Petal Palette meets Mini Pizza Box

While attending OnStage, I participated in a swap so I opted to use the mini pizza box and embellish it to create a WOW 3-d project. One of my favorite stamps in the Occasions Catalog is the Petal Passion Suite and it has become one of my “go to” bundles so naturally I reached for it to use for creating a topper for the box.  Using a strip of the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (1 3/4″ in width), a belly band was made to wrap around the mini-pizza box.  Then using the large circle framelit from the Stitched Shaped Framelits and Whisper White cardstock, a base to was cut to use for adhering a layer of leaves, a loop of mini sequin trim and the large floral spray from the Petal Palette stamp set, The leaves were cut from Tranquil Tide card stock using a leaf framelit from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits set.  The floral spray was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink then sponge daubers were used to apply Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide inks.  The sentiment is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and was stamped onto a strip of Berry Burst cardstock using the tuxedo black ink and cut using the Petals and More Thinlits Dies, which were also used for cutting the stamped floral spray.  Dimensionals and glue dots were used to hold the layers in place. The finishing touch was to add a double looped bow using solid Whisper White Baker’s Twine and adding a few “dew drops” from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.  Recipients could easily slide the belly band from the mini pizza box to see what goodies were inside for them to enjoy!

Stampin’ Up! Petal Palette meets Mini Pizza Box

With the release of the retiring list, I was relieved to see that the Petal Palette bundle will not be retiring…Hooray!!! 

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News from OnStage!

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the OnStage Atlanta event hosted by Stampin’Up! It was a one day event packed full of information and lots of excitement with the product changes announced. As is an annual tradition with the release of the 2018-2019 Catalog in June, there are In-Color announcements and this year, in addition to new In-Colors it was announced there will be a Color Revamp.  So what does that mean?  Based upon market color trends and other data, Stampin’ Up! determined it was time for a color makeover and will be retiring thirteen colors…don’t fret, not only are new colors being added some previously retired in-colors are returning as core colors! Therefore, in addition to the retirement of the 2016-2017 In-colors, the list of core colors retiring on May 31, 2018 are:

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

Note: If any of these are your favorite colors, now is the time to purchase ink refills and cardstock!  In addition there will be other items retiring – so check out the list of retiring items  Shop Now.  

The returning In-Colors that will now be core colors are:   

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flaming
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

Drum roll, please!!!  the 2018-2020 In-Colors are:

and introducing the new core colors….

What a wonderful array of color!  The color categories with the new core colors are:

A new Basics Collection has been added by moving Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White out of the Neutrals Collection.  There will now be a total of 53 colors…and oh, the combinations are endless!  

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Special Card for Grandson’s 9th Birthday!

Last post the card for our granddaughter’s birthday was shared and in this post, I’m sharing the birthday card for our grandson’s 9th birthday.  March is a busy month with family birthday celebrations (our version of March Madness!) so if it seems lots of birthday cards are posted, there’s good reason for it.  When the stamp sets for Sale-a-bration were released, the Epics Celebration stamp set was one of the first sets ordered as I knew it was perfect for creating a card for Alex.  He loves rock music and recently started playing the guitar.  His birthday celebration was a lot of fun and in his words “the card is cool!”

Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration Epic Celebration Stamp Set

Reminder:  The last day of Sale-a-Bration is March 31 so there are only a couple of days left to select special items with minimum orders.  To view items available, visit my Shop Now tab at the top of my posts.

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Celebrating a 1st Birthday!

Recently our granddaughter, Brooklynn, celebrated her first birthday! It was a fun time and since the party theme was bunnies I decided to use the “Sweet Little Something” stamp set from the Occasions Catalog and the Large Numbers Framelits dies from the Annual Catalog to create her birthday card. The colors of Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink on Whisper White cardstock created the perfect bunny!  Gold Glimmer Paper was used for the number one and a cardstock base of Berry Burst and Powder Pink were used.

Birthday card using Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Something Stamp Set and Large Numbers Framelits Dies

It’s been awhile since posting and you may have noticed some minor changes to my blog. I’ve been working behind the scenes learning the new layout but stay tuned – you’re going to be flooded with posts of projects waiting to be shared.

Reminder: Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31 and Stampin’ Up! has just added some additional products that can be selected with your minimum order of $50 (before shipping & taxes).  Click here to Shop Now .

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Cake Soiree Shutter Card

This month’s card class was “All About Birthdays”.  One of the cards highlighted the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Cake Soiree Stamp Set/Sweet Cake Framelits Bundle.  When designing the card for the class, I selected to make a shutter card as it truly highlights the beauty of the DSP and the stamp bundle.  
Shutter Card featuring Stampin’ Up! Cake Soiree Bundle & Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper

Interior of Shutter Card featuring Stampin’ Up! Cake Soiree Bundle & Sweet Soiree DSP
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