Hooray For New Colors And Cake

Here are the new 2024-2026 Stampin’ Up! In Colors. Each year, Stampin’ Up! adds a color refresh to the current colors. There are always five new “In Colors” that are on trend and perfectly work with the current color families. These ccolors are in the inventory for a period of two years. The new In Colors are Petunia Pop, Summer Splash, PeachPie, Shy Shamrock, and Pretty In Pink.

Most all of the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators have received their copy of the new 2024-2025 Annual Catalog, and now customers will begin to receive them. If you’ve placed an order with me over the past six months, you’re on my mailing list to receive your copy.

This year, the catalog is very different from past years. Not only does it display the beautiful new product inventory, it is also a paper crafting reference tool. There’s a section on Card Design that includes sketches for inspiration, as well as a Color Theory Section that includes a large color wheel to help you coordinate the Stampin’ Up! family of colors.

Let’s find color inspiration using the new In Color, Petunia Pop, the color wheel, and Color Theory!

Below is a sample of Triadic Colors using the new In Colors. These are colors that are evenly spaced around the wheel.

Here’s a sample of Analogpus Colors. These are colors that are next to each other on the wheel.

Complementary Colors are opposite on the color wheel.

Monochromatic Colors are those that are shades and tints of the same color.

Now that we found some new color inspiration, let’s make a care showcasing the new In Colors!

  • I cut a Thick Basic White Slimline card base 6 1/2″ x 7″, and scored it at 3 1/2″ on the 7″ side.
  • The Basic Black mat layer is 3 3/8″ x 6 3/8″.
  • I cut the top Basic White cardstock layer 6 1/4″ x 3 1/4″.
  • I stamped the birthday cake image from the Hooray For Surprises Bundle using each of the new In Colors, and die cut them with the coordinating die.
  • The Hoorray For Surprises Bundle is on the Last Chance List at the Bundled pricing. It is in the new Annual Catalog, but there are two separate order numbers and the 10% Bundled Savings will not be offered. If you love it, be sure to add it to your Wish List. It’s available at the discounted price until April 30th.
  • The little flowers are die cuts from the Hooray For Surprises Dies.
  • I embellished the flowers with the upcoming 2024-2026 In Color Resin Dots.
  • I stamped the sentiment (from the Sweetly Scripted Stamp Set – Available now in the Online Exclusives) with Bleck Memento ink.

So, have fun creating color inspiration for your unique projects using the new Color Wheel. You’ll see it in the new Annual Catalog. It goes live on May 1st.

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  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already own, or you can purchase the Bright Skies Bundle.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive this kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store.
  • This card kit will be available through April 30th.

Beautiful Balloons For April

It’s April, and time to introduce my April Monthly Customer Card Kit, “Beautiful Balloons”.

The Beautiful Balloons Bundle is on the Last Chance List that will be available to customers on April 9th. I thought I would give the Beautiful Balloons Dies another spin through my cutting machine and use them to create this month’s Kit.

Both cards are designed using the Book Binding Fun Fold. I used the same measurements to create one card vertically, and the other horizontally. As always, these are quick, easy designs you can create with paper and elements you already have on hand.

These are two very differend cards using the same Bundle, Designer Series Paper, and design.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already own, or you can purchase the Bright Skies Bundle. I used the sentiments from that Bundle.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive this kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store.
  • This card kit will be available through April 30th.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Remember …

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Lots Of Love With Countryside Inn

It’s been a while since I used the Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper in a card. This paper pack is in the current Annual Catalog and is not on the Last Chance List. As the name states, the Countryside Inn paper pack includes monochromatic blues that were inspired by fine china and wallpaper patterns. It includes gorgeous florals, woodland animals, nature, and ceramic designs. It’s a perfect “all occasion” paper pack.

So, let’s make a card!

  • The Night of Navy cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, and scored at 5 1/2″ on the long side.
  • I cut the patterned paper layer 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The notebook edged layer is about 2 3/4″ x 4″.
  • I die cut the zig-zag strips from the Excellent Eggs Dies. (They are retiring on April 30th, and are on the Last Chance List).
  • The flowers are die cut using dies from the Hooray For Surprises Dies. (They’re in the current Mini Catalog and are also in the upcoming 2024-2025 Annual Catalog… “Hooray!!). I use them so much, I didn’t want to see them go.
  • I stamped the sentiment from a stamp in the Gorgeously Made Stamp Set, and die cut it with the coordinating die.
  • I added a little white pigment ink to the top of the layer with a sponge dauber.
  • The embellishments are a few of the 2022-2024 In Color Matte Dots.

