Archive for the ‘In colors’ Category:
My new catalog order is here, and I’ve been working on projects for my Stamp Club with Meg (we meet tomorrow in central Illinois – let me know if you’d like to come!). Let me just say that I’m having a HARD TIME deciding which new products to use first…
The Pleasant Poppies stamp set? (see it online)
Or maybe the new Papillon Potpourri stamp set? (see it online)
Possibly the matching Elegant Butterfly Punch? (see it online)
I finally decided to go with all of them, plus a bunch more new items.
The colors here are new, too — from the 2012-2014 In Color Collection (see more project ideas with these on my blog). I’ve stamped in Raspberry Ripple for the Pleasant Poppies image, and did butterflies in Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals. The Designer Series Paper is my current fav — the Patio Party Designer Series Paper that you can get for free as a bonus with the Demonstrator Starter Kit in June!! (click to learn more)
Stay tuned tomorrow for a 2nd installment — more details about this week’s Stamp Club projects and the notecards in this sweet Note Card Pocket, and how to make Paper Beads!
This past weekend we needed a quick birthday gift tag, so I pulled out my Crazy For Cupcakes stamp set (see it online) and my Scallop Circle Die (see it online) and put them together with a Sneak Peek of the NEW In Color, Gumball Green, available right now for demonstrators (you can be one!) or on June 1st for regular orders.
The words on the tag (Look Who’s Turning…) and on the inside are from the On Your Birthday stamp set (see it online), also retiring on May 31st. It’s my go-to set for birthday cards, including the popular “live, laugh, love; Happy Birthday” greeting.
***BIG SHOT Technique*** The tag is an easy project — just fold your card stock in half and place it on the Big Shot Die so that the fold is INSIDE the cutting area. When the die cuts the shape, the fold remains and you have a shaped card!
Crazy for Cupcakes is a terrific birthday set with great words — here are more Crazy For Cupcakes projects from my blog. Be sure to check out the sweet pop-up card!
Looking for a fun new shape for your cards? Time to pull out your Big Shot Machine (see it online) and your Scallop Square Die (see it online)! Paired with the Outlined Occasions stamp set (free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration) this is a quick & easy note card.
**BIG SHOT TECHNIQUE TIP** The note card is easy. Just fold your card stock in half to make the card. Place the folded card stock on your die so that the fold is INSIDE the cutting edge. The fold won’t be cut off when you put the die through the Big Shot, and you’re left with a fun scalloped note card shape!
Like the colors? They’re all from the 2011-2013 In Colors, which you can get in a set of markers, card stock, printed brads and more (check them out). Even cooler? You could get started on your color collection with my February Stamps in the Mail Club Kit (learn more about stamping by mail).
If you’re in love with the simple circle punch flower on this card, say a ‘thank you’ to Stampin’ Up! for giving me the inspiration. This flower is copied from the hand-made chocolates that were on our Make N Take tables at Leadership last month. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 5 Petal Flower Punch (use one ‘petal’ for the leaf) – (see it online)
- 1″ Circle Punch (see it online)
- 1/2″ Circle Punch (see it online)
- Clear Rhinestone Brads (see it online)
Want to see more Scallop Square Die projects? Here are a few more on my blog.
Or want to learn more about Sale-A-Bration and how to qualify for free stamps? Here you go!
Honestly, the first time I saw this super-intense new purple, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it.
The Color Coach is something to add to the first round of your New Catalog Wish List. You’re going to love it! But since I didn’t have mine handy, I pulled out my #1 favorite new color: Daffodil Delight.
Seriously, I think Daffodil Delight is magic. It’s actually made up of little chameleon-fairies that subtly change color to match whatever you put next to them. Because Daffodil Delight goes with EVERYTHING!
You might recognize the basic layout of this card from last week, although I turned it sideways and changed the colors from Pacific Point & Marina Mist to Concord Crush & Daffodil Delight.
To color the flower, I stamped in Staz-On Jet Black ink, then used an AquaPainter with a drop of Concord Crush ink to brush on layers of the deep purple. (check out another Watercolor Technique that I shared recently)
For the leaves I just used my Pear Pizazz Stampin’ Write Marker to color directly on the Confetti White card stock. Since this green is more subtle than the Concord, it matched better to get the full-strength color from the marker.
Stamps: Because I Care (Level 1 hostess exclusive set)
Inks: Pear Pizazz Stampin’ Write Marker, Concord Crush, Staz-On Jet Black
Paper: Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Confetti White
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder, Daffodil Delight 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch,
The colors are the outgoing In Colors, available while supplies last through June 30th: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Pacific Point, and the Eastern Blooms stamp set flower is stamped in Tangerine Tango. The greeting is from the Heard From the Heart stamp set.
