Love What You Do Thank You Tags

Today’s project is another project made with the Love What You Do stamp set!  (Can you tell it was my favorite of the three sets I received for OnStage?)  This time it’s a set of three Thank You tags!  Each tag features a different floral stem from the stamp set, as well as a different 2017-2019 In Color.  Each floral image is framed in a scalloped oval of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and was cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  The floral images and sentiments were stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink, and the flowers were colored using an Aqua Painter.  The flowers were colored in the same color ink as the ribbon used on each tag.  The three colors that were used are Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, and Berry Burst.

The finished size of each tag is 2 x 4-7/8 inches.  The top of each tag was punched with the Scalloped Tag Punch.  (Using the punch takes about 1/2 inch off of the cardstock, so you need to add another 1/2 inch to the length before punching it!)  The bottom corners were rounded using the corner rounder on the Envelope Punch Board.

Each tag is finished with a silver brad, which will be available in an assortment of brads when the new catalog becomes available in June.  The ribbon is all 1/2 inch Finely Woven Ribbon, in either Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, or Berry Burst, to match the color used on the flowers.  And there’s a little bit of Wink of Stella on each flower to give a little extra shimmer and shine!

The base of each tag is Sahara Sand card stock, and each framed floral image was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the tags a little height and texture!

Tomorrow, I will be sharing information on how you can get this stamp set as part of the Share What You Love Suite Early Release, starting May 1st!  There will be three exclusive bundles which feature this stamp set, with each bundle including at least one FREE GIFT!  There will also be a special offer on the NEW 2018-2020 In Colors!  Please be sure to check back tomorrow for all the details on this exciting promotion!

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Nicolle

 

Color Revamp Hex Values

If you are like me, you like everything to match perfectly!  Many times I will be working on a project such as invitations or a personalized birthday card, where I need to print a portion of it on my computer printer.  Even though it may not be completely hand stamped, I want the text to match the ink colors I am using.  This file solves that problem!  In the picture above, you will find the Hex values for all of the colors in the upcoming Annual Catalog.  These codes can be used in word processing programs, as well as online programs for graphic design, labels, and more!

Many programs give you the choice of inputting either Hex Codes or something called RGB values.  If it gives the option for both, simply enter the six digit code in the Hex Code box.  Most digital programs, such a graphic design programs, will use the Hex codes, so that’s easy.  Just enter the code and # in the box.  If it only asks for RGB codes though, the Hex Codes need to be converted.  Microsoft Word is an example of a program that uses only RGB values.  To do this, simply do a web search for “Hex to RGB Conversion” and a bunch of different calculators will come up.  Choose one, enter the six digit code into the box, and it will give you the RGB values instead!  Then enter the RGB values in the appropriate boxes in Word, and you are good to go!

To download a printable PDF of the chart above, click HERE.

In 2008, I got married and handmade many items for my wedding.  This included my Save the Date cards, invitations, programs, place cards, menu cards, favor tags, and more!  I spent HOURS matching colors to the inks I used for all of these projects because I did not have a color chart such as this.  I really wish I had this back then, as it would have saved me a ton of time and aggravation!  I did use Stampin’ Up! colors (even though I wasn’t a demonstrator back then), as well as a Stampin’ Up! stamp set that is now retired called Baroque Motifs.  My colors were Certainly Celery, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla.  Someday, when I dig my wedding album out of storage, I will share everything I made, even though it is all mostly retired now!

If you have any questions about how to use Hex codes, there are tons of great tutorials online on how to do so!  It’s very easy, and is such a great way to match Stampin’ Up! colors to all of your printed projects and graphic design images!

Have a great weekend!

Nicolle

Love What You Do Friendship Card

Here’s another project made with the new Love What You Do stamp set!  This time I combined it with the NEW Spot of Tea Framelits, a new ruffled ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist, and Metallic Enamel Shapes.  I also added in some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper for a little added sparkle!  Colors are Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, and Basic Black.

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick Whisper White cardstock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Rich Razzleberry middle layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Whisper White top layer:  3-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches

Whisper White die cut sentiment piece: 3 x 3 inches

 

Prior to adhering anything to the top layer of this card, I dipped an Aqua painter in Rich Razzleberry ink and spattered some fine drops across the top layer from the bottom right corner to the top left (they’re kind of hard to see in the pics!)  I also colored the flowers in with the Aqua painter using the same ink.  Once the flowers were dry, I went over them with Clear Wink of Stella (again, hard to see in the pics, but looks really pretty in person!)

