Lots of Happy Card Kit

Did you know Stampin’ Up! has kits?  We have three kinds of kits – All-Inclusive Kits, Projects Kits, and Paper Pumpkin Kits.  Here is a quick look at the difference.

  • All-Inclusive Kits – these include everything you need to complete the project and often have refills available for the consumable pieces and parts.  They have the stamp set, a clear block, ink, instructions and all the pieces.  Just add your favorite basic adhesive.
  • Project Kits – these kits include all the consumable supplies and often teach a technique or include a specialty project.  The stamps and inks are sold separately and these are fun to gather with friends and have a private class. 
  • Paper Pumpkin Kits – this is our monthly subscription kit – its a surprise creative kit delivered to your door each month.

The designing for these kits is already done – you just have to put them together – follow the directions exactly or get creative on your own with the elements provided.  It’s totally up to you.  Today I’m going to show you the Lot of Happy Card Kit. 

Lots of Happy Card Kit

Lots of Happy Card Kit

Lots of Happy Card Kit

This all-inclusive card kit creates all occasion cards.  You’ll use watercolor pencils for coloring in the images.  I also used a Blender Pen for blending the colors together.  That’s not included in the kit but can be purchased along with the kit in my online store.  You can also get refills to make an additional 20 cards.  Once you finish the kit you’ll still have the stamp set, ink, clear block, and watercolor pencils.  You may even have left over die cut pieces and dimensionals (I did).  Now you just need to add some card stock from your stash and make more cards.  Here is another card that I made.

Supply List

  • Lots of Happy Card Kit
  • Crumb Cake Card Stock
  • Vellum Card Stock
  • Flirty Flamingo Card Stock
  • Whisper White Card Stock (or use one of the left over die cut pieces in the kit)
  • 1-1/2″ Circle Punch
  • Linen Thread
  • Blender Pens

We are working with this kit tonight in my Cocktails & Cards class that I’m teaching at the Tavern in the front of my neighborhood.  It’s a fun night out with the girls and $12 bottles of wine! 

Be sure to register for upcoming classes and product shares – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Varied Vases

Did you know that throughout the Stampin’ Up! Catalog you can find Bundles?  They include coordinating products AND save you 10%. One of our fun new bundles is called Varied Vases.  The set was inspired by Million Sales Achiever Mary Fish.  It’s a 34 piece photopolymer stamp set with a coordinating punch called Vases Builder Punch.

Varied Vases

Varied Vases

When I was creating this card I started with the Designer Series paper piece that I wanted to use and then selected the colors based on my paper.  This pattern is from the Tranquil Textures Designer Series paper pack.  Colors included are Balmy Blue, Fresh Fig, Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Whisper White.

Supply List

  • Varied Vases Bundle (stamp set and punch)
  • Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper
  • Fresh Fig card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Mint Macaron card stock
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • Stazon Black ink
  • AquaPainter
  • Fresh Fig ink
  • Balmy Blue ink
  • Highland Heather ink
  • Share What You Love Pearls

When you are trying to create and come up with color combinations use the patterns in our various Designer Series Paper collection.  It’s a perfect starting point for a project.  Pick your stamps and then work with those colors even if you don’t use the paper on your actual project.

Be sure to register for upcoming classes and product shares – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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More New Colors

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 we are introducing some brand new colors and adding some former In-Colors to our color collection.  On Page 4 in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog you can see all of our colors – 53 in total! 

We still have four core color collections – Neutrals, Brights, Subtles, Regals – each with 10 colors.  Plus our two sets of In Colors each with 5 colors.  And a new collection called Basics – Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black. 

I created these little note cards to show case the new colors that have been added to our collections. The card idea came from my friend Cindy. 

Five new colors in the Brights Collection

  • Poppy Parade – returning In Color
  • Mango Melody
  • Granny Apple Green
  • Coastal Cabana – returning In Color
  • Gorgeous Grape

Five New Colors in the Subtles Collection

  • Petal Pink
  • Soft Sea Foam
  • Mint Macaron – returning In Color
  • Balmy Blue
  • Highland Heather

Five new colors in the Neutrals and Regals Collections

  • Merry Merlot
  • Gray Granite
  • Mossy Meadow – returning In Color
  • Shaded Spruce
  • Blackberry Bliss – returning In Color

Everyone that came to my New Catalog Kickoff Event was able to make all three of these little note cards. 

Supply List

  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • New Color Assortment 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card stock pack
  • Vellum Card stock
  • Starburst Punch
  • 1-1/2″ Circle Punch
  • Perennial Birthday stamp set
  • Silver Thread
  • Memento Black ink
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Which one is your favorite new color or returning In Color?  I really like the Mossy Meadow from the returning In Colors.  Mango Melody is one I’ve been using quite a bit already and the Gray Granite.  It’s very hard to decide on just one favorite!  It’s good thing we can get them all. 

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – including the Stamparatus 101 class this week and product shares – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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2018-2020 In Colors

Check out these fresh, trendy colors.  The 2018-2020 In Colors will be available for the next two years.  I created these framed signs to introduce them at my Catalog Kickoff earlier this month.

These little frames from Ikea are great because they stand on their own and are double sided.  I do wish they were just a little wider so I could fit a card inside but they are made for photos.  These are for 4×6 photos so I cut my card stock to that size and decorate it like a card.  Normally my cards would be 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ which is slightly different from a photo. 

Supply List

  • 2018-2020 In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card stock pack
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Lovely Floral Embossing Folder
  • Petals & More Thinlits dies
  • Petal Palette stamp set
  • Make a Difference stamp set
  • 2018-2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 2018-2020 In Color 6×6 Paper Stack
  • Pearlized Doilies
  • 2018-2020 In Color 1/8″ Grosgrain ribbon
  • Everyday Label punch
  • Big Shot Die-Cutting machine

I created frames like these last year for the In-Colors and also the little flowers for the vases.  This year I decided to do the same little flowers along with the frames.

For these I used the Daisy Punch and punched 3 of each color card stock.  I used some short skewers and glue dots to attach the flowers to one end – the skewer is sandwiched between the back two flowers.  The flowers are finished by adding a Clear Faceted Gem to the center.  These are fun little decor item for any occasion – just pick the color that you need for the flowers and add coordinating ribbon.  One of the best things about Stampin’ Up! is the color coordination across all the different products.

Be sure to register for upcoming classes and product shares – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Register for classes & Product shares here
Order online here – use hostess code ETSM4PDT for June.