New Stampin’ Blends Colors and NEW Bundle Available August 1st!

Last week I received an order with all of the new Stampin’ Blends colors!  They are finally back in stock, and the new colors are gorgeous!  For this card, I used Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green (both light and dark shades of both), as well as Daffodil Delight for the centers of the flowers.  The large floral stamp is from a brand new stamp set called Blended Seasons, which will be available for a limited time beginning August 1st!  (More about that soon!)  I paired the colored floral image with the new color Mango Melody, because I just love the combo of these three colors together!

Another new product I used on this card is the Big Shot Embossing Mats.  These new mats allow you to use cutting dies to emboss, rather than cut.  So the floral images along the right side of the card were actually made with a cutting die!  These new mats provide so many more options for decorating and adding detail to projects!  Here’s a close up of the detail on the embossed edge:

The die I used for the embossing is from a new set called the Stitched Seasons Framelits.  These new dies are part of the same limited time offer as the Blended Seasons stamp set.  The stamps and dies will be available separately, as well as in a bundle (save 10%), again, beginning August 1st!

Other products used on this card include the Touches of Texture stamp set, Stitched All Around stamp set, and Petals & More Thinlits Dies.  I also added just a touch of Clear Wink of Stella to the insides of the flowers for a bit of shine!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows: 

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

Poppy Parade card stock strip:  2-5/8 x 5-1/2 inches

Whisper White card stock strip:  2-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches

Floral stamp image:  2-3/4 x 4 inches (fussy cut)

Sentiment die cut:  5/8 x 2-7/8 inches

 

I am a huge fan of the new Brights colors, and I love the way these three look together!  Please stay tuned for more information regarding the new stamps and dies, as I will be posting everything you need to know about it sometime in the next few days!

Thanks for checking in today!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

Animal Outing New Baby Card

It’s been awhile since I’ve made a baby card!  As I was going through my new stuff today, I saw my Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam card stock next to each other and thought they looked really pretty together.  Then I saw my Animal Outing stamp set, and this is what came to mind.  Green is my favorite color, and I love these two shades together for babies!

The rhino was colored with light and dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, the little bird was colored with light and dark Bermuda Bay ones, and the rhino’s horn was colored with the Ivory marker.  I framed him with Stitched Shapes Framelits, and layered him with a large scalloped circle cut with the Layering Circles Framelits.

The sentiment is actually two different stamps from the Animal Outing set.  I placed them both on the same block and stamped them together, but even though I put them as close together as I could, there was more space between the two words than I would have liked.  Instead of redoing it, I pulled out my Pick a Pennant set and stamped the tiny heart in between them in Blushing Bride ink.  It was the perfect size and perfect way to fill that extra bit of space!  I also went over the heart with Clear Wink of Stella for just a bit of shimmer (though it’s hard to see from the pics.)

 

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Whisper White middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Soft Sea Foam top layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Mint Macaron scalloped circle:  3-1/8 inches in diameter

White stitched circle:  2-15/16 inches in diameter

Small scalloped sentiment piece: 1-3/8 inches in diameter

 

I love the colors and images on this card!  (I really love the whole new subtles collection actually!)  The soft colors are perfect for baby projects!

If you have any questions about this card, please let me know!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Nicolle

 

JUST IN: New Stampin’ Blends are in and ready to ship!

Just popping in with a quick update to let you know that the new Stampin’ Blends colors are now in and ready to ship!  The 11 NEW colors brings the total number of colors available to 22!  (And don’t forget the Bronze and Ivory singles as well!)  You can find the complete line of Stampin’ Blends in the online store HERE.  I am also listing the combo packs below for each color, but light and dark single markers of each color are available as well!

Please contact me with questions!

Nicolle

Coloring with Stampin’ Blends on Graceful Glass Designer Vellum

I made this card this weekend using a new product called Graceful Glass 6×6 inch Designer Vellum.  It is vellum with pre-printed designs, specifically made to be hand colored to give the look of stained glass!  It includes 2 sheets each of 12 different designs, for a total of 24 sheets.  Here’s a sneak peek at the different designs that are included in the pack:

The designs in the pack include flowers, shapes, and other patterns that are all equally gorgeous and fun to color!  For this card, I decided to use the sheet with the birds.  I googled “Birds on a wire” and came across a beautiful stained glass piece with multiple birds in all different colors.  I used it as the inspiration for the colors I used to color the birds for this card.  (Click HERE to see the piece.)  I colored all of the birds with Stampin’ Blends markers, which will be back in stock June 1st!  There will also be eleven new colors added to the Stampin’ Blends collection on that date as well!

