July-December 2021 Mini Catalog Product Shares

The July - December 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!.  Pre-order your new catalog product share today with Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Woohoo! It’s almost time for the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog, which means it’s time for July-December Mini Catalog Product Shares!

Mini Catalog Product Shares

With the launch of a new catalog, I often offer new product shares. These are only available for pre-order. Once the pre-order closes, I order all the goodies, divide them up, package them, and ship them to you!

What is a Product Share?

A product share is a portion of a whole pack of product, such as paper, ribbon, or embellishments. With multiple people joining in, I divide full packs of products, so you can enjoy a sampling of many things with much less investment than ordering full packs. The only way to get this sampling of products is to order July-December 2021 Mini Catalog Product Shares.

There are many product share options available, and each one is a little different, so be sure to read carefully, so you know how much of each product you will receive.

Product Share Options

Sneak peek of products from the July - December 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!.  Pre-order your new catalog product shares today with Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Designer Series Paper Share – will include 1/4 pack each of 8 collections. 12″ x 12″ paper collections will be cut down to 6″ x 12″, and 6″ x 6″ collections will be left as is. Each DSP share is $32.

  • Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper — (12) 6″ x 6″ sheets
  • Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper — (6) 6″ x 12″ sheets
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper — (6) 6″ x 12″ sheets
  • Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper — (6) 6″ x 12″ sheets
  • Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper — (6) 6″ x 12″ sheets
  • Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper — (6) 6″ x 12″ sheets
  • Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper — (12) 6″ x 6″ sheets
  • Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper — (6) 6″ x 12″ sheets

Ribbon Share – will include 2 yards each of 8 different ribbons. Each ribbon share is $16.

  • Real Red 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon
  • Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2″ Ribbon
  • Blushing Bride 3/8″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Pool Party 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • White 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon
  • Gold 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon
  • Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon
  • Diamond Weave 3/8″ Ribbon

Specialty Paper Share – will include 1/4 pack each of 5 specialty paper packs. Each specialty paper share is $12.

  • Kraft Paper — (5) 6″ x 6″ sheets
  • Silver Foil — (3) 6″ x 6″ sheets
  • Snowy White Velvet — (1) 6″ x 12″ sheet
  • Gold Vellum — (1) 6″ x 12″ sheet
  • Cork Specialty Paper — (1) 6″ x 12″ sheet

Bonus Share!

When you purchase all 3 shares, I will include a Sale-A-Bration paper share as my thank you! It will include (19) 6″ x 6″ sheets of paper from the 3 Sale-A-Bration collections plus a specialty paper!

Click Here for more details or to pre-order!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what is included in the July-December Mini Catalog Product Shares. Pre-order yours now before RSVP closes — RSVP ends August 15th!



Maui Trip Achievers July 2021 Blog Hop Embossed Ombre Background

Maui Trip Achievers Blog Hop Group

Thanks for joining the Maui Trip Achievers July 2021 Blog Hop where I am featuring a card with an embossed ombre background technique. This was a project featured on my weekly Facebook Live a couple weeks ago, and was so much fun to make!

Card made with an ombre background technique using the Plenty of patterns Decorative Masks and heat embossing for the Maui Trip Achiever July 2021 Blog Hop.  Card design by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

The Maui Trip Achievers are a group of demonstrators who achieved the amazing Stampin’ Up! Maui incentive trip in 2021. Whether you are starting here, or visiting from another blog, please continue to hop along with us to see all the amazing projects!

Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks are one of two different sets of decorative masks Stampin’ Up! offers. This set is brand new from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, and I was so happy to see them added to the line-up. It was time to pull them out and play, so they are the focus of my project today.

Card made with an ombre background technique using the Plenty of patterns Decorative Masks and heat embossing for the Maui Trip Achiever July 2021 Blog Hop.  Card design by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Creating interesting backgrounds can be a snap when using a mask. They can be used in many different ways, but I find the easiest is simply applying ink over the top using a Blending Brush, brayer, sponge, or any other inking tool. I prefer the Blending Brushes. They are amazing, and a perfect choice to use with the masks.

