Introducing the new 2019-2021 In Colors

Today is the day!  A brand new catalog starts and a brand new set of In-Colors will make their debut.  This past weekend I had my New Catalog Kickoff Party and part of the fun is having snacks.  And I love to theme my snacks to represent our new In-Colors.  Now in past years that hasn’t been too hard as we typically have several of the colors with names that reference food – Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove to name a few.  But this year who ever came up with the names must have been on a diet – or just not hungry because not a single one has anything to do with food!  So what was I going to do about my party snacks.  Well I had to get creative! 

Are you ready to meet the new In-Colors Represented in snacks!  First off here are the five new colors:

And now to show you how I incorporated them into my party.   First we have Rococo Rose Fruit Dip.

Next we have Terracotta Tile Vege Pots – this one was a favorite of everyone at the party.

Next is Pretty Peacock Twists.  These are a perfect match!

I had Seaside Spray Sugar Cookies – I found blue iced cookies and I also had some pink ones.

And finally there was the Purple Posy Punch along with Purple Posy cups and napkins.

For each of the five colors I made a little flower in a small vase.  Here are the supplies I used for those.

Supply List

  • #143713 Daisy Punch
  • #149701 2019-2021 In Color card stock
  • 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon in all 5 In Colors
  • #149442 Perennial Essence Floral Centers

 

I hope you loved these fun In-Colors themed snacks.  Maybe it will help everyone remember the names and what they are!

Ordering from the new catalog starts at noon MT on June 4, 2019.  You can order in my online store.  Contact me if you need a catalog.

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Hugs from Shelli – Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop

Hello my friends.  It’s time for our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the monthly kit. This month is our special Hugs from Shelli kit.  Are you wondering who Shelli is?  She is the co-founder and board chair of Stampin’ Up!  She and her sister started Stampin’ Up! more than 30 years ago.  This months kit has elements and a theme that were influenced by her.  And look we have a new blog header logo!

This month’s kit creates a whole stack of beautiful Note Cards.  Yes here in the US the note cards are a mailable size – I use this size all the time.  I don’t know about other countries.  Which normally wouldn’t matter but for this month the Hugs from Shelli Kit was available in our other markets around the world.  That was pretty exciting! 

For my alternate ideas I made a couple of full size cards and I used a couple of the note cards to make some fun little triangle boxes.  The boxes are very easy to make out of a card.  In fact I’m sure I’ve probably showed this idea before.

Full Size Cards

For these full sized cards I basically added Very Vanilla card stock and some ink and sponges.  I used some of the left over elements in the kit. I love the fonts on these words in the stamp set.  To sponge the color on to the card stock – dip in the ink pad and then dab on scratch paper first before going to the card stock, then I swirl it around to add the soft color. 

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Card stock – Very Vanilla regular and thick
  • Pretty Peacock Classic ink
  • Stampin’ Sponges

 

Triangle Boxes

For these boxes I used the note cards in the kit and added some score lines to turn them into boxes.  I cut one of the tags in half and used just a half piece on each box.   The pink box has the opening in the back and the blue box I have the opening on the side.  I punched holes in them to tie the box shut.

To create the box, mark the center point on each side of your card.  Score a diagonal line from the original center score line to the center point on each side of the card – repeat on each side.  You are adding four diagonal score lines.  Fold in on the angles and let them overlap.  Punch a hole through both flaps on each side and pull your twine through.  You could even use a small piece of tissue from the paper pumpkin box to put inside the box for packaging material.  Fill these with candies or a fun little gift.

Here is what it looks like once it’s scored – I marked the lines with a black sharpie so you could see them on this piece of card stock. 

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Stampin’ Trimmer for scoring
  • 1/8″ hole punch

I hope you liked this alternate idea for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Here are a few more photos for you:

The Blog Hop Continues

To continue through go and click on the next blog in the list below. We have a bunch of new people hopping with us this month including some international folks.  I know everyone will have amazing and creative ideas to share with you.  Enjoy. 

Don’t forget you have until the 10th of the month to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get that month’s kit.  The June kit is all about sharing little acts of kindness.  Watch a fun little video here.

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Laser Cut Paper Frame idea

Here is one more quick card using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. For this card I used one of the six panel pieces.  This one looks like an oval frame.  But instead of actually putting the frame on a card from I have used it to create a mask.  You can see how I did this in my Facebook Live from May 13, 2019  – view FB live video HERE.   I’ve been trying to stamp live every Monday on my Facebook page.  If you missed any you can go back and watch the replays. 

I used my sponge daubers to add ink – Pear Pizzazz for the ground and Balmy Blue for the sky.  Then stamped in Black ink.  It’s a simple one layer little note card.

