New at SU!- Wild Wheat, So Refreshing

Welcome to the May 2023 New at SU! blog hop! As is our tradition with a new annual Stampin’ Up! catalog and the 2023-2025 IN COLORS (shown under our updated banner, above), we are here to help you fall in love with these hues!

I chose to use the In Color I liked **the least** to show you that it really can create a beautiful color scheme. Wild Wheat contrasts beautifully with Berry Burst (a returning core color I adore) and Bubble Bath (a NEW core color!).

My mini slimline card – finished size 6.25″ x 3.5″- uses the So Refreshing bundle that I had to collect to show off my creative juice (literally). It’s a clean card design accented by silver sparkles in the edge of the ribbon and rhinestone accents.

To get the plaid on the picnic blanket, I lightly tapped my Bubble Bath ink pad over the blanket die (included in the bundle) before running it through the Cut & Emboss Machine, then sponged the same color onto the tassels when it was cut out.

Wild Wheat is a GLUTEN-FREE color, so don’t be afraid to try it! I found my color palette in the 2023-2025 In Color Chart below, which you can download and print for reference.

Next, discover another lovely In Color + Core Color combination from our international design team and PIN your favorite color combinations onto your Pinterest boards! Click on any link below

May 2023 New at SU: In Color Inspiration
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1.Joni in the Spotlight Stamping (US)-Boho Blue & Misty Moonlight
2.Playing with Papercrafting (CA) – Copper Clay & Pebbled Path
3.My Flutterby Moments (USA)- Moody Mauve, Lost Lagoon &
4.Stamping Flair (AU) – Pebbled Path
5.The Joy of Stampin’ with Rachael (USA)- Boho Blue, Lemon Lolly, Parak
6.Stampin Xime (DE) – Malve
7.Tricia’s Stamping Creations (US) – Boho Blue
8.Carterie Plus (CA) In Colors avec les couleurs de base/In Colors with
9.Creative Juice by Loni (US) – Wild Wheat, So Refreshing
10.247Inkspiration.com (US)-Moody Mauve
11.iHeartcards2 (US) – Moody Mauve, Bubble Bath &Blackberry Bliss
12.Annette Elias – De Kijkkast – NL – Wild Wheat-Copper Clay-Lost Lagoon

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Join my IN COLOR COLLECTORS CLUB and receive one set of all-new In Color products each month from May-September 2023! May is BOHO BLUE and club membership includes an exclusive project with prepared pieces and instructions in addition to all the Boho Blue products. Click image below to learn more or join.

Conversation Bubbles Stencil

Crafter Problems #763: When you haven’t had time to play with a stamp set & die bundle before it’s about to be retired!

Today I showed how to use the dies from the Conversation Bubbles bundle (about to retire from the Jan-April mini catalog) to create a stencil for the background of a card:

Inspired by Cathy Zielke‘s concept on Youtube, I figured I could make my OWN stencil, and it worked beautifully! What other dies would you try to make your own stencil with?

My problem is YOUR opportunity: Starting tomorrow (April 4th), you can shop the LAST CHANCE SALE in my Stampin’ Store to collect the Conversation Bubbles stamp set and Conversation Bubbles dies at a discount! The bundle was $46.75 originally, but if you purchase them separately, the total will be just $32 (while supplies last)!

Watch the video here (feel free to speed it up on YouTube to make it quick and easy):

I hope I’ll have time to spotlight this playful bundle one more time before they are gone for good.

Meanwhile, set an alarm to remind you to shop my Stampin’ Store tomorrow for the Last Chance Sale!

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Color Me Creative

Don’t pretty colors make you happy? They can evoke many moods, for certain! I’d love to hear how the new 2023-2025 IN COLORS make you feel:

From left, the 2023-2025 IN Colors are: Moody Mauve, Wild Wheat, Boho Blue, Copper Clay and Pebbled Path.

While these colors won’t be available until May 2nd to purchase in my Stampin’ Store, I wanted you to get a good look! The best words I have to describe them are earthy, organic, and cozy. What are your descriptors?

Stampin’ Up! also “refreshes” their core colors ever 5-7 years, and I’m thrilled about some of these new and returning colors to our lineup:

Ready to see more? Watch this video for all the prettiness and new color family associations:

Do you see any that appeal to you? Leave me a comment with the colors you are anticipating the most, then set an alarm for May 2nd to get your color fix!

Retiring Colors & Last Chance List

A flurry of activity at Stampin’ Up! the past few days: Demonstrators were given a peek into the COLOR REFRESH that is coming with the new Annual Catalog on May 2nd – including the 2023-2024 IN COLORS – as well as a list of all the retiring products (see below).

You may come back tomorrow for a look at some of the NEW colors, but first, let’s talk about what is leaving.

These CORE COLORS are leaving the lineup to make room for a fresh new set of hues! If your favorites are on this list, you will want to quickly MAKE SURE YOU HAVE an ink refill for your ink pads, as well as card stock and any accessories in the same color.

When a big change like this happens, ink refills are the first thing to sell out, so don’t wait!

I AM happy that Fresh Freesia is going to step up and take a place in the SU! Subtle color family, but the other 2021-2023 In-Colors are also walking out the door…

I will share what I can tomorrow about the NEW & Returning colors.

The list of retiring products from the ANNUAL catalog and January – April Mini Catalog is also available now!