The little flower in the center is one of the new Filigree Brads (catty page 184), attached with Tombow Multiadhesive so the center is open.
Start with a 3×3″ square of cardstock, and punch once in the center of each side, all the way around. You can tell you have the center if you look at the scallop on the punch itself–just center the cardstock and you’re set.
Once you have all four sides punched, use scissors to trim off the top and the bottom edges as shown.
Cut a piece of the Baja Breeze cardstock to fit through the opening and you have a Scallop Edge buckle of sorts!
Do you ever wonder how to use your alphabet stamp sets for card-making? Here is a fun card that lets you take full advantage of those letter sets you have for scrapbooking, but don’t seem to get out for cards.
• Absolutely Fabulous stamp set
• Big Deal Alphabet stamp set
• Big Flowers stamp set (retiring June 30!)
• Classic Stripes background stamp
• Confetti White card stock
• Kiwi Kiss textured card stock
• Tangerine Tango textured card stock
• Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Tangerine Tango 5/8″ striped grosgrain ribbon
• Silver brads
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
Last Friday, as I was watching the weather and wondering if our Vacation Bible School picnic was going to have to move indoors, I suddenly decided that I wanted to make the 55+ Thank You notes that we are sending to our volunteers. (nothing like adding excitement at the last minute!)
So here’s how it all went down:
2:00 pm: Looked through my “on hand” supplies to find something fun to use
2:05 pm: Decided the Wild About You set with the alligator is PERFECT for our Crocodile Dock theme! (soon to be retired!)
2:20 pm: Started cutting cardstock (Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point, with Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper accents)
(cardstock and paper cut for 60 cards!)
2:35 pm: Laid out Kiwi Kiss cardstock pieces and stamped Kiwi Kiss alligators all over the fronts
2:55 pm: Still stamping (**TIP** for mass production, I didn’t fold the cards in half before I started. I stamped them all flat, so that the cardstock wouldn’t shift while I was speed-stamping)
(60 cards stamped!)
3:10 pm: Back to stamping, packed supplies to move upstairs to the kitchen
3:20 pm: Handed out mini-muffins to Tucker
3:32 pm: Break to clean up mini muffin mess from kitchen floor
3:35 pm: Still attaching DSP strips
(60 cards with Designer Series Paper strips attached!)
3:45 pm: Talked with Co-VBS Leader about threatening rain clouds, started stamping the “Wild About You” tags. (**TIP** for mass production I stamp and punch all the tags at once–rather than stamping one, punching one, attaching one, stamping one, punching one, attaching one, etc.
(20 cards finished!)
4:00 pm: Made the call–our picnic is ON at the pool!
4:02 pm: Spread the word by posting to the church website.
(60 cards finished!)
4:07 pm: Story time break with the kids
Weddings, weddings, everywhere! I was just at church this evening and congratulated a couple on their engagement So yes, here is another idea, this time by Tammie Rundle, another demonstrator in my LovenStampfuls group.
Tammie designed this placecard so that the happy couple can add a greeting inside, thanking their guests for attending and sharing their new address. And the card stands up on its own without adhesive–very clever! The little flap at the end tucks underneath the white and pink layers.
The bride and groom image, plus the swirls on the sides, are from the To Have & To Hold stamp set, retiring on June 30th. Don’t forget to order now so you don’t miss out!!
Aren’t these yummy?! Picture them laid out on a table for wedding guests to pick up. And the best part? The ends open so that you get get the goodies out from the inside without ruining the gorgeous work! And you can stack them in layers so that the cake looks like a multi-tiered cake…very fancy!
Stamps: To Have & To Hold (115098, $26.95, retiring June 30, 2009!)
Inks: Basic Brown, Pink Pirouette, Summer Sun
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Accessories: White Organza Ribbon, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Sticky Strip,
The pattern for these cuties is available through the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Website. Drop me an email if you’d like me to send it to you! And if you’d like to copy them exactly, you’ll need to order the stamp set before June 30th!
These boxes were done by Renae Wilson from my LovenStampfuls group as part of a wedding swap that I organized. The swap was open to everyone who achieved certain goals for their businesses last quarter, so congrats to Renae on her successes–this was her first quarter!!
Whew! That was a hard list to read! Here is the new and improved version–much easier to read!
It’s the Retiring Accessories List, with many items discounted 25% or 50%!!