All the Newness and Colors!

New catalog, new colors, new creations…there is so much to look forward to getting your hands on since the 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up! catalog went live yesterday!

(Click on catalog image to flip through the catalog online)

The first things on my list are always the pretty new In-Colors and this year they feel fresh and vibrant! Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Starry Sky and Orchard Oasis will quickly find their way into your crafting palette.

Would you like a Color Coach to see which of your current colors they coordinate with? Download the .pdf below for creative color combinations for the new colors AND last year’s hues as they integrate with Stampin’ Up!’s core colors.

Now if your catalog wish list is longer than $125 AND you would love the new 2022-2024 In-Colors, the best deal is the May Starter Kit Special! You’ll get to choose $125 in SU! products PLUS get the new In-Color Ink Pads, 8.5″ x 11″ card stock, 6″ x 6″ designer series paper, and grid paper to match…all for just $99! HURRY! This offer is only good through May 31, 2022!

Best of all, you’ll get a discount on your future craft supplies and a community of caring, creative cohorts who love all things stamps, ink and paper as much as you do! My Sprinkled Ink team is a mix of friends who love the hobby, others who are building a business and some who just enjoy a discount. All are welcome.

Click below to learn more…

Here’s the new color Orchid Oasis color (and a bit of Parakeet Party for the foliage) using the new Wisteria Wishes stamp set (which also comes in a discounted bundle with coordinating dies) . Check out the pretty ombre glimmer paper behind the main image… a little bling makes every stamper happy!

Free Shipping- April 21st!

If your stamping studio is your happy place, I have good news for you: Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING today only on orders over $75! Here’s a handy list to take inventory of your supplies:

Enter April Host Code VQC2JGEY in your shopping cart if your order is between $75-$149 for a chance to win my monthly host code prize drawing!

If your order is over $150, no host code is required and you may choose your  own Stampin’ Rewards immediately!

New at SU: Beautiful Day for Love

It’s the New at SU! Design Team “Moms, Dads, Brides and Grads” blog hop!

Our international design team wants to help YOU get ready for all the big events coming in the next few months, so visit all the posts and PIN your favorites to try. I had fun creating this card for brides (and grooms) on a wedding day using the Blessings of Home Bundle…and BONUS, it’s perfect for gifting money to the newlyweds as it’s a large slimline card that fits in our coordinating Slimline envelopes

For this size of card, start with a piece of 8.5″ x 7″ card stock and score it in half at 3.5″ (finished card is 8.5″ x 3.5″).

Have you ever tried Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils? They are easier than you’d think to use and they give this card a soft effect, different than my usual preference for Stampin’ Blends. This is literally how I started…just by scribbling color onto my Watercolor Paper:

I do TRY to follow the lines and details of the image, then I use the Water Painters to blend the colors out, working from lightest to darkest. A tip for watercoloring: You will have MUCH better success when using Watercolor Paper or SU! Shimmery White paper, as they hold up to the moisture best and won’t “pill up” when you add water.

Once dry, use the dies to cut out the image for the front of your card. I’ve layered it onto some lovely Designer Series Paper.

I’m also practicing (but not proficient, yet) the art of the double bow, which I call “The Tammy” in honor of fellow demonstrator Tammy Wilson, whose cards are immediately identifiable by her lovely bows. Luckily for you AND me, she’s made a video, which I’ve watched and attempted numerous times on the Stampin’ Up! Facebook page. With enough practice, I’m confident my double bows will get better.

All the supplies I used are listed below, and you are ready to travel on to the next post in our Blog Hop:

Moms, Dads, Brides & Grads: New at SU! April 2022

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Product List
Blessings Of Home Bundle (English)
$51.25
Soft Succulent 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
2021–2023 In Color 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Heart & Home 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Watercolor Pencils
$16.00
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2
$12.50
Water Painters
$12.00
Basic Borders Dies
$29.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad
$10.00
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Soft Succulent 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
$11.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Slimline Envelopes
$10.00

Carried By Your Kindness

It’s been 2 1/2 months since my brother passed away unexpectedly and my mother had a heart attack on the same day (mom is doing well after they put in a stent), and I have been holding on to the beautiful cards, messages and thoughtful service rendered by my friends near and far.

You brought me homemade bread, soup, paper goods and flowers. You hugged me and physically held me up when I literally didn’t think I could stand. You visited with me and helped me laugh when it felt like all I could do was cry. You mailed me paper hugs and gift cards. You absolutely carried me through my first visit of grief, and I couldn’t forget to express my deepest gratitude for the love you offered!

I know there is life after death, thanks to the Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This surety has helped me keep an eternal perspective through the most difficult days, knowing that I will see my brother- and other loved ones- again. You appeared as angels in your comfort and kindnesses to me. My heart is overflowing with appreciation for you.

Ladybug Wish Come True

I don’t enjoy bugs crawling on me, but there is a soft spot in my heart (and on my fingers) for ladybugs. They are just the friendliest little creatures, so I don’t mind walking them to the door (if they’ve found their way inside) and giving them a lift to the nearest plant outside. I may even talk to them and tell them how pretty they are.