I also used Stampin’ Dimensionals on the flowers and sentiment pieces to add a little height and texture to the card, but used a combination of Snail Adhesive and Multipurpose Glue on the rest.

The Love What You Do stamp set will be available for purchase beginning May 1st as an early release for customers, while the other new products will be available June 1st!

In the meantime, don’t forget to shop for Retiring and Clearance items in the online store!  You can grab some great deals right now!  But all retiring and clearance items are only available while supplies last, so check them out SOON for the best selection!

Thanks for checking in!  Happy Friday!

Nicolle

 

My Top Ten Favorite Retiring Products

Today I thought I would share my top ten retiring favorite products!  (Well, at least those that are still available as of the writing of this post! Some retiring products have already sold out!  🙁 )

It’s always sad to see favorite products go!  But it is necessary to make room for new and exciting products, as well as keep things new and fresh!  Here’s a quick peek (in no particular order) of some of my favorite Stampin’ Up! products that will be gone for good after May 31, 2018:

Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set

This is the first stamp set I bought when I became a demonstrator!  I just love the images of the tree and flowers, and it has really beautiful sentiments.  This is one I will definitely be keeping even though it is retiring!

 

Bow Builder Punch

This punch makes perfect little bows!  They are the perfect size for the Clear Tiny Treats Boxes, and are also perfect for adding bows to gift tags, envelopes, and masculine projects (weddings too!)

 

No Bones About It Stamp Set

I have two young boys.  Need I say more?  🙂

 

Metallic Enamel Shapes

I LOVE THESE!  I use them on everything!

 

Definitely Dahlia Background Stamp

I love the very large, bold image created by this stamp!  I use it frequently, and am definitely keeping it for personal use.  There are so many things you can do with this stamp. You can make beautiful backgrounds for scrapbook pages, wedding invitations, cards, gift wrap and more!  This stamp makes beautiful framed home decor pieces as well.

 

Sweet & Sassy Framelits

Hearts are a staple of every papercrafter’s stash!  And the fact that you can make so many different sized hearts with this set makes it a great item to have.

 

2016-2018 In Colors

I really love these colors, especially Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy!  Don’t forget that Flirty Flamingo is actually sticking around and will now be part of the Brights Collection as of June 1st.

 

You’ve Got This Stamp Set

This stamp set is gorgeous and I love it!  It’s also perfect to use with the Stampin’ Blends Markers and the sentiments and fonts are really pretty too!

 

Magical Day Bundle

This bundle is whimsical and fun!  I was really hoping it would stick around awhile longer.

 

Tranquil Tulips Stamp Set

Tulips are my favorite flower!  Although Stampin’ Up! has had tulip sets in the past, I really love this one the most!  So yes, I will be keeping this one too!  (Please note that this set is ONLY available as a hostess set, which means in order to get it, you must place an order or have a qualifying workshop of $150 or more.  There is still time!)

 

So there you have it!  Ten of my favorite products that are almost gone for good.  If you love any of these products as much as I do, I recommend not waiting too long to order.  They are now only available while supplies last, and could sell out at any time!  Please order soon to avoid disappointment later.  I will post direct links below for the ten products shown, but you can shop the entire retiring products section of the online store HERE.

If you have any questions or need anything, please feel free to ask!  Thanks for visiting today!

Nicolle

 

Tranquil Tulips and Lined Alphabet Scrapbook Page

My project today is probably my favorite project of all my display board samples! It is a 12 x 12 inch scrapbook page of my son and me picking tulips last year at a local tulip farm.  This project combines NEW product from the upcoming catalog with both current and retiring product. The new products are the Love What You Do and Lined Alphabet stamp sets, and the current/retiring product is the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper and the Tranquil Tulips stamp set.  All colors are also current, and are STAYING current, even when the current annual catalog retires on May 31st!