As you download or print these lists, you’ll notice that some have a discount by them: THE LAST CHANCE SALE BEGINS APRIL 4th, but if you have a favorite item, beware that some supplies are limited and may sell out before the sale starts. Once they are gone, they will NOT be restocked.

ONE THING I DON’T WANT YOU TO MISS OUT ON

is the Stamaparatus! Sadly, SU! had to make a legal decision to discontinue this amazing tool, and it’s indispensible for stampers…do you have one yet? ADD IT TO YOUR CART NOW!

With all the changes, I’m cleaning out my Stamp Studio in preparation for my BOGO SALE and NEW Catalog Open House on May 6th! Mark your calendar and come to this once-a-year event at my house in Hurricane, UT and bring a friend.

Thank you for letting me serve your creative needs – Loni

Radiating Stitches In Color Birthday Card

Have you taken the time to explore the new Online Exclusives in my Stampin’ Up! Store? Some things have been so popular, they are already backordered and we are waiting for more!

One new item I wanted to share with you is the Radiating Stitches Dies…these cutting tools will take ANY stamps you already have and give them a pretty frame or add a bit of whimsy with a layer of “stitching” around the edges of your layers:

I chose to follow the Freshly Made Sketch #576 during my Live Crafting today and used two In Color Combinations to demonstrate the versatility of starting with a sketch, and the ease of using a combination of colors curated in a color “family”.

It happens that from today through Mid-April, I have 10 family birthdays (and about 15 friend and team birthdays) to celebrate, so this was an opportunity to get prepared!

This version I turned sideways and used the 2022-2024 In Colors as my palette. A sketch can be turned any which-way!

And this card followed the portrait layout of the original sketch, plus I used a base of Very Vanilla with my colors from the (retiring) 2021-2023 In Colors. All supplies listed below to make it easy to add to your cart!

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Holy Guacamole, It’s Your Birthday!

Do you ever get overwhelmed with all the options in your craft room? This quote, which I heard on a podcast recently, really resonated with me, and for crafters, it’s GOOD ADVICE:

“Creativity THRIVES on LIMITATIONS” – Sarah Jane Wright

It got me thinking about what helps me to be creative, and she was correct: When I have parameters to work within, I’m always more productive and imaginative! For instance, a card sketch is a limitation:

A sketch constrains you to stay within the prescribed boundaries, with a few options for making it your own, as I did by twisting the background for the Global Design Project sketch #gdp374 a bit for my card:

I also “limited” myself to (mostly) the 2022-2024 In Colors as my color palette. It seemed the best choice for a FIESTA!

I “sprinkled” the images from the Taco Fiesta stamp set (item #167032, available 1/5/2023) across the glimmer paper 2-3/4″ square to capture the feeling of a party (with chips & guac). You can watch the creation of the card in my video replay:

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New at SU! In-Color Happiness

New Catalog, New Colors, New Stamps…and we can’t wait to share it all with you! Today we are featuring the 2022-2024 In-Colors that made their debut this month and as you visit the website of each of our International demonstrator design team, make sure you PIN your favorites to remember for later.

Bright and bold, I adore these new colors, and I wanted to show how lovely three of them (Parakeet Party, Sweet Sorbet and Orchard Oasis) coordinate in WATERCOLOR:

The Happiness Abounds bundle was perfect for this simple technique! Here are the easy steps:

  1. Heat emboss the flowers and leaves with white embossing powder on thick Basic White card stock.
  2. Squeeze your ink pads (while closed) to get a bit of ink inside the lid of your case, then open the ink pad and pick up a bit of ink from the lid using a water painter. (Don’t pick up ink directly from your ink pad). TIP: Start with a light wash of color and add more as desired..
  3. Use the dies to cut out the watercolored flora using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine and add to your project with liquid glue or dimensionals.

Putting these flowers onto one of our new striped Emboss Treat bags makes me ready for the next birthday or wedding gift I need to wrap.

Before you move on to Andrea’s pretty project (or click anywhere on the list to see more In-Color Inspiration), tell me which In-Color matches your personality!? For me, I think it’s going to be Tahitian Tide (which I didn’t even use on this project!).

May 2022 New At SU!: In-Color Inspiration

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If you don’t have a demonstrator serving you in the US, I’m happy to help you! If you live in Canada, Netherlands, Germany or Australia, choose one of our Design Team members in the list above to shop with! Here’s the list of supplies used on my project:

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The BEST way to collect all the new In-Colors is with the In Color Starter Kit in May! Click image below to get started.

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!

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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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

In-Color Sunflowers in Bloom

We are closing in on the end of the Annual Catalog, and that means we must say good-bye to the 2020-2022 In-Colors. Two of those colors are featured in the #tgifc358 color challenge this week and that got me dreaming of this sunny card:

During March, Stampin’ Up! has the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine on sale for 20% off, plus some stamp & die bundles are on sale that can be used in the mini machine…including the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. I’ll share more about this tomorrow, but this is the card I created for the color challenge, using items from the Savings Are in Bloom promotion.

If you have Bumblebee, Magenta Madness (or Just Jade, Midnight Muse and Cinnamon Cider) ink pads in your stamping supplies, make sure you order the refills for your ink pads along with extra card stock NOW so you can continue crafting for a long time with these beloved colors! Once the Retiring List is announced ON MARCH 23, those are traditionally the first things to sell out.
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Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English)
$51.25
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
In Color 2020–2022 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Neutrals 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
1/4" Bumblebee Gingham Trim
$7.00
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00