Ink Blending with Decorative Masks

There are a few items you will need to use masks on your project.

Products needed to create a card with an ombre background technique using the Plenty of patterns Decorative Masks and heat embossing for the Maui Trip Achiever July 2021 Blog Hop.  Card design by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

I will often also use washi tape, or post-it tape, to hold the mask in place. Use any colors you would like, so no 2 projects ever need to be the same!

Here are the colors I used:

For this project, I chose to apply the ink diagonally across the paper, to create a cool rainbow ombre look. I used several ink colors, blending them together as I went. What color combination would you like?

The Finishing Touch

My favorite part of this project is the clear embossing added over the ink. It adds cool texture, and really steps up this project.

Adding clear embossing to an inked background when using the Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks.  Card design by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

To add the clear embossing, I left the mask on my my project after inking. I carefully wiped it with a paper towel to lift any ink off the mask. Then, using my VersaMark pad, I squished it all over the inked layer. I lifted the mask, and sprinkled clear embossing powder over the whole piece before heating with my Heat Tool. The result is so cool!!

To help the colors pop, I used a Basic Black layer, with black accents. The sentiment is from the Biggest Wish stamp set, and is heat embossed using white embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock, and some Matte Black Dots pull it all together.

Products needed to create a card with an ombre background technique using the Plenty of patterns Decorative Masks and heat embossing for the Maui Trip Achiever July 2021 Blog Hop.  Card design by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Thanks for joining the Maui Trip Achievers July 2021 Blog Hop where I featured a card with an embossed ombre background technique. I hope you enjoyed seeing how to create unique backgrounds. Click on any of the images below for more information on the products used. Now hop along with the other achievers for more great projects.



Color Fusers July 2021 Blog Hop Hello Sunflower and Heat Embossing

Color Fusers Blog Hop July 2021 Hello Sunflower card made with the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and heat embossing.  Card originally designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Welcome to the July 2021 Color Fusers Blog Hop where I am sharing a card using heat embossing and the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.

Color Fusers July 2021 Blog Hop Hello Sunflower card using embossing powder, and heat tool from Stampin' Up!

When I saw gold in this month’s color line up, I decided to pull out my heat tool and use gold embossing powder. Nothing reproduces the gorgeous look of heat embossing with metallic embossing powders! I chose a stamp with a lot of detail to capture the beauty of this technique.

 Color Fusers July 2021 Blog Hop Hello Sunflower card using embossing powder, and heat tool from Stampin' Up!

Gold Foil was the perfect choice to pair with the gold heat embossing, and with Basic Black thrown in the mix, I added black accents with a Basic Black layer, and a Basic Black greeting. I embossed the greeting in white embossing powder. I love how the white pops! This sentiment is from the Biggest Wish stamp set, and this Hello is one of my favorites from the Annual Catalog!

How to Heat Emboss

Heat embossing is a WOW!, but is quite easy. You do need a Heat Tool, and special ink for the technique, as well as embossing powder. Stampin’ Up! offers 6 different choices.

Once you have tried this technique, you will love it! The tools are definitely worth the investment!

To create this project:

  • Cut a Petal Pink card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″
  • Cut a Basic Black layer 4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Cut a Gold Foil layer 3 7/8″ x 5 1/2″
  • Cut a Basic White layer 3 3/4″ x 4 7/8″

Stamp the sunflowers randomly on the Basic White layer in VersaMark ink. Heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Using a Blending Brush, add Petal Pink ink to the white layer as desired. Die cut the end of the gold and Basic Black layers with the ric-rak die from the Basic Borders die set. Adhere both layers together, and add to white layer. Tie gold cord around layer, and adhere to card base. Stamp sentiment in VersaMark ink on a scrap of Basic Black cardstock, and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Adhere to card front. Embellish as desired with gems.

Thanks for stopping by today to see the Color Fusers July 2021 Blog Hop Hello Sunflower card. I hope you hop along to see the rest of this month’s creations.

Hop along to see the beautiful project created by Brenda Nelson

Or go back to see Melissa’s cool project