This little ladybug is adorable on a card:

Here’s a tutorial to get started, and of course, all the supplies can be found in my Stampin’ store!

A Rainbow Through the Clouds

This unique card idea started with a color challenge and the piece of Vellum card stock sitting on my desk!

The #tgifc362 color challenge was vibrant and got me thinking about a rainbow:

Why not a rainbow through the clouds? The Vellum card stock gives the illusion of a rainy, cloudy day and the card almost put itself together!

It’s simple stamping anyone can succeed in creating, as you can see from my video tutorial:

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Retirement Parade: So Long, Sweet Peach!

The New at SU! Design Team is bringing you a POP-UP PARADE featuring some of the products we have loved and are sad to see leave as the Retiring List for the Annual Catalog has been released. These items are only while supplies last, so don’t miss your opportunity to order them!

I chose to spotlight my beloved Sweet as a Peach Suite. The Designer Series Paper! The Stamps! The Dies! They have inspired so much creativity in my studio and this is actually the pop-up birthday card I made and sent my team members over the past 12 months:

It opens up to an EXPLOSION of peaches and birthday wishes:

It’s easy to make this explosion insert: Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 6″ x 6″ and fold in half, then open it up and fold it in half DIAGONALLY in the opposite direction. Unfold it again, tuck the diagonal folds inside and glue the square pieces on the outside of the mechanism to the inside of the card. TIP: Observe the direction of your patterned paper and insert it into your card with the patterns going the right direction.

The best way it fits in your card is by making a binding on the top (or side, depending on orientation) of your card. For this card, I used a piece of 11″ x 4-1/4″ card stock scored at 5-1/2″ and 6-1/2″, then tied that shut with a piece of linen twine, with the second score on the top side of your card to help it open well. It makes the opening smaller than a traditional card and the explosion piece fits nicely inside.

The Sweet as a Peach Bundle (stamps + dies) is on sale through March 21st for 20% off in the Savings are In Bloom sale (along with the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine that the dies fit in), so now is the time to collect it for your craft stash! Retiring items are only while supplies last.

You are now ready to travel through the rest of the Retirement Parade! Hop through all the gorgeous retiring product projects below ~ you won’t want to miss any of the other “last chance” products we’ve loved and collect the fabulous ideas shared!

If you want to add these products to your craft studio before they are gone, you may order them from your demonstrator. Don’t have a demonstrator? Click the links below to shop from my Stampin’ Store!

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Layers of Labels on Tulip Card

When I saw the retiring list of products, everything with “Sweet” in the title was being discontinued, and I had a little pity party. I use the Stitched So Sweetly Dies so often, it felt like my left hand was cut off! Once my heart recovered, I picked up and moved forward…there are some lovely things coming, but this is one product you may want to keep close at hand.

Thus, I combined the Stitched So Sweetly Dies in conjunction with the Timeless Tulips stamp set (also retiring) to create this cute patchwork card with layers of labels:

While we have some new tulip dies in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog, if you are more of a punch person, you may want to grab the stamp set and Tulip Builder die in the Last Chance Sale (while supplies last).

Product List
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Tulip Builder Punch
$18.00
Flowering Fields 12” X 12” (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00

Ready (or not) for Retirement

Last-Chance Products

Ready or not it’s Retirement Time! Stampin’ Up! has just released the list of retiring products and some items are on sale. Now is the time to get those items on your wish list ordered before they are long gone.  

Here are my Top 3 Tips for the Retirement List:

  1. In Colors: All 2020-2022 In Color inks, paper, and embellishments are retiring. These items usually sell out quickly so don’t forget to add ink refills and extra cardstock to your craft stash. You don’t want to miss having these gorgeous colors in your collection!

  2. Bundles: Bundles, with their 10% savings, all retire! Even if the bundle items carryover to the next catalog the discount does not – so if you have your eye on a bundle, get it now and save!

  3. Stamps vs. Accessories: Retiring stamps are available through 2 May 2022. All other retiring items, such as paper, embellishments, and dies are only available while supplies last, so you don’t want to wait and miss out.

VIEW LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS LIST ONLINE


Stampin' Up! In Color Collection

Peachy Cassette Gift Box

Are you old enough to remember the cases a cassette tape came in? For you youngsters, that was what we recorded and listened to music on before CD’s, which were before MP3 players, which were before cell phones and music streaming services.

Never mind how long ago that was…let’s just focus on how cute this gift box is:

While this project is easier with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine, the Sweet as a Peach bundle is discounted 20% off in March 2022 during the Savings Are In Bloom promotion, and sadly, this personal favorite Peach bundle is retiring at the end of April, so don’t miss the chance to add it to your crafting collection.

When I make these boxes, I like to imagine what might fit inside: candy, earrings, money, gum, lipstick, a personalized rubber stamp, a deck of cards, etc. With a finished size of 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and 1/2″ deep, tell me what you can think of to wrap in this retro-design-inspired box!

Now, if you are old enough to handle crafting tools, try your hand at crafting a few of these boxes with this printable tutorial, and thanks for choosing me to purchase your supplies from!