New at SU! Seeing In Color

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If COLORS cheer you up, you are going to be giddy hopping through a rainbow of projects featuring the 2020-2022 In-Colors crafted for you by Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world!

I felt like starting off with ALL 5 of these new hues and the *best* way to show them off is with the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards and coordinating cards & envelopes:

The entire Flowers for Every Season suite revolves around the In-Colors debuting in the Annual Catalog: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight! It’s amazing how beautifully these colors work together and shine on their own, as well.

These card require no (or very little) stamping, and can be put together in minutes with just a bit of adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals and a few embellishments in addition to the Memories & More products above:

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The LOVE card on the Just Jade base is as simple as it gets: Just adhere one of the 4″x6″ cards to the front of the cards and tuck it into the envelope!

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The card bases have a dotted frame you can center the smaller 2″x3″ card on. I cut a few sentiments (see below) from another one of the M&M cards to add emphasis, reminding me of the song I sung to my babies (and now they sing to their babies) on this Magenta Madness card.

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Layer a large and small card together, as on a Misty Moonlight version and add a bit of lace trim to make a blue Christmas card:

There really are flowers for EVERY season! Cinnamon Cider is the best neutral base for all the rest! On the card above, I used the stickers from the card pack for a focal point and sentiment.

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I finally pulled out a stamp for the sentiment on the Bumblebee card and used the In-Color Markers to ink it up on a tag from the sticker sheet.

Would love to hear how you liked these cards before hop on over to see Tricia playing with patterns and In Colors!

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Contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to purchase the products shown. If you do not have a demonstrator, you can use the links below!

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July 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call

Creative Juice by Loni – In Color Memories & More Cards

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Pattern Play with In Color

As the Ink Dries – Moonlight, Jade & Whale Done

A Crowning Creation – Lovely You In Color

Stamping Flair – Fancy Phrases In Colour

Gifted Hands Ink – Misty Moonlight

A Little Kinder – Bumblebee

Moore Fun Stamping – Pretty Parasol In Color

Jemini Crafts – In Colour Postage for You

Stamping with the Copper Cropper – In Colors

Playing with Paper Crafting – Tasteful Touches In Colour

Terryfic Cards – Just Jade

247inkspiration – In Color Flowers for Every Season Suite

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New at SU!- Sunflowers are for Celebrating!

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With the premier of the NEW 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog at the beginning of June, our International group of demonstrator friends are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas featuring our favorite new FLORAL stamps!

It was a surprise to me, but the Celebrate Sunflowers have cheered me up immensely after the uncertainty of the past few months:

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I paired it with my beloved Buffalo Check background in a vibrant new In Color: Magenta Madness! Isn’t that just so Daisy Duke?

Even the inside of the card brings a smile to my face:

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The Stitched Rectangle and Stitched So Sweetly dies made the layers come together quickly. I know you may be as anxious as I am to get your hands on the NEW Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine and here’s some good news: The standard machine will be available for customer orders on September 1st!

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Would love to hear from you, then hop over to Tricia’s blog!

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June 2020 New At SU! Roll:

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Lovely You Bundle

Create With Cheryl – Tasteful Touches

Moore Fun Stamping – Ornate Garden

247inkspiration – Jar of Flowers

Playing with Paper Crafting – Celebrate Sunflowers

The Pampered Stamper – Prized Peony

StampinScrapper – Peony Garden

Margriet Siekman – Jar of Flowers

Stamping with the Copper Cropper – Celebrate Sunflowers

Creative Juice by Loni – Celebrate Sunflowers

New at SU: Happy Trails to Happy Tails

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Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop: Today our international group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are hosting a “Retirement Parade” showing you some of our favorite stamps that will be retired by June 2nd.

