A Little More Boho With The Refill!

Happy Wednesday!

A few posts back, I featured the Boho Indigo Product Medley.  Today’s post is about the Refill Kit.  You can create beautiful cards with the products in the Refill Kit.  It includes 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper; 6 sheets of Very Vanilla 6″ x 6″ dry embossed paper, 6 sheets of die cuts and 40 paper flowers. The Refill Kit is discounted 40% and priced at $13.80.

 

I designed today’s card using everything from the refill kit except for the ribbon and sentiment stamp.  What a beautiful set of note cards this Kit would make!  Sets of Note Cards are one of my favorite gifts.  I usually check on past blog posts and CASE myself.  I include 5 cards with envelopes in my set and package them in one of our acetate card boxes (page 152 in the current Annual Catalog).

I always tie a matching ribbon around the box and add a matching tag. Tags are simple and quick to put together.  A favorite of mine is the Delightful Tag Topper Punch (page 166 in the current Annual Catalog), or you can create your own tag.

Check in on tomorrow’s post.  I’ll have a set of matching note cards, packaged and ready to showcase.  And, I think there just might be a little surprise for you!

By the way, I got my product order from the new Annual Catalog yesterday afternoon. I’ll be planning and posting a few Sneak Peeks shortly.  The new In Colors are amazing!

So, be sure to check back tomorrow, get your stamps, ink and paper together, and get ready to create a beautiful set of note cards.

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In Colors In Bloom!

Happy Tuesday!

I want to take a minute to thank you for your patience with my blog post notifications.  I know there were a couple of duplicate notifications that went live. My apologies for that.  I’m working on a new email platform and, like anything new, it had to be tweaked.  Along with the new platform, I’ve had to be tweaked, as well!  Change is good!  So, thank you again for your patience.

I’m so glad to be back to my patterned paper, stamps and ink.  Today I have a bright and happy Stitched Bloom card for you… Just for you!  There’s lots of circles and stitching in today’s design, but those who read my blog regularly know that any “pattern repeat” in a card design will always work well.

Our new 2021-2023 In Colors are out and I want to share them with you.    I thought I would start with our current 2020-2022 In Colors because every current In Color is in today’s card.  Below are all of our current In Colors and they’ll be with us for another year.

Stampin’ Up! actually coordinates the group of new In Colors each year.  They are always on trend and complement each other beautifully.  The same goes for each of Stampin’ Up!’s color collections.  For example, you can pick a color from the Subtles Collection and match it with another color from the Subtles Collection without giving much thought to the colors working together. Stampin’ Up! did all of the thinking for you. That’s one of the perks of their noteworthy color coordination.

Here are the new 2021 –  2023 In Colors!  The muted tones of the colors are so on trend for this coming year. They will coordinate beautifully with many of our current colors.

  • Fresh Freesia is a cool, muted soft pink leaning toward lilac.  I can see this working with each of the other new In Colors, but how about pairing it with Night of Navy or Pool Party?
  • Polished Pink is a warmer tone. Polished Pink would be beautiful with Shaded Spruce or Just Jade.
  • Evening Evergreen is a dark deep green with a grayish taupe undertone.  I can see Evening Evergreen with Cinnamon Cider and gorgeous with Sahara Sand or Gray Granite.  This one is going to be a beautiful new neutral for me.
  • Soft Succulent is a muted lighter green with gray undertones.  It’s subtle and has a richer hue than Mint Macaron.  I would pair it with Highland Heather, Cherry Cobbler or how about Bumblebee?
  • Pale Papaya is a muted orange-pink tone. It’s lighter than most of our oranges, and not as bright as Mango Melody.   I think it would be beautiful with Just Jade and Pear Pizzazz and stunning with Calypso Coral.

I know you will all agree that it’s exciting to have fresh, contemporary colors to add to our collection.  I’m looking forward to sharing more of the “new” with you.

So, take another look at the current In Colors, pair two, three or all of them together and create something fun and happy!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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Springtime Flowers for the Paper Players Challenge!

Wishing you all the joy and light of the Easter season!

It’s Sunday and another weekly start for all of us at the Paper Players Blog Challenge.  This week, our very talented Jaydee is hosting our Theme Challenge.  Springtime Flowers is a perfect theme for Easter and this time of year.  It’s actually been cold here in New Jersey the past two days.  The grass is getting greener, though and the trees are starting to pop. We’re supposed to have a warmer week ahead and I’m looking forward to it.

Today’s card is a simple design using the Basket of Blooms stamp set.  A few posts ago, I talked about this set being tucked away in the current Annual Catalog. I found it and love using it.  It is retiring and available during Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance promotion going on now.

Starting with a Thick Basic White card base, I added a layer of Mossy Meadow checked pattern paper from the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper.  I die cut the Basic White top layer with a Stitched Rectangle Die.

My images are stamped with Mossy Meadow, Gorgeous Grape, Bumblebee and Soft Suede ink.  I wanted to add a bit of color to the images so I blended the ink with a Blender Pen.  There are designs that I prefer coloring with a Blender Pen rather than Stampin’ Blends (which are our alcohol markers).  Then there are designs where I prefer a  Stampin’ Blend rather than a Blender Pen.

Stampin’ Up!’s Blender Pen is easy to use. The Blender Pen is a dual tip pen filled with a special solution to help easily blend ink. Once you stamp your image, you can go over the inked lines with a Blender Pen and pull the ink where you want it.  For a darker shading or to actually fill in an image, you can use the Blender pen dipped in a drop of ink.  I use a tiny drop of ink on a plastic spoon.  Some squeeze their ink pad to get a little pool of ink in the top flap.

Whatever method works for you is best.  The idea is to get ink onto the tip of the Blender Pen.  You can clean your Blender Pen by lightly running the edges of it over scrap paper until you don’t see any more color on the paper.  Your Blender Pen will last a long time by keeping it clean and making sure the pen cap in tightly secured.

I can’t honestly say that this is a “quick” card, but it is simple and easy.  If you love to fussy cut and blend color, this design is for you.  Just match the color of the flowers to your favorite patterned paper and you have a simple and clean card for just about any occasion.

So, treat yourself to the Basket of Blooms stamp set, add your favorite patterned paper, fussy cut a few flowers, blend a basket and create something simple to celebrate any occasion.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

For additional details on the products I used today, click  here or on the images below.

Now let’s see what the rest of the Design Team created for your inspiration.  You can click on each of their Blogs below.

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