Supply List

  • #146907 Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper
  • #147678 Country Home stamp set
  • #131527 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • #133773 Sponge Daubers
  • #147104 Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147105 Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #132708 Black Memento Pad

 

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Laser Cut Note Cards

I have another set of cards using the beautiful Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. For these cards I used the piece that you have to cut up and it gives you some different strips and then some panels.  The panels work perfectly with the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes.  I explained it all in my Facebook Live from May 13, 2019  – view FB live video HERE.   My next FB live video will be on Monday, May 20th.  

Each panel fits perfectly on the front of the note cards.  There are four different watercolor wash designs in the pack – two are Blackberry Bliss and two are Mint Macaron. All are on a Very Vanilla base.   The laser-cut paper is Very Vanilla on one side so that is the side I used facing up.  To finish the cards I added a greeting that was stamped on a Very Vanilla circle, and matted with a Mint Macaron starburst punch.  The Faceted Dots and some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon are the final touches to these fun little note cards.

Supply List

  • #146907 Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper
  • #143717 Starburst Punch
  • #133782 2″ Circle Punch
  • #146911 Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes
  • #146910 Faceted Dots
  • #146912 Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
  • #146626 Treat Time Stamp set
  • #101650 Very Vanilla card stock
  • #138337 Mint Macaron card stock
  • #147088 Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #103683 Mini Glue Dots
  • #110755 Multipurpose Liquid glue

I tried to take a photo to show you how to cut this paper.  First you cut off the 12″ strips – the longer ones.  Then you cut off the shorter strips.  Then you cut apart the six panels that you would use on your cards.  I am missing one of the panels – I used them all up in a class and didn’t have any more to show you. 

 

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Fun with Laser-Cut Paper

Did you notice the beautiful Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper in our Stampin’ Up! catalog?  It is on page 189 and also featured on pages 38-39 as part of the Delightfully Detailed suite.  This week I did a Facebook Live showing you 3 ideas on using this paper for cards.  You can view my May 13, 2019 FB live video HERE.   Be sure to catch my next FB live video on Monday, May 20th.  

For today’s post I have one of the cards and the other two will post in the next few days.  This card uses the full sheet of the laser-cut paper but I cut it up into pieces.  First I cut it in half at 6″.  Then I cut each half into three 4″ pieces.  So out of each of the full 12×12 pieces you can get 6 of these pieces.  Be careful when cutting and handling the paper as it is very delicate. 

I used a blender pen and my classic ink pads to color the delicate design in the paper.  And then I trimmed away bits until I had what I wanted left for my card front.  Each one will be unique depending on the section of the large piece that you started with and which bits you cut away.  Once it was colored use either a Fine-tip glue pen or the Liquid multipurpose glue (very carefully) to add glue to the back and attach to the layer of Whisper White card stock.  Stamp a greeting and add some of the polka dot ribbon around the layer before adding on the front of your card.  The time consuming part is coloring it and then deciding what to trim away – otherwise it is a fairly simple card. 

Supply List

  • #146907 Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper
  • #146912 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
  • #102845 Blender Pens
  • #147095 Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #1147101 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147109 So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147105 Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #145788 Petal Palette stamp set

Here is the second one that I actually made in the video.

 

When you use the blender pen you can pick up any color of ink to color with.  There are a couple of tips in my video.  Thanks for stopping by and if you watch the video you can leave me a comment there. Remember to order retiring products now before they are gone.  The laser-cut paper and the Petal Palette stamp set are retiring. 

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You Make Me Proud

It’s graduation season!  We have what I think is our last graduation happening today.  Ryan’s is graduating with a Master’s degree from Purdue University.  And we are so very proud of him.  Today’s card is perfect for this occasion. 

It’s easy to get a masculine feel with the Wood Textures Designer series paper.  We’ve had this great stack of 6×6 papers in our catalog for the past two years.  But now it is time to say good bye!  If you love it be sure to order another pack before its gone for good.  The Friendly Expression Stamp set is also on the retiring list.  It has some nice big greetings in it and I’ve used it throughout the whole year for different things.  I’ve been in a splattering phase lately – I use my Stampin’ Write Markers to get the splatter effect – sometimes you just need to add a little something and splatter can be just the right thing.

Supply List

  • #146673 Friendly Expressions stamp set
  • #144177 Wood Textures 6×6 Designer Series Paper
  • #121029 Crumb Cake card stock
  • #119789 Early Espresso card stock
  • #101650 Very Vanilla card stock
  • #147114 Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147158 Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers
  • #146343 Leaves Trinkets
  • #104199 Linen Thread
  • #145372 Stitched Shapes dies

Happy Graduation to everyone that has friends and family completing another phase of their education!  Congratulations.

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