This is one of those card designs you can use with just about any supplies you have on hand. Pick a pretty patterned paper, find a few coordinating elements, add a large focal point layer, and a sweet sentiment, and create something special.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Debbie

Masterfully And Gorgeously Made

One of my favorite Bundles is on the Last Chance List. The Gorgeously Made Bundle will be off the shelf as of Ap;ril 30th. It has everything you need to create beautiful cards and projects. There are large element dies, a notebook edged die, and you can even get a torn paper look with a special die. There’s only one sentiment layer die, but it’s sized for most sentiments.

The Gorgeously Made stamp set includes two background stamps, large floral focal point stamps, and three clean and simple sentiments.

If the Gorgeously Made Bundle has been on your radar, add it to your wish list. It’s available until April 30th or while supplies last.

So, let’s make a card!

  • The Parakeet Party (retiring color as of April 30th), cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ on the long side.
  • The Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″. (It’s retiring as of April 30th).
  • I marked the top of the DSP layer at 1 1/4″ from the left side, and put a pencil mark at 1 3/4″ down from the top on the right side.
  • Align the two pencil marks in the paper trimmer and score on the diagonal from pencil mark to pencil mark.
  • I folded the corner down toward the center of the card and adhered the folded corner to the layer.
  • I cut a Parakeet Party cardstock layer 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.
  • To create the triangle, I cut the cardstock layer on the diagonal from point to point. (This piece should fit into the folded triangle at the top of your patterned paper layer).
  • Attach the patterned paper layer to the card base.
  • Stamp and attach your sentiment as shown.
  • Die cut a Parakeet Party cardstock element from the Gorgeously Made Dies, snip it to the size you want and attach it under the sentiment layer.
  • Embellish your beautiful card.

So, pick out a beright, bold patterned paper, fold down the corner, attach it to a cardstock card base, and create a Gorgeously Made masterpiece to share with a friend.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Debbie

Minnie Is The Cutest Cow

I wish you and yours a very Happy Easter!

Today’s post title refers to the Minnie Mouse I added as an embellishment to a Post-It Note Holder. The Post-It Note Holder is the center of attention in the little Easter Gift Basket, I created for my family. You can click here for my original post for the basket tutorial.

Minnie Mouse is punched from the Cutest Cows Punch. She has the same face as one of the cutest cows. The difference is her facial expression, her long eyelashes, upright ears, and a ribbon bow.

I punched one cute cow with Basic Black cardstock, and the second with Basic White cardstock. I cut off the cow’s ears and replaced them with a piece of the punched cow’s mouth area. After finding a picture of Mini Mouse on the internet, I drew her head on the black punched piece and fussy cut it. The black piece is adhered to the white piece and I glued the “ears” to the back of Mini’s head. I snapped a photo that might help you see what I did.

Mini’s face is hand drawn with a fine tip Sharpie marker.

I put the baskets together using both current and retired Designer Series Paper. The polka dot DSP in the photo above is part of the current Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP Pack. It’s on the Last Chance List and will be available until April 30th. The Cheerful Daisies Dies are not leaving, but after April 30th, they will no longer be bundled with the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set. I used one of the daisy dies for the Post-It Note Holder embellishment in the basket on the right in the photo above.

I used the Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper for the basket below. This stunning paper pack is here to stay.

As you can see, I’ve been busy making Easter gifts. I don’t have the names of the Designer Series Paper I used below. I made the pink basket with Polished Pink cardstock, and the blue with Seaside Spray. (Both retired colors).

I die cut the tags using the Tailor Made Tags Dies. You can see the Tailor Made Tags Dies Details in the Product Details section of this post.

So, make a basket or two, add a Post It Note Holder, and chocolate of course, and create a pretty gift for someone special.

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The March cards are showcasing the Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already own.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive this kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store.
  • This card kit will be available through March 31st.