Watercolor Melon stamp set, Perennial Postage Die Set and In Color Specialty Paper to create an all-occasion card featuring the Watercolor Melon Sale-a-bration stamp set for the January 2024 Color Fusers blog hop. Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers featuring the new Stampin' Up! Watercolor Melon stamp set and Perennial Postage die set.

I’m kicking off 2024 celebrating Sale-a-bration, and sharing both the adorable Watercolor Melon and Heartfelt Hello stamp sets for the January 2024 Color Fusers Blog Hop!

Thanks for joining, and Happy New Year!

Sale-a-bration is always an exciting time. After all, who doesn’t love to earn FREE products when you shop?!

Today’s stamp sets are adorable, and I can’t wait to create even more with them! The Heartfelt Hellos sentiments are awesome! Both are free with a minimum purchase starting January 4th!

Watercolor Melon stamp set, Perennial Postage Die Set and In Color Specialty Paper to create an all-occasion card featuring the Watercolor Melon Sale-a-bration stamp set for the January 2024 Color Fusers blog hop. Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers featuring the new Stampin' Up! Watercolor Melon stamp set and Perennial Postage die set.

This months color challenge is perfect to use with the Watercolor Melon stamp set. I pulled in the 2022-2024 In Color Textured Specialty Paper as the card base. I love the texture it adds, and the shimmer is beautiful! It worked great to pair with the Watercolor Melon stamp set. It was easy to stamp the sentiment for more interest to the background. Using specialty papers is a great way to add variety to your projects.

New Stampin’ Up! Products

Are you wondering about that white die cut? Well, that is a new die set in the January – April 2024 Mini Catalog that launches this week, called Perennial Postage. It is part of an amazing product suite, that I know you will love! I will use these dies a lot!

Watercolor Melon stamp set, Perennial Postage Die Set and In Color Specialty Paper to create an all-occasion card featuring the Watercolor Melon Sale-a-bration stamp set for the January 2024 Color Fusers blog hop. Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers featuring the new Stampin' Up! Watercolor Melon stamp set and Perennial Postage die set.

To finish it all off, I stayed true to form and blinged it up. I created custom rhinestones by coloring Rhinestone Basic Jewels with a Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends Marker, and paired them with metallic ribbon.

To Create this Card:

  • Card base of In Color Textured Specialty Paper cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Front layer of In Color Textured Specialty Paper cut 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Vellum layer cut 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock die-cut with 2″ x 2 3/4″ Perennial Postage Die
  • Inside layer of Basic White cardstock cut 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″

Randomly stamp sentiment on front layer in Parakeet Party ink. Tie ribbon bow around layer, than adhere to card front with dimensionals. Stamp sentiment on die-cut in Memento Black ink. Splatter with Daffodil Delight ink, and adhere to Vellum layer. Adhere Vellum layer to card front with dimensionals. On a scrap of Basic White cardstock, stamp watermelon rind in Parakeet Party ink. Stamp inside of watermelon in Melon Mambo ink. Add seeds in Memento Black ink. Punch with Modern Oval punch, trim, and adhere to card front with dimensionals. Color Basic Rhinestone Jewels with a Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends Marker and add to card. Stamp inside sentiment in Memento Black ink on Basic White layer and adhere inside card.

Thank You

Thanks for stopping by for the Color Fusers Blog Hop where I have shared a card to kick off the 2024 Sale-a-bration for the January 2024 Color Fusers Blog Hop! Now I hope you hop along with the rest of the Color Fusers team.

Next up is an amazing project shared by Kim McGillis.

Or you may go back to my talented friend Stacey Marsh.