layer to card front, then add a colored strip of Be Dazzling specialty paper. Die cut leaf elements from cardstock, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, and Vellum. Color with ink, and add to card front. Emboss sentiment and place on card as desired. Finish it off with a ribbon bow and Matte Black Dots.

I hope you have enjoyed hopping along on the Color Fusers September 2021 Blog Hop and seeing the Intricate Leaves dies and Sale-a-bration Be Dazzling and Beautifully Penned papers.

Hop along with the other Color Fusers for more awesome projects. I can’t wait to see what color they choose!

Next up is Bonnie.

You may go back to Nicolle’s project here.

If you would like to get products to create this card and get FREE items during the Sale-A-Bration Promotion, click on any of the products below to visit my online store and shop! Get your FREE items soon – Sale-A-Bration ends on September 30th! And remember, I always include a gift for your order of at least $50!



Maui Achievers Blog Hop Penguin Place

Thanks for joining us today for the Maui Achievers Blog Hop where I am sharing a card made with the Penguin Place bundle and Peaceful Prints designer series paper from Sale-a-bration.

A wintery card using the Penguin Place bundle and Peaceful Prints designer series paper from Stampin' up!.  Card originally designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

The Maui Achievers are a group of demonstrators that have worked hard to achieve the amazing incentive trip offered by Stampin’ Up! This trip took place in May and was nothing short of amazing! Today we are hopping along to share some creative inspiration with you. I hope you visit all of us to see what we have to share!

Supplies used for a wintery card using the Penguin Place bundle and Peaceful Prints designer series paper from Stampin' up!.  Card originally designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

When I saw the Penguin Place bundle in the mini catalog, I knew I would love creating with it. The penguin is just adorable, and I finally got to create with it when I made this card. I love that this bundle includes a punch, so the penguin can be stamped with adorable accessories, or simply punched, before adding to your project.

A wintery card using the Penguin Place bundle and Peaceful Prints designer series paper from Stampin' up!.  Card originally designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

One of my favorite color combinations is black, white and red, so it was the perfect choice to pull in the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper for this project. The snowflake print used on this card adds just the right amount of wintery fun, and was perfect to pair with the penguin. To build on the wintery theme, I used an irridescent Wonderful Snowflake. These large snowflakes are die cut from the most amazing irridescent foil paper, and so easy to add to your projects! Can you see the cool color on the snowflake?

Do you love FREE card making supplies?

Did you know that during Sale-a-bration, you could get a full pack of the Peaceful Prints designer series paper FREE? Well. yes you can! From now until September 30th, you may choose the Peaceful Prints designer paper FREE with your qualifying purchase of $50! In fact, you get a FREE Sale-a-bration item for each $50 in product you purchase!

A wintery card using the Penguin Place bundle and Peaceful Prints designer series paper from Stampin' up!.  Card originally designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Some black and white gingham ribbon made a great finishing touch!

To create this project:

  • use a Thick Basic White card base cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″
  • cut a Basic Black mat 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • one piece of designer series paper cut 3″ x 4″
  • cut a strip of Basic White cardstock 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Layer the designer paper onto the Basic Black mat. Wrap ribbon around layer and tie together with white twine. Adhere to card base with dimensionals. Place a snowflake onto card front with dimensionals. Punch a Basic Black penguin and Basic White penguin body front using the Penguin Builder Punch. Stamp eyes with Memento Black ink and the beak with Mango Melody ink. Adhere together and place onto card front. Stamp sentiment in Memento Black ink and adhere to card front.

Thanks for stopping by today for the Maui Achievers Blog Hop and seeing the Penguin Place Bundle with the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper. Hop along with the other achievers for even more creative inspiration!



Color Fusers Blog Hop August 2021

Color Fusers Blog Hop August 2021 featuring a background technique using the Whimsical Trees stamp set.  Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for August 2021 where I am using the Whimsical Trees stamp set. Thanks for stopping by for another great color challenge!

I enjoyed working with today’s color challenge. And to make it even better, I used new products!

Can you spot 3 new items?

I dug into my new July – December 2021 Mini Catalog products for today’s project. I couldn’t wait to use the Whimsical Trees stamp set. It’s part of a new product suite called Whimsy & Wonder, and probably my favorite suite in the July-December Mini Catalog. The first time I saw the large tree stamp, I knew I wanted to create a rainbow with it. Now, I know it isn’t colorful like a rainbow, but it has the shape of one!

The sentiment was a great choice to pair with the mini hearts from the Give It a Whirl die set from the Annual catalog. This die set is packed full of little treasures…….look at it closely!

The Give It a Whirl dies with mini hearts which are included in this project.  Color Fusers Blog Hop August 2021 project featuring a background technique using the Whimsical Trees stamp set.  Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

For some texture, I used the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder, also from the July-December Mini Catalog, on the front stamped layer. Isn’t it cool? I also pulled in some Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper, which you can earn FREE with your purchase during Sale-A-Bration!

Color Fusers Blog Hop August 2021 featuring a background technique using the Whimsical Trees stamp set.  Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

To make this project:

  • Use a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Highland Heather card base, score at 4 1/4″
  • Cut a 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Basic White cardstock
  • Cut a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of designer series paper and Gorgeous Grape cardstock

Stamp the large tree repeatedly in an arc on the Basic White cardstock in multiple colors of ink. Emboss with embossing folder. Layer designer paper and Gorgeous Grape cardstock together offset, and wrap ribbon around layers. Tie together with silver cord. Adhere to card base with dimensionals. Add Basic White layer on top. Stamp sentiment on strip of Basic white and adhere to card front. Die cut 3 small hearts and arrange on card front. Embellish with rhinestones.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Thanks for joining me for the Color Fusers Blog Hop for August 2021 where I am featuring the Whimsical Trees stamp set. Now hop along with the rest of the design team for even more great projects!

Next up is Jo Anne Hewins. You will love what she has to share!

You may go back to Brenda Nelson, and see her amazing project.

If you would like to create this project, visit my online store to find the products needed. Simply click on the picture of any products below to get there. I will add the new catalog items once they are available for purchase!

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July-December Mini Catalog Product Shares

Do you love having a variety of papers and accessories to create with? Than a product share is perfect for you!

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