I chose the Happy Tails stamp set in memory of my walking companion of 10 years who we had to say good-bye to not long ago. While Tiger (my dog) wasn’t a Dalmation, it seemed to fit this fun-fold card perfectly:IMG_5341-(W)-2

It’s a tri-fold card and I started with a 12″ x 5.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock (scored at 4″ and 8″) and used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create a frame on the front flap of the card.  IMG_5343-(W)

Once the card is completely open, there is plenty of space to write your message:

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The Happy Tails stamp set is retiring, but the Dog Builder Punch will be carrying over to the new catalog (with no coordinating stamp set) so this is the time to get your paws on both of them!

Tiger was a loyal, patient and loving dog who was a blessing to our family and is missed. Happy Trails, Tiger and the Happy Tails stamp set!

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You can move backwards or continue forward through the other awesome projects in our Retirement Parade!  You are sure to find a reason to contact your demonstrator ASAP to get something you won’t want to craft without before it’s gone 🙂

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The May 2020 Blog Hop Participants:

Joyce Whitman- StampinScrapper

Jackie Lawless- Stamping Jack

Pat Ertman- Gifted Hands Ink

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

Anke Heim- Scraphexe

Cynthia McQueen- A Crowning Creation

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Margriet Siekman- Margriet Siekman

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Terry Montgomery- Terryfic Cards

Mary Ann Rossiter- StampinMak

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

What’s New at SU! – A Mini Bonanza

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Welcome to our blog hop through the January-June Mini Catalog: Our group of demonstrators from around the world look forward to sharing ideas that you can incorporate into your paper crafting using Stampin’ Up! products.

I’m showcasing my favorite part of the Bonanza Buddies Suite: The tag die!

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The size of the tag is generous and gives you plenty of room to stamp. These are two tags I made to use on my grandchildren’s birthday gifts:

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The stitched edge around the tag is a detail that adds a finishing touch. Plus the animal “buddies” fit on the tag with room for a sentiment. IMG_5028-(W)

You don’t have to stop at a gift tag, take that tag and put it on a card, too:

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As you are hopping through the blog posts, pause to leave a comment and grab a notebook to jot down creative ideas, draw a card sketch you want to try, color combinations you love or pin them to a Pinterest board!

Jump on over to Germany and Anke’s stamp studio next…or if you are going backwards through the hop, you can skip back to Mary Ann’s post:

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You can order the products we are showcasing in the hop from your demonstrator!

If you don’t have a demonstrator and live in the U.S. I’m happy to serve you. You can shop the products I’ve used today in my Stampin’ Store.

 

April 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call:

Anke Heim- Scraphexe

Cheryl Hamilton- Create with Cheryl

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Jackie Lawless- Stamping Jack

Joyce Whitman- StampinScrapper

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Pat Ertman- Gifted Hands Ink

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Mary Ann Rossiter- StampinMak

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

What’s New at SU! Sale-a-Bration Showcase

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We are celebrating the final fling of Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration (ends March 31st) so our international group of demonstrator friends are squeezing the most of it for you today! You’ll find many projects to inspire you to get (at least) one more FREE S-A-B product (while they last).

I’m using three co-ordinating Sale-a-Bration products today: The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper and the Lily Pad Dies to create an illuminating gift for a friend:

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This little bag contains a tea-light holder and will express how much you appreciate someone who has shined a light in your life! I found the perfect sentiment in the Strong & Beautiful stamp set, though I forgot to add it to my supply list…

The measurements for the DSP inside the bag are 2-5/8″ x 12″ and scored at 3/4″, 3–5/8″ and 10-5/8″. I also made a small box for the bottom of the bag (sits inside the DSP to hold the candle) from card stock: 4″ square, scored at 3/4″ on each side. It takes a bit of patience to work the DSP + box into the bottom of the bag, but it works!

Now you’re off to see more pretty Sale-a-Bration projects…next up is Heather (or bounce back to Diane’s blog) and a full list of participants is found at the end of this post!

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You can order supplies from your demonstrator to create this unique project. Don’t have a demo? I’m happy to serve you (links below)!

