Hey, y’all! Happy Saturday! Hope you’ve got a fun weekend planned. Or a restful one. Not sure you can really do both…but if you can – more power to you! I think I’ve got a couple hours at work then it’s laundry day! And cards cards CARDS!
Guess what’s almost here, y’all??
Well – yes…OnStage. But I was really thinking of….the release of the new Stampin’ Blends!!
I’m so excited for you to get them in your hot little hands – I do believe you’re going to be tickled with them! They’re going to be available to you on the 1st – which is next Wednesday! When they come out, there will also be a new (limited supply!!) stamp released – called Color Me Happy!
It’s chock full of wonderful, color-able, line art images for you to use with the coordinating Color Me Happy Project kit (which will ONLY be available while supplies last!!)…
…or all by itself! Which is what I did today. I added a little Painted Autumn DSP and a couple of sentiments from All Things Thanks and made…take a look-see:
For the layout, I borrowed the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches.
So, y’all know this kind of card – where I have to build on the card front itself – strikes fear in my heart, right!? So this one is a huge act of bravery!
I first stamped a rectangle of Whisper White card stock with the pretty flower image in the Color Me Happy set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Then, using my Light and Dark Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends, I colored the flowers. When I was done with the Pumpkin Pie flowers, I went back over them with the Dark Daffodil Delight Blends Pen to brighten it up and give it a little peachy hue. Then I matted the panel on a piece of Early Espresso.
The middle panel is from the Painted Autumn DSP, matted on Early Espresso. Then I wrapped a piece of Peekaboo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape. I made a faux bow by tying a short piece of the ribbon around it and pulling it snug.
For the sentiment, I pulled out my All Things Thanks stamp set and stamped it in Early Espresso on a square of Whisper White. And matted that on Early Espresso, too.
To build the card front, I Fast Fuse’d the Color Me Happy panel directly onto the front of my Thick Whisper White card base. Then I popped the Painted Autumn panel on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and did the same with the sentiment square.
I decided it needed just a little something more, so I stamped and colored another flower from Color Me Happy, fussy cut it and adhered it with Liquid Glue and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional. I added a tiny Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the middle and that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second All Things Thanks sentiment in Early Espresso on a Whisper White panel. Over the top, I stamped a Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Color Me Happy Flower and colored it with my Dark and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I even added another Rhinestone Basic Jewel!
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Early Espresso Mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base and the card was done!
On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I stamped two more Color Me Happy flowers in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Here’s a tip: the plastic sheet from the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig fits inside our Medium envelopes perfectly! Slide that in before you color the flowers with the Stampin’ Blends – it’ll protect the back of your envelope from the inevitable bleed-thru! I used more Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie…
…and then I added a little more of the Painted Autumn DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I have the Color Me Happy Project Kit – and will be showing you the completed cards on the 1st. But – the Color Me Happy stamp set is completely stand-alone as a wonderful set filled with beautiful images and fun sentiments. I hope you like – and are planning to snap them up quick like a bunny come next Wednesday! 🙂
HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!
Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!
Click on the picture of the brochure to get all the details!
Designer Series Paper Sale…
All Month Long!
Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper! By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!
So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper! Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!! Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!
MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE
Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free! Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!
PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The Stampin’ Blends and Color Me Happy Stamp Set will be available on 1 Nov 17!
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Early Espresso Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for Color Me Happy panel); 2 3/8″ x 3 1/4″ (mat for DSP panel on front); 1 7/8″ square (mat for sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (Color Me Happy panel); 1 3/4″ square (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Painted Autumn DSP: 2 1/4″ x 3 1/8″ (DSP panel on front); envelope flap
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
Finn-Fan Fix (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)