The base of this project is a pattern from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  It is a subtle wood grain pattern in Early Espresso and neutral shades, which I love against the bright colors of the flowers and letters!  Here is the full color palette for this project:

For the background color of each of the letters, I used the large watercolor stamp from the new Love What You Do stamp set.  I stamped off the color one time, and then stamped it again, so that the colors were a little more muted and not as bright as they are full strength.  I then stamped the letters I needed in Early Espresso ink, and punched them with the 1-3/4 inch circle punch.  The back layer of each circle was cut from Very Vanilla card stock using the Layering Circle Framelits, and measures 1-7/8 inches.  The watercolor stamp gives almost a weathered look to the colored background of each circle, which you can see if you look closely in the pic below:

 

 

I stamped the tulips in the same colors, using the Tranquil Tulips stamp set, which is ONLY available for “purchase” using Host Rewards!  (But it IS available until May 31st, so if you place an order of $150 or more before then, you can still earn this set!)  I purposely did not clean off the stamps as well as I should have so that the colors would blend a bit.  You can see this blending better in the yellow/orange tulips:

 

 

I adhered the letters and tulips with Dimensionals to give them a little height off the paper, but kept the pictures adhered with regular Snail adhesive.  I matted the pictures with Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to match the stems and leaves of the tulips and also to add a little more pop of color to the page!

 

 

This was a fun project to commemorate a fun day with my little guy!  If you are ever in the southern New England area between late April and mid-May, you must plan a visit to Wicked Tulips Flower Farm in Johnston, RI!  It is one of my favorite places in the world, and I am so lucky that it is only 30 minutes from my house!  I absolutely LOVE tulips, so I try to go once a week while they are open!  To check out their website, click HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today! 🌷🌷🌷

Nicolle

 

UPDATED: Retiring Products are Starting to Sell Out and the Clearance Rack Has Been Restocked!

Looks like some retiring items have already sold out!  As of the writing of this post, the above items have sold out and will NOT be restocked.  This list will only continue to get longer as time goes on, so be sure to check out what’s left on the retiring list and stock up while you can!  You can browse retiring items HERE or by clicking the image below:

Also, when I woke up this morning, the CLEARANCE RACK had been restocked!  Be sure to check out the great deals added!  There are many, many great products that have been added with markdowns of up to 60% off!  But the Clearance Rack deals are only available while supplies last!  So be sure to check them out ASAP!  Click HERE to go straight the the Clearance Rack, or click the image below!

Contact me with questions or for help placing an order!  (And don’t forget to use this month’s host code NMJ46VUH when you shop online and your order is $50-149!)

Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Copper Tea Tin and Mini Note Card Set

My project today features items from a NEW suite of products called the Tea Room Suite!  All products in this suite will be available starting June 1st when the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Catalog goes live.  For this project, I used four products from the suite: Copper Tea Tins, Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers, Tea Room Ribbon, and Spot of Tea Framelits Dies.  There is also a coordinating stamp set, Designer Series Paper, and a Memories and More Card Pack in the suite!

For this project, I decided to keep it simple and do a coordinating set of three mini notecards with envelopes.  The tins measure 3-3/4 x 3-5/8 x 2-1/4 inches in size, making them the perfect size for holding 3 x 3 inch note cards and envelopes!

I wrapped the tin with a piece of Vellum, and then wrapped a piece of the Tea Room Ribbon around it as well.  I cut a doily from Fresh Fig cardstock using the Spot of Tea Framlits Dies and my Big Shot, then applied one of the stickers from the Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers.  I cut a 1-1/2 inch circle from the vellum as well, then applied the butterfly sticker.

Inside the tin are three mini notecards.  I used sentiments from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set for each card!  I used the same ribbon as on the outside of the tin, and used both of the doily dies from the Spot of Tea Framelits, one in Fresh Fig and the other in Whisper White.  I LOVE mini note cards, as they are the perfect size to tuck into gift bags, lunchboxes, or coworkers mail boxes!  You can also punch a small hole in the corner, thread some ribbon or twine through the hole, and use as a gift tag.  I kept all three cards exactly the same except for the sentiment and the sticker on the envelope:

I really love the combination of Fresh Fig and Copper.  I think it’s a really pretty color combination!

All of the items from the Tea Room Suite will be available June 1st.  When you receive your new catalog, you can find the suite on pages 14 and 15.  Need a demonstrator?  I would love to help you with whatever you need!  Please feel free to contact me anytime, or visit my online store to shop!

Although most of the products used on this project are not available just yet, there are still lots of fantastic products available NOW! Click the image below to shop current products, and don’t forget to check out the last chance products section!  All products in there are retiring, and are only available until May 31st or while supplies last.  Some products have started selling out already, so be sure to stock up on your retiring favorites before they are gone for good!