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March Blog Hop Roll Call:

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Jackie Bultje- The Pampered Stamper

What’s New at SU! Birthday Dies

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Paper crafters love nothing more than Co-ordination: We swoon for ribbon in Stampin’ Up! colors, we sigh over designer series papers that match our punches and we are head-over-heels when we have dies for stamped images so we don’t have to cut them out!

It’s February and our group of demonstrator friends from around the world are showcasing the NEW SU! Product Coordination release items and we are hoppin’ with excitement to share these projects with you!

The Birthday Dies were designed to coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You Sale-a-Bration Stamp set (which you could choose free with a $50 order before March 31, 2020). Notice the leaf dies: There are TWO leaves on ONE die! This is a great improvement, as tiny dies are too fiddly for me and having two of them together makes them much easier to use!

IMG_4637-(W)My project is a remake of one of my favorite gift packaging because our Acetate Card boxes are perfect for holding a mug cake mix. It’s sort of a “bake-your-own-birthday-cake” gift!

IMG_4640-(W)It’s a pretty, frilly & feminine project, and even though I did end up fussy cutting the sentiment, the dies helped the rest of it come together quickly.

IMG_4639-(W)These are products you will NOT want to wait to order because they are only available while supplies last and since they match some of our most popular items from the current Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration 2020, they are sure to fly off the shelves.

The supplies I used are listed below, and I’d love to hear what you think of this birthday box so before you hop along to the Anke’s blog next (or back to Diane’s project),  leave a comment then keep hoppin’ for more product coordination inspiration!

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Blog Hop Roll:

Joyce Whitman- Stampin’ Scrapper

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

Anke Heim- Scraphexe

Please contact your demonstrator if you have questions or to make a purchase. I’m happy to answer questions about the products and techniques shown.  If you don’t have a demonstrator,  you can use the links below to order the supplies from my Stampin’ Store: 

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What’s New at SU! Peaceful Poppies Suite

Whats new (2)Hi there, crafty friend! With the NEW January – June Mini Catalog, our international group of demonstrators are coming together to showcase the Peaceful Poppies Suite, and trust me when I say, they are irresistible (the stamps, the projects AND the demonstrators!)

JAN_JUNE MINI“I don’t need any more floral stamps,” I told myself when I went to OnStage last November, when Stampin’ Up! released the mini catalog to demonstrators. “I’ve got plenty, so I’m NOT going to buy any more.” Then I saw THAT COVER, and my willpower went about as far as Dorothy across the poppy field in Oz…

Today I’m sharing a photo frame project using the Peaceful Moments bundle. You can order this bundle and save 10% when you get the stamps and coordinating dies together ~OR~ you can let the poppies work their magic on you and succumb to the entire Peaceful Poppies SUITE (like yours truly).

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I found this adorable wooden photo frame at Dollar Tree (only a buck!) and used the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to cover the front – I demonstrated how to do it on different frame in my Monday Lunchtime Crafting Live on my Facebook page.

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The dies make these stunning layered flowers and leaves and I just couldn’t stop adding layers!

A 3/4″ strip of copper foil sheet (stamped with StazOn ink) made a perfect “name plate” for the bottom of the frame: IMG_4344-(W)

To create the ends of the faux plate, just stick it into your Everyday Label Punch like this:

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The photo is from our trip to OntarioCanada to visit Ed & Carolyn Helder last September. I met Carolyn through Stampin’ Up! years ago and we’ve become dear friends and this was certainly one of our most enjoyable vacations OF ALL TIME! How grateful I am for the connections created through crafting. (Carolyn, if you see this, pretend to be surprised when it comes later for your birthday)

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I’ll share the supply list below if you happen to pick up a frame from the dollar store, but if you are ready to pop along our blog hop, enjoy Judi’s poppy-themed project next, or back up to Brenda’s Blog.

