Friday, April 29, 2022

So Long, Farewell 2020-2022 In Colors

In just a few more days these wonderful In Colors will be retiring for good. I've especially loved using four of the five, as I'm not really a pink person, so I didn't use Magenta Madness much. Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, and Bumblebee were awesome colors that went with the family color collections. 

When these In Colors came out I made this set of Andy Warhol inspired Pop Art cards. Using the Celebrate Sunflower set which luckily is still continuing in the upcoming 2022-23 Annual Catalog.

As I sit here typing, the idea struck me that I should make this card design over with the new colors and see how it looks, especially since I love sunflowers and it is part of my brand and logo.

If you'd like to revisit my posts about this card design, click the links below.




The graphics below were released when these In Colors introduced. 






So like the old Sound of Music movie, I'll say So Long, Farewell, auf Widersehen, Goodbye to these In Colors. 

Let me know in the comments which In Color was your favorite?

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 28, 2022

He's The Man Birthday Card for Beer Loving Guys

When I was looking at the He's the Man Suite, I saw this "Cheers for all your Years" die cut and said to myself, my son would love this card! Since he loves his beer!

That is what is so great about the He's the Man 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper with all the great die cuts Stampin' Up! has included - there are saying for birthdays, Father's Day, campers, hikers, barbecuers, car lovers, and more.


The short list of products used in this card were Early Espresso cardstock, He's the Man 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, 2" circle punch, Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Seal, Glue Dots, and Basic White Envelope and cardstock for the inner card liner. 


In case you missed the Designer Series Paper photos from yesterday's post, here's a couple different photos. Doesn't this paper look fun to work with? I can't wait to start designing with the matching stamp set real soon!



This great suite will be available on May 3, 2022 when the new 2022-23 Stampin' Up! goes live. These products will be available to order through my online store at that time. 

I'd love to read in the comments how you might use this suite for your stamping needs.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

He's the Man Suite Arriving Soon

Do you struggle to come up with masculine cards? This new suite is going to make that task much easier!

Introducing "He's the Man" Suite coming soon on May 3rd in the new 2022-23 Annual Catalog.

You are going to love this collection as it is more contemporary with up-to-date sayings and on trend colors that guys should love.

I whipped up this card below using a small number of supplies:
Soft Succulent cardstock
He's the Man 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper
1-3/4" circle punch (retired)
Paper Trimmer and Paper Snips
Stampin' Seal Adhesive
Dimensionals and Glue Dots
Basic White Envelope with decorated exterior flap


You could make this easy beginner card, and even make multiples using other designs in the paper pack.

He's the Man 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper
2 sheets of 5 designs plus two die-cut sheets


Above one side of the designs and below the other side of the designs.


Do you think this suite is something that would appeal to the guys in your life? It definitely will for the guys in my life. I'd love to hear what you think about this suite in the comments.

Come back tomorrow to see another easy to make card with this Suite.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Give Celebrate Today Magnetic Board Kit a Try

 Have you heard about one of the new Kits Stampin' Up! has added to their Kit Collection? It is a home/office decor piece. A wonderful magnetic 12 x 12 framed organizer. Check out the video below.


I am always intrigued with new ways to organize my notes and plans. This magnetic board sure will help me.

Here's my sample I made pretty much by the directions. I used a lot of the stickers that come with it to label the various 3" x 4" double sided cards that go in the magnetic pockets.


I still had some leftover pieces when I was finished so I made four additional cards. I used Blushing Bride as the card base. I love the soft look of these cards.


If you'd like to order one of these fun kits through my online store click the link here. Then select Shop Now, then Kits Collection. 

All the materials you need to make this kit are included. These would also make great gifts for a family member or coworker.

Thanks for stopping by!










Monday, April 25, 2022

New Annual Catalog Launch Open House

It was awesome to hold my Tea Party and Open House Catalog Launch event over the weekend after two years of doing it in my garage due to pandemic restrictions. 

I love spoiling my customers a bit by giving a brand new Annual Catalog, two Make and Takes, a goodie bag, and refreshments all for FREE! It is my way to say I appreciate you as my customer and to thank them for their previous purchases. 


Each catalog included a Bookmark and Wish List.


The bookmarks contained the five new In Colors for 2022-24. 
Combined the new ink and cardstock in each color.


Here's the Goody Bag each attendee received. A teacup treat box and a pack of new embellishments.


Here's what was inside of the teacup treat box. Tea, Chocolate and Biscuits!


Those three items fit perfectly inside of the "matchbox."


