Maui Achievers Blog Hop February 2021 Snail Mail

Today for the Maui Achievers Blog Hop February 2021, I am sharing an adorable card using the Snail Mail Suite Collection. The Maui Achievers are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who have had the pleasure of earning the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to Maui. Thanks for joining us as we share some great project ideas with you this month.

Hello card featuring Snailed It Bundle from the Snail Mail Suite Collection.  Maui Achievers February 2021 Blog Hop and Simple Suite Stampers February 2021 Tutorial Bundle.  Card idea by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers, melsinkyfingers.com

The Snail Mail Suite Collection is absolutely adorable. I love everything about it–from the bright colors, to adorable stamps, fun dies, and twine. Today’s project features the sweet little envelope die from the Snail Dies as the main focus, and is accessorized with tiny letters and a variety of hearts pulled from the suite collection.

Supplies used to create a Hello card featuring Snailed It Bundle from the Snail Mail Suite Collection.  Maui Achievers February 2021 Blog Hop and Simple Suite Stampers February 2021 Tutorial Bundle.  Card idea by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers, melsinkyfingers.com

The Snail Dies in this collection are really versatile. Not only do they die cut stamped images from the Snailed It Stamp Set, but they also die cut images from the designer paper. I love when products coordinate so well. And the Resin Hearts Embellishments could not be cuter!

Supplies used to create a Hello card featuring Snailed It Bundle from the Snail Mail Suite Collection.  Maui Achievers February 2021 Blog Hop and Simple Suite Stampers February 2021 Tutorial Bundle.  Card idea by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers, melsinkyfingers.com

The Snail Mail Designer Series Paper prints are adorable. They include large scale images, as well as smaller scale prints, which I have shown on today’s project. If you have not had the chance to look at the Snail Mail Suite Collection, check it out. It really is fun to create with!

Hello card featuring Snailed It Bundle from the Snail Mail Suite Collection.  Maui Achievers February 2021 Blog Hop and Simple Suite Stampers February 2021 Tutorial Bundle.  Card idea by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers, melsinkyfingers.com

I hope you continue to hop along with us for the Maui Achievers February 2021 Blog Hop. Click on the next link below to see more great projects we have to share!

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Color Fusers Blog Hop February 2021

Thanks for joining us today for the Color Fusers February 2021 Blog Hop. Along with this color challenge, I am sharing the Wink of Stella Coloring Technique with you. This is a really easy way to color, and is sure to get a WOW! from whoever recieves your card!

This month brings some of my favorite colors – Bermuda Bay, Magenta Madness, and Gorgeous Grape. All 3 are so bright and cheery!

February 2021 Color Fusers Color Challenge

I decided to bring the colors together with the Wink of Stella coloring technique. It is really easy, and creates the most gorgeous, sparkly image ever! To do this, turn your ink pad upside down and squeeze, to apply ink to the lid of your ink pad case. You could also put a drop of ink from your reinker on the lid as well. Pick up a bit of ink with the Wink of Stella brush tip, and color your image as you choose. To use a different color, wipe the tip of the brush on a piece of scrap paper until clean, then move on to your next color.

It is difficult to capture the sparkle of the images in pictures, but trust me, it’s amazing!

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This project layered up perfectly with the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper, which includes beautiful patterns in four colors, including Bermuda Bay. It is another exclusive Sale-A-Bration item. It was the perfect choice to go with this month’s color challenge! I ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder before adding it to my project.

Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper

Did you notice the wings on the hummingbird?

I wanted to create dimension, and bring this little guy to life. To do this, I stamped, colored, then fussy cut the hummingbird image. I then stamped a second set of wings, colored and fussy cut them, and layered the wings on top of the first image with dimensionals. I curled the fussy cut wing tips with my bone folder, then adhered the bird to the card front with dimensionals. This little hummingbird looks like he is flying right off the card!

To finish it off, I stamped this adorable sentiment, and die cut it using the Tasteful Labels Dies, then layered it with a piece of Metallic Mesh Ribbon, one of my all-time favorites!

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I had to share today for the Color Fusers February 2021 Blog Hop, and will try the Wink of Stella coloring technique! Leave me a comment and tell me if you have tried it.

Next up is Bonnie O’Neill.

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Or you may go back to Nicolle Belesimo.

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Maui Achievers Blog Hop January 2021 Galentine Valentine

Thanks for hoping along with us today on the Maui Achievers Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who have achieved the incredible Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to Maui in 2021! Please enjoy hoping along with us today to see some fun projects using Stampin’ Up! products. Today I will show you how to turn the Galentine Valentine sentiment in the Hearts & Kisses bundle into a Valentine’s Day card.

Valentine’s Day Card

Today I am sharing a Valentine card using the adorable Hearts & Kisses Bundle. I love the images in this set, and the shading, which looks like they are colored with the lipstick included in the set.

Sending a Valentine to our besties is always fun, and the galentines sentiment is perfect for that! But just in case you need a Valentine sentiment, I created today’s project using the letter V from the Playful Alphabet die set, to change the sentiment. It can be so easy to change a sentiment to be exactly what you need! I simply wiped the ink off the G in galentine after inking the stamp, stamped the image, then added the die cut letter in it’s place.

I am showing you two different color combinations today, both using black as an accent color. The main project uses Real Red Cardstock and ink, along with the True Love Designer Series Paper. The second color combination in the Galentine Valentine card uses Rococo Rose with the True Love Designer Series Paper.

And this paper collection — it is amazing, and all in black and white! Not only are the patterns stunning, but it could not be more perfect to use our new Blending Brushes to color it any custom color you would like.

Galentine Valentine

The color wash in the background was applied with the Blending Brushes as well. What I love most about these is how smooth the color applies, and how easy it is to blend it nicely, to get just the right amount of color. So easy!

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Thank you for hopping along with the Maui achievers today. I hope you continue to hop along and see the rest of today’s projects!

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