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January 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call

Judi Anderson- Judi Stamps

Diane Browning- 24-7 Inkspiration

Cynthia McQueen- A Crowning Creation

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Cheryl Hamilton- Create With Cheryl

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Joyce Whitman- Stampin’ Scrapper

Linda Moore- Moore Fun Stampin’

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Heather Cooper- Playing with Papercrafting

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

 

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What’s New at SU! Sneak Peek at SAB

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So glad you’re here to get a peek at what’s coming to Stampin’ Up! in 2020! We’ll have a new Mini Catalog AND Sale-a-Bration both beginning on January 3rd! Today our international group of demonstrators is giving you a taste of what you can look forward to, so make sure to hop around all the blogs.

I’m sharing the Little Ladybug HOST-EXCLUSIVE Sale-a-Bration stamp set: This is a set you can only earn FREE with a qualifying party during Sale-a-Bration and it’s truly adorable!IMG_4105

I made a large matchbox that measures 3″ x 4″ x 1″ ~ generously sized to hold goodies, jewelry, gift cards or whatever you can fit inside!

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It was surprisingly simple to make and you can download the instructions by clicking the photo or link below.

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CLICK HERE FOR MATCHBOX TUTORIAL 

There is a BONUS coordinating project below, but if you are ready to hop to the next blog (Diane’s) or back to Sharon‘s…thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to pick up your own stamps and create something wonderful.

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Here are all the hop links:

Tricia Butts – Triciastampingcreations
Linda a Moore – Moore fun Stamping

Sharon Burkert – As the Ink Dries

Loni Spendlove – Creative Juice by Loni
Diane Browning – 24-7 Inkspiration
Margriet Siekman – Creatief Marsie

If you are still here and would like a BONUS project, click on the image or link below for the tutorial for the matching card! Also, we LOVE hearing from you, so will you take a moment and leave me a comment?

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What’s New: Toile Tidings for Christmas

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This creative group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the globe are back to showcase CHRISTMAS creations and we appreciate you hopping along with us!

A gorgeous crimson cardinal along with the pastoral print of a countryside Christmas combine to make this card a keepsake:

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It’s really a lovely combination when layered on a Soft Seafoam card base, isn’t it? Stampin’ Up! really provides the best coordinating products to help take the guesswork out of your crafting. I used the Toile Christmas stamp set and Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, along with the Stitched Nested Label Dies to provide a background for the bird.

To color the cardinal, I simply used the Watercolor Pencils (White and Daffodil Delight) to color the bird after stamping it in black ink. No need to add water, just start coloring lightly and layering the color.

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It’s a simple card to create, and conveys a beautiful wish for a holiday of happiness!

Flutter back to Diane’s blog or fly forward to Brenda’s blog but don’t miss any of the merry crafts we have shared to inspire you to MAKE the season bright!

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Here are the other blogs: Make sure to visit them all!

Tricia Butts – Triciastampingcreations
Pia Gerhardt-Scraproomboom
Pat Ertman-Giftedhandsink
Anke Heim – Scraphexe
Judi Anderson – Judistamps

Diane Browning – 24-7 Inkspiration

Loni Spendlove – Creative Juice by Loni

Brenda Copper – Stamping with the Copper Cropper

What’s New at SU! Fall Crafting

Thanks for hopping along with the What’s New at SU! blog hop. Our group of demonstrators from around the globe always inspire creativity with their projects and today we are focusing on FALL.

My husband grew over 200 stalks of Indian corn this year, so we have a LOT of beautiful ears and colorful kernels with which to decorate for all things Autumn:

IMG_3435-(W)We dried some of the corn and I put them into a small mason jar and pushed a battery-operated tea light into them. All it needed was a little ribbon and a tag to dress it up, and I will make a few more to decorate our Thanksgiving table.

When was the last time you colored directly on your stamp with Stampin’ Write Markers? I love doing this on words to achieve a rainbow effect.

IMG_3429-(W)This technique is easily done on a red rubber stamp (like our cling mount sets), but this saying was from a photopolymer set: When I colored and stamped it the first time, the colors pooled on the photopolymer, making the stamped image blotchy. So I cleaned it off with Stampin’ Mist cleaner on the Stampin’ Scrub and tried again~ the result the second time was MUCH better!

Before you hop on to Diane’s projects (or back to Heather’s), I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

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