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

Sitting Pretty Bulldog Birthday Card

Today’s card was made with the new Sitting Pretty stamp set, available June 1st in the NEW Annual Catalog!  This card features a cute little bulldog with a bow tie, party hat, and a balloon.  The colors and patterns of this card make it a perfect masculine birthday card!  The bulldog was made with two step stamping stamps.  The outline of the bulldog is one stamp, and the light brown coloring is the second stamp.  You can see both stamps in the full stamp set below:

I combined this set with Wood Textures and True Gentleman Designer Series Papers; the Perennial Birthday and Bird Banter stamp sets; and Night Of Navy 3/8″ (1 Cm) Corduroy Ribbon and Regals Enamel Shapes.  The balloon and party hat were also colored with Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends.

Some elements of this card were also popped up with Dimensionals to give a little added height and texture!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Crumb Cake card base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Wood Textures DSP layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Early Espresso Layer:  3 x 4-1/4 inches

Very Vanilla top layer:  2-7/8 x 4-1/8 inches

Very Vanilla banner piece cut from scraps

 

The stamp set and Wood Textures DSP will be available in the new Annual Catalog. However, the True Gentleman DSP, Regals Enamel Shapes, Bird Banter stamp set, and Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon are retiring May 31st!  Be sure to stock up on these products while they are still available!  You can shop retiring products HERE.

Here’s a close up of the bulldog.  I think he’s so cute with his little bow tie and party hat!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

 

Love What You Do Floral Friendship Card

Here’s another sample from my display board made with the Love What You Do stamp set!  This one has pretty florals and vellum leaves, with a little shimmer and glitter!  The main color is Wild Wasabi, which is one of my favorite colors (and is sadly retiring), and is paired with Shimmery White cardstock, as well as Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and silver accents.

 

The measurements for this card are as follows:

Wild Wasabi card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Shimmery White middle layer:  3-15/16 x 5-3/16 inches

Wild Wasabi top layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Dazzling Diamonds die cut doily:  3 x 3 inches

Shimmery White sentiment piece:  2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

Vellum leaves: 2 x 5 inches (cut both leaves from one piece)

 

This card was stamped using the largest floral stamp from the Love What You Do set in VersaMark ink in the corners.  Once the ink was dry, I went over the images with Clear Wink of Stella.  The doily looking piece behind the sentiment was cut using a cutting die from a brand new set called Spot of Tea Framelits (available June 1st!)  The sentiment was adhered to the glimmer piece and then adhered to the card with dimensionals.  I then added in the vellum leaves and adhered them with mini glue dots.  The card was finished with a few silver sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

This beautiful stamp set will be available to order as an early release item beginning May 1st!  I will have more info regarding the early release as we get closer to May.  In the meantime, don’t forget about the retiring items and colors!  Wild Wasabi is one of the colors retiring this year, so stock up while you can!  You can find all of the retiring items in the online store by clicking on the link below:

 

Thank you for stopping by today!  Enjoy your weekend!

Nicolle

Bee Happy Banner Made with the NEW Lined Alphabet Stamp Set

Sorry for the late post today!  My boys and I all fell asleep early last night and I didn’t get a chance to write my post until now!

My project today is the banner I made for my display board at OnStage.  It features the NEW Lined Alphabet Stamp set, as well as some current products as well! The letters were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers. The banner pieces are made from Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, and the bees were cut from dies from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits set.  The letter and bee layers were cut and layered using the Layering Circle Framelits.  Here is a close up of the new alphabet set:

Each of the letters is only about an inch to an inch and a quarter in size, so they are a great size…big enough to be seen, but small enough to use on small projects!  There are also coordinating framelits available for this set, though I did not have those for OnStage!

Each banner piece measures 4-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches in size. I started out with slightly longer pieces and then cut the point on each by hand with Paper Snips to get them to 4-1/2 inches long.  They are strung together with Solid Black Baker’s Twine, and the yellow piece on the top of each banner piece was cut using a die from a new set called Spot of Tea Framelits, which will be available June 1st when the new catalog comes out!

Here’s a couple of close ups of the rest of the banner:

Items I used to embellish this project include Metallic Enamel Shapes, Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon, Silver Mini Sequin Trim, and 1/4 ” White Organza Ribbon.

Thanks for checking in today!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle