Color Fusers Blog Hop for February 2018

Welcome to the February Color Fusers Blog Hop.  I'm so glad you are here!  You might have just come from Beverlee's post or maybe you are just starting.  Whichever, you'll want to visit each site on the hop.  Today our color palette consists of Real Red, Powder Pink, Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray.  These are such soft colors and then there is that blast of Real Red.

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I wanted to make a Valentine's card since it is Frbruary and the colors are perfect.  I've also been challenging myself to use some of the stamp sets I haven't used.  You don't have any of those, right?  I love the stamp set Bike Ride, but I was intimidated by it.  I just wasn't sure I could put a bike together.  I found that this set is just plain easy to use!  Here is my card.

Bike Ride for the Color Fusers Luv 2 Create

Let me start off by saying that I used a lot of products.  Sometimes I just like to show how our products go so well together even when not planned that way.

Start with a base of Thick Whisper White cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded.  Use that bone folder to make a nice crease.

The card base is covered with Powder Pink circles.  This circle came from the Waterfront stamp set.  You could also use a Sponge Dauber.  Some of our other sets also have circles, too.  These are stamped randomly.  Don't forget to let some of them go off the sides of the paper.

There is a layer of Powder Pink card stock.  It is 3 x 4 1/4.

The next layer is Basic Gray measuring 2 3/4 x 4.  I used the Embossing Paste from the Annual catalog, the Palette Knives, and the Pattern Party Decorative Masks to lay down some texture.  Add a drop or two of the Smoky Slate inker and mix it in the paste.  I think the brick wall background is perfect.  Be sure to wash your supplies immediately before they dry!

The bike is stamped in three parts, the main frame, and the two wheels.  Cut it out using the Build a Bike Framelits Dies.  Glue together.  Why did I ever think that would be hard?  Attach the bike with dimensionals.  I let part of it hang off of the center rectangle.

The balloons are made using the Sure Do Love You Bundle.  The hearts are stamped in Real Red and cut out with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies.  Attach some of the Silver Baker's Twine to each heart with a glue dot.  There is another glue dot behind the handle bars of the bike.  Attach the other end of the twine and trim.  I did place the bike where I wanted, made a mark where I wanted the strings to end, took the bike away and added the glue dot.  So I'm saying that you should attach the balloons and then the bike, I guess.  The balloons are on dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set.  I colored it in with the Basic Gray and the Real Red Stampin' Write Markers.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  The left end is on dimensionals and the right end is attached with snail.

Bike Ride and Sure Do Love You

So there you have it.  Quite pretty!  I hope you will try it.  I challenge you to get out a set you haven't used and just use it!  Let me know what you make!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will continue on the hop.  Next up is Katie!

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Lots to Love Box Framelits: Box for a Friend

Of course the Lots to Love Box Framelits are great for Valentine's boxes, but that's not all.  This box is fantastic for any kind of small gift.  Here's a box I made and decorated using the Hold to Hope bundle.

Lots to Love Box with Hold on to Hope Luv 2 Create

I'm using this box for a Make & Take activity.  Keep reading so you can find out what is in the box!

The box is made from Bermuda Bay card stock.  You will need to cut 2 of the box.  Stamp the flower sprig all over the two box pieces in Bermuda Bay.  To put the box together turn them in opposite directions.  Burnish all of the score lines with your Bone Folder.  I used Tear & Tape on the sides of one of the boxes.  The rounded flaps become the top and bottom closures for the box.

The Layering Squares were used for the frame and the sentiment box.  The words are stamped in Memento Black on a Whisper White square.  The frame is cut from the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, a Sale-a-Bration choice.  Attach it using the Foam Adhesive Strips.

The butterfly, flower, and sprig of flowers are colored with the Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist markers from the 2017-2018 In-Colors.  Cut these out with the Cross of Hope Framelits Dies.  Adhere the butterfly and flower to the frame with glue dots and the sprig with the Mini Dimensionals.

The YOU is cut from Berry Burst card stock with the Celebrate You Thinlits.  That's another Sale-a-Bration choice with a purchase of $100 in product.