Here's one of the Make and Takes using the Tea Boutique Cards and Envelopes and the coordinating Cup of Tea Stamp Set, Tea Boutique 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, Sweet Sorbet Ink, and Starry Night Woven Metallic Ribbon,


The other Make and Take used the Tea Boutique Cards and Envelopes and the coordinating Cup of Tea Stamp Set, Tea Boutique 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Granny Apple Green Ink, Brushed Brass Butterflies, and Starry Night Woven Metallic Ribbon. The Tea Pots were fussy cut out ahead of time.

The ladies loved the Make and Takes!


A small display of cards from the Tea Boutique Suite, Hues of Happiness Suite and the Good Feelings Stamp Set. Other stamp sets I purchased on Pre Order were also on display.


My refreshments were Sweet Tea to drink, mini Cranberry and Orange muffins with orange glaze, Lemon pudding cake slices, honey roasted peanuts, and butter mints. The ladies loved the selection.


Maybe next year I can spoil you too!

Have a lovely day being creative!

Friday, April 22, 2022

Happy Birthday Card with Hues of Happiness

Here's a Happy Birthday card for you using the Hues of Happiness Suite that will be available to order on May 3, 2022. I hope you saw yesterday's blog post that showed the stamp set, dies, and Designer Series Paper. It is all amazing and soooo gorgeous!

Have you ever had one of those projects that was going along so well (or so you thought) only to have a happy surprise at the end? This card was that kind of project for me.

My original design in my head looked like this photo below.


Then I put in the Basic White inner layer and the extra die cut flower for a little pizzazz. Later I realized, I put the flower in the wrong corner if I wanted a portrait card. LOL.


So that is why you have the photo below to show you that this particular design was a happy accident as it will work either direction. Portrait or Landscape!
It just depends which direction you write your message inside the card.

Have you ever had a project that turned out this way? Share your story in the comments.


Products used in this Card:

Hues of Happiness Suite = Happiness Abounds Stamp Set and Blossoming Happiness Dies and Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper

Gorgeous Grape Cardstock and Ink Pad

Fresh Freesia Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock inner layer and tag

Glossy Dot Assortment

Decorated Flap of Basic White Envelope

Adhesives used were Stampin' Seal and Mini Dimensionals

Tools used were the regular Cut and Emboss Machine, Paper Trimmer, and Take Your Pick Tool.
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I hope you will give this layout a try, no matter which way it turns out!

Have a wonderful spring day!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Hues of Happiness Suite Floral Card

Say Hello to another amazing Suite coming in the new 2022-23 Annual Catalog which will be available May 3, 2022. 

Hello to the Hues of Happiness Suite.  

The whole suite of stamp set, dies, Designer Series Paper and Glossy Dots Embellishments is $69.50.

 The color scheme of this Suite is amazing! Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Night of Navy and Fresh Freesia are the beautiful colors in the collection. I LOVE them all!


Happiness Abounds Bundle of Stamp set and Blossoming Happiness Dies will be $49.50 
(save 10% with the bundle deal.)


Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper will be $12.00 
Both photos above and below show you every side of the 12 sheets of paper, two of each double sided design.
The Blossoming Happiness Dies cut out some of the floral images on the Designer Series Paper. 


The card I've designed to share with you today is a simple, stunning card because I've only used Stamp, Ink and Paper plus a few Embellishments.

By using the dies set to die cut the flowers and leaves, it makes for a quick to assemble card. 


Use another die cut flower for the inside liner surprise. Don't forget to do your matching envelope flap too!


Products used in this Card:

Hues of Happiness Suite = Happiness Abounds Stamp Set and Blossoming Happiness Dies and Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper

Night of Navy Cardstock cut 5.5" x 8.5" scored at 4.25"

Pool Party Cardstock cut at 4" x 5.25"

Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper 3.75" x 5"

Basic White Cardstock inner layer cut at 4" x 5.25" 

Happiness Abounds Stamp Set and Basic White tag 3/4" x 3.5" stamped in Night of Navy ink

Glossy Dot Assortment, used Pool Party dots

Decorated Flap of Basic White Envelope 2-3/8" x 6"

Adhesives used were Stampin' Seal and Mini Dimensionals

Tools used were the regular Cut and Emboss Machine, Paper Trimmer, Take Your Pick Tool.
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I'd love to know in the comments if you like this new Suite in the upcoming catalog. There are several floral suites but this one knocked my socks off!

