Friday, April 20, 2018

SSINKspiration Wedding Wishes: Better Together

Happy Friday!  Today the SSSINKspiration design team is focusing on weddings and sharing cards perfect to celebrate the special day.  I love this pattern of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper and thought it would be perfect backdrop for this card.

I started with Pool Party cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Soft Suede cardstock as a mat for the Tranquil Tide Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.  I wanted to dress this up so I took a piece of Vellum cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Detailed Floral Thinlits to create this delicate accent along the left side (make sure to run the vellum through the Big Shot several times to make sure it cuts all the way through).

For the greeting I used the Better Together stamp set and stamped in Tranquil Tide ink on Pool Party cardstock before cutting it out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I used the Layering Ovals Framelits and Soft Suede cardstock to make the mat before attaching it to the dimensionals.  The final touch was to add a bow made from the Silver 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon (I colored it using my Tranquil Tide Stampin' Write Marker).

I love the colors on this card and all the soft florals (and of course metallic) and it is perfect for any occasion, I may use up some more of this DSP since it's retiring making more of these cards up with different greetings just to stock my stash.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

SSINKspiration Fun Folds Challenge SSINKFF4: Gate Fold

Good morning!  We had a peak of beautiful spring weather this weekend but now take a step back with this rainy cool day, so I decided to use our springtime fun this weekend as inspiration for today's card.  Today the SSINKspiration team has a fun fold challenge, and this month we're using the gate fold.  This is a great technique because you really just adjust where you score your cardbase for a fun twist.

I started with Peekaboo Peach cardstock for the cardbase and used Tutti-Fruitti Designer Series Paper (retiring) for the two front panels, I love this citrus pattern and color pallet.  I used a piece of Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" Mini Striped Ribbon (retiring) to wrap around the card and tie a bow and this will help hold the card closed.

The greeting is from the Layering Love stamp set (retiring) and I love this saying so I just used my Stampin' Write Markers (Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, and Daffodil Delight) on Whisper White cardstock and then matted it with Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I used dimensionals just on the left side of the greeting to attach it to the card so the card will open.  Of course I needed a little extra pop so I added some of the Tutti-Fruitti Adhesive-Backed Sequins (retiring).

This card is so fun and will certainly brighten someone's day, no matter what the weather is when they receive it.  Make sure to check out the other design teams card using this fun fold and then play along and share what you create, we would love to see it!

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Friday, April 13, 2018

SSINKspiration Celebrate Baby: Better Together

Good morning!  Spring has finally decided to arrive and for some reason spring seems like a perfect time for babies (maybe because I was a spring baby) so it's only fitting that today the SSINKspiration is celebrating babies and sharing cards made for the happy arrival.  I'll admit I don't tend to make a lot of baby cards at this point so I don't have some of our super cute stamp sets which is why I love our sets that have stamps for several occasions, such as the Better Together set, it has lots of great options so you really get a great bang for your buck.  Also excited because this stamp set is NOT retiring so it will be in next years catalog.

To make this card I started with Pink Pirouette cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Early Espresso cardstock as a mat for the Very Vanilla cardfront.  On the vanilla layer I stamped the little diaper pin image in Pink Pirouette ink along the right side before adding a piece of Bundle of Love Speciality Designer Series Paper (retiring) to the left.  I added a piece of Gold 1/8" Ribbon (retiring) along the seam for  a little bling.

For the greeting I stamped it in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then cut it out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I added a piece of Delicate White Doily (retiring) that I sponged with Pink Pirouette ink and then attached the piece with dimensionals.  I felt the greeting needed to be dressed a little so I added a pink heart and gold enamel dots from the Metallics and Subtles Metallic Shapes (both retiring) as the finishing touch.

I like the softness of this card and little hints of gold help dress it up, which is prefect to welcome a new little princess to the family!  Remember the items that are retiring are only available while supplies last so make sure not to wait to order.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

2018 Color Revamp










The Colors are Evolving!

The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. When we see changes happening, we review our color spectrum to ensure that we remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp!

In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, we decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover.   With this revamp, you’ll not only have new products but also have a new variety of shades that will inspire creativity and allow you to explore more sides of your crafting. 


The Details

There are still four color collections, each with ten colors. There is also a new color group called Basics.

In order to keep our color collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, we moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection. We’ve also moved a few colors into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!

Some additional colors have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections below. These changes were based on needing to maintain color balance in our updated collections. For example, Poppy Parade is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection.

In Colors

There are no changes to the In Color program. Every two years we will continue to introduce five new In Colors that will be available for the ensuing two years.
We also have previous In Colors that are returning and joining our core colors:
Mossy Meadow
Poppy Parade
Flirty Flamingo
Coastal Cabana
Mint Macaron
Blackberry Bliss

In Colors


The New Colors


New Color Collections


Retiring Colors

Of course if we are introducing new colors that also means we must say goodbye to some of our current colors.  On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring.
Always Artichoke
Chocolate Chip
Elegant Eggplant
Island Indigo
Marina Mist
Perfect Plum
Pink Pirouette
Rose Red
Soft Sky
Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Wild Wasabi
Wisteria Wonder

The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:  

Dapper Denim
Emerald Envy
Flirty Flamingo*
Peekaboo Peach
Sweet Sugar Plum
*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core color collection.
Remember, now that the retiring list has been released all these items will be available while supplies last so make sure to stock up on your color favorites, including cardstock, reinkers, etc. before they sell out!


New Classic Stampin’ Pads

In addition to new colors, we also redesigned our ink pads. The case is a new, more intuitive design and we’ve improved the formula of the ink, as well! We think you will love these changes and you can learn more here.   And don't worry, these new pads will still it in your current Color Caddy (if you have one), they will just be a little looser, so don't go spinning that caddy too fast, haha!


How These Changes Work for You

Remaining on trend and up-to-date with new products is one of the key things Stampin' Up! offers.  For people who love to create, a bigger variety of products and fresh, vibrant colors allow you to stretch your creativity and engage your senses in pushing your crafting limits.   I hope you are as excited as I am for this color revamp and all the new combinations we can explore.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Hand Stamped Stampers CC287: You Deserve This

Good morning!  I have some very exciting news today, as you know I enjoy playing with different challenges to help stretch my stamping skills and designs and one of the groups that I've enjoyed playing along with is the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog and today I'm officially joining their design team.  I look forward to playing with this team of creative crafters and sharing our love of stamping.

To kick things of wee have a color challenge and added the use of Soft Sky and I usually use Pool Party to it was fun.  I started with Soft Sky cardstock for the cardbase and then used a piece of Tutti-Fruitti Designer Series Paper as the cardfront and then added a strip of designer series paper from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series for a bright pop of color.

The greeting is from the You Deserve This stamp set (this set was announced as retiring just yesterday) and the great thing about this stamp it has the large greeting with several different sayings as one image but you can just as easily use just one of the greetings).  I used my Stampin' Write Markers to color just the part of the image I wanted and stamped it on Whisper White cardstock before cutting it out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I used some Silver Foil cardstock and the Layering Circles Framelits for a scalloped circle mat.

To finish off the card I used some Pool Party Solid Baker's Twine (it's close enough to Soft Sky to work) and then added some enamel dots from the Metallics and Subtles Metallic Shapes.

This card is nice and bright and perfect to let someone know they did a great job.  So I designed this card before the retiring list was announced so the majority of the items I used are actually retiring so if there is something you have to have, remember these items are all available while supplies last.  I hope you check out the other design team cards and we would love for you to play along and share what you create!

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