I gave my Sprinkled Ink Team the challenge to create a project using a color palette including a 2021-2023 In Color and this is the card I came up with (because you can’t ask your team to do something you aren’t willing to do)!
I flipped the black & white vs colored strip around so I could teach how to do the emboss resist technique: It’s an easy WOW that makes any card irresistible (see what I did there?).
To do this, you simply need to emboss your image in white or clear embossing powder onto white card stock, then blend ink over your embossed images~ the embossed images resist the ink and appear magically!
Watch HOW here:
Remember: When you buy the Dragonfly Garden BUNDLE (stamps + punch) from my Stampin’ Store in June, you get 3 free projects in the mail! Consider this card a bonus idea 🙂
Looking for creative palettes using In Colors? Download the In Color Coach .pdf for the current 10 In Colors below!
While I’m a native southwestern girl, I confess I’m not really into southwestern decor. However, the Flowering Cactus Product Medley caught my attention in the Jan-June Catalog with a fresh palette and adorable images and fonts that really made me want to play with it.
Enter the #GDP293 color challenge with 3 new In Colors, and they’ve got me reaching for that Flowering Cactus…
While stamping the background, it’s not going to look good until you are almost finished stamping…don’t worry if it looks a mess, it will all work out fine!
This is the type of card you have to intentionally mail: Can you think of a friendship that has become richer through the years because you’ve been through a lot of “sticky” situations and “dry” seasons? Write down those memories and be grateful that you are closer because of them.
Don’t miss the chance to add the Flowering Cactus Product Medley to your stamping stash: It retires in June!
New Stampin’ Year, NEW IN COLORS! Welcome to our May 2021 New at SU! Blog Hop where we are sharing the 2021-2023 In Colors with you in a fresh new way: by sharing Fun Fold Cards to try in your own craft studio! You’ll want to PIN all these terrific card ideas, so let’s get hopping around the world with our design team so you can give it a try sooner than later!
I chose to focus on the Pale Papaya color because it happens to match my favorite Designer Series Paper, “You’re a Peach” and I started with the In Color Vellum – which is shimmery on one side, and oh, so pretty!
On to my project, a Vellum Slide-Out-Pocket gift card holder:
What a PEACHY way to give a gift card!
Here are the pieces you need to make this card:
Pale Papaya Vellum: 11″ x 4-1/4″ scored at 2-1/4 from one end and 3-1/4″ from the opposite end.
Designer Series Paper: 7-3/8″ x 3-1/2″. If your paper has a direction, you’ll want to score at 2-5/8″ from the top (so your pattern will go the correct way on the pocket) and 3/8″ from the bottom. When you assemble the pocket, the 3/8″ edge will actually adhere toward the top of the card (see image 3)
Basic White card stock: 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ plus scraps to stamp on
Pear Pizzazz card stock: 3-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
Pale Papaya ribbon: 18″
I embossed the Pear Pizzazz card stock with the lovely Stitched Greenery die, then stamped and die cut my peach images (TIP: Ink up your peach stamp with Pale Papaya ink, then use a sponge dauber to lightly add a bit of Polished Pink ink to the edges)
Then follow these steps to assemble your card:
There is only Tear & Tape adhesive on the edges of the Designer Series Paper pocket and the 3/8″ top edge of the pocket, and then on the same spot on TOP of the vellum to adhere the card stock panel to the front of the card. No other adhesive is necessary!
I stamped “Happy BIrthday” on the back side of the front panel before assembling the card so it shows through when you open it.
Products used are listed below, and I appreciate your comments! Then jump over the pond to our Columbian in Germany~ Ximena’s post to find another fancy fold card featuring the In Colors:
JOIN A CLUB! The Creative Juice Stamp Club meets every other month and new this year~ membership in the 5 month In Color Club from May-September means you will stock up on new In Color products (and projects) from anywhere in the U.S.!
Starting May 7th (while supplies last) subscribe to Paper Pumpkin for just $5 the first month with promo code HOMERUN0521 while supplies last (new subscribers only)
NEW 2021-2023 IN COLORS
New colors are the perfect springboard for fresh creativity and that’s exactly the idea around the In Colors. 5 new on-trend colors are released each year. These are a great modern take on the colors of nature and the best way to collect them all would be to join my In Color Club: You can be a member anywhere in the United States and it lasts from May-September 2021.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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!
Contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to purchase the products shown. If you do not have a demonstrator, you can use the links below!
Long before it was a Covid-19 thing, stampers were masking – in a fun way!
Masking is a simple technique that blocks off areas of a project to create white space. It can create a faux layering effect or highlight an area for a greeting or focal point. Masking can be loose and artsy with torn edges or precise straight lines or shapes depending on what you use to create your mask.
This card also features several new products from the gorgeous Flowers For Every Season Suite:
Use a sticky note to cover the section of the card you want to leave blank. Stamp over the top and color image, then remove the sticky note to reveal the blank space. Add a greeting or border, as shown on the finished card.
TIP: Sticky notes are ideal for creating torn, punched, or die-cut masks because they are thin and the sticky section helps hold them in place temporarily without damaging your paper or cardstock.
Stampin’ Up! creates “suites” of coordinating products to make your crafting come together beautifully. The ease of adding everything with one click is the EASY BUTTON, but you may also purchase them individually.
The Flowers for all Seasons suite includes the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set shown above and others that work together in harmony for you:
Combining unique techniques to create a one-of-a-kind card is so gratifying– This is one I shared on my Facebook Lunchtime Live Crafting a few Mondays ago and I finally edited the video tutorial to share with you!
It’s a Split Panel card with a Mason Jar Shaker Dome and you can make it in many colors~ I used the 2020-2022 In Colors.
You may have noticed the second one ISN’T a shaker card…I gave the one from the video away!
You can watch and follow along in the video to create your own:
You can order all the supplies to create this card from my Stampin’ Store. Let me know if you try it and how you love it!
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:
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:
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!
Would love to hear from you, then hop over to Tricia’s blog!
Tomorrow the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live and the thing I look forward to the MOST are the new colors. Let me introduce you:
BUMBLEBEE: This hue is a smidgeon more mustard-y than Crushed Curry and very on-trend in fashion and home decor currently!
CINNAMON CIDER: A warm tone that reminds me of the sandstone of my hometown of St. George, Utah, but more brown than red.
JUST JADE: If you are looking for the Emerald City, this is your color! Wouldn’t it be lovely on a monochromatic care using the other greens as well?
MAGENTA MADNESS: A vibrant pink that will give your projects a pick-me-up and pop of color!
MISTY MOONLIGHT: A dark denim color that will be a neutral you gravitate to for masculine cards.
You’ll be able to add all these to your cart beginning June 3rd, including ink pads & refills, card stock, Designer Series Paper, ribbon and accessories, along with the new Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set that I used for these cards.