If you don't have your own Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I'd love to be yours! You can request a catalog here at this link.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Tea Boutique Suite and the Ladybug Punch

Did you think about CASEing yesterday's vertical scrappy card layout? Here's a horizontal stripe layout with a little more pizzazz that you can CASE too. The addition of the greeting stamped in Orchid Oasis on a Basic White scrap, die-cut out with the Stitched Rectangles, and backed with Tahitian Tide cardstock does wonders for this card. 

I love the look of a scrappy, strip technique. They are so easy to do! These strips were 1/2" and 3/4" arranged in an even stripe pattern with minimal spacing between each piece. This stripe technique can be done with any coordinating Designer Series Paper you have on a coordinating cardbase.

The Lady Bug Punch is still the fun accent on this card made with two of the new In Colors - Sweet Sorbet and Orchid Oasis. The Ladybug is raised up on Dimensionals along with the rectangular greeting.

The wait won't be much longer for you to be able to order these darling products. May 3, 2022 is when the new 2022-23 Annual Catalog goes live and these products will be available in my online store.

 

Products Used to Create This Card:

Tea Boutique Cards and Envelopes

1/2" and 3/4" strips of Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper

Stitched Rectangle Dies

Basic White cardstock

Orchid Oasis Ink Pad

Ladybug Punch

Orchid Oasis and Sweet Sorbet Cardstock

Classic Matte Dots

Adhesives used were Stampin' Seal, and Mini Dimensionals.

Tools used were the Paper Trimmer, Take Your Pick Tool, and Paper Snips.
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I encourage you to give both scrappy and stripe techniques a try. They are a great way to use up little Designer Series Paper scraps you may have.

Please visit again tomorrow I have a beautiful card to share using the new Hues of Happiness Suite that will be available on May 3rd.

Have a colorful day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Ladybug Punch Paired with Scrappy Tea Boutique Papers So Fun!

Ok, I admit it, I can't stop creating with the Tea Boutique Suite! Today and tomorrow you'll have a couple more card designs you can CASE (copy and share everything.) The Lady Bug Punch is the fun accent on this card made with two of the new In Colors - Sweet Sorbet and Orchid Oasis. 

I love the look of a scrappy, strip technique. They are so easy to do! These strips were 1/2" and 3/4" arranged in an uneven pattern. Using the Ladybug Builder Punch made for a fast accent raised up on Dimensionals. This scrappy technique can be done with any coordinating Designer Series Paper you have on a coordinating cardstock base.

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on the actual card base. Make sure to hold the stamp in place a few seconds to allow the ink to absorb into the cardstock.

The wait won't be much longer for you to be able to order these darling products. May 3, 2022 is when the new 2022-23 Annual Catalog goes live and these products will be available in my online store.


Notice in the photo below how great the Classic Matte Dots work for the ladybug spots. A little touch of black on a card helps things "POP".


Products Used to Create This Card:

Tea Boutique Cards and Envelopes

3/4" strips of Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper

Cup of Tea Stamp Set and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Ladybug Punch

Orchid Oasis and Sweet Sorbet Cardstock

Classic Matte Dots

Adhesives used were Stampin' Seal, and Mini Dimensionals.

Tools used were the Paper Trimmer, Take Your Pick Tool, and Paper Snips.
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I hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday taking time to be creative today. You deserve it!
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 18, 2022

The Wonderful World of Stampin' Up!s Five New In Colors

Hello! I hope you enjoyed last week's five blog posts about these darling cards I share below. If you missed the daily postings, I encourage you to have a look as there are some interesting tips and tricks along the way on how I created these cards.

The stars of the week were the new 2022-24 In Colors and the new Tea Boutique Suite. These items will be available for purchase on May 3, 2022 when the new Annual Catalog goes live through my online store. 


You can purchase the entire set of ink pads or choose to only buy the colors you like. I always recommend you purchase the ink refill when you buy the ink pad so you will be ready to reink the pad on a moments notice.


The set of 1/8" Woven Metallic Ribbon is very nice to work with and four out of the five colors match the In Colors perfectly, but the Sweet Sorbet doesn't at all. Nevertheless, I still purchased it and I'm sure I'll be able to use it on a variety of projects. I love using the narrower ribbons in my cardmaking. I'm not a huge fan of any ribbon over 3/8" since tying flatter bows gets more difficult as the ribbon gets wider for my arthritic fingers. 


I also always purchase the matching Stampin' Write marker set because you never 
know when you may need to fill in a spot in a stamped image.

I'm so thrilled that Stampin' Up! was able to manufacture all five of the In Colors into their Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I just love these pens!!!


If you don't have your own Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours! If you need a new Annual Catalog, visit this link and you can receive one.

Have a lovely day!