Lots to Love Box decorated with Hold on to Hope bundle

But, of course something has to go inside the box, right?  I chose a Kit Kat White Chocolate bar.  I bought a box of these from Sam's Club since this was a Make & Take.

Lots of Love Box Kit Kat Bar

Lots to Love box Kit Kat Bar

Here is the decorated bar.  The wrap is the same patterned paper from the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  It measures 4 x 6.  This just barely covers the candy, but it sure saves paper to cut it this size.  Use Tear & Tape on each end and stick it right to the candy.  That works.  Tie a knot with the  1/4 inch White Organza Ribbon around the box.  The tag is stamped with the flower and punched with the 1 3/8 inch circle punch.  The 1 1/2 inch circle punch was used to punch the frame from Berry Burst.

Lots to Love Hold on to Hope box and candy Luv 2 Create

Don't you think this makes a great gift!

Lots to Love Box with Kit Kat Bar Luv 2 Create  

This was a fun project to make.  It could be used for Valentine's Day I suppose, but this gift is great for anyone at any time!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #495 Sure Do Love You

Hello to another wonderful Thursday!  Here at the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge, we are using the colors Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, and Rich Razzleberry.  


Now I know some of you will just swoon over these colors, but they are not my cup of tea.  I don't really like pinks and oranges.  However, I do feel like I came up with a very pretty card for this challenge.

CCMC#495 Jo Anne Hewins

I hope you like it.  The star of this card is the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  One piece had the colors from our challenge so I chose to use that one.

The card begins with a base of Rich Razzleberry measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

Of course there has to be a little shimmer to the card.  Use a 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 piece of the Gold Foil Sheets.  Before adhering to anything cut the YOU and the AMAZING from the center of the piece of gold.  It saves paper and it will be covered up so one one will see. 

The Melon Mambo layer measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  The designer paper is cut at 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.  That's a lot of layers, but it is so pretty!

The large heart is stamped on Rich Razzleberry with Versamark.  The stamps for this card are from the Sure Do Love You stamp set.   Add Gold Emboss Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  Cut with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies.  Add some of the Gold Metallic Thread behind the heart.  I attached the heart with glue dots.  It's easy to get the metallic thread down that way.  The leaves and smaller heart are stamped and cut using the Sure Do Love You Bundle.

The Sale-a-Bration Thinlits set Celebrate You were used for the words.  You can pick these framelits for free with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-Bration.  They also coordinate wit the Amazing You stamp set.  You can pick this stamp set with a $50 purchase.  The "are simply" were stamped in Rich Razzleberry and cut apart and added to the card.

CCMC495 inside

Here's the inside of the card.  These are bold colors.  I stamped them off 2 times before stamping them on the card stock.  The words, from Sure Do Love You, are stamped in Rich Razzleberry without stamping off.

CCMC495 Sure Do Love You Luv 2 Create

I wasn't sure about ordering another Valentine bundle, but I have used it so much!  I'm so glad I did.

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A Silver Mini Gable Box Valentine Treat

Have you seen the Silver Mini Gable Boxes in the Occasions catalog?  They are just so cute.  You can find them on page 13.  You get 12 boxes for $8.  That's a great deal.

I used the box to make a cute little treat box.  This was a Make & Take at my last Stampin' Bingo event.

Silver Mini Gable Box Valentine Treat

I've seen many use one of our beautiful designer papers as a wrap around these boxes.  They look so pretty.  I decided to try embossing the box.  On page 23 of the Occasions catalog, we have the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  They are only a little more than 2 inches wide.  I chose the flowers.  Place the box in the folder while it is still flat.  Be careful that the side is centered and straight in the folder.  I did use the old plate that used to come with the Big Shot.  I turned all the flaps back.  This seemed to fit a little better.  When you are finished the sides will be a little different.  One part will be embossed and the other will be debossed.  Just choose the side you like best to decorate.

I used the Sure Do Love You Bundle to decorate my box.  The large heart, the Just For You sentiment, and a smaller heart were stamped in Fresh Fig.  Cut out the hearts with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies.  These were added to the box with dimensionals.  Trim around the words and cut them apart.  They were also attached with dimensionals.

The two other hearts were stamped in Pool Party and cut out with the framelits.  They were attached to the slanted part of the box.