For the card base, I used a new color called Balmy Blue.  It’s one of the new colors in the Subtles Collection and is a gorgeous, soft, almost baby blue color!  I love how it looks against the colors of the birds!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Designer Vellum piece:  2-3/8 x 5-1/2 inches

Whisper White Backing piece for vellum:  2-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches

Whisper White Ribbon Punched strips (2):  1 x 5-1/2 inches

 

The Stampin’ Blends colors that I used are:

  • Bermuda Bay
  • Crumb Cake
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Night of Navy
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Old Olive
  • Cherry Cobbler

I used both the light and dark of each color.

I also used a small floral stamp from the Love What You Do stamp along the top and bottom of the card.  I stamped the flowers in VersaMark ink, so that it would be more subtle than full color ink.  I also added two strips of Whisper White punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch for a little added detail!

The card was finished with 1/8 Whisper White Sheer Ribbon.  I did not add a sentiment to the front, as I had a hard time figuring out where to put one!  I didn’t want to detract from the birds, so I decided to just leave the whole card blank for now, and then when I decide who I want to send it to and for what, I can just add a sentiment to the inside!

This card was a lot of fun to make and I love how colorful it is!  I hope you like it too!

Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

 

An Animal Outing Birthday

I received the new Animal Outing stamp set last month at OnStage, but haven’t had a chance to use it until this weekend!  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make with it, but I got the idea to make this card when I was looking through my punches and saw the Balloon Bouquet one.  I thought of using the new In Colors for the balloons, and wanted to have an animal holding them.  My first thought was to use either a cat from the Pretty Kitty set, or a dog from the Bella & Friends set, but then I remembered that I had the Animal Outing set, and thought it was time to finally pull it out and use it!

I just love this new set!  It contains 10 stamps, with a nice combination of images and sentiments.  Here’s what the full set looks like:

To make this card, I stamped the kangaroo in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored the kangaroo with both light and dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I also colored the koala in her pouch with the light and dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  I punched the balloons from the new 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, then adhered them to the panel with Snail adhesive.  I used a Black Stampin’ Write marker to draw the strings.

I then used two stamps from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set for the sentiments.  I stamped the “Hip Hip Hooray” on the front, and then the “It’s Your Day” stamp on the inside.  I stamped both in the same Memento ink as the kangaroo:

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Whisper White top layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches (you also need another one of these for the inside of the card!)

DSP pieces: 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches each

 

The Animal Outing set will be available on June 1st!  Do you have your new catalog yet?  If not, contact me and I will be happy to send one to you!

Thank you for visiting today!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Nicolle

 

Stampin’ Blends Markers Important Update

So I have good news about the Stampin’ Blends Markers and bad news:  the good news is that they are a hugely popular and fantastic product that everyone LOVES!  The bad news is that they are so popular, and demand is so great, that the supply just cannot keep up with the demand.  In the past few weeks, a number of the markers have gone on backorder, and many more are currently in low inventory status.  As it takes a while to reorder and restock from the supplier, Stampin’ Up! has to decided to temporarily make the entire Stampin’ Blends line unorderable until they can restock sufficient inventory to keep up with demand.  Because of this, they will be turning off all of the item numbers for the markers at 12:00 PM Mountain Time on Friday, March 23rd.  They expect to have them back in stock and able to be ordered again by the end of May.

Please know that Stampin’ Up! is doing everything they can to get these markers back in stock and into your hands as quickly as possible!  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope that you will keep them on your wish lists until they can again be purchased.  They are very much worth the wait!  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Stampin’ Blends, please feel free to contact me.  I will be happy to answer any questions you may have!

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicolle

Kind Thoughts for You with the You’re Inspiring Stamp Set

Tulips are hands down my favorite Spring flowers, but daffodils are a close second!  So when I saw the You’re Inspiring stamp set in the Occasions Catalog, I immediately put it on my wish list!  This set is perfect for multiple Spring occasions, and includes sentiments for birthdays, Easter, Mother’s Day, and more!  It includes 8 rubber stamps and comes in both Wood Mount or Clear Mount.  Here’s what the full set looks like:

The flowers on the card are colored with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I used both the light and dark shades of both.  I stamped the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored them once the ink was completely dry.  I then framed the flowers with one of the Lots of Labels Framelits and cut them out using the Big Shot.  I also used my Stamparatus to stamp the “Kind thoughts for you” sentiment multiple times in the background!

