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Color Fusers Blog Hop: February 2017

The Color Fusers are having their February Blog Hop with a slate of new colors to fuse.  You are in for a treat.  You'll see some great projects on our hop.  

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As you can see, this month we are using Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, and Peekaboo Peach.  I'm adding in a little Silver Foil, too.  I'm excited about how my card came together.

Nailed It for Color Fusers

I just got the bundle, Nailed It, last week and decided I wanted to use it for this challenge.  I was looking through some of the designer series paper that we have to spark some ideas.  Then I remembered I had seen some tools at one time that had printed handles.  I'm even thinking that Stampin' Up! had something like that at Convention several years ago.  Thus, this card came to be.  In my case, I'm not handy, but I could have some cute tools, right?  So here we go.

  • Start with a card base of Early Espresso measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded.
  • The Calypso Coral layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.
  • The Whisper White card stock layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Using Peekaboo Peach ink, stamp the nails, screw, and bolt all over the white to make your own patterned paper for the background.
  • I did incorporate several different designer series papers for this project.  The circle is cut from the Early Espresso piece in the Neutrals DSP stack.  (DSP means Designer Series Paper.)  Use the Layering Circles Framelits.  The scallop circle is cut from Calypso Coral and also uses the Layering Circles Framelits.  Adhere the two and then attach to the card with dimensionals.
  • The tools are pieced.  First stamp them on Silver Foil paper with Jet Black Stazon ink.  It would probably be safe to let that dry a little.  Stamp the handles in Stazon on the patterned paper.  I used A Little Foxy for the saw, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack for the hammer, and Fruit Stand for the screwdriver.  Cut out all the pieces with the Build It Framelit Dies and then piece them together to complete each tool.  Adhere to the circle.
  • Since the handles were pretty, I decided to add a bow of Linen Thread.  Attach with a glue dot.

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  • For the sentiment, stamp on Whisper White card stock in Early Espresso.  This greeting is part of the Nailed It set.  Punch out using the Duet Banner punch.  I started to put it in the middle of the tools, but I just didn't want to cover them up.  I ended up putting it under the center circle.

Nailed it cf words

  • Using the framelits, cut out some more screws and bolts in Silver Foil to place around the card.

Nailed it cf inside

Finish off the inside of the card with a sentiment from the Window Shopping set stamped in Early Espresso.  Add some more of the nails, screws, and bolts in Peekaboo Peach.

Nailed it CF

I know you know just who needs this card!  Hopefully, you'll see that the Nailed It set is not just for manly men, but for all of us want-to-be and maybe already-are handy people.  There has to be lots of you out there.  Just not at my house, sad to say.  We do have other great qualities. 

Get the Nailed It bundle, some Silver Foil Sheets, and some of the great Urban Underground Embellishments on page 47 of the Occasions catalog and you'll qualify to get a free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I have the embellishments ordered, but they didn't come in time for me to use them on this card.  Hopefully, you'll see them in the future.

Please continue on the hop.  Melissa is next.  As I said, there are great projects to be seen.  It really is fun to stretch out and use some color combinations that are different for me.  I do like this one!  My list of supplies used for this card follows the hop list.

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paola phillips

Love you card. Such a cool idea using the DSP for the die cuts!

Melissa Kerman

Yes! Women can use tools too! I love that you added a feminine touch to what most of think of a a bundle for masculine cards. Thinking outside the (tool)box. LOL!

Nicole Tugrul

LOVE IT!!!! Your creativity is amazing!!! Fabulous card!!! I can't wait to get this bundle next week!


Love this card! I especially love the hammer's handle. Thanks for sharing your project with us.


Pat Ertman

Clever use of DSP and the colors!

Robin Messenheimer

I love the way you used Designer Series Paper for the tools! I want a set just like that in my kitchen drawer! Great card for the challenge!

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