Tie a bow with the Silver Baker's Twine and attach with a rolled up glue dot.  Three Pool Party sequins were added from the Tutti Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins from page 29 of the Occasions catalog.

Silver Mini Gable Box

Finish up the box by adding a Fresh Fig Woven Ribbon bow to the handle with glue dots.

So now we need to fill the box.  My treat of choice was the Little Debbie Fancy Cakes.  Nothing beats Little Debbie!

Little Debbie Fancy Cakes

The cakes are packaged in two packs and that will not fit.  I repackaged them one to a bag.  I used the Clear Medium Envelopes on page 195 of the annual catalog.  These are self sticking.  I folded them in half.  Add a little of the Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie from the Occasions catalog page 13 around the treat in the box.

Silver Mini Gable Box with treat

I think these make a lovely Valentine treat.

Silver Mini Gable Box Valentine

Thanks for reading my blog today.  I have so much fun writing it.  I sure hope that you find it useful.  Please share if you make one of my projects.  I'm sure yours will be just a little different.  I can't seem to CASE without changing something.

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NC Demo Blog Hop: All About Sale-a-Bration

For those of you who are part of the Stampin' Up! world, you know that this is the absolute best time of year!  Sale-a-Bration!  We all love the word FREE!  The Sale-a-Bration choices this year are fantastic!  I think you'll agree once you have been through this blog hop.  I'm so glad you are here.  You might have just come from Tamra's blog, or you just might be beginning here.  You'll see some great ideas!

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I am featuring the Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes along with a lot of other Sale-a-Bration items.  In fact, I'm sharing with you most of my class coming up at the beginning of February.  This package of cards and envelopes has 4 each of 4 different card bases along with beautiful matching envelopes.

I wanted to use one of each design for class.  Here are the four cards using the Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes.

Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes Luv 2 Create February class.

These were so fun to design.  I will tell you that I did go through Pinterest and look for ideas.  You might see some influence from there.  I would like to show you each card and list the Sale-a-Bration items used.  You'll soon understand what I meant when I said the choices are just wonderful!

Epic Celebrations SAB

This card is all Sale-a-Bration!  The banner is from the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  All of the stamps are from the Epic Celebrations stamp set.  Even the little dots are from the same stamp set.  I did use the Light and Dark Smoky Slate and the Light and Dark Calypso Coral Blends.

Amazing You and the Celebrate You Thinlits Luv 2 Create February class

This lovely card uses the Amazing You stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.  These dies are available with a $100 purchase.  This is the first time Stampin' Up! has offered more advanced products as choices.  These dies will also be in the Annual catalog in June.  I did add the Night of Navy Gingham bow and a Tutti Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequin.

Lots of Lavender Sale-a-Bration Luv 2 Create class

I just love this card!  It uses the Lots of Lavender stamp set.  The bouquet of flowers is colored using the Blends.  I used the Light Rich Razzleberry, Dark Pool Party, Light and Dark Old Olive, and the Dark Pink Pirouette.  The Stitched Shaped Framelits were used to make the oval.  Do you see more Tutti Frutti sequins?  The ribbon is the Whisper White Classic Weave.  The sentiment here is from the Hanging Garden stamp set.

Bird Banter Luv 2 Create February class

This card uses the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  The stamp set is Bird Banter from the Occasions catalog.  The embossed piece uses one of the Petal Pair folders.  The bird is colored with Blends.  Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, and the Light and Dark Calypso Coral were used.

I think you will agree that you just might need the Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelops.  Of course you just might need Epic Celebrations, Amazing You with the Celebrate You Thinlits, Lots of Lavender, and that great Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.

Tracie is next on the hop.  You are in for some great ideas!

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The list of hoppers is below.  Thanks so much for joining us!  Just in case you want to know, this is the entire class for February 1st, 2nd, and 5th.  Let me know if you are interested in more information and you live close by!

February 2108 class

January Blog Hoppers
Kayla Adams -

Toni Campana -

Tamra Davis -

Jo Anne Hewins - You are here.

Tracie Evans Langley -

Laurie Meier -

Kat Spencer

Sue Stapp -

Kathy Svedberg -

Frances Wagner

Christina Walker

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