In Color Designer Paper Stacks

We have new 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stacks.  There is a stack for each of the In Color collections, and then one stack for each of our four core color collection.  Remember the ever popular gingham checked paper from the Occasions catalog – well now you can get a gingham check in all 50 Stampin’ Up! colors because it is one of the new patterns in the paper stacks.  On these cards though I used the script words design. 

This is a square card – cut an 8-1/2″ square and then score one side at 4-1/4″ – giving you a 4-1/4″ square card.  And just slip it into our regular medium envelope.  I added strips of the Designer Series paper in the five new in colors.  The Daisy Lane stamp set is the one I featured here – using both sizes of the daisies now that I have both punches.  

See the little scallop edge under the greeting?  That is a half piece of the scallop trim ribbon and I found the easiest way to attach it is with a bit of Tear & Tape. 

If you would like to see a video of this card watch my Facebook Live from June 17th – HERE.

Supply List

  • #151118 Daisy Lane Bundle – includes the Daisy Lane stamp set and Medium Daisy punch
  • #149617 2019-2021 In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card Stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #150882 Rococo Rose card stock
  • #149704 Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Trim
  • #150080 Rococo Rose ink
  • #138995 Tear & Tape
  • #143713 Daisy Punch

What do you think of the new In Colors?  Which one is your favorite?

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Pretty Peacock & Seaside Spray cards

I have some more In Color themed cards for you today.  These two show the Seaside Spray and the Pretty Peacock colors.  Of the five new colors these two are my favorite.  And I’ve used the new Free as a Bird stamp set but without any of the birds.  You can see this card and some others featuring the 2019-2021 In Colors on my Facebook live video from June 17th – HERE.

I love the new little scallop ribbon that comes in our new In Colors.  On these cards I just attached it straight across my front layer.   I used both the small and large flower images from the Free as a Bird stamp set to create the background.  You can mount them both on one block and stamp at the same time – just turn the block as you go to make it more random.

Supply List

  • #149468 Free as a Bird Stamp set
  • #149701 2019-2021 In Color Cardstock Pack
  • #121043 Sahara Sand Cardstock
  • #100730 Whisper White Cardstock
  • #150083 Pretty Peacock classic ink
  • #150085 Seaside Spray classic ink
  • #149751 Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Trim
  • #149707 Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Trim
  • #143717 Starburst punch
  • #133782 2″ Circle punch
  • #144219 Pearl Basic Jewels
  • #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

It’s almost time for the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Greece.  So I may not have many blog posts for the next two weeks as I unplug for a while.  Thank you for supporting my business and helping me earn this amazing reward.

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Colored Dots make fun cards

Another card showcasing the brand new 2019-2021 Stampin’ Up! In Colors.  This one is all about the dots.  It’s a totally different look for this stamp set – do you know what it is?  It’s the Waterfront Stamp set. 

Make the dots in the different colors using the stamp – be sure to clean well in between colors.  I normally start with the lightest color first and then finish with the darkest.  So if I don’t do a good job cleaning I won’t stamp a really dark color into a really light pad.  It’s normally not a problem but sometimes when you start working fast you never know what can happen.  And for cards like this I tend to only open one color ink pad at a time since I’m using the one stamp over and over.  It just cuts down on contaminating the ink pads.  Finish the cards with a couple of punches and some twine.  You could choose any of the five colors for the card base.  I matched the starburst punch and the ink for the words to the card base.

Supply List

  • #146386 Waterfront Stamp set
  • #149701 2019-2021 In Color Cardstock Pack
  • #150087 2019-2021 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads  (see note)
  • #124262 Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • #143717 Starburst punch
  • #133782 2″ Circle punch
  • #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

NOTE:  Stampin’ Up! is currently working to resolve a quality issue with the Purple Post ink pad so because it is part of the bundle of the five new in color ink pads it is not available to order.  You can order the other four colors individually right now.  The five pack of the markers is available.

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A Little Smile – 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 our kit is called A Little Smile and its packed full of little cards to help you spread smiles and kindness.

The idea behind this kit is to spread smiles, a little love, and kindness.  You can make the kit as instructed to complete the 16 mini cards and then store them in the little box to take with you as you go about your day.  Then spread a little kindness around.

As soon as I heard about this kit and about spreading kindness it made me think of the Kindness Rocks project.  People in our area paint rocks and then leave them in public places like parks or in our town area where people walk around.  There are several area Facebook groups where people will post where they left the rocks and as people find them they post where they found them.  I’ve taken rocks to different states as I travel and left them to brighten someone’s day.  Last year I left several in Alaska when we were there for the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip.  So for this kit I decided to create my own stamped Kindness Rocks! 

Kindness Rocks

I chose rocks that were fairly flat since I wanted to stamp on them. Clean them with some water and let them dry to begin with.  You’ll need a few basic painting supplies – some white acrylic paint, tiny paint brushes, a palette for mixing colors, tooth picks, a cup of water.  And then some stamping supplies. Stamps, ink, sponges, and scraps of window sheet.

Here is a little more info on what I did.  To color the white paint I used the ink refills – I mixed about 15 drops of ink in with the white paint and stirred really well with a toothpick.  I mixed up several colors – Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, and Soft Suede. 

I used the sponges to pick up paint and dab it on the rocks.  The Coastal Cabana was the water and the Crumb Cake was the sand. Using the sponge left some bubbles, but I used a heat tool to help dry and the bubbles disappeared right away.

Because I wanted to be able to bend my stamps around the rock but not get my fingers in it I decided to use a piece of window sheet to mount my stamps on.  I could then stamp directly on to the rock and press the stamp where I needed.

I used this method for all of the stamping.  For the images I did go back over them with a fine tip brush and used the colored paint to fill them in a little bit more. 

Supply List

You’ll need the A Little Smile Paper Pumpkin kit and these additional Stampin’ Up! supplies that I added to complete this project:

  • Ink Refills: Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
  • Stamp sets: Sea of Textures, Waterfront
  • Ink Pads: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
  • Window Sheets
  • Stampin’ Sponge
  • Heat tool

Here are a few more photos of the rocks:

Now where shall I hide them?  I’m going to let them dry another day or so before I put a sealer on them.  Then once I hide them outside they designs won’t wash away.  I hope you liked this alternate idea for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

The Blog Hop Continues

To continue through go and click on the next blog in the list below. Everything worked correctly last month – so I’m crossing my fingers that it will work again this time. 

Don’t forget you have until the 10th of the month to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get that month’s kit. Next month’s kit is going to coordinate with three of our product suites in the annual catalog.  It’s going to be 9 cards with a nautical theme.

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