The measurements for this card are as follows:

Night of Navy card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored and folded in half)

Night of Navy top layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Whisper White:  4 x 5-1/4 inches (used both for daffodil piece and punched piece with sentiment)

Other items used on this card include the Classic Label Punch, Linen Thread, and Pearl Basic Jewels!

Check out the supply list below for everything you need to make this card!

Questions?  Please feel free to contact me!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

Coloring Springtime Foils Paper with Stampin’ Blends Markers

The Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper is one of three new rewards items, now available during Sale-a-bration!  It was released on February 16th, and can ONLY be earned with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) through March 31st!  This gorgeous new paper features 3 sheets each of 4 different foil designs on white paper, and measures 12 x 12 inches in size.  All of the designs are printed in silver, gold, and/or rose gold foil, giving a very elegant look to this paper!  Patterns include polka dots, florals, and stripes:

For today’s card, I used the second pattern shown in the picture above.  It features large roses and leaves in rose gold foil.  I colored the paper with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers, and used both the light and dark versions of each color.  The paper is very thick, with an almost glossy finish, so the finished result of the blending is different than on regular paper, but is still very pretty!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Basic Black middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

DSP Layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Basic Black and Whisper White scraps for sentiment piece

I used a sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, as well as the Pretty Label punch to frame it.  To make the backing layer of the sentiment, I cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the same punch and cut it in half lengthwise, then adhered it to the back of the stamped sentiment piece, slightly offset to look like a separate layer.  I also embellished the card with 3/8 inch Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, as well as pearls colored with the dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends Marker to match the color of the flowers!

While I love the look of this paper with added color, it also looks great as is!  (You can find some gorgeous samples on Pinterest, or just by simply Googling “Stampin’ Up Springtime Foils Paper”.)  I will be posting another card later this week where I did not color the paper (though with a different pattern from the package).  I hope you’ll check back later this week to see it!

Remember, Sale-a-Bration is ending March 31st!  Once it’s over, this gorgeous paper will be gone for good!  To get yours, simply place an order of $50 or more in the online store before March 31st!

Thanks for checking in today!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

Amazing You and Celebrate You Thinlits Card

I just got back from five days in the Dominican Republic.  Such a beautiful country!  (But really bad internet!)  It was very nice to get away, but I am happy to be home.  Even if the temperature is 50 degrees colder here!  🙂

Today’s project was made with the Amazing You stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlits.  Both items are available for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration, and are designed to coordinate with each other perfectly!  You can get the stamp set with a $50 purchase, and the coordinating thinlits with a $100 purchase.  If you’d like BOTH, spend $150 before tax and shipping and get these two items PLUS $15 in Stampin’ Rewards (=FREE STUFF) as well!  That’s a great deal!

Besides the stamp set and thinlits, this card also features the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The colors I used are Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive.  The DSP is layered with Cherry Cobbler cardstock and mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals on a Basic Black card base.  The “celebrate” is cut from Silver Foil Sheets, as well as the three small dots, which I cut using a die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  For all of the die cuts, I applied a small piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of the silver foil before running it through the Big Shot.  When I was ready to apply to the card, I just peeled off the paper backing and adhered to the card.  The adhesive sheets make applying adhesive to die cuts very easy, as well as keeps them neat and clean!

Here’s a pic of what’s on the inside of this card:

The “amazing” is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and the “YOU” is stamped in Basic Black.  The card is finished with some Rhinestones for a little added sparkle and shine!

For more information about any of the products used in this card, please click the links below!

Thanks for checking in today!  Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Coloring Embellishments with Stampin’ Blends

Did you know that you can create your own custom color embellishments using Stampin’ Blends Markers? Well, if you didn’t know before, you do now!  This is such a great way to use these new markers!  Now, you can match your embellishments to the same colors you use on your projects.  You are no longer locked in to white, clear, or silver.  Just color them with your choice of Stampin’ Blends, and you have instant colored pearls, rhinestones, enamel shapes, and more!

In the picture above, I colored both Rhinestones and Pearls Basic Jewels.  The colors I used, in order, are:

  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Old Olive
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Night of Navy
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Crumb Cake
  • Smoky Slate
  • Bronze

I used the darker color marker of each color to make these.  The markers color so well and really make such vibrantly colored embellishments!  Now I need to come up with some projects just to show these off!  🙂

To learn more about Stampin’ Blends and see all of the gorgeous colors that are available in, please click here!

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicolle